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University of Lincoln, Full Time MSc Degrees in Business & Management

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-Graduates from this programme may seek careers in emergency planning, disaster response, and crisis communication amongst other pathways. Read more
-Graduates from this programme may seek careers in emergency planning, disaster response, and crisis communication amongst other pathways.
-You will have the opportunity to undertake an optional study visit to Sri Lanka. Costs relating to this can be found in the Fees tab.
-You can apply for a two week optional placement, see the Features tab for more details

Introduction

The MSc Crisis and Disaster Management programme aims to develop a better understanding of approaches to crisis, risk and disaster and the impact that such events may have on businesses, communities and nations. In particular, the programme addresses the issues of interruption to business and the need for preparedness, response and recovery strategies to minimise both economic and human losses arising from crises and disasters of both natural and human origins.

There is an increasing global demand for businesses, communities and nations to increase their resilience to potential crises and disasters, particularly through using the principles of crisis and disaster management, disaster preparedness, response and recovery planning. The use of simulations and engagement with practitioners gives you the opportunity to develop practical knowledge and insight about the processes and procedures associated with crisis and disaster management.

You will learn to differentiate between the various phases of crisis and disaster management and be encouraged to critically reflect and appraise alternative approaches to managing crises and disasters. The programme also aims to develop your knowledge and skills in risks appraisal, operations management, and crisis communication. You will have the opportunity to learn how to identify and address conflict and vulnerability within organisations and disaster zones and how to address these effectively.

How You Study

The Crisis and Disaster Management MSc covers both topics from both a theoretical and professional perspective. The programme consists of modules in (1) business and management, (2) project and operations management, and (3) crisis and disaster management. Approaches to crisis and disaster management are taught through case studies from a broad range of sectors.

The taught element of the programme consists of seven core modules and one optional module.

The core modules are:
-Disaster management
-Crisis communication
-Humanitarian logistics
-Project planning and management
-Decision analysis for managers
-Finance and accounting
-Teams and leadership

The following is an illustrative list of options. Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff's research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.
-Global supply strategies
-Social entrepreneurship
-Trade and development
-Analysing fiction

Students can choose one of the following independent study elements:
-Dissertation
-Consultancy project
-Start-up venture

Each module typically consists of two or three weekly teaching hours over a teaching term of 12 weeks. You will normally study four modules per semester and therefore 8-12 hours per week.

Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

If you are planning to study the degree on a part time basis, you will be studying two modules per term with 4-6 hours of contact time on a weekly basis.

How You Are Assessed

A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and simulation games. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career.

Essays involve written assignments where you structure and develop arguments based on research and critical analysis of alternative perspectives and courses of action.

Examinations test and develop your ability to think on your feet and provide logical and well-formed arguments under time pressure.
Oral presentations help you to demonstrate and develop communication and influencing skills that are highly valued in business and management roles.

Finally, simulation games provide you with the opportunity to see the results of decisions you make relating to allocating financial, human and other resources.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Modules

-Comparative Human Resource Management (Option)
-Crisis Communications
-Decision Analysis for Managers
-Disaster Management
-Finance and accounting
-Humanitarian Logistics
-Project Planning and Management
-Research Design and Methods
-Teams and Leadership

Special Features

The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.

The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).

You will also have the chance to build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Placements

Students can apply for a two week optional placement that takes place between the first and second semester or during the Summer. The placement is an opportunity to gain work experience from a UK-based employer and build a CV towards a career in your area of interest.

Placements will be sourced by the School and will be based within the local area of Lincoln. Students who undertake an optional two week placement will be required to cover their own travel costs.

Facilities

The Lincoln International Business School is based in the David Chiddick building alongside Lincoln Law School. The building provides students with teaching and learning space including lecture theatres, workshop rooms, an IT/language lab and a mooting chamber, along with places to meet and eat with friends and staff.

The building provides high quality spaces for teaching and group learning and is the perfect setting for successful Business School students to learn and develop.

Sage 50 and SPSS software is available within the Business School for student use.

Career and Personal Development

The programme aims to prepares students for careers in humanitarian organisations, emergency planning, risk management and insurance.

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.
The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

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The combination of international business and applied economics on the MSc International Business Economics degree aims to provide an overview of the international world of business and a solid foundation for a career in international commerce, or as an applied/business economist. Read more
The combination of international business and applied economics on the MSc International Business Economics degree aims to provide an overview of the international world of business and a solid foundation for a career in international commerce, or as an applied/business economist.

This programme is designed for those without a strong Economics or Econometrics background. Students with a business background will however have the opportunity to expand upon their knowledge of the international business environment using an economics lens of analysis. The programme aims to provide a grounding in aspects of econometrics, business economics, the international business environment, the multinational enterprise and international finance.

The emphasis of the course is on applying economic knowledge, skills and techniques to analyse the instruments, participants and markets in international business.

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Informed by the needs of industry, the MSc Management degree at Lincoln aims to provide an ideal stepping stone between undergraduate study and embarking on your chosen career path. Read more
Informed by the needs of industry, the MSc Management degree at Lincoln aims to provide an ideal stepping stone between undergraduate study and embarking on your chosen career path. Throughout your studies, there is a focus on enhancing the skills you need to successfully manage the variety of business situations you may encounter during your career, ranging from small meetings and negotiation situations to presenting to large audiences.

You will have the opportunity to study modules including accounting, finance, marketing, organisational psychology and strategy. In addition to a comprehensive overview of management, specialist pathways in luxury brand management and marketing are available.

In addition to completing a combination of core and optional modules, you will undertake an in-depth independent study, choosing between a research-focused dissertation, a consultancy project to solve a management issue for a real client, or to start your own business. This element of the course enables you to tailor your learning to your areas of interest and career aspirations.

Graduates from all disciplines, with no previous experience in business and management studies are welcome to apply for the programme. For those who have already studied a related discipline, this course offers the opportunity to progress your knowledge to an advanced level.

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The MSc Project Management degree at Lincoln provides an opportunity to engage with fundamental theories and best practices in a systematic, critical and at the same time creative way. Read more
The MSc Project Management degree at Lincoln provides an opportunity to engage with fundamental theories and best practices in a systematic, critical and at the same time creative way. Today’s global businesses list project management skills as some of the most desirable when hiring new talent.

Projects are ubiquitous nowadays, formalising the way in which companies organise and implement the constant improvements required to successfully operate in competitive markets and usually involving high risk and uncertainty. The historical legacy of project management is evident everywhere in the world. Everything that was constructed, starting with the Egyptian pyramids through medieval cathedrals to skyscrapers and other prominent examples of contemporary infrastructure, was at some point a project.

Irrespective of your current level of project management knowledge or experience, you will have the chance to gain more confidence to better plan complex projects, lead and inspire your team, manage difficult stakeholders and cope with the most unpleasant or unexpected risks. You will also have the opportunity to develop practical skills relating to design, planning and execution of projects, in addition to conflict resolution and effective multi-functional project integration.

The Project Management MSc has been developed both for recent graduates and those seeking a change in their career path. The programme is therefore not restricted to students with a business related background.

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Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, the MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) degree provides students with the opportunity to learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HRM solutions that drive organisational performance. Read more
Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, the MSc Human Resource Management (HRM) degree provides students with the opportunity to learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HRM solutions that drive organisational performance.

Professional accreditation, industry links and a business focus make this programme ideal if you are currently involved in human resources or are interested in pursuing a career in this area.

With distinct academic and practitioner perspectives you will have the chance to discover new ways of managing people in the modern workplace, taking into consideration people development and employee relations and understanding the broader business concerns of senior management. You will be challenged to think critically upon matters of organisational management and self-reflection.

This programme provides the opportunity to gain a professionally recognised qualification that will assist in meeting the increasing requirement of HRM practitioners to hold a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification.

As well as entitling you to the CIPD membership level of Associate, this programme provides the necessary supporting evidence of professional knowledge to apply for upgrading CIPD Chartered Membership, subject to concomitant work experience.

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The MSc Engineering Management degree is designed to build upon a prior engineering background and focus on enhancing managerial understanding in the engineering domain. Read more
The MSc Engineering Management degree is designed to build upon a prior engineering background and focus on enhancing managerial understanding in the engineering domain. This course aims to provide an extension beyond undergraduate study for those embarking, changing or advancing their chosen career.

Informed by the needs of industry, this degree will provide students with the opportunity to develop the strong communication skills and capabilities that employers are looking for in addition to leadership, negotiation and influencing, presentation and self-awareness skills.

You will have the opportunity to study modules including energy fundamentals, finance, economics, energy systems, entrepreneurship and risk management. Delivered by both the Lincoln Business School and the School of Engineering, the programme maximises on the specialist knowledge within each School whilst ensuring both areas meld into a coherent delivery.

Teaching includes the use of real-life case studies, with the aim of enabling you to relate theory to practice across a range of business situations. You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops led by business experts, visit companies to view current practices (costs of which are covered by the School of Engineering) and engage in company based projects. To support these activities, you will have access to a set of career events that are designed to help to build a CV, deal with psychometric tests, and formulate effective applications.

A key feature of this course is the dedicated careers support available. Students are provided with the chance to graduate with a bespoke career plan tailored to their background and aspirations, and we will keep in contact with you to offer assistance as you establish your career in the first two years after graduation.

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The internationally focused MSc in Events Management is designed to prepare you for a career in the events industry. Despite economic volatility and political uncertainty, the events industry remains a significant contributor to global, national and regional economies and labour markets. Read more
The internationally focused MSc in Events Management is designed to prepare you for a career in the events industry. Despite economic volatility and political uncertainty, the events industry remains a significant contributor to global, national and regional economies and labour markets.

The size and dynamics of the events workforce and culturally diverse audiences means there is a continual requirement for sophisticated managers and analysts. As a key component of the service and experience economies, the event sector continues to require adaptable and highly skilled professionals who understand not only the processes of event planning and management, but a capability to manage in the challenging environments within which events are staged.

This programme provides students with the opportunity to develop their understanding of the dynamic socio-cultural, economic and political contexts within which events are conceived and executed. The syllabus is infused with important contemporary themes such as sustainability, the new marketing environment and the role of events in society. Moreover, aims to develop an understanding of and skills in the processes of event management, equipping graduates with high order managerial and intellectual skills.

Through a combination of theoretical and practice-oriented study, students have the chance to develop the knowledge and skill set required to conceive, promote and manage events successfully. There is an emphasis on strategic insight and a critical understanding of the operating environment.

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The MSc in Fashion Management aims to produce graduates who are able to analyse consumer and other trends in society to develop effective purchasing, retail, and promotional strategies. Read more
The MSc in Fashion Management aims to produce graduates who are able to analyse consumer and other trends in society to develop effective purchasing, retail, and promotional strategies.

The programme is suitable for candidates who seek to pursue a management career in the fashion industry. Examples of potential roles include store manager, brand representative, fashion buyer, trend forecasting, and marketing executive.

Applications are welcome from a broad range of degree disciplines, including design, business, arts, and social sciences.

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The MSc Management and International Relations degree at Lincoln is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in international organisations. Read more
The MSc Management and International Relations degree at Lincoln is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in international organisations.

This programme combines the theory of international relations and development studies with core management and organisational skills, aiming to educate students to become effective members of private, governmental, and non-profit organisations. Examples of potential employers include non-governmental organisations (NGOs), intergovernmental organisations, civil service, charities, and businesses.

You will have the opportunity to develop team working skills by participating in a simulation exercise, climbing Mount Everest. You will also have the opportunity to participate in an interactive and intuitive real-life escape game as part of an optional study trip to Escape Rooms in Manchester. Costs of which are covered by the School.

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The MSc Marketing degree provides an opportunity for aspiring and experienced marketeers to advance their expertise and specialist knowledge in order to make a major contribution to the performance of an organisation. Read more
The MSc Marketing degree provides an opportunity for aspiring and experienced marketeers to advance their expertise and specialist knowledge in order to make a major contribution to the performance of an organisation.

Marketing is a key management task which is crucial for the success of tomorrow’s business professionals. At Lincoln, you will be taught by experienced practitioners and academics, giving you the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge of marketing theory and the chance to develop the planning, strategic-thinking and managerial skills necessary to progress your career.

As part of the Lincoln International Business School you will have the opportunity to attend an impressive series of lectures from industry managers and business professionals. Our strong industry links inform the curriculum on this programme and you are encouraged to establish and build your own network of contacts.

You can also apply for a two week optional placement that takes place either between the first and second semesters or in the summer. The placement is an opportunity to gain work experience from a UK-based employer and build a CV towards a career in your area of interest.

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Employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the high-level skills and abilities to succeed in global logistics management. Read more
Employers are increasingly looking to recruit graduates who can demonstrate that they have the high-level skills and abilities to succeed in global logistics management. MSc Logistics and Global Operations degree at Lincoln has been designed with these employer expectations in mind.

Academic content is employer informed and addresses contemporary issues and topics, including building resilience in local and global supply chains, the multi-faceted experience of expeditionary logistics and SME collaborative approaches in food supply communities.

Lectures, seminars, case studies and guest speakers aim to provide students with a rich and thorough understanding of the subject. It is expected that graduates will be ready to start a career in management or consultancy in areas related to logistics and operations at local and global scales.

The programme aims to be stimulating and inspiring. The Lincoln International Business School staff aim to be available to provide help and assistance when required. On a regular basis, students will be expected to engage in purposeful discussions with tutors who can provide guidance with dissertations or other independent study elements.

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The MSc Accounting and Finance degree aims to develop and enhance the career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance or accountancy. Read more
The MSc Accounting and Finance degree aims to develop and enhance the career prospects of those who work, or wish to work, in finance or accountancy. The programme assumes little or no business knowledge at undergraduate level and is therefore suitable for graduates from a range of disciplines who wish to break into this highly skilled profession.

Students are expected to develop their understanding of both the key principles and the practical skills required to prepare and analyse accounts and related financial information. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their understanding of financial management decision making and the methods used to raise finance for companies.

The programme offers a balanced curriculum of accounting and financial topics.

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The MSc Marketing with Luxury Brands degree at Lincoln offers students an opportunity to specialise in luxury goods and brand management. Read more
The MSc Marketing with Luxury Brands degree at Lincoln offers students an opportunity to specialise in luxury goods and brand management. This programme aims to develop a thorough knowledge of marketing theory and the planning, strategic-thinking and managerial skills necessary to secure a career in the luxury goods and experience sectors.

The programme is taught by a team of international academics. In addition, the course will benefit from guest speakers, who are professionals in well-known and innovative organisations.

Students can choose between a dissertation, consultancy project, or a start-up venture to either enhance research skills or gain more practical experience.

Students will also gain access to a set of exclusive career events that help to build a CV, deal with psychometric tests, and formulate effective applications.

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The MSc Accounting at the University of Lincoln is a conversion Master's for those with a non-Accounting background who wish to move towards an Accounting-related career path. Read more
The MSc Accounting at the University of Lincoln is a conversion Master's for those with a non-Accounting background who wish to move towards an Accounting-related career path.

In today’s globalised economy, standardised financial reporting is of utmost importance. This programme is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills required to progress to senior positions in business.

Academically rigorous, the MSc Accountancy programme provides students with the opportunity to both explore accounting practice in the context of contemporary theory and research and make sound financial judgements and recommendations.

Course content is reviewed regularly in line with industry practice, allowing students the chance to develop a thorough understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards currently used by professionals around the world.

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The MSc International Business programme at Lincoln is designed to equip you with the necessary qualities and subject knowledge that will enable you to compete effectively in the domestic and international labour markets. Read more
The MSc International Business programme at Lincoln is designed to equip you with the necessary qualities and subject knowledge that will enable you to compete effectively in the domestic and international labour markets. You will have the chance to develop a firm grounding in the theories and practice of international business in order to make contributions to the performance of organisations of all types around the world.

The programme offers a high level of support for international students. There are integrated approaches to support in English language, orientation to studying in the UK and to postgraduate study skills, the development of enterprising and employable career capabilities, and pastoral support. Close engagement with the International Office, English Language Centre, Student Services, Careers, Library and other central services is an essential feature of this support.

Business graduates may use this programme to examine the subject area in more depth, while others can combine their existing knowledge and skills with international business theory.

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