"Our future world will be a service world. The development of successful strategies, business models and business processes adapted to this service world requires a profound understanding and integration of technological, economical and societal issues. New technologies such as cloud computing, big data, web 3.0 and mobile networking are the basis for engineering and managing innovative smart and secure service systems."
The Master Program in Service Management & Engineering qualifies graduates to comprehend and evaluate how hardware and software developments in modern information and communication technologies influence the future service market. Graduates can encounter problems with an engineering orientation and solve them with the help of complex management methods.
The content of the Master Program is divided into 10 modules:
5 Management Modules presents broader knowledge in management know-how and 5 Engineering Modules provides deeper knowledge in technological topics.
The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme is an applied multidisciplinary course designed for entrepreneurial high-achieving individuals with ambition to take leading roles in SME pharmaceutical companies.
As the major pharma business model changes, established and emerging SME pharmaceutical companies are increasingly delivering novel candidate pharmaceuticals (small molecules and biologicals). This trend is expected to continue and offers a very nourishing environment for spin-out and other SME pharmaceutical companies that require high calibre personnel who are knowledgeable about all aspects of pharmaceutical enterprise.
The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme is delivered by experts in the field, many with on-going experience of the sector; and this ensures the programme maintains relevance in this fast moving industry.
The interactive teaching equips you with the medical, scientific, regulatory and business skills to achieve success. Internships and consultancy project opportunities arising from associated SME companies offer highly prized ‘real life’ experiences.
The MSc Pharmaceutical Enterprise programme aims to provide you with a toolbox of skills to enable you to:
We have a wide range of external experts lecturing on this programme and have included their profiles so you get an idea of who you will be coming into contact with on this exciting programme.
For more information about the academic staff please see the names below:
As a Birmingham student, you will be joining the academic elite and will have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts, as well as your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.
You will have access to a comprehensive support system that will assist and encourage you, including personal tutors and welfare tutors who can help with both academic and welfare issues.
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We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website.
The methodology employed for this study will be a mixed methods approach broken into two stages. In Stage 1 the study will use SME data from Local Enterprise Boards in the South East and Enterprise Ireland to measure the number of SMEs by business sector in the South East. A survey will be designed, piloted and administered to regional SMEs with the aim of examining the extent, method and outcomes of their internationalisation, if any, to date. In Stage 2, those SMEs who have internationalised their business as documented in Stage 1 will be invited to participate in a focus group meeting to investigate their experience of internationalisation and existing supports in place to assist SMEs with internationalisation. The study will use this primary data to make recommendations to assist our regional SMEs further grow their business through internationalisation and aid regional economic development into the future.
Expected outcomes from this research is one potentially publishable research paper. The project is of regional strategic value as its recommendations will assist economic development of the South East region.
Today financial management operates in a highly complex, interconnected and fast-moving international arena. Organisational objectives have to integrate a wide variety of considerations, from long-term stakeholder value to the short-term financial growth that is desired and demanded. Do you want to take on the challenge of being one of the new generation of chief financial officers (CFOs) with the complex skills to effectively manage the finances of large, SME and start-up businesses? Then the Master’s in Financial Management at Utrecht University School of Economics (U.S.E.) is for you.
Based on Utrecht University’s research expertise, this multidisciplinary Master’s gives you a broad and specific understanding of the financial management of organisations. You study with some of the world’s leading academics in the field of financial management.
In the Master in Financial Management you will focus on:
Read more about the study programme.
This MSc in Financial Management provides you with:
The core objectives of this Master’s programme can be summarised by the five A’s of financial management: Attract, Allocate, Administer, Analyse, and Anticipate.
Upon completion of the MSc in Financial Management you are prepared for a career in financial management within an SME or multinational organisation; or in a consulting firm. Graduates have taken on positions such as: financial trainee, financial management consultant, financial analyst, business consultant, business analyst, business trainee, assistant treasurer, or assistant controller. Although geared toward the financial side of management, this programme also provides a sound basis for more general managerial tasks. Read more about possible career prospects.
MSc in International Management (ranked no. 9 in Eastern Europe!*) attracts a culturally diverse mix of international students. It is an ideal choice if you want to progress in your career from entry-level to a managerial position. Graduates go on to pursue a variety of successful careers in corporate organisations, or perform managerial roles in smaller and medium-sized organisations throughout the world.
Business data analysis, entrepreneurship and family business, organisational behaviour, corporate communications, leading and managing people, CSR, project management, business strategy, cross cultural management skills. The curriculum is indicative and is subject to change.
Students upon graduation should be equipped with:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
This programme offers valuable preparation for anyone contemplating a career in general management and is an ideal step towards graduate-level employment, especially if you want to progress your career from an entry-level to management position.
Current graduates are employed at middle management level by multinational corporations such as IBM, GE or Alcoa-Köfém; or by ministries/government agencies.
Much has been made of the use of composite materials in the aerospace industry with the Airbus A350XWB and the Boeing Dreamliner being headline news. However the advantages of using composite materials can be extended to the majority of engineering areas and disciplines.
The rapid emergence of composites has revealed a difficulty in supplying the industry with Engineers that have the requisite knowledge of the materials. This MSc in Composite Material Engineering has been developed with that in mind. Students will learn the full lifecycle of components designed and manufactured with composites.
From first principles, potential students will learn the constituent parts of a composite material and understand the reasons for selecting each material. From there manufacturing methodologies will be understood. Design using composites will be taught after the different types of failure mechanisms are shown. Finally repair, recycling and disposal of composites will be discussed in detail.
Students will be taught by lecturers from industrial and research background through a combination of lectures, tutorials, Laboratory sessions and computer classes. Industry standard software will be taught to enable the students to graduate with the skills required for industry.
FULL-TIME STUDY (SEPTEMBER INTAKE)
The taught element, Part One, of the programmes will be delivered in two 12 week trimesters and each trimester has a loading of 60 credits.
You will cover six taught modules which include lectures, tutorials and practical work on a weekly basis. The expected timetable per module will be a total of 200 hours, which includes 40 hours of scheduled learning and teaching hours and 160 independent study hours.
Part Two will then take a further 15 weeks having a notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.
FULL-TIME MODE (JANUARY INTAKE)
For the January intake, students will study the three specialist modules first during the second trimester from January to May. The three core modules will be studied in the first trimester of the next academic year from September to January.
On successful completion of the taught element of the programme the students will progress to Part Two, MSc dissertation to be submitted in April/May.
The taught element, part one, of the programmes will be delivered over two academic teaching years. 80 credits or equivalent worth of modules will be delivered in the first year and 40 credits or equivalent in the second year. The part time students would join the full time delivery with lectures and tutorials/practical work during one day on a weekly basis.
The dissertation element will start in trimester 2 taking a further 30 weeks having a total notional study time of 600 hours. During this time the student will be responsible for managing his/her time in consultation with an academic supervisor.
AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE:
Applications are invited for a full time MSc (by Research) studentship in the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire. This post is partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund Eco-innovation Cumbria Project. The studentship is tenable for up to 1 year full-time (subject to satisfactory progress) and will include an annual maintenance grant of £14,257 (2017/18 rates) and the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates. Due to funding restrictions applications are open to UK/EU applicants only. It is expected the successful applicant will commence 1 July 2018.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Centre for Waste Management (CWM) at the University of Central Lancashire, an internationally leading Centre with a multidisciplinary approach towards sustainability and resource management. You will be part of the ERDF Eco-innovation project bringing low carbon innovation to Cumbria’s SME. The project will be in association with Caterite Food and Wineservice Limited, a leading food distribution and wholesaler in Cumbria. The project will investigate innovative processes for reducing their carbon footprint. The focus will be on alternatives for single-use plastic packaging as well as reducing water and energy use. This project will adopt carbon management accounting (CMA) and life cycle assessment (LCA) as part of its methodology.
Candidates should have (or expect to be awarded by 1 July 2018) a UK Bachelor’s degree at 2:1 or above (or equivalent qualification), in an Environmental or Business related area. EU applicants will need to hold an English Language qualification at IELTS 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) or equivalent qualification.
For an informal discussion about the project please contact: Dr Karl Williams ([email protected]).
For the application form and full details go to: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/study/studentships.php
Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry via email at [email protected] quoting the studentship reference number (RS/17/13)
Closing date: 4th June 2018
Interview date: 11th June 2018
CURRENT UCLAN RESEARCH STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE RESEARCH STUDENTSHIP
Technology is transforming society in all sorts of ways; from the way that assembly lines are controlled to the way we socialize, we depend on computer systems. Increasingly that dependency means that we are vulnerable to cyber attacks which, if successful, could undermine our national institutions and critical infrastructures, steal our personal data or gain access to private exchanges.
It is estimated that by 2019, companies and public sector organisations will need 6 million security professionals. At present, it is predicted that only 4.5 million will have the right qualifications.
The industry needs skilled, confident cyber security professionals who can help protect new and existing technologies.
Why study this course?
This MSc seeks to address the cyber skills gap, providing you with an advanced knowledge and understanding of cyber security issues.
Practical and technically focused, it's ideal for graduates of computing based degrees and related disciplines who wish to deepen and extend their knowledge in this area.
You'll study complex, mission critical systems and apply your learning through hands-on projects that solve real-world problems. You will graduate well-prepared for rewarding roles within this field of work.
Why UWE Bristol?
Learn from dedicated, research-active staff with industrial experience and connections with industry. Hear from eminent industry figures as you develop the broad, practical skills you will need to succeed.
Through access to sophisticated equipment including simulation software and hardware, you will test your ideas and strategies and become an adaptable, capable security expert.
The full Master's course comprises of 180 credits divided into three 60 credits stages: Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and Masters. Students work incrementally through the three stages and must pass all modules at each stage in order to progress to the next.
You will study:
These modules were developed in consultation with industry practitioners.
This structure is for full-time students only. Part-time students study the same modules but the delivery pattern will be different.
The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.
Learn through practical labs, lectures, seminars, group work, workshops and guest lectures. Our academics have a range of connections with industry experts. In the past the department has hosted speakers from CGI, Avon and Somerset High Tech Crime Unit, EY and Lighthouse.
Gain knowledge and understanding of concepts and technologies used to establish and maintain computer and network security. Practical exercises will consolidate your knowledge through hands-on experience.
Discover how current methodological approaches and legal frameworks influence risk management and explore emerging threats and countermeasures. Case studies will bring these methodologies to life in an industry relevant way.
Develop your ability to evaluate issues and design and implement robust security solutions. Build your communication and creative skills so you can respond in a clear, effective way to challenges.
You will have opportunities to participate in UK and global security challenges that the department has a track-record of success in.
See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.
This course is available for both full- and part-time study. The part-time option will be delivered one day a week over a two-year period, making it suitable for those who wish to continue working alongside their studies.
Outside of formal lectures, you will complete practical tasks, including solving practical problems in information security. You will prepare for them by reading academic papers, professional/technical publications and other material available online.
Your assessments will include practical problem solving coursework, exams, presentations and reports.
See our full glossary of assessment terms.
We continually upgrade our facilities to ensure you'll have the software and hardware you need to succeed in your studies.
You will have access to industry standard facilities. Most teaching will make use of virtual machines loaded with software that you can configure. This, together with VMWare, will enable you to work flexibly.
Make use of any of the 14 general purpose labs and 3 Technology Enhanced Active Learning spaces, equipped with machines featuring software appropriate for the course.
Our emphasis on hands-on learning environments enables you to develop practical knowledge and real-world skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.
Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.
Graduates of this master's course will have the knowledge and skills required to take on senior technical roles within cyber security. You could go on to work within a large corporate environment or an SME, taking on a role such as Security Engineer, Information Security Analyst, Information Security Manager or Senior IT Auditor.
You could also go on to managerial roles in cyber security or consulting work. You might also continue on to a PhD in a related subject.
One year enterprise-led funded Masters by Research, Ref. No. 100
· Get paid £15,000 tax-free
· Have your tuition fees reduced. Your partner company pays £2,000 towards your fees, meaning UK/EU students pay £2,260, and international students pay £15,945.
· Be part of the multi award winning Centre for Global Eco-Innovation with a cohort of 50 talented graduates working on exciting business-led R&D.
· Finish in a strong position to enter a competitive job market in the UK and overseas.
LiNa Energy is developing an advanced new sodium ion battery technology with wide applications, which promises to outperform all other incumbent technologies on all key performance and cost metrics. We are seeking a motivated graduate to help us design our first products for optimal performance by applying advanced engineering simulation tools and methodologies.
The LiNa cell technology is an exciting innovation in sodium ion technology with proven pedigree. It is a radical re-engineering of sodium metal chloride chemistry to dramatically enhance energy and power density whilst maintaining the impressive safety credentials of the chemistry. This is all achieved using low cost and scalable processes to give a truly disruptive battery technology.
Candidates with a degree in mechanical engineering or other closely aligned subject are sought. Some prior experience in engineering simulations such as finite element analysis would be beneficial.
Enterprise and collaborative partners
This Masters by Research is a collaborative research project between Lancaster University, with supervision from Dr Richard Dawson, Dr Fabrice Andrieux and Lina Energy Ltd. Lina Energy Ltd is an innovative SME developing an advanced new sodium ion battery technology with applications across multiple industries.
To apply for this opportunity please email [email protected] with:
· A CV (2 pages maximum)
This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is subject to confirmation of funding. For further information about the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation, please see our website.
Deadline: Midnight Wednesday 18th July 2018
Start: October 2018
The MSc in International Strategic Marketing develops the specialist knowledge and skills you need to pursue a marketing career.
You will develop your working knowledge of marketing tools and techniques and learn how to integrate them to plan and implement successful marketing programmes and initiatives. There is strong emphasis on practical application, with opportunities to develop your analytical and problem solving abilities through the use of case studies and marketing simulations.
Learning from academics and student peers from around the world gives you an invaluable perspective on the issues and challenges facing marketers in today’s global business environment.
Our tutors and lecturers include both working practitioners in marketing and internationally recognised academics who conduct world-class research, which is regularly published in leading marketing journals.
About our students
Find out about our MSc student cohort, broken down by nationality, age, and the level of award achieved.
We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA and AACSB, often referred to as the "Triple Crown".
The programme will give you a strong understanding of core principles and the specialist skills needed for careers in a wide variety of organisations. Throughout the programme there is strong emphasis on the practical application of specialist knowledge and skills, with opportunities for students to practice their analytical and problem solving abilities through the use of case study and marketing simulations.
Teaching on the programme will be directed, and reinforced through a combination of:
These activities are supported by the use of a virtual learning environment.
The programme integrates applied and theoretical knowledge, with assessment processes that test both knowledge of the discipline and understanding of its application and limitations.
To facilitate learning, lectures and seminars will typically utilise case studies and simulations. Sessions may be delivered weekly or in blocks. Small Group sessions will use case studies and simulations with oral feedback given in class.
Students will be guided to suitable primary and secondary data sources and be required to conduct research and presentation exercises.
This programme prepares students for a general or specialist career in marketing and management within a wide range of organizations, from large multi-national firms to SME’s within the private sector, and public service and non profit organizations.
Typical marketing roles would include marketing management, product or service management, advertising, market research, communications, and consultancy.
Students have an opportunity to broaden their international experience by taking part in study tours embedded alongside our programmes throughout the year. These tours are provided by the Faculty where all expenses are covered. Previous tours have included trips to Bahrain (Ahlia University) and Qatar (Qatar University).
These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships.
Students take part in a dynamic mix of both theory and practice-related activities including: interactive problem-solving workshops, company visits, talks by guest speakers (from the public and private sector), cultural visits, and social activities.
The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the Faculty of Management and Law, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (e.g assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.
The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.
The strong research culture of the School of Management faculty informs the teaching and learning of our students.
Our extensive industry networks provide the avenue for application of this knowledge.
Our MA Cultural and Creative Industries programme reflects contemporary knowledge, theory, practice and research at the forefront of academic and professional study in the creative industries, aiming to produce graduates who have the skills and competencies needed to meet the dynamic challenges of this sector.
The creative industries are one of the fastest growing employment sectors in the UK. Our MA Cultural and Creative Industries programme reflects contemporary knowledge, theory, practice and research at the forefront of academic and professional study in the creative industries, aiming to produce graduates who have the skills and competencies needed to meet the dynamic challenges of this sector.
Supported by leading-edge research and professional practice in this area, the programme offers a balance of theory and professional study. We will provide you with a range of conceptual and professional knowledge that will enable you to identify emerging areas of opportunity within the creative industries. You will become a flexible and reflexive practitioner with the skills and knowledge to adapt to the changing demands of the creative workplace.
You will develop your conceptual understanding of key theories as well as awareness of contemporary issues and debates within the cultural and creative industries, and discuss the challenges facing professionals and policy-makers. You will explore the effect different political, economic, social and cultural contexts have on the way in which these industries operate, and you will develop your skills and critical understanding of work in cultural and creative organisations in a wide variety of contexts so that you can apply critical thinking to professional scenarios to further your effectiveness in your chosen career.
You will also learn about the practice and theory of digital creativity and the skills and knowledge needed to manage digital and social media in a creative context as well as exploring the innovative ways in which creative practitioners are connecting with their audiences, embracing digital, immersive and mixed media methods.
As well as gaining valuable practical and professional skills and industry work experience, you will undertake an individual piece of research. This will act both as a critique of the current state of your chosen field of interest and as a vehicle for the development of your own professional skills appropriate to your future career ambitions.
A key part of the MA Cultural and Creative Industries and what makes this programme stand out, is its industry facing nature, including a professional placement module. We engage directly with external partners from the cultural and creative industries and make use of our home in the heart of Cardiff. You will benefit from strong links with Creative Cardiff. We involve creative industries businesses, organisations and practitioners at the forefront of the field in workshops, field visits and as guest lecturers throughout the programme.
The programme is suitable for graduates seeking a career in the cultural or creative industries or for professionals wishing to enhance their existing knowledge and career prospects. The programme will also prepare students for doctoral research in the cultural and creative industries broadly defined.
Most modules are delivered through a mix of workshops, lectures and seminars or tutorials which complement the practical and academic elements of the programme. To encourage collaborative learning, you will be taught in organised lecture and seminar/workshop sessions and there are ample opportunities for one-to-one tutorial and specialist support throughout the programme, both from academic staff and from industry specialists.
In lectures, you will be given an overview of a particular aspect of the module content. You will have opportunities to ask questions and be reflective in these sessions. Workshops and seminars provide you with the opportunity to practice techniques, discuss ideas, apply concepts and consolidate your understanding of the lecture topic.
In addition to timetabled classes, we invite creative industries businesses, organisations and practitioners to take part throughout the programme as guest speakers, to provide contextual, first-hand knowledge of current debates and trends and enabling you to relate the knowledge provided in class sessions to real-world examples.
In order to successfully complete the programme, you will be required to work during and outside formal teaching sessions, and to make good use of the facilities provided.
We recognise that the majority of our students undertake postgraduate qualifications to improve their prospects in the job market. Our MA Cultural and Creative Industries will give you the opportunity to follow a wide variety of careers in any number of cultural, creative or associated sectors. You may want to consider work as a freelancer or start your own creative business. Other options include working within an SME, or as an ‘embedded’ creative in a non-creative business. You may decide to pursue policy-making or go down an academic career path and pursue further study.
The MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management aims to provide the skills to enable supply chain managers of the future to thrive in this dynamic environment.
Supply chain management is becoming an increasingly important aspect of the business world. Products are sourced, manufactured and transported on a global scale, leading to the need for skilled professionals in this area. However, these professionals also need to be increasingly aware of the wider impacts of these activities, with a focus beyond just economic impacts.
The MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management aims to provide the skills to enable supply chain managers of the future to thrive in this dynamic environment. Supported by world leading research in this area, the course provides you with the capability to make decisions that consider the full range of economic, social and environmental impacts of supply chains. The inclusion of sustainability as a key part of the course provides a distinguishing feature of this course.
You will study a range of taught modules that combine to give a comprehensive understanding of all aspects in sustainable supply chain management, including procurement, supply and the distribution of products, as well as tackling cross-cutting issues such as the impact of technology. At the end of the course, you are required to carry out a dissertation research study, providing an in-depth examination of an issue of your choice.
Our teaching is heavily informed by research and combines academic rigour with practical relevance. Our internationally leading faculty consists of academics who are at the forefront of knowledge within their field. They bring the lessons learnt from their most recent research into the classroom, giving you access to up-to-date real-life examples and scenarios and critical business thinking. Reflecting the Business School’s wider strategy, Public Value is embedded within our teaching.
Many teaching and learning resources will be provided electronically through Learning Central. In order to successfully complete the course, you will need to work during and outside formal teaching sessions, and to make good use of the facilities provided.
Most modules involve a mixture of lectures and small group teaching (called classes, seminars, workshops or tutorials). In a lecture, the lecturer will mainly give an overview of a particular aspect of the module content. You will have opportunities to ask questions and be reflective in lectures. Classes and workshops provide you with the opportunity to practice techniques, discuss ideas, apply concepts and consolidate understanding of the topic.
In addition to timetabled classes, guest presentations by practitioners will also be available, enabling you to relate the knowledge provided by the lecturers to real-world examples.
Our MSc Sustainable Supply Chain Management will give you the opportunity to follow a wide variety of careers. These can be with global multi-national companies or smaller SME enterprises. You will be equipped to take up both leadership and operational positions, as well as pursuing policy-making and academic career paths – a number of former students on related programmes have subsequently completed their PhD in a related subject.
Uncover the business of culture: get the art facts. How to tell the worth of an oeuvre? How do cultural entrepreneurs operate in the culture market? It's all about cultural economics.
Uncover the business of culture: get the art facts. How to tell the worth of an oeuvre? Who decides? How do cultural entrepreneurs operate in the culture market? It's all about cultural economics.
A unique approach
The cultural and creative sectors face constant challenges. Our students acquire the knowledge and skills to identify and and overcome them. The specific approach of this Master that dives into Cultural economics and entrepreneurship has various advantages.
Our programme differs from the other courses on cultural management because of his double perspective: cultural economics and cultural entrepreneurship. We put a greater emphasis on cutting-edge theory and original empirical research, next to providing first hand experience withentrepreneurial projects.
You can work at the heart of (international) cultural organisations, government agencies, NGO's or SME's. You can be the one who defines new business strategies, gives PR advice or makes policies.