Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

Introduction
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Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK.

Manchester is recognised for its original thinkers: our long and proud history of research excellence continues the spirit of innovation and achievement for which the city is renowned.

We’re ranked second in the UK for business research (Business and Management Studies, REF 2014), and the latest Financial Times survey has ranked us as 7th in the UK, 14th in Europe and 38th in the world.

We know that world-class research alone is not enough, and we see that our original thinking is applied for impact across business and management, government and communities.

We provide world-class business and management education to undergraduates, postgraduates, experienced practitioners, and those with career orientated academic and research ambitions. Alliance MBS delivers original thinking and teaching, informed by the contemporary commercial environment.

Employability is embedded into the curriculum. The Alliance MBS Postgraduate Careers Service works closely with the University of Manchester’s Careers Service, allowing students to access the large number of organisations that attend campus events. The University is the number one most targeted UK University by leading graduate employers (The High Fliers Report, 2016).

Accreditation:

  • Alliance MBS is part of a small and select band of institutions worldwide which are accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.
  • The UK government body (HEFCE) ranks Alliance MBS teaching capabilities as ‘Excellent’, the highest category.

An international school:

  • We have an extensive global network, with on-the-ground presence in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and UAE.
  • Our specialist masters courses combine academic excellence with a focus on real world business and management practice. Plus, our students connect with classmates from more than 65 nationalities.
  • Joining our student community and more than 300 specialist academic and research staff will help prepare graduates for the global business environment and today’s job market.
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MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

Our wide range of modules allows you to specialise and during the course you have the chance to build on your growing knowledge and expertise by... [+]

This course gives you a broad-based understanding of the core subject areas with an emphasis on empirical research methods and accounting and finance practice. A wide range of modules allows you to specialise. During the course you have the opportunity to build on and apply your growing knowledge and expertise by completing a dissertation on a topic linked to the wide ranging research interests of faculty. This, coupled with the support you get from our staff, ensures a first-class learning experience. Whether you want to further your professional career, or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed. Course recognition The course meets the ESRC guidelines for Masters degrees and has ESRC recognition as a postgraduate training year in preparation for a PhD. It also holds the award of partnership status from the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1: 1) Essentials of Finance 2) Financial Reporting Theory 3) Introduction to Quantitative Methods One elective unit from: 1) Accounting in an International Context 2) Foundations of Finance Theory 3) Portfolio Investment Semester 2: 1) Advanced Management Accounting 2) Corporate Finance Either; 1) Research Methods and Methodology in Accounting (for students doing an Accounting dissertation) Or 2) Advanced Empirical Finance (for students doing a Finance dissertation) One elective unit from: 1) Financial Statement Analysis 2) Financial Econometrics 3) International Finance 4) Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial Aspects 5) The Analysis of Business Structures Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation is an integral part of the course. It gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a piece of empirical work, involving qualitative research methods or traditional statistical methods. Examples of recent accounting dissertation project topics include: 1) Audit practice, regulation and professionalisation 2) Management control systems in organisations 3) Field-based qualitative research on management accounting innovation and change 4) Performance reporting by UK listed firms under IFRS 5) Audit markets in emerging economies 6) The effect of corporate governance (board and audit committee characteristics) on audit quality Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: Bank of East Asia, Barclays, Brammer UK, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Lenovo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered Bank Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent. You need to have studied or be studying for a degree in accounting or finance. We also consider exceptional candidates with degrees in economics or mathematics. You must have taken a significant number of courses in accounting and finance during your degree, and a major or specialisation in accounting or finance in your final year with top level results. You must also demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or mathematics. We also consider applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce who can demonstrate a very strong background in accounting and finance throughout their degree, and a final year major or specialisation in accounting or finance and strong quantitative skills. Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with an undergraduate degree in accounting or finance. We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. All applicants must pay a £60 non-refundable application fee before applications are considered. See MBS website for further details of entry requirements and method of payment. Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

Give your career the best possible start with the latest thinking in comparative international strategic management and put your learning into practice with our unique client facing project. The course focuses on real international business issues and how to solve them. You will graduate with a thorough understanding of business analysis and development and the key skills of international business consulting. [+]

The MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course focuses on international business issues and how to solve them. Put your learning into practice and gain work experience with our client-facing project. You explore how multinational enterprises operate and carry out comparative business analysis, gaining the practical consultancy skills necessary to work efficiently in an international business environment. Alongside a thorough understanding of business analysis and development, you graduate with the key skills for international business consulting, such as outlining international business problems, writing business reports and preparing for interviews. A key element of the course is the client-facing project with an external organisation. Arranged by your project co-ordinator, you apply your learning to a real business issue, giving you valuable work experience and generating excellent networking opportunities. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: Accenture, AgustaWestland, Barclays Technology Centre, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, HSBC, IBM, The Nielson Company, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Whyte & McKay (China)   Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits) Semester 1: 1) Analysing Companies: Business Models, Narrative and Numbers 2) Building Strategic Capabilities in Different Business Systems 3) Business Models: Theory and Practice 4) Organisational Design and Strategy: International Contexts Semester 2: 1) Strategic Management of the Multinational Firm Across Divergent Institutional Systems Three elective units from*: 1) Asian Management Systems 2) Business Environment and Strategy in China 3) Digital Technologies, Development and Emerging Markets 4) Global Business Strategy 5) Global Politics and Global Business 6) International Human Resource Management 7) Technology, Innovation Management and Business Strategy 8) The Analysis of Business Structures 9) The Management of International Organisational Change *By agreement with the course director, one elective unit may be taken from another Masters course. All elective units are subject to availability and timetabling constraints. Summer period Client-facing project with an external organisation/dissertation [60 credits] The client-facing project gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course and the outcome is presented as a research report/dissertation. This ‘experiential learning’ enhances and improves your skills and overall employability. MBS’ Postgraduate Careers Service provides specialist support for you in applying for projects and with interview preparation. Projects start at the beginning of June and may be carried out individually or as a group. The project is offered if you gain a minimum of 50% in each first semester course unit. If not, you will be offered a project related to an external client, with no direct contact with the client. For those working on group projects, a group report and an individual report will be produced (both 6,000 words). Alternatively, you may undertake an academic dissertation of 12,000 words. Recent projects include: 1) Exploring the strategic expansion of the volunteer tourism industry into the academic market 2) An in-depth analysis of the wholesale market and changing trends towards online shopping 3) Strategic positioning in relation to the offshore wind turbine market in northern Europe 4) Identification of venture capitalist acquisition targets in the UK software industry Project clients have included: ASDA, AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, BASF, British Red Cross, Colt, Co-operative Financial Services, Deloitte, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, ICI, Inventya, Kelloggs, Mojo Life, Tax Assist Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent in any discipline. Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

The aim of the course is to give students a solid quantitative foundation alongside practical problem-solving techniques. Much of your learning involves real-life... [+]

The course introduces you to the fundamental theories, approaches and analytical toolkit of decision sciences, applied operational research, and statistics. It shows you how they can be applied to common problem areas across business and management. You then have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of options to meet your interests or career aspirations. The course gives you a solid theoretical foundation and quantitative skills, alongside practical problem-solving techniques. Much of your learning involves real-life scenarios using case studies, individual and team consulting-based assignments, presentations and software tools. An understanding of analytical approaches in business and management opens up many exciting career paths in consultancy, finance, retail and manufacturing sectors, government analytics units, defence and major ‘solution providers’ in IT systems, outsourcing and telecoms. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: America Veintiuno, Aon, Convergys, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs International, HSBC, IBM, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Swiss Re, Triumph Motorcycles   Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits) Semester 1: 1) Applied Statistics and Business Forecasting 2) Mathematical Programming and Optimisation At least one and no more than two of the following ‘specialist’ electives: 1) Decision Behaviour, Analysis and Support 2) Financial Analytics 3) IS Strategy and Enterprise Systems 4) Social Media and Web Analytics One elective unit from: 1) Global Operations Management: Theories and Concepts 2) Managing Projects 3) Strategic Supply Chain Management Semester 2: 1) Data Analytics for Business Decision Making 2) Risk, Performance and Decision Analysis 3) Simulation and Risk Analysis One elective unit from*: 1) Business Improvement Tools and Techniques 2) Credit Risk Management 3) Games Businesses Play 4) Global Supply Chain Management 5) Information and Knowledge Management 6) Psychology of Behaviour and Decision Making *By agreement with the course director, one elective unit may be taken from another MBS or School of Mathematics Masters course. All elective units are subject to availability and timetabling constraints. Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research. Topics reflect the expertise of your lecturers and you may be asked to choose from a list of options. Subsequently you will be allocated to one of these options. Examples of recent dissertation topics include: 1) Non-linear programming and a heuristic approach for a dairy product range optimisation 2) Evaluation of forecasting and supply chain issues in a major Indian FMCG manufacturer 3) Structural equation modelling 4) Prioritisation of product groups for carbon labelling for a leading UK supermarket 5) Depot location, fleet sizing and demand forecasting for car rental [-]

MSc Business Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This course gives people with an appropriate background the theoretical knowledge and practical skills used in organisational psychology to help them develop or change [+]

For students without a BPS-accredited degree, this course offers an opportunity to study alongside students of MSc Organisational Psychology, and gain a look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. It is offered on a full and part-time basis. A deeper understanding of organisational psychology is an asset to anyone currently working in the field of social sciences or human resource management. This course gives people with an appropriate background the theoretical knowledge and research skills used in organisational psychology to help them develop or change careers. You learn about training, organisational development, employee relations and motivation, design of environments/health and safety, human/machine interaction, counselling and personal development, performance appraisal and career development, and selection in organisations. You do not need to be registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). We include BPS Occupational Test User (Level A and B) training in the tuition fees. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: Aldi, CRS Ltd, Lloyds TSB, McLaren Solutions, Occupational Psychology Group, ORC International, Wickland Westcott, Work Life Balance Co   Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits) Semester 1: 1) Research Methods 1 2) Selection and Assessment in Organisations 3) Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B) 4) Training, Support and Development Semester 2: 1) Organisational Effectiveness 2) Relationships at Work 3) Research Methods 2 4) The Individual and the Work Environment Students on the part-time two-year option study the units as follows: Year one - Semester 1; 1) Research Methods 1 2) Selection and Assessment in Organisations Year two - Semester 1; 1) Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B) 2) Training, Support and Development Year one - Semester 2; 1) Organisational Effectiveness 2) The Individual and the Work Environment Year two - Semester 2; 1) Relationships at Work 2) Research Methods 2 Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research. Examples of recent dissertation topics include: 1) What factors determine successful mentoring relationships? A study of a formal graduate mentoring scheme 2) The role of individuals’ personality and perceived values in adoption of mobile data services 3) An exploration of the job satisfaction and career progression of visible minority women in Canada 4) Understanding financial responsibility: an exploratory analysis of the main characteristics that influence spending and saving behaviours 5) A study of occupational stress in the Indian information technology industry 6) A Gravesian values-system perspective on the design of consultative interventions in organisations 7) Why organisational change programmes fail Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in psychology or a background in social sciences, human resources or business and management. Experience or knowledge of statistics is desired. Funding MBS Scholarships are also available - contact the Admissions Office for details and visit the MBS website for further details: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/programmes/masters/courses/scholarships/ Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Corporate Communications and Reputation Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

We help to meet that demand by giving you a unique experience combining advanced knowledge of up-to-the-minute communication skills and techniques... [+]

In a world where organisations are under increasing public scrutiny, protecting a company’s corporate reputation and communicating effectively are vital for survival. Take the first step to a career in corporate communications, public relations consultancy or in managing corporate brands. Using the latest research and current best practice, you learn how to communicate effectively with key stakeholders, including employees, and promote a positive corporate reputation. Communication specialists who can take a strategic view of business are in high demand and those with a thorough understanding of current communication technology are in short supply. We help to meet that demand by giving you a unique experience combining advanced knowledge of up-to-the-minute communication skills and techniques, with case studies and practical examples of best practice. You graduate equipped with analytical tools which can be used across all sectors and will give you a competitive edge in the marketplace. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: Blemain Group, BNY Mellon, British Council, eBay, Energy Development Corp, Ernst & Young, John Lewis, JP Morgan, Microsoft, Swier Group, Tesco plc, United Nations, Wal-Mart   Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits) Semester 1: 1) Corporate Communications 2) Corporate Reputation Management 3) Employee Communications 4) Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics* Semester 2: 1) Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics* Three elective units from**: 1) Advertising 2) Business-to-Business Marketing 3) Consumer Behaviour 4) Corporate Social Responsibility 5) Crisis Management 6) Digital Technologies for Marketing 7) International Marketing 8) Marketing Communications and Branding 9) Relationship Marketing and Customer Experience Management 10) Retail Marketing 11) Services Marketing *Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics is a dual-semester module worth 30 credits. ** By agreement with the course director, one elective unit may be taken from another Masters course. All elective units are subject to availability and timetabling constraints. Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research. Examples of recent dissertation topics include: 1) The role of PR in the enactment of a sub-political arena 2) Corporate social responsibility and its influence on employee engagement 3) Exploring the interplay between control and flexibility in communication processes of a highly complex organisation 4) The interplay of imagination, perception and memory in consumer evaluations of service experiences 5) The impact of corporate advertising and news media coverage on corporate image 6) The role and effectiveness of social media in crisis management Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. Funding MBS Scholarships are also available - contact the Admissions Office for details and visit the MBS website for further details: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/programmes/masters/courses/scholarships/ Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Finance and Business Economics

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

The MSc Finance and Business Economics course appeals to students who are seeking a course that brings the study of finance and economics together... [+]

MSc Finance and Business Economics

This course is ideal for students looking for a finance degree with a focus on economics in a business context. You will receive expert advanced training in both finance and related areas of business economics.This course is evenly balanced with modules examining the links between international macroeconomics and global capital markets. A major piece of empirical research, in finance or business economics, completes your studies and allows you to research an area of interest in detail. You’ll graduate from the course equally equipped to pursue careers in financial services, banking or industry, or an academic career via a PhD. Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1: 1) Data Analysis for Business Economics 2) Essentials of Finance 3) International Macroeconomics and Global Capital Markets One elective unit from: 1) Derivative Securities 2) Foundations of Finance Theory 3) Portfolio Investment Semester 2: 1) Corporate Finance 2) Financial Econometrics 3) The Analysis of Business Structures One elective unit from: 1) Advanced Empirical Finance 2) Financial Statement Analysis 3) International Finance 4) International Trade: 5) Theory, Policy and Practice 6) Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial Aspects 7) Real Options in Corporate Finance Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation is an integral part of the course. It gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a piece of empirical work in finance or business economics. Examples of recent dissertation projects include: 1) The role of institutional investors in corporate governance 2) Corporate governance in the UK 3) Corporate payout policy 4) The information content of equity analyst reports of Chinese firms 5) Forecasting international real estate returns 6) Abnormal returns over the merger cycle 7) Security offerings Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: Accenture, CGI Group Inc, Bloomberg, China Everbright Bank, Ernst & Young, Frost Forretningsutvikling AS, HSBC, HRMC, Skye Bank Plc, Statoil ASA Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent. You need to have studied a degree in economics, finance or business studies. You must have taken a significant number of economics, finance and quantitative modules during your degree to at least second year undergraduate level (third year for four-year degree courses, but accounting is not a substitute for finance), and a major or specialisation in economics or finance in your final year. You must demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or mathematics. We also consider applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce who can demonstrate a very strong background in economics and finance throughout their degree and a final year major or specialisation in economics, and strong quantitative skills (as outlined above). Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with an undergraduate degree in economics or finance. We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. All applicants must pay a £60 non-refundable application fee before applications are considered. See MBS website for further details of entry requirements and method of payment. Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

The course aims to produce well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge and relevant hands-on experience [+]

People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their welfare and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival. The course produces well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge. As well as developing a crucial appreciation of the theoretical foundations and empirical practice of human resource management and industrial relations, in the UK and international settings, you develop an understanding of strategic changes in HRM. You gain strategic insight and boost your CV through workshops given by HR practitioners and attending a live employment tribunal case. The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which gives you a competitive edge in the job market. There is a charge for the CIPD stream: contact the Masters Admissions Office for details. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. CIPD Course recognition This Masters is approved to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard. You will join CIPD as a student member and on completion of the Masters and CIPD components you will have achieved the underpinning knowledge towards a level of professional membership. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace you will be in a position to apply to CIPD for a membership upgrade. On passing all the modules of the Masters degree (including the dissertation) and the CIPD-recognised stream and activities of the course you will automatically achieve Associate Membership. Once you have work experience you can apply for Chartered membership. Further details including costs are available from the postgraduate administration team and you can visit the CIPD website: www.cipd.co.uk/qualifications Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: Air Astana, Amazon, Balfour Beatty, Ernst & Young, Lloyds TSB, McKinsey and Company, MPA Consulting, Morrisons, Nestlé, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sony, Tesco plc, Xerox Ltd Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits) Semester 1: Core Units 1) Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice 2) Industrial Relations 3) Multinationals and Comparative Employment Systems 4) Research Methods for Organisations Elective unit 1) Comparative Industrial Relations Semester 2: Core units 1) Employment Law 2) Employment Policy and Practice 3) Human Resource Management: Context and Organisations Elective units: 1) International Human Resource Management 2) International Labour Law and Regulation Note: a maximum of eight units can be taken so you choose only one elective unit. There may be minor changes to the allocation of units to each semester. To gain CIPD membership you attend a series of skills workshops with guests invited from a wide range of companies, enabling you to develop practical HR skills. Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research. Examples of recent dissertation topics include: 1) Employment security in domestic privately owned enterprises in South China 2) Workers’ attitudes towards the implementation of performance-related pay in Chinese domestic enterprises 3) Disability discrimination 4) Organisational boundaries and temporary agency staff 5) Public private partnerships in local authorities 6) Career expectations of white collar managers 7) Employee involvement and participation in the retail sector 8) Employers’ policies and HIV positive employees [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting... [+]

From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting finance careers at an international level. Investing in our MSc Finance can be the start of a great career and you gain valuable quantitative skills that are in high demand by employers. Investing in our MSc Finance can be the start of a great career and you gain valuable quantitative skills that are in high demand by employers. A dissertation, focusing on empirical research, allows you to explore a research area of interest in detail, supported throughout by our high-calibre staff. Recent graduates have accepted positions in the City, with the ‘Big 4’ global financial services firms, major world banks and financial institutions. Course recognition The course meets ESRC guidelines for Masters degrees and has ESRC recognition as a postgraduate training year in preparation for a PhD. It also holds the award of partnership status from the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals. Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: Apple Inc, Bangkok Bank plc, Bloomberg, Central Bank of Chile, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Statoil ASA Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1: 1) Derivative Securities 2) Essentials of Finance 3) Introduction to Quantitative Methods One elective unit from: 1) Foundations of Finance Theory 2) International Macroeconomics and Global Capital Markets 3) Portfolio Investment Semester 2: 1) Advanced Empirical Finance 2) Corporate Finance 3) Financial Econometrics One elective unit from: 1) Financial Statement Analysis 2) International Finance 3) Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial Aspects 4) Real Options in Corporate Finance 5) The Analysis of Business Structures Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation is an integral part of the course. It gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a piece of empirical work, involving qualitative research methods or traditional statistical methods. Examples of recent dissertation project topics include: 1) The investment value of analyst forecasts 2) Stabilisation of initial public offerings (IPOs) 3) Forecasting international real estate returns: portfolio choice applications 4) An empirical analysis of corporate financing policies and corporate governance 5) Managerial compensation and corporate governance 6) Initial public offerings: debt IPOs, adviser switching, contracting, governance, performance and venture capital backing 7) Sovereign wealth funds and global financial stability 8) Stock markets and the macroeconomy Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or theoverseas equivalent. You need to have studied or be studying a degree in finance, economics or mathematics. You must have taken a significant number of economics or finance and quantitative courses during your degree. You must either be majoring or specialising in finance in your final year with top level results in final year finance subjects, or be majoring or specialising in economics with top level results in final year economics subjects, with a strong aptitude to study finance at Masters level. You must also demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or mathematics. We also consider applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce who can demonstrate a very strong background in finance throughout their degree and a final year major or specialisation in finance, and strong quantitative skills. Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with an undergraduate degree in finance or economics. We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. All applicants must pay a £60 non-refundable application fee before applications are considered. See MBS website for further details of entry requirements and method of payment. Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Manchester Business School - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. [+]

Gain the skills to understand and manage innovation in both entrepreneurial and established firms. You will learn how to successfully manage both technology and organisational innovation and how to lead innovative teams and organisations. You will also learn how the innovation process works, how companies organise to take advantage of internal and external sources of innovation, how to carry out technology investment appraisal and forecasting future innovation trends. Teaching and assessment places strong emphasis on developing analytical and critical skills, research training, personal communication skills and effective team-working, providing an excellent basis to pursue a variety of careers across all sectors. These include engineers and leaders of innovative teams, entrepreneurs in technology-driven organisations, academic research or teaching. This course is available on a full or part-time basis. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. Manchester Enterprise Centre provides a range of enterprise and entrepreneurship activities and support for students. Find out more at www.mbs.ac.uk/enterprise Career opportunities; Recent recruiters include: ASDA, Bentley, Capgemini, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, IBM, JP Morgan, KPMG, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Tesco plc, Texas Instruments. Some graduates have also set-up their own ventures such as ZenGuard. Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1: — Financial Appraisal and Investment Economics — High Technology Entrepreneurship — Innovation and the Knowledge Economy — Innovation Management Semester 2: — Research Methods Three elective units from*: — Business Creation and Development — Developing Enterprising Individuals — Eco-Innovation Management — Innovation and Market Strategy — Innovation Through Creativity and Design — International Competitiveness, Business Strategy and Innovation Management — Regional, National and Global Dimensions of Science, Technology and Innovation — Service Innovation — Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Developing Countries *By agreement with the course director, one elective unit may be taken from another Masters course. All elective units are subject to availability and timetabling constraints. Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research. Dissertation topics reflect the diverse interests and expertise of research-active academics who teach on the course and other research and teaching staff. Examples of recent dissertation topics include: — Disruptive innovation in the theatre: a case study of simulation technology — Emerging technological innovation systems: an analysis of the UK offshore wind industry — How do green issues affect the IT industry? — Investigating the determinants of success of generational technologies in the video game industry — The pattern of venture capital firm investment in early stage high technology companies in the UK — The Rising Silicon Dragon – strategies adopted by high tech non-government enterprises in China Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent in any discipline. Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc International Business and Management (Management)

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Make the move into the fast-paced world of international commerce with a masters degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. [+]

Course description Make the move into the fast-paced world of international commerce with a masters degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, including economic, financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world. You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course includes a Masters thesis (research dissertation) on an international business-related topic. In addition, there is a possibility in the course to spend a semester at an international partner institution to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market. As there are a limited number of exchange places available, the scheme is competitive and you can apply for a place once you are registered on the course. We are also offering a research pathway which may be of interest to students interested in a research-oriented career, or doctoral studies. Special features Students will have the opportunity to participate in an organised company visit to illustrate real-life applications of international business and management concepts covered on the course. There is also an opportunity to apply to spend an exchange semester at one of Alliance Manchester Business School's partner institutions abroad. Course units details Semester One: Compulsory course units: Comparative Business and Management Fundamentals of International Business and Management Research Methods and Data Analysis Theories in International Business Semester Two: One compulsory course unit: International Business Strategy Electives SET A (functional) - choose one elective unit from (A1 - A3) A1) Marketing Issues in International Business A2) Managing Across Cultures A3) Multinational Business Finance Electives SET B (current themes) - choose two additional elective units (either one from SET A plus one from SET B or SET C; or two elective units from SET B and/or SET C) B1) Institutions and Firms' Internationalisation Strategies B2) Institutions and Knowledge Management in MNEs B3) International Business and Emerging Markets B4) International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice B5) Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development B6) Responsible Business in a Global Environment Electives SET C (skills-based) C1) International Business Negotiations C2) International Enterpreneurship (blended learning course) Semester Three: Dissertation There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution. Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, individual essay, course work and presentations. Problem-solving exercises are prepared and evaluated in groups. A dissertation of between 12,000 and 25,000 words is also undertaken. [-]

MSc International Business and Management (Research)

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. [+]

Course description Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, including economic, financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world. This stream focuses on research, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course includes a Masters thesis (research dissertation) on an international business-related topic. Aims The research pathway aims to equip students with advanced knowledge and understand of social science research issues and methods, including advanced techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. It will prepare students for the demands of research-oriented career paths or doctoral training programmes. Special features Students will have the opportunity to participate in an organised company visit to illustrate real-life applications of international business and management concepts covered on the course. Course units details Semester one: Compulsory units: Comparative Business and Management Fundamentals of International Business and Management Research Methods and Data Analysis Theories in International Business Semester two: Compulsory units: International Business Strategy (Capstone course) Research Methods and Data Analysis II Topics in International Business research One elective unit from: Institutions and Firms' Internationalisation Strategies Institutions and Knowledge Management in MNEs International Business and Emerging Markets International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice Marketing Issues in International Business Managing Across Cultures Multinational Business Finance Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development Responsible Business in a Global Environment Semester three: Dissertation - research project Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, individual essay, course work and presentations. Problem-solving exercises are prepared and evaluated in groups. A dissertation of between 12,000 and 25,000 words is also undertaken. [-]

MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

The MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations is a one year, full-time programme. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). [+]

With more and more people working for multinational corporations or in global supply chains, the study of international human resources and comparative industrial relations is becoming ever more important. The increasing globalisation of the economy and pan-national employment legislation means that the ability to compare processes and practices across continents is a highly sought-after skill. This CIPD-approved course is extremely advantageous in securing a career in HRM. It gives you an understanding of the differences between the employment practices and industrial relations systems of varying countries and multinationals, and how they are influenced by social and economic factors. You also look at the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations. CIPD Course recognition This Masters is approved to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard. You will join CIPD as a student member and on completion of the Masters and CIPD components you will have achieved the underpinning knowledge towards a level of professional membership. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace you will be in a position to apply to CIPD for a membership upgrade. On passing all the modules of the Master’s degree (including the dissertation) and the CIPD-recognised stream and activities of the course you will automatically achieve Associate Membership. Once you have work experience you can apply for Chartered membership. Further details including costs are available from the postgraduate administration team and you can visit the CIPD website: www.cipd.co.uk/qualifications Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits) Semester 1: Core Units 1) Comparative Industrial Relations 2) Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice 3) Multinationals and Comparative Employment Systems 4) Research Methods for Organisations Elective unit: 1) Industrial Relations 2) Organisation Development 3) International Human Resource Management 4) International Labour Law and Regulation Semester 2: Core units 1) International Human Resource Management 2) International Labour Law and Regulation Elective unit: Employment Policy and Practice 1) Human Resource Management: Context and Organisation* 2) Human Resource Management in Asia 3) Management of International Organisational Change* Note: a maximum of eight units can be taken so you choose only one elective unit. There may be minor changes to the allocation of units to each semester. To gain CIPD membership you attend a series of skills workshops with guests invited from a wide range of companies, enabling you to develop practical HR skills. Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research. Examples of recent dissertation topics include: 1) Employment security in domestic privately owned enterprises in South China 2) Workers’ attitudes towards the implementation of performance-related pay in Chinese domestic enterprises 3) Disability discrimination 4) Organisational boundaries and temporary agency staff 5) Public private partnerships in local authorities 6) Career expectations of white collar managers 7) Employee involvement and participation in the retail sector 8) Employers’ policies and HIV positive employees [-]

MSc Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

The MSc Management is an exciting one year masters course open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management. [+]

You know where you want to be but you don’t have the right skills to get there yet. The MSc Management can help you make the jump from successful graduate to creative manager. Whether you want to run your own company, change the business environment from within or contribute to solving the world’s problems, we can give you the skills you need. That’s why the MSc Management is different. Most management courses will give you a strong foundation in the basics of business. Very few also guide you through understanding issues such as sustainability, social responsibility and social entrepreneurship, enabling you to reflect on the way businesses think and impact on society. We believe that people learn best when they can understand the theory driving an issue and can see the practical applications of what they’re studying. Our MSc Management isn’t just about lectures and assignments, we also give you challenging group projects to test your thinking, your teamworking skills and help you apply your knowledge to contemporary business issues. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: ABS Consulting, Balfour Beatty, HSBC, JD Williams, Kavan Healthcare, KPMG, Mike Collings & Co, Manchester City FC, Magna Connections, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard Chartered Bank   Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits) Pre-course workshop We get you started with an intensive one-week introduction to the course which brings you up to speed on exactly what management is. We provide you with invaluable feedback which will help you with your studies for the year. Semester 1: 1) Business Performance and Strategy 2) Foundations of Management 3) Introduction to Accounting 4) Marketing and Management Semester 2: 1) Comparative Employment Relations and International Human Resource Management 2) Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship 3) Organisational Psychology 4) Sustainability and Social Responsibility Summer period: 1) Research Skills for Business and Management 2) Trends in Global Business and Management 3) Business Research Project [30 credits] You work in groups and individually on a contemporary case study that allows you to reflect on everyday challenges faced by managers. The project builds on the skills and knowledge you’ve gained and allows you to make the connection between academic study and genuine business practice. It also showcases your management and research skills and demonstrates how these can be applied in the real world. Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. The MSc Management is a course for students with no previous experience of business and management. Although no prior knowledge of business and management is assumed, the course moves at a fast pace to bring all participants to the same breadth of understanding. All applicants must pay a £60 non-refundable application fee before applications are considered. See MBS website for further details of entry requirements and method of payment. Funding MBS Scholarships are also available - contact the Admissions Office for details and visit the MBS website for further details: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/programmes/masters/courses/scholarships/ Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

The MSc Marketing course also gives you a grounding in research methods, including techniques of data collection and analysis. [+]

Enjoy a stimulating and flexible degree designed to help you develop a critical appreciation of key areas in marketing, while giving you the chance to hone your skills in a specific area. As well as learning the fundamentals of marketing, you can also take one of our specialist pathways to ensure you really stand out in the job market and can demonstrate the practical key skills that employers are looking for. Specialism pathways are offered in: 1) Business-to-business 2) Consumer behaviour 3) International marketing 4) Retailing 5) Services The MSc Marketing course also gives you a grounding in research methods, including techniques of data collection and analysis. Course recognition The course has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing to provide direct entry onto the CIM’s Professional Diploma in Marketing. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: BSkyB, Dare, Logitech, L’Oréal, Marks & Spencer, Morris Group International, Open Table GmbH, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Samsung Electronics, Tesco plc, Unilever, Volkswagen Group UK   Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1: 1) Critical Marketing 2) Marketing Implementation 3) Marketing Strategy and New Product Development 4) Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics* Semester 2: Route 1: MSc Marketing 1) Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics* Three elective units from**: 1) Advertising 2) Business-to-Business Marketing 3) Consumer Behaviour 4) Corporate Social Responsibility 5) Crisis Management 6) Customer Experience Management and Relationship Marketing 7) Digital Technologies for Marketing 8) e-Business 9) International Marketing 10) Marketing Communications and Branding 11) Retail Marketing 12) Services Marketing Route 2: MSc Marketing (Specialism) 1) Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics* 2) Two elective units from Route 1 list 3) Specialism core module 4) Specialism-focused dissertation MSc Marketing (Business-to-Business) Core module: Business-to-Business Marketing MSc Marketing (Consumer Behaviour) Core module: Consumer Behaviour MSc Marketing (International) Core module: International Marketing MSc Marketing (Retailing) Core module: Retail Marketing MSc Marketing (Services) Core module: Services Marketing *Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics is a dual semester module worth 30 credits. **By agreement with the course director, one elective unit may be taken from another Masters course. All elective units are subject to availability and timetabling constraints. Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research. Topics reflect the expertise of lecturers and you may be asked to choose from a list of options. Examples of recent dissertation topics include: 1) The visual branding of specialty coffee: the cases of Nespresso and Starbucks in the UK and China 2) The online customer experience: an exploratory study in the UK travel agency sector 3) The spillover effect of Unilever’s corporate brand image and its impacts on its product brands 4) The motivations for creating an international joint venture: A study of the petroleum industry Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent. All applicants must pay a £60 non-refundable application fee before applications are considered. See MBS website for further details of entry requirements and method of payment. Funding MBS Scholarships are also available - contact the Admissions Office for details and visit the MBS website for further details: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/programmes/masters/courses/scholarships/ Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

This course gives you the skills to ensure that process runs smoothly, particularly in the face of challenges and opportunities arising from the increasingly global reach of business. [+]

Enjoy a stimulating and flexible degree designed to help you develop a critical appreciation of key areas in marketing, while giving you the chance to hone your skills in a specific area. As well as learning the fundamentals of marketing, you can also take one of our specialist pathways to ensure you really stand out in the job market and can demonstrate the practical key skills that employers are looking for. Specialism pathways are offered in: 1) Business-to-business 2) Consumer behaviour 3) International marketing 4) Retailing 5) Services The MSc Marketing course also gives you a grounding in research methods, including techniques of data collection and analysis. Course recognition The course has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing to provide direct entry onto the CIM’s Professional Diploma in Marketing. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: BSkyB, Dare, Logitech, L’Oréal, Marks & Spencer, Morris Group International, Open Table GmbH, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Samsung Electronics, Tesco plc, Unilever, Volkswagen Group UK   Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1: 1) Critical Marketing 2) Marketing Implementation 3) Marketing Strategy and New Product Development 4) Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics* Semester 2: Route 1: MSc Marketing 1) Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics* Three elective units from**: 1) Advertising 2) Business-to-Business Marketing 3) Consumer Behaviour 4) Corporate Social Responsibility 5) Crisis Management 6) Customer Experience Management and Relationship Marketing 7) Digital Technologies for Marketing 8) e-Business 9) International Marketing 10) Marketing Communications and Branding 11) Retail Marketing 12) Services Marketing Route 2: MSc Marketing (Specialism) 1) Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics* 2) Two elective units from Route 1 list 3) Specialism core module 4) Specialism-focused dissertation MSc Marketing (Business-to-Business) Core module: Business-to-Business Marketing MSc Marketing (Consumer Behaviour) Core module: Consumer Behaviour MSc Marketing (International) Core module: International Marketing MSc Marketing (Retailing) Core module: Retail Marketing MSc Marketing (Services) Core module: Services Marketing *Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics is a dual semester module worth 30 credits. **By agreement with the course director, one elective unit may be taken from another Masters course. All elective units are subject to availability and timetabling constraints. Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research. Topics reflect the expertise of lecturers and you may be asked to choose from a list of options. Examples of recent dissertation topics include: 1) The visual branding of specialty coffee: the cases of Nespresso and Starbucks in the UK and China 2) The online customer experience: an exploratory study in the UK travel agency sector 3) The spillover effect of Unilever’s corporate brand image and its impacts on its product brands 4) The motivations for creating an international joint venture: A study of the petroleum industry Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent. All applicants must pay a £60 non-refundable application fee before applications are considered. See MBS website for further details of entry requirements and method of payment. Funding MBS Scholarships are also available - contact the Admissions Office for details and visit the MBS website for further details: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/programmes/masters/courses/scholarships/ Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Organisational Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The MSc Organisational Psychology takes the psychological principles and theories you learned in your first degree and helps you apply them to the world of work. [+]

Are you a psychology graduate planning to work as an occupational psychologist? This advanced course gives you a route into occupational psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is offered on a full and part-time basis. The MSc Organisational Psychology takes the psychological principles and theories you learned in your first degree and helps you apply them to the world of work. As well as increasing your knowledge, the course arms you with the theoretical understanding and research skills required by the Division of Occupational Psychology of the BPS in the following eight areas: training, organisational development, employee relations and motivation, design of environments/health and safety, human/machine interaction, counselling and personal development, performance appraisal and career development, and selection in organisations. We include BPS Occupational Test User (Level A and B) training in the tuition fees. The majority of graduates subsequently undertake the practical experience required to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists. This is usually carried out within consultancy firms or within specialist sections of large organisations. Graduates are employed as internal consultants in large commercial and industrial organisations, in HR departments, in the Police, the NHS and as management consultants. Visit www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details. Course recognition The course is accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS). Career opportunities Recent recruiters include: Aldi, CAPP, Bentley Motors Ltd, Ministry of Defence, Nestlé, Occupational Psychology Group, ORC International, Robertson Cooper Ltd, Saville Consulting, Stonewall, Work Psychology Group Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits) In order to satisfy BPS requirements you must take the following compulsory units: Semester 1: 1) Research Methods 1 2) Selection and Assessment in Organisations 3) Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B) 4) Training, Support and Development Semester 2: 1) Organisational Effectiveness 2) Relationships at Work 3) Research Methods 2 4) The Individual and the Work Environment Students on the part-time two-year option study the units as follows: Year one - Semester 1: 1) Research Methods 1 2) Selection and Assessment in Organisations Year two - Semester 1: 1) Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B) 2) Training, Support and Development Year one - Semester 2: 1) Organisational Effectiveness 2) The Individual and the Work Environment Year 2 - Semester 2: 1) Relationships at Work 2) Research Methods 2 Summer research period Research dissertation [60 credits] The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research. Examples of recent dissertation topics include: 1) Customers pay our wages: a diary study examining how to optimise customer interaction and employee wellbeing in the service sector 2) Client verbal aggression: an examination of emotional labour and associated outcomes for employees in the legal sector 3) Effects of job stressors, organisational commitment and individual attributes on Malaysian Chinese primary school teachers’ burnout 4) What small firm owner-managers feel they should provide within the employment relationship 5) An exploratory investigation into farm stress: stressors and coping behaviours 6) Creativity in the workplace: a self-report measure and unanticipated costs Entry requirements We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in Psychology. To be admitted to this British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited course, your first degree must provide the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS and you need to submit evidence of your eligibility for GBC with your application: www.bps.org.uk Funding MBS Scholarships are also available - contact the Admissions Office for details and visit the MBS website for further details: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/programmes/masters/courses/scholarships/ Information for international students IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. Only applicants who already meet the minimum English language requirements will be considered. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx [-]

MSc Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Manchester

Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics have combined their academic strength and practical expertise to deliver the MSc Quantitative Finance course. [+]

Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics have combined their academic strength and practical expertise to deliver the MSc Quantitative Finance course. Ensuring that the mathematics element is accessible, the programme offers a good balance between mathematics and finance. They are particularly suitable for students with a degree in Finance, Financial Economics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (see entry requirements ), as well as relevant work experience (non-compulsory). It is also suited to those wishing to gain salary enhancements, or students wishing to pursue advanced studies in quantitative finance. The course provides an advanced knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in quantitative finance and financial engineering, delivered from a genuinely international and multicultural perspective, and with a `current issues' approach to teaching. The course is particularly useful for careers that involve designing new financial instruments and managing trading in them. We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance and quantitative subjects (accounting is not considered to be finance). When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. You need to have studied or be studying for a degree in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, actuarial or decision sciences and have taken or be taking a significant number of modules in quantitative subjects, such as differential equations, econometrics or mathematical statistics in the final year of your degree. You need excellent results in these subjects. We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. Academic entry qualification overview We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance and quantitative subjects (accounting is not considered to be finance). When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. You need to have studied or be studying for a degree in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, actuarial or decision sciences and have taken or be taking a significant number of modules in quantitative subjects, such as differential equations, econometrics or mathematical statistics in the final year of your degree. You need excellent results in these subjects. We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. English language For the latest information on demonstrating your English proficiency for those whose first language is not English, please see our language requirements . English language test validity Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of the course. Other international entry requirements We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements see entry requirements for your country . Career opportunities This course provides ideal preparation for a career in the finance industry specialising in designing and trading financial instruments. These financial engineers are expected to be proficient in computer programming and strong in financial mathematics. They have to be at ease with complex derivatives and creative enough to find solutions for pricing and hedging. The course also provides research skills for those who wish to pursue an academic career by studying at doctoral level. [-]

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