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This course is delivered by specialist academics from the Liverpool Business School, who have an in-depth grasp of the strategic acumen required to deploy and manage global strategies in the twenty-first century. Read more
This course is delivered by specialist academics from the Liverpool Business School, who have an in-depth grasp of the strategic acumen required to deploy and manage global strategies in the twenty-first century.

•Strong emphasis on developing the skills and knowledge required for entry into a successful career in international business management
•Innovative learning and teaching approaches applying theoretical concepts through contemporary business simulations
•Study in Liverpool, a key city for international business and trade, placing you and your studies within a truly global commercial setting
•Research and internship opportunities in Merseyside and surrounding areas

The Liverpool Business School has a thriving and well-connected academic community, dedicated to developing the best, most creative and forward thinking business leaders of tomorrow.

The study of International Business and Management enables you to explore, with depth, the operational and strategic breadth of modern global business. You will explore operational contexts that will enable you to perform as a highly effective, internationally informed, manager. You will understand the principles and practice of business management and operation for different business sizes and models including small businesses and MNCs.

The programme enables you to collect, appraise and analyse multi-source data and this enables you to cultivate your problem-solving and decision-making skills. The programme also allows you to reflect on your progress and develop intellectual skills through your engagement with case studies or ‘real world’ project work. In an academic context you will critically appraise published academic and business literature, as well as organisation policy and practice.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Management Theory and Leadership

Explores the meaning of management and leadership by providing grounding in essential business management functions from a cross-functional and integrated perspective. The module creates a foundation in management theory and practice

Economics and Finance

Critically appraises financial information in the context of the economic environment

Strategic Management

Introduces the strategy process in a range of organisational contexts assisting you in the acquisition of practical experience in dealing with strategic management issues

Managing Business Research 1 and 2

Provides you with the knowledge and skills required to perform a systematic review of literature for a business management related topic at Masters level

Management Competencies

Develops your proficiency in core associate level management competencies and awareness of the interrelated functional dependencies within a business environment, which enable informed management decision making

Managing across Cultures

Fosters a critical approach to understanding and analysing culture and how culture might impact management and communication in an international business environment

International Business and Trade

Gain a critical understanding of how global forces shape business environments in a world where national economies are interconnected and interdependent

International Research Project

Allows you to develop and refine a topic for research. Building on the preparatory modules, Managing Business modules, you will develop your critical skills as a researcher

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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This course is delivered by specialist academics from the Liverpool Business School, who have an in-depth grasp of the strategic acumen required to deploy and manage global strategies in the twenty-first century. Read more
This course is delivered by specialist academics from the Liverpool Business School, who have an in-depth grasp of the strategic acumen required to deploy and manage global strategies in the twenty-first century.

•Masters degree available to study full time (one year)
•Choice of September and January start dates
•Strong emphasis on developing the skills and knowledge required for entry into a successful career in international business management
•Innovative learning and teaching approaches applying theoretical concepts through contemporary business simulations
•Study in Liverpool, a key city for international business and trade, placing you and your studies within a truly global commercial setting
•Research and internship opportunities in Merseyside and surrounding areas


MSc Management is designed to provide you with theoretical and practical perspectives on business and management issues, and to equip you to prosper within today’s dynamic business environment.

We use business simulations, at both operational and strategic levels, to provide immediate feedback on decisions you have applied and provide scope for detailed discussions on effective problem solving within different realistic and practical contexts.

The programme consists of a blend of core and option modules. Our approach is interdisciplinary, where the synergies and interdependencies between areas of business and management can be activity explored.

The programme is structured to allow you to study different aspects of business and management in parallel. For example, in Semester 1 modules will engage you in learning about management theory and practice and the management of finance in the overall economic context and the journey from establishing a strategic vision to implementing policies to achieve those goals.

As you progress into Semester 2, learning and associated competencies progress to a more strategic level. You will also have the opportunity to select areas for deeper study through option modules and preparation for research.

The final stage of your programme is the research project or dissertation, where you will work with the guidance of a supervisor to prepare, execute and complete a significant research project in a field of business/management of your choice.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Management Theory and Leadership

Provides you with a grounding in essential business management functions, from a cross-functional and integrated perspective, creating a foundation in management theory and practice

Economics and Finance

Features the critical appraisal of financial information in the context of the economic environment

Strategic Management

Introduces you to the strategy process in a range of organisational contexts and provides practical experience in dealing with strategic management issues

Managing Business Research 1 /2

Provides the knowledge and skills required to perform a systematic review of literature for a business management related topic at Masters level

Management Competencies

Develops your proficiency in core, associate-level management competencies and your awareness of the interrelated functional dependencies in a business environment which enable informed management decision making

Research Project

Requires you to produce a research project that applies managerial concepts and research techniques to a significant organisational issue or problem


The following options are typically offered:

Supply Chain Management

Enables you to adopt a professional approach to supply chain and logistics decisions-making to develop and implement business solutions

Marketing Management

Investigates the role and function of marketing within the context of changing consumer demands, globalisation, multi-media communication and social marketing

Managing Human Resource Strategy

Provides a conceptual framework for effective employee resourcing in an international context and demonstrates the contribution of employee resourcing to effective and ethical business practice

Experience Through Internship

Enables you to participate in experiential learning (up to 60 hours during a semester) with a local employer

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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The digital world provides lucrative opportunities for businesses to find new markets and exploit their potential. This MSc will develop an in-depth knowledge of digital technologies and their application for leaders operating in this global marketplace. Read more
The digital world provides lucrative opportunities for businesses to find new markets and exploit their potential. This MSc will develop an in-depth knowledge of digital technologies and their application for leaders operating in this global marketplace.

•Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Develop your analytical and technological knowledge, while enhancing your strategic development skills
•Strong focus on developing technological skills
•Provides graduates with the skills modern businesses require from strategic managers
•Delivered in a dynamic business school with a strong scholarship culture


The digital world provides lucrative opportunities for businesses to find new markets and exploit their potential. This MSc offers an in-depth knowledge of digital technologies and their application in this global marketplace.

This cutting-edge MSc will cover a range of management studies and focus on enabling you to understand, manage and exploit the digital technologies required by modern global businesses. It is anticipated that graduates will deliver the next generation of digital applications and platforms to a wide range of industries.

The programme will prepare you for a variety of job opportunities in the postgraduate market, including the areas of business operations, business analysis, and project initiatives.

Over the course of your studies you will develop a wide range of skills including working effectively on your own and within teams and exploring the theories, techniques and important practical skills of the business and management environment. The programme aims to produce graduates who are intellectually and practically capable of operating effectively as managers and making an early contribution to the implementation of digital solutions.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Management Theory and Leadership

Covers the interdependency of management functions within an organisational structure and demonstrates how leadership can have a positive impact on those functions

Economics and Finance

Looks at the global financial environment, the nature of global economic interdependency, international business and trade and the impacts on the micro environment of company cash flow, asset value, liabilities and leverage

Strategic Management

Focuses on the study and application of theoretical models which underpin strategic decision making

Management Competencies

Focuses on the development of a wide range of transferable competencies in the individual

Managing Business Research 1 / 2

Explores the methodology, methods and tools available to researchers and culminates in the production of the research proposal itself

Digital Business

Critically examines the successful integration and exploitation of information technologies in key business functions

Research Project

Requires you to produce a research project that applies managerial concepts and research techniques to a significant technology-related organisational issue or problem

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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The Liverpool Business School provides professionals with the space and academic expertise required for dedicated and specialised development. Read more
The Liverpool Business School provides professionals with the space and academic expertise required for dedicated and specialised development. We provide close links to professional bodies and you will learn how to strategically apply fiscal decisions that create the best commercial outcomes.

•Masters degree available to study full time (one year) and part time (two years)
•This degree is recognised by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
•Tutors have expertise in a variety of financial management disciplines
•Ideal preparation for a range of careers within the finance profession
•Suitable for graduates who have no knowledge of finance but want to develop a career in the sector
•Learn to think strategically about finance with an emphasis on research and critical analysis

The MSc Financial Management has been designed for those wishing to pursue a career in diverse financial or accounting sectors. In every arena, the effective financial management of funds enables businesses to operate successfully, achieve and supersede their set goals.

The overall aim of the MSc Financial Management programme is to produce postgraduates who are able to make a valid and meaningful contribution within the field of finance. This will be achieved by exposing you to the current theories, concepts and developments within this discipline and by doing so, you will become competent and thoughtful practitioners.

This intellectually challenging programme of study will focus on current issues, themes and applications within the field of finance and financial management, and your analytical, critical and problem solving skills will be extended through the academic evaluation of literature and current financial practices.

You will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills through case studies and worldwide events, by applying financial and management knowledge to improve organisational effectiveness and efficiency. You will cover topics including quantitative methods for finance, financial markets and institutions, strategic management, corporate finance and the globalisation of finance to name but a few.

Furthermore, you will undertake in-depth research in various industries, through completion of a range of assessments and a dissertation. This real-world focus will provide immediate value to your present and future employers.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Quantitive Methods for Finance

Equips you with the necessary foundations in mathematics and statistics to enable the successful study of subsequent modules. You will be provided with mathematical and statistical underpinning for the study of Financial Management, the use of Excel for mathematics of Financial Management and both SPSS and Excel for statistical analysis necessary for research and research analysis

Strategic Management

Introduces you to the strategy process in a range of organisational contexts enabling you to acquire practical experience in dealing with strategic management issues

Financial Markets and Institutions

Enables you to examine and understand why financial markets and institutions exist, and what services those institutions and markets offer. Through the critical analysis and evaluation of both institutions and markets you will be expected to provide suitable decisions and recommendations to limit failures within the industry

Corporate Finance

Provides you with an in-depth analysis of corporate financing, liquidity management, owner return, control and risk management decisions within a real world context

Globalisation of Finance

Provides you with an in-depth knowledge of the global financial system and the causes of global financial instability. The module will use the global political economy perspective as an appropriate framework for understanding the complexities of global finance

Portfolio Management

Develops your understanding of the theory, practice and empirical research in portfolio management and asset allocation at an advanced level

Dissertation

You will undertake an independent financial management dissertation relevant to your field of practice or area of professional interest

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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The MBA at Liverpool Business School provides experienced professionals with the space, and level of contemporary expertise needed to fortify a career on the frontline of executive competition, creativity and commercial acumen. Read more
The MBA at Liverpool Business School provides experienced professionals with the space, and level of contemporary expertise needed to fortify a career on the frontline of executive competition, creativity and commercial acumen.

•Course can be completed over 24 months part-time or 12 months full-time
•September and January start dates available
•Post-experiential MBA designed for participants with at least two years’ work experience
•Delivered partly in blocks and in evenings for extra flexibility and to fit studies around existing commitments
•Teaching informed by proprietary business research and academics’ close links to business
•Customise your learning by choosing a range of option modules to complement and build-on the MBA’s core module set
•The programme is based in Liverpool Business School’s Redmonds Building with dedicated postgraduate study facilities


This MBA has been designed for ambitious graduates and experienced managers, new to Higher Education, with the level of insight required to not only transform their modes of operation, but also that of the business they are in. We welcome applications from those who possess an applied understanding of commercial acumen and the drive to competitively progress into high-salaried positions of senior responsibility.

The programme is aimed at managers and professionals with a minimum of two years’ relevant management experience who wish to develop a portfolio of leadership skills and business competencies. This will be done through the application of frameworks, business models and theories derived from practical business experience, cutting-edge theories and academic texts.

This internationally recognised business qualification can be studied while in employment or as full-time course. As well as stimulating your intellect, the MBA will develop new competencies that will enable you to progress beyond your current position.

The programme's framework is designed around the following key areas of learning:
•strategy
•finance
•people
•information
•change
•operations
•marketing

Within this framework you will learn to apply the management skills and strategic business knowledge required to operate as an effective manager within a modern work environment. This specialist education will equip you with cross-functional abilities and transferable management skills and will ensure that you are making a positive contribution to organisational impact.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Business Environment and Analysis

Enables you to identify and analyse the key elements of the external business environment in which organisations operate

Managing Finance and Information

Provides the tools to interpret and evaluate financial information. The emphasis of the module will be on the use of financial information by managers for effective decision making in a relevant businesses

Managing People and Projects for Success

Develops the application of theory and practice of leadership to your own development as project managers and that of others as managers and leaders in changing organisational contexts

Strategy for Market Performance

Enables you to develop meaningful and effective strategic responses and implementation plans across the entire organisation, after undertaking comprehensive strategic analysis of specific business environments

Service Operations Management

Investigates the strategic, tactical and operational contexts of the management of service processes and operations. The module also evaluates operations management techniques and models to address optimisation and improvement of service operations

Research Methods for Managers

Enables you to plan an investigation into a complex management issue, locate the work within a body of contemporary knowledge and plan how to generate and analyse data to derive supportable conclusions and practical recommendations which can impact management practice

Dissertation

Requires you to produce a dissertation which investigates a complex business issue. You will locate the work within a body of contemporary knowledge, to: generate and analyse data, derive supportable conclusions and make practical and actionable recommendations for the enhancement of current business practice

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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This course is delivered by specialist academics from the Liverpool Business School, who have an in-depth grasp of the strategic acumen required to deploy and manage global professional services. Read more
This course is delivered by specialist academics from the Liverpool Business School, who have an in-depth grasp of the strategic acumen required to deploy and manage global professional services.

•Masters degree available to study full time (one year)
•Approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - you will be eligible for Associate Membership on graduation
•LJMU is a CIPD approved centre
•Study in the state-of-the-art Redmonds Building
•Programme linked to and shares some content with our highly regarded MA Human Resource Management


This MSc in International Human Resource Management will enable you to become a globally knowledgeable practitioner with an appreciation of multi-cultural international practice. You will be able to develop the organisation you work for, its commercial relationships and your own career.

This new CIPD approved MSc degree programme will develop your abilities to critically examine and apply contemporary approaches to HR management within organisations operating in a global environment. The programme builds professional core areas such as Resourcing and Talent Management, Managing Performance and Digital Engagement and Relationships. Recognising the growth of global consultancy, the programme contains the financial, project management and relationship skills needed to perform effectively. You will critically examine the needs of the global marketplace and the integration of skills, systems and knowledge required to enable organisations to operate efficiently and effectively in dynamic commercial environments.

Using international business case studies highlighting best practice across a variety of sectors, industries and stakeholders, you will also evaluate different approaches to managing and designing human resource strategy.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Developing Academic Business and Leadership Competencies

This module will develop your competencies as a postgraduate student, focusing on interpersonal, leadership, critical analysis and financial skills enabling you to demonstrate the application of sound business thinking in a HR context


Introduction to International HRM strategy and Context
By evaluating the impact on business and HR choices and strategies, you will critically analyse the major organisational and external contexts and constraints within which organisations operate across a range of business sectors globally

Management Theory and Leadership

This module is designed to enable you to critically evaluate HR's role within an international organisation context, and its contribution to HR strategy, organisational leadership and international organisational effectiveness

International Consultancy Skills

You will evaluate a range of competing international HRM frameworks from different perspectives, concepts and strategies for employment in contemporary global organisations

Managing Resourcing Strategy

During this module you will critique different management strategies, particularly organisational strategy, dedicated to attracting, managing and retaining talent. You will examine the barriers, challenges and opportunities which enable HR managers to maximise talent potential in the workforce

Organisation Development in an International Environment

You will critique organisational development (OD) stages and strategies in an international context, allowing you to examine the issues and opportunities surrounding OD programmes in an international HR environment

Research Methods

This module aims to develop your skills in order for you to research real-life workplace problems. You will learn the whole research process through workshop participation and conducting online exercises. By working on a real research problem, you will develop your skills in designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research projects

Engagement in Digital Age

Examine the impact of digital HR on academic and professional practice. You will be required to demonstrate digital knowledge and skills through the composition of a digital presentation

Dissertation and Impact Report

You will be required to develop an independent and academically-rigorous research project using an international setting. You will be expected to use primary research methods, with a methodology and full literature review, culminating in a critical analytical discussion drawing out further areas for exploration, including potential new theoretical contributions to your chosen topic and recommendations for future academic research in your chosen area

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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Study for this Masters in Port Management at the world famous Liverpool Maritime Academy. Based at Liverpool John Moores University, this postgraduate School has a 100 year history and global links with maritime courses and industry. Read more
Study for this Masters in Port Management at the world famous Liverpool Maritime Academy. Based at Liverpool John Moores University, this postgraduate School has a 100 year history and global links with maritime courses and industry.

•Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Study at one of the UK’s leading schools in Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations
•Nearly 125 years expertise in delivering professional courses for the maritime industry
•The Liverpool Maritime Academy is an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training and education

Ports are a crucial part of the growing international logistics industry. This programme concentrates on the business side of the field including modules on the role of international trade and the logistics sector.

The course provides you with a rounded view of the management of ports and port terminals and the wider logistics industry. Covering container and bulk port operations at postgraduate level, in addition to personnel issues in port labour management, the programme is an ideal preparation for a career in worldwide port management.

You also have the option to study law and security management, along with the wider aspects of shipping. To broaden your experience and increase your contacts you will have access to employer visits and listen to speakers from industry.

Many of our research outcomes are also finding applications in other industrial and commercial sectors including transport, chemicals, and financial services. The group has current industrial research collaborations with AMEC, Bibby Line, Shell, Lloyds Register, QARS Management & Engineering Consulting, VECTRA Group Ltd and the Offshore Safety Division of the UK government’s Health and Safety Executive.

Our highly qualified and respected academic team combines specialist knowledge with relevant industrial experience. This combination of academic and professional expertise will help to ensure that you are well prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of this expanding sector.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Level 7
MSc project
Global transport systems
Legal principles
Logistics systems
Operations research
Port administration
Port business strategy
Preparing for a project
Research skills
Export trade law
Information management and communications systems
International trade
Marine insurance
Maritime business and management
Maritime finance and economics
Maritime law
Maritime security
Project management
Supply chain modelling

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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Learn to analyse and evaluate the business, financial and management strategies applicable to Logistics and Supply Chain Management on this fascinating Masters programme at LJMU. Read more
Learn to analyse and evaluate the business, financial and management strategies applicable to Logistics and Supply Chain Management on this fascinating Masters programme at LJMU.

•Learn to analyse and evaluate business, financial and management strategies as they apply to Logistics and Supply Chain Management
•Study on a year-long, modular programme with each module delivered over a period of five to six weeks
•Programme is allied with the work of the Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute
•Course appeals to an international student base

This is a modular programme with each module delivered over a period of five to six weeks. In most cases, modules are assessed by a piece of applied coursework.

This programme will enable you to:
•develop Masters-level research techniques
•reflect on your prior learning and experience
•plan your own study programme
•learn about manufacturing operations management, focusing on the manufacturing plant and services
•find out about the fundamentals of production planning, inventory control and process modelling and control
•discover how goods are moved around the world within the logistics system
•consider a range of information technology issues which a logistics manager may encounter in a complex supply chain environment
•analyse the components of a logistics system and appraise contemporary developments
•apply operations research techniques to solving business problems in the sector


The 60 credit Project is the culmination of the programme and is undertaken after the entire taught element has been completed. Projects are self-generated, although if you are an externally-funded student you may choose to study an area which will be of value to your employer or sponsor.

You will be allocated a supervisor from amongst the staff programme team with whom you will work closely during the Project stage, culminating with the submission of your dissertation in mid-September.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Level 7
Research skills - is embedded into induction week
Manufacturing management - runs in various short blocks at stages during the year
Global transport systems
Data systems for maritime and logistics
Legal principles and export trade law - aimed at those with an interest in legal and contractual matters
International trade - addresses the wider context of global logistics
Project management - obtain awareness of planning, monitoring and controlling processes
Logistics systems - analyses the components of logistics system and, through a case study, appraises contemporary developments
Operations research - you will apply OR techniques to solving business problems in the sector
Supply chain modelling - applies some of the principles specifically to logistics and supply chain issues
Safety and reliability - modern risk management techniques are used to enable improvements in the safety and reliability of systems
Preparing for project - you will develop a coherent set of aims and objectives, and a realistic work plan, in readiness for your individual project

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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The MSc in Maritime Operations Management is founded upon strong links with industry, both in the UK and around the world. Read more
The MSc in Maritime Operations Management is founded upon strong links with industry, both in the UK and around the world. Liverpool John Moores University is also home to the world-famous Liverpool Maritime Academy and is an international centre of excellence, helping ensure the degree meets employers' demands for skilled professionals.

•Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Study at one of the UK’s leading Maritime Schools
•The Liverpool Maritime Academy is an international centre of excellence in maritime education and professional training and education
•Excellent potential for roles such as consultants, managerial positions in shipping companies and the marine insurance industry, ship broking and ship management

The industry-relevant Maritime Operations Management Masters programme is designed to meet the changing needs of the global maritime industry.

You’ll gain the tools to manage ports, shipping operations, maritime law, and maritime safety. When you graduate you’ll have the skills you need to secure positions at the highest level within this competitive worldwide industry.

This programme covers the essential critical awareness of business, financial and management strategies, including markets, customers, finance, people, operations and ICT. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, you’ll learn how to find solutions to marine operations management problems.

You’ll also conduct research, using research design, data collection, analysis, synthesis and reporting techniques to develop systems and outcomes.

Industrial visits are an important part of the course in order to understand developments in the market and typically include: ports, ship visits, insurance underwriters (usually in London), P&I Club and the IMO.

There are also regular specialist industry speakers, who are invited throughout the year in conjunction with professional bodies and institutions. LJMU provides opportunities to develop critical self-awareness and self-management as part of this course, which is essential to the lifelong learning process you will need to become an autonomous professional within this dynamic field.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Level 7
MSc project
Legal principles
Marine insurance
Maritime business and management
Maritime finance and economics
Maritime law
Operations research
Preparing for project
Research skills
Export trade law
Global transport systems
Information management and communication systems
International trade
Logistics systems
Maritime security
Port administration
Port business strategy
Project management
Supply chain modelling

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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Gain professional BIFM qualifications by completing this Applied Facilities Management Masters at Liverpool John Moores University. Read more
Gain professional BIFM qualifications by completing this Applied Facilities Management Masters at Liverpool John Moores University. You’ll also qualify for studying or certified membership of CBIFM and access state-of-the-art e-learning technology

•The programme is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
•An opportunity to also gain Professional Qualifications in addition to your degree with integrated qualifications offered via the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM)
•Enhance your career prospects by applying a range of multi-disciplinary skills to the facilities management discipline
•Study crucial subject areas that will give you the cutting edge in the industry, and allow you to manage your facilities successfully within different social, economic and environmental contexts
•Distance learning mode available so that you can study wherever you are in the world
•Two year part-time study route for students already in employment

The programme aims to provide you with a contemporary, relevant and meaningful way to approach facilities management in the modern business environment.

You will study challenging and stimulating theory, concepts and developments in facilities management and learn how to deliver business support services that are strategic and integrated to the core functions of an organisation.

Studying the legislative, sustainable and technological changes that impact a facilities management role will help you to succeed within a strategic business environment.

A key feature of the programme is flexible work-related learning. You will also be able to take comparative studies comparing and contrasting different workplace environments. Producing a formative blog of your activities on a weekly basis will provide you with the opportunity to apply generic concepts to real-world practical examples, often relating to your own workplace.

The academic team prides themselves on being actively involved with industry and will connect you with a vast professional network during your study. You will have opportunities to be part of networking events with professional institutes such as BIFM.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Level 7
Strategic Facilities Management
Managing Staff and Customers
Knowledge and Information Management
Legislation, Finance and Risk
FM Project
Research Methods
Managing Intelligent Buildings
Leadership for a Sustainable Environment
Dissertation

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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Housed within a CIPD-approved centre, this MA programme of study into human resource management concentrates on the practical application of knowledge, within different organisational contexts, in a range of business sectors and areas of operation. Read more
Housed within a CIPD-approved centre, this MA programme of study into human resource management concentrates on the practical application of knowledge, within different organisational contexts, in a range of business sectors and areas of operation.

•LJMU is a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) approved centre - assessment is set internally, with external examiner approval
•Study full-time for one year or part-time (afternoons and evening or evenings-only over two years)
•Completion of the Programme results in the award of MA Human Resource Management and accreditation against the Knowledge requirements of the CIPD’s Advanced Diploma Level Standards
•Option to ‘top up’ your CIPD Level 7 Diploma from another university or college to a Masters degree


There is an emphasis on the need for human resource professionals to add value to their organisations and to develop throughout their career. This long established MA will develop your ability to apply advanced knowledge of HR into diverse environmental contexts, and to develop analytical and behavioural skills crucial when working in the profession.

The programme provides you with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Advanced (Level 7) Standards. On completion of the programme, student members upgrade to Chartered Member, evidencing experience, behaviours and academic achievement. Specialist modules in Resourcing and Talent Management, Managing Performance, Employment Relations and Organisational Development are supported by core modules in Strategy, Leadership and Business Context. Research methods underpin the Dissertation stage which involves a detailed personal piece of work supported by tutors and peers through dissertation workshops.

The programme is delivered in three ways to fit with your personal requirements. Full time normally involves three days plus one evening of study. Part time involves a part day (2.00pm start) plus an evening (7.30pm finish). Year one classes for part time are on Mondays and year two classes on a Thursday. Evening only study is from 5.30 to 7.30 on both Monday and Thursday evenings. The taught element of the programme is completed within one year full time and two years part time.

If you already have the CIPD’s Advanced Standards qualification and would like to gain a Masters degree, you can top up to Masters level. You will study the Research Methods for HR professionals module either one afternoon or evening each week from September to December and join the Dissertation workshop sessions on completion of your Research Proposal.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Developing Academic Business and Leadership Competencies

Develop interpersonal, leadership, critical analysis and financial skills, while demonstrating the application of sound business thinking

HR Context

Critically analyse the major organisational and external contexts and constraints within which organisations operate across a range of business sectors, evaluating the impact on business and HR choices and strategies

Strategic HRM

Critically evaluate HR's role within an organisation and its contribution to HR strategy

Employee Relations and Engagement

Take into account a vartiety of contexts and legal frameworks to evaluate a range of perspectives, concepts and strategies for employment relations in contemporary organisations

Managing Resource Strategy

Critique management strategies, particularly organisational strategy dedicated to attracting, managing and retaining talent. Examine the barriers, challenges and opportunities available to HRM to maximise talent potential in the workforce

Development and Performance Strategies

Critique development and performance strategies and examine the issues and opportunities surrounding these two complementary, yet distinct HR functions

Research Methods

Develop skills to research real-life workplace problems. Learn the whole research process through workshop participation and conducting online exercises. By working on a real research problem, you will develop your skills in designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research projects

Engagement in the Digital Age

Examine the impact of digital HR on academic and professional practice. You will be required to demonstrate digital knowledge and skills through the composition of a digital presentation

Dissertation and Impact Report

Develop an independent and academically rigourous research project using primary research methods, with a methodology and full literature review. The report will culminate in a critical analytical discussion drawing out further areas for exploration, potential new theoretical contributions to your chosen subject, and recommendations for future academic research

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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Fast track your career with this RICS accredited Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Masters. Liverpool John Moores University offer part time day release on this postgraduate course aimed at preparing you for senior management role. Read more
Fast track your career with this RICS accredited Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Masters. Liverpool John Moores University offer part time day release on this postgraduate course aimed at preparing you for senior management role.

•Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Supported by industrial partners such as Carrillion and Lovell, and Professionally accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
•Internationally recognised research in our Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute
•Part time, day release study option if you are already in employment
•Career opportunities in areas such as contractors, supply chain, consultants and within QS client organisations

LJMU has adopted an innovative and flexible approach for the delivery of this course which is designed to meet the evolving needs of the industry.

The programme will develop your knowledge and practical skills and enable you to undertake a variety of quantity surveying and commercial management roles in the construction sector.

During the degree you will:

•develop an advanced understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of procurement, construction contracts, cost management, information technology and project management in the wider business and built environment sectors
•have opportunities for the critical appreciation and understanding of the significant factors impacting on the effective management and development of the built environment, e.g. physical, legal, economic and technological considerations
•study current and emerging theories and practice of quantity surveying and commercial management
•complete both collaborative and individual student-centred study that will develop your analytical, critical and problem solving skills
•gain abilities to lead, champion and develop new organisational processes that improve the quantity surveying and commercial managers practices.

The programme team has extensive links with both professional bodies and industry that facilitate guest lectures and seminars by leading practitioners.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
Level 7
Sustainable Procurement
Financial Management and BIM
Construction Contract Strategy
Quantity Surveying Professional Skills
Collaborative BIM Project
Prince 2
Research Methods
Dissertation

Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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Entrepreneurs are made by their ingenuity and desire to pioneer their own fortunes. This course is a hothouse for this special skillset, and is one that encourages your innate sense of business acumen within a framework of surrounding expertise. Read more
Entrepreneurs are made by their ingenuity and desire to pioneer their own fortunes. This course is a hothouse for this special skillset, and is one that encourages your innate sense of business acumen within a framework of surrounding expertise.

•Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Based in the £38million Redmonds Building
•Designed for those wishing to set up a new business venture or for current business owners wishing to enhance and develop their entrepreneurial skills
•Free student membership of the Institute of Directors
•Delivered by teaching staff with excellent records in academia and business

This Masters programme has been specially designed to develop creative business minds and forces for change in social innovation. Those able to recognise opportunities and develop lucrative ideas, will find a host of possibilities and the amass the skills required to contribute to the success of any economy.

The MSc Entrepreneurship delivers high quality entrepreneurial education, producing graduates with a strong mind-set and the skills and capabilities to add value to a range of organisations and new venture start-ups. If you have a passion for commerce and a genuine wish to succeed in your own business, this programme will enable you to achieve your professional ambitions.

You will develop exceptional and detailed theoretical and practical understanding of entrepreneurship. Your effective leadership skills will also be enhanced and you will gain a deep understanding of how to apply entrepreneurial principles and methods within organisations of all shapes and sizes, across borders and sectors.


You will understand how to identify opportunities and threats arising from changes in the business environment and the impact on entrepreneurial activity. Business and management concepts including marketing, financial analysis, law and economics will be covered so that you have a broad knowledge of their application and their critical importance in relation to your entrepreneurial activity.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core modules for further information on what you will study.

Innovation, creativity and technology

You will generate creative ideas with commercial viability and apply tools and techniques to enable creative problem solving

Entrepreneurship concepts and practice

Critically assess the different entrepreneurial concepts and practices and their real world application

Entrepreneurship – Business to Business

Critically assess different opportunities and processes involved in selling products and/or services to other businesses

Psychology of entrepreneurship

Develop an understanding of the impact of psychology and leadership on entrepreneurial development and business success

Financial Planning

Explore the importance of developing a financial mind-set and recognising the importance of appropriate budgeting, financial management and forecasting in an entrepreneurial environment

Research Methods and Applied Research Methods

Identify and utilise appropriate methodological techniques to collect and analyse qualitative and/or quantitative data, enabling you to develop valid and reliable conclusions that facilitate informed business decisions

Extended Research Project

Building on the previous core modules, create a business plan to present to your selected audience, demonstrating your ability to assess and communicate the value of your idea

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled 'What you will study' is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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Study for a Masters in International Events Management at Liverpool John Moores University. This course will give you a critical, theoretical, strategic and practical knowledge and understanding of the sector on an international basis. Read more
Study for a Masters in International Events Management at Liverpool John Moores University. This course will give you a critical, theoretical, strategic and practical knowledge and understanding of the sector on an international basis.

•Course available to study full time over a year or part time over two years
•Ideal for graduates and professionals from events, business and management-related backgrounds
•Explore all aspects of international event management
•Learn from research-active staff and event management professionals
•Benefit from extensive networking and collaboration opportunities via EventStart
•This course will only run subject to minimum numbers

This programme provides a critical understanding of relevant contemporary issues, whilst focusing on the practical application of theory and events management ‘know-how’.

It is delivered by staff with practical and academic expertise, using a variety of learning approaches.

The programme is built on self-directed study and independent learning. You will need to read around highlighted materials, identifying and critically appraising important themes. Lectures and tutorials will require active participation and you will also be involved in task-oriented activities featuring guest speakers and group discussions.
The course has a strong emphasis on work-related learning. Modules such as ‘Planning and Resourcing Events’ and ‘Staging and Evaluating Events’ are particularly ‘hands-on’ in nature.

Course links with EventStart mean you can engage with the wider events community through volunteering and paid work opportunities, securing a broad range of employment-related skills and insights into the events industry.
In terms of support, you will be appointed a personal tutor who will provide academic and pastoral care. Additional academic guidance is available from module leaders, whilst generic study support comprises sessions on topics such as critical analysis, presentations skills and academic writing.

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Research Methods

This module provides students with insights into methodologies and methods for their own research.

Individual Research Project

This module will help students to develop the skills necessary to plan and execute a research project that demonstrates critical and holistic knowledge and deeper understanding of the chosen subject area.

Events in a Global Society

The module provides students with critical perspectives of contemporary issues within the international events industry.

Planning and Resourcing Events

This module provides students with the theoretical knowledge, critical understanding and practical skills needed to plan and resource a live event. Students will experience the practical implementation of the different concepts and theories relevant to event planning and management.

Staging and Evaluating Events

This module provides students with the theoretical knowledge, critical understanding and practical skills needed to stage and evaluate a live event. Students will experience the practical implementation of the different concepts and theories relevant to staging and evaluating events and event impacts.

International Event Studies

The module provides students with a theoretical understanding of international event studies by exploring the historical and sociological development of international events as well the context of international event policy environments.
Learning and Managing at Masters Level

he module provides students with knowledge and understanding of conceptual frameworks and the learning skills necessary to perform successfully at Masters level.

Promoting Events

This module focuses on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to promote events using effective communication tools.

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This innovative taught LLM degree examines legal issues affecting business organisations operating in a global environment through a discrete programme of study in specific areas of international business, corporate, banking and finance law. Read more
This innovative taught LLM degree examines legal issues affecting business organisations operating in a global environment through a discrete programme of study in specific areas of international business, corporate, banking and finance law. Approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board, the course offers a range of modules taught by subject specialists.

• Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
•Teaching is delivered in £38million Redmonds Building
•Designed specifically for those working in the field of law, banking and financial services
•Examines key legal issues affecting business organisations operating in a global context
•Tutors have extensive experience with a variety of backgrounds and research interests
•Suits new graduates as well as providing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as approved by Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council

This Masters of Laws programme focuses on specific areas of international business, corporate, banking and finance law.

It is a stand-alone qualification for those who wish to enhance their career prospects through acquiring vocationally relevant knowledge and skills in this particular field.

If you want to study the LLM but do not have a background in law, or if you who would prefer to refresh your legal studies, there is a short pre-course of study: Law for Non-Lawyers. This is not assessed but may be mandatory if you do not have a first degree in law.

The LLM is delivered by academics highly involved in research within their specific subject area, a blend of career young research active lecturers, qualified and former practitioners of law and internationally established experts in their field. Members of staff at the School of Law carry out research in Law (UK, International and Dispute Resolution) and Criminal Justice.

What you will study on this degree

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 7

-International trade and finance law
-International commercial contracting
-Global finance law and regulation
-Theory and practice of international corporate governance
-Financial services and financial crime
-Advanced legal research methods
-Postgraduate dissertation in international law
-International intellectual property law
-International dispute resolution
-International environmental law
-International labour law
-International maritime law
-Risk management

Further guidance on modules

The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained.

Please email if you require further guidance or clarification.

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