Distance learning Masters in Business Studies in the United Kingdom

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Business Studies

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Business studies is an academic program that is designed for students wanting to learn more about how businesses are run. Courses may include more general topics or more specific ones to help prepare students for a particular career.

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Distance learning Masters Program in Business Studies in the United Kingdom

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Masters in Social Media

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

If recent years have shown anything, it's that social media is changing the relationship between citizens and the state, whilst enabling others to more effectively reach and engage with audiences on a commercial level. Either way, it’s clear that there are opportunities for social media professionals to make significant impacts in their rapidly growing field, innovate and shape practice. Explore How Business and Non-Profits Can Utilise Social Media: The opportunities are many. On the one hand, established businesses are seeking to co-opt the tools of social media and use them for commercial gain. Many organisations now employ teams of social media managers, bloggers and specialist digital marketing professionals; jobs that didn't exist a decade ago. On the other hand, third sector organisations are making use of these tools to build complex and conversational communication strategies for minimal cost. Both commercial and non-commercial organisations need to deepen their understanding of how social media can support their aims. Become a Social Media Expert: On the MA Social Media, at Birmingham School of Media or by distance-learning, you will explore the techniques of social media, consider the development and direction of social media as a creative industry, and will contribute new research and knowledge to the field. For students studying on-campus, Birmingham has a thriving social media scene with strong links to the course, and this scene is fast becoming an industry. It is therefore wholly appropriate that this programme should be based within Birmingham School of Media, where students will have access to a peer group and active community of social media practitioners. [+]

Course Summary

If recent years have shown anything, it's that social media is changing the relationship between citizens and the state, whilst enabling others to more effectively reach and engage with audiences on a commercial level. Either way, it’s clear that there are opportunities for social media professionals to make significant impacts in their rapidly growing field, innovate and shape practice.

Explore How Business and Non-Profits Can Utilise Social Media: The opportunities are many. On the one hand, established businesses are seeking to co-opt the tools of social media and use them for commercial gain. Many organisations now employ teams of social media managers, bloggers and specialist digital marketing professionals; jobs that didn't exist a decade ago. On the other hand, third sector organisations are making use of these tools to build complex and conversational communication strategies for minimal cost. Both commercial and non-commercial organisations need to deepen their understanding of how social media can support their aims.... [-]


Masters in Screen Studies

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

MA Screen Studies plunges you deep into the latest debates around the function and importance of screen based media within a rapidly-changing media landscape. Drawing on a combination of film and television theory, the Screen Studies master’s degree at Birmingham School of Media, encourages you to actively participate in, and contribute to the development of ideas in the field and to the strong research culture of the school. This media theory geared master’s degree, available on-campus or by distance learning, gives you space to think about the ways in which audiences make sense of media, as well as the formal and aesthetic qualities of media texts, as a way into exploring your own practice or scholarly or media research interests. Convergence Culture The point of departure for MA Screen Studies is what Henry Jenkins famously described as ‘convergence culture.’ Increasingly, audiences watch television online, through mobile or tablet devices, and access movies through a range of platforms and formats, cinema being just one. The ability to make and broadcast video has begun to change the ways in which we understand the relationships between producers and consumers. Media convergence is about much more than technological change, and in this master’s degree you will explore new ways of thinking about production, distribution and consumption of screen-based media and our relationship to it. Key Facts The Screen Studies MA reflects the changing nature of the media industries and the need for postgraduate study to cross disciplinary boundaries. The master’s degree is a mix of theory and practice, determined by you. You will be actively involved in assessment design; you produce the work that you want to be assessed. The MA course is adaptable and designed to reflect your individual interests and needs. You'll be taught by a team of highly active academic researchers and media practitioners. [+]

Entry Requirements

Anyone undertaking this course must possess an upper second class bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject area. Previous study in Film, Media and or Cultural Studies or professional experience would be an advantage. We particularly welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with some professional or production experience. We therefore accredit prior experiential learning.

 

Employability

Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments.... [-]


Master of Music Industries

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

The music industry is undergoing significant change. New ways of distributing and consuming music have challenged the standard models of this global business and transformed its place in our lives. The MA in Music Industries at Birmingham School of Media, available on-campus or by distance-learning, provides you with an in-depth understanding of music as a commercial and a cultural activity and the skills to respond effectively to these changes. The annual global revenue of the industry, estimated to be around US$130 billion, means music is a significant employer which provides real opportunities for people with enterprising ideas. Gain Expert Music Industry Tuition: Birmingham School of Media's music industry staff offer a breadth and depth of experience that will be essential to your study of music in a global digital world. The team is led by Prof. Andrew Dubber, Professor of Music Industries Innovation, and internationally renowned for his insightful analyses of this sector. You will also work with Prof. Tim Wall, Professor of Radio and Popular Music Studies, and Dr Paul Long, Reader in Media and Cultural History, whose studies of music culture are key to university courses across the world, and with Annette Naudin, our highly regarded expert on media and creative enterprise. Many of the course activities involve other members of the school’s Interactive Cultures research team, and you will work on case studies drawn from our research and industry projects. Be at the Forefront of New Music Industry Strategies. On this course you will master the theoretical work on music culture and the music business, applying these theories to real-world contemporary problems, and challenging accepted wisdom. You will work in a very practical way, operating in groups, trying out ideas, and putting your new knowledge and skill into practice straightaway. Your entrepreneurial skills will be developed, and you will make strong professional contacts and build relationships within the music businesses. This really is the course for you if you aspire to lead at the forefront of innovation in music industry enterprise and scholarship. [+]

Entry Requirements

Candidates need to have a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant subject area and normally evidence of work in, or a familiarity with, the music industries. We welcome non-traditional applications, particularly from applicants with substantial professional or production experience. Prior experiential learning is an acceptable route to the course.

 

Employability

Our close links with business and the professions mean that our courses are always relevant, up-to-date and meet the exact needs of the current marketplace. Wherever possible, we involve employers in planning the curriculum, while many of our lecturers come from and maintain their links with industry, ensuring they are up to speed with the latest developments. Employability will be an integral outcome of your studies.... [-]


MSc Construction Management

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Campus or Online Full time Part time 12 - 30  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Developed with the support of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the MSc Construction Management at GCU is accredited by four professional bodies and focuses on developing sustainable construction methods and innovative management practices. [+]

Developed with the support of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the MSc Construction Management at GCU is accredited by four professional bodies and focuses on developing sustainable construction methods and innovative management practices. This programme offers a wide choice of modules which cover the skills which modern construction professionals need in order to meet the challenges of the industry. It also provides recent graduates and experienced professionals with an outstanding opportunity to upgrade their skills in order to enhance their career opportunities. The programme allows students the scope to develop a bespoke skillset by their selection from the range of elective modules we provide. The MSc programme is fully accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing successful MSc graduates to progress directly to the assessment of professional competence. A semester system operates at GCU, each of which comprises fifteen weeks. During the semester, there are twelve teaching weeks and three weeks during which examinations are held. The taught modules cover the Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) stage of the degree. All modules are also delivered by means of web-based learning. This choice is open for experienced professionals, but recent graduates will receive guidance in the selection of appropriate modules. Students who successfully complete the PgD stage (comprising eight modules) have the opportunity to progress to the preparation of a dissertation for the award of MSc in Construction Management. Attendance can be full-time (1 year), part-time (2 years) or by distance learning (2-5 years). Course Structure Semester A Core: Construction Organisation and Project Practices; Research Methods Electives: The Management of Health and Safety in Construction; Construction Dispute Resolution; Value Management; Construction Economics; Development and Project Economics Semester B Electives: Construction Financial Management; Project Management; Construction Markets and Procurement; Strategic Management in Construction and Property; Managing the Construction Process; Project and Development Risk; Contract Administration Core module: Dissertation. Accreditation The course is accredited by four leading professional bodies: the Association for Project Management (APM); the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Project Management Institute (PMI). [-]

MSc in Risk Management

Glasgow Caledonian University, London (GCU London)
Campus or Online Full time 12 - 16  January 2017 United Kingdom London

Industry-recognised and double-accredited (Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management), our programme focuses on corporate and business risk management, ensuring you have the expertise and skills to excel as a risk specialist. [+]

Distance learning Master Programs in Business Studies in the United Kingdom. Industry-recognised and double-accredited (Chartered Insurance Institute and Institute of Risk Management), our programme focuses on corporate and business risk management, ensuring you have the expertise and skills to excel as a risk specialist. Study is available full-time or by distance learning. Programme Description In an increasingly complex and rapidly changing global business environment, the management of risk requires a broad range of skills, knowledge and experience. The MSc Risk Management programme provides an in depth understanding of risk and their application in practice both for financial and non-financial organisations. Students will learn both theoretical and practical understanding of risk including risk measurement and modelling using computer software (e.g. Palisade Decision Tools). In addition, we subscribe to several industry linked databases (e.g. Thomson Reuters EIKON) that students can use in their study and research. Accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), this programme is designed to provide you with the skills to excel in a role as a risk manager, risk and insurance manager, risk analyst or clinical risk manager within a variety of organisations and sectors. You will develop the ability to establish risk policy and structures for business units, design and review processes for risk management, develop risk response processes including contingency and business continuity programmes. Our programme is based on current research and publications in the field, and taught by staff who understand the key concerns of managers in both the private and public sectors. This programme is offered full-time and by distance learning at our London and Glasgow campuses. You can start your studies either in September or January. Why Choose This Programme? Unlike other Risk courses available across the UK, our Risk Management degree is unique as it takes a holistic and enterprise-wide view on risk covering both management and financial aspects of uncertainty and vulnerability. GCU is one of the world's leading centres for the provision of risk management education, consultancy and research, with more than twenty years' experience in the field. Since 1982, our programmes have attracted students from around the world. Working closely with colleagues in industry and commerce, as well as the main professional and trade bodies, the university developed the first undergraduate degree in Risk Management in Europe. Additionally, we arrange study tours for the students in several key locations in London (e.g., Lloyd’s of London, Bloomberg, etc.). Furthermore, the students will get the opportunity to attend several industry conferences and seminars held in London. Programme Structure Whether by distance learning or on-campus study, the programme combines taught modules and a Masters Dissertation. You may switch from distance learning mode to campus-taught mode (on more than one occasion if you wish) provided that you do so prior to the commencement of the Trimester. Note that the fees may be different for each mode of delivery. Contact us for details. Modules Enterprise Risk and Modelling Global Perspectives on Risk Risk Financing and Insurance Business Continuity and Crisis Management Ethics and Corporate Governance Personal and Professional Development Research Methods Dissertation Our Research in Risk Current and applied research is essential underpinning for a high quality postgraduate programme. Our academic staff are involved in a broad range of risk-related and business-focused research and publication. Recent research projects carried out by staff include a government funded study into risk assessment relating to private finance initiatives in the construction industry, a survey on employment risks in conjunction with Marsh UK Ltd , a report on the risks associated with e-commerce, for the Association of British Insurers, and a series of reports and briefings for the Association of Local Authority Risk Managers. Some of the areas in which staff research and publish include: Corporate governance Insurance Risk regulation Occupational health and safety Employment risks Risk assessment and management of Private Finance Initiative projects Public sector risk management Healthcare risk management Financial risk management [-]

Master In Embedded Systems Design For Sustainability

Gaia Education
Online Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Forres + 1 more

The Master in Integrated Systems Design for Sustainability, GEDSiS, 2-year is an official course of the Open University of Catalonia, of interest to all those who want to create sustainable communities or organizations. This is the first and only course on the market that addresses sustainable design from a holistic perspective that includes the four main dimensions of sustainability: social, economic, ecological and world view of sustainability. [+]

The Master in Integrated Systems Design for Sustainability, GEDSiS, 2-year is an official course of the Open University of Catalonia, of interest to all those who want to create sustainable communities or organizations. This is the first and only course on the market that addresses sustainable design from a holistic perspective that includes the four main dimensions of sustainability: social, economic, ecological and world view of sustainability. Most people in the world live and work in towns and cities with transportation systems, building systems, forms of land use, power systems, economic and financial systems, governance, etc., all "designed "with a specific intention at a given time. But the design continues. Towns, cities, communities and human organizations are constantly being redesigned to suit the conditions of a changing environment. The problems of climate change, biodiversity loss, depletion of natural resources, increasing inequality and poverty, the growing demand for greater social participation, etc. They force us to rethink our way of being in the world, the way how we design our communities and organizations that are truly sustainable. Art and science of designing human settlements and sustainable entrepreneurship is a multidimensional, comprehensive and holistic company, covering all human experience. For a good design everything is relevant, it is therefore necessary to combine the best of traditional wisdom based on the place, with appropriate modern technologies and innovation, always within the limits of natural cycles that sustain life on Earth. The Master in Design of Integrated Systems for Sustainability has been 'designed' to train generalists, able to understand and integrate numerous simultaneously and different disciplines, and interested in developing an active role in transforming their communities and organizations. People with Permaculture Design Certificate or EDE validate the subject of Basic Principles, which will save them more than 150 € in tuition. Who should attend Urban planning professionals, rural and bio- Professionals in architecture, construction and engineering Community leaders (in rural or urban communities) and organizational (in all kinds of entrepreneurial projects large and small scale) Planners, designers and researchers sustainable human habitats Businessmen and economists interested in social and environmental responsibility, and ethical and sustainable development Educators who want to learn new skills and perspectives Teachers and students with an interest in sustainable design Social workers and educators Aid workers and responsible NGOs related to development and cooperation Career prospects Private Sector Coordinator or advisor sustainable design teams to create new eco-districts, eco-developments, eco-condominiums, eco-enterprises, etc. Public Sector: manager or consultant in environment and urban planning departments of any public administration. NGO Sector: manager or consultant cooperation projects involving the (re) partial or total design of local communities full program First year. Graduate Design for Sustainability 1st Specialization: Ecosystems and social dynamics The social dimension of sustainable design Create community and embrace diversity The Art of Compassionate Communication Facilitation Skills: Decision-making and conflict resolution personal empowerment and leadership skills Celebrating Life: Art and Creativity Local, bioregional and global reach The ecological dimension of sustainable design A systems approach to eco-design Appropriate Technology: Water Permaculture, Sustainable Agriculture and Natural areas Appropriate Technology: Energy Construction and ecological restoration 2nd Specialization: Sustainable Economy and systems thinking The economic dimension of sustainable design Bringing the global economy towards sustainability Making money our servant and not our master right livelihood Revitalize local economies legal and financial issues Vision of the world A vision of the emerging world and holistic The awakening of consciousness Reconnecting with nature Health and Healing Socially Engaged Spirituality Second year. Deepening the design 3rd Specialization: Designing with nature permaculture design human settlements The design process Methods of analysis and design natural patterns 2 Organizations as ecosystems, complexity and biomimicry The bases of biomimicry Life and the complexity of open systems Levels of natural organization, cognitive systems and collective intelligence Application in organizations 4th Specialization: Design adapted to the context Design of urban ecosystems Urban systems and ecosystems Elements for sustainable urban development Materials, water and energy ecosystem planning rural and indigenous communities, inspiration and adaptation The connection to the land Than linear to cyclic Pagamentos balance and traditional technologies biological and cultural diversity the key to resilience Final work of master Objectives and competences The overall objective of the program is to train design professionals, in all its manifestations (educators, architects, engineers, environmental managers, etc.) for the development of their professions within the framework of a culture for the development of habitats, communities and sustainable organizations. To do this, students can achieve the following general competencies: Ability to implement processes of transition to a comprehensive sustainable culture both on a small scale (small businesses, associations and local communities), and at the level of large bioregional communities and organizations. Ability to (re) designing communities and organizations from a holistic, systemic and integrated approach, making use of recent developments in complexity theory and dynamical systems. Ability to lead or advise a multidisciplinary team, consisting of experts in the various fields of design sustainable communities and organizations. Ability to understand the great challenges we face in an increasingly complex and information-based society, and to adequately respond to such challenges in our personal lives. [-]

Master in Project Management

University of Aberdeen
Campus or Online Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen

The programme has been running successfully since 1993 with distance learning being introduced in 1997. Each year the programme grows in reputation as graduates apply their learning to their work environments. [+]

Master in Project Management

Please note: this programme is only offered on a part-time basis - study visas are not granted for part-time study. therefore, international students can only be offered places on the distance learning stream.

The programme has been running successfully since 1993 with distance learning being introduced in 1997. Each year the programme grows in reputation as graduates apply their learning to their work environments.

Places on the campus based course are limited, and anyone wishing to enrol on the campus based course should apply as soon as possible. Distance learning places are not limited, and students applying too late for the campus course will be offered a place on the distance learning programme.... [-]


Master of Accounting (MAcc)

American InterContinental University London
Campus or Online Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

The AIU Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree program is a 60-quarter credit program that can help holders of a baccalaureate degree in accounting to acquire advanced specialization in the field [+]

Master of Accounting (MAcc)

The AIU Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree program is a 60-quarter credit program that can help holders of a baccalaureate degree in accounting to acquire advanced specialization in the field and to help prepare for senior-level opportunities. The program culminates in two courses that may prepare students for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) licensure examination.* Students are immersed in accounting for managers, accounting information systems, leadership and ethics for managers and public & not-for-profit accounting.

Objectives

Successful completion of the Master of Accounting degree program can provide students with an advanced level of market-relevant knowledge and skills, including how to:... [-]