Whether you want to gain confidence using and managing IT, grasp new opportunities or develop software solutions, there's a study route for you. Technology dominates the way we live, work, socialise and play ? and computing and IT skills are increasingly essential in today's workplace. This diploma gives you an excellent foundation for a wide variety of IT-related careers.
This module is designed to appeal to anyone with an interest in caring services in a modern, complex and demanding world. From service users and informal carers, to social workers and clinicians, if people don't work effectively together the quality of services will be undermined. Rooted in the foundations of a caring approach to leadership and management, this module provides tools and insight to understand your role in relation to others. Whether you are managing a large team of people or simply trying to ensure good quality care for yourself or a loved one, this module will help you achieve the best outcomes.
We are constantly adapting to the world around us and change has come to be seen as almost inevitable in every aspect of our lives. Change means many things to different people. As a manager you may be asked to identify when change is needed, manage its implementation or guide others through it. In this course you will learn about strategies, skills and techniques to help you be more successful as a change manager. The course draws on your own experience and organisation as well as examples from other organisations to stimulate your thinking.
This module covers the field of investment. It describes the main participants, their objectives and constraints, and the major investment markets. The module covers investment strategies for bonds, equities, and structured products including the use of derivatives in managing risk. Portfolio optimisation and asset allocation are covered, as well as how to measure portfolio performance. Ethical investment, the role of taxation, and behavioural investment biases are also explored in this module. By the end of the module you will be able to evaluate individual securities, investment strategies and portfolio performance in the context of investor objectives, constraints and behavioural biases.
In this module, you'll explore principles, concepts and techniques of IT service management; the capturing and understanding of requirements; and the management of projects that deliver IT services and realise requirements. The module places some of the general principles of IT management in the specific context of the modelling of data solutions and the implementation and administration of a database. You'll develop your knowledge and understanding in different ways, including practical team working ? through which, you'll explore the why, the what, and the how of managing IT.
This module will increase your understanding of delivering and supporting sustainability management. You will develop a multidisciplinary perspective on resources, sustainability and health and safety management which will incorporate strategy, policy, data collection and knowledge management. It will introduce you to a systemic approach for studying organisational operations and methods for quantifying and optimising resource use and energy use while using tools to reduce environmental, societal and financial risk. You will also learn how to improve the efficiency and effectiveness with which your organisation can incorporate sustainability issues and to identify future trends and drivers for change in this area. This module is delivered entirely online.
This module is about effecting whole-system change. It views change as inescapable in managing everyday situations ranging from personal to workplace to society in general. Rather than passively accepting change, this module will equip you with skills to shape the nature and direction of change. It will develop your abilities to manage change with others to avoid systemic failures and improve joined-up actions amongst stakeholders along supply chains, in projects, or even in social activism. It's about learning to use systems thinking in practice to help you engage with and make change, and act accordingly in recognising the interconnected nature of organisations and environments.
The history of technological innovation has been nothing short of remarkable, affecting our lives, the effectiveness of organisations, the profitability of industries, the well-being of societies, environmental sustainability and the prosperity of nations. Understanding the processes that underpin innovation is therefore crucial, whether you are a user or producer of technological innovation. If you are involved in managing innovation processes, understanding the overall process of innovation and its variations is a core professional competence. This online module examines innovation from a management perspective, and thus enables you to develop your contribution to the process and management of technological innovation.
Environmental management can be understood as managing our relationship with the environment. For all of us, this relationship is under increasing pressure. Why is environmental management vital for our sustainability? What kind of environmental management do we need now? This online module explores the answers to questions like these by introducing ideas, approaches and techniques for environmental management at individual, organisational and community levels. Recognising that our understanding of human-environment relations is changing, this module combines conventional with innovative systems approaches to environmental management, including an approach to community participation which is taught through a series of group activities.
Development management engages with the multiple challenges of development. This module sets out to help you build your capacities for managing those challenges. It rests on the assumption that management is a political and ethical process, a matter of the use of power to bring about desired goals in contexts characterised by conflicts of interests, values and agendas. The module teaches a range of skills you need to manage development well, skills of strategic thinking, research, advocacy, planning, policy making and evaluation. You will find it relevant whatever sector you are in, and whether your work is local or global.
The history of technological innovation has been nothing short of remarkable, affecting our lives, the effectiveness of organisations, the profitability of industries, the well-being of societies and the prosperity of nations. Understanding the processes that underpin technological innovation is therefore crucial, whether you are a user or producer of technological innovation. And if you are involved in managing innovation processes, an understanding of the overall process of innovation and its variations is a core professional competence. This online module examines innovation from a management perspective, enabling you to improve how you contribute to the process and management of technological innovation.