MSc International Business Management 1 Year / 2 Years On Campus Learning Full Time, Part Time January
Fees and Funding
|Home / EU / RUK Students||Tuition fee for main award||£7,400|
|International Students||Tuition fee for main award||£16,100|
Managing Human Resources (BU5577)
Managing human resources well is important for survival and prosperity of organizations and economies, and has implications for individual attitudes and well-being. Managers are expected to contribute to the delivery of the human resource strategy, supported by expert advice and guidance. This module explores the key concepts underpinning the management of human resources and their practical application in organisations today. We will focus on four important themes within HRM:
· Recruitment and selection
· Equality and diversity
· Flexible employment and work-life balance
· Talent management
You will be encouraged to share your views and experiences through class discussion and debate.
International Business is a wide-ranging subject that includes economic, political, cultural and technological facets. The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the complexities of international business management by examining how the global environment and our understanding of these affect management within an international context.
Research Practice (BU5583)
This course introduces students to what is involved in undertaking business research in practice. Within lectures, tutorials and workshops students will develop an understanding of: Information retrieval and critical analysis; Philosophical issues in the construction of knowledge; Accessing and gathering quantitative and qualitative data; Data analysis; Student/Supervisor expectations.
The Leadership Challenge (BU5584)
This course provides an opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of your own leadership behaviour. Through seminars, group activities and discussions we investigate how personality, past experience, current situations and culture shape the way each of us behave in a leadership role. Using this information as a starting point we then explore how different leadership theories and approaches can be used as frameworks for developing a deeper understanding of leadership behaviour. You will also have an opportunity to try out a range of practical tools and techniques to assist you in the development of your own approach to leadership.
New Venture Creation (BU5940)
The aim of this course is to equip students with an understanding of key aspects of new venture creation, including business planning, pitching new ideas to investors and managing growth. This is a capstone course, by bringing together a range of different concepts.
Critical Studies Paper (BU5914)
This course aims to allow students to bring together their knowledge, learning and understanding gathered from across the modules studied. Students are required to choose an appropriate topic, and place it in the context of an appropriate body of literature and identify key concepts, ideas and definitions pertaining to the topic and its development. Students will select appropriate methodology to support the paper and organize empirical and theoretical material observing relevant academic conventions. The work will present a logical and cogent argument in support of conclusions drawn from material consulted.
On completion of the MSc Business Management compulsory courses, students will be permitted to undertake a further 60 credits for the award of an MBA. Importantly, in addition to the completion of the courses the students must have completed 3 years relevant work experience. This requirement will be necessary to complete the Professional Diary.
Accounting and Finance for Managers (BU5026)
The fact that money (and understanding money) really matters in business and all managers need to understand issues like cashflow and profit might depress you, but it is true. Financial viability of customers? Deciding on the likely financial viability of a project? Reporting to shareholders about performance? Does the word “sustainable” appear in a finance dictionary? All questions we will try and address.
Interpersonal Management, Negotiation and Persuasion (BU5038)
Business cannot be conducted without some form of communication between the participants involved. This course examines a wide variety of different types of interpersonal communication in different types of business contexts and, by so doing, provides students with a detailed and practical overview of this vitally important subject area.
Marketing Management (BU5039)
The course will apply theoretical and practical content to explore the key concepts of marketing management to provide students with an understanding of planning, coordinating and controlling marketing activities. It aims to take students understanding beyond what has been labelled as a transaction-based approach to a relationship-based approach. As such the aim is to provide students with an understanding of the role of marketing in establishing, developing and maintaining relationships for mutual gain. This will be achieved through a combination of lectures, seminars, simulations and directed private study.
Issues in International Management (BU5057)
The course aims to provide students with an understanding of Issues in International Management as viewed from a number of diverse perspectives eg Coaching; Oil & Gas; Entrepreneurship; Technology; Accountancy & Finance
On completion of the MSc International Business Management students will be permitted to undertake a further 2 courses for the award of an MBA
Managing Consultancy and Change (BU5046)
The consulting industry is a global business which employs 3 million people and generates revenues of $300 billion a year. The Financial Times reported that the consulting industry “…needs to recruit 300,000 – 500,000 people a year.” To fill the vacancies created by turnover. This course seeks to give its students an opportunity of access or progression within this global industry.
While traditional courses in this area rely on traditional, valuable, teaching methods this course takes the approach that learning has many components. It emphasises experience and interaction as well as traditional teaching. This combination better supporting the courses outcomes.
Managing Distributed Teams (BU5964)
Consultancy and Innovation (BU5051)
Innovation is at the forefront of much of the current economic and political debate to improve the competitiveness of economies and firms. This course will focus on the role of new product development in enabling firms to generate competitive advantage, and the types of problems faced by firms in their innovation management. In particular this course blends the perspectives of marketing, design and manufacturing into a single approach to product development. It provides students with an appreciation for the realities of industrial practice and introduces sets of product development methods that can be put into immediate practice on development projects.