University of Strathclyde Business School

Introduction
EFMD Equis Accredited

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

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

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


Accounting and Finance

Marketing

Management
Economics
Management Science
Human Resource Management
Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship


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

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

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

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MSc

Data Analytics

Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

Our MSc in data analytics is designed to create rounded data analytics problem-solvers. [+]

Why this course? Our MSc in data analytics is designed to create rounded data analytics problem-solvers. This course focuses on the uses of data analytics techniques within business contexts, making informed decisions about appropriate technology to extract knowledge from data and understanding the theoretical principles by which such technology operates. You'll gain a comprehensive skill set that will enable you to work in a variety of sectors using a blended learning approach that combines theory, intensive practice and industrial engagement. Strathclyde's MSc in data analytics is unique by bringing together essential skills from three departments, Management Science, Mathematics & Statistics, and Computer & Information Sciences (CIS), in order to address the needs of a fast-growing industry. This collaboration avoids the narrow interpretation of this subject offered by competitor institutions and presents significant opportunities for businesses to recruit data analytics experts with a high-level expertise and knowledge. What you’ll study The course will have a duration of 1 year, with two semesters of classes (120 credits in total) followed by an MSc dissertation project (60 credits) during the summer. The class Data Analytics in Practice (20 credits) will be run over both semesters to provide you with a practical environment to apply methodological learnings from other classes into challenging projects from industry. Semester 1 Semester 1 will additionally consist of five 10-credit core modules as listed under 'Course Content' which will provide the technical background to students. The contributions in Semester 1 will be split evenly between three departments. This semester is designed to provide you with the fundamental technical analytics knowledge from all three departments. Computer & Information Sciences courses will cover core techniques including machine learning and data mining as well as data visualisation and big data platforms Mathematics courses will ensure you gain strong computational skills while establishing a broad knowledge of statistical tools essential for analytics Management Science courses will build the foundations of business skills including problem structuring as well as decision analysis, in addition to providing essential practical skills Semester 2 Semester 2 will additionally consist of a 10-credit core module as well as 40 credits worth of elective modules. To ensure breadth of knowledge, you'll be required to choose electives from at least two departments. This semester is designed to extend your core skills and provide you with opportunities through a broad range of electives to specialise in areas that you are particularly interested to excel. The only technical core class will provide you with a thorough theoretical and practical understanding of optimisation techniques essential for data analytics, whereas each of the three departments will offer four to five elective courses, the majority of which are accessible to everyone on the course without any prerequisites. The final component of the MSc course will be a summer dissertation project, which can be completed either through a client-based project or a desk-based research project, depending on your interests. You will submit your dissertation in September to complete your degree requirements (pending any resits). Work placement You will have optional opportunities to complete your MSc summer dissertation projects in client-based projects, where a number of host organisations will be arranged by the department. These projects will be normally unpaid, however, all costs such as travel and accommodation will be covered by the host organisation if out of town. Major projects The taught modules on the programme introduce you to a variety of tools, techniques, methods and models. However, the practical reality of applying analytical methods in business is often far removed from the classroom. Working with decision-makers on real issues presents a variety of challenges. For example, data may well be ambiguous and hard to come by, it may be far from obvious which data analytics methods can be applied and managers will need to be convinced of the business merits of any suggested solutions. While traditional teaching can alert students to such issues, understanding needs to be reinforced by experience. This is primarily addressed by the core module ‘Data Analytics in Practice’, which takes place over both semesters. Every year, case studies and challenging projects are presented to our students by various organisations. Facilities Strathclyde Business School (SBS) is one of the 76 triple-accredited business schools in the world, and is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. SBS was also recently selected as the "Business School of the Year" in Times Higher Education (THE) Awards." The three departments involved in this course work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate course. Guest lectures Every year, guest speakers attend our course, sharing their invaluable experiences. As part of the Data Analytics in Practice module, we host several presentations from external bodies. Entry requirements MSc Second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in mathematics, the natural sciences, engineering, or economics/finance. Applications from those with other degrees are also encouraged if you have demonstrated a good grasp of numerical/quantitative subjects. PgDip Minimum of a pass degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. Subject to performance diploma students may transfer from the diploma course to the MSc. English language requirements If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognised by UK Border Agency (please check most up-to-date list) or you have successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. For others, the department requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5 (or equivalent)). Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you're from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), please check English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers The aim of the MSc in data analytics is to develop graduates who can use data analytics technology, understand the statistical principles behind the technologies and understand how to apply these technologies to solve business problems. Graduates will be able to bridge the various knowledge domains that are relevant for tackling data analytics problems as well as being able to identify emerging themes and directions within data analytics. Graduates will display abilities across the three component disciplines. [-]

Entrepreneurial Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

If you're looking to work in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, this is the course for you. The ability to navigate finance and investment is a recognised weakness in up-and-coming entrepreneurs and small businesses. Specialists in this area are becoming more and more sought after. [+]

Why this course? If you're looking to work in an entrepreneurial ecosystem, this is the course for you. The ability to navigate finance and investment is a recognised weakness in up-and-coming entrepreneurs and small businesses. Specialists in this area are becoming more and more sought after. When you graduate with your MSc in Entrepreneurial Finance, you'll be qualified to: provide specialised finance help to startups work as a finance expert for a startup or small business What you'll study Finance & Accounting You'll develop an advanced understanding of cutting-edge accounting and finance practices by taking classes from our internationally renowned Department of Accounting & Finance. Entrepreneurship You'll attend specialist entrepreneurial finance classes at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship. On top of this, you'll also take a range of core, non-finance entrepreneurship classes. Both areas will focus on your entrepreneurial skills and on developing your capabilities. This will give you a valuable, well rounded and deep understanding of entrepreneurial organisations. We also run a three month virtual incubation project in collaboration with the University of Waterloo, Canada. This is your opportunity to apply what you're learning. Entry requirements Upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in economics, finance, business studies, management science or any other quantitative subject. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field. Careers Upon graduating with this degree, you'll be qualified to: establish a startup work in an entrepreneurial ecosystem support role (eg public agency) take over a family business work for a high-growth SME work for a leading consultancy [-]

Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership

Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

From the largest global corporations to more traditional public sector bodies, organisations are looking for individuals who possess both the mindset and skills to 'think and act entrepreneurially'. [+]

Why this course? From the largest global corporations to more traditional public sector bodies, organisations are looking for individuals who possess both the mindset and skills to 'think and act entrepreneurially'. Delivered over a 12-month period, the MSc is a highly practical, career-focused programme that addresses the global demand for talented entrepreneurs and those working for and managing entrepreneurial ventures. The ethos of the course is that rigorous, cutting-edge, theoretical knowledge must be combined with a special focus on developing the practical skills required to engage successfully in entrepreneurial activity. As a student, you'll be part of one of Europe’s leading technological universities and will have deep engagement with a dynamic innovation ecosystem through business competitions, guest lectures and field visits. You'll study There are three distinct components to the degree: the focus on advanced management & leadership practice, delivered with the Department of Strategy & Organisation covering key entrepreneurial topics such as creativity, business modelling, financial analysis & selling an applied project where you'll work on an innovation challenge that allows you to put your learning into practice Major projects Our Virtual Incubator Project will help you apply the tools and techniques developed throughout the degree programme to work on a real-world innovation challenge. Using an innovative virtual platform, Jamii, participants will work with the world-leading Canadian technology cluster ecosystem and will go through a stage-gate model of developing and pitching their solution to potential investors. Students will be assessed on this module by their portfolio of submitted work. Entry requirements First- or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in any discipline. Careers Graduates from the MSc Entrepreneurial Management & Leadership are expected to find employment in a variety of exciting roles. This may involve: establishing a startup working in an entrepreneurial ecosystem support role (e.g. public agency) taking over a family business working for a high-growth SME taking a leadership role in a large corporation working for a leading consultancy [-]

Financial Technology

Campus 12 months August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Financial Technology (FinTech) is concerned with the use of technology to make financial transactions more efficient. Graduates in this field will have a good understanding of finance, accounting, business information systems and analytic methods. [+]

Why this course? Financial Technology (FinTech) is concerned with the use of technology to make financial transactions more efficient. Graduates in this field will have a good understanding of finance, accounting, business information systems and analytic methods. Our MSc FinTech is jointly provided by the departments of Accounting & Finance and Management Science where relevant expertise resides across all core competencies both in teaching and research. This is a transitional masters degree and we accept students from a variety of background who want a career is this area. You'll gain a comprehensive skill set using a blended learning approach that combines theory, intensive practice and industrial engagement. What you’ll study The course is 12 months full-time, with two semesters of classes followed by an MSc dissertation project during the summer. The first semester is designed to give you the fundamental understanding of finance and analytical methods within the context of development in FinTech practice and application. The second semester will extend your core skills, expanding your knowledge of analytics methods, deepening your understanding of information systems and enhancing your understanding of financial markets. "Becoming an Effective Financial Technology Analyst" is a class led by industrialists in partnership with academics concerned with FinTech problems. It lets you experience the practical reality of applying analytical methods in financial technology business. Working with industrialists on real issues presents a variety of challenges. For example, data may of poor quality, decision makers can be vague concerning their requirements or the analytical technique required may not be obvious as well as convincing industrialists of the merits of the methods would all be covered in this class. Your understanding will be reinforced by experience. The final component of the MSc course will be a FinTech focused summer dissertation project. This can be completed either through a client-based project or a desk-based research project, depending on your interests. You'll submit your dissertation in September to complete your degree requirements. Facilities The course will involve big data analytics using the University’s servers. Some of the content will involve interaction with the Bloomberg Trading Simulation Laboratory in the Business School. Entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance for students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions in mid September 2017 Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers The course is tailored to make the graduates eminently employable in this exciting new field that cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Research indicates that students with programming, data analytics and finance skills get premium starting salaries compared to graduates from any one of these disciplines. [-]

International Master Project Management

Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

The International Master Project Management (iMPM) is a collaboration between MiP Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Strathclyde Business School. Each brings their respective excellence in research, consultancy and teaching in project management to an international teaching programme. [+]

Why this course? The International Master Project Management (iMPM) is a collaboration between MiP Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and Strathclyde Business School. Each brings their respective excellence in research, consultancy and teaching in project management to an international teaching programme. The programme looks at the strategic and holistic demands of modern projects in contemporary organisations. You'll gain knowledge in an emerging field that combines: project management as a process to deliver complex change strategic management as a process for formulating and implementing organisational strategy the development of transferable skills. Particularly teamwork, leadership, communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and presentation for employment This course is suitable for both recent graduates and those graduates already in the workplace. It offers a balanced programme of professional training at postgraduate level. The course looks at the most recent approaches in project management with a cross sectorial and intercultural perspective that focus on managerial, behavioral and technical competencies. Students graduating from the iMPM will receive two degree awards, issued by each institution: Politecnico di Milano - Master Universitario di I Livello in Project Management Strathclyde Business School - Master of Science in Project Management Where you'll study The course is entirely taught in English and has a duration of 18 months. The first semester held at MIP, Milan and the second one held at Strathclyde, Glasgow, plus final project work/research thesis. You'll spend approximately five months in Italy and the UK. The other eight months for the final project work can be in Italy, UK or internationally. The decision depends on your interests and the opportunities available. The programme is structured around the unique expertise of each institution. This ensures that the quality of teaching is at an exceptional level. You'll meet with a European and international network of scholars. Entry requirements The minimum requirement is a Bachelor degree (or an equivalent academic degree) of minimum three years duration and 180 ECTS credits in any discipline. Candidates should have a minimum Second Class Honours degree or equivalent CGPA. Careers The iMPM class is composed of a diverse mix of candidates coming from different nationalities. The iMPM programme trains candidates to assume job roles inside international and national companies in the project management field. The MIP Talent Development Center and Career Service at Strathclyde supports you in your personal and career development. They'll help you to widen your professional network. [-]

MSc/PgDip/PgCert in Operational Research

Online Full time Part time 26 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

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

Why this course? Operational Research (called "Operations Research" in some parts of the world) has been briefly described as the "scientific analysis of decisions". It's concerned with assisting and advising decision-makers in a wide variety of settings. The MSc in Operational Research aims to realise the potential of graduates, so that you immediately can play an effective role in providing model-based support to managers helping them to make better decisions at an operational/technical level. You’ll develop a rigorous academic understanding of advanced analytical methods that are used to provide structured and analytical approaches to decision-making. You’ll also develop practical skills in using operational research models to support decision-makers. You’ll study All classes are taught using material presented via the internet. Classes are supported by faculty members who also teach on the full-time course. They will guide and support discussion via discussion forums. The programme contains three stages. In progressing towards completion of the MSc students will undertake the following: Postgraduate Certificate in Operational Research This includes five compulsory classes and one elective class all of which can be completed fully online. Compulsory classes Foundations of Operational Research & Business Analysis Quantitative Business Analysis Managing Business Operations Spreadsheet Modelling & Demand Forecasting Operational Research Methods Elective classes One optional class chosen from: Business Simulation Methods Risk Analysis & Management Decision Analysis Advanced Operations Research Modelling using specialist software tools Postgraduate Diploma in Operational Research After completion of the Postgraduate certificate two further elective classes and one compulsory class are required to be undertaken. Compulsory class Becoming an effective operational research modeller Elective classes Two elective classes chosen from same list as for the Postgraduate Certificate. If you wish to proceed to the Postgraduate Diploma you need to be in appropriate employment. The final decision as to what is "appropriate employment" remains with the University of Strathclyde. However, if your employment covers all of the following, you're likely to be in the correct type of post: solving problems owned by someone else ill-defined problems working in teams the opportunity to use a variety of Business Analysis techniques your work has an influence on the operation of your organisations Your employment should require some analysis of business situations, in the private or public sector. Samples of your work will form the basis of reflection and learning projects, guided by a personal mentor. MSc in Operational Research Students who complete the Diploma and gain sufficient marks to proceed to the MSc will be expected to undertake a project. The project will be integrated with your employment. You'll have individual personal mentoring to guide you in reflection and learning. Technical requirements To undertake this course you need to have: Modern PC running Windows Vista or higher, web cam, headset with microphone Minimum 2Mb/sec broadband connection Microsoft Excel 2010 or higher NB: Some of the course software is Windows-only and will not run under Linux or on Macintosh computers so use of a PC or PC-emulation software is essential if these operating systems are used. Start dates You can start the Certificate programme in October or April. The Diploma course usually runs between September and May, though there is some flexibility with this. It's followed by the project which has a flexible timetable. Normally, a student should be able to complete the MSc programme in around two and a half years. Please contact us if you need advice about the best start date for you. Entry requirements Applicants for the Certificate should normally hold at least the equivalent of a UK pass degree. Students from a wide variety of first degrees are accepted onto the course. Many students have first degrees in business, economics, engineering and the social sciences. However, we also encourage applications from other degrees. English language requirements In addition to academic qualifications, you must also be able to show that you have a sufficient grasp of English. If English is not your first language you'll need to provide evidence of your proficiency before you can begin the course. See the University's English language requirements webpage for details of what is required. Mathematics requirements Some of the classes will require some mathematical manipulation. Knowledge of the topics below may well be expected. If you have problems with any of these you'll be required to do additional pre-course reading. Ability to use a scientific calculator: Capable of using and understanding functions such as exp, log, x^y on a calculator. Algebraic notation and manipulation; subscripts; simple results: Should feel comfortable manipulating equations and working with subscript notation. For example, student should be able to solve a quadratic equation, such as x2 + 2x + 1 = 0. Logs and exponentials: Have a general understanding of the use of logs and exponentials; the ability to carry out logarithmic transformations; an understanding of the logarithmic and exponential laws of summation, division etc. Graphs of simple functions: Ability to draw and interpret graphs of simple linear and non-linear mathematical functions Differentiation (including differentiation of a product): the idea of a differential equation An understanding of when differentiation is used: Ability to carry out differentiation on different functions, including functions that include the product of two variables; a basic understanding of how to solve equations that involve one or more derivatives; an understanding of what integration is; integration of polynomials and ex, integration by parts; understanding of when the use of integration is appropriate and the ability to carry out the integration of functions that contain variables with nonnegative integer powers. Finite sums: Infinite sums of xi and xi /i!; ability to carry out sums of arithmetic and geometric series; ability to sum infinite series of elements that have the form ?xi or ?xi/i!, where, for example, i = 1 to 8. Simple manipulation of vectors and matrices: Ability to carry out simple manipulation, such as addition, subtraction and multiplication of vectors and matrices. Careers In the department, we have very good links with business and have hosted recruitment events for many companies including Barclay’s Wealth, British Airways, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Rolls Royce, Sopra and SIMUL8, to name a few. The skills you learn in the MSc make you very marketable to potential employers. Other employers where our graduates have found work include Clydesdale Bank, HSBC, PWC, RBS, Roland Berger and the Scottish Government. [-]

MSc/PgDip in Quantitative Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Globally, financial tools, products and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. There's a demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in these products. [+]

Why this course? Globally, financial tools, products and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated. There's a demand for market-aware graduates who can demonstrate an understanding of mathematical models used in these products. The MSc in Quantitative Finance – an innovative cross-faculty alliance between the Strathclyde Business School and the Faculty of Science – has been developed to address this need. The course has been designed so that students who have a strong aptitude for mathematics, statistics and computing but who have not studied these topics in detail in their first degree can learn the necessary skills to move into the financial industry. This course will prepare you for a career in financial engineering and risk management. Careers include roles as a hedge fund manager or financial analyst. You’ll gain: a good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of financial markets a practical understanding of numerical methods in finance an introduction to programming for financial applications an understanding of the role of computers in business processes What you’ll study The curriculum provides a balance between finance and mathematical theory, computer implementations of this theory, and practical skills and knowledge. Core classes are undertaken in the first semester, and address themes such as principles of finance and quantitative methods for finance, as well as foundation classes in mathematics, statistics and computing science. Work placement You may be able to undertake an industrial based MSc project. This takes place in the third semester of the course between June and September. The placement can be based in the UK or in another country and are typically paid internships. In 2014 we had students placed in banks in France and Malta. Facilities The Department of Mathematics & Statistics has teaching rooms which provide you with access to modern teaching equipment and access to University computing laboratories with all necessary software available. You'll also have access to a common room facility which gives you a modern and flexible area which can be used for individual and group study work and is also a relaxing social space. Entry requirements An Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in accounting, economics, engineering, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative element. Applications are also welcome from those with appropriate professional qualifications, or those who can demonstrate relevant practical experience. Careers Financial tools, products and software are becoming increasingly complex and sophisticated and there's a need for the finance industry to self-regulate as it witnesses unprecedented growth. Market-aware finance graduates, who understand the mathematical models used to develop these products and their computer implementations will be much in demand by international organisations. Drawing on expert academic input from three departments – Accounting & Finance, Mathematics & Statistics, and Computer & Information Sciences – this one-year programme has been developed to prepare participants for careers within areas such as financial engineering and risk management, and for highly quantitative roles, such as hedge fund managers and financial analysts. We also work closely with the University's Careers Service. They offer advice and guidance on career planning and looking for and applying for jobs. In addition they administer and publicise graduate and work experience opportunities. [-]

MSc Applied Economics

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

You’ll learn all about the fundamental principles of economic analysis. You'll also gain the skills to apply insights obtained from these principles in particular context. [+]

Why this course? You’ll learn all about the fundamental principles of economic analysis. You'll also gain the skills to apply insights obtained from these principles in particular context such as: acquiring and analysing information supporting decision-making problem solving policy making in private and public sector organisations The course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in areas such as economics, banking, energy, central and local government, charities and management. If you're already working in one of these areas, the course will enhance your effectiveness by developing skills in data analysis, decision-making, policy formation and communication. Aims & objectives The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of micro and macroeconomic theory experience in the application of relevant economic theory to policy development and decision making in public and private sector organisations an appreciation of the nature and functioning of markets, institutions and policy-making environments that condition and shape policy choices a good working knowledge of statistical and econometric modelling techniques that support analysis and decision-making skills in the methods and techniques of economic appraisal of projects and programmes You’ll study There’s two semesters of core and elective modules, followed by a dissertation. Core modules Foundations of Microeconomics Further Topics in Microeconomics Macroeconomics for the Business Environment Macroeconomics for the Global Business Environment Analysis of Economic Data Quantitative Methods Principles of Economic Appraisal Economic Appraisal of Programmes & Policies Elective modules You must choose four modules from the list below. You can substitute two modules for classes offered elsewhere in the Business School. You'll choose from: Fundamentals of Business Economics International Trade & Policy Games of Strategy Environmental Economics Energy Economics Dissertation Dissertation topics can be chosen from within the broad range of issues covered on the programme. Entry requirements A good Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. English language For students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers The MSc in Applied Economics builds on our experience over many years in delivering classes that produce highly employable graduates. The course has been designed with employers' needs in mind, with design input from those who employ our graduates. Where are they now? Economists have excellent employment prospects and are amongst the most sought after postgraduates. Some examples of the kinds of work our graduates do is provided in the following list. Job titles include: Economists in investment banking and other bank departments Central Bank economists Economics statisticians Officials in regulatory agencies Commercial/business analysts with multinational companies and large organisations (such as health authorities) Economic, investment and management consultancies Economic assistants in government departments or agencies Academic posts, such as research assistants/fellows and lecturers in university and research institutes Managerial positions in charitable organisations Managerial and chartered accountants Analysts and Financial Advisers Energy Analysts and Economists Health managers and economists Business and Corporate Management Economists and other officials in Environmental Protection Agencies and NGOs Local government and Development Agency officials [-]

MSc Business Analysis and Consulting

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

The MSc in Business Analysis & Consulting has been developed to equip you with the practical, evaluative and analytical skills to allow you, as a future manager or consultant, to influence and develop strategy and performance within organisations. [+]

Why this course? The MSc in Business Analysis & Consulting has been developed to equip you with the practical, evaluative and analytical skills to allow you, as a future manager or consultant, to influence and develop strategy and performance within organisations. You'll learn the key quantitative business analysis methods necessary to evaluate performance. In addition, you'll learn how to use business models to support the development of strategy for organisations and to help them to monitor and measure strategic processes. Simultaneously, you'll develop the key skills of business consulting, which are applicable to any organisation. You’ll study Compulsory modules include Foundations of Operational Research & Business Analysis, Quantitative Business Analysis and Managing Business Operations. You'll also choose three optional modules from a range including Business Simulation Methods, Risk Analysis & Management and Business Information Systems. Dissertation MSc students undertake a three-month project, typically for an external organisation. This gives you the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories you've studied on the course. Work placement The apprenticeship scheme forms a vital component of this course. Many of our students spend an invaluable three weeks in January embedded in the analytical function of their host organisation. Last year, more than 35 selected students worked with over 25 different organisations based all over the UK, including Capita, Department of Health and Tesco Bank. The scheme has a highly competitive selection process, where the students with the strongest generic skills and academic capabilities are chosen for external placements. In addition, many MSc projects are carried out for an external organisation. Students spend the three months from July to September working on a project of importance to their clients. The aim is to gain direct experience in applying the concepts and theories studied on the course. Project clients include many major concerns, in fields ranging from aerospace to whisky distilling. Project: Becoming an Effective Business Analyst This takes place over both semesters and also involves the ‘apprenticeship scheme’. Every year, case studies and challenging projects are presented to the students by various organisations such as Accenture, British Airways, RBS and Simul8, to name a few from last year. Distance learning The course can be done through distance learning. All classes are taught using material presented via the internet so you can study when it suits you. Classes are supported by faculty members who also teach on the full-time course. They will guide and support discussion via discussion forums. This is a flexible degree and duration can vary. Minimum durations are: PgCert: 13 months PgDip: 20 months MSc: 26 months Student competition Every year, the best full-time MSc mark in the ‘Becoming an Effective Business Analyst’ module is recognised by the DSTL Prize. The prize involves a formal recognition by the department and an award of £100, which is kindly provided by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Entry requirements MSc second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in business, economics, engineering or the social sciences applications from those with other degrees are also encouraged. PgDip minimum of a pass degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject subject to performance, students may transfer from the diploma course to the MSc Do I need to know lots of mathematics or statistics to join the course? The Business Analysis & Consulting course is designed to take students with a wide variety of first degrees. Although some quantitative analytical tools are taught and used during the course, only basic mathematical knowledge is necessary before starting the course. Many students in this course have first degrees in business, economics, engineering and the social sciences. However, we have students from other backgrounds as well. English language requirements If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognized by UK Border Agency (please check most up-to-date list) or you’ve successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. For others, the department requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5 (or equivalent)). Pre-sessional courses in English are available. If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), please check English requirements before making your application. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers The skills you’ll learn on the MSc make you very marketable to potential employers. We’ve very good links with business and have hosted recruitment events for many companies, including Barclays Wealth, British Airways, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, Rolls Royce, Sopra and SIMUL8, to name a few. [-]

MSc Finance and Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

Differentiating yourself in a crowded graduate job market is crucial no matter which country you choose to work in. A postgraduate business qualification which has fully transferable skills across different organisations, as well as across international borders, is critical to that differentiation. [+]

Why this course? Differentiating yourself in a crowded graduate job market is crucial no matter which country you choose to work in. A postgraduate business qualification which has fully transferable skills across different organisations, as well as across international borders, is critical to that differentiation. If you're looking to develop your knowledge of finance and management simultaneously before embarking on your first professional business role, then the MSc Finance & Management is the course for you. Or, if you're a graduate with some business experience, this qualification will provide the opportunity for you to further progress your career in a finance and/or management related role. Building on the excellent reputation we've achieved for both financial and general management programmes, our department of Accounting & Finance and department of Strategy & Organisation have worked together to develop this course. It's a one year, full-time masters degree designed to give you a competitive edge no matter where your future business career takes you. It offers ambitious graduates a thorough grounding in both financial and management principles. This in-depth understanding of both subject areas will be applicable to roles in any organisation, where a good knowledge of finance and management is required. Study abroad There are a number of elective classes you'll have to choose from. If you're interested in studying abroad, the ‘Managing in Europe’ class gives you the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School in France. Major projects During the summer you'll do two research projects in finance and management. There may be some opportunities to work with companies too. Course awards Our MSc Finance is currently ranked one of the best MSc finance programmes in the world by Financial Times. This course covers part of the MSc Finance. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Guest lectures Industry professionals are invited on regular basis to deliver guest lecturers in both finance and management areas. Entry requirements UK students are required to have a good honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in economics, accounting, business studies, maths, statistics, computing, or related subjects, or an equivalent professional qualification Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis. English language requirements If English isn't your first language, you'll need to provide proof of English language proficiency from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Our IELTS requirement is 6.5, however some courses may look for more. Improving your English If you need to improve your English to meet the language conditions of your degree offer, you can take one of our ELT English language courses here without needing to re-take IELTS or another English language test. [-]

MSc Finance and Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? Differentiating yourself in a crowded graduate job market is crucial no matter which country you choose to work in. A postgraduate business qualification which has fully transferable skills across different organisations, as well as across international borders, is critical to that differentiation. If you're looking to develop your knowledge of finance and management simultaneously before embarking on your first professional business role, then the MSc Finance & Management is the course for you. Or, if you're a graduate with some business experience, this qualification will provide the opportunity for you to further progress your career in a finance and/or management related role. Building on the excellent reputation we've achieved for both financial and general management programmes, our department of Accounting & Finance and department of Strategy & Organisation have worked together to develop this course. It's a one year, full-time masters degree designed to give you a competitive edge no matter where your future business career takes you. It offers ambitious graduates a thorough grounding in both financial and management principles. This in-depth understanding of both subject areas will be applicable to roles in any organisation, where a good knowledge of finance and management is required. Study abroad There are a number of elective classes you'll have to choose from. If you're interested in studying abroad, the ‘Managing in Europe’ class gives you the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School in France. Major projects During the summer you'll do two research projects in finance and management. There may be some opportunities to work with companies too. Course awards Our MSc Finance is currently ranked one of the best MSc finance programmes in the world by Financial Times. This course covers part of the MSc Finance. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Guest lectures Industry professionals are invited on regular basis to deliver guest lecturers in both finance and management areas. Entry requirements UK students are required to have a good honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in economics, accounting, business studies, maths, statistics, computing, or related subjects, or an equivalent professional qualification Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis. English language requirements If English isn't your first language, you'll need to provide proof of English language proficiency from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Our IELTS requirement is 6.5, however some courses may look for more. Improving your English If you need to improve your English to meet the language conditions of your degree offer, you can take one of our ELT English language courses here without needing to re-take IELTS or another English language test. [-]

MSc Global Sustainable Cities

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues. The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies. [+]

Why this course? This innovative programme focuses on tackling major urban opportunities and issues. The course provides you with the skills and understanding to become a leader in the design and delivery of sustainable city strategies. Over half the world’s population now live in cities. Achieving sustainable futures for urban centres is a growing issue. You’ll develop a full understanding of how cities work and acquire the tools to: re-design city systems raise finance gain political and community support for transformative city strategies and projects You’ll demonstrate your knowledge through high-quality work placements rather than a traditional dissertation. The course offers flexibility to pursue your individual interests and diversify your skills. This course has been reviewed by a range of key employers. They’ve expressed strong interest in being involved in this course and provide project placements and job interviews to graduates from the course. You’ll study The programme is centred around a suite of core classes and is delivered by dynamic and passionate team of staff drawn from multiple disciplines. These are in the key disciplines that are critical for understanding cities, their challenges, and opportunities and strategies for change. A further core class provides you with the leadership, project management and communication skills that are essential for successful implementation of sustainable city solutions. Core classes: Global Cities: Society & Sustainability City Systems & Infrastructure Understanding & Modelling Cities Urban Theory Public Policy, Governance & Strategic Change Business Models, Financing & Urban Business Case Analysis Leadership Skills for Urban Change Elective classes You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of classes across our four faculties to pursue your own interests and develop skills in specific areas. Work placement The degree offers relevant work experience. You’ll apply your skills and learning in two project placements in professional working environments, such as: city government industry research institutions Your placements can be in two different cities with the opportunity to gain international experience. Strathclyde’s new Technology & Innovation Centre The programme will make use of the facilities within Strathclyde’s new Technology & Innovation Centre, where the Institute is based. The Technology & Innovation Centre has been designed to act as a hub for world-leading research, bringing academics, business, industry and the public sector together to find collaborative and innovative solutions to complex global challenges. Future cities is a core theme of the centre, recognising the need for interdisciplinary research that delivers tangible benefits to citizens living in cities around the world. Guest speakers You’ll benefit from the latest knowledge and insights incorporated from leading business, government and academic experts, through guest speakers and case studies. Flexible study options The degree is available for both full time and part time study. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Entry requirements An upper-second class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject is required. Relevant subjects include: engineering business studies environmental studies architecture urban design economics geography sociology politics public policy international studies Other subjects may also be considered. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field. For students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde. Careers With over half the world's population now living in cities, achieving sustainable futures for urban centres is a growing current issue. Over 5000 cities in Europe alone have signed up to ambitious carbon reduction strategies, and the Technology Strategy Board estimate the market in joined up urban solutions will be worth £200 billion a year. Achieving global carbon reduction targets and improving the quality of life for citizens across the world is critically dependent on changing the way we live, work, and invest in cities. Commercial and governmental interest in cities as investment opportunities, engines for innovation, and the markets they create is growing dramatically, with significant demand for high calibre graduates in this field. To achieve sustainable futures for cities, professionals are required who have the holistic perspective to see beyond one single aspect of city life - and the ability to develop and deliver viable strategies that address the wider social, economic and environmental opportunities. Sustainable city leaders and innovators with a diverse range of technical and professional skills and knowledge are increasingly in demand. As cities around the world continue to adopt, develop and enhance their sustainability strategies, graduates with the knowledge and practical experience in delivering viable solutions in practice are highly-desirable employment candidates for a wider range of organisations. [-]

MSc in Business and Management (MBM)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? The MSc Business & Management (MBM) is a 12-month full-time programme. The MBM is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) as a Pre-Experience Masters in Management. The degree provides you with a solid understanding of how organisations work. You’ll enhance the skills and awareness needed to operate effectively in different types of organisations. The MBM is an excellent choice as a path into business management. It’s also for those looking to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market. The programme has consistently featured in the Financial Times global masters in management ranking. The MBM is designed to help you reach your potential as a manager or leader in the organisations of today and tomorrow. We place emphasis on self-development and self-discovery, not just classroom teaching. You’ll study There are three areas of focus for study: Understanding the Business – through a sequence of taught classes you’ll gain an insight into the major functional areas of most organisations. You’ll explore what they do and learn the language and techniques they employ in describing their area of the business. Our emphasis is on giving you managerial-relevant insight. Developing Management Potential – the Professional Management Practice class will help you understand the key skills needed to be successful in your career. It introduces key skills required for a career in management and helps you to identify and address your development needs. Building a Career Focus – individual classes give you exposure to different areas of the business. The elective classes and the MBM project allow you to decide what kind of focus you’re going to take in your degree and beyond. The Spring and Summer School elective classes bring together postgraduates from across the business school helping you to build networks and knowledge. Study abroad The MBM programme includes a number of elective classes from which students will choose. For those who are interested in studying abroad, the 'Managing in Europe' elective class provides the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School, France. Facilities The MBM is delivered in our award-winning building on Cathedral Street in the heart of Glasgow's city centre. Designed to meet the demands of corporate clients and those studying at a postgraduate level, it’s purpose-built to facilitate study, interaction and work. A modern lecture room in the Business School building will be your base for the year. With good social space conveniently located next to where you’re taught, you’ll find this a comfortable area from which to work. There’s campus-wide Wi-Fi and good quality catering facilities nearby. Our Business School provides a number of services including: a free printing allowance a dedicated IT support team The School's Business Information Service ensures that you can keep up-to-date with the latest trends and issues affecting the business world. The databases available are a particularly powerful tool, providing a rich array of information including: market reports financial analysis international news trade journals Accreditation The MBM is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) as a Pre-Experience Masters in Management. Student competitions Each year, the programme runs the ‘Best project award’ where the best final project wins a monetary award. The Dean also awards letters of commendation to other top projects selected by supervisors. Individuals are also encouraged to participate in university and international competitions. For example, previous students have competed and won key awards at the G20 Youth Summit and Strathclyde Enterprise Pathway competition. Conversion to the MBA As a graduate of the MBM, you’ll be offered the opportunity to convert your qualification to the prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. To take advantage of this opportunity you must apply within five years of graduating and have acquired sufficient work experience and exposure to management processes and issues. The conversion syllabus can be completed through any route of the MBA. That includes studying in Strathclyde Business School’s centres around the world and the flexible learning option. Most people choose to undertake the conversion while continuing their career by undertaking self-study supported by weekend workshops. For those who started their MBM after September 2010, the conversion syllabus is: The Reflective Practitioner Exploring the International Business Environment Strategy Analysis & Evaluation Making Strategy Strategic Consulting in Practice Two elective classes MBA Project Conversion generally takes 18 months on a part-time basis. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a non-business or management-related subject. The MSc Business and Management is primarily designed for those with non-business related degrees and is not suitable for those with general business degrees such as BA/BSc Business Studies or Bachelors in Commerce. For students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde. There’s no requirement for prior work experience, although many students on the course have worked for a couple of years. The course is not suitable for those who have extensive experience. As the course involves work on word processing and spreadsheet packages, a reasonable level of competence in both is advisable. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers The degree opens up a range of exciting career possibilities. In broad terms, our graduates’ career paths follow one of four directions: Entry into a management programme within national and multi-national organisations. Recent graduates have joined organisations such as: Accenture, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte, Facebook, Google, Eon, PricewaterhouseCoopers. Entry into a more specific programme where it’s the combination of first degree, or work experience, and the MBM that distinguishes them from the competition. Graduates have been recruited by such prestigious firms as: Ford Motor Company, Royal Bank of Scotland, Ubisoft, Cisco Systems, BSkyB, Schlumberger. Many have taken up an opportunity within their family’s business, developing the business to take advantage of the opportunities presented by today’s environment. Others are pursuing their dream of becoming an entrepreneur and building their own successful business. [-]

MSc in Economics and Finance

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

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

Why this course? Understanding the interaction between the disciplines of Economics & Finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in. Training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants. The MSc in Economics & Finance was launched in 2014/15. The aim of the programme is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world. The programme is jointly offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Accounting & Finance ensuring that you’ll be taught by experts in both areas. You’ll study The programme is centred on a suite of core classes designed to develop and enhance your knowledge and skills in a range of economics, finance, analysis and quantitative methods subject areas. You’ll be able to pursue your own individual interests and further develop specialised skills relevant to your chosen career paths through a wide range of elective classes. Core classes Core classes are as follows: Foundations of Microeconomics Macroeconomics for the Business Environment Analysis of Economic Data Further topics in Microeconomics Principles of Finance Accounting & Financial Analysis Macro for the Global Business Environment Quantitative Methods Plus either: Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications or Derivatives & Treasury Management Elective classes You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of classes from across the Departments of Economics and Accounting & Finance. Dissertation You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a challenging problem-focused or policy-relevant analysis and project. This lets you apply the skills and learning you've developed in the course of your taught classes. Preparation for this component will include participation in the Economics and Finance forum. This includes opportunities to benefit from the experience of economics and finance professionals in business, academia and government. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Entry requirements An upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Relevant subjects include economics, finance, business studies and management science. Consideration will also be given to applicants from a much broader set of backgrounds, including mathematics, environmental studies, politics, public policy and international affairs. We’ll consider applications from well qualified and highly motivated students with any undergraduate degree specialisation. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field. For students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde. Careers Graduates could gain employment in any job where a good knowledge of economics and finance is required. For example: public sector financial institutions consultancies international organisations non-governmental organisations [-]

MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? According to Wired magazine, some of the most dynamic and exciting career opportunities can currently be found in the startup and small business sectors. An increasing number of graduates are choosing to work for innovative entrepreneurial ventures rather than pursue more traditional graduate jobs. The Strathclyde MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology places graduates ahead of the curve when it comes to possessing the skills and knowledge required to make an impact in this fast-moving and rapidly evolving jobs market. Delivered over a 12-month period, the MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology is a highly practical, career focused programme that addresses the global demand for talented entrepreneurs and those working for entrepreneurial ventures. The ethos of the course is that rigorous cutting-edge theoretical knowledge must be combined with a special focus on developing the practical skills required to engage successfully in entrepreneurial activity. As a student on the course, you'll be embedded in one of Europe’s leading technological universities and will have deep engagement with a dynamic innovation ecosystem. Through a unique virtual incubation programme, in conjunction with the University of Waterloo in Canada, you'll gain direct exposure to Canada’s world-leading Technology Triangle. What you’ll study The programme involves a mix of theory and practical tool-based modules alongside a unique set of innovative ‘lab’ sessions that focus on developing specialist hard and soft skills. The degree is split into three sections that are reflective of a real-world startup scenario: Ideation: In semester one, you'll focus on creativity, opportunity recognition and data analysis skills Road Testing: In semester two, attention will turn to establishing a new venture and ensuring the market viability of a prototype product/service Commercialisation: In the final semester, you'll work on a detailed innovative project in collaboration with Waterloo University, Canada, to simulate bringing a product to market. Major projects The MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Technology degree contains a unique 60 credit hands-on project that is run in partnership with the University of Waterloo. During this project, you'll work on an innovation challenge and will apply the tools and techniques you've practiced over the previous year. Using Waterloo’s Virtual Incubation Platform, you'll pitch to experienced venture capitalists and other potential investors in the UK and Canadian ecosystems. Student competitions You'll be expected to participate in national and international entrepreneurship and innovation prizes. Strathclyde University has a strong track record of success in various prestigious competitions and there are considerable free support networks in place to help students with their entries. The Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship will provide a special university prize award for the best project. Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network The University of Strathclyde is home to the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network, a global support network for current students and graduates. The network has supported many internationally successful student and graduate businesses and yours could be next! Entry requirements First or second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject. There's no requirement for prior work experience. English language requirements For applicants whose first language isn't English, an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) is required. Careers Graduates from the MSc Entrepreneurship, Innovation& Technology are expected to find employment in a variety of exciting roles. This may involve: establishing a startup working in an entrepreneurial ecosystem support role taking over a family business working for a high-growth SME [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow Tanzania Dar Es Salaam Oman Ruwi + 4 more

This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance. If you’re already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. [+]

Why this course? This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance. If you’re already working in finance, the course will enhance your effectiveness in your current role. We’ll explore the latest developments in the field and encourage you to question traditional rules and techniques and take an analytical approach to practical problems. The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis the ability to apply the analysis developed in the course You’ll study The curriculum provides you with a good balance between accounting and finance theory and practical skills and knowledge. You'll study core classes, which include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. You'll also choose elective classes from topics including Security Analysis and Management Accounting. Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only) Supported by an academic supervisor, you’ll either work on a series of research projects or a dissertation. Topics can be chosen from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We have around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Accreditation Our MSc programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Exemptions will be awarded from CIMA’s professional examinations, according to the route taken through the MSc. The course counts as credits towards the Chartered Banker qualification offered by the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland. The MSc Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. Entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance for students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions in mid September 2017 Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc in Finance & Law

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? In today’s unpredictable financial markets, strategic financial decisions and policies frequently need to be considered in relation to various legal requirements and constraints. Business people increasingly need to have an understanding of the financial and accounting principles which underpin and inform legal regulation of financial institutions, financial instruments and financial markets. Consequently, finance graduates who also have a strong legal knowledge, will be very attractive to a range of financial institutions and other organisations, both in the UK and overseas. This joint masters programme between the Department of Accounting & Finance and the Law School addresses this skills gap in the global market by introducing students to both the legal aspects of regulation of international finance as well as to principles of accounting and finance. You’ll study The programme comprises both core and optional classes in finance and law. It aims to provide students with a number of key learning outcomes: To understand the core elements of financial theory and corporate financial theory.* To understand key elements in financial law and regulation including the private law in respect of the structuring of individual transactions and the public law relevant to regulation of financial markets and institutions from the perspective of UK, EU and international law.* * Students will have the option of developing skills in various specialist areas in finance or business and commercial law. The programme also facilitates the development of various cognitive skills and non-subject specific skills. You'll learn the ability to: reason systematically critically analyse and evaluate arguments utilise quantitative techniques work on an independent and group basis structure and resolve problems take decisions in complex situations exercise judgement in taking decisions in the absence of complete information and understanding use software packages; and, communicate and present ideas effectively Major projects Students are required to complete two academic research projects – one in finance and one in law. Facilities Strathclyde Business School has undergone a £23.2 million transformation to locate departments in a single business quarter and provide state-of-the-art teaching facilities for our staff and students. The major refurbishment includes two new 100-seat lecture theatres, tutorial rooms for up to 40 people and smaller break-out rooms. All postgraduate finance students will gain substantial exposure to appropriate databases including Datastream, SDC Platinum, and Bloomberg, as part of their studies. Course awards This newly offered programme shares several common elements with our world-class programme MSc in Finance, currently ranked 28th in the world by Financial Times. About two-thirds of the syllabus are in common with MSc in Finance programme and students will be studying several classes together with the students of MSc in Finance programme. Guest lectures To enhance the learning experience and allow students exposure and engagement with industry, an ongoing series of guest lecturers from relevant professions and organisations will be on offer. Entry requirements UK students are required to have a good honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent in economics, accounting, business studies, maths, statistics, computing, or related subjects, or an equivalent professional qualification. Overseas students' qualifications will be judged on an equivalent basis. Careers The international market for graduates in finance continues to expand, but the opportunities for employment with the better known financial institutions remains competitive. The employability of those finance graduates who can also demonstrate a good knowledge of law will be enhanced, and prove to be very attractive to those organisations, financial institutions and law firms, involved in financial decision taking and the resolution of financial issues. [-]

MSc in Global Energy Management (GEM)

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  August 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow + 1 more

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

Why this course? The MSc in Global Energy Management (GEM) is an intensive course aiming to produce future leaders in the energy sector. The global energy system is undergoing a process of rapid change including: escalating demand constraints on supplies increasing energy prices regulatory pressures to reduce carbon emissions changing demographics and patterns of energy use and supply Industries, economies and societies face complex challenges and uncertainties that could become more extreme in the future. Both government and industry need to be able to understand and adapt to this changing context. Through this course you’ll gain a rigorous analytical training and in-depth real-world knowledge of global energy systems. There’s also hands-on training in the management of energy-related issues. Your training will help to give you an unrivalled edge in the energy job market. This Masters degree is delivered by the Department of Economics. You’ll study Core classes are designed around the latest academic research on the issues facing energy managers today. You’ll also have the opportunity to pursue your own interests through a variety of optional courses. We run a series of interactive seminars called the Global Energy Forum. Leading international energy experts in business, government and other organisations provide you with practical insights and inside knowledge. There are also field trips, conferences and you will complete a summer project. Core classes Global Energy Issues, Industries & Markets Global Energy Technologies, Impacts & Implementation Global Energy Policy, Politics, Business Structures & Finance Global Energy Forum Energy Economics Microeconomics or Macroeconomics Elective classes You’ll be able to choose from many postgraduate classes offered in: The Strathclyde Business School The Faculty of Engineering The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Facilities The Strathclyde Business School is situated in a modern building in heart of Glasgow’s city centre. It’s designed to meet the demands of both corporate clients and students. Our school is equipped with up-to-date computing and technology facilities, study areas and its own café. Accreditation The MSc in Global Energy Management is accredited by the Energy Institute, the professional body for the energy industry. It is the first Masters course to hold academic accreditation for the professional status of Chartered Energy Manager. The Strathclyde Business School is a triple accredited business school. It’s one of only a small percentage worldwide to hold this prestigious status, with full accreditation from the international bodies, AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. Energy Master Exchange Programme (EMEP) Strathclyde Business School and Dauphine Université, Paris, have joined forces to bring future leading energy market professionals together by forming the Energy Master Exchange Programme (EMEP) Workshop. Further information will be given when you enter the programme. Entry requirements An upper-second class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Applications are also welcome from candidates with significant high calibre industry or government experience. For students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde. We advise you to register your interest early due to the restricted number of spaces available. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers Energy is the largest and most critical industry in the global economy today. Employers are seeking out skilled graduates to work in the energy industry and related fields. As a graduate in global energy management, you’ll be well placed to manage the complex challenges facing the global energy system in the 21st century. We’ve designed this course to maximise the opportunities for industry engagement. You’ll take part in industry events such as the Scottish Oil Club. While on the course you’ll become Learning Affiliates of the Energy Institute. You’re entitled to free Energy Institute membership. Membership includes: access to a wealth of energy related information significant discounts to attend conferences and seminars many opportunities to meet professionals across the energy sector [-]

MSc in Human Resource Management (full-time)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? The MSc in Human Resource Management is a one-year, full-time programme. It's for those of you who aim to pursue a career in the field of human resource management. Mixing theory and practice, this programme offers you the opportunity for in-depth study of organisations and the management of work. It allows you to work towards a professional level of membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) The Department of Human Resource Management is a CIPD Approved Centre. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) stage of this programme is accredited as meeting the knowledge requirements for Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow. You’ll study You’ll undertake a curriculum based on the following compulsory and optional taught modules. If you meet the eligibility requirements on the Postgraduate Diploma then you’re allowed to proceed to the dissertation to complete the Masters stage. Business Skills Development sessions take place over both semesters. Management Research Report During the second semester, you’ll produce a management research report based on analysing a human resources issue in an organisation. You’ll require access to an organisation to carry out this research. You’re encouraged to use your own contacts to arrange this, although assistance will be given by the department. Dissertation MSc students also complete a dissertation on an approved topic over the period of June to August. Accreditation The Postgraduate Diploma stage of this programme is accredited as meeting the knowledge requirements for Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) at Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science or business-related discipline. For students whose first language is not English, achievement of an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each criteria). Prospective applicants must keep in mind that the above constitute minimum requirements and that meeting those requirements does not guarantee acceptance on the course. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Students on this programme are also required to become Student Members of CIPD at the start of the programme. The admission fee and the membership fee is paid by you directly to CIPD. Membership fees are due annually in July. More information will be provided at the start of the programme but information about student membership can be found on the CIPD website. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers Many our graduates are in work or further study in the area of HR.* Job titles include: Assessment Specialist Credit Analyst HR Assistant HR Adviser HR Analyst HR Manager Learning Development Consultant Employers include: Arcadia Highland City Council Police Scotland STV Welcome Break Wise Group *Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2014/15, 2013/14. [-]

MSc in Human Resources & International Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? In this full time programme, students will study the management challenges encountered by global organisations, with particular emphasis on attracting, managing and developing people. The programme brings together cutting-edge scholarship on global business management and international human resource management to provide a bespoke learning experience tailored to students looking to pursue senior roles that have a strong ‘people management’ element. You'll study You’ll study a tailored programme of human resources (HR) and business modules that specifically prepare students for management roles within global multinational enterprises and other international organisations. Human resource learning will be delivered through targeted modules such as: Global Staffing Labour & Diversity in Global Context HR in Business Context Comparative & International Employment Relations These and other HR-oriented learning will be complemented with modules engaging with a range of related challenges for international business managers, including: Understanding the Global Business Environment Managing Across Cultures Professional Management Practice Students will also have the opportunity to select a number of elective modules from an extensive programme of HR and business learning offered by Strathclyde Business School. Major projects Students will be required to undertake a research-based project that will focus on an organisational management issue with an international focus. You'll be assisted to connect with an international organisation and its managers to conduct research and produce a practically-focused report. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Guest lectures You'll have the opportunity to attend guest lectures and tailored seminars delivered by leading HR and business managers, focusing on the practical challenges of managing people in multi-national enterprises and international organisations. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any degree subject. For students whose first language is not English, achievement of the following minimum level of proficiency in English Language, taken within the past two years, is required: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each criteria Prospective applicants must keep in mind that the above constitute minimum requirements and that meeting those requirements does not guarantee acceptance on the course. Careers As a graduate of this programme you could work for organisations such as: global multinationals and other businesses trading or managing people across territories government and public sector organisations dealing with international management issues global non-governmental organisations such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF [-]

MSc in International Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The programme is for graduates looking to broaden their previous study of accounting or for those already working in accounting or finance. [+]

Why this course? The programme is for graduates looking to broaden their previous study of accounting or for those already working in accounting or finance. The course gives you an international perspective on the theory and practice of accounting. You’ll study financial management and securities markets. There’s a particular focus on the move towards harmonisation with international accounting standards and the impact of leading standard-setting authorities. The course provides you with: an international perspective on accounting theories of income and value critical awareness of international accounting standards and their implementation sound understanding of financial theory and analysis appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions ability to apply analytical techniques in practice You’ll study The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. Core modules include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective modules include Advanced Corporate Finance and Applications Advanced Accounting. The research project will take up the third (summer) semester. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only) You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. The MSc International Accounting & Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. Entry requirements an Honours degree (upper second-class preferred), or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies, maths, statistics or computing. for students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions in mid September 2017 Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc in International Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? The MSc in International Banking & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in financial management within the international banking sector. For those of you already working in finance or banking, the course will enhance your effectiveness by covering the latest developments in the field. You’ll develop the concepts and skills required by financial managers and financial analysts working in the international banking sector. You’ll also gain an understanding of contemporary financial problems and issues facing international business and banks. The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature and functioning of financial markets and institutions a good working knowledge of accounting information and its use in financial decision-making and analysis an ability to apply the analysis developed in the course You’ll study The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. The research project will take up the third (summer) semester. Core subjects include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective subjects include Topics in Corporate Finance and Financial Management for Banks. Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only) You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Facilities Strathclyde’s Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. The MSc International Banking & Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. Entry requirements an Honours degree, or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative bias. The programme requires no prior knowledge of finance or banking for students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde you must also be able to attend the introductory sessions in mid September 2017 Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc in International Human Resource Management (Full-time)

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? This course will help you to develop an understanding of how and why human resource policies and practices differ across the world. You’ll examine how international companies address these challenges. The course allows you to consider these issues critically. It also encourages you to think more practically about the skills required to manage in an international context. The programme will provide you with: a good understanding of theoretical debates and policy issues affecting human resource management in the global context an awareness of the range of possible national and regional models for the management of human resources within the globalised economy an appreciation of the impact of local cultural and institutional influences on the practices of global organisations good working knowledge of the skills required to manage in an international context an understanding of how multinational organisations can best mobilise a culturally diverse workforce You’ll study The curriculum provides a good balance between theory and practice. You’ll undertake an introductory HRM class early in Semester 1 to prepare you for the core classes which follow. This class covers HRM concepts and functions such as: the nature of HRM people and their role in organisations recruitment and selection of employees managing people in the workplace, including: motivation and workplace relations; rewards and benefits; training and developing the workforce Research Report During Semester 2, you’ll produce a group report based on an organisational issue with an international focus. Assistance is given by the department to gain access to an organisation to complete the report. Dissertation MSc students also complete a dissertation on an approved topic with an international focus. This is done over the period of June to August. Facilities Strathclyde Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. It has around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Teaching staff The course is taught by world-class faculty drawing on leading edge research. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any degree subject. For students whose first language is not English, achievement of the following minimum level of proficiency in English Language, taken within the past two years, is required: IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each criteria Prospective applicants must keep in mind that the above constitute minimum requirements and that meeting those requirements does not guarantee acceptance on the course. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers As a graduate of this programme you could work for organisations such as: global multinationals government global non-governmental organisations such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and UNICEF Recent graduates from the department have gained jobs in a range of leading international organisations including: IBM Shell Accenture Oxfam [-]

MSc in International Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? The MSc in International Management will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required by international managers and leaders to operate globally. The course provides you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the practices and processes of international management. You’ll develop your understanding of the national and global contexts in which international managers operate. You’ll also gain an appreciation of how those contexts have an impact on managerial expectations and preferences in different cultural environments. The programme is practical in its orientation with an emphasis on the skills of working, managing and leading in various organisational settings. You’ll study Semester 1 You’ll begin with an introduction to the Professional Management Practice programme. Running throughout the first two semesters, this class offers a combination of workshops and learning exercises. You’ll have the opportunity to identify and develop the soft skills needed as a future international manager or leader. You’ll also attend an Integrated Skills Workshop which focuses on your personal approach to learning and managing yourself. Core classes Managing Across Cultures Managing People in Organisations Semester 2 Core classes Marketing Management Global Business Environment Finance and Financial Management You’ll also take part in group exercises (eg arranging a professional, cultural or careers-focused event) to address a managerial or leadership development need identified during the outward bound activity. Elective classes You’ll choose two elective classes from a shared pool of international and general management topics available on programmes offered by Strathclyde Business School. Elective modules vary from year to year, but may include: Brand Management and Strategy Foundations of Risk New Venture Creation Programme & Project Management Games of Strategy Leadership Strategic Financial Management Management of International Relationships Change Agency Developing Skills for Effective Management Consulting Improving Management Decision Making Exploring Resourceful Strategy Practice Social Media: Strategy & Management Managing in Europe (taught at Toulouse Business School, France) Semester 3 Core classes Business Strategy International Entrepreneurship Consultancy in Practice You’re required to complete a practically-oriented project. This gives you an opportunity to explore, at length, some aspects of theory or methods, or knowledge or skills introduced on the taught element of the programme. The project is supported by a class in project methodology. Study abroad This course includes a number of elective classes for you to choose from. If you're interested in studying abroad, the Managing in Europe elective class provides the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School, France. Major projects You're required to complete a project in the final semester of the course. You can arrange to do this in conjunction with an organisation. Facilities Strathclyde Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. It has around 200 academic staff and more than 3,000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. Entry requirements Good first degree in business or management, or a non-business degree plus some work experience in international trade or business, or equivalent. For students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde. Applications from those who can demonstrate that their work experience merits direct entry to the programme will also be considered. We may ask you to undertake a formal interview to discuss your achievements and aspirations. You must be competent in word processing, the use of spreadsheets and in report writing. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Where are they now? Many of our graduates are in further work or study.* Job titles include: Assistant Vice President, Private Investment Design Manager Executive - Transaction Services - Mergers and Acquisitions Market Analyst Portfolio Planning Analyst Production Manager Senior Marketing Executive Employers include: AECOM Chevron Nigeria Deloitte Edelman Berland Off the Kerb Siemens Industry Software *Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2014/15 and 2013/14). [-]

MSc in International Management & Law

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? The MSc in International Management & Law is a unique course that will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required by international managers and leaders to operate globally with a solid understanding of various forms of legal regulation. You'll develop the knowledge, understanding, technical and analytical skills in International Business and Law. This will allow you to work in all organisations where a good knowledge of International Business, Management Practice and Law is required. What you’ll study Semester 1 You’ll begin with an introduction to the Professional Management Practice programme. Running throughout the first two semesters, this class offers a combination of workshops and learning exercises. You’ll have the opportunity to identify and develop the soft skills needed as a future international manager or leader. You’ll also attend an Integrated Skills Workshop which focuses on your personal approach to learning and managing yourself. Core classes Managing Across Cultures Law of International Business Semester 2 Core classes Global Business Environment Comparative Law of Obligations You’ll also take part in group exercises (eg arranging a professional, cultural or careers-focused event) to address a managerial or leadership development need identified during the outward bound activity. You’ll choose two elective classes from a shared pool of international and general management and one elective class from law topics. Elective modules vary from year to year, but may include: Management electives: Digital Leadership: Strategy & Management Programme & Project Management Strategic Financial Management Managing in Europe (Toulouse) Developing Effective Consulting Skills Foundations of Risk Games of Strategy New Venture Creation Leadership Law electives Contemporary Employment Relations Labour Law in the Global Economy Comparative Company Law World Trade Law UK & EU Environmental Law International Environment Law International Banking Law Financial Regulation & Compliance E-Commerce Arbitration Law Intellectual Property Law You’re required to complete a practically-oriented project. This gives you an opportunity to explore, at length, some aspects of theory or methods, or knowledge or skills introduced on the taught element of the programme. You can focus on either International Management or Law. The project is supported by a class in project methodology. Work placement This course includes a number of elective classes for you to choose from. If you're interested in studying abroad, the Managing in Europe elective class provides the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School, France. Collaborative learning The MSc in International Management & Law is designed to be a collaborative learning experience. It's a partnership between academic staff and students, and between students from different cultural backgrounds. Working together allows those involved to build upon their collective understanding in interrogating, at an advanced level, the global issues impacting organisations. Entry requirements Good first degree in business or management, or a non-business degree plus some work experience in international trade or business, or equivalent. For students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde. Applications from those who can demonstrate that their work experience merits direct entry to the programme will also be considered. We may ask you to undertake a formal interview to discuss your achievements and aspirations. You must be competent in word processing, the use of spreadsheets and in report writing. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in theenquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. [-]

MSc in Investment and Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? The Masters degree in Investment & Finance is for those wanting to develop careers in areas such as security analysis, portfolio analysis and investment management. The course provides you with a rigorous education in the theory of finance. It also covers the various techniques and analytical tools used by investment professionals in practical decision-taking. The course will provide you with: an understanding of financial theory and analysis an appreciation of the nature of financial markets and institutions a good working knowledge of accounting principles and financial statement analysis an understanding of the techniques and concepts employed in the valuation of bonds and equities an ability to develop portfolios and investment strategies to meet risk-return objectives an understanding of derivatives – options, futures, swaps an understanding of the quantitative analysis and techniques employed in finance You’ll study The taught component of the course is covered in the first two semesters. The research project will take up the third (summer) semester. Core subjects include Principles of Finance and Accounting & Financial Analysis. Elective classes include Topics in Corporate Finance and Derivatives & Treasury Management. Dissertation or three research projects (MSc only) You’ll work on either a series of research projects or a dissertation, supported by an academic supervisor. You can choose a topic from the broad range of issues covered on the programme. You’ll be assessed on your ability to select and apply relevant theory and research methods. This work may be linked to an issue raised by, or a problem to be solved for, an employer. Facilities Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students. The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses. The MSc Investment & Finance has been accepted into the CFA Institute University Recognition Program. This status is granted to institutions whose degree program(s) incorporate at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), which provide students with a solid grounding in the CBOK and positions them well to sit for the CFA exams. Entry requirements a good undergraduate degree or equivalent, in accounting, economics, business studies or a subject area with a strong quantitative basis applications are also considered from those with appropriate professional qualifications and relevant practical experience for students whose first language is not English, get more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde you must be able to attend the introductory sessions in mid September 2017 Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers This course is suitable for those intending to develop their careers in finance, broadly defined as: corporate finance security analysis portfolio management options and futures treasury management the functioning of financial institutions and markets financial decision-taking in the public sector [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? The Msc Marketing Programme is designed for non-business graduates who want to pursue a career in this area. The Programme reflects the dynamic and technologically innovative nature of contemporary marketing, spanning private, public and third sectors. You’ll gain a sound knowledge of the principles of marketing. Most importantly, you’ll develop an understanding of consumer behaviour in relation to individuals and organisations. We’ll also ensure that you gain the technical and personal skills necessary to pursue your future career. The programme features a wide choice of elective subjects. These reflect the current diversity in contemporary marketing practice. The course has many value added features including but not limited to: real-life learning through our live industry consultancy project, ‘International Marketing Works’ high-calibre industry collaboration research excellence skills-based teaching Our students are truly international with representations from all parts of the globe which further enhances the learning experience. What you’ll study You’ll study seven compulsory and four optional choice classes. Teaching methods include case studies, simulations, seminars, presentations, team work, problem-solving exercises, and ‘hands-on’ real-life business projects. The teaching methods are designed to facilitate integration of the theoretical and practical aspects of the programme and encourage interaction among students. All modules require a high level of student participation in class and independent study. Leadership & team building For many students our dynamic programme (organised early in the first semester to enhance the development of leadership, teamwork and cross cultural skills) provides many memorable experiences. The programme is organised in conjunction with independent specialists and provides the ideal chance to network with your colleagues and develop key management skills. Accreditations & affiliations Our Department of Marketing is one of the oldest, largest and best marketing departments in Europe. We’ve an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research. Our staff also as advisors to private and public organisations; some hold senior positions in the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Marketing Research Society and other professional associations. We’re affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Marketing Society. Our courses are accredited by: AACSB EQUIS Guest lecturers World-class speakers from major International organisations give lectures on our programmes reflecting the high calibre industry collaborations of the department. Employability & career development The course has a dedicated careers specialist for group sessions, employability seminars, individual interviews and CV compilation and continues to support graduates for a year after graduation. Social activities There is a wide range of university social activities and clubs for students. The Marketing department organises its own events in addition to the programme run by the International office of the University. These include:famous student ceilidh in October with Scottish country dancing, the Marketing Works Grand Finale and Gala Dinner in June, sporting competitions and events; students also sometimes organise an end of programme celebration themselves. Entry requirements A first or upper-second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a non-business discipline. English language proficiency must be at IELTS 6.5 minimum. Selection process The selection process for this programme is based on information relating to your past academic performance and qualifications as well as work and life experiences, determining your suitability for the programme. For this reason, the completion rate is extremely high. Students who are committed to their studies and perform at the academic level required will complete the programme successfully. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers Where are they now? Our Masters is recognised globally for its excellence and graduates develop careers in marketing and related employment all over the world. A very small selection of job titles and employers is represented in the following examples*. Some graduates choose to continue studying for a PhD. Job titles include: Category Marketing Executive Integrated Marketing Officer Manager Operations Manager UK Sales Planner Employers include: IRONMAN Austria Microsoft Ripple *Based on the results of the National Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2010/11 and 2011/12). [-]

MSc International Marketing

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? The International Marketing Programme is designed as a specialist course for those who want to build on a previous business and marketing degree and study Marketing at an advanced level. It’s also appropriate for recent business graduates or established executives who are seeking either to acquire new skills or supplement the skills they have developed in a practical context. The programme allows you to develop advanced-level academic expertise in international marketing. You’ll gain the technical and personal skills to operate across a range of dynamic and competitive international environments. The course features a wide choice of elective subjects; many include international dimensions, reflecting the current diversity in global marketing practice. The course has many value added features including but not limited to: real-life learning through our live industry project, ‘International Marketing Works’ high-calibre industry collaboration research excellence skills-based teaching Our students are truly international with representations from all parts of the globe which further enhances the learning experience. What you’ll study You’ll study seven compulsory and four optional choice classes. Teaching methods include case studies, simulations, seminars, presentations, team work, problem-solving exercises, and ‘hands-on’ real-life business projects. The teaching methods are designed to facilitate integration of the theoretical and practical aspects of the programme and to encourage interaction among students. All modules require a high level of student participation in class. Leadership & team building For many students our dynamic programme (organised early in the first semester to enhance the development of leadership, teamwork and cross cultural skills) provides many memorable experiences. The programme is organised in conjunction with independent specialists and provides the ideal chance to network with your colleagues and develop key management skills. Accreditations & affiliations Our Department of Marketing is one of the oldest, largest and best marketing departments in Europe. We’ve an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research. Our staff also as advisors to private and public organisations; some hold senior positions in the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Marketing Research Society and other professional associations. We’re affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Marketing Society. Our courses are accredited by: AACSB EQUIS Guest lecturers World-class speakers from major International organisations give lectures on our programmes reflecting the high calibre industry collaborations of the department. Employability & career development The course has a dedicated careers specialist for group sessions, employability seminars, individual interviews and CV compilation and continues to support graduates for a year after graduation. Social activities There is a wide range of university social activities and clubs for students. The Marketing department organises its own events in addition to the programme run by the International office of the University. These include:famous student ceilidh in October with Scottish country dancing, the Marketing Works Grand Finale and Gala Dinner in June, sporting competitions and events; students also sometimes organise an end of programme celebration themselves. Entry requirements A first or upper-second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in marketing or business. Business-related degrees should include some Marketing component. Places may be available to applicants whose significant work experience warrants direct entry to this programme. English language proficiency must be at IELTS 6.5 minimum. Selection process The selection process for this programme is based on information relating to your past academic performance and qualifications as well as work and life experiences, determining your suitability for the programme. For this reason, the completion rate is extremely high. Students who are committed to their studies and perform at the academic level required will complete the programme successfully. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. Careers Where are they now? Our Masters is recognised globally for its excellence and graduates develop careers in marketing and related employment all over the world. A very small selection of job titles and employers is represented in the following examples* Job titles include: Consultant Consumer Researcher E-Marketing Co-ordinator Marketing Assistant Marketing Manager Media Assistant Overseas Sales Trainer Product Specialist Employers include: C-Insight Media Shop NACCO Material Handling Group Onepoing Consulting OPPO Tourico Holidays University of Aberdeen *Based on the results of the national Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey (2014/15 and 2013/14). [-]

MSc Managing Human Resources (Oman)

Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2017 Oman Ruwi + 1 more

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

Why this course? The effective management of employees in the private and public sectors is key to the future success of the Omani economy. Oman is experiencing rapid transformation in its workforce, driven by technological and generational change and necessitated by policies designed to increase the presence of Omanis at all levels in the workplace. The purpose of the MSc in Managing Human Resources is to provide HR professionals and those seeking to work in this area with the tools to operate effectively within this fast-changing environment. This course offer you an opportunity to study organisations and the management of work in depth. In studying the management of people, you will engage with contemporary ideas and arguments about Human Resource Management and International Human Resource Management within organisations. This will be further contextualised to the particular challenges facing HR professionals in Oman and the wider region. What you’ll study The programme will equip students to think critically about issues relating to the international context of the workforce in Oman and the wider region as well as encouraging them to think more practically about the skills required to manage in an international context. The programme will also provide extensive support for personal development through the induction process, transferable skills workshops, team-building events, networking opportunities, visits to organisations with an international profile and guest speakers. Major projects You will complete a 15,000-word dissertation based on a relevant human resources issue. In preparation for this, students will have already completed Research Methods for HR Professionals. Research for the dissertation will normally be conducted within the students own organisation. Facilities This programme will be delivered at our International Centre in Oman based in the College of Banking and Finance. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. In addition, all successful applicants will normally be required to have had a period of relevant experience in a human resources or general management position. For students whose first language is not English, achievement of an IELTS score of 6.5 with no criteria below 5.5. [-]

MSc Project Management and Innovation

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

The substantial gap in knowledge and skills required to manage innovative and transformative projects, and the forecasted global demand for graduates who are able to address future challenges, makes the potential employment opportunities for graduates of our new MSc Project Management and Innovation, truly outstanding. [+]

Why this course? The substantial gap in knowledge and skills required to manage innovative and transformative projects, and the forecasted global demand for graduates who are able to address future challenges, makes the potential employment opportunities for graduates of our new MSc Project Management and Innovation, truly outstanding. Combining an analytical and hands-on approach to projects aimed at addressing real world issues critically and pragmatically, this new masters degree will fully prepare you for career opportunities in management and policy making positions in all sectors ranging from private firms (manufacturing, services, etc) to public organisations (government, health care, etc). You'll study Based in the Department of Strategy & Organisation at Strathclyde Business School, this 12-month masters programme draws on the contributions of leading academic experts across key, relevant disciplines - project management, innovation, strategy and organisation - as well as from Strathclyde's new Technology & Innovation Centre. On completion of the programme you'll have gained: comprehensive knowledge and understanding of key issues in managing technology and innovation a thorough understanding of the role of projects in delivering innovation and change in products, processes and services a set of practical skills for managing projects with a high uncertainty and innovation content and/or which have innovation and change as a main target Course features Among the distinctive features of the course are: a highly practical, career-focused programme, addressing a global skills gap for effective project managers core project management classes enhanced and embedded by professional development and project management in practice modules a Consulting in Practice module, which provides an opportunity to put into practice all that you've learned from the programme and allows you, as part of a small team, to work on a live issue for a client organisation collaboration and engagement with the University’s Technology & Innovation Centre and associated companies Entry requirements First or second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in any subject. There's no requirement for prior work experience. English language requirements For applicants whose first language isn't English, an IELTS minimum overall band score of 6.5 (with no individual test score below 5.5) is required. Careers A degree in project management is the ideal start to building a successful career in management. Project management is used in all industry sectors. In engineering, construction and events management, business is fully managed using project-based structures and techniques. In areas such as finance, mass manufacturing and retail, project management is increasingly being adopted to improve business and enable change. A project management graduate will find a variety of opportunities with many large companies hiring through graduate apprenticeship schemes. Once employed, a trainee project manager will begin by managing small-scale projects. However, due to the fast-moving nature of this work, and the exposure to the wider business and to senior management that this role affords, a competent practitioner will quickly progress to larger and more complex roles. These roles often encompass external facing responsibilities such as client liaison and supply chain control. [-]

MSc Tourism Marketing Management

Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 United Kingdom Glasgow

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

Why this course? The MSc Tourism Marketing Management Programme offers a complete introduction to marketing management within the international tourism industry and prepares you with the knowledge and skills demanded by leading organisations worldwide. It reflects the dynamic and technologically innovative nature of contemporary marketing and you’ll gain insights into the technical and personal skills necessary to pursue a future career in tourism. Students in this programme come from a variety of academic backgrounds, with first degrees as diverse as physics and philosophy, and they always contribute a spectrum of perspectives, as befits a world leading masters programme. Undergraduate studies in Tourism or Hospitality are not a prerequisite of this programme. What you’ll study You’ll study seven compulsory and four optional choice classes. The course features a wide choice of elective subjects; many include international dimensions, reflecting the current diversity in global marketing practice. The course has many value added features including but not limited to: real-life learning through our live industry project, ‘International Marketing Works’ high-calibre industry collaboration research excellence skills-based teaching Our students are truly international with representations from all parts of the globe which further enhances the learning experience. Leadership & team building This is organised early in the first semester to enhance the development of leadership, teamwork and cross cultural skills. For many students, our dynamic programme provides many memorable experiences. The programme is organised in conjunction with independent specialists and provides the ideal chance to network with your colleagues and develop key management skills. Accreditations & affiliations Our Department of Marketing is one of the oldest, largest and best marketing departments in Europe. We’ve an international reputation for the quality of teaching and research. Our staff also as advisors to private and public organisations; some hold senior positions in the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Marketing Research Society and other professional associations. We’re affiliated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Marketing Society. Our courses are accredited by: AACSB AMBA EQUIS Guest lecturers World-class speakers from major International organisations give lectures on our programmes reflecting the high calibre industry collaborations of the department. Employability & career development The course has a dedicated careers specialist for group sessions, employability seminars, individual interviews and CV compilation and continues to support graduates for a year after graduation. Social activities There is a wide range of university social activities and clubs for students. The Marketing department organises its own events in addition to the programme run by the International office of the University. These include:famous student ceilidh in October with Scottish country dancing, the Marketing Works Grand Finale and Gala Dinner in June, sporting competitions and events; students also sometimes organise an end of programme celebration themselves. Entry requirements First or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. English language proficiency at IELTS 6.5 minimum. Pre-Masters preparation course The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options. To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form. To ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. [-]

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