University of Strathclyde Business School

Introduction
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Strathclyde Business School(SBS)is a pioneering, internationally renowned academic organisation that shapes anddevelops the business minds of tomorrow. Strathclyde is one of a small percentage worldwide to be triple accredited, holding accreditation from the international bodies, AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS.

SBS is part of the university-driven success of being named THE University of the Year 2012, one of the highest accolades in higher education. Strathclyde was praised overall for its close links with business and industry and its commitment to making an impact on the global economy, which mirrors the business school's own guiding ethos.

SBS’s seven subject departments and specialist units collaborate to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.


Accounting and Finance

Marketing

Management
Economics
Management Science
Human Resource Management
Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship


Throughout our departments, our academic research and teaching is firmly based on an industry platform which stems from our ethos of Strathclyde being ‘a place of useful learning’. Links with business are inherent across the business school and our postgraduate programmes evolve with industry needs firmly in mind. We involve those working in the private, public and voluntary sectors across the faculty, to provide guest lectures and in commissioning student projects, for example.

In addition to our portfolio of specialist masters programmes, our MBA and executive programmes are aimed specifically at individuals who already have established careers, but are keen to progress to more senior roles in business:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Executive Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership

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MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Operational Research

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The MSc in Operational Research aims to realise the potential of graduates, so that you immediately can play an effective role in providing model-based support to managers helping them to make better decisions at an operational/technical level. [+]

Why this course? The MSc in Operational Research aims to realise the potential of graduates, so that you immediately can play an effective role in providing model-based support to managers helping them to make better decisions at an operational/technical level. You’ll develop a rigorous academic understanding of advanced analytical methods that are used to provide structured and analytical approaches to decision-making. You’ll also develop practical skills in using operational research models to support decision-makers. You’ll study Study for the Postgraduate Diploma degree lasts nine months, following the same taught classes as for the MSc. As well as allowing you to complete a recognised course in a shorter time, the Diploma provides the opportunity for a wider range of applicants to enter the operational research world. Students demonstrating sufficient progress may be allowed to transfer in-course to study for the MSc. The course is structured comprising four classes each semester, with the ‘Becoming an Effective Operational Researcher’ module running through both semesters. The first semester involves only core classes, whereas the second semester involves only one core class and three electives. Dissertation MSc students undertake a three-month project. This is typically for an external organisation. You’ll apply the concepts and theories studied on the course. Subject to demand, the MSc can also be obtained part-time, over two or three years. The same topics are studied, normally 1 to 2 days per week. Most part-time students are already in employment and are sponsored by their employers. They carry out their project work within their own organisations. Distance learning option The course can be done through distance learning. All classes are taught using material presented via the internet so you can study when it suits you. Classes are supported by faculty members who also teach on the full-time course. They will guide and support discussion via discussion forums. This is a flexible degree and duration can vary. Minimum durations are: PgCert: 13 months PgDip: 20 months MSc: 26 months Work placement The apprenticeship scheme forms a vital component of the MSc in Operational Research. Through the scheme, many of our students spend an invaluable three weeks in January working in the analytical function of their host organisation. Last year, more than 35 selected students worked with over 25 different organisations based all over the UK, including Capita, Department of Health, Diageo, Doosan Babcock, First Scotrail, Glasgow City Council, NHS, RBS, Scottish Enterprise, SEP, Scottish Water, and Tesco Bank. Students work on all manner of projects that link directly to their semester 1 classes, allowing them to deliver real work that can make an immediate impact to their host organisations. Every year, our students gain not only valuable experience that is relevant to their job hunt, but also make contacts that can be of assistance throughout their career. The scheme has a highly competitive selection process, where the students with the strongest generic skills and academic capabilities are chosen for external placements. Other students are also given invaluable opportunities to work with external organisations in this three week period, for example in the form of group projects analysing their operations. In addition, many MSc projects are carried out for an external organisation. Students spend the three months from July to September working on a project of importance to their clients. The aim is to gain direct experience in applying the concepts and theories studied on the course. Projects may be carried out individually or in small teams of two or three students. Project clients include many major concerns, in fields ranging from aerospace to whisky distilling. Major projects Most of the taught modules on the programme introduce you to a variety of techniques, methods, models and approaches. However, the practical reality of applying analytical methods in business is often far removed from the classroom. Working with decision-makers on real issues presents a variety of challenges. For example, data may well be ambiguous and hard to come by, it may be far from obvious which business analysis methods can be applied and managers will need to be convinced of the business merits of any suggested solutions. While traditional teaching can alert students to such issues, understanding needs to be reinforced by experience. This is primarily addressed by the core module ‘Becoming an Effective Business Analyst’, which takes place over both semesters and also involves the ‘apprenticeship scheme’. Every year, case studies and challenging projects are presented to the students by various organisations such as Accenture, British Airways, RBS and Simul8. Facilities Strathclyde’s Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Course awards Strathclyde MSc Operational Research students were awarded the May Hicks Prize of the OR Society three years in a row: Christoph Werner (2013) Geraint Roberts (2012) Rutger Albrink (2011) The prize recognizes the best industry-based student projects in operational research and has an award of £1,000. More details about the prize can be found on the Operational Research Society's website. Student competitions Every year, the best overall performance in the MSc Operational Research course is recognised by the Tony Christer Prize. The prize involves a formal recognition by the department and an award of £100. Course content Compulsory classes Foundations of Research & Business Analysis Quantitative Business Analysis Managing Business Operations Spreadsheet Modelling & Demand Forecasting Operational Research Methods Becoming an Effective OR Modeller Elective classes Business Simulation Methods Risk Analysis & Management Decision Analysis Analytics for Big Data Project/Dissertation Advanced Operational Research Modelling Using Specialist Software Tools Learning & teaching The course is delivered in various ways. While most classes have regular lectures, tutorials and hands-on software sessions, experiential learning is a crucial part of the course. This is delivered through projects and case studies with various external organisations, the apprenticeship scheme and MSc projects. There are also guest lectures and recruitment events throughout the year, as well as a number of career support sessions that provide you with invaluable career information and generic job hunting skills such as CV writing and how to handle interviews. Guest lectures Every year we have guest speakers attend the course, sharing their invaluable experiences with the students. As part of the Becoming an Effective Business Analyst/Operational Research Modeller module, we hosted several presentations from external bodies e.g. Simul8. Last year, we were honoured with the visit of Alex Scharaschkin, the Director of the National Audit Office and Christopher Bray, Head of Environmental Risk Policy Management at the Barclays group. Distance learning option All classes are taught using material presented via the Internet. Classes are supported by faculty members who also teach on the full-time course and who guide and support discussion via discussion forums. This is a flexible degree and duration can vary. Minimum durations are: PgCert: 13 months PgDip: 20 months MSc: 26 months Assessment Every module has its own methods of assessment appropriate to the nature of the material. These include written assignments, exams, practical team projects, presentations and individual projects. Many modules involve more than one method of assessment to realise you potential. Entry requirements MSc Second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in mathematics, the natural sciences or engineering. Applications from those with other degrees are also encouraged if you have demonstrated a good grasp of mathematics/statistics. PgDip Minimum of a pass degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. Subject to performance diploma students may transfer from the diploma course to the MSc. Do I need to know lots of mathematics or statistics to join the course? The Business Analysis & Consulting course is designed to take students with a wide variety of first degrees. Although some quantitative analytical tools are taught and used during the course, only basic mathematical knowledge is necessary before starting the course. Many students in this course have first degrees in business, economics, engineering and the social sciences. However, we have students from other backgrounds as well. Expected mathematical knowledge Ability to use a scientific calculator - capable of using and understanding functions such as exp, log, x^y on a calculator. Algebraic notation and manipulation; subscripts; simple results - you should feel comfortable manipulating equations and working with subscript notation. You should be able to solve a quadratic equation, such as x2 + 2x + 1 = 0 Logs and exponentials - you should have a general understanding of the use of logs and exponentials. You also need the ability to carry out logarithmic transformations and an understanding of the logarithmic and exponential laws of summation, division etc. Graphs of simple functions - you need the ability to draw and interpret graphs of simple linear and non-linear mathematical functions. Differentiation (including differentiation of a product). The idea of a differential equation - you should have an understanding of when differentiation is used. Also the ability to carry out differentiation on different functions, including functions that include the product of two variables. A basic understanding of how to solve equations that involve one or more derivatives is required. An understanding of what integration is. Integration of polynomials and ex; integration by parts - you should have an understanding of when the use of integration is appropriate and the ability to carry out the integration of functions that contain variables with nonnegative integer powers. Finite sums. Infinite sums of xi and xi /i! - Ability to carry out sums of arithmetic and geometric series. Ability to sum infinite series of elements that have the form Σxi or Σxi/i!, where, for example, i = 1 to ∞ Simple manipulation of vectors and matrices - you need the ability to carry out simple manipulation, such as addition, subtraction and multiplication of vectors and matrices. English language requirements If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Border Agency (please check most up-to-date list) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. For others, the department requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5 (or equivalent)). Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), please check English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip full-time £9,000 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip/PgCert part-time £4,500 2015/16 - MSc Operational Research (post PGDip) £1,530 2015/16 - PGDip Operational Research (post PGCert) £4,200 2015/16 - PGCert Operational Research £6,200 2015/16 - PGCert Operational Research - April intake (year 1 only) £6,200 Rest of UK 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip full-time £9,000 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip/PgCert part-time £4,500 2015/16 - MSc Operational Research (post PGDip) £1,530 2015/16 - PGDip Operational Research (post PGCert) £4,200 2015/16 - PGCert Operational Research £6,200 2015/16 - PGCert Operational Research - April intake (year 1 only) £6,200 International 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip full-time £15,000 2015/16 - MSc/PGDip/PgCert part-time £7,500 2015/16 - MSc Operational Research (post PGDip) £1,530 2015/16 - PGDip Operational Research (post PGCert) £4,200 2015/16 - PGCert Operational Research £6,200 2015/16 - PGCert Operational Research - April intake (year 1 only) £6,200 Careers In the department, we have very good links with business and have hosted recruitment events for many companies including Barclay’s Wealth, British Airways, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Rolls Royce, Sopra and SIMUL8, to name a few. The skills you learn in the MSc make you very marketable to potential employers. Other employers where our graduates have found work include Clydesdale Bank, HSBC, PWC, RBS, Roland Berger and the Scottish Government. Where are they now? 95% of our graduates are in work or further study.** Job titles include: Analyst Auditor Business Development Manager Consultant Data Analyst KTP Associate Marketing Co-ordinator Operations Manager Oracle Application Specialist Research and Intelligence Specialist Risk Analyst Strategy Consultant Employers include: Capgemini Consulting Deloitte RBS Roland Berger Sharif Industrial Group SOPRA Tesco Bank Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12)**. [-]

MSc/PgDip in Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc in Quantitative Finance – an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science – has been developed to address this need. The course has been designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing but who have not studied these topics in detail in their first degree can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry. [+]

Why this course? Globally, financial tools, products and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. There's a demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in these products. The MSc in Quantitative Finance – an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science – has been developed to address this need. The course has been designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing but who have not studied these topics in detail in their first degree can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry. This course will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management. Careers include roles as a hedge fund manager or financial analyst. You’ll gain: a good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of financial markets a practical understanding of numerical methods in finance an introduction to programming for financial applications an understanding of the role of computers in business processes What you’ll study The curriculum provides a balance between finance and mathematical theory, computer implementations of this theory, and practical skills and knowledge. Core classes are undertaken in the first semester, and address themes such as principles of finance and quantitative methods for finance, as well as foundation classes in mathematics, statistics and computing science. Work placement You may be able to undertake an industrial based MSc project. This takes place in the third semester of the course between June and September. The placement can be based in the UK or in another country and are typically paid internships. In 2014 we had students placed in banks in France and Malta. Facilities The Department of Mathematics & Statistics has teaching rooms which provide you with access to modern teaching equipment and access to University computing laboratories with all necessary software available. You'll also have access to a common room facility which gives you a modern and flexible area which can be used for individual and group study work and is also a relaxing social space. Course content Semester 1 Compulsory classes Foundations of Mathematical & Statistical Finance Principles of Finance International Financial Markets & Banking Foundations of Computer Science Semester 2 Elective classes You're required to take 60 credits of optional classes from those listed below to ensuring that your curriculum contains 20 credits from each list. You should refer to relevant programme regulations in the University calendar regarding class selection requirements and credits in order to meet the programme requirements. List A Behavioural Finance Security Analysis Portfolio Theory & Management Derivatives & Treasury Management List B Database & Web Systems Development Business Analytics Evolutionary Computation for Finance List C Financial Stochastic Processes Financial Econometrics Games & Networks in Finance Semester 3 Compulsory module for students enrolled on the MSc. Research Project Learning & teaching Classes are delivered by a number of teaching methods: lectures (using a variety of media including electronic presentations and computer demonstrations) tutorials computer laboratories coursework projects. Teaching is student-focused, with students encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and development. Classes are supported by web-based materials. Assessment The form of assessment varies from class to class. For most classes the assessment involves both coursework and examinations. Entry requirements An Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in accounting, economics, engineering, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative element. Applications are also welcome from those with appropriate professional qualifications, or those who can demonstrate relevant practical experience. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £7,200 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £7,200 International 2015/16 - £13,200 Careers Financial tools, products and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated and there's a need for the finance industry to self-regulate as it witnesses unprecedented growth. Market-aware finance graduates, who understand the mathematical models used to develop these products and their computer implementations will be much in demand by international organisations. Drawing on expert academic input from three departments – Accounting & Finance, Mathematics & Statistics, and Computer & Information Sciences – this one-year programme has been developed to prepare participants for careers within areas such as financial engineering and risk management, and for highly quantitative roles, such as hedge fund managers and financial analysts. We also work closely with the University's Careers Service. They offer advice and guidance on career planning and looking for and applying for jobs. In addition they administer and publicise graduate and work experience opportunities. [-]

MSc Applied Economics

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in areas such as economics, banking, energy, central and local government, charities and management. [+]

Why this course? You’ll learn all about the fundamental principles of economic analysis. You'll also gain the skills to apply insights obtained from these principles in particular context such as: acquiring and analysing information supporting decision-making problem solving policy making in private and public sector organisations The course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in areas such as economics, banking, energy, central and local government, charities and management. If you're already working in one of these areas, the course will enhance your effectiveness by developing skills in data analysis, decision-making, policy formation and communication. Aims & objectives The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of micro and macroeconomic theory experience in the application of relevant economic theory to policy development and decision making in public and private sector organisations an appreciation of the nature and functioning of markets, institutions and policy-making environments that condition and shape policy choices a good working knowledge of statistical and econometric modelling techniques that support analysis and decision-making skills in the methods and techniques of economic appraisal of projects and programmes You’ll study There’s two semesters of core and elective modules, followed by a dissertation. Core modules Foundations of Microeconomics Further Topics in Microeconomics Macroeconomics for the Business Environment Macroeconomics for the Global Business Environment Analysis of Economic Data Quantitative Methods Principles of Economic Appraisal Economic Appraisal of Programmes & Policies Elective modules You must choose four modules from the list below. You can substitute two modules for classes offered elsewhere in the Business School. You'll choose from: Fundamentals of Business Economics International Trade & Policy Games of Strategy Environmental Economics Energy Economics Dissertation Dissertation topics can be chosen from within the broad range of issues covered on the programme. Course content Compulsory classes Foundations of Microeconomics Further Topics in Microeconomics Macroeconomics for the Business Environment Macroeconomics for the Global Business Environment Analysis of Economic Data Quantitative Methods Principles of Economic Appraisal Economic Appraisal of Programmes & Policies Elective classes You must choose four modules from this list. You can substitute two classes listed here for classes offered elsewhere in the Business School. Fundamentals of Business Economics International Trade & Policy Games of Strategy Environmental Economics Energy Economics MSc students only Dissertation Learning & teaching As well as attending lectures you’ll undertake projects, case studies and small group work. Entry requirements A good Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. English language For students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £9,000 (full-time) 2015/16 - £4,500 (part-time) Rest of UK 2015/16 - £9,000 (full-time) 2015/16 - £4,500 (part-time) International 2015/16 - £15,000 (full-time) 2015/16 - £7,500 (part-time) Careers The MSc in Applied Economics builds on our experience over many years in delivering classes that produce highly employable graduates. The course has been designed with employers' needs in mind, with design input from those who employ our graduates. How much will I earn? The range of typical starting salaries for an economist can be anywhere from £25,000 to £35,000, rising to up to £40,000 with a few years' experience*. Where are they now? Economists have excellent employment prospects and are amongst the most sought after postgraduates. Some examples of the kinds of work our graduates do is provided in the following list. Job titles include: Economists in investment banking and other bank departments Central Bank economists Economics statisticians Officials in regulatory agencies Commercial/business analysts with multinational companies and large organisations (such as health authorities) Economic, investment and management consultancies Economic assistants in government departments or agencies Academic posts, such as research assistants/fellows and lecturers in university and research institutes Managerial positions in charitable organisations Managerial and chartered accountants Analysts and Financial Advisers Energy Analysts and Economists Health managers and economists Business and Corporate Management Economists and other officials in Environmental Protection Agencies and NGOs Local government and Development Agency officials information is intended only as a guide. Figures are taken from Prospects* http://www.prospects.ac.uk/economist_salary.htm [-]

MSc Business Analysis and Consulting

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The programme gives you practical skills to provide model-based support to managers. [+]

Why this course? The programme gives you practical skills to provide model-based support to managers. You’ll develop an understanding of key quantitative business analysis methods. You’ll also be introduced to business models used to support the development of strategy for organisations and to help them to monitor and measure strategic processes. You’ll also develop key consulting skills to effectively support management. You’ll study Compulsory modules include Foundations of Operational Research & Business Analysis, Quantitative Business Analysis and Managing Business Operations. You'll also choose three optional modules from a range including Business Simulation Methods, Risk Analysis & Management and Business Information Systems. Dissertation MSc students undertake a three-month project, typically for an external organisation. This gives you the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories you've studied on the course. Work placement The apprenticeship scheme forms a vital component of this course. Many of our students spend an invaluable three weeks in January embedded in the analytical function of their host organisation. Last year, more than 35 selected students worked with over 25 different organisations based all over the UK, including Capita, Department of Health and Tesco Bank. The scheme has a highly competitive selection process, where the students with the strongest generic skills and academic capabilities are chosen for external placements. In addition, many MSc projects are carried out for an external organisation. Students spend the three months from July to September working on a project of importance to their clients. The aim is to gain direct experience in applying the concepts and theories studied on the course. Project clients include many major concerns, in fields ranging from aerospace to whisky distilling. Project: Becoming an Effective Business Analyst This takes place over both semesters and also involves the ‘apprenticeship scheme’. Every year, case studies and challenging projects are presented to the students by various organisations such as Accenture, British Airways, RBS and Simul8, to name a few from last year. Distance learning The course can be done through distance learning. All classes are taught using material presented via the internet so you can study when it suits you. Classes are supported by faculty members who also teach on the full-time course. They will guide and support discussion via discussion forums. This is a flexible degree and duration can vary. Minimum durations are: PgCert: 13 months PgDip: 20 months MSc: 26 months Student competition Every year, the best full-time MSc mark in the ‘Becoming an Effective Business Analyst’ module is recognised by the DSTL Prize. The prize involves a formal recognition by the department and an award of £100, which is kindly provided by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Course content Compulsory classes Foundations of Research & Business Analysis Quantitative Business Analysis Managing Business Operations Spreadsheet Modelling & Demand Forecasting Strategy Modelling & Management Becoming an Effective Business Analyst Elective classes Business Simulation Methods Risk Analysis & Management Business Information Systems Performance Measurement & Management Business Analytics Project/Dissertation Learning & teaching The course can be done through distance learning. All classes are taught using material presented via the internet. Classes are supported by faculty members who also teach on the full-time course. They'll guide and support discussion via forums. Assessment Every module has its own methods of assessment appropriate to the nature of the material; these include written assignments, exams, practical team projects, presentations and individual projects. Many modules involve more than one method of assessment. Entry requirements MSc second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in business, economics, engineering or the social sciences applications from those with other degrees are also encouraged PgDip minimum of a pass degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject subject to performance, students may transfer from the diploma course to the MSc Do I need to know lots of mathematics or statistics to join the course? The Business Analysis & Consulting course is designed to take students with a wide variety of first degrees. Although some quantitative analytical tools are taught and used during the course, only basic mathematical knowledge is necessary before starting the course. Many students in this course have first degrees in business, economics, engineering and the social sciences. However, we have students from other backgrounds as well. Expected mathematical knowledge Ability to use a scientific calculator - capable of using and understanding functions such as exp, log, x^y on a calculator. Algebraic notation and manipulation; subscripts; simple results - you should feel comfortable manipulating equations and working with subscript notation. You should be able to solve a quadratic equation, such as x2 + 2x + 1 = 0 Logs and exponentials - you should have a general understanding of the use of logs and exponentials. You also need the ability to carry out logarithmic transformations and an understanding of the logarithmic and exponential laws of summation, division etc. Graphs of simple functions - you need the ability to draw and interpret graphs of simple linear and non-linear mathematical functions. Differentiation (including differentiation of a product). The idea of a differential equation - you should have an understanding of when differentiation is used. Also the ability to carry out differentiation on different functions, including functions that include the product of two variables. A basic understanding of how to solve equations that involve one or more derivatives is required. An understanding of what integration is. Integration of polynomials and ex; integration by parts - you should have an understanding of when the use of integration is appropriate and the ability to carry out the integration of functions that contain variables with nonnegative integer powers. Finite sums. Infinite sums of xi and xi /i! - Ability to carry out sums of arithmetic and geometric series. Ability to sum infinite series of elements that have the form Σxi or Σxi/i!, where, for example, i = 1 to ∞ Simple manipulation of vectors and matrices - you need the ability to carry out simple manipulation, such as addition, subtraction and multiplication of vectors and matrices. English language requirements If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognized by UK Border Agency (please check most up-to-date list) or you’ve successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. For others, the department requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5 (or equivalent)). Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), please check English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £9,000 (full-time) 2015/16 - £4,500 (part-time) Rest of UK 2015/16 - £9,000 (full-time) 2015/16 - £4,500 (part-time) International 2015/16 - £15,000 (full-time) 2015/16 - £7,500 (part-time) Careers The skills you’ll learn on the MSc make you very marketable to potential employers. We’ve very good links with business and have hosted recruitment events for many companies, including Barclays Wealth, British Airways, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Rolls Royce, Sopra and SIMUL8, to name a few. Where are they now?* Job titles include: Business Intelligence Analyst Business Process Analyst Chartered Accountant Data Analyst Knowledge Exchange Assistant Management Consulting Associate Marketing Analyst Operational Research Consultant Trading Insight Analyst Employers include: Amey Black Rock British Airways Centrica Deloitte HSBC Kraft Foods Royal Bank of Scotland Standard Life Tennent's UPS Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey*. [-]

MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology

Campus Full time September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

An increasing number of graduates are choosing to work for innovative entrepreneurial ventures rather than pursue more traditional graduate jobs. The Strathclyde MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology places graduates ahead of the curve when it comes to possessing the skills and knowledge required to make an impact in this fast-moving and rapidly evolving jobs market. [+]

The program involves a mix of theory and practical tool-based modules alongside a unique set of innovative ‘lab’ sessions that focus on developing specialist hard and soft skills. The degree is split into three sections that are reflective of a real-world startup scenario: Ideation: In semester 1, you'll focus on creativity, opportunity recognition and data analysis skills Road Testing: In semester two, attention will turn to establishing a new venture and ensuring the market viability of a prototype product/service Commercialisation: In the final semester, you'll work on a detailed innovative project in collaboration with Waterloo University, Canada, to simulate bringing a product to market Major projects The MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology degree contains a unique 60 credit hands-on project that is run in partnership with Waterloo University, Canada. During this project, you'll work on an innovation challenge and will apply the tools and techniques you've practiced over the previous year. Using Waterloo’s Virtual Incubation Platform, you'll pitch to experienced venture capitalists and other potential investors in the UK and Canadian ecosystems. Student competitions You'll be expected to participate in national and international entrepreneurship and innovation prizes. Strathclyde University has a strong track record of success in various prestigious competitions and there are considerable free support networks in place to help students with their entries. [-]

MSc Finance - Oman

Online Part time 24 months September 2016 Oman Ruwi

This course is being offered in Oman on a distance learning basis in collaboration with the College of Banking and Financial Studies. [+]

Why this course? This course is being offered in Oman on a distance learning basis in collaboration with the College of Banking and Financial Studies. It's suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management future and other derivatives treasury management management of financial institutions and markets financial decision making If you’re already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. We’ll explore the latest developments in the field and encourage you to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems. This course covers the same syllabus as the MSc Finance taught at Strathclyde and you'll take the same examinations as those on the full time course. The College of Banking and Financial Studies will provide local administration, hold counselling sessions, arrange teaching sessions all undertaken by Strathclyde staff, as well as the examinations. The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis the ability to apply the analysis developed in the course You’ll study The curriculum provides you with a good balance between accounting and finance theory and practical skills and knowledge. You'll study core classes, which include Principles of Finance and Accouting & Financial Analysis. You'll also choose elective classes from topics including Security Analysis and Management Accounting. Strathclyde's Department of Accounting & Finance is ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide 2015 & the Sunday Times Guide. Course content Core classes Semester 1 Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis Semester 2 Quantitative Methods for Finance International Financial Markets & Banking Semester 3 Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications Semester 4 Derivatives & Treasury Management Elective classes Choose one from the following: Portfolio Theory & Management Behavioural Finance Empirical Methods in Finance Security Analysis Semester 5 Empirical Research Projects Assessment Assessment will be by examination, the same as those taken by the students on the full-time course at University of Strathclyde. Entry requirements an Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance applicants in Oman will be judged on an equivalent basis for students whose first language is not English, an IELTS of 6.5 (with no one section below 5.5) will also be required. Find more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Fee £16,000 Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc Finance - Tanzania

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  September 2016 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam + 1 more

The MSc in Finance is offered in conjunction with the Institution of Finance Management (IFM) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. [+]

Why this course? The MSc in Finance is offered in conjunction with the Institution of Finance Management (IFM) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector If you’re already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. We’ll explore the latest developments in the field and encourage you to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems. The programme provides you with: a good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis the ability to apply the analysis developed in the course in: financial management international finance international banking security analysis portfolio management options futures & other derivatives an appreciation of recent developments in the financial markets, particularly the derivative markets the ability to identify and analyse problems, consider alternative approaches and choose appropriate solutions various transferable skills in: - problem solving - data analysis - statistical analysis - model building - the critical evaluation of theory and practice - the use of spreadsheets and other software packages - information collection - report writing - the communication of ideas and analysis - presentational techniques - research activities The Department of Accounting & Finance has been ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide for 2013 and the Sunday Times Guide. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Course content Part-time structure Semester 1 Accounting & Financial Analysis Quantitative Methods for Finance Semester 2 Principles of Finance International Financial Markets & Banking Semester 3 Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications And one from the following: Security Analysis Management Accounting Semester 4 Derivatives & Treasury Management And one from the following: Portfolio Theory & Management Behavioural Finance Empirical Methods in Finance Semester 5: Empirical Research Projects/dissertation Full-time structure The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. The research component of the course will take up the third semester. Compulsory classes Semester 1 Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis Quantitative Methods for Finance International Financial Markets & Banking Semester 2 Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications Derivatives & Treasury Management Optional classes (choose two) Behavioural Finance Security Analysis Management Accounting Empirical Methods in Finance Portfolio Theory & Management Semester 3 Empirical Research Projects Assessment The examinations for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in which they are offered. Entry requirements An Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies, maths, statistics or computing. Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis. Further information can be found at Strathclyde Equivalence. For students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here. You must able able to attend the introductory sessions at the end of September 2014 at the Institute of Finance Management in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Fees & funding How do I apply? You must be offered a place on the MSc in Finance at IFM before you submit a scholarship application. Applications for the MSc in Finance should be submitted directly to the University of Strathclyde to allow us to assess your academic suitability. You should contact Barbara Baillie, the course administrator, to receive information on how to proceed with an application to the Strathclyde M.Sc. in Finance. Any questions for IFM should be directed to Dr Imanueli Mnzava - kids.mnzava@gmail.com. Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc Finance and Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

If you're looking to develop your knowledge of finance and management simultaneously before embarking on your first professional business role, then the MSc Finance & Management is the course for you. Or, if you're a graduate with some business experience, this qualification will provide the opportunity for you to further progress your career in a finance and/or management related role. [+]

Why this course? Differentiating yourself in a crowded graduate job market is crucial no matter which country you choose to work in. A postgraduate business qualification which has fully transferable skills across different organisations, as well as across international borders, is critical to that differentiation. If you're looking to develop your knowledge of finance and management simultaneously before embarking on your first professional business role, then the MSc Finance & Management is the course for you. Or, if you're a graduate with some business experience, this qualification will provide the opportunity for you to further progress your career in a finance and/or management related role. Building on the excellent reputation we've achieved for both financial and general management programmes, our department of Accounting & Finance and department of Strategy & Organisation have worked together to develop this course. It's a one year, full-time masters degree designed to give you a competitive edge no matter where your future business career takes you. It offers ambitious graduates a thorough grounding in both financial and management principles. This in-depth understanding of both subject areas will be applicable to roles in any organisation, where a good knowledge of finance and management is required. Work placement There are a number of elective classes you'll have to choose from. If you're interested in studying abroad, the ‘Managing in Europe’ class gives you the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School in France. Major projects During the summer you'll do two research projects in finance and management. There may be some opportunities to work with companies too. Course awards Our MSc Finance is currently ranked one of the best MSc finance programmes in the world by Financial Times. This course covers part of the MSc Finance. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Guest lectures Industry professionals are invited on regular basis to deliver guest lecturers in both finance and management areas. Course content Compulsory classes Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis International Financial Markets & Banking Professional Management Practice Elective classes Finance classes Choose at least one: Topics in Corporate Finance Security Analysis Managerial Accounting Behavioural Finance Derivatives Management classes Choose at least one: Global Business Environment Project & Programme Management Developing Effective Consulting Skills Managing in Europe Marketing Management Semester 3 Summer classes Business Strategy Project Methodology Project 1: Finance & Project 2: Management Learning & teaching The course is delivered through a series of lectures, workshops, case studies and problem solving activities. Assessment The course is assessed through written assignments, group and individual projects, examinations and presentations. Entry requirements UK students are required to have a good honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in economics, accounting, business studies, maths, statistics, computing, or related subjects, or an equivalent professional qualification Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis. English language requirements If English isn't your first language, you'll need to provide proof of English language proficiency from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Our IELTS requirement is 6.5, however some courses may look for more. Improving your English If you need to improve your English to meet the language conditions of your degree offer, you can take one of our ELT English language courses here without needing to re-take IELTS or another English language test. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU £10,000 Rest of UK £10,000 International £16,000 [-]

MSc Global Sustainable Cities

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies. [+]

Why this course? This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues. The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies. Over half the world’s population now live in cities. Achieving sustainable futures for urban centres is a growing issue. You’ll develop a full understanding of how cities work and acquire the tools to: re-design city systems raise finance gain political and community support for transformative city strategies and projects You’ll demonstrate your knowledge through high-quality work placements rather than a traditional dissertation. The course offers flexibility to pursue your individual interests and diversify your skills. This course has been reviewed by a range of key employers. They’ve expressed strong interest in being involved in this course and provide project placements and job interviews to graduates from the course. You’ll study The programme is centred around a suite of core classes and is delivered by dynamic and passionate team of staff drawn from multiple disciplines. These are in the key disciplines that are critical for understanding cities, their challenges, and opportunities and strategies for change. A further core class provides you with the leadership, project management and communication skills that are essential for successful implementation of sustainable city solutions. Core classes: Global Cities: Society & Sustainability City Systems & Infrastructure Understanding & Modelling Cities Urban Theory Public Policy, Governance & Strategic Change Business Models, Financing & Urban Business Case Analysis Leadership Skills for Urban Change Elective classes You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of classes across our four faculties to pursue your own interests and develop skills in specific areas. Work placement The degree offers relevant work experience. You’ll apply your skills and learning in two project placements in professional working environments, such as: city government industry research institutions Your placements can be in two different cities with the opportunity to gain international experience. The Masters degree is created and coordinated by the Institute for Future Cities. It’s supported by the EU STEP UP sustainable cities project led by the University of Strathclyde. Strathclyde’s new Technology & Innovation Centre The programme will make use of the facilities within Strathclyde’s new Technology & Innovation Centre, where the Institute is based. The Technology & Innovation Centre has been designed to act as a hub for world-leading research, bringing academics, business, industry and the public sector together to find collaborative and innovative solutions to complex global challenges. Future cities is a core theme of the centre, recognising the need for interdisciplinary research that delivers tangible benefits to citizens living in cities around the world. Guest speakers You’ll benefit from the latest knowledge and insights incorporated from leading business, government and academic experts, through guest speakers and case studies. Flexible study options The degree is available for both full time and part time study. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Course content Semester 1 Global Cities: Society & Sustainability Leadership Skills for Urban Change (part 1) City Systems & Infrastructure Understanding & Modelling Cities (part 1) Public Policy, Governance & Strategic Change in Cities Business Models, Financing & Urban Business Case Analysis Semester 2 Urban Theory Understanding & Modelling Cities (part 2) Leadership Skills for Urban Change (part 2) Elective classes Elective classes Summer term Transformative Projects (work-based project) Learning & teaching In semester 1 and 2, the course is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials and skills-based workshops. In many of these core classes, there is also strong emphasis on group project work. During the summer, you’ll undertake two project placements with different organisations – whether in industry, business, academia, government or other organisations working on urban sustainability problems and solutions. Projects can be undertaken in the UK or overseas, and you’re encouraged to be pro-active in finding opportunities to work with organisations relevant to their future career ambitions. Guidance and support in finding suitable projects will be provided by university staff and periodic workshops and seminars during semesters 1 and 2 will assist you in preparing Assessment The core classes of the programme are assessed through a variety of methods, including written assignments and coursework, presentations and both group and individual project work. Depending on the electives chosen, you may also be assessed by exam. Transformative Projects runs in place of a traditional dissertation. You’ll write a detailed project report for each placement, and will also produce a critical reflection on your professional skills development across both projects. Entry requirements An upper-second class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject is required. Relevant subjects include: engineering business studies environmental studies architecture urban design economics geography sociology politics public policy international studies Other subjects may also be considered. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field. For students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £9,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £9,000 International 2015/16 - £15,000 Careers This course has been reviewed by key employers, providing project placements and job interviews to graduates from the course. With over half the world's population now living in cities, achieving sustainable futures for urban centres is a growing current issue. Over 5000 cities in Europe alone have signed up to ambitious carbon reduction strategies, and the Technology Strategy Board estimate the market in joined up urban solutions will be worth £200 billion a year. Achieving global carbon reduction targets and improving the quality of life for citizens across the world is critically dependent on changing the way we live, work, and invest in cities. Commercial and governmental interest in cities as investment opportunities, engines for innovation, and the markets they create is growing dramatically, with significant demand for high calibre graduates in this field. To achieve sustainable futures for cities, professionals are required who have the holistic perspective to see beyond one single aspect of city life - and the ability to develop and deliver viable strategies that address the wider social, economic and environmental opportunities. Sustainable city leaders and innovators with a diverse range of technical and professional skills and knowledge are increasingly in demand. As cities around the world continue to adopt, develop and enhance their sustainability strategies, graduates with the knowledge and practical experience in delivering viable solutions in practice are highly-desirable employment candidates for a wider range of organisations. [-]

MSc in Business and Management (MBM)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc Business & Management (MBM) is a 12-month full-time programme. The MBM is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) as a Pre-Experience Masters in Management. [+]

Why this course? The MSc Business & Management (MBM) is a 12-month full-time programme. The MBM is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) as a Pre-Experience Masters in Management. The degree provides you with a solid understanding of how organisations work. You’ll enhance the skills and awareness needed to operate effectively in different types of organisations. The MBM is an excellent choice as a path into business management. It’s also for those looking to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. The programme has consistently featured in the Financial Times global masters in management ranking. The current ranking is fifth in the UK and 36th in the world. The MBM is designed to help you reach your potential as a manager or leader in the organisations of today and tomorrow. We place emphasis on self-development and self-discovery, not just classroom teaching. You’ll study There are three areas of focus for study: Understanding the Business – through a sequence of taught classes you’ll gain an insight into the major functional areas of most organisations. You’ll explore what they do and learn the language and techniques they employ in describing their area of the business. Our emphasis is on giving you managerial-relevant insight. Developing Management Potential – the Professional Management Practice class will help you understand the key skills needed to be successful in your career. It introduces key skills required for a career in management and helps you to identify and address your development needs. Building a Career Focus – individual classes give you exposure to different areas of the business. The elective classes and the MBM project allow you to decide what kind of focus you’re going to take in your degree and beyond. The Spring and Summer School elective classes bring together postgraduates from across the business school helping you to build networks and knowledge. Study abroad The MBM programme includes a number of elective classes from which students will choose. For those who are interested in studying abroad, the 'Managing in Europe' elective class provides the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School, France. Facilities The MBM is delivered in our award-winning building on Cathedral Street in the heart of Glasgow's city centre. Designed to meet the demands of corporate clients and those studying at a postgraduate level, it’s purpose-built to facilitate study, interaction and work. A modern lecture room in the Business School building will be your base for the year. With good social space conveniently located next to where you’re taught, you’ll find this a comfortable area from which to work. There’s campus-wide Wi-Fi and good quality catering facilities nearby. Our Business School provides a number of services including: a free printing allowance a dedicated IT support team The School's Business Information Service ensures that you can keep up-to-date with the latest trends and issues affecting the business world. The databases available are a particularly powerful tool, providing a rich array of information including: market reports financial analysis international news trade journals Accreditation The MBM is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) as a Pre-Experience Masters in Management. Student competitions Each year, the programme runs the ‘Best project award’ where the best final project wins a monetary award. The Dean also awards letters of commendation to other top projects selected by supervisors. Individuals are also encouraged to participate in university and international competitions. For example, previous students have competed and won key awards at the G20 Youth Summit and Strathclyde Enterprise Pathway competition. Conversion to the MBA As a graduate of the MBM, you’ll be offered the opportunity to convert your qualification to the prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. To take advantage of this opportunity you must apply within five years of graduating and have acquired sufficient work experience and exposure to management processes and issues. The conversion syllabus can be completed through any route of the MBA. That includes studying in Strathclyde Business School’s centres around the world and the flexible learning option. Most people choose to undertake the conversion while continuing their career by undertaking self-study supported by weekend workshops. For those who started their MBM after September 2010, the conversion syllabus is: The Reflective Practitioner Exploring the International Business Environment Strategy Analysis & Evaluation Making Strategy Strategic Consulting in Practice Two elective classes MBA Project Conversion generally takes 18 months on a part-time basis. Course content Semesters 1 & 2 Professional Management Practice Semester 1 Analytical Support for Decision Making Managing People in Organisations Leadership for Change & Innovation Managerial Accounting Semester 2 Marketing Management Business Operations Finance & Financial Management Semester 3 Project Methodology Business Strategy Managing Technology & Innovation Consultancy in Practice Elective classes The MBM Project Learning & teaching Classes differ significantly from traditional formal lectures. Academic staff maximise opportunities for class discussion and debate about how organisations are tackling real-life business issues and whether their approaches are appropriate in other contexts. You’ll often be given individual or group-based research tasks to be fed back in class. This emphasis upon practical skills gives you a greater understanding of what’s happening in a wide range of organisational contexts. It also helps you to be able to formulate relevant, practical, responses to the complex issues. Our teaching is focused on helping you to develop the high level of personal and interpersonal skills that employers are looking for. You’ll find that, from your very first day, we’ll be there helping you to find effective ways to manage yourself, while getting the best from those you're working with. Through workshops, and in classes, we’ll help you to perfect your ability to communicate the insights you get from the analytical techniques we teach and the research you undertake. Living case study The Living case study is an innovative way of bringing participants to an understanding of what it means to deal with organisational issues at a managerial level. The exercise casts participants in the role of a graduate trainee who has been asked by the management director to analyse the behaviours in the company and present to the board a way forward. Management consultancy firm Accenture regularly attend the final presentations. These presentations showcase the professionalism of the cohort and the analytic skills they have acquired through this and the other classes that make up the syllabus. Accenture’s experienced consultants recognise the type of issues and behaviours recreated in the simulation and provide hints and tips on dealing with problem situations and communicating ideas to executives. Guest lectures All classes on the MBM programme have a number of guest speakers from industry. You're also regularly invited to Business School industry lectures and networking events. Assessment The course is assessed through written assignments, group and individual projects, exams and presentations. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a non-business or management-related subject. The MSc Business and Management is primarily designed for those with non-business related degrees and is not suitable for those with general business degrees such as BA/BSc Business Studies or Bachelors in Commerce. For applicants whose first language is not English please read the advice from our Recruitment & International Office. There’s no requirement for prior work experience, although many students on the course have worked for a couple of years. The course is not suitable for those who have extensive experience. As the course involves work on word processing and spreadsheet packages, a reasonable level of competence in both is advisable. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £12,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £12,000 International 2015/16 - £15,000 How can I fund my course? MBM full-time scholarships offered by the department of Strategy and Organisation include: One scholarship of £6,000 – Female Leader of the Future One scholarship of £6,000 – European Visionary Scholarship (for those who are prepared to test new ideas, to go beyond the status quo and make a difference to industry and society) Two scholarships of £6,000 – International Leader of the Future Scholarships £2,000 partial scholarships for Strathclyde graduates may also be available for eligible candidates. Careers The degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities. In broad terms, our graduates’ career paths follow one of four directions: Entry into a management programme within national and multi-national organisations. Recent graduates have joined organisations such as: Accenture, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Facebook, Google, Eon, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Entry into a more specific programme where it’s the combination of first degree, or work experience, and the MBM that distinguishes them from the competition. Graduates have been recruited by such prestigious firms as: Ford Motor Company, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ubisoft, Cisco Systems, BSkyB, Schlumberger. Many have taken up an opportunity within their family’s business, developing the business to take advantage of the opportunities presented by today’s environment. Others are pursuing their dream of becoming an entrepreneur and building their own successful business. Where are they now? 92.3% of our graduates are in work or further study.* Job titles include: Accounts Manager Associate Risk Assurance Business Development Manager Director Equity Analyst Medical Representative Senior Consultant Training and Development Associate Employers include: Ford Motors Ltd HMRC Morgan Stanley Oracle PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12)*. [-]

MSc in Economics and Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The MSc in Economics & Finance was launched in 2014/15. The aim of the programme is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world. [+]

Why this course? Understanding the interaction between the disciplines of Economics & Finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in. Training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants. The MSc in Economics & Finance was launched in 2014/15. The aim of the programme is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world. The programme is jointly offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Accounting & Finance ensuring that you’ll be taught by experts in both areas. You’ll study Core classes Core classes are as follows: Foundations of Microeconomics Macroeconomics for the Business Environment Analysis of Economic Data Further topics in Microeconomics Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis Macro for the Global Business Environment Quantitative Methods Plus either: Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications or Derivatives & Treasury Management Elective classes You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of classes from across the Departments of Economics and Accounting & Finance. Dissertation You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a challenging problem-focused or policy-relevant analysis and project. This lets you apply the skills and learning you've developed in the course of your taught classes. Preparation for this component will include participation in the Economics and Finance forum. This includes opportunities to benefit from the experience of economics and finance professionals in business, academia and government. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Course content Compulsory classes Foundations of Microeconomics Macroeconomics for the Business Environment Analysis of Economic Data Further topics in Microeconomics Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis Macroeconomics for the Global Business Environment Quantitative Methods Optional classes Choose one from this list. You'll also be able to choose from a wide range of classes from across the Department of Economics and the Department of Accounting & Finance. Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications Derivatives and Treasury Management Dissertation Learning & teaching This is an innovative taught programme with: a problem-solving focus a strong emphasis on students developing and applying their skills to real-world situations expert guest speakers teaching staff drawn from two world-class departments - Accounting & Finance, and Economics – that have high ratings for teaching, research and knowledge exchange Entry requirements An upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Relevant subjects include economics, finance, business studies and management science. Consideration will also be given to applicants from a much broader set of backgrounds, including mathematics, environmental studies, politics, public policy and international affairs. We’ll consider applications from well qualified and highly motivated students with any undergraduate degree specialisation. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field. For students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here. Pre-Masters preparation course  The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £10,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £10,000 International 2015/16 - £16,000 Careers Graduates could gain employment in any job where a good knowledge of economics and finance is required. For example: public sector financial institutions consultancies international organisations non-governmental organisations [-]

MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

According to Wired magazine, some of the most dynamic and exciting career opportunities can currently be found in the startup and small business sectors. An increasing number of graduates are choosing to work for innovative entrepreneurial ventures rather than pursue more traditional graduate jobs. [+]

Why this course? According to Wired magazine, some of the most dynamic and exciting career opportunities can currently be found in the startup and small business sectors. An increasing number of graduates are choosing to work for innovative entrepreneurial ventures rather than pursue more traditional graduate jobs. The Strathclyde MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology places graduates ahead of the curve when it comes to possessing the skills and knowledge required to make an impact in this fast-moving and rapidly evolving jobs market. Delivered over a 12-month period, the MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology is a highly practical, career focused programme that addresses the global demand for talented entrepreneurs and those working for entrepreneurial ventures. The ethos of the course is that rigorous cutting-edge theoretical knowledge must be combined with a special focus on developing the practical skills required to engage successfully in entrepreneurial activity. As a student on the course, you'll be embedded in one of Europe’s leading technological universities and will have deep engagement with a dynamic innovation ecosystem. Through a unique virtual incubation programme, in conjunction with Waterloo University in Canada, you'll gain direct exposure to Canada’s world-leading Technology Triangle. What you’ll study The program involves a mix of theory and practical tool-based modules alongside a unique set of innovative ‘lab’ sessions that focus on developing specialist hard and soft skills. The degree is split into three sections that are reflective of a real-world startup scenario: Ideation: In semester 1, you'll focus on creativity, opportunity recognition and data analysis skills Road Testing: In semester two, attention will turn to establishing a new venture and ensuring the market viability of a prototype product/service Commercialisation: In the final semester, you'll work on a detailed innovative project in collaboration with Waterloo University, Canada, to simulate bringing a product to market Major projects The MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology degree contains a unique 60 credit hands-on project that is run in partnership with Waterloo University, Canada. During this project, you'll work on an innovation challenge and will apply the tools and techniques you've practiced over the previous year. Using Waterloo’s Virtual Incubation Platform, you'll pitch to experienced venture capitalists and other potential investors in the UK and Canadian ecosystems. Entry requirements First or second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject. There's no requirement for prior work experience. English language requirements For applicants whose first language isn't English, an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) is required. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - £12,000 Rest of UK 2016/17 - £12,000 International 2016/17 - £17,000 Careers Graduates from the MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation& Technology are expected to find employment in a variety of exciting roles. This may involve: establishing a startup working in an entrepreneurial ecosystem support role taking over a family business working for a high-growth SME [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

If you’re already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. We’ll explore the latest developments in the field and encourage you to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems. [+]

Why this course? This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance. If you’re already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. We’ll explore the latest developments in the field and encourage you to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems. The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis the ability to apply the analysis developed in the course You’ll study The curriculum provides you with a good balance between accounting and finance theory and practical skills and knowledge. You'll study core classes, which include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. You'll also choose elective classes from topics including Security Analysis and Management Accounting. Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only) Supported by an academic supervisor, you’ll either work on a series of research projects or a dissertation. Topics can be chosen from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Facilities The Department of Accounting & Finance is ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide 2015 & the Sunday Times Guide. Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Accreditation Our MSc programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Exemptions will be awarded from CIMA’s professional examinations, according to the route taken through the MSc. The course counts as credits towards the Chartered Banker qualification offered by the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. Course content Compulsory classes Semester 1 Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis Quantitative Methods for Finance International Financial Markets & Banking Semester 2 Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications Derivatives & Treasury Management Elective classes Choose two from the following: Portfolio Theory & Management Management Accounting Security Analysis Empirical Methods in Finance Behavioural Finance Learning & teaching The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. At MSc level the research project stage of the course is taken during the summer semester. Assessment Every class will either have a class test or assignment during semesters 1 and 2. The exams for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in January and June. Entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance for students whose first language is not English, find more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions at the end of September 2015 Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £10,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £10,000 International 2015/16 - £16,000 Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector Where are they now? Job titles include:* Accountant Analyst Assistant Manager Auditor Controller Credit Risk Analyst Junior Debt Management Adviser Trading Assistant Trainee Actuary Employers include: Audit Scotland Citibank Daikin Industries Ernst & Young Grant Thornton Accountant KPMG Morgan Stanley Rentokil Initial Turner & Townsend Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey*. [-]

MSc in Finance & Law

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

In today’s unpredictable financial markets, strategic financial decisions and policies frequently need to be considered in relation to various legal requirements and constraints. [+]

Why this course? In today’s unpredictable financial markets, strategic financial decisions and policies frequently need to be considered in relation to various legal requirements and constraints. Business people increasingly need to have an understanding of the financial and accounting principles which underpin and inform the legal regulation of financial institutions, financial instruments and financial markets. Consequently, finance graduates who also have a strong legal knowledge will be very attractive to a range of financial institutions and other organisations, both in the UK and overseas. This joint masters programme between the Department of Accounting & Finance and the Law School addresses this skills gap in the global market by introducing students to both the legal aspects of regulation of international finance as well as to principles of accounting and finance. You’ll study The programme comprises both core and optional classes in finance and law. It aims to provide students with a number of key learning outcomes: 1. To understand the core elements of financial theory and corporate financial theory.* 2. To understand key elements in financial law and regulation including the private law in respect of the structuring of individual transactions and the public law relevant to regulation of financial markets and institutions from the perspective of UK, EU and international law.* * Students will have the option of developing skills in various specialist areas in finance or business and commercial law. The programme also facilitates the development of various cognitive skills and non-subject specific skills. You'll learn the ability to: reason systematically critically analyse and evaluate arguments utilise quantitative techniques work on an independent and group basis structure and resolve problems take decisions in complex situations exercise judgement in taking decisions in the absence of complete information and understanding use software packages; and, communicate and present ideas effectively Entry requirements UK students are required to have a good honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in economics, accounting, business studies, maths, statistics, computing, or related subjects, or an equivalent professional qualification. Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - £12,000 Rest of UK 2016/17 - £12,000 International 2016/17 - £19,000 Careers The international market for graduates in finance continues to expand, but the opportunities for employment with the better known financial institutions remains competitive. The employability of those finance graduates who can also demonstrate a good knowledge of the law will be enhanced, and prove to be very attractive to those organisations, financial institutions and law firms, involved in financial decision taking and the resolution of financial issues. [-]

MSc in Global Energy Management (GEM)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The MSc in Global Energy Management (GEM) is an intensive course aiming to produce future leaders in the energy sector. [+]

Why this course? The MSc in Global Energy Management (GEM) is an intensive course aiming to produce future leaders in the energy sector. The global energy system is undergoing a process of rapid change including: escalating demand constraints on supplies increasing energy prices regulatory pressures to reduce carbon emissions changing demographics and patterns of energy use and supply Industries, economies and societies face complex challenges and uncertainties that could become more extreme in the future. Both government and industry need to be able to understand and adapt to this changing context. Through this course you’ll gain a rigorous analytical training and in-depth real-world knowledge of global energy systems. There’s also hands-on training in the management of energy-related issues. Your training will help to give you an unrivalled edge in the energy job market. This Masters degree is delivered by the Department of Economics. You’ll study Core classes are designed around the latest academic research on the issues facing energy managers today. You’ll also have the opportunity to pursue your own interests through a variety of optional courses. We run a series of interactive seminars called the Global Energy Forum. Leading international energy experts in business, government and other organisations provide you with practical insights and inside knowledge. There are also field trips, conferences and you will complete a summer project. Core classes Global Energy Issues, Industries & Markets Global Energy Technologies, Impacts & Implementation Global Energy Policy, Politics, Business Structures & Finance Global Energy Forum Energy Economics Microeconomics or Macroeconomics Elective classes You’ll be able to choose from many postgraduate classes offered in: The Strathclyde Business School The Faculty of Engineering The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Facilities The Strathclyde Business School is situated in a modern building in heart of Glasgow’s city centre. It’s designed to meet the demands of both corporate clients and students. Our school is equipped with up-to-date computing and technology facilities, study areas and its own café. Accreditation The MSc in Global Energy Management is accredited by the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy industry. It is the first Masters course to hold academic accreditation for the professional status of Chartered Energy Manager. The Strathclyde Business School is a triple accredited business school. It’s one of only a small percentage worldwide to hold this prestigious status, with full accreditation from the international bodies, AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Energy Master Exchange Programme (EMEP) Strathclyde Business School and Dauphine Université, Paris, have joined forces to bring future leading energy market professionals together by forming the Energy Master Exchange Programme (EMEP) Workshop. Course content Compulsory classes Global Energy Issues, Industries & Markets Global Energy Technologies, Impacts & Implementation Global Energy Policy, Politics, Business Structures & Finance Global Energy Forum Energy Economics Core elective classes Microeconomics or Macroeconomics Elective classes Elective classes Learning & teaching You’ll be taught by highly committed and enthusiastic staff distinguished by their internationally-recognised research in energy and environmental related fields. The course offers excellent opportunities to network with international energy specialists from a range of organisations. Entry requirements An upper-second class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Applications are also welcome from candidates with significant high calibre industry or government experience. For students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here. We advise you to register your interest early due to the restricted number of spaces available. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £13,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £13,000 International 2015/16 - £17,000 Careers Energy is the largest and most critical industry in the global economy today. It employs over 135,000 people directly and 500,000 in supporting roles. Employers are seeking out skilled graduates to work in the energy industry and related fields. As a graduate in global energy management, you’ll be well placed to manage the complex challenges facing the global energy system in the 21st century. We’ve designed this course to maximise the opportunities for industry engagement. You’ll take part in industry events such as the Scottish Oil Club. While on the course you’ll become Learning Affiliates of the Energy Institute. You’re entitled to free Energy Institute membership. Membership includes: access to a wealth of energy related information significant discounts to attend conferences and seminars many opportunities to meet professionals across the energy sector How much will I earn? The range of typical starting salaries for an energy manager is £22,000 to £33,000 depending on the work sector and geographical area. Starting salaries may be higher for those with postgraduate qualifications and experience.* information is intended only as a guide. Figures taken from Prospects*. [-]

MSc in Human Resource Management (full-time)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc in Human Resource Management is a one-year, full-time programme. It's for those of you who aim to pursue a career in the field of human resource management. [+]

Why this course? The MSc in Human Resource Management is a one-year, full-time programme. It's for those of you who aim to pursue a career in the field of human resource management. Mixing theory and practice, this programme offers you the opportunity for in-depth study of organisations and the management of work. It allows you to work towards a professional level of membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) The Department of Human Resource Management is a CIPD Approved Centre. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) stage of this programme is accredited as meeting the knowledge requirements for Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow. You’ll study You’ll undertake a curriculum based on the following compulsory and optional taught modules. If you meet the eligibility requirements on the Postgraduate Diploma then you’re allowed to proceed to the dissertation to complete the Masters stage. Business Skills Development sessions take place over both semesters. Management Research Report During the second semester, you’ll produce a management research report based on analysing a human resources issue in an organisation. You’ll require access to an organisation to carry out this research. You’re encouraged to use your own contacts to arrange this, although assistance will be given by the department. Dissertation MSc students also complete a dissertation on an approved topic over the period of June to August. Accreditation The Postgraduate Diploma stage of this programme is accredited as meeting the knowledge requirements for Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow. Course content Business Skills Development sessions take place over both semesters. Compulsory classes HRM in a Business Context Employee Relations Human Resource Development People Resourcing Managing Human Resources Employee Reward Elective classes Choose one from this list Employment Issues & the Law Business Systems Learning & teaching There'll be a series of taught modules, seminars, guest lecturers by distinguished HR professionals, and a business skills development programme. Assessment The course modules are assessed by various methods which include essays, individual and group projects and final exams. The exams are generally held in January and April/May. Formal approval to proceed to the MSc stage is given by the end of June. The MSc stage requires the completion of the Dissertation.  Management Research Report During the second semester, you’ll produce a management research report based on analysing a human resources issue in an organisation. You’ll require access to an organisation to carry out this research. You’re encouraged to use your own contacts to arrange this, although assistance will be given by the department. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Record You’ll keep a CPD Record that describes all your important learning activities and experiences during the course. Submission of a satisfactory CPD Record is a requirement for completion of the course. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science or business-related discipline. For students whose first language is not English, achievement of an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each criteria). Prospective applicants must keep in mind that the above constitute minimum requirements and that meeting those requirements does not guarantee acceptance on the course. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Students on this programme are also required to become Student Members of CIPD at the start of the programme. The admission fee and the membership fee is paid by you directly to CIPD. Membership fees are due annually in July. More information will be provided at the start of the programme but information about student membership can be found on the CIPD website. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £9,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £9,000 International 2015/16 - £15,000 Careers How much will I earn? According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the average salary for a graduate-level human resources (HR) officer is £24,375. HR officers with some experience can expect to earn in the region of £30,000+.* Where are they now? Many our graduates are in work or further study in the area of HR.** Job titles include: Graduate Recruitment Co-ordinator Head of Human Resource HR Administrator HR Adviser HR Consultant HR Executive HR Manager Strategy Consultant Training and Competence Adherence Officer Employers include: Santander Capita Plc Dell Diageo IBM Morgan Stanley National Australia Group Skills Development Scotland Tesco United Biscuits information is intended only as a guide. Figures are taken from Prospects*. Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey*. [-]

MSc in Human Resources & International Management

Campus Full time August 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

In this full-time programme, students will study the management challenges encountered by global organisations, with particular emphasis on attracting, managing and developing people. [+]

Why this course? In this full-time programme, students will study the management challenges encountered by global organisations, with particular emphasis on attracting, managing and developing people. The programme brings together cutting-edge scholarship on global business management and international human resource management to provide a bespoke learning experience tailored to students looking to pursue senior roles that have a strong ‘people management’ element. You'll study You’ll study a tailored programme of human resources (HR) and business modules that specifically prepare students for management roles within global multinational enterprises and other international organisations. Human resource learning will be delivered through targeted modules such as: Global Staffing Labour & Diversity in Global Context HR in Business Context Comparative & International Employment Relations These and other HR-oriented learning will be complemented with modules engaging with a range of related challenges for international business managers, including: Understanding the Global Business Environment Managing Across Cultures Professional Management Practice Students will also have the opportunity to select a number of elective modules from an extensive programme of HR and business learning offered by Strathclyde Business School. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any degree subject. For students whose first language is not English, achievement of the following minimum level of proficiency in English Language, taken within the past two years, is required: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each criterion Prospective applicants must keep in mind that the above constitute minimum requirements and that meeting those requirements do not guarantee acceptance of the course. Course content Entry requirements Fees & funding Careers Contact us Apply Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - £9,500 Rest of UK 2016/17 - £9,500 International 2016/17 - £17,000 Careers As a graduate of this programme you could work for organisations such as: global multinationals and other businesses trading or managing people across territories government and public sector organisations dealing with international management issues global non-governmental organisations such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF [-]

MSc in International Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The course gives you an international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting. You’ll study financial management and securities markets. There’s a particular focus on the move towards harmonisation with international accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities. [+]

Why this course? The programme is for graduates looking to broaden their previous study of accounting or for those already working in accounting or finance. The course gives you an international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting. You’ll study financial management and securities markets. There’s a particular focus on the move towards harmonisation with international accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities. The course provides you with: an international perspective on accounting theories of income and value critical awareness of international accounting standards and their implementation sound understanding of financial theory and analysis appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions ability to apply analytical techniques in practice You’ll study The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. Core modules include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective modules include Advanced Corporate Finance and Applications Advanced Accounting. The research project will take up the third (summer) semester. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only) You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Facilities The Department of Accounting & Finance is ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide 2013 & the Sunday Times Guide. Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Course content Semester 1 Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis Quantitative Methods for Finance International Financial Markets & Banking Semester 2 Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications Advanced Accounting Management Accounting Elective classes Choose one from the following: Security Analysis Portfolio Theory & Management Empirical Methods in Finance International Accounting Learning & teaching The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. At MSc level the research project stage of the course is taken during the summer semester. Assessment Every class will either have a class test or assignment during Semester 1 and 2. The exams for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in January and June. Entry requirements an Honours degree (upper second-class preferred), or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies, maths, statistics or computing. for students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions at the end of September 2016 Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £10,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £10,000 International 2015/16 - £16,000 Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc in International Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc in International Banking & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in financial management within the international banking sector. For those of you already working in finance or banking, the course will enhance your effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field. [+]

Why this course? The MSc in International Banking & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in financial management within the international banking sector. For those of you already working in finance or banking, the course will enhance your effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field. You’ll develop the concepts and skills required by financial managers and financial analysts working in the international banking sector. You’ll also gain an understanding of contemporary financial problems and issues facing international business and banks. The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis an ability to apply the analysis developed in the course You’ll study The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. The research project will take up the third (summer) semester. Core subjects include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective subjects include Topics in Corporate Finance and Financial Management for Banks. Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only) You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Facilities The Department of Accounting & Finance has been ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide for 2013 and the Sunday Times Guide. Strathclyde’s Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Course content Semester 1 Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis Quantitative Methods for Finance International Financial Markets & Banking Semester 2 Topics in Corporate Finance Financial Management for Banks Derivatives & Treasury Management Risk Management for Banks Elective classes Choose one from the following: Security Analysis Portfolio Theory & Management Empirical Methods in Finance Management Accounting Behavioural Finance Semester 3 Empirical Research Projects Learning & teaching The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. At MSc level the research project stage of the course is taken during the summer semester. Assessment Every class will either have a class test or assignment during Semester 1 and 2. The exams for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in January and June. Entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance or banking for students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions at the end of September 2015 Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £10,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £10,000 International 2015/16 - £16,000 Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc in International Human Resource Management (Full-time)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

This course will help you to develop an understanding of how and why human resource policies and practices differ across the world. You’ll examine how international companies address these challenges. [+]

Why this course? This course will help you to develop an understanding of how and why human resource policies and practices differ across the world. You’ll examine how international companies address these challenges. The course allows you to consider these issues critically. It also encourages you to think more practically about the skills required to manage in an international context. The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of theoretical debates and policy issues affecting human resource management in the global context an awareness of the range of possible national and regional models for the management of human resources within the globalised economy an appreciation of the impact of local cultural and institutional influences on the practices of global organisations good working knowledge of the skills required to manage in an international context an understanding of how multinational organisations can best mobilise a culturally diverse workforce You’ll study The curriculum provides a good balance between theory and practice. You’ll undertake an introductory HRM class early in Semester 1 to prepare you for the core classes which follow. This class covers HRM concepts and functions such as: the nature of HRM people and their role in organisations recruitment and selection of employees managing people in the workplace, including: motivation and workplace relations rewards and benefits training and developing the workforce Research Report During Semester 2, you’ll produce a group report based on an organisational issue with an international focus. Assistance is given by the department to gain access to an organisation to complete the report. Dissertation MSc students also complete a dissertation on an approved topic with an international focus. This is done over the period of June to August. Facilities Strathclyde Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. It has around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Teaching staff The course is taught by world-class faculty drawing on leading edge research. Course content Compulsory classes HRM in a Business Context Global Staffing Business Systems Comparative Employment Relations Labour & Diversity in a Global Context Research Methods for HR Professionals Elective classes Choose two from this list Employee Relations Employee Reward People Resourcing Human Resource Development Employment Issues & the Law Assessment Research report During Semester 2, you’ll produce a group report based on an organisational issue with an international focus. Assistance is given by the department to gain access to an organisation to complete the report. Dissertation MSc students also complete a dissertation on an approved topic with an international focus. This is done over the period of June to August. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any degree subject. For students whose first language is not English, achievement of the following minimum level of proficiency in English Language, taken within the past two years, is required: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each criteria Prospective applicants must keep in mind that the above constitute minimum requirements and that meeting those requirements does not guarantee acceptance on the course. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £9,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £9,000 International 2015/16 - £15,000 Careers As a graduate of this programme you could work for organisations such as: global multinationals government global non-governmental organisations such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF Recent graduates from the department have gained jobs in a range of leading international organisations including: IBM Shell Accenture Oxfam How much will I earn? According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the average salary for a graduate-level human resources (HR) officer is £24,375. HR officers with some experience can expect to earn in the region of £30,000+.* information is intended only as a guide. Figures are taken from Prospects*. [-]

MSc in International Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc in International Management will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required by international managers and leaders to operate globally. [+]

Why this course? The MSc in International Management will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required by international managers and leaders to operate globally. The course provides you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the practices and processes of international management. You’ll develop your understanding of the national and global contexts in which international managers operate. You’ll also gain an appreciation of how those contexts have an impact on managerial expectations and preferences in different cultural environments. The programme is practical in its orientation with an emphasis on the skills of working, managing and leading in various organisational settings. You’ll study Semester 1 You’ll begin with an introduction to the Professional Management Practice programme. Running throughout the first two semesters, this class offers a combination of workshops and learning exercises. You’ll have the opportunity to identify and develop the soft skills needed as a future international manager or leader. You’ll also attend an Integrated Skills Workshop which focuses on your personal approach to learning and managing yourself. Core classes Managing Across Cultures Managing People in Organisations Semester 2 Core classes Marketing Management Global Business Environment Finance and Financial Management You’ll also take part in group exercises (eg arranging a professional, cultural or careers-focused event) to address a managerial or leadership development need identified during the outward bound activity. Elective classes You’ll choose two elective classes from a shared pool of international and general management topics available on programmes offered by Strathclyde Business School. Elective modules vary from year to year, but may include: Brand Management and Strategy Foundations of Risk New Venture Creation Programme & Project Management Games of Strategy Leadership Strategic Financial Management Management of International Relationships Change Agency Developing Skills for Effective Management Consulting Improving Management Decision Making Exploring Resourceful Strategy Practice Social Media: Strategy & Management Managing in Europe (taught at Toulouse Business School, France) Semester 3 Core classes Business Strategy International Entrepreneurship Consultancy in Practice You’re required to complete a practically-oriented project. This gives you an opportunity to explore, at length, some aspects of theory or methods, or knowledge or skills introduced on the taught element of the programme. The project is supported by a class in project methodology. Study abroad This course includes a number of elective classes for you to choose from. If you're interested in studying abroad, the Managing in Europe elective class provides the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School, France. Major projects You're required to complete a project in the final semester of the course. You can arrange to do this in conjunction with an organisation. Facilities Strathclyde Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. It has around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Course content Compulsory classes Semester 1 Professional Management Practice Managing Across Cultures Managing People in Organisations Semester 2 Marketing Management Global Business Environment Finance and Financial Management Semester 3 Project Methodology Business Strategy International Entrepreneurship Consultancy in Practice The MIM Project Electives Learning & teaching The course is taught through a combination of: lectures workshops group learning exercises You’ll have the opportunity to identify and develop the 'soft skills' needed as a future international manager or leader. The course provides: lifelong learning skills: to recognise developmental needs as international managers and leaders, and identifying opportunities to tackle these research, analysis and problem-solving skills: to develop skills in the use of library and internet-based resources; to identify, analyse and critically evaluate the strategic choices and options facing international managers application skills: to apply models, tools and techniques of international management to different company, country and sectoral contexts; to integrate the knowledge from a range of international management subjects communication skills: to develop report writing skills; to structure and present complex data and ideas; to make effective presentations and to acquire skills in argument and debate team-working skills: to appreciate the benefits and challenges of working within teams; to apply theory to practice in operating within multicultural teams; to experience problem-solving within multicultural teams; to improve time management and workload planning capacities Collaborative learning The course is designed to be a collaborative learning experience, a partnership between academic staff and students. It enables you to build upon your collective understanding in interrogating the global issues impacting organisations. Guest lectures This course has a wide and varied range of industry speakers on an ad-hoc basis. Assessment The course is assessed through written assignments, group and individual projects, exams and presentations. Entry requirements Good first degree in business or management, or a non-business degree plus some work experience in international trade or business, or equivalent. For applicants whose first language is not English please read the advice from our Recruitment & International Office. Applications from those who can demonstrate that their work experience merits direct entry to the programme will also be considered. We may ask you to undertake a formal interview to discuss your achievements and aspirations. You must be competent in word processing, the use of spreadsheets and in report writing. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £12,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £12,000 International 2015/16 - £14,000 How can I fund my course? MIM full-time scholarships offered by the department of Strategy and Organisation include: one scholarship of £6,000 – Female Leader of the Future one scholarship of £6,000 – European Visionary Scholarship (for those who are prepared to test new ideas, to go beyond the status quo and make a difference to industry and society) two scholarships of £6,000 – International Leader of the Future Scholarships £2,000 partial scholarships for Strathclyde graduates may also be available for eligible candidates. Careers Where are they now? Many of our graduates are in further work or study.* Job titles include: Analyst Associate Consultant Internal Auditor Management Consultant Management Trainee Marketing Co-ordinator Regional Manager Strategy Development Manager Employers include: Accenture Daniel Swarovski Corporation AG Danone Liebherr International AG Lloyds Banking Group Mott Macdonald Scottish Youth Business Trust Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12)*. [-]

MSc in International Management & Law

Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc in International Management & Law is a unique course that will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required by international managers and leaders to operate globally with a solid understanding of various forms of legal regulation. [+]

Why this course? The MSc in International Management & Law is a unique course that will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required by international managers and leaders to operate globally with a solid understanding of various forms of legal regulation. You'll develop the knowledge, understanding, technical and analytical skills in International Business and Law. This will allow you to work in all organisations where a good knowledge of International Business, Management Practice and Law is required. What you’ll study Semester 1 You’ll begin with an introduction to the Professional Management Practice programme. Running throughout the first two semesters, this class offers a combination of workshops and learning exercises. You’ll have the opportunity to identify and develop the soft skills needed as a future international manager or leader. You’ll also attend an Integrated Skills Workshop which focuses on your personal approach to learning and managing yourself. Core classes Managing Across Cultures Law of International Business Semester 2 Core classes Global Business Environment Comparative Law of Obligations You’ll also take part in group exercises (eg arranging a professional, cultural or careers-focused event) to address a managerial or leadership development need identified during the outward bound activity. You’ll choose two elective classes from a shared pool of international and general management and one elective class from law topics. Elective modules vary from year to year, but may include: Management electives: Digital Leadership: Strategy & Management Programme & Project Management Strategic Financial Management Managing in Europe (Toulouse) Developing Effective Consulting Skills Foundations of Risk Games of Strategy New Venture Creation Leadership Law electives: Contemporary Employment Relations Labour Law in the Global Economy Comparative Company Law World Trade Law UK & EU Environmental Law International Environment Law International Banking Law Financial Regulation & Compliance E-Commerce Arbitration Law Intellectual Property Law You’re required to complete a practically-oriented project. This gives you an opportunity to explore, at length, some aspects of theory or methods, or knowledge or skills introduced on the taught element of the programme. You can focus on either International Management or Law. The project is supported by a class in project methodology. Entry requirements Good first degree in business or management, or a non-business degree plus some work experience in international trade or business, or equivalent. For applicants whose first language is not English please read the advice from our Recruitment & International Office. Applications from those who can demonstrate that their work experience merits direct entry to the programme will also be considered. We may ask you to undertake a formal interview to discuss your achievements and aspirations. You must be competent in word processing, the use of spreadsheets and in report writing. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2016/17 - £12,000 Rest of UK 2016/17 - £12,000 International 2016/17 - £17,000 [-]

MSc in Investment and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The Masters degree in Investment and Finance is designed for those who intend to develop careers in areas such as security analysis, portfolio analysis and investment management. [+]

Why this course? The Masters degree in Investment & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in areas such as security analysis, portfolio analysis and investment management. The course provides you with a rigorous education in the theory of finance. It also covers the various techniques and analytical tools used by investment professionals in practical decision-taking. The course will provide you with: an understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature of financial markets and institutions a good working knowledge of accounting principles and financial statement analysis an understanding of the techniques and concepts employed in the valuation of bonds and equities an ability to develop portfolios and investment strategies to meet risk-return objectives an understanding of derivatives – options, futures, swaps an understanding of the quantitative analysis and techniques employed in finance You’ll study The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. The research project will take up the third (summer) semester. Core subjects include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective classes include Topics in Corporate Finance and Derivatives & Treasury Management. Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only) You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Facilities The Department of Accounting & Finance is ranked 2nd in the UK for Accounting and Finance by the Times University Guide 2013 & the Sunday Times Guide. Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Course content Semester 1 Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis Quantitative Methods for Finance International Financial Markets & Banking Semester 2 Topics in Corporate Finance Derivatives & Treasury Management Security Analysis Portfolio Theory & Management Elective classes Choose one from the following: Empirical Methods in Finance Behavioural Finance Learning & teaching The taught component of the course will be covered in the first two semesters. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. At MSc level, the research project stage of the course is taken during the summer semester. Assessment Every class will either have a class test or assignment during Semester 1 and 2. The exams for all classes will take place at the end of the semester in January and May each year. Entry requirements a good undergraduate degree or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative basis applications are also considered from those with appropriate professional qualifications and relevant practical experience for students whose first language is not English, find more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde you must be able to attend the introductory sessions at the end of September 2015 Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £10,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £10,000 International 2015/16 - £16,000 Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The Msc Marketing Programme is designed for non-business graduates who want to pursue a career in this area. [+]

Why this course? The Msc Marketing Programme is designed for non-business graduates who want to pursue a career in this area. The Programme reflects the dynamic and technologically innovative nature of contemporary marketing, spanning private, public and third sectors. You’ll gain a sound knowledge of the principles of marketing. Most importantly, you’ll develop an understanding of consumer behaviour in relation to individuals and organisations. We’ll also ensure that you gain the technical and personal skills necessary to pursue your future career. The programme features a wide choice of elective subjects. These reflect the current diversity in contemporary marketing practice. The course has many value added features including but not limited to: real-life learning through our live industry consultancy project, ‘International Marketing Works’ high-calibre industry collaboration research excellence skills-based teaching Our students are truly international with representations from all parts of the globe which further enhances the learning experience. What you’ll study You’ll study seven compulsory and four optional choice classes. Teaching methods include case studies, simulations, seminars, presentations, team work, problem-solving exercises, and ‘hands-on’ real-life business projects. The teaching methods are designed to facilitate integration of the theoretical and practical aspects of the programme and encourage interaction among students. All modules require a high level of student participation in class and independent study. Leadership & team building For many students our dynamic programme (organised early in the first semester to enhance the development of leadership, teamwork and cross cultural skills) provides many memorable experiences. The programme is organised in conjunction with independent specialists and provides the ideal chance to network with your colleagues and develop key management skills. Accreditations & affiliations Our Department of Marketing is one of the oldest, largest and best marketing departments in Europe. We’ve an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research. Our staff also as advisors to private and public organisations; some hold senior positions in the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Marketing Research Society and other professional associations. We’re affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Marketing Society. Our courses are accredited by: AACSB EQUIS Guest lecturers World-class speakers from major International organisations give lectures on our programmes reflecting the high calibre industry collaborations of the department. Employability & career development The course has a dedicated careers specialist for group sessions, employability seminars, individual interviews and CV compilation and continues to support graduates for a year after graduation. Social activities There is a wide range of university social activities and clubs for students. The Marketing department organises its own events in addition to the programme run by the International office of the University. These include:famous student ceilidh in October with Scottish country dancing, the Marketing Works Grand Finale and Gala Dinner in June, sporting competitions and events; students also sometimes organise an end of programme celebration themselves. Course content The Msc Marketing Programme reflects the dynamic and technologically innovative nature of contemporary marketing, spanning private, public and third sectors. Students are given a sound grasp of the principles of marketing and most importantly, consumer behaviour concerning individuals and organisations. We will also ensure that you gain insights into the technical and personal skills necessary to pursue your future career. Semester 1: core classes Key Skills Strategic Marketing Management Consumer Behaviour International Marketing Research Brand Management & Strategy Semester 2 Marketing Works: Group Consultancy Project Dissertation Skills Elective classes You will be required to choose four 10 credit elective classes from those available. The range varies from year to year but it is anticipated that those listed below, or similar will be offered. Destination Marketing Management Managing Tourism Resources International Services Marketing Sector Studies Contemporary Consumers Customer Management 1 Customer Management 2 – Digital Marketing Export Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications International Culture & Heritage Marketing Sports Marketing in a Global Context Retail Marketing Management Summer term Dissertation Learning & teaching A comprehensive support package is provided to enhance students' learning and to ensure maximum student benefit during their period of study. This includes, but is not limited to: a package of essential texts for all core classes employability seminars and career counselling access to relevant databases a student/staff consultative committee providing an effective mechanism for student feedback throughout the year Students are also asked each year to evaluate the perceived value of both the quality of the teaching and the associated support package to ensure that the highest of standards are maintained. The taught component of the course will be covered in semester 1 and 2. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. At MSc level the dissertation is taken during the summer term. The Learning and Teaching methods will vary between courses. These will include: online updates class discussions role-playing exercises case studies directed reading tasks guest lectures student-led presentations DVD/Podcast presentations computer-based/experiential learning self-motivated reading and research Assessment Assessment methods vary between core and elective classes. Assessment for core classes is a combination of examinations worth 60% and assignments worth 40%. Elective classes have no examinations and are assessed in a variety of ways using essay/report based assignments worth 100%. Entry requirements A first or upper-second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a non-business discipline. English language proficiency must be at IELTS 6.5 minimum. Selection process The selection process for this programme is based on information relating to your past academic performance and qualifications as well as work and life experiences, determining your suitability for the programme. For this reason, the completion rate is extremely high. Students who are committed to their studies and perform at the academic level required will complete the programme successfully. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £12,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £12,000 International 2015/16 - £15,000 Careers Where are they now? Our Masters is recognised globally for its excellence and graduates develop careers in marketing and related employment all over the world. A very small selection of job titles and employers is represented in the following examples*. Some graduates choose to continue studying for a PhD. Job titles include: Analyst Junior Planner Marketing Co-ordinator Marketing Manager Media Planner Research Associate Employers include: Asia Pacific Research Billington Cartmell Gerson Lehrman Group GroupM China ICS Technology Co Ltd The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Based on the results of the National Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12)*. [-]

MSc International Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The International Marketing Programme is designed as a specialist course for those who want to build on a previous business and marketing degree and study Marketing at an advanced level. It’s also appropriate for recent business graduates or established executives who are seeking either to acquire new skills or supplement the skills they have developed in a practical context. [+]

Why this course? The International Marketing Programme is designed as a specialist course for those who want to build on a previous business and marketing degree and study Marketing at an advanced level. It’s also appropriate for recent business graduates or established executives who are seeking either to acquire new skills or supplement the skills they have developed in a practical context. The programme allows you to develop advanced-level academic expertise in international marketing. You’ll gain the technical and personal skills to operate across a range of dynamic and competitive international environments. The course features a wide choice of elective subjects; many include international dimensions, reflecting the current diversity in global marketing practice. The course has many value added features including but not limited to: real-life learning through our live industry project, ‘International Marketing Works’ high-calibre industry collaboration research excellence skills-based teaching Our students are truly international with representations from all parts of the globe which further enhances the learning experience. What you’ll study You’ll study seven compulsory and four optional choice classes. Teaching methods include case studies, simulations, seminars, presentations, team work, problem-solving exercises, and ‘hands-on’ real-life business projects. The teaching methods are designed to facilitate integration of the theoretical and practical aspects of the programme and to encourage interaction among students. All modules require a high level of student participation in class. Leadership & team building For many students our dynamic programme (organised early in the first semester to enhance the development of leadership, teamwork and cross cultural skills) provides many memorable experiences. The programme is organised in conjunction with independent specialists and provides the ideal chance to network with your colleagues and develop key management skills. Accreditations & affiliations Our Department of Marketing is one of the oldest, largest and best marketing departments in Europe. We’ve an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research. Our staff also as advisors to private and public organisations; some hold senior positions in the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Marketing Research Society and other professional associations. We’re affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Marketing Society. Our courses are accredited by: AACSB EQUIS Guest lecturers World-class speakers from major International organisations give lectures on our programmes reflecting the high calibre industry collaborations of the department. Employability & career development The course has a dedicated careers specialist for group sessions, employability seminars, individual interviews and CV compilation and continues to support graduates for a year after graduation. Social activities There is a wide range of university social activities and clubs for students. The Marketing department organises its own events in addition to the programme run by the International office of the University. These include:famous student ceilidh in October with Scottish country dancing, the Marketing Works Grand Finale and Gala Dinner in June, sporting competitions and events; students also sometimes organise an end of programme celebration themselves. Course content The Msc International Marketing Programme reflects the dynamic and technologically innovative nature of contemporary marketing, spanning private, public and third sectors. The academic year consists of 3 stages: Semester 1, Semester 2 and Summer term. Semester 1: core classes Key Skills Strategic Global Marketing Cross Cultural Buyer Behaviour International Marketing Research Brand Management & Strategy Semester 2 Marketing Works: Group Consultancy Project Dissertation Skills Elective classes You will be required to choose four 10 credit elective classes from those available. The range varies from year to year but is anticipated that those listed below, or similar options will be offered. Destination Marketing Management Managing Tourism Resources International Services Marketing Sector Studies Contemporary Consumers Customer Management 1 Customer Management 2 – Digital Marketing Export Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications International Culture & Heritage Marketing Sports Marketing in a Global Context Retail Marketing Management Summer term Dissertation Learning & teaching A comprehensive support package is provided to enhance students' learning and to ensure maximum student benefit during their period of study. This includes, but is not limited to: a package of essential texts for all core classes employability seminars and career counselling access to relevant databases a student/staff consultative committee providing an effective mechanism for student feedback throughout the year Students are also asked each year to evaluate the perceived value of both the quality of the teaching and the associated support package to ensure that the highest of standards are maintained. The taught component of the course will be covered in semester 1 and 2. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. At MSc level the dissertation is taken during the summer term. The Learning and Teaching methods will vary between courses. These will include: online updates class discussions role-playing exercises case studies directed reading tasks guest lectures student-led presentations DVD/Podcast presentations computer-based/experiential learning self-motivated reading and research Assessment Assessment methods vary between core and elective classes. Assessment for core classes is a combination of examinations worth 60% and assignments worth 40%. Elective classes have no examinations and are assessed in a variety of ways using essay/report based assignments worth 100%. Entry requirements A first or upper-second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in marketing or business. Business-related degrees should include some Marketing component. Places may be available to applicants whose significant work experience warrants direct entry to this programme. English language proficiency must be at IELTS 6.5 minimum. Selection process The selection process for this programme is based on information relating to your past academic performance and qualifications as well as work and life experiences, determining your suitability for the programme. For this reason, the completion rate is extremely high. Students who are committed to their studies and perform at the academic level required will complete the programme successfully. Pre-Masters Preparation Course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at the University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £12,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £12,000 International 2015/16 - £15,000 Careers Where are they now? Our Masters is recognised globally for its excellence and graduates develop careers in marketing and related employment all over the world. A very small selection of job titles and employers is represented in the following examples*. Some graduates choose to continue studying for a PhD.* Job titles include: Analyst Junior Planner Marketing Co-ordinator Marketing Manager Media Planner Research Associate Employers include: Asia Pacific Research Billington Cartmell Gerson Lehrman Group GroupM China ICS Technology Co Ltd The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12)*. [-]

MSc Managing Human Resources (Oman)

Campus 4 semesters September 2016 Oman Ruwi

The purpose of the MSc in Managing Human Resources is to provide HR professionals and those seeking to work in this area with the tools to operate effectively within this fast-changing environment. [+]

Why this course? The effective management of employees in the private and public sectors is key to the future success of the Omani economy. Oman is experiencing rapid transformation in its workforce, driven by technological and generational change and necessitated by policies designed to increase the presence of Omanis at all levels in the workplace. The purpose of the MSc in Managing Human Resources is to provide HR professionals and those seeking to work in this area with the tools to operate effectively within this fast-changing environment. This course offer you an opportunity to study organisations and the management of work in depth. In studying the management of people, you will engage with contemporary ideas and arguments about Human Resource Management and International Human Resource Management within organisations. This will be further contextualised to the particular challenges facing HR professionals in Oman and the wider region. What you’ll study The programme will equip students to think critically about issues relating to the international context of the workforce in Oman and the wider region as well as encouraging them to think more practically about the skills required to manage in an international context. The programme will also provide extensive support for personal development through the induction process, transferable skills workshops, team-building events, networking opportunities, visits to organisations with an international profile and guest speakers. Major projects You will complete a 15,000-word dissertation based on a relevant human resources issue. In preparation for this, students will have already completed Research Methods for HR Professionals. Research for the dissertation will normally be conducted within the students own organisation. Facilities This programme will be delivered at our International Centre in Oman based in the College of Banking and Finance. Course content Classes Please note that the timetable for classes may be subject to change. Classes taken include: Semester 1 The Reflective Practioner People Resourcing Semester 2 HRM in a Business Context Managing People in Organisations Semester 3 Research Methods for HR Professionals Human Resource Development Semester 4 Global Staffing Managing Talent & Succession Planning Semesters 3 & 4 Dissertation Learning & teaching Learning methods used over the course will include a mixture of: Face-to-face lecturing when introducing new concepts and theories –delivered by full-time Strathclyde faculty or Strathclyde-appointed adjunct faculty Tutorials to reinforce, apply and develop key concepts and communication skills – generally given by local tutors appointed in consultation with Strathclyde Workshops to develop key analysis and application skills – delivered by both Strathclyde and local tutors as well as visiting speakers/ specialists Assessment Please provide details of how the course will be assessed e.g. written assignments, exams, practical team and individual projects. Assessment for each module will vary from module to module depending on the material and learning outcomes. This could be essays, reports, presentations and examinations. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. In addition, all successful applicants will normally be required to have had a period of relevant experience in a human resources or general management position. For students whose first language is not English, achievement of an IELTS score of 6.5 with no criteria below 5.5 Fees & funding Please contact us for more information about fees for 2015/16. [-]

MSc Project Management and Innovation

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

Combining an analytical and hands-on approach to projects aimed at addressing real world issues critically and pragmatically, this new masters degree will fully prepare you for career opportunities in management and policy making positions in all sectors ranging from private firms (manufacturing, services, etc) to public organisations (government, health care, etc). [+]

Why this course? The substantial gap in knowledge and skills required to manage innovative and transformative projects, and the forecasted global demand for graduates who are able to address future challenges, makes the potential employment opportunities for graduates of our new MSc Project Management and Innovation, truly outstanding. Combining an analytical and hands-on approach to projects aimed at addressing real world issues critically and pragmatically, this new masters degree will fully prepare you for career opportunities in management and policy making positions in all sectors ranging from private firms (manufacturing, services, etc) to public organisations (government, health care, etc). You'll study Based in the Department of Strategy & Organisation at Strathclyde Business School, this 12-month masters programme draws on the contributions of leading academic experts across key, relevant disciplines - project management, innovation, strategy and organisation - as well as from Strathclyde's new Technology & Innovation Centre. On completion of the programme you'll have gained: comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key issues in managing technology and innovation a thorough understanding of the role of projects in delivering innovation and change in products, processes and services a set of practical skills for managing projects with a high uncertainty and innovation content and/or which have innovation and change as a main target Course features Among the distinctive features of the course are: a highly practical, career-focused programme, addressing a global skills gap for effective project managers core project management classes enhanced and embedded by professional development and project management in practice modules a Consulting in Practice module, which provides an opportunity to put into practice all that you've learned from the programme and allows you, as part of a small team, to work on a live issue for a client organisation collaboration and engagement with the University’s Technology & Innovation Centre and associated companies Course content The programme is centred on three core modules: project management innovation and technology management management skills These are designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills critical for our graduates' future careers in project management and innovation. We place great emphasis on your ability to work effectively in complex, dynamic and uncertain environments, and to recognise the challenges that these circumstances pose. Our teaching and learning methods are designed so that you develop skills in recognition of challenges, opportunities and can develop strategies for change. Simultaneously, the project management in practice and personal development modules provide you with leadership, project management and professional communication skills that are essential for career progression into project leadership roles, as well as experience of working with clients, and putting theory into practice. You'll also be able to pursue your individual interests and further develop specialised skills relevant to your preferred career paths through a wide range of elective classes. Semester 1 & 2 Professional Management Practice Semester 1 Commercial Management in Projects Technology & Organisational Change Leadership for Change & Innovation Managerial Accounting Semester 2 Project & Programme Management Business Operations Project Portfolio Management Semester 3 Project Methodology Business Strategy Managing Technology & Innovation Consultancy in Practice Electives Project Entry requirements First or second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject. There's no requirement for prior work experience. English language requirements For applicants whose first language isn't English, an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) is required. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are per module unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU £12,000 Rest of UK £12,000 International £15,000 Careers A degree in project management is the ideal start to building a successful career in management. Project management is used in all industry sectors. In engineering, construction and events management, business is fully managed using project-based structures and techniques. In areas such as finance, mass manufacturing and retail, project management is increasingly being adopted to improve business and enable change. A project management graduate will find a variety of opportunities with many large companies hiring through graduate apprenticeship schemes. Once employed, a trainee project manager will begin by managing small-scale projects. However, due to the fast-moving nature of this work, and the exposure to the wider business and to senior management that this role affords, a competent practitioner will quickly progress to larger and more complex roles. These roles often encompass external facing responsibilities such as client liaison and supply chain control. [-]

MSc Tourism Marketing Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 United Kingdom Glasgow

The MSc Tourism Marketing Management Programme offers a complete introduction to marketing management within the international tourism industry and prepares you with the knowledge and skills demanded by leading organisations worldwide. [+]

Why this course? The MSc Tourism Marketing Management Programme offers a complete introduction to marketing management within the international tourism industry and prepares you with the knowledge and skills demanded by leading organisations worldwide. It reflects the dynamic and technologically innovative nature of contemporary marketing and you’ll gain insights into the technical and personal skills necessary to pursue a future career in tourism. Students in this programme come from a variety of academic backgrounds, with first degrees as diverse as physics and philosophy, and they always contribute a spectrum of perspectives, as befits a world leading masters programme. Undergraduate studies in Tourism or Hospitality are not a prerequisite of this programme. What you’ll study You’ll study seven compulsory and four optional choice classes. The course features a wide choice of elective subjects; many include international dimensions, reflecting the current diversity in global marketing practice. The course has many value added features including but not limited to: real-life learning through our live industry project, ‘International Marketing Works’ high-calibre industry collaboration research excellence skills-based teaching Our students are truly international with representations from all parts of the globe which further enhances the learning experience. Leadership & team building This is organised early in the first semester to enhance the development of leadership, teamwork and cross cultural skills. For many students, our dynamic programme provides many memorable experiences. The programme is organised in conjunction with independent specialists and provides the ideal chance to network with your colleagues and develop key management skills. Accreditations & affiliations Our Department of Marketing is one of the oldest, largest and best marketing departments in Europe. We’ve an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research. Our staff also as advisors to private and public organisations; some hold senior positions in the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Marketing Research Society and other professional associations. We’re affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Marketing Society. Our courses are accredited by: AACSB AMBA EQUIS Guest lecturers World-class speakers from major International organisations give lectures on our programmes reflecting the high calibre industry collaborations of the department. Employability & career development The course has a dedicated careers specialist for group sessions, employability seminars, individual interviews and CV compilation and continues to support graduates for a year after graduation. Social activities There is a wide range of university social activities and clubs for students. The Marketing department organises its own events in addition to the programme run by the International office of the University. These include:famous student ceilidh in October with Scottish country dancing, the Marketing Works Grand Finale and Gala Dinner in June, sporting competitions and events; students also sometimes organise an end of programme celebration themselves. Course content The course offers a comprehensive introduction to marketing management within the International Tourism Industry. The programme is fast paced, intensive and varied. The first semester of the MSc/PgDip in Tourism Marketing Management is dedicated to the study of four core modules designed to provide you with a rigorous introduction to strategy, marketing, consumers, branding and insight into research agendas that shape how we think about the sector. Semester 1 Key Skills Strategic Marketing Management Consumer Behaviour International Marketing Research Brand Management & Strategy Semester 2 Marketing Works: Group Consultancy Project Dissertation Skills (compulsory core class) Programme Compulsory Elective Classes In the second semester, the focus of your studies will narrow further with three classes which will deepen your knowledge of Tourism Marketing Management and the wider Service Sector. Destination Marketing Management Managing Tourism Resources International Services Marketing Sector Studies Contemporary Consumers Customer Management 1 Customer Management 2 – Digital Marketing Export Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications International Culture & Heritage Marketing Sports Marketing in a Global Context Retail Marketing Management Summer term Dissertation Learning & teaching A comprehensive support package is provided to enhance students' learning and to ensure maximum student benefit during their period of study. This includes, but is not limited to: a package of essential texts for all core classes employability seminars and career counselling access to relevant databases a student/staff consultative committee providing an effective mechanism for student feedback throughout the year Students are also asked each year to evaluate the perceived value of both the quality of the teaching and the associated support package to ensure that the highest of standards are maintained. The taught component of the course will be covered in semester 1 and 2. Both of these semesters will run for 12 weeks. At MSc level the dissertation is taken during the summer term. The Learning and Teaching methods will vary between courses. These will include: online updates class discussions role-playing exercises case studies directed reading tasks guest lectures student-led presentations DVD/Podcast presentations computer-based/experiential learning self-motivated reading and research Assessment Assessment methods vary between core and elective classes. Assessment for core classes is a combination of examinations worth 60% and assignments worth 40%. Elective classes have no examinations and are assessed in a variety of ways using essay/report based assignments worth 100%. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 minimum. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. Fees & funding How much will my course cost? All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise. Scotland/EU 2015/16 - £9,000 Rest of UK 2015/16 - £9,000 International 2015/16 - £15,000 Careers Where are they now? Many of our MSc graduates are in further work or study.* Job titles include: Analyst Junior Planner Marketing Co-ordinator Marketing Manager Media Planner Research Associate Employers include: Asia Pacific Research Billington Cartmell Gerson Lehrman Group GroupM China ICS Technology Co Ltd The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Based on the results of the National Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12)*. [-]

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