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MSc Marketing Management is specifically designed for those with little, if any, work experience since graduation, and who are seeking to engage in postgraduate study prior to commencing a professional or managerial career in the field of marketing management. Read more
MSc Marketing Management is specifically designed for those with little, if any, work experience since graduation, and who are seeking to engage in postgraduate study prior to commencing a professional or managerial career in the field of marketing management.

The course aims to provide a rigorous postgraduate business and management education leading to the award of a Master’s degree, and hopefully to a successful career. Over an intensive 12 month period, this challenging course will develop your ability to operate effectively in a demanding business environment. It will give you an edge in the increasingly competitive graduate-level job market and will go a long way to setting you on the right road to a successful business career.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

The programme reflects the University’s commitment to Active Education and involves you in a challenging and participative range of learning processes right from day one. With a busy induction week involving you in meeting with the staff team and your fellow students, exploring the learning resources available to you in the University and engaging in social activities, the Programme expects you to discuss and debate the key issues, both in marketing and in the broader world of business.

There will be many opportunities to examine what is actually happening in the business world around you as you progress through the programme. Where possible we work on real business problems, around which your assignments may be built.

Whilst each module has its own particular flavour and approach, all modules within the programme operate within a number of general principles. Namely, each will use an approach designed to support and sustain the acquisition, analysis and consideration of Marketing Management concepts and theories through lectures and seminars; the application of such concepts and theories to personal and organisational settings through case studies and projects; the analysis of live issues and problems using up-to-date materials from the media and research studies, and finally, to learn from the experiences of the students on the Programme itself, who will undoubtedly come from a wide range of countries and cultures.

During all semesters, you will also work closely with various staff members to plan and undertake your MSc Dissertation. Probably the major achievement for all Master’s degree graduates, it represents a unique opportunity to study a subject or issue related to marketing management in great depth, and one that is really relevant and of interest to you and hopefully your future career. Many students gain valuable contacts with businesses through their dissertation and even the occasional job offer!

Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development - giving feedback on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing periodic evaluations of progress.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Throughout the course you will develop your critical evaluation skills, be involved in problem solving activities through active learning methods, and develop interpersonal and technical skills appropriate to the professional status of a marketing manager.

This intensive 12-month programme offers you a range of key benefits, each of which will contribute to your development into an effective professional or manager working in a Marketing Management context:
-Apply the latest thinking on Marketing Management to the analysis of the key problems being experienced by the world’s major businesses
-Analyse the contemporary communications mix, new domains of social influence and the role of brands in the worlds of bricks and clicks
-Possess a thorough understanding of marketing principles and practice, strategic and international marketing management issues, of importance to marketing practitioners
-Possess a thorough understanding of the techniques of evaluating markets, and screening markets against devised criteria for entry.
-Develop the research and study skills necessary to tackle marketing management problems, issues and learning
-Undertake your own postgraduate research work into a topic within the field of Marketing Management that has interest and relevance to your future career

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The aim of the MSc Digital Marketing Management is to enable you to deal with real world issues in an intellectual and challenging manner in this dynamic area of professional and academic marketing. Read more
The aim of the MSc Digital Marketing Management is to enable you to deal with real world issues in an intellectual and challenging manner in this dynamic area of professional and academic marketing. It will provide you with both technical and critical evaluation skills, and the ability to apply contemporary techniques for decision making in complex situations relevant to Digital Marketing Management. It will provide you with up-to-date knowledge of this fast-changing field, and help to develop analytical and problem–solving skills required for future work. The MSc Digital Marketing Management will provide a solid basis for further study (i.e. doctoral level) or a career in the broad Digital Marketing Management area.

The marketing profession has undergone a significant change in the knowledge and skill base required to meet the needs of a constantly evolving digital environment. According to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) (2015) "Data is the currency of success. It is not enough for marketers to know that analytics and data science can help – they need to know how to use them to make good choices. They must take a scientific approach." This postgraduate course has been designed to offer marketing graduates the opportunity to keep abreast of changes in the Digital Marketing Management environment.

The flexible nature of the course allows students the opportunity to explore specific aspects of the digital marketing debate ranging from new and emerging themes relating to branding, content curation and analytics, thereby offering a clearly differentiated positioning and providing a significant update on the more traditional marketing provision. The integration of Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and CIM influences helps us to shape curricula that have a strong professional and practical ethos, focusing on employability and continuing professional development in the field of Digital Marketing Management. The inclusion of a project as a capstone module is in addition to the alternative dissertation, providing you with the opportunity to focus your project on an issue that is relevant to your workplace.

Our staff are at the forefront of key areas of the Digital Marketing field including Digital Marketing Plans, effective Social Media for Organisations, etc.

The MSc includes a year working in an organisation at a Management level effectively researching, developing and implementing monitoring/control of the Digital Marketing.

Course content

Semesters will be 12 weeks' duration. The final semester of study requires attendance for 6 weeks only. Following this you will be working on your work based project/dissertation with meetings arranged with your supervisor.

-Scanning the Digital Environment
-Strategic Marketing Communications and Media Management
-Digital Consumer Behaviour and Experience
-Content Curation and Development
-Management Control and Internal Audit
-Co-creation with Brand Communities
-Global Strategic Digital Marketing Management
-Work Based Project Preparation OR Business Management Research
-Masters Work Based Project OR Dissertation

Other admission requirements

An overall assessment of an applicant's educational background, experience and potential to benefit from the scheme will be made when considering the suitability of a candidate for our Masters programmes.

For non-standard applications - you may be admitted to the award with advance standing on the basis of exemptions from previous studies, including full or part completion of professional marketing qualifications or having acquired postgraduate credits from similar courses, whether at Staffordshire University or from other higher education institutions.

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The aim of the MSc Digital Marketing Management is to enable you to deal with real world issues in an intellectual and challenging manner in this dynamic area of professional and academic marketing. Read more
The aim of the MSc Digital Marketing Management is to enable you to deal with real world issues in an intellectual and challenging manner in this dynamic area of professional and academic marketing. It will provide you with both technical and critical evaluation skills, and the ability to apply contemporary techniques for decision making in complex situations relevant to Digital Marketing Management. It will provide you with up-to-date knowledge of this fast-changing field, and help to develop analytical and problem–solving skills required for future work. The MSc Digital Marketing Management will provide a solid basis for further study (i.e. doctoral level) or a career in the broad Digital Marketing Management area.

The marketing profession has undergone a significant change in the knowledge and skill base required to meet the needs of a constantly evolving digital environment. According to the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) (2015) "Data is the currency of success. It is not enough for marketers to know that analytics and data science can help – they need to know how to use them to make good choices. They must take a scientific approach." This postgraduate course has been designed to offer marketing graduates the opportunity to keep abreast of changes in the Digital Marketing Management environment.

The flexible nature of the course allows students the opportunity to explore specific aspects of the digital marketing debate ranging from new and emerging themes relating to branding, content curation and analytics, thereby offering a clearly differentiated positioning and providing a significant update on the more traditional marketing provision. The integration of Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing (IDM) and CIM influences helps us to shape curricula that have a strong professional and practical ethos, focusing on employability and continuing professional development in the field of Digital Marketing Management. The inclusion of a project as a capstone module is in addition to the alternative dissertation, providing you with the opportunity to focus your project on an issue that is relevant to your workplace.

Our staff are at the forefront of key areas of the Digital Marketing field including Digital Marketing Plans, effective Social Media for Organisations, etc.

The MSc includes a year working in an organisation at a Management level effectively researching, developing and implementing monitoring/control of the Digital Marketing.

Course content

Please note part-time study will require you to attend face to face classes two evenings per week, or as advised by your module tutor, over two semesters commencing in September each year. Semesters will be 12 weeks' duration. The final year of study (year 3) requires attendance for 6 weeks only in the first semester. Following this you will be working on your work based project/dissertation with meeting arranged with your supervisor.

Year 1
-Scanning the Digital Environment
-Strategic Marketing Communications and Media Management
-Digital Consumer Behaviour and Experience
-Content Curation and Development

Year 2
-Management Control and Internal Audit
-Co-creation with Brand Communities
-Global Strategic Digital Marketing Management

Year 3
-Work Based Project Preparation OR Business Management Research
-Masters Work Based Project OR Dissertation

Other admission requirements

An overall assessment of an applicant's educational background, experience and potential to benefit from the scheme will be made when considering the suitability of a candidate for our Masters programmes.

For non-standard applications - you may be admitted to the award with advance standing on the basis of exemptions from previous studies, including full or part completion of professional marketing qualifications or having acquired postgraduate credits from similar courses, whether at Staffordshire University or from other higher education institutions.

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This masters degree offers the perfect starting point for a career in strategic marketing, particularly in an international business environment. Read more

This masters degree offers the perfect starting point for a career in strategic marketing, particularly in an international business environment.

You’ll learn to appreciate modern developments in marketing management theory and practice and explore essential areas including international marketing, marketing strategy and marketing research. You’ll also examine key topics such as international services marketing, consumer behaviour across cultures and global supply chains.

The course has a practical focus and you’ll develop professional skills through in-company assignments and case studies examining genuine business scenarios.

Our academics are experts in their field with extensive teaching, research and consultancy experience of international standing. As such, this course is globally recognised and attracts students from all over the world. You’ll gain cross-cultural experience and an understanding of the skills required to work in an international environment.

Academic excellence

The Marketing division at Leeds University Business School is one of the leading centres of research in marketing in Europe. As part of our research, we engage with companies, senior executives and academics across all five continents.

Our research makes an important contribution to your learning on the MSc International Marketing Management; our academics bring their world-leading expertise to you in the classroom. The Global and Strategic Marketing Research Centre is the Business School’s established and esteemed centre of excellence for scholarly research work.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), giving you the opportunity to gain professional qualifications through CIM Graduate Gateway. This means you can work towards CIM qualifications during your studies and will receive exemptions from selected assessments.

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. CIM qualifications are highly sought after by employers, and map alongside our own degrees, which ensures you are equipped with the best opportunities for a successful marketing career.

The course is also accredited by the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE), the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade.

Course content

Core modules will develop your understanding of international marketing in theory and practice.

You’ll learn how organisations use marketing research to understand their audience and complement this with an awareness of consumer behaviour in different cultures. Then you’ll examine how this information is turned into practical marketing strategies, with modules focusing on marketing communications and strategy as well as the challenges of international marketing.

From there, you’ll develop your knowledge by focusing on international services marketing and considering practical solutions to the problems of global supply chains. You’ll also choose an optional module in an area that interests you, such as social media marketing or corporate social responsibility. During the company marketing project, you’ll have the chance to work alongside an external organisation to research and develop strategies to address their marketing problems.

You can apply your research skills and knowledge to a dissertation which you submit by the end of the year, or you can take a different route. Our third semester consultancy projects give students the opportunity to work with a live business situation, make links with industry and gain work experience that can be exceptionally rewarding.

Throughout the course you’ll also benefit from a Professional Skills and Employability module, dedicated to developing the key skills employers are looking for when recruiting marketing graduates. Read what our current students say about the opportunities for professional development.

Course structure

Compulsory modules

You’ll take nine compulsory modules, plus either a research dissertation or consultancy project.

  • Consumer Behaviour Across Cultures 15 credits
  • Marketing Research 15 credits
  • Marketing Communications 15 credits
  • Global Marketing 15 credits
  • Marketing Strategy 15 credits
  • International Services Marketing 15 credits
  • Global Distribution and Supply Chains 15 credits
  • Professional Skills and Employability 15 credits
  • Company Marketing Project 15 credits
  • Dissertation or Marketing Consultancy Project 30 credits

Optional modules

You’ll choose one further optional module.

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability 15 credits
  • Direct, Digital and Interactive Marketing 15 credits
  • Social Media Marketing 15 credits

For more information on typical modules, read International Marketing Management MSc in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

We use a range of teaching methods so you can benefit from the expertise of our academics, including lectures, workshops, seminars, simulations and tutorials. Company case studies provide an opportunity to put your learning into practice.

Independent study is also vital for this course, allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.

Assessment

Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, in-course assessment, group and individual presentations and reports.

Career opportunities

This masters degree will prepare you to pursue a career in marketing management within an international or domestic environment. You’ll develop the professional skills to work within a range of business situations, from large multinational corporations to smaller organisations, or within your own business.

You’ll be able to pursue a career in many areas including international marketing, export marketing, marketing research, marketing consultancy, services marketing, social media marketing, direct, digital and interactive marketing, or supply chain management.

Top graduates who aspire to a research or academic career will also be prepared to pursue a PhD in marketing.

Careers support

Our dedicated Professional Development Tutor provides tailored academic and careers support to marketing students. They work in partnership with our academics to help you translate theory into practice and develop your interpersonal and professional business skills.

This means you will develop the academic skills to successfully progress through the course, and also the professional skills you will need to secure employment and start a successful career.

You can expect support and guidance on career choices, help in identifying and applying for jobs, as well as one-to-one coaching on interpersonal and communication skills.

Read more about our careers support.



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Cultural and national differences pose various problems for organisations who market their products and services around the world. Read more

Cultural and national differences pose various problems for organisations who market their products and services around the world.

Our MSc International Marketing Management programme will provide you with a comprehensive framework for understanding the theories, concepts, applications and unique challenges of marketing in a fast changing international and global context.

The programme will develop your appreciation of strategies and tactics for international markets, along with their implications, and build your understanding of marketing management for multinational and global organisations.

The core modules cover topics in international business and marketing, while our optional modules allow you tailor the programme according to your interests.

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time students must study at least two taught technical modules per academic year, until a total of eight is reached. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.

Example module listing

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.

Educational aims of the programme

The programme aims to provide a high quality, vocational education which is intellectually rigorous and up-to- date, as well as relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and other professionals in international marketing management.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, the programmes aim to develop generic management skills necessary to be effective in todays’ challenging business environment.

The programme has a business management orientation related to international marketing management and draws upon a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse this business function.

It takes an integrated approach so as to provide a coherent exploration of the inter-relationships between the various components. The, programme is international in scope and coverage, and lecturers draw upon the most recent research to inform their teaching.

The programmes aim to develop students as independent and reflective learners, able to continue their learning once in their chosen profession.

Programme learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Upon completing the programme, students will have:

  • A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to international marketing management
  • A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management, operation, organisation and provision of business sector education
  • An understanding of the research process

Intellectual / cognitive skills

Students will have the ability to:

  • Independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to international marketing management
  • Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others’ work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies
  • Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied

Professional practical skills

Students will ble able to:

  • Conduct research and produce a high quality Dissertation: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of the research work
  • Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new areas for investigation, new problems, new or alternative applications or methodological approaches

Key / transferable skills

Students will gain a range of generic skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation. These will include analysis and synthesis, oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, problem solving, independent and group working and research.

Graduate prospects

Our marketing graduates who enrol with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) as an Affiliate can study CIM qualifications without having to complete all of the modules. For most qualifications, students will only need to take two assessments instead of the usual three and therefore, students will add an individual award to supplement their degree. There is a fee to join CIM.

Global opportunities

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.

Professional recognition

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).



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The MSc Marketing Management program is delivered in Grenoble and London - http://en.grenoble-em.com/grenoble-vibrant-and-welcoming. Read more

Objectives

The MSc Marketing Management program is delivered in Grenoble and London - http://en.grenoble-em.com/grenoble-vibrant-and-welcoming

Marketing is changing and we will equip you, as New Marketing Professionals, to meet the highest standards of successful organizations. You will be capable of understanding the demands of business and translating these needs into up-to-date marketing programs that build long-term customer relationships and generate long-term growth.

4 COMPELLING REASONS TO CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM

- Our graduates are sought after by leading organizations for internships and permanent positions.
- AMBA, AACSB, EQUIS-accredited School
- A Top European Business School - http://en.grenoble-em.com/rankings

Program

After an introduction to the general business environment, the program covers the fundamentals of marketing and the methodology of marketing planning.

Specific areas such as digital marketing, customer intelligence and business to business marketing are also covered. Course content places emphasis on current trends in marketing, as well as key issues that marketing professionals face.

The program combines academic theory and a practical approach through case studies and real live examples to provide a hands-on approach.

The continual development of critical thinking and analytical skills enables graduates to make sound strategic marketing decisions at managerial level in an international environment. The MSc Marketing Management also focuses on soft skills such as presentation techniques and intercultural communication - indispensable assets for effective management in multicultural environments.

Introduction Week

- Moodle e-learning platform
- Library and Computing Services
- Administrative Issues
- Alumni Association

Program Content

COURSE CONTENT

The first year of the Master is a fulltime year in Grenoble or London.
The program covers four key areas of study for Marketers, each of the 19 modules follow a logical connection to the one before.

- Strategic Management (6 modules)
- Marketing Management (8 modules)
- Digital Marketing (2 modules)
- Business Fundamentals (3 modules)

The content of the program may be adapted from year to year to take into account the needs of industry. Class attendance is compulsory.

Integrative Marketing Case Study

Using an existing business, the “Live Business Case” will provide the students with the opportunity to pull together all the aspects of the program. Students will analyze a marketing problem in the Company and use their skills and knowledge to solve issues and propose solutions. This takes place in small groups and in a limited time. Assessment for the case study will be based on a group assignment with a group presentation to the Company.

At the end of the one-year full time part of the program, each student will be required to complete a Final Management Project of approximately 20,000 words in length, under the guidance of a GGSB tutor.

To successfully complete the Final Management Project, you are required to address a particular research question or knowledge gap in the field of your study. This will be business oriented and coherent with your program's objectives. A student may choose to write his/her project on a topic grounded in his/her internship experience.

Careers

Graduates of the MSc Marketing Management program are qualified for positions such as:

MARKETING

- Marketing Executive
- Product Manager
- Brand Manager
- Sales Promotion Account Executive
- PR Account Executive
- Marketing Manager

ADVERTISING

- Account Executive
- Account Manager
- Account Planner
- Media Buyer
- Media Planner

MARKET RESEARCH

- Market Researcher
- Research Executive
- Senior Researcher

RETAILING, LOGISTICS & SALES

- Retail Buyer
- Retail Merchandiser
- Customer Service Manager
- Retail Manager
- Sales Executive
- Sales Manager
- Logistics Executive
- Logistics and Distribution Manager

Internships

MSc Marketing Management students spend their internships in prestigious international companies:

- Xerox Research Center Europe
- Warner Home Video
- Hewlett Packard
- Schneider Electric SAS
- Evergreen Laurel Hotel
- Cartier International
- Salomon
- Adidas France
- HP France
- Coca Cola
- Amadeus SAS
- Siemens Transmission & Distribution

Internships include: Assistant Key Account Manager, Assistant Program Manager, and Marketing Assistant, among many others.
Interns put their marketing knowledge into practice not only in marketing departments but also in sales, B2B sales, exports, and press and advertising.

Admission

This program is suitable for graduates from a wide range of disciplines. Prospective students should have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the motivation to pursue an international career.

Experienced managers already working in marketing positions will also benefit from this program by acquiring a formal qualification and training in the theory and concepts needed to advance their marketing careers

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

- Bachelor-level undergraduate degree in any subject with good grade average.
- Work experience is not compulsory.
- Fluency in English (see test requirements below).
- GMAT is not required for this program.

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This Master's degree offer a strategic perspective on marketing management, a discipline that is increasingly being seen as critical to success in achieving business goals, and as a core function in many organisations. Read more
This Master's degree offer a strategic perspective on marketing management, a discipline that is increasingly being seen as critical to success in achieving business goals, and as a core function in many organisations. Depending on your choice of modules, your final award could be either Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc).

Students on this course are eligible for an Affiliate Professional Membership of Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and access to a range of professional events.

Course content

You will develop a strategic perspective and broaden your existing understanding of marketing and its integration into an overall corporate strategy and structure. You will hone your capacity for analysing complex marketing and business situations and reaching decisions on appropriate courses of action. You will also improve your career prospects in marketing and general business areas.

A highlight for many students is the residential weekend organised as part of this course – a weekend away combining presentations and workshops with great opportunities to network and get to know your fellow students.

Students on this course benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list.

Modules

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Core modules – MA
-DISTRIBUTION AND PRICE MANAGEMENT
-INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS IN A DIGITAL AND GLOBAL WORLD
-MARKETING CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
-MARKETING DISSERTATION
-MARKETING RESEARCH INSIGHTS
-PRODUCT AND BRAND MANAGEMENT
-STRATEGIC MARKETING IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
-USING CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY TO UNDERSTAND BUYER BEHAVIOUR

Core modules – MSc
-DISTRIBUTION AND PRICE MANAGEMENT
-INTEGRATED MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS IN A DIGITAL AND GLOBAL WORLD
-MARKETING DISSERTATION
-MARKETING RESEARCH INSIGHTS
-PRODUCT AND BRAND MANAGEMENT
-QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR MARKETING MANAGEMENT
-STRATEGIC MARKETING IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
-USING CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY TO UNDERSTAND BUYER BEHAVIOUR

Fast-track marketing management MA/MSc

A fast-track route to the Marketing Management MA qualification is available for holders of the CIM Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (or equivalent). Holders of this qualification will be exempt from all but two modules:
-For MA: Marketing Creativity and Innovation Marketing Dissertation
-For MSc: Quantitative Analysis for Marketing and Management Marketing Dissertation

The fees will be proportional to the number of credits studied. Dissertation (40 credits) Quantitative Analysis for Marketing Management (20 credits).

Accredited internship

All students on our full-time business Masters courses can apply to undertake the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module. This is an 8 week unpaid accredited internship, which can be taken in addition to option modules and will help students to gain invaluable work experience. The internships, which are with London-based organisations, take place during the summer period. To apply, students must submit a completed application form and a copy of their updated CV to the Business Experience Team; the team then shortlist from the applications and conduct group meetings with the applicants.

Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both postgraduate students and employers and expect that the internship programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students.

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Our MSc Marketing Management programme delivers marketing modules with an analytical approach, enhanced by Surrey Business School’s emphasis on innovation and leadership. Read more

Our MSc Marketing Management programme delivers marketing modules with an analytical approach, enhanced by Surrey Business School’s emphasis on innovation and leadership.

The programme covers: marketing ideas plans, strategies, processes and techniques; communication and all customer-facing functions; plus, a range of core concepts from other management disciplines including innovation management.

A key principle of the programme is to deliver a set of theoretical concepts and relate them to practical, real-world marketing challenges that mirror the rapidly changing global environment.

Students will be given the opportunity to choose across a variety of elective modules such as consumer behaviour or marketing analytics.

Programme structure

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.

Example module listing

Educational aims of the programme

The programme aims to provide a high quality, vocational education which is intellectually rigorous and up-to- date, as well as relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and other professionals in marketing management.

In addition to subject-specific knowledge, the programmes aim to develop generic management skills necessary to be effective in todays’ challenging business environment.

The programme has a business management orientation related to marketing management and draws upon a range of cognate areas of study to explain and analyse this business function.

It takes an integrated approach so as to provide a coherent exploration of the inter-relationships between the various components. Where appropriate the programme is international in scope and coverage, and lecturers draw upon the most recent research to inform their teaching.

The programmes aim to develop students as independent and reflective learners, able to continue their learning once in their chosen profession.

Programme learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Students will be able to demonstrate:

  • A systematic, in-depth understanding of the development, issues and influences relevant to marketing management
  • A high level of theoretical and applied knowledge of the management, operation, organisation and provision of business sector education
  • An understanding of the research process

Intellectual / cognitive skills

Students will have the ability to:

  • Independently critically evaluate approaches and techniques relevant to marketing management
  • Evaluate outcomes and accurately assess/report on own/others’ work with justification and relate them to existing knowledge structures and methodologies
  • Demonstrate high level learning and problem solving abilities in the range of modules studied

Professional practical skills

Studentd learn how to:

  • Conduct research and produce a high quality Dissertation: this includes the ability to select, define and focus upon an issue at an appropriate level; to develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies; to analyse the issue; to develop recommendations and logical conclusions; to be aware of the limitations of the research work
  • Identify modifications to existing knowledge structures and theoretical frameworks and therefore to propose new areas for investigation, new problems, new or alternative applications or methodological approaches.

Key / transferable skills

Students will gain a range of generic skills relevant to the needs of existing and future managers, executives and professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation. These will include analysis and synthesis, oral and written communication, computing/IT literacy, critical reasoning, data analysis, organisation and planning, problem solving, independent and group working and research.

Graduate prospects

Our marketing graduates who enrol with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) as an Affiliate can study CIM qualifications without having to complete all of the modules. For most qualifications, students will only need to take two assessments instead of the usual three and therefore, students will add an individual award to supplement their degree. There is a fee to join CIM.

Global opportunities

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

Learn more about opportunities that might be available for this particular programme by using our student exchanges search tool.

Professional recognition

Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).



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Programme Content. MSc in Marketing Management programme.  . (ranked no. 6 in Eastern Europe!*).  .  develops knowledge and skills in business and marketing and directs students towards the commercial environment. Read more

Programme Content

MSc in Marketing Management programme (ranked no. 6 in Eastern Europe!*)  develops knowledge and skills in business and marketing and directs students towards the commercial environment. The programme also seeks to encourage one's creative expression and help smooth a path to this exciting sector. Our graduates are represented in an extremely diverse range of multinational, national and local organisations the world over, including sales, advertising, account management, PR and market research.

Key areas of studies:

Consumer behaviour, marketing research, marketing communication, contemporary issues in marketing, digital marketing, corporate communications, marketing of services, business strategy, cross cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.

Knowledge & Understanding

Students upon graduation should be equipped with:

  • global economic and managerial issues as they relate to strategic decision making;
  • contemporary issues of marketing, including the phenomenon of new media and social media;
  • the current interpretation of brands and entertainment marketing;
  • how CSR, responsible and ethical marketing can add value to profitable business strategies;
  • appropriate techniques to deal with complex issues critical to the success of multinational firms.

Disciplinary & Professional Skills

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • To create an opportunity for students to occupy mid-level marketing management positions in companies and develop international managerial skills.
  • To study, review and put into practice both the “tried and tested” techniques and the latest concepts in the field of marketing management.
  • To deepen the students’ ability to apply, develop and critically appraise current techniques, theories and practices encountered in the marketing environment of local and international firms.
  • To develop critical awareness of the global business environment and the relevant marketing tools required to make a business or organisation successful in an increasingly competitive world.
  • To develop international managers, skilled in interpersonal and cross-cultural communications, and equipped with up-to-date knowledge on marketing management.
  • To create a global and strategic mindset and to develop sensitivity to learning from other cultures.
  • To build an appreciation in students of the need to continuously develop skills and knowledge throughout their careers.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to pursue careers in a wide range of marketing roles at a creative agency or in the media sector including Product Management, Sales, Advertising, Public Relations and Market Research.

Recent IBS graduates are working as brand managers or sales executives at PR/marketing/advertising agencies or in the FMCG sector, in the health industry or in the media.



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In just two semesters, the Marketing Management program prepares you to become a marketing professional who carries out a broad range of marketing functions within business, government and not-for-profit organizations. Read more
In just two semesters, the Marketing Management program prepares you to become a marketing professional who carries out a broad range of marketing functions within business, government and not-for-profit organizations.

The Marketing Management program covers marketing management along with related subjects in brand management, marketing project management, digital marketing, marketing services, integrated marketing communications, marketing research and international marketing strategy. As a result, you develop a solid understanding of domestic and international marketing issues.

Once you graduate, you will be able to employ analytical, decision making, organizational and communications skills to support the marketing activities of a wide variety of organizations. You may also continue your studies in a specialized area such as Research and Analytics or Corporate Account Management.

In today's competitive marketplace, it is essential that every business develops, implements and monitors a strong marketing plan. Environmental factors such as evolving technology, societal and sustainable needs, demographic trends, regulatory changes and intense competition continue to challenge the marketing function to provide more return to the organizations' various stakeholders. Understanding what customers want and providing products and services to them is the essence of marketing. This challenging graduate certificate program provides you the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills applicable to today's workforce.

Career Opportunities

Program Highlights
-You learn to develop and apply marketing strategy from a domestic and international perspective leveraging market research.
-The Marketing Management program prepares you to manage the execution of key marketing projects and take on digital marketing planning and execution.
-In ways that are interactive and engaging, you have the opportunity to evaluate the differences between marketing products and marketing services, and evaluate integrated marketing communications.
-Program instructors are industry professionals with years of experience, who are approachable and ready to help.
-Upon program completion you will be prepared to join the domestic and global work force in several aspects of marketing strategy and execution.

Career Outlook
-Marketing manager
-Advertising executive
-Marketing communications coordinator
-Client marketing specialist
-Customer marketing specialist
-Marketing associate

Areas of Employment
-Retailers
-Small businesses
-Marketing agencies
-Consumer packaged goods
-Franchises
-Hospitality, food and beverage
-Transportation
-Institutions

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The Master's program in Marketing Management offers students who aspire a marketing career the opportunity to gain an internationally-respected qualification in marketing management. Read more
The Master's program in Marketing Management offers students who aspire a marketing career the opportunity to gain an internationally-respected qualification in marketing management. Offering exceptional scope and depth to the subjects studied, your new knowledge will span everything from branding and developing advertisements to setting up new distribution channels and managing communications.

Tilburg University is ranked #11 worldwide in Business and Economics (Times Higher Education, 2016).

Perspectives are drawn from economics, strategy, and economic psychology to examine the key tasks of every marketing manager: obtaining knowledge of market segmentation, gaining insights into consumer decision-making and using marketing instruments. Learn how to apply theoretical knowledge to develop new and better approaches to marketing in practice.

A Tilburg University Master's program in Marketing Management offers you:
•A world-class curriculum:
designed and taught by experienced practitioners and academics from the Marketing Department at Tilburg University which belongs to the top in Europe. In the latest National Student Enquiry (NSE) 'The expertise of teachers in their area’ scored 4.14 out of 5.
•An ideal combination of theory and practice:
you acquire the latest ideas from academic research along with insights, techniques, tools, and procedures that are used in commercial practice. You will also enjoy regular guest lectures and get the possibility to write your thesis for a company.
•The option to choose your language:
the Master's in Marketing Management program is uniquely taught in both English and Dutch.
•A head start to your career:
graduates of this multi-disciplinary program are in highly competitive positions to get the career they want in any number of marketing-related roles.

Ranking
#4 in Europe in the field of Marketing Research Productivity - UT Dallas Business School Research Rankings
#7 in Europe in Economics & Business - Academic Ranking of World Universities

Future Jobs

With your broad theoretical knowledge and relevant practical skills, you can expect to be in a highly competitive position when it comes to getting the job you want in marketing.

Possible job functions after graduation:
•Product/brand manager
•Account manager
•Communication manager

•Commercial manager
•Marketing Manager
• Sales manager
• Consultant
• Product developer
•Academic career

Are you passionate about sharing your knowledge with others? After finishing your Master in Marketing Management, Dutch graduates have the possibility to follow a one year educational post-Master to become a teacher in Management and Organization.

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The MSc Marketing Management course is aimed at graduates and practitioners who desire to enhance their knowledge and understanding of a range of current marketing thinking and techniques, to support and enhance careers within the profession. Read more

The MSc Marketing Management course is aimed at graduates and practitioners who desire to enhance their knowledge and understanding of a range of current marketing thinking and techniques, to support and enhance careers within the profession. In the context of a highly dynamic environment where a complexity of factors, particularly technology and innovation, creates significant impact on marketing strategies, management, systems and functions, the programme seeks to develop key marketing skills which will support both entrepreneurial self-development and employment, and also meet the requirements of managers operating at a senior level. In order to provide students with maximum opportunity, where appropriate live case studies will form part or all of the assessment process, involving interaction with local business.

By the end of the programme students will have acquired high-level knowledge and understanding of marketing concepts and principles, theoretical and business tools and frameworks and applied analysis. The MSc Marketing Management syllabus covers both strategic and operational perspectives and places emphasis upon the practical use of the knowledge gained via the employment of both live and simulated case material.

Students will develop enhanced key skills in the identification and anticipation of current and future marketing needs in given contexts, formulating and managing research, in presentation skills, problem-solving and organising, managing group-based projects, information gathering and exchange, team working and leadership.

For graduates who are already in employment, the programme will enhance their academic and professional skills and understanding, thus enabling them to accelerate their careers within the organisation or, alternatively, seek employment in another organisation at a higher level.

If you undertake the full time MSc Marketing Management you are entitled to become affiliate members of the CIM during your time at the University of Wolverhampton and by doing so will attract a number of additional benefits.

At, or towards the end of the programme, you may wish to fully enrol with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and add a Professional qualification to your Masters award by taking and passing the remaining examinations for the Diploma in Professional Marketing. This would incur extra charges payable to the CIM.

Career path

There are a range of opportunities for you to engage in whilst studying your postgraduate course which are designed to enhance your employability. These include guest lectures, live case studies and a range of placement opportunities. The University of Wolverhampton Business School is a major contributor to the local provision and management of the Government-sponsored Business Support schemes, some of which place graduates, selected via a formal interview process, to assist SMEs on supervised projects. The Department of Marketing and Enterprise is a major participant in this scheme and MSc Marketing graduates who have demonstrated a high standard of educational achievement upon graduation are encouraged to apply for such opportunities. Additionally, the University facilitates a range of employment opportunities via its Careers and Employment Services.

Who accredits this course?

The content of certain modules are aligned to the syllabus of the Professional Body, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, and successful candidates who pass the MSc Marketing Management, gain exemption from one of the three CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing modules. The course is designed so that successful MSc Marketing Management students can register as Associate Students of the Professional Body and for a separate fee (payable directly) have the option of sitting the remaining Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma examinations based upon the knowledge gained from the course plus appropriate extra study. It is recommended that students who wish to avail themselves of this option should first discuss this with the Course Leader.



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This course enables entry onto the MSc Marketing Management if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). Read more

This course enables entry onto the MSc Marketing Management if you did not gain a first or second class honours at degree level (or equivalent). It will add to your existing skills and knowledge providing you with enhanced understanding and abilities which will prepare you for Masters courses.

The MSc Marketing Management course is aimed at graduates and practitioners who desire to enhance their knowledge and understanding of a range of current marketing thinking and techniques, to support and enhance careers within the profession. In the context of a highly dynamic environment where a complexity of factors, particularly technology and innovation, creates significant impact on marketing strategies, management, systems and functions, the programme seeks to develop key marketing skills which will support both entrepreneurial self-development and employment, and also meet the requirements of managers operating at a senior level. In order to provide students with maximum opportunity, where appropriate live case studies will form part or all of the assessment process, involving interaction with local business.

By the end of the programme students will have acquired high-level knowledge and understanding of marketing concepts and principles, theoretical and business tools and frameworks and applied analysis. The MSc Marketing Management syllabus covers both strategic and operational perspectives and places emphasis upon the practical use of the knowledge gained via the employment of both live and simulated case material

Students will develop enhanced key skills in the identification and anticipation of current and future marketing needs in given contexts, formulating and managing research, in presentation skills, problem-solving and organising, managing group-based projects, information gathering and exchange, team working and leadership.

For graduates who are already in employment, the programme will enhance their academic and professional skills and understanding, thus enabling them to accelerate their careers within the organisation or, alternatively, seek employment in another organisation at a higher level.

If you undertake the full time MSc Marketing Management you are entitled to become affiliate members of the CIM during your time at the University of Wolverhampton and by doing so will attract a number of additional benefits.

At, or towards the end of the programme, you may wish to fully enrol with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and add a Professional qualification to your Masters award by taking and passing the remaining examinations for the Diploma in Professional Marketing. This would incur extra charges payable to the CIM.

What skills will you gain?

  • Ability to evaluate and plan at a professional and strategic level (i.e. formulate marketing strategy and plans).
  • Develop and implement a research proposal for investigating organisational & managerial problems within a marketing context. Recommend and justify a realistic course of action, for example a Strategic Marketing Plan or a Strategic Marketing Solution to a business problem, supported by appropriate justification and evidence, and to include an appropriate implementation dimension. The student will be expected to be able to communicate the results and conclusions of research and investigation via a variety of feedback and communication modes.
  • A comprehensive knowledge (including the use and limitations) of a range of techniques applicable to researching market environments and the understanding that enables an evaluation of methodologies, development of critiques and an ability to propose new hypotheses where appropriate.
  • A comprehensive knowledge (including the use and limitations) of a range of techniques applicable to researching market environments and the understanding that enables an evaluation of methodologies, development of critiques and an ability to propose new hypotheses where appropriate.
  • Research, critically examine, evaluate and interpret business, marketing and company data in order to produce a coherent report which incorporates reference to contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to the impact of strategic marketing on business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels. Define and assess the impact of internationalisation and globalisation on organisations’ marketing activities.
  • Synthesise a range of marketing theories and data to produce a coherent situation analysis. Critically analyse and evaluate a range of marketing situations regionally, nationally and internationally. Develop independent learning underpinned by previous experience; further own understanding and skill and communicate this to peers and tutors involved in that process through a variety of learning and assessment mechanisms.
  • Produce work of an appropriate professional standard in both content and appearance which demonstrates mastership via coherence of objectives, depth of subject research, critical analysis and evaluation, marketing knowledge and application resulting in an evidenced, relevant and useful conclusion.
  • Analyse the different approaches and techniques that facilitate detailed study at the postgraduate level in business and management issues.

Who accredits this course?

The content of certain modules are aligned to the syllabus of the Professional Body, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, and successful candidates who pass the MSc Marketing gain exemption from one of the three CIM Diploma in Professional Marketing modules. The course is designed so that successful MSc Marketing students can register as Associate Students of the Professional Body and for a separate fee (payable directly) have the option of sitting the remaining Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma examinations based upon the knowledge gained from the course plus appropriate extra study. It is recommended that students who wish to avail themselves of this option should first discuss this with the Course Leader.



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As part of our popular range of ‘Business with’ Masters programmes, the MSc Business with Marketing Management programme is designed to give you an insight into the strategic role of marketing within organisations. Read more
As part of our popular range of ‘Business with’ Masters programmes, the MSc Business with Marketing Management programme is designed to give you an insight into the strategic role of marketing within organisations. During this course, you will build the required knowledge and skills to strategically analyse and evaluate organisations to develop and implement competitive marketing strategies.

This course is part of our Newcastle Business School, which has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. Newcastle Business School was the first in the UK to gain the prestigious AACSB accreditation, an award held by only 1% of business schools globally, reflecting the calibre of our courses and teaching.

Key facts

-Develop a broad understanding of the global business environment
-Specialise in marketing management in the second semester
-Understand the importance of marketing within an international context
-Newcastle Business School is one of only 1% of the world’s business schools to hold the prestigious double AACSB accreditation
-Developed for non-business graduates
-Also available as MSc Business with Marketing Management with Advanced Practice
-Upon graduating, opt to join one of our Professional Pathways programmes, to further build your skills and employability with one of the UK’s leading IT and project management training providers, QA.

What will I study?

The programme is designed around a set of modules that are common to all our ‘Business with’ Masters pathways. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management and organisational analysis, developing your strategic awareness, leadership potential and understanding of the theory and practice of international business. In the second semester you will be given the opportunity to specialise in Marketing Management.

In the second semester you will build an understanding of the role of relationship marketing, and by doing so, recognise the importance of customer retention and the internal customer. You will also learn about the marketing processes within the context of a globalised world, with an understanding of the business implications. Throughout the course, you can develop an appreciation of the varying approaches to marketing for organisations working within a dynamic global environment and the effect these challenges place upon marketing planning in an international context.

You will also undertake a dissertation in a marketing context, supported by an academic supervisor with relevant expertise from this subject area.

There is also an internship opportunity for an additional fee of £595, payable to our internship provider. Alternatively, if you would like to include a work placement during your programme, this is included in our MSc Business with Marketing Management with Advanced Practice. The work placement may be paid or unpaid.

How will I be taught and assessed?

This course is taught using a range of methods, including: lectures, seminars, and workshops, where you will develop your understanding of today’s global businesses.

Assessments for this course are based on a mix of assignments, presentations and group work.

Careers and further study

Graduates on the programme have joined a wide range of businesses, including graduate training schemes. A significant number of graduates have gone back to work for a family business or even started up their own businesses.

Upon successfully completing your course, you will be eligible to join one of our Professional Pathway programmes to continue your professional development and training. Each Pathway is worth a minimum of £3,000 and offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA.

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Your programme of study

Marketing Marketing is an incredibly useful area of business to study as the total subject covers anything from product innovation and commercialisation through to positioning in the market, defining a market, understanding the right methods to communicate and raise profile and conversions and provide a strategy to determine how to grow services or products in their relevant markets globally. At the more mature stage of any business or organisation the tools you learn are effective in re-appraising the business, product and communication to reinvigorate sales and interest and utilise relationships to improve and extend the commercial product or idea.

You can convert your degree from any discipline or add Marketing Management to become employable nationally and internationally. Marketing Management can be a stand alone advanced degree which focuses on the strategic side of marketing and business at operational level. It allows you to scrutinise all parts of a business to determine issues within a life cycle and customer acquisition giving you options and recommendations for trouble-shooting issues. It sits above tactical advertising methods by providing the necessary skills to analyse what tangible and intangible areas of the business are communicating in terms of the 7 Ps and communications channels and whether the problem lies within the product, its communication or a combination of both. It also operates at brand level to determine how well your brand is communicating internally and externally and whether all parts of your business are customer centric.

Not only does Marketing Management allow this level of scrutiny to occur but it allows you to develop a very strong range of skills to critically analyse competitors, the environment in which you trade, new trends which may impact, understand customer expectations and act upon them and avoid churn. These skills are also useful to you if you are contemplating taking a new product or innovation to market either within a larger business function or your own enterprise. You can also provide significant consultancy work to assist many types of businesses and organisations to effectively grow their business, prevent stagnation in communications and product and align their business better to current and future trends.

If you are about to start work or are already working this programme is a useful consideration to improving your career options, perhaps fulfilling a lifelong ambition to set up a company successfully, work at strategic level within a large scale organisation and problem solve the way it communicates or manage a marketing team to deliver successful campaigns which have considered all possible challenges. Other career options include working within established and fast growing businesses across industries and sectors or agency work which allows for a longer term approach to client work.

Courses listed for the programme

First Semester

  • Marketing Management
  • Marketing Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Management & Negotiation
  • New Product & Service Development

Second Semester

  • Marketing Communications
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Business Model Innovation
  • Research Methods

Third Semester

  • Dissertation or Marketing Project

Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page

Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The programme gives you the essential skills to provide marketing management at strategic or start up level
  • You can convert from any degree discipline in a year full time or two years part time, and you may be able to continue working
  • The programme is for new graduates, career changers or for those who want a business qualification

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • 12 Months Full time or 24 Months Part Time
  • September start

International Student Fees 2017/2018

Find out about fees

*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.

Scholarships

View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page

Living in Aberdeen

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