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This exciting new course is the first in Scotland to be run in partnership with SAS, a global leader in business analytic solutions. Read more

This exciting new course is the first in Scotland to be run in partnership with SAS, a global leader in business analytic solutions. It has been developed in close collaboration with leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab, to produce graduates with the skills that industry needs.

The course addresses the acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics. It provides students with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision making. In doing so it develops graduates with highly sought after blend of data analytics, business acumen and advanced management skills.

The course gives you the opportunity to develop specialist skills by choosing elective modules from finance, marketing, data science and management. You’ll work in real life consultancy-style projects alongside industry leaders in data analytics. Our extensive network of external organisations across all sectors provides opportunities to build your knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in business analytic roles.

Key information

-Degree type: MSc

-Study methods: Full time, Campus based

-Duration: 12 months

-Start date: September

-Location: Stirling Campus

Structure and content

Begin your course in the best possible way, with our unique Flying Start Leadership programme. It’s exclusively for new students about to start one of our postgraduate courses. You’ll take part in a wide range of group and individual activities, workshops and information sessions to help you prepare for the year ahead, and make the most of your time at the University of Stirling Management School.

Attend the Flying Start Leadership programme and you will:

-Discover more about the exciting period of learning ahead.

-Understand what is expected of you in your course.

-Get to know the teaching and support staff.

-Learn more about a diverse range of approaches to learning.

-Work as part of a successful team.

-Develop your personal goals for the year ahead.

Activities range from practical skills – such as effective public speaking – to developing ways to work in groups with other students. The programme is also a chance to discover all that the University and the vibrant city of Stirling has to offer, and to make new friends.

About the Faculty

The University of Stirling Management School is recognised as a centre of academic excellence that offers innovative scholarship and widespread engagement with a variety of stakeholders to improve and transform business, society and lives.

The rigour and relevance of the School’s research is represented in the way projects are sponsored and funded by leading domestic research institutes as well as international bodies who value the research expertise offered.

Other admission requirements

If you don’t meet the required criteria for this course, you can complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport to gain a guaranteed entry onto this Master's degree.

INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto this Master's degree.

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

-IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill.

-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C or above.

-Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C or above.

-Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component.

-IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17.



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International business and marketing is a powerful combination if you have set your sights on a high-flying career in a leading global organisation. Read more

International business and marketing is a powerful combination if you have set your sights on a high-flying career in a leading global organisation. Our MSc equips you with the vision, professional credibility, practical skills and specialist knowledge you need to excel.

  • Focus on applied analysis in international business sectors, markets and marketing as well as international policy and global strategy
  • Network with business leaders who provide guest lectures, consultancy projects, case studies and professional mentoring
  • Gain vital hands-on experience in our brand new Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab, using real-world data for research into companies and markets across the globe
  • Work on real-world consultancy projects, harnessing the theory you learn in the classroom to help businesses and other organisations improve their performance and productivity
  • Enhance your CV and boost your employability with our unique Futures Award in Leadership in International Business and on our industry-standard leadership residential
  • Undertake a major independent study into an area of international business and marketing that matches your interests and career plans
  • Be inspired by a teaching team with industry experience, extensive contacts and a strong profile for influential research
  • Learn alongside students from around the world, sharing experiences to deepen your understanding of global business and cultural diversity

Join our highly successful network of alumni now pursuing lucrative careers in international and multinational organisations

  • Our exciting new MSc is designed to nurture the next generation of forward-thinking, energetic and ambitious business and marketing professionals with a truly global outlook.
  • In tune with today’s business world
  • Leading employers worldwide increasingly expect their senior staff to have a specialist postgraduate degree like our MSc International Business and Marketing.
  • This multidisciplinary course is an excellent choice if you want to develop a thorough understanding of the economic, marketing, strategic, legal and cultural factors facing international business. It brings together disciplines such as strategy, international economics, marketing, brand management and law.
  • Drawing on real-world case studies, you’ll hone your skills in applied research as you conduct wide-ranging business, marketing, international economic and market analysis. You’ll also focus on how to create and implement strategic marketing plans which address business challenges in original ways.
  • Learning at the cutting edge
  • Our impressive new Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab is the ideal setting for you to gain hands-on experience, working with the same information and technology used by financial and business professionals all over the world. You’ll gain vital insights into extracting and analysing real-time market and international economic and financial data, undertaking applied analysis using appropriate statistical software.
  • We are among the top universities to have invested in such exceptional learning facilities in partnership with Bloomberg, the global business and financial information leader. You will receive training from Bloomberg specialists and can work towards the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate alongside your degree to boost your professional profile.
  • Powerful partnerships to inspire you
  • The MSc International Business and Marketing is designed and delivered with input from business leaders operating at local, national and international levels. We collaborate directly with prestigious names such as Lloyds Bank, Smiths of Derby, Eversheds, Price Waterhouse Cooper, PKF Cooper Parry, Bloomberg and major marketing analytic firms including GI Solutions Group.
  • Many of our business partners contribute to the MSc with thought-provoking guest lectures and masterclasses. You’ll hear first-hand what happens at the sharp end of business and marketing across vastly different organisational cultures.
  • You can also extend your contacts through networking at Institute of Directors workshops, company taster days and events held by our Network of Entrepreneurs. Our annual Marketing 2020 programme – a rare opportunity to hear from some of the country’s leading marketers – sets the scene for the future of the profession.
  • Company visits will give you fresh insights too. Previous examples include behind-the-scenes tours of the Pride Park Stadium, Derby Arena, Crown Derby and high performance engineering company epm:technology.
  • Benefit from professional mentoring
  • We offer you the opportunity to receive mentoring from influential business figures who are happy to share their experiences and insights with you. Our mentors range from international trade experts and banking specialists to senior marketing managers from our partner companies.
  • Career development planning is an integral part of your studies and you’ll benefit from the support of a personal tutor. You’ll also have access to our first-class professional career service throughout your studies and even after you’ve graduated. 
  • Build an impressive portfolio of skills
  • We’re committed todelivering a stimulating learning experience, which includes our two-day industry-standard residential course in leadership.
  • You could also contribute to specialist research projects in the region or work in a team of marketing consultants with our partners. Recent examples include an economic impact study of the Buxton Festival, branding ideas for Haddon Hall, and customer research for the Derwent Rural Counselling Service.
  • In addition, we support you to take part in competitions such as the IBM University Business Challenge and the University Trading Challenge. You could even publish your research in our monthly Economic Bulletin and our academic journal, Critical Perspectives on Business Management.
  • Focus on areas that interest you most
  • The culmination of the MSc International Business and Marketing is your Independent Study where you investigate a topic that reflects your interests and ambitions. This is your chance to conduct in-depth research, developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills which will serve you well in future. You’ll ask searching questions, critically review literature, analyse data, draw conclusions and make recommendations.
  • The range of topics covered is vast. Among recent examples, our MSc students have investigated knowledge transfer in the South African hotel sector; international marketing of satellite TV packages in Africa; consumer complaint behaviour in Chinese online shopping; international leadership challenges in SMEs; international marketing in higher education; and how consumers become ‘fans’.
  • Employability sessions including psychometric testing, interview experience and assessment centre training.


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Why choose the MSc in Business Analytics?. Do you want to be a professional analyst who understand both the technologies and the business?. Read more

Why choose the MSc in Business Analytics?

  • Do you want to be a professional analyst who understand both the technologies and the business?
  • Do you want to master the skills in making data-driven business decisions?
  • Do you want to learn the practical use of data visualization tools, statistical analysis tools, and big data technologies?

What is business analytics?

Business Analytics is the intersection of management science and machine learning in real world applications.

It offers new potential to improve financial performance, strategic management and operational efficiency.

Business Analytics is an increasingly critical component in preparing organizations to solve 21st-century business challenges and support data driven decision making.

Programme overview

Our MSc Business Analytics programme is a one year, full-time programme consisting of 6 core modules, and 2 elective modules from a choice of 7 elective modules.

The core modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, and computer laboratory sessions. Students undertake the dissertation project in Business Analytics in collaboration with one of our international industrial partners.

Graduates of the programme will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge in a range of fields, including business operation, database, statistics, informatics, data analytics, machine learning and big data technologies in real-world business contexts.

Applicants for this programme are required to have at least a second class honours in the first division or international equivalent in any discipline, including business and management, and at least 10 credits equivalent value with significant mathematical/statistical content (However, this course is not suitable for students who have previously studied a significant amount of business analytics).

Teaching and Learning

Our learning environment is highly interactive and innovative with student-centred learning activities.

Other than examinations, our students will be assessed via essays writing, practical exercises, group and individual projects, and oral presentations.

The dissertation focuses on developing students’ skills in applying analytic techniques, communicating and solving the data analytics problem.

Career options for this degree

The area of business analytics is growing in financial sectors, customer services, enterprise optimization, and consumer marketing.

When our students graduate, they will be able to:

  • Find a job in the business firms that require the knowledge of big data and advanced analytic techniques.
  • Study the organisations, management, and international external environments.
  • Gain business insights and professional skills in data mining, data visualization, data management, process modeling, predictive and advanced analytics.
  • Develop the ability to optimize the business processes and management practice.
  • Contribute to business and society at large.

What are the potential careers of our graduates?

  • Business intelligence analytics,
  • Marketing analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Business consultant
  • Solution Architects


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PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION. Business Analytics enables organisations exploit the data and IS systems at its disposal to maximise organisational performance. Read more

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Business Analytics enables organisations exploit the data and IS systems at its disposal to maximise organisational performance. Students will develop the skills necessary to gain business insights to improve decision-making.

The MSc in Business Information and Analytics Systems (MSc BIAS) provides students with a portfolio of business and analytical methods for solving problems and supporting decision making. The MSc BIAS provides students with a specialism in Business Analytics as well as an extensive knowledge of business and IS concepts. At the core of this programme is a selection of topics covering cloud technologies, Business Intelligence and Business Analytics, IT performance management , data management and IT project management. A research project will allow student groups to explore and develop an IT solution to a specific business problem in an area specific to the Business Information and Analytics area. 

Business Analyst and Project Manager are listed as two of the top ten jobs in the IS / IT sector (Read More). The MSc Business Information and Analytics (MSc BIAS) is designed to provide students with the skillset to be successful in these roles. Organisations today need people who know how to manage and store data that helps them make better business decisions, compared to years ago when businesses didn't have data management at their fingertips to review and analyse to help them drive business forward. 

The MSc in Business Information and Analytic Systems degree offers a specialisation in Business Analytics with modules such as:

  • Design thinking for the Business Analyst
  • Business Data Strategy
  • Data Visualisation
  • Business Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Cognitive Decision Making and DSS

These modules will allow students to acquire the skills to mine and analyse data in ways that will enable more informed decision making and result in better outcomes for the organisation. How organisations capture, create and use data is changing the way we work and live. Businesses have more data readily available than ever before and are aware of the need to understand the underlying messages that are held within their data. However, discovering and identifying the underlying message requires a higher level of thinking and analysis.

Additionally the programme offers a curriculum of core IS modules including: 

  • Cloud Technology
  • Data Acquisition and Management
  • Project Management
  • IT and Organisational Performance
  • Enterprise Business Processes


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This programme is ideal if you wish to use your analytic skills to derive and obtain useful insights from large amounts of data. Read more
This programme is ideal if you wish to use your analytic skills to derive and obtain useful insights from large amounts of data. By equipping you with the rigorous modelling and consulting skills needed to understand, manage and communicate useful insights from ‘big data’, it prepares you to inform business decisions or government policies.

Taught modules are delivered by our group of internationally recognised management scientists who are actively working with business, government and non-profit organisations to tackle routine, strategic or policy problems.

Our industry advisory board ensures that the focus of our taught modules is of both academic and practical relevance. IBM, our partner, has jointly developed with us two modules (Customer Analytics and Leading Analytics Initiatives), and sponsors a student prize.

During the summer, you will undertake a supervised consulting or research project. This will give you the opportunity to apply powerful tools such as data mining, forecasting, optimisation, simulation and decision analysis to a particular area of business or policy, equipping you with skills highly prized by employers.

Core study areas include consulting for analytics, discovery analytics, decision analytics, managing big data, customer analytics, leading analytics initiatives, operations analytics, policy and strategy analytics, and a consulting or research project.

See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/business-economics/business-analytics-consulting/

Programme modules

Semester 1:
- Consulting for Analytics
You will learn the craft and skills required by analytic consultants, and which employers look for but often find lacking. It will cover process aspects of analytics projects, as well as skills in client interaction, problem structuring and data elicitation (with individuals and/or groups, and with hard/soft data), presenting data-driven analyses, report writing, and developing simple bespoke decision support systems.

- Discovery Analytics
You will be introduced to common statistical methods to explore and visualise cross sectional and temporal data. You will also learn about the design and conduct of data collection efforts, together with methods for dealing with data outliers and missing data. Industry-leading tools that are in high demand from employers (e.g. SAS and SPSS) will be used.

- Decision Analytics
Your will be introduced to common operational research techniques to help determine the best course of action for a given decision or problem. Topics covered include optimisation, simulation and decision and risk analysis.

- Managing Big Data
Your will learn about the challenges and opportunities derived from the increased volume, variety, velocity and value of data that is available today. A range of big data topics will be covered including data type, data integration, data technologies, and data security.

Semester 2:
- Customer Analytics
You will focus on analytics techniques that can help organisations gain a deeper insight into customers’ behaviour and attitudes towards their products and services. It will cover approaches designed to provide a profile of customer segments, such as those grounded in data mining and multivariate statistical analysis. Industry-leading tools that are in high demand from employers (e.g. SAS and SPSS) will be used. There is an IBM sponsored student prize on this module.

- Leading Analytics Initiatives
You will learn about the issues associated with implementing an analytics capability in organisations. It will cover topics on how to develop an analytics strategy, how to embed analytics in organisational processes to ensure they deliver value, and how to deploy analytics throughout the organisation to improve decision making. There is an IBM sponsored student prize on this module.

- Operations Analytics
You will focus on analytics techniques that can help organisations to develop a better understanding of operational processes, and identify efficiency and cost reduction opportunities. Topics covered include advanced optimisation and simulation techniques.

- Policy and Strategy Analytics
You will focus on analytics techniques designed to tackle complex policy and strategic issues. It will cover approaches designed to explain the behaviour of complex social systems or assess the consequences of complex decisions, in order to provide the levers for policy and strategy making in a variety of sectors.

Summer:
- Consulting or Research Project

Assessment

Taught modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examinations.
The summer project is assessed via a written dissertation.

Careers and further study

Business analytics is a new and rapidly developing field, and individuals with analytics skills are in short supply.
Graduates from this programme can expect to work as management consultants, business analysts, policy analysts, marketing researchers, operations researchers, and data scientists.
We have developed two modules - Customer Analytics and Leading Analytics Initiatives - in close collaboration with our partner IBM, who also sponsor a student prize.

Why choose business and economics at Loughborough?

Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics is a thriving forward-looking centre of education that aims to provide an exceptional learning experience.

Consistently ranked as a Top-10 UK business school by national league tables, our graduates are highly employable and enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.

The rich variety of postgraduate programmes we offer ranges from taught masters, MBA and doctoral programmes, to short courses and executive education, with subjects spanning Management, Marketing, Finance and Economics, Work Psychology, Business Analytics, International Crisis Management and Information Management. New for 2016, we are also launching two exciting new programmes in Human Resource Management. All of this contributes to a lively and supportive learning environment within the School.

- Internationally Accredited
The School of Business and Economics is one of less than 1% of business schools in the world to have achieved accreditation from all three major international accrediting bodies: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

- Career Prospects
Our graduates are in great demand. Over 94% of our postgraduate students were in work and/or further study six months after graduating.* As such, you will be equipped with skills and knowledge that will serve you well in your career or enable you to pursue further study and research.

*Source: DLHE

Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/business-economics/business-analytics-consulting/

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The International Business Management (IBM) Transnational program is an exciting tri-country opportunity offered in Canada, Panama and China. Read more
The International Business Management (IBM) Transnational program is an exciting tri-country opportunity offered in Canada, Panama and China. It is designed to help shape tomorrow's global leaders. You earn a graduate certificate from Centennial College, study for a semester in the City of Knowledge, Panama City and complete an internship in China provided by Neusoft Institute, Guangdong.

Your global journey in the Business Management Transnational program helps you:
-Attain core management skills and intercultural competencies
-Develop leadership abilities to work in an international environment
-Acquire strong analytic and strategic thinking skills
-Learn to deal with multifaceted challenges, and act creatively and responsibly as a global citizen

In Centennial College's International Business Management program, you gain the key industry knowledge to conduct business on a global scale. What's unique about an international approach to business is that you must have knowledge of specialized topics such as:
-International business law
-International finance and banking
-International marketing
-International entrepreneurship and innovation
-Global business research and analysis
-International business planning
-Corporate social responsibility and international development
-Business networking

At this School of Business program, these topics are covered along with core business courses such as project management and business communications. All of the business areas are presented in a practical approach that includes gaining technical knowledge and skill through hands-on learning.

Career Opportunities

Program Highlights
-International Business Management courses are led by faculty members who have extensive international business experience.
-To ensure you have the necessary skills for career success in the current environment, the use of computer and Internet technology in performing international business functions is emphasized.
-Case studies, simulations and project-based learning, with a focus on developing project management, teamwork, report writing, and communication and presentation skills are extensively used.
-You gain practical industry experience through the industry project component.

Global Citizenship and Equity
Centennial College's signature Global Citizenship and Equity office offers many opportunities for students to travel abroad and work with various advocacy groups on development projects. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E Portfolio and the available supports, please visit http://www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.

Career Outlook
-Trade representative
-Entrepreneur in import/export
-Business consultant
-International marketing manager
-Foreign investment analyst
-Logistics/transportation manager
-Corporate social responsibility manager
-Product broker
-Commercial banking officer
-Customs broker

Areas of Employment
-International business development
-International development
-Importing
-International services such as consulting and education
-Exporting
-Small to medium-sized international entrepreneurship and innovation
-Trade and investment
-Global management
-Customs brokerage

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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. Read more

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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.

Learning & teaching

Classes differ significantly from traditional formal lectures. Academic staff maximise opportunities for class discussion and debate about how organisations are tackling real-life business issues and whether their approaches are appropriate in other contexts.

You’ll often be given individual or group-based research tasks to be fed back in class. This emphasis upon practical skills gives you a greater understanding of what’s happening in a wide range of organisational contexts. It also helps you to be able to formulate relevant, practical, responses to the complex issues.

Our teaching is focused on helping you to develop the high level of personal and interpersonal skills that employers are looking for. You’ll find that, from your very first day, we’ll be there helping you to find effective ways to manage yourself, while getting the best from those you're working with.

Through workshops, and in classes, we’ll help you to perfect your ability to communicate the insights you get from the analytical techniques we teach and the research you undertake.

Living case study

The Living case study is an innovative way of bringing participants to an understanding of what it means to deal with organisational issues at a managerial level. The exercise casts participants in the role of a graduate trainee who has been asked by the management director to analyse the behaviours in the company and present to the board a way forward.

Management consultancy firm Accenture regularly attend the final presentations. These presentations showcase the professionalism of the cohort and the analytic skills they have acquired through this and the other classes that make up the syllabus. Accenture’s experienced consultants recognise the type of issues and behaviours recreated in the simulation and provide hints and tips on dealing with problem situations and communicating ideas to executives.

Assessment

The course is assessed through written assignments, group and individual projects, exams and presentations.



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Institute for Sport Business. The. Institute for Sport Business. delivers teaching from inspiring academics who aim to consolidate Loughborough University’s position as a world-class institution for research in the business of sport. Read more

Institute for Sport Business

The Institute for Sport Business delivers teaching from inspiring academics who aim to consolidate Loughborough University’s position as a world-class institution for research in the business of sport.

Loughborough University has made an outstanding contribution to the world of sport for over sixty years. The university combines exceptional athletes, unrivalled facilities and top coaching with research expertise and active partnerships with major sports leaders and organisations.

Supporting over 450,000 jobs and generating £20bn for the economy over the last five years, London is becoming the new hub for sport business, as experts suggest more money will be invested into the sport industry over the coming years. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the perfect location for the UK’s top University for Sport to establish a second campus. Loughborough University London sits amongst some of the world’s most iconic sporting venues, which continue to host highly prestigious global sports events, such as the Rugby World Cup, UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the LEN European Aquatics Championships.

For more information, see our programme page for Sport Business MRes

This programme

Our Sport Business MRes gives you the opportunity to develop your critical thinking and analytic abilities so that you can take your next step as a PhD student, researcher or analyst.

Alongside the core research skills and practical experiences offered through the interdisciplinary elements of the programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of leadership in the context of the business of sport. You will also explore new and evolving research processes, and will uncover the designs, practices and methodologies used by experienced researchers from the Institute for Sport Business, as well as from other academics and research students based at Loughborough University London.

Each multidisciplinary MRes programme has been carefully designed to empower graduates with rigorous research and analytical skills, in order to progress onto high level researcher positions within their chosen sector or field.

Your personal development

Enterprise Through the Curriculum is an intrinsic element of every master’s programme at Loughborough University London and has been carefully designed to give students the best possible chance of securing their dream role. From employability profiling to live group projects set by a business or organisation, and from site visits to organisation-based dissertation opportunities, Loughborough University London is the first of its kind to develop a suite of activities and support that is positioned as the underpinning of every student’s experience.

Future career prospects

Research skills are greatly in demand across the high value industries of the UK. Alongside the taught elements of the programme you will be able to access a tailor-made professional development programme mapped to the Researcher Framework that will support you to market yourself and your skills for a rewarding career. You will get access to:

·        Exclusive workshops on diverse topics suitable for a research career

·        Mentoring

·        Employability Profiling and Careers Support

Speak to a programme specialist

If you'd like to know more about this programme, you can request an email or telephone call from an academic responsible for the teaching of this programme.

Complete the contact request form

Scholarships for 2018 entry

Our ambition is to inspire high achieving students from all backgrounds, to benefit from our outstanding teaching and cutting edge research facilities.

Inspiring Success Scholarship

The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.

East London Community Scholarship

The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

Excellence scholarship

The Excellence scholarship automatically awards high-achieving students 20% off the full cost of our master’s tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an upper-second class degree or equivalent qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

Alumni Bursary

The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality.

Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.



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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data. New technologies and ways of working are changing the way we make decisions. Read more

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data. New technologies and ways of working are changing the way we make decisions.

This programme will take your career to the next level and develop your ability to confidently make high impact businesses decisions that are driven by data.

The programme focuses on two key areas: analysing business data, and solving business challenges analytically. Optional modules allow you to further specialise in areas such as the economic, managerial or finance aspects of the subject.

Furthermore, you will benefit from hands-on experience of a wide range of analytics software such as simulators and mathematical tools.

Programme structure

The programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Career prospects

Business analytics students often pursue careers as consultants, researchers, managers, and analysts.

Software

You will get hands-on experience using a wide range of tools in the course. An indicative list of the software tools is as follows:

  • Excel (using the Solver and Data Analysis Add-Ins) and Tableau for decision making and visual analytics
  • COGNOS and SQL Server for Business Intelligence for analytical processing
  • Apache Hadoop (Map Reduce) with Amazon’s Elastic Cloud or IBM’s Smart Cloud for distributed Big Data analytics
  • SAP for Enterprise Resource Planning
  • R, SPSS and EViews for coding, statistics and forecasting
  • ILOG’s Optimisation Studio (Cplex) for optimisations
  • Matlab for algorithms and programming and Simulink (SimEvents) for simulations
  • Arena (or Simul8) for Discrete Event Simulations

Who we work with

This programme is run in cooperation with IBM.

Educational aims of the programme

The programme’s aim is to provide a high quality education that is both intellectually rigorous and at the forefront of management science research, relevant for problem solving and decision making by managers.

It will respond to the emergent needs of corporations and academia for professionals who are able to work with analytical tools to generate value from available Information depots and take advantage of the vast amounts of data now provided by the modern ICT and ERP systems, which underlie the operations of modern corporations.

The programme will implant understanding of the theoretical base around knowledge management and knowledge work, practical skills and experience in using analytical software tools.

It will allow future professional managers and consultants to cope with an increasingly complex and global operational environment of the modern corporation.

Completion of the programme will provide a sound foundation for those considering continuing their academic development towards a PhD degree in the management disciplines.

The programme is structured in a way that would provide students with a choice between a more quantitative intensive track of modules or a qualitative analytic (business development track) which would reflect students’ personal strengths and preferences and match future career aspirations.

The compulsory modules provide a sound foundation which builds an analytical skillset using relevant statistical and management theories, and supports the development of practical hands-on experience applying the theoretical aspects using real-world data to address corporate challenges and find solutions to actual problems.

The readings in the module will build a sound basis which would allow students to access and understand the academic literature and undertake empirical investigations in the areas of decision modelling and business development.

Global opportunities

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

Professional recognition

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).



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Learn how analytic techniques are applied in the financial sector on this MSc, which is one of just a few courses of its kind in the UK. A special feature of this innovative degree is the potential for three-month industry project that will boost your career prospects. . Read more

Learn how analytic techniques are applied in the financial sector on this MSc, which is one of just a few courses of its kind in the UK. A special feature of this innovative degree is the potential for three-month industry project that will boost your career prospects. 

Introducing your degree

On this masters course you’ll learn about the latest analytical techniques with a focus on their use in a financial context, preparing you for a career in finance, banking and a range of other sectors. It covers key analytical techniques as well as providing a sound understanding of corporate finance, portfolio management and credit scoring – a combination offered on few masters courses elsewhere. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a three-month business project, which will be the basis for your dissertation, enabling you to apply your knowledge to a real-world challenge and gain invaluable professional experience. You’ll also benefit from the expertise of one of the country’s strongest analytics research groups.

Overview

This masters course offers a distinctive combination of analytics and finance modules that is found on few other UK masters courses. It will teach you how to use modelling techniques to inform sound decision making – crucial in today’s turbulent global economy. Industry experts are regularly consulted about the content of the course, ensuring that your learning is up to date and that you graduate with skills that are attractive to employers.

The MSc in Business Analytics and Finance is taught in conjunction with the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS). CORMSIS brings together expertise from the Business School, Mathematics and other disciplines and is recognised as one of the leading groups of its type in the UK. The link with CORMSIS means the course is informed by a range of specialist research areas; it also expands your choice of modules.

This degree will be of particular interest if you would like to enhance your analytical skills with a view to a career in finance, banking and other sectors in which business analytics play a role. It is suitable for numerate students who have undertaken some form of quantitative study, or who have relevant professional experience. 

View the programme specification document for this course.

Career Opportunities

You’ll be able to increase your professional networks further by taking advantage of an annual analytics recruitment fair run by CORMSIS, which attracts a wide range of employers.

Some students may also have the opportunity to have one-to-one career development sessions with experienced professionals from our industry partner organisations.

You’ll graduate with knowledge and skills that are sought after in a wide variety of financial, business and government organisations. Graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as the Bank of England, Home Credit China and the NHS.



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Master the theory and practice of international business law. Further your knowledge of the latest legal issues, and develop advanced analytic and research skills for work in international law firms or other high-level international careers. Read more

Master the theory and practice of international business law. Further your knowledge of the latest legal issues, and develop advanced analytic and research skills for work in international law firms or other high-level international careers.

Overview

  • Master advanced international law in the English language, alongside legal practitioners from diverse jurisdictions and backgrounds
  • Benefit from small classes: receive close support and form lifelong friendships
  • Study at the centre of Cambridge’s legal quarter, halfway between the crown count and county court
  • Join a Law School with satisfied students: our law undergraduates were the UK’s most satisfied in 2015 and 2016*
  • Volunteer for our Law Clinic: put legal theory into practice by helping members of the public
  • Get first-hand advice and guidance from a professional on our mentoring scheme
  • Receive access to the University of Cambridge’s Squire Law Library

The Complete University Guide 2015 and The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2016

Develop your legal skills to an advanced level

On our LLM International Business Law, you will develop the necessary skills to critically appraise how international laws are created and enforced. Your legal reasoning, critical analysis, research skills and independent judgement will all be exercised as you learn to apply legal discourse to the regulation of transnational business.

Learn the fundamental themes, and specialise

Our core modules will introduce you to the fundamental themes in the higher study of international trade law, and allow you to examine, and critically reflect upon, the choices businesses must make about the methods of resolving commercial disputes. On our optional modules, you can specialise in areas such as competition law in the international context, corporate governance, or comparative company law.

At the end of the course, you will use all the skills and knowledge you have learned to research and complete a Major Project in the area of international business law that most interests you, under expert supervision.

Benefit from small classes

All of our modules involve small group seminar work complemented by independent study, allowing you to tackle each issue one at a time and giving you a clear distinction between them. Our small classes will allow you to receive dedicated support from lecturers and form close friendships with your fellow students.

Get support from diverse experts

Throughout the course, you will receive support and advice from dedicated staff who are expert in their fields. These include Course Leader Tom Serby and Dr Sarita Patil-Woolhouse (both of whom practised as commercial lawyers in the City of London after graduating from the University of Cambridge); Dr Ana Keglević Steffek (an author of leading texts on commercial law) and Professor Rohan Kariyawasam (Harvard Fulbright scholar, and member of E15 consultancy group on the China belt road project).

Master international law in the English language

English Law provides the basis for many legal traditions and principles worldwide, particularly in America and Commonwealth countries such as India, Malaysia and Nigeria. Studying International Law in the English Language will give you a unique insight into how the grammar of law was shaped, as well as advanced skills in a language used all over the world.

Course Leader: Tom Serby

Careers

Transferable skills

Our LLM will help you develop professional skills including logical reasoning, critical analysis, research and independent judgement, along with an understanding of the complex interplay between infrastructure, content, competition, social policy, punishment and trade in the international arena, and a greater capacity for legal communication.

These skills will prepare you for international practice and academic research at the highest level, but are also transferable to a range of other intellectually demanding roles, such as legal departments of international corporations, government departments and other international agencies.

Employability events and opportunities

Volunteer for our Law Clinic and practise your legal skills in a real-life setting. Work alongside local solicitors, providing pro bono advice to people who have limited access to legal resources.

Join our mentoring scheme: partner with a professional from a regional law firm to get first-hand advice and guidance.

Our employability service also organise many focused events, such as careers fairs specifically for law students.

Access to legal resources

Cambridge has three courts, all close to ARU’s campus, where you can attend cases relevant to your studies: the Cambridgeshire Magistrates CourtCambridge Crown Court and Cambridge County and Family Court. The benefits of attending court cases for law students have been outlined in a recent Guardian article.

You can receive access to the University of Cambridge’s world-renowned Squire Law Library, where you will find resources including rare antiquarian legal history materials, a historical Labour Law collection and numerous old editions of prominent legal texts.

Access our own extensive library facilities on-campus, including an online digital library. All our LLM students receive a two-hour session with a dedicated Law School Librarian during Semester One and Semester Two. This will introduce you to research skills, and is carried through into the Research module.

Extracurricular law activities

Join our Law Society and take part in national competitions including mooting and Client Interviewing (won by ARU a record six times), or contribute to our Anglia Law Review. Mooting and Client Interviewing will further develop many of your transferable skills, including teamworking, public speaking, research and analysis, listening and responding, creative thinking and empathy.



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The MBA in Health Care Delivery Sciences (MBA-HCDS) is unique. It emphasizes population health, social determinants of health, communication skills and community disparities, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead and manage a health care organization in a changing and competitive environment. The program provides a true balance of emphasis on core business knowledge with a strong background in issues related to health policy and community health.

Program Highlights & Requirements

  • Benefits both clinicians and non-clinicians
  • Explores the interface between health status and social determinants of health, and the connection with a well-run health care organization
  • Interdisciplinary effort between faculty in the Oxley College of Health Sciences and the Collins College of Business​
  • Students will develop a firm level of understanding of key business functions: accounting, finance, management, marketing, computer information systems, global economy and supply chain management
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge about current and anticipated ways that health care delivery systems function and interact with the populations and communities they serve
  • Students will apply core business knowledge, interdisciplinary and analytic thinking skills when evaluating health care delivery issues


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Learn how to gain insights and understanding from large data sets by using statistical methods, and how to apply these to business problems. Through this MSc, you’ll develop an understanding of the role of an analyst within an organisation, improve your business acumen and communication skills, and get commercial/research experience for your CV through your project and dissertation.

Course details

You will study four compulsory modules to give you an overview of key business areas, and take four optional modules of your choice available through various study routes on this one-year course. Please note that availability and delivery modes may vary. Assessment is usually a mix of exams and coursework. Your project and dissertation will either be as a consultant to an organisation or as applied research.

Programming skills

We support the learning of multiple programming languages with access to a variety of interactive online materials, covering SAS programming (provided by the SAS Institute), R and Python (provided by Data Camp). 

Consultancy project

Working as a consultant tests your ability to assess a problem and adopt the best approach to tackling it, as well as your client liaison and management skills. You will usually write a client report in addition to your 12,000 word dissertation.

  • Review & development of pricing models for a leading bank
  • Market strategy for a manufacturing group
  • Developing a bespoke analytical tool for a leading internet provider
  • Identifying benchmarking guidelines for the service operations industry

Research project

A research project allows you to explore a topic critical to effective decision-making in organisations. Supervised by one of our academics, demonstrate you can undertake systematic and rigorous applied research over 12,000 words.

Previous research projects

  • The impact of analytic consulting interventions
  • Rational consumer behaviour & decision-making
  • The impact of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme on reducing CO2emissions
  • An analysis into the effects of advertising and word-of-mouth


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The Finance MBA is designed for candidates with degrees or relevant business backgrounds, who wish to develop their expertise and further their professional careers.

The course will be of particular interest to:

Graduates who have professional experience in the financial sector;
Managers and accountants in public and private organisations who wish to develop their financial management skills;
Managers employed in the financial services industry;
Graduates contemplating a career in the banking and financial services industry;
Graduates who have relevant practical experience and wish to enhance their skills in the areas of banking and finance;
Finance professionals (like corporate treasurers and accountants) who deal with the financial services industry.

Course Structure

January intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of January to June and September to January and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.

September intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.

Compulsory modules:

Organisations and People: This module examines key issues arising from contemporary research in organisational behaviour (OB) and human resource management (HRM). It provides an integrated analysis of management, organisations and people, developing the conceptual, strategic and practical skills necessary for managers in complex, global organisational contexts.

Management Research: This module analyses the philosophical basis for research in the management sciences, and examines a number of key methodological issues and approaches. Research designs for both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies are developed, including interviews, case studies, focus groups, surveys and experiments.

Global Financial Markets: This module provides an overview of financial markets and instruments in a global context, taking account of insights from portfolio theory concerning the relationship between risk and return, the diversification of risk, and the pricing of assets.

Portfolio Management: This module evaluates the development of investment strategies for bonds and equities, which are designed to achieve optimal risk-return outcomes. The module builds on the foundations provided in ‘Global Financial Markets’. Emphasis is placed on strategic and tactical asset allocation, and on the measurement and evaluation of the performance of a portfolio of investments.

International Financial Management: In this module the financial management of multinational companies and the influence of macroeconomic, fiscal, currency and political environments on business and financial decision making are examined in an international and global context.

Optional modules (choose 3):

International Strategic Management+: This module analyses strategic decision-making within business. You will develop a critical understanding of the strategic processes of business management, the interconnections with the functional domains of marketing, human resource management and corporate finance, and the management of knowledge systems.

Marketing Financial Services+ : This module surveys the tools of modern financial services marketing, focussing on the key methods of financial services marketing in the acquisition of customers and sale and distribution of financial services. The module progresses considering consumer behaviour, the changing customer demands, consumer heuristics and biases and ways in which financial services marketing has succeeded and failed.

Islamic Finance: This module provides an insight into topical issues relating to Islamic financial instruments and related risk management issues. The first part of the module examines issues relating to financial contracting, instruments and various intermediation issues. The second part focuses on the role of the capital market in providing Islamic financing, and highlights financial engineering and risk management features of this type of business.

Financial Modelling: This module develops a combined theoretical and practical approach to mathematical modelling for specialists in finance. The module emphasises numerical methods and other analytic approaches to financial modelling.

Financial Institutions Strategic Management: This module examines the main theoretical and practical issues concerning banking business. You will develop a critical awareness of the theory of the banking firm, the motives for international banking, and regulatory and structural issues impacting on bank behaviour.

Financial Crises and Bank Regulation: This module examines why banks and financial markets are inherently vulnerable to crises, and analyses the role of policy makers and institutions. The roles of monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, corporate governance and ratings agencies in mitigating or exacerbating crises are considered.

Contemporary Issues in Management: This module develops several theories and concepts in contemporary management theory and practice. It provides a detailed and critical analysis of management, further developing the conceptual, strategic and practical skills necessary for managers in complex, global organisational contexts.

Islamic Banking*: This module provides an insight into the key features of Islamic banking business. The first part of the course outlines the theoretical foundations and development of Islamic banking practices. In particular, the main characteristics of various types of Islamic banking products are discussed. The second part of the course examines the operational features of Islamic banks, focusing on their performance and how they compete with conventional interest-based banks. The final part of the course outlines contemporary challenges to Islamic banking business.

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Data and information is recognised as a central to the economic, business and cultural life of our society today. This course will equip you with the advanced information and analytic skills to thrive in the digital knowledge economy.

Whether you are already working and looking to enhance your expertise in the area of data science or you have recently graduated and want to move into roles specifically aligned with data science and analytics, this course will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of data within business. You will study data governance, considering how data can be sourced, consolidated and stored securely, responsibly and efficiently. You will also explore the techniques used to analyse data, discover how data can contribute to a company's business strategy and focus on the application of data science in a specific field such as health, education or fraud prevention.

Central to the course will be the themes of security, ethics, data governance and sustainability. You will graduate with a critical awareness of the current ethical and security problems associated with the exploitation of information services and resources in organisations, enabling you to support collection, sorting and ordering of data, big data and information across a range of sectors.

Course Benefits

In the ever changing technological world, the skills required to successfully manage and share an organisations' data, require employees that have good understanding of data issues, technology, people and business. All of these skills are addressed by modules on this course, placing you at the forefront of the emerging digital economy.

You will be encouraged to undertake projects and volunteering opportunities with outside organisations, and our expert staff will ensure your learning is highly relevant to the workplace. Industry experts and leaders in their field will further fine tune your knowledge by sharing their expertise and professional insights during regular guest lectures. Past speakers have included computing, forensic and engineering experts from KPMG, Hermes Innovation Lab and Premier Farnell. Goranka Bjedov, Performance and Capacity Engineer at Facebook, visited the School to talk about her work in ensuring Facebook's worldwide data centres are able to deliver a 24/7 service to users.

The University is home to four research institutes and 14 research centres, including the Cybercrime & Security Innovation Centre and the New Technology Institute. Findings from our research will feed into your learning to equip you with the latest thinking and industry insights.

Indicative core modules

  • Dissertation / Masters Project
  • Research Practice
  • Data Analysis & Visualisation
  • Project Management
  • Critical Perspectives on Information
  • Database Systems

Indicative option modules

  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Warehouse Models & Approaches
  • Business Intelligence
  • Green Computing Strategies
  • Digital Security
  • Negotiated Skills Development
  • Managing Information in the Digital & Global Environment

Job prospects

With your combination of business awareness, management skills, technology knowledge and understanding of data science, you will be well prepared to pursue a career as a data manager across a range of sectors. The option modules available on the course will allow you to follow a route that suits your skills, aspirations and interests. Recent students from the School have secured roles with the NHS and local councils in data management and business intelligence, while others have gone on to start their own consultancy businesses. Further study for a PhD in the area of data science is also an option.

  • Database engineer
  • Data quality controller
  • Data scientist
  • Retail / fraud / health / business data analyst


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