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Course summary

The School of Applied Management supports a strong research culture and delivers diverse, innovative research across the subject areas of Business and Management and Property and Construction. Business and Management: Research in the area of business and management covers a variety of subjects organised across the following subject areas: Digital business research focuses on digital technologies and their business applications on business models, operational processes, stakeholder communications and engagement. The research in the area includes e-business, decision making, support systems and social innovation. Information management focuses on the organisational application of information and communication technologies. It includes emerging digital technologies, social media, information modelling, knowledge management, technology, and innovation management. Operations management focuses on the design and control of production and the redesign of business operations to achieve high efficiency, maximising profit. The research in the area includes supply chain management, performance management, lean manufacturing, operations strategy and operational complexity Project management is the application of processes, methods, expertise and knowledge in realising a project’s objectives. Our research in this area includes complexity and risk. Property and Construction: Research in property and construction covers a wide range of activities. While we are interested in every aspect of research in the field, there are particular areas we specialise in. These include property valuation, construction and project management, construction economics, and energy use in buildings. Research into the technical aspects of construction concerns the role of building services and design technology for low carbon building. Other research is concerned with fibre-reinforced concrete, passive solar design, building conservation and energy issues of the built environment. In property and planning, our recent research has focused on business improvement districts, the use of taxation in sustainable development, and property and development finance. Property research has also focused on commercial leases and rent reviews. Our construction management research focuses on incentivisation schemes in project management, risk management of projects and project finance. Research in construction economics has been in infrastructure markets, construction labour, international construction and economic theory applied to the construction sector.


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum classification of an upper second class honours degree (2:1) or equivalent and preferably a Masters degree (or Masters degree pending). Applicants whose first degree has not been studied in English should have IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in all elements. Applicants need to submit a research proposal of 2,000–3,500 words. It should include a title of proposed research, identify discipline and formulate research questions clearly. It should also include proposed research methodology and plan of work and time schedule. References are normally required and if not provided with your application will be requested at a later date.


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Applied Management - MPhil at University of Westminster, London - UCAS