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Why don't our trains run on time? A new Masters-level course involving technology policy and an understanding of research could throw light on this mystery. T890: Technology Policy and Innovation Research is part of a planned research training Masters, the MSc in Technology Strategy Research. The 30-point, six-month course may also be of interest as a stand-alone course.

Also new in technology this year are two short courses, Understanding E-business (T181) and Web Applications: Design, Development and Management (TT280). The first explores the internet's effects on business processes, the second focusses on the vision and mission for web applications.


Are you looking for the next move up the management ladder? You could improve your chances with the Business School's five continuing professional development courses designed for those in full-time work.

A choice of three-month courses cover managing people, finance, customers and quality, current management practices and leadership. Those who successfully complete four, qualify for the Professional Certificate in Management, the first step on the road to an MBA.

Jenny Mounter, who works for insurance group CGNU at Norwich, achieved her certificate and is now working towards a Diploma in Management, with sponsorship from her employer. "My studies have had a massive effect on my career," said Ms Mounter (pictured left receiving the Derek Pugh Award for outstanding performance). For more information on business CPD courses contact 08700 100311 or visit www3. …