This study programme is organized in cooperation with the University of Plymouth (U.K.).
Whatever your initial degree subject, the Master of Science in Business and Management (MBM) will give you a broad base of knowledge and skills in business and management that will enable you to develop a successful career as a manager. The overall aim of the MBM is to bring graduates of any discipline up to speed in the terminology, techniques and skills required to become a business leader. This programme is a Master’s degree programme fully qualified by the British Government and is recognised around the globe as a leading educational qualification.
- designed for new or recent graduates;
- specialist options available;
- gives a broad perspective on the nature of management;
- combines all the advantages of studies in Venlo and Plymouth (UK).
This is a conversion course for graduates of any discipline, which prepares you for the world of business. No prior work experience is required. The first half of the course introduces you to all the key business functional areas, after which you develop the areas of interest for your future career by taking relevant electives and a project of your choice. The typical class size is 20 to 30 students in Venlo and around 50 in Plymouth.
The MSc programme, which is offered in cooperation with the University of Plymouth addresses graduates of all branches of study with no or little professional experience and it combines all advantages of studying in two different places (Venlo and Plymouth). This programme is meant for people who have a clear picture of their personal goals, high motivation, success orientation, flexibility and mobility. It will give you a broad base of knowledge and skills in business and management that will enable you to develop a successful career as a manager on a strategic level.
The overall aim of the MBM is to bring graduates up to speed in the terminology, techniques and skills required to become a business leader. This programme is a master programme fully qualified by the UK Government and is recognised around the globe as a leading educational qualification. The MSc study at Fontys International School of Economics arranges a high-quality economic education; either for rounding off or for augmenting your primary degree.
Classes: From Monday till Friday (between 8:45 and 17:00)
Last date for enrolment: 5th July for EEA students and 15th June for non-EEA students.
The MSc in Venlo is international, competence-oriented and linked to modern corporate structures. Business problems typical for earlier stages of management are analysed and solved. The delegation of responsibilities to these earlier instances requires employees who are able to make practical decisions based on a holistic comprehension of business processes. The core objective of the MSc programme is this very integrated understanding, augmented by theoretical management competences.
The concept serves to focus the student’s attention, during all modules, on the complex interaction at all times between the individual disciplines and decisions that have to be taken by the management. The full-time design of the MSc facilitates mutual exchange of consolidated knowledge. Theoretical aspects can be applied to your practical project in the 3rd term. The transfer of theory and practice is not limited by national borders. The international character of the MSc programme in Venlo can be found both in ambiance and content. The multinational formation of students and lecturers alone will arrange for that. Consequently, the whole course of study is in English.
General programme structure
The programme will enable you to develop knowledge and understanding in the disciplines and functional areas of business and management. The core part of the programme will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the principles that apply to the management of organisations, covering the main functional areas of a business and management theories and practices at a strategic level.
The programme is very flexible and you can shape more than half of the programme to meet your career aspirations. This is by choosing two electives and a project. If both electives plus the project are taken from a particular subject grouping (subject to availability), the degree awarded will be a specialist MBM. The number of specialisms available will depend on demand and may include*:
- MBM (Finance)
- MBM (Operations and Logistics)
- MBM (Operations and International Supply Chain Systems)
- MBM (International Business)
- MBM (Marketing)
- MBM (Tourism and Hospitality)
- Please note that the list of electives which actually run will depend on the level of student demand. If there is very low demand the Plymouth Graduate Business School will not commit to running any given elective(s), and it is possible that a specialism might not run.
Finally, you will carry out a project which is a substantial piece of work enabling you to pursue a topic in depth.
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