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Heriot-Watt University, Full Time Masters Degrees in Business & Management

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The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc. Read more
The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc.

The course aims to enhance and build upon existing skills and/or experience to provide relevant business and management training and skills.

Five pathways are available:

1. MSc in International Business Management with Finance
2. MSc in International Business Management with Human Resource Management
3. MSc in International Business Management with Marketing
4. MSc in International Business Management with Logistics
5. MSc in International Business Management with Sustainability Management


MSc in International Business Management with HRM

Semester 1: Competitive Strategy; International Business; Work Culture & Organsiations; plus one optional course
Semester 2: Business Economics; Business Research Methods; HRM; plus one optional course

A dissertation in the 'pathway'-related topic is then completed over the summer months.

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The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc. Read more
The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc.

The course aims to enhance and build upon existing skills and/or experience to provide relevant business and management training and skills.

Five pathways are available:

1. MSc in International Business Management with Finance
2. MSc in International Business Management with Human Resource Management
3. MSc in International Business Management with Marketing
4. MSc in International Business Management with Logistics
5. MSc in International Business Management with Sustainability Management




Sustainability Management pathway

Semester 1: Climate Change: causes and impact; Competitive Strategy; International Business; plus one optional course
Semester 2: Climate Change: mitigation and adaption; Business Economics; Business Research Methods; plus one optional course

A dissertation on a Sustainability Management topic is then completed over the summer months.

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This programme is only available to study at the Dubai campus. Facilities Management is responsible for co-ordinating all efforts relating to planning, designing and managing buildings and their systems, equipment and furniture to enhance the organisation’s ability to compete in a rapidly changing world. Read more
This programme is only available to study at the Dubai campus.

Facilities Management is responsible for co-ordinating all efforts relating to planning, designing and managing buildings and their systems, equipment and furniture to enhance the organisation’s ability to compete in a rapidly changing world. It involves the integration of multi-disciplinary activities with the built environment and the management of their impact upon the people and the workplace.

The MSc/Diploma in Facilities Management develops competencies and skills to enable its graduates to manage facilities effectively for a changing business world. Facilities Management provides proactive support and dynamism to the core business of an organisation through a coordinated and well managed approach to secondary business functions. Graduates from the programme will gain the skills necessary to fully realise the potential of facilities management in providing effective and productive environments which meet the needs of today’s businesses.

The MSc is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the British Institute of Facilities Management.

Programme Content

The growth of facilities management offers great opportunities for professionals who are competent in the core roles required for 21st Century facilities management. . The programme comprises 5 core courses and 3 elective cours

Course Choice

•Service Procurement and Provision – mandatory
This course looks at the key services that make up a modern facilities management operation ranging from interior design, landscaping and courtesy services to the more traditional property related services concerned with the upkeep of facilities. The course provides a theoretical basis for service procurement; the selection of service providers; and risk management models. It considers the organisational, human and cultural impact of facilities and ways in which improved services can affect facility performance. Within the course, ongoing performance measurement systems are also described which enable the effective management of service contracts.

•Space Planning and Management - mandatory
This course provides a strategic overview of space from a business perspective. It identifies the supply and demand process in relation to property portfolios and considers tools and techniques that enable the effective modelling and use of space. It examines the concept of flexibility and reuse in the context of a changing organisational context. Alternative space strategies are examined in the course in tandem with new ways of working. It also considers how space can be used to support work-life balance strategies in organisations.

•Asset Maintenance Management - mandatory
This course examines the effective management and maintenance of operational property. Key aspects include: maintenance policy and standards; planned and responsive maintenance; asset appraisal and evaluation; information management; maintenance; property portfolios; acquisitions and disposals.

•Contracts & Procurement - mandatory
This course considers facilities management in the broader context of the construction cycle. The advent of new procurement methods such as the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) have inevitably drawn facilities managers into the larger issue of construction projects and their procurement, This course considers procurement arrangement options, principles of contract law, procurement through Public Private Partnerships, construction contracts, negotiation, as well as conflicts and disputes. Facilities managers have an ever increasing contribution to make in this process in the capacity of informed client.

•Sustainable Practices in Facilities Management - mandatory
This course examines a number of key issues in facilities management which are rapidly gaining significance within the industry. The purpose of the course is to familiarise the facilities manager with contemporary issues in facilities management and the relevant guidelines, assessment procedures, and standards for sustainable and strategic facilities issues. Key issues covered include: sustainability, energy management, waste management, the working environment, and comfort and productivity in the workplace.

For BIFM accreditation, students should undertake the following three elective courses:

People & Organisational Management in the Built Environment - optional
Business Management for Built Environment Professionals – optional
Project Management (Theory and Practice) - optional

Alternatively, students can choose (subject to timetabling) three other electives from a range of management courses offered by the School, including:

Value and Risk Management – optional
Macroeconomics, Finance and the Built Environment - optional
Corporate Property Asset Management - optional
Property Investment and Finance – optional

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The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc. Read more
The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc.

The course aims to enhance and build upon existing skills and/or experience to provide relevant business and management training and skills.

Five pathways are available:

1. MSc in International Business Management with Finance
2. MSc in International Business Management with Human Resource Management
3. MSc in International Business Management with Marketing
4. MSc in International Business Management with Logistics
5. MSc in International Business Management with Sustainability Management





MSc in International Business Management with Marketing

Semester 1: Competitive Strategy; International Business; Marketing; plus one optional course
Semester 2: Business Economics; Business Research Methods; International Marketing; plus one optional course

A dissertation on a Marketing topic is then completed over the summer months.

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The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc. Read more
The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc.

The programme aims to enhance and build upon existing skills and/or experience to provide relevant business and management training and skills.

Five pathways are available:

1. MSc in International Business Management with Finance
2. MSc in International Business Management with Human Resource Management
3. MSc in International Business Management with Marketing
4. MSc in International Business Management with Logistics
5. MSc in International Business Management with Sustainability Management


MSc in International Business Management with Finance

Semester 1
Competitive Strategy
International Business
Financial Analysis
plus one optional course

Semester 2
Business Economics
Business Research Methods
Finance
plus one optional course

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The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc. Read more
The MSc in International Business Management is aimed at graduates with no previous business or management experience, or those wishing to change or develop their careers, to study towards an internationally recognised MSc.

The course aims to enhance and build upon existing skills and/or experience to provide relevant business and management training and skills.

Five pathways are available:

1. MSc in International Business Management with Finance
2. MSc in International Business Management with Human Resource Management
3. MSc in International Business Management with Marketing
4. MSc in International Business Management with Logistics
5. MSc in International Business Management with Sustainability Management



MSc in International Business Management with Logistics

Semester 1: Logistics and Supply Chain Strategy; Financial Analysis; International Business; plus one optional course
Semester 2: Design & Operation of Logistics Systems; Business Economics; Business Research Methods; plus one optional course

A dissertation on a Logistics topic is then completed over the summer months.

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The MSc Business Psychology programme (See http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-business-psychology/ ) at Heriot-Watt University is one of the longest established of its kind outside North America. Read more

Overview

The MSc Business Psychology programme (See http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-business-psychology/ ) at Heriot-Watt University is one of the longest established of its kind outside North America. The programme is open to graduates from any discipline, and is aimed at people aspiring towards, or already pursuing a career in business. It equips graduates with theoretical knowledge of psychology and related practical skills to enhance effectiveness at individual, team and organisational levels within any business setting. You will study courses covering different aspects of management (leadership, diversity, organisational culture and organisational change) with the remaining courses covering human factors, marketing, coaching and research methods. You can choose to conduct your research project in any area relevant to Business Psychology giving you the opportunity to tailor your studies to fit your interests and professional needs. The programme has an international focus, and graduates are therefore well prepared to work anywhere within the global market.

The programme can be studied on-campus, either full-time, or part-time. Alternatively, the distance learning format allows you to (continue to) work full-time anywhere in the world. MSc students take all the courses below. Diploma students take all the courses except the project. Students may also take individual courses on a continuing professional development basis, leading to a letter of confirmation.

Study abroad option

Students have the opportunity to spend their second semester at either our Dubai or Malaysia campus (Subject to meeting academic and visa conditions).

Our students

Students come from a variety of backgrounds, both academic and professional. Some come directly from undergraduate study. Others already work in a business setting, bringing with them practical experience in a variety of business-related roles. Some students come from other professional backgrounds but with an interest in converting to a career in business. Students from all over the world come to Heriot-Watt to study Business Psychology. Therefore, as a student you will be part of, contribute to, and learn from a community comprising individuals from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds and cultures.

Career opportunities

The practical and international focus of the programme ensures graduates are quickly able to make a positive and effective contribution in a variety of roles, globally across a wide range of business settings, for example, organisational development, marketing, management, coaching, human resource management.

Teaching and research excellence

Business Psychology is taught by experienced, international staff with academic backgrounds in Psychology and practitioner backgrounds in a variety of settings.

With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt is one of the UK’s leading universities, and Scotland’s most international. Find out more about Heriot-Watt University’s reputation, rankings and international profile http://www.hw.ac.uk/about/reputation/key-facts.htm .

Programme duration

The full time on campus MSc programme lasts for one year (September to August inclusive) and includes a substantial research project. The Diploma covers the same classes as the MSc but lasts for just nine months. (September to May inclusive). The part time MSc programme is of two years’ duration, while the part time Diploma lasts 21 months.

Students studying via distance learning have a maximum of seven years to complete the MSc, or four years to complete the Diploma.

Find information on Programme content here http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-business-psychology/

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability. The minimum requirement for English language is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. We offer a range of English language courses (See http://www.hw.ac.uk/study/english.htm ) to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no more than one skill at 4.5);
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills);
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)

Distance learning students

Please note that independent distance learning students who access their studies online will be expected to have access to a PC/laptop and internet.

Find information on Fees and Scholarships here http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-business-psychology/

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This new programme aims to develop a high level of language competence and intercultural communication skills in a business context alongside providing specific business knowledge so that you can respond to the demands of the modern international business environment. Read more
This new programme aims to develop a high level of language competence and intercultural communication skills in a business context alongside providing specific business knowledge so that you can respond to the demands of the modern international business environment.

If you have a first degree in a language and are interested in entering a career in business and management, this programme will allow you to develop relevant knowledge and skills and to use your language for professional business purposes

You may have a first degree in business management and have high-level language skills as a result of living or working in a non-English speaking environment. This programme will provide excellent opportunities to apply your language knowledge in a business context.

The programme has a strong international focus and attracts students from all around the world, creating a rich learning environment where diverse international experience and practice is shared.

Languages available:

Arabic
Chinese
French
German
Spanish

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This programme was developed in response to strong and consistent growth in demand for business and management skills that can help deliver core business activities in a variety of organisations. Read more
This programme was developed in response to strong and consistent growth in demand for business and management skills that can help deliver core business activities in a variety of organisations. In the wake of globalisation, companies need to respond rapidly to change at all levels in order to maintain their competitive position and sustain growth.

The use of project management to do this, by implementing strategic objectives and managing overall operations – a practice now known as management-by-projects – has seen a commensurate growth in demand for qualifications which can deliver these skills and abilities. Strategic Project Management (SPM) differentiates itself from other project management offerings by providing greater emphasis on the strategic requirement in managing a portfolio of projects to deliver organisational goals.


PROGRAMME CONTENT
This programme places emphasis on the strategic requirement of managing a portfolio of projects to deliver organisational goals.

SEMESTER 1
Business Models: Themes & Issues
Competitive Strategy
Strategic Change
Strategic Project Management

SEMESTER 2
Business Research Methods
Project Finance, Accounting and Control
Project Management
Project Procurement and Contract Management


Students successfully completing the taught part of the programme then undertake a 12,000 - 15,000 word dissertation over the summer months on a strategic project management topic.



CAREER PROSPECTS
A postgraduate degree in Strategic Project Planning would suit any individual whose job involves managing work that has a strategic focus and a defined end goal, for example:

• Strategy implementation
• Event management (sporting, festival, political, etc)
• Mergers and acquisitions
• IT Governance and related projects
• Developing new products and services
• Performance improvement
• Business Restructuring

Some students may also go on to pursue PhD research.

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Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Performance provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management with a focus on the models and methodologies that measure and monitor business performance in order manage the performance of the organisation in this context. Read more
Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Performance provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management with a focus on the models and methodologies that measure and monitor business performance in order manage the performance of the organisation in this context.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Eight are studied (four in semester 1 and four in semester 2):

Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
Demand and Inventory Planning
Global Purchasing & Supply
Supply Network Design & Optimisation
Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
System Thinking and Analysis
Measuring & Managing Performance
Research Philosophy and Practice

The MSc dissertation is them undertaken between May and August.

ACCREDITATION

The MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management with Business Performance is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK (CILT). This means that students who successfully graduate from degree will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.

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Our MSc Finance and Management programme is designed to offer modern knowledge in the area of corporate finance and business management of companies by combining key finance-related modules as well as business management modules focused on project management and strategy. Read more
Our MSc Finance and Management programme is designed to offer modern knowledge in the area of corporate finance and business management of companies by combining key finance-related modules as well as business management modules focused on project management and strategy.

Our MSc in Finance and Management is suited to those who seek careers, as say financial analysts, in the finance functions of organizations and who intend to move into more managerial positions as their careers develop. The knowledge and skills gained from the course are relevant to working within any business – in small business where the ability to control finances is vital, or in large businesses and public sector organizations where an understanding of financial management and its wider role in the overall management of the organization is critical.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE & CONTENT

Semester 1

Competitive Strategy
Corporate Governance
Financial Analysis
PLUS one from either Corporate Finance or Capital Markets

Semester 2

Emerging Financial Markets
Project Management
Research Methods
PLUS one from: Comparative Financial Reporting; Project Finance, Accounting & Control; Research in Finance.

Students who successfully complete these taught courses go on over the summer months to undertake their disseration.

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Logistics is the term widely used in business for the range of activities associated with the movement, storage and handling of materials. Read more

Overview

Logistics is the term widely used in business for the range of activities associated with the movement, storage and handling of materials. The management of logistics has been revolutionised over the past 30 years and has come to be regarded as a key determinant of business competitiveness. This developments have created a healthy demand for well-qualified logistics and supply chain managers in most sectors of the economy.

Our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme (See http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-logistics-and-supply-chain-management/ ) examines current practices, trends and issues in logistics and supply chain management and we have a full programme of courses, site visits and guest speakers that provides a rich and fulfilling experience for you over the academic year.

Professional recognition

Industry continues to look to individuals who can demonstrate their continued commitment to acquiring industry specific knowledge. Membership of internationally recognised professional bodies is therefore an important consideration in building a successful career.

Two important industry bodies, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (UK) (CILT), and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) have accredited our MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme.

CILT accreditation

Students who successfully graduate from the above degrees will receive an exemption from the academic requirements for membership at either Chartered Member or Member level of the CILT. There may also be a reduction in the length of experience that they would require.
For further details of CILT accreditation and membership visit http://www.ciltuk.org.uk

CIPS accreditation

Whilst you are studying you can join as a Student Member becoming an Affiliate Member and then Member (MCIPS).
For further details of CIPS accreditation and membership visit http://www.cips.org

Programme content

Six core modules are taken over semester 1 and semester 2:
- Strategies for Managing Supply Chains
- Demand and Inventory Planning
- Global Purchasing & Supply
- Supply Network Design & Optimisation
- Freight Transport and Warehouse Management
- Research Philosophy and Practice

Two further modules from a wide range including shipping and port operations, lean six sigma, green logistics, and systems analysis are also taken.

The MSc dissertation is then completed between May and August.

Find more information on content here http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-logistics-and-supply-chain-management/

Industry links

Many of the guest speakers on the programme are senior executives with wide experience of logistics and give an insight into current approaches, practices and techniques being applied in the logistics sector.

In addition there is a series of site visits, mainly to distribution centres, which give students the opportunity to see best practice in action and to have useful discussions with professional logistics practitioners.

Career opportunities

Students graduating in previous years have taken up logistics management posts with an impressive list of companies including DHL, Diageo, BP Chemicals, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Unilever, Maersk, Tesco and Rolls Royce.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses (See http://www.hw.ac.uk/study/english.htm ) to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)

Find information on Fees and Scholarships here http://www.postgraduate.hw.ac.uk/prog/msc-logistics-and-supply-chain-management/

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INTRODUCTION. Good things come in 3s. This 16-month course offers three periods of study in three countries; three degrees from three universities; three interconnected themes combining three cultures and core strengths in three areas. Read more
INTRODUCTION
Good things come in 3s. This 16-month course offers three periods of study in three countries; three degrees from three universities; three interconnected themes combining three cultures and core strengths in three areas:

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
September to mid-February
High-level strategic underpinning to project planning, strategy formulation and implementation in organisations.
 Strategic Project Management
 Competitve Strategy
 Business Models: Themes & Issues
 Strategic Change

Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
March to July
The creation and management of appropriate control mechanisms in strategic projects. Modules include:
 Business Statistics
 Finance
 Management Accounting and Control
 Project Management I & II
 Project Procurement
 Project Risk Analysis and Management



Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå, Sweden
September to January
Integrated and research-based approach to strategic thinking and project management and project management. Modules include:
 Research Methods
 Strategic Project Management Decision Making
 Masters Level Thesis


The course is taught in English. However, students also have access (without any added fee) to:
• 12 week pre-sessional English language training (HW)
• Beginners Italian and Italian language courses (Polimi, Italy)
• Introduction to Swedish I and II (Umea, Sweden)



ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
For full details of the admission requirements and criteria, please visit the MSPME website at http://www.mspme.org

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Our MSc International Accounting and Management programme is designed to offer contemporary and relevant knowledge in the area of international accounting and management of the company by combining key international business focused accounting modules as well as management modules which have a examine the more strategic and quantitative aspects of management. Read more
Our MSc International Accounting and Management programme is designed to offer contemporary and relevant knowledge in the area of international accounting and management of the company by combining key international business focused accounting modules as well as management modules which have a examine the more strategic and quantitative aspects of management. This combination allows graduates to develop careers in various organisations, including private companies and the public sector, either as accountants in business or as financially skilled managers who intend to be promoted to more senior managerial positions.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE & CONTENT

SEMESTER 1
Competitive Strategy
Financial Analysis
International Accounting Standards
PLUS one optional course from: Strategic Project Management; or Work, Culture & Organisations.

SEMESTER 2
Comparative Financial Reporting
Project Management
Research Methods
PLUS one optional course from: Human Resource Management; International Managerial Accounting; International Accounting Theory; or Project Procurement & Contract Management.

Students who successfully complete all the required taught modules then go on over the summer months to undertake their disseration, leading to a written thesis of 12,000 15,000 words.

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There is a growing demand for graduates who have the skills and knowledge to develop and implement business performance measurement and management systems across different socio-technical settings. Read more
There is a growing demand for graduates who have the skills and knowledge to develop and implement business performance measurement and management systems across different socio-technical settings.

This programme will build knowledge in the field of business performance management and develop expertise in the frameworks, methods, tools and techniques that are commonly used in practice. It will cover both the technical and social aspects of managing the performance of organisations from across the industrial, commercial and public sectors.

Students will develop a critical understanding of the traditional and emerging organisational models and social trends, and develop an understanding of leadership and communication for effective business performance management.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

Six core modules are taken over semester 1 and semester 2:

Fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma
System Thinking and Analysis
Leadership
Project Management
Measuring & Managing Performance
Research Philosophy & Practice

Two further modules from a wide range of relevant optional subjects such as competitive strategy, HRM, organisational culture, and marketing are also taken.

The MSc dissertation is then completed between May and August.

ACCREDITATION

The MSc Managing Business Performance is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

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