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The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised Master's degree in business administration and management. Read more

The Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) is an internationally recognised Master's degree in business administration and management.

This Master's aims to develop the business leaders of the future. It approaches responsible leadership thematically from the starting points of creativity, practicality and social resourcefulness, and focuses strongly on the personal development of participants, including their career management.

The MBA focuses on the integrative disciplines of business strategy and the management of change, leading to a real-world consultancy project and an individual business research project. 

Specialist MBA awards

The Greenwich MBA can be tailored to four specialist sectors: financial services (including banking and insurance); public services (including health, local government and emergency services); social enterprise; and maritime. 

On successful completion of this programme, you will graduate with one of the following:

  • Executive Master of Business Administration
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Financial Services)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Public Services)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Social Enterprise)
  • Executive Master of Business Administration (Maritime Management).

Flexible learning

Our part-time by supported open learning programme is primarily aimed at individuals who are working full-time and need to balance study with work and home commitments. 

It employs supported open learning, a flexible learning model which uses a mixture of different methods of study. It is open to home students (UK and EU), who are required to study approximately 12 hours a week over slightly under three years. 

The full-time mode of study is open to UK, EU and international students and is completed at the Greenwich Campus over a 12 month period. 

Home students wishing to undertake study leading to PGDip Management (previously called a DMS) should apply for the Executive MBA (by supported open learning) and request an exit award after 120 credits.

Rankings

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

This degree aims to:

  • Develop your critical awareness of current issues in business and systematic understanding of organisations, their place in the business world and how they are managed
  • Provide you with critical awareness of current issues in business and management that is informed by leading-edge research and practice in the field
  • Improve your ability to acquire and analyse data and information to evaluate their relevance and validity, and to synthesise a range of information in the context of new situations
  • Develop your ability to apply relevant knowledge to a range of complex situations, taking account of how this relates to other areas of the business or organisation.

Assessment

The programme employs 'blended' learning:

  • Case studies to relate to the real world of business
  • Group work for discussion, research and presentations
  • Business simulations
  • Role play exercises and reflective practice for professional development
  • Formal classroom lectures and tutorials
  • Portfolio, outlining your learning achievements
  • Self-study and research facilitated online.

The focus of assessment on our MBA is to test your understanding and ability to apply your knowledge.

Professional recognition

Graduates can apply for advanced access to the Master's Gateway of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, which provides an accelerated route to the institute.

Careers

Graduates have the opportunity to progress rapidly through management in different companies or to apply their skills and knowledge to managing their own businesses.

Employability

We have developed strong relations with companies in the financial centres in London, including in the City, Canary Wharf and Fenchurch Street. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to develop your career. 

You can also reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office (BSEO). Our team focuses on developing your employment skills through CV support, interview skills workshops and guidance through mentors to progress in the industry. This includes the opportunity to network with employers and recruiters at career fairs.

This MBA includes executive coaching, which helps you to understand your value in the marketplace and develop plans that will make the very best of your career potential. 

The BSEO team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards; which shows their dedication to actively support career development.

Extracurricular activities

The Economics and Business Society provides an additional forum for students to meet and discuss current trends with faculty and guest speakers.

You will participate in an MBA student conference as part of your studies where you will prepare a presentation on a given topic. The 2016 MBA conference explored business problems in various industries and students delivered thought-provoking presentations on 'The Force of Change Awakens - Evolution or Revolution'.



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To prepare for your future, you need more than a basic understanding of business. You need the well-rounded, real-world business knowledge that our online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program offers. Read more

To prepare for your future, you need more than a basic understanding of business. You need the well-rounded, real-world business knowledge that our online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program offers.

With Walden's ACBSP-accredited online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program, you can put your education to work. Prepare to meet business challenges, achieve your career goals, and move ahead in today’s workforce as you explore vital business and leadership fundamentals.

The Walden online MBA degree program curriculum is designed to help you achieve your career goals through:

  • Career management program
  • With special features such as CareerBoost®, Walden's signature career management tool, the program can help you grow—personally and professionally—and prepare you to confidently navigate and manage the challenges, opportunities, innovation, and change inherent in today's global business environments.
  • Broad range of specializations
  • Choose from 11 specializations, including the Self-Designed option, which allows you to focus on an area of interest. You may also be able to earn credit for previous educational experience and complete your online MBA degree program faster.
  • Embedded graduate-level certificate
  • After successfully completing the first four courses in our online Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program, you will receive a graduate-level certificate, giving you a valuable credential while you work toward completing your degree.
  • Real-World Insights
  • Gain insight into emerging business trends with special access to video mini-lectures by industry leaders and business icons such as Patrick Lencioni, Marcus Buckingham, Tony Hsieh, and Ursula Burns. The online MBA degree program includes an array of unique opportunities that make it possible to learn from a dynamic network of business leaders and experts.

Walden now offers two ways to earn your degree. With Tempo Learning® by Walden, you have the option to choose your learning experience depending on your learning style and preferences. Whether you want to study alongside classmates in a traditional course-based program or earn your degree at your pace, there’s an option for you to achieve your dreams.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of our online MBA degree program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate the environment in which businesses operate with awareness of complexities, interdependencies, risks, consequences, and diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  • Make decisions within a business context that are effective, well-reasoned, ethical, and socially responsible.
  • Formulate statements of business problems or opportunities to facilitate insightful dialogue and critical thinking.
  • Generate solutions to complex business problems or opportunities through critical, creative, and systems thinking and apply appropriate theories, concepts, tools, skills, practices, and research.
  • Employ business-appropriate communication skills that enable effective exchange or transfer of information, promote mutual respect, encourage healthy discourse, and display an acute awareness of the needs of the intended audience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with others to meet goals in diverse and complex business environments.
  • Evaluate opportunities for business stakeholders, including oneself, to contribute to positive social change locally and globally.

Learn more about the career outlook for graduates with a Master of Business Administration (MBA)

An ACBSP-Accredited Online MBA Degree Program

Walden University's online Master of Business Administration program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Among other benefits, ACBSP accreditation provides:

  • Validation that your program meets nationally recognized standards of quality endorsed by businesses, government, and other organizations.
  • Assurance that your program can provide you with the skills you need to compete in today's global marketplace.
  • Recognition by employers, graduate schools, and regulatory organizations.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Two Ways to Learn

Walden now offers two ways to learn. You can choose to earn your degree through a competency-based format or a course-based format, delivered through Tempo Learning™ by Walden.

With Tempo Learning, you can build on your existing skills, knowledge and experience to customize your learning and earn your degree on your schedule, at your pace. Which option is right for you?

COURSE-BASED

Preset course start and end dates help you manage your schedule over time. Knowing these dates makes it easier to plan ahead in completing your online MBA degree program.

The course-based approach exposes you to new material as well as reinforces and updates your knowledge in areas you’ve already mastered.

Your fellow students will be learning the same material at the same time, so if you find yourself struggling, you can connect with them for additional support.

COMPETENCY-BASED

Complete competencies at your own pace, based on your ability to demonstrate understanding of their content. At the beginning of each term, you will map out your learning goals in partnership with your Academic Coach.

You can use what you already know to accelerate your progress, potentially saving you time and money.

If you find materials challenging, you can slow down and spend additional time with them. You can also raise your hand to get support directly from our faculty subject matter experts.

Compare highlights of the Tempo Learning™ and course-based formats to decide which best suits your career goals and learning style.



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About the program. Master of Business students are provided with the opportunity to develop their planning, analytical and interpersonal skills that will enable them to professionally advance their career prospects in business. Read more

About the program

Master of Business students are provided with the opportunity to develop their planning, analytical and interpersonal skills that will enable them to professionally advance their career prospects in business. The international business specialisation, in the Master of Business Program, enables students to study subjects in Global Business, International Trade, International Financial Management, Regional Studies and International Human Resource Management. The finance specialisation, in the Master of Business Program, enables students to study subjects in Investment, Bank and Financial Management, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets and Derivative Products. The marketing specialisation in the Master of Business program enables students to study subjects in Customer Analysis, Market Research, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing Communication and Internet Marketing. At the completion of this degree students have career prospects in brand management, advertising management, digital marketing, international marketing and sales management. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in Business with practical insights delivered through case studies, guest lectures and work integrated learning. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations. 

Professional outcomes

Master of Business graduates should have highly developed planning, analytical and interpersonal skills that will enable them to professionally advance their career prospects in business. The program also provides global networking opportunities.

Structure and subjects

Master of Business students must complete the following seven subjects:

Plus four subjects from one of the specialisations.

Plus one elective subject 

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre.  

  • Study Tour
  • The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
  • Business Internship
  • The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
  • Special Topic
  • The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.

Specialisations

Complete four subjects from one of the following specialisations:



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A professional career in business you can take around the world. If you’re looking for a change in your professional career and require a strong grounding in business, then a Master of Business (Professional) at Bond University is a step in the right direction. Read more

A professional career in business you can take around the world

If you’re looking for a change in your professional career and require a strong grounding in business, then a Master of Business (Professional) at Bond University is a step in the right direction. This professional program will provide you with the foundations in a variety of business practices, plus the ability to gain a specialisation in finance, international business, marketing, big data or digital business. This program follows the same structure as the Master of Business program plus an additional 20-week work integrated learning component to ensure you will get real-world experience before you graduate.

About the program

The program provides students with a solid foundation in a variety of business practices, plus the ability to gain a new specialisation. There are four separate streams: Marketing, Finance, International Business, or a customised program incorporating all three. The professional program follows the same structure as the Master of Business program with an additional 20-week Work Integrated Learning component. Work Integrated Learning is a 45 credit point subject designed to promote and support learning, personal development and professional practice. The subject focuses on developing self-analysis and reflective learning skills, and applying theoretical solutions for practical workplace problems. The program also provides global networking opportunities. 

Professional outcomes

Master of Business (Professional) graduates will have highly developed planning, analytical and interpersonal skills that will enable them to professionally advance their career prospects in business. The program also provides global networking opportunities.

Structure and subjects

Master of Business (Professional) students must complete the following eight subjects:

Plus four subjects from one of the specialisations.

Plus one elective subject 

Students may also choose one of the following opportunities to use your elective subject to have an international experience or an Internship opportunity provided you meet the requirements. Please discuss with the Enrolment and Student Engagement Officer in the Student Business Centre.  

  • Study Tour
  • The Study Tour requires approval from the Faculty. (Please note that Additional Costs are associated with this subject).
  • Business Internship
  • The Internship requires a GPA credit average and requires approval from the Faculty with an application to the Career Development Centre.
  • Special Topic
  • The Special Topic is only available in exceptional circumstances and requires Program Director's approval.

Specialisations

Complete four subjects from one of the following specialisations:



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Placed. 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings. , the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective. Read more

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective.

This two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 70 partners worldwide. Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study (Master programme) or those without who have previously completed at least two years of university education (Pre-Master programme in preparation for the two-year MIM), it features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

The integrated programme curriculum, taught across our six ESCP Europe campuses, offers the possibility to obtain up to four national degrees in ESCP Europe campus countries (Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Poland) - plus the option of dual degrees with our academic partners across the globe.

Because we value practical experience as an essential asset, Master in Management graduates leave with a minimum of 40weeks of professional experience. This ensures that you leave the programme with not only a world-class academic qualification, but also the invaluable intercultural practical experience top recruiters are looking for.

In addition to the study-internship structure, we also offer the possibility of following an apprenticeship study track, allowing for systematic structured periods at the School whilst also working in a firm for an extended learning experience.

If you are looking for international exposure, professional experience and a curriculum recognised as one of the best in the world, look no further than ESCP Europe's Master in Management.

The MIM Programme Objectives

As a Master in Management student, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in management and the business world.
  • Build and enhance your career plans through specialised course options and in-company experience.
  • Strengthen your ability to live and work in a highly multicultural and international environment through studying in up to four different countries and cultures.
  • Broaden your horizon by studying alongside students from a vast range of backgrounds, such as business management, economics, engineering and social sciences.
  • Get practical experience and create your own network through case studies, field projects and internships.
  • Prepare to take on major responsibilities in tomorrow's economic environment by developing a European identity with a global perspective on today's economy.

Key Features

The Master in Management is an expansive, world-class programme. Here are some key facts to help you learn a little more about what a qualification from ESCP Europe offers:

  • A two-year, full-time intercultural general management programme
  • Ranked 1st in the 2016 Financial Times Master in Management league table in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland and 3rd in France.
  • An integrated intercultural programme curriculum taught across the six ESCP Europe campuses
  • The opportunity to study in a minimum of two, and a maximum of four different countries
  • 120 partner universities worldwide, more than 20 of which offer double-degree options
  • Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study
  • One-year pre-master option for students without a Bachelor degree (having previously completed at least two years of university education) in preparation for the Master programme
  • Supported by ESCP Europe's extensive Alumni Association network (49,000 members and counting) and close ties with the business world
  • Five seminars, including [email protected] which is held at the European Parliament
  • At least two integrated internships
  • The option of gap years or apprenticeships
  • Excellent employment rates, with 74% of the most recent graduating class employed before even completing their studies

What you study

The Master in Management programme consists of four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits. These semesters can be completed at our European campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw) or at one of our 100 partner universities worldwide.

The first year is focused on advanced learning within the different fields of intercultural management through core modules.

The second year is used to concentrate on one or two options, and is also used for the writing of a Master thesis on a topic of the student’s choice. Further to this, students can choose from the rich catalogue of electives to further customise their learning experience and plan their professional career paths. Language courses are also a part of the Master in Management programme.

Beside the academic courses, 40 weeks of internships are integrated into the programme. Students can do these internships either in their countries of study or in a third country.

Alongside the core courses, electives and options, all students will participate in five thematic seminars. These are key elements in the Master in Management programme, with all current students coming together to benefit from the internationality of both the courses and their fellow participants.

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages. The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. Students can spend the Pre-Master Year in Paris (in French or English) or Turin (in English). It is for students who have a minimum of two years of university education.



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Placed. 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings. , the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective. Read more

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective.

This two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 70 partners worldwide. Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study (Master programme) or those without who have previously completed at least two years of university education (Pre-Master programme in preparation for the two-year MIM), it features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

The integrated programme curriculum, taught across our six ESCP Europe campuses, offers the possibility to obtain up to four national degrees in ESCP Europe campus countries (Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Poland) - plus the option of dual degrees with our academic partners across the globe.

Because we value practical experience as an essential asset, Master in Management graduates leave with a minimum of 40weeks of professional experience. This ensures that you leave the programme with not only a world-class academic qualification, but also the invaluable intercultural practical experience top recruiters are looking for.

In addition to the study-internship structure, we also offer the possibility of following an apprenticeship study track, allowing for systematic structured periods at the School whilst also working in a firm for an extended learning experience.

If you are looking for international exposure, professional experience and a curriculum recognised as one of the best in the world, look no further than ESCP Europe's Master in Management.

The MIM Programme Objectives

As a Master in Management student, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in management and the business world.
  • Build and enhance your career plans through specialised course options and in-company experience.
  • Strengthen your ability to live and work in a highly multicultural and international environment through studying in up to four different countries and cultures.
  • Broaden your horizon by studying alongside students from a vast range of backgrounds, such as business management, economics, engineering and social sciences.
  • Get practical experience and create your own network through case studies, field projects and internships.
  • Prepare to take on major responsibilities in tomorrow's economic environment by developing a European identity with a global perspective on today's economy.

Key Features

The Master in Management is an expansive, world-class programme. Here are some key facts to help you learn a little more about what a qualification from ESCP Europe offers:

  • A two-year, full-time intercultural general management programme
  • Ranked 1st in the 2016 Financial Times Master in Management league table in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland and 3rd in France.
  • An integrated intercultural programme curriculum taught across the six ESCP Europe campuses
  • The opportunity to study in a minimum of two, and a maximum of four different countries
  • 120 partner universities worldwide, more than 20 of which offer double-degree options
  • Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study
  • One-year pre-master option for students without a Bachelor degree (having previously completed at least two years of university education) in preparation for the Master programme
  • Supported by ESCP Europe's extensive Alumni Association network (49,000 members and counting) and close ties with the business world
  • Five seminars, including [email protected] which is held at the European Parliament
  • At least two integrated internships
  • The option of gap years or apprenticeships
  • Excellent employment rates, with 74% of the most recent graduating class employed before even completing their studies

What you study

The Master in Management programme consists of four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits. These semesters can be completed at our European campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw) or at one of our 100 partner universities worldwide.

The first year is focused on advanced learning within the different fields of intercultural management through core modules.

The second year is used to concentrate on one or two options, and is also used for the writing of a Master thesis on a topic of the student’s choice. Further to this, students can choose from the rich catalogue of electives to further customise their learning experience and plan their professional career paths. Language courses are also a part of the Master in Management programme.

Beside the academic courses, 40 weeks of internships are integrated into the programme. Students can do these internships either in their countries of study or in a third country.

Alongside the core courses, electives and options, all students will participate in five thematic seminars. These are key elements in the Master in Management programme, with all current students coming together to benefit from the internationality of both the courses and their fellow participants.

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages. The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. Students can spend the Pre-Master Year in Paris (in French or English) or Turin (in English). It is for students who have a minimum of two years of university education.



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Placed. 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings. , the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective. Read more

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective.

This two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 70 partners worldwide. Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study (Master programme) or those without who have previously completed at least two years of university education (Pre-Master programme in preparation for the two-year MIM), it features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

The integrated programme curriculum, taught across our six ESCP Europe campuses, offers the possibility to obtain up to four national degrees in ESCP Europe campus countries (Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Poland) - plus the option of dual degrees with our academic partners across the globe.

Because we value practical experience as an essential asset, Master in Management graduates leave with a minimum of 40weeks of professional experience. This ensures that you leave the programme with not only a world-class academic qualification, but also the invaluable intercultural practical experience top recruiters are looking for.

In addition to the study-internship structure, we also offer the possibility of following an apprenticeship study track, allowing for systematic structured periods at the School whilst also working in a firm for an extended learning experience.

If you are looking for international exposure, professional experience and a curriculum recognised as one of the best in the world, look no further than ESCP Europe's Master in Management.

The MIM Programme Objectives

As a Master in Management student, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in management and the business world.
  • Build and enhance your career plans through specialised course options and in-company experience.
  • Strengthen your ability to live and work in a highly multicultural and international environment through studying in up to four different countries and cultures.
  • Broaden your horizon by studying alongside students from a vast range of backgrounds, such as business management, economics, engineering and social sciences.
  • Get practical experience and create your own network through case studies, field projects and internships.
  • Prepare to take on major responsibilities in tomorrow's economic environment by developing a European identity with a global perspective on today's economy.

Key Features

The Master in Management is an expansive, world-class programme. Here are some key facts to help you learn a little more about what a qualification from ESCP Europe offers:

  • A two-year, full-time intercultural general management programme
  • Ranked 1st in the 2016 Financial Times Master in Management league table in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland and 3rd in France.
  • An integrated intercultural programme curriculum taught across the six ESCP Europe campuses
  • The opportunity to study in a minimum of two, and a maximum of four different countries
  • 120 partner universities worldwide, more than 20 of which offer double-degree options
  • Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study
  • One-year pre-master option for students without a Bachelor degree (having previously completed at least two years of university education) in preparation for the Master programme
  • Supported by ESCP Europe's extensive Alumni Association network (49,000 members and counting) and close ties with the business world
  • Five seminars, including [email protected] which is held at the European Parliament
  • At least two integrated internships
  • The option of gap years or apprenticeships
  • Excellent employment rates, with 74% of the most recent graduating class employed before even completing their studies

What you study

The Master in Management programme consists of four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits. These semesters can be completed at our European campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw) or at one of our 100 partner universities worldwide.

The first year is focused on advanced learning within the different fields of intercultural management through core modules.

The second year is used to concentrate on one or two options, and is also used for the writing of a Master thesis on a topic of the student’s choice. Further to this, students can choose from the rich catalogue of electives to further customise their learning experience and plan their professional career paths. Language courses are also a part of the Master in Management programme.

Beside the academic courses, 40 weeks of internships are integrated into the programme. Students can do these internships either in their countries of study or in a third country.

Alongside the core courses, electives and options, all students will participate in five thematic seminars. These are key elements in the Master in Management programme, with all current students coming together to benefit from the internationality of both the courses and their fellow participants.

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages. The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. Students can spend the Pre-Master Year in Paris (in French or English) or Turin (in English). It is for students who have a minimum of two years of university education.



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Placed. 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings. , the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective. Read more

Placed 6th worldwide in the 2017 Financial Times Master in Management rankings, the ESCP Europe MIM is a life-changing option for any career-focused student searching for both a European Identity and a Global Perspective.

This two-year, full-time general management Master programme provides the opportunity to study in up to four countries, with options ranging from ESCP Europe's own six European campuses to our 70 partners worldwide. Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study (Master programme) or those without who have previously completed at least two years of university education (Pre-Master programme in preparation for the two-year MIM), it features more than 35 specialisations in Finance, International Business, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and many more.

The integrated programme curriculum, taught across our six ESCP Europe campuses, offers the possibility to obtain up to four national degrees in ESCP Europe campus countries (Germany, UK, Spain, France, Italy and Poland) - plus the option of dual degrees with our academic partners across the globe.

Because we value practical experience as an essential asset, Master in Management graduates leave with a minimum of 40weeks of professional experience. This ensures that you leave the programme with not only a world-class academic qualification, but also the invaluable intercultural practical experience top recruiters are looking for.

In addition to the study-internship structure, we also offer the possibility of following an apprenticeship study track, allowing for systematic structured periods at the School whilst also working in a firm for an extended learning experience.

If you are looking for international exposure, professional experience and a curriculum recognised as one of the best in the world, look no further than ESCP Europe's Master in Management.

The MIM Programme Objectives

As a Master in Management student, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques in management and the business world.
  • Build and enhance your career plans through specialised course options and in-company experience.
  • Strengthen your ability to live and work in a highly multicultural and international environment through studying in up to four different countries and cultures.
  • Broaden your horizon by studying alongside students from a vast range of backgrounds, such as business management, economics, engineering and social sciences.
  • Get practical experience and create your own network through case studies, field projects and internships.
  • Prepare to take on major responsibilities in tomorrow's economic environment by developing a European identity with a global perspective on today's economy.

Key Features

The Master in Management is an expansive, world-class programme. Here are some key facts to help you learn a little more about what a qualification from ESCP Europe offers:

  • A two-year, full-time intercultural general management programme
  • Ranked 1st in the 2016 Financial Times Master in Management league table in Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland and 3rd in France.
  • An integrated intercultural programme curriculum taught across the six ESCP Europe campuses
  • The opportunity to study in a minimum of two, and a maximum of four different countries
  • 120 partner universities worldwide, more than 20 of which offer double-degree options
  • Designed for students with Bachelor degrees (or equivalent) in any field of study
  • One-year pre-master option for students without a Bachelor degree (having previously completed at least two years of university education) in preparation for the Master programme
  • Supported by ESCP Europe's extensive Alumni Association network (49,000 members and counting) and close ties with the business world
  • Five seminars, including [email protected] which is held at the European Parliament
  • At least two integrated internships
  • The option of gap years or apprenticeships
  • Excellent employment rates, with 74% of the most recent graduating class employed before even completing their studies

What you study

The Master in Management programme consists of four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS credits. These semesters can be completed at our European campuses (Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw) or at one of our 100 partner universities worldwide.

The first year is focused on advanced learning within the different fields of intercultural management through core modules.

The second year is used to concentrate on one or two options, and is also used for the writing of a Master thesis on a topic of the student’s choice. Further to this, students can choose from the rich catalogue of electives to further customise their learning experience and plan their professional career paths. Language courses are also a part of the Master in Management programme.

Beside the academic courses, 40 weeks of internships are integrated into the programme. Students can do these internships either in their countries of study or in a third country.

Alongside the core courses, electives and options, all students will participate in five thematic seminars. These are key elements in the Master in Management programme, with all current students coming together to benefit from the internationality of both the courses and their fellow participants.

The Pre-Master Year is devoted to gaining insight into the fundamentals of management, including introductory and advanced concepts to foster an understanding of the world of business. There are also courses in social sciences, law, economics and foreign languages. The Pre-Master Year combines core modules, interdisciplinary projects and an internship. Students can spend the Pre-Master Year in Paris (in French or English) or Turin (in English). It is for students who have a minimum of two years of university education.



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Whether you're looking for a broad-ranging business degree or the ability to become a specialist in key business discipline, the Master of Business will develop your professional expertise and advance your business career. Read more

Whether you're looking for a broad-ranging business degree or the ability to become a specialist in key business discipline, the Master of Business will develop your professional expertise and advance your business career.

An innovative and industry-focused course, the Master of Business has a strong emphasis personal development, ethics, corporate governance and social responsibility. A key feature of the course is the personal development program which will enhance your leadership and interpersonal skills and transform the way you operate in professional contexts.

The course addresses all facets of business development, and provides a solid foundation for those without business experience. It connects research and practice to make you a stronger communicator and problem-solver, and will broaden your understanding of management and business ethics.

As part of the course you can build your knowledge and extend your expertise in one of the following specialisations:

  • Business, ethics and society
  • Commercialisation
  • Information technology
  • Law and responsible business
  • Managing human capital
  • Marketing
  • Project management
  • Quantitative business analysis
  • Risk management
  • Supply chain management
  • Sustainability

The flexible structure of the Master of Business enables you select units that give you a broadly applicable business qualification. Alternatively, you may prefer to choose one of the listed specialisations, effectively tailoring your studies to your particular interest or career aspirations.

The strong reputation of the Master of Business means our graduates are highly sought after, both in Australia and overseas. Graduates of the course pursue careers across the spectrum of business, including roles in human resources, management, marketing, science and commercialisation, project management, risk management or logistics.

Course structure

The course is structured in three parts. Part A. Advanced preparatory studies, Part B. Mastery knowledge and Part C. Application studies. All students complete Part B. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for part A or part C or a combination of the two.

PART A. Advanced Preparatory

These studies will introduce you to core commerce disciplines and the impact they have within organisations. The units cover various disciplines and further your understanding of complex business environments.

PART B. Mastery knowledge

The focus of these studies is to develop your specialist expertise in a business discipline and provide the research skills or knowledge needed either to undertake independent research or for the capacity to work and communicate across the borders of discipline, context or culture.

PART C. Application studies

The focus of these studies is professional or scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development in your area of specialisation.



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In today’s fast paced, dynamic and highly competitive business arena, organisations require innovative, resourceful and ambitious professionals to get the job done. Read more

In today’s fast paced, dynamic and highly competitive business arena, organisations require innovative, resourceful and ambitious professionals to get the job done. Arguably the best way to demonstrate these capabilities and set yourself apart from other business professionals is to complete a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Bond's MBA is ranked #1 in Australia by students* and the cohorts are culturally and professionally diverse with over 20 nationalities represented to provide a cross-cultural experience while you study, and a rich global network post-graduation. In combination with the Master of Accounting, you will receive the tools required to understand the drivers of success and can greatly enhance the accounting decisions made by upper management through the information they generate and interpret. The program offers both a firm academic grounding and a hands-on appreciation of the industry, so you are ready to use your new skills from day one. *2015 Australian Financial Review Boss MBA Rankings - Student Satisfaction.

About the program

The Master of Accounting (MAcc) program is a specialist program for people interested in pursuing a professional accounting qualification. This course incorporates the traditional Master of Accounting program and is designed to provide an opportunity for students with undergraduate training in other fields to gain a professional accounting qualification. The course covers introductory as well as advanced units in financial and management accounting, economics, finance, tax and business law, security appraisal and valuation and auditing. The MAcc offers a firm academic grounding in the accounting discipline and offers a hands-on appreciation of the accounting industry. The program is a powerful amalgam of foundational accounting skills, decision-making, leadership and financial literacy. The course is designed to help develop a student's ability to advise businesses on financial issues. The classes combine theoretical knowledge in accounting with practical insights delivered through case studies, guest lectures and work integrated learning. Team building is encouraged through group projects and communication skills are enhanced through class presentations. The Bond MBA is a generalist management program. Designed to blend industry-relevant research with practical applications and challenges, the intended learning outcomes are centred on the three pillars of leadership, global business and entrepreneurship, developing graduates who can think critically and strategically in this context. The program is designed to provide graduates with the core underlying technical skills that inform effective decision making, framed around the development of the interpersonal, cross cultural and communication skills that are required to lead in the implementation of these decisions.

Professional outcomes

Accounting and financial literacy skills are needed by every business in the world. It is a globally recognised profession with a broad range of roles, often leading to careers in senior management. Master of Accounting graduates are eligible for employment in professional accounting practices (public accounting or chartered accountants), corporations, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations. The degree is also useful to managers who are exposed to accounting on a day-to-day basis.

It is recommended that you become an affiliate of a professional body such as CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ). These groups provide valuable opportunities to network with other professionals in the industry.

Structure and subjects

Master of Accounting/Master of Business Administration students must complete the following nineteen subjects:



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Professionals and entrepreneurs today need real-world business acumen to remain current with the latest innovations in an increasingly global market. Read more

Professionals and entrepreneurs today need real-world business acumen to remain current with the latest innovations in an increasingly global market. Our ACBSP-accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) program delivered through Tempo Learning® was designed based on input from industry leaders, so that what you learn in your program can be applied immediately in your career.

This custom-paced online MBA allows you to learn and advance on your own schedule. Walden faculty engage proactively with you on each competency, sharing their expertise to ensure you gain the knowledge needed to impact your career. In addition, your real-life experience and prior knowledge can be used to demonstrate what you already know and potentially accelerate your progress to save time and money.

Through the competency-based MBA program, you can learn to:

  • Solve business challenges, lead diverse teams to achieve strategic organizational goals, and advance your career as you explore business and leadership fundamentals.
  • Identify business problems and develop innovative solutions in the workplace through the use of leadership and marketing frameworks, IT risk and financial health analysis, and systems thinking strategies.
  • Apply technology tools, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to analyze and evaluate complex data and make informed business decisions.
  • Gain insight into emerging business trends with opportunities to learn from a dynamic network of business leaders and experts. The program includes special access to video mini-lectures by industry leaders and business icons such as Patrick Lencioni, Marcus Buckingham, Tony Hsieh, and Ursula Burns

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be prepared to:

  • Evaluate the environment in which businesses operate with awareness of complexities, interdependencies, risks, consequences, and diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  • Make decisions within a business context that are effective, well-reasoned, ethical, and socially responsible.
  • Formulate statements of business problems or opportunities to facilitate insightful dialogue and critical thinking.
  • Generate solutions to complex business problems or opportunities through critical, creative, and systems thinking and apply appropriate theories, concepts, tools, skills, practices, and research.
  • Employ business-appropriate communication skills that enable effective exchange or transfer of information, promote mutual respect, encourage healthy discourse, and display an acute awareness of the needs of the intended audience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with others to meet goals in diverse and complex business environments.
  • Evaluate opportunities for business stakeholders, including oneself, to contribute to positive social change locally and globally.

An ACBSP-Accredited MBA Program

Walden University's online MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Among other benefits, ACBSP accreditation provides:

  • Validation that your program meets nationally recognized standards of quality endorsed by businesses, government, and other organizations.
  • Assurance that your program can provide you with the skills you need to compete in today's global marketplace.
  • Recognition by employers, graduate schools, and regulatory organizations.

Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

Master of Business Administration (Competency-Based) Degree Specializations

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program delivered through Tempo Learning ™ by Walden offers specializations to help you meet your personal and professional goals:



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The Master of Business & Science degree at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a hybrid degree combining courses from an . Read more

The Master of Business & Science degree at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a hybrid degree combining courses from an MS and MBA. Students choose an applied science concentration and that is paired with a business curriculum. The business curriculum consists of core courses in finance and accounting, marketing, communication and leadership, management, policy, intellectual policy electives, ethics and a capstone course covering entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. The Master of Business & Science is a (Professional Science Master's) STEM degree.

The degree can be done part-time for working professionals or full-time. All required courses are in the evenings, weekends or online. Graduate Certificates in cutting-edge fields are also available.

We accept applications for all semesters. Please see more information on our admissions page.

Concentrations

  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Computer & Information Sciences

Why pursue a Masters of Business & Science degree?

The Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree is a unique degree combining the science curriculum from a traditional science master's degree with a specialized set of business+ courses - including business, policy, and law. This combination prepares students with the necessary business acumen, entrepreneurial skills, and know how to translate scientific and technological ideas into profitable products and services.

What will I learn?

  • A fundamental and applied knowledge of a particular science/engineering/math discipline.
  • To recognizing the connection between technology and business and how scientific and technical work impacts the business of organizations.
  • The understanding of finance and accounting basics, and the ability to assess the financial aspects of a new scientific venture or project and make recommendations for investments and payback.
  • Understanding of the leadership skills needed to inspire, motivate, and coach individuals and work in diverse teams.
  • Knowing of the core elements of a business case/plan and how to plan, execute, and run a project that helps translate a real technology from idea to commercialization.

Professionally Guided Curriculum: 

The degree is a combination of an MS and MBA degree with 43 credits: 24 credits in the sciences and/or engineering and 19 credits in business. The science courses are taken within a specific concentration in areas such as the life sciences, engineering, mathematics, information technologies, and sustainability. The science concentrations are professionally focused and reflect industry in NJ/NY and nationwide. All of the students take a common business core including finance and accounting, marketing, communication, leadership, project management. In place of a thesis, students work in teams and develop a business plan around a technology in their field. Courses are a blend of traditional (evening), online, and executive education.



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Our MBA programmes are carefully designed to offer in-depth knowledge of all critical business areas and functions. The Master of Business Administration is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates. Read more

Our MBA programmes are carefully designed to offer in-depth knowledge of all critical business areas and functions. The Master of Business Administration is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated graduates.

If you aspire to be a business professional and do not have any previous business or management experience studying our MBA will allow you to achieve this. Our MBA course is available to study full-time or via distance learning.

Studying our MBA course will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills which will enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA will teach you the theory of effective management practice and equip you with the essential skills, confidence and competence to assist you when you venture into your chosen industry. You will learn to think laterally, challenge convention and offer informed solutions to business issues. You will gain valuable skills that will set you apart from colleagues, allowing you to progress to your full career potential.

The MBA is great for creating and building your networks. You will study alongside ambitious graduates and have the opportunity to engage with business professionals from a range of organisations, industries and countries exchanging their experiences, insights and best practice.

Course content

The programme has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of business and management processes. Your assignments will focus on business and management situations and will develop your strategic thinking and entrepreneurial skills.

The MBA method of teaching is participative, allowing you to consider issues in an organisation or total business context. Your skills in analysing business and organisational problems are enhanced, as well as your recognition of potential business opportunities.

Course modules (17/18)

  • Critical Issues in Business
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Managing Operations and the Supply Chain
  • Competitive Strategy and Innovation
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Business Research Project
  • International Business Negotiation
  • The Entrepreneurship Project
  • Organisational Culture and Work Environments (optional work placement module)

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) membership grade

The CMI is the leading management organisation in the UK with a developing reputation across the world. Membership provides significant benefits in networking, access to information and research. You will receive a CMI Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership throughout the programme of study and this will continue to be valid for 12 months after graduation.

Please note: Only applicable to students studying full time on campus or via distance learning directly through The University of Northampton.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Introductory Certificate

The CIM Introductory Certificate provides an internationally recognised qualification in marketing. We provide all the materials necessary to prepare you for this award as part of your course fees. In order to achieve this award, two CIM assessments must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study.

PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Award

PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments) is the internationally recognised project management programme. Online learning materials are provided as part of your course fees. Additional PRINCE2 assessment must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study.

MBA Business Event

You will have the opportunity to participate in the MBA business event. The MBA business event is optional and the cost should not exceed £500 for flights and accommodation (if you are travelling from the UK). You should allow an additional £100 (approximately) for your own expenses.

Work Experience Opportunities

Full time on campus students can elect to participate in a Work Placement – completing the module Organisational Culture and Work Environments, instead of Business research (consultancy project). These placements can enable you to develop your skills and knowledge in a work environment, with the aim to give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate.

Your placement would last between 6 and 12 months, and be appropriate to the level of study and you should also be paid. We will support you in finding and securing a placement, however it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there is no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer.

If you think a work placement is not for you, or are unable to secure a placement within the first nine months of the programme, then you will be automatically transferred to our Business Research (Consultancy) Project module to gain the required credits to complete the MBA. The module will be taught in three full day intensive workshops and supported with one-to-one supervision. You will have approximately three months to work on your project and will complete your MBA programme within 12 months.

Schedule

The length of study for this course is one year for those that are studying full time. Students that are taking this course part-time or through distance learning can expect the course duration to be two years.

Normally, you will complete two semesters of 14 weeks, with between 12 and 15 hours per week in the classroom with your tutors and fellow students. You will be expected to engage in significant additional study, around 20-25 hours per week in self-directed study, learning and networking and attending additional workshops to support your achievement of the professional body memberships and awards.

Assessments

The programme is highly enterprise and business focused with an emphasis on real life business situations and problems. As such it has a mixture of assessment involving practical work, presentations, essays, reports and case studies and examinations.

Facilities and Special Features

Our programmes combine all of the study of critical business areas and leadership skills with the extra value of additional recognition, qualifications and activities. We offer a unique combination of opportunities including:

  • extensive online materials to support your studies
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership throughout the programme of study and 12 months after graduation*
  • MBA business event **(in 2017 a three day business networking trip to Greece)
  • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Award**

*Only applicable to students studying full time on campus or via distance learning directly through The University of Northampton.

**Optional – not included in course fees.



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The MBA programmes at the Faculty of Business and Law are carefully designed to offer in depth knowledge of all critical business areas and functions. Read more

The MBA programmes at the Faculty of Business and Law are carefully designed to offer in depth knowledge of all critical business areas and functions. To succeed in business, you require more than just business skills. The Master of Business Administration (with CIPS accreditation) is a globally recognised postgraduate qualification for ambitious, motivated CIPS members seeking Chartered Status, through an accredited MBA.

This MBA is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) permitting students upon successful completion to apply for Chartered Procurement and Supply Professional Status which is internationally recognised as the Advanced Professional level for procurement and supply chain. Those with Chartered Status will be recognised as leaders in the profession and will be much sought after individuals as it becomes more commonly required as a prerequisite to progression within the Logistics, Procurement and Supply chain sectors.

The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) is available to study by distance learning. This mode of study has been selected and tailored to meet the needs of practising senior or potential senior managers in the logistics, procurement or supply chain sectors.

Obtaining our MBA will support your career progression by developing your critical thinking and research skills which will enhance your business knowledge and understanding. The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) will improve management practice and equip you with essential leadership skills, confidence and competence to assist your industry and achieving your organisation’s objectives. You will think laterally, challenge convention and offer knowledge based solutions to business issues. You'll learn to think and operate differently which is essential in today’s global business arena.

The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) is great for networking. Throughout the programme, you'll study alongside professionals from a range of organisations, industries and countries exchanging experiences, insights and best practice. You'll join a community of influential tutors, business professionals and MBA alumni. Current staff and past MBA students from this university span the globe and offer extensive, diverse, cross cultural business experiences.

Course content

The programme has been designed to give you a thorough understanding of business and management processes, enabling you to develop your effectiveness as a practising manager and create opportunities for your organisation to improve on their performance.

The MBA (with CIPS accreditation) method of teaching is participative, enabling participants to consider issues in an organisation wide or total business context. Skills in analysing business and organisational problems are emphasised, as is the ability to recognise and exploit opportunities. The development of strategies and plans for business or departmental improvement is a major theme.

Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Introductory Certificate

The CIM Introductory Certificate provides an internationally recognised qualification in marketing. We provide all the materials necessary to prepare you for this award as part of your course fees. In order to achieve this award, two CIM assessments must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study.

PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Award

PRINCE2® (Projects in Controlled Environments) is the internationally recognised project management programme. Online learning materials are provided as part of your course fees. Additional PRINCE2 assessment must be successfully completed in addition to your MBA study.

MBA Business Event

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the MBA business event (Brussels in 2014/15) in their first year. The MBA business event is optional and the cost should not exceed £250 for flights and accommodation (If travelling from the UK). Students normally allow an additional £250 for their expenses.

Please Note: Additional fees, over and above your course fees, will be payable for the optional elements, for example for travel and accommodation for the Business Event or by the examination or membership bodies for membership and assessments associated with the qualifications.

Course modules (17/18)

  • Critical Issues in Business
  • Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Leadership in a Changing Context
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Competitive Strategy and Innovation
  • Financial Decision Making
  • Applied Logistics, Procurement and Supply
  • Business Research Project Procurement

Methods of Learning

The programme can be undertaken anywhere in the world, as we use facilitative technologies to enable your engagement with the course team, fellow students and course materials. Normally, you will complete three blocks of 14 weeks study. You will be expected to interact with the course team in online activities and in significant additional study, learning and networking and to engage online in development activities associated with your achievement of the professional body memberships and awards. After the completion of the taught modules you will have a further nine months to complete your Business Research Project. The distance learning programme normally runs twice a year with September and February starts.

Per module you should expect to spend between 10/20 hours per week engaging with online activities and study through NILE as well as self-directed study time.

Assessments

The programme has a combination of assessment involving practical work, essays, reports, case studies and examinations. The Business Research Project Procurement is a 15,000 word independent research project.

Facilities and Special Features

Our programmes combine all of the study of critical business areas and leadership skills with the extra value of additional recognition, qualifications and activities. We offer a unique combination of opportunities including:

  • Extensive online materials to support your studies.
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Diploma and affiliate membership throughout the programme of study and 12 months after graduation.
  • MBA business event *(in 2015 a three day business networking trip to Brussels).
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Introductory Certificate**.
  • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Award**.

*Optional – not included in course fees.

**Optional – membership and/or examination fees not included as part of course fees.

Careers

These can be varied by type and title, dependant on the organisation and region. Typically career opportunities will range from supervisory through middle management and up to board level appointments, of which a sample is contained below:

Middle Management

  • Country Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Materials Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Transport Manager
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Transport Manager

Board level

  • Logistics Director
  • Procurement Director
  • Supply Chain Director


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There is an enormous and increasing amount of data that is collected. Examples include not just traditional data such as sales transactions, but location data (GPS), interactions between people on social network, measurements of sleep patterns, medication being taken, state of health, and much much more. Read more

There is an enormous and increasing amount of data that is collected. Examples include not just traditional data such as sales transactions, but location data (GPS), interactions between people on social network, measurements of sleep patterns, medication being taken, state of health, and much much more.

A key challenge is then to make use of this wealth of data. How can we manage this data, and analyse it to exploit useful information that can guide decision making?

This emerging area goes under the name “Data Science”. There is growing demand for people, “Data Scientists”, who have the skills to manage and analyse enormous amounts of data using a range of techniques such as data mining, statistical techniques, and machine learning.

Data Scientist has been called the “Sexiest job of the 21st century”, and the unique combination of technical skills (stats, data management) and business understanding has been said to make Data Scientists “highly sought after and highly paid”.

Master of Business Data Science (MBusDataSc)

The MBusDataSc primary focus is to equip you to become a practitioner, allowing you to meet the needs of industry, and solve the data problems of the world. However, there will also be an alternative path that will focus on preparing students for research in the area (e.g. going on to do a masters by research or PhD).

The proposed degree is inherently multidisciplinary, featuring Information Science and Marketing, which gives the degree a strong business focus; as well as contributions from Computer Science and from Statistics.

Once you have completed the MBusDataSc you will have developed an advanced knowledge of data science. You will understand how data analysis can be used in business, including being able to identify opportunities to use data, be aware of ethical and privacy issues and possible mitigations, and be able to select appropriate means of presenting the results of analysis. You will be able to select and apply techniques to manage and analyse large collections of data.

Degree Structure

The programme of study shall consist of seven 20 point taught papers together with a 40 point applied project or research project. Papers are either taught in semester one, semester two or are full-year papers. 

You must complete:

INFO 424 - Adaptive Business Intelligence  

COSC 430 - Advanced Database Topics

INFO 411 - Machine Learning and Data Mining

MART 448 - Advanced Business Analytics  

INFO 420 - Statistical Techniques for Data Science

INFO 408 - Management of large scale data

BSNS 401 - The Environment of Business & Economics

Plus one of the following project papers

BSNS 501 - Applied Project  

or

BSNS 580 - Research Project (for students who may wish to progress to PhD study)

Graduate Profile

The University of Otago coursework masters programmes provide you with an opportunity to specialise in advanced study with a focus on either applied practical or academic research.

Graduates of the MBusDataSc will gain skills in three areas: those relating to the business and organisational context, those relating to computing technologies for managing data, and those relating to data analysis techniques.

As a graduate of the MBusDataSc you should be able to:

  1. Understand where data analysis is used in business
  2. Identify opportunities to use data to improve decision making in a business context
  3. Be aware of ethical and privacy implications, concerns, and approaches to mitigating these, including the ability to identify potential areas of concern, and recommend appropriate mitigation actions
  4. Use appropriate means of communicating the results of analysis in graphical form
  5. Develop and maintain databases, including familiarity with performance management for large databases
  6. Have knowledge of a range of data storage and manipulation technologies (such as relational databases, NoSQL, XML), and the ability to select an appropriate technology for a given context and need
  7. Use high performance computing tools (including cloud computing) to manage and analyse data
  8. Be familiar with a range of data analysis approaches (e.g. statistical techniques, data mining, data warehousing), and be able to to select and apply these techniques to suit the context
  9. Develop an appreciation of the concept of ethics from multicultural perspectives, including Māori development aspirations and also an international business environment


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