About this course
This Advanced Practice course provides much sought after knowledge of digital technologies in the global marketplace, along with the opportunity to apply these skills.
- Develop your analytical, technological and strategic knowledge
- Apply theoretical concepts by undertaking a business consultancy project
- Acquire digital and management skills that are in demand by employers
- Study in Liverpool, a key city for international business and trade and a truly global commercial setting
This course has been expertly designed by our academics to place you at the forefront of contemporary business practice. This is increasingly important as modern management requires digital strategists who are able to exploit the new technologies at our disposal for a maximum return on investment.
You will gain the highly sought after skillset which is required in today’s digital world. Businesses need managers who are globally aware and this course represents a new generation of leadership in both thought and practice.
Your career prospects will benefit, not only from this valuable knowledge, but also from an industry shortage of specialist professionals in this internationally and cross-industry relevant area. The application of your skill will be most frequently required in business analysis, operations and project/consultancy work.
During the second year of the course, you and your fellow students undertake a semester long group consultancy project, working on a project brief provided by a business. This project enables you to apply the theoretical knowledge you have learnt and gain workplace experience at the same time.
Liverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University is a member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.
Liverpool Business School
Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students
The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:
- Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
- Access to programme-appropriate software
- Library and student IT support
- Free on-campus wifi via eduroam
Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:
- accommodation and living expenditure
- books (should you wish to have your own copies)
- printing, photocopying and stationery
- PC/laptop (should you prefer to use your own)
- mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
- field trips (travel and activity costs)
- placements (travel expenses and living costs)
- student visas (international students only)
- study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
- academic conferences (travel costs)
- professional-body membership
- graduation (gown hire etc)
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Further your career prospects
LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.
On graduation you will be well positioned to undertake management roles in various countries, in areas including: business operations, digital marketing, project and consultancy work, analysis, digital media and strategy. The work-based experience you will gain on the course will also enhance your CV.
Discover the building blocks of your programme
Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.
Management Theory and Leadership
This module covers leadership and management. It provides a contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the principal ideas and developments in this area.
Economics and Finance
This module provides a critical appraisal of financial information in terms of the economic environment. It examines the context within which organisations operate and prepare financial plans.
This module helps to identify the contextual differences which affect strategic decision making in particular organisations. Coursework is integrated into the business simulation.
Managing Business Research 1
This module is designed to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct Masters-level assignments. It enables you to perform a systematic review of literature for a business management-related topic at Masters level.
Managing Business Research 2
This module provides an overview of research approaches for business. It aims to equip you with the necessary foundations in qualitative and quantitative research approaches to prepare a research proposal for your dissertation and apply either or both of the research approaches studied.
This module provides a practical approach to develop an evidence-based portfolio of skills necessary in associate-level management. It aims to develop proficiency in core associate-level management competencies and awareness of the holistic, inter-related functional dependencies within a business environment which enable informed management decision making.
This module examines digital technologies which support online business and methods used in developing digital solutions. It helps you to analyse, design and deploy web-based solutions in line with an organisation’s strategic aims.
Advanced Business Practice
This module provides opportunities for you to develop as part of a team of consultants working on a live business project, applying theoretical knowledge in a practical environment.
This module helps you to prepare a research project that applies managerial concepts and research techniques to a significant technology-related organisational issue or problem.
An insight into teaching on your course
Contact hours for lectures, seminars and workshops total 12 hours per week in each of the two taught semesters, scheduled over two or three days maximum and between the hours of 9.00am and 6.00pm.
In the second year of study you will spend a semester working on a business consultancy project with the second semester working on your dissertation.
A combination of workshops and tutorials will support progress throughout the consultancy project and dissertation module.
You will take part in innovative learning activities including operational and strategic business simulations and case studies developed by the team in collaboration with local companies. You will learn about topics such as pitching, business analytics, user centred design principles and social media marketing.
The business consultancy project that you will undertake in the second year of study will enable you to gain practical skills and work with students from your course as a team of consultants. You will apply the theoretical knowledge you have gained by undertaking a project for a business, enabling you to gain real workplace skills.
You will undertake group tutorials and study in our dedicated Management Development Suite, based in a listed building in Liverpool’s historic Georgian Quarter.
How learning is monitored on your programme
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.
Assessment methods on this course include: case studies, simulations, presentations, reports, data analysis and reflective learning.
Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning
Sue has more than 30 years experience of working with universities, companies and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds across all continents. This experience has been at the heart of her 21 year career at LJMU. Sue is an experienced programme developer and specialises in the teaching of management across cultures and international business and trade at postgraduate level. In addition to these business areas, Sue holds specialist teacher-training qualifications from the University of Cambridge (UCLES) and is active in the development of learning and teaching at LJMU through the PGCert HE. She has taken part in EU-wide research projects and has contributed book chapters on the management of learning in the multicultural classroom (The TEMCU project). Sue is an Associate Member of the Chartered Management Institute and mentor of Liverpool Vision’s 2015 ‘Head for Business’ winners. She also supervises student research at MSc and PhD levels.
This course really enhances employability by enabling students to learn and use management skills, at the same time as gaining a Masters qualification
What you can expect from your School
The School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, and a café. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Liverpool Business School also has a dedicated Management Development Suite, based in a listed building in the historic Georgian Quarter of Liverpool and a short walk from the Redmonds Building. The building has recently undergone £1.2 million investment to provide a professional learning space.
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You will need:
- a minimum second class honours degree
- an equivalent professional qualification
- an equivalent award
- significant work experience at a suitable level
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
- Pearson 50-57
- RPL is accepted on this programme
- International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Contact International Admissions Team for more details
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Application and selection
Securing your place at LJMU
You will apply for the majority of postgraduate courses using our online application form. You should complete the form thoroughly and provide a detailed personal statement which reflects your suitability and aptitude for the programme.
Please ensure that you take time over your application and provide us with a clearly written form; statement of purpose; copies of qualifications and marks; English language certificates (where required); and references.
The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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