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MN50737: Problem-based learning in strategy and planning

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: School of Management
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Modular (no specific semester)
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit will be available shortly. (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
This unit aims to stimulate systematic and independent thought in solving problems relating to strategy and planning, and in making evidence-informed decisions as university managers.

Learning Outcomes:

* Originality in the application of strategic planning and risk management tools to improving organisational functions in universities
* Originality in the application of resource mobilisation and financial management tools to improving organisational functions in universities

Skills:
Students who successfully complete this unit should develop:
* The ability to operate effectively both independently as well as within teams to formulate strategic proposals for higher education functions and institutions.
* The ability to operate effectively both independently as well as within teams to interpret financial data and formulate plans for improving higher education functions and institutions.
All skills are initially taught/delivered online, and then facilitated through further discussion, problem-based learning and individual work. All skills should also be evident in the final assessed work.

Content:
Typical content covered in the unit includes:
* Problem-based learning: strategy and risk-related scenarios from different professional services (e.g. international office, academic administration, student services) for participants to work on collaboratively in small groups and discuss solutions with the whole cohort
* Problem-based learning: planning and resource mobilisation-related scenarios from different professional services (e.g. international office, academic administration, student services) for participants to work on collaboratively in small groups and discuss solutions with the whole cohort.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MN50737 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • TMMN-APM60 : MA International Higher Education Management
  • TMMN-APC60 : PG Cert International Higher Education Management

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