|07254013||Gordon Institute of Business Science|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 180||NQF level: 09|
Minimum credits: 180
Select 4 electives (6 credits each).
This module will integrate the students understanding of strategy and management by thinking through these key concepts, drawing on the strategy-related topics as well as any other aspects of the MPhil that will assist the student in shaping the habits and practices of management at a strategic level.
This module introduces students to a first principles approach to strategic thinking and demonstrates the use and understanding of strategic foresight as a useful method to use in complex and uncertain environments. Students will be provided with a diverse range of case studies to illustrate the practicality of strategic foresight in regards to decision making and general management.
In this module, students will be introduced to models and principles of leadership. They will examine case studies where leaders have effectively and ineffectively utilised leadership principles in launching and growing a new business. This module builds on the concepts of Personal Leadership. The curriculum content requires students to know and understand the current “body-of -knowledge” of Leadership as well as the broad principles and practices associated with the subject of Leadership.
The aim of this module is to consider a set of themes that are key to developing an understanding of the current macro-environment of business and its forces, influences and consequences. Although the specific content of the module will vary according to events and dynamics currently being experienced, the underlying tools of analysis allow the students to develop a fuller understanding of how to analyse the most important dynamics that are at play in the macro-environment of business at any time, and thus to identify the implications for their businesses and prepare their businesses for change.
In this module students will be equipped to execute their research project. The module will focus on formulation of a research question, population and sampling concerns, the use of literature reviews, various qualitative and quantitative research methodologies including documentary research, surveys, questionnaire design and interviewing techniques. The analysis of data and research report writing will also be covered. The research report will serve as a means for the students to deepen their insight into the market that they are preparing to enter or to help them understand a key relationship affecting their business. As such the module will prepare a student to do research that is of both practical and intellectual value.
Students must submit a mini-dissertation on an approved topic.
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