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The programme relies on a close collaboration between Deusto Business School and Orkestra- Basque Institute of Competitiveness, one of the leading authorities on understanding and promoting territorial competitiveness. Read more
The programme relies on a close collaboration between Deusto Business School and Orkestra- Basque Institute of Competitiveness, one of the leading authorities on understanding and promoting territorial competitiveness.

The programme aims to develop the knowledge and capabilities necessary to identify and analyse the key factors driving competitiveness and innovation at the organisational and territorial levels. It will promote an understanding of the key relationships between these levels of analysis that will support effective decision making amidst the complexity of real-world innovation and competitiveness.

Programme

Basic common training: Semester 1 (September-January)

a) Competitiveness and innovation: theoretical foundations

- Competitiveness and innovation theories
- Territorial competitiveness and innovation systems
- Business competitiveness and innovation management

b) Responsible sustainability and innovation in an interconnected world

Candidates may choose one of these itineraries: Semester 2 (February-June)

c.1) Strategic Projects in Competitiveness and Innovation: Professional itinerary

- Change and innovation management
- Value creation
- Practicum
- Master’s Final Thesis

c.2) First Steps in Competitiveness and Innovation Research: Research itinerary

- Theories and scientific bases focused on competitiveness and innovation research
- Research methods, and skills on academic research communication
- Master’s Final Thesis

Total: 60 ECTS

Professional Careers

Graduates of this Master’s degree will develop their full potential and achieve the highest goals in:

- Strategic consulting.
- Innovation consulting.
- Research and Technology organizations.
- Advisory and development services for public institutions.
- Public administration (national, regional, local) and institutions, in areas related to the design of public policies, economic development and innovation.
- Regional development agencies, cluster associations and other related institutions.
- Innovation or R&D departments of institutions or companies.
- General management of companies.
- Associations, foundations, institutes, etc requiring a strategic projects manager.
- University departments and research centres.

The Deusto Business School Career Services Department aims to foster contact with business and equip participants in the official Master’s programmes with tools to improve their employability.

Start date: September 2016

Duration: 1 year

Place: Spain / San Sebastian



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Gain the skills to understand and manage innovation in both entrepreneurial and established firms. You will learn how to successfully manage both technology and organisational innovation and how to lead innovative teams and organisations. Read more
Gain the skills to understand and manage innovation in both entrepreneurial and established firms.

You will learn how to successfully manage both technology and organisational innovation and how to lead innovative teams and organisations. You will also learn how the innovation process works, how companies organise to take advantage of internal and external sources of innovation, how to carry out technology investment appraisal and forecasting future innovation trends.

Teaching and assessment places strong emphasis on developing analytical and critical skills, research training, personal communication skills and effective team-working, providing an excellent basis to pursue a variety of careers across all sectors. These include engineers and leaders of innovative teams, entrepreneurs in technology-driven organisations, academic research or teaching.

This course is available on a full or part-time basis.

Visit http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details.

Manchester Enterprise Centre
The Centre provides a range of enterprise and entrepreneurship extra-curricular activities that help develop the skills and aptitudes necessary for graduates in the very competitive world of work.
Find out more at http://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/enterprise

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: ASDA, BNY Mellon, Cap Gemini, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, IBM, JP Morgan, Lakhmichand Cooverjie & Co, KPMG, Panasonic, PT Telekomunikasi, Tesco plc, Vodafone Group Services Ltd.

Some graduates also set-up their own ventures such as ZenGuard.

Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
– Financial Appraisal and Investment Economics
– High Technology Entrepreneurship
– Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
– Innovation Management

Semester 2
– Research Methods

Three elective units from*:
– Business Creation and Development
– Case Studies in Technology Strategy and Innovation
– Developing Enterprising Individuals
– Innovation and Market Strategy
– International Competitiveness, Business Strategy and Innovation Management
– Regional, National and Global Dimensions of Science, Technology and Innovation

* By agreement with the Course Director, one elective unit may be taken from another Alliance
MBS Masters course. All elective units are subject to availability and timetabling constraints

Summer period
Dissertation (60 credits)
– Apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course
– Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or quantitative research.

Examples of recent dissertation project topics:
– Exploring the role of Corporate Social Responsibility driven eco-innovation for firm sustainability
– Opportunities and challenges from open innovation between UK universities and the pharmaceutical industry
– Dynamic capabilities and deploying big data for the development of the Chilean retail sector
– Innovation patterns in after-sales for the commercial vehicles sector in India
– Online innovative strategies to improve competitiveness and customer relationships in China
– Studying user involvement in medical device innovation processes in the UK

Open days

Masters information sessions

We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a Master’s course at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 17 courses to choose from. Join us to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.

Also, a number of graduates have the opportunity to progress directly onto the Full-time MBA programme as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them?

Choose from the following dates:
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm

All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the Alliance MBS website: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/meet-us.aspx

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Course description. Reliability Engineering and Asset Management is a critical field of Managerial and technical importance to UK and international industry. Read more
Course description

Reliability Engineering and Asset Management is a critical field of Managerial and technical importance to UK and international industry. It is estimated that 10% of typical plant cost is spent every year maintaining that plant. Maintenance can make the difference in competitiveness on a global scale. Maintenance managers can make major impacts on their companies' bottom line, and often report at board level.

Reliability Engineering and Asset Management is a key element in increasing the competitiveness of industry. It is a sophisticated discipline, which embraces management techniques, organisation, planning and the application of substantial electronic, engineering and analytical know-how to manufacturing processes, transport, power generation and the efficient operation of industrial, commercial and civic buildings. The aim of the programme is to give companies the technical and managerial expertise to thrive in the global marketplace.

On completion of the course you will be able to obtain one of the following degrees:

* MSc
* Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert)
* Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)

Course Content

The programme is divided into course units which cover various aspects of applied management and technology in the field. It is designed in such a way that after enrolment the people already working in the industry can benefit from the structure and content of the course to enhance their capability in Maintenance and Asset Management. Our teaching staff are internationally recognised professionals with years of experience working in industry and academic institutions.

* Full time
* Part time Direct Taught
* Part time Distance Learning

Module details

The programme is modular. You take eight units, 4 core and 4 optional, some of which include field and laboratory work, followed by a major project. The earlier units address the management of the maintenance process, including such topics as maintenance strategy, maintenance systems and condition based monitoring. Later more specialised units deal with auditing, advanced vibration monitoring, reliability and risk. Units on the full time programme are direct taught, however, part time students can choose either direct taught or web-based distance learning . All delivery modes cover the same syllabus and lead to the same qualification. Full unit specifications and past project descriptions can be found on the School's website.

Please contact the School for details of any possible bursaries.

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This degree provides an insight into human resource management and training within the context of organisations at a national and international level. Read more
This degree provides an insight into human resource management and training within the context of organisations at a national and international level. You will study the way in which employee and organisational development are closely related to HR topics such as recruitment, performance appraisal, teamwork and motivation.

The MSc in Human Resource Management and Training will equip you with the professional knowledge and skills to engage critically with theories and practices around training and learning in the workplace and the role of the human resources practitioner. You will develop a critical understanding of the issues and problems associated with implementing practices aimed at enhancing employee performance and organisational competitiveness. You will also develop your practical transferable skills which are invaluable in the workplace, such as oral and written presentations, problem solving, team-working, self-appraisal, and independence in the planning and management of your learning.

Course Modules

Module 1: Employee Development and Workplace Learning
Module 2: Managing Human Resources
Module 3: students to choose one option, subject to availability from the following:

• The Changing Nature of Skills, Production, Performance and Competitiveness
• Implementing Improvements in Organisational Performance
• Global Context of HRD and HRM

Module 4: Research Methods

Dissertation (16,000-20,000 words)

Start Dates

Start Date: February, June and October Each Year

(Please note: due to regular enhancement of the University’s courses, please refer to Leicester’s own website (http://www.le.ac.uk) or/and Terms and Conditions (http://www2.le.ac.uk/legal) for the most accurate and up-to-date course information. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with this information prior to submitting an application.)

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Our MSc Operations Management will develop a critical understanding of the role of operations management in relation to organisational performance and competitiveness. Read more
Our MSc Operations Management will develop a critical understanding of the role of operations management in relation to organisational performance and competitiveness. It will build knowledge of operations management principles and concepts, and how they can be applied, across different organisational functions including finance, sales, marketing, human resource management and design. It will also develop expertise in the use of various quality, process and supply chain management tools and techniques for analysing and improving operations in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, services, the public sector and the third sector.

Graduates will be able to identify, conceptualise and define new problems and issues and have the ability to contribute towards the competitiveness of any organisation.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Six core modules are taken during semester 1 and semester 2:

Global Purchasing and Supply
Quality Management & Engineering
Operations Management
System Thinking & Analysis
Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
Research Philosophy and Practice

Two further modules from a wide range of relevant options such as leadership, project management, green and sustainable logistics are also taken.

The MSc dissertation is then completed between May and August.

ACCREDITATION

Our MSc Operations Management is accredited by the Institute of Operations Management (IoM).

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Companies tend to employ graduates who have developed awareness to issues of internationalization, who are competent to work in multinational working groups, who can analyze international markets, and those who can develop major projects. Read more
Companies tend to employ graduates who have developed awareness to issues of internationalization, who are competent to work in multinational working groups, who can analyze international markets, and those who can develop major projects. The International Management, Legislation and Society program aims to give students an education that enables them to adapt quickly to an international environment, whilst understanding the dynamics, and knowing how to effectively identify solutions to managerial problems.

Learning objectives

The curriculum presents two types of courses: subjects relating to the basic disciplines (business, economic, and law), and subjects relating to business issues and problems typically associated with the processes of internationalization of firms. This is done to balance traditional knowledge of management with the specialization and the development of specific internationalization-oriented skills. In addition to traditional business disciplines, there are courses that intend to develop the capability to work in different social and cultural contexts, and to review, develop and implement internationalization of firms.

Career opportunities & professional recognition

Graduates from the International Management, Legislation & Society program are exposed to a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates will have both the technical knowledge and the methodological tools suited to pursue professional and managerial careers in large corporations and international institutions (WTO, IMF, WB) dealing with international and multicultural issues, as well as smaller and national companies, implementing and managing international processes and strategies.

Curriculum

First year credits
● Corporate strategy & strategic control:
○ Module 1 - Corporate strategy (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - Strategic control (5 ECTS/CFU)

● ELECTIVE (one of the following two)
○ Cross cultural management (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Management of Information Systems and Society (5 ECTS/CFU)

● Doing business in emerging markets (5 ECTS/CFU)

● Entrepreneurship and small business management:
○ Module 1 - International corporate taxation and tax planning (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - Small business management (5 ECTS/CFU)

● European Economic Law (5 ECTS/CFU)

● International competitiveness (7 ECTS/CFU)

● English for international management (5 ECTS/CFU)

● Seminar on Theological Issues

Second year credits
● Business finance:
○ Module 1 - Financial analysis (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - Corporate finance (5 ECTS/CFU)

● International finance (5 ECTS/CFU)

● International strategies:
○ Module 1 - International business strategy (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - Business Government relations (4 ECTS/ CFU)

● Business Analytics (6 ECTS/CFU)

● Direct Investment and Trade Law (6 ECTS/CFU)

● Public Law (6 ECTS/CFU)

● International Management (10 CFU):
○ Module 1 - International human resource management (5 ECTS/CFU)
○ Module 2 - International institutions and society (5 ECTS/CFU)

● Compulsory internship (7 ECTS/CFU)

● Thesis (20 ECTS/CFU)

We care

The relationship between the students and the professors is an added value at Cattolica’s Piacenza campus. Students are stimulated and encouraged to achieve their goals by showing competitiveness and ambition, preparing them for an ideal array of future job opportunities.

Industry related

The economy of the province of Piacenza is based on, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), active mainly in manufacturing, services and construction industries, sectors on which the events held at Piacenza Exhibition Center are focused.

Career support

The Career Service at Cattolica’s Piacenza campus provides support to students by helping them find relevant internships and placements related to their studies.

International network

During the International Management, Legislation & Society program, options to study abroad will be offered. A Study abroad can come in different forms, from Erasmus programs to visiting semesters at the International Partnership of Business schools (IPBS) partner institutions.

Candidates need to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement in order to submit their application.

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If you’re an international fee-paying student you could be eligible for a £3,000 discount when you start your course in January 2017. Read more
If you’re an international fee-paying student you could be eligible for a £3,000 discount when you start your course in January 2017.
http://www.shu.ac.uk/VCAwardJanuary2017

This course increases your knowledge and skills in pharmacology and biotechnology to increase your competitiveness in the job market or complete research at PhD level. If you are already employed, this course can help you to further your career prospects.

The course is delivered by internationally recognised academics who are involved in biotechnology and pharmacology research. Research projects include studying the manipulation of proteins and their application to Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, ion channels and the development of novel drugs from natural products.

You learn in detail how drugs act at the molecular and cellular level and then how biotechnological techniques are used to produce new drugs. Examples include developing new and effective treatments for diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and rheumatoid arthritis.
You also gain experience of the latest techniques used by the pharmaceutical industry to produce and study the effects of novel drugs.

The course gives you:
-Up-to-date knowledge of cellular and molecular pathology of various human diseases.
-The basis of therapeutic rationales for treating diseases and their development.
-An advanced understanding of recombinant DNA technology and how it is used to produce drugs.
-Experience of the latest practical techniques, such as cell culture, quantitative PCR analysis, cloning, western blotting, and analytical techniques such as HPLC and mass spectrometry.
-The transferable and research skills to enable you to continue developing your knowledge and improve your employment potential.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-pharmacology-and-biotechnology

Course structure

Full time – 14 months to Masters. Part time – typically 2 years to Masters. The certificate and diploma are shorter. Starts September and January.

The Masters (MSc) award is achieved by successfully completing 180 credits. The Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) is achieved by successfully completing 60 credits. The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) is achieved by successfully completing 120 credits.

Core modules
-Cell biology (15 credits)
-Fundamentals of pharmacology (15 credits)
-Molecular biology (15 credits)
-Biotechnology (15 credits)
-Professional development (15 credits)
-New approaches to pharmacology (15 credits)
-Research methods and statistics (15 credits)
-Research project (60 credits)

Optional modules (one from)
-Applied biomedical techniques (15 credits)
-Cellular and molecular basis of cancer (15 credits)
-Pharmaceutical drug development (15 credits)
-Human genomics and proteomics (15 credits)

Assessment
Assessment is mostly by written examination and coursework including problem solving exercises, case studies and input from practical laboratory work. Research project assessment includes a written report and viva voce.

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We designed this course for students with a non-business degree who wish to develop the knowledge and skills needed to begin or re-focus a career in international business and management. Read more
We designed this course for students with a non-business degree who wish to develop the knowledge and skills needed to begin or re-focus a career in international business and management.

Globalising markets are reshaping the way organisations are configured and the way that they conduct international business. Global competitiveness has become a major concern for organisations that increasingly need new knowledge and more specialised skills.

You develop your knowledge of global business and the main areas involved in business management. This includes understanding the global business environment and the company responses to this. You also examine the impact of risk on global companies.

You develop your understanding of the operational and strategic issues facing global businesses and the international management skills needed to evaluate global market opportunities. To help you to develop your practical skills in a real world setting, we offer work related activities that may include: business simulations; an international consultancy project; visits to companies and organisations; guest speakers.

Your dissertation, which is a major project, is usually on an issue of strategic importance geared to your interest. It is your chance to demonstrate your research and project management skills to employers.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/msc-managing-global-business

Course structure

Full time. September start – typically 1 year. September starters will also be offered a student-sourced 6 month work placement option, which will extend the course to 18 months. January start – typically 15 months but you can complete it in 12 months.

Modules
-Principles of international business
-Contemporary international management practice
-Global marketing
-Global human resource management
-Global business strategy
-Governing global risk
-International consultancy project

Assessment
Course work including: project work; written papers; presentations; time constrained assignments.

Other admission requirements

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. This is a pre-masters course that provides the opportunity to improve your English language skills and business knowledge. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business and finance masters degrees.

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While on this course, you take part in real-life case studies and projects, and develop important professional skills required in urban regeneration roles, such as project valuation and leadership skills. Read more
While on this course, you take part in real-life case studies and projects, and develop important professional skills required in urban regeneration roles, such as project valuation and leadership skills. You also develop an essential conceptual understanding of regeneration policy and practice.

This course has been running for two decades and attracts a wide range of students including:
-Graduates looking for a vocational foundation in urban regeneration.
-Practitioners who want to broaden their knowledge and understanding through academic study.

The award is accredited by several key sector professional institutes including the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute. The course is designed to help you further your academic understanding having experienced practice, or prepare for a role in responding to the challenges facing the UK and the world including: urban decline and success, urban segregation, urban competitiveness, urban sustainability, urban management.

These challenges require more than restoring and rebuilding the physical fabric of cities and their heritage. They need:
-A new local and regional economic base to replace the one that has been lost; the protection and improvement of environments and places.
-The restoration of hope to communities that have been impacted by socioeconomic change.
-Education and training to assist people in a fast changing world of work.

These are big challenges requiring solutions and responses at all geographical scales, from neighbourhood to supra-national. They are challenges that require 'out of the box' thinking, intellectual rigour, ability to collaborate across groups and sectors, and an understanding of the contributions from disciplines like: economics, political science, geography, sociology, surveying, urban design, urban planning, finance and management.

It is this complexity combined with necessity that makes the regeneration field so exciting. This course offers a good balance of theoretical and practical debates and we constantly update it to remain at the forefront of new ideas and developments. You are immersed in the real world of practice, taking part in many real-life case studies and projects. You are also involved in theoretical discussion to consider practical regeneration solutions.

The course concentrates on gaining professional skills for regeneration and knowledge in:
-Regeneration policy.
-Planning and development process.
-Economic regeneration.
-Leading regeneration.
-Social regeneration.
-Alternative approaches to regeneration.

There is an optional module where you choose between an international field study week, or a practice-based consultancy project. We also offer most modules on this course as stand-alone short courses.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/mscpgdippgcert-urban-regeneration

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Town Planning Institute, and recognised by the Institute of Economic Development.

Course structure

Full time – 1 year minimum, two days per week.
Part time – 2 years minimum, one day per week.
Plus occasional block study weeks, block days and optional extra sessions. Starts September and January.

Core modules
-Regeneration and policy
-Economic Regeneration
-Planning and development process
-Leading regeneration
-Social regeneration
-Alternative approaches to regeneration
-Options: consultancy project, international field study week (currently to the Netherlands)

Options
-Urban design
-Housing regeneration
-Neighbourhood management
-Inward investment and business development
-Urban design
-Sustainable communities
-Consultancy project
-Geographical information systems
-Creative cities

Assessment: includes coursework, practical assignments and projects. There are no formal examinations.

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Logistics is the term widely used in business for the range of activities associated with the movement, storage and handling of materials. Read more

Overview

Logistics is the term widely used in business for the range of activities associated with the movement, storage and handling of materials. The management of logistics has been revolutionised over the past 30 years and has come to be regarded as a key determinant of business competitiveness. This developments have created a healthy demand for well-qualified logistics and supply chain managers in most sectors of the economy.

Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme (See http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-logistics-and-supply-chain-management/ ) examines current practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management and we have a full programme of courses, site visits and guest speakers that provides a rich and fulfilling experience for you over the academic year.

Professional recognition

Industry continues to look to individuals who can demonstrate their continued commitment to acquiring industry specific knowledge. Membership of internationally recognised professional bodies is therefore an important consideration in building a successful career.

Two important industry bodies, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK) (CILT), and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) have accredited our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme.

CILT accreditation

Students who successfully graduate from the above degrees will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.
For further details of CILT accreditation and membership visit http://www.ciltuk.org.uk

CIPS accreditation

Whilst you are studying you can join as a Student Member becoming an Affiliate Member and then Member (MCIPS).
For further details of CIPS accreditation and membership visit http://www.cips.org

Programme content

Six core modules are taken over semester 1 and semester 2:
- Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
- Demand and Inventory Planning
- Global Purchasing & Supply
- Supply Network Design & Optimisation
- Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
- Research Philosophy and Practice

Two further modules from a wide range including shipping and port operations, lean six sigma, green logistics, and systems analysis are also taken.

The MSc dissertation is then completed between May and August.

Find more information on content here http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-logistics-and-supply-chain-management/

Industry links

Many of the guest speakers on the programme are senior executives with wide experience of logistics and give an insight into current approaches, practices and techniques being applied in the logistics sector.

In addition there is a series of site visits, mainly to distribution centres, which give students the opportunity to see best practice in action and to have useful discussions with professional logistics practitioners.

Career opportunities

Students graduating in previous years have taken up logistics management posts with an impressive list of companies including DHL, Diageo, BP Chemicals, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Maersk, Tesco and Rolls Royce.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses (See http://www.hw.ac.uk/study/english.htm ) to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)

Find information on Fees and Scholarships here http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-logistics-and-supply-chain-management/

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The changing dynamics of cross-border, trade, finance and labour are fundamentally affecting how developed and developing countries relate to each other. Read more
The changing dynamics of cross-border, trade, finance and labour are fundamentally affecting how developed and developing countries relate to each other. This programme will convey to you a variety of analytic perspectives on contemporary issues relating to globalisation, international trade policy, industrial development, and their development consequences. Issues in globalisation including industrial competitiveness, upgrading, and technological change and their implications for local producers and workers are analysed using the analytical approaches of global value chains and global production networks. In this way, we enhance the skills of policymakers and would-be policymakers in the management of trade policy and the industrialisation process, while also providing you with the intellectual infrastructure and analytical tools for conducting research into industrialisation, trade and related fields in the developing world. This programme will provide an interdisciplinary and applied understanding of these issues, offering an opportunity to critically engage with this specialist field within international development theory and practice. Students will be encouraged to consider different ways of putting established ideas and recent insights into practice with an emphasis on academic reflection and policy processes.

Aims of the programme

• Provide critical insights into different theoretical and inter-disciplinary perspectives on the political economy of globalisation, trade policy dynamics, and industrial development within the wider context of global development strategies;
• Develop the analytical skills of students in critically evaluating and engaging with distinct and cutting edge theoretical frameworks that help shape understanding of global value chains and global production networks and their implications for trade dynamics, industrial and trade policies, firm strategies and labour, social and environmental outcomes;
• Provide an understanding of the relationship of globalisation to economic, political and social asymmetries of development at global, regional, national and local scales;
• Provide an appreciation of the policy issues associated with globalisation, trade and industry and their impacts including insights into the key strategies, policies and practices currently employed by leading public and private policy actors in the global South, prominent international agencies as well as private sector and civil society actors;
• Develop professionally-oriented skills related to formulating, investigating and implementing different approaches to understanding trade dynamics and promoting productive sectors;
• Provide a wide range of options for advanced training in areas of specialist expertise relevant to globalisation, trade, industry and international development policy;
• Develop advanced competencies in transferable areas, including developing reasoned arguments, gathering, organising and using evidence and information from a wide variety of sources, undertaking both team-based and independent work to deadlines, and both written and verbal forms of communication;
• Assist students in developing their specialist area of expertise within the field of globalisation, trade dynamics, industrial strategy and development policy, and applying their understanding and skills through supervised individual research culminating in a dissertation.

Special features

An overseas field visit is an integral part of the programme. The cost of the visit is covered by the course fee. Recent fieldtrip locations have included Uganda, Bulgaria, Ghana, Sri Lanka and India.

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The largest research degree programme in Europe offers a range of broad study areas. Read more
The largest research degree programme in Europe offers a range of broad study areas: branding and corporate reputation; comparative governance; global strategies and international management; corporate valuation, investment decision making and performance; customer satisfaction and behaviour; entrepreneurship and innovation management; health policy and management; information systems and knowledge management; organisational innovation and change and services competitiveness.

The MPhil is a masters degree achieved through research. Candidates for doctoral degrees are, in the first instance, automatically registered for an MPhil. Alternatively, participants can concentrate solely on working towards the latter degree.

They will be expected to contribute to knowledge and scholarship within the context of the existing literature of the proposed field of study.

Candidates who wish to concentrate on an MPhil and not take a PhD or DBA are not normally required to take the taught courses. The maximum length of the thesis is 60,000 words.

Transfer to PhD registration depends on the satisfactory completion of all first year coursework and acceptance of the proposed theses. Participants are expected to submit their completed theses within three years of entry to the programme and always within four years.

The School’s graduates have joined the faculties of leading universities throughout the world. About a third of these are full professors, some with international reputations.

The tradition and culture of the School has stressed the importance of teaching and researching matters of practical importance to business and this is reflected in the issues addressed by its doctoral students. Almost half of the School’s graduates, at some stage in their careers, work for commercial organisations, including consultancies.

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In just one generation, the world has witnessed a dramatic increase in the economic interdependence of countries and shifts in global economic power. Read more
In just one generation, the world has witnessed a dramatic increase in the economic interdependence of countries and shifts in global economic power. This reshaped global economic map has many drivers, including key international institutions and accords that seek to promote enhanced competitiveness, trade and foreign direct investment globally.

The LLM in International Economic Law aims to provide students with both a theoretical understanding and the practical legal skills set for analysing the roles that institutions play in regulating crucial international economic relations and their specific rules that often become the agreed framework for national regulation across economic sectors.

This programme will enable you to explore the significant policy issues that arise in the development and implementation of these international economic legal frameworks.

You will be able to choose from a comprehensive range of modules that focus on these international economic regulatory frameworks as they impact diverse economic sectors, including finance, trade, investment, innovation and knowledge.

Your fellow students will come from the UK and more than 80 other countries, each able to draw on prior academic and, in many cases, professional experience from different jurisdictions to enrich discussion and debate in class.

You will have the opportunity to critically explore pressing development, environmental and financial stability concerns arising from the globalisation of the world economy in a genuinely international atmosphere.

The knowledge and skills gained on this course are suitable for careers in government, international organizations, law firms and NGOs concerned with international development, trade, investment and finance.

Taught Modules

To specialise in this area, you must select 90 credits of modules from this list and do your compulsory dissertation in the field of International Economic Law (45 credits). The additional 45 credits of taught modules can be in this area or can be unrelated and therefore selected from the full list of available LLM modules.

All modules are 22.5 credits unless otherwise stated below.

Note: Not all of the modules listed will be available in any one year and semesters listed can be subject to change. Any modules not available in the forthcoming academic session will be marked as soon as this information is confirmed by teaching academics.

The updated module list below represents the result of our ongoing modularisation of the LLM which is intended to offer students greater flexibility and choice of module options.
◦ QLLM044 International and Comparative Competition Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM062 International Tax Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM069 Law of Finance and Foreign Investment in Emerging Economies (45 credits)
◦ QLLM080 Multinational Enterprises and the Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM096 Climate Change Law and Policy (45 credits) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM097 International Natural Resources Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM128 Telecommunications Law (45 credits)
◦ QLLM155 Principles of Regulation (Sem1)
◦ QLLM187 International Investment Law (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM188 Regulation of International Investment and Public Policy (Sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM314 Transnational Law and Governance (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM315 Transnational Law and Governance in Practice (Sem 2)
◦ QLLM340 Global Intellectual Property: Fundamental Principles (Sem 1)
◦ QLLM341 Global Intellectual Property: Technology and Policy (sem 2)
◦ QLLM364 Law and Finance in Emerging Economies (Sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM365 Legal Aspects of Financing Development (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM367 International Financial Regulation (sem 2) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM370 WTO Law: Market Access and Non-Discrimination (sem 1)
◦ QLLM371 WTO Law: Trade Remedies and Regulatory Issues (sem 2)
◦ QLLM376 International Economic Law (sem 1)
◦ QLLM387 International Trade and Investment Law of the EU (sem 1) (Not running 2016-17)
◦ QLLM388 Trade, Climate Change and Energy: EU and International Perspectives (Sem 2)

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With the MSc Business Systems Analysis and Design course at City you can unravel a business system and prepare to work as an analyst within the industry. Read more
With the MSc Business Systems Analysis and Design course at City you can unravel a business system and prepare to work as an analyst within the industry.

Who is it for?

The course is for motivated students who enjoy working within high-pressure environments often to tight deadlines. You will need a good undergraduate degree as well as the tenacity and patience to understand business systems and the ability to adapt to constant change.

Objectives

There is a common misconception in building business systems: that users know their requirements. Often they don’t. This postgraduate Business Systems Analysis programme has been designed to address this problem.

The MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design is not about developing algorithms and coding. We work with technology but we are not technicians because we know that to become an IT consultant or business analyst, you need to understand the disparate areas that make up the discipline. This is a Masters degree where you will design a business system; in order to do this you will unpick the information infrastructure to find out if the system works.

Analysing a business system is a process that demands constant re-evaluation. By investigating system requirements, considering how information flows through it, and exploring the pitfalls that emerge within user hierarchies, at City we examine the business system as a whole. This approach is essential to respond to rapid business change.

These are some of the questions the course poses:
-What is the right system to address the problem?
-Does the system meet the needs of the business now and will it be able to adapt in the future?
-How is information flowing within the system?
-How will users interact with the system throughout the project life cycle?

Placements

As a student on this programme you can undertake an internship in the July to December period, for up to six months. You can work under a client’s direction for all or part of this time. Many students use the internship as an opportunity to carry out a specific project which forms the context for their final dissertation.

One current student is working within a user experience design company to investigate how scents affect the emotional perception of digital fruit images displayed on a desktop service.

Academic facilities

As a student on the MSc Business Systems Analysis and Design course you will have access to dedicated labs and use specialist software such as SAP. At City we also have access to Microsoft Dynamics ERP software to support the enterprise information system module. Microsoft Dynamics is an industry-based CRM system. As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.

Teaching and learning

We provide a diversity of teaching approaches so you get a diversity of learning experiences in the form of traditional lectures, live classroom demonstrations, tutorials, laboratories, and TV studio role-playing. We encourage you to engage with the material in an active way. As a postgraduate student, we expect you to take responsibility for your own learning and use non-timetabled hours for your own private study or group interactions.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways from coursework and laboratory work to presentations, examinations and a project dissertation. By successfully completing eight taught modules and the research project you will be awarded a Master of Science (MSc) degree. All modules in this course are supported by Moodle, City's online learning environment.

The course is available full time (12 months) and part time (up to 28 months - two days a week). The Department is aware that this involves considerable commitment from part-time students, and we try to be as flexible as we can so you can successfully combine your work and study.

By completing eight modules and the dissertation you will be awarded 180 credits and a Masters level qualification. Alternatively, if you do not complete the dissertation but have successfully completed the eight modules, you will be awarded 120 credits and a postgraduate diploma. If you successfully complete four modules (60 credits) you will be awarded a postgraduate certificate.

Modules

There are six core modules and four electives from which you can choose two topics. Practical work is emphasised throughout the degree programme to develop your understanding and skills, which is strengthened by interactive teamwork. The course has an excellent track record in producing employable hybrid IT/business professionals.

In the industry you need to communicate your expertise in lay terms. The modules give you experience in working on group projects so you can manage roles and responsibilities and build a set of professional values. The core content will also give you the ability to set strategies, manage information flows and deal with problems such as overload and risk.

The course develops:
-Skills in business awareness, design and consultancy to facilitate the alignment of IT systems and services to business objectives
-The specialist understanding of theoretical principles in business systems analysis and design.
-Technical skills, through practical laboratory work, so you can apply your knowledge of IT and how it affects business competitiveness.

The course will give you specialist knowledge ranging from business systems requirements analysis and design, software systems engineering, data modelling to business intelligence, project management and business engineering with ERP solutions.

Core modules
-Business engineering with ERP solutions INM342 (15 credits)
-Business intelligence & analytics INM451 (15 credits)
-Practical business systems consultancy INM353 (15 credits)
-Project management INM372 (15 credits)
-Research methods and professional issues INM373 (15 credits)
-Systems specification INM312 (15 credits)

Elective modules - choose from one module in the first term from the following:
-User-centred design INM355 (15 credits)
-Information and knowledge management INM351 (15 credits)

Choose from one module in the second term from the following:*
-Databases INM343 (15 credits)
-Information Retrieval (IR) INM351 (15 credits)

*Note: Databases is compulsory for students who do not have prior knowledge at the discretion of the programme director.

Career prospects

As a City graduate you leave with front-line knowledge. With insight from major areas of research including software engineering, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence, you will be able to assimilate your skills within the industry and offer a future-focused mindset.

From Unilever to HMV and from Accenture to ITN, City graduates are employed across sectors in consultancy companies, software houses, the public services, telecommunications, multinational manufacturers, and large retailers. The programme will help you build a strong peer network as well as a solid network of contacts for your continued career development.

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This MSc programme offers very relevant modules in highly sought-after engineering and scientific subjects. Read more
This MSc programme offers very relevant modules in highly sought-after engineering and scientific subjects. Computational modelling has become an essential part of industrial product development; the manufacturing sector in particular has been experiencing a significant uptake of computational engineering technologies to increase its competitiveness in the global market. This programme is designed for engineering and science graduates, providing a wide exploration of these new and advanced technologies. Problem based learning facilities the application of the modelling techniques.

Subject guide and modules

The range of modules reflects the nature of engineering modelling and the uses it is put to in engineering and commercial practice.
Core modules:
-Computational Fluid Dynamics and Applications (ME4501)
-Practical Numerical Methods (ME4510)
-CAD Principles and Materials Selection (ME4505)
-Advanced Computer Aided Design (ADVCAD) (ME4518)
-Major Project (PD4000)
-Research Project (PD4001)
-Renewable Energy (ME4504)
-Sustainable Design (PD4005)

Elective Modules:
-Solid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis (ME3070)
-Strategic Finance (EM4001)
-Project Management (EM4003)
-New Product Development (EM4006)
-Innovation Business Development (PD4008)
-Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Application (ME4502)

Learning, teaching & assessment

The modules in this programme are delivered with lectures and lab-based tutorials giving a good balance between scientific methodologies and hands-on practice.

There is a heavy emphasis on the use of computational engineering methods and this is reflected in the way the programme is delivered and assessed.

Modules are assessed through either course work or exams. The major project is assessed by dissertation; examples of past major projects include development of CFD code, aero and structural dynamics of vehicles and aircraft, and analysis of development of industrial machines.

Personal development

Along with the range of technical skills, the Programme aims to develop self reliance, project management, IT communications and research skills.

You will develop and deliver a major dissertation and the necessary project management processes. You will also make several individual presentations and get chance to hone your interview techniques.

Career prospects

Career prospects for graduates are excellent. The programme puts practical engineering modelling, research and project management skills in to the hands of graduate. This helps career progression in industries where computer-based technology is required including manufacturing, R&D, science, IT, design and academia.

Recent graduates have been employed in a range of jobs including:
-Product development with a manufacturer of domestic heating products
-Computer aided design with a manufacturer of military/surveillance equipment

Professional accreditation

The MSc Mechanical Engineering (Modelling) is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for the purpose of meeting the educational requirements of Chartered Engineer (CEng).

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