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On. this course. , management is brought to life as a vibrant and important area of business expertise in modern organisations. Our teaching is practically focused and grounded in the latest ideas and principles in management science. Read more

On this course, management is brought to life as a vibrant and important area of business expertise in modern organisations.

Our teaching is practically focused and grounded in the latest ideas and principles in management science. We work with prominent organisations and industry to ensure that teaching remains relevant to employers.

The course is flexible and provides you with the scope to tailor it to your needs and career interests – developing any relevant experience that you already have in business and management. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of business and management disciplines. It seeks to develop your business acumen and management skills, which are sought after by employers.

You will cover such areas as corporate financial strategy, managerial economics and managing people and organisations along with behavioural and human resource aspects of management. This course is designed to nurture the development of key skills in business and management through small group projects and a research-led dissertation.

Recent graduates have entered careers in major UK and international business and management consultancies.

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Specialist business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £2,000 reservation fee. For more details, please contact us.

Key facts

  • Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments

Course details

Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.

You will complete a 60-credit 12-15,000-word dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.

Modules

Semester one

Core modules

  • Introduction to Research Methods

One of:

  • Further Qualitative Research Methods
  • Further Quantitative Research Methods

Optional modules

  • Corporate Financial Strategy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managing People and Organisations

Semester two

Optional modules

At least three from:

  • Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
  • Contemporary Developments in HRM/OB
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Reporting
  • International Finance
  • Market Relationships: A Strategic Approach
  • New Product/Service Development and Management
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.

Postgraduate careers team

Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.

Employability and average starting salary

82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career and professional development

Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunitiesand one-to-one discussions.



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Do you want to learn how to turn data into business insights at a state-of-the-art teaching facility led by international experts? Are you interested in discovering cutting-edge analytics using real-world datasets, developing both your career and consultancy skills?. Read more

Do you want to learn how to turn data into business insights at a state-of-the-art teaching facility led by international experts? Are you interested in discovering cutting-edge analytics using real-world datasets, developing both your career and consultancy skills?

This course has been developed by the Neo-demographic Laboratory for Analytics in Business (N-LAB), a state-of-the-art teaching, data visualisation and research facility within the Business School. It is offered in collaboration with multinational business in order to provide the exact skillset that they are looking for.

As well as learning to harness big data tools, data science techniques and manage analytics projects, you will benefit from significant industry engagement.

N-LAB's partners span the world, and currently include:

  • Dunnhumby
  • IBM Research
  • Ipsos
  • NHS
  • Tesco
  • Tigo Mobile
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • World Bank

In addition to guest lectures, coursework will be based on real-world datasets, providing hands-on practical experience in the techniques businesses are looking for, as well as required skills in managing practical business analytics projects.

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Specialist business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £2,000 reservation fee. For more details, please contact us.

Key facts

  • This course is delivered by N-LAB, which provides state-of-the-art research, data visualisation and teaching facilities
  • Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments

Course details

Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.

You will complete a 60-credit 12-15,000-word dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.

Modules

Semester one

Core modules

  • Data at Scale: Management, Processing and Visualisation
  • Foundational Business Analytics

Optional modules

One from:

  • Consumer Behaviour and Consumption
  • Management Science for Decision Support
  • Supply Chain Planning and Management

Semester two

Core modules

  • Analytics Specialisations and Applications
  • Leading Big Data Business Projects
  • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics

Optional modules

One from:

  • Advanced Operations Analysis
  • International Marketing
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Supply Chain and Operations Strategy and Practice

Summer

  • Data Driven Dissertation Project in Business Analytics

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.

Postgraduate careers team

Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.

Employability and average starting salary

82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career and professional development

Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunitiesand one-to-one discussions. 



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If you are interested in working entrepreneurially, whether that is in a large multinational, your own business, or as a business consultant or analyst, this course is designed for you. Read more

If you are interested in working entrepreneurially, whether that is in a large multinational, your own business, or as a business consultant or analyst, this course is designed for you.

You will take our cutting-edge Ingenuity module where you will consider how to solve problems by thinking differently, as well as taking modules in leading entrepreneurial growth, launching new ventures and entrepreneurial creativity.

Your new knowledge is then deployed through a 'live' consultancy project with a fast-growing, local business where you will develop a report to show how the business can exploit new market opportunities – which is one of the things our students most like about the course.

Our approach is not to tell people how to become entrepreneurs, but to really engage them in practice so they develop their own entrepreneurial capabilities. You will cover core subjects in creativity, launching new ventures, and entrepreneurship in context, along with leading entrepreneurial growth and the unique Ingenuity project. You will also have a wide variety of options to tailor the course to your career aspirations.

Cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship courses are also available:

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Specialist business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £2,000 reservation fee. For more details, please contact us.

Key facts

Course details

Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules including a 30-credit entrepreneurship consultancy project. Each module typically consists of 10 two or three hour sessions.

You will complete a 60-credit 14,000-word dissertation or business plan over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.

Modules

Semester one

Core modules

  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Creativity
  • Leading Entrepreneurial Growth
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurial Firms

Semester two

Core module

  • Entrepreneurship Project

Optional modules

  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

If you want to specialise, the pathways below include modules which create depth and understanding in a particular area. If you choose two modules from either the Sustainability Pathway or the International Business Pathway, along with a dissertation in the same area, you have the option for the pathway to appear on your final transcript and degree certificate.

Entrepreneurship pathway

  • E-Business
  • Innovation Management
  • Launching New Ventures
  • Technology Entrepreneurship 

Sustainability pathway

  • Evaluating Sustainability
  • Managing for Sustainability

International Business pathway

  • Globalisation, Business and Development
  • Managing International Business in China

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.

Postgraduate careers team

Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.

Employability and average starting salary

82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career and professional development

Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunities and one-to-one discussions.



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Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways. Read more

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

You will develop the following skills and will also be able to apply them to practical research contexts:

  • Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation
  • Appreciation of alternative approaches to research
  • Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application
  • Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study
  • Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics
  • Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques
  • Solid grounding in the basics of probability and a critical understanding of the scientific method and the nature of reflexivity
  • Application of good ethical practice across the entire research process

Primarily aimed at students following an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD, this course may also be suitable if you are intending to apply for +3 ESRC funding (to cover a PhD) or are interested in developing a wide range of social science research skills.

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Specialist business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £2,000 reservation fee. For more details, please contact us.

Key facts

  • Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments

Course details

You will complete 80 credits of core research methods modules, plus 40 credits of advanced research methods or business-specific training, and a 60-credit dissertation.

Modules

Core

  • Foundations in Qualitative Methods
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis
  • Philosophy of Social Science Research
  • Research Design, Practice and Ethics

One of:

  • Dissertation (Business and Management)
  • Dissertation (Finance and Investment)

Optional

Plus up to 40 credits from the school and/or advanced research methods modules, subject to approval.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

This course is particularly suitable if you are interested in pursuing PhD study in the social sciences. It may also be useful if you are looking to pursue a career in a statistical or quantitative discipline, such as analysis or planning roles.

Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.

Postgraduate careers team

Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.

Employability and average starting salary

82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career and professional development

Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunitiesand one-to-one discussions.



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An organisation is only as good as its people. And how good its people are depends on how well they are managed and led. This specific course focuses on the contribution of applied psychology to our understanding and practice of management within organisations. Read more

Overview

An organisation is only as good as its people. And how good its people are depends on how well they are managed and led. This specific course focuses on the contribution of applied psychology to our understanding and practice of management within organisations.

On the MSc in Management Psychology you will:

- learn how to design or improve they way an organisation selects, develops and manages people
- be taught by world-class academics in a world-leading institute
- develop leadership, consultancy and research skills
- make international contacts and networks
- design and conduct a research project in your own area of interest, anywhere in the world

The course has two intakes, one in late September and another in January.

Programme aims

This programme aims to provide students with:

- an understanding of how psychology as a science can be used to solve business problems and make organisations more effective
- an understanding of how core business concerns impact on the management of human resources in organisations
- a knowledge of how business priorities impact shape and challenge the use of psychology by organisations
- a broad knowledge of applied work psychology as a professional discipline alongside - and integrated with - knowledge of core topics from management science and practice
- the skills to evaluate and critically appraise theories and practice within applied work psychology and management science
- the skills to design and conduct independent research, and carry out practical work within organisational contexts

Who is the course for?

It is ideal for:

- experienced managers interested in the people side of business, looking to better managers, usually in a HR or organisational development role
AND
- graduates who, through their first degree, have developed an interest in psychology and are looking to join organisations as HR specialists

Underpinning the desire to undertake this course will be an interest in the human side of business, how people can best be managed and how fair systems can be developed within an organisation.

What makes this difference to a Masters in HR Management?

A general masters in HR Management will not equip you with the analytical tools that this course will. These skills can help you design systems and evaluate practices taking place within an organisation.

By the time you graduate from the course you will have:

- learnt how to run a company successfully through the management and development of staff
- built your own network of contacts including fellow experienced students, staff, guest speakers, and the organisation you base your final organisational case study on
- made friends with people from around the world who will be good contacts for business and travel

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Ranked among the top Masters in Management programmes by the Financial Times. This degree is designed for those candidates without a first degree or higher qualification in business or management and provides you with a solid foundation in international business theory and practice. Read more
Ranked among the top Masters in Management programmes by the Financial Times.

This degree is designed for those candidates without a first degree or higher qualification in business or management and provides you with a solid foundation in international business theory and practice.

Students are introduced to the key disciplines, providing core knowledge and skills applicable to international business. Semester two covers international management and the business systems of Europe and the Far East, preparing you for a career in the modern business world.

This course gives you the opportunity to study a semester abroad at our China or Malaysia campus to enhance your knowledge of British and Chinese or Malaysian business, culture and society, and associated academic material.

The course culminates with a 20,000 word dissertation on a topic directly related to international business.

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Organizations of all sizes and in all sectors are increasingly dependent on computer-based Information Systems to drive day-to-day operations. Read more
Organizations of all sizes and in all sectors are increasingly dependent on computer-based Information Systems to drive day-to-day operations. The intelligent and creative use of IT also enables innovation in both products and services, and can underpin the achievement of competitive advantage.

This course combines the study of Information Systems with Operations Management, emphasising the creative potential of information technology for innovation and change. It provides a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of information systems.

Students will also be educated in the key operations management challenges in contemporary organisations, including the challenges in supply chain management.

The course provides progressive learning towards the frontiers of knowledge in both Information Systems and Operations management. The structure of the programme allows students to focus on advanced developments in the areas that meet their specific interests and career aspirations. In addition to the taught modules, the course requires a major individual project, undertaken over the Summer term. The project integrates knowledge, methods and practical skills, and is often undertaken with an outside organization. It emphasizes leading edge thinking in theory and practice and develops skills in research, project management and report writing.

The course is suitable for you if you want to pursue a career in Information Systems and/or Operations Management, whether or not you have a first degree in a closely related area. We welcome applications from graduates in business and management, engineering, computer science, and social science disciplines such as psychology.

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If you’re keen to develop your business and management skills to pursue a career in management but your first degree isn’t in a business subject, then this newly designed course is for you. Read more
If you’re keen to develop your business and management skills to pursue a career in management but your first degree isn’t in a business subject, then this newly designed course is for you.

This course will develop your skills in team working, communication, strategy, and creative problem solving. You will be challenged to think differently and entrepreneurially to put your newly acquired knowledge into practice.

During your time on this course you will benefit greatly from inspirational visiting speakers and staff who are leaders in their field.

Although this is a relatively new course, graduates in similar courses have entered careers such as accountancy, consultancy, business development, human resources, IT, logistics, marketing, investment banking, private banking,project management, research, sales & distribution and tax consultancy.

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Food manufacture is one of the world's largest industries. The MSc degree in Food Production Management is an exciting and challenging degree that equips science and engineering graduates for a career in production or technical management in this industry. Read more
Food manufacture is one of the world's largest industries. The MSc degree in Food Production Management is an exciting and challenging degree that equips science and engineering graduates for a career in production or technical management in this industry. This course, featuring a blend of front-line food sciences and management, is designed to educate the food industry managers of tomorrow.

The course will:
•Enable students to acquire a basic knowledge of the special factors associated with food processing and food quality assurance.
•Equip the student with management skills, which allow him/her to make a contribution to this industry in both the developed and developing worlds.

A feature of the course is the strong interaction with the food industry. There will be an opportunity to visit a number of food factories and speakers from industry will make a significant contribution to the course. Many of the research projects undertaken by students will involve links with industry.

The course is co-ordinated by the Division of Food Sciences, which contains the highest rated University Food Sciences Research Group in the UK, based at the Sutton Bonington Campus. Management aspects of the course are taught in the Division of Operations Management in the University's Business School, based at the Jubilee Campus.











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This specialist course develops the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage people. This includes the role of leadership, change management, developing and retaining talent, and understanding the challenges of managing people in multicultural and global contexts. Read more
This specialist course develops the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage people. This includes the role of leadership, change management, developing and retaining talent, and understanding the challenges of managing people in multicultural and global contexts.

This course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which gives students exemption from their level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM.

The course is designed for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines, and will suit you if you want to get the best out of people you employ in your own business or if you want to acquire the skills for a professional management career in a range of industries and sectors.

The latest research and challenges that people and organisations face today are explored in this course. Our teaching draws on multidisciplinary theory and ideas to explore how both business goals and individual career objectives can be reconciled.

This course will sharpen your understanding of the importance of having the right mix of people with the appropriate set of skills and competencies.

You will learn from a rich mix of highly interactive lectures, workshops and real life case studies and benefit from specialist expertise across the School and from the practical experience of the wider business community.

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The course focuses on the management of operations in business, industry and the public sector. It will prepare managers who will be able to help their companies build a competitive edge based on high levels of technical and managerial competence. Read more
The course focuses on the management of operations in business, industry and the public sector.

It will prepare managers who will be able to help their companies build a competitive edge based on high levels of technical and managerial competence. The courses aim for a high level of integration between management techniques and the technologies that they control.

Applications are welcome from graduates in engineering, management, and related disciplines. The courses are suitable for you if you want to pursue a career in operations management whether or not you have a first degree in a closely related area.

The course requires a major individual dissertation project that is undertaken in the summer. This is intended to integrate knowledge, methodology and practical skills. When these projects are successful in advancing knowledge, we encourage our students to present their findings as conference papers or journal articles.

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This course focuses on the management of operations in business, industry and the public sector. It will prepare managers who will be able to help their companies build a competitive edge based on high levels of technical and managerial competence. Read more
This course focuses on the management of operations in business, industry and the public sector. It will prepare managers who will be able to help their companies build a competitive edge based on high levels of technical and managerial competence.

The course aims for a high level of integration between management techniques and the technologies that they control, with emphasis on the strategic relevance of situations along with the ability to analyse problems in a structured way.

Applications are welcome from graduates in engineering, management, and related disciplines. The courses are suitable for you if you want to pursue a career in operations management whether or not you have a first degree in a closely related area.

The course requires a major individual dissertation project that is undertaken in the summer. This is intended to integrate knowledge, methodology and practical skills. When these projects are successful in advancing knowledge, we encourage our students to present their findings as conference papers or journal articles.

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This. specialist course. is designed to further your existing knowledge of accounting and finance by building on the theory and application of accounting principles. Read more

This specialist course is designed to further your existing knowledge of accounting and finance by building on the theory and application of accounting principles.

It will suit you if you studied a business-related subject as an undergraduate and want to focus on financial accounting as a distinct career path.

Engaging with current debates in the field, you will have the opportunity to enrich and broaden your understanding and appreciation of important topics within accounting and finance while engaging in current debates in the field.

You will take five core modules across two semesters and a summer dissertation. Optional modules allow you to tailor your degree to suit your interests and career aspirations.

Key facts

  • Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments

Course details

Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.

You will complete the remaining 60 credits with a 2,000-word proposal and 12,000-word dissertation. You will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.

Modules

Core

Semester one

  • Corporate Financial Strategy
  • Current Issues in Accounting
  • Further Quantitative Research Methods
  • Introduction to Research Methods

Semester two

  • Financial Security Valuation
  • Financial Statement Analysis

Optional

Two from:

  • Advanced Issues in Financial Reporting
  • Advanced Management Accounting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Industrial Economics
  • International Finance
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Risk Management in Financial Institutions
  • Theory of Risk and Insurance
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.

Postgraduate careers team

Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.

Employability and average starting salary

82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career and professional development

Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunities and one-to-one discussions.



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This degree builds on the School's long-standing reputation as the leading centre for the study of insurance in the UK. The MSc in Risk Managment focuses on the problems that risk poses for corporations. Read more
This degree builds on the School's long-standing reputation as the leading centre for the study of insurance in the UK.

The MSc in Risk Managment focuses on the problems that risk poses for corporations. It is particuarly appropriate for anyone interested in a career in risk, insurance, or general management.

After completing her undergraduate studies, Natalie Meech decided that she would like to specialise in risk management.

"Having completed some risk modules in my Industrial Economics degree, I decided that I wanted to specialise in risk management. Through the Masters I was exposed to real-world case studies that provided a good grounding for dealing with clients in my current job as a Corporate Tax Associate with Deloitte & Touche in Nottingham.

The Dissertation gave me the experience in managing a big project, and the structure of the masters means that you have to be very disciplined in managing a variety of tasks. These are useful skills in the workplace. I enjoyed my time at Nottingham and the MSc Risk Management has been of benefit to my role with Deloitte.

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The course focuses on the management of operations in manufacturing, service and distribution enterprises. It will prepare managers who will be able to help their companies build a competitive edge based on high levels of technical and managerial competence. Read more
The course focuses on the management of operations in manufacturing, service and distribution enterprises. It will prepare managers who will be able to help their companies build a competitive edge based on high levels of technical and managerial competence. The courses aim for a high level of integration between management techniques and the technologies that they control, with emphasis on the strategic relevance of situations.

Applications are welcome from graduates in engineering, management, and related disciplines. The courses are suitable for you if you want to pursue a career in operations management whether or not you have a first degree in a closely related area.

The course requires a major individual dissertation project that is undertaken in the summer. This is intended to integrate knowledge, methodology and practical skills. When these projects are successful in advancing knowledge, we encourage our students to present their findings as conference papers or journal articles.

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