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University of Cumbria, Full Time Masters Degrees in Business & Management

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Show you have the skills to become a first class manager by working towards an MBA qualification! We offer a problem-based approach to teaching that builds on the skills you've gained from the workplace and through your undergraduate degree. Read more
Show you have the skills to become a first class manager by working towards an MBA qualification! We offer a problem-based approach to teaching that builds on the skills you've gained from the workplace and through your undergraduate degree. You'll explore contemporary business and management principles and learn how to apply them to real situations, using real case studies that look at business from local to international levels. We'll challenge your analytical mind set to develop your critical thinking skills, giving you the confidence to make high end business decisions that will see you become a leader in your field.

We always consider the evolving world of management reasoning, practices and solutions, whilst ensuring that what we teach is relevant to the current global economic climate. We'll consider evolving management reasoning, practices and solutions to give you a full understanding of being an effective manager, allowing you to focus your studies by developing a research approach on a specific area of your interest. The MBA is internationally considered the gold standard of business degrees, opening up new paths across the world, so prove you have what it takes to advance to the highest level in your profession.

Course outline

Our MBA programme is designed to integrate your own learning and development in a work-based situation into six core modules of academic theory and practice. You will complete individual and group-based assignments that will develop your knowledge and understanding of the materials covered and how these apply in an organisational context.

There will also be a case-study/presentation project enabling you to apply a range of theories and knowledge to a real problem in your organisation, allowing you to reflect on your own management style and organisational performance.

Graduate destinations

An MBA is the primary management qualification for aspiring business leaders, giving you the skills and knowledge to progress your career to more senior levels or give you a stepping-stone to a new career.

Other admission requirements

Applicants would be expected to have the following:
-1st or 2nd class honours degree or equivalent and at least two years post-graduation work experience.

An MBA is the primary management qualification for aspiring business leaders and our full time MBA is designed for those who already have at least two years post-graduation work experience and wish to invest in a programme that will give graduates the skills and knowledge to build on their existing work experience to establish, sustain and progress a successful managerial or professional career to more senior levels.

Applications without standard qualifications must demonstrate:
-The capacity for theoretical debate.
-A high level of motivation.
-The capacity for independent study.
-The ability to achieve the proposed programme of work.
-Students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6 in each component).

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If you want to learn about management on an international level, then we'll help you develop a full understanding and critical awareness of current issues within international management. Read more
If you want to learn about management on an international level, then we'll help you develop a full understanding and critical awareness of current issues within international management. We use problem-based teaching that encompasses the current global economic climate, cross cultural business practices and evolving management reasoning, practices and solutions.

You'll develop your reflective and critical thinking skills by challenging your reasoning and analytical mind-set. We will hone your academic and transferable skills to ensure success no matter what field you enter into, developing expertise in portfolio creation, business communication skills, leadership styles and business aptitude. Make sure you're fully aware of the issues surrounding international business by studying on this engaging and stimulating course.

Course outline

The world economy is no longer contained by national borders. This course will feed your passion for exploring the international management literature, examining the relevance of management studies, and critically assessing how theory can be informed by the current economic climate. Intellectual and industry-informed debates will enhance your development and help prepare you for a career in the international marketplace.

Graduate destinations

You'll develop a full understanding and critical awareness of current issues within international management studies.

Other admission requirements

-Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website (https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate/international-management/#entry-requirements) for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
-A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
-A good personal statement.

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Gain a key understanding of current issues within International Business and enhance your career prospects! We'll provide theoretical knowledge and critical awareness to the wider world of business, letting you work closely with tutors and other students to enhance your practical techniques. Read more
Gain a key understanding of current issues within International Business and enhance your career prospects! We'll provide theoretical knowledge and critical awareness to the wider world of business, letting you work closely with tutors and other students to enhance your practical techniques.

We take an extensive look at business strategies sensitive to international issues, highlighting diversity and multicultural concerns to provide a bigger picture of handling business propositions across a range of borders. You'll come away from the course with a full understanding of how to effectively work with businesses across the globe and ready to tackle new challenges in your workplace.

Course outline

Designed for today's business leaders and managers, you'll gain a greater understanding of the world of work in an international context. Our problem-based learning process will provide full knowledge of the current global economic climate and evolving management reasoning, practices and solutions.

We offer a holistic approach to our course, which recognises that business problems do not exist within academic silos, but span entire processes that affect every part of the business. This is especially true of international business, as different parts of supply chains, value chains and business processes are transacted across a range of contrasting political, economic, cultural and technical settings.

Graduate destinations

You'll develop reflective and critical thinking skills by challenging your reasoning and analytical mind set.

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Move up the corporate ladder by improving your skills and knowledge in management studies! We will provide you with everything you need to analyse business problems and decisions, making keen judgements that will impress those above you. Read more
Move up the corporate ladder by improving your skills and knowledge in management studies! We will provide you with everything you need to analyse business problems and decisions, making keen judgements that will impress those above you. You'll advance your professional development and gain a key understanding of your values and interests, helping you progress further in your career.

Delivered at our business-focused facilities, you will learn from experienced professionals who will be happy to share their expertise. We provide a good balance of theory and practicality to provide a well-rounded look at the big issues shaping today's world of business and management, drawing on your own organisation to explore what it really means to be a strategic leader. We're here to help you reach the level you deserve to be at in your company, so take advantage of our resources and enhance your professional potential.

Course outline

This course will explain the main ideas, concepts and problems in management, with seminars for further discussion and workshops for practical applications of these ideas. Your experience will be a vital contribution to your learning.

Graduate destinations

This is a recognised qualification for middle managers that will leave you well-equipped for general management positions. You'll have a strong base for career development that can be achieved through the part-time MBA, requiring one further year of study.

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This is the MBA for the leaders of tomorrow! Our dedicated and experienced teaching team will turn you into a distinctive manager, providing a superb level of student support to lead you into a unique leadership-oriented career. Read more
This is the MBA for the leaders of tomorrow! Our dedicated and experienced teaching team will turn you into a distinctive manager, providing a superb level of student support to lead you into a unique leadership-oriented career. You'll reach new professional heights by studying at a pace that suits you, thanks to our partnership with the Robert Kennedy College's online resources, with the ability to fast track for completion in 18 months. Get involved in this exciting opportunity to take the first MBA in the world that focuses on Leadership and Sustainability.

This course is run in exclusive partnership with the Robert Kennedy College in Zurich, Switzerland and applications should be made directly at their website: https://college.ch/apply/mbals

Course outline

This course is primarily delivered via OnlineCampus, an interactive learning environment that offers flexibility as to where and when you study. This is provided by the Robert Kennedy College Online Campus's state of the art course delivery system. You'll enjoy intensive class discussion and collaboration with students from every continent, expanding your network with fellow leaders around the world.

The course involves one week of compulsory residence at our Ambleside campus, providing the opportunity to complement your online learning programme with a learning experience that will leave you with lifetime memories.

Graduate destinations

An MBA is the prime management qualification, providing a catalyst for those with strong career aspirations.

Other admission requirements

Applicants for the MBA (Leadership and Sustainability) must have the following; either: (minimum entry qualifications)

-A Bachelor degree in Business Administration or Management from an accredited or approved college or university or the equivalent, and at least three years of business-related experience;
OR
-A Bachelor degree in a non-business field and at least five years of business-related experience;
OR
-An appropriate professional qualification and eight to ten years of suitable business-related experience and a letter of recommendation verifying that the applicant has the necessary ability and motivation to complete the programme within the allotted time span;
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-A substantial period of suitable business experience, a letter of recommendation verifying that the applicant has the necessary ability and motivation to complete the programme within the allotted time span and successful completion of module MNGT7901 (Organisational Behaviour) or equivalent.

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If you work in marketing, why not take your work to a global standard of practice? Our course will help you develop the specialist skills and knowledge to think about marketing in an international context, perfect for those either considering working abroad or who want to accommodate international diversity within the workplace. Read more
If you work in marketing, why not take your work to a global standard of practice? Our course will help you develop the specialist skills and knowledge to think about marketing in an international context, perfect for those either considering working abroad or who want to accommodate international diversity within the workplace.

We use a variety of learning methods, from the standard lectures and seminars to computer simulations, fieldwork exercises and guest speakers, helping you advance your studies no matter what your preferred learning style. You'll develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills that will make you highly valued amongst employers, so take your marketing skills to the highest level and expand your horizons across the world.

Course outline

Our course will enhance your marketing knowledge and enable you to work for companies that work on a global scale. We'll look at strategies of product, communication, distribution and pricing in a range of different countries. You'll develop an entrepreneurial spirit that will help you work across culturally diverse groups and teams.

Graduate destinations

You will learn to plan, implement and evaluate specific international marketing programmes and activities.

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Are you interested in helping with international legal issues? Want to learn more about how commercial conflicts impact on a global scale, and what can… Read more
Are you interested in helping with international legal issues? Want to learn more about how commercial conflicts impact on a global scale, and what can be done to prevent them? Then join our exciting new LLM course and become an expert in international commercial law! You'll learn about how intellectual property and trade law works on an international level, the causes of cross-border and municipal commercial disputes, and how these might be prevented, managed and resolved.

As well as this specialism, we will help you develop an awareness and critical understanding of commercialism in the legal sector, understanding the law in practice and legal ethics. You'll learn valuable skills in practical lawyering, looking at specific tasks you'll be required to do as part of your future career such as drafting court pleadings and conducting mediation in an international law setting. We'll help you gain everything you need to be a fully competent and skilled lawyer, specialising in an international setting that will open up many opportunities for your future, so join our course and let's get you started!

Course outline

All students will begin with by engaging in a critical appraisal of relevant research methods to achieve competence in project planning and academic writing, an awareness and critical understanding of commercialism of the legal sector, understanding the law in practice and legal ethics. The Practical Lawyering module aims to develop key skills that any aspiring legal practitioner, especially one working in an international context, is required to have. Students will be trained on how to prepare written advice to clients, how to draft court pleadings, conduct mediation and negotiation in an international law setting, and act as an advocate and present legal argument before an international forum.

There are no exams to worry about on this course - assessments are made through essays, presentations, advocacy exercises and professional portfolios. The research project is a significant piece of research which students will undertake with support from supervisors. The focus of this project must be on an area of their specialisation and must be completed within 15,000 words.

Graduate destinations

The LLM qualification can help career development in the legal sector (including for those practicing law in commercial and business fields) as well as the business and management industry, helping promotion to middle and senior management. To meet the constant evolution of global business law development, we offer the opportunity to gain the qualification in one year.

Other admission requirements

For non UK degree programmes, the University will utilise the NARIC database to determine its equivalence to a UK honours degree. Applicants presenting non-standard qualifications with substantial legal practice and law related experience may be invited for an interview to present their experiential learning. If an applicant's first language is not English, he or she must be able to demonstrate oral and written fluency in English. Working or studying in an English-speaking environment will usually be sufficient to demonstrate an acceptable competence. Otherwise applications for admission must be accompanied by a certificate of competency in the English language from a recognised institution or programme. English language requirements for non-English-speaking students are a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or a minimum TOEFL score of 600, or equivalent.

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Challenge contemporary critical thinking and explore new accounting concepts by taking an MSc in Finance and Accounting! We're here to provide progression for your current qualification to reach new levels of knowledge, encouraging debate and discussion of financial development, entrepreneurial thinking and many more key areas of this subject. Read more
Challenge contemporary critical thinking and explore new accounting concepts by taking an MSc in Finance and Accounting! We're here to provide progression for your current qualification to reach new levels of knowledge, encouraging debate and discussion of financial development, entrepreneurial thinking and many more key areas of this subject.

You'll study an extensive range of modules looking at important topics in finance and accounting, focusing on those that meet your specific interests. We'll look at the financial challenges faced by businesses in today's environment, providing you the perfect foundation to reach new heights in your professional development. Get an understanding of your contribution to financial leadership and move on to big things in your career.

Course outline

We offer a wide range of modules to look at financial leadership within both profit and non-profit organisations, considering case studies of current companies and organisational financial development.

Modules, such as Leadership & Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Thinking & Effecting Change allow you to study business leadership from a senior perspective, while Financial Governance Risk & Ethics; Financial Reporting & Communication; Strategic Performance Management and Corporate Financial Practices ensure that you consider the financial challenges businesses face today.

Graduate destinations

You'll emerge as a leader in your field, with the knowledge and skills to move up the corporate ladder and engage in discussions towards the future of financial development.

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Whether you're already involved in the criminal justice sector, or looking to get started within it, our course will be of great benefit to your interests. Read more
Whether you're already involved in the criminal justice sector, or looking to get started within it, our course will be of great benefit to your interests. We explore the interdisciplinary nature of analysing criminal activity and behaviour at a local and global level. You'll enhance your ability to identify, analyse and challenge current discourses on crime and crime control.

We will help you to develop and practice advanced analytical skills, learning to understand and evaluate crime and justice policy and practice. You can also hone your project management skills by planning and undertaking a research project selecting appropriate methods. By taking this course, you'll improve your ability to explain, justify and defend a course of action, making you highly valued by employers within this sector. Enhance your job opportunities within the criminal justice sector by improving on your skills through our postgraduate programme!

Course outline

We seek to critically analyse and address core issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice, focusing on the nature of crime and the challenged created for contemporary society and criminal justice practitioners. This makes us ideal for criminal justice practitioners looking to enhance their professional development.

Researching Crime and Criminal Justice will provide the methods and tools necessary to undertake a research project. A dissertation or practitioner research will complete the programme.

Graduate destinations

You'll be able to enter careers in the criminal justice system either in the public, private or third sector organisations. If you're already working in this area, you can benefit from enhanced career opportunities and continued professional development.

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Whether you're already involved in the criminal justice sector, or looking to get started within it, our course will be of great benefit to your interests. Read more
Whether you're already involved in the criminal justice sector, or looking to get started within it, our course will be of great benefit to your interests. We explore the interdisciplinary nature of analysing criminal activity and behaviour at a local and global level. You'll enhance your ability to identify, analyse and challenge current discourses on crime and crime control.

We will help you to develop and practice advanced analytical skills, learning to understand and evaluate crime and justice policy and practice. You can also hone your project management skills by planning and undertaking a research project selecting appropriate methods. By taking this course, you'll improve your ability to explain, justify and defend a course of action, making you highly valued by employers within this sector. Enhance your job opportunities within the criminal justice sector by improving on your skills through our postgraduate programme!

Course outline

We seek to critically analyse and address core issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice, focusing on the nature of crime and the challenged created for contemporary society and criminal justice practitioners. This makes us ideal for criminal justice practitioners looking to enhance their professional development.

Researching Crime and Criminal Justice will provide the methods and tools necessary to undertake a research project. A dissertation or practitioner research will complete the programme.

Graduate destinations

You'll be able to enter careers in the criminal justice system either in the public, private or third sector organisations. If you're already working in this area, you can benefit from enhanced career opportunities and continued professional development.

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Whether you're already involved in the criminal justice sector, or looking to get started within it, our course will be of great benefit to your interests. Read more
Whether you're already involved in the criminal justice sector, or looking to get started within it, our course will be of great benefit to your interests. We explore the interdisciplinary nature of analysing criminal activity and behaviour at a local and global level. You'll enhance your ability to identify, analyse and challenge current discourses on crime and crime control.

We will help you to develop and practice advanced analytical skills, learning to understand and evaluate crime and justice policy and practice. You can also hone your project management skills by planning and undertaking a research project selecting appropriate methods. By taking this course, you'll improve your ability to explain, justify and defend a course of action, making you highly valued by employers within this sector. Enhance your job opportunities within the criminal justice sector by improving on your skills through our postgraduate programme!

Course outline

We seek to critically analyse and address core issues in Criminology and Criminal Justice, focusing on the nature of crime and the challenged created for contemporary society and criminal justice practitioners. This makes us ideal for criminal justice practitioners looking to enhance their professional development.

Researching Crime and Criminal Justice will provide the methods and tools necessary to undertake a research project. A dissertation or practitioner research will complete the programme.

Graduate destinations

You'll be able to enter careers in the criminal justice system either in the public, private or third sector organisations. If you're already working in this area, you can benefit from enhanced career opportunities and continued professional development.

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Become a leader in sustainability by taking our highly flexible course, and get the chance to study within the heart of the breathtakingly scenic Lake District! We believe in the importance of experiential learning in and from nature, supported by world-class tutors and engaging guest lecturers to help you explore the future of your vocation. Read more
Become a leader in sustainability by taking our highly flexible course, and get the chance to study within the heart of the breathtakingly scenic Lake District! We believe in the importance of experiential learning in and from nature, supported by world-class tutors and engaging guest lecturers to help you explore the future of your vocation.

You'll love the six day residential in the Lake District, which challenges you in a highly inter-disciplinary exploration of both sustainability and leadership. We'll deconstruct orthodoxies to help you more clearly identify the path for your future as a leader of social and organisational change. As part of your independent studies, you will work with a relevant expert to pursue a topic that best suits your interests. You'll have everything needed to become a well-regarded specialist in your field, so get on the right path to your future as a sustainable leader.

Course outline

We believe that our use of experiential learning and nature as a venue and inspiration is a world first, and has helped the Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) grow into a hub for critical sustainability leadership dialogue, research and education. You'll benefit from the experience and knowledge from experts in the fields of sustainability, whose reputation for excellence spans the globe. Learn from top class tutors such as:
-Professor Jem Bendell
-Dr David F. Murphy
-Richard Little (from Impact International)
-Dr Kate Rawles
-Sue Cox
-Leander Bindewald

Graduate destinations

You'll have the skills to meet the rising demand for senior managers with an understanding of leading sectors towards greater sustainability. Find out more in this article from the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire: http://www.csrwire.com/blog/posts/1083-how-to-assess-top-talent-for-sustainability-leadership-skills

You can use this qualification to advance to the MA in Sustainable Leadership Development, or progress to the MBA in Leadership and Sustainability without doing the residential Leadership and Sustainability module.

Other admission requirements

In line with the University Admissions Policy, it is usual that entrants to this postgraduate award will provide evidence of study to level 6 undergraduate level and have at least two years' work experience in a management or supervisory category.

The University actively encourages applications from people of all ages, of any gender, ethnic and/or social background and from students with disabilities. You will be required to evidence English language proficiency standards where UK GCSE examinations in English (or their equivalent) have not been passed. These standards are normally represented by a minimum overall band of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) test, with no sub-test band below 5.5, or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based test score of 90/paper-based test score of 575. If studying the part-time option and you need a visa, then you cannot be in the UK on a Student Visa under the Tier 4 regulations.

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