MSC SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT - Oxford College of Business Sri Lanka

ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER AND CONTRIBUTE TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD

Sustainability management is fast becoming a key driving force in shaping organisational strategy as companies are under pressure to compete in the Green Economy. This course focuses on the relationship between the economic ambitions of businesses and the necessity to meet the growing global concern to meet sustainability agendas.

Through a combination of academic study and working with industry on real sustainability-related problems, you will develop the personal and professional skills you need to be a key player in this global, knowledge-based economy

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Duration

12 Months

Modules

4 Core Units + Capstone Project

Mode of Assessment

Assignment Based

Class Time

Sunday – 1.00pm – 7.00pm

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    Only Specialisation in Sustainable Management

  • 69.2%

    Are Managers

GROWING SOCIETAL DEMAND

This program focuses on providing students with a balanced understanding of management approaches and sustainable methods. Students may gain a deep understanding of the modern environmental context in which businesses operate. Students often leave the program with more developed leadership skills that can help them acquire managerial positions. Additionally, students can gain a more specialized understanding of environmental issues and sustainable industry methods, which can make them more attractive to employers, increasing job prospects and earning potential.

Businesses increasingly face significant challenges and opportunities from environmental issues such as climate change, energy, and water and social issues such as labour and human rights, corruption, and transparency. Stakeholders in these businesses – including governments, shareholders, business customers, local communities, consumers, employees, and NGOs – are demanding that companies become more focused on sustainability for themselves and the communities they impact. As a graduate with the knowledge and skills to develop sustainable business practices, you will have excellent career prospects across multiple sectors and industries.

COURSE STRUCTURE 

Stage

Unit name

Credits

Postgraduate Certificate

Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

30

International Corporate Governance and Company Law

30

Postgraduate Diploma

Sustainable Business Management

30

Strategic Management

30

Capstone

Business Dissertation / Live Project / Professional Practice

60

Total Credits

180

COMPLETE ONE UNIT AT A TIME

The program consists of four Core Units and a Capstone Project. The course is delivered using a unit delivery pattern; you will undertake one unit at a time for two months and that will be a unit of delivery. At the end of four units (8 months) you will progress to the master’s capstone experience stage where you will opt to complete either, a dissertation, a professional practice, or a live project unit. Each of these options will include an element of research methodology which is embedded within the unit.

The unit structure is designed to provide you with an integrated, developmental and challenging learning experience. As you progress through the course, there will be an opportunity before each new unit to reflect on your progress and development to date and plan your ‘next steps’ and future action to maximise your achievements.

CAPSTON STAGE

At the end of four units(8 months) you will progress to the master’s capstone experience stage where you will opt to complete either, a dissertation, a professional practice, or a live project unit.

Business Dissertation

This is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course. It will consist of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Live Project

This will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation. The exact nature of the level of work, and nature of responsibility will depend upon the chosen organisation. However, there will be close negotiation between the company and the Business School.

Professional Practice

The central aim of this unit is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the commercial context in which organisations operate

CREDITS

The MBA awarded by University of Bedfordshire offered at Oxford College of Business is the only internal MBA exclusively awarded directly from University of Bedfordshire. Once you register on the program you will be a student of University of Bedfordshire where you will receive your student ID, tutor access, access to the University’s learning portal (BREO) and library access.
The total number of credits awarded on the MBA is 180 credits, where all 180 credits are awarded directly from University of Bedfordshire.

ASSESSMENTS

In line with the Business School’s commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to the demonstration of your ability to understand Sustainable Management in practice.
It is the expectation of the course that you understand the theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. All of this comes together by being able to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation.

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF BEDFORDSHIRE

University of Bedfordshire is proud to be an internationally recognised and award winning institution with a heritage of quality education going back more than 100 years. University of Bedfordshire appear in the Times Higher Education World University rankings, ranked as one of the top 250 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Young University rankings, and celebrated a Silver Award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). In 2020/21 University of Bedfordshire is extremely proud to come eighth in the UK in the People and Planet University Green League and also to celebrate an Eco Campus Platinum award.

THE PARTNERSHIP

Oxford College of Business (OCB) Sri Lanka is an approved franchised partnership of the University of Bedfordshire. The University of Bedfordshire holds responsibility for setting and maintaining academic standards and regulations, also for managing the quality of student learning opportunities. This includes the design, maintenance, enhancement of courses and units, assessments setting and marking, annual monitoring and periodic review and the production and hosting of all learning materials, setting of entry requirements, including English language.

Students at Oxford College of Business sit the same assessments go through the same marking and moderation processes as the students in UK campus. The expectations of the UK QAA Quality Code is used to guide these operations with our partnerships as the University makes certain that students will receive an appropriately high quality educational experience and that the standard of awards to be conferred in the University’s name will be upheld.

 

LEARNING AND DISABILITY

Oxford College of Business welcomes applications from students with disabilities. We support students with disabilities and encourage any considering studying at Oxford College of Business to contact our disability representative or email: support@ocbsrilanka.edu.lk

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Applicants who wish to undertake the MSc in Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria.

Applicants should have at least a Second Class Honours degree, or equivalent with 3 years of work experience.

OR Applicants with over 5 years of work experience at senior level of management can also be considered..

               

To apply, submit the fully completed application form, a copy of your CV Including your academic and work experience history along with your certified copies of your educational certificates.

Dr. Penelope Hood introduces the University of Bedfordshire MSc Sustainable Management at Oxford College of Business

WHY CHOOSE MSC IN SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT?

  • Study the core areas of sustainability within the corporate sector, and logistics management and its relationship with sustainability
  • Gain intimate knowledge of the structural issues companies and counties face when implementing a sustainability agenda.
  • Develop advanced knowledge of organisational approaches to sustainability as well as of government policies and the critical capabilities to apply theory to complex issues.
  • Explore your enterprise, creativity and independence – the skills required by employers – through your dissertation unit.
  • Develop your employability by undertaking a work placement with the opportunity to work on a live project.
  • Benefit from studying with a Business School that has partners across the world enabling you to examine the cross-culture perspectives essential to organisations in the global markets.

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Graduates with a keen interest in the social, environmental and economic impact that organisations have on the world, and who aspire to embed sustainability into their future management career across a varied range of private, public and not-for-profit organisations; sectors and roles.
  • CEO’s, General Managers and Seasoned Managers who wish to transition into a sustainability-focused role and wish to lead successful, sustainable organisations that addresses society’s social, environmental and economic goals while making profit.

BEDFORDSHIRE PLACED SIXTH IN UNIVERSITY GREEN LEAGUE

University of Bedfordshire was ranked sixth in the latest People & Planet university ‘green league’. The student-led league table ranked 154 universities in the UK on their green prowess, awarding Bedfordshire a First Class degree for its eco-friendly practices.

Bedfordshire was recognised for the significant reductions it has made in its carbon emissions as well as for its efforts to embed sustainability into the curriculum. Most recently students were given the opportunity to take part in a Climate Change event, including a mock UN debate where software deployed by official UN climate change negotiators was used to generate real time impacts of carbon targets on carbon dioxide concentrations, temperature and sea level.

The University was also one of the first in the UK to divest from fossil fuel investment and is to sign a pledge later this year formalising that commitment.

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