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The MA Food Business Management course creates links between academic theory and practice and leading food and hospitality businesses. Read more

The MA Food Business Management course creates links between academic theory and practice and leading food and hospitality businesses. These connections will be established in the classroom, on field trips and in interactions with a range of distinguished external speakers from the industry.

The course will enable you to approach business challenges from a global perspective, integrating academic and technical knowledge, and assess situations from financial, commercial, societal and cultural standpoints. You will be able to create innovative solutions to champion food businesses and develop action plans based on rigorous theoretical frameworks that you can use in your professional careers’ to effectively manage change.

Course detail

This postgraduate award in food business and management has been designed to produce graduates who are exceptionally well equipped with the aptitudes and competencies necessary to design, manage and lead developments within the food industry. This course will provide both a coherent programme of academic study and an in-depth educational experience focusing on the role of the manager and management issues within the international food industry, food service sectors, hospitality, and an exploration of cutting-edge food research.

This course takes an innovative approach, led by a multi-disciplinary team, that studies the food business sector ranging, from management theory and practice to food supply chain management. It embraces product innovation, within a social science perspective, whilst acknowledging the ethical and nutritional responsibility of business in modern society.

Internship

The Internship Course seeks to provide a 28 week period of paid work experience incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the food service industries both within the UK and overseas. The internship process is co-ordinated by the University's own dedicated internship team and draws upon contacts with the industry. The London School of Hospitality and Tourism generally has exceptionally good links with leading industrialists, many of whom are Patrons, Fellows and Alumni of the School.

Modules

• Designing the Customer Experience

• Business Performance Analysis

• Responsible Value Chain Management

• Applied Food Science and Product Development

• Food and Society

• Foodservice Operations Analysis.

• Organisational Behaviour in Theory and Practice

• Management Consultancy

• The Internship.

Career and study progression

The course will deliver unique professional development opportunities to senior managers. It provides enhanced promotion prospects, new career opportunities and greater career security. Career benefits will also accrue from being part of a strong professional network and experiencing coaching and mentoring opportunities. For sponsoring organisations it serves as a basis for developing senior staff as thought leaders and also assists in senior staff retention.

On successful completion of the Masters course you can progress onto an MPhil or a PhD research degree.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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MSc International Business Management is one of the most popular master courses amongst both our home and international students. Read more

MSc International Business Management is one of the most popular master courses amongst both our home and international students. We welcome students from a range of backgrounds, so whether you’re looking to boost your existing career, change career direction or get a great start, this course will give you the knowledge to help you deal with the 21st century needs in international business.

Course detail

This course offers a range of opportunities to develop you professionally and academically, including:

• a consultancy project, so you can put knowledge into practice in tackling real life business issues.

• International trip with a series of visit to companies

• Dual accreditation – CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Modules

Core modules:

• Global Marketing and Digital Business

• Cross Cultural Management and Leadership

• Business Intelligence

• International Political Economy

• Global Strategy

• New Venture Development

• Consultancy Project.

Optional modules:

• Employment Law

• Corporate Responsibility

• Logistics and Supply Chain Management

• Project Management

• Corporate Financial Management

• Contemporary Marketing Challenges.

Career and study progression

On completion, students can progress into managerial role in an international organisation or in a small to medium sized enterprise with an international outlook.

Students from this course have gone on to further their careers as:

• Operation managers

• Marketing managers

• Sales managers

• project co-ordinators

• Data analysts

• Financial planners.

Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Doctorate study enables you to develop research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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Over recent years there has been a growing awareness and appreciation of the use of project management techniques in a much wider range of business settings. Read more

Over recent years there has been a growing awareness and appreciation of the use of project management techniques in a much wider range of business settings. This, in part, is due to increasing competition and a business imperative which recognises that in order to achieve competitive advantage, efficiency and success of each and every project is important.

This exciting new Masters in Applied Project Management contextualises the practice of project management within specific sectors and provides the graduate with the generic skills and competences required to fulfil their business and organisational needs.

The practical approach to teaching and learning is enhanced through added three distinct pathways of Environment, Computing and Enterprise Management and a final dissertation allowing for even further focusing against your choices career sector. There are seven taught modules ranging from Principles of Project Management to Professional Enquiry Methods with two being from your selected pathway.

Course detail

This full-time version is with Internship of 6 months duration, with dissertation development. This allows completion within 18 months. To support Internship two non-assessed modules of Personal & Professional Development and Employability Skills & Employment are incorporated within the course and allocated tutor for internship.

The Internship Course seeks to provide the same rigorous and challenging programme of professional practice as the MSc Applied Project Management but has the added advantage of including a 6 months internship incorporated into the period of study. This makes it ideal for students seeking to add a practical dimension to their studies and understand the demands of workplace supervision and management. Internship opportunities exist throughout the industry within the UK.

The practical approach to teaching and learning is enhanced through added three distinct pathways of Environment, Computing and Enterprise Management and a final dissertation allowing for even further focusing against your choices career sector. There are seven taught modules ranging from principles of Project Management to Professional Enquiry Methods with two being from your selected pathway.

Pathways

You can choose from one of the following pathways:

  • Computing Pathway
  • Consultancy and Technical Innovation.

OR

  • Enterprise Management Pathway
  • Management of Organisational Change.

Format

A variety of teaching methods will be used within course module deliveries especially to capture the applied aspects of project management. In fact the core modules were constructed with teaching variety methods from the outset. The pathways modules need to capture sector expectations and final dissertation offers a wideness of choice.

Assessment

The assessment offers a balance of assessment approaches of assignment only and some will have a mixture with an examination as an end assessment.

For example: The module Strategic Innovation Management initial assignment involves group work and requires a presentation creation and delivery. The final assignment is an individually developed document requiring you to conduct research on the use of projects in an organisation. There is no examination for the modules and assessment weighting 40/60.

There are only a total of 5 modules that require examinations as part of their end assessment for the course with maximum of only 4 examinations required for selected pathways.

Career and study progression

Project management plays an important role in nearly all organisation, from SMEs through to the largest global corporations. Knowledge and skills gained within this course will enable graduates to take on the role of project manager and/or become an effective member of a project management team.

Graduates are encouraged to further their study at the level of MPhil and PhD. We actively encourage students interested in research to make their interest known early on in their course.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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A Masters in Business Administration is one of the most highly respected business degrees available. Graduates often report that an MBA has helped them secure their dream job. Read more

A Masters in Business Administration is one of the most highly respected business degrees available. Graduates often report that an MBA has helped them secure their dream job. You'll learn essential skills and knowledge from the best in business, who will help you develop into a leader of the future.

Our MBA aims to improve your effectiveness as a manager or leader and so transform prospects for managerial careers or help encourage individual entrepreneurship. The course has been designed with input from employers from large to small firms, from both public and private sectors.

The course provides you with a comprehensive overview of international management and business issues within a framework that allows you to develop particular areas of expertise through a choice of optional modules and a personal dissertation.

Course detail

Whether you're looking to progress your existing career, change career direction or give yourself the best possible start to a business career, an MBA can transform your prospects. This course is available part-time or full-time, so can you can fit it around existing commitments.

You will benefit from:

• experienced lecturers

• live industry case studies

• using academic research to solve real-world problems

• an enduring and supportive network

• dual accreditation – CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

• a focus on enhancing your investigative and research skills to solve business/management problems.

We also aim to help you develop professionally by combining intellectual, analytical, strategic and critical thinking skills with professional drive and ambition. This will prepare you to become an entrepreneur or succeed in businesses across the world.

Modules

Core:

• Accounting for Decision Makers

• Global Marketing and Digital Business

• Strategy and Entrepreneurship

• Managing People

• Business Intelligence

• Business Ethics in Action

• MBA Project (including taught part on research methods).

Optional modules:

• Contemporary Marketing Challenges

• Logistics and Supply Chain Management

• Project Management

• Corporate Financial Management

• Employment Law

• International Advertising and Corporate Communication

• New Venture Development.

MBA Saturday Part-time Intensive

Our Saturday part-time intensive MBA has three start dates- September, January, and May. The duration is 21 months and all modules are the same as the full and part-time versions except there are only two optional modules to choose from:

• New Venture Development

• Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Career and study progression

Upon course completion our MBA students feel more confident and many have moved into growth areas such as banking, consulting, Government and not-for-profit sectors in the international arena while others are running their own successful businesses.

Our MBA postgraduates now work with companies such as:

• Citibank

• Accenture

• GlaxoSmithKline

• NHS Trusts

• BBC

• Yahoo

• Starbucks

• Continental Tyres

• The Times India

• Jarvis Hotels

• The Guardian.

Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Doctorate study enables you to develop research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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The MA Food Business Management course creates links between academic theory and practice and leading food and hospitality businesses. Read more

The MA Food Business Management course creates links between academic theory and practice and leading food and hospitality businesses. These connections will be established in the classroom, on field trips and in interactions with a range of distinguished external speakers from the industry.

The course will enable you to approach business challenges from a global perspective, integrating academic and technical knowledge, and assess situations from financial, commercial, societal and cultural standpoints. You will be able to create innovative solutions to champion food businesses and develop action plans based on rigorous theoretical frameworks that you can use in your professional careers’ to effectively manage change.

Course detail

The MA Food Business Management course creates links between academic theory and practice and leading food and hospitality businesses. These connections will be established in the classroom, on field trips and in interactions with a range of distinguished external speakers from the industry (who are all closely connected with the School). The course will empower you to personalise your learning through making choices as to the contexts of your assessments.

These contexts could include for example:

• food service providers

• manufacturing and food product development businesses

• environmental and societal pressure groups

• food and health organisations

• media and communication businesses.

The above will assist you towards fulfilling specific career ambitions. The course will also enable you to approach business challenges from a global perspective, integrating academic and technical knowledge, and assess situations from financial, commercial, societal and cultural standpoints. You will be able to create innovative solutions to champion food businesses and develop action plans based on rigorous theoretical frameworks that you can use in your professional careers' to effectively manage change. By working in teams you will learn how to build commitment and develop the communication and organisational skills that secures team 'buy-in' and successful management practices.

Modules

• Designing the Customer Experience

• Business Performance Analysis

• Responsible Value Chain Management

• Applied Food Science and Product Development

• Food and Society

• Foodservice Operations Analysis

• Research methods

• Dissertation.

Format

The course combines, academic rigor with contemporary managerial and strategic issues in food and hospitality management and enhances students' employability in the growing and dynamic food and hospitality industries.

Career and study progression

This course will deliver unique professional development opportunities to senior managers. It provides enhanced promotion prospects, new career opportunities and greater career security. Career benefits will also accrue from being part of a strong professional network and experiencing coaching and mentoring opportunities. For sponsoring organisations it serves as a basis for developing senior staff as thought leaders and also assists in senior staff retention.

On successful completion of the Master’s degree you can Progress onto an MPhil or a PhD Research degree.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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Over recent years there has been a growing awareness and appreciation of the use of project management techniques in a much wider range of business settings. Read more

Over recent years there has been a growing awareness and appreciation of the use of project management techniques in a much wider range of business settings. This, in part, is due to increasing competition and a business imperative which recognises that in order to achieve competitive advantage, efficiency and success of each and every project is important.

This exciting new Masters in Applied Project Management contextualises the practice of project management within specific sectors and provides the graduate with the generic skills and competences required to fulfil their business and organisational needs.

The practical approach to teaching and learning is enhanced through added three distinct pathways of Environment, Computing and Enterprise Management and a final dissertation allowing for even further focusing against your choices career sector. There are seven taught modules ranging from Principles of Project Management to Professional Enquiry Methods with two being from your selected pathway.

The part-time Saturday version would see the learner working within their career sector and building upon that knowledge base. To help support learning experience a week long module is offered in April each academic year which additionally helps balance the workload and completion within two years.

Course detail

The practical approach to teaching and learning is enhanced through added three distinct pathways of Environment, Computing and Enterprise Management and a final dissertation allowing for even further focusing against your choices career sector. There are seven taught modules ranging from principles of Project Management to Professional Enquiry Methods with two being from your selected pathway.

Format

A variety of teaching methods will be used within course module deliveries especially to capture the applied aspects of project management. In fact the core modules were constructed with teaching variety methods from the outset. The pathways modules need to capture sector expectations and final dissertation offers a wideness of choice.

Modules

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project Strategy
  • Employability Skills & Employment
  • Learning and Professional Development
  • Project Teams
  • Project Finance and Marketing
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation.

Assessment

The assessment across the modules has been thought out to offer a balance of assessment approaches of assignment only and some will have a mixture with an examination as an end assessment.

By way of example: The module Strategic Innovation Management initial assignment involves a group undertaking and requires a presentation creation and delivery. The final assignment is an individually developed document requiring to conduct research on the use of projects in an organisation. There is no examination for the modules and assessment weighting is 40/60.

There are only a total of five modules that require examinations as part of their end assessment for the course with maximum of only four examinations required for selected pathways.

Career and study progression

Project Management is the discipline of planning, organising and executing projects effectively and efficiently. As such, project management plays an important role in nearly any organisation, from SMEs through to the largest global corporations. Knowledge and skills gained within this course will enable graduates to take on the role of project manager and/or become an effective member of a project management team.

Outstanding graduates are encouraged to further their study at the level of MPhil and PhD at UWL and at other institutions.

We actively encourage students with potential for research to make their interest known early on in their course.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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The Master's course in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to bring together the theories, concepts and practices to develop critical understandings of a managerial career within either the tourism or aviation industry. Read more

The Master's course in International Tourism and Aviation Management seeks to bring together the theories, concepts and practices to develop critical understandings of a managerial career within either the tourism or aviation industry. The MA offers an opportunity to enhance research skills to advance employability in the tourism or aviation industry. It is offered as a one year full-time and two year part-time course.

During the course you will adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the study of tourism and aviation management, by drawing upon international case study material, to understand the global operations of both the tourism and aviation sectors. The course seeks to exploit synergies between the tourism and aviation industries to critically inspect the management-related issues, which is a key strength of the course structure. The MA is taught by an experienced team of academics, all with a background in either tourism and/or aviation management. Many of these staff are extensively published and are asked to speak at events and conferences throughout the world.

Course detail

There are several practice based features of the course, in addition to research for the dissertation. These may include guest speakers from industry, use of industry relevant briefs, field work, trips and visits, which can be used to inform teaching, learning and assessment.

The MA International Tourism and Aviation Management course seeks to provide a research-practice and enquiry element, introducing the philosophies, principles and practices of research. You will be required to produce a 15,000 word thesis, which should be topical, student centred and contain an element of original thinking. The MA International Tourism and Aviation Management is a course that suits students wishing to further apply their research skills and contribute to existing debates in tourism and or aviation management.

Modules

• Tourism and Aviation Principles and Practice

• Understanding the Consumer

• Responsible Tourism and Aviation

• Destination Management

• Strategic Management for the Tourism and Aviation Industry

• Aviation Operations

• Research Methods

• Dissertation

Format

MA International Tourism and Aviation Management adopts a blended teaching and learning strategy. This includes the use of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and self-managed personal research. The use of information and communications technology together with electronic learning support materials and e-books are central to the delivery of the curriculum. A feature of our learning approach is the use of industry-based briefs.

Assessment

Assessments feature both formative (in-course) and summative (final) assessment. Normally a module comprises of no more than two or three pieces of work. No formal examinations are set. The course embraces the use of essays, reports, presentations, case studies, portfolios, audits, in-class tests, project plans, industry-based briefs, business games and work-place simulation (to name but a few). Traditionally the teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the school at Masters level has been to engage with a wide variety of assessment techniques reflecting the broad abilities of different students to meet the assessment outcomes of the various modules.

Career and study progression

Tourism and aviation students traditionally find themselves working in a variety of different sectors of the industry, anywhere in the world, including:

• airside

• portside

• tour operations

• attractions management

• business travel.

Tourism and aviation students traditionally find themselves working in a variety of different sectors of the industry including airside, portside, tour operations, attractions management, business travel as well as anywhere in the world.

For those students wishing to study further, opportunities for M.Phil. and PhD also exist. Speak to the course leader for further details.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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The Master's programme in International Tourism and Aviation Management with Internship seeks to prepare aspiring individuals for a managerial career within either the tourism or aviation industry. Read more

The Master's programme in International Tourism and Aviation Management with Internship seeks to prepare aspiring individuals for a managerial career within either the tourism or aviation industry. The course offers the opportunity to interpret and assess trends and changing management practices within the tourism and aviation industry. In doing so it widens career opportunities and the possibility of movement between the two sectors. The mode of study is full-time - studied over 18 months and the internship component is completed after all taught modules have been passed.

You will be expected to undertake a total of 1,200 hours of planned full-time work experience or internship in a tourism or aviation organisation. Normally this will equate to 30 weeks spent with your internship employer completing various work related roles and tasks and completing the various guided learning activities required as part of your programme. The University does not guarantee an internship and you will need to be proactive in finding what might be considered a suitable intern position. To prepare you for the internship one assessed module: Organisational Behaviour in Theory and Practice is incorporated within the course.

Course detail

The MA programme adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the study of tourism and aviation management, by drawing upon international case study material, to understand the global operations of both the tourism and aviation sectors. The course seeks to exploit synergies between the tourism and aviation industries to critically inspect the management-related issues, which is a key strength of the programme structure. The programme is taught by experienced team of academics, all with a background in either tourism and/or aviation management. Many of these staff are extensively published and are asked to speak at events and conferences throughout the world.

There are several practice based features of the course, in addition to the internship. These may include guest speakers from industry, use of industry relevant briefs, field work, trips and visits, which can be used to inform teaching, learning and assessment.

Internship

The Internship course seeks to provide a dynamic element to the programme introducing the principles of learning through work and allowing you to apply theoretical constructs taught on the course to a 'real world' situation. The MA International Tourism and Aviation Management with Internship is a course that suits students wishing to further apply the principles and practices of management introduced in the course through actual practise or for students seeking further work experience to enhance their professional portfolio.

Modules

• Tourism and Aviation Principles and Practice

• Understanding the Consumer

• Responsible Tourism and Aviation

• Organisational Behaviour in Theory and Practice

• Destination Management

• Strategic Management for the Tourism and Aviation Industry

• Aviation Operations

• Management Consultancy

• The Internship

Format

MA International Tourism and Aviation Management with Internship adopts a blended teaching and learning strategy. This includes the use of lectures, tutorials, seminars, self-managed personal research and learning through work experience. The use of information and communications technology together with electronic learning support materials and e-books are central to the delivery of the curriculum. A feature of our learning approach is the use of industry-based briefs.

Assessment

Assessments feature both formative (in-course) and summative (final) assessment. Normally a module comprises of no more than two or three pieces of work. No formal examinations are set. The course embraces the use of essays, reports, presentations, case studies, portfolios, audits, in-class tests, project plans, industry-based briefs, business games and work-place simulation (to name but a few). Traditionally the teaching, learning and assessment strategy of the school at Masters level has been to engage with a wide variety of assessment techniques reflecting the broad abilities of different students to meet the assessment outcomes of the various modules.

Career and study progression

Tourism and aviation students traditionally find themselves working in a variety of different sectors of the industry, anywhere in the world, including:

- airside

- portside

- tour operations

- attractions management

- business travel.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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The luxury sector is the fastest growing sector of the $6 trillion global hospitality industry. This course has been designed to launch your career into this highly lucrative and competitive market. Read more

The luxury sector is the fastest growing sector of the $6 trillion global hospitality industry. This course has been designed to launch your career into this highly lucrative and competitive market.

This postgraduate course is specifically designed to give you the skills, knowledge and insight to develop a global vision of a business and the ability to successfully design and manage a luxury hospitality brand.

Course detail

You will learn to:

• learn new approaches where empathy, intuition and the art of anticipation are dominant approach business challenges from a global perspective

• integrate academic and technical knowledge

• assess situations from financial, commercial and cultural standpoints.

• champion and protect the trusted reputation of brands

• develop action plans based on rigorous theoretical frameworks

• manage change and transfer competencies and know-how

• work in teams to learn how to build commitment

• develop the communication and organisational skills that secures team 'buy-in' and successful project management.

Modules

• The Luxury Hospitality Business Environment

• Designing the Customer Experience I

• Designing the Customer Experience II

• Business Performance Analysis

• Brand Reputation Management

• E-Strategies and Systems

• Research Methods.

Internship route:

• Organisational Behaviour in Theory and Practice

• Management Consultancy

• The Internship.

The Internship

The internship requires that you work for a minimum of 1,200 hours (equivalent to 30 weeks) with a hospitality employer. These positions can be in either paid or non-paid employment. The important thing is that the internship allows you to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired on your course to a practical work-based situation. The internship will allow you to improve and acquire new skills, explore various career opportunities, network and work with others a part of a team.

It will also enhance your understanding of the world of work and what constitutes professional practice in the workplace. In doing so the internship seeks to enhance your career prospects and allow you to become more focussed in determining a potential career pathway. Please note the University does not guarantee a work placement for your internship – the onus is with the student to pro-actively seek an internship, which requires working closely with the placements team.

Career and study progression

The course combines, academic rigor with contemporary managerial and strategic issues in luxury hospitality management. Whilst this enhances your employability in the growing and dynamic hospitality industry, it can also be applied to a range of other professions.

Skills such as brand management or customer experience are also valuable in industries such as PR or advertising, whilst studying business in a global context prepares you for numerous other career paths.

Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Postgraduate study enables you to specialise in the field you are passionate about. Progression to MPhil and PhD research degrees are possible.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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The luxury sector is the fastest growing sector of the $6 trillion global hospitality industry. This course has been designed to launch your career into this highly lucrative and competitive market. Read more

The luxury sector is the fastest growing sector of the $6 trillion global hospitality industry. This course has been designed to launch your career into this highly lucrative and competitive market.

This postgraduate course is specifically designed to give you the skills, knowledge and insight to develop a global vision of a business and the ability to successfully design and manage a luxury hospitality brand.

Course detail

You will learn how to:

• learn new approaches where empathy, intuition and the art of anticipation are dominant approach business challenges from a global perspective

• integrate academic and technical knowledge

• assess situations from financial, commercial and cultural standpoints.

• champion and protect the trusted reputation of brands

• develop action plans based on rigorous theoretical frameworks

• manage change and transfer competencies and know-how

• work in teams to learn how to build commitment

• develop the communication and organisational skills that secures team 'buy-in' and successful project management.

The curriculum is linked externally with leading luxury hospitality brands and enterprises and internally with the academic hospitality community, ensuring your learning is always considered from a practical angle.

Modules

• The Luxury Hospitality Business Environment

• Designing the Customer Experience I

• Designing the Customer Experience II

• Business Performance Analysis

• Brand Reputation Management

• E-Strategies and Systems

• Research Methods

• Dissertation.

Career and study progression

The course combines, academic rigor with contemporary managerial and strategic issues in luxury hospitality management. Whilst this enhances your employability in the growing and dynamic hospitality industry, it can also be applied to a range of other professions.

Skills such as brand management or customer experience are also valuable in industries such as PR or advertising, whilst studying business in a global context prepares you for numerous other career paths.

Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Postgraduate study enables you to specialise in the field you are passionate about. Progression to MPhil and PhD research degrees are possible.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to take a critical perspective on current theory and practice, to analyse complex problems and to devise creative solutions to those problems, and to develop the skills needed to conduct research into HRM issues. Read more

Throughout the course, you will be encouraged to take a critical perspective on current theory and practice, to analyse complex problems and to devise creative solutions to those problems, and to develop the skills needed to conduct research into HRM issues. They will be expected to take responsibility for their own learning, to contribute to the learning of others and to be reflective practitioners.

The course also meets the Advanced Level knowledge requirements of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) for entry into a professional membership grade.

Course detail

You will use an Individual Learning Plan from the start of the course, intended to support progress, and each student is required to submit with their Dissertation a refl ective log of learning during the project.

Modules

• HRM in Context

• Managing People

• Developing Skills for Management

• People Resourcing and Talent Management

• Employment Law

• Learning and Talent Development

• Cross-Cultural Management and Leadership

• Dissertation.

Format

You will learn through a number of methods. We will use the most important resource available to us: you and your fellow students, who bring a wide variety of backgrounds, academic achievements, and knowledge and experience of HRM. This provides a real opportunity for everyone on the course, including the tutors, to learn with and from each other in a challenging but essentially 'safe' environment.

Career and study progression

When you study on this course, you may already be working in the HRM/people management field. This course is designed to enhance your abilities in your current job role, and to prepare you for promotion.

When you pass, you can apply for individual Chartered Membership of the CIPD. This grade of membership is regarded as essential for progression into HR management and consultancy. Anecdotal evidence suggests that students who complete this course, and thereby gain professional membership of the CIPD, are successful in furthering their careers in the HR profession. Some of our former students are now the line managers of current students.

If, after finishing this course, you want to go onto our MBA course, you may be exempt from some of its modules.

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.



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The demand for finance professionals with a competent grasp of risk management principles has never been greater. Read more

The demand for finance professionals with a competent grasp of risk management principles has never been greater. This course is ideal for you if you have a good first degree and a high level of academic ability, and want to benefit from unique skills and knowledge that will enhance your employment and personal development opportunities.

Course detail

The rising volatility of financial markets, sovereign debt crises and geopolitical uncertainty place significant demands on businesses and other organisations, as they strive to manage the potential impact of these risks on the strategic functions of the organisation - especially in its financial management. This course will improve your skills as a practising professional, helping you play a senior role in financial and risk management.

Modules

• Corporate Financial Management

• Capital Markets and Decisions Under Risk

• Corporate Responsibility

• Financial Risk Management

• Managing Credit Risk

• Global Financial Crises

• Research Methods and Dissertation.

Career and study progression

Developed in consultation with industry professionals, this course equips you with competitive skills that will make you highly employable in this field. You will learn using live industry simulations, through which you will be exposed to systems and problems that real world professionals encounter - and with this experience, you will be proficient as well as employable.

After completing your studies, you will be eligible to apply for a doctoral course.

How to apply

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Scholarships and bursaries

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The MSc in International Marketing is designed for graduates and business professionals who have some marketing experience or for others considering starting a new career in marketing or for those who have a real interest in specialist areas. Read more

The MSc in International Marketing is designed for graduates and business professionals who have some marketing experience or for others considering starting a new career in marketing or for those who have a real interest in specialist areas.

The course will help you launch or develop your career in marketing with the benefit of a broad understanding of topical contemporary marketing issues. You will study a range of diverse areas, from the new digital landscape to sustainable marketing challenges and global opportunities.

Course detail

You will benefit from:

• experienced practitioner lecturers

• live industry case studies

• using academic research to solve real-world problems

• an enduring and supportive network

• strategic perspective through detailed exploration, critical appraisal and in-depth study

• an understanding of brands, marketing, consumers and the changing contexts in which organisations do business

• learning how to think creatively, critically and strategically about marketing issues and challenges.

We also aim to help you develop professionally by combining intellectual, analytical, strategic and critical thinking skills with professional drive and ambition. This will prepare you to become an entrepreneur or succeed in businesses across the world.

You will also gain practical experience during a project focussing on a real life marketing problem.

Modules

• Global Marketing

• Digital and Social Media Marketing

• Diversity in Consumer Behaviour

• Strategic Marketing

• Brand Management

• International Advertising and Corporate Communication

• International Marketing Project (including taught part on research methods).

Optional modules:

• Employment law

• Corporate Responsibility

• Project Management

• Contemporary Marketing Challenges

• Logistic and Supply Chain Management

• New Venture Development.

Assessment

Our assessment strategy focuses on applying knowledge and skills to real-life marketing management situations. We use a variety of assessment methods, reflecting the different tasks and issues an international manager is likely to experience. These include written case study analysis, literature review, essays, written reports, presentations and examinations.

Career and study progression

Our Masters students go on to successful careers locally, nationally and internationally in:

• marketing

• digital marketing

• marketing communication

• marketing management

• international management

• marketing consultancy

• advertising

• media relations

• public relations.

Whilst studying, you may have discovered an area you want to learn more about. Doctorate study enables you to develop research and generic skills to equip you to operate successfully as a professional researcher.

How to apply

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Overview. Our Masters in Digital Marketing course has been designed with an industry focus. We aim to provide you with a highly competitive qualification for the modern job market, in a vibrant commercial sector with a significant skills gap. Read more

Overview

Our Masters in Digital Marketing course has been designed with an industry focus. We aim to provide you with a highly competitive qualification for the modern job market, in a vibrant commercial sector with a significant skills gap.

The course provides a great balance of practical and theory work across the whole course, and will also embed an understanding of the latest digital trends and techniques. We will take an in-depth look at:

  • social media marketing
  • e-marketing
  • online marketing trends
  • digital marketing strategy.

Modules

• Digital Marketing Communications

• Online Consumer Behaviour and Multi-Cultural Brand Management

• Contemporary Marketing Challenges

• Digital Marketing Tools

• Corporate Global Marketing and Responsibility

• New Venture Development and Project Management

• Digital Marketing Project (including research methods).

Why choose this course?

The MSc in Digital Marketing at UWL will give you a great knowledge of the latest online marketing trends and techniques in the digital marketplace.

You will learn: 

  • effective use of social media and digital channels
  • how to build an online community
  • the latest digital technology and innovation.

Our MSc in Digital Marketing is a great start towards building a rewarding career. This practical vocational course will provide you with the confidence you need to create successful digital strategies.

During the course, you will have many opportunities to run digital marketing projects for real companies. The course also heavily adopts enquiry-based learning approach and so teaching methods such as case study and simulation games would be employed. 

It provides a great balance of practical and theory work across the whole course, and will also embed an understanding of the latest digital trends and techniques.

Our Digital Marketing MSc is:

  • developed with the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) requirements
  • supported by leading employers in the sector, namely: 
  • Grain Ltd
  • Simon Inc Ltd
  • Target Internet Ltd
  • a highly competitive qualification with potential for sustainable recruitment.

Our teaching staff

Our academic staff have an enviable blend of theoretical knowledge and real-world expertise, with over 100 years of combined industry experience in areas such as: 

  • logistics
  • finance
  • tourism
  • IT
  • manufacturing
  • leadership. 

Their knowledge is extensive, current and, most importantly, transferable.

Our teaching staff includes Emmanuel Mensah Asiedu, Lecturer in Marketing and Management with 15 years' academic experience. 

Emmanuel's research interest is in areas of: marketing, strategy, marketing communications a branding, mobile phone technology and Small Business Entrepreneurship in developing economies.

How to apply

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The course will meet the needs of most accountancy graduates who wish to embark on postgraduate training in accounting and finance. Read more

The course will meet the needs of most accountancy graduates who wish to embark on postgraduate training in accounting and finance. Graduates with a good degree in accounting and finance seeking to improve their employability profile would find this course of particular interest.

Course detail

Members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have a particular advantage in that they may claim for exemptions from certain modules on the MSc Finance and Accounting course, based on completion of the ACCA's professional-level papers. Exemption requests from members of other recognised accountancy professional bodies are welcome, and will be assessed based on individual merit and the comparability of syllabuses.

Modules

• Corporate Financial Management

• Capital Markets and Decisions Under Risk

• Corporate Responsibility

• Corporate Financial Reporting

• Business Strategy

• Research Methods and Dissertation.

Plus one option from:

• Taxation

• Auditing

• Management and Decision Making.

Career and study progression

The course will equip graduates with the skills to access senior roles in Accountancy as financial controllers, audit seniors, financial analysts and senior accountants. The curriculum meets the needs of the profession and the qualification is recognised by employers.

On completion, graduates would be eligible to apply for a doctoral programme.

How to apply

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Scholarships and bursaries

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