University of Gloucestershire, The Business School

Introduction

The University of Gloucestershire is a medium sized university with over 160 years of history and is consistently ranked amongst the best modern universities by the Independent Good University Guide.

Developing new ways of thinking and creating promising futures is integrated with our commitment to sustainability and the University of Gloucestershire has been rated in the top 5 for environmental performance (People & Planet Green University League Table, 2009)

With over 8,000 students we offer an extensive range of undergraduate, postgraduate masters and PhD degrees.

The Business School


Our Business School’s origins date back to 1834 and today it is a significant provider of education with over 90 staff and 2,700 students, 550 of whom are postgraduates. With our extensive knowledge and experience we will support you in developing the professional and personal skills you need to succeed in today’s dynamic and diverse world of business.

The School offers a number of taught and research programmes in business and management (including marketing and HRM); accounting and finance; computing; tourism, leisure and hospitality, and law and welcomes staff and students from over 40 countries.

Based at The Park in 24 acres of parkland, originally a Victorian botanical garden, the Business School blends the contemporary and the traditional. The buildings are a mix of historic villas, award-winning architecture and cutting edge computer labs.

Academic Strengths


Our students study for master’s awards either part time or full time. Marketing, purchasing and supply, accounting and personnel developments are all fields within which staff and students have excelled. This extensive network to the professions and the staff engagement in research and enterprise activities in the areas in which they teach ensures our teaching remains both focused and current. Over 50% of the University’s research has achieved international standard, a third of which has been rated as internationally excellent (RAE, 2008).

Our programmes recruit talented, creative individuals who wish to contribute to their own development and that of their organisations. Our links to international partners such as the international management programme of Hochschule Liectenstein and Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, University of Applied Sciences, Austria, University of Zagreb, Croatia and Kalaidos University, Zurich provide examples of our outward-looking, collaborative style.

Facilities


Five halls of residence with en-suite rooms and broadband access are on-site with more halls situated just a ten minute walk away. University accommodation is also available in the town centre and the accommodation service has registered flats and houses available for rent.

On site we have a refectory as well as a shop, cash machine, launderette and medical centre. The Students’ Union (SU), with a bar, entertainments space and a job shop is also based at The Park. The SU represents the interests of students and operates more than fifty different societies, including national leagues sports teams.

The Learning Centre houses the business, computing and law collections and there’s excellent access to a wide range of on-line databases and journals. Student workspaces with computer access, wireless networks, quiet study spaces and rooms for group activities complete the picture.

Cheltenham International Language Centre


If your first language is not English, then there may be appropriate support at hand. Our in house language school – Cheltenham International Language Centre – provides courses to equip individuals with the English Language skills for postgraduate study. We are British Council accredited.

Cheltenham


Cheltenham town centre is just a short walk from The Park Campus and has a cosmopolitan feel, helped by the many festivals held in the town – The Times called it the ‘world capital of festivals’.

London, Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford and Birmingham are all within easy access via road and rail.

Entry Requirements


All degree programmes – good honours degree (in any subject), or equivalent; English at IELTS 6.5+ or equivalent.

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University of Gloucestershire, The Business School
Programs

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MSc

MSc - Computing with Systems Security Management

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

This Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc - Computing with Systems Security Management course provides you with the technical understanding and management skills required to ensure data and systems security. Combining theory, tools, methods and management techniques you’ll develop a professional approach to information systems [+]

Computing with Systems Security Management

Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc

 

This course provides you with the technical understanding and management skills required to ensure data and systems security.  Combining theory, tools, methods and management techniques you’ll develop a professional approach to information systems analysis and project management, and define requirements for designing, implementing and evaluating secure systems.

You’ll also develop some of the forensic and management skills needed to identify attempts to compromise systems and prevent attacks. The course provides a well-balanced perspective, to prepare you for a career in data and IT security management.... [-]


MSC - International Human Resource Management and Development

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

From September 2010, this course will be updated and relaunched as the MSc Human Resource Management (International)*. This programme will offer students the opportunity to study for the prestigious award of MSc which will also embed the changes... [+]

International Human Resource Management and Development

AWARD: Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc

 

From September 2010, this course will be updated and relaunched as the MSc Human Resource Management (International)*. This programme will offer students the opportunity to study for the prestigious award of MSc which will also embed the changes to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)* standards being launched at that time.

 

Effective human resource management and development has the potential to create competitive advantage for organisations. As a subject area, it is concerned with how an organisation goes about managing, leading and developing people. This is both challenging and complex for HR specialists and managers alike, particularly in an international context.... [-]


MSc in Hospitality Management

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Are you looking to work in the challenging and fast-paced hospitality industry? This MSc in Hospitality Management programme helps you develop the specific knowledge and skills needed to move into hospitality management. [+]

MSc in Hospitality Management

 

Are you looking to work in the challenging and fast-paced hospitality industry? This programme helps you develop the specific knowledge and skills needed to move into hospitality management. It is aimed at recent graduates or those with limited work experience.

The programme develops the knowledge and skills you need to enter a wide range of hospitality positions, both nationally and internationally. It develops personal competence across a broad spectrum of generic management areas, but also contextualises understanding firmly in the hospitality sector. You benefit from interaction with participants from a diverse range of subjects and cultural backgrounds.... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc- Accounting and Financial Management

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

This Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Accounting and Financial Management program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge demanded by employers and will give you a competitive edge. [+]

Accounting and Financial Management

AWARD: Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc

 

This course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge demanded by employers and will give you a competitive edge.

 

If you’re a finance professional, holder of a relevant degree or have passed ACCA Fundamentals stage it is a chance to explore advances in accounting and corporate governance, management accounting and corporate finance and valuation.

 

Each module offers a combination of practical and research focused activities that reflect the realities of present day management. The modules that comprise the MSc have been chosen because we recognise that the primary goal of management is to ensure viable and continuing organisations. Successful completion will provide you with the skills and knowledge to think strategically in both financial and management terms.... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc-Computing with e-business Technology

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

This Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc-Computing with e-business Technology course focuses on developing the technical skills required to build effective systems for the worldwide web. [+]

Computing with e-business Technology  Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc

 

This course focuses on developing the technical skills required to build effective systems for the worldwide web.

You will develop your ability to create high quality, effective web sites. You also explore security and ethics, evaluating competing solutions. You can expect to develop expertise in web development, and applications relying on underlying network and database systems.

You can acquire both the core skills in computing and develop contemporary specialist skills through our computing pathways. You need not have a computing background to succeed, but you must be motivated. You’ll need to be competent in using information technology, with an aptitude for developing high-level technical skills. With a blend of theory, tools, methods and management techniques, you learn all that’s necessary to create and successfully deploy software products.... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc - Computing with IT Management

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Our Computing with IT Management course is ideal if you are interested in understanding and implementing IT solutions in a business setting. You’ll develop your technical and analytical business skills, combining theory, tools, methods and management techniques. [+]

Computing with IT Management  Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc

 

Our Computing with IT Management course is ideal if you are interested in understanding and implementing IT solutions in a business setting. You’ll develop your technical and analytical business skills, combining theory, tools, methods and management techniques.

You will also develop a professional approach to systems analysis and project management and master the requirements for designing, implementing and evaluating IT in business. Your understanding of strategic IT management, business and IT ethics, as well as social issues such as sustainability, will support this work.... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma/MSc - Computing with Software Engineering

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

This specialist Software Engineering route enables you to develop high-level programming skills, combining the theory, tools, methods and management techniques necessary to create successful software products. [+]

Computing with Software Engineering  Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc

 

This specialist Software Engineering route enables you to develop high-level programming skills, combining the theory, tools, methods and management techniques necessary to create successful software products.

This is a challenging course, leading you to the point where you can program and develop software for a range of commercial applications. You will design, build and test software, ranging from individual code units to complete systems. You will apply analysis techniques, select appropriate design methodologies, choose suitable programming constructs and devise an effective testing strategy.... [-]


Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc - Marketing Management

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham

Vocationally orientated, this Postgraduate Certificate/ Postgraduate Diploma/MSc - Marketing Management course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a critically informed marketing professional — the kind of professional today’s organisations seek. [+]

Marketing Management

AWARD: Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma/MSc

 

Vocationally orientated, this course equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a critically informed marketing professional — the kind of professional today’s organisations seek.

Designed to develop your understanding and competence in marketing, you will study how marketing interacts with other key areas within organisations.

Customer behaviour, communications, innovation, relationship management, strategy, research, and international marketing issues are central features of this degree.

The course culminates in a dissertation — enabling you to specialise in an area of marketing that you find particularly fascinating, and which you may wish to pursue in your marketing career.... [-]


Postgraduate MSc - Accounting and Finance (Top Up)

Campus Full time Part time 4 months August 2017 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

This Postgraduate MSc - Accounting and Finance (Top Up) course gives you the opportunity to top-up your existing qualification to a full MSc honours degree by dissertation. [+]

This Postgraduate MSc - Accounting and Finance (Top Up) course gives you the opportunity to top-up your existing qualification to a full MSc honours degree by dissertation.

 

The course enables you to update your knowledge and skills on existing and new areas of practise, keep your professional qualifications up-to-date, make you more competitive and marketable to future employers  and allows you to demonstrate commitment to your profession.

 

This course offers the flexibility to fit study around existing commitments however there is also the opportunity to study full-time allowing possible completion within 4 months.

 

Study involves undertaking a Research Methods taught module in block format, and a final dissertation that is supervised online by dissertation advisors..... [-]


MA

MA in Sport and Christian Outreach

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Gloucester

A postgraduate course taught in conjunction with the University of Gloucestershire focusing on Sports Ministry or Sports Chaplaincy. [+]

MA in Sport and Christian Outreach

A postgraduate course taught in conjunction with the University of Gloucestershire  focusing on Sports Ministry or Sports Chaplaincy.

 

In response to the growing need for academic and professional accreditation inside the majority of elite sports settings, these two programmes offer students a unique opportunity to understand, critique and develop practice in the realm of sport and spiritual development within ministry and chaplaincy contexts.

Led by a specialist team of University staff in association with colleagues from Redcliffe College, these courses are supported by a range of organisations, including: Christians in Sport, Ambassadors in Sport, Youth for Christ, and SCORE (the UK’s leading sports chaplaincy agency).... [-]