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The College of Management Science provides distance learning courses online by direct learning enabling you to train at home in a range of subjects without disrupting your work or family life. The College is an open learning college allowing you to obtain credits for prior learning when appropriate and to maximize your course achievements.  The College's courses are registered with the Course Providers Accreditation Scheme and the National Learning Directory.     Graduating with the College may enable you to gain entry to a professional or academic body in your field of interest.

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The College of Management Science provides detailed course details on the following pages. Please look through some of the courses in which you might be interested. You can enrol in any one of these courses online by visiting http://www.unifaculty.com  Please note that if you are interested in more than one course that you can enrol in any three courses and pay only for two of them whether you are paying in full or spreading the payments.

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If you prefer to settle the college's course fees using US$s then you can do so at http://unifaculty.com/html/enrol_in_us_s.html

Below are some study hints and tips which may help you in your future studies with the College or with others ...

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Study Hints

 

Over time, psychologists have made several discoveries about how memory works.  These have been assembled here in the form of study tips, which may help you to complete your course assignments with more ease.

1.  Find a working pattern which best suits you. For example, a series of short study periods are often better than one long one.

2. Before you actually start the study period, decide how long it is going to be and what you will do at the end of that period.

3. So that you won’t have to break off during your study period to find pens or whatever, organise you study area to suit your anticipated requirements.

4. Make your study area as comfortable as it can be.

5. If you have some favourite television programme or social activity which might compete with your study, try to use some of those short periods of the day which might otherwise be wasted.

6. Set learning targets for yourself - what you will learn and by when. If you do not meet the target, ask why. For example, was the target unrealistic or otherwise.

7. Test yourself at the end of each study period.

8. Be an active learner.

9. When reading new material, scan it quickly beforehand, looking at the headings, summaries and anything highlighted, and think of questions which you hope that the text may answer.

10. Use a highlighter pen to pick out the main points in the text or bits that you did not know. If the text from which you are working does not belong to you photocopy it first.

11. As you go about your daily life think about everyday events which relate to whatever you are studying.

12. Reduce your notes to keywords or phrases. This makes you read your notes and helps to put them in your memory. When reading the keywords afterwards, you actively have to think of their meaning which is a useful facility needed at an exam.

13. Work out mnemonics for lists which you might forget.
14.  Return to a topic soon after you have learnt it. Most forgetting occurs within the first 24 hours. A few minutes spent relearning ensures that more of the information goes into your long term memory.

15. If a mental block arrives and you cannot remember something, do not worry ... the information is simply in storage. The problem is only one of retrieval. Try thinking of related things and what you were doing when you first came across the material.
16. Relearning is always quicker and easier than learning for the first time. Even if you later do not remember something at the beginning of a study programme, a short relearning will bring it flooding back.

17.  If you are doing a revision, try brainstorming. Most of our information stored is connected. Try writing down things which you do remember and as you do so you will find other things come to mind.

18. Sometimes two topics or aspects of a subject can become confused with each other due to a few superficial similarities. Choose one of them and then learn it thoroughly ... Then approach the other one. Make a conscious effort to pick out the differences.

19. If something in your text does not make sense to you, ask a fellow student or teacher. The notes, text or whatever may contain a fault or you may simply be missing a point.

Writing an essay or report

 

Writing is a skill. We may either posses the skill, or we can easily acquire it. For instance, imagine for a moment that we had to write an essay [or a report] on how to parcel up a present ready for posting. It does not really matter whether our parcel is to be a symmetric box or one of those amusing, complicated shapes which renders surprise in the recipient quite impossible ... perhaps a bicycle ... The handlebars are a bit of a give-away.

To write our essay we will need a plan. A plan helps us to avoid producing a jumble of ideas and thoughts which will be difficult for someone else to understand.

 

Essays fall into two categories. The first is creative and the second is analytical.   Generally speaking, essays produced in your programme will be of the second category, analytical. We will be reporting on something which has happened or is happening in our particular field of knowledge.

 

So now to our plan. At the risk of displaying a rather firm grasp of the over obvious, the most simple essay plan is one that may be described as having a beginning, a middle, and an end [or in analytical essays, a conclusion].

Simple though this be, it is a simplicity which often can be obscured by the blinding whiteness of our empty first page. Let us use our plan now, to proceed. Let us return to our parcel wrapping report.

Our beginning can take the form of an introduction.  For example, we might write that we had bought a present for someone and were going to wrap it up ready for posting to them.

We might note that that is really quite easy to write. Perhaps a few paragraphs would suffice. Indeed were the project much more complicated than wrapping a parcel, the introduction would still be easy. The principle is the same. The introduction will describe the where, why and when the project started and what it is about.

 

The reader of our essay now knows what our essay will be about.  This guides the reader towards the middle part, the difficult part. This is the ‘how’ part and it too can be made easy to produce.

 

Here is how. Let us stay with our trusty parcel. The wrapping of our parcel requires three aspects to be considered. Interestingly, so do most of the very complicated of human activities whether it be sending a man to the moon and back, or building the Channel Tunnel.

 

All human activity requires [a] knowledge [b] skills, and [c] attitude.

 

[a] Taking knowledge first, we have to have the knowledge that we will need brown paper, tape, and possibly string and scissors.

 

[b] Skill includes being able to fold the brown paper and cope with one end popping up whilst we work on another part of the parcel. We might employ our skill of managing others to have someone apply their index finger to the string whilst we complete the knot.

 

[c] Finally, there is attitude. We must want to wrap the parcel and go through all that that entails.

Using our knowledge, skill and attitude then, we can see that we can easily write an essay which would explain to our reader what, when, where and how to do it.

 

Of course someone might point out that it is easy for us to say that it is easy. What do we do if after our three line plan we are still left with a blank sheet ... and a mind which is rapidly going blank too. What about writer’s block?

 

Getting a mental block is a common problem. It happens to all writers at some time. A first reaction to mental block is often to try thinking harder. This can be doubly frustrating as it usually produces the reverse effect of what we want.

 

Mercifully, the solution is often quite simple. All that we need to do is to back off a little.  Putting the kettle on, taking a walk around the block or in some way diverting ourselves often frees up the connecting routes between our conscious and sub-conscious minds. Our sub-conscious is where problems are constantly analysed and resolved. It never makes mistakes. Simply relaxing, letting our whole self relax can be sufficient to enable us to connect with our powerful sub-conscious.

 

Try to avoid political correctness. It conveys to your reader an un-academic, shallowness which can then unfairly undermine your otherwise excellent work. It is the abnegation of truth.

When you have completed your first draft, check it for spelling, punctuation and grammar.  

 

A favourite schoolboy howler is to start a proposition in one tense and end it in another.    Punctuation is important since a comma in the wrong place can utterly change the entire meaning from black into white.

 

A useful rule on paragraphs is that each paragraph should contain one main idea or concept. The best place for this is the first sentence. Do beware of spell checkers in computers. Spell checkers do not know that their should have been there nor that who’s should have been whose.

 

Beware of the use of flowery, adjective filled language. Here is an example. The ingressional - egressional facility had been inadvertently maladministered . This would have read better and been more easily understood if the simple facts had been stated - someone had left the door open.

 

And finally, the most important thing to try to do throughout your study is to enjoy it and look ahead to when that knowledge will be available to you to call upon just as easily as you remember your own name.

How the courses work ....

On enrolment you will be sent the course material by post in the U.K. or by Airmail elsewhere. The course material includes everything that you will need to complete the course successfully. There is a course text book or manual together with a set of student notes and study guide. The course papers are also included and are mostly question and answer papers with some essays where that will help you learn.

The papers are designed to enable you to progress through your subject with ease and quickly to learn and become confident in the subject. They are sent in by email and are usually marked And returned on the same day allowing you to power ahead when you want.

You can send in a paper or raise a query on your subject by email seven days a week from anywhere in the world.

The time taken to complete a course varies from subject to subject and from student to student. Because the courses are distance learning you are in control of how quickly or otherwise you progress through the material. That will depend on your personal circumstances. Most of the courses are designed for someone with a little dedication to complete in three to six months although there are some speed learners who can dash through the work in less time. Always you are in control. The college will support your study at whatever pace you choose to proceed.

When you have successfully complete the course assignments and you feel confident and sure of your subject, your award documents will be produced and sent to you by post or airmail using a standard postal tube. The diploma will be signed and sealed and be accompanied by a certified course transcript which rehearses your course achievements throughout.