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Postgraduate taught courses

Our internationally renowned academics bring their extensive experience of industry and cutting-edge research into our Postgraduate programmes. These are designed to combine academic knowledge with practical insights into international business, enhancing the quality and experience of all teaching within the School.

Consumption, Culture and Marketing (MA)
This programme is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from the subject areas of marketing and sociology. You will analyse marketing behaviour with a view to better understand how it functions as a determinative mode of production and mediation, whose influence reaches well beyond spheres of consumer behaviour and marketing management and into politics, culture and the environment.

Marketing (MA)
This programme is based on contemporary theory and case material which is challenging and innovative. Our academics have expertise in cutting edge consumer and culture industry research. You will gain an in-depth and critical understanding of a world increasingly defined by a culture of consumerism, and the role played by marketing activities in building strong customer relationships and business opportunities.

Business Information Systems (MSc)
This programme is a direct response to the increasing need for greater understanding of the role advanced technology plays in the workplace and at home. It also addresses the need in industry for executives to understand and appreciate the strategic value of such technology as a source of competitive advantage, both nationally and internationally.

Digital Innovation and Analytics (MSc)

In this module you will develop an understanding of the strategic, economic and management implications of digital technologies to secure sustainable growth in a highly competitive environment. You will look at companies that have built their success on digital innovation, and examine the role of digital technologies in driving business strategies. You will assess the potential of digital innovations in creating and sustaining  competitive advance, and evaluate the opportunities of e-business and new digital technologies in service and product innovation. You will also consider the opportunities and challenges of harnessing the power of digital technologies to start a business.

Entrepreneurship (MSc)
This programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the entrepreneurial processes at international, regional and national levels, as well as at the level of the community, the firm and the individual. You will gain key skills and knowledge required to develop your projects, from starting a new organisation to developing an entrepreneurial project within an organisation.

International Human Resource Management (MSc)
This programme provides you with a rigorous analytical approach to the subject, with a broad overview of the major areas of IHRM and employment relations policy within multinational companies. You will also focus on the unique managerial challenges which exist between and within, countries and the effect this has for companies operating in multiple countries. You will gain an understanding as to how organisations learn, create and utilise knowledge and respond to the competitive pressures in a globalising knowledge-based economy.

International Accounting (MSc)
This programme sets the theory and practice of accounting in the context of its social, political, natural and cultural environments. You will reflect on the broader setting and implications of accounting. In addition, you will gain knowledge and understanding of contemporary financial and management accounting. 

International Management (MSc)

This programme includes all the major management functions and will enable you to build effective management skills, understand management within the global context and develop a wide international network.

MBA International Management and MBA International Management (Year in Business)
This intensive programme is designed to help you build effective management skills, understand management within the global context and develop a network of international associates. You will gain detailed knowledge relating to problems of management in different contexts, using conceptual tools for analysing management in the private or public sector and it will provide you with critical awareness of research methodologies.

Sustainability and Management (MSc)
This programme is taught jointly by the Department of Geography, which is recognised for expertise in the research and teaching of environmental and social sustainability and the School of Management, which has a long tradition of research into sustainable businesses.

Our MBA, MSc Entrepreneurship and many of Undergraduate courses  have the opportunity to undertake an industry placement. Although the responsibility for finding a placement is ultimately yours, our Careers Team will help you identify suitable opportunities, make applications and prepare you for interviews.

Companies come to our campus from October to May for recruitment fairs, seminars, job advice and presentations. This provides you with the opportunity to find out exactly what they do and discuss whether they offer placements.  In addition, our Careers Service holds events in London, such as:

  • Barclays Company Presentation
  • Channel 4 Inspiration Event – Getting Into Media
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch - London Schools Corporate Presentation

This is the list of companies who have offered placements to management students:

  • Bank of England
  • Barclays
  • BDO
  • Bloomberg
  • CGI
  • CIMA
  • CPA Australia
  • Deloitte
  • EMC Corp
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • Huawei
  • GCHQ
  • HSBC
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Toyota (GB)

You will need to offer your employer highly advanced knowledge and skills to illustrate you can be effective at senior level in business, industry or academia. At the end of your programme you should be able to:

  • develop an awareness of current issues and engage with complex topics
  • take a critical and independent approach to your area of study
  • apply relevant knowledge and adapt your existing learning, research and organisational skills to a practical situation
  • use relevant research techniques to acquire and analyse data and examine research sources
  • develop skills in areas that will enhance your acquired knowledge and skills, including project management, teamwork, problem-solving, communication and presentations. enhance your communication, social and creative skills enabling you to present your research in an effective, interesting and professional manner.

 AMBA Logo 2014Our MBA in International Management is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). AMBA is an international impartial authority on postgraduate business education, and the accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA programmes.

Students on the MBA  are automatically given membership to AMBA's professional membership association, which connects students, graduates, accredited business schools, and MBA employers.

Our Graduates have gone onto pursue successful careers in a variety of industries and professions.

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