University of Edinburgh Business School

Introduction
EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited

The University of Edinburgh Business School enjoys a long tradition of teaching and research. The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in business and management and provides a platform for research, discussion and debate on a wide range of business issues.

Triple accredited

We are in the top 1% of business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation. These have been awarded by:

  • The US Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • The European Quality and Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • The Association of MBAs (AMBA)

An international school

As one of the leading business schools of Europe, the School comprises of an international student body representing more than 88 countries, enticing new ideas from different cultures and backgrounds. Our global alumni extend over 120 countries allowing you access to numerous contacts all over the world.

Research

We strive to produce theory-led, practically relevant research that addresses challenges faced by businesses, public organisations, regulatory bodies, and policy-makers. The School aims to create a supportive, collaborative, and vibrant research culture by raising the quality of our research output and by assisting faculty to achieve our goals.

Programme overview

The Business School offers academically rigorous and highly crafted programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students. The teaching and research cover six main subject areas including: accounting & finance, entrepreneurship & innovation, management science & business economics, marketing, organisational studies and strategy & international business.

Facilities and resources

This state-of-the-art building features lecture theatres, multiple syndicate rooms, an executive education suite, a café and significant space for students and staff. Students also have access to the Hub, a centre which provides comprehensive study facilities and access to research databases, online journals and leading financial information services.

Why Edinburgh?

Edinburgh has been named one of the best places to live and work in the UK. This historical city is notable for its fine Georgian and Victorian architecture, striking parks and remarkable skyline.

Here, you'll find a royal palace, a cliff-top castle and an extinct volcano – all in the heart of the city.

With four universities, major international arts festivals, world class galleries, theatres and concert halls, Edinburgh has a modern dynamism within its historic streets. People from all over the world have settled here, with a strong ethnic flavour to the bars, cafés and restaurants. It has all the advantages of a major European capital.

Edinburgh is also a city for business. It is the second largest financial centre in the UK with a thriving, diverse economy and a highly educated, motivated workforce. Several major global financial institutions - banks, insurance companies, investment houses and brokers - have their HQs in Edinburgh.

This is a city where Dolly the Sheep, the world's first cloned mammal, was born, a city that is home to the most powerful computer in the UK (here in the University), a city that has developed the country's most vibrant bio-sciences sector. The University of Edinburgh Business School is right at home in this atmosphere of innovation and collaboration.

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MSc in Banking and Risk

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective Managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country. [+]

The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. Programme overview The Edinburgh Masters differs from the majority in that it has a major emphasis on what decisions managers in banks should make and how to make them. Banking is an industry rather than an academic discipline and the study of the management of banks is multidisciplinary. The approach of this programme is to consider the structural, financial and risk and asset management functions of banks. Programme structure In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will take induction and core course. These are highly crafted and specialised, and include statistics for finance, banking, and risk management. During the second term (Jan-May) students choose optional courses, which can include investment management, data mining, risk management and derivatives. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug). Knowledge exchange The MSc in Banking and Risk utilises knowledge and skills gained through the research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC) in the Business School. This is a leading international research centre that specialises in research into credit risk modelling. It engages in both theoretical and highly applied research of interest to all stakeholders in the industry. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including AEGON, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Life Investments. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in a quantitative subject or in finance is normally required. Acceptable quantitative subjects include economics, mathematics, statistics, operational research, informatics, computer science, physics, and engineering. Candidates with a very good Honours degree in business or management or relevant business experience will be considered on an individual basis. Learning outcomes The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. Students who follow this programme will gain: A detailed knowledge of the structure and role of banking in an economy. An understanding of risk models that are available to assess the risk of making loans. Comprehension of the exposure of a portfolio of loans. Technical skills to predict the riskiness of a potential borrower. Skills to value and manage a portfolio of specialised financial derivatives. Techniques to manage a portfolio of assets. Proficiency in computing the amount of capital a bank requires to function optimally. [-]

MSc in Carbon Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of pounds of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture. [+]

The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of pounds of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture. Our MSc in Carbon Finance prepares students to deliver this investment with advanced knowledge and skills. Programme overview This programme is the world's first MSc in Carbon Finance, dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment, focussed on the business opportunities and financial flows driven by society's response to climate change. Our programme is fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature, and therefore welcomes applicants from a wide range of backgrounds. Programme structure Learning will be through a combination of lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments, solving problems in tutorials and case studies. In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will take induction and core courses. During the second term (Jan-May) students will have the opportunity to choose from optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug). Knowledge exchange The School hosts the Centre for Business and Climate Change, a leading international centre for business and climate change education, research and public engagement. The Centre is renowned for its high level of corporate engagement and knowledge transfer, its development of innovative strategies and its cross-disciplinary collaboration at both a national and regional level. Career opportunities The explosion of carbon finance and investment has created a range of new types of businesses and careers. Graduates from this programme will typically pursue a career in carbon trading, carbon consulting, SRI investment or asset management, carbon entrepreneurship, climate change policy, or carbon accounting. The programme can also be good preparation for further research at PhD level. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in business, economics, engineering or a social or physical science is normally required. Learning outcomes The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of dollars of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture. Delivering this investment will require greatly enhanced capacity in all aspects of carbon finance. The programme aims to provide graduates with an understanding of: The current state of climate change science, greenhouse gas stabilization pathways and the principal mitigation and adaptation options. Climate change policy responses at international, regional, national and local levels and the various types of regulatory response available to governments. The relationship between climate change science, policy, carbon markets and other climate finance and investment. What carbon finance means and the relationship between carbon finance and conventional finance. Essentials of conventional finance and financing issues in the energy sector in particular. The structure and dynamics of the major global, regional and national-level carbon markets, including voluntary carbon markets and the flexibility mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol and its successor agreement(s). Accounting for carbon at firm, project and product/supply chain level, carbon auditing, financial reporting and non-financial disclosure, benchmarking, taxation implications, and the ethics of carbon accounting. The use of statistics for financial research. An appreciation of the role that carbon finance plays in an organisation's strategy, finance and accounting decisions. [-]

MSc in Energy Finance and Markets

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The importance of well-functioning energy markets to the global economy cannot be exaggerated. As the energy mix employed by countries around the world becomes increasingly diversified, there also arises the need to develop a workforce suited to this dynamic sector. [+]

The importance of well-functioning energy markets to the global economy cannot be exaggerated. As the energy mix employed by countries around the world becomes increasingly diversified, there also arises the need to develop a workforce suited to this dynamic sector. Programme overview The MSc in Energy Finance & Markets programme applies principles of financial and resource economics to prepare students for careers in old and new energy markets and industries, as well as the public sector. Whether you are already working in the industry but looking at a career change or indeed you are looking to advance your employment opportunities with further study, this programme will help you to increase your knowledge and skillset further. Programme structure Learning will be through a combination of lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments. In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will undertake a number of core courses and will have the opportunity to add to this with a mix of core and option courses in the second term. Finally, students will be tasked with a dissertation, which is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug). Career opportunities The MSc in Energy Finance and Markets will expose students to practical application of financial modelling and analytical techniques widely employed in the execution of energy projects, as well as those used for trading execution in the wider energy market. Ideal for individuals seeking to work within the Energy or Finance industries as well as Public Sector in a wide range of roles from analyst to advisor or project manager. Industry links The programme incorporates significant input from energy industry and energy commodities trading executives. The programme will regularly host guest speakers and students will have the opportunity to work with industry partners to develop cutting edge trading and project solutions within consultancy projects sponsored by energy firms and commodity trading desks of financial and oil and gas institutions. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in business, finance, economics, engineering or a social or physical science is normally required. Learning outcomes As the energy mix employed by countries around the world becomes increasingly diversified, there also arises the need to develop academic curricula designed to educate a new workforce suited to this dynamic sector. By the conclusion of the programme, students should be able to: Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of key theoretical finance and economic concepts underpinning the operations in global and regional energy markets Demonstrate knowledge of how key regional and global energy markets (Oil & Gas, electricity etc.) are structured and how they work. Have in-depth understanding of the relationships existing among the key global energy markets; for example, how gas prices translate into less demand for coal and other energy commodities. Conduct financial appraisal of energy projects within relevant regulatory contexts. Trade energy commodities on global and regional markets’ exchanges/trading platforms by using state of the art software packages and harnessing the power of relevant real-time energy industry data. Demonstrate an appreciation of the role played by global, regional and national policies in shaping the demand and supply of energy commodities, as well as relevant energy mixes. Demonstrate an appreciation of the complex nature of global energy markets, especially the Oil & Gas markets, which incorporates supply from developing countries with varied market/operational structures. [-]

MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This exciting Master programme is designed to complement research-led and theoretically-informed education. There is a clear focus on the development of practical skills and opportunities for the application of knowledge to real-life organisational situations and issues. [+]

Graduate recruits with entrepreneurial skills are an asset to any company, established or start-up, because they are able to spot gaps in the market and innovate. With the impact of technology and globalisation, markets are changing more rapidly than ever before and organisations are seeking to employ individuals who are capable of spotting and taking advantage of new opportunities. Programme overview This exciting Master programme is designed to complement research-led and theoretically-informed education. There is a clear focus on the development of practical skills and opportunities for the application of knowledge to real-life organisational situations and issues. The programme is designed for students interested in managing innovation within new and existing firms, re-inventing current businesses, or starting up new businesses. Programme structure The first term (Sep-Dec) features five core courses which will provide the foundations of your learning and the second term (Jan-May) includes two core practice-focused courses designed around live projects with organisations. These allow students to apply their knowledge to real life organisational challenges. Students will also select two electives to study in the second semester followed by a final dissertation in the third term (Jun-Aug). Career opportunities Students will develop the knowledge and skills to identify, screen and pursue business opportunities within new and existing organisations as well as the ability to effect change within products, services, processes or even business models. The programme prepares students for a range of careers including venture foundation, management of innovation within existing organisations, or in policy and business development roles in agencies supporting innovation. Industry links The programme combines theoretical rigour with a unique focus on experiential and practical learning through direct engagement with organisations. Two core industry driven project-based courses in the second semester require students to work together with organisations on addressing specific innovation and entrepreneurship challenges. In addition, guest speakers and industry driven case studies are embedded through the programme into individual courses. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background Degree subject can be in any discipline. Learning outcomes A deep understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation facilitates the discovery and exploitation of new oportunities within new and existing organisations By taking this programme, students will gain: A critical understanding of the theories, processes and behaviours underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation Awareness and understanding of how organisations build value through the application of entrepreneurial and innovative practices The ability to design creative strategies for pursuing and exploiting new opportunities Appreciation of the issues associated with securing and managing financial resources in new and established organisations First-hand experience around the opportunities and challenges of starting up a new venture or indeed in pursuing new avenues within an existing organisation Knowledge and skills required to be a highly competent entrepreneur who can also lead and support innovation across a range of different sectors and organisational context [-]

MSc in Finance and Investment

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Edinburgh

A powerful blend of academic rigour and vocational insight, the MSc in Finance and Investment will add considerably to the knowledge of those looking to further their career in this vital sector. This programme was ranked 30th in the world by the Financial Times in 2015. [+]

A powerful blend of academic rigour and vocational insight, the MSc in Finance and Investment will add considerably to the knowledge of those looking to further their career in this vital sector. This programme was ranked 30th in the world by the Financial Times in 2015. Programme overview Designed to provide students with a specialist education in finance and investment. It will give a global perspective on investment markets and asset classes, provide practical knowledge on the processes and mechanics underlying investment, and build on students' existing numerical skills so that they are able to understand and practice investment-related mathematics. Programme structure This programme is divided into three blocks. During the first term (Sep-Dec) students will take part in induction events and partake core courses. During the second term (Jan-May) students will have a chance to explore option courses and will have the chance to take a Masterclass in Frankfurt. In the third term (Jun-Aug) students will write their final dissertation. Knowledge exchange The School's location in the UK's second largest financial centre allows us to attract visiting speakers from the key financial institutions, fund managers and analysts. Indeed, the course was founded with the financial and practical support of major industry players, including Citigroup, Martin Currie and Baillie Gifford. Industry links Our strong connection to industry is exemplified by our work in the Centre for Financial Markets Research and the Credit Research Centre. Bringing together leading academics and practitioners, the centres are a keen theatre of debate, creating new ideas for both the theoretical study and practical application of credit, finance and investment. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or economics is normally required. Applicants with an Honours degree in a non-related subject will also be considered, but will need to demonstrate a high standard of ability and motivation for the programme. Learning outcomes The programme offers a blend of skills and knowledge relevant to professional investment in practice, combined with engagement with academic research. Students will learn about corporate finance, global financial markets, financial accounting statements, derivatives, portfolio management, investment analysis and investment mathematics. They will also learn about the use of software and sources of information in investment and risk management. How to estimate the fair value for an investment, to test assumptions and sensitivities and to compare different investments are explored in depth. Students will also gain an understanding of the role of different asset classes, their behaviour in isolation and in relation to other asset classes, and an understanding of how portfolios of investments can be constructed and analysed. Intellectual skills Students will develop: Critical analysis – an ability to assimilate new knowledge in the field of finance and investment (and to analyse the information gained) and the operations and methods used in the financial sector. Research skills – an ability to identify and define pertinent research questions, to review the relevant literature, to define a proper methodology and to conduct research in the context of data analysis or other suitable methods. Discipline – a major difficulty in investment is removing emotion from the decision-making process. Research in behavioural finance shows that the desire of investors to follow consensus, and the ease with which they can misinterpret data, are obstacles to sound decision making. The programme will seek to imbue students with the discipline required to make good investment decisions. Analytical and numerical skills – an ability to analyse and solve investment problems, to handle large volumes of numerical data, to extract and manipulate relevant data in a meaningful manner, and to analyse accounting information. Subject-specific knowledge Students will develop: An understanding of investment and risk-management tools and databases such as Datastream, Osiris, WRDS and ThomsonOne Banker, through use of such products and demonstrations of their output and capabilities. An understanding of industry practice in risk management and general techniques such as value-at-risk and optimisation. An ability to understand, speak and write the language of finance and investment. An ability to analyse financial statements of companies, to evaluate earnings quality and firm performance. An understanding of analytical and problem-solving methods through the use of techniques such as discounted cash flow analysis, quadratic programming, sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis and Monte Carlo Simulation. An understanding of risk and its applicability beyond investment. A knowledge of the nature and findings of academic enquiry in the areas of finance and investment. Transferable skills Students will develop an: Ability to understand, assess and present complex lines of argument. Ability to work individually and with others in teams, often under time pressure. Ability to communicate clearly on paper and in presentations. Enhanced numerical skills and fluency in spreadsheet use, developed through problem solving in quantitative courses within the programme. [-]

MSc in Financial Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The MSc in Financial Management is a comprehensive and rigorous programme that focuses on key areas in accounting and corporate finance. It is designed for graduates interested in following a career in the finance sector. [+]

The MSc in Financial Management is a comprehensive and rigorous programme that focuses on key areas in accounting and corporate finance. It is designed for graduates interested in following a career in the finance sector. Programme overview Studying the theories underlying financial management practices allows students to recognise the financial behaviours of corporations. An understanding of the practices of this course will equip students with the knowledge and comprehension necessary to apply this knowledge to real-world business situations. Our programme lays special emphasis on the disciplines of accounting and corporate finance. Programme structure Learning will be through a combination of lectures, set reading, class discussions, group-work assignments, problem-solving in tutorials and case studies. In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will take induction and core courses. During the second term (Jan-May) students will have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug). Knowledge exchange A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including Cairn Energy, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life, Procter & Gamble and Deloitte. Career opportunities The success of our MSc in Financial Management is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. Hugely respected by employers, our programme provides the perfect learning experience with access to world-class academics and courses that are underpinned by real world insights. Apart from being suitable for those who enter a business career, it is also a valuable preparation for further research at PhD level. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in finance, accounting, business studies or economics is normally required. Applicants with an Honours degree in a non-related subject will also be considered, but will need to demonstrate a high standard of ability and motivation for the programme. Learning outcomes The MSc in Financial Management is a comprehensive and rigorous treatment of key areas in accounting and corporate finance. It is designed for graduates interested in following a career in the finance function of a company, in the accounting profession, in business analysis or in management consultancy practice. Students who undertake this programme will be able to: Apply theories of accounting and corporate finance. Apply treasury management and corporate finance techniques. Critically evaluate the financial controls of an organisation. Understand, apply and critically evaluate financial accounting techniques. Understand, apply and critically evaluate management accounting techniques. Demonstrate time management. Work effectively as part of a team. [-]

MSc in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) aims to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. [+]

The MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) aims to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. Programme overview As the portfolio of Human Resource Management responsibilities evolves, the next generation of managers will embrace broader policies connected to areas such as incentive design and work-life balance. Keeping pace with advances, our fully CIPD accredited MSc develops knowledge of HRM concepts and the people management skills crucial to modern business. Our MSc is at the forefront of research-led, practical and theoretically informed education. Programme structure The MSc in HRM has been designed to provide a combination of courses that will enable the professional development of future HR managers. In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will take induction and core course. During the second term (Jan-May) students choose optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug). Learning is achieved through lectures, set readings, exercises, case studies and presentations. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including AEGON, Cairn Energy, International Accounting Standards Board, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland and Procter & Gamble. Career opportunities Your MSc will prepare you for a wide range of potential positions across the human resource management section. Roles may include: career advisor, HR analyst, HR advisor, HR generalist, HR manager, recruitment manager and reward analyst. Leading employers highly regard our MSc and graduates have secured positions with firms including: Towers Watson, UBS, Accenture, Ernst & Young and People’s Association. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in any subject is normally required. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Human Resource Management. Learning outcomes The aim of the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. Students who undertake this programme will: Gain an understanding of key terms, theories/concepts and practices within the field of human resource management. Identify and analyse problems in the field of HRM and be able to provide innovative solutions. Be able to identify and appreciate the significance of ethical issues in HR practices and the management of people in the workplace. Obtain the practical skills required by managers actively engaged in the strategic management of people within organisations. Gain proficiency in communication skills, independent action and team working. Develop an ability to undertake qualitative and quantitative research and apply this knowledge in the context of an independently constructed piece of work (i.e. dissertation). [-]

MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Emerging markets are developmental states. Crucially, however, they have become major players in the global economy. It is perhaps a fitting analogy for the MSc student. We seek to transform the potential of graduates, building on existing knowledge and qualifications to create a powerful, personal blend of practical knowledge and intuitive insight. [+]

Emerging markets are developmental states. Crucially, however, they have become major players in the global economy. It is perhaps a fitting analogy for the MSc student. We seek to transform the potential of graduates, building on existing knowledge and qualifications to create a powerful, personal blend of practical knowledge and intuitive insight. Programme overview The MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets will help students understand how to conduct a business internationally and how to do so from developmental states. Students will be able understand the particular challenges faced in developing corporate strategy, attracting foreign direct investment and working in countries with very different cultures, institutions, laws and business practices. Programme structure In their first term (Sep-Dec) students will take induction and core course, while choosing optional courses in their second term (Jan-May). The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug). Our courses have an overarching aim to inform students how businesses can take advantage of the globalisation of economy and to understand the rapid development of these new economic powerhouses. Career opportunities The success of our MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. Students come from all over the world, looking for objective, in-depth insights into global business practice. The knowledge they gather helps them develop successful careers as consultants, managers or analysts in the broad arena of international business. Knowledge exchange A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including Accenture, AEGON, Egon Zehnder International, Roche Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell and Tesco. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in business and commerce, management, finance, accounting, economics, international politics, international relations, science, engineering or law is normally required. Learning outcomes The programme provides a personalised development environment that allows you to build on your existing knowledge framework and further develop particular expertise in an area of your own choosing. Diverse perspectives and disciplines The programme focuses on the challenges posed by the phenomena of globalisation and the conflicting trends of convergence and divergence in international business. It also addresses the challenges posed for rapidly developing emerging economies. It will lead you to acquire substantive knowledge, drawing upon diverse perspectives and disciplines, and gain the analytical ability needed to develop a continual understanding of the challenges international business is facing. You will also gain an appreciation of the complex issues in relation to business strategy for both multinational enterprises (MNEs) and local firms in emerging economies. Real-world learning The programme focuses on practical skills for real-world learning and puts a strong emphasis on developing transferable skills, objective analysis, report writing and presentation ability. It also provides insights into research design and other life-long learning skills needed for professional careers. By the end of the course, students will be expected to have an: Ability to engage critically with various theoretical perspectives and techniques. Understanding of the key issues relating to the competitiveness of international business. Awareness of the volatility and uncertainty involved in and the influences of global politics, technology advancement, distribution of wealth, ownership of resources and regulatory regimes in individual nation states and international institutions. Appreciation of the differences of individual nation states and especially emerging markets such as China, India and other transitional economies. [-]

MSc in Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Effective management is central to business success. It proposes cohesion, teamwork, and a sense of direction. This programme is designed to provide an insight into the theories and practical skills needed for successful management and, through that, a successful business. [+]

Effective management is central to business success. It proposes cohesion, teamwork, and a sense of direction. This programme is designed to provide an insight into the theories and practical skills needed for successful management and, through that, a successful business. The FT has recently ranked this programme in the top 10 in the UK and 62nd in the world (Management MSc Rankings 2015. Programme overview Our MSc in Management is geared to provide an integrative understanding and a flexible approach to important management tasks. This will enable students to acquire expertise and skills related to their intended career path. Blending classic management techniques with the very latest in management thinking, the programme encompasses international issues and diverse national business characteristics and settings. Programme structure An emphasis on practical skills within our programme takes students beyond the theory and into the heart of real-life management challenges. In their first term (Sept-Dec) students will take induction and core courses. During the second term (Jan-May) students choose optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-Aug). Learning is achieved through lectures, set readings, exercises, case studies and presentations. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. Our most recent speakers have represented businesses including Accenture, Glenmorangie, Lloyds TSB, Roche Group, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell, Siemens, Tesco and VisitScotland. Career opportunities Your MSc will prepare you for a wide range of potential management positions. The programme is highly regarded by leading employers who are regularly seeking to recruit graduates. Our students have secured positions with firms including PPMG, E&Y and Deloitte. Typical roles may include auditing/accounting, management consultancy, project manager, businesses development manager, operations analyst and marketing officer. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in any subject is normally required. Learning outcomes The programme places a strong emphasis on the practical skills essential to successful management careers. As well as core and option courses, students will participate in tutorials, workshops and management simulation exercises. This will give you the opportunity to go beyond purely theoretical knowledge to gain a more practical understanding of real life management problems. It will also provide invaluable opportunities to engage in teamwork and problem solving strategies. During the course of their studies students will develop: A knowledge framework which encompasses diverse perspectives and disciplines within management to understand the complexity of managing an organisation in a changing business environment. An understanding of how the acquired theoretical knowledge can be put into practice. A critical awareness of discipline-based concepts and approaches to analyse and master contemporary management problems. In-depth knowledge and insight in specific management-related areas. The ability to acquire and analyse data and information, to evaluate their relevance and validity, and to synthesise a range of information sources needed to develop a sophisticated understanding of a rapidly changing international and national business context. At programme's end, students will be expected to: Demonstrate an ability to apply general management know-how in practical business situations. Draw upon specialist know-how, deploying concepts and sources incisively and with sensitivity. Demonstrate skills in interdisciplinary analysis, drawing upon different empirical sources, analytical perspectives and sub-disciplines within management studies. Demonstrate an ability to conduct methodological research into corporate and management issues, which may relate to overall strategy or a specific management function, that require familiarity with a range of data, research sources and appropriate methodologies. Be able to communicate effectively and convincingly on a factual supported basis, both orally and in writing. Work under self-direction, having acquired lifelong learning skills and personal development competencies. Search for information using different media, including the internet, databases and libraries. Have skills in time management and planning work assignments. [-]

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