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MASTERS COURSES 2018

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CHALLENGE TODAY, CHANGE TOMORROW


Take charge of your future, choose Newcastle. Our thinking, combined with a first-class reputation for academic excellence, high graduate employability and student experience, ensures that we are a first-choice destination for students from across the world. Start your journey today.

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CHALLENGE TODAY, CHANGE TOMORROW

2 | Challenge today, change tomorrow


Be part of our dynamic community. We are proud of what we have to offer you: elite management education; world-leading research; and a vibrant city. We are looking for students with the ambition and ability to challenge today, and the potential to change the future of global business.

TOP 1% of Business Schools worldwide – an elite group of business schools who hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA.

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OUR GLOBAL REACH Quality of education

Graduate success

Number of alumni

TOP 1%

62%

23,500 45

of Business Schools worldwide – an elite group of business schools who hold triple accreditation from EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA

of our graduates achieved a Merit or Distinction from the 2015 graduating class

Our accreditation demonstrates our commitment to providing you with an exceptional education, significantly influenced by the needs of the professions and the global employment market.

The success of our graduates and the students we recruit makes us proud of the education we provide.

4 | Our global reach

Number of nationalities represented in our current student body

living and working in 139 countries

When you graduate you will join our established network of alumni adding value to businesses across the globe.

You will be part of a friendly community that celebrates the diversity of living, studying, and working across cultures.


Business has no borders, so why should your education? Providing you with a global outlook is at the heart of our teaching. You will develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to start working on an international scale as soon as you graduate.

Percentage of current students

Percentage of international faculty

Number of international academic partnerships

17% 19% 64%

41%

45

Campus locations

European Union

United Kingdom

Newcastle London

Located in: Australia / Belgium / Canada / China / Denmark / Finland / France / Germany / Hong Kong / India / Italy / Netherlands / Norway / Poland / Portugal / Singapore / South Korea / Spain / Sweden / USA

International

Learn from, and engage with, world-leading researchers and practitioners from across the globe; a superb intellectual resource for you to take advantage of.

We work with our partners through academic partnerships, Erasmus+ and Study Abroad, to make sure your education and study experience has global relevance.

With campuses in Newcastle and London, you will benefit from our well-established connections with business and industry.

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ELECTR 6 | ElectriCity


TOP 100

A world

student city (QS Best Student Cities 2017)

RICITY Masters’ courses 2018 | 7


A CITY LIKE NO OTHER

Fun, friendly and effortlessly cool, Newcastle has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the UK’s favourite student cities and the cosmopolitan capital of the North East of England. One in six people in Newcastle is a student, helping create the city’s vibrant social scene and renowned nightlife. Our famous warm Geordie welcome will help you feel at home straightaway.

A world top 100 student city (QS Best Student Cities 2017) Just a short walk from our University campus is one of the most beautiful, friendly and lively cities in the UK. It boasts world-class arts, music, shopping and sport right in the city centre and we’re just 25 minutes from both the beach and countryside.

Friendly, multicultural and safe The locals are a welcoming bunch with a reputation for being one of the friendliest cities in the UK, it’s no wonder then that our students feel safe on campus with a satisfaction rating of 93% for safety (International Student Barometer, Autumn 2016).

Affordable living Your money goes further in Newcastle. Student rents and the cost of living are amongst the lowest in the UK, saving you money and providing more opportunities for you to explore this international city.

8 | A city like no other

Iconic architecture Newcastle is a beautiful city, with Georgian buildings standing alongside iconic modern architecture. You only have to look at the Quayside, with its seven bridges, art galleries, international music venues and thriving restaurants and bars, to see why so many students affectionately refer to the city as their second home.

Great transport links Getting around the city is simple, with a comprehensive bus and cycle network and Metro rail system connecting all areas of the city and region. Newcastle also has an international airport and ferry terminal, meaning the city is well connected to the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. This makes getting home for the holidays or using the city as a base to explore further afield really easy.


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10 | Equipped to take on the world


EQUIPPED TO TAKE ON THE WORLD

15

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in the UK for Graduate Prospects (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017) Masters’ courses 2018 | 11


EXCEL IN YOUR CAREER Find out more about the advice, guidance and resources offered by the University’s Careers Service.

Jobs and work placements

Personal careers advice

If you’re an international student, some visa restrictions may apply, so don’t forget to check your eligibility with the Visa Team.

Our professional careers advisers provide a range of services from:

One-to-one CV advice

Proofing job applications

We can also help you to gain experience via: •

Newcastle Work Experience: a scheme enabling you to undertake work placements with a local business or within the University

Jobs On Campus (JobsOC): this scheme matches students with temporary or casual work assignments at the University enabling you to earn as you learn

­ lobal Experience Opportunity (GEO) programme: G offering both international and regional short internships over the summer period, helping you gain the skills needed to succeed in the global job market

Volunteering: a great way to gain valuable experience and develop skills. We promote 200 volunteering activities each year

ncl+ initiative: an award-winning initiative that brings together a range of paid and unpaid opportunities that enable you to further develop your skills in demand by graduate employers

Interview preparation

Providing guidance on skills development and job searches

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Our vacancies database advertises hundreds of jobs, placements and internship opportunities each year. Approximately 1,500 employers use this service and over 100 new vacancies are posted each week.


The high quality of our Masters’ degrees, a focus on developing employability skills and our strong reputation with business and industry mean that we are one of the top 20 ‘most targeted’ universities by the UK’s leading employers. (The Graduate Market, report from High Fliers Research, 2012–16)

Entrepreneurial start-up support

Graduate Connections

We have an expert, award-winning team known as ‘Rise Up’, who will support you to establish your own business, whether in the UK or in your home country. Advice and resources cover everything you need to generate ideas, research your market, develop a business plan, seek funding, and develop business links and networks.

A database connecting you with over 600 graduates now employed in a wide range of careers. Get hints, insight and advice on how to follow in their footsteps.

Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa If you are an international student interested in starting a business after you graduate, our Rise Up team will give you information, advice and one-to-one support to help you work towards gaining endorsement and applying for a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) Visa, so you can legally start your business in the UK. You will also have access to expert support from the University’s Visa Team.

Employer events Each year more than 250 international, national and local employers visit our campus to deliver company presentations and to hold interviews.

Recruitment fairs These take place across the year and are a great way to meet face-to-face with potential recruiters and talk to them about the job opportunities on offer.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Our Masters’ courses offer you a strong focus on employability, teaching informed by our latest research and academic quality assured by our professional accreditations and recognition. Newcastle University is proud to have achieved the highest rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and is one of only eight research-intensive Russell Group universities to achieve gold.

14 | Something for everyone


COURSE INDEX

Accounting Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc

18

Finance, Accounting and Business GDip

20

International Financial Analysis MSc

22

Dual Award Advanced International Business Management (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

28

Advanced International Business Management and Marketing (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

30

Operations Management (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

32

E-Business E-Business MSc

36

E-Business (E-Marketing) MSc

38

E-Business (Information Systems) MSc

40

Economics and Finance Banking and Finance MSc

44

Finance MSc

46

International Economics and Finance MSc

48

Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

50

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Arts, Business and Creativity MA

54

Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc

56

Management Global Human Resource Management MSc

60

International Business Management MSc

62

Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

64

Marketing International Marketing MSc

68

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ACCOUNTING “I aspire to work for a multinational organisation, my course has challenged me academically through purposeful course work that has opened my eyes to new possibilities. I know now the sky is the limit.� Irving Eggleston Jr Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc

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Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc

Course code 5156F (full time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £19,200

Application fee £50 (non-refundable)

Duration 12 months (full time)

Number of nationalities 11

International students 52%

Enrolments for 2016 50

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. You also need to have a good basic level of numeracy equivalent to UK GCSE or above.

Professional accreditation

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating, of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs

Gain notable exemptions from six of the professional examinations of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

Complete a consultant’s report, instead of a traditional dissertation, providing recommendations regarding performance and strategy

Maximise advantage within the competitive corporate environment as you undertake strategic decisions

Develop tools for quantitative assessment of corporate performance

of those in study: 100% were in higher-level study Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Futures Trader / Investment Analyst / Investor Relations Officer / Procurement Manager / Corporate Finance Consultant / Auditor / Risk Analyst / Financial Trader Recent recruiters: P&G / PwC / EY / KPMG / Agricultural Bank of China / BDO AG / Industrial and Commercial Bank of China / Tunlan Investment Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

Find out more: go.ncl.ac.uk/businessschool/afsi 18 | Accounting courses


Prepare for a career in management accounting, financial planning, or corporate investment. Our Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment MSc will help you gain a strong foundation of financial knowledge and analytical skills. You will develop an appreciation of managerial decision-making and investment. COURSE OVERVIEW

COURSE STRUCTURE

Strategic planning is an organisation’s process of defining its strategy or direction and making appropriate decisions on the allocation of resources to best achieve its objectives.

Compulsory modules

This course contains significant elements of finance and management accounting. It provides the necessary tools for quantitative assessment of corporate performance and investment opportunities. The course is for graduates who are looking to develop a career in: management; accounting; financial planning; or corporate investment. You will cultivate a skill set that will enable you to influence financial and strategic decisions from inside a company. Management accounting and financial analysis each play a leading role in the development of these skills. Your dissertation will help you to demonstrate this skill development. You will choose a company and use available information to produce a consultant’s report along with recommendations on performance and strategy.

Introduction to Financial Reporting Analyse the financial performance and position from a company’s accounts. You will learn how financial statements are structured and where to access relevant information. Performance and Decision Management Deepen your understanding of the role of accounting in an organisational context. You will explore the role that management accounting control information plays in decision-making, learning, planning and control within organisations. International Finance and Capital Markets Gain a theoretical framework for the study of finance. You will study a number of topics in greater detail, including investment appraisal and the foundations of finance, financial risk and derivatives, bond investment, and equity fund management. Managerial Decision-Making and Control Focus on the advanced use of management accounting techniques for strategic and operational management purposes. This module will enhance your understanding of contemporary applications of accounting techniques in managing businesses in both public and private sectors. Financial Planning and Investment Develop a framework for the assessment of projects and investment opportunities within a firm, in the context of the regulatory and environmental constraints faced by an organisation. Managerial Economics and Organisational Architecture Advance your understanding of market structure and the essential tools for economic analysis of business decisions. Business Context and Operations Understand the context of business operations (economic, social, political), and develop your awareness of developments, tools and techniques in the functional business areas of information systems, operations, marketing and managing human capital. Dissertation Cement and synthesise the knowledge you have acquired from this course. Your thesis involves undertaking a strategic assessment for a company you have chosen. Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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Finance, Accounting and Business GDip

Course code 1505F (full time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £4,800 International £11,200

Registration fee £20 as a USS with ICAEW

Duration 9 months (full time)

International students 15%

Enrolments for 2016 15

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. You also need to have a good basic level of numeracy equivalent to UK GCSE Grade B in mathematics.

Number of nationalities 3

Professional accreditation

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

Gain a dual award of the Finance, Accounting and Business Graduate Diploma from Newcastle University and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)’s Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business

Benefit from classroom input from ICAEW, employers and graduates

Access support from an experienced course team with strong links to the profession

Improve your personal and professional skills with a bespoke skills development module

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs of those in study: 100% were in higher-level study Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Assistant Fund Accountant / Auditor / Financial Analyst / Audit Associate / Trainee Chartered Accountant / Financial Trader / Auditor / Risk Analyst Recent recruiters: PwC / EY / KPMG / J.P. Morgan / BDO AG / Kenneth Easby Limited / RSM / Mazars LLP / UNW Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

Find out more: go.ncl.ac.uk/businessschool/dipfab 20 | Accounting courses


Develop greater commercial awareness through this innovative route into Chartered Accountancy. Our Finance, Accounting and Business Graduate Diploma is a professional accountancy conversion course designed to offer you a graduate entry route to Chartered Accountancy.

COURSE OVERVIEW

COURSE STRUCTURE

This course was developed in collaboration with ICAEW, a worldclass professional accountancy body, providing leadership and practical support to over 144,000 members from across the globe.

Compulsory modules

You will register as a student member of ICAEW, which gives you access to many useful resources. The course builds from the fundamentals of finance, accounting, and business, which enables you to develop your knowledge and understanding. You will study an applied syllabus informed by current business issues. This will help you to develop greater commercial awareness. Teaching on the course focuses on developing your technical and professional skills and you will earn credit for: •

seven of ICAEW’s 15 credits ACA qualification

six out of 14 credits from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

plus exemptions from other professional Accounting Bodies including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the Association of International Accountants (AIA)

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting Acquire a foundation of knowledge and skill in financial accounting. Personal and Business Taxation Understand the general objectives, ethics and administration of tax. To calculate income tax, national insurance contributions, capital gains tax, corporation tax, inheritance tax, and VAT in straightforward scenarios, including an appreciation of international taxation. Auditing Theory and Practice Develop your understanding of what auditing means in the context of professional frameworks: how organisations try to seek audit assurance and how this is reported to the relevant stakeholders within an international context. Law for Accounting Practice Gain an introduction to Legal Institutions, and the nature of law. You will cover the Law of Contract (legally enforceable bargains), professional negligence, business organisations, European Community law and employment law. Business Strategy Cultivate your understanding of how businesses develop and implement strategic choices. You will understand and analyse the business’s objectives, its market position, and internal and external factors affecting its strategic choices. Business Information and Finance Explore the key concepts and models of finance and financial decision-making. You will cover the materials required for ICAEW’s CFAB papers in Business and Finance and Management Information. Personal and Professional Skills Discover the context of professional accounting practice. This module will help you prepare for employment and will develop your professional skills, knowledge of ethics and corporate governance issues and will provide you with an overview of professional work. Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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International Financial Analysis MSc

Course code 4050F (full time) 4050P (part time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £19,200

Application fee £50 (non-refundable)

Duration 12 months (full time) 24 months (part time)

Number of nationalities 4

International students 58%

Enrolments for 2016 60

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. You also need to have a good basic level of numeracy equivalent to UK GCSE or above.

Professional accreditation

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 85% were in work or study

Gain notable exemptions from eight of the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Association of International Accountants (AIA)

Complete an analyst’s report on a major corporation, concluding with a valuation of the company itself

Complete practical studies of real-world data via DataStream

Analyse companies from an external perspective

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs of those in study: 100% were in higher-level study Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Financial Trader / Auditor / Risk Analyst / Finance Officer / Equity Analyst / Audit Associate / Assets Valuation Analyst / Trainee Investment Manager Recent recruiters: PwC / EY / KPMG / HSBC Bank / Industrial and Commercial Bank of China / Royal Bank of Scotland / BP / Bloomberg L.P. / Tier One Capital / haysmacintyre Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

Find out more: go.ncl.ac.uk/businessschool/ifa 22 | Accounting courses


Develop your understanding of financial reporting and analysis in the context of the international financial environment. Our International Financial Analysis MSc analyses individual companies from an external perspective with substantial emphasis placed on corporate strategy, accounting and valuation.

COURSE OVERVIEW

COURSE STRUCTURE

The global economic and financial crisis and increased regulatory supervision have highlighted the importance of sound financial management and robust reporting. This course has been developed specifically to meet this need.

Compulsory modules

It provides you with quantitative and qualitative skills of analysis. You will also understand how accounting and finance expertise may be successfully combined to assess corporate performance and valuation. The course is aimed at management, business or economics graduates, who would like to gain a more specialist knowledge of issues related to financial analysis. It is also suitable for nonbusiness graduates with good numeracy levels who wish to develop financial skills and understanding. The course also covers many relevant topics for those intending to study for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams. You will undertake practical studies of real-world data via DataStream and other industry sources, in order to develop skills in the manipulation of financial and statistical software.

International Finance and Capital Markets Gain a theoretical framework for the study of finance. You will study a number of topics in greater detail, including investment appraisal and the foundations of finance, financial risk and derivatives, bond investment, and equity fund management. Techniques for Data Analysis Explore a range of statistical techniques and concepts useful for analysis of international financial information. We assume no prior experience of statistics and will build the depth and detail throughout this module. Financial Information Analysis Explore fundamental ideas in the context of international financial markets. Corporate Strategy and Valuation Develop your understanding of corporate strategy and how this impacts on the valuation of a company. Accounting for Analysts Advance your knowledge and understanding of financial statements from a user perspective. You will develop the critical skill of making sense of accounting data, taking account of accounting policies, International Accounting Standards (IASs) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Dissertation Cement and synthesise the knowledge you have acquired from this course. Your thesis involves undertaking a financial analysis and strategic assessment and valuation for a company you have chosen. Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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DUAL AWARD “Graduating with two Master’s degrees will help me to differentiate myself in the global job market and increases my chances of securing the position I want. This experience, especially working and studying across cultures, adds great value to my future career.” Tanja Begheijn Advanced International Business Management and Marketing (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

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DOUBLE YOUR ADVANTAGE

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In collaboration with the University of Groningen, we offer excellent undergraduate students a choice from three innovative Dual Award courses: •

Experience two distinctive, but complementary approaches to Master’s education

Focus on the academic theories underpinning your topic of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen

Apply your understanding to solve current business issues in Newcastle University Business School

Study at a triple-accredited business school and a top 100 university

Gain a competitive advantage in the employment market with two prestigious Master’s degrees; one from Newcastle University and the other from the University of Groningen Discover the city of Groningen from a student perspective: www.groningenlife.nl/en

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Advanced International Business Management (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £5,200 International £18,600

Duration 17 months (full time)

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a business or social science subject.

Campus location Study this course in two locations: Newcastle and Groningen in the Netherlands.

Course code 4107F (full time)

Number of nationalities 4

Enrolments for 2016 10

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE OVERVIEW

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

The course covers the main aspects of business in an international context, including: strategic management and organisation; managing across cultures; financial management and risk; economics; and marketing.

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Managing Director / Financial Analyst / Legal Contracts Adviser / Improvement and Strategy Consultant / Project Technical Lead / Procurement Agent / Category Analyst / Contract Manager

On completion of this course, you will be awarded: •

Advanced International Business Management MSc from Newcastle University

International Business Management MSc from the University of Groningen

Recent recruiters: Lloyds Banking Group / L’Oréal / Heineken / Continental AG / TCD Foods Ltd / Procorre / P&G / Unilever / Lufthansa

You will develop crucial interpersonal skills and learn how to: •

improve the quality of organisational management, leadership and practice

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

develop your capacity for enquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis

communicate and cooperate with people from different cultural backgrounds

develop skills for operations management within international, multinational or transnational enterprises

COURSE FEATURES •

Engage with organisations through guest lectures and live case studies

Explore your dissertation more comprehensively with a viva (oral examination)

Customise your Dual Award with a choice of optional modules from the University of Groningen

Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language

You will also complete a dissertation on a topic that you have studied during the course. You can choose whether to study at Newcastle or Groningen during this process. You will receive joint support and guidance, with a supervisor from each institution.

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Aspire towards an international career in business management. Our innovative Advanced International Business Management Dual Award course focuses on the comparative analysis of countries, institutions and cultures. This is in context with the strategic decision-making of companies in an international environment.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Compulsory modules

Comparative Environmental Analysis Explore what institutions and cultures are and how they affect international business. You will be able to recognise inter-societal delivery in behaviour and outcomes in a range of managementrelated themes and attribute observed inter-societal behavioural differences correctly.

The International Business Environment Increase your awareness of the macroeconomic, institutional and political forces influencing the development and regulation of the global business environment in which organisations operate.

Emerging Markets Recognise and evaluate the assumptions and limitations of popular theories and frameworks commonly developed and applied in the context of developed economies.

Managing Across Cultures Explore cross-cultural studies in social science, and their relevance to business and management. You will gain an understanding of cross-cultural behaviour in work and consumer contexts.

CSR and Global Value Chain Explore a variety of issues, perspectives and policies. You will focus on the newest developments in this field. The module has a thematic orientation and integrates recent academic findings from a variety of perspectives (MNCs, NGOs, intergovernmental agencies).

Semester one is taught at Newcastle University Business School

Strategy for Managers Gain an appreciation of the formulation and implementation of business strategy. You will focus your attention on the way in which strategic decisions are made, influencing factors, and models of strategic management process. Quantitative Methods for Business Research Explore quantitative research methods used in organisational analysis and management research and writing. You will learn commonly used statistical terms and methods, how to interpret findings, and gain knowledge and skills to critically appraise research methodology. Managing Organisations and People Study the central issues and concepts of organisation theory and organisation behaviour, situating these in the broader global socioeconomic context. This module will also provide you with an introduction to human resources. Marketing Research for Dual Award Develop your understanding of the methods used in marketing research and their role in supporting marketing decision-making.

Research Seminar Focus on your development of complete and high-quality research proposals. You will develop an advanced understanding of a number of essential decisions to be made when translating an idea into a specific research proposal and gain a theoretical understanding by studying advanced methodological literature. Optional modules Choose two modules to suit your interests, from a list provided annually by the Degree Programme Director.

Semester three will take place at your choice of institution, you will however receive joint supervision for your dissertation. Compulsory modules

Semester two is taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen

Dissertation Research and prepare an individual dissertation. Your dissertation will emphasise leading-edge thinking in theory and practice of the subject, through critical awareness of current published research and research methods.

Compulsory modules

Modules will be offered subject to availability.

International Business Strategy Analyse state-of-the art knowledge of key themes in the field of international business strategy. You will review leading theories, learn about best practices and study a wide variety of research methods needed to come to grips with the causes and consequences of successful international business strategy.

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Advanced International Business Management and Marketing (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

Course code 4108F (full time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £5,200 International £18,600

Duration 17 months (full time)

Enrolments for 2016 25

Entry requirements Apply for this course via the University of Groningen before 1 May 2018. A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a business or social science subject. A GMAT score of 500 is also needed.

Campus location Study this course in two locations: Newcastle and Groningen in the Netherlands.

Number of nationalities 5

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE OVERVIEW

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

This course covers the main aspects of business management and marketing in an international context, including: business strategy; corporate finance; and customer relations management.

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Account Manager / Consumer Marketing Manager / Junior Researcher / Junior Solutions Development Manager / Managing Director / Marketing Account Executive / Financial Analyst / Digital Marketing Manager Recent recruiters: L’Oréal / Heineken / Continental AG / TCD Foods Ltd / Unilever / Mintel / Bosch / Philips / EY / Axel Springer SE

On completion of this course, you will be awarded: •

Advanced International Business Management and Marketing MSc from Newcastle University

International Business Management MSc from the University of Groningen

Your studies will involve comparative analysis of countries, institutions, cultures and markets. The course also covers the strategic decision-making of companies operating within this environment. You will learn how to:

Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

analyse operations functions in different countries

COURSE FEATURES

understand various institutional environments

develop an instinct for operations management within international, multinational and transnational enterprises

Customise your Dual Award with a choice of optional modules throughout your course

Explore your dissertation more comprehensively with a viva (oral examination)

Engage with organisations through guest lectures and live case studies

Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language

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You will also complete a dissertation on a topic that you have studied during the course. You can choose whether to study at Newcastle or Groningen during this process. You will receive joint support and guidance, with a supervisor from each institution.

Find out more: go.ncl.ac.uk/businessschool/aibmm


Prepare for a range of positions in international, multinational or transnational companies. Our Advanced International Business Management and Marketing Dual Award course meets the needs of excellent graduates who aspire to a global role in marketing.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Compulsory modules

Role of Business in Society – Issues and Challenges Develop your critical appreciation of issues and debates concerning the changing role and responsibilities of international business in relation to business’s interaction with global society and its involvement in, and impact on, major issues confronting society as a result of globalisation.

International Business Strategy Analyse state-of-the art knowledge of key themes in the field of international business strategy. You will review leading theories, learn about best practices and study a wide variety of research methods needed to come to grips with the causes and consequences of successful international business strategy.

Customer Relationship Management Improve your understanding, knowledge and critical appraisal of the strategic management of customer relations. This will include the analysis of customer value, strategy development, enterprise value creation, multi-channel integration and technologies, implementation and performance assessment.

Comparative Environmental Analysis Explore what institutions and cultures are and how they affect international business. You will be able to recognise inter-societal delivery in behaviour and outcomes in a range of managementrelated themes and attribute observed inter-societal behavioural differences correctly.

Research Methods Strengthen your research skills in key areas, including research proposals, research design and strategy-making, data collection and research methods, recording and interpretation of results, and report writing.

Semester one is taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen

International Corporate Finance Concentrate on advanced financial management issues, in an international setting. This will provide you both with a thorough basis in corporate finance as well as a broader management perspective. International Strategic Alliances Understand how to manage strategic alliances, a key factor for successful internationalisation. You will specifically look at the challenges and pitfalls of managing international alliances.

Optional marketing modules Choose two modules to suit your interests. Marketing Ethics, Critical Consumption, and Corporate Social Responsibility International Marketing Communication Management Small Business Marketing and Management E-Marketing

Optional modules

Optional management modules

Choose three modules to suit your interests, from a list provided annually by the Degree Programme Director.

Choose two modules to suit your interests.

Semester two is taught at Newcastle University Business School

Emerging Economies: Challenges and Opportunities

Compulsory modules International Marketing Achieve success in the art of international marketing. You will focus on the fundamentals of international marketing, international market analysis, market entry, marketing organisation, and the international marketing mix.

Leading Organisational Change Digital Business

Semester three will take place at your choice of institution, you will however receive joint supervision for your dissertation. Compulsory modules Dissertation Research and prepare an individual dissertation. Your dissertation will emphasise leading-edge thinking in theory and practice of the subject, through critical awareness of current published research and research methods. Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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Operations Management (Dual Award) MSc/MSc

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £5,200 International £18,600

Duration 17 months (full time)

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, ideally in a related subject area (eg engineering, science, business or management). Graduates from other disciplines may be considered.

Campus location Study this course in two locations: Newcastle and Groningen in the Netherlands.

Course code 4120F (full time)

Number of nationalities 5

Enrolments for 2016 20

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE OVERVIEW

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

The course will suit those looking to develop the necessary specialist knowledge and skills to pursue careers in: operations management; technology management; supply chain management; and general management.

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Business Analyst / Offshore Bid Manager / Senior Consultant / Management Consulting Analyst / Trainee Supply Chain Manager / Planner / Consultant Recent recruiters: KPMG / Siemens Wind Power / Deloitte / Unilever / Accenture / Koning & Hartman BV / FrieslandCampina Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

COURSE FEATURES •

Engage with organisations through industry visits, guest lectures and live case studies

Explore your dissertation more comprehensively with a viva (oral examination)

Benefit from a more advanced route if you have already studied Operations Management

Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language

On completion of this course, you will be awarded: •

Operations and Supply Chain Management MSc from Newcastle University

Technology Operations Management MSc from the University of Groningen

You will learn how to: •

analyse operations functions in different countries

understand various institutional environments

develop an instinct for operations management within multinational enterprises

You will apply the knowledge and understanding that you develop to improve business performance, develop operations strategies, and organise competitive advantages in technology-intensive industries. You will also complete a dissertation on a topic that you have studied during the course. You can choose whether to study at Newcastle or Groningen during this process. You will receive joint support and guidance, with a supervisor from each institution.

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Enhance your employability for operations management roles within international, multinational or transnational companies. Our Operations Management Dual Award engages you with the study of operations management. You will explore different business environments and cultural contexts in an international environment.

COURSE STRUCTURE Semester one is taught at Newcastle University Business School Compulsory modules Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Enhance your understanding of purchasing and supply chain management in today’s global environment. You will also cover the issues and implications of sourcing decisions, including ethical and cultural considerations. Technology Change and Innovation Management Focus on an introduction to theories of technology change, technology policy and wider innovation processes. This module provides you with a background to the context and processes shaping innovation across networks of firms regionally and nationally. Advanced Management Accounting Deepens your knowledge and use of management accounting techniques for strategic and operational management purposes. You will develop an enhanced understanding of contemporary applications of accounting techniques in managing businesses in both public and private sectors. Route A If you do not have an undergraduate degree in Operations Management you will take this compulsory module. Operations Management Discover the increasingly important field of operations management. This module equips you with an understanding of different types of companies, competitiveness and strategic issues. Route B If you have an undergraduate degree in Operations Management you will take this compulsory module.

Semester two is taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen Compulsory modules Process Improvement and Change Describe a framework for discussing critically several change and improvement approaches and methods that are applied in the field of operations and supply chains. For each approach you will focus on analysing the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of the process improvement approach. Asset Management Develop your understanding of the importance and relevance of asset management and important aspects of life cycle management for company performance. You will acquire and apply advanced academic knowledge and understanding of the major aspects and phases in the asset life cycle. Inventory Management Design and analyse inventory management practices and apply models in order to improve company performance. Behavioural Operations Management Strengthen your understanding of the effects of behavioural variables (such as cognitive limitations and effects of team work) on operations management decisions. Data-Driven Business Innovation Concentrate on the most important phases of product, service or system innovation. You will relate these phases to the strategic, tactical and operational processes in a company, in particular in development. Research Methods Focus on research methods used in the field of technology and operations management. You will develop your knowledge and skills in three research methods.

Optimisation Models for Supply Chain and Operations Management Learn how to apply optimisation models to solve various problems in operations and supply chain management.

Semester three will take place at your choice of institution, you will however receive joint supervision for your dissertation.

Optional modules

Compulsory modules

Choose one optional module to suit your interests. Optional module descriptions are available online. Project Management

Dissertation Research and prepare an individual dissertation. Your dissertation will emphasise leading-edge thinking in theory and practice of the subject, through critical awareness of current published research and research methods.

Market Analysis

Modules will be offered subject to availability.

Understanding Organisations

International Business Environment

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E-BUSINESS “E-Marketing combines both theory and practice. Combining the two has given me the expertise and experience to enter the corporate world of digital marketing with confidence.� Galina Georgieva E-Business (E-Marketing) MSc

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E-Business MSc

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £16,800

Duration 12 months (full time)

Enrolments for 2016 10

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

Course code 5124F (full time)

Number of nationalities 7

International students 55%

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating, of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs

A comprehensive and cohesive structure of e-business modules

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: E-business Consultant / Information Systems Manager / Project Manager / E-Entrepreneur / Industry Analyst / Product Development Manager

A core team of academic staff who are top PhD researchers and many of which have industry experience

A strong focus on employability and professional development for your career in the world of e-business

Benefit from Newcastle University being the lead partner for Newcastle Science City, a partnership which aims to create new businesses, attract investment and strengthen science networks across the North East

Recent recruiters: Google / IBM / Accenture / Yahoo Inc. / Hewlett-Packard / EY / Walmart / Travix International / HSBC Bank / PwC / KPMG / The Hut Group / Ctrl-Shift Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Prepare to take leadership on any e-business initiative in any area of an organisation. Our E-Business MSc combines business strategies, leading technology, entrepreneurship and organisational behaviour. You will learn how companies plan, implement and conduct electronic business with external and internal parties. COURSE OVERVIEW A modern e-business firm not only markets and sells online, but also integrates in real time its sales systems with its internal systems such as logistics, operations and finance. This makes it possible to easily invoice and update the order status of clients. At the same time, the systems have to interact with a vast network of partners who manufacture and dispatch the products to consumers. This success relies on a strong customer-centric organisational culture. You will learn how companies plan, implement and conduct electronic business with customers, suppliers and partners – from start-ups to multinational corporations. You will learn about: • • • • • • • • • • •

the business value of technology your personal development as an entrepreneur the feasibility of disruptive e-business models how to foster innovation in firms business planning and new ventures the link between strategy and e-business systems business processes business intelligence project management organisational alignment the impact between technology and organisations

COURSE STRUCTURE Compulsory modules E-Business Understand the importance of network technologies for the emergence of e-business models. Gain a historical perspective of e-business to appreciate how it has and will affect business strategies, inter-organisational designs and entire sectors. Strategy, Management and Information Systems Expand your knowledge and understanding of information systems in modern-day economies and societies. Understand how a comprehensive view of traditional information systems and the opportunities given by contemporary Internet-based innovations are central for understanding the anatomy of e-business.

Project Management Develop professional skills and confidence in managing projects using various techniques and drawing on academic study of contemporary literature. You will work on a simulated project to apply your technical knowledge. E-Commerce Start-Up Work on a new e-business idea. You will identify business opportunities created by Internet and other relevant technologies. This exercise will also expose you to general business areas such as strategy, marketing, operations, finance and human resources. Competing with IT Learn how to gain a competitive advantage from IT and explore the diverse tools available to materialise this. Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration Increase your awareness of the role of enterprise and entrepreneurial management in the economy and society, the pursuit of enterprise opportunities in different contexts, and the key factors influencing the development and dynamics of enterprise and entrepreneurial management. Supply Chain Information Systems and Technology Acquire a greater understanding of how supply chain information systems work, how they can improve efficiency and which systems to use to allow greater visibility, better integration and leaner supply chains in more sustainable systems. E-Marketing Develop your appreciation of the theories and practical application of e-marketing. You will study topics such as e-customer profiles, traffic building and sales, the connection with CRM and e-business, e-marketing planning and evaluation. Research Methods Strengthen your research skills in key areas, including research proposals, research design and strategy-making, data collection and research methods, recording and interpretation of results, and report writing. Dissertation Devise, conduct, analyse and report the results from your individual research project. Modules will be offered subject to availability.

Technology Change and Innovation Management With insight from industry experts, you will explore the link between theory and practice, relating to key concepts in the management of innovation and the economics and sociology of technology change.

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E-Business (E-Marketing) MSc

Course code 5175F (full time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £16,800

Duration 12 months (full time)

Enrolments for 2016 20

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

Number of nationalities 8

International students 64%

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

A comprehensive and cohesive structure of e-business (e-marketing) modules

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs

A core team of academic staff who are top PhD researchers and many of which have industry experience

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: E-Marketing Consultant / CRM Manager / Project Manager / E-Entrepreneur / Industry Analyst / Product Development Manager

A strong focus on employability and professional development for your career in the world of e-business

Benefit from Newcastle University being the lead partner for Newcastle Science City, a partnership which aims to create new businesses, attract investment and strengthen science networks across the North East

Recent recruiters: Google / IBM / Accenture / Yahoo Inc. / Hewlett-Packard / EY / Walmart / Travix International / HSBC Bank / PwC / KPMG / The Hut Group / Ctrl-Shift Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Prepare to excel in using the Internet to attract, engage and retain customers. Our E-Business (E-Marketing) MSc combines business strategies, leading technology, entrepreneurship and organisational behaviour. This course addresses the full customer relationship cycle, which includes marketing, sales and service.

COURSE OVERVIEW Customers are at the core of all winning corporate strategies. An e-commerce business markets products based on the tracking of consumer activities on the Internet. Enterprise systems and service personnel must be able to fulfil the requirements of clients once sales materialise. They must also be able to solve or escalate any concern at any point of the interaction. This relies on fully integrated systems, strong cross-functional working and a customer-centric culture. You will learn about: • • • • • • • • • •

the business value of technology your personal development as an entrepreneur the feasibility of disruptive e-business models business planning and new ventures the link between strategy and e-business systems business processes business intelligence organisational alignment the marketing functions in organisations customer relationship management

E-Commerce Start-Up Work on a new e-business idea. You will identify business opportunities created by Internet and other relevant technologies. This exercise will also expose you to general business areas such as strategy, marketing, operations, finance and human resources. Competing with IT Learn how to gain a competitive advantage from IT and explore the diverse tools available to materialise this. Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration Increase your awareness of the role of enterprise and entrepreneurial management in the economy and society, the pursuit of enterprise opportunities in different contexts and the key factors influencing the development and dynamics of enterprise and entrepreneurial management. Customer Relationship Management Improve your understanding, knowledge and critical appraisal of the strategic management of customer relations. It includes the analysis of customer value, strategy development, enterprise value creation, multi-channel integration and technologies, implementation and performance assessment.

Compulsory modules

E-Marketing Develop your appreciation of the theories and practical application of e-marketing. You will study topics such as e-customer profiles, traffic building and sales, the connection with CRM and e-business, e-marketing planning and evaluation.

E-Business Understand the importance of network technologies for the emergence of e-business models. Gain a historical perspective of e-business to appreciate how it has and will affect business strategies, inter-organisational designs and entire sectors.

Research Methods Strengthen your research skills in key areas, including research proposals, research design and strategy-making, data collection and research methods, recording and interpretation of results, and report writing.

Strategy, Management and Information Systems Expand your knowledge and understanding of information systems in modern-day economies and societies. Understand how a comprehensive view of traditional information systems and the opportunities given by contemporary Internet-based innovations is central for understanding the anatomy of e-business.

Dissertation Devise, conduct, analyse and report the results from your individual research project.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Modules will be offered subject to availability.

Principles of Marketing Examine the key principles of marketing including marketing strategy, customer segmentation, marketing positioning, the 4Ps of marketing (product, price, promotion and place), brand management, communications and direct marketing.

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E-Business (Information Systems) MSc

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £16,800

Duration 12 months (full time)

Enrolments for 2016 10

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a discipline with computing content, such as: computing science, software engineering, systems engineering, electronic engineering, or mathematics.

Course code 5174F (full time)

Number of nationalities 5

International students 64%

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

A comprehensive and cohesive structure of computing and business modules jointly delivered with the School of Computing Science

A core team of academic staff who are top PhD researchers and many of which have industry experience

A strong focus on employability and professional development for your career in the world of e-business

Benefit from Newcastle University being the lead partner for Newcastle Science City, a partnership which aims to create new businesses, attract investment and strengthen science networks across the North East

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Technology Consultant / Information Technology Manager / Project Manager / E-Entrepreneur / Industry Analyst / Product Development Manager Recent recruiters: Google / IBM / Accenture / Yahoo Inc. / Hewlett-Packard / EY / Walmart / Travix International / HSBC Bank / PwC / KPMG / The Hut Group / Ctrl-Shift Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Develop advanced technical and business knowledge to differentiate your career in the modern corporate world. Our E-Business (Information Systems) MSc will build on your existing computing-related studies. It combines business strategies, leading technology, entrepreneurship and organisational behaviour.

COURSE OVERVIEW The e-business revolution would not exist without the never-ending research, development and application of innovative information and communication technologies. Visionary technologists must have solid strategic, entrepreneurial and organisational knowledge in order to make things happen. This course is for professionals with a computing-related academic background. You should want to excel in the technical and business sides of e-business initiatives in any area of a company. This ranges from Internet operations to internal systems, technology start-ups to multinational corporations, including product and service providers. You will learn about: • • • • • • • • • •

advanced computing technology – cloud computing, information security, advanced data communications, advanced Java programming, etc the business value of technology your personal development as an entrepreneur the feasibility of disruptive e-business models business planning and new ventures the link between strategy and e-business systems business processes business intelligence organisational alignment the management and development of e-business systems

COURSE STRUCTURE Compulsory modules E-Business Understand the importance of network technologies for the emergence of e-business models. Gain a historical perspective of e-business to appreciate how it has and will affect business strategies, inter-organisational designs and entire sectors. Strategy, Management and Information Systems Expand your knowledge and understanding of information systems in modern-day economies and societies. Understand how a comprehensive view of traditional information systems and the opportunities given by contemporary Internet-based innovations is central for understanding the anatomy of e-business. E-Commerce Start-Up Work on a new e-business idea. You will identify business opportunities created by Internet and other relevant technologies. This exercise will also expose you to general business areas such as strategy, marketing, operations, finance and human resources.

Competing with IT Learn how to gain a competitive advantage from IT and explore the diverse tools available to materialise this. Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration Increase your awareness of the role of enterprise and entrepreneurial management in the economy and society, the pursuit of enterprise opportunities in different contexts and the key factors influencing the development and dynamics of enterprise and entrepreneurial management. Networks and Web Technologies Understand how computer networks are implemented using layered protocols, including Internet technologies. The module also introduces you to the relevant technology underlying web content delivery and presentation. Cloud Computing Learn methods for building scalable cloud applications, including components for processing and storage. Gain an understanding about software components from which cloud infrastructure and platforms are constructed. Information Security and Trust Cover formal techniques and computer-aided verification topics relevant for the design and validation of information security systems. The module includes topics such as data metrics and security metrics, human factors, access control and authentication, and protocol description and analysis. Research Methods Strengthen your research skills in key areas, including research proposals, research design and strategy-making, data collection and research methods, recording and interpretation of results, and report writing. Dissertation Devise, conduct, analyse and report the results from your individual research project. Optional modules Choose one module to suit your interest and expertise. Optional module descriptions are available online. Advanced Programming in Java Object-Oriented Programming Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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ECONOMICS AND FINANCE “ A robust degree course, constant exposure to a variety of industry-leading businesses and engaging extracurricular experiences have shaped my character – providing me with a strong set of skills that will help ensure I succeed in the business world.” Amr Alkhaznadar Finance MSc

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Banking and Finance MSc

Course code 5148F (full time) Newcastle 5268F (full time) London

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £19,200

Application fee £50 (non-refundable)

Duration 12 months (full time)

Number of nationalities 9

International students 78%

Enrolments for 2016 90

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. You also need to demonstrate a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory and statistical inference.

Campus location Study this course at our Newcastle or London campuses.

Professional accreditation and recognition

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating, of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs

Take part in a live financial trading simulation delivered jointly with Amplify Trading, as well as the CFA annual global investment challenge, to gain insights into different roles in the financial industry and boost your employability

Prepare for CFA exams. We are part of the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program. If you wish to become a Chartered Financial Analyst, our course incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK)

Free membership of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) for a select number of students

Meet experts from the financial industry to gain insight into the world of finance and advice on your future career

of those in study: 100% were in higher-level study Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Banker / Fund Manager / Relationship Manager / Accountant / Financial Trader / Auditor / Risk Manager / Risk Analyst / PhD candidate Recent recruiters: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China / PwC / KPMG / HSBC Bank / Oracle Corporation / Santander UK / Lloyds Banking Group / China Construction Bank Corporation / Beijing Chenghuai Technology Co. Ltd. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Develop the skills and expertise to pursue a career in the banking and financial market industries. Our Banking and Finance MSc will teach you how retail and investment banks function within financial markets and will strengthen your understanding of the role of other financial intermediaries.

COURSE OVERVIEW Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has increased the demand for professionals with specialist skills and competencies in banking and finance. This course is responsive to trends and issues in global financial services industries. This course will suit you if are interested in the following careers: • • •

banker in retail and investment banks financial trader, financial analyst or risk manager economist in private and government organisations

Introductory Econometrics Understand how econometrics have been used and can be used to test theories in applied economic literature. You will develop a comprehensive set of technical skills necessary for you to pursue certain types of empirical research in economics. Applied Econometrics Develop your skills and experience in applied econometric techniques. You will build on the foundations provided in semester one to enable you to produce a high-standard dissertation. This module builds the link between theory and practice.

You will study and apply theoretical frameworks in economics and finance. The course will also encourage you to engage with contemporary debates on issues related to financial markets and institutions.

Central Banking Cover the main issues surrounding the economics and political economy of central banking, including the case for central bank independence and the use of inflation targets.

You will have access to advanced statistical software including: Eviews, SPSS, Stata, Gauss, MATLAB, SAS, Maple, Minitab and R. You will also benefit from access to a range of financial databases such as: Bloomberg, DataStream, Fame, Amadeus, WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Oriana and Global Financial Database.

Research Methods Develop skills in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of material from research sources. This enables you to apply these concepts and skills to the development of your dissertation.

You will use these for your empirical projects in applied econometrics as well as your final dissertation.

COURSE STRUCTURE Compulsory modules Retail and Investment Banking Gain an overview of the domestic and international financial system and the role of retail and investment banks within these systems. You will discuss banking from a theoretical perspective and address historical as well as recent trends which have characterised the evolution of financial intermediaries. Financial Theory Posing financial problems, you will learn the process of formulating them and applying theoretical concepts to complex corporate problems. You will “think like an economist” and gain the analytical and quantitative skills of management. Financial Derivatives Enhance your understanding of options, futures, and other financial derivatives. Your skills will be developed in basic pricing analysis, use of pricing models, and trading and hedging strategies.

Dissertation Opportunity for you to undertake an independent research project, applying the tools of analysis and knowledge you have learned. Optional modules Choose three modules to suit your interests. Optional module descriptions are available online. International Money and Banking Behavioural Finance Corporate Finance Time-Series Econometrics International Finance Risk Modelling Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Money Laundering and Financial Crime Cross-Sectional and Panel Econometrics Portfolio Management Introduction to Financial Reporting If you pass the exam for this module, you will be exempted from the CIMA examination in BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (part of the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting). Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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Finance MSc

Course code 5149F (full time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £19,200

Application fee £50 (non-refundable)

Duration 12 months (full time)

Number of nationalities 10

International students 77%

Enrolments for 2016 70

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. You also need to demonstrate a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory and statistical inference.

Professional accreditation and recognition

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 93% were in work or study

Take part in a live financial trading simulation delivered jointly with Amplify Trading, as well as the CFA annual global investment challenge, to gain insights into different roles in the financial industry and boost your employability

Prepare for CFA exams. We are part of the CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program. If you wish to become a Chartered Financial Analyst, our course incorporates at least 70% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK)

Free membership of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) for a select number of students

Meet experts from the financial industry to gain insight into the world of finance and advice on your future career

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs of those in study: 91% were in higher-level study Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Assistant of Chief Financial Officer / Financial Analyst / Accountant / Financial Trader / Auditor / Investment Analyst / Risk Analyst / Controller / PhD candidate Recent recruiters: KPMG / Industrial and Commercial Bank of China / PwC / Accenture / Santander UK / J.P. Morgan / Kingston Smith LLP / HongRun Shanghai Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. / Buss Group Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Understand and analyse international financial markets, institutions and the strategies of investors. Our Finance MSc will teach you advanced knowledge and skills in financial markets and institutions. You will learn how they function and interact with the real economy, and how to use this knowledge to make optimal decisions in your financial career. COURSE OVERVIEW Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has furthered the demand for students with specialist skills and competencies in finance. This course will suit you if are interested in the following careers: • • •

investment banking financial research financial trading

Your studies will include financial markets and institutions and the management of asset-specific, company and country risk. We will encourage you to engage with contemporary debates related to the operation of financial markets and institutions. You will learn about the types and function of financial markets such as stock, bond, foreign exchange and derivative markets. You will have access to advanced statistical software including: Eviews, SPSS, Stata, Gauss, MATLAB, SAS, Maple, Minitab and R. You will also benefit from access to a range of financial databases such as: Bloomberg, DataStream, Fame, Amadeus, WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Oriana and Global Financial Database. You will use these for your empirical projects in applied econometrics as well as your final dissertation.

COURSE STRUCTURE Compulsory modules Financial Derivatives Enhance your understanding of options, futures, and other financial derivatives. Your skills will be developed in basic pricing analysis, use of pricing models, and trading and hedging strategies. Financial Theory Posing financial problems, you will learn the process of formulating them and applying theoretical concepts to complex corporate problems. You will “think like an economist” and gain the analytical and quantitative skills of management. Introductory Econometrics Understand how econometrics have been used and can be used to test theories in applied economic literature. You will develop a comprehensive set of technical skills necessary for you to pursue certain types of empirical research in economics.

Research Methods Develop skills in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of material from research sources. This enables you to apply these concepts and skills to the development of your dissertation. Applied Econometrics Develop your skills and experience in applied econometric techniques. You will build on the foundations provided in semester one to enable you to produce a high-standard dissertation. This module builds the link between theory and practice. Dissertation Opportunity for you to undertake an independent research project, applying the tools of analysis and knowledge you have learned. Optional modules Choose five modules to suit your interests. Optional module descriptions are available online. International Money and Banking Behavioural Finance Corporate Finance Risk Modelling International Finance Time-Series Econometrics Retail and Investment Banking Cross-Sectional and Panel Econometrics Portfolio Management Economics of Commodity Markets Introduction to Financial Reporting If you pass the exam for this module, you will be exempted from the CIMA examination in BA3: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting (part of the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting). Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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International Economics and Finance MSc

Course code 5118F (full time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £19,200

Application fee £50 (non-refundable)

Duration 12 months (full time)

International students 76%

Enrolments for 2016 30

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. You also need to demonstrate a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory and statistical inference.

Number of nationalities 4

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

Take part in a live financial trading simulation delivered jointly with Amplify Trading

of those in employment: 90% were in professional or managerial jobs

Meet experts from the financial industry to gain insight into the world of finance and advice on your future career

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Data Analyst / Planning Analyst / Principal Economist / Auditor / Corporate Finance and Research Analyst / Leading Liquidity Manager / Broker / Senior Financial Analyst/ PhD Candidate

Develop a comprehensive set of technical and quantitative skills that are highly valued in the private sector

Gain preliminary training if you wish to pursue further research in view of a career in research institutions or central banks

Recent recruiters: PwC / Bloomberg / Brewin Dolphin / HM Revenue and Customs / Handelsbanken / CLP Insurance Brokers / Fitch Ratings / Shanghai Greatwisdom Co. Ltd / Experian PLC / Siemens AG Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Gain an international perspective in the role of finance and monetary policy. Our International Economics and Finance MSc will suit you if you have a non-financial background. It is also for those interested in a management career with an emphasis on finance and international economics.

COURSE OVERVIEW The behaviour of public and private sector organisations is significantly influenced by international economic developments in the financial and goods markets. Individuals with a comprehensive understanding of economic and financial theory, and policy dimensions within an open economy context are in high demand. This course will suit you if are interested in the following careers: • • •

investment banking financial research financial trading

You will learn to understand and analyse: • • •

international finance markets the international trading system the role played by key supranational institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organization (WTO)

You will have access to advanced statistical software including: Eviews, SPSS, Stata, Gauss, MATLAB, SAS, Maple, Minitab and R. You will also benefit from access to a range of financial databases such as: Bloomberg, DataStream, Fame, Amadeus, WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Oriana and Global Financial Database. You will use these for your empirical projects in applied econometrics as well as your final dissertation.

Macroeconomic Theory Gain a systematic and comprehensive understanding of macroeconomics. You will use the techniques learned to interpret macroeconomic knowledge, integrating real-world events within the theoretical framework. Applied Econometrics Develop your skills and experience in applied econometric techniques. You will build on the foundations provided in semester one to enable you to produce a high-standard dissertation. This module builds the link between theory and practice. Financial Theory Posing financial problems, you will learn the process of formulating them and applying theoretical concepts to complex corporate problems. You will “think like an economist” and gain the analytical and quantitative skills of management. Research Methods Develop skills in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of material from research sources. This enables you to apply these concepts and skills to the development of your dissertation. Dissertation Opportunity for you to undertake an independent research project, applying the tools of analysis and knowledge you have learned. Optional modules

COURSE STRUCTURE

Choose three modules to suit your interests. Optional module descriptions are available online.

Compulsory modules

International Money and Banking

Introductory Econometrics Understand how econometrics have been used and can be used to test theories in applied economic literature. You will develop a comprehensive set of technical skills necessary for you to pursue certain types of empirical research in economics.

Behavioural Finance

Microeconomic Theory Familiarise yourself with the key concepts of microeconomics. You will develop problem-solving skills using economic theory and gain a better understanding of how economic theory can be used to understand problems in finance. International Trade Focus on theories of international trade, covering the Ricardian and Heckscher-Ohlin models in detail. You will also examine more recent trade theories such as imperfect competition and returns to scale.

International Finance Central Banking Advanced Topics in International Trade Time-Series Econometrics Cross-Sectional and Panel Econometrics Portfolio Management Economics of Commodity Markets Financial Derivatives Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc

Course code 5173F (full time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £19,200

Application fee £50 (non-refundable)

Duration 12 months (full time)

International students 44%

Enrolments for 2016 25

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. You also need to demonstrate a firm grasp of basic calculus, probability theory and statistical inference.

Number of nationalities 7

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

Complete a practical module on MATLAB to help you gain employment if you’re interested in being a quantitative analyst

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs

Take part in a live financial trading simulation delivered jointly with Amplify Trading

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Financial Trader / Auditor / Risk Analyst / Investor Relations Adviser / Economist / Financial Analyst / Senior Associate / Chartered Accountant

Meet experts from the financial industry to gain insight into the world of finance and advice on your future career

Develop a comprehensive set of technical and quantitative skills that are highly valued in the private sector

Recent recruiters: HSBC Bank / PwC / KPMG / Industrial and Commercial Bank of China / Normura / Tiburon Partners LLP Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Develop your career in the financial services, or as a quantitative analyst in investment banking and risk management fields. Our Quantitative Finance and Risk Management MSc will develop your understanding of generalist finance issues. You will also develop specialist practical skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. COURSE OVERVIEW Worldwide growth in the financial services sector has fuelled the demand for graduates with a sound understanding of generalist finance issues, combined with specialist skills in quantitative methodology and risk management. This course will enable you to develop a career in the financial services sector and will also suit future quantitative analysts in economics and finance. It will provide opportunities for you to develop relevant skills and a practical understanding of: • • •

the operation and behaviour of international financial markets the ability to analyse the strategies of financial market investors the role of finance in a modern economy

You will have access to advanced statistical software including: Eviews, SPSS, Stata, Gauss, MATLAB, SAS, Maple, Minitab and R. You will also benefit from access to a range of financial databases such as: Bloomberg, DataStream, Fame, Amadeus, WRDS, Compustat, CRSP, Oriana and Global Financial Database.

COURSE STRUCTURE Compulsory modules Introductory Econometrics Understand how econometrics have been used and can be used to test theories in applied economic literature. You will develop a comprehensive set of technical skills necessary for you to pursue certain types of empirical research in economics. Research Methods Develop skills in the analysis, interpretation and presentation of material from research sources. This enables you to apply these concepts and skills to the development of your dissertation. Risk Modelling Examine the different types of risks that financial institutions are exposed to, as well as the econometric methods that can be used to evaluate and manage those risks.

Time-Series Econometrics Deepen your understanding of using recent advances in econometrics for testing theories in economics and finance. It will provide you with advanced quantitative and technical skills necessary to pursue a wide range of empirical research in economics and finance. Applied Econometrics Develop your skills and experience in applied econometric techniques. You will build on the foundations provided in semester one to enable you to produce a high-standard dissertation. This module builds the link between theory and practice. Financial Theory Posing financial problems, you will learn the process of formulating them and applying theoretical concepts to complex corporate problems. You will “think like an economist” and gain the analytical and quantitative skills of management. Financial Derivatives Enhance your understanding of options, futures, and other financial derivatives. Your skills will be developed in basic pricing analysis, use of pricing models, and trading and hedging strategies. Dissertation Opportunity for you to undertake an independent research project, applying the tools of analysis and knowledge you have learned. Optional modules Choose two modules to suit your interests. Optional module descriptions are available online. International Money and Banking Behavioural Finance Retail and Investment Banking Cross-Sectional and Panel Econometrics Modules will be offered subject to availability.

MATLAB for Finance Explore the main programming languages used by quantitative analysts in investment banking research and risk management positions. You will focus in particular on the use of MATLAB for empirical modelling in finance and risk management.

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INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP “A successful entrepreneur has three main ingredients: resilience, resourcefulness and networking ability. Our courses gave us the drive to develop our product idea and the knowledge to realise its economic potential.� Vincent Efferoth and Lukas Passia Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc and International Business Management MSc

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Arts, Business and Creativity MA

Course code 4093F (full time) 4093P (part time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 (full time) £3,600 (part time) International £16,800

Duration 12 months (full time) 24 months (part time)

Enrolments for 2016 20

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, preferably in any subject which provides a basis for involvement in the creative industries, such as media, design, fine arts, music or music technology, film, photography, creative writing, computer graphics, acting or similar studies related to the creative industries.

Number of nationalities 8

International students 47%

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

Start-up, develop and run an enterprise

Act as a consultant in a creative business

Learn from experienced practitioners from across the sector

Access support and guidance from the University’s entrepreneurial Rise Up team

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs of those in study: 100% were in higher-level study Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Art Director / International Account Manager / Art Manager / Entrepreneur / Social and Digital Marketing Manager / Marketing Manager / Freelance Theatre and Art Producer Recent recruiters: Hewlett-Packard / EY / Walmart Global Sourcing / Creative Enterprise / Burberry / Jam Jar Cinema / SMG Europe / Harper’s Bizaar / The Empty Space / Arts & Heritage Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Develop and manage a business or freelance career in a creative industry. Our Arts, Business and Creativity MA provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who aspire to a variety of careers in the creative industries.

COURSE OVERVIEW

COURSE STRUCTURE

Key decision-makers within business and government recognise the vital importance of the creative industries in regeneration and the socio-economic growth of regions and whole nations. Graduates in this field are very much in demand.

Compulsory modules

Created in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and influenced by key stakeholders from the creative industries, the course has been designed specifically for creative graduates who want to turn their artistic and creative talents to a viable career or business start-up. It will also suit those involved in developing and growing existing enterprises within the sector. You will examine the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative industries within their social, cultural, economic, political and international contexts. Develop the skills, tools and techniques to support profitability, sustainability and growth within a creative setting. Since entrepreneurship education needs to be experiential, there is a significant practical element to the course, including: • • •

starting up an enterprise acting as a consultant in a creative business working with practitioners across the sector

Arts as Enterprise – Freelancing in Arts, Media and Culture 1 Develop your understanding of theories, practices, and concepts relating to art and enterprise by examining entrepreneurial and freelance practice in the UK’s cultural sector. Understanding and Managing Creativity Introduces you to a broad range of debates, perspectives and practical issues within the social sciences concerning the nature of creativity, to help you to understand and manage creativity. Arts as Enterprise – Freelancing in Arts, Media and Culture 2 Explore a variety of key issues and practices related to developing and sustaining your position as an independent producer or practitioner. You will examine how successful projects are initiated, developed and realised. Business Enterprise for Postgraduate Students Gain first-hand experience of initiating, setting up and managing a new business venture. You will develop business skills and enhance your awareness of new venture start-up processes. Understanding and Managing Creative Enterprises Complete a team-based management consultancy placement and develop your understanding and critical awareness of current theories related to the creative industries sectors. Research Methods Strengthen your research skills in key areas, including research proposal writing, research design and strategy, data collection and analysis, and dissertation writing. Dissertation Devise, conduct, analyse and report the results from your individual research project. Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £16,800

Duration 12 months (full time)

Enrolments for 2016 20

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

Course code 5117F (full time)

Number of nationalities 11

International students 61%

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

Experience a field visit to one of the largest Business and Innovation Centres in Europe

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs

Start up, develop and run an enterprise

Learn from experienced practitioners from across the sector

Benefit from strong links with University organisations that support entrepreneurial activity: the Open Lab and the University’s entrepreneurial Rise Up team

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Technical Director / Events Coordinator / Illustrator and Designer / Business Consultant / Innovation Manager / Project Manager / Marketing Manager Recent recruiters: Mars Inc. / Aviva / Centre for Process Innovation / North East Business and Innovation Centre / OuttaBox / Manifest Studios / Association of Digital Culture, Taiwan / Hewlett-Packard / EY Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Lead organisations through innovative change in strategic roles within the private and public sectors. Our Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MSc meets the needs of knowledge-based, entrepreneurial and innovation-driven economies worldwide.

COURSE OVERVIEW Employers are increasingly looking to recruit enterprising and creative individuals. Our course looks to produce graduates who aspire to strategic roles within all sectors of modern economies. You will learn how to lead organisations through innovative change, and explore the strategies, processes, and cultures that promote organisational innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. If you intend to seek innovative, creative and entrepreneurial roles, then this course is for you. This can include innovation consultancy, product development, management, and business support. It is also aimed at those who want a postgraduate management education that will prepare them to start their own business. The course also has good connections with industry and experienced entrepreneurs. This provides you with a setting to start a business and engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.

COURSE STRUCTURE Compulsory modules Understanding Organisations Learn more about management and organisation through studying organisation theory, the sociology of organisations, management theory, and organisation culture. Understanding and Managing Creativity Examine a broad range of debates, perspectives and practical issues within the social sciences concerning the nature of creativity, to help you to understand and manage creativity.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration Develop an awareness of the role of enterprise and entrepreneurial management in the economy and society, the pursuit of enterprise opportunities in different contexts, and the key factors influencing the development and dynamics of enterprise and entrepreneurial management. Managing Design and Product Development Immerse yourself in the world of design and product management. You will consider the role of design in the innovation process, providing you with a critical appreciation of the notion of best practice and contextual constraints in design and product development. Business Enterprise for Postgraduate Students Gain first-hand experience of initiating, setting up and managing a new business venture. You will develop business skills and enhance your awareness of new venture start-up processes. Research Methods Strengthen your research skills in key areas, including research proposal writing, research design and strategy, data collection and analysis, and dissertation writing. Dissertation Devise, conduct, analyse and report the results from your individual research project. Modules will be offered subject to availability.

Technology Change and Innovation Management With insight from industry experts, you will explore the link between theory and practice relating to key concepts in the management of innovation and the economics and sociology of technology change. Open Innovation and Business Clusters Examine the importance of innovation at the firm and project levels. You will focus on the benefits and limits of an open innovation strategy and explore the concepts of business clustering, competitive strategies, and innovation and strategic collaborations. Business Enterprise Policy Visit one of the largest Business and Innovation Centres in Europe to contextualise your understanding of business support and advice.

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MANAGEMENT “ I’ve already secured a position with an international IT company. My course has helped me to increase my business acumen, developed my skills in problem solving and communication, and has had a direct impact on my future career.” Majlinda Krasniqi International Business Management MSc

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Global Human Resource Management MSc

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £18,000

Duration 12 months (full time)

Course code 5291F (full time)

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject. If you do not hold a degree or equivalent, a minimum of two years’ continuous work experience in a relevant field will be considered.

Expected enrolments for 2018 55

Professional accreditation

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

This course was new for 2017. Graduates from this course can pursue roles including: Human Resource Officer / Recruitment Coordinator / Civil Servant / Human Resource Consultant / Compensation and Benefits Manager / Human Resource and Training Development Manager / Human Resource Manager / Human Resource Consultant

A module dedicated to your professional career in Human Resources, The Reflexive Human Resource Practitioner

Apply your skills and knowledge to global HR problems through a variety of practical situations such as case studies, role-play, and group exercises with tutor feedback

Aligns with the standards of the American-based Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and also has accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which leads to associate membership on successful completion of the course

Access leading resources, training support and networks to advance your professional practice

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Become a highly marketable graduate who can make an immediate contribution to any multinational organisation. Our Global Human Resource Management MSc explores the challenges presented by a complex global economy and develops your skills as a human resource professional, who can respond to the changing nature of a diverse global workforce. COURSE OVERVIEW

COURSE STRUCTURE

Organisations face a range of opportunities and issues in the management of people across international borders. This course provides you with a firm foundation in the knowledge, conceptual, analytical and practical skills required to pursue a career in this specialist field.

Compulsory modules

You will cover topics such as:

Human Resource Management in the Global Context Examine how leading contemporary organisations respond to dynamic internal and external environmental contexts.

• • • •

the management of people in a global economy the impact of changes in the global socio-economic climate on the management of human resources enhancing employee performance, well-being and organisational effectiveness the nature and importance of the ethical issues in human resource management

Our aim is to encourage intellectual rigour with a strong orientation to practice. Throughout the course, we will encourage you to apply your knowledge and skills to practical problems and situations. This experience will help you to develop the critical self-analysis and personal skills that underpin future career development and support the process of lifelong learning.

Global Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice Develop a detailed and in-depth understanding of all key aspects of delivering effective HRM within a global context.

Global Employment Relations Forge a comprehensive understanding of employment relations perspectives and debates, both national and global, from a theoretical and behavioural competency perspective. The Reflexive Human Resource Practitioner Prepare for your career in HR as you reflect on your personal and professional development and cultivate the key skills and characteristics to perform successfully as an HR professional. Research Methods Strengthen your research skills in key areas, including research proposal writing, research design and strategy, data collection and analysis, and dissertation writing. Dissertation Devise, conduct, analyse and report the results from your individual research project. Optional modules Choose three modules to suit your interests. Optional module descriptions are available online. Comparative Employment Systems Current Issues in International Business and Management Diversity Management Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management Human Resource Management and Society International Business Strategy Managing Change in Organisations Skills, Training and Human Resource Development Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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International Business Management MSc

Course code 4047F (full time) Newcastle 5263F (full time) London

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £18,000

Duration 12 months (full time)

Number of nationalities 16

Enrolments for 2016 90

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

Campus location Study this course at our Newcastle or London campuses.

International students 71%

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 92% were in work or study

Develop your ‘management toolkit’ to support your professional transformation

of those in employment: 100% were in professional or managerial jobs

Experience the challenges of managerial decision-making through case studies, business projects, and company site visits

Grow and run an international business, as you compete in teams in our international business strategy simulation

Choose your dissertation format: a project working with a company known to the Business School; or a research dissertation that allows you to investigate a businessrelated topic

of those in study: 96% were in higher-level study Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: International Account Manager / Managing Director / Business Development Manager / Relationship Manager / Human Resource Manager / Personnel Office Manager / Treasurer / Investment Analyst Recent recruiters: Hewlett-Packard / EY / Walmart Global Sourcing / Volkswagen / PwC / Grundfos / China National Petroleum Corporation / Kingsway Group / Ingman Capital Partners Ltd / People’s Insurance Company of China Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Respond to the growing internationalisation of business and management practice. Our International Business Management MSc celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures. It focuses on the skills, competencies and knowledge necessary for individuals working in today’s global business environment. COURSE OVERVIEW The opportunities, and challenges, for international businesses are becoming ever more complex. Increased mobility and globalisation of populations create new market opportunities and product possibilities. Businesses are seeking responsible managers who can work across cultures and capitalise on the opportunities presented by this rapidly developing and dynamic business landscape. This course combines subject area and practice-focused integrative skills modules with an individual project. You will develop not only your knowledge, but also your experience of thinking and working like an international manager. You will gain a rich introduction to the complexity of globalisation and cultural difference. You will progress to developing effective international strategies and managing change. Our links to industry allow you to cultivate a greater understanding of contemporary business issues. From this exposure, you will gain qualities relevant for careers in management consultancy, marketing, and human resource management.

COURSE STRUCTURE Compulsory modules The International Business Environment Increase your awareness of the macroeconomic, institutional and political forces influencing the development and regulation of the global business environment in which organisations operate. Managing Across Cultures Explore cross-cultural studies in social science, and their relevance to business and management. You will gain an understanding of cross-cultural behaviour in work and consumer contexts. Strategy for Managers Gain an appreciation of the formulation and implementation of business strategy. You will focus your attention on the way in which strategic decisions are made, influencing factors, and models of strategic management process. Marketing Develop your understanding, knowledge and critical appraisal of the main concepts, techniques and applications of marketing.

Managing Organisations and People Study the central issues and concepts of organisation theory and organisation behaviour, situating these in the broader global socioeconomic context. This module will also provide you with an introduction to human resources. International Business Strategy Cultivate your understanding of multi-level processes involved in managerial practice and international business strategy formulation and implementation. Gain an advanced appreciation of the concept and practice of business strategy within a global context. Managing Change in Organisations Shape your understanding of organisations and change by covering three specific areas: organisations and organisation theory; understanding processes of change; and theory and practice of the management of change. International Management Practitioner Consolidate your learning as you focus on your personal and professional transformation of both your academic and management career. You will develop, reflect and learn from business practice examples. Strategic Business Analysis and Decision-Making Develop your skills in business analysis and strategic decisionmaking through this innovative module and a week-long international business simulation. Research Methods Strengthen your research skills in key areas, including research proposal writing, research design and strategy, data collection and analysis, and dissertation writing. Practice or Research-Based Dissertation Choose your dissertation format: a project working with a company known to the Business School; or a research dissertation that allows you to investigate a business-related topic. Optional modules Choose two modules to suit your interests. Optional module descriptions are available online. Current Issues in International Business and Management Global Perspectives on Human Resource Management International Entrepreneurship International Marketing Role of Business in Society – Issues and Challenges Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc

Course code 5154F (full time)

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £18,000

Duration 12 months (full time)

Number of nationalities 14

Enrolments for 2016 35

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

Professional accreditation

International students 62%

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

of those in employment: 88% were in professional or managerial jobs

Leads to membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

of those in study: 100% were in higher-level study

Introduces you to Kaizen group work through the Supply Chain Information Systems and Technology module

Participate in visits to industry to gain insight into this sector

Attend guest lectures by researchers and industry professionals to learn from their experiences

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Transportation Specialist / Managing Director / Head of Operations / Enterprise Risk Manager / Resource Delivery Manager / Trading and Operations Manager / Materials Controlled and Operations Analyst / Graduate Procurement Engineer Recent recruiters: Indonesia Port Corporation / P&G / RLC Group / Steel Mont Trading Ltd / PepsiCo / China Communications Construction Company Ltd / Petrofac Ltd / KPMG / LUKOIL Overseas / Bosch / Imperial Logistics Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Improve business performance with an integrated approach to operations, logistics and supply chain management. Our Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc provides in-depth knowledge of the major areas that underpin operations and supply chain.

COURSE OVERVIEW Organisations are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times, identify areas of suboptimisation and better manage operational risks. This allows them to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. The course will suit those who wish to pursue a career in operations, logistics, transport, distribution and supply chain functions. Other areas include consultancy, international logistics, engineering, purchasing, quality management, manufacturing management, or management accounting. You will improve your knowledge and understanding of how an integrated approach to operations management can positively impact on business performance and sustainability. You will learn how to advance the effectiveness and competitiveness of organisations by applying the knowledge and skills you develop in a thorough, systematic, informed and creative way. This course will shape your understanding of: • • •

quantitative analysis approaches in logistics, operations, quality and supply chain management how the mainstream supply chain information systems work how information technology can improve the efficiency of supply chain management

COURSE STRUCTURE Compulsory modules Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Develop your understanding of purchasing and supply chain management in today’s global environment. You will also cover the issues and implications of sourcing decisions, economics, making or buying decisions and the importance of ethical and cultural considerations. Operations Management Explore the increasingly important field of scientific operations management for systems efficiencies. This module equips you with an understanding of different types of organisations, competitiveness, sustainability and strategic issues in modern operations management.

Supply Chain and Logistics Modelling and Control Familiarise yourself with quantitative analysis approaches in logistics and supply chain management. You will learn how to use spreadsheets to model various problems in supply chain and logistics management. International Logistics Cultivate your awareness of the key concepts of international logistics and distribution, how different forms of transport combine and operate to move goods (and people) around the world, and how goods can effectively and efficiently be ordered, stored, despatched, delivered, and of increasing importance, returned in extended, multimodal networks. Quality Management, Tools and Techniques Nurture your understanding of the role and function of quality strategies and application of continuous improvement methodologies and statistical techniques in organisations. Designed to develop your understanding of the issues in quality strategies, process improvement and applied statistics. Supply Chain Information Systems and Technology Acquire in-depth knowledge of how supply chain information systems work, how they can improve efficiency and what current systems can be used to allow greater visibility, better integration, efficient commoditisation of data and leaner supply chains for more sustainable systems of management and network control. Research Methods Strengthen your research skills in key areas, including research proposal writing, research design and strategy, data collection and analysis, and dissertation writing. Dissertation Devise, conduct, analyse and report the results from your individual research project. Modules will be offered subject to availability.

Performance and Decision Management Understand the roles that both management analysis tools and management information control play in decision-making, learning, planning and control measurements within organisations.

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MARKETING “ Working across cultures is key to succeeding in the global market. My course offers many opportunities, both practical and academic, to do this with peers from across the globe. It’s greatly improved my communication skills and cultural awareness.” Jib Kongmunwattana International Marketing MSc

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International Marketing MSc

Course code 5145F (full time) Newcastle 5269F (full time) London

Tuition fees for 2018 UK/EU £7,200 International £18,000

Duration 12 months (full time)

Number of nationalities 21

International students 62%

Enrolments for 2016 85

Entry requirements A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

Campus location Study this course at our Newcastle or London campuses.

Professional accreditation

CAREER FOCUS

COURSE FEATURES

6 months after graduating: 100% were in work or study

of those in employment: 92% were in professional or managerial jobs

Access to the largest professional international marketing networks that provide you with resources, training and support throughout your marketing career

of those in study: 100% were in higher-level study

Gain practical marketing experience, which is highly attractive to employers

Exposure to industry developed through modules and regional marketing competition

Choose your dissertation format: from a client-led engagement project dissertation to a traditional research dissertation

Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including: Search Marketing Manager / Marketing and Design Executive / Digital Account Manager / Assistant Brand Manager / Research and Insight Adviser / Market Research Associate / Public Relations Officer / Communications Specialist Recent recruiters: Royal Bank of Scotland / Coca-Cola HBC / Grolsch Brewery / Nigel Wright Consultancy / Volkswagen / Johnson & Johnson / Mitsubishi Motors Corporation / Dongfeng Nissan Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2015/16

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Apply your understanding of marketing theories to real-world business challenges. Our International Marketing MSc addresses the rapidly developing areas of global communication and brand management, customer relationship management, and e-marketing.

COURSE OVERVIEW Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of understanding what their customers want and the necessity to develop products and services that meet their needs and aspirations.

International Marketing Achieve success in the art of international marketing. You will focus on the fundamentals of international marketing, international market analysis, market entry, marketing organisation, and the international marketing mix.

This course consists solely of marketing-orientated modules. It is of particular interest to those who want to develop theoretical understanding of the discipline, while testing applicability of both well-established and newly introduced marketing concepts in different contexts.

International Brand Management Learn how to manage brands internationally, specifically: the concept of branding in an international context; how to develop the strategy for an international brand; and how to execute this strategy and measure its success.

Throughout the course, you will develop relevant research techniques required to investigate and critically analyse international marketing issues.

International Marketing and Communications Management Develop your understanding of how consumers and companies communicate across cultures. You will also debate issues of international relevance.

Taking a market-led approach, you will learn how to create competitive advantage, build brand loyalty, and understand the ethical issues and implications associated with your decisions.

COURSE STRUCTURE Compulsory modules The International Business Environment Increase your awareness of the macroeconomic, institutional and political forces influencing the development and regulation of the global business environment in which organisations operate. Market Analysis Examine the major economic concepts that are relevant to international marketers based on a structure-conduct performance framework. You will gain an overview of the role of economics in the analysis of international markets. Consumer Behaviour Develop your understanding and knowledge in the critical appraisal of consumer behaviour. You will study a variety of topics including motivation and involvement, consumer perception, external influences on consumer behaviour, and the decision-making process. Principles of Marketing Familiarise yourself with, and assess critically, the principles in marketing relating to domestic markets. You will evaluate and formulate appropriate future marketing strategies, and recommend a marketing plan for implementation to achieve an organisation’s strategic goals.

Marketing Research Develop your understanding of the methods used in marketing research and their role in supporting marketing decision-making. This module is key to completing your dissertation. Dissertation Devise, conduct, analyse and report the results from your individual research project. Optional modules Choose two modules to suit your interests. Optional module descriptions are available online. Customer Relationship Management E-Marketing Marketing Ethics, Critical Consumption, and Corporate Social Responsibility Managing Design and Product Development Performance and Decision Management Small Business Marketing and Management Modules will be offered subject to availability.

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SUPPORTING YOU We have invested in outstanding facilities and IT services to support your learning, and have ambitious plans to spend a further ÂŁ200 million over the next three years.

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You will have access to a student support network of friendly advisers across our campus who will offer advice and guidance to help you along the way.

The Visa Team provides advice on a wide range of issues

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28 grass pitches, two artificial turf pitches and a Water Sports Centre

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Generous sports scholarships for those already competing at a high level www.ncl.ac.uk/sport

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Mobile apps to help you find your nearest PC www.ncl.ac.uk/itservice

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We have something for everyone with lots of options to choose from including accommodation for families, couples, single gender, adapted, and for part-time students

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OUR ADMISSIONS PROCESS HOW TO APPLY Review our entry requirements Our minimum entry requirement for our Masters’ courses is a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Guidance on the international academic equivalencies for most countries can be found online www.ncl.ac.uk/international/country

UNDERSTANDING YOUR OFFER Conditional offer

You will need to work towards meeting the conditions of your offer, so that your offer becomes unconditional. You can scan and upload your documents to meet your offer online via your account login.

To study our courses, you also need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills) Alongside the IELTS test, we also accept a range of English language qualifications. Check for equivalencies at www.ncl.ac.uk/international/courses/language If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course (see English Language section on page 73).

Unconditional offer

You may need to pay a deposit or produce proof of sponsorship to secure your place and to receive your ‘Confirmation of Place’ letter. You can pay online via your account login.

Check for application deadlines Found online in the ‘How to Apply’ tab for each course.

Apply online at www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply Register online via our secure applicant portal. Complete the application form. Attach and update your supporting documents (CV, academic transcripts with certified translations, international applicants only: copy of the photograph page of your passport, English language test results if you’re not from an Englishspeaking country).

Confirmation of place

When you have met all of the conditions of your offer (and paid your deposit if required), you will need a ‘Confirmation of Place’ letter. If you are an international student and need to apply for a Tier 4 visa, you will also receive a ‘Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies’ (CAS) number, which you will need in order to apply for your visa. For more information see www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/eligibility

YOUR OFFER Once we have received and considered your application, a formal letter will be sent to you by e-mail informing you of our admissions decision.

Accept your offer You need to officially accept your offer to secure your place. You can do this online via your account login at www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply

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Congratulations

You have now completed all stages of your application. Further information about what to do next can be found online at www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/post-application This includes advice on applying for a visa and accommodation, how to register, and what to expect when you arrive in Newcastle. We will also send you regular e-mail updates so look out for these.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE If you do not meet our direct English language requirements and need to improve your English before you start your Master’s course, our on-campus academic and English language learning centre INTO Newcastle University provides a range of options. These courses can help you to: •

study English in the UK, prior to making your application

study an academic course to prepare you for direct entry to a postgraduate degree at Newcastle University

improve your general English language skills before starting your course

An overview of the English language courses on offer is provided in the table below. For more detailed information, visit www.intostudy.com/en-gb/universities/newcastle-university Type of course

Content

Start date/enrolment

Graduate Diploma in Business and Humanities

Preparing you for direct entry to a range of courses taught at both our Newcastle and London campuses. Combines English language learning and academic study

September and January

Academic English

For students who want to improve their level of academic English, to meet language requirements for a degree course at both our Newcastle and London campuses

Start dates throughout the year – September, January, April, June and July

Pre-sessional English

For students already holding an offer to study at Newcastle University Business School and who need to improve their language skills

Start dates in June and July Ten-week course, you must have IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in three sub-skills including written English and no more than one sub-skill of 5.0) Six-week course, you must have IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS Each year we offer a range of partial scholarships to students from all over the world. Information on funding opportunities can be found online via our search funding database www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding We also offer tuition fee discounts for early tuition fee payment, an alumni discount, and an International Family Discount. •

2% tuition fee discount if you pay your tuition fees in full before, or by the end of, registration week (some exclusions may apply)

20% tuition fee discount for eligible self-funded Newcastle University alumni

10% International Family Discount available for close relatives or our International students who meet the criteria

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Disclaimer This publication is intended as advance publicity for information and guidance opportunities only and does not constitute a contract. Details are correct at the time of going to press in August 2017. The most up-to-date and detailed source of information at any time is the PG website www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate

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