MPhil/PhD in Management

For students entering in or after the academic year 2012/13.

The Department of Management offers an MPhil/PhD Management programme with five tracks:

MPhil/PhD in Management: Business Economics
MPhil/PhD in Management: Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour
MPhil/PhD in Management: General Management
MPhil/PhD in Management: Information Systems and Innovation
MPhil/PhD in Management: Management Science

These are offered either within the Department or one of the its Academic Groups (Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour, Information Systems and Innovation, Management Science).
H = half unit
F = full unit

Business Economics Track

Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)

Full course unit Research Paper
EC441 Microeconomics for MRes Students
MG411 Firms and Markets (students who have already taken MG411 should discuss alternatives with the programme director)
1 of the below:
EC532 International Economics for Research Students
EC533 Labour Economics for Research Students
EC536 Economics of Industry for Research Students
EC537 Microeconomic Theory for Research Students
FM502 Theories of Finance
FM503 Empirical Finance

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)
Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Three

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Four

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Track

Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)

Research Paper (full unit)
ID501 Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Seminar

1.5 units from the following:
MY551 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (H)
MY552 Applied Regression Analysis (H)
Or MG461 Quantitative Analysis in Management (H)
MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (H)
MY500 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (H)
MY521 Qualitative Research Methods (H) or MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (H)
Students may take alternative methods courses if more suitable to their research project or prior background as agreed with their supervisor and programme director. However, it is intended that students should graduate with knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

1.5 units from the following:
ID410 Management of Human Resources: Strategies and Policies (H)
ID411 International and Comparative Human Resource Management (H)
ID419 Cross Cultural Management (H)
ID420 Leadership in Organisations: Theory and Practice (H)
ID421 Human Resource Management and Employment Regulation (H) (n/a 14/15)
ID423 The Dark Side of the Organisation (H)
ID430 Organisational Behaviour (H)
ID431 Organisational Change (H)
ID432 International Employment Relations (H)
ID433 Negotiation Analysis (H)
ID434 Managing Diversity in Organisations (H)  (n/a 14/15)
ID435 Organisational Theory (H)
ID436 Advanced and Emerging Topics in Organisational Behaviour (H) **
ID437 Reward System: Key Models and Practices (H)
ID438 Globalisation and Human Resource Management (H)
ID439 Foundations of Business and Management for Human Resources (H)
ID440 Corporate Social Responsibility and International Labour Standards (H)
ID441 Contemporary issues in HR Management (H)
MG414 Public Management and Governance (F)
MG415 Policy Analysis, Evaluation and Implementations (F)
MG426 Organisations in the Economy and Society (F)
MG436 Firms, Markets and Crises (H)
** Recommended for PhDs with a strong OB content
Students may also take appropriate MSc level courses from within DoM or from another department as agreed with their supervisor and programme director.
 

Year Two
Training courses
Compulsory (not examined):

ID501 Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Seminar

Year Three
Training courses
Compulsory (not examined):

ID501 Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Seminar

Year Four
Training courses
Compulsory (not examined):

ID501 Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Seminar

General Management Track

Quantitative Approaches (for students with prior statistics background)

Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)

Full Unit Research Paper
1.5 units from the following:
MY552 Applied Regression Analysis (H)
MG461 Quantitative Analysis in Management (H)
MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (H)
1.5 units from the following:
MG414 Public Management and Governance
MG415 Policy Analysis, Evaluation and Implementations
MG426 Organisations in the Economy and Society
Management optional course or optional course from another department as agreed with supervisor and programme director.

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Quantitative Approaches (for students with no prior statistics background)
Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)

Full Unit Research Paper
1.5 units from the following:
MY551 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (H)
MY552 Applied Regression Analysis (H)
Or MG461 Quantitative Analysis in Management (H)
MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (H)
1.5 units from the following:
MG414 Public Management and Governance
MG415 Policy Analysis, Evaluation and Implementations
MG426 Organisations in the Economy and Society
Management optional course or optional course from another department as agreed with supervisor and programme director.

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Qualitative Approaches
Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)

Full unit Research Paper
1.5 units from the following:
MY500 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (H)
MY521 Qualitative Research Methods (H) or MG462 Qualitative Analysis in Management (H)
MY551 Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (H) or MG461 Quantitative Analysis in Management (H)
1.5 units from the following:
MG414 Public Management and Governance
MG415 Policy Analysis, Evaluation and Implementations
MG426 Organisations in the Economy and Society
Management optional course or optional course from another department as agreed with supervisor and programme director.

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Information Systems and Innovation Track

Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)

Full Unit Research Paper
IS592 Foundations of Social Research in Information Systems: Paradigms and Traditions (H)
IS581 Interpretations of Information (H)
Half unit course from Department of Management or other department, subject to approval from the supervisor and the Research Chair. The option would normally be an advanced level postgraduate course in an area that would contribute to their understanding or approach to the thesis topic.
MY500 Fundamentals of Social Science Research Design (H)
MY521 Qualitative Research Methods (H)
MY552 Applied Regression Analysis (H)

Transferable skills courses
Compulsory (not examined)

IS554 Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops (students are expected to attend each term and present at least once a year)

Optional (not examined)
PhD Seminar Series
Faculty Research Seminars

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Compulsory (not examined)

IS554 Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops (students are expected to attend each term and present at least once a year)

Optional (not examined)
PhD Seminar Series
Faculty Research Seminars

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Compulsory (not examined)

IS554 Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops (students are expected to attend each term and present at least once a year)

Optional (not examined)
PhD Seminar Series
Faculty Research Seminars

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Compulsory (not examined)

IS554 Information Systems PhD Seminar Series and Workshops (students are expected to attend each term and present at least once a year)

Optional (not examined)

PhD Seminar Series
Faculty Research Seminars

Management Science Track

Year One
Training courses
Compulsory (examined)

Full Unit Research Paper
MA408 Discrete Mathematics and Graph Theory (H)
OR406 Mathematical Programming: Theory and Algorithms (H)
OR408 Combinatorial Optimisation (H)

1.5 units from the following:
OR409 Auctions and Game Theory (H)
MG455 Principles of Decision Sciences (H)
MA402 Game Theory I (H)
MA407 Algorithms and Computation (H)
MA409 Continuous-Time Optimisation (H)
MA411 Probability and Measure (H)
MA412 Functional Analysis and its Applications (H)
MA418 Preferences, Optimal Portfolio Choice, and Equilibrium
ST405 Multivariate Methods (H)
ST409 Stochastic Processes (H)
ST411 Generalized Linear Modelling and Survival Analysis (H)
ST418 Non-Linear Dynamics and the Analysis of Real Time Series (H) (n/a 14/15)
ST422 Time Series (H)
Any Department of Management, LSE, University of London, or London Taught Course Centre (LTCC), or National Taught Course Centre in Operational Research (NATCOR) courses that are relevant and at an appropriate level, with the approval of the Programme Director.

Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Two
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Three
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Year Four
Transferable skills courses
Optional (not examined)

Attendance and participation at Research Seminars held across the Department, details to be made available to student by email and on website.

Progression and upgrade requirements (all tracks)

Students will normally be required to pass their first year modules with Merit or above in order to progress to the second year.

The research paper must be submitted in the autumn of the second year for the upgrade decision. The panel will decide whether to upgrade the student to PhD status by the end of MT, or require them to 'revise and resubmit', with continued advice from the supervisor, by the end of March. A final decision would then be made.