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This Masters in Geoinformation Technology & Cartography focuses on understanding and managing the locational data required to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with visualisation and map production in a GIS environment. Read more
This Masters in Geoinformation Technology & Cartography focuses on understanding and managing the locational data required to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) together with visualisation and map production in a GIS environment. It is the only programme in the UK to have a significant emphasis on cartography; and our focus on the underpinning geomatics aspects and cartographic output is unique among GIS programmes.

Why this programme

-The MSc in Geoinformation Technology & Cartography is the only programme in the UK that focuses on cartography. The programme has been running since 1963 and celebrated its 50th birthday in 2013.
-You will benefit from access to our extensive computer laboratories and the latest software, including ArcGIS and MapInfo for GIS, graphic design packages and remote sensing processing software.
-University of Glasgow’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences is proud to announce that it is ranked 32nd in the world (QS World Rankings 2014).
-The School is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK and top 5 in Scotland, recently achieving 2nd in Scotland and 8th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015).
-With a 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014, the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
-If you are seeking a career in geographic information management or cartography and have little or no academic background in this subject: or if you have a technical/practical background in the subject and are seeking an academic qualification; this programme is designed for you.
-Textbooks for semester 1 courses are included in fees; and you will attend the three-day GIS Research UK conference as part of the programme (included in fees).

Programme structure

Semester 1 – 60 credits
-Fundamentals of Geomatics GEOG5008 (20 credits)
-Principles of Cartographic Design & Production GEOG5018 (10 credits)
-Principles of GIS GEOG5019 (10 credits)
-Principles of Land Surveying GEOG5020 (10 credits)
-Topographic Mapping and Landscape Monitoring GEOG5025 (10 credits)

Semester 2 – 60 credits
-Applied GIS GEOG5012 (10 credits)
-Geospatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration GEOG5013 (10 credits)
-Geovisualisation & Map Use GEOG5026 (10 credits)
-Internet & Mobile GIS GEOG5015 (10 credits)
-Remote Sensing of the Environment GEOG5056 (10 credits)
-Research & Professional Issues in Geomatics GEOG5021 (10 credits)

Summer – 60 credits
-MSc Project GEOG5085P (60 credits)

Accreditation

MSc Geoinformation Technology and Cartography, if fully completed with the award of an MSc, is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Industry links and employability

-The MSc in Geoinformation Technology and Cartography is a one-year Masters programme aimed at those seeking a career in Geographic Information management or cartography. The focus of the course is on understanding and managing the locational data underpinning Geographic Information Systems (GIS), visualisation and map production in a GIS environment.
-In addition to studying the main theoretical aspects of geographic information science and cartography, you will gain practical skills in using and developing GIS, supported by an understanding of coordinate systems, transformations and geospatial data infrastructures.
-You will benefit from significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and visits to company offices. Projects may be carried out in conjunction with industry.
-You will develop transferable skills that will improve your career prospects, such as project management, team-working, advanced data analysis, problem-solving, critical evaluation of scientific and professional literature, computing skills, and how to effectively communicate with different audiences.
-This course is available full or part time and it is also possible to study for a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

Career prospects

Career opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors and there is currently high demand for GIS skills. Positions include cartographer with map publishing company, government agency, or private service agency; GIS specialist, ranging from support in large corporations (banking, insurance, retail), environmental consultancies, local authorities, utility companies; mapping specialist with software house or geoinformation data provider. GIS Officer, Dundee City Council, Dundee, UK.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:
-GIS Cartographer at Arcus Renewable Energy Consulting
-GIS Operator at Scottish Water
-GIS Analyst at Forth GIS
-GIS Cartographer at L&M Surveys
-Cartographer at Harper-Collins Cartographic
-GIS Analyst at Arcus
-GIS Analyst at Natural Power
-Estates Technical Surveyor at North Ayrshire Council

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The MA in Digital Media is unique in its combination of practical and theoretical approaches to contemporary media and technology- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-digital-media-technology-cultural-form/. Read more
The MA in Digital Media is unique in its combination of practical and theoretical approaches to contemporary media and technology- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-digital-media-technology-cultural-form/

The established and exciting degree is designed to help you understand digital transformations in media, culture and society and apply this understanding in practice, in the media and creative industries and in further research. You will be equipped with skills that can be applied to current and future developments in digital media, social media, computing and other aspects of technology.

The MA in Digital Media educates aspiring media practitioners and academics as well as early and mid-career professionals who seek to reflect on their roles in a structured and stimulating learning environment designed to give all students up-to-the-minute knowledge of digital media and the skills to apply that knowledge to future developments.

The MA offers two pathways:

-Pathway 1 is a theory programme where you learn about developments in digital media and technology from a wide range of perspectives

-Pathway 2 is a theory and practice programme where you improve your skills, understanding and experience in one of the following areas:

Documentary
Image making
Journalism
Writing

Acclaimed academics and practitioners

Benefit from the experience and expertise of one of the world’s leading media and communications departments. You'll be taught by theorists and practitioners of international standing: Sarah Kember, Joanna Zylinska, Graham Young, Tony Dowmunt, Angela Phillips, Julian Henriques and David Morley.

Work placements and internships

The MA in Digital Media regularly attracts offers of work placements and internships. Recently these have come from Google, The Science Museum and N1creative.com.

Facilities

Our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities including well-equipped lecture and seminar rooms, exhibition spaces, computer facilities and digital media suites.

The department is also currently host to the renowned philosopher of media and technology, Bernard Stiegler and students will have access to his modulein Media Philosophy as well as priority access to the innovative and popular option After New Media. Designed to complement the MA in Digital Media, this course provides a framework for thinking about the current media environment as well as future forms of human and computer interaction.

An established record

The MA in Digital Media has been redefining media theory and practice since 2004. Our students become proficient in:

the history, sociology and philosophy of digital media
the application of critical conceptual skills to specialist areas and future forms of media
multimedia skills in image making (photography, video, animation, graphic art) script writing, journalism and documentary
MA Digital Media students have access the pioneering option ‘After New Media’, a non-assessed online module which explores the themes of self mediation, ethical mediation and intelligent mediation, and develops a framework for thinking about 'life' after new media. As befits a course of this kind we will be combining media, and exploring their pedagogic potential – uniting digital-online technologies with more traditional teaching formats, such as reading groups, seminars and an end of year symposium.

Contact the department

If you have specific questions about the degree, contact Dr Sarah Kember.

Modules & Structure

The programme consists of:

Two compulsory core modules
Pathway 1 - between two and four option modules (worth 60 credits) OR
Pathway 2 - a two-term practice block (worth 30 credits) and either one or two option modules (worth 30 credits)
The dissertation or the practice/theory project

Assessment

Seen take-home paper; essays; dissertation or practice/theory project and other production work in the area of documentary, image-making, journalism or fiction.

Programme overview

This is an exciting programme which offers a critical, contextual and practical approach to digital media and technology. It problematises approaches to the 'new' media in academic and professional debate, especially those which overemphasise the potential for radical social change led by a homogenised technology itself.

The programme is defined by its resistance to technological determinism and its insistence on the importance of addressing the social and historical contexts within which a range of media technologies are employed. In order to provide a contextual framework and facilitate the conceptualisation of digital media and technologies as fully cultural forms and processes, the programme will draw on a range of disciplines including: media and cultural studies, sociology, anthropology and philosophy. However, the programme will remain focused on key contemporary concerns about the potential role of digital media in society and on refiguring the contours of the 'new' media debate.

The programme offers two pathways. Pathway 1 addresses central theoretical and conceptual concerns relating to digital media. Pathway 2 combines theoretical analysis and practical work, offering students the opportunity to explore new media theories and concepts in practice. Pathway 2 is primarily aimed at students who already have some experience in one of the areas on offer: documentary; digital photography and image making; journalism; writing. It is meant to appeal to media industry professionals who are keen to reflect critically on their practice within a structured learning environment, graduates of practice-based courses but also those who have gained their practical experience in documentary; digital photography and image making; journalism or writing in informal settings.

Programme structure

The first compulsory core course is Digital Media - critical perspectives and this is taught in a small workshop format in the Autumn term. This course functions as a foundation for the second core course and offers students a map of the key debates in digital media. The course is taught in ten two hour workshop sessions and is supported by the provision of one-to-one tutorials.

The second compulsory core course is Technology and Cultural Form - debates, models, dialogues and this develops questions of technology, power, politics and subjectivity which were introduced in the first core course. The first part of this course highlights the key conceptual concerns of a contextualised approach to digital media plus the relevant debates and models formulated by key figures in the field. The second part of this course aims to generate a dialogue between theoreticians and practitioners around some of the most intellectually stimulating, contentious and contemporary ideas in the field without necessarily seeking a resolution. This course is taught in ten two hour workshop sessions during the Spring term and is supported by the weekly provision of one-to-one tutorials.

Students are required to take options from the lists provided by the Media and Communications, Anthropology, Comparative Literature and Sociology Departments as well as the Centre for Cultural Studies. Examples might include: After New Media, Nature and Culture, Cultural Theory, Globalisation, Risk and Control, Embodiment and Experience, Political Communications. Options are taught primarily through lectures and seminars and take place in the Autumn or Spring terms.

Each student's option profile is discussed with the programme convenor in order to ensure that the balance of subject-specific topics is appropriate for the individual concerned. Option courses are taught primarily through lectures, seminars and tutorials and take place in the Autumn or Spring terms.

All students are required to produce either a 12,000 word dissertation on a topic agreed by the student and supervisor or a practice/theory project in the area of documentary, photography and image making, journalism or fiction. The length of the practical element is dependent on the media and the form used and will be agreed in advance with the supervisor. It will, however, be comparable with practical projects undertaken in practice MA programmes in the relevant field. Students undertaking the practice/theory project will also be expected to submit a 3-4000 word analysis of their practice which locates it within the theoretical debates explored in the MA as a whole. This essay may be presented as a separate document or as an integral part of the project depending on the nature of the project and by a agreement with both theory and practice supervisors.

Programme outcomes

The programme's subject specific learning outcomes require students to analyse and contextualise developments in digital media and technology with reference to key debates in the history, sociology, anthropology and philosophy of the media. Students who opt for the practice/theory pathway will also be required to produce material of publishable or broadcast standard and to evaluate the ways in which theoretical and practical insights intersect. All students will develop a wide range of transferable qualities and skills necessary for employment in related or unrelated areas. These are described by the Quality Assurance Agency as: 'the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility, decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations, and the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development'.

By the end of the programme students will be able to:

-Map and critically evaluate key debates in the field of new media
-Analyse and contextualise current and future developments in digital media and technology
-Evaluate and articulate key historical, sociological, anthropological and philosophical approaches to the study of digital media and technology
-Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of at least four differing areas of inquiry
-Demonstrate an advanced level of conceptual knowledge and (where relevant) practical skill appropriate for a sustained piece of work in the field
-Prepare and deliver clearly argued and informed work
-Locate, retrieve and present relevant information for a specific project
-Manage a complex array of competing demands and work effectively to a deadline
-Work resourcefully and independently
-Think critically and/or work practically within a given context

Skills

We provide graduates with skills that are cutting edge: in the critical analysis and/or creative production of digital media; in the disciplinary knowledge and conceptual frameworks necessary for current and future forms of media and technology; in the awareness of how digital media and technologies are re-shaping society from the ways we communicate (through social media and web 2.0) to the increasingly ‘smart’ environments in which we live.

Careers

Our programme provides a theory and practice pathway and prepares students for work in the following areas:

-media and creative industries; advertising, marketing and PR (graduates of the MA Digital Media have found work with Virgin Media, Google, the BBC and other leading organisations worldwide)
-research and academia (graduates from this programme have gone on to study for PhD degrees in higher education institutions around the world and also here with us)
-media production and new media art (graduates have exhibited, published and produced work in photography, journalism, TV, documentary, film and multimedia)

Graduate Ekaterina discusses her career:

"I work for a company, called Visual DNA, which already sounds like life happening After New Media. The company is the largest data provider in Europe and is totally multinational. We actually try to analyse human visual DNA, you memories, feelings, thoughts about the future, anticipations, etc by creating personality quizzes where instead of verbal answers we tend to use images.

My role is as Creative Developer. It involves working with images from concept to finding/shooting and post-production. My qualifications perfectly matched what they’ve been looking for, Digital Media rocks!

My tip for the new-to-be-graduates is this: physically go to places and companies and talk to people. It really opens up loads of possibilities, and when I tell someone where I’ve graduated from they look impressed, and there is some sort of respect coming from them."

Funding

Please visit http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/ for details.

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The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and their qualifications highly sought after by employers. Read more
The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and their qualifications highly sought after by employers. Our CIM-accredited MSc in International Marketing ensures you’ll be equipped for a successful marketing career in the UK or internationally.

Combining the latest academic thinking and industry practice underpinning contemporary marketing, our programme reflects the increasingly global dynamic of modern business. You’ll build your knowledge of integrated marketing management in key areas including consumer behaviour, marketing planning, branding and the use of digital technologies, along with an appreciation of the cross-cultural challenges in international marketing. As well as the theories and practical skills, you’ll gain the confidence to develop and implement successful global marketing strategies.

We aim to enthuse and challenge you by incorporating current thinking, theories and practice with live business projects, industry- led workshops and masterclasses, along with group projects and presentations that simulate real life business challenges and encourage your practical thinking. We focus on learning for the real world and your future employability. You will have the benefit of learning from a diverse teaching team, who have both academic and industry experience across a wide range of disciplines, and are involved research and consultancy activities across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Glasgow School for Business and Society has joined forces with CIM to give our students the opportunity to gain CIM professional qualifications through their Multi Award Pathway (MAP). CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and MAP alongside our own degrees, ensures we are equipping our students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

Employment Details

Our MSc International Marketing will provide you with the skills and qualities for a fast-paced and successful career within marketing leading to leadership positions where you can make a real and immediate impact.

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Do you want to pursue a career in international marketing? Our programme enables graduates of business and non-business degrees to transform their career and access opportunities in the dynamic field of marketing. Read more
Do you want to pursue a career in international marketing? Our programme enables graduates of business and non-business degrees to transform their career and access opportunities in the dynamic field of marketing.

Programme Description

Combining the latest academic thinking and industry practice underpinning marketing today, MSc International Marketing reflects the increasingly global dynamic of modern business. The programme will provide you with an integrated knowledge of contemporary marketing management in a national and international context.

You will gain the confidence, as well as the theories and practical skills needed to develop and implement successful global marketing strategies. You will build your knowledge in key areas including consumer behaviour, marketing planning, branding and the use of digital technologies, along with an appreciation of the cross-cultural challenges in international marketing.

The programme aims to enthuse and challenge you by incorporating current academic thinking, theories and practice with live business projects, industry- led workshops and master classes, along with group projects and presentations that simulate real life business challenges and encourage your practical thinking.

Our teaching approach focuses on learning for the real world and your future employability. You will have the benefit of learning from a diverse teaching team, who have both academic and industry based experience across a wide range of disciplines, and are involved research and consultancy activities across the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The programme will increase your knowledge of the theories of responsible leadership, cross-cultural awareness and global citizenship and learn how to put these concepts into practice when managing yourself and others.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)

The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the leading professional body for marketers worldwide and exists to develop the marketing profession, maintain professional standards and improve the skills of marketing practitioners. Glasgow School for Business and Society has joined forces with CIM to give our students the opportunity to gain CIM professional qualifications through their Multi Award Pathway (MAP). CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and MAP alongside our own degrees, ensures we are equipping our students with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

Employment Details

Our MSc International Marketing will provide you with the skills and qualities for a fast-paced and successful career within marketing leading to leadership positions where you can make a real and immediate impact.

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The first course of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this taught Masters course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills in green chemistry and green chemical technology to prepare you for a range of different careers in research, process development, environmental services, manufacturing, law, consultancy and government. Read more
The first course of its kind to be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this taught Masters course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills in green chemistry and green chemical technology to prepare you for a range of different careers in research, process development, environmental services, manufacturing, law, consultancy and government.

Course Content

The MSc is a one year full time course consisting of taught material and a substantial research project. Teaching is delivered by academic experts within the Department of Chemistry as well as external experts from other academic institutions and industry. The Teaching component of the course is delivered via a mix of lectures, workshops, seminars and practical work. You will learn about the key principles of green chemistry and the importance of sustainable technology in a variety of areas. In addition to this, you will also have the opportunity to enhance your transferable skills.

Assessment methods include a closed examination, written assignments, presentations, posters and practical work.

Our Students

The MSc course has been running for over ten years over which time there has been a large increase in the range of nationalities represented. The content of the course is globally relevant and so attracts applications from around the world from people keen to develop their own knowledge to pass on when they return to their home country. Students have an opportunity not only to benefit from the degree that will aid them in their future career in industry or elsewhere but also to experience the cultural and social attractions that the university and the city can offer.

Students who have previously studied the MSc programme have come from France, Spain, Ireland, Tanzania, Nigeria, Oman, Thailand, Malta, Lithuania, Brunei, China and Malaysia to name but few – the full range can be seen on the map below. The diversity of our students enriches the cultural experience for all members of the group.

Career Destinations

The course will be of benefit to students who wish to follow a range of career paths including those in chemistry-based industries:
-Speciality chemical and associated manufacturing industries
-Fine chemical and associated manufacturing industries
-Catalyst development
-Pharmaceutical industry in either a research or process-development role
-Chemical formulation
-Chemical user companies along the entire supply chain including retail
-Government departments and science laboratories
-University academic career
-University research career, in particular as a route to PhD research
-Environmental monitoring and evaluation
-Legal services and other organisations

Research Project

A key part of the MSc in Green Chemistry is the research project. The whole course is 180 credits and the research project accounts for 100 of these so is a very significant part of the programme.

Students are able to choose from a range of project areas in order to carry out research in their area of interest. Projects will be supervised by an academic member of staff, and may also involve collaboration with industry. Projects are chosen in the early stages of the course and you will be allocated to a PAG - Project Area Group - that corresponds with larger research projects that are currently taking place within the Green Chemistry Centre.

Projects can vary each year, but examples of recent MSc students' research includes:
-Production of natural flavours and fragrances using biocatalysis in scCO2
-Clean synthetic strategies for production of pharmaceuticals
-Extraction and utilisation of high value chemicals from food waste
-Starbon technology for catalysis
-Microwave assisted pyrolysis of wood pellets
-Bio-derived platform molecules

The research project module is assessed by a substantial written report by each student, a PAG report and an oral presentation on your individual research.

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A career in accounting, financial services or related sectors requires a high level of understanding of the theory and practice of accounting and finance. Read more
A career in accounting, financial services or related sectors requires a high level of understanding of the theory and practice of accounting and finance.

This course gives you a broad-based understanding of the core subject areas with an emphasis on empirical research methods and accounting and finance practice.

A wide range of modules allows you to specialise. During the course you have the opportunity to build on and apply your growing knowledge and expertise by completing a dissertation on a topic linked to the wide ranging research interests of faculty. This, coupled with the support you get from our staff, ensures a first-class learning experience.

Whether you want to further your professional career, or go on to study for a PhD, this course gives you the qualification you need to succeed.

Course recognition
The course has both CFA institute partnership status and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) status which positions you to progress to a research degree.

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Barclays, Brammer UK, Co-operative Auditing Department, Deloitte Enterprise Consulting, Grant Thornton, KPMG, Lenovo, Nordea ASA, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RBS, SME Development Bank, Standard Chartered Bank.

Course structure
Semester 1
– Corporate Financial Reporting
– Cross-Sectional Econometrics
– Asset Pricing

One elective unit from:
– International Accounting Practice and Regulation
– International Finance
– Portfolio Investment

Semester 2
– Corporate Finance
– Qualitative Research Methods Either
– Advanced Management Accounting
Or
– Corporate Governance in an Accounting Context

One elective unit from:
– Accounting and Society
– Advanced Management Accounting
– Corporate Governance in an Accounting Context
– Current Issues in Empirical Finance
– Financial Statement Analysis
– Managerial Economics
– Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial Aspects
– Real Options in Corporate Finance
– Time Series Econometrics

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 statistical research.

Examples of recent dissertation project topics:
– Financial reporting regulation
– Audit practice and professionalisation
– Management control systems in organisations
– Field-based qualitative research on management accounting innovation and change
– Performance reporting by UK listed firms under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
– Audit markets in emerging economies
– The effect of corporate governance (board and audit committee characteristics) on audit quality

Special features
Worshipful Company of International Bankers Affiliation
Our accounting and finance division courses are now affiliated with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB). This means that every year the best dissertation out of the following four courses will receive the WCIB Prize worth £300.
• MSc Accounting
• MSc Accounting and Finance
• MSc Finance
• MSc Finance and Business Economics
• MSc Quantitative Finance
The winner will also enter the competition for the prestigious WCIB Lombard Prize. The Lombard Prize consists of a solid silver Armada dish, a cheque for £1500, one-year honorary membership to the Company and attendance at the Annual Banquet to collect the prize.

Open days
Masters information sessions
We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a masters 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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From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting finance careers at an international level. Read more
From derivatives and investments to mergers and acquisitions and global markets, this course covers the essential information you need to pursue a range of exciting finance careers at an international level. Investing in our MSc Finance can be the start of a great career and you gain valuable quantitative skills that are in high demand by employers.

Investing in our MSc Finance can be the start of a great career and you gain valuable quantitative skills that are in high demand by employers. A dissertation, focusing on empirical research, allows you to explore a research area of interest in detail, supported throughout by our high-calibre staff.

Recent graduates have accepted positions in the City, with the ‘Big 4’ global financial services firms, major world banks and financial institutions.

Course recognition
The course meets ESRC guidelines for Masters degrees and has ESRC recognition as a postgraduate training year in preparation for a PhD. It also holds the award of partnership status from the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals.

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Apple Inc, Bangkok Bank plc, Bloomberg, Central Bank of Chile, Cisco Systems, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Statoil ASA

Course structure
(All taught course units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
– Cross-Sectional Econometrics
– Asset Pricing

Two elective units from:
– Derivative Securities
– International Finance
– International Macroeconomics and Global Capital Markets
– Portfolio Investment

Semester 2
– Corporate Finance
– Time Series Econometrics

Two elective units from:
– Current Issues in Empirical Finance
– Financial Statement Analysis
– Managerial Economics
– Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial Aspects
– Qualitative Research Methods
– Real Options in Corporate Finance

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 statistical research.

Examples of recent dissertation project topics:
– Financial reporting regulation
– The role of institutional investors in corporate governance
– Managerial compensation and corporate governance
– Momentum investing
– Capital structure and cash holding decisions
– Dual-class firms and corporate takeover
– Debt IPOs, adviser switching, contracting, governance, performance and venture capital backing
– Can exchange rates forecast macroeconomic fundamentals?
– Over-allocation and stabilisation of initial public offerings (IPOs)

Open days

Masters information sessions

We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a masters 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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People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their welfare and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival. Read more
People are at the heart of any organisation, so the ability to manage and develop employees, ensure their welfare and understand changing employment legislation is essential to business survival.

The course produces well-rounded human resources practitioners with exemplary knowledge. As well as developing a crucial appreciation of the theoretical foundations and empirical practice of human resource management and industrial relations, in the UK and international settings, you develop an understanding of strategic changes in HRM.

You gain strategic insight and boost your CV through workshops given by HR practitioners and attending a live employment tribunal case. The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which gives you a competitive edge in the job market. There is a charge for the CIPD stream: contact the Masters Admissions Office for details.

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

CIPD Course recognition
The course is approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) to the new equivalent advanced level postgraduate standard. You can enhance your studies by taking additional CIPD components that prepare you for CIPD membership. To qualify for membership you need to attend a series of skills workshops, with presentations by guest speakers, and complete a range of activities enabling you to develop practical HR skills.

You join CIPD as a student member and when you have passed all course units (including the dissertation) and the CIPD components, your CIPD membership will be automatically updated to Associate Member. Once you have applied your knowledge in the workplace, you can apply for Chartered membership.

There is an additional charge for both the required skill training and the CIPD student membership – contact the Masters Admissions Office for details.

Further information about CIPD qualifications: http://www.cipd.co.uk/qualifications

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Air Astana, Amazon, Balfour Beatty, Ernst & Young, Lloyds TSB, Mckinsey and Company, MPA Consulting, Morrisons, Nestlé, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Reed Global, Shoppers Stop Ltd, Sony, TATA Consultancy Services, Tesco plc.

Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
–– Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice
–– Industrial Relations
––Multinationals and Comparative Employment Systems
–– Research Methods for Organisations

Elective unit:
–– Comparative Industrial Relations

Semester 2
–– Employment Law
–– Employment Policy and Practice
–– Human Resource Management: Context and Organisation

Elective units:
–– Human Resource Management in Asia
–– International Human Resource Management
–– International Labour Law and Regulation

Note: a maximum of eight units can be taken so you choose only one elective unit. There may be minor changes to the allocation of units to each semester.

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 topics:
–– Employment security in domestic privately owned enterprises in South China
–– The role of unions in gender equality
–– The fairness of reward management and implications for staff retention
–– Disability discrimination
––Organisational boundaries and temporary agency staff
––Work-life balance in China
–– Career expectations of white collar managers
–– The management of seasonal workers during the tourist season in Greece
–– Employee involvement and participation in the retail sector
–– The integration of workers with criminal records into the labour market

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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Are you a psychology graduate planning to work as an occupational psychologist? This advanced course gives you a route into occupational psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Read more
Are you a psychology graduate planning to work as an occupational psychologist? This advanced course gives you a route into occupational psychology accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is offered on a full and part-time basis.

The MSc Organisational Psychology takes the psychological principles and theories you learned in your first degree and helps you apply them to the world of work.

As well as increasing your knowledge, the course arms you with the theoretical understanding and research skills required by the Division of Occupational Psychology of the BPS in the following eight areas: training, organisational development, employee relations and motivation, design of environments/health and safety, human/machine interaction, counselling and personal development, performance appraisal and career development, and selection in organisations.

We include BPS Occupational Test User (Level A and B) training in the tuition fees.

The majority of graduates subsequently undertake the practical experience required to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists. This is usually carried out within consultancy firms or within specialist sections of large organisations.

Graduates are employed as internal consultants in large commercial and industrial organisations, in HR departments, in the Police, the NHS and as management consultants.

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

Course recognition
The course is accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS). The majority of graduates go on to undertake the practical experience required to become Chartered Occupational Psychologists. This is usually carried out within consultancy firms or within specialist sections of large organisations.

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Aldi, Artic Shores, CAPP & Co, Carter Corson, Bentley Motors Ltd, Civil Service College, NHS, Nestlé, Occupational Psychology Group, ORC International, Robertson Cooper Ltd, Saville Consulting, Stonewall, Work Psychology Group.

Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
– Research Methods 1
– Selection and Assessment in Organisations
– Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B)
– Training, Support and Development

Semester 2
– Managing People and Organisations
– Relationships at Work
– Research Methods 2
– Work Design, Performance and Well-being

On the part-time two-year route you will study the units as follows:
Year one - Semester 1
– Research Methods 1
– Selection and Assessment in Organisations

Year one - Semester 2
– Managing People and Organisations
– Work Design, Performance and Well-being

Year two - Semester 1
– Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B)
– Training, Support and Development

Year two - Semester 2
– Relationships at Work
– Research Methods 2

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 topics:
– Customers pay our wages: a diary study examining how to optimise customer interaction and employee well-being in the service sector
– Client verbal aggression: an examination of emotional labour and associated outcomes for employees in the legal sector
– Effects of job stressors, organisational commitment and individual attributes on Malaysian Chinese primary school teachers’ burnout
– Corporate psychopathy: the truth behind the hype
– Improving safety using a combination of transformational and transactional leadership: a longitudinal study
– Creativity in the workplace: a self-report measure and unanticipated costs

Open Days

Psychology Taster Session
Wednesday 22 February 2017, 5.00 - 7.00pm

We are holding a taster session specifically for those students interested in studying MSc Organisational Psychology or MSc Business Psychology. During the session, the course tutor will present a taster lecture, an alumnus will talk about their experience and what they've done since graduating and there will be a chance to network with them, current students and admissions staff.

Register here: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/meet-us.aspx

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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For students without a BPS-accredited degree, this course offers an opportunity to study alongside students of MSc Organisational Psychology, and gain a look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. Read more
For students without a BPS-accredited degree, this course offers an opportunity to study alongside students of MSc Organisational Psychology, and gain a look at the science of how people and groups behave at work. It is offered on a full and part-time basis.

A deeper understanding of organisational psychology is an asset to anyone currently working in the field of social sciences or human resource management. This course gives people with an appropriate background the theoretical knowledge and research skills used in organisational psychology to help them develop or change careers.

You learn about training, organisational development, employee relations and motivation, design of environments/health and safety, human/machine interaction, counselling and personal development, performance appraisal and career development, and selection in organisations.

You do not need to be registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

We include BPS Occupational Test User (Level A and B) training in the tuition fees.

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

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Aldi, CRS Ltd, Lloyds TSB, McLaren Solutions, Occupational Psychology Group, ORC International, Wickland Westcott, Work Life Balance Co

Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
–– Research Methods 1
–– Selection and Assessment in Organisations
–– Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B)
–– Training, Support and Development

Semester 2
––Managing People and Organisations
–– Relationships at Work
–– Research Methods 2
––Work Design, Performance and Well-being

On the part-time two-year route you will study the units as follows:
Year one - Semester 1
–– Research Methods 1
–– Selection and Assessment in Organisations

Year one - Semester 2
––Managing People and Organisations
––Work Design, Performance and Well-being

Year two - Semester 1
–– Test User: Occupational - Ability and Personality (Level A and B)
–– Training, Support and Development

Year two - Semester 2
–– Relationships at Work
–– Research Methods 2

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 topics:
––What factors determine successful mentoring relationships? A study of a formal graduate mentoring scheme
–– The role of individuals’ personality and perceived values in adoption of mobile data services
–– An exploration of the job satisfaction and career progression of visible minority women in Canada
–– Understanding financial responsibility: an exploratory analysis of the main characteristics that influence spending and saving behaviours
–– A study of occupational stress in the Indian information technology industry
–– A Gravesian values-system perspective on the design of consultative interventions in organisations
––Why organisational change programmes fail

Open Days

Psychology Taster Session
Wednesday 22 February 2017, 5.00 - 7.00pm

We are holding a taster session specifically for those students interested in studying MSc Organisational Psychology or MSc Business Psychology. During the session, the course tutor will present a taster lecture, an alumnus will talk about their experience and what they've done since graduating and there will be a chance to network with them, current students and admissions staff.
Register here: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/meet-us.aspx

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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Enjoy a stimulating and flexible degree designed to help you develop a critical appreciation of key areas in marketing, while giving you the chance to hone your skills in a specific area. Read more
Enjoy a stimulating and flexible degree designed to help you develop a critical appreciation of key areas in marketing, while giving you the chance to hone your skills in a specific area.

As well as learning the fundamentals of marketing, you can also take one of our specialist pathways to ensure you really stand out in the job market and can demonstrate the practical key skills that employers are looking for.

Specialism pathways are offered in:
— Business-to-business
— Consumer behaviour
— International marketing
— Retailing
— Services

The MSc Marketing course also gives you a grounding in research methods, including techniques of data collection and analysis.

Course recognition
The course has been approved and accredited by The Chartered Institute of Marketing to provide direct entry onto the CIM’s Professional Diploma in Marketing.

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

International Exchange
The exchange programme allows you to spend semester 2 at a partner university overseas. This experience enhances your global business and management learning and development. You can apply for a place once you are registered on the course.

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Barry Callebant, Clay Rogers, Ernst & Young, Hays Japan, KPMG, L’Oréal, Marks & Spencer, Mars Incorporated, Ocean Life Insurance, Post Office, Samsung Electronics, Sky, TNS Global, Unilever, Union MechaTronic Inc, Volkswagen Group UK.

Course structure (All taught course units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
––Critical Marketing
––Marketing Implementation
––Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics*
–– Strategic Marketing and New Product Development

Semester 2
Route 1 – MSc Marketing
––Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics*

Three elective units from:**
–– Business-to-Business Marketing
–– Consumer Behaviour
–– Corporate Social Responsibility
–– Crisis Management
–– Customer Experience Management and Relationship Marketing
–– Digital Technologies for Marketing
–– e-Business
–– Integrated Marketing Communication and Advertising
–– International Marketing
–– Retail Marketing
–– Services Marketing

Route 2 – MSc Marketing (Specialism)
––Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics*

Two elective units from Route 1 list:
–– Specialism core unit
–– Specialism-focused dissertation

MSc Marketing (Business-to-Business) Core unit: Business-to-Business
MSc Marketing (Consumer Behaviour) Core unit: Consumer Behaviour
MSc Marketing (International) Core unit: International Marketing
MSc Marketing (Retailing) Core unit: Retail Marketing
MSc Marketing (Services) Core unit: Services Marketing

**Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics is a dual-semester module worth 30 credits.
** 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
–– Topics reflect the expertise of lecturers and you may be asked to select from a list of options
–– Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or quantitative research.

Examples of recent dissertation topics:
–– The visual branding of speciality coffee in the UK and China
–– The online customer experience: an exploratory study in the UK travel agency sector
–– The spill over effect of a consumer goods company's corporate brand image and its impacts on its product brands
–– The motivations for creating an international 48 joint venture: A study of the petroleum industry

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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In today’s globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. Make the move into the fast-paced world of international business with a degree designed to give you up-to-the-minute knowledge of global management issues. Read more
In today’s globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative.

Make the move into the fast-paced world of international business with a degree designed to give you up-to-the-minute knowledge of global management issues.

Drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, focusing on the key issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world. You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods.

Once registered on the course, you can apply for an international exchange to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market.

Graduates gain partial exemption from membership to the Institute of Export, with the potential for further exemption depending on the choice of options and research focus of the dissertation.

For further details about additional costs for the exchange stream, contact the postgraduate administration team.

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

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Accenture, Bloomberg, CH Robinson, Cummins Inc, Deutsche Bank, Diageo Germany, Ernst & Young, Exozet Germany, Hewlett Packard Ltd, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Pilkington, Reckitt Benckiser, Shell, Sony, Tesco plc, Talk Talk, Telefonica UK.

Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
– Comparative Business and Management
– Fundamentals of International Business and Management
– Research Methods and Data Analysis
– Theories in International Business

Semester 2
– International Business Strategy

Choose one elective unit from Set A
– A1 – Marketing Issues in International Business
– A2 – Managing Across Cultures
– A3 – Multinational Business Finance

Choose two additional elective units (either one from SET A plus one from SET B or SET C; or two elective units from SET B and/or SET C)
– B1 – Institutions and Firms’ Internationalisation Strategies
– B2 – Institutions and Knowledge Management in Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)
– B3 – International Business and Emerging Markets
– B4 – International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice
– B5 – Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development
– B6 – Responsible Business in a Global Environment
– C1 – International Business Negotiations
– C2 – International Entrepreneurship

Semester 2 (Exchange Stream)

Study in partner institutions abroad. As there are a limited number of exchange places available, the scheme is competitive and you can apply for a place once you are registered on the course. For more information, see http://www.mbs.ac.uk/programmes/masters/why-study/international-exchange/

As an exchange student, you will spend a semester at one of our partner institutions abroad.

Summer period
Dissertation (60 credits)
– Apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course
– Topics reflect the expertise of lecturers and you may be asked to select from a list of options
– Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or quantitative research.

Examples of recent dissertation project topics:
– A systematic review of international joint venture studies in East and South East Asia
– A comparison of Generation-Y’s value perceptions on luxury goods between China and the UK
– The reshoring trend of US manufacturing: exploring the key motivations and the role of the financial crisis

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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In a world where organisations are under increasing public scrutiny, protecting a company’s corporate reputation and communicating effectively are vital for survival. Read more
In a world where organisations are under increasing public scrutiny, protecting a company’s corporate reputation and communicating effectively are vital for survival.

Take the first step to a career in corporate communications, public relations consultancy or in managing corporate brands.

Using the latest research and current best practice, you learn how to communicate effectively with key stakeholders, including employees, and promote a positive corporate reputation. Communication specialists who can take a strategic view of business are in high demand and those with a thorough understanding of current communication technology are in short supply.

We help to meet that demand by giving you a unique experience combining advanced knowledge of up-to-the-minute communication skills and techniques, with case studies and practical examples of best practice. You graduate equipped with analytical tools which can be used across all sectors and will give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

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

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Access Bank, Blemain Group, BNY Mellon, British Council, eBay, Ernst & Young, John Lewis, JP Morgan, Microsoft, Ministry of Defence, Standard Live Investments, Swier Group, Tesco plc, Vodafone Group, Wal-Mart.

Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
– Corporate Communications
– Corporate Reputation Management
– Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics*
– Organisational Communication

Semester 2
– Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics*

Three elective units from:**
– Business-to-Business Marketing
– Consumer Behaviour
– Corporate Social Responsibility
– Crisis Management
– Customer Experience Management and Relationship Marketing
– Digital Technologies for Marketing
– e-Business
– Integrated Marketing Communication and Advertising
– International Marketing
– Retail Marketing
– Services Marketing

** Marketing and Communications Professional Analytics is a dual-semester module worth
30 credits.
** 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)
The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research.

Examples of recent dissertation topics:
– The role of PR in the enactment of a sub-political arena
– Corporate social responsibility and its influence on employee engagement
– Exploring the interplay between control and flexibility in communication processes of a highly complex organisation
– The interplay of imagination, perception and memory in consumer evaluations of service experiences
– The impact of corporate advertising and news media coverage on corporate image
– The role and effectiveness of social media in crisis management

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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The MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course focuses on international business issues and how to solve them. Put your learning into practice and gain work experience with our client-facing project. Read more
The MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course focuses on international business issues and how to solve them. Put your learning into practice and gain work experience with our client-facing project.

You explore how multinational enterprises operate and carry out comparative business analysis, gaining the practical consultancy skills necessary to work efficiently in an international business environment.

Alongside a thorough understanding of business analysis and development, you graduate with the key skills for international business consulting, such as outlining international business problems, writing business reports and preparing for interviews.

A key element of the course is the client-facing project with an external organisation. Arranged by your project co-ordinator, you apply your learning to a real business issue, giving you valuable work experience and generating excellent networking opportunities.

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

Career opportunities
Accenture, AgustaWestland, Banco Davivienda SA, Deloitte, Edwardian Group, Hewlett-Packard, HSBC, IBM, The Nielson Company, Shell Petroleum, Standard Chartered Bank, Whyte & McKay (China), YesBoss.

Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
– Building Strategic Capabilities in Different Business Systems
– Business Models: Theory and Practice
– Organisational Design and Strategy: International Contexts
– Analysing Companies: Business Models, Narrative and Numbers

Semester 2
– Strategic Management of the Multinational Firm across Divergent Institutional Systems

Three elective units from*
– Asian Management Systems
– Business Environment and Strategy in China
– Digital Technologies, Development and Emerging Markets
– Global Business Strategy
– Global Politics and Global Business

– International Human Resource Management
– Technology, Innovation Management and Business Strategy
– The Management of International Organisational Change

* You can choose one optional unit from any Alliance MBS MSc programme (excluding MSc
Management and MSc Organisational/Business Psychology) on condition that you produce a
200-word justification and the application is approved by the Course Director and unit tutor.

Summer period
Client-facing project with an external organisation or dissertation (60 credits)
– Presented as a research report
– Carried out individually or as a group
– Application and interview support from Alliance MBS’ Postgraduate Careers Service
– Experiential learning enhances your skills and overall employability

The project is offered if you do not have any unit marks below 40%, and not more than one unit mark between 40-49% in semester 1. If you don’t meet these criteria you will be offered a project related to an external client, with no direct contact with them. For those working on group projects, a group report and an individual report will be produced (both 6,000 words).

Alternatively, you may undertake an academic dissertation of 12,000 words.

Recent examples of project reports:
– Exploring the strategic expansion of the volunteer tourism industry into the academic market
– An in-depth analysis of the wholesale market and changing trends towards online shopping
– Strategic positioning in relation to the offshore wind turbine market in northern Europe
– Identification of venture capitalist acquisition targets in the UK software industry

Projects are sourced from a range of small, medium and large businesses, across a wide range of sectors in Manchester and the UK’s North West region.

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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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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