Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham

Birmingham Business School is a research-led institution and offers high quality undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for students from all over the world. Set in the university's attractive 'redbrick' campus, in the industrial heartland of Britain, the School is proud of its 100 year history and close links with local business.

Birmingham was the first university in the UK to teach business studies back in 1902 and this long commitment to business education is something we are very proud of. Internationalism is another proud tradition, both in the outlook of the programme content and in the global origins of our students - international students were amongst those first intakes over 100 years ago and today we welcome people from around 55 countries onto our programmes each year.

The University of Birmingham was founded in 1900 by the citizens of Birmingham who wanted their own university to train and educate the people who would create and manage the burgeoning businesses and industries of the midlands.

It was natural, given the nature of Birmingham's industry, that the University should, from the start, teach the major scientific and engineering disciplines. It was also the first UK university to establish a Faculty of Commerce and incorporate a medical school. The modern University is equally distinguished in the humanities, education, social sciences and law.


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MSc Development Economics

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

This new programme reflects our strength in both theoretical and applied policy areas, particularly as they concern emerging and developing countries. A technical training in the formal analysis of developmental economics is vital to careers involving developing countries. [+]

This new programme reflects our strength in both theoretical and applied policy areas, particularly as they concern emerging and developing countries. A technical training in the formal analysis of developmental economics is vital to careers involving developing countries. Through the delivery of specialised courses in development theory, development policy and econometrics, students are provided with the analytic and technical training necessary to examine various issues pertaining to economic development in both developed and developing countries. The skills acquired through this program can be utilised in the private and public sectors, as well as international institutions. Additionally, the programme provides appropriate training for doctoral research. Why study this course Studying on one of the Department’s MSc programmes will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills. You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions and, depending on which degree programme you are studying on, you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to your programme and take options in other areas that interest you. Another aim within the Department of Economics is to provide students with the necessary skills to succeed when they leave Birmingham. To this end, we believe that students and staff work together to ensure students receive the best intellectual training possible and that they develop personal skills which are transferable to the job market. At the end of your year studying with us, you will be equipped with the skills you will need to embark on a career in economics or finance, or to enter another profession, requiring the valuable transferable skills and insights obtained from an economics-related Masters degree. We also hope that some of you will want to stay in the department to study for a research degree. [-]

MSc Economics

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

This programme provides an advanced training in economic theory and econometrics, and application of these to achieve a sophisticated understanding of policy issues. It constitutes the taught part of an ESRC-recognised '1+3' programme leading to a PhD degree, reflecting the strength of our diverse research interests. [+]

{title_short}. This programme provides an advanced training in economic theory and econometrics, and application of these to achieve a sophisticated understanding of policy issues. It constitutes the taught part of an ESRC-recognised '1+3' programme leading to a PhD degree, reflecting the strength of our diverse research interests. Why study this course Studying on one of the Department’s MSc programmes will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills. You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions and, depending on which degree programme you are studying on, you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to your programme and take options in other areas that interest you. Another aim within the Department of Economics is to provide students with the necessary skills to succeed when they leave Birmingham. To this end, we believe that students and staff work together to ensure students receive the best intellectual training possible and that they develop personal skills which are transferable to the job market. This means that you, as a postgraduate student, have to take responsibility for your education and degree, just as we, as staff, have an obligation to do our best to provide you with the best education we can. It is this teamwork which guarantees that you will enjoy your time here and gain the most from it. Reading and using this handbook is the first step towards ensuring a successful partnership between you and the staff of the Department. At the end of your year studying with us, you will be equipped with the skills you will need to embark on a career in economics or finance, or to enter another profession, requiring the valuable transferable skills and insights obtained from an economics-related Masters degree. We also hope that some of you will want to stay in the department to study for a research degree [-]

MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few. This programme is aimed at providing you with the skills necessary to understand the fundamental causes of contemporary environmental problems, and to design policies to solve them. [+]

Environmental and natural resource economists deal every day with the most challenging problems facing mankind: global climatic change, environmental pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and food poverty, to name but a few. This programme is aimed at providing you with the skills necessary to understand the fundamental causes of contemporary environmental problems, and to design policies to solve them. Our programme is unique in that it combines a solid foundation in key areas of economics, with specialized field courses. Our students receive a thorough grounding in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics, alongside an in-depth knowledge of the economics and policy of environmental pollution, renewable and non-renewable resource use, as well as the interaction between globalization and environmental degradation. In addition, we emphasize the development of the quantitative skills necessary to understand and perform empirical work in economics, with particular attention to the valuation of environmental goods in monetary terms. Over your stay at the University of Birmingham, you can expect to learn about global environmental pollutants and climate change, emissions trading schemes, the links between trade and the environment, the role of innovation and technological change policy in securing a transition to a low carbon economy, the optimal management of fisheries and forests as well as fossil fuels and mineral resources, hedonic analysis and choice experiments as methods of valuing intangible goods, and how to modify national accounts to reflect resource depletion and pollution. [-]

MSc Financial Economics

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

The programme will be primarily targeted at students with an undergraduate degree in an economics-based degree but with a desire to obtain a technical training relevant for the world of finance. [+]

{title_short}. MSc Financial Economics will provide students with an advanced training in economics and in finance, acquainting them with recent developments and current issues in both areas. It will examine financial topics from an economics perspective and enable students to apply their analytical skills to financial markets. The programme will be primarily targeted at students with an undergraduate degree in an economics-based degree but with a desire to obtain a technical training relevant for the world of finance. With its blend of generic modules and specialist financial modules, MSc Financial Economics would be ideal for individuals wishing to embark on a career in the finance industry. This course will give students an insight into financial markets and the world of banking from an economics perspective.... [-]

MSc Financial Management

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

This is a 12-month programme designed for university graduates who have some quantitative backgrounds and want to work in the finance sector but have limited knowledge of accounting [+]

This is a 12-month programme designed for university graduates who have some quantitative backgrounds and want to work in the finance sector but have limited knowledge of accounting, economics or finance. The programme aims to provide such graduates with the knowledge, skills and qualification they need to work in the sector. Learning and teaching A general guide to postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham, featuring students speaking about the postgraduate experience. Students will take four modules in the first semester and another four modules in the second semester. In addition, they will have a series of seminars on research methods and techniques in accounting and finance in semester two and each student will write a dissertation during the summer period under the supervision of an academic member of staff. A variety of methods will be used to deliver the programme, including lectures, seminars and classes. Typically, the contact hours for each module on the programme will be approximately 3 per week, for 10 weeks, making a total of 30. Students are expected to complement that with 70 hours of independent study for each module over the 10 week period to read further on the topics and issues that are covered in the lectures, seminars and classes. The main method of assessment that we use is a 2-hour or 3-hour examination. However, we also use a variety of other methods of assessment, such as class tests, individual assignment, group assignment, presentations, a dissertation, etc. Marks obtained in taught modules will contribute two thirds (i.e. 120 credits) of all the marks that will be used to determine the class of the degree that will be awarded to each student at the end of their programme. The dissertation written by each student will have a weight of 60 credits and contribute the remaining one third. The contents of our programme reflect many of the topics in the intermediate and final stages (i.e. Stages 2 and 3 respectively) of the examinations for the Association of Corporate Treasurers’ AMCT Diploma in Treasury Management. ACT is the world’s only chartered body for the treasury profession and qualifies finance professionals working in a broad range of roles in non-financial corporates as well as in banks and other financial institutions. Fees and funding Tuition fees for the programme for 2014/15 are as follows: - UK/EU students = £7,740 - International students = £15,525 Please check with the School for the latest fees information. Business School Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government. Entry requirements (a) a second class upper division degree or postgraduate diploma obtained from a university in the UK, or equivalent, in any subject. We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. (b) a pass mark (or a pass grade) in any quantitative subject (such as econometrics, statistics, mathematics, physics, or any other relevant module) obtained on the bachelors degree programme referred to in (a) above, or any pass grade at GCE A-Level in mathematics, further mathematics, statistics or physics; (c) overall score of 6.5 in IELTS and not less than 6.0 in any band OR overall score of 88 in the internet based TOEFL (with 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing); (d) two satisfactory references, at least one of which must be academic; and (e) a satisfactory personal statement. [-]

MSc Human Resource Management

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

The MSc HRM pathway offers a suite of core and elective modules that explore and critically assess relevant and contemporary HRM-related theories and research, giving insight into their practical applications. [+]

{title_short}. Many organisations claim 'our people are our most important asset', and the human resource management function is increasingly significant to business strategy and success. Activities such as recruitment, selection, managing labour relations, training and career development are important to the effectiveness of organisations wherever they are located. The MSc HRM pathway offers a suite of core and elective modules that explore and critically assess relevant and contemporary HRM-related theories and research, giving insight into their practical applications. By the end of the programme you will have a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the current practical, intellectual and policy challenges facing practitioners in the field of human resource management. These include: - The relationship between HRM and business strategy - The impact of HRM on company performance - The challenge of developing HRM strategies in an international context - The implications of new individual and collective employment rights - Managing change and introducing new forms of work organisation - Ensuring that employees are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge. 12 month programme The 12 month programme begins in September. Students are required to undertake 120 credits of taught elements and a 60 credit dissertation. You will receive training in research methods so as to enable you to carry out the dissertation, undertaken between June and September. The training will also prepare you for doctoral research, should you choose to continue your studies. 24 month programme A 24 month programme is available where students take a general business qualification to develop their knowledge and expertise in functional and strategic business areas. Why study this course The Human Resource Management function is increasingly significant to business strategy and success. Activities such as recruitment, selection, retention, managing labour relations, training and career development are highly important to the financial performance of organisations as competition between companies increases. The programme caters for graduates wanting to develop a career in human resource management, an area in which there are many opportunities. It is distinctive in being internationally oriented, and devotes attention to issues related to HRM theory, policy and practice. Students also have the opportunity to attend a personal development course at an outdoor pursuits centre in the UK. [-]

MSc Human Resource Management with CIPD Pathway

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

The MSc HRM (with CIPD Pathway) offers a set of core modules, which provide access to CIPD membership and a greater focus on the development of professional managerial skills. [+]

The MSc HRM (with CIPD Pathway) offers a set of core modules, which provide access to CIPD membership and a greater focus on the development of professional managerial skills. The MSc HRM (with CIPD Pathway) has a stronger focus on HRM practice and skill development than the standard pathway. It is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and provides access to membership of this professional body. Membership of the CIPD is widely regarded as providing a distinct advantage to those who wish to pursue a career in the fields of HRM and Employment Relations and is increasingly seen as an essential requirement. The CIPD currently has 135,000 members and job advertisements for HRM posts frequently make reference to the need for CIPD membership. CIPD status is nationally recognised in the UK but is increasingly recognised on an international basis. This pathway meets the CIPD’s Advanced level criteria enabling those that have successfully completed and passed the pathway to apply for Associate and then Chartered level membership depending on their HR role/level and experience. The CIPD charges a student membership fee (currently £170). Associate and Chartered membership levels are granted by the CIPD. There are no electives, as students need to complete and pass each module. By the end of the programme you will have a high standard of knowledge and understanding of the current practical, intellectual and policy challenges facing practitioners in the field of human resource management. These include: - The relationship between HRM and business strategy - The impact of HRM on company performance - The challenge of developing HRM strategies in an international context - The implications of new individual and collective employment rights - Managing change and introducing new forms of work organisation - Ensuring that employees are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge. In addition, you will be eligible to apply for membership of the CIPD at either Associate or Chartered level. [-]

MSc International Accounting and Finance

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

The International Accounting and Finance MSc, on offer since the 1960s, encompasses accounting in its international, public and private contexts, corporate financial management, private sector investment and foreign exchange markets. [+]

{title_short}. The International Accounting and Finance MSc, on offer since the 1960s, encompasses accounting in its international, public and private contexts, corporate financial management, private sector investment and foreign exchange markets. It aims to give you a deep knowledge of the theoretical and empirical literature that provides the background to understanding changes and innovations in accounting and finance, where you will also acquire a range of skills that can be used to solve real-world problems. Why study this course Accedited by ACCA The MSc International Accounting and Finance Programme is accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which means you will be awarded exemptions from certain papers of the ACCA examinations upon successful completion of the programme. Strong industry links We enjoy active and close links with industry and the financial community. Many of our programmes have input from organisations such as GE, Biersdorf and Accenture. Companies such as HSBC, BP, Unilever and Deloitte visit the School to run workshops and business games, ensuring that you have the opportunity to put the theory you have learned into practice. Particular programmes also offer the ability to obtain first-hand experience in the form of either work placements abroad or UK based consultancy projects with companies such as Jaguar, Aston Villa Football Club and Cadbury. Excellent career prospects Students have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Arcadia Group, CiscoSystems, Nissan, Ford, BP, Cadbury, P&G, and a whole host of smaller companies and public sector organisations. Global community We believe that the global nature of business makes it essential that our students and academics understand business from different international perspectives. Our programmes currently include students from over 60 countries, so you will also have the opportunity to make friends and study with many nationalities. We have numerous international links and have been involved in projects in countries which include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Mauritius, Singapore and Thailand. [-]

MSc International Business

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

For graduates wishing to develop a career in international business, the opportunities span a wide range of possibilities. Multinational corporations are very short of managers from countries other than their domestic base, who have the understanding to operate comfortably in different countries. [+]

Business today is global. No company can be confident of surviving unless it appreciates this fact and understands its implications. For graduates wishing to develop a career in international business, the opportunities span a wide range of possibilities. Multinational corporations are very short of managers from countries other than their domestic base, who have the understanding to operate comfortably in different countries. Small and medium-sized firms with strong niche positions are also increasingly looking for talented and well-trained staff to help them undertake international expansion. In major emerging economies such as Brazil, China and India, successful domestic firms are poised to become multinational through expanding overseas. They too welcome graduates with the appropriate knowledge about doing business internationally. The programme, run by the International Management and Organisation Group, draws on the talents of internationally respected scholars and highly respected teachers. Their expertise covers globalisation, the international aspects of accounting and finance, corporate governance, e-commerce, human resource management, marketing, organisation of multinational corporations, operations and procurement, and strategy. Regional specialists with expertise on Africa, China, Europe and Latin America also teach on the programme. The MSc International Business has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). The accreditation, aimed at Pre-Experience Masters in General Management (PEMM), takes into account criteria such as the breadth of the syllabus, the quality of teaching staff, careers support available and the inclusion of a research dissertation. This accreditation aims to safeguard standards of excellence and ensure clarity about the purpose of various general management qualifications in an increasing market. Why study this course We believe that the global nature of business makes it essential that our students and academics understand business from different international perspectives. Our programmes currently include students from over 60 countries, so you will also have the opportunity to make friends and study with many nationalities. We have numerous international links and have been involved in projects in countries which include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, Mauritius, Singapore and Thailand. [-]

MSc International Economics

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

The MSc. in International Economics is a taught graduate programme that provides specialised and advanced training in international economics. [+]

{title_short}. The MSc. in International Economics is a taught graduate programme that provides specialised and advanced training in international economics. This is achieved through the delivery of specialised courses in trade theory, trade policy and econometrics. Exposure to the various theoretical constructs and empirical analyses within this sub-discipline, as well as other core and optional courses, equips students with the analytic and quantitative skills necessary to examine recent developments in the global economy; particularly those with implications for policy. Additionally, the programme provides appropriate training for doctoral research. This programme reflects the fundamental importance of this area in the present age, and the fact that it is a particular teaching and research strength of the Department. Globalisation of the world economy means that a training in international economics is now of vital importance in many careers. Why study this course Studying on one of the Department’s MSc programmes will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills. You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions and, depending on which degree programme you are studying on, you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to your programme and take options in other areas that interest you. Another aim within the Department of Economics is to provide students with the necessary skills to succeed when they leave Birmingham. To this end, we believe that students and staff work together to ensure students receive the best intellectual training possible and that they develop personal skills which are transferable to the job market. This means that you, as a postgraduate student, have to take responsibility for your education and degree, just as we, as staff, have an obligation to do our best to provide you with the best education we can. It is this teamwork which guarantees that you will enjoy your time here and gain the most from it. Reading and using this handbook is the first step towards ensuring a successful partnership between you and the staff of the Department. At the end of your year studying with us, you will be equipped with the skills you will need to embark on a career in economics or finance, or to enter another profession, requiring the valuable transferable skills and insights obtained from an economics-related Masters degree. We also hope that some of you will want to stay in the department to study for a research degree. [-]

MSc International Marketing

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

This is a conversion programme for applicants without previous knowledge or experience in marketing, but who wish to particularly explore the theory, principles and practice of marketing in the context of a global market environment and the challenges of marketing across countries and cultures. [+]

This is a conversion programme for applicants without previous knowledge or experience in marketing, but who wish to particularly explore the theory, principles and practice of marketing in the context of a global market environment and the challenges of marketing across countries and cultures. This programme is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and count towards fifty percent of the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing. ‘For recent graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts, please also see our Marketing Communications MSc and Strategic Marketing and Consulting MSc programmes.’ Programme details The 12 month masters degree programme begins at the end of September. Initially you will spend time developing your understanding of core principles, theory and practice in marketing management, marketing research and marketing strategy and planning. Case studies will explore the particular applications of concepts in an international marketing context. You will also take a compulsory module exploring the principles, theory and practice of international marketing strategy, including approaches to international market selection, entry mode, and planning the marketing mix globally and/or locally. You will also study a compulsory module on Cross-Cultural Communication to help appreciate the challenges and strategies for effective communication when managing in an international context. Beyond the core modules, the programme offers a wide choice of elective modules. You will be able to specialise in the areas of marketing that you feel will best prepare you for your chosen career path. We offer an exciting elective which explores the challenges of international marketing decisions in practice, using an innovative computer-based simulation in association with a USA-based company. [-]

MSc International Money and Banking

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

This programme complements the MSc in Money, Banking and Finance, and, as with that programme, is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue careers in the financial sector. It provides you with an advanced knowledge of the related disciplines of macroeconomics, banking, international finance and financial markets. [+]

{title_short}. This programme complements the MSc in Money, Banking and Finance, and, as with that programme, is of particular interest to those wishing to pursue careers in the financial sector. It provides you with an advanced knowledge of the related disciplines of macroeconomics, banking, international finance and financial markets. In comparison with the MSc in Money, Banking and Finance, there is greater emphasis on international banking and finance, and less on the acquisition of related technical skills. Entry requirements A good Honours first degree (or overseas equivalent) in Economics or a related discipline. You are expected to have received a good training in economics, to at least intermediate level, and to have a basic knowledge of calculus and statistics. International students We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. [-]

MSc Investments

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

This demanding programme teaches theories and techniques of investments, as well as their real-life application. It is designed for graduates who want to develop a career in investment institutions, or who wish to become investments specialists or managers in other corporate bodies. [+]

This demanding programme teaches theories and techniques of investments, as well as their real-life application. It is designed for graduates who want to develop a career in investment institutions, or who wish to become investments specialists or managers in other corporate bodies. Based mainly, but not exclusively, on practices in the UK, continental Europe, the USA and some emerging markets, this programme equips you with the skills and knowledge that you need to function as an investments specialist in domestic and international markets. Internationally renowned academic staff teach theory and technique, whilst their application is taught by professional traders with years of experience in the industry and first-hand knowledge of current market regulations, trading techniques, customs and practices. You also have access to a simulated dealing room, where a range of trading techniques can be practised. Why study this course Strong Industry links We enjoy active and close links with industry and the financial community. Many of our programmes have input from organisations such as GE, Biersdorf and Accenture. Companies such as HSBC, BP, Unilever and Deloitte visit the School to run workshops and business games, ensuring that you have the opportunity to put the theory you have learned into practice. Particular programmes also offer the ability to obtain first-hand experience in the form of either work placements abroad or UK based consultancy projects with companies such as Jaguar, Aston Villa Football Club and Cadbury. Excellent career prospects Students have gone on to work in a wide range of industries, in organisations such as Accenture, Deloitte, PWC, Ernst and Young, KPMG, Arcadia Group, Cisco Systems, Nissan, Ford, BP, Cadbury, P&G, and a whole host of smaller companies and public sector organisations. [-]

MSc Management

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

MSc Management is a new specialist programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level. [+]

{title_short}. MSc Management is a new specialist programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level. The programme introduces students to advanced management concepts through a combination of core foundation subjects before selecting one of two specialist pathways. Student also have the opportunity to choose a mixed pathway route, tailoring the course to their requirements. The programme is structured into three components; five core foundation subjects (70 credits), one of two specialist pathways (50 credits), and a dissertation (60 credits). The MSc Management programme is assessed by coursework only; there are no exams. Each taught module has the following structure: - Individual Coursework: 80% - Group Coursework: 20% Coursework can take the form of short essays, extended essays, reports and presentations, through which students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. Taught modules contribute two thirds of the overall degree (120 credits). The final assessment is the 60 credit dissertation (10,000 – 12,000 words), where students conduct their own research aligned to their pathway under the guidance of a supervisor. Students undertaking the Entrepreneurship & Innovation pathway will also be encouraged to explore starting-up their own business. Why study this course - Opportunity to study one of two specialist pathways; Strategy or Entrepreneurship & Innovation, or a mixed pathway – students can tailor the programme to match their requirements. - Supports a variety of careers, including consulting, research & policymaking, and senior management positions within both in SMEs and large multinationals. - Students undertaking the Entrepreneurship & Innovation pathway are encouraged to explore starting-up their own business. - Coursework only assessment structure – 80% Individual, 20% Group Work. - The University of Birmingham is an elite institution and was voted Sunday Times University of the year 2013/14. - Teaching and Research excellence in business and management, fully accredited by AMBA and EQUIS. [-]

MSc Management: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Pathway

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

MSc Management: Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a new specialist pathway programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level and also encourages students to explore starting-up their own business. [+]

MSc Management: Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a new specialist pathway programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level and also encourages students to explore starting-up their own business. The programme introduces students to advanced management concepts through a combination of core foundation subjects alongside the Entrepreneurship and Innovation pathway. Students have the opportunity to choose a mixed pathway route, if desired, by changing to the Strategy specialist pathway, tailoring the course to their requirements. Qualifications Students studying the Entrepreneurship & Innovation pathway will graduate with an 'MSc Management: Entrepreneurship & Innovation'.... [-]

MSc Management: Strategy Pathway

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

MSc Management: Strategy is a new specialist pathway programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level. [+]

{title_short}. MSc Management: Strategy is a new specialist pathway programme designed for business, management or economics graduates who wish to develop their knowledge to Masters level. The programme introduces students to advanced management concepts through a combination of core foundation subjects alongside the Strategy pathway. Students have the opportunity to choose a mixed pathway route, if desired, by changing to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialist pathway, tailoring the course to their requirements. Qualifications Students studying the Strategy pathway will graduate with an 'MSc Management: Strategy'. [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

This programme is designed for graduates wishing to start, or further develop, careers in marketing. It explores the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of marketing with particular emphasis on contemporary issues and leading-edge marketing thinking. [+]

This programme is designed for graduates wishing to start, or further develop, careers in marketing. It explores the principles, theoretical concepts and practice of marketing with particular emphasis on contemporary issues and leading-edge marketing thinking. Programme content The programme involves six taught modules, including four core modules (Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Management, Marketing Research and Marketing Strategy and planning) followed by a number of specialist modules such as Retail Marketing, Strategic Brand Management, Strategic Environmental Sustainability and Marketing Communications. You will also undertake a substantial research dissertation on a marketing topic of your choice. Recent dissertations have included investigations in areas such as interactive marketing, marketing communications and retail marketing. For this programme, you do not need previous formal education in marketing. The programme is recognised by the ESRC for research training and is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and count towards fifty percent of the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing. For recent graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts, please also see our Marketing Communications MSc and Strategic Marketing and Consulting MSc programmes. Programme details The 12-month full-time programme begins at the end of September. The first nine months are spent developing knowledge through six or seven taught modules, comprising four compulsory modules and two/three specialist modules chosen from a list of options designed to give you flexibility. A 24 month MSc Marketing programme is also available where students first take a nine month general business qualification, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) if they do not meet the 12 month course requirements. If a satisfactory performance on this GDBA is achieved students can then progress to the 12-month MSc Marketing programme. [-]

MSc Marketing Communications

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

This programme is designed for recent graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts. It will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of integrated marketing communications but within a strategic marketing context and managerial framework. [+]

{title_short}. This programme is designed for recent graduates and practising managers already familiar with basic marketing concepts. It will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of integrated marketing communications but within a strategic marketing context and managerial framework. This programme is accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and count towards fifty percent of the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing. The programme will develop your critical awareness of contemporary strategic marketing issues, the role of communications in marketing, and a critical approach to the principles and practice involved in planning, creating, managing and evaluating communication campaigns which incorporate both traditional and new media. Programme content Core modules include: - Contemporary Issues in Strategic Marketing - Marketing Analytics - Marketing Communications - Advertising and Sales Promotions - PR and Media Skills - Direct and Interactive Marketing These are followed by the opportunity to deepen and apply your understanding of marketing communications through a range of specialist elective modules and a major personal research dissertation or company project. [-]

MSc Mathematical Finance

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis. [+]

This programme, taught jointly by the School of Mathematics and the Department of Economics, provides the skills that will enable technically able graduates (including in mathematics, science and engineering) to apply their quantitative training to financial analysis. In most cases, we expect that graduates from the Masters will take positions in quantitative analysis (or similar) in major financial institutions, such as in the City. The programme also prepares you to pursue further studies in academia. Fees for the MSc are the same for all students to ensure that we only have incentives to admit the most qualified students, regardless of nationality.

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MSc Money, Banking and Finance

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

There is a worldwide demand for those trained in the areas of money, banking and finance, which shows no sign of abating. [+]

{title_short}. There is a worldwide demand for those trained in the areas of money, banking and finance, which shows no sign of abating. Graduates from this programme hold high-ranking positions in financial centres around the globe. In addition to those aiming for careers in the private sector, it attracts economists currently working in economics, treasury or finance ministries, or in central banks, and graduates preparing for such careers. [-]

MSc Strategic Marketing and Consulting

Campus UK Birmingham
September 2014

Designed for recent graduates or practising managers who are already familiar with basic marketing concepts, this programme will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary and complex strategic challenges facing marketers, and to deepen your insights in the theory and practice of specialist aspects of marketing. [+]

Designed for recent graduates or practising managers who are already familiar with basic marketing concepts, this programme will enable you to develop advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary and complex strategic challenges facing marketers, and to deepen your insights in the theory and practice of specialist aspects of marketing. The suite of MSc Marketing programmes have been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and count towards fifty percent of the CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing and is recognised by the ESRC for research training. The programme will develop your critical thinking, research and communications skills and, uniquely, will feature consultancy projects as a vehicle for learning and as a means of developing further personal skills for later marketing and consulting careers. Programme content The programme will focus on developing your knowledge and understanding of marketing through advanced modules on Contemporary Issues in Strategic Marketing, Strategic Management and Marketing Analytics, Problem Solving & Strategic Marketing as Practice. Subsequently you will deepen your understanding by undertaking a live consultancy project alongside a range of specialist elective modules (including Retail Marketing, Strategic Brand Management, Strategic Environmental Sustainability and Marketing Communications). The final component of the programme is an individual consulting project and dissertation, adding a further opportunity to apply theory to practice and a further company experience for your CV. On this programme our students have undertaken live consultancy projects with a range of top companies – for example, Cadbury, Hobbs, Honeywell, Land Rover/Jaguar, Cogent Elliot, TRW, Helix and Aston Villa Football Club. These consultancy projects will give you valuable experience and substantially enhance your marketing career prospects. Graduates from the programme have moved into a range of marketing and consultancy roles with top UK and international companies. [-]


Birmingham Business School
Address: Edgbaston Park Rd 116
B15 2TY Birmingham, United Kingdom
Website:
Phone: +44 121 414 6225

Birmingham Business School
Address: Edgbaston Park Rd 116
B15 2TY Birmingham, United Kingdom
Website:
Phone: +44 121 414 6225