Masters in Management and Organisation enable graduates to become strong players in strategic business decisions, providing them with key calculative and operational competences.
- Applicants: This stream provides a broad, comprehensive and forward-looking orientation that equips students to research, monitor, analyze and make effective decisions in relation to the complex issues confronting the modern manager at both strategic and operational levels. A Master’s in Management is aimed at candidates who have no work experience and are looking to gain knowledge of different management skills and business knowledge.
- Course content: Students are provided with the opportunity to develop conceptual tools, knowledge and skills in relevant disciplinary areas, and to understand how these can be applied to practical management situations. Students are also equipped to evaluate the effectiveness of their managerial assumptions, attitudes, values and behavioural styles, and design a personal professional development programme that provides them with a forward and proactive outlook and the interpersonal skills needed to manage successfully. Management degrees are often combined with studies in business administration, which focus more on practical application of business concepts. As companies strive to compete in a global market and keep abreast of the latest technology, they typically look for strong managers who are knowledgeable when it comes to current business practices and can effectively organise the company's workforce and resources. Businesses traditionally want leaders with strong communications skills who are good at analyzing and solving problems, as well as thinking critically. Within management there are several sectors which can help develop specific skills needed for related sectors. New developments within this field are land management, cultural management, data management, engineering management, IT management, and the most sought-after general management programmes which are meant for highly experienced candidates who are seeking to improve or upgrade their management skills.
- Career options: Managers are employed in various sectors: government, education, or private industry. They may pursue various positions such as chief financial officer, chief information officer, chief executive officer, general and operations managers and will have direct authority for functional areas (sales, finance and accounting) as well as line management positions.
- Applicants: Candidates who are looking to become specialists in organisational development or are looking to become strong players in organizational change and strategy should consider this programme. The subjects which are studied motivate graduates to think about the implications of change and their suitability to the organisation. Organisational behaviour, change, management are some sought-after subjects within the organisation stream.
- Course content: A very important aspect of this stream is that it makes candidates aware of the social and technical design of organisations, and encourages implementation of change. These Master’s programmes have been developed with the understanding that complex business environments need to change with the times, and rethink the intrincacies of their organisation according to the desired changes. The aim of this programme is to fill the gap with executives who are skilful, dynamic and proactive in a changing environment. It focuses on the needs of developing intermediary economies, and produces graduates who are sufficiently skilled to become catalysts of organisational change and development.
- Career options: The most natural career choice after this programme is an organisational development consultant. Organisational change management consultancy is a new and upcoming field and this Master’s programme is the ideal route towards that type of role. Another path is that of industrial organisational psychologist which involves working closely with the field of human resources.
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