University of Westminster, Westminster Business School

Introduction

The University of Westminster was founded as Britain's first polytechnic in 1838. Since then it has developed into a university that combines both metropolitan and cosmopolitan dimensions, and which is closely involved in business, professional and academic life within London, as well as overseas.

The University has always been, and continues to be, imaginative in recognising new needs and developing appropriate offerings for its many target markets. The University also has a strong and historic commitment to promoting equality and embracing diversity. As a place to work or to study, we strive to strengthen our reputation as a welcoming and inclusive organisation.

Vision

The experience we offer

A vibrant learning environment – fostering innovation and creativity, informed by practice, inspired by research, focusing on the globally relevant areas in which we excel.

The difference we make

We are building the next generation of highly employable global citizens to shape the future.

Our international reputation

As a global university located in a world city, we are home to over 5,000 students and 500 staff from overseas.

Westminster has a reputation for excellence in professionally relevant teaching and learning and for high quality research. Offering over 300 degree courses, we place particular emphasis on providing international opportunities for Westminster students in order to ensure that we provide an environment where students can develop skills, competences and knowledge required by the global economy.

We are proud of our long history of global relationships and have partnerships across the world – connections we continually strive to strengthen and deepen.

Our world-leading research, produced in partnership with global industry and educational institutions, has a real impact in the world around us.

Mission

We will shape the future of professional life by:

  • being a diverse, vibrant and inspirational learning environment
  • establishing the University of Westminster as the leading practice-informed teaching and research university
  • being a responsive, metropolitan and cosmopolitan university serving the needs of diverse communities
  • embedding internationalisation, employability and green-thinking in all that we do

Values

Courageous: We know that without risk there's no innovation. We're bold enough to question ideas, provoke new ways of thinking, strip away the superfluous and focus on those things at which we can excel.

Connected: We are an integrated team. We are about trust, collaboration and connectivity across our different disciplines and throughout the world.

Generous: We respect and celebrate diversity. With a generosity of spirit, we value emotional intelligence as well as knowledge, empowering each other and enabling our students to realise their full potential.

Excellent: We demand excellence. We understand the importance of critical thinking, discipline and responsibility, and we expect the very highest standards of ourselves and our students.

Sustainable: Green-thinking is at the heart of all we do. Our common goal is to respect the planet and we are committed to sustainable practices, both on the global stage and in our own working environment.

OUR HERITAGE

The University of Westminster boasts a rich history and has been providing students with academic excellence, cultural engagement and personal enrichment since its inception as The Polytechnic Institution in 1838. Here you can find out a little bit more about our unique heritage, and the traditions of excellence that help to shape the University today.

A place for pioneers

The Westminster story began in 1838, when Sir George Cayley opened the Polytechnic Institution at 309 Regent Street in London. In 1881, philanthropist Quintin Hogg, bought the Royal Polytechnic Institution building and moved his Young Men’s Christian Institute into 309 Regent Street, which soon became the publicly funded Regent Street Polytechnic.

Since then, our education institution has secured a reputation as a place for firsts. These include:

  • the first polytechnic in the UK (1838)
  • the opening of the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe (1841)
  • the venue for the first public moving picture show in the UK, organised by the Lumiere brothers (1896)
  • organising the first marathon race (at the London Olympics) over the now traditional distance of 26 miles, 385 yards (1908)
  • offering the first degree courses in Photographic Science, Photography, and Media Studies (1960s and 1970s)
  • the first modern university to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade
  • the UK’s first Partner University for UN Habitat, the agency which deals with human settlement and development.

The Polytechnic Institution

Established under the chairmanship of the distinguished scientist Sir George Cayley, The Polytechnic Institution at 309 Regent Street was created in order to demonstrate new technologies and inventions to the public and played a significant role in the popularisation of science.

In 1841, the name changed to The Royal Polytechnic Institution when Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, became Patron.

The Regent Street Polytechnic

During the 1860s, Quintin Hogg, a young business man, began to provide basic education for some of London's poorest children in the slums of Covent Garden. Hogg developed his vision to provide educational, social, sporting and social opportunities for young working men in The Young Men's Christian Institute. He purchased 309 Regent Street in 1882.

New day and evening courses in technical and commercial subjects were introduced to support the expanding economy as London became the world's largest city.

The Polytechnic became publicly funded in 1891 and was re-named the Regent Street Polytechnic.

During the First and Second World Wars courses were directed towards the war effort, taking the lead in retraining the large numbers of disabled soldiers returning from war.

Polytechnic of Central London (PCL) 1970-1992

The 1960s saw a major new expansion scheme for the Regent Street Polytechnic, transforming it into a multi-site institution. A new site in Marylebone Road was to house a college of architecture and advanced building technologies, while a second new site in New Cavendish Street was to house engineering and science.

By the time the new buildings had been completed, the Regent Street Polytechnic had been merged with Holborn College of Law, Languages and Commerce to form the Polytechnic of Central London (known as PCL).

The newly formed Students’ Union played host to several leading bands of the era, including Jimi Hendrix and Cream. Pink Floyd also formed at the Polytechnic at this time.

PCL was one of 30 new polytechnics formed in 1970, awarding degrees from the Council of National Academic Awards.

Throughout the next 20 years, PCL continued its commitment to part-time and evening education, and pioneered an extensive programme of short courses for mid-career professionals that attracted more than 20,000 students a year.

University of Westminster 1992- the present

PCL gained University status in 1992, bringing the right to award its own degrees and to participate in publicly funded research.

Today’s University, with 22,000 students, is far bigger than its predecessors and is structured into four campuses – Cavendish, Harrow, Marylebone and Regent.

Our expanding overseas activity has resulted in the University being awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2000 and again in 2005.

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Master

Master International Economic Policy & Analysis

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London City of London + 1 more

This innovative course offers both MSc and MA streams. It has been designed to develop your ability to apply economic analysis to policy issues and business problems, which are often ambiguous and multi-faceted. [+]

This innovative course offers both MSc and MA streams. It has been designed to develop your ability to apply economic analysis to policy issues and business problems, which are often ambiguous and multi-faceted. Although there is a strong theoretical core, the course focus is very much on the practical application of economic techniques to problems, and on developing the ability to communicate the insights that economic analysis can provide. It has been created in conjunction with the Government Economic Service (GES), the major employer of economics graduates in the UK. Indeed, the University of Westminster is the only English university to have secured GES recommended status for a postgraduate course in economics. The course aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in economics, with a focus on practical skills and development of the skills needed by a working economist. It is specifically aimed at those with a genuine interest in the application of economics to real-world situations. As well as enhancing your ability to apply relevant economic principles in the support of policy and strategy development, the course aims to develop your ability to communicate complex issues to wide audiences; your awareness of significant sources of economic and financial data; the problems faced when carrying out policy evaluation; and your capability for self-awareness and group working. Course content (MSc/MA) You will gain an understanding of the key concepts in economics that underpin public sector policy and business decision making. This includes the various scenarios where we explore opportunity cost, equilibrium and disequilibrium, strategic interaction, market failure and the related concept of externalities. You'll develop your analytical skills by applying these concepts to current challenges that face the profession, at both macro and micro levels, and in both private and public sectors. This will provide you with the latest insights drawn from both the academic and practitioner arenas. Around a common core of modules covering key theoretical and practical elements, the MSc stream offers the possibility of pursuing a course of study in economics with a greater quantitative focus, while the MA stream has a stronger international emphasis. Course Specific Entry Requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class), or international equivalent. If your first degree is in Economics or a cognate discipline such as Business, Geography, Development Studies or Mathematics, a minimum Lower Second Class (or international equivalent) is acceptable. If you have a more general first degree you would normally require an Upper Second Class (or international equivalent). The University operates a system of awarding credit for accredited prior learning either through formal study (APL) or experience (APEL). If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element. Internships All full-time postgraduate Westminster Business School students have the opportunity to apply for an eight week part-time, unpaid internship with local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. The internship counts as one 10 credit module (the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module) and can be taken in addition to core and option modules. Our internships take place during the summer and are in various fields including marketing, project management, retail, marketing communications, finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MSc

MA/MSc Marketing Management

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

These courses offer a strategic perspective on marketing management, a discipline that is increasingly being seen as critical to success in achieving business goals, and as a core function in many organisations. [+]

These courses offer a strategic perspective on marketing management, a discipline that is increasingly being seen as critical to success in achieving business goals, and as a core function in many organisations. Course content You will develop a strategic perspective and broaden your existing understanding of marketing and its integration into an overall corporate strategy and structure. You will hone your capacity for analysing complex marketing and business situations and reaching decisions on appropriate courses of action. You will also improve your career prospects in marketing and general business areas. Fast-track marketing management MA/Msc Entry criteria: CIM Postgraduate Professional Diploma or equivalent, and then study the following two additional modules: For MA: Marketing Creativity and Innovation Marketing Dissertation For MSc: Quantitative Analysis for Marketing Management Marketing Dissertation Careers As a Marketing Management postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in both UK and international specialist agencies and within in-house marketing departments. With the MA/MSc Marketing Management, you will be particularly well-placed to pursue marketing opportunities with organisations who want marketing specialists with business analytical skills. And with the MSc, you'll also be well-placed to pursue opportunities with organisations involved in technical or financial products. The Chartered Institute of Marketing's Introductory Certificate gives you CIM membership during your MA/MSc qualification. MA/MSc Marketing Management postgraduates receive maximum exemptions from the CIM Professional Diploma exams. Internships All Full-time Postgraduate (MA, MSC and MBA) WBS students have the opportunity to undertake a 2 month part-time unpaid internship in local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. Our internships take place during the Summer and are in various fields including Marketing, Project Management, Retail, Marketing Communications, Finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our Postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MSc Finance, Banking and Insurance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London

The MSc in Finance, Banking and Insurance will enable students to pursue a wide range of careers in the financial services industry and to study further for professional institute exams. [+]

In the aftermath of the 2007-2009 financial crisis, most organisations in finance, banking and insurance are undergoing major changes. These organisations are actively seeking postgraduates who are disciplined in these fields. Westminster Business School is one of just a handful of UK universities to offer a postgraduate degree in Finance, Banking and Insurance. The MSc in Finance, Banking and Insurance will enable students to pursue a wide range of careers in the financial services industry and to study further for professional institute exams. This year-long full-time programme is designed for students who want to work in the areas of finance, international finance, financial services, investment banking, retail banking, insurance, re-insurance and hedged funds as private client advisors and financial analysis both in the public and private sectors. Course content The course is designed to give you an essential understanding of the role and operations of the finance, banks and insurance companies. The course is delivered by highly qualified individuals with extensive research experience and strong industry links. During your studies, you will acquire essential knowledge and skills that will set the foundations for a successful career in the financial services sector. Finally, you will gain access to our ever-growing alumni network which will support your career development. Internships All full-time postgraduate Westminster Business School students have the opportunity to apply for an eight week part-time, unpaid internship with local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. The internship counts as one 10 credit module (the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module) and can be taken in addition to core and option modules. Our internships take place during the summer and are in various fields including marketing, project management, retail, marketing communications, finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. Mentoring Programme The Business Experience Team also offers full-time overseas postgraduate students the opportunity to take part in our Westminster Business School Mentoring Programme. We will match students with a senior professional (mentor) from their field of expertise to give them an exact insight into British working practices and policies. Experienced professionals in any business field share their career experiences and knowledge with students who may wish to venture down a similar path in the near future. Our mentors come from a wide range of backgrounds, including marketing, general management, finance and entrepreneurship. In addition, our mentors typically offer three hours of their time over a three month period to the mentee (student). In addition, to one-to-one meetings, students are encouraged to keep in touch with their mentor over email and telephone. Employability At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organisations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses. Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available, and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies. We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff take into account the latest data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students. [-]

MSc Finance and Accounting

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London

This course has been designed to develop the knowledge, skills, research interests and career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance, treasury management or accountancy. It’s especially useful if you’re a graduate with little or no accounting experience, as it offers the opportunity to study modules which will cover this shortfall. [+]

This course has been designed to develop the knowledge, skills, research interests and career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance, treasury management or accountancy. It’s especially useful if you’re a graduate with little or no accounting experience, as it offers the opportunity to study modules which will cover this shortfall. If you are a graduate member of a UK accountancy body, or an overseas equivalent, you may claim up to four exemptions from this Masters by applying for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning. This would enable you to complete the taught part of the course in one semester. The course provides exemption from up to seven papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams. The Westminster Business School is a Gold approved learning partner and one of just three UK institutions where students qualify for so many ACCA exemptions on completion of a one-year course. Course content As a postgraduate finance student you will have access to the Financial Markets Suite, which uses the Bloomberg computer system to monitor real-time financial market movements and trends. It’s a resource available to very few UK universities, and one which provides a modern and progressive teaching environment combining finance theory with practice. Careers As an MSc Finance and Accounting graduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in finance, banking, treasury management or accountancy, as well as general management and other senior finance-based positions. A number of our graduates have gone on to work for the "Big 4" accountancy firms. Your exposure to the Financial Markets Suite simulated financial trading facility will mean you will be equipped in both the theory and practice of international finance. The MSc Finance and Accounting gives exemption from seven papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examinations. Internships All Full-time Postgraduate (MA, MSC and MBA) WBS students have the opportunity to undertake a 2 month part-time unpaid internship in local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. Our internships take place during the Summer and are in various fields including Marketing, Project Management, Retail, Marketing Communications, Finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our Postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MSc Global Finance

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London

The course is designed to provide you with expertise in international finance and enable you to pursue a career within the finance profession. [+]

The course is designed to provide you with expertise in international finance and enable you to pursue a career within the finance profession. As well as the strong disciplinary base in international finance, you will draw on other cognate disciplines including accounting, quantitative methods and economics, and so be able to work with specialists in other areas and present findings and analysis to non-specialists. The course is open to people with no detailed prior knowledge of international finance, although this is desirable. As a postgraduate finance student you will have access to a significant resource in the Financial Markets Suite, which uses the Bloomberg computer system to monitor real-time financial market movements and trends. It’s a resource available to very few UK universities, and one which provides a modern and progressive teaching environment combining finance theory with practice. Associated careers Our international courses will develop your knowledge and management skills to enable you to pursue a career in multinational companies, overseas trade and any international organisation in general management, in relevant aspects of the economics of international business, or as international finance specialists. Many graduates return to their countries of origin and are employed in developing international business opportunities, or government institutions, while other graduates develop their careers with international charities and other non-governmental organisations. As an international finance postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects as an international finance specialist, in senior positions in international finance, or in the economics of international business. 
Our postgraduates have gone onto successful careers with international companies and charities and within overseas trade, with many of our international postgraduates fulfilling such roles in their own countries. Internships All Full-time Postgraduate (MA, MSC and MBA) WBS students have the opportunity to undertake a 2 month part-time unpaid internship in local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. Our internships take place during the Summer and are in various fields including Marketing, Project Management, Retail, Marketing Communications, Finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our Postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MSc International Development Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London

How does speculative trading in consumable items by multinational institutions translate into unaffordable food prices, even among major exporters of agricultural produce? [+]

How does speculative trading in consumable items by multinational institutions translate into unaffordable food prices, even among major exporters of agricultural produce? Given its potential to double annual food production in so many countries, what would it take to enhance gender equality across the globe and achieve improved living standards for all? In seeking self-reliance and balanced economic growth, is selective aid assistance a better option than free trade or aid for trade? With over $500 billion being remitted home by migrant workers from across the globe, where lies the balance between brain drain and brain gain? And given the ongoing global financial crisis and the costly environmental disasters that continue to ravage our planet, what is the optimal recipe for achieving sustainable growth and equitable development for all? This course gives you the opportunity to get involved in the discussion to find solutions to these and future challenges. Course content Our regular contributors to teaching and learning activities include experienced field practitioners drawn from international development organisations and NGOs. You will also have access to official project materials from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other development agencies for real-life simulation and group-based activities. You will have the opportunity to enrol on the PRINCE2 foundation certificate (recognised in more than 150 countries worldwide) to gain an additional professional qualification in project management free of charge, and eligible students may also be able to take part in a field-based internship programme within or outside the UK during University vacations. Associated careers The course will particularly suit those seeking to work within NGOs and the international development community (including the World Bank, IMF, central and development banks, and government economic planning directorates), as self-employed development specialists or consultants, or as trade attaché in foreign diplomatic offices. Should you wish to complete the PRINCE2 project management qualification, this will also enable you to work with multinational corporations where, alongside good technical skills, an awareness of global development issues and challenges and the ability to think critically about the world are valued. Graduates from the programme have worked as specialists advisers with top NGOs across the globe and as advisers with trade and economic departments in government offices. Others are currently working as development consultants, microfinance specialists and as advisors on United Nations-sponsored projects. As a business and management postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in general management or in relevant aspects of the economics of international business or as international finance specialists. Our postgraduates have gone onto successful careers with international companies and charities and within overseas trade, with many of our international postgraduates fulfilling such roles in their own countries. Internships All Full-time Postgraduate (MA, MSC and MBA) WBS students have the opportunity to undertake a 2 month part-time unpaid internship in local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. Our internships take place during the Summer and are in various fields including Marketing, Project Management, Retail, Marketing Communications, Finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our Postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. Course-specific entry requirements Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operation research. However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element. [-]

MSc International Finance

Campus Full time 1 year August 2016 United Kingdom London

This MSc International Finance course explores the core subjects of international finance and related disciplines such as accounting, quantitative methods and economics. [+]

MSc International Finance

 

Successful businesses cannot function in isolation – especially those which wish to compete on an international level. This course teaches you how to give international financial support to such businesses, and guide them through issues regarding financial markets and institutions and international financial reporting.

 

This course explores the core subjects of international finance and related disciplines such as accounting, quantitative methods and economics. It also teaches you how to work with specialists in other finance areas and present findings and analysis to non-specialists.

 

You’ll develop good transferable skills to help you build a career in international finance. Most modules also include some element of group-working and problem-solving, where you’ll work on the kinds of tasks you’re likely to encounter in real-life situations.... [-]


MSc Investment and Risk Finance

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course provides a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the key aspects of investment and risk finance, delivered in an intensive learning environment. You will learn how to apply the knowledge and theory you have gained in class to real-world problems facing the international financial services industry and the corporate financial management community. [+]

This course provides a thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the key aspects of investment and risk finance, delivered in an intensive learning environment. You will learn how to apply the knowledge and theory you have gained in class to real-world problems facing the international financial services industry and the corporate financial management community. This practical application of investment and risk principles is one of the main strengths of this programme. The learning and skills development is integrated with resources available in our Financial Markets Suite (FMS), a state-of-the-art virtual trading room environment. The FMS is interfaced with the Bloomberg system, a leading source of economics and capital markets information available to the global professional financial community. Provision of this Bloomberg resource, along with the academic and professional career development opportunities are the main reasons why our students prefer to select this programme. Students on the Investment and Risk Finance MSc are automatically registered for a student membership of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) – a financial services professional body. Some of the benefits include free attendance at CPD events, accessibility to industry news and online resources. Course content The course has been in existence since 1999 and has continued to evolve to meet the changing educational needs of the investment and risk finance professional. It's delivered by qualified academics and professionals who have worked many years in the industry and are actively engaged in research and consultancy. The course consists of core modules which help you acquire the ability to perform quantitative investment and risk analyses on a variety of financial instruments and structured products. You'll also learn how to use capital market products in both investment and risk finance applications. As a result you will develop good transferable skills and solve financial problems in a group setting. Integrated within the course is a research module and a project that provides skills for development in research, creating opportunities for students to explore finance subject areas of their own interest in more depth. This study will enable you to apply the analytical and technical management skills you will encounter to real-life situations. Course Specific Entry Requirements Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element. Careers As an investment and risk finance postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in treasury and front office positions in investment banks and securities companies, as well as analyst or money management positions in the global financial services sector. Your exposure to the Financial Markets Suite simulated financial trading facility will mean you will be equipped in both the theory and practice of investment and risk finance. As an investment and risk finance postgraduate, you can apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, which can lead to professional membership and fellowship of the Institute. Internships All Full-time Postgraduate (MA, MSC and MBA) WBS students have the opportunity to undertake a 2 month part-time unpaid internship in local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. Our internships take place during the Summer and are in various fields including Marketing, Project Management, Retail, Marketing Communications, Finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our Postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MSc Leadership (Advanced Professional Practice)

Campus Part time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London

Leadership MSc has been specifically designed for experienced managers and professionals to focus on the development of their leadership skills. [+]

Leadership MSc has been specifically designed for experienced managers and professionals to focus on the development of their leadership skills. Your and your peers’ experience will be used as the basis for the learning throughout the programme. Studying on the course involves working with your current organisational challenges in real time using the learning sessions as opportunities for analysis, critical reflection, planning and review. As your projects progress, change or indeed stall, you will be able to use the resources of the programme to explore ways of addressing these challenges with encouragement and support from your team and the Westminster academics. The course will give you the opportunity to explore and review the leadership processes at work in the project you are working on, using both new and familiar models. You will develop the confidence to critically reflect and analyse leadership styles and approaches, which in turn will enhance your team performance. As you develop and enhance your career whilst on this programme, we expect that the direction of your learning may change. The course is designed to take this into consideration and you will be expected to take a proactive role in designing your learning. A range of organisations will be represented on the programme, which will enhance the dialogue, and challenge the understanding of how leadership is interpreted and enacted in a variety of contexts and situations. Studying Leadership MSc Each module will enable you to work on different projects that are under your control or influence, in order to deepen your understanding and analysis of a particular concern from alternative perspectives. We start with your practice and critically reflect on the realities of professional life with a different lens enriched by the theories and approaches you select which can make a difference to the success of the project and your learning as a leader. You will bring your challenges to the course to examine and explore them using a range of tools, models and techniques to develop and enhance your strategies for making the best use of what you have. You will also investigate how these models work in your organisation, their relevance and value. In Action Learning sets, you will practice processes to support your reflection, facilitation and action planning skills. You will be expected to read widely in order to demonstrate understanding of and insight into a range of theoretical frameworks. You will also be expected to be open and committed to the personal change, development and be willing to challenge your beliefs and values, to gain the most out of this course. Course content The combination of intensive 3 day learning sessions, one to one tutorials and Action learning sets, along with your own studies and professional experiences will support and confront your approach to leadership, the projects you are working with and current professional challenges. You will develop through debate, study and Action Learning Sets your understanding of the skills of leadership in other contexts and how those can enhance your performance. Through learning and sharing experiences with others in similar professional situations you will be able to engage in activities and methodologies, which will challenge and test your perspectives. Your approach to leadership, management and change will benefit from day 1. Each module on the programme encourages you to focus on a project or initiative you are currently working on. Three consecutive day intensive learning sessions will include a range of experiential activities, presentations and opportunities. These sessions will encourage you to debate and reflect on the relationships between leadership and learning and their impact on performance. Your studies will enable you to take time to reflect and review the project with the support and encouragement of Action Learning Set members in real time. Through this process you will become an internal consultant to your company providing relevant work related documents as outcomes of your learning. Employability At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organisations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses. Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available, and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies. We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff take into account the latest data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students. [-]

MSc Leading and Managing Health and Social Care (Advanced Professional Practice)

Campus Part time 3 - 4 years January 2017 United Kingdom London

If you are an organisation or team leader or manager in healthcare, social work or social care, whether in local government, the NHS, the voluntary or private sectors, this course is ideal for you. [+]

If you are an organisation or team leader or manager in healthcare, social work or social care, whether in local government, the NHS, the voluntary or private sectors, this course is ideal for you. This academic qualification focuses on: the specific challenges you face in your workplace how to equip you to work at a senior level direct benefits to your employing organisation You will benefit from a flexible programme of learning that requires only limited absence from the workplace and delivers a recognised qualification at each stage. Course content Delivered through a series of workplace-focused modules, this three-stage MSc is designed for health and social care professionals responsible for leadership and management of teams and organisations in local government, the NHS, third or private sectors. All credited assignments relate directly to participants' professional duties, providing tangible benefits to their employing organisations. The Programme comprises three consecutive stages: Postgraduate Certificate (three modules) Postgraduate Diploma (an additional two modules) MSc (a further two modules) Each module typically requires 4 or 5 days attendance at the University over several months. Participants can choose the Postgraduate Certificate, the Postgraduate Diploma or the full MSc programme (each stage takes one year) and all modules are available as stand-alone short courses. Employability At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organisations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses. Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available, and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies. We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff take into account the latest data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students. [-]

MSc Project Management

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

In today's business environment effective project management (PM) is an integral influencer of success. Additionally, PM-associated skills such as planning, risk management, quality management and communication management are essential to control the increasingly complex projects that allow top organisations to remain competitive in the global market. [+]

In today's business environment effective project management (PM) is an integral influencer of success. Additionally, PM-associated skills such as planning, risk management, quality management and communication management are essential to control the increasingly complex projects that allow top organisations to remain competitive in the global market. Having a qualification in PM is now a requirement in many organisations, both in the public and the private sector. Effective PM requires a body of knowledge and a set of tested skills including planning, delegation and monitoring that the Project Management MSc is designed to deliver. The course is suitable for business, computing, engineering or other graduates with an affinity for organising, running or participating in projects. Westminster Business School is one of just a handful of universities that's eligible to offer accredited PRINCE2 certification. So in addition to this postgraduate qualification, students get an opportunity to also obtain the much sought after PRINCE2 certificates. Course content This course involves both theoretical and practical content. It offers you the chance to build on your first degree or work experience with a range of knowledge and skills enabling you to successfully manage the increasing number of projects instigated by organisations seeking to improve their value proposition. In addition to providing you with an opportunity to attain the much sought after PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications, the course will provide you with an understanding and an evaluation of a number of other popular professional qualifications, such as M_o_R*, MSP* and DSDM Atern. This course covers and critically evaluates the prevailing project management bodies of knowledge. Associated careers The majority of graduates start their career as project team members with a few, depending on their background, becoming project programme managers. Many work for large UK or international organisations as consultants or project managers. After obtaining a Masters in Project Management, it is likely that the majority of graduates will start their career as project team members in a variety of posts from project support office posts to project team management to project management, with a few, depending on their background, becoming programme managers. The normal destinations are one of the large UK or international government or non-government organisations working as consultants or project managers. The following sought after skills will become part of your CV: PRINCE2®, MSP®, M_o_R®, DSDM Atern®, product based planning, scheduling. Internships All Full-time Postgraduate (MA, MSC and MBA) WBS students have the opportunity to undertake a 2 month part-time unpaid internship in local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. Our internships take place during the Summer and are in various fields including Marketing, Project Management, Retail, Marketing Communications, Finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our Postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Through an advanced programme of study and research, this course equips you with the specialist knowledge and skills to identify problems and develop solutions within both purchasing and the wider supply chain. [+]

Through an advanced programme of study and research, this course equips you with the specialist knowledge and skills to identify problems and develop solutions within both purchasing and the wider supply chain. Course content The course addresses the strategic role of purchasing and supply chain management. It also examines the impact of changes in the regulatory and policy environment, and the effect of new technologies and techniques on current and future problems within the supply chain. The course will develop your knowledge of best practice in this field, and enhance your understanding of the importance of business process and activity integration. Associated careers Past students of the course have developed successful careers in both supply chain management and procurement. Course graduates work in both large and small to medium companies all over the world. Examples include Unilever, Puma, and Sony. In today's complex and demanding environment where sound judgement, personal responsibility and initiative are sought, this course will help you acquire the qualities to either advance in your current role, or gain new employment. Areas of work you could consider include purchasing and contract management, supply chain management, operations/logistics management and supply chain planning and development. Alternatively, you might want to continue onto research or further study. On successful completion of the course, if you have three years' relevant work experience you may be awarded Member of Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) status. Alternatively, you can apply to CIPS for MCIPS status at a later date, once you have acquired the necessary work experience. [-]

MA

MA Higher Education

Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Higher Education Master's is a practice-based and flexible course designed to develop teaching professionals. This course is for you if you do at least 72 hours of teaching per year in a higher education setting. You must also be able to secure a mentor to observe your teaching [+]

The Higher Education Master's is a practice-based and flexible course designed to develop teaching professionals. This course is for you if you do at least 72 hours of teaching per year in a higher education setting. You must also be able to secure a mentor to observe your teaching The aim of the course is to develop your practice as a teacher and then to expand your practice to include educational research related to your discipline and interests. The course develops your learning and teaching process set against the wider context of policy, research and knowledge, and societal developments. It is designed to support you to take a lead in the development of learning, teaching and assessment in your own context, and to contribute to the wider field of research and developments in learning and teaching. The course is mainly delivered online with flexible ways of accessing and contributing to activities. Some course elements face to face, although it is possible to complete the course wholly through distance learning. Please read the minimum hardware requirements (pdf) ebfore applying, to ensure you have the right equipment to support your learning during this course. Please note that there are no scholarships available for external candidates who wish to take this course. Course content The Higher Education MA is designed to help you explore conceptual underpinnings of educational practice and pedagogy. The core modules provide you support in understanding research practice in Higher Education and the option modules offer opportunities to focus on specific interests. You'll bring this together through you own scholarly practitioner research in the form of a 60-credit dissertation. Some modules of the Higher Education MA are also available as individual short courses. Employability At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organisations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses. Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available, and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies. We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff take into account the latest data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students. Course-specific entry requirements Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element. [-]

MA Human Resource Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course offers interesting and challenging modules and options. It will suit graduates intending to work in HR, as well as those already working in the field and wanting to advance their careers. Building on your understanding of the theory and practice of HRM techniques, it provides a professionally focused and research informed blend of academic and practical information, encouraging critical reflection on current HRM approaches. [+]

This course offers interesting and challenging modules and options. It will suit graduates intending to work in HR, as well as those already working in the field and wanting to advance their careers. Building on your understanding of the theory and practice of HRM techniques, it provides a professionally focused and research informed blend of academic and practical information, encouraging critical reflection on current HRM approaches. Westminster Business School is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) approved centre. The course has been accredited by the CIPD as meeting the 'knowledge criteria' for professional membership. This means that once you have successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the workplace, you will gain professional level of Chartered Membership. Associated careers After completing the course you can be expected to develop your career within HRM, either in the UK or abroad, or to continue your studies in HR-related fields. Providing a higher degree qualification in a wellestablished management area, the course will enable you to enhance your career prospects and marketability in the professional practice of HRM. Past students have become consultants (internal and external), HR managers, compensation and benefits managers, change management specialists, HR business partners/operations managers, civil servants and mediators. Employers of our students include the BBC, Cap Gemini, Linklaters, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Royal Household. As a Human Resource Management postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in managerial or organisational roles which focus on human resources or people development. Past students have gone on to become consultants (internal and external), HR managers, compensation and benefits managers, change management specialists, HR business partners/operations managers, civil servants, and mediators. With the MA Human Resource Management, you'll be particularly well-placed to pursue people focused career opportunities in areas such as change management and compensation and benefits. The School is designated a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the 'Knowledge Criteria' for Chartered Membership. This means that once you have successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the workplace, you will gain the professional level of either Associate or Chartered Membership. Internships All full-time postgraduate Westminster Business School students have the opportunity to apply for an eight week part-time, unpaid internship with local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. The internship counts as one 10 credit module (the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module) and can be taken in addition to core and option modules. Our internships take place during the summer and are in various fields including marketing, project management, retail, marketing communications, finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MA International Business and Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London

Easier communication, more efficient international transportation, the relocation of production and services, and a significant increase in economic migration have made the study of international business and management increasingly relevant. [+]

Easier communication, more efficient international transportation, the relocation of production and services, and a significant increase in economic migration have made the study of international business and management increasingly relevant. This course attracts students from every corner of the globe and reflects the main areas of international business. It integrates theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context, and also gives you the chance to develop your knowledge and management skills so that you can pursue a career in multinational companies, overseas trade and international organisations. Associated careers Our international courses equip you with the knowledge and management skills to pursue a career in multinational companies, overseas trade and any international organisation in general management. Graduates also work in relevant aspects of the economics of international business, or as international finance specialists. Many graduates return to their countries of origin and are employed in developing international business opportunities, government or NGO institutions. A significant number of students also go on to study for PhDs. As a business and management postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in general management or in relevant aspects of the economics of international business or as international finance specialists. Our postgraduates have gone onto successful careers with international companies and charities and within overseas trade, with many of our international postgraduates fulfilling such roles in their own countries. Internships All Full-time Postgraduate (MA, MSC and MBA) WBS students have the opportunity to undertake a 2 month part-time unpaid internship in local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. Our internships take place during the Summer and are in various fields including Marketing, Project Management, Retail, Marketing Communications, Finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our Postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MA International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom London

The course is designed to appeal to candidates from outside the UK wishing to pursue or enhance a career in HRM that has, or may have, an international dimension. Students study an interesting range of modules focusing on international corporate HRM, International personnel management and organisational analysis and development. [+]

The course is designed to appeal to candidates from outside the UK wishing to pursue or enhance a career in HRM that has, or may have, an international dimension. Students study an interesting range of modules focusing on international corporate HRM, International personnel management and organisational analysis and development. This MA specifically enables the building of a body of practical skills and theoretical knowledge around the management of organisations within different international contexts, allowing students to acquire a coherent, specialised body of relevant knowledge. Westminster Business School is an approved centre for Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and this course has been accredited by the CIPD as meeting the knowledge criteria for professional membership. This means that once you have passed the degree and given the CIPD evidence of your practice in the workplace you will gain the professional level of Chartered Membership. Course content Students on the course will be exposed to a wide range of contemporary perspectives on key developments in and around international human resource management and organisational analysis, providing access to a range of alternative academic and practitioner views. They will explore relevant issues and what these mean for individuals and organisations at local, national and international levels. Course-specific entry requirements Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element Associated careers Those completing the course can be expected to find employment within HRM, either in the UK or abroad, or to continue their studies in HR-related fields. Providing a higher degree qualification in a well-established management area, the course enhances your career prospects and marketability in the professional practice of international HRM. Past students have gone on to become consultants (internal and external), HR managers, compensation and benefits managers, change management specialists, HR business partners/operations managers, civil servants, and mediators. Companies that have employed our students include Cap Gemini, PwC, Transport for London, and Visa. As a Human Resource Management postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in managerial or organisational roles which focus on human resources or people development. Past students have gone on to become consultants (internal and external), HR managers, compensation and benefits managers, change management specialists, HR business partners/operations managers, civil servants, and mediators. With the MA Human Resource Management, you'll be particularly well-placed to pursue people focused career opportunities in areas such as change management and compensation and benefits. The School is designated a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The course has been approved by the CIPD as meeting the 'Knowledge Criteria' for Chartered Membership. This means that once you have successfully shown the CIPD relevant evidence of your practice in the workplace, you will gain the professional level of either Associate or Chartered Membership. Internships All Full-time Postgraduate (MA, MSC and MBA) WBS students have the opportunity to undertake a 2 month part-time unpaid internship in local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. Our internships take place during the Summer and are in various fields including Marketing, Project Management, Retail, Marketing Communications, Finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our Postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MA Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This course is designed to develop the general management skills you need in the rapidly changing economic environment. As well as giving you the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to operate effectively in a managerial role, the course will develop your analysis, problem-solving and proactive-thinking skills. [+]

This course is designed to develop the general management skills you need in the rapidly changing economic environment. As well as giving you the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to operate effectively in a managerial role, the course will develop your analysis, problem-solving and proactive-thinking skills. As the course progresses, the emphasis evolves from operational to a strategic approach. Students are supported via the Virtual Learning Environment accessing their modules on the Blackboard site and availing of current journals and e-books as well as podcasts and other supporting resources. Onsite students can make appointments with librarians for specific search support or attend speaker’s evenings or study skills ribbon workshops. Each student has a personal tutor and we also provide additional support for dyslexic and disabled students. Studying the Management MA will give you opportunities to gain immediately applicable skills and managerial awareness; whilst learning about other organisations’ processes and practices from peers and case study analysis. Course-specific entry requirements Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operation research. However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element. Associated careers Our graduates occupy a variety of roles in both multinational organisations and small and medium-size enterprises. When you graduate you will be equipped to pursue a career in specialist areas of business, including financial services, operations, human resources, sales and marketing. Some of our graduates are employed in companies such as Accenture, Procter & Gamble and Unilever as well as the NHS and local councils. As a Management postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in a wide range of management roles across the public and private sector. Many graduates go on to secure positions in senior management and consultancy. This course is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute. Internships All full-time postgraduate Westminster Business School students have the opportunity to apply for an eight week part-time, unpaid internship with local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. The internship counts as one 10 credit module (the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module) and can be taken in addition to core and option modules. Our internships take place during the summer and are in various fields including marketing, project management, retail, marketing communications, finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MA Marketing Communications

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

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies, and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. [+]

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies, and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. Course content The course covers the main marketing communication techniques. It provides you with a sufficient foundation in marketing to enable you to work easily with people involved throughout the marketing management process. The ultimate aim of the course is to enhance individual career advancement prospects through knowledge of how to apply academic learning to best marketing communications practice. Students have the opportunity to take exams for the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing as part of the course. Course-specific entry requirements Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class Honours or international equivalent) and demonstrate interest and motivation in the subject area. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years' relevant professional experience will also be considered. Directly relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operation research. However students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element. Associated careers Graduates of the course are employed throughout the world in marketing, media and communications organisations. These include advertising and digital agencies such as Mind Share and J.W.Thompson; media organisations including television, publishing, and Google; and large companies such as Procter and Gamble, and Coca Cola. Our students take up posts such as marketing managers, marketing planners, brand managers, corporate communication managers and social media community managers. As a Marketing Communications postgraduate, you can look forward to excellent career prospects in both specialist agencies and within in-house marketing departments. Past students have gone on to successful careers in advertising, public relations, brand management, direct and interactive marketing, sales promotion, market research and data manipulation. With the MA Marketing Communications, you'll be particularly well-placed to pursue opportunities with organisations that require marketing specialists with the ability to think strategically and develop creative solutions. The Chartered Institute of Marketing's Introductory Certificate gives you CIM membership during your MA qualification. Internships All full-time postgraduate Westminster Business School students have the opportunity to apply for an eight week part-time, unpaid internship with local organisations, so as to further enhance their academic experience. The internship counts as one 10 credit module (the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module) and can be taken in addition to core and option modules. Our internships take place during the summer and are in various fields including marketing, project management, retail, marketing communications, finance, HR and the charity sector. In order to apply, students must complete an application form (along with a copy of their updated CV) and submit this to the Business Experience Team (BET). Subsequently we then shortlist from the applications received and conduct group meetings with the students, which provides them with an opportunity to understand more about the internship programme and for the BET to better understand their internship aspirations. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both our postgraduate students and employers and expect that the Internship Programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students. [-]

MA Marketing Management (Advanced Standing)

Campus Part time September 2016 United Kingdom London

This fast-track route to the MA Marketing Management takes advantage of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Postgraduate Professional Diploma qualification you've already achieved, and offers you the opportunity to top up to Master's level in one year of part time study. [+]

This fast-track route to the MA Marketing Management takes advantage of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Postgraduate Professional Diploma qualification you've already achieved, and offers you the opportunity to top up to Master's level in one year of part time study. You'll gain a strategic perspective on marketing management, a discipline that is increasingly being seen as critical to success in achieving business goals, and as a core function in many organisations. This course will also allow you to improve your career prospects in marketing and general business areas. Course content You'll need to study the following two additional modules to complete an MA: Marketing Creativity and Innovation This module will focus on creativity and innovation in marketing and its impact on increasing the competitive edge of organisations (across all sectors). You'll also explore the complexity of the creative process and innovation at the individual, group and organisational levels, as well as assess the competencies of a ‘creative’ / ‘innovative’ manager. Dissertation The dissertation displays mastery of a complex and specialised area of knowledge and skills, employing advanced knowledge drawn from the taught modules and independent research, in developing your ability to analyse and investigate marketing issues and problems. Employability At Westminster, we have always believed that your University experience should be designed to enhance your professional life. Today’s organisations need graduates with both good degrees and employability skills, and we are committed to enhancing your graduate employability by ensuring that career development skills are embedded in all courses. Opportunities for part-time work, placements and work-related learning activities are widely available, and can provide you with extra cash and help you to demonstrate that you have the skills employers are looking for. In London there is a plentiful supply of part-time work – most students at the University of Westminster work part time (or full time during vacations) to help support their studies. We continue to widen and strengthen our links with employers, involving them in curriculum design and encouraging their participation in other aspects of career education and guidance. Staff take into account the latest data on labour market trends and employers’ requirements to continually improve the service delivered to students. [-]

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