University of Edinburgh Business School

Introduction
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At the heart of a university with a 400 year heritage that is consistently rated one of the world's best, and centrally located in one of Europe's most stunning business and cultural capitals the University of Edinburgh Business School offers an experience that few can rival.

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The University of Edinburgh Business School enjoys a long tradition of teaching and research. The School offers undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in business and management and provides a platform for research, discussion and debate on a wide range of business issues.

Triple accredited

We are in the top 1% of business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation. These have been awarded by:

  • The US Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • The European Quality and Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • The Association of MBAs (AMBA)

An international school

As one of the leading business schools of Europe, the School is comprised of an international student body representing more than 88 countries, enticing new ideas from different cultures and backgrounds. Our global alumni network extends over 120 countries allowing you access to numerous contacts all over the world.

Research

We strive to produce theory-led, practically relevant research that addresses challenges faced by businesses, public organisations, regulatory bodies, and policy-makers. The School aims to create a supportive, collaborative, and vibrant research culture by raising the quality of our research output and by assisting faculty to achieve our goals.

Programme overview

The Business School offers academically rigorous and highly crafted programmes for undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students. The teaching and research cover six main subject areas, which are: accounting & finance, entrepreneurship & innovation, management science & business economics, marketing, organisational studies and strategy & international business.

facilities

Facilities and resources

This state-of-the-art building features lecture theatres, multiple syndicate rooms, an executive education suite, a café and significant space for students and staff. Students also have access to the Hub, a centre which provides comprehensive study facilities and access to research databases, online journals and leading financial information services.

Mission

Developing effective and responsible leaders by creating insightful knowledge and inspiring minds in dialogue with the world around us.

Vision

To be recognised as a progressive and connected community for thought leadership on the international business stage.

Values

The Business School has identified 5 key values that will help us to achieve our vision and thus staff are being encouraged to adopt these wherever possible.

  • Visionary
  • Inspirational
  • Collaborative
  • Impactful
  • Sustainable

Why Edinburgh?

Edinburgh has consistently been named one of the best places to live and work in the UK. The city is notable for its fine Georgian and Victorian architecture, striking parks and remarkable skyline.

Situated on the shores of the Firth of Forth and set on seven hills, Edinburgh City contains a royal palace, a cliff-top castle and an extinct volcano. The city has a modern dynamism juxtaposed with historical cobbled streets and is home to four universities, the infamous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, world class galleries, theatres, concert halls and shopping streets.

A city of culture

Edinburgh is an international city. People from all over the world have settled here giving rise to a wide variety of restaurants, cafés and bars with a strong ethnic flavour. The city is compact and easily navigable by foot yet it has all of the advantages of a major European capital.

A city for business

Edinburgh is also a city for business. It is the second largest financial centre in the UK with a thriving, diverse economy and a highly educated, motivated workforce. Several major global financial institutions - banks, insurance companies, investment houses and brokers - have their HQs in Edinburgh.

A city of innovators

The city, and indeed the University, are home to some instrumental thinkers, innovators, scientists and business people. Dolly the Sheep, the world’s first cloned mammal was born in Edinburgh University which is also home to the most powerful computer in the UK. The university boasts many notable alumni including Charles Darwin, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Business School itself is also the alma mater of some well-known entrepreneurs including John Boyd Dunlop of Dunlop Rubber and Arthur Young of Ernst & Young.

Scotland

Beyond the city boundaries, Scotland is a land of rugged beauty, one of Europe's last great wildernesses with mountains, lochs and seven thousand miles of stunning coastline.

Within only a few miles of the School lies the rolling countryside of East Lothian, with beaches, villages and famous golf courses all of which are well worth a day trip or weekend visit. Edinburgh's neighbouring cities boast plenty of attractions: St Andrew's golf courses, Glasgow's ship heritage and Aberdeen’s stunning granite architecture are all easily accessible by the frequent bus or train services. Scotland is equally famous for its many beautiful isles dotted around the country which offer a welcome, relaxing break from the bustling city life.

The landscape of this striking, diverse country is ideally suited for the outdoor sporting life. Skiing, surfing, hiking, mountain biking and kayaking are just some of the exhilarating activities on offer, most just a few minutes from your doorstep.

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MSc

MSc in Accounting and Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in a range of finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy. [+]

Our MSc in Accounting and Finance provides theoretical understanding and key skills to further your career in a range of finance-related professions. We aim to equip you with essential accounting and finance capabilities, including critical analysis, research and advanced numeracy. Programme overview Our MSc is designed to give students a specialist education in accounting and finance, suitable for a range of careers in the finance sector. It will provide you with an understanding of international accounting standards, global financial markets and the factors behind success and failure in different organisations. The programme will also help you to develop practical skills, such as the ability to evaluate financial statements, estimate fair values and compare different investments. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and two more in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also be able to choose two specialised option courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. The course is structured to allow you to gain a strong foundation in accounting and finance, whilst allowing you to specialise and tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. Knowledge exchange The School's location in the UK's second largest financial centre allows students on the MSc to learn from visiting speakers with extensive experience in accounting and finance, such as the Head of Finance at AEGON and the Managing Director of Citigroup Scotland. The programme also maintains strong relationships with accounting and finance professionals who will be able to advise you on your research and career progression. Industry links Our strong connection to industry is exemplified by our work with the Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research, which identifies and develops practices for accounting in the public sector. The Institute provides students with a site for debate and the creation of new ideas for the practical application of accounting, finance and investment. Programme graduates have gone on to have careers in globally recognised firms such as J.P. Morgan, Standard Life and UBS. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or a related discipline is normally required. Degrees in quantitative disciplines (e.g. economics or mathematics) or business studies will be considered if you can demonstrate a strong background in accounting and finance throughout your degree. Supporting your application You should be able to demonstrate some evidence of mathematical ability. Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Relevant professional qualifications will be considered. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. Learning outcomes The programme enables students to analyse financial statements and to show the links between accounting statements, valuation methods and investment analysis. Knowledge and understanding Students will gain knowledge of global financial markets and the finance and investment industry – how different organisations interact, their roles, and factors behind success or failure. Students will learn how to estimate the fair value for an investment, to test assumptions and sensitivities, and to compare different investments. Students will gain an understanding of the role of different asset classes, their behaviour in isolation and in relation to other asset classes, and an understanding of how portfolios of investments can be constructed and analysed. Intellectual skills Students will develop: Critical analysis skills – an ability to assimilate new knowledge in the field of accounting and finance as well as the capacity to provide critical analysis of the field. Research skills – an ability to identify and define pertinent research questions, to review the relevant literature, to define a proper methodology and to conduct research in the context of data analysis or experiments. Discipline - a major difficulty in investment is removing emotion from the decision-making process. Study into behavioural finance shows that the desire of investors to follow consensus, and the ease with which they can misinterpret data, are obstacles to sound decision making. The programme will seek to imbue students with the discipline required to make good investment decisions. Analytical and numerical skills - an ability to analyse and solve valuation and investment problems, to handle large volumes of numerical data and extract and manipulate relevant data in a meaningful manner. Professional/subject-specific/practical skills Students will develop: An understanding of accounting, investment and risk management tools and databases such as Datastream, Reuters 3000Xtra, ThomsonOne Banker, CRSP, COMPUSTAT, London Share Price Database and WRDS. An ability to: analyse and interpret financial data (such as financial statements); and to evaluate earnings quality and firm performance through individual and collaborative projects. An understanding of analytical and problem-solving methods through the use of techniques such as discounted cash flow analysis. Transferable skills These include enhanced numerical skills and fluency in spreadsheet use and the ability to communicate challenging material both orally and in writing. Your career Graduates from the MSc in Accounting and Finance will typically pursue a career in the accounting profession or in regulating bodies requiring an in-depth understanding of accounting and finance. The programme is as much academic as it is vocational. That means it is also good preparation for further research at PhD level. This MSc could lead to a multitude of roles, including: Academic accounting Investment and security analysis Portfolio management Corporate finance Corporate restructuring [-]

MSc in Banking and Risk

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The aim of our MSc in Banking and Risk is to give you the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable you to be effective risk analysts and managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. [+]

The aim of our MSc in Banking and Risk is to give you the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable you to be effective risk analysts and managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. Programme overview Our MSc in Banking and Risk differs from the majority of similar programmes because it meets the demands of specialist departments within financial firms. As a student you will learn about the role of banking in the economy and the different risks that banks face and how to manage them. You will also gain practical skills in understanding financial statements, predicting the risks associated with a potential borrower and estimating predictive risks models using computer software. Overall, the programme treats banking as a multifaceted industry rather than an academic discipline. Programme structure In the first term (Sep-Dec) you will take four core courses, including Introduction to Banking and Statistics for Finance. During the second term (Jan-May), you will take two remaining core courses and will also have the opportunity to choose two option courses, enabling you to tailor your learning towards your chosen career path. The dissertation is written over the summer (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor, with the possibility of researching a live issue faced by a real company. Knowledge exchange As a student on our MSc in Banking and Risk you will benefit from the knowledge and research carried out by members of the Credit Research Centre (CRC), which specialises in credit risk modelling, and the Edinburgh Strategic Resilience Initiative (ESRI), which researches ways for financial institutions to improve their capacity to resist adversity and shock. You will also benefit from the expertise of a range of guest speakers from leading organisations, such as the Chief Economist at Lloyds TSB and CEO of Standard Life. Industry links Our MSc is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Banking and all students automatically receive membership on enrollment, giving you access to exclusive events for professionals in the banking sector. Throughout the programme, we offer students opportunities to interact directly with banking practitioners by, for example, organising visits to UK financial institutions, hosting guest lecturers, and allowing students to work on dissertations proposed by financial organisations. In some cases, students are offered three-month paid internships to work on their dissertation projects in these institutions. Learning outcomes The aim of the MSc in Banking and Risk is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that will enable them to be effective managers in financial institutions, especially banks, in any country in the world. Students who follow this programme will gain: A detailed knowledge of the structure and role of banking in an economy. An understanding of risk models that are available to assess the risk of making loans. Comprehension of the exposure of a portfolio of loans. Technical skills to predict the riskiness of a potential borrower. Skills to value and manage a portfolio of specialised financial derivatives. Techniques to manage a portfolio of assets. Proficiency in computing the amount of capital a bank requires to function optimally. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in a quantitative subject, finance, economics, business or management is normally required. Acceptable quantitative subjects include mathematics, statistics, operational research, informatics, computer science, physics, and engineering. Candidates with a very good Honours degree in other areas of study or relevant business experience will be considered on an individual basis. Supporting your application Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

MSc in Business Analytics

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This is the age of Big Data. Organisations hold more information about their business environments than ever before. Increasingly, these organisations are recognising the role of data in gaining insights and out-thinking competitors. As a result there is a growing demand for employees and managers who have analytical skills and can make informed decisions that can drive organisational success. [+]

This is the age of Big Data. Organisations hold more information about their business environments than ever before. Increasingly, these organisations are recognising the role of data in gaining insights and out-thinking competitors. As a result there is a growing demand for employees and managers who have analytical skills and can make informed decisions that can drive organisational success. Programme overview Given the ever-increasing volume of data that businesses have access to today, there is a demand for employees who have computational and analytical skills and who can inform business decisions to increase efficiency. Our Masters in Business Analytics has been developed with just that in mind and our aim is to teach students how to apply descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics of big data concepts and techniques to generate valuable insight that can assist with decision making. Industry links A strong academic base alongside our passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding learning experience in our city-centre campus. The School has some major partnerships with organisations such as Carphone Warehouse/Connexity and further widespread industry links which will enable you to benefit from the expertise of a range of guest speakers. Industry projects are incorporated into the curriculum and students will learn to use Matlab, a key global platform, amongst other key systems thus preparing them with practical skills and insights for future employment roles. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and then select four option courses in the second term (Jan-May). The final dissertation will be written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Career opportunities Recent market forecasts suggest that the Big Data technology and services market will grow to an expected value of $41.5 billion by 2018 which is about 6 times the growth rate of the overall information technology market (Source: IDC). It is anticipated that demand for data analytics employees will therefore also continue. On this Masters course you will have the opportunity to equip yourself with an artillery of concepts, methods and applications of business analytics and gain further hands-on and practical experience when applying these to industry projects in different business settings. It is anticipated that graduates from this programme will enter roles such as Business Consultants, Business Analysts, and Solution Architects amongst others. Your career It is anticipated that demand for data analytics employees will continue and indeed grow as analytics is viewed as a key competitive resource by many companies. If market forecasts are anything to go by then the Big Data technology and services market will grow at a 26.4% annual growth rate to $41.5 billion through to 2018 which is about 6 times the growth rate of the overall information technology market (Source: IDC). The programme prepares students to not only be able to analyse and digest data available but also to translate this into effective decision-making. This MSc could lead to a multitude of roles, including: Business and management consultants Business analysts Metrics & analytics specialists Data analysts Solutions architects Operational research consultants Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. The MSc in Business Analytics is subject to approval. Academic background An undergraduate degree in any disciplinary area related to management science, operational research, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or business and management which incorporates a distinct quantitative element is required. Applicant's background should ideally include courses and/or experience gained in topics such as linear algebra, calculus, probability, statistics, and computer programming. Candidates with a first class or 2:1 honours degree in an unrelated subject area but who have relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis. Supporting your application Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Relevant professional qualifications will be considered. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Please note that all students are required to have their own laptops for this programme. In particular, applicants need to ensure that their laptop is able to run MATLAB. This software and relevant license will be provided for the duration of your Masters; see MathWorks for more information. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. International qualificationsEnglish requirements [-]

MSc in Carbon Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc in Carbon Finance is the world's first programme dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment. Designed to develop your understanding of how the challenges of climate change are driving trillions of pounds of new investment in a huge range of sectors, including energy production, housing and infrastructure, the programme will also prepare you to deliver this investment with advanced knowledge and skills. [+]

Our MSc in Carbon Finance is the world's first programme dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment. Designed to develop your understanding of how the challenges of climate change are driving trillions of pounds of new investment in a huge range of sectors, including energy production, housing and infrastructure, the programme will also prepare you to deliver this investment with advanced knowledge and skills. Programme overview Our programme will provide you with an understanding of climate change science and policy, their relationship to finance and investment, and the procedures and issues within the energy sector and carbon markets. It is dedicated to professionals in the field of low carbon finance and investment, focusing on the business opportunities and financial flows driven by society's response to climate change. The MSc is fundamentally interdisciplinary in nature, and therefore welcomes applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, including business, economics and science. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and three in the second term (Jan-May), including a group Carbon Consulting Project, which will foster vocational and teamwork skills. In the second term you will also have the opportunity to take one option course, to enable you to specialise in an area relevant to your future career path. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Knowledge exchange The School hosts the Centre for Business and Climate Change, a leading international centre for business and climate change education, research and public engagement, which is renowned for its high level of corporate engagement and knowledge transfer. The Centre attracts a number of high-profile visiting speakers whose knowledge and expertise you will benefit from, including the Chief Executives of Solar Century and Composite Energy. Career opportunities The explosion of carbon finance and investment has created a range of new types of businesses and careers. Graduates from this programme will typically pursue a career in carbon trading, carbon consulting, SRI investment or asset management, carbon entrepreneurship, climate change policy, or carbon accounting. The programme is also excellent preparation if you wish to conduct further research at PhD level. Learning outcomes The challenge of responding and adapting to climate change will drive trillions of dollars of new investment over the coming decades, with major changes required across the economy, in energy production and consumption, industry, buildings, transport, infrastructure, forests and agriculture. Delivering this investment will require greatly enhanced capacity in all aspects of carbon finance. The programme aims to provide graduates with an understanding of: The current state of climate change science, greenhouse gas stabilization pathways and the principal mitigation and adaptation options. Climate change policy responses at international, regional, national and local levels and the various types of regulatory response available to governments. The relationship between climate change science, policy, carbon markets and other climate finance and investment. What carbon finance means and the relationship between carbon finance and conventional finance. Essentials of conventional finance and financing issues in the energy sector in particular. The structure and dynamics of the major global, regional and national-level carbon markets, including voluntary carbon markets and the flexibility mechanisms of the Kyoto Protocol and its successor agreement(s). Accounting for carbon at firm, project and product/supply chain level, carbon auditing, financial reporting and non-financial disclosure, benchmarking, taxation implications, and the ethics of carbon accounting. The use of statistics for financial research. An appreciation of the role that carbon finance plays in an organisation's strategy, finance and accounting decisions. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in business, economics, engineering or a social or physical science is normally required. Supporting your application Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

With organisations seeking to employ individuals with the ability to spot and take advantage of new opportunities, entrepreneurial and innovation skills are increasingly sought after. Our MSc prepares you for a wide range of careers in business including business development and running a start-up. [+]

With organisations seeking to employ individuals with the ability to spot and take advantage of new opportunities, entrepreneurial and innovation skills are increasingly sought after. Our MSc prepares you for a wide range of careers in business including business development and running a start-up. Programme overview Our MSc is designed to foster entrepreneurial and innovation skills in students, to enable you to have a career managing innovation in existing firms and to found new ventures. You will learn how organisations build value through the application of entrepreneurial practices, the challenges and opportunities typically facing new and existing businesses, and the ability to design and implement creative strategies. The programme places a strong emphasis on the application of your skills and knowledge to real-life situations and organisations. Programme structure You will take five core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and two in the second term (Jan-May). The core courses in the second term will be project-based courses within existing organisations requiring you to apply your theoretical knowledge to real-life situations. You will also be able to choose two option courses in the second term, to allow you to specialise in an area relevant to your future career path. The dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Career opportunities Our programme will help you to develop business skills that are essential in a wide range of different organisations, as well as preparing you for the possibility of one day starting your own business. Graduates of the programme typically pursue a range of careers, including innovation management, policy and business development roles within the private sector and with government agencies supporting innovation, and founding their own business ventures. Industry links Our programme combines theory with a unique focus on experiential and practical learning through direct engagement with organisations. As part of the two industry driven project-based courses in the second term, you will put your skills and knowledge into practice to address the specific innovation and entrepreneurship challenges faced by real organisations. In addition, guest speakers with entrepreneurial expertise and industry driven case studies are embedded throughout the programme as a whole. Learning outcomes A deep understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation facilitates the discovery and exploitation of new oportunities within new and existing organisations By taking this programme, students will gain: A critical understanding of the theories, processes and behaviours underpinning entrepreneurship and innovation Awareness and understanding of how organisations build value through the application of entrepreneurial and innovative practices The ability to design creative strategies for pursuing and exploiting new opportunities Appreciation of the issues associated with securing and managing financial resources in new and established organisations First-hand experience around the opportunities and challenges of starting up a new venture or indeed in pursuing new avenues within an existing organisation Knowledge and skills required to be a highly competent entrepreneur who can also lead and support innovation across a range of different sectors and organisational context Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background Degree subject can be in any discipline. Supporting your application Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

MSc in Finance

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Combining up-to-the-minute theory with practical application, our Masters in Finance will prepare you for a great number of career options. This Masters programme has been devised for 2017 by combining key elements from our current Finance programmes (running in 2016), including our Finance and Investment MSc that was ranked 38th by the Financial Times, in order to give you the opportunity to tailor your learnings to your career aspirations. [+]

Combining up-to-the-minute theory with practical application, our Masters in Finance will prepare you for a great number of career options. This Masters programme has been devised for 2017 by combining key elements from our current Finance programmes (running in 2016), including our Finance and Investment MSc that was ranked 38th by the Financial Times, in order to give you the opportunity to tailor your learnings to your career aspirations. The programme allows you to mix different areas of finance or specialise in: Corporate Finance Energy Markets Finance & Investment Programme overview The practical, theoretical and numerical skills learnt through the programme, as well as the global perspective that will be gained through classroom learning and discussion, will leave you well qualified for a range of finance related professions. We expect graduates to take up positions with companies like the Big 4, with investment and commercial banks; market and consumer research centres; fund management firms; energy utilities and consultancies; as well as with public sector departments responsible for finance sector, energy and climate-change policy. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and one more in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also be able to choose to specialise either in: Corporate Finance, Energy Markets, or Investment. Alternatively you can choose a mixture of electives without specialising. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. The course is structured to allow you to gain a strong foundation in finance, whilst allowing you to specialise and tailor your studies towards your chosen career path through the choices you make for your second Semester. Knowledge exchange The School's location in the UK's second largest financial centre allows students on the Masters to learn from visiting speakers with extensive experience in a variety of areas from Corporate Finance to Investment, such as the CEO of Scottish Financial Enterprise and the Managing Director of the Securities and Investment Institute. Students may also enrol in a student consultancy project, a competitive process where the selected candidates will work closely with companies or businesses to further extend their knowledge of a specific area of expertise. Often, clients may ask you to write a report that may feed in to your final dissertation. Industry links Our MSc benefits from its close partnership with the internationally leading Credit Research Centre, which conducts applied research relevant to all industry stakeholders and the School is also a recognised partner institute by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute (CFA). This combined with industry engagement through student projects, organised corporate visits amongst other things allows our graduates to develop skills that can be applied to practical challenges faced by organisations and thus allow them to go on to have careers in globally recognised firms such as Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), EY, Standard Life Investments. Learning outcomes The programme enables students to analyse financial statements and to show the links between accounting statements, valuation methods and investment analysis. Knowledge and understanding Students will gain knowledge of global financial markets and the finance and investment industry – how different organisations interact, their roles, and factors behind success or failure. Students will learn how to estimate the fair value for an investment, to test assumptions and sensitivities, and to compare different investments. Students will gain an understanding of the role of different asset classes, their behaviour in isolation and in relation to other asset classes, and an understanding of how portfolios of investments can be constructed and analysed. Intellectual skills Students will develop: Critical analysis skills – an ability to assimilate new knowledge in the field of accounting and finance as well as the capacity to provide critical analysis of the field. Research skills – an ability to identify and define pertinent research questions, to review the relevant literature, to define a proper methodology and to conduct research in the context of data analysis or experiments. Discipline - a major difficulty in investment is removing emotion from the decision-making process. Study into behavioural finance shows that the desire of investors to follow consensus, and the ease with which they can misinterpret data, are obstacles to sound decision making. The programme will seek to imbue students with the discipline required to make good investment decisions. Analytical and numerical skills - an ability to analyse and solve valuation and investment problems, to handle large volumes of numerical data and extract and manipulate relevant data in a meaningful manner. Professional/subject-specific/practical skills Students will develop: An understanding of accounting, investment and risk management tools and databases such as Datastream, Reuters 3000Xtra, ThomsonOne Banker, CRSP, COMPUSTAT, London Share Price Database and WRDS. An ability to: analyse and interpret financial data (such as financial statements); and to evaluate earnings quality and firm performance through individual and collaborative projects. An understanding of analytical and problem-solving methods through the use of techniques such as discounted cash flow analysis. Transferable skills These include enhanced numerical skills and fluency in spreadsheet use and the ability to communicate challenging material both orally and in writing. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in accounting, finance or a related discipline is normally required. Degrees in quantitative disciplines (e.g. economics or mathematics) or business studies will be considered if you can demonstrate a strong background in accounting and finance throughout your degree. Supporting your application You should be able to demonstrate some evidence of mathematical ability. Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Relevant professional qualifications will be considered. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

MSc in Human Resource Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

The MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) aims to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. [+]

The MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) aims to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. Programme overview As the portfolio of Human Resource Management responsibilities evolves, the next generation of managers will embrace broader policies connected to areas such as incentive design and work-life balance. Keeping pace with advances, our fully CIPD accredited MSc develops knowledge of HRM concepts and the people management skills crucial to modern business. Our MSc is at the forefront of research-led, practical and theoretically informed education. Programme structure The MSc in HRM has been designed to provide a combination of courses that will enable the professional development of future HR managers. In their first term (September-December) students will take induction and core course. During the second term (January-May) students choose optional courses. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (June-August). Learning is achieved through lectures, set readings, exercises, case studies and presentations. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international cohort will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and students will have exposure to a range of guest speakers. These speakers have represented a number of businesses including AEGON, Cairn Energy, International Accounting Standards Board, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Royal Bank of Scotland and Procter & Gamble. Career opportunities Your MSc will prepare you for a wide range of potential positions across the human resource management section. Roles may include: career advisor, HR analyst, HR advisor, HR generalist, HR manager, recruitment manager and reward analyst. Leading employers highly regard our MSc and graduates have secured positions with firms including: Towers Watson, UBS, Accenture, Ernst & Young and People’s Association. Learning outcomes The aim of the MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) is to give students the knowledge, understanding and key skills that are required by today's HR professionals and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. Students who undertake this programme will: Gain an understanding of key terms, theories/concepts and practices within the field of human resource management. Identify and analyse problems in the field of HRM and be able to provide innovative solutions. Be able to identify and appreciate the significance of ethical issues in HR practices and the management of people in the workplace. Obtain the practical skills required by managers actively engaged in the strategic management of people within organisations. Gain proficiency in communication skills, independent action and team working. Develop an ability to undertake qualitative and quantitative research and apply this knowledge in the context of an independently constructed piece of work (i.e. dissertation). Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in any subject is normally required. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Human Resource Management. Supporting your application Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc will develop your understanding of emerging markets and how businesses can benefit from the globalisation of the world's economy. We aim to equip you with the key business skills to deal effectively with people and businesses in a multicultural context. [+]

Our MSc will develop your understanding of emerging markets and how businesses can benefit from the globalisation of the world's economy. We aim to equip you with the key business skills to deal effectively with people and businesses in a multicultural context. Programme overview Our MSc will help you to appreciate the dynamism of individual nations and emerging economies, and to understand the key issues relating to the competitiveness of international business. It will also help you to develop the practical techniques and skills needed for working with companies on international business projects. Overall, the programme aims to inform you of how businesses can take advantage of economic globalisation and negotiate the rapid development of new economic powerhouses. Programme structure You will take three core courses in your first term (Sep-Dec) and two more in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also have the opportunity to choose two option courses from an extensive, annually reviewed list, which will allow you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a hands-on company project working with real business clients. The final dissertation will be written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Career opportunities The success of our MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. Students come from all over the world, looking for objective, in-depth insights into global business practice. The knowledge they gather helps them to develop successful careers as consultants, managers or analysts in the broad arena of international business. Recent graduates have secured jobs with leading employers like Accenture, Goldman Sachs and RBS. Knowledge exchange A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure you have a rewarding learning experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and as a student you will benefit from the expertise of high-profile guest speakers. Past speakers have included the Director of Scottish Development International Operations, CEO of Roche Group and the Head of Strategy at Accenture Global. Learning outcomes The programme provides a personalised development environment that allows you to build on your existing knowledge framework and further develop particular expertise in an area of your own choosing. Diverse perspectives and disciplines The programme focuses on the challenges posed by the phenomena of globalisation and the conflicting trends of convergence and divergence in international business. It also addresses the challenges posed for rapidly developing emerging economies. It will lead you to acquire substantive knowledge, drawing upon diverse perspectives and disciplines, and gain the analytical ability needed to develop a continual understanding of the challenges international business is facing. You will also gain an appreciation of the complex issues in relation to business strategy for both multinational enterprises (MNEs) and local firms in emerging economies. Real-world learning The programme focuses on practical skills for real-world learning and puts a strong emphasis on developing transferable skills, objective analysis, report writing and presentation ability. It also provides insights into research design and other life-long learning skills needed for professional careers. By the end of the course, students will be expected to have an: Ability to engage critically with various theoretical perspectives and techniques. Understanding of the key issues relating to the competitiveness of international business. Awareness of the volatility and uncertainty involved in and the influences of global politics, technology advancement, distribution of wealth, ownership of resources and regulatory regimes in individual nation states and international institutions. Appreciation of the differences of individual nation states and especially emerging markets such as China, India and other transitional economies. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in business and commerce, management, finance, accounting, economics, international politics, international relations, science, engineering or law is normally required. Supporting your application Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

MSc in International Human Resource Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Globalisation and a shifting economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective HR management. Our MSc in International Human Resource Management will develop your understanding of real-world HR issues and equip you with the necessary skills to operate across national borders as a human resources professional. [+]

Globalisation and a shifting economic landscape are introducing new opportunities and practices to effective HR management. Our MSc in International Human Resource Management will develop your understanding of real-world HR issues and equip you with the necessary skills to operate across national borders as a human resources professional. Programme overview Based on the success of our MSc in Human Resource Management, the recently introduced MSc in International Human Resource Management provides managers key practical, theoretical and research skills specific to the demands of working for multinational organisations and across national borders. On this MSc, you will gain an understanding of the key theories in HRM, an in-depth knowledge of specific IHRM practices, as well as an understanding of international personnel management issues. Programme structure You will take four core courses in the first term (Sep-Dec) and two in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also have the opportunity to choose two option courses that will enable you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. The final dissertation will be written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Overall, the programme is designed to incorporate the rapid practical and theoretical developments in the field of IHRM. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding learning experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links enabling you to benefit from the expertise of a range of guest speakers. In the past, speakers have included the HR Director of Heineken, Senior HR Manager of Procter and Gamble and the Edinburgh Managing Director of the John Lewis Partnership. Career opportunities Our MSc, fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, provides a combination of general HR and specialist international HR courses that will enable you to pursue a career in a range of human resources related roles, such as international careers advisor, international HR analyst and quality and diversity officer. There is a particular emphasis on multinational corporations but as a graduate you will also be equipped to work in the public sector, SMEs and the third sector. Learning outcomes The MSc in International Human Resource Management (IHRM) gives students the knowledge, understanding and key skills required by HR professionals working in an international context with multinational orgnaisations and to enable students to effectively contribute to dynamic organisations. Students who follow this programme will: Demonstrate an understanding of key terms, theories/concepts and practices within the field of IHRM. Obtain, through elective courses, an in-depth knowledge of specific IHRM-related theories, skills and practices. Appreciate the implications of increasing globalisation for the management of human resources, with particular reference to IHRM in multinational corporations. Develop and ability to undertake qualitative and quantitative research and apply this knowledge in the context of an independently constructed work (i.e. dissertation). Identify and appreciate the significance of ethical issues in HR practices and the management of people in the workplace. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in any subject is normally required. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in Human Resource Management. Supporting your application Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final-year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

MSc in Management

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc will give you an understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment, and the chance to apply your knowledge to real-life management challenges. This programme, ranked in the top 10 in the UK in 2015 by the Financial Times, is valuable to both those starting out in business, and those looking to progress in their existing careers. [+]

Our MSc will give you an understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment, and the chance to apply your knowledge to real-life management challenges. This programme, ranked in the top 10 in the UK in 2015 by the Financial Times, is valuable to both those starting out in business, and those looking to progress in their existing careers. Programme overview Our MSc in Management will give you an in-depth understanding of the management techniques used in a variety of business situations, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge in relevant scenarios. You will learn to conduct methodological research into corporate and management issues and to devise your own concepts incisively and sensitively. Blending classic management techniques with the very latest in management thinking, the programme encompasses international issues and diverse national business characteristics and settings. Programme structure You will take five core electives in the first term (Sep-Dec) and the core Methods of Research course in the second term (Jan-May). In the second term you will also be able to choose two option courses which will allow you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Learning is achieved through lectures, set readings, case studies, workshops and practical simulation exercises. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and as a student you will benefit from the expertise of a range of high-profile guest speakers. Recent speakers have included the Managing Director of First ScotRail, the Chairman of Tesco and the Head of Strategy at AEGON. Talks are given on a range of topics, including the nature and practice of management consultancy, and how to build a sustainable business. Career opportunities Our MSc will prepare you for a wide range of potential management positions and business roles, such as project manager, business development manager, marketing officer and operations analyst. The programme is highly regarded by leading employers who regularly seek to recruit our students. Our graduates have secured positions with high-profile firms including PPMG, E&Y and Deloitte, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Morgan Stanley. Learning outcomes The programme places a strong emphasis on the practical skills essential to successful management careers. As well as core and option courses, students will participate in tutorials, workshops and management simulation exercises. This will give you the opportunity to go beyond purely theoretical knowledge to gain a more practical understanding of real life management problems. It will also provide invaluable opportunities to engage in teamwork and problem solving strategies. During the course of their studies students will develop: A knowledge framework which encompasses diverse perspectives and disciplines within management to understand the complexity of managing an organisation in a changing business environment. An understanding of how the acquired theoretical knowledge can be put into practice. A critical awareness of discipline-based concepts and approaches to analyse and master contemporary management problems. In-depth knowledge and insight in specific management-related areas. The ability to acquire and analyse data and information, to evaluate their relevance and validity, and to synthesise a range of information sources needed to develop a sophisticated understanding of a rapidly changing international and national business context. At programme's end, students will be expected to: Demonstrate an ability to apply general management know-how in practical business situations. Draw upon specialist know-how, deploying concepts and sources incisively and with sensitivity. Demonstrate skills in interdisciplinary analysis, drawing upon different empirical sources, analytical perspectives and sub-disciplines within management studies. Demonstrate an ability to conduct methodological research into corporate and management issues, which may relate to overall strategy or a specific management function, that require familiarity with a range of data, research sources and appropriate methodologies. Be able to communicate effectively and convincingly on a factual supported basis, both orally and in writing. Work under self-direction, having acquired lifelong learning skills and personal development competencies. Search for information using different media, including the internet, databases and libraries. Have skills in time management and planning work assignments. Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in any subject is normally required. Supporting your application Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

MSc in Marketing

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc will give you an in-depth knowledge of marketing from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, enabling you to address marketing challenges in critical and creative ways. The programme is designed to help those from general business or management-related disciplines develop into innovative marketing professionals who can drive strategic decisions in the creation of successful products and services. [+]

Our MSc will give you an in-depth knowledge of marketing from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, enabling you to address marketing challenges in critical and creative ways. The programme is designed to help those from general business or management-related disciplines develop into innovative marketing professionals who can drive strategic decisions in the creation of successful products and services. Programme overview Our MSc in Marketing will give you a theoretical understanding of consumer behaviour, marketing research methods and marketing management, as well as the competence and creativity to apply this knowledge in real-life marketing situations. The programme will also provide you with ample opportunity to build key management skills such as communication and independent action, through group work and individual presentations. The MSc incorporates current and emerging trends in marketing theory and practice to give you the research-led knowledge and skills that are required by companies and employers. Programme structure The first term (Sep-Dec) of the programme will consist of a comprehensive welcome week followed by four core courses. In the second term (Jan-May) you will have the opportunity to choose four option courses that will enable you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. The final dissertation is written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. As a whole, our programme is structured with a career focus, allowing students to study aspects of marketing related to their interests and intended profession. Industry links Our MSc attracts a broad range of marketing practitioners and academics from around the world, allowing you to benefit from their expertise throughout your studies. Previous guest speakers have included the Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather UK, the Marketing Director of Mackie's and the Digital Strategy Manager of TescoBank. In addition to guest speakers embedded into individual courses, students can also partake in programme-wide workshops and site visits which are organised to allow further engagement with practitioners and to facilitate networking with industry experts. Career opportunities Our MSc will prepare you for a wide range of business and agency positions across marketing, branding, digital strategy and public relations. Our graduates typically take up roles as varied as marketing manager, advertising director, brand manager, communications coordinator and marketing data analyst. The MSc programme is highly regarded by leading employers who regularly seek to recruit our graduates. Previous students have secured positions with firms including Boston Consultancy Group, Google and Skyscanner. Learning outcomes Aimed at graduates from a general business or management-related discipline, the programme aims to produce critical, reflective marketers and emphasises the integration of theory and practice with the skills and knowledge required by employers. This programme aims to provide students with: A critical appreciation of marketing from both academic and practitioner perspectives An in-depth and balanced understanding of the theoretical foundations of marketing alongside current and emerging practitioner applications in the applications in marketing management, the analysis of marketing decisions, consumer behaviour and marketing research methods The competence and creativity to address marketing and issues through flexible, adaptable and innovative approaches An understanding of how to undertake qualitative and quantitative research and apply this knowledge in the context of a major study such as a dissertation An opportunity to interact and study with a range of students and to practice multiple management skills, including communication, independent action and teamwork An opportunity to develop transferable intellectual and study skills which will encourage a positive attitude to continuing personal development and lifelong learning Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in a business or management related subject is normally required. Candidates with degrees in social sciences, communications, public relations and media or arts related fields will also be considered. Those with a very good Honours degree in other disciplinary areas will be considered provided that they have studied a degree with some marketing related content. Applications from mature students with significant marketing management experience or acceptable professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Supporting your application Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis

Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Our MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis will provide you with the theoretical foundations of marketing and the data analysis and business modelling techniques that are increasingly being used to shape and inform business decisions. Combining expertise in both marketing and management science, the programme prepares students for careers in both of these fields. [+]

Our MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis will provide you with the theoretical foundations of marketing and the data analysis and business modelling techniques that are increasingly being used to shape and inform business decisions. Combining expertise in both marketing and management science, the programme prepares students for careers in both of these fields. Programme overview Delivered by the School's Marketing faculty in collaboration with its Management Science Group, our MSc will give you a theoretical understanding of marketing and management science from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, as well as the ability to apply business analysis techniques to address marketing and business problems. The programme will also enable you to understand how marketing research methods are applied and to undertake qualitative and quantitative research of your own. Programme structure The first term (Sep-Dec) of the programme will consist of four core courses. In the second term (Jan-May) you will have the opportunity to choose four option courses, many of which are devised by the School's Management Science Group, and which will allow you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. Option courses include Marketing and Society, Understanding Brands, Credit Risk Management and Data Mining. The dissertation is written over the summer (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor. Industry links A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure a rewarding student experience in our city-centre campus. The school has widespread industry links and as a student you will benefit from the expertise of a range of high-profile guest speakers. Recent speakers have been the Database Marketing Manager at Sainsbury's Bank, the Head of Group Analytics at RBS and the Chief Financial Officer at Siemens. Talks have covered a range of topics, including digital marketing strategies for banks and marketing analysis for online games. Career opportunities The interdisciplinary nature of our programme ensures students are prepared for a variety of business career paths. Our MSc will prepare you for a wide range of potential marketing and management roles including market/business analyst, business/marketing consultant, research director and digital marketing director. The programme is highly regarded by leading employers who regularly seek to recruit our graduates. Previous students have secured positions with firms like Samsung, Procter & Gamble, Deloitte and IMG Media. Learning outcomes The MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis provides students with the theoretical foundations of marketing and introduces students to a range of business modelling approaches relevant to marketing decisions. The MSc Marketing and Business Analysis aims to provide students with: A critical appreciation of marketing and management science from both academic and practitioner perspectives An in-depth understanding of the theoretical foundations of marketing and the application of business modelling in marketing management, the analysis of marketing decisions, business statistics and forecasting, and marketing research methods The competence and creativity to address marketing and business problems using a range of business analysis techniques through flexible, adaptable and innovative approaches An understanding of how to undertake qualitative and quantitative research and apply this knowledge in the context of a major study such as a dissertation An opportunity to interact and study with a range of students and to practice multiple management skills, including communication, independent action and teamwork An opportunity to develop transferable intellectual and study skills which will encourage a positive attitude to continuing personal development and lifelong learning Entry requirements Entrance to our MSc programmes is strongly competitive. You can increase your chances of a successful application by exceeding the minimum programme requirements. Academic requirements You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. Academic background An undergraduate degree in a business or management related subject is normally required. Candidates with degrees in science, mathematics, engineering, informatics or statistics will also be considered. Candidates with a very good Honours degree in a numerate or quantitative subject area or relevant business experience will be considered on an individual basis. Supporting your application Relevant work experience is not required but may increase your chances of acceptance. Preference will be given to those with grades above the minimum requirements due to strong competition for places on this programme. Applications from current undergraduates Final year undergraduate students are welcome to apply, so long as your studies will be completed prior to the MSc programme commencement date. [-]

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