The MSc in Business and Management is a two-stage programme that will provide students with advanced and significant expertise in the concepts, tools and skills essential to contemporary business strategies and functions. The first stage of the course provides a mixture of quantitative subjects and more general management subjects. On successful completion of this stage, students will specialise in either HRM or Financial Management. In the second stage, they will take three subjects and prepare a minor dissertation.
The six subjects of the first stage cover topics essential to any advanced business and management qualification, including cost-benefit analysis, financial policy, human resource planning, the management of cash and assets, decision-making in organisations, strategic management, leadership and change, and the principles of research. The second stage builds on the knowledge obtained in the first and allows students specialise in an area they are most interested in. The minor dissertation will likely address an issue relevant to the student's professional formation and will draw upon the theories and principles students have learned. The Research Methods module will be a very useful preparation for the dissertation phase.
Is This Programme For You?
Yes, if you want to obtain a high level of expertise in the contemporary principles and practices that determine business strategies and operations. On successful completion of the MSc, graduates will be able to:
• Critically appraise advanced business theory and practice
• Demonstrate expertise in key business functions Apply quantitative methods and subjects to contemporary theories in the relevant social sciences
• Interrogate common business norms from the perspective of the most current scholarship
• Situate business problems and solutions within a variety of different contexts: economic, financial, statistical, managerial, legal and organisational