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The Masters in Mechanical Engineering & Management offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for modern engineering or technology management. Read more
The Masters in Mechanical Engineering & Management offers you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for modern engineering or technology management. The programme content includes design engineering and other mechanical engineering disciplines.

Why this programme

◾The University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering has been delivering engineering education and research for more than 150 years and is the oldest School of Engineering in the UK.
◾You will be taught jointly by staff from the School of Engineering and the Adam Smith Business School. You will benefit from their combined resources and expertise and from an industry-focused curriculum.
◾Mechanical Engineering is a core engineering discipline that has a long history in the University of Glasgow, dating back to the 1760’s and includes famous people as James Watt.
◾If you have a mechanical engineering background, but with little management experience and are wanting to develop your knowledge of management while also furthering your knowledge of mechanical engineering, this programme is designed for you.
◾You will learn to understand management principles and practices in an engineering environment, evaluate engineering information, and apply business and management tools. You will combine engineering and management knowledge and skills in projects and problem solving.
◾The programme is split into two semesters and a summer session. One semester will be based in the Business School and is aimed at developing knowledge and skills of management principles and techniques. An applied approach is adopted, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.
◾During the other semester there will be a combination of compulsory and optional courses that will combine to provide the required credits in Mechanical Engineering.
◾In the summer session, a project will be undertaken by MSc students. The topic of the project can be either in Management, or Mechanical Engineering, in which case the topic will usually be closely allied with the research interests of the Discipline.
◾This programme has a September and January intake.

Aims of the programme:
◾To understand management principles and practices in an engineering environment.
◾To evaluate engineering information, and subsequent application of business and management.
◾To combine engineering and management knowledge and skills in projects and problem solving.

Programme structure

TThere are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation for MSc students. September entry students start with management courses and January entry students with engineering courses.

Semester 1

You will be based in the Business School, developing knowledge and skills in management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.

Core courses
◾Contemporary issues in human resource management
◾Managing creativity and innovation
◾Managing innovative change
◾Marketing management
◾Operations management
◾Project management.

Semester 2

You will study engineering courses, which aim to enhance your group working and project management capability at the same time as improving your depth of knowledge in chosen mechanical engineering subjects.

Core course
◾Integrated systems design project.

Optional courses
◾Desalination technology
◾Dynamics
◾Materials engineering
◾Vibration.

Project or dissertation

You will undertake an individual project or dissertation work in the summer period (May–August). This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate the course material and enhance your ability to do independent work, as well as present results in the most appropriate format. Project and dissertation options are closely linked to staff research interests. September entry students have a choice of management dissertation topics in addition to mechanical engineering projects, and January entry students have a choice of mechanical engineering projects.

Projects

◾To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits. This is an integral part of the MSc programme and many have a technical or business focus.
◾You will gain first-hand experience of managing an engineering project through the integrated systems design project, allowing development of skills in project management, quality management and accountancy.
◾The project is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry.
◾You can either choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Mechanical Engineering or the Management portion of your degree. Alternatively, should you have your own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.
◾Students who start in January must choose an engineering focussed project.

Example projects

Examples of projects can be found online

*Posters shown are for illustrative purposes

Industry links and employability

◾In addition to providing an in-depth area in engineering, the programme aims to give graduate engineers with little or no Management experience, the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed for modern engineering or technology management.
◾The School of Engineering has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributors, in the area of Mechanical Engineering include: Babcock, Howdens, Doosan & Terex.
◾During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in Mechanical Engineering industries.

Career prospects

Career opportunities include positions in project management, engineering design, materials & mechanics, dynamics, control and desalination technology.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:
Technology Engineer at Procter and Gamble
Quality Engineer at Worcester Bosch.

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The programme provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to human resource management. Read more
The programme provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to human resource management.

Why this programme

-This programme is designed to enable you to evaluate theories of contemporary human resource management and to understand and prepare for the challenges of managing in culturally diverse and fluid business contexts.
-It is an engaging and stimulating learning experience, with staff and students coming together in a vibrant postgraduate community.
-The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact.
-The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses and optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in a project, dealing with a topical management issue. There are also non-assessed, compulsory workshop programmes, involving participation in a series of reflective learning exercises that include induction events, strategic case analysis and debates.

The first part of the programme focuses on the building blocks of management, such as strategic management and marketing, while the second half of the programme will allow you to develop specialist knowledge and skills in human resource management.

The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually.

Core courses
-Business management and decision making
-Contemporary issues in human resources management
-Delivering performance
-Financial information management
-Marketing management
-People in organisations
-Strategic management

Optional courses
-Business environment in China
-Influencing skills
-Learning and development
-Managing diversity in organisations

Background and aims

You will develop knowledge of the underpinning fields of management, in conjunction with developing a specialism in human resource management. The programme will give you a rapid and succinct introduction to contemporary business and financial management issues, while providing you with an informed understanding of environmental and historical influences on business and management practice, and a critical understanding of the nature of issues associated with human resource management at both the strategic and operational levels.

The first part of the programme focuses on the building blocks of management, such as strategic management and marketing, while the second half of the programme will allow you to develop specialist knowledge and skills in human resource management. The increased importance of people management has been recognised in business and that it has the potential to create and sustain competitive advantage in organisations. The programme provides students with an advantage in the labour market and employers highly skilled and knowledgeable employees who have an appreciation of the fields within general management but who also have specialist knowledge in human resource management.

Career prospects

As a graduate of this programme, you will have the skills to act on your own initiative, take personal responsibility, show leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. These are the kind of attributes along with a human resource specialisation that will give you an advantage when applying for senior management positions.

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The Masters in Civil Engineering & Management introduces you to contemporary business and management issues while increasing your depth of knowledge in your chosen civil engineering speciality. Read more
The Masters in Civil Engineering & Management introduces you to contemporary business and management issues while increasing your depth of knowledge in your chosen civil engineering speciality.

Why this programme

◾Civil engineering at the University of Glasgow is ranked 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Guardian University Guide 2017).
◾With a 93% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016, Civil Engineering at Glasgow continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
◾The University has a long history of research in Civil Engineering. The UK's first Chair of Civil Engineering was established at the University in 1840 and early occupants such as William J. M. Rankine set a research ethos that has endured.
◾You will be taught jointly by staff from the School of Engineering and the Adam Smith Business School. You will benefit from their combined resources and expertise and from an industry-focused curriculum.
◾If you are a graduate engineer looking to broaden your knowledge of management while also furthering your knowledge of civil engineering, this innovative programme is designed for you.
◾You will gain first-hand experience of managing an engineering project through the integrated systems design project, allowing development of skills in project management, quality management and costing.
◾You will be able to apply management to engineering projects, allowing you to gain an advantage in today’s competitive job market and advance to the most senior positions within an engineering organisation.
◾This programme has a September and January intake.

Programme structure

There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session during which you will work on an individual supervised project and write a dissertation on its outcomes. Students entering the programme in January are restricted to civil engineering (i.e. excluding management) topics only.

Semester 1

You will be based in the Adam Smith Business School, developing knowledge and skills in management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.
◾Contemporary issues in human resource management
◾Managing creativity and innovation
◾Managing innovative change
◾Marketing management
◾Operations management
◾Project management.

Semester 2

You will study engineering courses, which aim to enhance your group working and project management capability at the same time as improving your depth of knowledge in chosen civil engineering subjects.
◾Integrated systems design project.

Optional courses

Select a total of 4 courses from Lists A and B, at least 1 must be from List A:

List A

◾Advanced soil mechanics 5
◾Advanced structural analysis and dynamics 5
◾Computational modelling of non-linear problems 5
◾Introduction to wind engineering
◾Principles of GIS.

List B

◾Geotechnical engineering 3
◾Ground engineering 4
◾Recycling urban land
◾Structural analysis 4
◾Transportation systems engineering 4.

Project or dissertation

You will undertake an individual project or dissertation work in the summer period (May–August). This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate the course material and enhance your ability to do independent work, as well as present results in the most appropriate format. Project and dissertation options are closely linked to staff research interests. September entry students have a choice of management dissertation topics in addition to civil engineering projects, and January entry students have a choice of civil engineering projects.

Projects

There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session during which you will work on an individual supervised project and write a dissertation on its outcomes. Students entering the programme in January are restricted to civil engineering (i.e. excluding management) topics only.

Semester 1

You will be based in the Adam Smith Business School, developing knowledge and skills in management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.
◾Contemporary issues in human resource management
◾Managing creativity and innovation
◾Managing innovative change
◾Marketing management
◾Operations management
◾Project management.

Semester 2

You will study engineering courses, which aim to enhance your group working and project management capability at the same time as improving your depth of knowledge in chosen civil engineering subjects.
◾Integrated systems design project.

Optional courses

Select a total of 4 courses from Lists A and B, at least 1 must be from List A:

List A
◾Advanced soil mechanics 5
◾Advanced structural analysis and dynamics 5
◾Computational modelling of non-linear problems 5
◾Introduction to wind engineering
◾Principles of GIS.

List B
◾Geotechnical engineering 3
◾Ground engineering 4
◾Recycling urban land
◾Structural analysis 4
◾Transportation systems engineering 4.

Project or dissertation

You will undertake an individual project or dissertation work in the summer period (May–August). This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate the course material and enhance your ability to do independent work, as well as present results in the most appropriate format. Project and dissertation options are closely linked to staff research interests. September entry students have a choice of management dissertation topics in addition to civil engineering projects, and January entry students have a choice of civil engineering projects.

Industry links and employability

◾The programme makes use of the combined resources and complementary expertise of the civil engineering and business school staff to deliver a curriculum which is relevant to the needs of industry.
◾You, as a graduate of this programme, will be capable of applying the extremely important aspect of management to engineering projects allowing you to gain an advantage in today’s competitive job market and advance to the most senior positions within an engineering organisation.
◾The School of Engineering has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributions in Civil Engineering include: Arup and Mott MacDonald.
◾During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the civil engineering industry.

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The Masters in Electronics & Electrical Engineering & Management introduces you to contemporary business and management issues while increasing your depth of knowledge in your chosen speciality of electronics and electrical engineering. Read more
The Masters in Electronics & Electrical Engineering & Management introduces you to contemporary business and management issues while increasing your depth of knowledge in your chosen speciality of electronics and electrical engineering.

Why this programme

◾Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow is consistently highly ranked recently achieving 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017).
◾You will be taught jointly by staff from the School of Engineering and the Adam Smith Business School. You will benefit from their combined resources and expertise and from an industry-focused curriculum.
◾If you have an engineering background, but with little management experience and are wanting to develop your knowledge of management while also furthering your knowledge of electronics and electrical engineering, this programme is designed for you.
◾You will gain first-hand experience of managing an engineering project through the integrated system design module, allowing development of skills in project management, quality management and accountancy.
◾You will benefit from access to our outstanding laboratory facilities and interaction with staff at the forefront of research in electronics and electrical engineering.
◾With a 92% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015, Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the School of Engineering combines both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
◾This programme has a September and January intake.

Programme structure

There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation. September entry students start with management courses and January entry students with engineering courses.

Semester 1

You will be based in the Business School, developing knowledge and skills of management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.

Core courses

◾Contemporary issues in human resource management
◾Managing creativity and innovation
◾Managing innovative change
◾Marketing management
◾Operations management
◾Project management.

Semester 2

You will study engineering courses, which aim to enhance your group working and project management capability at the same time as improving your depth of knowledge in chosen electronics and electrical engineering subjects.

Core course

◾Integrated systems design project

Optional courses

(a choice of two)
◾Computer communications
◾Electrical energy systems
◾Micro- and nano-technology
◾Microwave and millimetre wave circuit design
◾Microwave electronic and optoelectronic devices
◾Optical communications
◾Real-time embedded programming.

Project or dissertation

You will undertake an individual project or dissertation work in the summer period (May - August). This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry. Project and dissertation options are closely linked to staff research interests. September entry students have a choice of management dissertation topics in addition to electronics and electrical engineering projects, and January entry students have a choice of electronics and electrical engineering projects.

Projects

◾To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits. This is an integral part of the MSc programme and many have a technical or business focus.
◾The project will integrate subject knowledge and skills that you acquire during the MSc programme.
◾The project is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry.
◾You can choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Electronic and Electrical Engineering or the Management portion of your degree.
◾Alternatively, should you have your own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.
◾Students who start in January must choose an engineering focussed project.

Example projects

Examples of projects can be found online

*Posters shown are for illustrative purposes

Industry links and employability

◾The programme makes use of the combined resources and complementary expertise of the electronic and electrical engineering and business school staff to deliver a curriculum which is relevant to the needs of industry.
◾If you are looking to advance to a senior position in industry and to perform well at this level, knowledge and understanding of management principles will give you a competitive edge in the jobs market.
◾You, as a graduate of this programme, will be capable of applying the extremely important aspect of management to engineering projects allowing you to gain an advantage in today’s competitive job market and advance to the most senior positions within an engineering organisation.
◾The School of Engineering has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, curriculum development, and panel discussion. Recent contributions in Electronic and Electrical Engineering include Freescale.
◾During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the electronic and electrical engineering industry.

Career prospects

Career opportunities include software development, chip design, embedded system design, telecommunications, video systems, automation and control, aerospace, development of PC peripherals and FPGA programming, defence, services for the heavy industries, for example electricity generation equipment and renewables plant, etc.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:
Project Engineer at TOTAL
Schedule Officer at OSCO SDN BHD
Control and Automation Engineer at an oil and gas company.

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Studies in this area provide you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to business enterprise and growth. Read more
Studies in this area provide you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to business enterprise and growth.

Why this programme

-On the programme you will work with a peer group of like-minded students at a similar stage in their management development, and with complementary interests and ambitions.
-We celebrate the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact.
-The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses and optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a project, dealing with a topical management issue. There are also non-assessed, compulsory workshop programmes, involving participation in a series of reflective learning exercises that include induction events, strategic case analysis and debates.

The first part of the programme focuses on the building blocks of management, such as strategic management and marketing, while the second half gives you the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills in business growth, innovation and enterprise.

Core courses
-Business management and decision making
-Business planning
-Delivering performance
-Financial information management
-Marketing management
-People in organisations
-Strategic management

Optional courses
-Digital transformation
-Internationalisation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
-Processes of entrepreneurship and innovation

Career prospects

There is a high demand for managers who can act on their own initiative, take personal responsibility, show leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. As a graduate of this programme, these are the kind of attributes we would expect you to possess. You will also have a specialisation in business growth and enterprise that will give you an advantage in this sector.

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This programme is for graduates from non-business related disciplines who want to develop an understanding of modern business principles, including financial information management, managing people in organisations, marketing and strategy. Read more
This programme is for graduates from non-business related disciplines who want to develop an understanding of modern business principles, including financial information management, managing people in organisations, marketing and strategy.

Why this programme

-You will work with a peer group of like-minded students at a similar stage in their management development, and with complementary interests and ambitions.
-It is an engaging and stimulating learning experience, with staff and students coming together in a vibrant postgraduate community.
-The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact.
-The University of Glasgow Business School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme structure

You will take a series of core course and optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a project, dealing with a topical management issue. There are also non-assessed, compulsory workshop programmes, involving participation in a series of reflective learning exercises that include induction events, strategic case analyses and debates.

The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, simulations, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually.

Core courses
-Business management and decision making
-Delivering performance
-Financial information management
-Marketing management
-People in organisations
-Strategic management

Optional courses
-American business and management in an international context
-Analytical marketing
-Business environment in China
-Business planning
-Contemporary issues in human resources management
-Digital transformation
-E-marketing strategy
-Entrepreneurial finance
-Influencing skills
-Management in the creative industries

Industry links and employability

Employers frequently tells us that they want graduates who can act on their own initiative, take personal responsibility, show leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. This is why our MSc programmes emphasise reflective learning, active participation and the development of interpretive, evaluative and problem-solving abilities. Our MSc programmes provide benefits for employers while enhancing the career prospects of our graduates.

Here are just a few of the international companies that have appointed our graduates:
-Abn Amro
-INSEAD
-Siemens
-Citigroup
-China Chamber of International Commerce
-Prosper Engineering
-Aztec Global Sourcing
-Atkins
-Procter & Gamble

Many of our recent graduates have taken fast track routes to senior positions, including:
-Financial Analyst
-Development Executive
-Client Services Manager
-Contract Manager
-HR Manager
-Property Consultant
-Sales and Marketing Director
-Assistant General Manager
-Management Consultant and Purchasing Director

Career prospects

On this programme you will gain skills and attributes to pursue a career with international or multinational corporations as financial analysts, development executives, client services managers, contract managers, human resource managers, property consultants, sales and marketing managers.

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The Masters in Aerospace Engineering & Management introduces you to contemporary business and management issues while increasing your depth of knowledge in your chosen aerospace engineering speciality. Read more
The Masters in Aerospace Engineering & Management introduces you to contemporary business and management issues while increasing your depth of knowledge in your chosen aerospace engineering speciality.

Why this programme

◾The University of Glasgow has been the home of Aerospace Research for over 60 years. This long-standing activity has culminated in the Division of Aerospace Sciences having internationally recognised expertise in all areas of Aeronautics and Aerospace Systems.
◾You will be taught jointly by staff from the School of Engineering and the Adam Smith Business School. You will benefit from their combined resources and expertise and from an industry-focused curriculum.
◾The University of Glasgow is one of the few institutions in the UK, and the only University in Scotland, to offer an Aerospace System MSc.
◾Aeronautical engineering at the University of Glasgow is consistently highly ranked recently achieving 10th in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Complete University Guide 2017).
◾If you have an engineering background, but with little management experience and you are looking to broaden your knowledge of management while also furthering your knowledge of aerospace engineering, this programme is designed for you.
◾Students in this programme can benefit from access to our outstanding facilities: including several wind tunnels, a flight simulation lab, an autonomous unmanned vehicle (UAV) laboratory, helicopter test rig laboratories, structural testing apparatus and computer labs for modelling and simulation.
◾This programme has a September and January intake.

Programme structure

There are two semesters of taught material and a summer session working on a project or dissertation. September entry students start with management courses and January entry students with engineering courses.

Semester 1

You will be based in the Adam Smith Business School, developing knowledge and skills in management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.

Core courses

◾Contemporary issues in human resource management
◾Managing creativity and innovation
◾Managing innovative change
◾Marketing management
◾Operations management
◾Project management.

Semester 2

You will study engineering courses, which aim to enhance your group working and project management capability at the same time as improving your depth of knowledge in chosen aerospace engineering subjects.

Core courses

◾Integrated systems design project.

Optional courses (four chosen)
◾Autonomous vehicle guidance systems
◾Composite airframe structures
◾Fault detection, isolation and reconfiguration
◾Introduction to aeroelasticity
◾Introduction to computational fluid dynamics
◾Introduction to wind engineering
◾Radar and electro-optic systems
◾Robust control 5
◾Spacecraft systems 2.

Project or dissertation

You will undertake an individual project or dissertation work in the summer period (May–August). This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate the course material and enhance your ability to do independent work, as well as present results in the most appropriate format. Project and dissertation options are closely linked to staff research interests. September entry students have a choice of management dissertation topics in addition to aerospace engineering projects, and January entry students have a choice of aerospace engineering projects.

Projects

To complete the MSc degree you must undertake a project worth 60 credits. This is an integral part of the MSc programme and many have a technical or business focus.

The project will integrate subject knowledge and skills that you acquire during the MSc programme. It is an important part of your MSc where you can apply your newly learned skills and show to future employers that you have been working on cutting edge projects relevant to the industry.

You can choose a topic from a list of MSc projects in Aeronautical Engineering or the Management portion of your degree. Alternatively, should you have your own idea for a project, department members are always open to discussion of topics.

Students who start in January must choose an engineering focussed project

Industry links and employability

If you are looking to advance to a senior position in industry and to perform well at this level, knowledge and understanding of management principles will give you a competitive edge in the jobs market.

The School of Engineering has extensive contacts with industrial partners who contribute to several of their taught courses, through active teaching, advising on projects, curriculum development, and panel discussion.

During the programme students have an opportunity to develop and practice relevant professional and transferrable skills, and to meet and learn from employers about working in the aerospace industry.

Career prospects

Career opportunities include positions in aerospace, defence, renewable energy, nuclear energy and management. You can also continue studying, for a research Masters or a PhD.

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This innovative programme provides advanced knowledge and skills in international business, cross-cultural management and international entrepreneurship. Read more
This innovative programme provides advanced knowledge and skills in international business, cross-cultural management and international entrepreneurship.

Why this programme

-If you want to operate in a multicultural context, work in multinational companies, or develop your own entrepreneurial ventures, this programme has been developed for you.
-The programme is underpinned by a wealth of research across international business and enterprise, extending the Adam Smith Business School strength in multidisciplinary study in internationalisation and enterprise.
-The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by producing world-leading business and economics research and enlightened graduates.
-The School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme structure

You will take a mix of both core and optional courses and submit a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

You will develop practical, intellectual and transferable skills through a range of group and individual activities and will be involved in active learning in multi-cultural groups with simulations, real life case studies and scenario investigations involving a series of workshops, seminars and presentations.

Core courses
-Entrepreneurial finance
-Global business environment
-International entrepreneurship & innovation
-International management solutions (Team projects undertaken on behalf of Scottish companies)
-International strategic management
-Managing across cultures and comparative management
-Managing the multinational enterprise & subsidiaries
-Market analysis
-Research methods

Optional courses
-American business and management in an international context
-Business environment in China
-Digital entrepreneurship
-Entrepreneurial perspectives on internationalisation
-European business environment
-International business ethics
-Managing innovation and technology transfer

Industry links and employability

Employers frequently tells us that they want graduates who can act on their own initiative, take personal responsibility, show leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. This is why our MSc programmes emphasise reflective learning, active participation and the development of interpretive, evaluative and problem-solving abilities. Our MSc programmes provide benefits for employers while enhancing the career prospects of our graduates.

Here are just a few of the international companies that have appointed our graduates:
-Abn Amro
-INSEAD
-Siemens
-Citigroup
-China Chamber of International Commerce
-Prosper Engineering
-Aztec Global Sourcing
-Atkins
-Procter & Gamble

Many of our recent graduates have taken fast track routes to senior positions, including:
-Financial Analyst
-Development Executive
-Client Services Manager
-Contract Manager
-HR Manager
-Property Consultant
-Sales and Marketing Director
-Assistant General Manager
-Management Consultant and Purchasing Director

Career prospects

The consultancy project offers you the opportunity to advise a real company on a real business problem. These action-learning projects will give you practical experience that will assist you when finding employment or establishing your own international new venture.

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This new programme offers an expansion of our already successful MSc in biotechnology into industrial biotechnology and business management, jointly run with Adam Smith Business School. Read more
This new programme offers an expansion of our already successful MSc in biotechnology into industrial biotechnology and business management, jointly run with Adam Smith Business School.

Why this programme

◾Ranked world top 100 for Biological Sciences.
◾If you wish to improve your knowledge of modern molecular, biochemical, cell biological and genetic techniques for biotechnological applications, this programme is designed for you.
◾You will gain a sound understanding of the nature of business based on bioscience knowledge and research, opportunities for innovation and regulatory requirement constraints, intellectual property and ethical issues.
◾You will learn how to assess the current literature, be encouraged to form opinions based on scientific merit, and implement these ideas in future research planning.
◾You will be taught by experts in the field of Biotechnology who run active, internationally recognised, research groups here at Glasgow.
◾The course involves extensive interaction with industry, through site visits, guest lectures and an "Industrial Networking Symposium" where representatives from the European biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry will discuss their companies and answer your questions on working in the industrial sector.
◾This course has a strong laboratory component, with courses that run throughout the year, giving you hands on experience of diverse biotechnological research skills.
◾The flexible independent research project provides valuable training for students wishing to proceed to a PhD or into an industrial career; this may also be completed as a business based project.
◾Additional programme components include industrial networking sessions and a dedicated career workshop on progression planning.
◾Our Masters in Biotechnology provides an advanced practical knowledge of how research and industry are being applied to solve real world problems.

Programme structure

Semester 1

You will be based in the Adam Smith Business School, developing knowledge and skills in management principles and techniques. We offer an applied approach, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.

Core courses

◾Contemporary issues in human resource management
◾Managing creativity and innovation
◾Managing innovative change
◾Marketing management
◾Operations management
◾Project management.

Semester 2

You will study biotechnology courses, which aim to enhance your understanding of using biological processes, organisms, or systems to manufacture products intended to improve the quality of human life. These courses will provide training in state-of-the-art biotechnology applications what have resulted in ground-breaking developments in the areas of medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and food production, environmental clean-up and protection and industrial processes.

Core course

◾Biotechnology Applications

Optional course

◾Omic Technologies for the biomedical sciences
◾Synthetic Biology: Concepts and Applications
◾Bioimaging
◾Biosensors and diagnostics
◾Plant Genetic Engineering
◾Crop Biotechnology.

Project or dissertation

If you are studying for an MSc you will undertake individual project in the summer period (May–August). This will give you an opportunity to apply and consolidate the course material and enhance your ability to do independent work, as well as present results in the most appropriate format. Project options are closely linked to staff research interests.

The aims of the courses are:
◾To enable students to study state-of-the-art biotechnology topics in depth;
◾To allow students to benefit from leading-edge research-led teaching;
◾To provide a critical appreciation of relevant theoretical, methodological and technical literature from the central business disciplines;
◾To develop students’ ability to critically appraise published research related to biotechnology;
◾To cultivate analytical and interpretive abilities and enable students to integrate these with essential managerial and business skills.
◾To develop students laboratory skills relevant to biotechnology;
◾To enhance students’ conceptual, analytical and presentation skills and to apply them to biotechnology problems;
◾To prepare students for management positions in the biotechnology industry or entry into PhD programmes.

Core and optional courses

Core

◾Contemporary Issues in HR
◾Managing Creativity and Innovation
◾Managing Strategic Change
◾Marketing Management
◾Operations Management
◾Project Management

Optional

◾Biotechnology Applications
◾Omic technologies for the biomedical sciences: from genomics to metabolomics
◾Synthetic Biology: Concepts and Applications
◾Bioimaging
◾Biosensors and diagnostics
◾Plant Genetic Engineering
◾Crop Biotechnology
◾Biotechnology project

Career prospects

This programme will prepare you for a career in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industrial sectors or for entry into PhD programmes.

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This is a joint programme between Management and Economics and provides participants with a variety of skills and in-depth knowledge associated with financial management and international business. Read more
This is a joint programme between Management and Economics and provides participants with a variety of skills and in-depth knowledge associated with financial management and international business.

Why this programme

-This programme offers a unique learning experience based on research-led teaching with a real focus on personal and career development.
-You will have access to regular workshops, trips, social events and lectures by business leaders.
-The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme structure

You will take both core and optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation, on a topical business, finance or management related issue.

The programme is complemented by non-assessed, compulsory personal and career development workshops, with an emphasis on reflective learning, active participation, evaluation and problem-solving abilities, which will provide benefits for employers while enhancing your career prospects. You will benefit from active learning in real life case studies and scenario investigations, career development sessions involving essay and exam answering workshops, CV writing sessions and interview simulations.

Core Courses
-Basic econometrics
-Corporate finance and investment
-Global business environment
-International strategic management
-Managing across cultures and comparative management
-Management issues and controversies.

Optional Courses
EITHER 2 Economics courses from:
-International finance and money
-Modern theory of banking and finance.

OR 1 Economics and 2 Management courses from:
-American business and management in an international context
-The internationalisation of SMEs
-The business environment in china
-The European business environment

Career prospects

This programme will equip graduates for careers in financial services/management or assist in evaluating and launching international ventures.

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***Please note that we are requesting a £2,000 deposit from International (out with the EU) applicants who are eligible for an offer to this programme. Read more
***Please note that we are requesting a £2,000 deposit from International (out with the EU) applicants who are eligible for an offer to this programme. Please see Business School Deposits [http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/businessschooldeposits/] for more information.***

The Masters in Management with International Real Estate provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to international real estate. The programme is tailored for those who anticipate a management career with international or multinational corporations. It combines a balanced coverage of core business and management subjects with a specialised focus on real estate management within a corporate context.

•You will understand how real estate can support the core activities of any organisation and enable you to make informed financial decisions through the application of real estate valuation and appraisal techniques.
•You will work with a peer group of like-minded students at a similar stage in their management development, and with complementary interests and ambitions. It is an engaging and stimulating learning experience, with staff and students coming together in a vibrant postgraduate community.
•The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact.
•The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme overview
•MSc: 12 months full-time;

For the MSc you will take six core courses, two optional courses and complete an individual project. There is also a non-assessed, compulsory workshop programme. You will also participate in a series of reflective learning exercises. These include induction events (involving outdoor challenges and cross-cultural team building), strategic case analyses and debates on topics like business ethics.

The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually. You will also have opportunities for study trips in the UK and abroad.

Core courses
•People in organisations
•Operations management
•Financial information management
•Real estate valuation and appraisal
•Research methods
•Advanced real estate valuation and appraisal
•Real estate markets
•Strategic real estate management
•International real estate markets.

Optional courses
•Real estate finance and investment
•Real estate development
•International e-commerce
•The business environment in China
•American business and management in an international context
•The internationalisation of small and medium enterprises.

Career prospects
There is a high demand for managers who can act on their own initiative, take personal responsibility, show leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. As a graduate of this programme, these are the kind of attributes we would expect you to possess. You will also have a specialisation in international real estate, giving you an advantage in management opportunities that arise in this sector.

There is a strong focus on personal and career development on the programme. You will attend sessions dedicated to enhancing your CV and your interview technique, as well as careers advice shops and job market analysis meetings. You will have contact with graduate employers through a programme of guest speakers, practitioner-led workshops and career events.

Recent graduates have gained senior positions as financial analysts, development executives, client services managers, contract managers, human resource managers, property consultants, sales and marketing managers.

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The Masters in Geomatics & Management is aimed at graduates in geomatics (surveying and mapping). It will enhance your career progression in the field of geomatics, and provide you with the necessary skill set to succeed in managerial positions. Read more
The Masters in Geomatics & Management is aimed at graduates in geomatics (surveying and mapping). It will enhance your career progression in the field of geomatics, and provide you with the necessary skill set to succeed in managerial positions. The combination of geomatics with management offered by this programme has been strongly endorsed by industry.

Why this programme

-University of Glasgow’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences is proud to announce that it is ranked 32nd in the world (QS World Rankings 2014).
-You will be jointly taught by staff from the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences and the Adam Smith Business School and will benefit from their resources and expertise and from an industry-focused curriculum informed by experts in the field.
-With a 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014, the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
-The School is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK and top 5 in Scotland, recently achieving 2nd in Scotland and 8th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015).
-If you have a geomatics background, but with little management experience and you are looking to broaden your knowledge of management while also furthering your knowledge of geomatics, this programme is designed for you.
-The programme is split into two semesters and a summer session. One semester will be based in the Business School and is aimed at developing knowledge and skills of management principles and techniques. An applied approach is adopted, with an emphasis on an informed critical evaluation of information, and the subsequent application of concepts and tools to the core areas of business and management.
-The semester in Geomatics allows you to focus on land and hydrographic surveying, or GIS and cartography. Your programme will be customised depending on your background and interests.
-While taking advanced courses in Geomatics you will have benefit from access to the latest surveying equipment, including GPS and Terrestrial Laser Scanning, and industry standard processing software, GIS and graphic packages as part of this programme.
-You will attend either a week long survey field course or the three-day GIS Research UK conference as part of the programme (included in fees).

Programme structure

Semester 1 – 60 credits in Management
-Contemporary issues in human resource management MGT5210 (10 credits)
-Managing creativity and innovation MGT5213 (10 credits)
-Managing strategic change MGT5216 (10 credits)
-Marketing management MGT5219 (10 credits)
-Operations management MGT5222 (10 credits)
-Project management MGT225 (10 credits)

Semester 2 – 60 credits in Geomatics
-Research & Professional Issues in Geomatics GEOG5021(10 credits)
50 credits from:
-Applied GIS GEOG5012 (10 credits)
-Applied Hydrographic Surveying GEOG5098 (10 credits)
-Applied Land Surveying GEOG5099 (10 credits)
-Directed Studies in Geomatics GEOG5006 (10 credits)
-Engineering Surveying GEOG5007 (10 credits)
-Geodesy & GNSS GEOG5012 (10 credits)
-Geospatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration GEOG5013 (10 credits)
-Geovisualisation & Map Use GEOG5026 (10 credits)
-Hydrographic Survey GEOG5014 (10 credits)
-Internet & Mobile GIS GEOG5015 (10 credits)
-Remote Sensing of the Environment GEOG5056 (10 credits)

Accreditation

MSc Geomatics and Management, if fully completed with the award of an MSc, is accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Industry links and employability

-The MSc in Geomatics and Management is a one-year Masters programme aimed at those seeking a career in the Geomatics (Surveying, Mapping & Geographic Information) industries.
-This unique programme was developed in collaboration with employers and was widely welcomed by industry.
-You will benefit from significant input from industry to our teaching programme, including teaching on some courses, guest lectures and seminars. There are also informal opportunities to meet people from industry at open events and visits to company offices. Projects may be carried out in conjunction with industry.
-You will develop transferable skills that will improve your career prospects, such as project management, team-working, fieldwork, advanced data analysis, problem-solving, critical evaluation of scientific & professional literature, computing skills, and how to effectively communicate with different audiences.

Career prospects

Career opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors and there are lots of possibilities for those with Surveying and Mapping skills. Positions include GIS specialist, ranging from support in large corporations (banking, insurance, retail), environmental consultancies, local authorities, utility companies, or mapping specialist with software house or geoinformation data provider. There is currently a very high demand for surveyors, especially in hydrographic survey, in support of offshore oil and renewable energy engineering and maintenance. In addition to the offshore energy industry, land surveyors are in demand in many parts of the world to support mining operations, major civil engineering projects and to provide surveying services for Land Registration.

Graduates of this programme have gone on to positions such as:
-Assistant Surveyor General at Dept of Surveys, Ministry of Lands and Housing, Malaw
-Regional Surveyor General at Dept of Surveys, Ministry of Lands and Housing, Malawi
-Surveyor at Rudan Engineering Ltd, Ghana
-Surveyor at KACST, Saudi Arabia
-Surveyor at Environmental Sciences Group Pelorus Surveys
-Senior Surveyor at North Ayrshire Council
-Surveyor at Line Surveys Transmission Consultancy

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This programme has been designed in association with the Glasgow School of Art and will develop your creativity, flexibility, adaptive capacity and your ability to work in complex teams across disciplines. Read more
This programme has been designed in association with the Glasgow School of Art and will develop your creativity, flexibility, adaptive capacity and your ability to work in complex teams across disciplines.

Why this programme

-The programme will expand the conventional understanding and application of design thinking and management as tools for driving social, technological and economic innovation.
-By engaging a wide range of expertise, it is possible to tackle complex problems, and view issues from a variety of angles, considering the economic, socio-cultural and behavioural factors that play into successful innovation.
-The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally recognised research with real social impact.
-The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme structure

You will take eight core courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work in the form of a project or dissertation.

You will take interactive lectures, seminars, project work and classes in Study Skills. Students will also undertake practical, intellectual and transferable skills which are developed through a range of group and individual activities within and outside the classroom.

You will attend the learning environment at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA) to undertake practical design workshops and studio sessions, where ideas from lectures and seminars may be tested out, or new concepts explored. There is an emphasis upon divergent thinking, risk-taking, developing reasoning and creative expression.

You will engage in critiques, which is an important learning device used to generate peer/academic debate regarding the overall success of concepts, and their practical realisation within the context of a project brief or proposal.

Core courses
-Business finance
-Contemporary issues in human resources
-Contextual practices (GSA)
-Collaborative practices (GSA)
-Managing strategic change
-Marketing management
-Operations management
-Service design: User-led service innovation (GSA)

Industry links and employability

You will develop the capability for confident critical, conceptual, and analytical thinking as a means of engaging with issues. You will be able to find creative and critical solutions to problems in a business context, using the skills, techniques and processes of international management and design-led innovation.

You will demonstrate a capacity for collaboration, managing cross-cultural group dynamics, effective interpersonal communication, reflective & self-directed learning, visualisation and time & project management.

This provides benefits for employers while enhancing the career prospects of our graduates and we would expect our graduates to follow entry into the following areas:
-Professional design/management consultancy environment
-Work as an independent consultant
-Start-up enterprise
-Entry level management post in MNC, SME and public sector
-Further academic study by research

Career prospects

Graduates could go on to successful careers within professional design/management consultancies, business enterprises, management roles in the private and public sector, or further their academic study.

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The Glasgow MBA will empower you with the skills and tools needed to become a successful manager. An investment in your future, our MBA matches an ancient tradition of academic excellence with exposure to contemporary business practice. Read more
The Glasgow MBA will empower you with the skills and tools needed to become a successful manager. An investment in your future, our MBA matches an ancient tradition of academic excellence with exposure to contemporary business practice.

Why this programme

-This programme will help you to think critically. You will begin to question what you already know, stripping away preconceived ideas to develop better approaches to life and to business.
-You will benefit from the experience of world-class teaching. Our academics are invited to consult and research with organisations around the world, giving them first-hand insight into how organisations work.
-Teaching on the Glasgow MBA is at the cutting edge of business knowledge.
-The Glasgow MBA, which was founded in 1976, is AMBA accredited, and the School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme structure

The MBA is structured to enhance your personal and academic development. The programme includes orientation and induction sessions ahead of the core courses to address your individual needs as you set out on the MBA programme.

The core courses are followed by specialist optional courses, allowing you to focus on the areas of learning that are most suited to your future career path. You will have the opportunity to follow one of three specialist tracks in Finance, Strategy or Marketing. The programme finishes by offering you the considerable practical benefits of a consultancy project, as well as the in-depth and applied analysis of a dissertation.

In addition, a range of social, networking and guest speaker events run throughout the year to enhance your learning experience and to help you get the most out of your MBA.

An important part of the MBA is the team consulting project: an opportunity for you to put the theories you’ve learned during the programme into action.

Core courses
-Decision making under uncertainty
-Business strategic management
-Strategic foresight

Optional courses
Following the core courses, you have the choice of five optional courses. These will give you the choice to follow three specialist tracks: Finance, Strategy or Marketing. The courses on offer vary each year and are taught by a range of leading academics and practitioners, based on their research or personal experience of the corporate world. Previous courses have included:
-Business scenarios for consulting
-Business to business relationship management
-Company and market failure
-Corporate image, branding & communication
-Credibility & networks - Selling yourself and your organisation
-Entrepreneurial finance
-International financial analysis
-International strategy for multinational enterprise
-Project leadership & control
-The role of technology in innovative organisations
-Strategic human resource management
-Supply and logistics management

Personal and career development
This element runs in parallel to the rest of the programme, beginning immediately after Leadership Foundations. It is made up of five interconnected components: mentorship in leadership and employability; personal development planning; research techniques training and the primary research project of the dissertation. In this course you will undertake a group project to test the skills and techniques you have accumulated through the programme.

Career prospects

As a student you take part in a high quality careers and professional development programme designed specifically for MBA students and running throughout the programme. Specialist resources are available to ensure you have the tools necessary for a global job search. We provide dedicated support to our students throughout your time with us and beyond. This is delivered by our MBA Careers Manager who works exclusively with our MBA students, and will help you to plan your post-MBA career and to equip you with the tools and strategies to compete effectively within the global job market. As an MBA graduate you join the ranks of successful and influential professionals making a mark on organisations around the world. Some recent first destinations of our graduates include: Ernst & Young, Senior Consultant; Bilcake Research, Accountant; Clydesdale Bank, Senior Finance Partner; Wheatly Group, Senior Corporation Governance Manager; Bioreliance Biotech Ltd, Engineering Manager; Business Stream, Key Account Manager; Datec Technologies Ltd, Technical Sales Manager; Repsier, Business Representative; University of Glasgow, Commercial Director; Alchris Business Services Ltd, Project Manager; MBE packaging Ltd, Project Manager; Ulta Semiconductor, Senior Application Engineer.

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The programme provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to international finance. Read more
The programme provides you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to international finance.

Why this programme

-You will work with a peer group of like-minded students at a similar stage in their management development, and with complementary interests and ambitions.
-It is an engaging and stimulating learning experience, with staff and students coming together in a vibrant postgraduate community.
-The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally recognised research with real socio-economic impact.
-The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme structure

You will take a series of core courses and optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in a project, dealing with a topical management issue. There are also non-assessed, compulsory workshop programmes, involving participation in a series of reflective learning exercises that include induction events, strategic case analysis and debates.

You will learn to use financial reports and information to meet the needs of an organisation.

The taught courses will enhance your ability to interpret data, and give you the tools to compile reports of key findings and recommendations, understandable to managers of all functions. The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually.

Core courses
-Business management and decision making
-Delivering performance
-International corporate finance
-Marketing management
-People in organisations
-Strategic management

Optional courses
-Entrepreneurial finance
-International banking and financial management (Accounting & Finance)
-Mergers and acquisitions (Accounting & Finance)

Industry links and employability

Employers frequently tells us that they want graduates who can act on their own initiative, take personal responsibility, show leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. This is why our MSc programmes emphasise reflective learning, active participation and the development of interpretive, evaluative and problem-solving abilities. Our MSc programmes provide benefits for employers while enhancing the career prospects of our graduates.

Here are just a few of the international companies that have appointed our graduates:
-Abn Amro
-INSEAD
-Siemens
-Citigroup
-China Chamber of International Commerce
-Prosper Engineering
-Aztec Global Sourcing
-Atkins
-Procter & Gamble

Many of our recent graduates have taken fast track routes to senior positions, including:
-Financial Analyst
-Development Executive
-Client Services Manager
-Contract Manager
-HR Manager
-Property Consultant
-Sales and Marketing Director
-Assistant General Manager
-Management Consultant and Purchasing Director

Career prospects

There is a high demand for managers who can act on their own initiative, take personal responsibility, show leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. You will also have an international finance specialisation that will give you an advantage in this sector.

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