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Management

Overview
You want to understand how organisations operate in today's global marketplace and how the different functions of management (such as strategy and operations) link together. You have little or no prior experience in business or management but want a successful management career (this is a good conversion course for those students from other academic disciplines who want to widen their employment opportunities after graduating)You want taught and supervised by leading academics who use innovative teaching methods including a mini-consultancy project on a real-life issue

Management is about working with and through others in an efficient and effective manner to achieve organisational goals.

The MSc in Management is aimed at students from a non-business or management background who want to either enhance their first degree or transition towards a successful management career. This programme educates students on the many facets of management while also developing important management skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and communication.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements
Graduate
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in any discipline (except Business or Management).

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
•Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
•Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Duration

1 year, full-time.

Teaching Methods
Innovative Teaching: You will progress by expanding your knowledge through Harvard Business School case studies, learning from visiting speakers from industry, engaging on site with major companies; and opportunities to engage with computer simulations, lectures, workshops and tutorials.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Introduction
Core management skills are highly sought-after by employers in the private and public sectors. This MSc provides an opportunity for recent graduates to increase their employment and career prospects, giving themselves a competitive advantage in the graduate labour market.

Our graduates are now playing important roles in a wide range of careers including marketing, supply chain management, operations management, consultancy and general management.

Examples of employers include Aldi (Dublin), BAE Submarine Systems, BDO, Bombardier Aerospace, Centrica plc, Citigroup, Galway County Council, Jameson Whiskey, Lidl (Dublin), Lloyds of London, local and national government offices, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Randox Laboratories Ltd, Rolls Royce, SAP Software Solutions and The Central Bank of Ireland.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Further enquiries

Dr Shirley-Ann Hazlett, Senior Lecture
Queen's Management School - Senior Lecturer
Management Centre for Not-For-Profit and Public-Sector Research
email: S.Hazlett@qub.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 4402

Subjects taught

Course Structure
Introduction
Students must complete 60 CATS per semester. The award of MSc is based on the accumulation of 180 CATS.

Semester 1
Accounting for Managers (10 CATS)
Finance for Managers (10 CATS)
Operations Management in the New Economy (20 CATS)
Winning Markets (20 CATS)

Semester 2
People and the 21st-Century Organisation (20 CATS)
Research Methods for Business (20 CATS)
Strategy-making for Tomorrow's Managers (20 CATS)

Semester 3
Dissertation (60 CATS)

Comment

Management highlights
Global Opportunities
•The course attracts students from a range of academic backgrounds from languages to law, creating a stimulating social and learning environment. International students bring an exciting and diverse perspective to the overall programme; especially within group work.

Career Development
•The programme offers a unique opportunity to engage with local organizations, through the module, Winning Markets, which is taken in semester one. This mini-consultancy project runs over the course of the module and students, working in groups, are afforded the chance to present their actionable recommendations based on primary research, to the client company, at the module end. These are real-life problems and not simulated for the purpose of assessment. Not for Profit and charitable organizations have greatly benefitted from the programme engagement.

Student Experience
•Teaching methods include lectures, workshops, tutorials, Harvard Business School case studies, industry speakers, organisation visits and computer simulations. Lectures are also often interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies which allow you to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice. You will also have opportunities to make presentations and to work on a variety of group tasks, both assessed and non-assessed, improving your communicating and leadership skills.

Assessment method

Can include individual coursework, group work, oral presentations, poster presentations, simulations, case studies, class tests, examinations and dissertation.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
Closing dates do apply for some of our courses, and details of these are available on our Course Finder. We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply. See application weblink below.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2018

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