Newcastle University Business School

Introduction
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Proud to be the top 1% of business schools worldwide*

Newcastle University Business School is one of only 20 schools to hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB in the UK and this places the School in the *top 1% of business schools worldwide to hold this ‘triple crown’. To gain its accolades, the School has to continually demonstrate a high quality teaching environment, innovative degree structures and active engagement with industry. This was reflected in an overall student satisfaction rate of 92% in the International Student Barometer survey.

The Business School is home to over 3,300 students of whom 38% are international. In terms of intellectual resource, it is a hub of research and teaching innovation to 137 academics, 64 of whom are Professors, Readers and Senior lecturers.

The School’s portfolio of postgraduate taught programmes secures UK industry recognition through accreditations from 10 professional bodies.

With a distinctive emphasis on research and commitment to civic impact, the Newcastle University Business School aims at not just excellence, but ‘Excellence with a Purpose’. As a member of the Russell Group, we are committed to maintaining the very best research, and an outstanding teaching and learning experience.

Your choice of programmes

Our postgraduate taught programmes cover a range of learning experiences designed to suit the interests and varied backgrounds of students looking to explore career paths within the business world.

Programmes for professionals with managerial experience:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Global Master of Business Administration (GMA)

Programmes for applicants with a strong interest in arts or a relevant background:

    Arts, Business and Creativity MA

    Programmes suited for applicants with a high level of academic ability who demonstrated a keen interest in the subject through their undergraduate course:

    • Advanced International Business Management (Dual Award) MA/MSc
    • Advanced International Business Management and Marketing (Dual Award) MSc/MSc
    • Operations Management (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

    Programmes for applicants who have prior knowledge of the subject area and evidence of their mathematical ability:

    • Banking and Finance MSc
    • Finance MSc
    • International Economics and Finance MSc
    • Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

    Programmes for high level graduates of other disciplines who wish to convert their knowledge to business areas or for overseas students who wish to extend their subject knowledge to a UK Master’s level:

    • E-Business MSc
    • E-Business (E-Marketing) MSc
    • E-Business (Information Systems) MSc
    • Human Resource Management MA
    • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc
    • International Business Management MA
    • International Financial Analysis MA
    • International Human Resource Management MA
    • International Marketing MSc
    • Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
    • Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc
    • Strategic Planning and Investment MSc

    A nine-month specialist programme in conjunction with Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for UK and International graduates who wish to have a professional career in accountancy and related areas:

    • Finance, Accounting and Business Graduate Diploma

    Your experience matters

    Newcastle University graduates continue to be among the most employable in the country and as a postgraduate student you can benefit from a range of initiatives that will add value to your degree, develop your skills and acquire new knowledge.

    • Become a postgraduate student representative and input directly into the University’s planning process and your programme
    • Join the Newcastle Work Experience Scheme and work for a local company on a paid project
    • Get involved in extracurricular activities made easy with ncl+ and a range of activities the School delivers each semester
    • Join a society – with over 170 to choose from you’re spoilt for choice
    • Become a student ambassador, business champion, or join ‘JobsOC’ – add valuable work experience to your CV and develop your skills
    • Take advantage of one-to- one careers advice – drop in to our multi-award-winning Careers Service and speak to an experienced member of staff
    • Visit a careers fair and meet 100s of employers without leaving Newcastle

    A great place to live and study

    Newcastle is a thriving city attracting over 50,000 students each year among its 250,000 population, and is a favourite destination for students from across the globe. Newcastle is the dynamic capital at the heart of the North East of England and has earned a reputation as a vibrant and cosmopolitan centre thanks to significant cultural investment and the development of world-class facilities. Voted as a UK top 5 favourite city, Newcastle is famous for its welcoming character, and offers a competitive cost of living compared with other major cities. It’s a great place to live and study.

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    Master

    Dual Award in Operations Management

    Campus Full time 17 months August 2016 Netherlands Groningen United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne + 2 more

    This unique Dual Award programme provides students with the opportunity to study at two highly respected European institutions, Newcastle University Business School and the University of Groningen, while experiencing two amazing European cities. The key feature of this distinctive programme is its focus on operations management in different contexts of culture and business environment... [+]

    Dual Award in Operations Management This unique Dual Award programme provides students with the opportunity to study at two highly respected European institutions, Newcastle University Business School and the University of Groningen, while experiencing two amazing European cities. The key feature of this distinctive programme is its focus on operations management in different contexts of culture and business environment. On completion students will be awarded degrees in: Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc (Newcastle University); and Technology Operations Management MSc (University of Groningen). Students will learn how to analyse operations functions in different countries, understand various institutional environments and develop a sharp eye for operations management within multinational enterprises. The programme also enables students to develop operations strategies, instruments and processes while developing skills to efficiently communicate and cooperate with people from different cultural backgrounds. The programme will enhance students' employability for a wide range of operations management careers in international, multinational or transnational companies. Who is the programme for? The programme should be of interest to graduates with a background in relevant subject areas (i.e. science, engineering, maths and management). Graduates from other disciplines may also consider this programme. The programme aims to produce graduates with the necessary specialist knowledge and skills appropriate to pursue careers in operations management, technology management, supply chain management, general management, and consulting. For students interested in further study, the programme will enable them to develop advanced research skills, the ability to critically evaluate and utilise current research, and to generate directions for further study that open onto to PhD routes. Practical skill development On a practical level, students will be able to: conceptualise real world problems using analytical frameworks drawn from operations theory identify key factors and theories, critically analyse and evaluate the concepts and practices of operations strategy in different contexts solve operations problems within different business environment with particular emphasis on operations strategy integrate evidence from a variety of sources to effect improvement in the operations performance advise within the workplace on operation functions and strategy in both national and international contexts Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on a full-time basis over 17 months. Semester One is studied at Newcastle University and Semester Two at the University of Groningen. Supervision for the dissertation is managed jointly across the institutions. For Semester Three, participants can choose to undertake their dissertation at either University. Supervisors will be allocated from both Universities, regardless of which institution is chosen. As well as the inclusion of specific modules addressing some advanced context, a range of the module assessments give students the opportunity to develop and practice intercultural communication and learning, harnessing the international experience of their programme and the international cohort and staff teaching the modules. Semester One: Newcastle University Purchasing and supply chain management (20 credits) Technology change and innovation management (10 credits) Advanced Management Accounting (10 credits) Students would then follow either: Stream A - This stream is for students without an undergraduate degree in Operations Management Operations management (20 credits); Or Stream B - This stream is for students with an undergraduate degree in Operations Management. Studying this route is at the discretion of the Degree Programme Director. Supply chain and logistics modelling and control (10 credits) All students following Stream B must then choose one 10 credit module from the following: Understanding organisations (10 credits) International business environment (10 credits) Market analysis (10 credits) Semester Two: University of Groningen Product and service development Process improvement and change Asset management Inventory management Research methods for technology operations management Behavioural operations management Semester Three: Provided jointly by Newcastle University and University of Groningen Dissertation (60 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. The programme should be of interest to graduates with a background in relevant subject areas (i.e. science, engineering, maths and management). In certain circumstances graduates from other disciplines will be considered by the Degree Programme Director. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.5 in written English, and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub skills. Please be aware we do not accept the pre-sessional English programme for entry onto this programme. Applicants should quote the programme code 4120F on the application form. Visa information for Dual Award programmes International students will require a UK Tier 4 student visa for their first semester at Newcastle University, this visa will be curtailed when relocated to the University of Groningen for the second semester. To obtain your visa for The Netherlands you will have to prove to the Dutch immigration authorities that your financial resources are sufficient to support yourself during your stay. The Admissions Office at the University of Groningen expects you to transfer €10,750 which includes a non-refundable legal fee of €300 for your visa and residence permit, this will be payable during Semester one. Once you have paid this deposit the University of Groningen will apply for your visa on your behalf. The deposit minus the legal fee will be returned to you once you have opened a Dutch bank account with a local bank. Please note that it is NOT possible to arrange a visa for yourself at the Dutch embassy in your home country or in the UK. All students are welcome to return to Newcastle University for their research semester to carry out their dissertation. International students are required to apply for a student visitor visa for this period; this can be applied for whilst in The Netherlands. Note that a student visitor visa does not allow students to work whilst in the UK and they must leave at the end of the programme of study. Special note for applicants from PR China Chinese students will require a NUFFIC certificate to apply for a visa in The Netherlands. [-]

    MSc

    Dual Award (MA/MSc) in Advanced International Business Management

    Campus Full time 17 months August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne Netherlands Groningen + 2 more

    This unique dual award degree programme is delivered by two academically renowned European institutions: Newcastle University Business School and the University of Groningen. The key feature of the programme is its focus on international management and multicultural working. The overall aim of this 17-month programme is to provide a pre-experience Masters qualification in business management with a strong international dimension, resulting in... [+]

    Dual Award (MA/MSc) in Advanced International Business Management This unique dual award degree programme is delivered by two academically renowned European institutions: Newcastle University Business School and the University of Groningen. The key feature of the programme is its focus on international management and multicultural working. The overall aim of this 17-month programme is to provide a pre-experience Masters qualification in business management with a strong international dimension, resulting in two degree awards for students. The programme aims to provide participants the opportunity to engage with the issues experienced by internationally oriented organisations. Within this context, attention is paid to the comparative analyses of countries, institutions, cultures and the strategic decision-making of companies operating within this environment. In recent cohorts, individuals engaged with a number of organisations including L'Oreal, Heineken and TCD Foods Ltd. The collaborative approach to this programme provides students with the opportunity to: study a distinctive and internationally focused curriculum in business and management study at two highly respected and traditionally focused universities gain a postgraduate dual award (MA and MSc) degree enabling participants to prepare for and/or further develop a successful career in international business and management live in two of Europe's most exciting and friendly cities Upon successful completion of the programme, students will receive an Advanced International Business Management MA from Newcastle University and an International Business and Management MSc from the University of Groningen. Who is the programme for? The degree has been designed for individuals who aspire to a career in international business management and will practically prepare students for a range of positions in international, multinational or transnational companies. Participants will understand how to analyse the markets in different countries and will develop a 'sharp eye' for the processes within which multinational enterprises operate. Professional skill development Attributes of students successfully completing the programme include: advanced knowledge and understanding of how to improve the quality of management, leadership and practice in organisations enhanced general intellectual development, including the improved capacity for enquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis ability to communicate and corporate with people from different cultural backgrounds Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits which are studied on a full time basis over a period of 17 months. Students will undertake Semester one at Newcastle University Business School and Semester two at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. In Semester three, supervision for the dissertation is managed jointly across the institutions. Participants can choose to undertake their dissertation at either University. Semester one - Newcastle University The international business environment (10 credits) Managing across cultures (10 credits) Strategy for Managers (10 credits) Managing organisations and people (10 credits) Quantitative methods for business research (10 credits) Marketing research for Dual Award (10 credits) Semester two - University of Groningen International business strategy (10 credits) Comparative environmental analysis (10 credits) International entrepreneurship (10 credits) Comparative corporate governance (10 credits) Emerging markets (10 credits) CSR and global value chain (10 credits) Research seminar for MSc International Business and Management (10 credits) Candidates will further select one elective module from a list to be provided annually (10 credits) Semester three - provided jointly by Newcastle University and the University of Groningen Dissertation (Dual Award) (50 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent, in a related subject area. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.5 in written English, and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub skills. Please be aware we do not accept the pre-sessional English programme for entry onto this programme. Visa information for Dual Award programmes International students will require a UK Tier 4 student visa for their first semester at Newcastle University, this visa will be curtailed when relocated to the University of Groningen for the second semester. To obtain your visa for The Netherlands you will have to prove to the Dutch immigration authorities that your financial resources are sufficient to support yourself during your stay. The Admissions Office at the University of Groningen expects you to transfer €10,750 which includes a non-refundable legal fee of €300 for your visa and residence permit, this will be payable during Semester one. Once you have paid this deposit the University of Groningen will apply for your visa on your behalf. The deposit minus the legal fee will be returned to you once you have opened a Dutch bank account with a local bank. Please note that it is NOT possible to arrange a visa for yourself at the Dutch embassy in your home country or in the UK. All students are welcome to return to Newcastle University for their research semester to carry out their dissertation. International students are required to apply for a student visitor visa for this period; this can be applied for whilst in The Netherlands. Note that a student visitor visa does not allow students to work whilst in the UK and they must leave at the end of the programme of study. Special note for applicants from PR China Chinese students will require a NUFFIC certificate to apply for a visa in The Netherlands. [-]

    MSc Banking and Finance

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    The Banking and Finance MSc programme provides participants with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of banking within international financial markets, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the ICT and research skills required by... [+]

    MSc Banking and Finance The Banking and Finance MSc programme provides participants with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of banking within international financial markets, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the ICT and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector. Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. This programme builds on the School's established research strengths in economics and finance with teaching informed by the Finance and Financial Economics research group. The programme is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries. Who is the programme for? Closely related to the School's Finance MSc, and in response to strong demand for specialist skills in banking, this programme is aimed at students interested in central, investment or retail banking as well as broader finance topics. Graduates from this programme have undertaken various roles including: an accountant; a relationship manager; a fund manager; and an auditor (HESA DLHE survey). Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on a full-time basis over 12 months. All students will take the following compulsory modules (150 credits): Semester one: Introductory econometrics (10 credits) Research methods in economics and finance (10 credits) Retail and investment banking (10 credits) Modules taught in both semester one and semester two: Financial theory and corporate policy (20 credits) Financial derivatives (20 credits) Semester two: Central banking (10 credits) Applied economics (10 credits) Semester three: Dissertation (60 credits) Students will further take optional modules to a value of 30 credits from the following: International money and banking (10 credits) Time-series econometrics (10 credits) Behavioural finance (10 credits) Risk modelling (10 credits) Legal and regulatory aspects of money laundering and financial crime (10 credits) International finance (10 credits) Cross sectional and panel econometrics (10 credits) Introduction to financial reporting (10 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Background in a relevant area (such as, accounting, economics or finance) is preferable. Mathematical education as a part of first degree is required. Applications need to demonstrate a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory and statistical inference. If this is not clearly evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MSc E-Business

    Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    Contemporary research demonstrates that e-business success is a consequence of the precise combination of four elements: leading-edge technologies, long-term business strategies, the entrepreneurial capacity to implement these strategies (by using the technologies), and aligning people behaviour inside and outside the organisation... [+]

    MSc E-Business Contemporary research demonstrates that e-business success is a consequence of the precise combination of four elements: leading-edge technologies, long-term business strategies, the entrepreneurial capacity to implement these strategies (by using the technologies), and aligning people behaviour inside and outside the organisation. From a functional perspective, e-business is how companies conduct business electronically with regards to their clients, suppliers and partners. It is also how this activity is integrated with the internal systems of the firm such as logistics, operations and finance. For example, Amazon not only markets and sells online but also integrates its sales systems with its internal systems in real-time. This enables the company to invoice and update the order status of their clients as well as to work with a vast logistics network of partners who ultimately manufacture and dispatch the products to consumers. This success relies on a strong customer-centric organisational culture. Who is the E-Business MSc programme suitable for? The E-Business MSc is suitable for ambitious people from any academic and professional background who want to develop their career at the exciting intersection of technology, business, entrepreneurship and organisational behaviour. Graduates from this programme seek careers as consultants, managers or invest in their own ventures. More specifically, the E-Business MSc is orientated to professionals who want to take general responsibility for whole e-business initiatives in any function of the firm, from Internet operations to internal systems, and from technology start-ups to multinational corporations, including the work at product and service provider level. This Master is also suitable for graduates who would like to continue their studies towards a PhD at Newcastle University. What knowledge does the programme deliver? The programme provides students with this fine-grained knowledge on: The business value of contemporary information and communication technologies How to foster innovations in firms Business planning and new ventures The link between strategic objectives and e-business systems End-to-end business processes such as the ones involving clients and suppliers The management and development of e-business systems How organisations affect technologies and how technologies affect organisations Some relevant topics developed in the E-Business MSc are: technology foresight, innovation management, internet entrepreneurship, e-business and strategy alignment, projects, business processes redesign, systems integration, and organisational change. Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on a full-time basis over 12 months. All students will take the following compulsory modules: Strategy, Management and Information Systems (20 credits) E-Business (10 credits) Information Systems Management (10 credits) E-Commerce Start-Up (10 credits) Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Perspective (10 credits) Specialist modules: Technology Change and Innovation Management (10 credits) Understanding Organizations (10 credits) E-Marketing (10 credits) Supply Chain Information Systems and Technology (10 credits) Research modules: Research Methods (ICE/ABC/E-Business) (20 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Entry requirements Applicants should normally an upper-second-class Honours degree (2:1), or international equivalent, in any discipline. Consider applicants on an individual basis with narrowly lower or non-standard qualifications if they have a first degree related to business (for example management, international business, marketing, operations or entrepreneurship) or have relevant work experience in a business or technological role. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MSc Finance

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    he programme provides participants with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of finance within the international financial system, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the ICT and research skills required by employers in this highly... [+]

    MSc Finance he programme provides participants with an opportunity to critically analyse the role of finance within the international financial system, notably the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. Attention is also placed on developing a contemporary empirical understanding of the behaviour of international financial markets, alongside providing candidates with the ICT and research skills required by employers in this highly competitive sector. Closely related to the School's Banking and Finance MSc programme, the Finance MSc degree features compulsory modules in financial theory and corporate policy and optional specialist banking modules. Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has increased the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance. This programme builds on the School's established research strengths in economics and finance with teaching informed by the Finance and Financial Economics research group. The programme is responsive to trends and issues in global financial markets and services. Who is the programme for? The Finance MSc is particularly aimed at those interested in pursuing a career in investment banking, financial research, and financial trading. Graduates from this programme have undertaken various roles including: an accountant; and chartered financial analyst (HESA DLHE survey). Modules All students will take the following compulsory modules (130 credits): Semester one: Introductory econometrics (10 credits) Research methods in economics and finance (10 credits) Modules taught in both semester one and semester two: Financial theory and corporate policy (20 credits) Financial derivatives (20 credits) Semester two: Applied econometrics (10 credits) Semester three: Dissertation (60 credits) Students will take further optional modules to a value of 50 credits from the following: International money and banking (10 credits) Time-series econometrics (10 credits) Behavioural finance (10 credits) Risk modelling (10 credits) Retail and investment banking (10 credits) International finance (10 credits) Cross sectional and panel econometrics (10 credits) Introduction to financial reporting (10 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Background in a relevant area (such as, accounting, economics or finance) is preferable. Mathematical education as a part of first degree is required. Applications need to demonstrate a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory and statistical inference. If this is not clearly evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MSc Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    The Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) MSc explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations, including the fundamentals of enterprise development and entrepreneurship. It is designed to meet the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide... [+]

    MSc Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise The Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) MSc explores the strategies and business processes that promote innovation and creativity in organisations, including the fundamentals of enterprise development and entrepreneurship. It is designed to meet the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide. Employers are increasingly looking to recruit enterprising and creative individuals - this programme looks to produces graduates who aspire to strategic roles within the private and public sectors and who can lead these organisations through innovative change. The programme benefits from strong links to the University’s Careers Service (which supports entrepreneurial activity among the University's student body), as well as strong links with industry and experienced entrepreneurs. The programme provides students with a setting to start-up a business and to engage on real projects with local/regional stakeholders. More specifically, the programme provides opportunities for students to develop an advanced understanding of: the social, political, economic and global business contexts within which innovation and creativity are managed current research on the enterprising management of innovation and creativity within specific industries or technology clusters the leadership requirements for developing new enterprises and leading organisational transformation Who is the programme for? This programme is suitable for students from either a science or arts background. It is aimed at students who intend to seek roles in organisations where innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship are defining features and can include innovation consultancy, product development and management and business support. It is also aimed at those who want a postgraduate management education that will prepare them to start their own business. Professional skill development On a professional level, students will: develop strategic, creative, and critical-thinking skills act autonomously in planning and implementing research projects to a professional standard learn and deploy professional communication skills - including written, oral and presentation skills Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on a full-time (12 months) basis. All students will undertake the following compulsory modules: Semester one: Understanding organisations (10 credits) Understanding and managing creativity (20 credits) Technology change and innovation management (10 credits) Modules taught in semester one and semester two: Business enterprise for postgraduate students (20 credits) Research methods (20 credits) Semester two: Business enterprise policy (10 credits) Enterprise and entrepreneurship management: A critical exploration (10 credits) Managing design and product development (10 credits) Open innovation and business clusters (10 credits) Semester three: The ICE dissertation (60 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants are required to hold a minimum upper second class first degree (2:1) or international equivalent. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MSc International Economics and Finance

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    This programme has been designed to meet the demand for a specialist postgraduate course in finance. It consists of two stages: a taught component and a research dissertation. A distinctive feature of the programme is that students will be given an international perspective in the role of finance and of monetary policy... [+]

    MSc International Economics and Finance This programme has been designed to meet the demand for a specialist postgraduate course in finance. It consists of two stages: a taught component and a research dissertation. A distinctive feature of the programme is that students will be given an international perspective in the role of finance and of monetary policy. The behaviour of public and private sector organisations is significantly influenced by fluctuations in global financial markets. Individuals with a comprehensive understanding of financial theory and its interrelationship with international monetary policy are therefore in demand within this highly competitive sector. The programme builds on the School's established research strengths in finance and economic with teaching informed by the Finance and Financial Economics research group. The group has members from both the Accounting and Finance and Economics subject groups of the Business School. The general research theme of the group is finance and financial services (banking, insurance, etc.), with a particular emphasis on risk management. Who is the programme for? The course is primarily aimed at those at graduate level with a pre-dominantly non-financial background but who are interested in a management career with a strong emphasis on finance. The programme provides an excellent preparation for work in portfolio fund management, financial services, banking, regulatory bodies, corporate finance and consultancy. Graduates from this programme have undertaken various roles including: a processing specialist; a financial trader; and a health economics research assistant (HESA DLHE survey). Professional skill development On a professional level, students will develop and be able to demonstrate the ability to: deploy the main analytical techniques in the area of finance and an advanced capability with some of these techniques critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques, and to synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences exercise responsibility and leadership in group projects apply, with originality and creativity, the knowledge, skills and understanding gained on the programme to complex issues within the finance and related industries Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on a full -time basis over 12 months. All students will take the following compulsory modules (150 credits): Semester one: Research methods in international economics and finance (10 credits) Introductory econometrics (10 credits) Microeconomic theory (10 credits) International trade (10 credits) Semester two: International finance (10 credits) Macroeconomic theory (10 credits) Applied econometrics (10 credits) Modules taught in both semester one and two: Financial theory and corporate policy (20 credits) Students will take optional modules to a value of 30 credits from the following: International money and banking (10 credits) Time-series econometrics (10 credits) Behavioural finance (10 credits) Financial derivatives (20 credits) Central banking (10 credits) Cross sectional and panel econometrics (10 credits) Advanced topics in international trade (10 credits) Semester three: Dissertation (60 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Mathematical education as a part of first degree and some basic background in economics is required. Applications need to demonstrate a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory and statistical inference. If this is not clearly evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge. For a clear idea of the maths and statistics we require you to have to gain entry onto this programme, please review these two modules: ECO1010 and ECO1007. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MSc International Marketing

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    This programme provides opportunities for students to acquire a thorough understanding of marketing theories and how to apply them to real world business challenges. It specialises in marketing within an international context, including the rapidly developing issues surrounding global communications and brand management... [+]

    MSc International Marketing This programme provides opportunities for students to acquire a thorough understanding of marketing theories and how to apply them to real world business challenges. It specialises in marketing within an international context, including the rapidly developing issues surrounding global communications and brand management. Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of understanding what their customers want and therefore the necessity to develop products and services that meet their needs and aspirations. Organisations which place the customers at the forefront of all decision-making and take a marketing-led approach are able to create competitive advantage and build brand loyalty. Who is the programme for? The programme is aimed at graduates of all disciplines who wish to study a commercially focused postgraduate programme, recognised by one of the world’s leading international bodies for marketing and business development, the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Accreditation Chartered Institute of Marketing The International Marketing MSc is approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the leading professional body for marketers. Successful graduates of the MSc can undertake further study for a CIM qualification and enter at the highest possible entry level, namely the Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. The degree in itself does not provide a CIM qualification or membership (no degree programme does); membership is dependent on relevant work experience. CIM accreditation for this degree reassures potential employers that students on the programme gain an excellent grounding in all the main aspects of marketing and accelerates the process of gaining a high level CIM qualification for those who pursue a career in marketing Market Research Society The degree is also only one of six in the UK to achieve Market Research Society (MRS) accreditation. The accreditation offers a route to Certified Member status of the MRS without any further exams subject to suitable work experience. Professional skill development On a professional level, students will develop skills in oral and written communication, teamwork, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, market analysis and self-management. Graduate Destinations Thee three main destinations for graduates from this programme are shown below, with real examples given for each destination. Modules All students will take the following compulsory modules (160 credits): Semester one: International business environment (10 credits) Market analysis (10 credits) Consumer behaviour (10 credits) Principles of marketing (20 credits Modules taught in both semester one and two: Marketing research (20 credits) Semester two: International marketing (10 credits) International brand management (10 credits) International marketing communications management (10 credits) Students will take optional modules to a value of 20 credits: Managing design and product development (10 credits) Performance and decision management (10 credits) Customer relations management (10 credits Small business marketing and management (10 credits) E-marketing (10 credits) Food policy and marketing (10 credits) Semester three: Dissertation in marketing (60 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Candidates should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Every application is considered on an individual basis and candidates who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    The programme aims to produce graduates who can apply this knowledge in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way in order to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations. The programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding how an integrated approach to operations and supply chain management can impact on business performance... [+]

    MSc Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Organisations are constantly evaluating ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times, and better manage risk in order to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. The Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc programme provides students with an in-depth understanding of the major areas of knowledge and philosophical approaches that underpin the concept of operations and supply chain. The programme aims to produce graduates who can apply this knowledge in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way in order to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations. The programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding how an integrated approach to operations and supply chain management can impact on business performance. The programme has been fully accredited by the Charted Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and is closely aligned to the Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc programme. Who is the programme for? The programme is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a career in either operations or general management including: operations, distribution and supply chain management; consultancy; logistics and transport management; engineering, purchasing or quality management; manufacturing management; or management accounting. Professional skill development On a professional level, students will: critically evaluate, synthesise and apply theories and concepts in operations and supply chain in a national and international context demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills in the application of operations and supply chain theory and concepts to conduct independent research learn independently and inter-dependently and use reflective skills to enable them to become lifelong learners and capable problem solvers in a business environment critically apply relevant theory and concepts to a range of complex, open ended problems, and use a full range of transferable professional skills provide technical, commercial and managerial leadership communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on both a full-time (12 months) basis. All students will take the following compulsory modules (180 credits): Semester one: Purchasing and supply chain management (20 credits) Operations management (20 credits) Performance and decision management (10 credits) Supply chain and logistics modelling and control (10 credits) Modules taught in both semester one and semester two: Research Methods for operations and supply chain management (20 credits) Semester two: International logistics (10 credits) Quality management, tools and techniques (20 credits) Supply chain information systems and technology (10 credits) Semester three: Dissertation in operations and supply chain management (60 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MSc Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting

    Campus Full time 12 months United Kingdom

    The Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc programme provides students with an opportunity to study operations management and accounting within the manufacturing and service sectors. The degree is closely aligned to the Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc but also includes both financial and cost accounting, giving students with an interest in finance a greater knowledge of financial decision-making in areas such as... [+]

    MSc Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting The Operations Management, Logistics and Accounting MSc programme provides students with an opportunity to study operations management and accounting within the manufacturing and service sectors. The degree is closely aligned to the Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc but also includes both financial and cost accounting, giving students with an interest in finance a greater knowledge of financial decision-making in areas such as product costing and investing. Organisations are constantly evaluating ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times, and better manage risk in order to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. The effective management of these functions is therefore of vital importance and qualified practitioners are increasingly in demand. Who is the programme for? The programme is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a career in either operations management or management accounting and provide them with the necessary specialist knowledge and skills appropriate to work in a variety of sectors including health, manufacturing, transport, engineering, and purchasing. Professional skill development On a professional level, students will: critically evaluate, synthesise and apply theories and concepts in operations and accounting in a national and international context demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills in the application of operations and accounting theory and concepts to conduct independent research learn independently and inter-dependently and use reflective skills to enable them to become lifelong learners and capable problem solvers in a business environment critically apply relevant theory and concepts to a range of complex, open ended problems, and use a full range of transferable professional skills provide technical, commercial and managerial leadership communicate effectively and possess good interpersonal skills Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on both a full-time (12 months) basis. All students will take the following compulsory modules (180 credits): Semester one: Introduction to financial reporting (10 credits) Operations management (20 credits) Supply chain logistics modelling and control (10 credits) Modules taught in both semester one and semester two: Managerial decision making and control (20 credits) Research methods (20 credits) Semester two: International logistics (10 credits) Quality management, tools and techniques (20 credits) Supply chain information systems and technology (10 credits) Semester three: Dissertation in operations management logistics and accounting (60 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.5 in written English, and a minimum of 6.0 in all other sub skills. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MSc Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

    Campus Full time 12 months August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. The Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc builds on the School’s established strengths in economics and finance, and is closely aligned to our successful Banking and... [+]

    MSc Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. The Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc builds on the School’s established strengths in economics and finance, and is closely aligned to our successful Banking and Finance MSc and Finance MSc programmes. More specifically, the programme provides opportunities for students to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of: the behaviour of international financial markets the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors an understanding of the role of finance in a modern economy Who is the programme for? The Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc is suited to those wanting to develop a career in the broad financial services sector, but is particularly relevant to those interested in pursuing a career as a quantitative analyst in the investment banking and risk management fields. Professional skill development On completing the programme students should be able to demonstrate practical skills and the ability to: deal with complex issues both systematically and analytically, and to use this analysis to make sound judgements deploy advanced analytical techniques in the areas of finance and risk management critically assess the quality of the analytical data generated by these techniques, and to synthesise and present relevant data, conclusions and recommendations to both specialist and non-specialist audiences apply the knowledge, skills and understanding gained on the programme to complex issues within finance and related industries Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on a full-time basis over 12 months. All students will take the following compulsory modules (160 credits): Semester one: Introductory econometrics (10 credits) Research methods in economics and finance (10 credits) Modules taught in both semester one and semester two: Financial theory and corporate policy (20 credits) Financial derivatives (20 credits) Semester two: MATLAB for finance (10 credits) Time-series econometrics (10 credits) Risk modelling (10 credits) Applied economics (10 credits) Semester three: Dissertation (60 credits) Students will take further optional modules to a value of 20 credits from the following: International money and banking (10 credits) Behavioural finance (10 credits) Retail and investment banking (10 credits) Cross sectional and panel econometrics (10 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Mathematical education as a substantial part of a first degree is required. Applications need to demonstrate a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory and statistical inference. If this is not clearly evident from your transcripts, please use your personal statement to give details of your mathematical knowledge. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

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    MA Arts, Business and Creativity

    Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne + 1 more

    This Arts, Business and Creativity MA programme provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who are thinking about starting-up, developing, and managing a business or freelance career in a creative industry. The programme has been created by the Business School in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries. It examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative... [+]

    MA Arts, Business and Creativity This Arts, Business and Creativity MA programme provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who are thinking about starting-up, developing, and managing a business or freelance career in a creative industry. The programme has been created by the Business School in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries. It examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative industries within their social, cultural, economic, political, and, increasingly, international contexts. At the same time, the programme provides students with a setting to start-up a business and to engage on real projects with local/regional stakeholders. The Arts, Business and Creativity MA was developed in response to the increasing demand for creativity in practice from strategists, managers, entrepreneurs, and government policy makers worldwide. Key decision makers within business and government recognise the vital importance of the Creative Industries and the Creative Business sector in regeneration and the economic growth of region and whole nations. Graduates within this field are very much in demand. Who is the programme for? This programme has been designed specifically for individuals with some experience of, or interest in, the creative industries. It is aimed at those wishing to turn their artistic and creative talents to a viable career or business start-up, or for those involved in developing and growing enterprises within the sector. The programme has been developed in conjunction with industry practitioners and is taught by a team of academics with strong linkages to regional organisations and extensive professional backgrounds in the business world. Professional skill development On a professional level, students will develop applied skills in: the formulation of business, marketing and promotional plans suitable for use within the creative industries the development and application of advanced management tools and techniques to support profitability, sustainability, and growth within the context of commercially creative work decision-making, critical thinking and an ability to act autonomously in planning and implementing projects at a professional level strategic and creative thinking, recognising the need for change and the ability to proactively manage this change Modules The programme is modular in structure, comprising 180 credits, which are studied on a full-time basis over 12 months or 24 months part-time. All students will take the following compulsory modules (180 credits): Semester one: Arts as Enterprise - Freelancing in Arts and Culture 1 (20 credits) Understanding and managing creativity (20 credits) Modules taught in both semester one and semester two: Business enterprise for postgraduate students (20 credits) Research methods (20 credits) Understanding and managing creative enterprises (20 credits) Semester two: Arts as Enterprise - Freelancing in Arts and Culture 2 (20 credits) Semester three: Arts, business and creativity extended project, dissertation (60 credits) Since entrepreneurship education needs to be experiential, there is a significant practical element to the programme, including starting up an enterprise, acting as a consultant in a creative businesses and working with practitioners across the sector. Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class honours degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent, in any subject which provides a basis for involvement in the creative industry. This would include, but is not restricted to, business and management studies, media and communication studies, design, fine arts, film, music, photography, creative writing, computer software and graphics, and acting. Applicants demonstrating relevant professional or hobby experience in the creative industries (Advertising, Architecture, Art, Crafts, Design, Fashion, Film, Music, Newspapers, Performing Arts, Publishing, Radio, R&D, Software, Television, Toys & Games, Video Games) are encouraged to apply! Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MA Human Resource Management

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    The longest established programme of its kind in the UK, Newcastle University Business School's Human Resource Management MA (HRM) aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in this specialist field. People are central to the success of any organisation. Our aim is to enable you to make an effective contribution as a human resource specialist, always recognising the distinct ethical responsibilities... [+]

    MA Human Resource Management The longest established programme of its kind in the UK, Newcastle University Business School's Human Resource Management MA (HRM) aims to provide a firm foundation in the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in this specialist field. People are central to the success of any organisation. Our aim is to enable you to make an effective contribution as a human resource specialist, always recognising the distinct ethical responsibilities of the human resource practitioner. The programme has been recently updated following a comprehensive review, our programme is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of the programme leads to graduate membership of this prestigious institute. The Human Resource Management MA also aligns with the standards of the American based Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) - the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Who is the programme for? The programme is aimed primarily at those who intend to pursue a career in human resource management or who are at the early stages of building their career in this area. The Human Resource Management MA compliments our International Human Resource Management MA - designed for those intending to pursue an international career within this field. Professional skill development Candidates are encouraged to develop the critical self-analysis and personal skills that underpin future career development and support the process of lifelong learning. The emphasis on skill development also helps candidates to meet the professional development requirements of the CIPD. Modules The programme is modular in structure, compromising 180 credits, which are studied on a full-time basis over 12 months. All students will take the following compulsory modules: Semester one: Human resources in management context (15 credits) Developing skills for business leadership (15 credits) Resourcing and talent management (15 credits) Research methods in human resource management (15 credits) Semester two: Leading, managing and developing people (15 credits) Leadership and management development (15 credits) Managing employment relations (15 credits) Understanding and implementing coaching and mentoring (15 credits) Semester two and three: Dissertation (60 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MA International Business Management

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    The International Business Management MA has been designed to prepare you to meet these challenges. Responding to the ever growing internationalisation of business and management practice, it celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures and focuses on the skills, competences and knowledge you will need when working within today’s global business environment. Through a combination of Subject Area modules, practice-focussed... [+]

    MA International Business Management The opportunities, and challenges, for international businesses are becoming ever more complex. Emerging and rapidly developing economies are changing the business landscape. Financial crises call into question the long established dominance and business practices of the developed economies. Increased mobility and interconnectedness of global populations create new markets and production possibilities – but they also increase calls for business to be more responsible and they call on managers to be better at working across cultural differences. The International Business Management MA has been designed to prepare you to meet these challenges. Responding to the ever growing internationalisation of business and management practice, it celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures and focuses on the skills, competences and knowledge you will need when working within today’s global business environment. Through a combination of Subject Area modules, practice-focussed Integrative Skills modules and an Individual Project you will develop not only your knowledge but also your experience of thinking and working like an international manager. What knowledge does the programme deliver? You will start with a comprehensive grounding in the core management areas of strategy, marketing and the managing of organisations and people but also gain a rich introduction to the complexity of globalisation and cultural difference. In such a dynamic and diverse environment developing effective international strategies and managing change are core competencies that you will progress to, while also having the opportunity to choose from a range of electives to tailor the programme towards your personal interests. As the programme develops all these theoretical understandings are integrated through experiencing the challenges of managerial decision-making as you work in multi-cultural teams on a variety of case studies, business-related projects and a major international business simulation. In addition, throughout the year speakers from leading businesses will share with you their experiences of international business today so that you can directly connect and relate your learning to their current practices and on-going challenges. Who is the programme for? This programme is suited to those looking to study a broad business based degree with an international focus, and for those interested in developing a career within business management in areas such as management consultancy, marketing and human resource management. Professional skill development On a professional level, students will develop: advanced knowledge of international business and management and how to improve the quality of management, leadership and practice in organisations applied skills in problem solving, decision-making, critical thinking and analysis direct experience of working in multi-cultural environments to analyse business issues and develop strategic approaches to address these issues Subject Area modules These modules introduce and then develop to an advanced level your understanding of the key management subjects and business understandings required by international managers. All students will take the following Subject Area modules (90 credits): Semester one: International Business Environment (10 credits) Managing across Cultures (10 credits) Strategy for Managers (10 credits) Marketing (10 credits) Managing Organisations and People (10 credits) Semester two: International Business Strategy (10 credits) Managing Change in Organisations (10 credits) Students will take a further 20 credits of Subject Area modules in semester two from the following options: International Marketing (10 credits) Global Perspectives on Human Resource Management (10 credits) International Entrepreneurship (10 credits) Current issues in International Business and Management (10 credits) Other options may be offered subject to availability Integrative Skills modules These modules make extensive use of team working, case studies, simulations and input from visiting managers and consultants to give you practical experience of applying your learning from the subject area modules. All students will take the following Integrative Skills modules (40 credits): Modules taught in both semester one and semester two: The International Management Practitioner (20 credits) Research Methods for International Business Management (10 credits) Semester three: Strategic Business Analysis and Decision Making (10 credits, centred on the International Business Simulation) Individual Project modules These modules enable you, with experienced guidance from a supervisor, to apply this integrated learning to a business issue that motivates and interests you. The Individual Project dissertation is a major piece of work enabling you to demonstrate your knowledge, understanding and skills gained from the programme within the context of a detailed study of a management or business issue. All students will carry out this Individual Project leading to the production of a dissertation (50 credits): Semester three: NBS8599 Research-based Dissertation (50 credits) NBS8600 Practice-based Dissertation (50 credits) NBS8599 follows the standard research dissertation format typical on Masters degrees and allows you to investigate a business-related topic in relation to a company or industry of your own choosing. NBS8600 involves working on a project of interest and concern to a company known to Newcastle University Business School to produce a report and strategic recommendations suitable for presentation to the company’s executives. Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MA International Financial Analysis

    Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne + 1 more

    The programme focuses on the analysis of individual companies and as a result there is a substantial emphasis on corporate strategy, accounting and valuation. Of particular note is the practical study of real world data via DataStream and other industry sources, with an emphasis on developing skills in the manipulation of spreadsheets, databases, econometric and statistical software... [+]

    MA International Financial Analysis Accredited by Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the programme provides candidates with seven exemptions from selected professional examination papers. The programme focuses on the analysis of individual companies and as a result there is a substantial emphasis on corporate strategy, accounting and valuation. Of particular note is the practical study of real world data via DataStream and other industry sources, with an emphasis on developing skills in the manipulation of spreadsheets, databases, econometric and statistical software. The global economic crisis, high-profile banking failures and increased regulatory supervision have highlighted the importance of sound financial management and robust reporting. The International Financial Analysis degree has been developed specifically to meet this need, providing participants with skills in both quantitative and qualitative analysis, alongside an understanding of how accounting and finance expertise may be successfully combined to assess corporate performance and valuation. Who is the programme for? The MA is aimed at graduates from management, business or economics based disciplines, who would like to gain a more specialist knowledge of issues related to financial analysis, and also at non-business graduates with good numeracy levels who wish to develop financial skills and understanding. The programme also covers many topics of relevance to those intending to study for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. Modules All students will take the following 180 credits which are studied on a full-time basis over 12 months, or 24 months part-time: Modules taught in both semester one and semester two: International finance and capital markets (30 credits) Techniques for data analysis (20 credits) Financial information analysis (20 credits) Corporate strategy and valuation (20 credits) Accounting for analysts (30 credits) Semester three: Dissertation (60 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should normally hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Applicants need to have a basic level of numeracy equivalent to GSCE or above. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]

    MA International Human Resource Management

    Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

    The International Human Resource Management MA has been designed in response to demand for a specialist Master's programme that addresses the issues involved in the management of people across international borders. The programme builds on our highly successful Human Resource Management MA, which focuses more specifically on the domestic marketplace... [+]

    MA International Human Resource Management The International Human Resource Management MA has been designed in response to demand for a specialist Master's programme that addresses the issues involved in the management of people across international borders. The programme builds on our highly successful Human Resource Management MA, which focuses more specifically on the domestic marketplace. The programme has been recently updated following a comprehensive review and is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Successful completion of the programme leads to graduate membership of this prestigious institute. The programme also aligns with the standards of the US-based Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) - the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Who is the programme for? The programme is aimed at graduates from any discipline who want to learn about the management of people in international businesses and who wish to pursue an international management career working trans-nationally as opposed to working within a single country. Graduates from the programme will be able to follow a wide range of business management careers in global corporations, trans-European companies, management consultancy and management education and training. Professional skill development Candidates are encouraged to develop the critical self-analysis and personal skills that underpin future career development and support the process of lifelong learning. The emphasis on skill development also helps candidates to meet the professional development requirements of the CIPD. Modules The programme is modular in structure, compromising 180 credits, which are studied on a full-time basis over 12 months. All students will take the following compulsory modules: Semester one: Human resources in management context (15 credits) Developing skills for business leadership (15 credits) International resourcing and talent management (15 credits) Research methods in human resource management (15 credits) Semester two: Leadership and management development (15 credits) Understanding and implementing coaching and mentoring (15 credits) Managing international employment relations (15 credits) International leading, managing and developing people (15 credits) Semester three: Dissertation (60 credits) Modules will be offered subject to availability. Entry requirements Applicants should hold an upper-second class degree (2:1 level) or international equivalent. Every application is considered on an individual basis and applicants who narrowly miss the academic entry criteria may be eligible for admission at the discretion of the selector. A minimum of two years continuous work experience is required in a relevant field for those without an undergraduate/higher or equivalent degree. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent, with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-scores. Pre-sessional courses in English language are provided by the University if required and successful completion of these may be a condition of entry. [-]