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University College Birmingham, Full Time Masters Degrees in Business & Management

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Overview. In the increasingly competitive business environment, there is high demand for creativity, innovation and uniqueness - and a growing demand for businesses to be enterprising. Read more
Overview

In the increasingly competitive business environment, there is high demand for creativity, innovation and uniqueness - and a growing demand for businesses to be enterprising. Our Enterprise Management MSc/PGDip has been developed in partnership with industry professionals to give you the business knowledge and work experience you need to advance in management positions in the enterprise service sector. The course will also give you the skills to set up your own business and learn how to grow and develop strategically. As you explore the basis of entrepreneurial activity, you will further develop your business and management skills enabling you to identify and respond to new business opportunities. You can develop your own business plan as an option for your final year research project, with our industry partners contributing to your business development process. The course has been designed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), a leading global professional body that provides you with the opportunity to achieve Chartered Manager status.

Why should I choose this course?

If you are thinking of enhancing your career in the business sector, setting up your own business or taking your business to the next strategic level, this course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.
You will interact and engage with entrepreneurs who will mentor you through the duration of the course and ensure you develop the appropriate skills and knowledge to succeed as a manager or entrepreneur.
The course offers you a route into self-employment, especially if you have got a sound business start-up idea that you have always wanted to realise and implement.
The course has a practical focus with an ethos of “learn by doing.” You will work alongside both local and national entrepreneurs on "live" business activity and development projects.
The course has been designed in collaboration with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and

provides you with the opportunity to achieve Chartered Manager status.

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Course overview. Tourism is a highly-competitive industry in virtually every country of the world, which has created a demand for managers who possess the knowledge and skills to succeed in this dynamic and global industry. Read more
Course overview

Tourism is a highly-competitive industry in virtually every country of the world, which has created a demand for managers who possess the knowledge and skills to succeed in this dynamic and global industry.

This course will enhance your business management potential by developing your knowledge and skills to identify and respond to the wide range of opportunities and threats in future tourism business environments. You will also appreciate the multi-disciplinary approaches required in the sector.

A strong emphasis is placed on the role of communication and creativity in effective management practice, together with an awareness of contemporary issues. A key feature of this course is the ‘live industry project’, where you will travel overseas for an external organisation and apply your skills and knowledge to a real business. Previous students have completed projects in Malaysia, the Gambia and the Azores in Portugal.


Why should I choose this course?

UCB is a leading provider of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses in tourism, with a national and international reputation.
UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international study body, which makes for a diverse and friendly atmosphere.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.
The ‘live industry project’ is a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, gain experience and use the skills you develop on your course in a real industry environment.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of tourism and business approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary tourism environment.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, guest speakers, seminars and e-learning activities will help give you an understanding of the travel and tourism sector as a business. There is also a range of action learning opportunities through case studies, scenario-planning, simulations and live projects.

You will be assessed through case study analysis, presentations, essays, e-discussions, examinations and debates through a range of individual and team-based environments.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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Course overview. If you want to work in a dynamic marketing role, managing events or working within hospitality and tourism, then this course will provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed. Read more
Course overview

If you want to work in a dynamic marketing role, managing events or working within hospitality and tourism, then this course will provide you with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed.

The focus of this course is on developing your effective marketing management competencies through the study of a range of modules specifically designed to encapsulate and reflect the contemporary marketing environment.

You will have the opportunity to undertake projects in a live marketing context and act as a consultant to develop strategies and marketing plans for clients. This industry-based experience is very valuable and will enhance your overall employability.

This course encompasses a corporate team-building event to develop the skills that you learned during your undergraduate studies and raise them to a higher academic level.

The UCB Business School has an affiliation with the Academy of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). You will benefit from interaction and engagement with leading marketing practitioners and academics as well as having access to a wide range of specific marketing resources.

Why should I choose this course?

You will develop your professional career in marketing as you specialise in the dynamic events, hospitality and tourism industries.
You will be given a choice of specialist modules that allow you to customise your degree to suit your career aspirations.
You will learn advanced business functions in marketing management and how to apply them to the industry.
You will work with real clients, helping to develop marketing plans and strategies in order develop your industry experience.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative marketing approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary business environment.

Teaching and assessment

This course is delivered through team-based learning exercises to encourage a high level of participation. You will also attend lectures, seminar debates and do independent reading to ensure an interactive, personalised learning experience.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include case studies, presentations, online debates, assessed seminars, essays and reports, marketing plans and a live exhibition.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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Course overview. This exciting course will provide you with the opportunity to develop higher level knowledge, skills and talent for a career within the dynamic global meetings and event industry. Read more
Course overview

This exciting course will provide you with the opportunity to develop higher level knowledge, skills and talent for a career within the dynamic global meetings and event industry.

This postgraduate qualification will enhance your appreciation of the complex, strategic and operational management tools used in the events industry. Your knowledge will be supported by current global events theory, giving you the ability to solve executive problems.

By adopting a social science approach, you will explore and critique the operational and business issues within the sector and look for solutions at corporate business level. The social interaction of people within the wider environment will form the basis to how you approach a variety of concepts.

Why should I choose this course?

This degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham and has a strong industry and vocational focus.
You will learn how to expand and develop your meetings and events business in the flushing global event marketplace.
You will have the opportunity to take an optional placement within the industry, boosting your future career prospects.
You will learn from both experienced academics and industry leaders to develop your global business skills and worldview.
You can take part in and conduct your field research on an overseas residential.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, seminars and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study and you will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis and presentations.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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Course overview. If you are seeking to develop a career within the culinary environment of the hospitality industry, this course provides a direct career pathway for you. Read more
Course overview

If you are seeking to develop a career within the culinary environment of the hospitality industry, this course provides a direct career pathway for you.

The management of professional culinary enterprises proves an exciting challenge. Artistry and technique need to be blended with business and management acumen, coupled with the skills of creativity and innovation. The challenge is to always meet changing consumer demands, research trends and effectively manage an operation.

You will study classical culinary technique and adapt it to the contemporary culinary environment. Innovation, recipe and food product development will be strong components of your overall experience. The international nature of the modern culinary environment is reflected in the content and delivery of this course – as are the challenges of managing culinary operations as profit centres.

Some previous culinary experience is required, but the course is also open to students from educational and industry backgrounds.

Why should I choose this course?

UCB is a specialist and internationally-renowned provider of courses in hospitality and culinary arts management.
You will enhance your knowledge and application of culinary technique and develop your ability to manage within a culinary environment.
You will be able to specialise and develop advanced techniques through our state-of-the-art facilities, staff expertise and an optional work placement.
UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international study body and out internationally-recognised qualifications.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.

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Course overview. The global growth of tourism has been accompanied by economic, environmental and social impacts that are crucial to industry development in order for it to expand and develop. Read more
Course overview

The global growth of tourism has been accompanied by economic, environmental and social impacts that are crucial to industry development in order for it to expand and develop.

A key role in the development of tourism lies with the planners and developers who control and cultivate tourism to meet the varied needs of the different types of service providers and principles.

This course will examine these important areas, encouraging you to examine the management and development of tourism destinations so you develop an appreciation of the multi-disciplinary approaches required in the sector. You will focus on planning and development initiatives whilst building an awareness of contemporary issues.

A key feature of this course is the ‘live industry project’, where you will travel overseas for an external organisation and apply your skills and knowledge to developing tourism product and marketing development plans. Previous students have completed projects in Cyprus, Italy and Madeira.

Why should I choose this course?

UCB is a leading provider of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses in tourism, with a national and international reputation.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of tourism and marketing development approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary tourism environment.
UCB’s well-developed international links are reflected in our thriving international study body, which makes for a diverse and friendly atmosphere.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.
The ‘live industry project’ is a fantastic opportunity to travel abroad, gain experience and use the skills you develop on your course in a real industry environment.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, guest speakers, seminars and e-learning activities will help give you an understanding of the travel and tourism sector as a business. There is also a range of action learning opportunities through case studies, scenario-planning, simulations and live projects.

You will be assessed through case study analysis, presentations, essays, e-discussions, examinations and debates through a range of individual and team-based environments.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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Course overview. The hospitality industry is a vast, global and dynamic industry which is constantly developing and expanding. Read more
Course overview

The hospitality industry is a vast, global and dynamic industry which is constantly developing and expanding.

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the hospitality industry and the environment in which it operates and increase your critical awareness of current issues and new insights into this area of professional practice. Our previous graduates can be found all over the world, working in a variety of senior management positions in many different sectors of the industry.

You will also take part in a five-day study trip to a European city destination in order to carry out research related to one or more of your course assessments. Previous study visits have taken students to Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Florence, Barcelona, Krakow and Rome. The cost of this residential visit it include in the course fees.

There are many diverse career opportunities available to you, and a postgraduate degree from UCB will improve your chances of success and career progression.

Why should I choose this course?

UCB is a well-established and internationally-renowned provider of hospitality management courses.
Our lecturers have a wealth of industry experience to draw from and keep up-to-date on industry developments as well as academic research.
This degree is accredited by the University of Birmingham and has a strong industry and commercial focus.
You will learn how to work in a managerial position within the hospitality industry and be aware of the contemporary issues and potential areas of growth within the sector.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hospitality and managerial approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary hospitality environment.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, seminars and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study and you will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis, presentations and simulation using industry-specific software.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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Course overview. International hospitality is challenging, dynamic and expanding rapidly. It also offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities. Read more
Course overview

International hospitality is challenging, dynamic and expanding rapidly. It also offers a wide range of exciting employment opportunities.

On this course, you will choose the pathway that best suits you – one that is tailored to suit your previous qualifications and experience.

Pathway A:

If you are new to the industry and your qualifications are not related to hospitality or tourism, then you will take this pathway. This course will teach you about managing the operational aspects of the industry and incorporated the study of related tourism and events environments.

Pathway B:

If you have an undergraduate degree in hospitality or tourism management and you wish to continue your studies then this will be your pathway. In addition to operational management, you will focus on the long-term strategic development of hospitality operations and will equip you to engage in continuing development using a broad range of intellectual and study skills.

You will also take part in a five-day study trip to a European city destination in order to carry out research related to one or more of your course assessments. Previous study visits have taken students to Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Seville, Palma, Amsterdam and Rome. The cost of this residential visit it include in the course fees.

Why should I choose this course?

You will develop your professional career, specialising in the dynamic and exciting sector of hospitality.
UCB is a well-established and internationally-renowned provider of hospitality courses.
You will learn advanced hospitality functions and how to apply them to the industry.
This course is accredited by the University of Birmingham.
You will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hospitality and managerial approaches and appreciate the changing nature of the contemporary hospitality environment.

Teaching and assessment

Lectures, seminars and fieldwork will provide opportunities for you to explore concepts relevant to your study and you will also be analysing case studies as a way to understand the link between theory and sector practice.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage you to develop a range of skills. These include essays and reports, investigative fieldwork, case study analysis, presentations and simulation using industry-specific software.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

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