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MSc International Management


Course Description

We all now operate in a global market place, sourcing labour, logistics, materials, customers, services, products, technology and relationships from a variety of different economies at the same time. Understanding how business is conducted in different cultures is central to creating successful and sustainable business relationships.

Our MSc in International Management is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and insights to help you achieve a successful and sustainable career in business and management anywhere in the world.

Throughout the programme, you’ll study critical new business areas including business analytics, digital marketing and future trends,
also international career management to ensure you develop a firm understanding of conducting business in the global marketplace

We’re committed to ensuring all of our students gain a truly international perspective while studying with us. With that in mind we offer students on our 12 month programme the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions: Mannheim

Business School (Germany), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) or SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy). For more information see the website at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/business/international_management/exchange/
In addition, you will be working alongside fellow students drawn from across the globe, providing an excellent opportunity to enhance your personal learning as you work in groups and individually on projects, presentations and assignments.

In time these fellow students will form part of your future network, enabling you to have future contacts across all five continents. You will learn first-hand how different cultures can approach the same challenge from a variety of different perspectives, each bringing their own unique expertise to the solution.

Whatever options you choose, we will ensure you will leave the programme with a new found confidence and expertise in international management that will enable you to build a successful and sustainable career for the future.

The programme is ideal for students looking to transition into management careers from non-business and finance backgrounds. It is also perfect for those who have studied a business/finance related undergraduate degree and are now looking for specific international perspectives on management adding an additional skill set to their existing skills and knowledge portfolio.

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/.

Programme structure

You can study the programme over either nine months or 12 months.

The 9-month programme;

comprises 12 taught modules, seven of which are compulsory modules, and five of which are selected from optional modules.

The 12-month programme;

comprises ten taught modules, seven of which are compulsory modules, and three of which are selected from a list of optional modules. Students also undertake a dissertation.

During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation if completing the 12 month variant) totalling 180 credits. Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/ .

Compulsory modules

Recent examples of compulsory modules are as follows; Principles of International Business; Future Trends for International Management; Accounting for International Managers; Strategy for International Managers; International Human Resource Management; International Operations Management; Research and Analysis Skills for Business Research or Research and Analysis Skills for Academic Research.

Optional modules

Some recent examples are as follows; Global Career Management – Theory and Practice; Strategic Innovation Management; Digital Business Models; Innovating Business Models in Emerging Economies; Banking and Financial Services; Corporate Governance, Reporting and Regulation; Multinational Finance for Managers; Sustainable Enterprise Economy; Entrepreneurship: New Venture Development; Managing Projects and Programmes of Projects; Purchasing and Supply Chain Management and Global Sourcing and Logistics Management.

Careers in International Management

This degree programme prepares you for a variety of management roles across a range of sectors and types of organisation. Whether you plan to develop your career in the private or public sector, a multinational or SME, this programme enables you to gain a rich understanding of the current management challenges and trends facing business leaders in the world today.
Whether you plan to move into a specific function (like HR or Operations), or your goal is General Management or consultancy, the

MSc in International Management provides a great launch pad for your future success.
Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a wide variety of organisations including BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deloitte (India), Singapore Airlines, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, IBM (China), Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Pinjin Asset Management, AXA Insurance (China), Johnson & Johnson (Russia), Apple (China) and Baker Tilly.

Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career.

The Careers Camp

The MSc in International Management includes a compulsory, three-day, intensive Careers Camp run in Exeter. During this camp, you will familiarise yourself with the programme, get to know your fellow class mates and begin thinking about your future career. The camp takes place in the second half of Induction Week and consists of taught components, group activities and private reflection time, facilitated by dedicated academic and careers staff, as well as external, team-building specialists.

Visit the MSc International Management page on the University of Exeter website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Manuel Konold

2234.jpg Manuel Konold believes in grasping every opportunity when it comes to expanding his business knowledge. Having thrown himself into his studies at Exeter, he’s now set to go to Grenoble to study a second Masters in Management.

“After studying Business Administration in Germany and Japan, and working for different types of companies in the US, Hong Kong and Germany, I was on the search for a top British business school, with excellent teaching and a world-class reputation. The University of Exeter perfectly met these criteria and many more besides, with a ranking in the top 10 business schools in the UK, a highly developed, global network of alumni and partner companies, and a vibrant, international student community.

The MSc in International Management course is very flexible, so it’s really up to you what direction you want to take the programme in. Whether you choose to study the Principles of International Business, Leadership and Global Challenges, or Managing in a Multinational Context, all the courses are highly interconnected, always up-to-date with international management topics, and flexible enough to cover recent economic issues and trends.

During my year at Exeter, I took the opportunity to apply for the new double degree award programme, recently set up between the University of Exeter and the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France and I was fortunate enough to be one of the two students accepted onto the programme.

What I’m enjoying most about my year in Grenoble is the high diversity of courses on offer and the diversity of the students studying here. The location is excellent as well – there are plenty of opportunities to go hiking, biking and skiing with the world famous ‘Les Deux Alpes’ right next door.

Make no mistake – the International Management programme is not an easy ride. You will need a good dose of determination, self-management skills and the will to leave your comfort zone at any time. You’ll also need to think creatively in order to lead yourself and your teams to success. All of this can be very challenging at times – but also extremely rewarding. I have enjoyed every single day at Exeter and I can't wait to put my skills and knowledge to good use.”

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Pranav Agarwal

3933.jpg “The University of Exeter Business School ranks highly in the league tables, but it was seeing the lengths that the University goes to in reaching out to students and making sure that they have the best possible experience that confirmed my decision to want to come here. The support services, the facilities and the surroundings are all fantastic, and provide a wonderful atmosphere for learning and for immersing yourself in your chosen area of study.

I am completing a Masters in International Management, a subject I was interested in having worked for a number of years in my family’s steel business in India. After completing a summer course at LSE in London, I was keen to stay in the UK to do some postgraduate study, and felt that Exeter would be a good decision because of the focus on student satisfaction and also the excellent future prospects that come with being a graduate from here.

Overall, my experience so far has been excellent. I am especially enjoying the tutorials and my Marketing module specifically. Being able to learn in smaller groups means we have the chance to interact more with each other, and exchange ideas. Studying at this level is not just about gaining a solid understanding of the relevant theories – we also need to learn how to apply those theories to real business scenarios, and that’s very much the focus of the marketing assignments we are working on.

In my opinion, the best thing about studying at the Business School is the freedom to share ideas, both with my fellow students and with the experienced academics who work here. We have the opportunity to hear from high quality guest lecturers as well, so we gain a lot of exposure to different subjects and perspectives on the course.

My aim, at the end of my studies, is to return to India to help expand my family’s business. Due to the diversity of students here, I have been able to understand and appreciate a wide range of different perspectives, which I think will come in useful when it comes to our expansion. Self-reliance is also one of the key learnings I will be taking away with me. You have to develop confidence in your own abilities and ideas as a postgraduate student, and studying here has given me the space and support to do that successfully.”

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Yuanyi Xu

3938.jpg “I first thought about studying at the University of Exeter Business School when a friend of mine, who is an Exeter alumna, said she’d had a great experience studying and living here. Compared to other universities that had also offered me a place, the University of Exeter had a higher rank and also offers students more opportunities to study abroad.

My experiences at the Business School are fantastic! The university is a very beautiful place. Nothing can be compared to grabbing a cup of coffee, wandering along the paths on the campus and enjoying being close to nature. The Business School is also very close to the music rooms so I can always play piano after class, which enriches my daily life.

The MSc International Management is well-tailored to the individual student’s needs and preferences, offering students three possible specialisms: Management, Marketing, or Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Since I am planning to start up my own business after graduation, I have chosen Entrepreneurship and Innovation as my specialism. We study compulsory modules in the first term to gain a grounding in the fundamentals of international business management and in the second term, a variety of optional modules focusing on the specialisms are available, which will further develop my skills to help me become an insightful entrepreneur.

I am truly satisfied with the teaching and I love the way I learn. Lectures are delivered by professional and passionate staff, giving me an overview of the knowledge in the textbooks and beyond, while tutorials and seminars provide me with more opportunities to interact with lecturers and other students and put the knowledge into practice.

There is also a lot of emphasis placed on teamwork, which is quite different from universities in China. By cooperating with group members from different countries around the world, I have learned how to communicate better with others. And I believe I am now well-prepared to work with others in an international context in the future.

The Business School’s language support for international students is fantastic. As a non-native English speaker, I benefit a lot from the University’s free English Insessional Programme, run by INTO Exeter. The Academic English sessions have strengthened my learning skills as well as academic writing skills, so I can manage my study more efficiently and effectively. There is even a one-to-one writing tutorial available to every student.”

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Bryan Apers

3944.jpg I was excited when I heard about the double degree partnership opportunity with the University of Exeter Business School as the MSc International Management with Entrepreneurship and Innovation was exactly what I was looking for.

One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about the course so far is being able to work with students from a variety of different countries. This experience helps you open your mind to different cultures and different ways of thinking. For example, I recently worked on a consultancy assignment with American, German, Malaysian and Chinese students, and together we managed to bring different ideas to the table in order to develop relevant solutions.

The lecturers here are always available to help you if you have any difficulties with your studies, and they can also offer guidance in your career options as many of them have strong experience having come from a professional background.

I’ve taken advantage of the opportunity to participate in employability sessions at the Business School, including an ‘employer skills session’ lead by PricewaterhouseCoopers. I’ve also attended interview skills session and been able to discuss my options with relevant companies who have visited the Business School for recruitment events.

When I complete my studies I plan to work for a strategy and management consulting company so that I can put everything I’ve learned into practice and work for various clients on complex issues. In the long term I would like to use the entrepreneurial skills I have developed to create my own business.

My advice to any students considering a Masters programme would be to open your mind to new ideas and different cultures. The Business School will offer you great opportunities to work in groups and learn from academics with practical experience – it’s just up to you to make the most of it.

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Michael Young

3947.jpg There were a number of reasons behind my decision to choose the University of Exeter Business School for postgraduate study – the prestige and reputation of the faculty was one of the biggest influences, but also the school’s international outlook in terms of the student body and the opportunities provided to students here.

I chose the MSc International Management because it’s not an ordinary postgraduate programme – it combines theory and practice from the very first day to ensure that students are well prepared for a career in global management. This approach really helped me build confidence and take a more ‘hands on’ approach to study.

I’ve also been able to tailor my module choices to suit my interests, and one of the highlights of this programme is that it caters for such a variety of different skills and interests.

The support for students at the Business School is fantastic, and this extends to all teaching, administrative or career zone staff. Many of the teaching staff have spent a considerable amount of time in industry before deciding to enter academia, meaning they not only have practical experience and first hand examples but also interesting anecdotes to share!

As a student in the Business School you’re really kept up to date with everything that is happening and always made to feel welcome. The facilities are also brand new with state-of-the-art equipment, not to mention that the Business School sits on the edge of one of the most spectacular campus universities in the UK.

I’m still deciding what direction to take when I finish my studies, but I feel safe in the knowledge that my MSc has set me up well for all sorts of different things. I could pursue a career in consultancy, marketing, operations, banking or even journalism – the list really is endless. What’s more is that I feel ready for an international career, having studied a programme featuring global examples and concepts that can be applied anywhere in the world – this in addition to the numerous connections I have made that extend across Europe into India, China and beyond

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Vivek Kirplani

3949.jpg “I applied for the Masters during the final year of my undergraduate studies, which I had undertaken at Exeter as well. I wanted to keep my options open and search for jobs around the whole of Europe, but I found that many positions outside of the UK require a Masters degree in order to even be considered. Exeter offered me a great opportunity to return back and undertake a diverse postgraduate programme, that would not only provide me with further opportunities, but also set me apart from other graduates.

The International Management MSc offers a flexible range of modules, as well as the option to complete the course over an intensive 9 or 12-month period. This allowed me to pick modules that genuinely interested me and also meant I was able to adopt a 'specialism', of which I chose do in 'Entrepreneurship and Innovation'. My passion in relation to business lies around innovating new ideas or start-ups, and through the programme I have explored those fields in more depth and from an academic perspective.

I have been living in privately-owned student accommodation this year, as I moved in with friends from my undergraduate studies, although I did consider moving back onto campus as I enjoyed the integration with other new students that living on campus can bring. Either one would have been enjoyable, but it is worth remembering that it is very easy to meet other students all over the campus and city, with events, societies and music events occurring all the time. There is a vibrant community of exchange and international students, and when you can get a good mix of people from all over sharing their languages and experiences as you can do at Exeter, it is the most amazing learning and social experience.

Overall, the environment and high academic standards at Exeter foster a creative environment that have helped to mature and mould my personality and put me in a prime and employable position. I hope to use all the skills and experience to succeed and go beyond whatever challenges are placed in my way. If you are looking for an exceptional student experience, then the University of Exeter is the destination for you.”

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Matthieu Monier

3950.jpg “I’d already completed my PGCE at Reading but realised that I wanted to build myself a career within international management, as I enjoy travelling and can definitely see myself working at a management level in different countries around the world. Exeter was one of the only universities that offered a Masters in International Management as a nine-month option. As I’d already written one dissertation, I wanted to be able to go straight into work after the course, so the Exeter programme was a great option for me.

One of the things I like most about the Masters is the amount of group work we get involved in. The University of Exeter Business School is a very international place to study, so you’re often working with people from many different countries, and that means you come into contact with many different points of view. I have learnt a lot from the experience!

When you are studying at this level, there’s a high volume of work to get through, so it helps to be able to study in a beautiful place, where you can really focus and also relax when you’re not working. The campus is very green and big: you can find everything you need here – and the facilities are excellent. For example in Building:One, we can hire discussion rooms where we can project our work onto a screen and discuss it all together as a group.

Another thing that attracted me to Exeter was the strong employability rates for my course. International Management is a qualification that opens you up to a lot of different job opportunities and of course, because it’s a global subject, you’re not restricted to applying for jobs in just one country.

Overall, it’s been a fantastic nine months. Meeting new people from all over the world, learning in a beautiful place and making the most of all the extra-curricular activities, has made my Masters at Exeter an experience that will stay with me for a long time.”

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Nicholas Himowicz

3952.jpg “My experience has certainly lived up to those expectations. I have especially enjoyed attending the guest lectures with industry experts who shared their business experience with us and helped to contextualise the concepts we had been learning in the classroom. We have heard from people like John Lovering – the former chairman of Somerfield, Thomas Power – the founder of Ecademy, and Nick Hurst – the director of Burt’s Chips. Hearing from such inspiring business leaders helped to bring what we were learning together and I took a lot away from those lectures.

In terms of employability support, there’s plenty on offer. I attended a number of meetings with experienced careers advisors who helped to improve my CV and gave me valuable advice during my job search. Most importantly, I was able to attend a careers fair in December, where I got to meet with representatives from a number of companies.

One of those was a university campus recruiter from EMC, the big data and cloud computing company who invited me to apply for their Business Operation Leadership Development programme. I was successful in my application to them, and started working at their London offices in July. The University has been very supportive and I am currently completing my dissertation while embarking on a challenging but hugely rewarding graduate scheme.

For me, one of the best aspects of coming to the Business School – aside from getting the job – has been the opportunity to work with people from all over the world, sharing experiences and building a strong international network. In fact, one of the contacts I made, a Management Masters student from Japan, had worked at EMC before and was able to give me valuable advice that came in very useful during my second-stage interview. I now have lots of friends in other countries as well. I’ve already visited people in Germany and look forward to seeing others in Ukraine and Russia soon.

My main piece of advice would be for students to take an active role in their education process, because the experience will be what you make of it. You have to allocate enough time to your studies, of course, but there’s more to coming to university than just the academic aspect – like meeting people and taking part in some of the many activities on offer – those are the things that really make the experience.”

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Hao Ziyi

3954.jpg “I began studying the management pathway on the Graduate Diploma as part of the INTO programme. During this year, I felt that the University of Exeter offered an extremely high academic education level and a beautiful study environment, as well as being close to the seaside which was an added advantage.

Even though Masters study is at a high academic level, the professors in the Business School use many teaching styles, to help us learn and remember the material. They organise workshops, guest lectures and many presentations. It’s been good for building my network and meeting other students. After one of these events, I had made contact with ten people, all from different countries around the world.

As English is not my first language, the lecture recordings are very useful to me. It means I can go back and listen again to what the lecturers have said. I love the campus too – it’s like a big park, and we have all the facilities we need on site, including two libraries and a sports park.

Before coming here, I wasn’t sure what direction my career would take. But I now have a lot of ideas for the future. After graduation, I hope to start my own tea shop business. I love the British style afternoon tea very much and in China, most tea shops are either Hong Kong or European style. In my Masters, I have learnt about Marketing, Operations, Accounting, Strategy and lots of other subjects which will come in very useful. I have also written a business plan as part of my Entrepreneurship module, and my dissertation topic is on management in tea shops, so I have many ideas I can use in the future.

I now how have a clearer idea of where my career is heading. But coming here has changed my attitude to life as well. For me, management is a human behaviour, so what I have learnt on this Masters is not only useful for my future career, it has helped me to learn more about people and how to interact with them. I have become a more confident person as a result.”

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Peter Baumgartner

3956.jpg “When I came to look round the Business School initially, it took me about 30 minutes visiting the Forum and the beautiful campus, to realise this was the place for me. I liked the environment, the people I met, the knowledge I knew I would be able to gain here. And I know I made the right choice. In fact, I’d go as far to say that this year has been the most enjoyable – and effective – academic year in my life so far.

The MSc in International Management is a programme that allows you to gain a deep insight into many subjects from Operations Management, to International Business or Leadership. The way the programme is structured means that this learning happens in a very interactive way, via a wide variety of teaching styles, including group work, presentations and seminars. In addition to this, all of the compulsory subjects on the programme are interrelated, so there are clear overlaps and links in the syllabus, which have helped me to build a very thorough knowledge in business and management. I’ve enjoyed seeing how the topics in one subject are then built on and added to in another one. It’s a bit like a puzzle, you can tell it’s all been planned in a very structured and detailed way.

Of course, life is fairly busy when you’re studying at this level. But the pressure and other constraints mean we have been able to build a very strong student community, and true friendships develop very quickly here, as you have to trust and rely on one another. It’s not easy, you have to work very hard to get the degree. But as the saying goes ‘the more you put into it, the more you take out at the end’.

As I have recently been accepted onto the new double degree programme, university life isn’t ending for me just yet. After submitting my dissertation, I will be continuing with my studies with a full-year scholarship on the MSc Management course at the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France. That wasn’t something that I’d planned before coming here – it’s an opportunity that came up during the year. So I’m very happy that the Business School has offered me this opportunity, and it means I will end up with two Masters instead of just one.”

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Manuel Konold

3959.jpg “After studying Business Administration in Germany and Japan, and working for different types of companies in the US, Hong Kong and Germany, I was on the search for a top British business school, with excellent teaching and a world-class reputation. The University of Exeter perfectly met these criteria and many more besides, with a ranking in the top 10 business schools in the UK, a highly developed, global network of alumni and partner companies, and a vibrant, international student community.

The MSc in International Management course is very flexible, so it’s really up to you what direction you want to take the programme in. Whether you choose to study the Principles of International Business, Leadership and Global Challenges, or Managing in a Multinational Context, all the courses are highly interconnected, always up-to-date with international management topics, and flexible enough to cover recent economic issues and trends.

The lecturers come from many different parts of the world and different professional backgrounds, and frequently use relevant case studies, interactive group seminars, presentations and lecture polls, to put our theoretical knowledge into practice. Overall, the modules and lecturers have helped me fulfill my goal of gaining the skills and tools needed to compete in today’s global business world, while also taking my prior academic and professional experience onto the next stage.

During my year at Exeter, I took the opportunity to apply for the new double degree award programme, recently set up between the University of Exeter and the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France and I was fortunate enough to be one of the two students accepted onto the programme.

What I’m enjoying most about my year in Grenoble is the high diversity of courses on offer and the diversity of the students studying here. The location is excellent as well – there are plenty of opportunities to go hiking, biking and skiing with the world famous ‘Les Deux Alpes’ right next door.

Make no mistake – the International Management programme is not an easy ride. You will need a good dose of determination, self-management skills and the will to leave your comfort zone at any time. You’ll also need to think creatively in order to lead yourself and your teams to success. All of this can be very challenging at times – but also extremely rewarding. I have enjoyed every single day at Exeter and I can't wait to put my skills and knowledge to good use.”

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Katerina Player

3960.jpg I applied for my Masters in my final undergraduate year at Exeter, and then postponed it for 12 months so I could go to Australia. I’d always wanted to go and spend some time over there, and I got a job in Marketing and New Product Development in a company in Melbourne, which was a fantastic experience.

Choosing to come back to Exeter to do a Masters was partly to do with the current economic climate. Since we’re in a recession and there are fewer jobs available, there are generally more job opportunities for people with an extra qualification. Also, I had completed my undergraduate degree at Exeter and I really enjoyed my time here, and wanted to stay for another year.

The International Management course itself contains modules in many areas of business that fascinate me. The international aspect of the course appealed in particular, as the contemporary world of globalised business is becoming the norm, and is crucial for success in the current business environment. I also like the flexibility of this course, as five of the 12 modules are electives, so you can really focus on your key areas of interest.

In terms of preferred modules, I really enjoyed Brand Communication, as I didn’t know anything about that area before. Since my undergraduate studies, Alex Janes has also made a huge impact on my understanding of Strategy, and business in general. His lectures consist of up-to-date theories and models, with lots of appropriate examples and he delivers them in a really enthusiastic and fun way (even using juggling balls to illustrate a point on one occasion!).

I’m living on campus this year, after my second and third years in private accommodation in town. With the intensity of the studies at postgraduate level, I wanted the convenience of being on site, and I also enjoy the interaction we all have living in a shared environment. There are students from all over the world here, so I’m sharing with people from Italy, China, India and Pakistan. It’s good to have that mix and to be able to socialise together in the evenings as well as discuss our modules.

Overall my experience has been fantastic at the Business School. The postgraduate courses are very flexible, the teachers are very enthusiastic, the students are really friendly. If you’re looking for those things, the University of Exeter is a brilliant place to come.

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Robert Janeiro

3965.jpg Exeter has a great reputation for business, as well as being recognised as a leading institution in the league tables. I came for an open day and met with the programme administrator and future programme leader, Stephen Hickman. He was very welcoming and explained the many benefits the course offered. I also liked the range of modules on offer and how the School is ever improving.

The Sustainable Enterprise Economy stuff we’re learning is world leading and where most businesses are heading at the moment. It’s good to have a head start on other applicants. One of my favourite modules is International Taxation, which is a combination of Law, Accounting and Business Practice. It’s interesting to learn about how and why businesses make their choices, about where they base themselves for example. It’s a subject that could potentially lead into a variety of careers, including Accountancy, Business Strategy and even Journalism.

The ‘here to help’ attitude of lecturers and professors really helps. All too often, you find academics just want to research but at Exeter they engage with you, debate and guide you in the right direction. From the subject side of things, it is fantastic to cover a diverse range of topics from leading academics in the field.

Networking with alumni is also helpful. I have attended several of the networking events as well as informative guest seminars with people like Nick Cray, the Chief Operating Officer of Hogan Lovell’s. It’s good to get an insight into different industries and what it takes to be successful in them.

My advice would be to definitely come and see the university – you will love it! Try and meet a lecturer or two before you get here. This will really help you get a feel for the place and what you can expect. From a course perspective, try and think about what impact the course will have on your career and why you want to do the subject. Also don’t spend all your time in the Thompson Reuters room; it will be the end of you. You have been warned!

As for ‘fun stuff’, the Topsham 10 bar crawl is a must, though due to the recession and re-branding it’s now the Topsham 6! Also check out Timepiece for a laugh and Arena for an interesting night out. The shopping in Exeter is also very good.

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Roberta De Angelis

3966.jpg Studying at the Business School has been an opportunity for me to pursue this interest further, and take advantage of a first-class learning experience. The programme has a very good mix of theoretical and practical approaches in the teaching of the different Management topics, and the many case studies used in the modules have really helped deepen my understanding of the issues.

A big advantage at Exeter is the opportunity to work as part of a diverse student community. There’s a significant group work element in many modules, which has been good for developing my team working skills – and there are plenty of resources to help with your studies, too. The Wiki, for example, is excellent for group work. We used it a lot in my Strategy module, to post documents online, exchange opinions and make comments on each other’s work.

There are many networking events organised. I particularly enjoyed the one where we heard about the experience of a local entrepreneur, the manager of Burts Chips. The session was very illuminating, as he told us about all the skills needed to be successful in a management career. That presentation really inspired me to want to do even better on the MSc programme.

I have always been interested in sustainable business models – as that was I did my undergraduate dissertation on – so the Sustainable Enterprise Economy module taught by Stephen Hickman is one of my favourites. I’ve also really enjoyed International Business taught by Julie Whittaker, and Strategy taught by Alex Janes.

Overall, the research-inspired lectures, plus the interesting nature of the subjects taught on the MSc, has inspired me to want to stay on at Exeter to do a PhD in Management. I was lucky to be able to gain a scholarship to do this, based on my first-term exam results, which means I’m going to be here for another three years, conducting research within my main area of interest, sustainable business.

If you’re thinking of doing the nine-month MSc, I would say that it is intense, and you need good time management skills to be able to fit everything in. But I have certainly enjoyed my experience so far, and I’m looking forward to what the next three years has in store.


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Funding for Postgraduate Study - 20+ Awards

We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships and studentships for talented students. For 2016 entry, the total value of scholarships for taught postgraduate programmes exceeds £500,000. This is in addition to over 100 PhD studentships we make available each year.Students who reside in England and are interested in our Masters programmes can now take advantage of the UK government's postgraduate loan scheme which offers loans of up to £10,000.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Varies

Eligibility

Varies, but most awards are competitive and merit-based.

Application Procedure

Please see the details of each scheme as listed in our search: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/studying/funding/search

Further Information

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/funding



Entry Requirements

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