Open University

Open University

Management Beyond the Mainstream (BB847)

Many managers work in situations, or face tasks, for which the established toolkit of mainstream, Anglo-American management and leadership with its 'command and control' assumptions, instrumentalism and strong financial focus is inadequate; this course poses the question 'what do you do when management is inappropriate, not enough, doesn't work or is simply not an option?'l; students explore a number of undercurrents in management thinking, and various alternatives to it some longstanding, some recently developed; in particular, it surfaces issues and questions that tend to be neglected or underplayed by the main management disciplines.

Entry requirements

Students need to have already completed MBA stage 1: Management: perspectives and practice (B716) and the compulsory stage 2 module corporate finance (B831); students should also have completed or be currently studying the compulsory stage 2 module the dynamics of strategy (B835); students whose 1st language is not English need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5; to assess students' English language skills in relation to their proposed studies students can visit the IELTS website.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning November 2016 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (England) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Northern Ireland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Scotland) 6 months
Credits from The Open University Distance learning May 2017 GBP 1,592 per Module (Wales) 6 months

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Distance Learning

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