The MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course focuses on international business issues and how to solve them. Put your learning into practice and gain work experience with our client-facing project.
You explore how multinational enterprises operate and carry out comparative business analysis, gaining the practical consultancy skills necessary to work efficiently in an international business environment.
Alongside a thorough understanding of business analysis and development, you graduate with the key skills for international business consulting, such as outlining international business problems, writing business reports and preparing for interviews.
A key element of the course is the client-facing project with an external organisation. Arranged by your project co-ordinator, you apply your learning to a real business issue, giving you valuable work experience and generating excellent networking opportunities.
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Accenture, AgustaWestland, Banco Davivienda SA, Deloitte, Edwardian Group, Hewlett-Packard, HSBC, IBM, The Nielson Company, Shell Petroleum, Standard Chartered Bank, Whyte & McKay (China), YesBoss.
Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)
– Building Strategic Capabilities in Different Business Systems
– Business Models: Theory and Practice
– Organisational Design and Strategy: International Contexts
– Analysing Companies: Business Models, Narrative and Numbers
– Strategic Management of the Multinational Firm across Divergent Institutional Systems
Three elective units from*
– Asian Management Systems
– Business Environment and Strategy in China
– Digital Technologies, Development and Emerging Markets
– Global Business Strategy
– Global Politics and Global Business
– International Human Resource Management
– Technology, Innovation Management and Business Strategy
– The Management of International Organisational Change
* You can choose one optional unit from any Alliance MBS MSc programme (excluding MSc
Management and MSc Organisational/Business Psychology) on condition that you produce a
200-word justification and the application is approved by the Course Director and unit tutor.
Client-facing project with an external organisation or dissertation (60 credits)
– Presented as a research report
– Carried out individually or as a group
– Application and interview support from Alliance MBS’ Postgraduate Careers Service
– Experiential learning enhances your skills and overall employability
The project is offered if you do not have any unit marks below 40%, and not more than one unit mark between 40-49% in semester 1. If you don’t meet these criteria you will be offered a project related to an external client, with no direct contact with them. For those working on group projects, a group report and an individual report will be produced (both 6,000 words).
Alternatively, you may undertake an academic dissertation of 12,000 words.
Recent examples of project reports:
– Exploring the strategic expansion of the volunteer tourism industry into the academic market
– An in-depth analysis of the wholesale market and changing trends towards online shopping
– Strategic positioning in relation to the offshore wind turbine market in northern Europe
– Identification of venture capitalist acquisition targets in the UK software industry
Projects are sourced from a range of small, medium and large businesses, across a wide range of sectors in Manchester and the UK’s North West region.
Masters information sessions
We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a Master’s course at Alliance Manchester Business School.
Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 17 courses to choose from. Join us to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.
Also, a number of graduates have the opportunity to progress directly onto the Full-time MBA programme as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them?
Choose from the following dates:
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.
For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the Alliance MBS website: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/meet-us.aspx
We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. TOEFL/IELTS may be required for non-UK students