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Postgraduate courses

The following Postgraduate Summer School courses were offered over 2017/2018. Courses are currently being finalised for the 2018/2019 Summer School period and this information will be updated as soon as possible.


Master of Business courses only
The foundation courses for the Master of Business programmes will be taught in six week blocks from Monday 6th November to Tuesday 12th December in 2017.
Course Course description Weeks Day/Time Lecture room
Master of Business Orientation and Welcome for November Summer School Monday 6th November 9.00am - 2.00pm Hudson 1
COMM 601 Principles of Managerial Economics
The theory and practice of economic decision-making; structure of markets and business enterprises; macroeconomic variables.
Starting Tuesday, 11th January 2018 First class Thu, 11th Jan - then Mon and Fri: 9.00 - 12.00pm AER008
COMM 602 Principles of Accounting and Finance
The theory and practice of accounting and finance in the context of making effective financial and management decisions.
Starting Tuesday, 7th November 2017 Tue: 9.00am to 12.00pm and Thu: 1.00pm - 4.00pm Hudson 1
COMM 603 Principles of Business Management
The theory and practice of managing business activities, in the context of global value chains.
Starting Friday, 12th January 2018 Mon and Fri: 1.00pm - 4.00pm AER008
COMM 604 Principles of Marketing
Examining the processes of creating, communicating, delivering and pricing products.
Starting Tuesday, 7th November 2017 Tue: 1.00pm - 4.00pm and Thu: 9.00am - 12.00pm Hudson 1 
Other postgraduate courses
Course Course description Weeks Day/Time Lecture room
LASC617 Advanced Design Study
An individual design study of an issue of contemporary theoretical significance.
MGMT601 Advanced Topics in Agricultural Investment The analysis of capital growth. Theories of interest and investment criteria; the optimisation of investment, consumption and production; distortion of investment decisions; inflation, taxation, financial leverage, risk and uncertainty. Case study applications. TBA TBA TBA


Full Summer School Courses

Postgraduate Full Summer School Timetable
Course Course description Days Time Lecture Room - Nov/Dec Lecture Room - Jan/Feb
COMN604 Communication for Development Professionals Theories of communication and learning related to the process of bringing about change in development contexts.
Wed 3.00pm - 6.00pm C3 F614
FOOD604 Food Product Innovation A study of the theoretical and practical challenges in the development and marketing of new food products. The course links food processing - sensory analysis - consumer preference - marketing and ingredient technology. Mon, Wed, Fri 9.00 - 2.00pm AER008 L114
IRDV601 Development Policy, Theory and Issues An overview of theory and analysis of economic, social and environmental policy applied in developing and emerging economies.
Mon, Tue 10.00am - 12.00pm F614 F614
IRDV602 Field Techniques for Development Practice Applied techniques and approaches used in development activities including participatory rural appraisal, monitoring and evaluation. Data gathering and analysis required for identifying focal development problems. Issues of professional practice.
Tue 2.00pm - 4.00pm C123 C123
Thu, (only use Thu in Nov/Dec summer school period) 10.00am - 12.00pm C123 NA

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