University of Dundee

Introduction

University of Dundee

Nobel Prize winning poet and honorary graduate Seamus Heaney has described the University of Dundee as

"having its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground."


The ability to be both aspirational and down-to earth, to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications, has given the University its distinctive character.

There have been many changes since the University became an independent institution in 1967 following a 70 year relationship with the University of St Andrews but the fundamental aims remain.

-- Dundee became an independent University in 1967 following a 70 year relationship with the University of St Andrews

-- The University's origins date back to 1881 when University College, Dundee was founded


-- The University is made up of four Colleges:

  • Art, Science and Engineering
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing

Facts & Figures

Three key touchstones help to focus progress and provide a measure of successes in the continuing improvement and development of the University. Recent successes and achievements in each of these areas of focus are:

Achieving excellence in teaching and learning

■The University ranked 176 among the world's top 200 universities in the Times Higher Education2011-12 World University Rankings
■The School of Dentistry is ranked top in Scotland and second in the UK for teaching excellence in the Guardian's University Guide for 2011.
■The University isNo. 1 in the UK according to theTimes Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2011
■54% of the University's research is achieving 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' standards in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008)
■Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design has been rated the top art school in Scotland and in the top four in the UK in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2008)

Promoting pure and applied research and scholarship at international levels of excellence

■The University of Dundee has been ranked top in the world for the impact of its research in pharmacology (Times Higher Education 2010)
■Awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize 2005 for work in drug discovery and development
■The University is the first approved Cancer Research UK Centre in Scotland. The Dundee Cancer Centre was launched on World Cancer Day, February 2010.
■The University is home to the UK's first UNESCO Centre of Excellence: the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science
■The University hosts the UK's first interface science institute, The Institute for Medical Science and Technology
■The University has spun out 20 companies in the past ten years whilst raising up to £150m in funding. These spin-out and start-up companies are collectively generating over £89m in annual turnover and creating over 700 jobs worldwide, including up to 300 in Dundee.

Enabling staff and students to develop to the full in an environment of equal opportunity

■Voted one of the world's best places for postdoctoral scientists in an international poll by The Scientist magazine (2009)
■Voted one of the top ten places to work in an international poll by The Scientist magazine (2009)
■Two of the world's most cited biochemists are based at the University of Dundee - Professor Sir Philip Cohen and Professor Dario Allessi.
■The University graduates more students into the professions including law, accountancy, architecture, dentistry, education, social work and nursing than any other Scottish university
■Ranked top in Scotland and in the top five of all UK universities for facilities - Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (January 2010)
■Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) has been ranked top in Scotland and one of the best in the world by the International Student Barometer survey 2010.

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Master

MFin International Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

This is a generalist finance degree that is suitable for postgraduate students who want to pursue a career that lies broadly within the financial sector. The programme is fully focused on a wide range of applied and theoretical topics that prepare graduates for important employment opportunities in finance. [+]

This is a generalist finance degree that is suitable for postgraduate students who want to pursue a career that lies broadly within the financial sector. The programme is fully focused on a wide range of applied and theoretical topics that prepare graduates for important employment opportunities in finance. Why Dundee The MFin International Finance programme benefits from our considerable strength in finance where staff from applied and theoretical finance disciplines have been brought together in the same School. The MFin International Finance programme is a ‘skills’ based finance degree that contains 8 finance modules and a short focused finance based business report. The structure of the report has been developed following feedback from employers who indicate that they prefer graduates who are able to write concisely, accurately and clearly in a focused report rather than write in the style of a lengthy and less focused dissertation. The programme begins with a two week foundation programme where students become familiar with a range of concepts in business statistics, economics and finance. The programme helps students to understand how the University operates and how to make the most of the range of student services that are freely available. The foundation programme importantly introduces you to your fellow students who will become a major part of your learning experience at Dundee and will continue to be part of your network of friends and business connections after you graduate. Off-Campus Learning Events: The programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the modules. These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development. These off campus events are one or two days in length and the cost of the transport, event and any necessary accommodation is covered by the MSc programme. At present there are off campus events embedded in the finance and banking pathways. More off campus events are being arranged and further events are being developed to begin this year. Urban Experience Event: The MSc programme places considerable importance on ‘team building’ and understanding the role that international and domestic cultural variation plays in the workings of firms, and product and employment markets. These issues are addressed through a unique ‘Urban Experience’ event that helps team building and the development of learning skills. Business themes are also explored in the event. Distinguished Visitor Series: A feature of the programme is the Distinguished Visitor and Enterprise Gym Lecture Series. Distinguished practitioners in the field are invited to the University to hold seminars highlighting critical aspects of business, finance, banking, management, marketing and human resource management. It offers students a unique opportunity to meet with business leaders and explore current issues with them. Internships in China Enhance your employability with graduate internship opportunities. Finance focussed business report The structure of the report has been developed following feedback from employers who indicate that they prefer graduates who are able to write concisely, accurately and clearly in a focused report rather than write in the style of a lengthy and less focused dissertation. The programme is focused clearly on the applied and theoretical aspects of finance so as to develop you for a career in the finance sector. The inclusion of a shorter finance report allows the programme to expand the opportunity for you to undertake more skills based modules that will improve your career prospects. In the modern world finance takes an ever increasing role in business, development and the economy. The MFin International Finance programme provides you with the skills and training to play an important role in the finance sector and to develop a career in finance. To achieve this the programme provides you with the right mix of applied and theoretical skills to both understand the issues facing firms and how to deal with these issues. This course is developed for students who have completed their undergraduate study and are now looking to develop their finance related skills so as to pursue a successful career in the finance sector. We provide a fresh approach to International Finance that is suitable if you have studied economics, business management or accountancy before or if you are new to the subject. Around half of the students on the programme have a business background while the rest of the students come from a very wide range of non-business backgrounds. The programme has been designed with these students with non-business backgrounds in mind while still challenging students whose first degree has been a business related subject. What You'll Study How you will be taught Teaching focuses on the applied and real world aspects of finance. The programme is delivered mostly within a framework of lectures, workshops and tutorials although other methods of teaching are offered on modules when they aid in understanding and learning. How you will be assessed Module content is assessed through a combination of coursework, quizzes, and end of module exams. The weighting on the coursework component varies depending on the content of the module but may account for as much as 40-50% of the overall degree. The compulsory modules on the programme are: Foundation Economics and Statistics for Business # The module is taught intensively in the first two weeks of the Programme. Students joining the programme have a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds and the module aims to provide each student with the basic knowledge and skills required for the main components of the programme. The module includes a selection of key concepts and tools in microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance and statistics: demand and supply; elasticities; costs, revenue and market structures; GDP, monetary and fiscal policy; basic mathematics for business; description of data – graphical, tabular and descriptive statistics; data collection and sampling; index numbers; distributions, correlation and hypothesis testing. Global Financial Markets This module will increase your knowledge and develop understanding of the behaviour of financial agents and the workings of global financial markets within the framework of modern finance theory. Topics that you will cover are the time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis, theories of the yield curve and bond valuation, risk-return trade-off and mean-variance portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Efficient Market Hypothesis, alternative approaches to stock valuation and financial ratio analysis, influence of corporate dividend policy and capital structure on stock pricing, functions of futures exchanges and the valuation of financial and commodity futures, and the properties and valuation of option contracts. International Business Finance You will examine the fundamental concepts and some important empirical aspects of international trade, finance and investment. It introduces the tools and techniques for asset pricing and capital budgeting, provides an overview of financial risk assessment, develops an understanding of the balance of payments and analyses the operation of the foreign exchange market and the determination of exchange rates. Topics you will cover include compounding, discounting and discounted cash flow analysis, the valuation of stocks and bonds in financial markets, a variety of tools and techniques for capital investment decisions, the measurement of risk and the role of risk in asset pricing and financial decision-making, the balance of payments and the influence of macroeconomic factors on trade, the operation of currency markets and theories of exchange rate determination, the application of economic principles and reasoning to a variety of applied and topical aspects of international finance and investment. Derivatives and Risk Management The module will broaden your knowledge and understanding of the quantitative theory of financial risk, and how that risk can be managed by financial derivatives, develop critical reasoning skills in the context of financial derivatives and financial risk management, equip you with the practical skills to apply most appropriate financial derivatives to managing and hedging the financial markets volatility. When you finish the module you will be able to explain (i) the sources of financial markets risk, (ii) the key characteristics of various derivative products; (iii) the use of these products as risk management tools and understand the implications of hedging via risk-neutral replication and construct hedge portfolios, and understand pricing and hedging principles of a range of derivatives. You will also be able to use derivatives to design hedging and risk management strategies for consumers and market participants as well as evaluate the alternative risk management techniques and their associated issues available for investment and hedging. Global Risk Analysis This module provides you with the necessary analytical skills to understand the global environment within which businesses and managers operate and enable you to evaluate and manage the risks involved in international business in order to make sound financing and investment decisions. You will develop a knowledge and understanding of foreign exchange and eurocurrency markets, models of foreign exchange rate determination and financial products that manage currency risk, models of interest rate determination and financial products that manage interest rate risk, the practical uses of international capital markets for managing risk, the international economic and political environment in which multinational companies operate, the risks of foreign direct and foreign portfolio investment, practical perspectives of risk, and techniques for assessing the risk of capital and financial investments. Current Issues in Banking and Finance This module provides you with an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in the banking industry and in financial markets. You will also achieve an understanding of the role of banks as financial intermediaries, the role of banks in the international money, credit and bond markets, the impact of international factors on banks, the regulatory environment in which banks operate, the risks faced by banks and how to mitigate these risks, and the latest trends in innovation and technology in banking. Emerging Financial Markets and Investment You will be introduced to the main financial issues confronting developing countries. In particular you will examine current issues in emerging market finance as well as the suitability of mainstream finance theory for emerging financial markets. You will acquire the knowledge and understanding of how emerging stock markets have evolved, international portfolio diversification, the efficiency of emerging capital markets, predicting financial crises, stock market interdependence and stock market listing behavior. Applied Business Statistics The module introduces you to a variety of statistical methods useful for decision making and to provide students with the quantitative skills required to use data and information to inform decisions in business and finance. The module provides an introduction to probability theory, estimation and statistical inference and regression analysis. On completion of the module you will be able to apply standard methods of statistical analysis, interpret the results of stochastic models and discuss these models’ more general applications. Optional Modules: Choose one of either: Forecasting for Business and Finance This module is taught intensively in the second five weeks of the semester after Applied Business Statistics. You are provided with the quantitative skills required to forecast future values of business and financial data. This module enables You to access and use a variety of forecasting procedures and provide them with the skills necessary to assess their reliability. You will compare forecasting methods and discuss their uses and limitations. Econometrics for Finance* The module provides you with an intuitive grasp of the theoretical concepts and basic skills required to estimate and interpret economic models. In particular, the module equips you with the knowledge and skills required to apply statistical techniques to problems in finance by (i) translating theoretical models into an empirically implementable form; (ii) analysing statistical data; and (iii) interpreting econometric results. The module also provides you with an overview of the empirical methods used by financial academics and professionals in the analysis of financial asset prices. * Requires prior knowledge of econometrics. - not included for the purpose of degree classification. Students will also complete in the summer term: International Finance Project This module enables students to acquire the skills to produce an international finance report. The report is short with the aim to make you write concisely and provide clear and focused analysis of a topic or issue in a way that will influence and guide managers and decision makers. Employability The MFin International Finance programme prepares you for a successful career in the financial sector. You will develop the skills and understanding to work in a range of operations in a variety of businesses such as banks, insurance companies, financial service companies, trading brokers. Working in the finance arms of industries and commercial firms outside of the finance sector is also possible. [-]

MSc

MSc in Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months January 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

An intensive programme for business and non-business graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in banking or finance. You will gain an understanding of the role of banks in the modern economy; the operational behaviour of banks and financial markets; and contemporary debates in banking and international financial markets. [+]

An intensive programme for business and non-business graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in banking or finance. You will gain an understanding of the role of banks in the modern economy; the operational behaviour of banks and financial markets; and contemporary debates in banking and international financial markets. Why Dundee The programme at Dundee is academically rigorous, drawing on current theory in banking and finance, and is practically relevant by helping students apply knowledge and develop generally transferable skills such as problem solving, team-working and collaboration. Our students acquire a solid foundation and are equipped with the most advanced tools and theories. Teaching is research-led, which is the approach taken to learning by the university. Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experience a unique environment of learning, teamwork and collaboration. The school works closely with the University Careers Service and Enterprise Gym to develop entrepreneurial and employability skills of our students. Who should study the course Thecourse is aimed at students who are interested in central, investment and retail banking as well as the broader financial sector. The programme caters to both business and non-business graduates and the foundation module at the start of the programme will bring all students to a common minimum standard in banking, finance and business statistics. The course content provides a wide range of modules to cater to the interests and background of our students. Off-Campus Learning Events The MSc Banking and Finance programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the pathways. These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development. These off campus events are one or two days in length and the cost of the transport, event and any necessary accommodation is covered by the MSc programme. At present there are off campus events embedded in the marketing pathway and the finance and banking pathways. More off campus events are being arranged and further events are being developed to begin this year. Urban Experience Event The MSc programme places considerable importance on ‘team building’ and understanding the role that international and domestic cultural variation plays in the workings of firms, and product and employment markets. These issues are addressed through a unique ‘Urban Experience’ event that helps team building and the development of learning skills. Business themes are also explored in the event. Students can commence their studies either in September or January of each year. For this programme, several new Banking and Finance modules have been developed. In addition, students will have the opportunity to choose from existing postgraduate modules related to Banking and Finance and which are allied to their own particular interests. Teaching & Assessment How you will be taught Modules are taught using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, workshops, group-work and student presentations. A variety of teaching and learning methods are used to address subject-specific knowledge and skills, with the balance between methods in each module determined by the learning outcomes of the module. Lectures provide the main vehicle to communicate information and exemplify the use of abstract subject specific skills. One-to-one and small group supervision is used for direction of students whilst undertaking the report. Additionally, specialised lectures are given by the organiser of the report module on how to prepare and execute a satisfactory report. Students are introduced to IT and Library facilities in lectures, workshops and tutorials. Module material is made available through the VLE and refers to websites of particular interest. Instruction on specific learning skills is given in lectures, and workshops as relevant. Guidance on learning related skills is provided at a suitable level in all modules and students are expected to use IT facilities for their coursework as appropriate. Independent learning is a feature of all modules and is an increasingly important element of ‘good’ MSc programmes. Directed reading is an integral part of all modules with credit given for evidence of wide reading in assessments. The communication, practice and, where appropriate, assessment of specific transferable skills are embedded in most modules. All modules provide opportunities for students to acquire and practise applicable skills (e.g. problem solving, case study analysis, group working). How you will be assessed All modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and final assessment held at the end of each Semester with re-sit opportunity shortly thereafter. Coursework may account for as much as 40-50% of the overall degree. Coursework is an integral part of the assessment process. By forming part of the total mark it encourages students to excel throughout the degree. What you will study Students can commence their studies either in September or January of each year. For this programme, several new Banking and Finance modules have been developed. In addition, students will have the opportunity to choose from existing postgraduate modules related to Banking and Finance and which are allied to their own particular interests. The programme begins with The Foundation Module (20 credits). This is a two week module which will bring all students up to a common minimum standard in banking, finance and business statistics. The foundation module also introduces students to important learning resources within the University (e.g. the library and study skills support) and starts the process of encouraging student to work in ‘teams’ and to see their fellow students as an important learning resource over and above the resources available at the University. Compulsory Modules. There are four core modules including a report (total 90 credits) that are compulsory. (i) International Banking (20 credits) (ii) Global Financial Markets (20 credits) (iii) Banking and Financial Services Law (30 credits) (iv)*Project Report (20 credits) *The banking and finance based Project Report is aimed at teaching students how to write a sharp focused report rather than a more discursive conventional MSc dissertation. Optional Modules. Students choose five optional modules (20 credits) from three groups of modules (total 100 credits) One module from: Quantitative Methods Forecasting for Business and Finance Econometrics for Finance Two modules from: Financial Management of Banks Emerging Financial Markets and Investment International Business Finance Corporate Governance Business Accounting for Non-Specialists Two modules from: Current Issues in Banking and Finance Global Risk Analysis Derivatives and Risk Management Employability Graduates will be equipped with key financial knowledge and skills that enhance their employability in banking and financial organisations. The programme will equip students with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. It is aimed at students who are interested in central, investment and retail banking as well as the broader financial sector. Students will also make use of the University’s dedicated careers service so as to confidently present themselves to the world’s top employers. Entry Requirements Year of Entry: 2016 A good first degree (at least lower second class Honours degree or equivalent) in any subject which has enabled the applicant to develop analytical and quantitative skills. English Language Requirement IELTS Overall 6.0 Listening 5.5 Reading 5.5 Writing 5.5 Speaking 5.5 English Language Programmes We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme. Your Application You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications. [-]

MSc in International Business

Campus Full time 12 months January 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

The MSc International Business programme will provide motivated students with the tools and skills necessary to pursue a successful and rewarding career in International Business, Governance, Finance, Banking, Accountancy, Marketing and Human Resource Management. [+]

Why Dundee The MSc International Business programme will provide motivated students with the tools and skills necessary to pursue a successful and rewarding career in International Business, Governance, Finance, Banking, Accountancy, Marketing and Human Resource Management. The degrees cover many different subjects and develop a wide range of transferable skills and provide entry to a range of rewarding careers. International Business Choose from our wide variety of pathways including our new Banking and Banking & Finance options Internships in China Enhance your employability with graduate internship opportunities. We live in a world where economic activity is global in scale. National boundaries now matter very little to decisions about where goods are made and services provided: your PC might be made in Taiwan; when you contact a call centre the person answering your call might be living in India; and when you come to the University of Dundee you will meet staff and students from all over the world. By studying MSc International Business you will understand how this has come about, and what it means for today's business world. You will be fully equipped to develop your own career in this new and challenging work environment. Off-Campus Learning Events The MSc International Business programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the pathways. These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development. These off campus events are one or two days in length and the cost of the transport, event and any necessary accommodation is covered by the MSc programme. At present there are off campus events embedded in the marketing pathway and the finance and banking pathways. More off campus events are being arranged and further events are being developed to begin this year. Urban Experience Event The MSc programme places considerable importance on ‘team building’ and understanding the role that international and domestic cultural variation plays in the workings of firms, and product and employment markets. These issues are addressed through a unique ‘Urban Experience’ event that helps team building and the development of learning skills. Business themes are also explored in the event. What is so good about this course? We provide a fresh introduction to International Business which is suitable both for those that have studied economics, business management or accountancy before and for those that are new to the subject. Dundee offers a flexible master's programme in international business enabling you to choose a combination of subjects that best suits your aptitudes and aspirations. You can choose to take a number of different pathways which are listed below. A feature of the programme is the Distinguished Visitor and Enterprise Gym Lecture Series. Distinguished practitioners in the field are invited to the University to hold seminars highlighting critical aspects of of Business, Finance, Banking, Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management. It offers students a unique opportunity to meet with business leaders. This course is developed for students that have completed their undergraduate who are now looking to further develop their business acumen in one of the many areas of business such as marketing, finance, and/or human resource management. Degree Combinations International Business and Banking MSc International Business and Finance MSc International Business, Banking and Finance MSc International Business, Accounting and Finance MSc International Business and Management MSc International Business and Marketing MSc International Business and Human Resource Management MSc International Business, Marketing and Human Resource Management MSc Teaching & Assessment How you will be taught Modules are taught using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures workshops group work student presentations. How you will be assessed coursework final examination Coursework may account for as much as 40-50% of the overall degree. What You Will Study The common modules of all pathways are: Foundation Economics and Statistics for Business aims to provide students with a basic knowledge and skills in economics and statistics required for the main components of the MSc Programme. This is taught intensively in the first two weeks of the degree programme, and thereafter the core and optional modules are taught throughout the year of study. The foundation programme also encourages students to meet, get to know and help each other to fully understand the content of the programme and to learn from each other. You will find that the informal working groups developed on the foundation programme will continue throughout your time in Dundee and long after you leave. Applied Business Statistics aims to provide students with the quantitative skills required to use and manipulate data and information to inform business decisions. Internationalisation Strategies enable students to understand the effects of trade, labour and investment policies on firms' decisions. Strategic Decisions for Business considers the strategic issues that firms face when operating in global markets. International Business Finance examines the fundamental concepts and important empirical aspects of international finance. International Business Project aims at developing students’ theoretical, empirical, analytical and presentational skills in areas of international business. You will meet your advisor at the start of the course, to select your pathway, which in turn dictates the rest of your modules, as shown below. MSc International Business students also take four optional modules from the following list: Global Financial Markets Principles of Marketing Practice International Business Strategy Global Marketing Human Resource Management Strategies International Human Resource Management Applied Business and Marketing Research Forecasting for Business and Finance Personnel Economics for Managers Derivatives and Risk Management Corporate Governance Business Accounting Global Risk Analysis Strategic Management Accounting Leadership and Decision Making MSc International Business and Finance students also take: Global Financial Markets Forecasting for Business and Finance Derivatives and Risk Management and one optional module from the following list: Corporate Governance Business Accounting Global Risk Analysis Strategic Management Accounting MSc International Business, Accounting and Finance students also take: Global Financial Markets Strategic Management Accounting and one of the following: Business Accounting International Accounting and Reporting and one optional module from the following list: Forecasting for Business and Finance Derivatives and Risk Management Global Risk Analysis Corporate Governance MSc International Business and Banking students also take: International Banking Financial Management of Banks Current Issues of Banking and Finance Banking Law and Financial Markets MSc International Business, Banking and Finance students also take: International Banking and one optional module from; Financial Management of Banks Current Issues of Banking and Finance Banking Law and Financial Markets and two optional modules from; Global Financial Markets Forecasting for Business and Finance Derivatives and Risk Management Global Risk Analysis Emerging Financial Markets and Investments MSc International Business and Management students also take four optional modules from the following list: Human Resources Management Marketing Management and Strategy Operations Management and Change Performance Measurement and Reporting Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis MSc International Business and Marketing students also take at least three of the following: Principles of Marketing Practice Global Marketing Applied Business and Marketing Research Marketing Management and Strategy and up to one optional module from the following list: International Business Strategy Forecasting for Business and Finance Personnel Economics for Managers Corporate Governance Business Accounting Strategic Management Accounting Leadership and Decision Making MSc International Business and Human Resource Management students also take: Personnel Economics for Managers Human Resource Management Strategies International Human Resource Management and one optional module from the following list: Principles of Marketing Practice Global Marketing Applied Business and Marketing Research Forecasting for Business and Finance Corporate Governance Business Accounting Global Risk Analysis Strategic Management Accounting Leadership and Decision Making Neither this degree, nor the individual HRM modules, are accredited with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. MSc International Business, Marketing and Human Resource Management students also take: Principles of Marketing Practice Human Resource Management Strategies choose one optional module from the following list: Applied Business and Marketing Research Global Marketing Marketing Management and Strategies and choose one optional module from the following list: International Human Resource Management Personnel Economics for Managers Please note that the optional module choices are indicative. Neither this degree, nor the individual HRM modules, are accredited with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Off campus events The MSc International Business programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the pathways. These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development. Employability Our graduates work in small firms, in large multinational firms with offices throughout the world, in the public sector or in international and charitable organisations. There is an enormous variety of work that includes meeting a wide cross-section of different people, giving advice, and providing management and technical services. Entry Requirements Year of Entry: 2016 Generally a good (at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent) first degree in any subject which has enabled the applicant to develop analytical and quantitative skills. If you are concerned that your qualifications do not meet our normal expectation you may apply, but you should include a short personal statement concerning your general interest in your own education, work experience and prior relevant learning. Places are limited and early application is advised even for well-qualified candidates. English Language Requirement IELTS Overall 6.0 Listening 5.5 Reading 5.5 Writing 5.5 Speaking 5.5 English Language Programmes We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme. Your Application You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications. [-]

MSc in Management

Campus Full time 12 months January 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

Allows business and non-business graduates to acquire the necessary tools and skills to pursue a successful career in the management of business, finance, marketing and human resources. [+]

Allows business and non-business graduates to acquire the necessary tools and skills to pursue a successful career in the management of business, finance, marketing and human resources. Why study this course at Dundee? Dundee offers a flexible master's programme in management enabling you to choose a combination of subjects that best suits your aptitudes and aspirations. You can choose to take a number of different pathways, namely: MSc in Management MSc in Management and Finance MSc in Management and Accounting MSc in Management and Marketing MSc in Management and Human Resources MSc in Management and International Business Off-Campus Learning Events The MSc Management programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the pathways. These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development. These off campus events are one or two days in length and the cost of the transport, event and any necessary accommodation is covered by the MSc programme. At present there are off campus events embedded in the marketing pathway and the finance and banking pathways. More off campus events are being arranged and further events are being developed to begin this year. Urban Experience Event The MSc programme places considerable importance on ‘team building’ and understanding the role that international and domestic cultural variation plays in the workings of firms, and product and employment markets. These issues are addressed through a unique ‘Urban Experience’ event that helps team building and the development of learning skills. Business themes are also explored in the event. Aims of the programme: The programme aims to equip graduates with management and leadership skills necessary to manage: people and their performance the business crises and change projects and the associated risks as well as develop strategies to deal with global challenges and the choices facing the business. What is so good about this course? A special feature of this programme is the Distinguished Visitor and Enterprise Gym Lecture Series. Distinguished practitioners in the field are invited to the University to hold seminars highlighting critical aspects of Business Finance and Marketing. It offers students a unique opportunity to meet with business leaders. Who should study this course? The programme is intended for graduates from a range of undergraduate degree programs, including, Accountancy, Economics, Administration, Engineering, International Relations, Politics, Mathematics and Humanities, to enable them to acquire the necessary tools and skills to pursue a successful career in the management of business, finance, marketing and human resources. Degree Combinations Management and Finance MSc Management and Accounting MSc Management and Marketing MSc Management and Human Resources MSc Management and International Business MSc Teaching & Assessment Our teaching is, to as great an extent as possible, linked to staff research interests. All staff are research active and, whenever appropriate, use their expertise to inform their teaching at the relevant level. Several members of staff are involved in public policy advice and where appropriate this experience also informs teaching. How you will be taught Modules are taught using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, workshops, group-work and student presentations. The programme begins with a two week foundation module to bring all students up to a common minimum standard in management and business statistics. The foundation module also introduces students to important learning resources within the University (e.g. the library and study skills support) and starts the process of encouraging student to work in 'teams' and to see their fellow students as an important learning resource over and above the resources available at the University. Independent learning is a feature of all modules and is an increasingly important element of 'good' MSc programmes. Directed reading is an integral part of all modules with credit given for evidence of wide reading in assessments. The communication, practice and, where appropriate, assessment of specific transferable skills are embedded in most modules. All modules provide opportunities for you to acquire and practise applicable skills (e.g. problem solving, case study analysis, group working). How you will be assessed All modules are assessed through a combination of coursework and final assessment held at the end of each Semester with re-sit opportunity shortly thereafter. Coursework may account for as much as 40-50% of the overall degree. Coursework is an integral part of the assessment process. By forming part of the total mark it encourages students to excel throughout the degree. What you will study The programme begins with a two week foundation module to bring all students up to a common minimum standard in management and business statistics. The foundation module also introduces students to important learning resources within the University (e.g. the library and study skills support) and starts the process of encouraging student to work in 'teams' and to see their fellow students as an important learning resource over and above the resources available at the University. There are six core management modules including a management report that are compulsory for all six pathways. The compulsory core management modules are: Foundation Management and Business Statistics. This module is taught intensively in the first two weeks of the MSc in Management Programme. Students have a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds and the module aims to provide each student with the basic knowledge and skills in management and business statistics required for the main components (in particular the core modules) of the MSc in Management Programme. Performance Measurement and Reporting. The module is designed to introduce students to the evolving nature of performance measurement and reporting from a predominantly accounting to management perspective, thereby providing an alternative to more traditional introduction to accounting modules. Operations Management and Change. This module is aimed at developing a critical appreciation of the processes associated with the successful management of organisations at organisational and individual employee levels, and the complex challenges they pose to those responsible for such tasks. Human Resource Management. This course aims to provide students with a strategic understanding and key skills in managing people in organizations. It focuses on the core human resource problems faced by all organizations, including culture change, the contribution of human resources to organizational performance and change, and the developing role of information and communication technologies (ICT), recruitment, selection and retention, human resource development and managing knowledge, motivation and performance management, compensation and rewards, the design of work, and employee relations. Marketing Management and Strategy. This module is aimed at providing an understanding of the core concepts and skills in Strategic Marketing Management and to develop skills needed to analyse marketing problems by exploring issues and skills in the context of recent changes to the environment in which marketing now operates. Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis. This module will encourage a critical and reflexive orientation to the understanding of successful approaches to strategic management and organisational analysis and develop understanding of the requirements for effective executive and organisational analyses and decision making in an increasingly complex and uncertain business environment. The module will develop an appreciation of basic concepts and essential strategic and organisational management tools for understanding data and analysing decisions. Students will learn the analytic skills needed to accomplish, defend and critique a business analysis. Project Report (a management report). The Project Report contributes to the achievement of the aims of the MSc degree by: (i) promoting a deep and critical understanding of specific issues to the specialisation of the student; (ii) developing originality of thought and the skills of research, analysis, argumentation and expression; and (iii) building upon, developing and integrating the knowledge and skills acquired in taught modules. Thereafter, students take a further three 20 credit modules (total 60 credits) depending on the pathway of their choice. These elective modules vary across each of the pathways. Students who elect to follow a particular pathway will normally (and be strongly advised) to do their management report on a pathway specific topic. For example students on the Management and Human Resources pathway will choose to do their management report on a human resources topic. The additional modules students are required to take are as follows: MSc in Management - students choose an additional three modules from the following options: Corporate Governance Project Management Processes Leadership and Decision Making Applied Business Statistics International Marketing and Marketing Research International Business Strategy Human Resources Management Strategies Personnel Economics for Managers Students may choose to substitute ONE module from the above list for those available to the other pathways, subject to timetabling availability. MSc in Management and Finance - students take an additional three compulsory modules: Corporate Finance OR Global Financial Markets Forecasting for Business and Finance Global Risk Analysis MSc in Management and Accounting - students take an additional three compulsory modules: Strategic Management Accounting International Accounting and Reporting Contemporary Accounting Issues MSc in Management and Marketing - students take an additional three compulsory modules: International Marketing and Marketing Research Market Planning in a Global Environment Marketing MSc in Management and Human Resource - students take an additional three compulsory modules: Corporate Governance Human Resources Management Strategies International Human Resource Management MSc in Management and International Business - students take an additional three modules from the following options: Applied Business Statistics Internationalisation Strategies International Business Strategy International Business Finance Please note that neither this degree, nor the individual HRM modules, are accredited with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Employability Graduates will be equipped with management and leadership skills and knowledge that enhances their employability and contribution to society. The programme will prepare you to work in small firms, in large multinational firms with offices throughout the world, in the public sector or in international and charitable organisations. The work includes meeting a wide cross-section of different people, and the provision of advice, management and technical services. You will also have the opportunity to develop important contacts with a large number of fellow students who on leaving the University will progress to important management positions in a wide range of firms and businesses all over the world. You will be able to make use of the University's dedicated careers service so as to confidently present yourself to the world's top employers. Entry Requirements Year of Entry: 2016 Generally a good (at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent) first degree in any subject which has enabled the applicant to develop analytical and quantitative skills. If you are concerned that your qualifications do not meet our normal expectation you may apply, but you should include a short personal statement concerning your general interest in your own education, work experience and prior relevant learning. Places are limited and early application is advised even for well-qualified candidates. English Language Requirement IELTS Overall 6.0 Listening 5.5 Reading 5.5 Writing 5.5 Speaking 5.5 English Language Programmes We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme. Your Application You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate (UKPASS) website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications. [-]

MSc in Marketing and International Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Dundee

This is a generalist degree suitable for postgraduate students who want to pursue a marketing career that lies broadly within the financial sector. The programme develops your career opportunities by bringing together the two important disciplines of marketing and finance and focuses on the applied and theoretical aspects of marketing and international finance. [+]

This is a generalist degree suitable for postgraduate students who want to pursue a marketing career that lies broadly within the financial sector. The programme develops your career opportunities by bringing together the two important disciplines of marketing and finance and focuses on the applied and theoretical aspects of marketing and international finance. Why Dundee The MSc Marketing and International Finance programme benefits from our considerable strengths in marketing and finance. The programme is a ‘skills’ based degree containing 8 marketing and finance modules and a short focused business report. The structure of the report has been developed following feedback from employers who indicate that they prefer graduates who are able to write concisely, accurately and clearly in a focused report rather than write in the style of a lengthy and less focused dissertation. The programme begins with a two week foundation programme where students become familiar with a range of concepts in business, statistics, economics and finance. The programme helps students to understand how the University operates and how to make the most of the range of student services that are freely available. The foundation programme importantly introduces you to your fellow students who will become a major part of your learning experience at Dundee and will continue to be part of your network of friends and business connections after you graduate. Off-Campus Learning Events: The programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the modules. These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development. These off campus events are one or two days in length and the cost of the transport, event and any necessary accommodation is covered by the MSc programme. At present there are off campus events embedded in the marketing, finance and banking pathways. More off campus events are being arranged and further events are being developed to begin this year. Urban Experience Event: The MSc programme places considerable importance on ‘team building’ and understanding the role that international and domestic cultural variation plays in the workings of firms, and product and employment markets. These issues are addressed through a unique ‘Urban Experience’ event that helps team building and the development of learning skills. Business themes are also explored in the event Distinguished Visitor Series: A feature of the programme is the Distinguished Visitor and Enterprise Gym Lecture Series. Distinguished practitioners in the field are invited to the University to hold seminars highlighting critical aspects of business, finance, banking, management, marketing and human resource management. It offers students a unique opportunity to meet with business leaders and explore current issues with them. Developed with employer feedback A skills based degree containing 8 marketing and finance modules and a short focused business report. Internships in China Enhance your employability with graduate internship opportunities. The programme is focused clearly on the applied and theoretical aspects of marketing and finance so as to develop you for a marketing career in the finance sector. The inclusion of a shorter business report allows the programme to expand the opportunity for you to undertake more skills based modules that will improve your career prospects. In the modern world marketing and finance takes an ever increasing role in business, development and the economy. The MSc Marketing and International Finance programme provides you with the skills and training to play an important role in a career in marketing and finance. To achieve this the programme provides you with the right mix of applied and theoretical skills to both understand the issues facing firms and how to deal with these issues. This course is developed for students who have completed their undergraduate study and are now looking to develop their marketing and finance related skills so as to pursue a successful career in marketing. We provide a fresh approach to marketing and finance that is suitable if you have already studied economics, business management or accountancy or if you are new to the subject. Around half of the students on the programme have a business background while the rest of the students come from a very wide range of non-business backgrounds. The programme has been designed with these students with non-business backgrounds in mind while still challenging students whose first degree has been a business related subject. What You'll Study How you will be taught Teaching focuses on the applied and real world aspects of marketing and finance. The programme is delivered mostly within a framework of lectures, workshops and tutorials although other methods of teaching are offered on modules when they aid in understanding and learning. What you will study The compulsory Foundation module: Foundation Economics and Statistics for Business The module is taught intensively in the first two weeks of the Programme. Students joining the programme have a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds and the module aims to provide each student with the basic knowledge and skills required for the main components of the programme. The module includes a selection of key concepts and tools in microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance and statistics: demand and supply; elasticities; costs, revenue and market structures; GDP, monetary and fiscal policy; basic mathematics for business; description of data – graphical, tabular and descriptive statistics; data collection and sampling; index numbers; distributions, correlation and hypothesis testing. The compulsory marketing modules on the programme are: Principles of Marketing Practice Provides you with knowledge of the practice and theory as it examines the foundations of marketing work and organization. The module generates a learning environment of collaborative problem solving and reflection through an off-campus development event focusing on awareness of social and behavioral components of teamwork and teambuilding. The realization of marketing goals and related processes is delivered through learning within teams. Experience Design The module explores themes that inform the global imagination; to introduce conceptual vocabulary and narratives of the globalization of culture and economy; and to consider perspectives on forces driving change in the global environment of trade, distribution, information, communications and exchange. Marketing Management and Strategy The module develops a rational view of marketing and the process approach to management by integrating marketing with other aspects of management such as strategy, organizational theory, HRM, information systems, financial management, corporate image and communications, operations management and logistics. You will be provided with a clear decision-oriented approach to these issues. The structure of the module follows the market planning process based on an analysis of both the internal resources and the external environment, the development of operational plans, marketing, branding, and communication strategies. Finally, you will consider how an organisation implements and controls marketing efforts in the markets and if necessary make corrective changes in the marketing strategy. Digital Marketing Provides you with an analysis of a range of topics relevant to modern marketing in a digital age. You will gain a strong understanding of modern marketing practices relating to search, mobile campaigns, online publishing, content strategy, crowding and digital planning and strategy. You will develop knowledge of applying digital marketing in a variety of contexts and relate this to the value of the experience of the consumer. The module generates a learning environment of collaborative problem solving, experimentation, invention and reflection including an off-campus fieldwork event. The compulsory international finance modules on the programme are: International Business Finance You will examine the fundamental concepts and some important empirical aspects of international trade, finance and investment. It introduces the tools and techniques for asset pricing and capital budgeting, provides an overview of financial risk assessment, develops an understanding of the balance of payments and analyses the operation of the foreign exchange market and the determination of exchange rates. Topics you will cover include compounding, discounting and discounted cash flow analysis, the valuation of stocks and bonds in financial markets, a variety of tools and techniques for capital investment decisions, the measurement of risk and the role of risk in asset pricing and financial decision-making, the balance of payments and the influence of macroeconomic factors on trade, the operation of currency markets and theories of exchange rate determination, the application of economic principles and reasoning to a variety of applied and topical aspects of international finance and investment. Applied Business Statistics The module introduces you to a variety of statistical methods useful for decision making and to provide students with the quantitative skills required to use data and information to inform decisions in business and finance. The module provides an introduction to probability theory, estimation and statistical inference and regression analysis. On completion of the module you will be able to apply standard methods of statistical analysis, interpret the results of stochastic models and discuss these models’ more general applications. Choose two optional international finance modules from: Global Financial Markets This module will increase your knowledge and develop understanding of the behaviour of financial agents and the workings of global financial markets within the framework of modern finance theory. Topics that you will cover are the time value of money and discounted cash flow analysis, theories of the yield curve and bond valuation, risk-return trade-off and mean-variance portfolio theory, Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Efficient Market Hypothesis, alternative approaches to stock valuation and financial ratio analysis, influence of corporate dividend policy and capital structure on stock pricing, functions of futures exchanges and the valuation of financial and commodity futures, and the properties and valuation of option contracts. Derivatives and Risk Management The module will broaden your knowledge and understanding of the quantitative theory of financial risk, and how that risk can be managed by financial derivatives, develop critical reasoning skills in the context of financial derivatives and financial risk management, equip you with the practical skills to apply most appropriate financial derivatives to managing and hedging the financial markets volatility. When you finish the module you will be able to explain (i) the sources of financial markets risk, (ii) the key characteristics of various derivative products; (iii) the use of these products as risk management tools and understand the implications of hedging via risk-neutral replication and construct hedge portfolios, and understand pricing and hedging principles of a range of derivatives. You will also be able to use derivatives to design hedging and risk management strategies for consumers and market participants as well as evaluate the alternative risk management techniques and their associated issues available for investment and hedging. Global Risk Analysis This module provides you with the necessary analytical skills to understand the global environment within which businesses and managers operate and enable you to evaluate and manage the risks involved in international business in order to make sound financing and investment decisions. You will develop a knowledge and understanding of foreign exchange and eurocurrency markets, models of foreign exchange rate determination and financial products that manage currency risk, models of interest rate determination and financial products that manage interest rate risk, the practical uses of international capital markets for managing risk, the international economic and political environment in which multinational companies operate, the risks of foreign direct and foreign portfolio investment, practical perspectives of risk, and techniques for assessing the risk of capital and financial investments. Current Issues in Banking and Finance This module provides you with an extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in the banking industry and in financial markets. You will also achieve an understanding of the role of banks as financial intermediaries, the role of banks in the international money, credit and bond markets, the impact of international factors on banks, the regulatory environment in which banks operate, the risks faced by banks and how to mitigate these risks, and the latest trends in innovation and technology in banking. Emerging Financial Markets and Investment You will be introduced to the main financial issues confronting developing countries. In particular you will examine current issues in emerging market finance as well as the suitability of mainstream finance theory for emerging financial markets. You will acquire the knowledge and understanding of how emerging stock markets have evolved, international portfolio diversification, the efficiency of emerging capital markets, predicting financial crises, stock market interdependence and stock market listing behaviour. Optional Modules: Choose one of either: Forecasting for Business and Finance This module is taught intensively in the second five weeks of the semester after Applied Business Statistics. You are provided with the quantitative skills required to forecast future values of business and financial data. This module enables you to access and use a variety of forecasting procedures and provide them with the skills necessary to assess their reliability. You will compare forecasting methods and discuss their uses and limitations. Econometrics for Finance* The module provides you with an intuitive grasp of the theoretical concepts and basic skills required to estimate and interpret economic models. In particular, the module equips you with the knowledge and skills required to apply statistical techniques to problems in finance by (i) translating theoretical models into an empirically implementable form; (ii) analysing statistical data; and (iii) interpreting econometric results. The module also provides you with an overview of the empirical methods used by financial academics and professionals in the analysis of financial asset prices. * Requires prior knowledge of econometrics. - not included for the purpose of degree classification. Students will also complete in the summer term: Business Project This module enables students to acquire the skills to produce a focused and clear business report. The report is short so as to encourage you to write concisely and provide clear and focused analysis of a topic or issue in a way that will influence and guidemanagers and decision makers. How you will be assessed Module content is assessed through a combination of coursework, quizzes, and end of module exams. The weighting on the coursework component varies depending on the content of the module but may account for as much as 40-50% of the overall degree. Employability The MSc Marketing and International Finance programme prepares you for a successful career in marketing and for working in the financial sector. You will develop the skills and understanding to work in a range of operations in a variety of businesses. [-]

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