The Bath MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management brings together a core management training with an appreciation and awareness of entrepreneurship, providing you an opportunity to cultivate your entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities and to master the challenges of managing dynamic organisations.
This one-year, full-time programme will:
-provide you with a grounding in the fundamental disciplines of business and management, while raising your awareness of the nature, context, and process of entrepreneurship
-teach you about the processes associated with entrepreneurial action, new business development, and entrepreneurial finance
-provide the opportunity for you to undertake an independent research project and the chance to turn a real business idea into a desirable and viable business model.
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The programme will:
- Provide you with an in-depth knowledge and critical appreciation of the disciplines fundamental to business management
- Develop your awareness and understanding of the importance of issues relating to entrepreneurship as well as an entrepreneurial mindset and capabilities
- Enable you to develop an analytical appreciation of the entrepreneurial process, its situation in the wider economic context and its realisation in independent, corporate, family business, and social enterprise contexts
- Provide you with the ability to generate and assess business ideas and the resilience to develop them by instilling openness to uncertainty and learning orientation
- Provide you with the ability to identify, integrate, and apply relevant bodies of management knowledge to specific business problems or entrepreneurial aspirations
- Prepare you for an entrepreneurial career and a wide variety of other business/management roles
Our MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management is an intensive full time programme lasting 12 months. The programme is divided into two 11-week semesters and the dissertation period which runs from June-September. All modules are mandatory.
Fundamentals of Accounting and Financial Management
Human Resource Management
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Development
Research Methods for Business Model Design
During the final three months of the degree you will produce a dissertation. This is an independent, practice-oriented research project associated with developing an initial business idea into a viable business model. The business idea to be developed as part of the dissertation project may be chosen in four different settings: (1) independent venture; (2) corporate venture (i.e. an entrepreneurial effort by an existing company); (3) family venture (i.e. an entrepreneurial effort by a family business); (4) social venture (i.e. entrepreneurial effort in pursuit of a social mission).
You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and learning methods that could include: interactive lectures, case studies, seminar presentations and group project work. As this is a Masters level course, we place a significant emphasis on independent, directed, private study that is often conducted in learning sets or groups.
A variety of individual and group assessment methods are used throughout the degree including assignments, exams, presentations, reports and exercises. The dissertation consists of a 10-15,000 word extended piece of individual research, supervised by a member of faculty.
We recognise that enhancing your employability is a primary goal for undertaking a Master's degree at Bath. We have a successful track record and extensive experience of working with a wide range of global organisations to develop the right skills and competencies that our students will need to achieve their career goals.
Destinations of our MSc in Management graduates (2014):
99% of our MSc in Management graduates from 2014 were employed within 6 months of graduation. Our outstanding record for employability is reflected in the companies and organisations where these graduates now work:
Our expert careers team is dedicated to providing first class careers support exclusively for School of Management MSc students.
We offer a Comprehensive Career Development Programme and provide an individual service by working with you on a one-to-one basis to identify your career goals and help you to plan your job search.
Our Career Development programme is integrated into your MSc timetable and includes;
- An overview of career opportunities in different sectors
- Workshops on the recruitment process including: CVs, cover letters, application forms and interview advice
- Mock interviews and assessment centres
- Opportunities to network with graduate recruiters, sector specialists and alumni
- Guest speakers, company visits and presentations, employer-led skills sessions
- Development of employability skills by participating in company sponsored community projects
- Week-long business immersion week - The Future Business Challenge
- Additional support for international students and those seeking global job opportunities
We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s leading business schools and 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Bath, celebrating our past achievements and looking forward.
The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#NSS) and 1st for Business & Management (The Complete University Guide 2016) (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Business+%26+Management+Studies), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014 (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#ref) for business and management studies, confirming the world-class standing of our faculty.
Find out about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/
Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-operations-logistics-supply-chain/how-to-apply
A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses is being developed for students at English universities. There will be loans of up to £10,000 available for Masters students starting a course in 2016/17. More information is available on the study site (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/government-loans/index.html) and the government website external website.
Organisations are vulnerable and exposed to threats from malicious or accidental events on a constant basis. In order to be able to manage the impacts of any risks upon an organisation and its assets, there are multiple levels of planning which should be considered. This master's programme will allow you not only to develop an understanding of the requirements for Organisational Resilience, but also to be able to put into place capabilities to effectively manage and respond, and to maintain alignment with wider organisational objectives
Is this course for me?
The MSc Organisational Resilience is designed to meet the requirements of industry and the professionals who are either currently employed in it or who seek to develop advanced capability. There are many currently working in the sector who have long-term experience and are seeking validation and evidence of this through the achievement of postgraduate qualification.
The programme provides an opportunity for advancement to those already employed in resilience roles, for example as security, crisis or business continuity managers or heads of function, who wish to broaden their industry knowledge base and management and analytical skills with a view to enhancing their career prospects. Secondly, the programme is designed to appeal to people with general management roles and experience who are interested in moving into the resilience sector or who have been made responsible for the implementation and management of resilience within their organisation.
Many of the students on this course already work in roles such as risk management, continuity management, or are in the armed forces. This programme is for students who wish to apply academic rigour to their professional capability and development, and will allow successful graduates to be differentiated from and more competitive than their peers who may not have taken such an approach.
What will this course cover?
Organisational resilience requires, because of the growing inter-relationship and blurred boundaries between the various elements, and the constant development of new risks and the need to mitigate them; the development of organisational and individual capability and knowledge across a range of contributing areas and of the organisational behaviours needed to support them. Therefore, this programme is designed to attract and educate those with a specialist interest in the following areas and sub-disciplines:
• business continuity
• crisis and incident management
• emergency management
• disaster response and recovery
All of these components are to some extent complementary and considered to be contributing elements to the understanding and developed capability to devise, plan and manage resilience within organisations. By allowing students to take a holistic approach to the subject matter and to understand the theories that inform it, the course allows them to develop confidence, capability, critical and multi-dimensional thinking at high levels. Current and relevant, the course keeps pace with world developments and the changing dynamics of resilience planning and implementation.
A huge range of businesses need to plan for resilience, so we tailor the programme to suit your particular industry. You can specialise in the areas most relevant to your career.
During the course you'll be able to develop and test theories and plans that will be directly linked to your area of interest or the needs of your organisation. This will create a solid academic basis for further academic research, including a possible PhD.
How to apply
Apply here: http://bucks.ac.uk/applynow/
There are a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students which include sponsorship, bursaries, scholarships and loans: http://bucks.ac.uk/fees_funding/postgraduate-masters-scholarships/
Our International MBA has been developed to address business leadership in an uncertain world of continuous disruption. If you are interested in making the shift from manager to leader in your organisation this programme could be for you.
Is this course for me?
Are you concerned to make sure that your organisation can adapt and evolve to meet changing global contexts and threats? Are you keen to take full advantage of commercial opportunities that are opening up globally and at an accelerating pace? Our International MBA will help you to achieve your ambitions.
If you are already an experienced manager, but aspire to work in more senior positions, this course will enhance your understanding of global businesses, problem solving and creative thinking skills.
This programme covers all the key business functions but with a unique perspective: resilience, and core skills for future-proofing your organisation. Your final project may take the form of a dissertation, consultancy project or work based learning project, and this flexibility will mean that you can tailor your learning to suit your needs.
What will this course cover?
This course has been developed to address business leadership, providing a strategic and global view of business, with a focus on building your problem solving, creative thinking, and empathy skills; all within an international context.
From international finance to marketing strategy, and digital leadership to project management, by the end of the programme you will have developed a strategic, integrated and holistic perspective on organisations and management. You will be confident in your leadership capabilities, and prepared for senior management career progression.
You will explore the issues that many organisations face today, including:
• globalisation, widening markets and competition
• crisis and emergency planning for executives
• reporting of financial information
• how talent management contributes to organisations
• the opportunities and threats posed by interconnected digital dependencies
• executive decision-making across global environments.
How will I be taught and assessed?
Your class sessions will comprise of a range of activities, including interactive lectures, discussions, group work, presentations, and business simulation.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including assignments, examinations, time constrained assessments, case study analysis and presentations.
As a Bucks Business School graduate, you could benefit from a range of post-graduation support, for example help with developing new business ideas.
In 2016 we also opened our 'Launch pad' boardroom and office space. The Launch Pad space will provide free meeting facilities, Wi-Fi and IT for students and alumni entrepreneurs.
You will also be supported by our Careers and Employability Service, mentoring scheme, and Bucks Business School's network of academics, as well as our international partners.
In addition, on completion of the award, students may be able to apply for Doctorate level programmes such as PhD or professional doctorate.
How to apply
Apply here: http://bucks.ac.uk/applynow/
This course aims to provide you with an in-depth and philosophical understanding of the concepts of operations and supply chain management. The course integrates business management techniques and the management technologies they rely on. If you have studied and want to pursue a career in operations management or supply chain management, then this course is for you.
You can learn the skills that ensure operations run more efficiently and effectively, particularly in the face of global market turbulence, agility, and business resilience. You also have the opportunity to gain the knowledge vital for professional operations, arising from the complexities of projects, supply chain management and operations.
We use innovative teaching techniques including case studies, simulations and interactive games, alongside the opportunity to network with experts from industry. You are able to gain real-world insights and investigate real-business scenarios with industry visits/case study projects; as well as experience the industry standard management information system software ‘SAP’.
The programme offers an opportunity for you to apply your newly acquired knowledge in this subject area through a three-month research project, undertaken during the summer, in order to demonstrate your integrated knowledge and professional development. Our programme aims to produce graduates who can apply this knowledge in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way, in order to improve the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Transport and Logistics (CILT) and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
This programme is suitable for those already working in project management, as well as those looking to enter the profession. It is designed to allow entry from any degree discipline and a diverse range of work backgrounds. The skills learnt are transferable to a wide variety of industries – gas, engineering, information technology, healthcare, events, public sector and logistics. The programme is also relevant to those wishing to study a generalist qualification and as such is applicable to any area of work that involves project or programme management.
The programme is designed to address the growing complexity of projects and incorporates key project management tools and techniques, as well as the core competencies required by project managers to drive projects to a successful conclusion, and include a more holistic, international and ethical stakeholder approach.
This course will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills in order to enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MSc will teach you the theory of effective project management practice and equip you with essential skills, confidence and competence to assist you when you venture into your chosen industry. You will learn to think laterally, challenge convention and offer knowledge based solutions to business issues. You will be able to think and operate in a different way to your colleagues, which is essential in today’s global business arena.
The programme encompasses project management through a series of progressive modules, developing your knowledge from the fundamentals, through to modules addressing risk, resilience and contingency planning, project finance and procurement, managing project teams, critical perspectives and social impact and responsibility.
You will have the opportunity to gain professional qualifications in Prince2 Foundation, Prince2 Practitioner and Agile Project Management Foundation.
The final stage of the programme will include a Project Management consultancy project or Project Management Dissertation. The consultancy project will allow you to undertake a project in one of a number of different industries and can address the different aspects of project or programme management. If you do not wish to take this opportunity, you will complete the Project Management Dissertation, which will allow you to explore, in depth, and critically review literature about issues related to a particular aspect of project management in your chosen area.
You will be taught by experienced academic staff with specialist knowledge of their own subject areas. Taught modules are delivered using a combination of lectures and workshop sessions, with an emphasis on participation and discussion.
For those students wishing to take up the option of a 12-month placement, the course will be 24 months in duration. For those students not wishing to take this option, then the course will be completed in 12 months.
The programme is completed by full time study on Park Campus. Normally, you will complete two semesters of 14 weeks, spending 12-15 hours per week in the classroom with your tutors and fellow students. You will be expected to engage in significant additional study, around 20-25 hours per week in self-directed study, learning and networking and attending additional workshops to support your achievement of the professional body memberships and awards.
You will experience a variety of assessment styles including business reports, essays, research papers, oral presentations, practical work, examinations, case study and context analysis, as well as the dissertation.
This course will prepare you for a career in the public sector, service industries, information technology, engineering or any other business area needing project management skills. Graduates from this course have gone on to roles such as project team members in a variety of positions, including everything from project support to project management.
There is an opportunity to take a one year placement, which will allow you to develop and apply the necessary skills and abilities required to undertake complex business projects and reflect on your experiences.
This interdisciplinary and unique programme provides an unrivalled platform for managing the strategic impact, organisational implications and business value of IT. The Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change programme (ITMOC) prepares you for twenty-first century careers in a globalising IT sector.
The programme modules provide an advanced grounding in key areas such as information technology and organisations, managing change, knowledge management, systematic interventions, strategy and IT management, project management and analysis, design and innovation.
Theory and practice are integrated throughout the programme. Our comprehensive range of modules develops both wide-ranging and specialist knowledge. The programme includes regular seminars and workshops with industry practitioners including CIOs, CTOs, CEOs and consultants. A research internship dissertation gives you the opportunity to collaborate with a company. We work closely with industry to ensure ITMOC is business relevant and leading-edge.
Student-centred learning is combined with academic rigour. Students come from technical and non-technical backgrounds. No specialist knowledge of computing or IT is needed.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
◾Academic and Professional Practice
◾Strategy, IT and Digital Business
◾Researching in Organisational Settings
◾Information, Technology and Organisations
◾Knowledge Management and IT
◾Systemic Interventions and Consulting
◾The Management of Organisational Change
◾Business Analysis and Enterprise Systems
◾Analysis and Design
◾IT Project Management
◾Human Resource Management 1: The rise and growth of HRM theories and techniques
◾Human Resource Management II: the agenda of HRM in the global economy
◾Knowledge and Global Organisations
◾Cyber Security and Enterprise Resilience: Social Aspects of the Digital Age
◾Business Skills and Analytics
◾Strategic Supply Chain Management