University of Huddersfield Business School

Introduction

University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield was established in 1825 as the Huddersfield Scientific and Mechanic Institute.

Today, student numbers have reached over 24,000. Students from over 130 countries are represented on campus and the University has a £120 million turnover, contributing £300m to the local economy. University campuses have been established in Barnsley and Oldham to encourage participation in higher education in areas where many people have not traditionally taken up this option.

With a strategic plan in place which outlines aims and objectives up to 2013, the University is committed to growth in student numbers, and to achieve a greater range of research excellence.

Studying at the University of Huddersfield means you'll be somewhere that's going from strength to strength in academic achievements, enterprise and levels of student satisfaction. The place to start whatever you aim to do in life, it pays to get a good education. And that's exactly what you can expect from the University of Huddersfield. Whether you are leaving school or college or returning to education after a period of work or raising a family, we can help you achieve your goals.

If you're looking to enhance your career prospects or simply want to study for the sheer pleasure of learning, welcome to the perfect place to start.

University of Huddersfield Business School

Inspiring tomorrow’s professionals


In recent years there has been considerable growth in both the University and in the popularity of business at Huddersfield. Our School structure is based around our major subject areas of accountancy, strategy and marketing, leadership and management and legal studies through our Law School. We are large enough to support the full range of business and legal provision but also remain close to our learners and generate the friendly and accessible learning environment which so many of our students appreciate. The Business School performs consistently well in the annual National Student Survey in which students are asked to rate their university experience, praising our assessment, feedback, learning resources and the overall student experience.

As part of a teaching led university we are interested in ensuring that we facilitate student learning using a variety of innovative and creative teaching techniques. We aim to provide a first class student experience whether it is on our Queensgate campus, through our provision at the University Campus sites in Oldham and Barnsley, further afield for example in Greece, Hong Kong, or Jordan or to those studying by distance learning.

Our links with professional bodies and the wider business community are forged through regular events on campus with guest speakers from professional organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and experts from government and industry. We also provided teaching and training for major employers such as First Direct, West Yorkshire Fire Service and Royal Mail Group amongst many others.

Our Business School Advisory Board contains experienced and influential figures from the commercial business world, the public and voluntary sectors and the professions.

The business environment is constantly changing and “business” covers a wide spectrum of activity locally, regionally and globally. Our staff keep up to date by engaging in a range of activities in the commercial world as well as through their research and scholarly activity.

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Programs

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MSc

Business Project Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Campus Full time Part time 1 year January 2016 United Kingdom Huddersfield + 1 more

This Business Project Management MSc program has been designed to offer you something unique from other courses specialising in project management. We provide a breadth of core management ... [+]

This Business Project Management MSc program has been designed to offer you something unique from other courses specialising in project management. We provide a breadth of core management areas necessary to understand key issues in business and management. We then develop and enhance your knowledge, understanding and application of project management within a variety of project settings. Whilst theoretically robust with an emphasis on applied critical thinking and analysis, this course is grounded in real-world issues. Throughout the programme you will be exposed to real business problems and issues. The focus of this course is the development of the hands-on project managers of tomorrow.... [-]


International Business Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Huddersfield + 1 more

This International Business Management MSc program is a well-established program designed to meet the needs of students who have already completed an undergraduate business related degree and who wish to develop their subject specialism in international business management. [+]

This International Business Management MSc program is a well-established program designed to meet the needs of students who have already completed an undergraduate business related degree and who wish to develop their subject specialism in international business management. The programme will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of this rapidly changing and dynamic international environment. You will also develop the skills to identify the strategies available to firms operating at an international level. We encourage an understanding of the economics of the international environment as well as the ethical issues of operating across countries. This course attracts students from around the world and the teaching environment is very international in its nature.... [-]


International Business with Financial Services MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Huddersfield + 1 more

Financial Services are critical to both the UK’s future and also the future of emerging economies around the world. During the course you will study the nature of traditional financial markets and alternative investment markets ... [+]

International Business with Financial Services MSc/PgDip/PgCert

 

The financial services industry remains an essential and important part of the global economy. Financial Services are critical to both the UK’s future and also the future of emerging economies around the world. During the course you will study the nature of traditional financial markets and alternative investment markets (including cooperative models and Islamic finance). In addition, you will deepen your knowledge about key aspects of the international environment and the decision that companies take in the multinational context.

 

The emphasis throughout the International Business with Financial Services MSc course will be upon the preparation for careers in business and financial services. An increasingly competitive employment market requires graduates with a flexible approach and this degree will encourage such an approach.... [-]


International Marketing MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Huddersfield + 1 more

The MSc International Marketing places particular emphasis on the international dimensions of marketing, both in terms of the need to adapt marketing strategies to international markets and also in terms of the practicalities of operating across different country markets. [+]

International Marketing MSc/PgDip/PgCert

 

Few businesses can afford to ignore international markets and competitors. Whether the global economy is flourishing or not, international markets are increasingly part of any marketing strategy.

 

The MSc International Marketing places particular emphasis on the international dimensions of marketing, both in terms of the need to adapt marketing strategies to international markets and also in terms of the practicalities of operating across different country markets.

 

Although this course has been primarily designed for students who have already studied marketing or a related subject previously, it is equally applicable for motivated students who wish to develop cutting edge expertise in international marketing.... [-]


Marketing MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Huddersfield + 1 more

The MSc Marketing program designed to both develop and enhance your knowledge and understanding of marketing and to develop and equip you with the necessary skills to thrive in a career in marketing. [+]

The MSc Marketing program designed to both develop and enhance your knowledge and understanding of marketing and to develop and equip you with the necessary skills to thrive in a career in marketing. It forms the cornerstone of the MSc Marketing suite of courses, which includes six specialist courses:

 

•Marketing Communications•Marketing & Advertising•International Marketing•Brand Development•Business Development•Social Marketing

The MSc Marketing allows a broader approach with a wide choice of option modules.

 

Although this course has been primarily designed for students who have already studied marketing or a related subject previously, it is equally applicable for motivated students who wish to develop cutting edge expertise in marketing. Whilst theoretically robust with an emphasis on applied critical thinking and analysis, this unique Master's course is grounded in real world issues. Throughout the course extensive use is made of real world marketing problems. The focus of this course is the development of the applied marketing leaders of tomorrow.... [-]


MSc in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year January 2016 United Kingdom Huddersfield

This course is an ideal progression if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of accountancy, business, economics or finance. [+]

MSc in Banking and Finance

 

This course is an ideal progression if you have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant area of accountancy, business, economics or finance. It is particularly suited if you wish to pursue a career in modern, international financial markets and it will develop your understanding and knowledge of banking and finance systems. The course has a strong focus on enhancing your management opportunities in areas such as investment banking, retail banking and other financial institutions. You will develop critical insights through our use of guest speakers from the commercial world such as RBS and Yorkshire Bank who will inform you of current practices and developments, such as aspects of risk management, as well as offering you career development and networking opportunities. Our strong connections with the financial world are demonstrated through our Partners in Accountancy scheme which links you with accountancy firms of national and international repute. You will be taught by staff with extensive experience gained as practitioners with knowledge gained in businesses, the commercial sector (including banking) and the professional bodies. Your teaching staff are members of and hold positions within a number of professional bodies.... [-]


MSc in Business

Campus Full time 1 year January 2016 United Kingdom Huddersfield

This is an exciting Master’s programme, available for part-time or full-time study, designed to meet the needs of those who wish to develop the cutting edge business [+]

This is an exciting Master’s programme, available for part-time or full-time study, designed to meet the needs of those who wish to develop the cutting edge business skills needed by the aspiring, professional manager. This qualification is of real value to employers and is an ideal preparation if you are looking to move into senior management positions in the future. The course is designed for graduates who may not have previously studied business or management and is ideal if you lack the necessary depth of work experience for admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Huddersfield. Our students come from a wide range of first degree subjects, and from many different nations giving a richness and breadth of perspectives to the course. The course is designed to equip you with a business ‘tool-kit’ which increases your awareness and confidence when dealing with business issues. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thinking and the application of current best practice to real-world situations within demanding frameworks, in order to prepare tomorrow’s managers for the challenges of the 21st Century.... [-]


Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Huddersfield + 1 more

This Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management MSc program looks at all risks in the business environment together with a strong analysis of the consequences when things go wrong. [+]

This Risk, Disaster and Environmental Management MSc program looks at all risks in the business environment together with a strong analysis of the consequences when things go wrong. Businesses and organisations increasingly need to anticipate the likelihood and consequences of unexpected events and the necessary short and long term responses.

 

The programme is structured around three core management themes:

• Risk -- You will study a wide range of risks in business, organisational and geographical environments. You will learn to identify, assess and manage these risks.

• Disaster -- The disaster management element of the course will develop your ability to analyse the consequences when things go wrong, and will provide the practical skills for disaster prevention, preparedness, mitigation and management.... [-]


MA

International Human Resource Management (HRM) MA/PgDip/PgCert

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Huddersfield

The overall aim of the International Human Resource Management (HRM) MA program is to educate you as a Human Resource Manager in an international context and improve the quality of your professional development. [+]

The overall aim of the International Human Resource Management (HRM) MA program is to educate you as a Human Resource Manager in an international context and improve the quality of your professional development. You are encouraged to develop critical reflection and a range of skills and techniques specific to international human resource management. The course will focus on the development of relevant personal and interpersonal skills in preparation for a future professional career in people management in a global workplace. This course offers you a relevant blend of HRM related modules, including a general introduction to the major aspects of HRM and related international issues (such as the international business environment and corporate governance and business ethics), in addition to HRM strategy and inter-cultural management. You will also have the opportunity to work with tutors who are extremely experienced in delivering Master's level courses both in the UK and overseas.... [-]


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