May 16, 2007

Current subjects of study for Part B

Thought it would be a good idea to let you know what I’m studying this year as my part B …
So:
Strategic Advantage – compulsory
Inforrmation Systems Strategy – compulsory
Project Management – virtual study module
Management Accounting
Human Resource Management

I’m not following the Warwick study schedule as it expects even work throughout the year and splits off at funny stages. Last year (and this hopefully) I’m studying modules until I get to a tutor marked assignment – at which point I submit this and move to next module. I think this worked very well last year so I’m repeating again this year.


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  1. Shane M

    It’s interesting that IS Strategy is compulsory. I had the vague idea that since the technology crash IS-related modules (including e-commerce) had got a lot less popular with MBA students. How up-to-date is it? Does it include, for example Web 2.0, which is causing a fair bit of excitement at the moment? I should say that I’m not involved with Warwick, but I’ve got links to other UK business schools.

    Shane

    28 May 2007, 12:35

  2. Karl

    Shane,
    I think the idea is to avoid all the hype that technology has created and to put it on a solid footing within the Business Strategy. So the module doesn’t cover specific technologies but suggests ways in which businesses should utilise IS/IT to enable them to compete better or more efficiently/effectively.
    It’s actually quite a good module and suggests some very grounded thinking for companies to adopt.
    Karl

    28 May 2007, 12:41

  3. Shane McMordie

    You’re right, Karl. In fact, the Durham MBA has a mandatory module called Managing Information which de-emphasises technology and instead promotes benefits management. (Key text is by Ward and Daniel, “Benefits Management …”.)

    It’s not the job of an MBA programme to teach how a database works.

    Shane

    09 Jun 2007, 07:36


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