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INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY TRIPS IN BRICS COUNTRIES WITH A PEDAGOGICAL OBJECTIVE. Brazil 2013 - https://wearedevelopment.net/brazil/. Read more

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INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY TRIPS IN BRICS COUNTRIES WITH A PEDAGOGICAL OBJECTIVE

Brazil 2013 - https://wearedevelopment.net/brazil/
Singapore 2014 - http://en.grenoble-em.com/sites/default/files/public/kcfinder/File/GGSB/msc_BD_singapore_trip.pdf
South Korea 2015 - http://en.grenoble-em.com/news-msc-business-development-study-trip-seoul
Japan 2016 - http://en.grenoble-em.com/sites/default/files/public/kcfinder/files/Study_Trip_Tokyo.pdf
South Africa 2017

The objective of this program is to build the abilities and skills to develop and lead business in an international and multicultural environment.

Participants will develop the knowledge and competencies to identify and understand critical business drivers and current issues, develop appropriate strategies to create competitive advantage and sources of value.

The challenges of the program are to understand the approach to different international markets, the negotiation process in a multicultural context, the globalization of business and to help to improve the competitiveness of companies.

This program is delivered in Grenoble.

A Word from the Program Director

"Companies are looking for Business Developers with concrete abilities, such as strong marketing and sales skills. Skills that are a must to be able to set up a subsidiary abroad, handle a joint venture, sign complex deals or worldwide agreements.

In today’s global market, candidates with the ability to launch new international activities and who have deep understanding of the stakes of a specific market are highly sought after. The MSc Business Development aims to provide them with the tools needed to start at this level."

Marie-France Derderian, MSc Business Development Program Director

What is Business Development?

CNCP RECOGNITION

Students graduating from the MSc Business Development also receive a certificate conferring them the title of Manager International. This title, recognized by the Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle - an agency belonging to the French Ministry of Labor - attests to the successful acquisition of a core of international management skills and knowledge necessary for future roles as managers in an international context. The Manager International label is registered on the Répertoire National des Certifications Professionnelles at Level 1, the highest level for such certification.

*Content subject to change.

At the end of the classroom portion of the program, each student will be required to complete a thesis, known as the Final Management Project. This work is approximately 20,000 words in length and is completed under the guidance of a GGSB tutor.

To successfully complete the Final Management Project, you are required to address a particular research question or knowledge gap in the field of your study.

This should be business oriented and coherent with your program’s objectives. You may choose to write your Final Management Project on a topic grounded in your internship experience.

Live Business Cases

LIVE BUSINESS CASES 2015-2016 - http://en.grenoble-em.com/live-business-cases-msc-business-development

During this program, participants will have the opportunity to become real-life business developers by exploring a Live Business Case provided by companies working in partnerships with the MSc Business Development program. The work students do on the Live Business Case is closely linked to the International Study Residency. Students will work in groups, delving deeply into their cases during the seven months from October to June under the supervision of a GGSB coach.

EXPECTATIONS AND OBJECTIVES FOR MSC BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STUDENTS

The Live Business Cases are launched by a briefing given by the company.

The Live Business Case will cover:

- Looking at business development and management issues from an integrated, holistic perspective,
- Provide students with a final opportunity to apply learning from the material, courses and lectures that they have studied.

At the conclusion of the Live Business Case, students will be able to:

- Build a company analysis
- Select and apply a methodology, and make useful and efficient recommendations
- Understand the Business Development process
- Provide critical analysis
- Make strategic decisions
- Work in small multicultural groups under time constraints
- Produce compelling written and oral presentations
- Demonstrate communication, negotiation and leadership skills

At the end of 7 months of the Live Business Case, each group will produce a written report and make an oral presentation to the Jury (company tutor, school tutor and program director) and the other groups from the program.

International Residency Trip: An Amazing Opportunity!

As part of the MSc Business Development program, students have the opportunity to visit one emerging economy each year (Brazil, Russia, China, India). The goal is to create an integrated learning experience for all participants.

The International Residency Trip combines academic lectures, corporate visits, and cultural activities. The students gain extensive knowledge of global business practices to prepare them as business developers that consistently perform across cultures and compete in a global market. The International Residency Trip is linked with the Live Business Case and students will have the amazing opportunity to visit important companies.

STUDENT FEEDBACK

"Taking part in this exceptional experience helped us in acquiring the right balance of informative business visits and opportunities for cultural exploration. All of the logistics were well organized and our hosts and tour guides provided important assistance.
We visited Michelin China, Airbus Tianjin, Sansi Tech (a Chinese company), Aon Hewitt, (consulting firm), Oxylane Decathlon, Asobio, and EDF Trading. The executives who spoke with us were particularly impressive. The level of attention they gave to our questions was exceptional."

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Foreign language skills are essential in business today and the program is taught in English but provides the possibility to learn a foreign language at the same time.
No prior knowledge of French is required to attend the program. Non-French speakers may study French, native and fluent French speakers will have the possibility to choose from Spanish or Chinese. The language component is not compulsory.

MANAGERIAL CREATIVITY: A SELF MANAGEMENT METHOD

This course/ work shop is an introduction to all group assignments to be carried out all through the year. In order to help you be efficient when working in small groups, you need to know not only your personal strengths and improvement points but also those of your class.

By discovering them during this course, you'll be able to imagine together how to leverage the strengths of your class and how to manage the improvement points. You have to manage the classroom as a company so we will appoint the different representatives in charge of taking care of the main aspects of the construction of the class as a performing team: event manager, class representative, time keeper, project leader, MSC community leader, Alumni communication and coordination manager. These representatives and their team will draft their action plan for the coming year.

Careers

INTERNSHIPS

MSc Business Development students spend their internships in prestigious international companies:

Google (Dublin), P&G (Geneva), Lagardere (Paris), Sanofi (Lyon), Henkel (Cologne), Adastra Consulting (Sofia), Sita Suez (Brussels), P&G (Saudi Arabia), Gaumont (Paris), Altran Consulting, Seb (Lyon), United Nations, Hewlett-Packard.

Some of them run their own business and others have joined their family businesses.

Admission

Students who apply to the MSc Business Development should have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills. They should be motivated to work internationally and exhibit a high level of maturity and intellectual curiosity. Good computing skills with experience in spreadsheets and databases are a plus.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

- Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject with a good grade average.
- Work experience is not compulsory.
- The GMAT is not required for this program.
- Fluency in English

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Summary. This course is aimed at providing students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of business-related disciplines, with a particular focus on business development and innovation. Read more

Summary

This course is aimed at providing students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a range of business-related disciplines, with a particular focus on business development and innovation. The course covers a wide range of relevant topics and has links with the world-renowned Harvard Business School through the Competitiveness module.

For those with considerable existing industrial experience, the course will support career progression - for example, moving from a technical discipline to a wider management role.

For more recent graduates, the course will significantly enhance business knowledge and skills to provide students with an increased knowledge of contemporary and innovative organisational practice, with a solid grounding in a range of relevant business disciplines.

About

The imperative for business development and innovation in challenging times is the key to business growth and economic recovery. The overall aim of the MSc Business Development and Innovation course, therefore, is to provide an academically challenging, intellectually stimulating programme of study that educates, develops and enhances the professional competence of participants. In short, a course with a strong theoretical underpinning and relevant practical application.

Within this broad aim, the specific objectives of the course are to:

  • Provide an advanced study of business and management with particular reference to business development and innovation;
  • Prepare and/or develop students for a career in business development and innovation by facilitating the development of enhanced transferable skills at a professional or equivalent level, or as preparation for research or further study in the area;
  • Develop students’ ability to apply knowledge and critical understanding of business development and innovation to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve organisations and business practice;
  • Enhance students’ lifelong learning skills and personal development in order to work with self-direction and originality and to contribute to business and society at large.

Our experiences with participants studying on this course is that the real value of the course is in its ability to empower students to look in holistic terms at how innovation (in whatever form) can facilitate and support business development and create value in their own particular context.

Career options

The course provides opportunities for a wide range of career options across a range of areas. These include, for example, business development, strategy, innovation, business analysis, research, and consultancy.

The course also helps develop competencies for career change/progression, while also providing the necessary tools to enable participants to set up their own business.



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The world is more interconnected than ever - and successful managers must understand how to operate in an international organisational environment. Read more

The world is more interconnected than ever - and successful managers must understand how to operate in an international organisational environment. In the MSc International Management and Business Development, you'll build on your theoretical knowledge, solidify your practical skills and broaden your understanding of business and culture across the globe. You will:

  • Learn the strategies, policies and practices of responsible business development for new or existing businesses
  • Gain insight into best practices for managing and inspiring employees and colleagues
  • Master the processes of sustainable business performance
  • Explore the values, etiquette and business environments of other cultures
  • Develop competence in change management and entrepreneurship

At GCU, we're committed to producing graduates and professionals who can make a positive impact. Through ethical business leadership, cross-cultural respect and meaningful entrepreneurship, you can contribute to the common good - and also find a fulfilling and rewarding career.

The MSc International Management and Business Development isn't just a professional credential. It's an experience that offers a new way of seeing the world.

What you will study

International Management, Strategy, and Finance

The International Management part of the module provides you with an understanding of the key activities and functions of contemporary business and management. The Strategy component focuses on developing knowledge around strategic management and how firms design and implement strategies at the international level. The Finance component will focus on developing an understanding about the role, importance, and sources of finance when conducting businesses internationally.

Leadership and People Management

Develops an understanding about the role of leadership in the context of people management and how this relationship is important to contemporary organizations that have to manage ever-changing business contexts.

Change Management

Develops a critical appreciation of organisational change and the implications for devising, implementing and overseeing change.

The module explores forms of, and approaches to, change. This provides an appropriate platform to explore key related issues such as organisation culture, power and stakeholder implications, alternative organisational design options, and human reactions to change.

Entrepreneurship

Enhances your knowledge and decision making abilities needed to develop businesses in new and innovative ways. The module builds an appreciation of the need for an entrepreneurial mind-set across different contexts including commercial enterprises, family-owned businesses, social enterprises and public social partnerships operating at national and international levels.

Developing Personal and Professional Competence

Enables students to identify, understand, develop and articulate their key personal abilities in the context of their future career aspirations. Students will be invited to use the concepts of personal and professional competence development and relate it to what they are experiencing outside the classroom in order to be better prepared for their personal and professional life.

Research Project: Design and Methods

Introduces students to research approaches and time management skills essential for their research project. The module provides essential knowledge of research design across key areas and adopts a critical perspective in comparing and contrasting alternative research models.

Dissertation

The final element of the programme is the dissertation, which provides you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of original research in a selective area of Management or Business Development.

Professional Accreditations

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students are eligible for Associate Membership whilst studying on the programme, and subject to CMI approval, may also be awarded a CMI Diploma Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Your career

With business development skills from franchising and internationalising to launching new start-ups, graduates of the MSc International Management and Business Development are positioned for successful employment in many industries. Graduates find roles in process management, people management and business development.



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Master's in New Business Development. Degree. MSc in Economics and Business Administration . ECTS credits. 120 . Duration. Read more

Master's in New Business Development

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration 

ECTS credits: 120 

Duration: two years

Technological advancements and globalisation challenge organisations, industries and national economies needs to be on constant alert to explore, develop and exploit new business opportunities.

This requires an understanding of processes in innovation and entrepreneurship in all stages of new business development.

A major in New Business Development will educate future managers and entrepreneurs who can address these challenges by providing the innovative products and services consumers want, the jobs people need, and the economic growth required to support the society.

This allows them to assist small businesses to become medium sized business, and medium sized businesses to become large.

The New Business Development programme draws on the expertise of NHH on commercialization, finance, financial management, international business, strategy, human resources, and economics.

These competences are needed, and often lacking, in growth-oriented new business development initiatives. Thus, the subject area is highly interdisciplinary, but covers the following overarching themes:

  • The dynamics of innovation and entrepreneurship in start-ups and established corporations.
  • The identification, conceptualization and implementation of new business opportunities.
  • Managing and scaling up of these new business opportunities.

NORWAY'S LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOL

It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network (– the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.

We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

NO TUITION FEES

NHH is a government funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

3 OUT OF 4 STUDENTS HAVE A JOB BEFORE GRADUATING

NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.

ACCREDITATION

We are, as the only Norwegian institution, a member of CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education. CEMS is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of global business leaders to enter into a multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world through the CEMS Masters in International Management.

  • CEMS
  • EQUIS
  • PIM


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NEW WORLD OF BUSINESS. Our globalised, digital economy and disruptive new technological innovation is creating virtually unlimited opportunities for new ventures. Read more

NEW WORLD OF BUSINESS

Our globalised, digital economy and disruptive new technological innovation is creating virtually unlimited opportunities for new ventures. Human creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset are needed to initiate successful new ideas, and develop sustainable new markets and business models that benefit society as well as business. If you are energised by the dynamic possibilities of the rapidly-evolving new world of business, the Utrecht University MSc in Business Development and Entrepreneurship gives you the practical abilities, networks, and strong academic foundations you need.

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

This Master’s programme is based on Utrecht University’s world class research in the domain of entrepreneurship and innovation, and the interaction with business strategy and policy practice by U.S.E. staff members and lecturers. It also draws upon the broad international research network of the Utrecht Center for Entrepreneurship.

CONTENT OF THE PROGRAMME

In the Master in Business Development and Entrepreneurship you focus on:

  • venture development, creating the right environment and context for new ventures to thrive;
  • capturing value from innovation;
  • product and service development;
  • entrepreneurial marketing using methods like co-creation with customers and design thinking;
  •  obtaining and managing (venture) capital.

Read more about the study programme.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

Master’s programme in Business Development and Entrepreneurship provides you with:

  • The tools, skills and techniques to recognise and develop new opportunities within established organisations as well as start-ups;
  • Market analysis and empirical techniques for such analysis, including customer development;
  • Strategy creation abilities. Special attention is paid to the launch of new products and services;
  • Competences for organising and managing fast-growing corporations and corporate units, internally as well as in value-creating networks;
  • Knowledge of how to finance new ventures, especially in a corporate environment.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Upon completion of the MSc in Business Development and Entrepreneurship you are an expert in creating an environment in which new ventures can take hold and flourish. This expertise is highly sought after in business development functions (including innovation, marketing and finance) in large (multinational) corporations. The same applies in entrepreneurial teams, start-ups and various other economic development functions. Read more about possible career prospects.



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The Durham MBA is designed to help you transform into a world-class business leader. Read more

The Durham MBA is designed to help you transform into a world-class business leader. By choosing to study an MBA at Durham you will have the opportunity to develop your strategic, analytical and critical thinking by applying theoretical concepts to global business situations, as well as enhance your capabilities for leading and managing people.

Personalise your pathway

Our MBA programme includes a combination of core modules and specialist pathways, giving you the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities and specialise in specific areas that are most suited to your own professional needs.

Entrepreneurship Pathway

The Entrepreneurship pathway is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and capability of management and corporate entrepreneurship, including the ability to create your own new business venture. You will also have the opportunity to attend master classes run by industry experts, as well as receive one to one mentoring from experts in the industry.

Consultancy Pathway

This pathway will enable you to build your consultancy capability by critically examining the complexities of managing projects in a business context including planning, monitoring, quality control and closure. You will explore the intricacies of leadership, culture, change and motivation of project teams. You will also have the opportunity to work within a company where you can put your knowledge and theory into practice.

Technology Pathway

As the role of technology continues to increase in importance to the world of business, this pathway will enhance your in-depth knowledge of business-analytics techniques and give you a critical insight into technology innovation. On this pathway you will increase your range of skills to interpret results and the relevance of them for your company. You will also develop the ability to choose appropriate techniques to apply to challenges and fully understand the role of technology as a game changer in terms of creating new products or markets.

Programme Structure

You will study the following core modules

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Economics for Global Business
  • Leading and Managing People
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Technology
  • Strategic Management
  • The Boardroom Exercise
  • Sustainability, Ethics and Change
  • Strategic Business Project
  • International Business in Context.

Pathway-specific modules:

  • Management Consultancy
  • Project Management

OR

  • Entrepreneurship Management and Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Creation

OR

  • Technology Innovaton
  • Business Analytics.

International Business in Context

As part of your MBA programme you will visit an international business overseas. In addition to attending language classes throughout the year, you will visit leading international companies where you will test and examine academic business approaches in global companies and gain an appreciation of the complex nature of the different dimensions of business. This will help you to appreciate the challenges of global business and also give you the opportunity to apply your new language skills into practice.

Strategic Business Project

Throughout your study, you will source, research and then produce a detailed report on a business project you have undertaken at an organisation of your choice. This consultancy exercise will give you the opportunity to analyse and evaluate tangible business issues and apply the knowledge you have acquired in the classroom.

The Boardroom Exercise

Each pathway also benefits from the Boardroom activity, which is one of the most challenging but rewarding aspects of our MBA. The module is a real-life simulation of a boardroom and will give you the opportunity to apply the concepts and theories learnt during the core modules to a real board-level management team in an international organisation. This will allow you to enhance your analytical, critical thinking and strategic management skills and will also give you the opportunity to network with a number of different business professionals to develop key business relationships.

Business Development or Internship

When you study via the 15-month route, you then have the choice to either explore a new industry/role, or accelerate your career through an internship or concentrate on business development for setting up your own business.



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The Master of Science in Engineering programme Technology-Based Business Development is located at the Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University campus in Herning. Read more

The Master of Science in Engineering programme Technology-Based Business Development is located at the Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University campus in Herning. The programme aims at educating candidates with a strong insight in engineering practices, the relationship between theory and practice and a relentless desire for generating new knowledge and technology-based business opportunities for companies.

Technological view on engineering management processes

The programme aims to produce candidates with a strong insight in engineering practice and the boundary and habitual conditions of the modern company. Students have the possibility to choose an individual technological specialisations and to collaborate with study relevant companies, for benefiting their problem-based learning. This master programme is carried out with a strong emphasis on applying theories from the courses to practice, in real life situations.

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Collaboration with companies

A key point of this programme is the interaction with study relevant companies. Students are invited to identify companies and assignments of relevance to use in technology specialisations and further in thier master thesis. Field work outside of the campus in technology specialisations is encouraged upon further agreement and approval.

Programme structure

The programme has a duration of 2 years and consists of 4 semesters.

1st semester: Courses

The structure of the first semester consists of 4 courses.

Skills in developing strategies and approaches that enhance an organisation’s ability to search, select, execute and capture benefits consisting of knowledge about technological opportunities and long-term trends are taught in a Management of Technology course.

The aim of the course in Organisational Design and Human Resource Analytics is to give the student a profound understanding of how they should organise and manage to enhance performance. These skills are particularly important for students who will be managing teams or become middle managers soon after graduation. The course will be structured into two parts, covering organisation design theory and applications from personnel economics.

Student's systematic problem-based projects will be supported in Research Design in Engineering course. Key concepts for engineering research will be presented, in order to enable the students to carry out credible and reliable interventions with technology and investigations of technology in enterprises.

Finally the first semester also introduces the course inTechnology Specialisation 1. Students will train to learn and perform scientifically grounded work on the choice of a technological solution through systematic motivation, identification, combination, development and selection of technical artefacts and solutions.

2nd semester: Courses

The second semester of this Master's programme contains 3 courses.

The first course inTechnological Business Model Innovation will focus on students knowledge of new support tools and technologies for business models and business model innovation.

The fields of engineering, technology, innovation and business development will be discussed in the course in Optimisation of Engineering Processes using Numerical Approaches. The overall aim of the course is to enable the students to solve an engineering problem using the following four-step process: 1) Analyse a given problem, 2) Setting up a formal model that describes the problem, 3) Analyse the formal model of the problem and solve it and 4) Translate the formal solution into a solution to problem.

The third course the students will follow is Technology Specialisation 2. This course adds on knowledge from the Technology Spesialisation 1 course in the first semester. The student will be trained to learn and perform scientifically grounded work in one or more technological areas within product/service, production and process technology different from what was submitted in the TS1 project.

3rd semester: Elective courses

The third semester gives the students the possibility of choosing electives based on their personal interest. Electives courses in the past years contain: Energy Engineering and Innovation, Advanced Product Development, Engineering Project Management, Entrepreneurship, Engineering Modelling, Enterprise Architecture Practices, Digital Capabilities, Six Sigma Design and Innovation, Introduction to Persuasive Technology and Further project-based activities in company or technology.

The student will be allowed to choose courses worth of 30ECTS in total.

4th semester: Final thesis

The fourth semester is devoted to the master's thesis. You may choose the topic of the thesis freely and get a chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest.

Read more about the programme and the courses here >>



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Take control of your future and enjoy the greater freedom and flexibility that developing your own business can bring. We will feed your entrepreneurial spirit and develop your management skills so you can create, establish and lead your own venture. Read more

Take control of your future and enjoy the greater freedom and flexibility that developing your own business can bring. We will feed your entrepreneurial spirit and develop your management skills so you can create, establish and lead your own venture. We will also give you the knowledge and confidence to implement new strategies within an established company to drive change, encourage innovation and help the business flourish.

As well as gaining a broad overview of business, you will also explore your individual management style and develop critical-thinking patterns and problem solving and decision-making techniques to share and reflect upon with your peers. Working closely with industry professionals, you will be encouraged to experiment with new ideas and you will learn to identify opportunities and risks in order to develop a viable business venture or project.

Studying professional interactions, you will learn that strong communication and relationship development skills coupled with a solid emotional intelligence base are key to managing and sustaining complex business partnerships.

Course Benefits

You will learn from a highly skilled and research-active teaching team who are experts in enterprise, innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing and management. You will also work with a professional mentor - a business practitioner who can provide practical support and advice during your period of study.

With guidance from your mentor, you will have the opportunity to work on a real-life enterprise or start-up project and implement solutions, make decisions and manage the process from start to finish.

In addition, you will have access to our Enterprise & Innovation Academy, who will offer information, advice and guidance to give you the best possible grounding when taking your next step into a new business venture.

We are dedicated to supporting your professional development - that's why we offer a guest lecture programme. Past speakers include the Director General for the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Group Head of Organisational Effectiveness for BP, the Deputy Agent for the Bank of England and the Chair of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

Core modules

  • Individual Enhancement
  • Market Focus
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Building Relationships
  • Advanced Practice
  • Live Commercial Project

Option modules

  • Creative & Social Enterprise
  • Technology Entrepreneurship

Job prospects

With your enhanced knowledge and a vision of how to build a successful company, you could launch and manage a new venture or offer expert advice to others as a business consultant. Alternatively, you could work within an existing organisation and drive innovation, creativity and success. A wide variety of exciting and rewarding job roles will be open to you, including business development manager, operations manager and management consultant.

  • Business owner
  • Business consultant
  • Research and development manager
  • Sales manager


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The content of the Management & Business Development major is guided by recent developments in business administration and management research. Read more
The content of the Management & Business Development major is guided by recent developments in business administration and management research. By undertaking advanced studies students expand their understanding of corporate guidance and how to handle the challenges of a dynamic economy. The skills and expertise acquired in the program have many applications within organizations, for example in starting-up and developing companies, in strategic planning, in corporate communications and in technology management. Typical career fields include consulting, communication, process- and project management, and strategic corporate planning.

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This course is particularly useful for students who are interested in starting their own business and want to learn on different aspects of business management. Read more

Role and Purposes

This course is particularly useful for students who are interested in starting their own business and want to learn on different aspects of business management. This course is also suited to those involved in corporate entrepreneurship or in improving competitive positioning and transforming corporations towards value-creation.
In this course the student will learn the essential skills needed to start and manage a successful new business venture.

Course Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:
(1) Evaluate the necessary qualities and characteristics of the successful entrepreneurial profile.
(2) Recognize and determine the steps necessary to open and operate a small business enterprise.
(3) Identify the marketing, financial, leadership and other competencies needed by an entrepreneur.
(4) Use information, projections, logic and critical thinking to recognize an opportunity and solve small business problems in a ulticultural, ethical and legal environment.
(5) Develop and present a Business Plan.

Course Description

This course is particularly useful for students who are interested in starting their own business and want to learn on different aspects of business management. This course uses several concepts and knowledge from other courses (strategy, marketing, accounting) and is an efficient way to put them in practice in a business plan.

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Innovation has become an imperative for most private firms but increasingly also in the public sector. Therefore, competences in innovation management are emphasised as one of today's most important competences by CEO's and governments alike. Read more

Innovation has become an imperative for most private firms but increasingly also in the public sector. Therefore, competences in innovation management are emphasised as one of today's most important competences by CEO's and governments alike.

What the student should expect of this programme:

  • The programme provides a general background on innovation management including
  • The management of innovation from invention to commercialisation
  • Innovation strategies, structures, and cultures
  • Market forces of innovation and market-oriented new product development
  • The management of intellectual property rights
  • Entrepreneurship

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The programme creates a unique opportunity to experience the challenges throughout the new product development process and to develop a mutual understanding about the rationales on the technology as well as on the business management side. There is a broad empirical basis that such a mutual understanding is a key prerequisite for successful cooperation between R&D and marketing and ultimately for innovation success. The aim of the programme is therefore to enhance students' understandings about strategies, structures, processes, people and cultures to develop successful innovations and to enhance the innovative capability of firms.

Programme structure

The programme has a duration of 2 years and consists of 4 semesters.

1st semester: Prerequisite courses

The student will get an insight to Management Research Method. The learning objective of this course is to enable you to conduct empirical business research in a valid and reliable manner.

The students will also follow a course which is an innovation challenge. This course aims to give students experience working with real life innovation challenges formulated by participating companies and organisations. By completing this course, students will have obtained a thorough understanding of the central phases of the innovative process and their challenges

In addition the course Classic and Contemporary Readings in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, will enable students to create two forms of competences. 1) An improved ability to read, question, and form conclusions from research-based literature, and 2) an overview of the central classic and contemporary literature in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Finally the first semester also introduces the course, Financing Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and perform the crucial tasks of planning and acquiring financing for innovative and entrepreneurial projects, products and/or services.

2nd semester: Specialisation courses

The second semester has an enhanced focus on innovation.

One of the courses is Managing Innovation.This course will give students an understanding of the fundamentals of managing creativity and innovation at individual, team and firm level. Students will acquire knowledge about central concepts of innovation and of how to manage innovation in terms of organisational structures, competences, and processes of innovation.

Another course will introduce Appropriating Innovation – Managing Intellectual Property. The aim of this course is to provide students with the essential, minimum knowledge of patents, copyright, trademarks and trade secrecy to survive and prosper in business.

The students will also be introduced to the course, Entrepreneurship Theory - Strategies of New Venture Creation and Growth. The objective of this course is to provide students with a broad understanding of the theories that make up the field of entrepreneurship research. In order to do so, the course introduces both the history of entrepreneurship research and the latest theory developments.

3rd semester: Electives or study abroad

In the third semester you can choose elective courses within your areas of interest. The courses can either be taken at Aarhus BSS during the semester, at the Summer University or at one of our more than 300 partner universities abroad. You can also participate in internship programmes either in Denmark or abroad.

4th semester: Final thesis

The fourth semester is devoted to the master's thesis. You may choose the topic of the thesis freely and get a chance to concentrate on and specialize in a specific field of interest. The thesis may be written in collaboration with another student or it may be the result of your individual effort. When the thesis has been submitted it is defended before the academic advisor as well as an external examiner.

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Today, innovation is the most essential aspect of surviving the global competition and gaining market advantages. Read more

Today, innovation is the most essential aspect of surviving the global competition and gaining market advantages. The MSc in Marketing and Business Innovation programme is designed for managers of tomorrow who wish to understand the entire organisational innovation process and how this process is linked to key stakeholders. As a graduate with expertise in the fields of marketing and organisation, you will understand the dynamics of innovation and knowledge and be able to tackle the many challenges you will face in your managerial career.

Unique mentor programme

Students will be part of the mentor programme at AU Herning during their master studies. The academic world is thus anchored to the business world. The objective of the mentor

programme is to enhance the students’ personal and academic qualifications and transform theory and academic knowledge into development of new business areas in new or existing companies.

Specifically, graduates will be able to:

Evaluate the market potential of a new product or service

Assess the impact of a new innovation on the industry

Create and implement strategies related to innovation processes

Increase creativity and manage knowledge workers.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Please note that there will be adjustments in some of the courses due to changes in the academic regulations for 2015.

Prerequisite courses during the first semester:

International Marketing Management (1st semester)

Business Research Methodology (1st semester)

Innovation Management (1st semester)

Specialisation courses during the second semester:

Globalisation and Market Structure (2nd semester)

Entrepreneurship (2nd semester)

Advanced Innovation (2nd semester)

Strategy Synthesis (2nd semester)

Leading Organisational Changes (2nd semester)

In the third semester you can choose elective courses within your areas of interest. The courses can either be taken at Aarhus BSS during the semester, at the Summer University or at one of our more than 300 partner universities abroad. You can also participate in internship programmes either in Denmark or abroad.

The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis. You may choose the topic of the thesis freely and so get a chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest.



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A global education program for global leaders. A journey across Italy-India-Canada grounded in diversity, inter-connectedness of cultures and disciplines, academic rigor, continuous innovation, and commitment to creating a social impact. Read more
A global education program for global leaders. A journey across Italy-India-Canada grounded in diversity, inter-connectedness of cultures and disciplines, academic rigor, continuous innovation, and commitment to creating a social impact.

Designed by University of Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy) in partnership with Centennial College (Toronto, Canada) and Alliance University (Bangalore, India), MAIB gives you a hands-on global management experience by living and studying in 3 Global cities – Milan, Italy; Toronto, Canada and Bangalore, India – across 3 Different Continents.

MAIB is a 14 months, full time course of 90 ECTS credits where you attain two internationally recognized degrees: 1 st Level European Master Degree and a Canadian Graduate Certificate in International Business Management (IBM), with an option of a 3rd MBA Degree from Alliance University (India), with an additional study period of 4 months.

The program is spread over 3 academic terms, with a total of 580 class hours, followed by 3 months Internship equivalent to 500 hours.

The course is taught in English. Students are required to be proficient with the English language.

Students are required to spend the first three quarters in three different countries/cities (Milan, Bangalore, Toronto), thus gaining a broad international perspective. They will select the country in which they will spend the fourth and last quarter, which is dedicated to internship.

Pathways

The Program offers the following paths:

a) MAIB + IBM – 14 months
MAIB + IBM is a double credential, rigorous, full-time program of 14 months duration (including Internship), with a total of 90 credits. There are no part-time students in the program. The students earn European First Level Master Degree, awarded by the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy and Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Centennial College, Toronto in International Business Management (IBM).

b) MAIB + IBM + Internship Period in Canada (for exploring work in Canada Option) – 15 months
The city of Toronto, a multi-cultural and globally competitive city is home to some of the world’s largest global multi-nationals, banks, business, consulting and financial firms offering students a plenty of opportunities to work and live in Canada.

MAIB students interested in exploring the option of working in Canada will have to enrol at Centennial College for the internship period of 15 weeks: a must in order to comply with the work visa norms of Canadian Government, which may allow up to one year work permit after completing the IBM with an in-Canada internship. Our partner Centennial College will provide all information to students interested in living and working in Canada.

c) MAIB + IBM + MBA – 18 months
MBA Degree from Alliance Business School, Bangalore, India can be achieved with only an additional study period of 4 months with a of total of 30 credits. Additional costs of euro 4.900 apply.

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The programme is designed so that you work on a project from conception to its implementation. Thus, you will gain analytical and management skills to develop growth opportunities all over the world (new markets, new ventures, etc.). Read more

The programme is designed so that you work on a project from conception to its implementation. Thus, you will gain analytical and management skills to develop growth opportunities all over the world (new markets, new ventures, etc.). You will use project management methods to implement expansion plans and motivate the team.

With the Case Study Competition, you will work on a concrete corporate project during the programme, with highly strategic, political, financial, and environmental aspects to deal with.

WHY JOIN THIS PROGRAMME ?

With over 10 years of experience, the MSc in International Project Development is a unique project based programme that gives you strategic managerial skills:

  • Become an expert in project development: train in MS PROJECT, gain PRINCE2 Test® (PRoject in Controlled Environments) certification in project management.
  • Experience an international field study involving real business situations with companies such as Intel, Curver, Boeing, DCT, Sunreef Yachts as well as local start-ups.
  • Enhance your strategic skills with the Case Study Competition: all along the course, you are immersed in a genuine, multi-dimensional corporate project.
  • Learn by doing: design and implementation of projects with local and international companies.
  • Enrich your cross-cultural skills in a diverse, multi-cultural environment: nearly 90% of students are is international, the faculty is international, the field study seminar takes place in a European country, and you can undertake your internship abroad.

CURRICULUM

As a cross-functional activity, project development is crucial to business development. The MSc in International Project Development encompasses all the different phases from the genesis and design to its timely implementation.

September to April :

  • Development Strategies across Countries and Cultures
  • Financial Analysis of Multinational Companies
  • Assessing Investment Projects
  • Managing the legal dimensions of business
  • Managing individuals and teams : an experimental approach
  • Project Management Methodologies (PRINCE2®, MS PROJECT)
  • Project Management Life Cycle: the art of project leadership, using PMI methods and mechanisms
  • Business Planning and new venture development
  • Multi-dimensional project management
  • PRINCE2® seminar: An intensive session introduces you to this internationally recognised method, aimed at all types of projects. At the end of the session, you will have the opportunity to obtain the PRINCE2 international certificate in project management
  • Strategic Marketing Management
  • Managing financial Risks in an International Context
  • International Project Development case study
  • Negotiation Strategies and Dispute Resolution
  • Making the Transition from Academia to the Business World
  • International field study: working closely with managers from companies such as Intel, Curver, Young Digital Planet, Sunreef Yachts, Boeing, or local start-up firms, you address genuine business issues. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the situation and your expertise in concepts and methods, you provide professional recommendations, for instance on ways to grow business, CSR, strategy, or a business model.

From May to December :

  • Internship: 4 to 6 months, in France or abroad
  • Final dissertation and oral defence

CAREERS

The MSc in International Project Development prepares future managers to develop international business projects, from design to implementation, and to progress fast during your career in Business Development.

A few of the possible jobs to which you can aspire in the field of project management and business development:

  • Business Development Executive
  • Project Manager
  • Key Account Manager
  • Export Manager
  • Area Manager


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Explore the issues facing contemporary businesses, develop your management skills and enhance your qualifications on this postgraduate course.

Whether you’re contemplating a career in business or currently working and looking to enhance your qualifications, our MSc Business Management will equip you with the practical skills to advance your career.

Addressing the essentials of modern business, this course has been designed to develop personal and professional skills of independent thinking, critical analysis and reflective learning, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

Whether you’re contemplating a career in business or currently working and looking to enhance your qualifications, our MSc Business Management will equip you with the practical skills to advance your career.

Addressing the essentials of modern business, this course has been designed to develop personal and professional skills of independent thinking, critical analysis and reflective learning, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

Our course materials are based on real issues faced by contemporary businesses, covering topics ranging from creativity in business to global economics, strategic management and organisational change management.

You’ll learn to creatively address issues such as competition and sustainability and acquire knowledge of the global economic and business environment. You’ll develop leadership and team development skills and an understanding of management and organisational methods. Guest speakers add value to this course, which is updated regularly to reflect current business issues.

You may also choose to introduce a specialism to your course to reflect your area of interest.

This may include:
• Entrepreneurship
• Human Resource Management
• Marketing
• Sales

This is a full-time course splt up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September. You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

Recent graduates, continuing students, management practitioners, business professionals, international applicants and aspiring entrepreneurs can all benefit from our MSc Business Management, which is intended to appeal to people of all ages and from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and experience.

Modules

• Sustaining Organisational Performance
• Global Economic Environment and Marketing
• Organisational Change and Management
• Leadership, Strategy and Innovation
• Managing Innovation
• Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management
• Research Methods
• Dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

MSc Business Management (Banking)

Widen the application of your business management skills to include banking and increase your employment opportunities on this flexible course delivered fully online.

Sharing much of its content with the Global Online MSc Business Management, this course offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialism in banking, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Banking-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Entrepreneurship)

Explore the issues facing contemporary businesses, develop your management and entrepreneurial skills on this postgraduate course.

If you aspire to start your own business, combine your MSc Business Management with Entrepreneurship. You’ll learn how to plan new ventures and manage innovation and be equipped with the practical skills and expertise to advance your career.

This course is designed to deliver accessible, creative and flexible postgraduate business education and offer a choice in how, when and where you study - as well as the option to pursue a specialism.

It’s ideally suited to individuals who intend to balance their personal and professional commitments with their studies. This is a fully online course that will build on your existing experience and knowledge and enhance it with contemporary business theory.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Entrepreneurship-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Events)

Learn about events management, explore the issues facing contemporary businesses and develop the skills to succeed on this flexible course delivered fully online.

You’ll learn about the management of international festivals and events as well as looking at the business events sector worldwide.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Events-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Finance)

Enhance your business management skills with a focus on finance and increase your employment opportunities on this flexible course delivered fully online.

By focusing on finance you’ll learn a set of skills and knowledge that will enhance your business and management capabilities, and can also be applied in a range of careers in the financial sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Finance-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (HRM)

Gain an understanding of business and human resource management theory and develop the skills needed to manage staff effectively.

You’ll gain a sound understanding of business and human resource management (HRM) theory, including the skills needed to successfully manage and motivate staff, real issues faced by contemporary human resource managers, and international HRM.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc---Business-Management-HRM-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Marketing and Sales)

Explore business management, marketing and sales and gain the knowledge and skills to enhance your employment opportunities on this flexible course delivered fully online.

This dynamic blend of business, marketing and sales will provide you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Marketing-and-Sales-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Marketing)

Explore business management and marketing and gain the knowledge and practical skills to advance your career on this postgraduate course.

This dynamic blend of business and marketing will provide you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Marketing-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Sales)

Explore business management and sales and gain the knowledge and practical skills to advance your career on this postgraduate course.

This dynamic blend of business and sales will provide you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Sales-Postgraduate-FullTime

MSc Business Management (Tourism and Hospitality)

Explore business management with a focus on tourism and hospitality and gain the skills to develop your career on this flexible course delivered fully online.

Covering topics ranging from the management of international business events to contemporary issues in hospitality management, this course provides you with a business education tailored towards employment opportunities in this sector.

Website: http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Management-Tourism-and-Hospitality-Postgraduate-Distance-Learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Project Management)

Enhance your business management skills with a focus on project management on this flexible online course.

Whether you’re contemplating a career in business, or currently working and looking to enhance your qualifications, our Online MSc Business Management (Project Management) will equip you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

http://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/msc-business-management-project-management-postgraduate-distance-learning-part-time

MSc Business Management (Logistics and Supply Chains)

Enhance your business management skills with a focus on logistics and supply chains on this flexible online course.

Sharing much of its content with the Online MSc Business Management, this course offers you the opportunity to pursue a specialism in logistics and supply chains, opening doors to increased employment opportunities at postgraduate level.

Careers

In recent years, students have come to our MSc courses with degrees from many different disciplines, and have gone on to build careers in a range of industries in the public, private and voluntary/not-for-profit sectors.

How to apply

http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/how-to-apply

SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

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