On the MSc International Management course you will develop an understanding of a range of global businesses, their operations and the cultural differences of international management. You will study the various business functions, such as marketing, finance and strategy, taking in to account global environmental factors (economic, political and social) in which international organisations operate.
One of the big differences on this course is the focus on acquiring the skills you will need to work in international organisations. You will learn about a range of international organisations and develop your general management skills and intercultural management skills. You will gain practical experience by working on a live consultancy project for a commercial or not-for-profit organisation and have the opportunity to take part in field trips to study organisations in other countries.
With this master's degree, graduates go on to successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations around the world.
On the MSc International Management course you will study the compulsory modules listed below, and then choose between completing a dissertation or client based research project.
You can choose between taking a Consultancy Project module or the International Management in Practice: Study Trip module
You choose two optional modules, enabling you to pursue your own study interests. Presentations are made in Semester 1 so that you are well informed before nominating your preferred choices.
Capstone Module Choice
You will choose one of the following capstone modules that best suits your academic interests or professional development requirements.
This course is dual accredited by CMI – a CMI accreditation means you have the option to graduate with your degree and gain a professional CMI qualification (Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership) and there’s no extra study involved. This accreditation is not only a hallmark of excellence, but also provides you with benefits. For example, student members can access online content, networking events, company visits, online seminars and mentoring.
Much of the teaching on the course takes the form of interactive workshops, but there are also lectures from staff and visiting speakers. Lectures, discussions, role-play exercises and seminars are linked with selected case studies and assessments to strengthen your practical analysis and decision-making skills. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in working as part of a team through structured group assignments.
Teaching staff at the Business School are researchers and/or from an industry background with an in-depth practical experience of business and management issues. Visiting speakers from business, industry, consultancies and research bodies provide further input.
Each module is assessed using a range of different methods including examinations, assignments, individual or group reports and group presentations. This range of assessments will help you to develop the analytical and presentational that employers within different organisations look for.
At Headington we have developed outstanding facilities. Our John Henry Brookes Building is the most significant project in the history of Oxford Brookes University. Set at the heart of our Headington campus, it has been designed for the future of higher education and has transformed the experiences of our students and the entire University community. Find out more about the John Henry Brookes Building.
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Our library provides specialist business resources (both hard copy and via online access) to UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, a wide range of constantly updated key texts, and postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses.
We offer an International Business in Practice Study Trip module. The purpose of this study trip is to give postgraduate students a hands-on, intensive experience with the ideas and practices of global business. The programme will include presentations from local management executives and experts. Students will have direct interaction with management executives and practices through site visits to major corporations and agencies.
This study trip is voluntary and all costs associated with the trip will need to be funded by you. It is not linked to university assessments in any way. If you successfully complete this module you will have the following non-credit bearing module recorded on your transcript: P58335 International Business in Practice: Study Trip.
Field trips are optional and incur a cost.
Construction was the first and is still the dominant sector of the economy where project management is practised. It is also an international endeavour, where the cost and complexity of major buildings is ever increasing.
Further your expertise and industry experience for a global career through the combined the Master of Construction Practice/Master of Project Management. Graduates will gain an internationally recognised qualification and in turn, enhance their career potential in the field of construction practice.
The Master of Construction Practice/ Master of Project Management is professionally recognised by some of Australia’s leading professional bodies. This allows graduates to differentiate themselves within the industry and further their career potential.
The combined Masters degree in Construction Practice and Project Management enables students interested in being a construction project manager to gain specialised knowledge related to the delivery of complex buildings. Construction was the first and is still the dominant sector of the economy where project management is practised. It is also an international endeavour, where the cost and complexity of major buildings is ever increasing. Therefore, a combined understanding of the construction process together with the generic principles of successful management of scope, time, cost, risk, human resources, quality, procurement, stakeholders and environmental impact, and their balanced integration, is most valuable. Construction project managers demand salaries at the top of the professional range, and may be involved in commercial, residential, industrial and civil developments, including in the energy and resources sector. Students graduate with a Master of Construction Practice and a Master of Project Management upon completion.This degree is internationally recognised by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
You must complete all of the following subjects:
Available in London and Glasgow
Capable professionals with skills in commercial management and quantity surveying are always in high demand in the construction industry. With these valuable skills, you'll play an essential role in managing costs for construction projects in the UK and overseas.
GCU's MSc Quantity Surveying is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). The programme is available at both the London and Glasgow campuses for full-time, part-time and distance learning.
The curriculum is practical and career-focused, making you a more competitive candidate for leadership roles in construction.
As the University for the Common Good, GCU's community emphasises real ways to make a positive impact. We work hard to excel at what we do so we can drive change in our communities and in our world. We're doers and builders. We hope when you graduate, you'll take that spirit with you, no matter where you go.
As a construction professional, you'll help build cities, businesses and homes; you also have the power to build the common good.
The programme utilises a range of new and proven modules designed to enhance the skills set of construction professionals. It provides students with an opportunity to develop their abilities, frame of reference and a common understanding of construction economics and project management to work more effectively within industry. Choose from a range of potential electives that reinforce the professional requirements of the modern construction industry and help develop competencies in a range of appropriate specialist areas.
Construction Contract and Disputes
Examine the legal and contractual issues involved with projects; focusing on the critical appraisal and application of contract administration for construction projects. This includes the analysis and evaluation of approaches to the selection of appropriate procurement strategies for international construction projects. The module also considers how failures have occurred in respect to conflict in construction and proceeds to discuss methods for the management of conflict and the means of resolving disputes, from an international perspective.
Construction Economics and Procurement
Gain a full conceptual understanding of the economics of the construction industry. The module also focuses on the interaction between the national economy and the construction sector including the forecasting of construction demand. It will also cover the microeconomic issues including supply chain management.
Construction Financial Management
Provides an understanding of financial management within the wider construction industry and how this can be affected through cyclical trends. All aspects of the financial management of construction projects are considered, with particular attention paid to capital investment decisions and cash flow management.
Development and Project Economics
The management of projects from a commercial perspective, i.e. the economic appraisal of projects.
Quantification and Costing of Works
Core competencies for the quantity surveyor. The module examines the measurement and quantification of construction works using a range of measurement methods. It also examines estimating and pricing methods of construction works based upon a variety of information.
Risk and Value Management
The management of risk on international construction projects including methodologies for risk identification, analysis, acceptance and transfer - vital elements to the success of a project - using hypothetical and live projects to place the topic in context.
Sustainable Design and Construction
Core construction technology competencies related to sustainability for the quantity surveyor. Providing students with knowledge and understanding of the principles of sustainable design and construction; and introduces the main requirements, technologies, tools, methods, processes and systems required to develop a sustainable building.
International Construction Project Finance
The financial management from bid preparation to contract financing, with particular emphasis on capital investment decisions and cash flow management, all within the context of international construction projects.
Project management concepts, the roles and responsibilities of project managers and organisational structures within which project management operates.
An opportunity to undertake an in-depth investigation, with a strong emphasis on originality and analysis.
Combination of exams, coursework, online discussions and a presentation. The university has a policy of using the Blackboard web-based virtual learning environment to complement face-to-face tuition.
Quantity surveying students taking the distance learning option require their own computer and internet access. A high level of technical knowledge is not required, however you should be comfortable using a word processor package, email and have some experience of searching the web.
The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.
The MSc Quantity Surveying degree will prepare you for a surveying profession at a strategic level. You might find employment in areas such as project management and economics, dispute resolution and international construction.