Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

Introduction
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Supercharge your career at an internationally accredited Top-10 UK business school just 90mins from London and surrounded by beautiful English countryside.

The Loughborough Experience

Loughborough is a fantastic place to study. Our attractive single-site campus provides an environment that is stimulating and supportive, offering first-rate facilities for both students and staff. There is a real pride in the University that touches everyone associated with it. Loughborough is renowned in the UK for offering a fantastic student experience and has been named England’s Best Student Experience for an unpredicted six consecutive years.

A Leading Business School

Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school for management, accounting and finance, and Information Management by national league tables, Loughborough is among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation.

We are committed to our mission of ‘Transforming Practice, Inspiring Winners’, an ethos which drives everything we do, from academic excellence to student support. This, along with our international accreditations and 400+ global corporate contacts ensures our qualifications are respected by employers around the world.

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Our Postgraduate Programmes

We offer a rich variety of postgraduate programmes ranging from taught masters, MBA and doctoral programmes, to short courses and executive education, with subjects spanning management, marketing, finance, banking, economics, and information management. All of this contributes to a lively and supportive learning environment within the School.

Our taught programmes all have an international ‘real-world’ focus that addresses the challenges of globalisation and the contemporary issues facing organisations, policy makers and individuals alike. Many of our academics, have first-hand experience in business, finance and management or government advisory roles, helping to shape policy in the private and public sectors. As such, we will equip you with lifelong skills and knowledge that will serve you well in your career or enable you to pursue further study and research.

Developing your Career

With over 400 global corporate partnerships, our teaching is informed by the very latest best practice and research, ensuring it is both commercially relevant and academically rigorous. As an internationally accredited school, our career-enhancing postgraduate programmes are respected by employers and will help you achieve your career aspirations. All our postgraduate students have access to our award-winning careers service, their global vacancy database with the world’s leading recruiters, and one of the UK’s largest careers fairs, based right here on campus.

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Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our specialist MSc programme in Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking, or for those who are looking for a route towards PhD study. [+]

Our specialist MSc programme in Banking and Finance is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the financial services sectors of industry or government, particularly banking and central banking, or for those who are looking for a route towards PhD study. All of our modules are underpinned by the latest research and best practice, having been designed to equip you with up-to-date and relevant knowledge across a number of areas, including banking, finance and research methods. You will also benefit from the insights of a range of expert guest speakers. The range of optional modules on the programme will enable you to specialise in areas of economics, banking and finance that best suit your career ambitions and interests. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Banking and Finance programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 Compulsory modules Financial Economics Economic Data Analysis The Financial System Research Communication (two-semester module) Optional modules (choose one) Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Economics of Firms and Markets Stochastic Models in Finance Semester 2 Core modules Risk Management and Derivatives and/or Corporate Finance Banking and Financial Markets Applied Financial Econometrics Research Communication (two-semester module) Optional modules (choose one) Applied Banking and Financial Modelling Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing International Money and Finance Summer period Students satisfy the research requirement by examined participation in research seminars. Subject to special conditions, students may submit a dissertation instead. Entry criteria We ask for an upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a quantitative element. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. Examples of eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, finance, business and management. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

Business Analysis and Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our Business Analysis and Management programme is designed to directly improve the employment prospects of graduates by teaching key functional business knowledge and skills. [+]

Our Business Analysis and Management programme is designed to directly improve the employment prospects of graduates by teaching key functional business knowledge and skills. Especially suitable for those seeking careers as business analysts or management consultants, students are trained in the core aspects of business management with particular emphasis on the development of a range of business modelling, data analysis and consultancy skills. Students will gain the foundational knowledge needed to perform effectively a set of key business analysis functions. The programme content has been tailored from the research areas and specialisms of our world-renowned staff, meaning our students not only experience the very best teaching quality, but also graduate with the capability to contribute quickly and purposefully to the running of any organisation. There is also a strategic theme within the programme to instil knowledge and skills relevant to middle management and to more senior roles for later in your career. Our modules use contemporary case studies and skills-based coursework, ensuring that our graduates can apply up-to-date and relevant knowledge to a range of business situations. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Business Analysis and Management programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skillsbased courseworks. Semester 1 October to January introduces our core management modules. Compulsory modules* Accounting and Financial Management (15 credits) – developing technical and analytical skills in accounting and financial management, this module introduces the financial practices of business and how these influence other functional areas. Human Resource Management (15 credits) – the theory and practice of managing people including everything from recruitment and training to motivation and job design. Operations Management (15 credits) – learn how organisations develop and distribute products and services effectively and efficiently. Marketing in the Organisation Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester) *Students with significant knowledge of a compulsory module may substitute it with another available module. Semester 2 February to June builds on the core modules to develop a deeper understanding of problem solving in management. Compulsory modules Business Forecasting (15 credits) – employing ideas and structures from the core modules, students analyse a designated industry and a company within it in considerable detail. Operational Research Methods (15 credits) – has been designed to provide an understanding of the techniques used to structure, model and optimise management decisions. In so doing, students have a very real opportunity to develop their skills in the analysis and modelling of management situations, and in applying the models, methods and computer software to address the decision problems faced. In a business world in which numerical, analytical and IT competences are increasingly valued, the materials covered in this module should greatly enhance students' potential in the job market. Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester) Optional modules (choose two) Business Economics Enterprise Resource Planning Information Systems and Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management Services and Retail Management Work Psychology Summer period July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the course, instilling a vital understanding of business strategy. Compulsory modules Business Analysis and Planning (30 credits) – fosters a deeper and richer understanding of all the previously completed modules, by explicitly inviting students to integrate and build upon these learning experiences in the context of a management consultancy exercise. Global Strategic Management Entry criteria A good honours degree (2:2 or higher) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University, typically in a non-business field though those with a business background will be considered. Evidence of numerical proficiency as demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in some part of your first degree. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either: achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme [-]

Business Analytics Consulting

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

This programme is ideal if you wish to use your analytic skills to derive and obtain useful insights from large amounts of data. By equipping you with the rigorous modelling and consulting skills needed to understand, manage and communicate useful insights from ‘big data’, it prepares you to inform business decisions or government policies. [+]

This programme is ideal if you wish to use your analytic skills to derive and obtain useful insights from large amounts of data. By equipping you with the rigorous modelling and consulting skills needed to understand, manage and communicate useful insights from ‘big data’, it prepares you to inform business decisions or government policies. As such, you will develop skills highly prized by employers in today’s knowledge economy. The programme involves a taught and a project component. Taught modules are led and delivered by our group of internationally recognised management scientists, who are actively working with business, government and non-profit organisations to tackle routine, strategic or policy problems in areas such as: health, transport, telecommunications, energy, defence, government and public services. Soft skills and the use of industry-leading tools that are in high demand from employers are tested throughout the programme. Our industry advisory board will ensure that the focus of our taught modules is of both academic and practical relevance. Our board includes practitioners from companies such as IBM, RWE npower, BT, ebiquity and Government Operational Research Service. In addition, we have developed two modules - Customer Analytics and Leading Analytics Initiatives - in close collaboration with our partner IBM, who also sponsor a student prize. During the summer, you will undertake a supervised consulting or research project. This will give you the opportunity to apply powerful tools such as data mining, forecasting, optimisation, simulation and decision analysis to a particular area of business or policy, and provide you with an excellent preparation for the world of work. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Business Analytics Consulting programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based coursework assessments. How you can benefit from our Centre for Information Management (CIM) Loughborough University’s Centre for Information Management is one of the leading research institutes of its kind and is undertaking cutting edge research in a range of fields, often in close collaboration with industry partners, including IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Leicester County Council, Leicestershire Police, Microsoft, Rolls Royce and SAP to name a few. Extra-Curricular Industry Speakers As a student here you can benefit from a range of fantastic (extra-curricular) industry speakers who come to campus as part of CIM’s distinguished speaker programme, with examples from Yahoo! and Dell so far. This is in addition to the range of master-classes and public lectures that the university offers in a wide array of business-related subjects, from finance and banking to outsourcing and management. Semester 1 Consulting for Analytics - You will learn the craft and skills required by analytic consultants, and which employers look for but often find lacking. It will cover process aspects of analytics projects, as well as skills in client interaction, problem structuring and data elicitation (with individuals and/or groups, and with hard/soft data), presenting data-driven analyses, report writing, and developing simple bespoke decision support systems. Discovery Analytics - You will be introduced to common statistical methods to explore and visualise cross sectional and temporal data. You will also learn about the design and conduct of data collection efforts, together with methods for dealing with data outliers and missing data. Industry-leading tools that are in high demand from employers (e.g. SAS and SPSS) will be used. Decision Analytics - Your will be introduced to common operational research techniques to help determine the best course of action for a given decision or problem. Topics covered include optimisation, simulation and decision and risk analysis. Managing Big Data - Your will learn about the challenges and opportunities derived from the increased volume, variety, velocity and value of data that is available today. A range of big data topics will be covered including data type, data integration, data technologies, and data security. Semester 2 Customer Analytics - You will focus on analytics techniques that can help organisations gain a deeper insight into customers’ behaviour and attitudes towards their products and services. It will cover approaches designed to provide a profile of customer segments, such as those grounded in data mining and multivariate statistical analysis. Industry-leading tools that are in high demand from employers (e.g. SAS and SPSS) will be used. There is an IBM sponsored student prize on this module. Leading Analytics Initiatives - You will learn about the issues associated with implementing an analytics capability in organisations. It will cover topics on how to develop an analytics strategy, how to embed analytics in organisational processes to ensure they deliver value, and how to deploy analytics throughout the organisation to improve decision making. There is an IBM sponsored student prize on this module. Operations Analytics - You will focus on analytics techniques that can help organisations to develop a better understanding of operational processes, and identify efficiency and cost reduction opportunities. Topics covered include advanced optimisation and simulation techniques. Policy and Strategy Analytics - You will focus on analytics techniques designed to tackle complex policy and strategic issues. It will cover approaches designed to explain the behaviour of complex social systems or assess the consequences of complex decisions, in order to provide the levers for policy and strategy making in a variety of sectors. Summer period Consulting or Research Project Entry criteria You should have, or expect to have, a good upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Degrees in engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, economics, and business and management will be particularly welcomed. Applicants from other degrees may be considered on a case-by-case basis provided they can show strong quantitative ability. GRE or GMAT scores may be requested to verify numeracy skills. Work experience will be considered for applicants who do not hold a first degree. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

Business Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough + 1 more

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development. [+]

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development. Taught by experienced researchers and practitioners, students are given in-depth training to equip them to apply psychological theories and research to influence and inform a range of important business decisions and to operate effectively at all levels within organisations. There is a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and consultancy skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of organisational stakeholders. Students can choose to extend and cement their practical skills by completing a research project that allows them to apply their knowledge to an organisational issue. Alternatively they may conduct a focused literature review that examines how psychological research and theory may be applied to a contemporary business problem. Please note: our MSc in Work Psychology is designed for those with an undergraduate psychology degree. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Business Psychology programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, practical workshops, seminars, group work, online activities, individual tutorials and feedback sessions. Modules are assessed by a combination of coursework assessments that develop practitioner skills and academic knowledge. Block teaching of modules is used to also make the course accessible to those in full-time employment who wish to develop further in their career (e.g. in human resource management) or to those who wish to move into work roles that require knowledge of the application of psychology in work organisations. Semester 1 Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part I) Leadership and Performance Management Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice Well-being and Work Work Design, Organisational Change and Development Semester 2 Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part II) Psychological Assessment in Organisations Career Development Learning, Development and Knowledge Management Optional Modules In each of Semesters 1 and 2 it may be possible to study one module from the School’s existing portfolio of Masters modules. Summer Empirical Research Project in Work Psychology or Dissertation in Business Psychology Entry criteria Minimum upper second class (2:1) honours degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Applications from those with a lower second class degree may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience. You will need to show that your degree included modules that provided you with an awareness of human behaviour in work settings. If this is not the case, you should have at least one year of work experience. Evidence of numerical proficiency demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in some part of your first degree. *Please note: our MSc in Work Psychology is designed for those with an undergraduate psychology degree. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

Corporate Finance

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

This is an applied programme that provides students with knowledge and skills to work in corporate finance roles. It combines rigorous academic content with practical application. [+]

This is an applied programme that provides students with knowledge and skills to work in corporate finance roles. It combines rigorous academic content with practical application. Corporate finance encompasses diverse topics such as mergers and acquisitions, issuing capital, cash management, corporate payout policy, managing foreign exchange exposure and executive compensation. This degree is aimed at candidates who wish to prepare for a career in the treasury department of a large company or for the corporate finance team of an investment bank. It would also prepare students for a management consultancy role with a finance focus or an advisory role with an accounting or professional services company. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Corporate Finance programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors and workshops. Our Trading Room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 October to January introduces our core finance modules that cover underlying theory and concepts in finance which are built upon in modules studied later in the programme. Compulsory Modules Principles of Finance Financial Markets and Institutions Financial Reporting and Company Performance Methods for Financial Data Analysis Semester 2 February to June develop a deeper understanding of Finance, investigate topical areas of debate and further your professional skills. Compulsory modules Corporate Finance Financial Statements and Business Valuation International Financial Management Business Communication for Finance Optional modules (choose one) Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis Portfolio Management Business Economics Small Business and Entrepreneurship Summer period The summer semester from July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the programme, enabling you to develop practical skills relevant to your future career in finance and address complex topics in corporate finance. Compulsory Modules Corporate Governance and Responsibility Advanced Corporate Finance Corporate Financial Analysis English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

Economics and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our specialist MSc in Economics and Finance provides an exciting opportunity for you to gain an insight into the pressing economic issues of our times and learn how to assess, adapt and apply modern macroeconomic and microeconomic models to transform organisational or government policy. [+]

Our specialist MSc in Economics and Finance provides an exciting opportunity for you to gain an insight into the pressing economic issues of our times and learn how to assess, adapt and apply modern macroeconomic and microeconomic models to transform organisational or government policy. In short, it is designed to equip you with the skills of a professional economist, for careers in government, international organisations, business, or as preparation for PhD study. Unlike a masters in finance, you will learn to understand and model issues affecting financial markets through the holistic lens of an economist; assessing both the microeconomic impacts for firms, as well as the macroeconomic implications for the global economy. You will develop advanced theoretical and quantitative skills, highly sought after by employers in the financial services sectors of industry and government, as well as transferable skills that will be of value for a range of other sectors. There is the opportunity to specialise in various fields of finance. All students register for the MSc in Economics and Finance. However, depending on the choice and availability of modules and dissertation topic, it is possible to graduate with an MSc in Financial Economics instead. This MSc also provides basic training for doctoral level research, including a sound foundation in research methods and economic theory, whatever your field of specialisation. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Economics and Finance programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 Core modules Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Economics of Firms and Markets Research Communication (two-semester module) Economic Data Analysis Optional Modules (choose one) Financial Economics Introduction to Measure Theory and Martingales Stochastic Models in Finance The Financial System Semester 2 Core modules Applied Financial Econometrics Research Communication (two-semester module) Optional modules (choose three) Applied Banking and Financial Modelling Risk Management and Derivatives Banking and Financial Markets Corporate Finance Stochastic Calculus and Theory of Stochastic Pricing Choice of Semester 2 modules may be restricted by the option selected in Semester 1. Summer period Dissertation: a 9,000 - 12,000 word supervised dissertation to be completed over the summer on an approved topic of your choice. Entry criteria We ask for an upper second-class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent overseas qualifications in a subject which has a substantial quantitative component. Good (2:1) grades in quantitative modules are required. Some previous economics is recommended. For this, previous study of macroeconomics and microeconomics is desirable. Eligible quantitative subjects include accounting, maths, physics, chemistry, engineering, computing, and finance. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

Employment Relations and HRM

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of the field of employment relations as preparation for a career in Employment Relations, Labour Relations or related fields. [+]

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to gain an in-depth understanding of the field of employment relations as preparation for a career in Employment Relations, Labour Relations or related fields. In addition to providing students with a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of Employment Relations it is anticipated that on completion of the programme students will also meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR, Employment Relations and related professions in the UK. Taught by academics with a strong track record in both Employment Relations related research and practical experience of Employment Relations and HRM, the programme focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside of the more practical skills required for a career in Employment Relations and HR. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Employment Relations programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods including lectures, practical workshops, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback sessions. Modules are assessed by a range of methods including both exams and coursework assessments that are designed to develop strong practical and academic skills. Semester 1 Compulsory modules HRM: Theory and Practice Developing Skills for Business Leadership Employment Relations: Theory and Practice Optional modules (choose one) Leadership and Performance Management Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice Work Design, Organisational Change and Development Semester 2 Compulsory modules Strategic HRM Research Methods for HRM Employment Law Optional modules (choose one) Learning, Development and Knowledge Management Career Development Summer Employment Relations Dissertation Entry criteria Minimum upper second class honours degree (2:1) in either business, management or a cognate social science (sociology, psychology, economics), or a degree in another subject with a substantial business or social science component, from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Applications from those with a lower second class degree or from a different disciplinary background may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

Finance

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

This is an applied, broad-based Masters in Finance programme which provides students with knowledge and skills to work in finance. The teaching draws on both the internationally recognised research and extensive real world practical experience of Loughborough faculty. [+]

This is an applied, broad-based Masters in Finance programme which provides students with knowledge and skills to work in finance. The teaching draws on both the internationally recognised research and extensive real world practical experience of Loughborough faculty. You will gain an understanding of both corporate finance and investments subjects. This covers investment topics such as asset pricing and portfolio selection, as well as corporate finance topics such as cost of capital and dividend policy. This programme is best suited to candidates who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of the whole field of finance before choosing their preferred area of specialisation. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Finance programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors and workshops. Our Trading Room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 October to January introduces our core finance modules that cover underlying theory and concepts in finance which are built upon in modules studied later in the programme. Compulsory modules Principles of Finance Financial Markets and Institutions Financial Reporting and Company Performance Methods for Financial Data Analysis Semester 2 February to June develop a deeper understanding of Finance, investigate topical areas of debate and further your professional skills. Compulsory modules Corporate Finance Portfolio Management Business Communication for Finance Optional modules (choose two) Derivatives and Risk Management Financial Statements and Business Valuation International Financial Management Business Economics Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis Small Business and Entrepreneurship Summer period The summer semester from July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the programme, enabling you to develop practical skills relevant to your future career in finance and address complex topics in your chosen area(s) of specialisation. Compulsory modules Corporate Governance and Responsibility Optional modules (choose two) Advanced Corporate Finance Corporate Financial Analysis Financial Trading Global Investment Analysis English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

Finance and Investment

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

This is an applied programme which provides students with knowledge and skills to work in investment roles. Studying Investments raises some interesting issues, such as why people trade so much, whether the best investment strategy is simply to track the stock market index, how risk should be measured and how assets should be priced. [+]

This is an applied programme which provides students with knowledge and skills to work in investment roles. Studying Investments raises some interesting issues, such as why people trade so much, whether the best investment strategy is simply to track the stock market index, how risk should be measured and how assets should be priced. This degree is aimed at candidates who wish to work within investment management, investment banking and related careers. The programme focuses on both the trading and portfolio management sides of finance. It has a substantial focus on investment within core modules, including Portfolio Management, Financial Trading and Global Investment Analysis. These draw on the cutting edge research expertise of our faculty. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Finance and Investment programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors and workshops. Our Trading Room, which incorporates Thomson-Reuters Eikon, is integrated into the programme and will provide the platform for many of the computer lab sessions. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 October to January introduces our core finance modules that cover underlying theory and concepts in finance which are built upon in modules studied later in the programme. Compulsory modules Principles of Finance Financial Markets and Institutions Financial Reporting and Company Performance Methods for Financial Data Analysis Semester 2 February to June develop a deeper understanding of Finance, investigate topical areas of debate and further your professional skills. Compulsory modules Portfolio Management Derivatives and Risk Management Financial Statements and Business Valuation Business Communication for Finance Optional modules (choose one) Corporate Finance Global Financial Markets and the Financial Crisis International Financial Management Business Economics Applied Banking and Financial Modelling Summer period The summer semester from July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the programme, enabling you to develop practical skills relevant to your future career in finance and address complex topics related to finance and investment. Compulsory modules Corporate Governance and Responsibility Financial Trading Global Investment Analysis English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

Finance and Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our Finance and Management programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to work in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations. [+]

Our Finance and Management programme is designed to fast-track the careers of graduates from non-finance backgrounds who want to work in financial management for commercial and non-commercial organisations. The programme uses the expertise of our renowned research-active academics to develop your knowledge and analytical skills in finance-relevant fields, and to ensure that you will graduate with essential skills to apply in practical work environments. You will develop an understanding of business and management by studying across a range of areas, including marketing, HR, accounting, strategic management and in particular, finance. Your financial knowledge and skills will be further developed within accounting and finance modules. All of our modules combine contemporary case studies with skills-based coursework, ensuring that you will pursue a programme where content is up-to-date, relevant and geared towards helping you achieve your ambitions. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Finance and Management programme is provided by our worldrenowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback sessions, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 Compulsory modules Accounting and Performance Measurement (15 credits) – developing technical and analytical skills in accounting and financial management, this module introduces the financial practices of business and how these influence other functional areas. Foundations of Corporate Finance (15 credits) – in this module you’ll get to understanding of how corporate finance relates to other corporate managerial activities. Human Resource Management (15 credits) – the theory and practice of managing people including everything from recruitment and training to motivation and job design. Marketing in the Organisation (15 credits) Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester) Semester 2 Compulsory modules Corporate and Wholesale Finance (15 credits) – develops an awareness of the evolution and strategic development of wholesale banking and finance over the past 30 years. Financial Theory and Policy (15 credits) – develops a broad understanding of financial theory, including financial investments, securities, capital markets and the way in which financial risks and returns are measured and managed. International Financial Management Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester) Optional modules (choose one) Business Economics Business Environment Analysis Business Forecasting Services and Retail Management Small Business and Entrepreneurship Summer period Compulsory modules Current Issues in Finance (15 credits) – a specific focus on topical financial trends affecting today’s marketplace. Financial Derivatives (15 credits) – gain an understanding of options, futures and other derivative instruments and their application in financial management. Global Strategic Management (15 credits) Entry criteria A good honours degree (a high 2:2 or higher) in a non-finance field from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Evidence of numerical proficiency as demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in some part of the first degree. Applicants with a finance degree are encouraged to apply for our specialist Finance Masters programmes: MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Investment, or MSc Corporate Finance. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either: achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme [-]

Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in HRM or allied fields of management. [+]

This programme is especially suitable for students wishing to develop a career in HRM or allied fields of management. On completion of the programme, it is anticipated that students will meet the knowledge requirements for chartered membership of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). Taught by academics with both a strong track record in HRM related research and practical experience as HR managers, the programme focuses on developing critical thinking and analytical skills alongside of the more practical skills required for a career in people management. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the HRM programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods including lectures, practical workshops, seminars, group work, individual tutorials and feedback sessions. Modules are assessed by a range of methods including both exams and coursework assessments that are designed to develop strong practical and academic skills. Semester 1 Compulsory modules HRM: Theory and Practice Developing Skills for Business Leadership Optional modules (choose two) Employment Relations: Theory and Practice OR Wellbeing and Work Leadership and Performance Management Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice Work Design, Organisational Change and Development Semester 2 Compulsory modules Strategic HRM Research Methods for HRM Optional modules (choose two) Employment Law OR Psychological Development in Organisations Learning Development and Knowledge Management Career Development Summer HRM Dissertation Entry criteria Minimum upper second class honours degree (2:1) in either business, management or a cognate social science (sociology, psychology, economics), or a degree in another subject with a substantial business or social science component, from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University. Applications from those with a lower second class degree or from a different disciplinary background may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

Information Management and Business Technology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough + 1 more

Developed with industry and commercially relevant, this programme aims to produce graduates who have acquired an understanding of the professional, managerial and technical dimensions of information management and business technology. [+]

Developed alongside industry to be commercially relevant, our specialist programme is designed to produce graduates who understand the professional, managerial and technical dimensions of information management and business technology. There is currently a shortage of hybrid managers within industry and this programme has been developed specifically to address this gap. As a student you will benefit not only from our renowned academic lecturers and state-of-the-art facilities, but also from a range of additional opportunities including industry speakers from companies such as BT, IBM and SAP. Graduates of this course are equipped with the core skills required to obtain a first professional post in the sector, as well as the learning and leadership skills needed for professional development beyond that. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Information Management and Business Technology programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, e-learning, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 Business Relationships Management Information Architecture Management of IT Systems Collaborative Working with Technology Semester 2 Managing Knowledge in Organisations Information and Social Network Analysis Business Technologies and Platforms Project Management and Leadership Summer period Dissertation (Full-Time students) / Dissertation (Part-Time students) Entry criteria A good honours degree (2:2 or higher), preferably in a business or information technology-related subject, from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University though other degree backgrounds will be considered. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either: achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme [-]

International Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our International Management MSc is designed to provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills required for managing successfully in an international organisation and for working effectively across different national contexts. [+]

Our International Management MSc is designed to provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills required for managing successfully in an international organisation and for working effectively across different national contexts. The programme will help you develop an in-depth understanding of cross-cultural challenges of international collaboration and leadership, and to analyse the critical success factors of firms operating in an international business environment. You will gain deep insights into current research and practice, taught by highly ranked international scholars and guest speakers from industry. Through the opportunities of an international exchange / an international virtual team exercise, you will have the chance to develop your own inter-cultural experience and to apply your newly acquired knowledge in real-life situations. International Management students also have the opportunity to spend their second semester studying abroad at one of our international partner universities. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the International Management programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, workshops, and e-learning. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 Compulsory modules* Cross-Cultural Management Global Outsourcing and Offshoring of Services International Business Environment Marketing in the Organisation Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester) *Students with significant knowledge of a compulsory module may substitute it with another available module. Semester 2 - option 1 Compulsory modules Business Environment Analysis International Marketing Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester) Optional modules (choose two) Enterprise Resource Planning Information Systems and Management Logistics and Supply Chain Management Work Psychology X-Culture Semester 2 - option 2 Exchange at one of our international partner universities Skills for Employability and Personal Development will be continued online Summer period July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the course, instilling a vital understanding of international business strategy. International Management Analysis Global Strategic Management Entry criteria A good honours degree (2:2 or higher) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University, typically in a non-business field though those with a business background will be considered. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either: achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme [-]

Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our Management programme is an outstanding opportunity for graduates who wish to develop practical, functional business knowledge and skills to improve their employment prospects. [+]

Our Management programme is an outstanding opportunity for graduates who wish to develop practical, functional business knowledge and skills to improve their employment prospects. The programme aims to develop understanding of the core aspects of business management and to build on the skills and competencies relevant to middle management and to senior roles. It is especially suitable for students who have taken non-business degrees or who wish to reinforce their business knowledge. Our experiences of working with a wide range of industrial partners and managerial teams have fed directly into the design of our Management programme, which includes core modules designed to equip you with key business skills sought by modern organisations. In addition, the wide range of optional modules gives you the flexibility to tailor the programme to suit your individual career aspirations. All of our modules use contemporary case studies and skills-based coursework, ensuring that as a graduate you will be equipped to apply the very latest management best-practice and contribute quickly and purposefully to the running of any business. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Management programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 October to January introduces our core management modules. Students with significant knowledge of a compulsory module may substitute it with another available module. Compulsory modules* Accounting and Financial Management (15 credits) – developing technical and analytical skills in accounting and financial management, this module introduces the financial practices of business and how these influence other functional areas. Human Resource Management (15 credits) – the theory and practice of managing people including everything from recruitment and training to motivation and job design. Operations Management (15 credits) – learn how organisations develop and distribute products and services effectively and efficiently. Marketing in the Organisation Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two semester) *Students with significant knowledge of a compulsory module may substitute it with another available module. Semester 2 February to June builds on the core modules to develop a deeper understanding of problem solving in management. Compulsory modules Information Systems and Management (15 credits) – a valuable chance to study the critical role of information gathering and how its analysis guides decision making. This module also familiarises students with basic software packages used widely in business. Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two semester) Optional modules (choose three) Semester Two gives you the freedom to explore three areas in which you are particularly interested. Options include: Brand Management Business Environment Analysis Business Forecasting Enterprise Resource Planning International Marketing Logistics and Supply Chain Management Marketing communications Small Business and Entrepreneurship Work Psychology Summer period July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the course, instilling a vital understanding of business strategy. Compulsory modules Management Analysis (30 credits) – building on Business Analysis, this module considers the strategic activities, future options and likely strategic choices facing an industry and a designated company within it. After completing both these modules, students should have a critical ability to assess the strategic direction of an industry and its constituent companies. Global Strategic Management Entry criteria A good honours degree (2:2 or higher) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University, typically in a non-business field though those with a business background will be considered. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either: achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme [-]

Marketing

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough

This programme offers an exciting opportunity for graduates with an interest in marketing and management to develop a deep understanding of marketing theory and practice. [+]

This programme offers an exciting opportunity for graduates with an interest in marketing and management to develop a deep understanding of marketing theory and practice. During the year you will discover the secrets behind effective strategic marketing management in a global marketplace, learn the techniques used in conducting and analysing market research, and explore the marketing mix in an international context. Students on the programme will benefit directly from expert teaching from leading researchers and academics, many of whom are world-renowned in their fields. Overall, the programme's strategic aim is to impart marketing knowledge and analytical skills that will prepare you for any marketing management role within a multinational organisation. Partnership with TMLA (Accredited CIM Study Centre) New for 2016, the School of Business and Economics has established a partnership with Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) accredited study centre TMLA. Alongside their MSc, students on our Marketing programme will have the opportunity to study towards their CIM accredited Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing. This industry-recognised qualification will equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to take a strategic approach to marketing management. Delivered direct from our Loughborough campus, teaching will be provided via blended-learning from skilled TMLA tutors with expertise in providing CIM courses. *Additional fees will be applicable to those wishing to study their CIM Level 6 Diploma. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Marketing programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, and workshops. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks. Semester 1 Compulsory modules* Accounting and Financial Management (15 credits) Human Resource Management (15 credits) Innovation and Entrepreneurship Marketing in the Organisation Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester module) *Students with significant knowledge of a compulsory module may substitute it with another available module. Semester 2 Compulsory modules* Digital Marketing and Social Media Making Marketing Work Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester module) Optional modules (choose two) Semester two affords you the opportunity to explore two areas in which you are particularly interested. Options include: Brand Management International Marketing Logistics and Supply Chain Management Marketing Communications Services and Retail Management Summer period The summer semester from July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the course, instilling a vital understanding of marketing and business strategy: Business Market Review Strategic Marketing Solutions Entry criteria A good honours degree (2:2 or higher) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University, typically in a non-business field though those with a business background will be considered. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either: achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme [-]

Work Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 4 years October 2016 United Kingdom Loughborough + 1 more

This BPS accredited programme is especially suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in Psychology wishing to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist. [+]

This BPS accredited programme is especially suitable for students with a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology wishing to develop a career as an Occupational Psychologist. It is also suitable for those wishing to apply their knowledge of psychology in personnel functions, human resource management roles or as business consultants in areas such as selection and assessment, organisational development and change and employee development. Our MSc in Work Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Completion of the programme fulfils the requirements of the Stage 1 qualification for those wishing to go on to eventually become a HCPC-registered Occupational Psychologist. Students are given in-depth training by experienced researchers and practitioners to equip them to understand and analyse a wide range of psychological theories that can be applied in organisational settings. This is integrated with practical training on how to apply theory to influence important business decisions. There is a strong emphasis on developing critical thinking and consultancy skills as well as the ability to work effectively with a wide range of organisational stakeholders. Students extend and cement their practical skills by completing a research project that allows them to apply their knowledge to an organisational issue. Learning, teaching and assessment Teaching on the Work Psychology programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, practical workshops, seminars, group work, online activities, individual tutorials and feedback sessions. Modules are assessed by a range of coursework assessments that develop strong practical and academic skills. Block teaching of modules is used to make the course equally accessible to both full-time and those wishing to study part-time around their work commitments. Semester 1 Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part I) Leadership and Performance Management Employee Engagement, Motivation and Voice Well-being and Work Work Design, Organisational Change and Development Semester 2 Gathering and Using Evidence in Work Psychology (Part II) Psychological Assessment in Organisations Career Development Learning, Development and Knowledge Management Summer Empirical Research Project in Work Psychology Entry criteria Minimum of upper second class (2:1) honours degree in psychology or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University and by the British Psychological Society as providing Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Evidence of numerical proficiency demonstrated through some part of your first degree. Applications from those with a lower second class degree may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience. English language requirement for international students IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. [-]

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