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London Met has won several prestigious awards for its corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. This advanced diploma gives you the ability to be more aware of the issues surrounding corporate social responsibility and give you the tools you need to critically analyse and evaluate these issues. Read more
London Met has won several prestigious awards for its corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability. This advanced diploma gives you the ability to be more aware of the issues surrounding corporate social responsibility and give you the tools you need to critically analyse and evaluate these issues.

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The work to be undertaken at London Metropolitan University through the “One Campus One Community” project provides a unique opportunity to create a “living lab” where you’ll be taught through actual projects.

The involvement of the Estates Department will create opportunities for you to undertake work placements and further enhance employment skills.

As well as being delivered by experienced staff at London Met, you’ll also be taught by guest lecturers with knowledge and experience of corporate social responsibility.

This course includes a consultancy project where you'll be able to do site visits, giving you hands on experience in the area of corporate social responsibility (CSR).

By the end of the degree you'll have an understanding of the complex area of CSR, allowing you to become a fully-informed sustainability professional and keep abreast of current developments and critically anayse and evaluate the issues surrounding the implications of CSR.

Assessment will include a mixture of coursework and a consultancy project.

Modular structure

The course comprises two 20 credit modules set at Level 7. The course takes place over 10 days and totals 30 hours, as well as 15 hours for scheduled assessment periods. This brings the total hours for each module to 45.

Module 1, titled Fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability, is delivered as a face-to-face delivery block of five full days (six hours per day).

Module 2, titled Consutancy Project, is delivered as two full days face-to-face tuition, two days of project site visits and one day of project tutoring by distance learning.

After the course

CSR is an umbrella term that many companies use to describe a variety of activities and can permeate through many roles in an organisation. This course is aimed at middle management professionals and technical specialists who are already working in CSR and sustainability who have an interest in expanding their knowledge.

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London Met has won several prestigious awards for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental sustainability, and with this course, we aim to train sustainability managers of the future with a focus on employee engagement, environmental law, supply chain and environmental economics. Read more
London Met has won several prestigious awards for corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental sustainability, and with this course, we aim to train sustainability managers of the future with a focus on employee engagement, environmental law, supply chain and environmental economics.

More about this course

The work to be undertaken at London Metropolitan University through the “One Campus One Community” project provides a unique opportunity to create a “living lab” where you’ll be taught through actual projects.

The involvement of the Estates Department will create opportunities for you to undertake work placements and further enhance employment skills.

As well as being delivered by experienced staff at London Met, you’ll also be taught by guest lecturers with knowledge and experience of corporate social responsibility.

Assessment will include a mixture of coursework, practical projects, presentations, and seen and unseen exams.

The dissertation is a 60 credit research project based on an area of your own interest.

Modular structure

This course consists of 180 credits.

Modules include:
-Fundamentals of CSR and Sustainability
-Human and Ethical Perspectives in Organisations (Employee Engagement)
-Consultancy Project
-Environmental Law
-Environmental Economics and Finance
-Practical Sustainability (including ashes to ashes)
-RM & Dissertation

After the course

CSR is an umbrella term that many companies use to describe a variety of activities and can permeate through many roles in an organisation. Potential careers can be in all aspects of an organisation and we would expect our graduates to become managers and future leaders in business with an interest in implementing CSR. Successful graduates could also be consulting or advising corporations on their CSR efforts.

Moving to one campus

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of- the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

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This course explores how businesses use CSR to approach issues such as sustainable development. You will explore CSR in the context of international business, its strategic role in modern international companies and develop a deeper understanding of its potential impact on economic indicators. Read more

About the course

This course explores how businesses use CSR to approach issues such as sustainable development. You will explore CSR in the context of international business, its strategic role in modern international companies and develop a deeper understanding of its potential impact on economic indicators.
•Global business school
The diverse nature of the staff and student cohort means you will experience and benefit from a truly international learning environment allowing you to identify new opportunities in a range of contexts
•Apply theory in an international context
By embracing two different business approaches, you will gain the ability to identify and exploit opportunities to launch and grow businesses in an international setting thereby enhancing your employability
•Tailor your course depending on your interests
This course offers a carefully selected relevant range of optional modules allowing you to tailor the course to your career aspirations, be that launching a small business or growing an established company
•Excellent student experience
Enjoy trips to multi-national companies such as Mini (BMW) which will allow you to apply and understand theory in industry.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching will be delivered through formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions, and e-learning packages. You will also benefit from exciting guest lectures and visits to companies such as Mini (BMW).
Assessment will usually be through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, essays, reports and exams. In addition, a particular feature of the course will be to take part in a state-of-the-art, computer driven business simulation exercise, which will integrate many aspects of your learning and development.

Course modules

•Accounting for Managers
•Critical Management
•Corporate Social Responsibility
•Research Methods
•International Strategic Management, Markets and Resources
•People Management and Organisation
•Work/Community-based Reflective Live Case Study

You will also select one elective module which might include:
•Globalisation
•International Marketing and Ethics
•International Finance
•International HRM
•Corporate Governance
•Contemporary Business Model Generation
•The Social and Sustainable Face of Marketing

Dissertation – You must also undertake a dissertation, providing an invaluable opportunity to work in depth on a particular aspect of international business and corporate social responsibility (in its broadest sense). You will need to apply and enhance your technical knowledge and critical awareness in a subject of your choice.

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Graduate careers

Most international organisations whether private or public sector have CSR experts and are likely to expand these roles as the area grows.Similarly there is a growth in specialist consultancies, both independently and as part of international accountancy firms. Our recent graduates have obtained positions in international companies, consultancies and non-profit organisations where their CSR knowledge has been valued.

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – the nature of the relationship between corporates, governments and communities has become increasingly significant as all parties become aware of the potential positive (or negative) impacts of businesses on the world beyond their immediate and obvious activities. Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – the nature of the relationship between corporates, governments and communities has become increasingly significant as all parties become aware of the potential positive (or negative) impacts of businesses on the world beyond their immediate and obvious activities.

This MSc is designed to enable students to apply ways of thinking about CSR to local and global industries such as telecoms, finance, commodities trading and the extractive industries. Incorporating the study of a diverse array of local to global factors, the course assists students in grasping the complexities of the contemporary issues and challenges facing a variety of sectors and their role in development alongside governments and third sector organisations.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify problems facing companies under the umbrella of social responsibility;
  • Draw upon a range of sources to generate solutions to these problems;
  • Apply conceptual frameworks in order to enhance understanding about the impacts of corporate policies;
  • Recognise and reconcile the competing demands of corporate policies and stakeholder interests;
  • Forecast the positive and negative impact of policies and actions in a manner that reduces corporate risk;
  • Demonstrate the value of CSR in order to better inform decision-making.

The course offers student two exit routes:

MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (with Energy); or MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (with Sustainable Development)

Please visit the website to find out how to apply



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Combine the growing discipline of Corporate Social Responsibility with the increasingly important issue of Environmental Management. Read more
Combine the growing discipline of Corporate Social Responsibility with the increasingly important issue of Environmental Management.

Overview

Both Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental Management are increasingly important for a wide range of organisations. This specialist Masters provides the practical research skills and management background for you to work in these areas.

You'll examine theory, evidence and practice in CSR as well as the governance, assessment and practical resolution of environmental problems. You will combine the study of scientific, legal, policy and risks associated with sustainability with accounting, ethical and organisation aspects of business.

Course Content

You'll look at the globalisation of business and the transnational nature of the environmental problems faced by business, regulators and policy makers. You will be introduced to the major challenges faced by decision makers when implementing Corporate Social Responsibility policies in the real world and you'll examine the consultancies helping organisations achieve their CSR objectives.

You will be trained in suitable research methods and relevant ethical and legal issues while practising your research skills with independent projects. By the end of the course you'll have developed the essential skills associated with business and financial management and managing sustainable organisations, as well as experience in environmental assessment and maximising ethical governance in organisations.

Modules
For the Masters you will need to take 100 credits of taught modules alongside a dissertation worth 80 credits. There are five core modules, amounting to 60 of your 100 required credits:
-Corporate and Social Responsibility (20 credits)
-Business and the Environment (10 credits)
-Environmental Impact Assessment (10 credits)
-Qualitative Methods (10 credits)
-Quantitative Methods (10 credits)

You'll also choose 40 credits from a range of optional modules:
-Business Information Systems (10 credits)
-Financial Management (10 credits)
-Social and Environmental Accounting (20 credits)
-International Political Economy of Business (20 credits)
-Ethical Marketing and Sustainability (20 credits)

You'll also complete an 8,000 word dissertation, worth 80 credits, as part of the MSc. Your independent research can cover any aspect of Corporate Social Responsibility and/or Environmental Management covered by the syllabus.

The dissertation will allow you to demonstrate your skills in research and apply insights from the taught modules.

Our teaching and research span the natural social and economic sciences in an integrated way. Postgraduate teaching is informed by our research which includes work in areas as diverse as ethical marketing, social enterprises, tropical rain forests, pollution, biodiversity conservation and wildlife management.

Careers

This course is suitable if you're aiming for a career in management and Corporate Social Responsibility in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

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This innovative and highly-respected course will provide you with an important commodity for today’s employer; an interdisciplinary education. Read more
This innovative and highly-respected course will provide you with an important commodity for today’s employer; an interdisciplinary education. The MSc Sustainability and Management is taught jointly by the Department of Geography, which is recognised for expertise in the research and teaching of environmental and social sustainability and the School of Management, which has a long tradition of research into sustainable businesses and corporate social responsibility.

The course will enable you to understand connectivities beyond the borders of just one discipline and you will develop the skills to communicate with experts across a variety of backgrounds. By the end of the year you will have acquired the knowledge and skills to help you become an expert in sustainability for leading companies, governmental agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs).

See the website https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/geography/coursefinder/mscsustainabilityandmanagement.aspx

Why choose this course?

- This course is unique as it is taught jointly by experts in the Department of Geography and the School of Management. You will benefit from cutting-edge teaching across the two subject areas.

- The course brings together two perspectives and will develop your understanding of how business and sustainability work together.

- You will benefit from innovative teaching including real-life case studies, mock debates, field work and volunteering units.

- You will have the opportunity to attend lectures by a wide-range of highly respected guest speakers on current sustainability and business issues.

- The course is truly multi-cultural with students from all over the world studying and working together.

Department research and industry highlights

The Centre for Research Into Sustainability (CRIS) makes an impact at various levels:
- Research focuses on the problem of creating sustainable societies, in particular sustainable organizations and sustainable eco-systems.

- We collaborate with companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations in order to transform organizational practices towards the goal of greater sustainability

Course content and structure

Core course units:
Sustainability, Development and Governance
This course will equip students with a detailed understanding of the development of sustainable development as a discourse. Students will explore key sustainability issues such as climate change, globalisation, and human responses with an emphasis on the emergence of environmental governance as a means to pursue sustainability.

Sustainability, Development and Society
You will develop a detailed understanding of key social / environmental relationships incorporating contemporary issues in the geographies of sustainability. These will include \'risk society\', sustainable cities, and the impacts of corporate sector activities on the environment. You will also understand the challenges to sustainable development at household and community levels, with a focus on community-based approaches to sustainable development.

Business Ethics and Enterprise
The aim of the course is to equip students with the moral frameworks and critical abilities necessary to understand the role of business in society from an ethical perspective. The course will cover different types of business including large publicly traded multinationals, small and medium sized enterprises, social enterprises and family firms. Students will be expected to understand the different issues in these organizational types and to articulate moral arguments from a range of different perspectives.

International Strategy
This course provides the student with an understanding of how international business strategy fits into the organisation and running of a company or multi-company corporation. The lectures are used to illustrate the key points under each topic as well as real business examples. Workshops will be used for case studies and applications of the material covered in the lectures. The aim of the module is to introduce the student to the way in which a firm can achieve sustainable competitive advantage through strategy.

Community Volunteer Project
You will undertake an independent volunteer project which will give you practical experience in gaining sustainability related work experience in a non-for profit organisation. The project will enhance your employability whilst and provide an opportunity to gain practical experience of third sector organisational objectives, cultures and practices.

Dissertation Preparation and Research Methods
The Research methods unit will help prepare you for your dissertation. You will recognise and critically evaluate approaches to management research and the assumptions upon which they are based. This will equip you to make justified choices as to appropriate quantitative/qualitative research methods for data collection and subsequent analysis. You will then be able to conduct research, and evaluate primary and secondary data sources in a systematic and critically reflective manner.

You will also evaluate potential limitations to research investigation and applications and develop a coherent and appropriate research proposal, recognising the ethical implications of research investigations and their impact upon findings.

Dissertation
You will analyse a sustainability or CSR issue in depth. By the end of the dissertation, you will be able to plan and manage a project, define aims and objectives, identify appropriate data sources and collection methods, be aware of and deal with potential pitfalls, execute a dissertation plan, and construct an effective argument.

- Elective course units:
International Sustainability Management
This course provides participants with an understanding of how Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) informs sustainability management issues in large, transnational organisations. It will focus on issues such as consumption and sustainability as dichotomised between the apparently incompatible tensions of economic and environmental interests.

Technology and Development
This course provides you with an introduction to the role of technology in development, focusing particularly on mobile phone and computer technologies. The course combines an understanding of key theoretical debates and how technologies have been applied in diverse sectors such as health and education. The course also includes training in the use of GIS (geographical information systems) within a development context.

Participatory research
This course combines detailed understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of participatory research and methods with practical experience of using different participatory research techniques. These include participatory diagramming, participatory video and participatory environmental monitoring.

On completion of the course graduates will have:
- Gained insight and experience in the fields of sustainability and management and be well prepared to work in a number of related areas.

- Developed a thorough understanding of graduate research, enabling them to pursue further study at postgraduate level.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Employability & career opportunities

Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different sustainability-related areas, including:
- Director at Sustainable Travel International
- Consolidations and Reporting Analyst at Tetra Pak International
- Researcher at the Institute of Business Ethics
- Carbon Consultant at DHL

How to apply

Applications for entry to all our full-time postgraduate degrees can be made online https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/studyhere/postgraduate/applying/howtoapply.aspx .

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Degree. Master of Science (two years) with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management. Teaching language. English. Read more

Degree: Master of Science (two years) with a major in Industrial Engineering and Management

Teaching language: English

The Master’s programme Industrial engineering and management  provides knowledge in industrial management through a multi-disciplinary approach, giving you the skills to adopt changes in the industrial environment in a responsible and efficient manner.

Core courses in project management and organisation, management systems and sustainability, production planning and control, and quality management will help put your engineering skills in an industrial management context. After the first term, you will follow one of two profiles: Operations Management or Environmental Innovation Management.

The Operations Management profile deals with operations management issues in the manufacturing and service industries, providing approaches for creating and sustaining effective organisations. A central idea is how to improve processes to provide maximum consumer benefits through the best use of available resources. You will gain insight into technological trends and explore financial and engineering consequences of operational decisions. Quality is another important module, which introduces the concepts of lean production and the Six Sigma methodology. For the closing project course (12 ECTS), you will apply your knowledge by solving real-life production management problems.

The Environmental Innovation Management profile focuses on the development and commercialisation of resource-efficient products and sustainable solutions, looking at innovation in major corporations as well as entrepreneurial start-ups. In the final Innovation and Entrepreneurship project course (12 ECTS), you will learn how to tackle challenges associated with innovative activities.

Mandatory CSR courses

In addition to profile-specific courses, the programme contains mandatory courses in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and science and research methodology, to prepare you for the work in preparing a master’s thesis. The thesis is usually written with another student and in close collaboration with a company. This may be a small local company or a global industrial corporation such as Ericsson or Scania.

Taught courses are characterised by a close relationship between teachers and students, with smaller classes and lively group discussions. Courses are assessed through written exams and hand-in assignments, and through group-based project work.

Strong industry presence

Linköping University is a Swedish pioneer in management education and has a strong tradition of industrial engineering, going back to the early years of the university in the 1970s. Thanks to our experienced and qualified teachers, you can be assured of reaching success. You will find a warm welcoming environment and a vibrant student community. Furthermore, as is always the case with Linköping University, there is a strong industry presence, with guest lectures from prominent representatives and cases based on real-world examples.

Welcome to Linköping University



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Birkbeck's School of Law is proud to offer this exciting and innovative Master’s programme, leading to the award of an LLM or MA Human Rights. Read more
Birkbeck's School of Law is proud to offer this exciting and innovative Master’s programme, leading to the award of an LLM or MA Human Rights. The distinctive focus of the programme is on theoretically informed and multidisciplinary approaches to human rights. It is also practical, setting out the impact of human rights on business, with some case studies. It aims to expose you to a critical and contextual engagement with the subject. You will study human rights in their political, legal, sociological, anthropological and philosophical contexts.

Human rights has emerged as the dominant discourse through which political, social and economic challenges are articulated. Is the rise of human rights as emblem of resistance and political horizon a reflection of the exponential rise of human need and suffering, or is it a convenient means of deflecting more radical political demands and transformation? What are the mechanisms through which various crises are made intelligible through human rights? What about the convergence of human rights and corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the implications of the growth of 'business and human rights' in international media? These are among the questions taken up in this programme.

You will be introduced to a wide variety of approaches to research across a range of disciplines, and to the theoretical frameworks for advanced legal scholarship. You will also take specialist courses, choosing from a wide range of subjects in the area of human rights.

The programme has close ties to a number of leading human rights NGOs and is informed by critical engagement with, and analysis of, human rights practice.

This programme will be attractive to those who wish to develop a career in the human rights field. It is especially aimed at more established participants in human rights practice across the spectrum of professional, NGO, governmental and inter-governmental activity, as well as CSR professionals in the private sector, who wish to take time to reflect and to deepen their understanding.

Preliminary reading is sent to new students in January, with the first block of intensive, face-to-face teaching in March/April.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

Our new intensive programme is ideal if you are unable to follow a weekly course of study (for example, due to your work or family circumstances).
Designed for students who are interested in exploring in depth the major contemporary debates in human rights.
Unique programme, focusing on the study of human rights from a critical, contextual and multidisciplinary perspective.
The School of Law is an internationally recognised centre for critical and interdisciplinary legal research. It provides an exciting and innovative environment for a wide range of research with a strong theoretical and policy focus. The School is the home of Birkbeck Law Press and publishes Law and Critique: The International Journal of Critical Legal Thought.
We use IT resources, such as electronic learning environments, to enhance teaching and learning. Birkbeck Library has an extensive teaching collection of books, journals and electronic resources in law and related disciplines, such as economics, politics and sociology. For example, it provides access to over 17,000 electronic journals, which are available online 24 hours a day. Find out more about our teaching and learning resources.
You can also take advantage of the rich research collections nearby, including those of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Senate House Library, the British Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE Library) and the British Library.

Our research

Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research-intensive institutions. Our cutting-edge scholarship informs public policy, achieves scientific advances, supports the economy, promotes culture and the arts, and makes a positive difference to society.

Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

We are among the top 10 law schools in the UK and in the top 3 in London in the Times Higher Education 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings, while our research environment was judged conducive to producing research of the highest quality.

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This course offers a critical examination of the academic theories and contemporary professional practices that shape the profession in the 21st century. Read more

This course offers a critical examination of the academic theories and contemporary professional practices that shape the profession in the 21st century.

The course will focus on the design and planning of organisational change campaigns, corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes and rhetorical and non-rhetorical responses and tactics to tackle issues and crises. Students will be equipped with the tools and skills needed to address different stakeholders and to approach any challenge from a strategic perspective.

Also the course programme is taught by professionals with extensive experience in different areas of the industry and its content has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR). This certifies that our students will have the opportunity to learn up to date techniques that are relevant to the current workplace, whether their prospective or current posts involve practicing at a local, national or an international level.

What happens on the course?

Typical core modules include:

  • Principles of Public Relations and Management
  • Organisational Communication
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Communicating CSR
  • The PR Agency; Enterprise in Practice
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communication Dissertation

How will I be assessed?

Case studies and essays.

Why Wolverhampton?

You will study PR from a range of different perspectives, considering the impact of PR on society and the media. You will also learn the techniques and practices of public relations that contribute to the evolution of PR as a management discipline.

Our teaching staff comes from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. They have had considerable experience of working in PR and other media sectors of the industry. Close contact with the industry enables staff to invite guest speakers and visiting lectures who are involved in various aspects of the industry in the UK and abroad.

This course is not only recognised by the CIPR but our institution is also a partner university of the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). Therefore students from recognised courses or partner universities can become members of these professional bodies after paying a fee. While studying at Wolverhampton students may enjoy discounts on training activities, have free access to some instruction materials (available online) and other resources.

What our students think

"I found the course interesting. It was a big challenge and a great experience. It encouraged me to discover new ideas that I did not realise were of interest to me. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in combining ideas from fields such as business, communication and journalism."

Chra Majeed

Career path

There are two distinct areas of practice: in-house, working for an organisation, or working at an agency, where you will be advising a range of clients.

Public relations practitioners are responsible for: internal communications, media relations, public affairs/lobbying, community relations, corporate social responsibility, investor relations or financial public relations. They also manage issues, crisis and business-to-business relations.

Graduates may go on to assist human resources departments, activist organisations or public sector institutions with social change/social marketing campaigns.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Critically analyse on-going debates relevant to the field of public relations and the media industry in general.
  • Produce specific situational analyses and assessments of the political, economic, social and technical factors surrounding an organisation or sector.
  • Draw upon academic models and frameworks for planning, implementing and delivering effective communication and managerial tactics.
  • Interact with culturally diverse stakeholders or constituents to negotiate positive outcomes in challenging situations for all the parties involved, following ethical and professional principles.
  • Apply technical knowledge of ICTs to the process of planning and managing organisational outcomes, as well as well as to the production of media content for new media/digital platforms.
  • Carry out academic research demonstrating sufficient knowledge of the subject and originality.


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This specialist LLM International Commercial Law builds on your undergraduate study by deepening your understanding of international business law, as well furthering your commercial awareness in this area. Read more
This specialist LLM International Commercial Law builds on your undergraduate study by deepening your understanding of international business law, as well furthering your commercial awareness in this area. The course is designed for those intending to practice law in the field of international commercial law.

The course covers key principles of international business law and the international sale of goods. Alongside this, it explores the reputational and litigation risks associated with corporate social responsibility and human rights. Optional modules include 'Mediation and negotiation' and 'International commercial arbitration'.

Students interested in Chinese business law can opt to take part in a study visit to China organised in co-operation with the Confucius Institute and may choose an aspect of this topic for their dissertation. You'll also be encouraged and supported to obtain placements with London law firms and partner legal organisations.

This course is subject to validation and content may change.

Modules

Research methods
Principles of international business law
The international sale of goods
International business, human rights and CSR
Dissertation

Plus two optional modules from:

International and comparative company law
International commercial arbitration
Mediation and negotiation

All modules are assessed by coursework, except for 'International business, human rights and CSR' which is assessed by an oral presentation.

Timetable

On the full-time route you'll have nine hours of taught classes per week, as well as be expected to complete 30 hours of research and self-study per week.

Placements

You can choose to study Mandarin Level 1 and take part in a study visit to China for an introduction to the Chinese legal system and business law as preparation for your dissertation. You'll also be encouraged and supported to seek a law firm placement in London.

Professional links

The School of Law and Social Sciences enjoys strong links with the local, London legal profession, including law firms, the Southwark Legal Advice Network and the South London Law Society. LSBU hosts the Confucius Institute.

Employability

This course is focused on the professional practice of international commercial law and seeks to develop professional skills and experience as well as academic knowledge. Key skills include dispute resolution and you'll be encouraged and supported to seek relevant legal placements alongside your studies.

The course requires an undergraduate degree in law, so your existing knowledge of basic principles, concepts and theories, combined with this specialism will give your career in the area a head start.

An LLM is also beneficial if you want to go into teaching law.

LSBU Employability Services

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

• Direct engagement from employers who come in to interview and talk to students
• Job Shop and on-campus recruitment agencies to help your job search
• Mentoring and work shadowing schemes.

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With businesses worldwide understanding the importance of bringing their organisations in line with the broader expectations of society, this programme taught in a world class business school environment will equip you for the future of sustainable business. Read more
With businesses worldwide understanding the importance of bringing their organisations in line with the broader expectations of society, this programme taught in a world class business school environment will equip you for the future of sustainable business.

Course outline

MSc Strategic Sustainable Business is a business degree with a difference. With businesses worldwide understanding the importance of bringing their organisations in line with the broader expectations of society, this programme taught in a world class business school environment will equip you for the future of sustainable business.

This programme has been designed to allow you to explore the challenges and opportunities that environmental and social sustainability issues create for organisations at a strategic level. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach, enabling you to explore sustainability, carbon management and social responsibility in a strategic business context.

We use academic and practical activities together with a variety of philosophical and grounded perspectives to give you a detailed knowledge and understanding of sustainability and corporate responsibility.

For more information on the full time version of this course, see here: http://www.aston.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-programmes/abs/abs/msc-strategic-sustainable-business/

For more information on the Postgraduate Certificate portion of this course, see here: http://www.aston.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-programmes/abs/abs/postgraduate-certificate-in-strategic-sustainable-business/

Subject guide and modules

Core Modules:
-Corporate Governance Regulation & Compliance
-Sustainability Accounting & Accountability
-Strategic Business Sustainability
-Strategy, Change & Leadership
-Green Information and Operations Management
-Public Policy CSR & Sustainable Development
-Technology, Business & Sustainability
-Ethics in Academic Practice

The programme then concludes with a dissertation project.

Learning, teaching and assessment

You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Part-time / Distance learning
Part-time distance learning will allow you the flexibility to take control of your own learning and balance study with professional and personal obligations.

Applying yourself to two modules per term, combined with the final dissertation, will allow you to complete the course in the recommended two year period. However you are able to spread your study over a maximum of five years, affording you the opportunity to study at a slower pace or take breaks where necessary.

The programme is designed to cater for distance learners and is supported online with a sophisticated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with each module being designed specifically to cater for the needs of online distance learners.

Career opportunities

This programme will prepare you for roles in commercial business, the public sector, social enterprises or the not-for-profit and charitable sectors. Recent graduate positions include:
-Senior Director, Sustainability, Kelloggs
-Senior Consultant for UNICEF, Asia and Pacific Regions (for CSR)
-Assistant Manager, Sustainability, Armstrong Fluid Technology
-Associate in Sustainability Services, KPMG Consulting
-Environmental and Social Consultant, Deloitte (France)
-Freelance Sustainability and Communications Consultant, UK

Our international alumni ambassadors share their experiences of studying at Aston Business School with students all over the world who consider applying for a course at Aston. Feel free to contact our ambassadors if you have any questions about 'Aston Life', the Campus, the courses or living in the UK/Birmingham.

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Gain broad business knowledge and training – and a unique set of responsible management skills. The Full-Time MBA's challenging curriculum, extensive co-curricular events and professional projects prepare you for the complexity and potential of responsible management. Read more

About the course

Gain broad business knowledge and training – and a unique set of responsible management skills. The Full-Time MBA's challenging curriculum, extensive co-curricular events and professional projects prepare you for the complexity and potential of responsible management. Every dimension of the programme holds global responsibility as its core value:

- Experience-based learning in courses using case studies, business simulation games, group projects and hands-on work with companies – plus an optional internship
- Professional development through seminars, master classes, French language acquisition options, networking events and career guidance and training
- Final project options ranging from an entrepreneurial plan to a business analysis to an academic research dissertation
- Study week abroad opportunities

Work closely with top international faculty members and benefit from personal mentoring, quality teaching and real-world corporate and international experience. We are active in research, helping you stay abreast of the most recent developments in your field, including in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and practices respectful of the environment.

You’ll also gain expertise from industry insiders, as business executives visit and share their professional insights during the programme. With a diverse group of faculty members, professionals, peers and partner companies to learn from, you’ll develop a practical and theoretical understanding of globally responsible management – and build a plan of action for your future

Course content

Core Courses: Period 1 (September to December)

Gain a broad understanding of business management, enabling you to make qualified and sustainable business decisions in complex international environments. Through participatory and interactive learning with small teams and an individual approach, you will realise your full potential.

During this period of core courses, you will be taking the following modules:

- Accounting & Finance
- Strategy & Marketing
- Managing People & Organisations
- Operations & Supply Chain
- Data-Driven Decision Making

Concentrations: Period 2 (January to May)

Focus on your field of professional interest, selecting the right concentration to sharpen your skills. You can study at Audencia or at one of our programme’s two international partner universities. Either way, you’ll network with a diverse group of students.

Concentrations at Audencia

Choose one module per phase to gain a deeper knowledge in your interest areas.

Phase 1:

Corporate Finance
or
Innovation & New Product Development

Phase 2:

Strategic CSR
or
Entrepreneurship & Transformation

Electives abroad

Take advantage of our programme’s two international partners and study abroad. Arrange a study week to suit your needs and increase your expertise in a field relevant to your MBA project.

Final project: Concurrent with period 2 (March to September)

Your professional goals and interests matter most. During this programme, you’ll undertake a project related to your own professional plan. Your final MBA project can be in the form of:

An entrepreneurial project, which may include writing a business plan and developing or advancing a business idea
or
An academic research dissertation
or
Corporate internship & business analysis

Personal development and career services

We organise a series of professional development trainings and events in a range of formats, topics and competencies. This helps you jump ahead in your current field, pursue a new career or compete for senior management positions. You’ll also further develop your leadership, negotiation and networking skills. For more information please visit the website by clicking the link below

http://mba.audencia.com/full-time-mba/

Experience based learning

Our innovative teaching methods and culture of collaboration help you build experience through exchanges with faculty members and peers, as well as via creative projects, case studies, business simulation games and hands-on work with companies. You’ll spend roughly three hours preparing for each class. This creates an environment where discussion, personal experience and points of view complement independent learning and more traditional methods.

Examples of experience based learning:

Consulting projects
Entrepreneurial project (optional)
Live business simulations through active team building
Internship (optional)
Mock interviews
GMAT prep courses (as soon as you’ve registered)

Internationalisation

Audencia’s full-time MBA ranks 2nd in the world for student diversity (The Economist, October 2016). With an average of 12 countries represented in a class of 30, you’re joining a vibrant community. Students also come from a wide range of professional backgrounds – many in engineering or science, but also fields as diverse as the humanities, communications, law and medicine.
Our faculty members, instructors and guest speakers also represent a wide range of nationalities and backgrounds. You’ll find that you, your fellow students and our staff have one common goal – advancing change for the benefit of society.

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised business qualification. Read more
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised business qualification. The MBA is seen by many world-class business organisations as an essential passport that graduate students must acquire in order to enhance their managerial prospects/careers in a world characterised by strong global competition, new technological leaps, continuous change, corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethical and sustainable business management and the speed of change and its global nature.

Learning to manage in this business context requires new and higher levels of knowledge, business and personal skills. Hence, companies will continue to seek graduate MBA students with a view to renewing and refreshing their organisation and who possess the skills needed to implement change, to turn threats into opportunities and to sustain and improve their organisation’s competitive advantage.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Choosing to study an MBA at Coventry Business School will enable you to enhance your career prospects and as number one modern university and ranked 33rd overall in the Guardian League table we offer a very competitive package with our MBA’s structured to reflect the modern business environment and all modules are delivered by staff with specific research and industrial expertise. Furthermore the Business and Management Studies subject area is ranked 12th in the Guardian League tables.

Our Prestigious Leadership Lectures offer our students the chance to gain a real insight into the world of business with intimate talks from industry icons such as Julie White the Business Woman of the Year, Dean Walton Co-Founder and Director of Mask-arade who appeared on Dragons Den and Peter Robson who is the retired MD of Sun Hydraulics.

With an emphasis on enhanced student experience our course offers increased professor lectures and Field trips. Previous students have visited places and facilities such as Oman, India, Manchester United FC, BMW Mini and JLR offering them the opportunity to learn about business practises across the globe. Students will also be supported by the Professional Mentor scheme, which includes team managers from industry, entrepreneurs and Faculty Professors. As well as this our MBAs have a dedicated director and students' forums and we offer all MBA students the opportunity to be involved in the GLP Programme.

You will also have the option of enrolling on the internship programme (subject to availability and acceptance). The internship can provide increased opportunities to undertake a workplace experience that can both enhance your employability and also enable a better understanding of theory in practice.

The University’s ability to deliver high-quality courses in a competitive market is evident in the 2013 Guardian League where we were ranked 33rd overall and 12th for our business school. We offer our students the opportunities and support needed to strive for a better future.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Coventry Business School offers a variety of MBA degrees reflecting the research and teaching strengths of the Business School staff and based on the requirements of contemporary businesses. They range from the more general to the more industry or business specific with each carefully designed to cater for the career aspirations and backgrounds of the graduate student.

Finance MBA - gain critical understanding and evaluation of the forefront of corporate finance theories and empirical evidence, furthermore to understand the critical nature of financial risk. Make sound financing, investment and asset valuation decisions with reference to the implications of the efficiency of capital markets. Evaluate alternative financing methods and distribution policies.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

Semester 1 modules
-Principles of Marketing
-Financial Analysis and Decision-Making
-Human Resource Management
-Strategic Analysis

Semester 2 Modules (Pathway modules are also taken in semester)
-Corporate and Ethical Social Responsibility
-International Leadership
-Managing Change across Cultures

Semester 3
-Dissertation
OR
-Company Internship

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment on your course will vary dependent on the module being studied. Some of the modules are 100% coursework and others will be assessed through a mixture of coursework assignments and formal examinations. In addition to written tasks you may be required to do a presentation to ensure that you develop a full range of communication skills. Coursework can be individual or set in groups, which helps to develop your skills in team-working. Full assessment information will be provided to students before modules commence.

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS

In a typical week you will normally have up to 14 hours of teaching contact with staff. In addition, you can meet with your personal tutor or lecturing staff during published “office hours sessions” which will allow you to discuss problems or investigate further topics that interested you in a lecture. An average teaching week will normally break down as:
-Personal/small group teaching – 1 hour of tutorials
-Medium group teaching – 4 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
-Large group teaching – 9 hours of lectures each week

Please note, these times may vary dependent on course.

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The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised business qualification. Read more
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised business qualification. The MBA is seen by many world-class business organisations as an essential passport that graduate students must acquire in order to enhance their managerial prospects/careers in a world characterised by strong global competition, new technological leaps, continuous change, corporate social responsibility (CSR), ethical and sustainable business management and the speed of change and its global nature.

Learning to manage in this business context requires new and higher levels of knowledge, business and personal skills. Hence, companies will continue to seek graduate MBA students with a view to renewing and refreshing their organisation and who possess the skills needed to implement change, to turn threats into opportunities and to sustain and improve their organisation’s competitive advantage.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Choosing to study an MBA at Coventry Business School will enable you to enhance your career prospects and as number one modern university and ranked 33rd overall in the Guardian League table we offer a very competitive package with our MBA’s structured to reflect the modern business environment and all modules are delivered by staff with specific research and industrial expertise. Furthermore the Business and Management Studies subject area is ranked 12th in the Guardian League tables.

Our Prestigious Leadership Lectures offer our students the chance to gain a real insight into the world of business with intimate talks from industry icons such as Julie White the Business Woman of the Year, Dean Walton Co-Founder and Director of Mask-arade who appeared on Dragons Den and Peter Robson who is the retired MD of Sun Hydraulics.

With an emphasis on enhanced student experience our course offers increased professor lectures and Field trips. Previous students have visited places and facilities such as Oman, India, Manchester United FC, BMW Mini and JLR offering them the opportunity to learn about business practises across the globe. Students will also be supported by the Professional Mentor scheme, which includes team managers from industry, entrepreneurs and Faculty Professors. As well as this our MBAs have a dedicated director and students' forums and we offer all MBA students the opportunity to be involved in the GLP Programme.

You will also have the option of enrolling on the internship programme (subject to availability and acceptance). The internship can provide increased opportunities to undertake a workplace experience that can both enhance your employability and also enable a better understanding of theory in practice.

The University’s ability to deliver high-quality courses in a competitive market is evident in the 2013 Guardian League where we were ranked 33rd overall and 12th for our business school. We offer our students the opportunities and support needed to strive for a better future.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Coventry Business School offers a variety of MBA degrees reflecting the research and teaching strengths of the Business School staff and based on the requirements of contemporary businesses. They range from the more general to the more industry or business specific with each carefully designed to cater for the career aspirations and backgrounds of the graduate student.

Marketing MBA - critically analyse and apply information on the business environment, markets and buyer behaviour, within the context of given international marketing situations and to propose and justify integrated marketing plans. Apply and synthesize principles and precepts of marketing management in operational marketing planning functions.

In short, the MBA is a means of enhancing your career prospects as well as ‘opening doors’ for future middle and senior managers; our aim is that the Coventry Business School MBA will enable you to meet your current and future career aspirations successfully and quickly.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?

Semester 1 modules
-Principles of Marketing
-Financial Analysis and Decision-Making
-Human Resource Management
-Strategic Analysis

Semester 2 Modules (Pathway modules are also taken in semester)
-Corporate and Ethical Social Responsibility
-International Leadership
-Managing Change across Cultures

Semester 3
-Dissertation
OR
-Company Internship

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment on your course will vary dependent on the module being studied. Some of the modules are 100% coursework and others will be assessed through a mixture of coursework assignments and formal examinations. In addition to written tasks you may be required to do a presentation to ensure that you develop a full range of communication skills. Coursework can be individual or set in groups, which helps to develop your skills in team-working. Full assessment information will be provided to students before modules commence.

WORK PLACEMENTS

As part of our MBA programmes students have the option of enrolling on the internship placement.

This module normally lasts between 8–12 weeks and provides students with an opportunity to undertake a workplace project on behalf of an organisation.

Coventry University Business School works closely with companies across the UK and Europe to offer a wide variety of internships.

Students must successfully meet the following assessment criteria:
-Academic: successfully complete all Semester 1 modules including research methods at the first attempt;
-CV shortlisting: submit a CV, which will be used for competitive short listing by the internship panel;
-Presentation: prepare and successfully deliver a formal presentation;
-Interview: interview with the University internship panel.

After completing the Internship, you are required to write an extensive report based on the managerial and educational experience derived from the internship itself and present your findings to both the employers and academic staff.

Read more information on the internship programme offered by Coventry University Business School.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

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The MSc in Human Resource Development (International Development) enables you to critically understand the role of human resource development (HRD) in enhancing performance within your own institutions and societies. Read more
The MSc in Human Resource Development (International Development) enables you to critically understand the role of human resource development (HRD) in enhancing performance within your own institutions and societies. Emphasis is placed on how HRD can support economic and social advancement by improving public services, and in building capabilities within individuals, organisations and communities to effectively cope with social change. The programme aims to develop students' critical appreciation of globalisation processes, policy initiatives and development management plans to support skills development, competitiveness and human capabilities, including development issues associated with eradicating gender inequalities, fostering human well being and maintaining sustainable livelihoods.

The course aims to develop your professional understanding of HRD strategies and development tools to support skill and knowledge acquisition, and build organization and community capabilities. A focus on developing human knowledge and skills enables you to appreciate how education supports skills development. Students also acquire knowledge of the role of International Organizations (through governments and MNCs) such as the World Bank and the UN in supporting education and development initiatives. There is a strong emphasis on acquiring cross cultural leadership knowledge, relevant for many social change and development projects in the public sector, or in the private sector, MNCs, NGOs or international organizations like the World Bank The objectives are that, by the end of the programme, participants will have:
-Knowledge and understanding of the linkage between international development, education and HRD practices and policies

-Knowledge of how approaches to national human resource development affect organisation and societal performance in developing and transitional economies

-Knowledge and understanding of comparative education policy and governance frameworks, for capacity building, the political economy of skills formation and how national HRD training systems affect organization, industrial and societal development, including gender national planning

-Knowledge of globalisation and cross-cultural factors affecting the application of HRD theories and methods in developing, transitional and newly industrialised countries

-An understanding of HRD and development policies in diverse geographic regions and how they enhance human capabilities and support poverty reduction, empowerment, help eradicate gender inequality and advance human well being especially within transitional and developing country contexts

-A critical understanding of cutting edge international HRD policies including talent management, knowledge management, private sector management and entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility (CSR), social justice and ethics, social capital, and strategies for managing inequality including gender and other differences

-Knowledge of leadership for development (lead4dev) and different HRD strategies for the building of leadership skills in the workplace/society, especially those from disadvantaged/marginalized groups including the poor and women

-An understanding of how to analyse and design HRD strategies at societal and organisational level, including gender national planning and empowerment

The programme is designed for individuals of any professional background in international organisations, public administration, transnational organisations and private sector companies who are involved in the HRD, leadership and capacity planning aspects of organisations in developing and transitional countries. These may include managers/leaders of HRD/training/learning, HRD and education in government administration; direct trainers, staff of training centres, staff involved in human development planning in governments; HRD and Leadership consultants involved in change projects, change consultants involved in community development; NGO managers and line managers concerned with the development of their staff.

Aims

You will gain:
-Knowledge and understanding of the linkage between international development and HRD practices and policies
-Knowledge of globalisation and cross-cultural actors affecting the application of HRD and education theories and methods in developing, transitional and newly industrialised countries
-Knowledge of education and HRD interventions and their role in building leadership skills and capacity
-Knowledge of how approaches to national human resource development (NHRD) affect organisation and societal performance in developing and transitional economies
-Knowledge of how new approaches to HRD strategies including private sector management and development, social capital, knowledge management, gender planning affect the context for competence and performance enhancement in organisations and societies
-Understanding of how to analyse and design HRD strategies at societal and organisational level
-Understanding of your own learning and leadership skills and how they may be improved

Special features

The course usually includes a field visit to a UK or overseas destination, enabling you to visit public sector organisations, companies and agencies to learn about HRD systems and practices. The cost of the visit is included in the course fee.

Career opportunities

Graduates acquire a range of skills and knowledge valuable in the global economy and relevant for a variety of professional careers in international development. Recent graduates have gained positions including: HRD consultants/managers/directors in Ministries of HRD or Ministries of Education and as NGO Leaders (Middle East, Thailand, Indonesia, Latin America); Knowledge Management Consultants (Middle East, Canada); university HRD and training directors (Middle East, Africa); leadership and capacity development advisors in the public sector (Africa, Asia), education and HRD leadership consultants (Pakistan, Middle East). Some go on to work for the UN or World Bank, for example, gender and HRD specialist, or capacity building advisers (Kazakhstan, India, USA, China) and development project leaders (Nigeria). Some students progress to PhD study and a career in academia.

The course is unique as it demonstrates understanding of institutional HRD practices within the context of globalisation, social change and economic development so graduates acquire relevant development, HRD, leadership and education knowledge for directing culture and social change.

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