Alliance Manchester Business School - The University of Manchester

Introduction
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Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK.

Manchester is recognised for its original thinkers: our long and proud history of research excellence continues the spirit of innovation and achievement for which the city is renowned.

We’re ranked second in the UK for business research (Business and Management Studies, REF 2014), and the latest Financial Times survey has ranked us as 7th in the UK, 14th in Europe and 38th in the world.

We know that world-class research alone is not enough, and we see that our original thinking is applied for impact across business and management, government and communities.

We provide world-class business and management education to undergraduates, postgraduates, experienced practitioners, and those with career orientated academic and research ambitions. Alliance MBS delivers original thinking and teaching, informed by the contemporary commercial environment.

Employability is embedded into the curriculum. The Alliance MBS Postgraduate Careers Service works closely with the University of Manchester’s Careers Service, allowing students to access the large number of organisations that attend campus events. The University is the number one most targeted UK University by leading graduate employers (The High Fliers Report, 2016).

Accreditation:

  • Alliance MBS is part of a small and select band of institutions worldwide which are accredited by all three major bodies - AACSB International, AMBA and EQUIS.
  • The UK government body (HEFCE) ranks Alliance MBS teaching capabilities as ‘Excellent’, the highest category.

An international school:

  • We have an extensive global network, with on-the-ground presence in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and UAE.
  • Our specialist masters courses combine academic excellence with a focus on real world business and management practice. Plus, our students connect with classmates from more than 65 nationalities.
  • Joining our student community and more than 300 specialist academic and research staff will help prepare graduates for the global business environment and today’s job market.
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MSc Accounting

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Our new specialist MSc Accounting course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking. You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research, and provided guidance in conducting the research. You will advance their thinking and debate in contemporary issues in financial reporting, management account, auditing and governance. These skills are not only valued by employers, but also prepare students for a research career in academia. [+]

Course description Boost your career prospects by developing an advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice, and prepare for a leading role in the accountancy profession. Our new specialist MSc Accounting course will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of accounting as well as your critical thinking. You will be introduced to different aspects of accounting research, and provided guidance in conducting the research. You will advance their thinking and debate in contemporary issues in financial reporting, management account, auditing and governance. These skills are not only valued by employers, but also prepare students for a research career in academia. Many of our accounting academics have close connection with the accountancy profession, allowing you to benefit from these links. CFA training We have teamed up with Kaplan Schweser to facilitate student preparation for the CFA exams. Students attending our finance-related Masters - MSc Accounting, MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance - who perform well in Semester one and show a strong interest in CFA, will get free access to Kaplan's online training materials for CFA Part One. Kaplan is a global firm offering professional training and helping individuals and organisations obtain financial certifications and designations. They will support our students by giving them access to tuition material, online question banks and progress tests, as well as mock exam runs. They will also offer tutor support and 1-2-1 sessions. Students enrol in the CFA Program to build a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. Preparing for the Level I exam is the first step toward earning the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognised investment designation in the world. Trading BootCamp Week Each year, Alliance MBS runs a five-day Trading BootCamp for all current students studying MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance. These trading simulations provide students with experience of real world trading and the opportunity to engage with contemporary financial markets, enabling them to apply their classroom theory in practice. To deliver the Trading BootCamp, the School has teamed up with Amplify Trading to provide those looking to enter the financial industry with a crucial skill-set. Amplify Trading are a global financial trading and training firm, which offers training to some of the world's largest financial institutions, such as HSBC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. They have developed specialist software that enables students to experience a live trading floor and two experienced traders will deliver the week-long training. Each day there will be four hours of classes in the morning followed by four hours of trading practice in the afternoon. Engaging in live breaking news, economic data and geo-political events, students will be able to apply their understanding, technical expertise and risk management practises in trading different asset classes. This is a fantastic opportunity for accounting and finance students at Alliance MBS and is another way in which we prepare students for successful careers after graduation. The Finance Zone The Finance Zone in Alliance Manchester Business School gives you access to one of the UK's most comprehensive collections of specialist financial and business databases that are used by top researchers around the world. These include Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson ONE, Compustat, WRDS, Capital IQ and many more. Read more about the specialist financial and business databases >> Special features Worshipful Company of International Bankers Affiliation Our accounting and finance division courses are now affiliated with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB). This means that every year the best dissertation out of the following four courses will receive the WCIB Prize worth £300. MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Finance MSc Finance and Business Economics MSc Quantitative Finance The winner will also enter the competition for the prestigious WCIB Lombard Prize. The Lombard Prize consists of a solid silver Armada dish, a cheque for £1500, one-year honorary membership to the Company and attendance at the Annual Banquet to collect the prize. Coursework and assessment Assessment is by taught examinations, coursework, assignments, group assessment and presentations and finally by a 60 credit dissertation. Course unit details (All taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1 Corporate Financial Reporting Quantitative Research Methods in Accounting Two elective units from: Assurance and Credible Corporate Reporting International Accounting Practice and Regulation Issues in Critical Accounting Research Semester 2 Advanced Management Accounting Qualitative Research Methods Two elective units from: Accounting and Society Corporate Governance in an Accounting Context Elements of Market-Based Accounting Research Financial Statements Analysis Summer period Dissertation (60 credits) -Apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or statistical research Examples of recent accounting and finance dissertation project topics : Performance reporting by UK listed firms under IFRS Audit practice and professionalization Management control systems in organisations Field-based qualitative research on management accounting innovation and change Audit markets in emerging economies Corporate governance and quality of earnings Disability support Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk Career opportunities This course is new for 2017 entry and will help to enhance your abilities, skills and knowledge. It will prepare your for a career with top firms in the accountancy profession. In addition, if you have overseas professional accounting qualifications, successful completion of the course can boost your career. [-]

MSc Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Take your skills and knowledge to the next level with the best accounting and finance group in the world. Whether you want to further your professional career, or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed. [+]

Take your skills and knowledge to the next level with the best accounting and finance group in the world. Whether you want to further your professional career, or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed. A career in accounting, financial services or related sectors of the economy requires a high level of understanding of both the theory and practice of accounting and finance. This course is designed to give you a broad-based understanding of the core subject areas with an emphasis on empirical research methods and on accounting and finance practice. Our wide range of modules allows you to specialise and during the course you have the chance to build on your growing knowledge and expertise by completing a dissertation on a research area of your choice. This, coupled with the support you get from our staff, ensures a first class learning experience. The MSc Accounting and Finance is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as postgraduate preparation for a PhD. It also holds the award of partnership status from the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals. CFA training We're pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Kaplan Schweser to facilitate student preparation for the CFA exams. Students attending our finance-related Masters - MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance - who perform well in Semester one and show a strong interest in CFA, will get free access to Kaplan's online training materials for CFA Part One. Kaplan is a global firm offering professional training and helping individuals and organisations obtain financial certifications and designations. They will support our students by giving them access to tuition material, online question banks and progress tests, as well as mock exam runs. They will also offer tutor support and 1-2-1 sessions. Students enrol in the CFA Program to build a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. Preparing for the Level I exam is the first step toward earning the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognised investment designation in the world. Trading BootCamp Week Each year, Alliance MBS runs a five-day Trading BootCamp for all current students studying MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance. These trading simulations provide students with experience of real world trading and the opportunity to engage with contemporary financial markets, enabling them to apply their classroom theory in practice. To deliver the Trading BootCamp, the School has teamed up with Amplify Trading to provide those looking to enter the financial industry with a crucial skill-set. Amplify Trading are a global financial trading and training firm, which offers training to some of the world's largest financial institutions, such as HSBC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. They have developed specialist software that enables students to experience a live trading floor and two experienced traders will deliver the week-long training. Each day there will be four hours of classes in the morning followed by four hours of trading practice in the afternoon. Engaging in live breaking news, economic data and geo-political events, students will be able to apply their understanding, technical expertise and risk management practises in trading different asset classes. This is a fantastic opportunity for accounting and finance students at Alliance MBS and is another way in which we prepare students for successful careers after graduation. The Finance Zone The Finance Zone in Alliance Manchester Business School gives you access to one of the UK's most comprehensive collections of specialist financial and business databases that are used by top researchers around the world. These include Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson ONE, Compustat, WRDS, Capital IQ and many more. Read more about the specialist financial and business databases. Special features Worshipful Company of International Bankers Affiliation Our accounting and finance division courses are now affiliated with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB). This means that every year the best dissertation out of the following four courses will receive the WCIB Prize worth £300. MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Finance MSc Finance and Business Economics MSc Quantitative Finance The winner will also enter the competition for the prestigious WCIB Lombard Prize. The Lombard Prize consists of a solid silver Armada dish, a cheque for £1500, one-year honorary membership to the Company and attendance at the Annual Banquet to collect the prize. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Semester 1 Core course modules: Essentials of Finance Cross Sectional Econometrics Corporate Financial Reporting Optional modules: Portfolio Investment International Accounting Practice & Regulation International Finance Semester 2 Core course modules: Corporate Finance EITHER Advanced Management Accounting OR Corporate Governance in an Accounting Context Qualitative Research Methods Optional modules: Financial Statement Analysis Time Series Econometrics Mergers & Acquisitions: Economic & Financial Aspects Managerial Economics Current Issues in Empirical Finance Advanced Management Accounting Corporate Governance in an Accounting Context Real Options in Corporate Finance Accounting & Society Coursework and assessment Assessment is by taught examinations, coursework, assignments, group assessment and presentations and finally by a 60 credit dissertation. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in accounting and finance subjects. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. You need to have studied or be studying a degree in accounting or finance. We can also consider exceptional candidates with degrees in economics or mathematics. You must have taken a significant number of courses in accounting and finance during your degree, and a major or specialisation in accounting and/or finance in your final year, with top level results in final year accounting and finance subjects. You must also demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or maths. We can consider applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce who can demonstrate a very strong background in accounting and finance throughout their degree and a final year major or specialisation in accounting or finance, and strong quantitative skills. Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with a bachelor degree in accounting or finance. We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. [-]

MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course focuses on real international management issues and how to solve them. A key element of the course is our unique client-facing project which allows you to put your learning into practice. [+]

The MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course focuses on real international management issues and how to solve them. A key element of the course is our unique client-facing project which allows you to put your learning into practice. You explore the operation of multinational enterprises and undertake comparative business analysis, while gaining the practical skills necessary to work efficiently in an international business environment. Alongside a thorough understanding of business analysis and development, you graduate with the key skills of international business consulting, such as framing international business problems, writing business reports and preparing for interviews. You have the opportunity to apply your learning to real business problems through a client-facing project within an external client organisation, giving you valuable experience and generating excellent networking opportunities. Recent examples of project clients include: ASDA AstraZeneca BAE Systems BASF Deloitte ICI Manchester Chamber of Commerce Kelloggs Special features The client-facing project is a unique element of this course that provides an excellent opportunity to test, improve and enhance the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. This consultancy project, lasting up to three months over the summer, involves you in either supporting a start-up company, finding growth opportunities for a medium-sized firm, or improving the effectiveness and efficiency of a function within a large, blue chip company. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. The compulsory units are built around the problems of strategic management, the operation of multinational enterprises, comparative business analysis and the skills necessary to work efficiently in a international business environment. The optional courses allow you to specialise in particular aspects of strategic management and business analysis. Compulsory course units include: Comparative and Global Management; Business Models: Theory and Practice; Organisational Design and Strategy: International Contexts; Analysing companies: Business Models, Narrative and Numbers; Research Design and Methods. Optional course units include: Asian Business and Comparative Management; Business Environment and Strategy in China; Configuration of Companies for Capability Building; Digital Technologies, Development and Emerging Markets; International Human Resource Management; Managing Organisations for Growth; Strategy Formulation; Technology, Innovation Management and Business Strategy; The Management of International Organisational Change; The Political Economy of Global Business. You can choose one optional unit from any Alliance MBS MSc programme (excluding MSc Management and MSc Organisational/Business Psychology) on condition that you produce a 200-word justification and the application is approved by the Course Director and unit tutor. During the summer period, you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learnt during the first two semesters, enhance your skills while working with a major real life client and work as part of a team. The result of this project is presented as a research report/dissertation. This part of the course is closely related to the Manchester Method that enables you to experience experiential learning and helps you to become a reflective practitioner or manager. The project is offered if you gain a minimum of 50% in each first semester course unit. If not, you will be offered a project related to an external client, with no direct contact with the client. For those working on group projects, a group report and an individual report will be produced (both 6,000 words). Alternatively, you may undertake an academic dissertation of 12,000 words. Your supervisor will help you to define the research and advise, guide and support you throughout. Coursework and assessment Assessment varies depending on the modules chosen. It may include a combination of coursework, group project assessment, presentations, assignments, report, individual essay and examinations. The summer project is offered if you gain a minimum of 50% in each first semester course unit. Alternatively, you may undertake a dissertation of 12,000 words. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. [-]

MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Learn how to overcome the major challenges facing industry, business and the public sector today, and influence the decision-making processes of the future. This course gives you the cutting edge analytical approaches, methodologies and tools you need to confidently tackle problems and improve outcomes. [+]

Learn how to overcome the major challenges facing industry, business and the public sector today, and influence the decision-making processes of the future. This course gives you the cutting edge analytical approaches, methodologies and tools you need to confidently tackle problems and improve outcomes. It allows you to specialize in a diverse range of areas including Consulting skills Big data and web analytics Information systems concepts and tools Decision behaviour and psychology of decision making Financial modelling Operations management and process change and improvement approaches Project management Supply chain management, logistics and procurement Traditional operational research and applied mathematics and statistics The aim of the course is to give students a solid quantitative foundation alongside practical problem-solving techniques. Much of your learning involves real-life scenarios using case studies, individual and team consulting-based assignments, presentations and software tools. Much of the coursework takes the form of consulting-style cases, some done in small teams and including presentations. The core of the course is formed by four analytics units covering fundamental toolkit areas of decision sciences, applied operational research and statistics. The approach is to consider application of these analytical methodologies and toolkits to common problem areas across business and management. You then chose four other units from a broad range of options, according to your interests, background and intended career directions. Aims The course is intended to provide management, engineering, science, mathematics, economics or similar graduates who have a solid quantitative foundation with deeper analytical skills and an understanding of how these are applied to business and management problems. Special features We run a core module on Data Analytics which will introduce students to SAS Enterprise. A coursework prize for this project will be sponsored by SAS. Recent highlights included a case study run by British Airways,a presentation from SAS on the Future of Analytics and ongoing dissertation projects with Unilever and LBM. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. The core courses unit introduce you to mathematical principles and practical tools for Optimization, Decision Making, Data-Mining, Statistical Analysis, Simulation & Risk Analysis. Specific software packages include SAS, SPSS, Minitab, AMOS, Eviews, Excel, Excel Solver, SIMUL8, iThink, Risk Solver, IDS. Compulsory course units include: Mathematical Programming and Optimisation; Applied Statistics and Business Forecasting; Simulation and Risk Analysis; Data Analytics for Business Decision Making; Risk, Performance and Decision Analysis. A range of optional units is available from a wide range of areas, depending on availability and timetabling, and students' with a suitable background. Coursework and assessment Assessment varies depending on course units taken. It may include a combination of course work, group project assessment and presentations, report, assignments, in-class tests and examination. The dissertation normally ranges between 12,000 and 25,000 words. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, computing, management science or economics. When assessing your academic record we take into account your grade average , position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. We particularly welcome applicants from institutions of high ranking and repute. [-]

MSc Business Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

For students without a BPS accredited degree, MSc Business Psychology offers you the opportunity to study alongside the students of MSc Organisational Psychology and gain a fascinating look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. [+]

For students without a BPS accredited degree, MSc Business Psychology offers you the opportunity to study alongside the students of MSc Organisational Psychology and gain a fascinating look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. A deeper understanding of organisational psychology is an asset to anyone currently working in the field of social sciences or human resource management, or thinking of studying to become an occupational psychologist. This course gives people with an appropriate background the theoretical knowledge and practical skills used in organisational psychology to help them develop or change careers. You learn about Psychological Assessment at Work, Learning, Training and Development, Leadership, Engagement and Motivation, Well-Being and Work, Work Design, Organisational Change and Development, Research Design, Advanced Data Gathering and Analytical Techniques and Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations. You study with students on the MSc Organisational Psychology course, which will enhance your experience, but you do not need to register with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Special features Students taking the MSc Business Psychology course will sit with students from MSc Organisational Psychology and study the same course modules. Course units details Semester 1 Selection and Assessment in Organisations Research Methods 1 Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B) Training, Support and Development Semester 2 Work Design, Performance and Well-Being Managing People and Organisations Research Methods 2 Relationships at Work Note: The training required to reach Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and Level B) is also included in the course tuition fees. Summer period Apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or quantitative research. Examples of recent dissertation topics: What factors determine successful mentoring relationships? A study of a formal graduate mentoring scheme The role of individuals' personality and perceived values in adoption of mobile data services An exploration of the job satisfaction and career progression of visible minority women in Canada Understanding financial responsibility: an exploratory analysis of the main characteristics that influence spending and saving behaviours A study of occupational stress in the Indian information technology industry A Gravesian values-system perspective on the design of consultative interventions in organisations Why organisational change programmes fail On the part-time two-year route you will study the units as follows: Year one - Semester 1 Research Methods 1 Selection and Assessment in Organisations Year two - Semester 1 Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B) Training, Support and Development Year one - Semester 2 Managing People and Organisations Work Design, Performance and Well-Being Year two - Semester 2 Relationships at Work Research Methods 2 Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, report, course work, practical assessment and presentations. A dissertation of around 15,000 words is normally undertaken. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent in psychology without GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartership), or in related disciplines such as social sciences, human resources or business and management. Knowledge or experience of statistics is desired. Relevant work experience is desirable and examples of types of areas of work include HRM, counselling, training, career advice. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. [-]

MSc Corporate Communications and Reputation Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

In a world where organisations are under increasing public scrutiny, protecting a company's corporate reputation and sending out the right messages are vital for survival. Gain a career in corporate communications, public relations consultancy or in managing corporate brands. [+]

In a world where organisations are under increasing public scrutiny, protecting a company's corporate reputation and sending out the right messages are vital for survival. Gain a career in corporate communications, public relations consultancy or in managing corporate brands. From corporate social responsibility to crisis management, communication is becoming an increasingly major part of business strategy and a growing area of employment. Using the latest research and details of current best practice, you learn how to manage relationships with key stakeholders, including employees, and promote a positive corporate reputation. Communication specialists who can take a strategic view of business are in high demand and those with a thorough understanding of current communication technology are in short supply. We help to meet that demand by giving you a unique experience combining advanced knowledge of up-to-the-minute communication skills and techniques with case studies and practical examples of best practice. You graduate equipped with analytical tools which can be used across all sectors and will give you a competitive edge in the marketplace. We have worked to build a course that is tailored to enhance your ability in the job market. We specifically aim to develop an experience that comprises curriculum content, student interaction and building relationships with members of faculty to equip you with the analytical tools and instruments that will allow you to be at the forefront in the marketplace. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Compulsory course units include: Corporate Communications Corporate Reputation Management Organisational Communication Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics Optional course units include: Business-to-Business Marketing Consumer Behaviour Corporate Social Responsibility Crisis Management Customer Experience Management and Relationship Marketing Digital Technologies for Marketing International Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications and Advertising Relationship Marketing and Customer Experience Management Retail Marketing Services Marketing Coursework and assessment You will be assessed by a combination of group assessment and presentations, course work, case study report, assignments, individual essay and examination. The dissertation is normally between 15,000 and 25,000 words. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. [-]

MSc Finance and Business Economics

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The MSc Finance and Business Economics course appeals to students who are seeking a course that brings the study of finance and economics together within a business school context. The course content is evenly balanced between business economics and finance. [+]

The MSc Finance and Business Economics course appeals to students who are seeking a course that brings the study of finance and economics together within a business school context. The course content is evenly balanced between business economics and finance. Taught by academics from the Manchester Accounting and Finance Group (MAFG) and other senior academic staff within Alliance MBS, you receive expert advanced training in both finance and related areas of business economics. The course has an international orientation, with a strong empirical content. There is a specific focus on business economics, with courses examining the linkages between international macroeconomics and global capital markets, and examining the economics of business organisational structures. You carry out a major piece of empirical research in a dissertation project from either the finance or business economics areas. CFA training We're pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Kaplan Schweser to facilitate student preparation for the CFA exams. Students attending our finance-related Masters - MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance - who perform well in Semester one and show a strong interest in CFA, will get free access to Kaplan's online training materials for CFA Part One. Kaplan is a global firm offering professional training and helping individuals and organisations obtain financial certifications and designations. They will support our students by giving them access to tuition material, online question banks and progress tests, as well as mock exam runs. They will also offer tutor support and 1-2-1 sessions. Students enrol in the CFA Program to build a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. Preparing for the Level I exam is the first step toward earning the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognised investment designation in the world. Trading BootCamp Week Each year, Alliance MBS runs a five-day Trading BootCamp for all current students studying MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance. These trading simulations provide students with experience of real world trading and the opportunity to engage with contemporary financial markets, enabling them to apply their classroom theory in practice. To deliver the Trading BootCamp, the School has teamed up with Amplify Trading to provide those looking to enter the financial industry with a crucial skill-set. Amplify Trading are a global financial trading and training firm, which offers training to some of the world's largest financial institutions, such as HSBC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. They have developed specialist software that enables students to experience a live trading floor and two experienced traders will deliver the week-long training. Each day there will be four hours of classes in the morning followed by four hours of trading practice in the afternoon. Engaging in live breaking news, economic data and geo-political events, students will be able to apply their understanding, technical expertise and risk management practises in trading different asset classes. This is a fantastic opportunity for accounting and finance students at Alliance MBS and is another way in which we prepare students for successful careers after graduation. The Finance Zone The Finance Zone in Alliance Manchester Business School gives you access to one of the UK's most comprehensive collections of specialist financial and business databases that are used by top researchers around the world. These include Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson ONE, Compustat, WRDS, Capital IQ and many more. Special features Worshipful Company of International Bankers Affiliation Our accounting and finance division courses are now affiliated with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB). This means that every year the best dissertation out of the following four courses will receive the WCIB Prize worth £300. MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Finance MSc Finance and Business Economics MSc Quantitative Finance The winner will also enter the competition for the prestigious WCIB Lombard Prize. The Lombard Prize consists of a solid silver Armada dish, a cheque for £1500, one-year honorary membership to the Company and attendance at the Annual Banquet to collect the prize. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance and economics subjects. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. You need to have studied a degree in economics, finance or business studies. You must have taken a significant number of economics, finance and quantitative courses during your degree to at least second year undergraduate level (third year for four year degree courses, but accounting courses are not considered to be finance), and a major or specialisation in economics in your final year. You must demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or maths. Applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce, can be considered but must be able to demonstrate a very strong background in economics and finance throughout their degree and a final year major or specialisation in economics (as outlined above). Due to competition for places, preference will be given to applicants with a bachelor degree in economics or finance. We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Semester 1 Core modules: Essentials of Finance Cross Sectional Econometrics International Macroeconomics and Global Capital Markets Optional modules: International Finance Portfolio Investment Derivative Securities Semester 2 Core modules: Corporate Finance Business Economics Optional modules: Current Issues in Empirical Finance Mergers & Acquisitions: Economic & Financial Aspects Time Series Econometrics Financial Statement Analysis Real Options in Corporate Finance International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice Managerial Economics Coursework and assessment Assessment varies depending on the course units taken. It may include a combination of group project assessment and presentations, course work, individual essay and examination. The dissertation normally ranges between 30 and 50 double-spaced pages. [-]

MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their welfare and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival. The course aims to produce well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge and relevant hands-on experience. [+]

People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their welfare and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival. The course aims to produce well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge and relevant hands-on experience. Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the course is designed to: Develop a critical appreciation of the theoretical foundations and empirical practice of HRM and IR Expose you to a wide variety of organisational practices by use of teaching materials based on high quality contemporary research conducted by lecturers and their own research for an independent individual dissertation Enable you to develop practical skills in the subject area to equip you for a career in or further study of the HR/IR field and gives you a grounding in research methods which you can apply appropriately either in the business world or in academic research Provide you with the opportunity to gain graduate membership of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) which is extremely advantageous in securing a career in HRM. You have the opportunity to attend skills development workshops run by expert HR practitioners to acquire practical HR skills, to attend a live employment tribunal case, and to undertake a group project in an organisation to develop teamworking and practical HR and research skills. CIPD Course recognition This course is approved to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard and you can enhance your studies by taking additional CIPD components that prepare you for CIPD membership. If you decide to do so, you can attend a series of skills workshops, hear from guest speakers, and complete a range of activities enabling you to develop practical HR skills. You will join CIPD as a student member and on passing all of the modules of the Masters degree (including the dissertation) and the CIPD components, your CIPD membership will be automatically updated to Associate Member. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace, you can apply for Chartered membership. Please note: There is a £450 administrative fee payable to Alliance Manchester Business School on arrival if you choose to register with the CIPD, plus you join the CIPD for two years - the year of your course, and the year of graduation. The current fee to join the CIPD is £178 for the 1st year and £138 for the 2nd year. Visit the CIPD website for further information. If you are particularly interested in international human resource management and /or comparative industrial relations you might like to consider our MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations . Special features Student Prizes The Business School presents three prizes associated with the CIPD programme. One is for best Portfolio, one for best Management Research Report and one for overall best student. Further details of the prizes will be available during the programme. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Compulsory course units include: Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice Industrial Relations Multinationals and Comparative Employment Systems Research Methods for Organisations Employment Law Employment Policy and Practice Human Resource Management: Context and Organisation Optional course units include: Comparative Industrial Relations Human Resource Management in Asia International Human Resource Management International Labour Law and Regulation Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, essays, course work, assignment, report and group presentations. A dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words is also normally undertaken. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. We particularly welcome applications from institutions of high ranking and repute. [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting careers in finance at an international level, or an academic career via a PhD. [+]

From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting careers in finance at an international level, or an academic career via a PhD. Investing in an MSc Finance adds up to a great career and you gain valuable quantitative skills that are in high demand by employers. A dissertation, focusing on empirical research, allows you to explore your chosen area of interest in detail, and you are supported throughout by our high-calibre staff. Recent graduates have accepted positions in the City, with the `Big 4' global financial services firms, major world banks and financial institutions. The MSc Finance is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council as postgraduate preparation for a PhD. CFA training We're pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Kaplan Schweser to facilitate student preparation for the CFA exams. Students attending our finance-related Masters - MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance - who perform well in Semester one and show a strong interest in CFA, will get free access to Kaplan's online training materials for CFA Part One. Kaplan is a global firm offering professional training and helping individuals and organisations obtain financial certifications and designations. They will support our students by giving them access to tuition material, online question banks and progress tests, as well as mock exam runs. They will also offer tutor support and 1-2-1 sessions. Students enrol in the CFA Program to build a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. Preparing for the Level I exam is the first step toward earning the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognised investment designation in the world. Trading BootCamp Week Each year, Alliance MBS runs a five-day Trading BootCamp for all current students studying MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance. These trading simulations provide students with experience of real world trading and the opportunity to engage with contemporary financial markets, enabling them to apply their classroom theory in practice. To deliver the Trading BootCamp, the School has teamed up with Amplify Trading to provide those looking to enter the financial industry with a crucial skill-set. Amplify Trading are a global financial trading and training firm, which offers training to some of the world's largest financial institutions, such as HSBC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. They have developed specialist software that enables students to experience a live trading floor and two experienced traders will deliver the week-long training. Each day there will be four hours of classes in the morning followed by four hours of trading practice in the afternoon. Engaging in live breaking news, economic data and geo-political events, students will be able to apply their understanding, technical expertise and risk management practises in trading different asset classes. This is a fantastic opportunity for accounting and finance students at Alliance MBS and is another way in which we prepare students for successful careers after graduation. Finance Zone The Finance Zone in Alliance Manchester Business School gives you access to one of the UK's most comprehensive collections of specialist financial and business databases that are used by top researchers around the world. These include Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson ONE, Compustat, WRDS, Capital IQ and many more. Special features Worshipful Company of International Bankers Affiliation Our accounting and finance division courses are now affiliated with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB). This means that every year the best dissertation out of the following four courses will receive the WCIB Prize worth £300. MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Finance MSc Finance and Business Economics MSc Quantitative Finance The winner will also enter the competition for the prestigious WCIB Lombard Prize. The Lombard Prize consists of a solid silver Armada dish, a cheque for £1500, one-year honorary membership to the Company and attendance at the Annual Banquet to collect the prize. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance subjects (accounting is not considered to be finance). When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. You need to have studied or be studying a degree in finance, economics or maths. You must have taken a significant number of finance and quantitative courses during your degree (accounting is not considered to be finance). You must be taking a major or specialisation in finance in your final year and need to achieve top-level results in final year finance subjects. You must also demonstrate a solid background in quantitative skills, econometrics or maths. Applicants studying degrees in business administration, business management or commerce, can be considered but must be able to demonstrate a very strong background in finance throughout their degree and a final year major or specialisation in finance (as outlined above). Due to competition for places, we give preference to applicants with a bachelor degree in finance or economics. We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Semester 1 Core modules: Essentials of Finance Cross Sectional Econometrics Optional modules: Derivative Securities International Macroeconomics and Global Capital Markets Portfolio Investment International Finance Semester 2 Core modules: Time Series Econometrics Corporate Finance Optional modules: Current Issues in Empirical Finance Financial Statement Analysis Real Options in Corporate Finance Qualitative Research Methods Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial Aspects Managerial Economics Coursework and assessment Assessment is by a combination of group assessment and presentations, course work, assignments and examinations. The dissertation normally ranges between 30 and 50 double spaced pages. Accrediting organisations The course conforms to the present ESRC guidelines for Masters degrees and has ESRC recognition as a postgraduate training year in preparation for undertaking a PhD. The course has partnership with the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. [-]

MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Alliance Manchester Business School - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. It can be taken as a one-year full-time course or part-time over two years. [+]

The MSc Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship is an exciting masters course offered by Alliance Manchester Business School - home to Europe's largest number of innovation researchers. It can be taken as a one-year full-time course or part-time over two years. This internationally-recognised degree looks at how: new ideas become successful products entrepreneurial expertise creates growth companies harness knowledge to remain competitive knowledge shapes society and vice versa climate change can be tackled with new technology to overcome the practical challenges associated with creating a new entrepreneurial venture economies can be transformed through successive gales of creative destruction? The focus of the programme is on the analysis of key issues surrounding innovation management and entrepreneurship from the perspective of firms, governments and the global economy. The aim of this top-rated course is to produce well trained analysts of innovation, familiar with economic, social, political and management theories and approaches, and able to apply their interdisciplinary perspective to understand the organisational and policy challenges of innovation and entrepreneurship. Authentic mastery - being able to apply these methods, tools and techniques in a real scenario - is at the heart of much of the teaching and assessment. There is a strong emphasis on research training, development of personal communication skills, team-working and presentation which gives you an excellent basis to pursue a variety of careers across all sectors, academic research or teaching. The course uses an outstanding team of world class researchers, drawn the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), combining the strengths of three former research centres: PREST (Policy Research for Engineering Science and Technology), CRIC (Centre for Research into Innovation and Competition) and CROMTEC (Centre for Research into Organisations, Management and Technical Change). Lecturers on the course have wide expertise ranging from technology evaluation and foresight, policy making and agenda-setting through to areas of sustainable technologies, biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, mobile (3G) technologies and the wide range of technologies used in the construction, food, water, automobile, steel, pharmaceuticals, aviation, defence, and service sector industries. Our teaching is research-led and the content of the programme reflects the research conducted by MIOIR and by the subject group more generally. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Compulsory course units include: Financial Appraisal and Investment Economics; High Technology Entrepreneurship; Innovation Management; Innovation and the Knowledge Economy; Research Methods. We encourage you to make the most of our cutting edge knowledge and real world experience in your choice of three optional course units and dissertation project, allowing you to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular aspect of innovation. Optional course units (subject to demand), in 2015/16 include: Business Creation and Development; Case Studies in Technology Strategy and Innovation; Developing Enterprising Individuals; Innovation and Market Strategy; International Competitiveness, Business Strategy and Innovation Management; Regional, National and Global Dimensions of Science, Technology and Innovation; Water and Sanitation Planning and Policy in Developing Countries. An optional unit from another course in Alliance MBS can be taken with the permission of the respective course directors. You must complete a satisfactory dissertation to be awarded your MSc. A list of dissertation topic areas will be presented to you toward the end of the first term: dissertation topics reflect the diverse interests and expertise of research-active academics who teach on the IME MSc Programme and other research and teaching staff in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR) and Manchester Enterprise Centre (MEC). Sometimes there are opportunities to undertake dissertations related to on-going research projects or in collaboration with industry. Coursework and assessment Units are typically assessed by a combination of written work (essay or report) and presentation, group project assessment, individual essay and examination. The last third of the programme is spent researching and writing a dissertation of around 15,000 words, the choice of topic reflecting the student's interests and MIoIR's expertise. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. When assessing your academic record we take into account your grade average , position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. [-]

MSc International Business and Management (Management)

Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a masters degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. [+]

Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a masters degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, including economic, financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world. You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course includes a Masters thesis (research dissertation) on an international business-related topic. In addition, there is a possibility in the course to spend a semester at an international partner institution to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market. As there are a limited number of exchange places available, the scheme is competitive and you can apply for a place once you are registered on the course. Special features Students will have the opportunity to participate in an organised company visit to illustrate real-life applications of international business and management concepts covered on the course. There is also an opportunity to apply to spend an exchange semester at one of Alliance Manchester Business School's partner institutions abroad. Course units details Semester One: Compulsory course units: Comparative Business and Management Fundamentals of International Business and Management Research Methods and Data Analysis Theories in International Business Semester Two: One compulsory course unit: International Business Strategy Electives SET A (functional) - choose one elective unit from (A1 - A3) A1) Marketing Issues in International Business A2) Managing Across Cultures A3) Multinational Business Finance Electives SET B (current themes) - choose two additional elective units (either one from SET A plus one from SET B or SET C; or two elective units from SET B and/or SET C) B1) Institutions and Firms' Internationalisation Strategies B2) Institutions and Knowledge Management in MNEs B3) International Business and Emerging Markets B4) International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice B5) Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development B6) Responsible Business in a Global Environment Electives SET C (skills-based) C1) International Business Negotiations C2) International Enterpreneurship (blended learning course) Semester Three: Dissertation There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution - details can be found here . Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, individual essay, course work and presentations. Problem-solving exercises are prepared and evaluated in groups. A dissertation of between 12,000 and 25,000 words is also undertaken. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. [-]

MSc International Business and Management (Research)

Campus Full time 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. [+]

Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, including economic, financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world. This stream focuses on research, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course includes a Masters thesis (research dissertation) on an international business-related topic. Aims The research pathway aims to equip students with advanced knowledge and understand of social science research issues and methods, including advanced techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. It will prepare students for the demands of research-oriented career paths or doctoral training programmes. Special features Students will have the opportunity to participate in an organised company visit to illustrate real-life applications of international business and management concepts covered on the course. Course units details Semester one: Compulsory units: Comparative Business and Management Fundamentals of International Business and Management Research Methods and Data Analysis Theories in International Business Semester two: Compulsory units: International Business Strategy (Capstone course) Research Methods and Data Analysis II Topics in International Business research One elective unit from: Institutions and Firms' Internationalisation Strategies Institutions and Knowledge Management in MNEs International Business and Emerging Markets International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice Marketing Issues in International Business Managing Across Cultures Multinational Business Finance Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development Responsible Business in a Global Environment Semester three: Dissertation - research project Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, individual essay, course work and presentations. Problem-solving exercises are prepared and evaluated in groups. A dissertation of between 12,000 and 25,000 words is also undertaken. Open days Our next open day for postgraduate taught study will take place on Wednesday, 23 November 2016. It's a great opportunity to come and see us and experience what it is like to study at Alliance MBS. At our event, we'll have an alumni panel who'll be describing their experiences and how their course helped them in their careers, a taster lecture and the chance to meet academic and admissions staff and current students. Disability support Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. It would be an advantage if a student has studied a degree in business, management, psychology, economics or social sciences with undergraduate research methods training. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. Once we have received your application (together with supporting documents), we will review it and may invite you for an interview (face-to-face at the school or by telephone). [-]

MSc International Human Resource Management and Comparative Industrial Relations

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Advancing technology means the world is getting smaller. Put your HR career on the global stage with a degree that focuses on managing people across borders and putting human resources into an international context. [+]

Advancing technology means the world is getting smaller. Put your HR career on the global stage with a degree that focuses on managing people across borders and putting human resources into an international context. With more and more people working for international corporations or global international supply chains, the study of international human resources and industrial relations is becoming ever more important. The increasing globalisation of the economy and pan-national employment legislation also means the ability to compare processes and practices across continents is a sought-after skill. It gives you an understanding of the differences between the employment practices and industrial relations systems of varying countries and multinationals, and how they are influenced by social and economic factors. You also look at the influence of economic integration on changing systems of employment and industrial relations. CIPD Course recognition This course is approved to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard and you can enhance your studies by taking additional CIPD components that prepare you for CIPD membership. If you decide to do so, you can attend a series of skills workshops, hear from guest speakers, and complete a range of activities enabling you to develop practical HR skills. You will join CIPD as a student member and on passing all of the modules of the Masters degree (including the dissertation) and the CIPD components, your CIPD membership will be automatically updated to Associate Member. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace, you can apply for Chartered membership. Please note: There is a £450 administrative fee payable to Alliance Manchester Business School on arrival if you choose to register with the CIPD, plus you join the CIPD for two years - the year of your course, and the year of graduation. The current fee to join the CIPD is £178 for the 1st year and £138 for the 2nd year. Visit the CIPD website for further information. If you are interested in domestic human resource management you might like to consider our MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations . Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Compulsory course units include: Comparative Industrial Relations* Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice* International Human Resource Management* International Labour Law and Regulation* Multinational and Comparative Employment Systems* Research Methods for Organisations* Optional course units include: Employment Policy and Practice Human Resource Management: Context and Organisation* Industrial Relations Management of International Organisational Change* Organisation Development Human Reasource Management in Asia * These courses are compulsory in order to achieve CIPD recognition. Accrediting organisations This Masters is accredited to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard. You will join CIPD as a student member and on completion of the Masters and CIPD components you will have achieved the underpinning knowledge towards a level of professional membership. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace you will be in a position to apply to CIPD for a membership upgrade. Further details including costs are available from the postgraduate administration team and you can visit the CIPD website . Students wishing to gain CIPD membership attend a series of skills workshops with guests invited from a wide range of companies, to enable them to develop practical HR skills. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. [-]

MSc Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

The MSc Management is an exciting one year masters course open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management. [+]

The MSc Management is an exciting one year masters course open to applicants from all backgrounds, but primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied business and management. Managers are agents of change, innovators and social and business entrepreneurs. Managers are critical, challenging, independent and creative thinkers. Managers have impact on their environment. The MSc Management will enable you to develop the necessary skills to foster different ways of thinking, different ways of viewing and understanding organisations. Starting with a pre-course workshop in September to give you an intensive induction, then through lectures, case studies, seminars and group project-based work during the core modules, you'll be challenging established models of thinking, critically reflecting on contemporary management and looking at alternative ways of organising. Sustainability, innovation and social responsibility will be key themes during the course alongside skill-building in key areas such as marketing, accounting and human resource management. During the third semester alongside the business project, you'll meet speakers from industry and academia, who'll provide thought-provoking and inspirational perspectives from their own experience, facing and critiquing current business and management challenges. Throughout your time in Manchester you will have access to ongoing research by academics regarded as experts in their field. Course staff are involved in a various research centres across the School and you will be encouraged to attend seminars that might be of interest. Within this forum of intellectual exchange, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills as a researcher, critic and independent thinker. Whether your desire is to manage your own business or contribute to solving some of the world's problems, the course will provide knowledge and skills in key areas of management enabling you to take up a variety of positions across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Course units details The course consists of the following taught units: Foundations of Management Introduction to Accounting Marketing and Management Business Performance and Strategy Sustainability and Social Responsibility Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Comparative Employment Relations and International Human Resource Management Organisational Psychology Trends in Global Business and Management Research Skills for Business and Management Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, course work, report and group project assessment and presentations. During the third semester students undertake a business project as part of their final assessment. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with a first or upper second class honours (2:1), or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. Applicants should note that the MSc Management has been designed specifically as a conversion course for students with no previous experience of business and management. Although no prior knowledge of business and management will be assumed, the course will move at a fast pace to bring all participants to the same breadth of understanding. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. [-]

MSc Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Get your ideas out there and your messages heard with a specialist degree which gives you all the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in marketing, plus a range of options to help you specialise in your chosen field. [+]

Get your ideas out there and your messages heard with a specialist degree which gives you all the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in marketing, plus a range of options to help you specialise in your chosen field. Enjoy a stimulating and flexible degree designed to help you develop a critical appreciation of key areas in marketing, while giving you the chance to hone your skills in a specific area, or you can pursue an academic career via subsequent doctoral work. Find out about the marketing management strategy and development processes to bring new products to market. As well as learning the fundamentals of marketing, you can also take one of our, specialist pathways to ensure you really stand out in the job market and can demonstrate the practical key skills that employers are looking for. The MSc Marketing course also gives you a grounding in research methods, including techniques of data collection and analysis. This helps inform your dissertation, where you carry out a piece of original research on a subject of your choice. We have introduced a specific type of MSc Marketing so you can demonstrate your specialism to prospective employers. The expert pathways run alongside the current MSc Marketing. MSc Marketing (Business to Business) MSc Marketing (Consumer Behaviour) MSc Marketing (International) MSc Marketing (Retailing) MSc Marketing (Services) The pathways are distinguished through a specialist unit, core to each, and dissertations in each pathway are within the chosen specialist subject area. By choosing the general MSc Marketing course, you have an additional option choice and you can base your dissertation on any or a combination of the specialist subject areas. We have made the choices flexible so that you can decide whether or not to specialise when you have had some experience of the course, and have more idea about your future plans and whether your future career would be supported by a specialist MSc Marketing. Course units details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Compulsory course units include: Critical Marketing Marketing Implementation Marketing Strategy and New Product Development Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics Optional course units include: Business-to-Business Marketing Consumer Behaviour Corporate Social Responsibility Crisis Management Customer Experience Management and Relationship Marketing Digital Technologies for Marketing e-Business International Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications and Advertising Retail Marketing Services Marketing There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution. This will need to be discussed on an individual basis with the programme director. Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, course work, group project and presentations, individual essay and assignments. A 15,000-25,000 word dissertation is also normally undertaken. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent in any discipline. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. [-]

MSc Operations, Project and Supply Chain Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Put your organisational skills to the test and learn to help businesses manage the production and delivery of products and services in an increasingly globalised marketplace. This course covers operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement in one challenging and rewarding degree. [+]

Put your organisational skills to the test and learn to help businesses manage the production and delivery of products and services in an increasingly globalised marketplace. This course covers operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement in one challenging and rewarding degree. Operations management is all about how to organise the production and delivery of products and services. From banks to factories, 90% of people are involved in operations. This course gives you the skills to ensure that process runs smoothly, particularly in the face of challenges and opportunities arising from the increasingly global reach of business. The course covers the service, manufacturing, public and private sectors, showing how operations management works, whether the customer is a patient in hospital, a traveller on a transport system or a consumer buying a new iPod. You have the opportunity to concentrate on particular aspects of operations management, supply chain management, project management and process improvement. The course provides you with the knowledge and practical skills vital for the professional operations, project or supply chain manager in a globalised environment. It also gives you a strong foundation for any subsequent doctoral work or an academic career within the field. Aims The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Compulsory course units include: Global Operations Management Managing Projects Strategic Supply Management Research Methods Optional course units include: Commercial Management of Projects Decision Behaviour, Analysis and Support Games Businesses Play IS Strategy and Enterprise Systems Supply Chain Logistics Management Business Improvement Tools, Techniques and Systems Business-to-Business Marketing Data Analytics for Business Decision Making Digital Technologies for Marketing Global Supply Chain Management Information and Knowledge Management Megaproject Leadership and Strategy Modelling Operations Processes Operational Excellence: The Toyota Production System Psychology of Behaviour and Decision Making Risk, Performance and Decision Analysis Simulation and Risk Analysis Sustainable Supply Chain Management By agreement, you may choose one elective from other masters courses. This is by arrangement and subject to timetabling and your previous studies. Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, course work and group project assessment and presentations, in-class tests and assignments. A dissertation is also undertaken and normally ranges between 12,000 and 25,000 words. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent in any discipline. When assessing your academic record we take into account; your grade average, position in class, references, and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. [-]

MSc Organisational Psychology

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Our MSc Organisational Psychology course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply psychological principles, theories and methods to work organisations. The course develops your understanding of psychology as well as equipping you with practical skills for working as a psychologist within organisations. [+]

Our MSc Organisational Psychology course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to apply psychological principles, theories and methods to work organisations. The course develops your understanding of psychology as well as equipping you with practical skills for working as a psychologist within organisations. The course at Alliance Manchester Business School: Is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society, providing the basis for achieving Chartered Psychologist status Covers the seven core areas of organisational psychology, giving you a broad basis for future practice Includes Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B) qualifications for psychometric testing at work, enabling you to enroll on the British Psychological Society's Register of Qualifications in Test Use Is delivered by research-active staff, who draw on their expertise to engage you with the most up-to-date psychological research and methods Develops commercial awareness and business skills necessary in a competitive work environment The course runs over one year (two years for part-time students) and comprises two taught semesters plus a research dissertation. The taught modules use a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, group work, case studies and practical exercises, and are assessed using a range of techniques, including examinations, essays, applied coursework and presentations. Special features MSc Organisational Psychology course was re-accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for a further six years, with no conditions. We are only one of 20 schools in the UK to be accredited by the BPS to offer the Masters course that allows students to become a Chartered Occupational Psychologist. The BPS advises students always to choose a BPS accredited course to maximise their future options. Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK undergraduate degree in Psychology with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent. To be admitted to this British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited programme, your first degree must be recognised by the BPS as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS . You will need to provide evidence that you have GBC or are eligible for GBC.If you are in any doubt about your eligibility or how to prove this, please contact David Dunlop via email or call on +44 (0) 161 275 6452. If you are not eligible for GBC, you might wish to consider our MSc Business Psychology course. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average and grade profile, references, and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. Course units details The course provides psychology graduates who are intending to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by the Division of Occupational Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS), in the following seven required areas: Psychological Assessment at Work Learning, Training and Development Leadership, Engagement and Motivation Well-Being and Work Work Design, Organisational Change and Development Research Design, Advanced Data Gathering and Analytical Techniques Applying Psychology to Work and Organisations (All taught course units are 15 credits) Semester 1 Selection and Assessment in Organisations Research Methods 1 Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B)* Training, Support and Development Semester 2 Managing People and Organisations Work Design, Performance and Well-Being Research Methods 2 Relationships at Work * The training required to reach Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and Level B) is included in the course tuition fees. On the part-time two-year route you will study the units as follows: Year one - Semester 1 Research Methods 1 Selection and Assessment in Organisations Year two - Semester 1 Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B) Training, Support and Development Year one - Semester 2 Managing People and Organisations Work Design, Performance and Well-Being Year two - Semester 2 Relationships at Work Research Methods 2 Summer period Dissertation (60 credits) Apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or quantitative research. Examples of recent dissertation topics: Customers pay our wages: a diary study examining how to optimise customer interaction and employee wellbeing in the service sector Client verbal aggression: an examination of emotional labour and associated outcomes for employees in the legal sector Effects of job stressors, organisational commitment and individual attributes on Malaysian Chinese primary school teachers' burnout Corporate psychopathy: the truth behind the hype Improving safety using a combination of transformational and transactional leadership: a longitudinal study Creativity in the workplace: a self-report measure and unanticipated costs Leader effectiveness and leader-member relations: the role of interpersonal emotion regulation, follower attributions and leader empathy Coursework and assessment Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, report, course work, practical assessments and presentations. 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MSc Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics have combined their academic strength and practical expertise to deliver the MSc Quantitative Finance course. [+]

Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics have combined their academic strength and practical expertise to deliver the MSc Quantitative Finance course. Ensuring that the mathematics element is accessible, the programme offers a good balance between mathematics and finance. They are particularly suitable for students with a degree in Finance, Financial Economics, Actuarial Science, Engineering, and Mathematics (see entry requirements ), as well as relevant work experience (non-compulsory). It is also suited to those wishing to gain salary enhancements, or students wishing to pursue advanced studies in quantitative finance. The course provides an advanced knowledge and understanding of the main theoretical and applied concepts in quantitative finance and financial engineering, delivered from a genuinely international and multicultural perspective, and with a `current issues' approach to teaching. The course is particularly useful for careers that involve designing new financial instruments and managing trading in them. CFA training We're pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Kaplan Schweser to facilitate student preparation for the CFA exams. Students attending our finance-related Masters - MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance - who perform well in Semester one and show a strong interest in CFA, will get free access to Kaplan's online training materials for CFA Part One. Kaplan is a global firm offering professional training and helping individuals and organisations obtain financial certifications and designations. They will support our students by giving them access to tuition material, online question banks and progress tests, as well as mock exam runs. They will also offer tutor support and 1-2-1 sessions. Students enrol in the CFA Program to build a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. Preparing for the Level I exam is the first step toward earning the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognised investment designation in the world. Trading BootCamp Week Each year, Alliance MBS runs a five-day Trading BootCamp for all current students studying MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance. These trading simulations provide students with experience of real world trading and the opportunity to engage with contemporary financial markets, enabling them to apply their classroom theory in practice. To deliver the Trading BootCamp, the School has teamed up with Amplify Trading to provide those looking to enter the financial industry with a crucial skill-set. Amplify Trading are a global financial trading and training firm, which offers training to some of the world's largest financial institutions, such as HSBC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. They have developed specialist software that enables students to experience a live trading floor and two experienced traders will deliver the week-long training. Each day there will be four hours of classes in the morning followed by four hours of trading practice in the afternoon. Engaging in live breaking news, economic data and geo-political events, students will be able to apply their understanding, technical expertise and risk management practises in trading different asset classes. This is a fantastic opportunity for accounting and finance students at Alliance MBS and is another way in which we prepare students for successful careers after graduation. Library Services The Eddie Davies Library Finance Zone in Alliance Manchester Business School gives you access to one of the UK's most comprehensive collections of specialist financial and business databases that are used by top researchers around the world. These include Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson ONE, Compustat, WRDS, Capital IQ and many more. Special features Worshipful Company of International Bankers Affiliation Our accounting and finance division courses are now affiliated with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB). This means that every year the best dissertation out of the following four courses will receive the WCIB Prize worth £300. MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Finance MSc Finance and Business Economics MSc Quantitative Finance The winner will also enter the competition for the prestigious WCIB Lombard Prize. The Lombard Prize consists of a solid silver Armada dish, a cheque for £1500, one-year honorary membership to the Company and attendance at the Annual Banquet to collect the prize. Coursework and assessment The course teaching is shared by Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Mathematics, and delivered through lectures, case studies, seminars and group project-based work. Assessment varies depending on course units taken. It may include a combination of course work and examination. The dissertation normally ranges between 30 and 50 double spaced pages. Course unit details The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Semester 1 Core modules: Asset Pricing Theory Derivative Securities Stochastic Calculus Electives: Cross-Sectional Econometrics Portfolio Investment Scientific Computing Semester 2 Credit Risk Management Interest Rate Derivatives Time Series Econometrics Electives: Computational Finance Corporate Finance Generalised Linear Models and Survival Analysis Real Options in Corporate Finance Risk, Performance and Decision Analysis Simulation and Risk Analysis For the dissertation, you will carry out an original piece of research on a subject relating to the programme. Our MSc dissertation topics are aligned with the research interests of leading financial institutions from the City of London and internationally. A number of the dissertation topics are proposed by these organisations and supervised by our academic staff. Students who want to work on the industry linked topics for their dissertations are subject to certain strict selection criteria (for example, strong CV and first semester exam performance). Other dissertation topics are proposed by academic staff focusing on cutting edge research issues in these industries. Some of the organisations who have offered dissertation topics included: Alliance and Leicester Standard Bank Morgan Stanley ABN AMRO Shell Numerical Algorithms Group (N.A.G.) MSCI Barra Entry requirements: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance and quantitative subjects (accounting is not considered to be finance). When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. You need to have studied or be studying for a degree in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, actuarial or decision sciences and have taken or be taking a significant number of modules in quantitative subjects, such as differential equations, econometrics or mathematical statistics in the final year of your degree. You need excellent results in these subjects. We highly recommend GMAT or GRE for applications to all our accounting and finance related programmes. We anticipate a well-balanced score with a strong performance in the quantitative sections. [-]

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