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The nine MPhil in Management core courses cover the full breadth of business and management. 其中八门课程贯穿整个课程, 在管理的关键领域提供坚实的基础. The ninth, the 管理咨询项目,发生在最后一学期.

Knowledge of accounting is essential for understanding the financial performance of any organisation. This introductory, user-focused course helps you become familiar with and draw inferences from financial statements that may affect your decisions to invest in, or otherwise contract with, the reporting institution. The course focuses on building a foundation to help understand accounting measurement and reporting. Accounting is, in essence, a method to record and present economic information that is summarised in a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. This method has limitations and financial statement readers need to be aware that some information may be incomplete or mis-estimated. By the end of the course, 你应该能够构建, understand, and interpret fundamental information from a set of financial statements.

This course provides a working knowledge of many basic quantitative techniques for understanding and analysing data. The course covers:

  • Random variables, 样本统计量分布, confidence intervals, 通过抽样估计平均值和百分比,  and hypothesis testing
  • Relationships, scatter plots, correlation, the line of best fit, and regression
  • 蒙特卡罗模拟及其在风险分析中的应用
  • 决策树、期望值和风险
  • 资源分配和线性规划
  • 投资组合分析和有效边界

This course takes those of you with little or no economics up to a level where you are comfortable with the tools of economic analysis, and makes economics accessible to those whose primary interest is in its application to business.

The syllabus covers:

  • 需求分析导论
  • Analysis of costs
  • Markets and market failures
  • 分销和定价政策
  • Strategy and game theory
  • Transaction costs
  • Risk and uncertainty
  • Information and incentives

金融课程提供了一个坚实的金融基础, and develops your understanding of the tools necessary to make good financial decisions. The course focuses on corporate investment and corporate financing decisions. 风险和回报的概念, the cost of debt, the cost of equity, 加权平均资本成本(WACC), as well as the issue of capital structure are examined in detail from the viewpoint of a financial manager. A good knowledge of the topics in this course is important for future advanced finance elective courses or for a career in investment banking, 咨询及企业管理.

At the end of this module you’ll have learned how to identify the financial cash flows generated by the firm, 对公司的股票和债券进行估值, as well as about the impact of financing decisions on firm and shareholder value. You’ll be able to make capital budgeting decisions and to calculate the appropriate risk-adjusted rate of return.

Among business disciplines, marketing is the primary contact point between a business and its customers. Nearly everybody will, at some point in their career, wear a marketing hat. Understanding marketing will help you whether you want to be an accountant, a movie producer, an engineer, a programmer, a banker, or a museum curator. Understanding customer needs and how to marshal the resources of an organisation to meet those needs will enhance students’ chances of career success. This course develops a general management viewpoint in planning and evaluating marketing decisions, 从战略和战术的角度. This course also helps you understand how marketing decisions are affected by organisational and environmental influences.

All organisations provide goods and services of one form or another through the transformation of inputs into outputs; the business function which manages this delivery is known as “operations”. Operations management is concerned with the creation and improvement of manufacturing and service processes that are not only efficient, but also contribute effectively to the wider business strategy. This module explores the key trade-offs faced by operations managers, 介绍了主要的生产工具和工艺, planning and control, provides experience of process improvement methodologies such as lean thinking and six sigma, 同时指出业务之间更广泛的联系, 供应链管理与营销, 战略与财务会计.

Organisational analysis and behaviour is a very broad subject, 关注工作场所中的个人, 工作是如何安排和组织的, 以及在组织内部工作和变化的经验.

To provide a framework to comprehend this breadth we investigate key themes in organisational analysis including the individual in the organisation, motivation, groups and teams, leadership, control and commitment, learning, culture, and change management.

Topics covered include:

  • 组织、个人和管理层
  • Motivation and performance
  • Managing groups and teams
  • Leadership
  • Conflict and cooperation
  • Control and commitment
  • 学习与知识管理
  • Organisational culture
  • Change management

Strategy is the field of management that has been developed to help general managers (as opposed to functional managers whose responsibilities focus on one particular function such as finance, production, marketing, human resources, IT, etc.), make better decisions that will improve the competitive position of the organisation in the long run and create value for its key stakeholders. 战略领域是由各种理论组成的, concepts, methods and tools that top managers can use to ensure the profitable and long-term growth of their organisations. It divides into works on content of strategy (what activities and sectors the organisation will compete in and how it will compete in those) and process of strategy (the mechanisms by which organisations choose to compete in certain ways, activities and sectors and how they implement these choices). Both process and content approaches address issues of business and corporate-level strategy.

Topics covered include:

  • 战略管理的性质和背景
  • 战略分析的理论、概念和模型
  • 战略管理实践的应用