Masterâ€™s MSc, GDL, LLM
Welcome to the Bradford Master’s As the new Dean, I am very proud to be part of Bradford University School of Management. The School is consistently very highly ranked, nationally and internationally, and has maintained a global reputation for academic excellence, world-class research and innovative leadership education for over 40 years. The School is housed within one of the finest purpose-built learning facilities of any business school – all set within a beautiful, leafy parkland campus, close to one of the UK’s fastest-growing and most culturally-diverse cities. Our courses are vibrant and diverse, with a thriving international community of staff and students. Recognised throughout the world, the Master’s is a challenging learning achievement that requires a supportive environment. And here at Bradford you can be sure we will provide that environment – a safe home for your investment. The Bradford Master’s programme offers you a great opportunity to lay the foundations for a successful business or academic career. In particular, I am passionate about increasing the employability of our students and look forward to meeting and working with key employers to increase your opportunities. We believe that it is important for you to be able to apply the knowledge you gain in the classroom to real business problems. Through our close partnerships with businesses of all sizes, you will be able to enrich your understanding, skills and capabilities while contributing real commercial value to your employers and sponsors. We also seek to be world-class in embedding sustainable development within our teaching and culture. Join us – and find out for yourself why we are so highly regarded both in the international business community and among our alumni worldwide. I look forward to welcoming you. Dr Sarah Dixon Dean of Bradford University School of Management
Why successful people choose the Bradford Master’s
The Bradford MSc: Introduction
The Bradford MSc: Structure and Assessment
The Bradford Specialist MSc in Finance
The Bradford Full-time MSc in: 8
Finance, Accounting and Management
Human Resource Management
International Business and Management
Marketing and Management
Master’s in European and International Business Management
The Bradford Part-time MSc in Human Resource Management
The Bradford Graduate Diploma in Law
The Bradford LLM in Healthcare Law
The Bradford MSc: Module content
The MSc team
Research at the cutting edge of Management Education
How we support you:
Effective Learning and Language Service
Careers and Alumni Service
About Bradford University School of Management
Living in Bradford
Funding your Master’s
How to apply
How to find us
Employers increasingly recognise the value of a postgraduate education With growing competition and globalisation, knowledge of finance, human resource management, international business and marketing skills is crucial to attain the top jobs in business. But with so many to choose from, you need to be certain that your business school has a good reputation for highquality programmes that combine academic rigour with relevance to the world of work.
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The Bradford Master’s
Why successful people choose the Bradford Master’s World-class ranking and global accreditation Your Bradford Master’s will be highly regarded everywhere you work. The Financial Times (FT) places us 13th in the UK and 37th in Europe in its December 2009 ranking of top European business schools. In its 2010 ranking of European Master’s of Management programmes, the FT placed Bradford 8th in the UK and number one in the North of England. We score particularly well in these tables for offering students value for money, and for the extent to which they feel their course helped them achieve their aims. We are one of only just over 100 business schools around the world to have won the coveted EQUIS accreditation. In addition most of our MSc programmes are accredited by AMBA (the Association of MBAs), something few other business schools can claim. The UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education approved both the standard of student achievement and the quality of learning opportunities provided. Exceptional value for money Bradford is a relatively inexpensive city in which to be a student and the School ranks 11th in the world in the Financial Times (FT) Global MBA ranking for value for money.
Real world partnerships
The Bradford Master’s is grounded in practice as well as theory. After over 40 years delivering business-management education, we have built close working links with industry, commerce, central and local government.
Our suite of generalist full-time MSc programmes shares a common learning core of modules in the first semester. You can change your programme up to the end of the first semester if you discover that an alternative route is more relevant to your specific needs. If you are not looking to study full-time, we offer the Bradford MSc in HRM on a part-time basis, and also offer the Bradford MSc in Finance, Accounting and Management and MSc in Marketing and Management on a distance learning basis in collaboration with RDI Management Learning in Hong Kong.
Much of the School’s research is often carried out in collaboration with major organisations. Visiting lecturers include directors and senior managers from well-known companies, providing you with management decisionmaking advice and tactics attained at a strategic level in real working environments. Our graduates enjoy an excellent record in gaining good-quality employment and financial reimbursement.
International profile Research excellence High-quality research underpins any worldclass business school. The Higher Education Funding Council rates our research as internationally excellent in some areas and nationally excellent in others. We have full Economic and Social Research Council accreditation for our research training.
Around one-third of our academic staff come from outside Britain or have nonUK qualifications. More than 30 nations are represented among the students at our Bradford campus - ensuring a truly international focus for your Master’s. Cosmopolitanism and cultural diversity are hallmarks of the Bradford Master’s experience.
You can study abroad
Take the Bradford MSc in International Business and Management and you can also opt to study at our partner institutions in France, Spain and Poland. Our MSc in Marketing and Management and MSc in Finance, Accounting and Management are also offered on a distance learning basis in collaboration with RDI Management Learning in Hong Kong.
Recently completed major redevelopments now join together a number of the historic Victorian buildings on campus creating modern, open, ergonomic spaces.
Can you guarantee to find a job for me after I have graduated?
Meeting the Bologna Declaration
This has enhanced our teaching, research, presentation and special event facilities significantly, further improving our campus to reflect its importance as one of Europe’s leading business schools.
We meet the Bologna Declaration criteria. Our Master’s is designed in line with the arrangements for Master’s-level study set out in the Bologna Declaration, so your qualification will be readily recognised throughout Europe.
A centralised learning resource centre and library – integrating the existing Business and Management library with the Law library - is located within the Emm Lane building, opening out into a modern flexible learning space.
You get excellent support Our Effective Learning Service smoothes your return to education - helping you make the most efficient use of your study time. Many of our teaching staff are engaged in scholarship and research and have written the textbooks you will use on the course. (You can find some examples of these on page 25). Exceptional students Our students are our greatest asset. They are ambitious, committed and ready for hard work. Most see their Bradford Master’s both as a means of fast-tracking their career and as an inspiring intellectual challenge. Students here appreciate the combination of a flexible approach with the rigour of world-class courses and teaching staff.
Because our Master’s programmes are quality qualifications, tied closely to the world of work, employers regard them highly. We consequently have an excellent record in helping graduates help themselves to gain challenging and rewarding management jobs. However, although we offer excellent careers assistance, employability depends on a combination of factors and we therefore cannot guarantee each of our Master’s graduates will find their ideal job.
The atrium is perfect for meeting, eating, drinking, socialising and working - a focal point for the whole campus. The high-quality teaching suite also includes a new lecture theatre based on the Harvard style, as well as an additional 9 tutorial rooms with the latest audio-visual equipment. Sustainability One of the School’s main aims is to address major challenges for business and society such as global responsibility and sustainable development. Accordingly, the School seeks to prepare students who are able to contribute in an effective manner to debates about sustainable development and critically appraise the relationships between the social, economic and environmental dimensions. Our aim is to nurture students who can apply the principles of sustainable development in their professional capacity in today’s challenging business environment.
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FAQ 2 Is Bradford a safe environment? Yes, government figures reveal that crimes of robbery and violence against the person occur much less frequently, per head of population, in Bradford than in similar-sized UK cities.
The Bradford MSc: introduction Full-time programmes The Bradford MSc full-time programme is studied over one year, starting in September, offering academic rigour with practicality and relevance to managers in their jobs. You can choose from a wide range of programmes to suit your background and specialism spanning management, finance and accounting, human resource management, international business and marketing. Our MSc programmes relate not only to the best management practice here in the UK but across national borders, also. You donâ€™t have to be based in Bradford for the Bradford MSc experience. You may wish to consider joining our Masterâ€™s in European and International Business Management, a challenging, trilingual programme with partner institutes in Nantes (France) and Bilbao (Spain). For further information about this programme, see page 18. Part-time programmes If you are looking to study on a part-time basis, and are within travelling distance of Bradford, our Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in Human Resource Management (part-time) may interest you. Distance Learning programmes Two of our MSc programmes are available to study via distance learning. These are the Bradford MSc in Finance, Accounting and Management and the Bradford MSc in Marketing and Management. For further information please contact RDI Management Learning, visit www.rdi.co.uk
How we structure the Bradford full-time MSc The Bradford full-time MSc is a one-year programme of three stages.
Students following a generalist MSc will take compulsory modules that provide a thorough grounding in the disciplines of management and a framework for the rest of the programme.
You complete an original and detailed dissertation on a specific business or management issue in 19,500-22,500 words.
Students following the specialist MSc route will take compulsory modules in financial disciplines.
Many find this to be the most rewarding and challenging part of the programme. It provides you with the chance to work on a practical management issue in some depth. Dissertations may involve company visits, interviews, questionnaires or other means of empirical analysis.
September - January
January - May You study a combination of compulsory and elective modules. Electives are run over twelve weeks, with one session a week. We provide clear information about electives available early to help you to make the right choices. This is an opportunity to emphasise that, because we aim continuously to improve our programmes, we may introduce new electives and discontinue others before your programme begins.
June - September
We provide plenty of support and guidance to help you to make your choice of topic - and, of course, during the dissertation itself. For further information on the structuring of the Bradford full-time MSc, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/msc
To be viable, electives also have to achieve minimum numbers of participants. At this stage, you also submit a preliminary research proposal for your MSc dissertation.
How we assess your progress Our assessment processes test your knowledge of the various business and management disciplines and specialist subjects, plus their application and limitations. We assess your progress through examinations and by evaluating your assignments, case studies, group projects and presentations. Examinations test your knowledge and understanding and stimulate you to review your learning and revise the subject matter.
Case studies and assignments test your ability to apply the concepts you have learned to a real situation. Group projects and presentations help to develop your team-working and communication skills. A dissertation provides the opportunity to demonstrate your capability to research and make recommendations on a research project. This demonstrates your capability to provide real solutions to a management issue.
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// The Specialist MSc in Finance has given me an edge over many others in this competitive market //
Student profile Fatema Yar MSc in Finance The School of Management’s top reputation brought Fatema Yar, aged 22, of the Kingdom of Bahrain, to Bradford to study for an MSc in Finance. “This School is ranked as one of the top business schools in the UK. It offers high-quality, enduring wisdom in all aspects of economic life. Its reputation, quality of education, versatile and interactive programme, prompted me to choose to study here,” Fatema explained. “I did my first degree in finance and was looking for a specialised degree in investment management. My plan for the future is to pursue a career in the field of investment management. The MSc in Finance has given me an edge over many others in this competitive market. The programme is designed in a way which provides a strong foundation in the principles and practice of finance, while getting to grips with the analytical tools that will lead to sound financial decisions and success in my career. “There is a large population of international students at Bradford, which gave me the chance of gaining insights from around the globe. Through working with people of different cultures, I have become more culturally aware and more integrated into the local scene. “If you are ambitious and talented, Bradford will help polish your skills and will groom you to excel in your career,” Fatema added.
The Bradford Specialist MSc in
The Bradford MSc in Finance is an advanced Master’s programme designed for students who wish to become specialist financiers. What you gain A financial perspective on the economy and business activities, including international financial markets and corporate finance The ability to implement advanced financial models using interactive trading simulated software packages (i.e. Market-Class simulator package) to enhance the understanding of investment analysis and portfolio management Knowledge of the key finance functions and of how and when they can most effectively be used Good communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills, gained through group exercises and finance team-building activities Skills that are essential to further academic study in finance Pictured above: MSc in Finance students on a visit to the London Stock Exchange
Our MSc in Finance will give you an advanced understanding of finance and investment and will further your skills in financial analysis. It will also help you to develop specialist knowledge of the theory and practice of finance, with particular focus on applied financial modelling. What you study Stage 1 You take the following compulsory modules: • • • • • •
Accounting and finance Business economics Corporate finance Financial modelling Portfolio management Quantitative methods in finance
Stage 2 You take compulsory modules in: • • • •
Bond market analysis and credit risk Financial statement analysis and valuation Foundations of asset pricing International finance
plus two electives, such as (subject to demand): • • •
Advanced financial modelling Contemporary issues in accounting and finance Derivatives and risk management
You will also have the opportunity to study a five-day elective, Financial risk management in European banking, at ESC Toulouse, one of our partner institutions.
Stage 3 You undertake an original and detailed investigation of a specific issue related to finance, and write it up in 19,500-22,500 words. Examples of recent dissertations include: • Spin-off, merger and conglomerate value creation: evidence of financial synergies • Comparison of structural and reduced form credit default swap spread pricing model • Structured finance and valuing financial synergies in corporate finance • Empirical asset pricing
You also prepare your dissertation proposal, in a short series of tutorials. For a summary of modules go to page 22.
For further information on the Bradford MSc in Finance, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/mscfinance The Bradford Master’s
// The lecturers are very experienced and supportive, and independent study is actively encouraged across the School //
Student profile Ebele Mgboh MSc in Finance, Accounting and Management For Ebele Mgboh, 23, the real strength of Bradford University School of Management is the support it provides to its students. “I knew what I wanted to study and the MSc in Finance, Accounting and Management offered at Bradford gave me everything I was looking for. It stood out against other courses I looked at. “The lecturers are very experienced and supportive, and independent study is actively encouraged across the School. The effective learning service is a valuable resource, where you can learn and develop a wide range of skills, it can even help you find out how to avoid plagiarism. “The flexibility of the programme structure has enabled me to gain knowledge in areas I hadn’t previously studied, such as human resource management, marketing and intellectual property. I had a wide range of electives to choose from and this really helped me to tailor my course to my own individual needs. “I would certainly recommend Bradford University School of Management; it’s a beautiful, conducive environment within which to study, make friends and create memories for life.”
The Bradford MSc in
Finance, Accounting and Management What you gain A comprehensive understanding of the key issues in financial management A finance and accounting perspective on business activities, including international business activities, and an understanding of the context in which they occur A good knowledge of the core functions in business and management A range of management skills and techniques for creative thinking, problem solving and decision making Good communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills, gained through group exercises and team-building activities
The programme combines finance and accounting with detailed treatment of other management subjects. The course, which focuses on the key elements of business in creating and measuring value, views accounting and finance from a managerial perspective. Our MSc in Finance, Accounting and Management has pre-experience master’s in general management (PEMM) accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA). What you study Stage 1 You take the following compulsory modules: • • • • • •
Business economics Accounting and finance Human resource management International business environment Management in context Marketing
Stage 2 You take compulsory modules in: • • • •
Research methods Strategic management Strategic accounting Strategic financial management
plus two electives. For a summary of modules go to page 22.
Also offered via Distance Learning in collaboration with RDI Management Learning in Hong Kong.
Stage 3 You undertake an original and detailed investigation of a specific issue related to financial management. Examples of recent dissertations include: • Incentive schemes and corporate performance • Economic factors and stock returns: research in the Greek stock market • Environmental accounting in industrialised countries • The impact of Basel II on European small and medium-size enterprises
For further information on the Bradford MSc in Finance, Accounting and Management, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/mscfam The Bradford Master’s
// The decisive factor for my selection of Bradford University School of Management was the MSc HRM course with its rich variety of business-related modules.//
Student profile Mohammad Asim Ali MSc in Human Resource Management The School of Management’s high ranking was just one of the things that attracted Mohammad Asim Ali, aged 28, to study on the MSc in Human Resource Management. “The School’s ranking and reputation in academic and employment circles drew my attention. My choice of this School was not a knee-jerk decision, I searched and compared top business schools in the UK for over a year and found it advantageous for cheap accommodation and food, plus good geographic location - being in the heart of England where main cities such as Leeds and Manchester are within easy access,” he commented. “But the fact that became decisive for my selection of Bradford University School of Management was the MSc HRM course with its rich variety of business-related modules. “Apart from the course, I also gained great experience and training in my role as student representative. I must also mention the School’s distinctive Effective Learning Service and the one-to-one coaching on any problem you might come across,” he added. “All of these supports have really helped me to become a truly rounded individual and given me an extra edge to progress in my career.”
The Bradford MSc in
Human Resource Management (full-time) What you gain Knowledge of the core functions, developments and issues in human resource management An international perspective on human resource management, the changing dynamics of employment and understanding of the context in which they take place An international perspective on employment, work and related management and policy activities A wide range of management skills and techniques for creative thinking, problem solving and decision making Experience of the interpersonal skills of communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork, gained through group work and team-building activities The underpinning knowledge required for Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR practitioners. More information on the costs and benefits is available on the CIPD website, visit www.cipd.co.uk
The MSc in HRM programme has been redesigned and redeveloped for September 2011. Teaching is based around the CIPD’s new HR Professional Map and brings cutting-edge learning to the classroom. It provides insight into the complex nature of people management and regulation, and aims to develop the critical and analytical skills required by someone dealing with employment and work issues. The course reflects best practice and innovative thinking and research in human resource management education and practice. What you study Stage 1 You take the following compulsory modules: • Human resource management in context • Leading, managing and developing people • Employment law • Developing skills for business leadership • Human resource development • Employee relations Stage 2 You take compulsory modules in: • Human resource management in context • Leading, managing and developing people • Employment law • Developing skills for business leadership • Research methods Plus two electives
Elective Modules may include: (10 credits each) Diversity in Work and Organisations International HRM Management of Change Managing Employee Performance Coaching and Leadership Development Ethical Aspects of HRM Reward Management
Stage 3 You undertake an original and detailed investigation of a specific issue related to human resource management. Examples of recent dissertations include: • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions between British and east European companies: the implications for the management of human resources • Incentive schemes and corporate performance • Recruitment and attraction of IT professionals in Lithuania
For further information on the Bradford full-time MSc in Human Resource Management, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/mschrm The Bradford Master’s
// Lectures encourage me to think critically and to always get the best out of myself //
Student profile Kamila Nowak MSc in International Business and Management The School of Management’s high ranking attracted Kamila Nowak, aged 26, to study the Bradford MSc in International Business and Management. “I looked at a number of universities in the UK, and I chose Bradford because of its top reputation and high rankings in the Financial Times (FT). The course structure and flexibility of elective modules were the main reasons I chose to do this particular course. I was able to tailor it to my own interests by selecting elective modules in the second term. “Studying at Bradford has helped me not only gain the skills required to work within an international context but also a diversity of knowledge and skills from different areas like accounting, and human resource management. Lectures encourage me to think critically and to always get the best out of myself, which is crucial in any learning experience and job especially in, what is today, a truly global working environment. “The facilities for students are fantastic. I can access all materials needed for my lectures and tutorials via online Blackboard. I also have a personal email address and that’s how I get messages from my lecturers and tutors. The library provides a huge online database of the latest journals and publications which are very useful for my assignments! “For any newcomers to the School, I would say be active, open to other cultures and learn how to work with people from different backgrounds as this will benefit your future career. Of course it is also a great opportunity to discover worldwide cuisines from your peers and make friendships for life”, Kamila concluded.
The Bradford MSc in
International Business and Management What you gain An international perspective on business, including key international strategies to be adopted Understanding of the global environment; understanding of, and expertise in, international management practices Knowledge of the core functions in business and management A wide range of management skills and techniques for creative thinking, problem solving and decision making Good communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills, gained through group exercises and team-building activities
This MSc programme provides the knowledge and research skills which will help you to cope in the increasingly uncertain global business environment. It combines academic rigour with practicality and relevance to business professionals and managers. Course content and teaching methods reflect the latest thinking and research in international business management education and practice. The Programme is also offered in Poland in partnership with Kozminski University. The programme has pre-experience master’s in general management (PEMM) accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA). What you study Stage 1 You take the following compulsory modules: • Business economics • Accounting and finance • Human resource management • International business environment • Management in context • Marketing Stage 2 You take compulsory modules in: • International business strategy
In Stage 2 the course offers a number of students the opportunity to participate in a student exchange programme whereby they spend semester 2 studying at one or two of our collaborative institutions [E.M. Lyon (École de Management Lyon) France, Kozminski University (Warsaw), EADA (Barcelona) and Audencia Ecole de Management (Nantes)]. Students who participate in the exchange will take the distance learning version of the Research Methods module (MAN4122M) offered by Bradford University School of Management and other subject electives in the host institutions. For a summary of modules go to page 22.
Stage 3 You undertake an original and detailed investigation of a specific issue related to international business and management. Examples of recent dissertations include: • Entry strategies for Indian pharmaceutical companies in the UK market • Japanese foreign direct investment in China: sustaining competitive advantage in the electrical and electronics industry • The impact of European Union policies on the level of entrepreneurial activity in the Flemish region of Belgium
• Cross-cultural management • Research methods plus a choice of three electives.
For further information on the Bradford MSc in International Business and Management, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/mscibm The Bradford Master’s
// The course I chose at Bradford University School of Management has helped me a lot to understand the concept of globalisation, how to work as a good manager within a diverse organisation //
Student profile Binod Acharya MSc in Management A strong reputation for opportunities in research, education and enterprise drew Binod Acharya, aged 38, to the School of Management to study for a Master’s in Management. “I chose Bradford because it is a nice place to study with beautiful scenery and a pleasant landscape. The city itself has a multicultural background. It is near to other major cities, such as Leeds and Manchester, and you can reach Manchester International Airport in 45 minutes by train,” commented Binod, who hails from Kathmandu, Nepal. “I studied the first semester here and in the meantime I gained a scholarship from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to do another Master’s in Logistics at Genoa University, Italy. As it is a prestigious scholarship, I decided to take this opportunity and have postponed my second semester until next year, with the consent of the head of department. “I know that the School of Management is an innovative international institution offering highquality academic teaching and research. “It has been a great opportunity for me to study on this course, in particular the international business, marketing and globalisation elements. The lecturers, tutors and professors are all experienced in teaching and research. “The course I chose at Bradford University School of Management has helped me a lot to understand the concept of globalisation and how to work as a good manager within a diverse organisation. “I found that the pastoral care is great compared to other universities, and staff members are very helpful and they pay attention to student needs all the time. “The School of Management has students from many parts of world - from almost all the continents. The most interesting thing I found, was to work in a team where we can share different sorts of experience and ideas,” Binod concluded.
The Bradford MSc in
Management What you gain A comprehensive understanding of the core functions in business and management Experience in integrating knowledge to appreciate and resolve business problems A range of management skills for creative thinking and decision making Enhanced personal skills in communication, negotiation and team working
The programme is designed to give you a critical appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of management in a range of contexts. It’s ideal for students who wish to study a broad range of management topics rather than pursue, at this stage, a particular specialisation. The course includes the latest thinking and research in key business disciplines. The teaching methods are designed to give you a critical understanding of these subjects, as well as opportunities to extend and apply the knowledge in practical settings. The programme has pre-experience master’s in general management (PEMM) accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA). What you study Stage 1 You take compulsory modules in: • • • • • •
Business economics Accounting and finance Human resource management International business environment Management in context Marketing
Stage 3 You undertake an original and detailed investigation of a specific management issue.
Stage 2 You take compulsory modules in: • Strategic management • Research methods
Examples of recent dissertations include:
plus four elective modules from at least two other pathways: Finance, Accounting and Management; Human Resource Management; International Business and Management; Marketing and Management. For a summary of modules go to page 22.
• Entry strategies into the UK insurance sector • How sustainable is eco-tourism in Greece? • Card-based loyalty schemes: a strategy for a national supermarket
For further information on the Bradford MSc in Management, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/mscman The Bradford Master’s
// This course has definitely ensured that I will have the right qualification to apply to multinational corporations - in fact it has given me the confidence to apply to any company for work //
Student profile Alexandra Owen MSc in Marketing and Management An ambition to set up her own company drew Alexandra Owen, aged 26, to the MSc in Marketing and Management programme at the School of Management. “I have always had an interest in business and want to begin my own company in the future - but with no previous business course experience, as my first degree is arts-based, it was necessary to enrol on a course that would provide me with the widest knowledge base,” said Alexandra, who comes from Bradford, West Yorkshire. “After consulting with the School of Management, the Marketing and Management programme was suggested as the best fit for my needs. It also provides the most creative aspect in business - the marketing and advertising - which best suits my personality and my previous academic experience. “The good reputation of the School of Management was the main reason I chose to study here, plus it was a cheaper option to London which is another place I would have considered. Also, it presented an opportunity to return to my home town after spending the last few years living and working abroad. “This course has definitely ensured that I will have the right qualification to apply to multinational corporations - in fact it has given me the confidence to apply to any company for work. “The experience also presents a multicultural environment, which is possibly the greatest opportunity as it provides such a fun, diverse arena in which to study and learn”, Alexandra added.
The Bradford MSc in
Marketing and Management What you gain A clear understanding of the concept and role of marketing knowledge, the key marketing functions and how and when they can most effectively be used A wide range of management skills and techniques for creative thinking, problem solving and decision making Good communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork skills, gained through group exercises and team-building activities An international perspective on business and marketing activities
This programme helps you to understand the role of marketing in today’s rapidly changing business world, identify opportunities in the marketplace, and explores ways in which new customers can be won and existing ones kept. Programme content and teaching methods reflect the latest thinking and research in marketing education and practice. The programme has pre-experience master’s in general management (PEMM) acceditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA). What you study Stage 1 You take the following compulsory modules:
Stage 2 You take compulsory modules in: • Strategic marketing
• Business economics
• Consumer behaviour
• Accounting and finance
• Research methods
• Human resource management • International business environment • Management in context • Marketing
plus three electives. For a summary of modules go to page 22.
Also offered via Distance Learning in collaboration with RDI Management Learning in Hong Kong.
Stage 3 You undertake an original and detailed investigation of a specific issue related to marketing. Examples of recent dissertations include: • The strategy of international brands in the cosmetics market: a case study of Estée Lauder • E-trust, e-satisfaction and e-loyalty • Wal-Mart’s branding strategy in China • Culture and beer: an ethnographic study of customer behaviour towards beer consumption in British pubs
For further information on the Bradford MSc in Marketing and Management, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/mam The Bradford Master’s
The Bradford Master’s in
European and International Business Management What you gain A tri-lingual rounded qualification allowing you to take up a wide variety of posts within companies The opportunity to promote and lead the development of projects, businesses and organisations, specifically those linked to international or multicultural issues Training to help you develop into true European managers A critical knowledge of the core functions in business and management Improved language skills in three major languages and cultures A strategic vision that takes account of changes in the business environment Direct contact with the socio-economic realities of France, Spain and the UK
Pictured above: Audencia School of Management, Nantes.
This year-long tri-lingual programme, taught in Spanish, French and English, is run in partnership with: Universidad de Deusto Comercial, Bilbao, Spain and Audencia, Ecole de Management, Nantes, France. By completing it successfully, and undertaking the work placement and related project work, you earn a joint Master’s from Deusto, Audencia and Bradford University School of Management. What you study You spend your first term in Spain or France, your second in France or Spain, and your third at the School of Management in the UK. The course provides the opportunity to share the experience of living and studying in three different European countries with the same group of students. The programme can last 13 or 16 months, depending on the length of the placement you undertake, and is split into 4 phases:
Stage 1 September-December: Core management classes in Bilbao or Nantes Stage 2 January-March: European management classes in Nantes or Bilbao Stage 3 April-late June: International management classes in Bradford, modules being selected from the MBA programme Stage 4 July-late September (or late December): Company internship preferably in a country where your first language is not spoken
The order of study between the 3 partners is determined by your linguistic capabilities. During the first months in France or in Spain, an intensive language course allows you to reach the required levels of fluency. During each study period, classes are taught in the language of the country concerned. The Master’s in European and International Business Management requires an intensive study rhythm and high personal investment. At the end of each business study period, credits are awarded for both class work and internships. The total credits gained are then approved by a tri-national jury, leading to the joint award of the Master’s in European and International Business Management.
For further information on the European and International Business Management, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/eibm 18
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Human Resource Management (part-time) What you gain Knowledge of the core functions, developments and issues in human resource management An international perspective on human resource management, the changing dynamics of employment and understanding of the context in which they take place An international perspective on employment, work and related management and policy activities A wide range of management skills and techniques for creative thinking, problem solving and decision making Experience of the interpersonal skills of communication, negotiation, leadership and teamwork, gained through group work and team-building activities The underpinning knowledge required for Professional Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the professional body for HR practitioners. More information on the costs and benefits is available on the CIPD website, visit www.cipd.co.uk
Whether you’re already working in HR and want to further your career with a qualification or simply have an interest in the complex nature of people and organisational management, our part-time Postgraduate Diploma and MSc in HRM offer a route to professional recognition as well as personal and career development. The programme has been redesigned and redeveloped for September 2011. Teaching is based around the CIPD’s new HR Professional Map and brings cutting-edge learning to the classroom. What You Study As a part-time student you will, over two academic years (72 weeks), attend the School of Management on one afternoon and evening per week (Tuesdays in year one, Mondays in year two) starting in September each year.
Stage 2 More strategic and specialist modules are offered in the second year, which differs depending on whether you choose to study the Postgraduate Diploma or the MSc. Those following the PGDip route will take compulsory modules in:
Stage 1 The programme has a broadly based first year and comprises three 20-credit modules.
• Developing skills for business leadership
You take compulsory modules in: • Leading, managing and developing people
• Investigating a business issue from an HR perspective
• Human resource management in context
Plus one elective.
• Employment law The course is flexible in that you can decide at the end of the first year whether you wish to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma after two years, or continue on into your third year by completing your dissertation and achieving an MSc.
• Human resource development • Employee relations
Those following the MSc route will take compulsory modules in: • Developing skills for business leadership
Elective Modules may include: (10 credits each) Diversity in Work and Organisations International HRM Management of Change Managing Employee Performance Coaching and Leadership Development Ethical Aspects of HRM Reward Management Stage 3 Students continuing to the MSc will complete a dissertation in year three for the additional 60 credits required. Those following the MSc route are required to complete a 22,000-word dissertation.
• Human resource development • Employee relations • Research methods Plus two electives
For further information on the Bradford part-time MSc in Human Resource Management, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/hrm The Bradford Master’s
Graduate Diploma in Law (full-time or part-time) What you gain Knowledge and understanding which can be applied to a range of legal contexts and complexities in order to provide relevant and appropriate legal analysis An ability to identify and select appropriate printed and electronic legal information sources to assist legal study Skills needed to identify, critically evaluate and analyse legal issues raised by complex and novel problem situations, applying relevant legal principles to produce logical, appropriate and creative solutions
The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) is the qualification that you must have if, as a non-law graduate, you wish to become a solicitor or barrister. Because of its high standing, it can also help you to find work in other law-related careers in areas as diverse as banking and international business. This programme is accredited by The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Full-time or Part-time You can study full-time over a year (36 weeks, from September to June) or part-time over two years. As a full-time student you complete the qualification as quickly as possible. As a part-timer you get the chance, by attending the University for one day per week for a total of 72 weeks, to study for the qualification while keeping up your work and family commitments. Like the full-time course, the part-time course starts each September. What you study What you study is largely laid down by the Bar Standards Board and the Solicitorsâ€™ Regulation Authority. It is the same for full-time and parttime students. You begin your formal study by examining the English legal system, in a course we name Legal Sources and Institutions. You take this course during your induction programme.
Full-time students study the following compulsory modules simultaneously. Part-time students will study the first four modules in the first year followed by one additional legal subject from among the options we offer to our final-year LLB students, or undertake a supervised research project.
Project and options You choose one additional legal subject from among the options we offer to our final-year LLB students, or undertake a supervised research project. The range of options offered reflects student demand and current staff interests, and might include*:
Legal Sources and Institutions (taken during induction)
Immigration and asylum law
Legal research methods Contract law Land law Law of tort Criminal law European Union law
Environmental law Medical law Law and the internet Law and literature *Please note, though, that we keep our syllabus under constant review and may update it from time to time.
Equity and trusts Public law
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LLM in Healthcare Law (part-time) What you gain A critical knowledge of the conceptual relationship between healthcare provision and legal protection An understanding of the legal rights and protections afforded to the individual when undergoing specific forms of medical treatment and the legal duties imposed on healthcare professionals, including the ethical and legal implications of clinical decision making An ability to analyse complex problem situations and show an ability to synthesise and critically assess the relevance of the law to a considered solution
This innovative programme is for lawyers with an interest in the legal aspects of healthcare, or healthcare professionals wishing to understand more about the law as it impacts on their clinical practice. Developed with input from senior medical practitioners, the programme will allow you to gain a broad appreciation of the legal aspects of medical practice. The programme will also allow you to develop professional networks that will benefit you across your entire career. How the programme works In order to appeal to busy professionals, the programme is taught over two years by means of intensive weekend sessions which will include lectures, seminars and workshop activities. This will be supplemented by extensive course materials and additional reading. The course is flexible in that you can decide at the end of the 1st and 2nd stages whether you wish to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma or continue on to complete your dissertation and achieve an LLM. What you study Stage 1- Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law Sept-June Year 1 The first stage of the programme introduces you to the key areas relating to the impact of the law on medical practice: Module 1 - Introduction to law Module 2 - Medical negligence Module 3 - Law and the expert witness On completion of these modules you would qualify for the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Law.
Stage 3 - LLM Healthcare Law July-Sept Year 2
Stage 2 - Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Law Sept-June Year 2 The second stage of the programme allows you to focus on specific areas of personal interest in order to develop an in-depth knowledge of a number of areas. Elective subjects include: • Global health law • Globalisation and the law • Decision making in the public sector • EU health law • Employment law • EU social law • Medicine and the law • Human rights • Intellectual property and IT • Intellectual property in health care You also have the opportunity to undertake modules in research methodology and ethics in preparation for the final research project. On completion of these modules you qualify for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Law.
The final stage of the programme is a self-contained research project on an agreed area of personal interest. On completion of this project you would qualify for the award of LLM in Healthcare Law. Entry requirements You will normally have a minimum first degree qualification of 2:2 from an approved university, but this need not be in law or a law-related subject. Please contact us if you need any clarification or would like to discuss your individual situation with us. We also offer a LLM in International Business Law in conjunction with the London School of Business and Finance, please visit www.lsbf.org.uk/programmes/masters
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The Bradford MSc: module content
Pictured above: Debate Chamber
We offer a range of learning modules to complement our MSc programmes. As you would expect our course module list is extensive. Moreover, we interweave analysis, theory and current day-today practice into our teaching methodology, taking our Masterâ€™s students and their learning into real workplace situations. The range of elective modules offered reflects student demand and current staff interests. As with successful business, amending it affords staff and students respectively the flexibility to provide and gain real value from the most contemporary learning available. The core modules available for each course are listed on the relevant course pages.
Accounting and finance: Demystifies the role and structure of finance and financial control in organisations. Deals with basic accounting, the structure of company accounts, ratio analysis, flow of funds, budgetary control, cost accounting and standard costing. Advanced financial modelling: Uses widely available computer packages (i.e. Excel and VBA) to forecast, analyse and propose solutions to complex problems in finance. Interactive trading simulators (i.e. Market-Class simulator package) are also used to enhance the understanding of investment analysis and portfolio management. Covers, among other topics, project finance, financial modelling, building a financial model, Mergers and Acquisitions and Leveraged Buyouts.
Consumer behaviour: Explores the many psychological, social, cultural and marketing factors that cause people to buy and consume particular goods and services and not to buy and consume others, and so helps you to satisfy your customers and, in turn, to develop and maintain a successful organisation. Contemporary issues in accounting and finance: Introduces you to some of the current issues in accounting and finance and allows you to study a particular topic in depth. Among the topics that may be available are: regulation of accounting disclosure; culture and international accounting; agency theory; earnings management; capital market response to accounting reports; issues in social responsibility and environmental reporting; issues related to the audit market; and issues related to corporate failure.
Bond market analysis and credit risk: Provides an overview of fixed income markets and securities. Considers bond mathematics, yield curve analysis, corporate debt markets, bond portfolio management, interest rate futures and swaps, the analysis of credit risk, and credit derivatives.
Corporate finance: Examines the time value of money, ways of valuing bonds and stocks, the cost of capital, cash flow identification and taxation, investment decisions, capital structure, dividend policy, ways of raising capital, and attitudes to corporate risk management.
Business economics: Considers the economic concepts relevant to management planning and decision making. Topics include the growth strategies of organisations, and the market environment.
Corporate marketing: Draws on our international reputation in corporate identity and corporate brand management, to examine such major global brands as IBM, Daimler-Chrysler, British Airways, Nike and Walt Disney.
Business ethics: Helps you to assess various social issues and ethical dilemmas that relate to corporate and marketing decision making. Examines such topics as green consumption, â€œaberrantâ€? consumer behaviour, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and globalisation.
Cross-cultural management: Helps you to understand how cultural differences affect management practices. Covers different styles of communication and negotiation, and how to get the best from multicultural teams.
Derivatives and risk management: Examines forwards and futures markets and pricing, futures hedging strategies, binomial option pricing with VBA, futures options and derivatives on dividend-paying assets, option strategies, implied volatility and alternative distributions in pricing options, building interest rate trees with VBA, pricing interest rate options, and financial risk management and VAR. Diversity in work and organisations: Aims to help you to understand equal opportunity and diversity issues in human resource management, and to evaluate the current debate on the changing nature of equality at work and its regulation. Considers the issues surrounding flexibility at work and ways of evaluating work-life balance. Employee relations: Helps you critically to evaluate the current debate on the changing nature of employment and its regulations. Renders you better able to deal with complex employee relations issues in an innovative and systematic way. Investigates, among other topics, control and co-operation at work, conflict at work and the role of trade unions. Financial modelling: Considers the application of financial models using the most popular real-world software packages. Focuses on Excel spreadsheet modelling, the application of VBA to financial models, and financial statistics using S-Plus. Financial statement analysis and valuation: Examines how financial statements are used in valuation. Also focuses on cash accounting, accrual accounting, business activities and financial statements. Analyses profitability, growth and sustainable earnings, plus equity risk and the cost of capital. Considers simple and full-information forecasting, valuation and business strategy analysis, and creating accounting value and economic value. Foundations of asset pricing: Examines the attitude of a rational individual towards risk, the mathematics of the Markowitz frontier, the capital asset pricing model, continuous-time mathematics in finance (asset prices as a stochastic process), riskneutral probabilities, the Black-Scholes option pricing formula, equilibrium and no-arbitrage models of the term structure. Human resource development: Deals with different forms of vocational education and training and the assumptions behind training policy, power relations in the workplace and their impact on development and skill, what company culture is and whether it can be manipulated, and the principles and practices of emotional labour. Renders you able to critically evaluate the impact of different types of training, and to assess key developments in workplace skills. Human resource management: Aims to provide you with a critical understanding of HRM and its changing role within the business and social environment. Examines, among other topics, the evolution of management systems, recruitment, employee development, performance and reward systems, employee involvement, stakeholders and negotiation.
Intellectual property in international business: Cultivates critical understanding of intellectual property theory and practice from the perspective of international managers. Helps you to appreciate the strategic importance of intellectual property to corporate success, and explores how intellectual property is managed and commercialised. International business environment: Examines international business from local, regional and national perspectives. Describes the principal actors in the world economy. Helps you to develop your own appreciation of globalisation, and what it means for the source and host countries, multinational companies and international institutions. International business in emerging economies: Seeks to develop an understanding of the business environments in emerging economies in Asian, Latin American and central and eastern European countries. Investigates the drivers of foreign direct investment from developed to emerging economies, from emerging to developed economies, and from emerging to emerging economies, and examines the rationale for outsourcing to emerging economies, developing exporting from emerging economies, and issues connected to technology transfer by multinational corporations. Considers the problems associated with corporate social responsibility in emerging economies. International school: Consists of workshops, group work, presentations, briefing and self-analysis sessions focusing on international team building, leadership, international communication and international negotiations. Includes a short course covering local business, a business simulation game and dissertation seminars. International business strategy: Analyses the growth of international business from a multidisciplinary perspective. Looks in particular at the ways in which firms enter foreign markets and how these strategies vary according to the product or market concerned. Also deals with strategic responses to environmental change, modern theories of international business, sourcing from abroad and managing for international competitiveness. International finance: Covers the spot foreignexchange market, the links between exchange rates and macroeconomics, the predictability and apparent excess volatility of foreign-exchange, the foreign-exchange derivative market, foreignexchange risk management, pricing foreignexchange derivatives, international capital budgeting, project financing and acquisition decisions, financing with international bonds, equity and hybrids, the cost of capital, swap financing techniques, and international portfolio management. Management in context: Provides a critical evaluation of the way in which management is challenged by developments in the market, the employment relationship, the ethical framework of the economy and society, and the reorganisation of capitalist organisational processes. Examines current debates on the changing nature of management and the impact of risk and uncertainty. Management of change: Studies change at individual, team and organisational levels, and identifies the key people in the change process. Helps you to understand and apply change in your personal life and at work.
Marketing: Provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the concepts and principles of marketing and their applications. Covers such topics as: the marketing concept and marketing orientation; the market environment; consumer buying behaviour; market segmentation, targeting and positioning; the marketing mix; product and service concepts, product portfolios and the product life-cycle; branding and the communications mix; marketing channels and distribution; and pricing and value, cost, competitor and marketing-orientated methods. Marketing communications: Investigates the key marketing task of communicating with buyers, plus advertising planning and the role of the advertising agency, methods of sales promotion, publicity and public relations, selling techniques and sales management. Portfolio management: Provides an introduction to institutional investment management, equity and bond markets. Explores effective asset allocation decisions, efficient frontiers and portfolio optimisation using Excelâ€™s Solver, market efficiency and market anomalies, equity portfolio management, the money management industry, investment intermediaries, pension funds, mutual funds and hedge funds, and ways of evaluating portfolio performance. Quantitative methods in finance: Considers interest rates and asset returns, the presentation of data and descriptive statistics, probability distributions, non-normality and non-stationarity in asset returns, statistical inference, regression analysis, time-series analysis, calculus and matrix algebra applied to finance, and optimisation. Research methods: Highlights the skills you will need to carry out a major research dissertation. Includes research seminars and workshop sessions on using computers and other equipment, plus research design, data collection and analysis techniques, and management of the research process. Strategic accounting: Deals with the modern techniques that managers employ in decision making and control. Shows how to fit these techniques to the strategy of an organisation and examines aspects of management accounting that have a strategic emphasis. Strategic financial management: Financial appraisal, dividend policy, capital structure, working capital management and sources of finance are examined in this module, which investigates ways of assessing value and company performance. Strategic management: Key topics dealt with in this module include the analysis of environments, the understanding of competitive advantage, and methods for choosing appropriate corporate and business strategies and control. Strategic marketing: Requires you to carry out a marketing audit and produce a marketing plan, and helps you to develop a wide range of analytical marketing skills. Covers such topics as managing customer satisfaction, the strategic route to the market, the value proposition in marketing strategy, branding, loyalty and key relationships, strategy and planning, and information and intelligence for marketing.
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Pictured above: Some members of the Bradford Master’s academic team and administrative staff. For further information and to meet all of the team, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/ management/people
The MSc team welcomes you to Bradford Our MSc is more than just a teaching programme. It’s a community of people gathered to provide you with the best teaching and development support available. We share an eclectic mix of cultural backgrounds. Corporates and institutions are as likely to be represented in Beijing as Bradford and Mumbai as Milan. Executives must be prepared to lead and manage in a broad range of cultural and geographical settings. At Bradford, you learn about businesses all over the world from and with people who have experience of that world first hand.
Dr Roger Beach Associate Dean, Master’s Programmes
Around one third of our academic staff are from outside Britain or have non-UK qualifications. Join us at Bradford, and you share in a knowledge base that is rich, diverse and plentiful.
Meet the academic team now by visiting www.bradford.ac.uk/management/people
Research at the cutting edge of Management Education
At Bradford, we value research and ensure that our teaching is based on the best possible understanding of the systems and organisations our students will manage. Research is at the centre of our approach to teaching and learning. In the latest research assessment exercise (RAE 2008), almost half (45%) of the School of Management’s research activity was assessed as being world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, with 90% of our research assessed to be of international standing. The RAE also reports 34 new members of staff on the faculty since the last (2001) return, reflecting our continued ability to recruit high-calibre staff in an increasingly competitive market. We promote research that passes the ‘double hurdle’ of demonstrating academically excellent work that is also valuable to policymakers and practising business people.
We have six main research groups: Accounting and Finance Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Law Marketing Operations and Information Management Strategy, Economics and International Business Regular research seminars by staff, research students and visitors help to foster a vibrant research culture. Our range of activities, the depth of our research, and our close involvement with industry, commerce and the public sector provide an excellent and highly supportive research environment. Many of our academic staff regularly contribute to BBC radio and TV programmes. Most of the research we do is in collaboration with individual organisations, and companies fund a substantial number of projects.
We have three research centres – BCIB, CME and CEIM
Selection of books written by Bradford University School of Management academic staff
The Bradford Centre in International Business (BCIB)
Corporate Finance and Investment: Decisions and Strategies Richard Pike and Bill Neale London: Prentice-Hall, 2009
The Bradford Centre in International Business (BCIB) provides a structure for research in international business as well as much of the business economics and strategy research, and is developing research networks in and outside the UK.
The Centre for Managerial Excellence (CME) The Centre for Managerial Excellence (CME) embraces innovative research and knowledge transfer that is practice-focused and addresses the challenges facing businesses. The CME embraces the worlds of industry and academia to help to build capacity, create and apply research in the areas of innovation, competitiveness and economic growth.
The CME aims to: Develop practice-focused, leading-edge management research that will address key global challenges Undertake research and transfer knowledge generated to businesses and enterprises locally, nationally and internationally
The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (CEIM) The Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (CEIM) is a leading entrepreneurship and innovation management-focused centre, which has an active network of academics, entrepreneurs and practitioners who are informing by research, inspiring through teaching and engaging with enterprises.
Investment in scholarship We seek to enhance the practice of management worldwide through the international excellence of our research, learning and teaching. In keeping with the University’s focus on ‘Making Knowledge Work’, we promote research that produces academically excellent work and is valuable to both policymakers and practitioners (our students).
Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia Kyoko Fukukawa et al Abingdon ; New York : Routledge, 2010 Economics for Business David Begg and Damian Ward London: McGraw-Hill Education, 2009 Employee Relations in ForeignOwned Subsidiaries Heinz-Josef Tüselmann, Frank McDonald, Arne Heise, Matthew M.C. Allen and Svitlana Voronkova Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 Foundations of Marketing David Jobber and John Fahy. London : McGraw-Hill, 2009 Human Resource Management Derek Torrington, Stephen Taylor, Laura Hall and Carol Atkinson Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2010 Leadership as Identity – Constructions and Deconstructions Jackie Ford, Nancy Harding and Mark Learmonth Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 Making Public Services Management Critical (Routledge Critical Studies in Public Management) Graeme Currie, Jackie Ford, Nancy Harding, and Mark Learmonth (Editors) London: Routledge, 2010 Principles and Practice of Marketing David Jobber Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill, 2010
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How we support you
Pictured above: One-to-one seminars can be arranged to assist you in your studies
At Bradford, we recognise the challenges that studying can bring. That’s why we have developed a series of invaluable resources to help you overcome these as simply and quickly as possible. The special support resources offered include: The Effective Learning Service, English Language Support and Careers and Alumni Service. All these help you to become more aware of your own and others’ development needs, and to apply your newly acquired skills more effectively. The Bradford Effective Learning Service Many MSc students return to education after a break from formal studies. Bradford’s Effective Learning Service is designed to help students to develop effective techniques for learning and so make the most of their study time. Some, for example, may find it helpful to learn how to structure or reference an essay or written report. Others may need help with managing their reading or preparing an effective oral presentation. The Effective Learning Service, on the School of Management campus, runs between
50 and 60 workshops a year. Open to all students, they take place at convenient times for MSc students. One-to-one support is available for students who need it. The Effective Learning Adviser holds around 400 of these confidential sessions each year, with convenient daytime or evening appointments available. In addition, the Effective Learning Service has produced 22 Effective Learning Workbooks. Free of charge, they are available in printed form or on the internet. Students who have been offered a place on the Bradford MSc can work through the exercises before they begin their studies.
The topics covered include: • essay and report writing • reading strategies • research methods • time management • accelerated learning • effective presentations • oral communication skills Please find out more about what the Effective Learning Service can do for you by visiting www.bradford.ac.uk/management/els
English language learning If you have met our language requirements but would still like to improve your English language and study skills, we offer a six-week Academic English for Business and Management course held at a fully equipped language laboratory, specially designed for our international students. The course includes five days of tuition each week from qualified and experienced teachers of academic and general English using management courseware and other materials, plus lectures by our staff. As a student on the summer course, you have access to all the University of Bradford facilities, including refectories, libraries, the studentsâ€™ union, the computer network, the medical centre and the sports centre. We can also arrange accommodation in a student hall of residence.
Foreign language learning Language skills can significantly enhance your career opportunities and earning potential, are useful if you plan to spend part of your course abroad, and are a valuable tool in the development of your communication skills. Our language courses focus on practical skills in French, German, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish. For details on learning languages, please visit www.bradford.ac.uk/ulc
FAQ 3 Can you arrange a part-time job for me while I am studying? The University of Bradford JobShop advertises such opportunities, and tries to match skills and experience with the vacancies available. However, although we recognise the value of part-time work to enhance employability and professional skills, our full-time MSc is intensive and demanding. Many workshops and other events may be scheduled outside the usual teaching timetable.
FAQ 4 Will I need a work permit to work in the UK? Non-EU students require a work permit to work in the UK. For those who would need a visa/work permit to work in the UK after completing their studies with us, please refer to www.ukba. homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk Our government regularly revises the rules on opportunities to work following study in the UK, so we encourage you to seek the most up-to-date advice directly from the UK Border Agency.
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// What I found immensely rewarding was the continuous push from module leaders to develop critical thinking //
Alumni profile Kristin Karu MSc in Finance, Accounting and Management A supportive Careers Service at Bradford University School of Management helped Kristin Karu, aged 24, prepare her successful application to join a finance development programme at Mars Incorporated. Kristin, who hails from Tallinn, Estonia, studied on the MSc Finance, Accounting and Management programme. “During my studies in Bradford, I applied for the finance development programme at Mars Incorporated. In the pre-application stage I found the Careers Service assistance really helpful and it certainly helped me get on the programme. “There were three main reasons that made me choose Bradford. I was looking for a Master’s programme that would focus on both finance and management, as this combination was my personal interest – Bradford University School of Management was one of the few universities that offered this specific combination. It was also important that the course’s Financial Times (FT) ranking was extremely high, and the tuition fees were very reasonable, too. “What I found immensely rewarding was the continuous push from module leaders to develop critical thinking and analysis. Compared to many other universities, there was a strong emphasis on combining the theory with your own ideas. The overall choice of modules was well rounded and gave me a complex and thorough understanding of the subject. “The benefits of my course were not only the solid knowledge I gained - I already had practical experience of finance from my previous career - but the encouragement of broader thinking which will certainly help me in the future.”
The School of Management Careers and Alumni Service
Pictured above: Lorraine Lucas and Jonaid Khan - The Bradford University School of Management Careers and Alumni Service
// It’s no surprise that those students who really engage with the Career Development Programme do well in the job market. Their motivation and commitment mean that they secure the right job not only to accelerate their career but also to give them job satisfaction. // Lorraine Lucas Postgraduate Careers and Alumni Manager
We provide the support and resources you need to enable you to plan your career. We have a dedicated careers and alumni manager on site plus a range of resources at Career Development Services on the main University of Bradford campus. At the School of Management, you will be encouraged to meet one of our experienced career coaches soon after joining the programme, to: • discuss your career ideas • have your CV checked • find out more about the job market We advertise recruiters’ job vacancies to current students and alumni on our postgraduate webbased jobs board. We offer a series of seminars and skill workshops, covering all aspects of the job-seeking process. Presented by the careers team, external speakers and graduate recruiters, these events are informal and practical. At the city campus a range of events is organised, focusing on recruitment, careers information and job-seeking skills. Leaflets, reference books, videos, computer programs and lists of websites
are available to help you with all aspects of the job search process. The University of Bradford’s careers website, at www.careers.bradford.ac.uk, contains details of job opportunities and events, links to careers sites and lots more. It is updated at least weekly. Do join the club. Everyone becomes an associate alumnus or alumna when they join the MSc programme, and then becomes a full alumnus or alumna on graduation. The Bradford postgraduate Alumni Office can help you to maintain and extend the important links you make during your time with us. We: • provide a focal point for all enquiries from postgraduate alumni • maintain an up-to-date postgraduate alumni database • organise events including prestigious alumni lectures and master classes • help set up alumni groups internationally For details on the School of Management Careers and Alumni Service, please visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/careers
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About Bradford University School of Management Built in 1877 as a training centre for Congregationalist ministers, our principal Emm Lane building houses superb teaching space, offices, common rooms, meeting and reception rooms. Next door, the former mansion of Heaton Mount, built in 1866, is our Centre for Executive Education. Bradford University School of Management was first established in 1963 and is one of Britain’s longest established full service business schools with experience of providing cutting-edge yet practical management education. A recently completed, bright, spacious and ergonomic new building extension now links Emm Lane’s impressive historic features with the rest of the campus, creating an architecturally stunning space for students and managers to learn together and share their knowledge and skills.
Modern resources The Atrium is the perfect place for meeting, eating, socialising and working – and has created a focal point for the whole campus. There is a café, plenty of break-out space and lots of readily accessible computer
terminals. The result is a welcoming sense of community and purpose. Our centralised Learning Resource Centre and Library integrates the existing Business and Management library with the Law library. It is conveniently located within the Emm Lane building, and now opens directly out into the Atrium. A key part of these brand-new facilities is our high-quality MBA teaching suite. Based on the Harvard style, our new lecture theatre seats 92 in comfort while nine dedicated tutorial rooms offer more compact spaces for smaller groups, all equipped with the latest audio-visual equipment.
A beautiful setting Only 4km from Bradford city centre, we boast our own delightful self-contained parkland campus. In this learning village, academic staff, undergraduates, MSc, MBA, and doctoral students from all over the world, work and learn alongside practising managers on executive programmes from many of the world’s leading companies. Ours is a truly international community.
Internationalism Our international faculty and students bring diverse perspectives on current business and management issues and help to create a stimulating atmosphere for teaching, learning and research. Additionally, we run an extensive range of programmes around the world. On our overseas programmes there are, at any one time, about 2,000 students registered for various awards. We have activities in the Netherlands and Germany with our sister business school Tias NIMBAS, links with key universities in France, Spain, Poland, Oman, India, Hong Kong and Singapore as well as Dubai, where we now have our own International Office. We offer our educational programmes globally through our highly well-regarded distancelearning programmes.
Links with business
The Ecoversity concept
A particular strength of both our taught and research programmes arises from the close links we maintain with industry, commerce, central government and local authorities.
Sustainability has been central to our recent development. Constructed from reinforced concrete with high-specification insulation and triple-glazed windows, the new structure is designed to maximise the thermal mass of the building. A biomass boiler, fuelled by woodchip from a managed forest in North Yorkshire, heats the building, resulting in a significantly lower carbon footprint.
The new site incorporates the University of Bradford’s ‘Ecoversity’ principles of sustainable development. For example, the new building makes maximum use of daylight, water is heated using solar panels, while room heating uses a biomass boiler to minimise carbon emissions. There is improved access for the disabled, charging facilities for electric cars, ‘live’ information on public transport, extra space for storing bicycles and showers for cyclists.
Our visiting lecturers include directors and senior managers from well-known organisations. They provide first-hand experience of management decisionmaking at a strategic level. Our frequent discussions with leading employers, locally and nationally, help to ensure that all our programmes provide the skills that employers value. We offer a wide range of other services to business, including student placements, research, business mentoring, Executive Education, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, SME Knowledge Network and Innovation Network.
All of this has been delivered without compromising the existing woodland and garden surroundings and has already received praise for the sympathetic architectural design and a high level of commitment to sustainability.
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Pictured above: Centenary Square, Bradford City Centre
Living in Bradford:
accommodation, facilities and surrounding area Finding somewhere to live
Enjoying the facilities of Bradford
Choosing accommodation is an important decision for our full-time MSc students.
Elsewhere on campus, or very nearby, there are tennis courts and pitches for football, cricket and rugby.
Most Bradford MSc students rent privately-owned accommodation. There is plenty of goodquality rental property available at a reasonable price within walking distance of the School of Management. The University of Bradford’s Private Accommodation Office can help you to find somewhere suitable. Students from abroad are guaranteed accommodation on the main University of Bradford campus, four kilometres from the School campus, with access to the library system, e-mail and the web from your bedroom. For further information on accommodation, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/accommodation and www.unipol.org.uk/bradford
Unique: Fitness & Lifestyle As a Bradford University School of Management student, you will have access to the extensive facilities for indoor sports and recreation in Unique: Fitness & Lifestyle, located at the centre of the city campus. It provides a completely new gym over two floors with the very latest in fitness equipment along with dedicated personal trainers to cater for all your fitness needs, all at a very reasonable cost. A variety of exercise classes such as bodypump, yoga, pilates, boxercise and many more is available in our new studio. Facilities also include a fully equipped and heated indoor 25-metre swimming pool.
As a student with us, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union. This oversees the activities of some 50 sports clubs, ranging from archery to water polo. Whatever your favourite sport, you will be able to take part at nominal cost. Those with a more cultural focus will find the city campus also a base for a wide range of musical, theatrical, literary and social activities. Your well-being is our well-being. If you do have problems of any kind, the University of Bradford’s health and welfare system - including a free counselling service - is here to help. If you have children aged six months to five years, you may wish to use the University of Bradford’s day nursery facilities, where charges are fixed by reference to your gross household income. For further information on the healthcare facilities at the University of Bradford campus, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/admin/health
The “Cow and Calf” - Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire
Bradford became the first UNESCO City of Film in June 2009
Lister Park, Bradford
The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
Haworth - heart of the Brontë country
Enjoying Bradford, the Brontë Country and the Yorkshire Dales
contacts, relationships and case studies for the School of Management.
Bradford is a exciting place to live and study – the city is an important part of the Bradford MSc’s success story.
Bradford’s rich history is reflected in its architecture: the city has 5,800 buildings of architectural significance, more per square kilometre than any other regional city in Britain.
One of the twelve largest cities in Britain, with a population of more than 450,000, Bradford has the facilities of a thriving modern metropolis, yet is small enough to be friendly and easy to find your way around.
The Victorian model village of Saltaire, close to the School of Management, recently joined the Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Wall of China in achieving World Heritage Site status.
One of the UK’s largest counties, our county has more outstanding countryside than any other English region, with a third of England’s national parks as well as protected coastline and important habitats.
Centrally placed in the UK, Bradford is set among some of the most spectacular scenery in England. It also offers the best value for money in terms of living costs so your money will go further. The Guardian newspaper rated Bradford the least expensive student city in the UK. The music, art, culture and cuisine of a multitude of nations create a vibrant and dynamic social scene in Bradford. It is truly international city boasting a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere, with its slogan of ‘One landscape, many views’. The financial and commercial services dominate the Bradford economy. There is also an expanding electronics sector, which some have predicted could become as important to the local economy as textiles and engineering were in the past. Bradford is home to more than 300 small and medium-size digital media companies. These and other industries provide a network of useful
Bradford has many parks and gardens. Lister Park, near the Bradford University School of Management campus, has the first Mughal water garden to be built in the north of England. Designed to reflect the cultural diversity of the city, it is a synthesis between Islamic and Indian architectural styles, and incorporates plants and trees with a Mughal or Indian connection.
It’s home to the famous Ilkley Moor and the breathtaking Brontë Country which provided inspiration for the Victorian author sisters Charlotte, Emily and Anne. The Yorkshire Dales, a major attraction for country lovers, provide excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, horse riding, rock climbing, caving and orienteering.
Bradford offers you a wide range of museums, cinemas, theatres to visit as well as festivals, including the spectacular Mela - an Asian musicand-dance festival. You can eat well here, too. Bradford offers a wide range of cuisines and enjoys the well-deserved reputation of being the curry capital of Britain with more than 200 Asian restaurants to choose from. Whatever your culinary tastes, you will find them well catered for in Bradford.
For further information on the city of Bradford, visit www.visitbradford.com
The Bradford Master’s
The Bradford Specialist MSc in Finance We would normally expect you to have a good degree (ideally first or upper-second class Honours) or its equivalent, in accounting and finance, economics, management (with a significant component of economics and/ or accounting and finance) or a quantitative science such as mathematics, physics or engineering. Alternatively, we would expect you to have relevant professional experience and/or qualifications, such as CFA level 1 membership. The Bradford full-time Master’s Programmes You must have a first degree – not necessarily in business and management – from an approved university, or an acceptable professional qualification. Our usual entry requirement for the generalist Master’s is: UK degree minimum 2:2 (Honours); international degree grade point average (GPA) of a minimum of 2.5 out of 4.0 or 6.5 out of 10 or overall average of 70%.
For further information on entry requirements, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management
The Bradford Graduate Diploma in Law Candidates must have a good first degree (minimum 2:2) or have been granted a Certificate of Academic Standing by either the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) or the Bar Standards Board (BSB). If you have studied law before and think that you may be eligible for exemption from part of the GDL, you should contact the SRA or BSB to discuss this. Any exemptions must be confirmed by either the SRA or BSB before you start the GDL. There is no requirement for previous work experience. The Bradford LLM in Healthcare Law Candidates should have a good first degree (minimum 2:2) not necessarily in law or a law-related subject. Exceptional candidates with appropriate professional qualifications may be admitted on their merits. There is no requirement for previous work experience.
English Proficiency All non-UK applicants are required to provide proof of proficiency in English. A score of 6.5 in the IELTS test of English, 580 in the written TOEFL, 240 in the computer-based TOEFL or 94 or better in the internet-based TOEFL is the minimum requirement. If you have narrowly failed to meet these standards in English, you can take a six-week summer course to make up the difference. (See “English language learning” on page 27) If you live in Britain and have the basic entry requirements, we will ask you to visit us to meet staff and current MSc students and see the campus. If you live abroad and have difficulty getting to Bradford, we will make a decision about your entry based on your application form, references and test results.
Funding your Master’s
Your pathway to a Bradford Master’s represents a significant investment.
While most of our Master’s students fund their own studies, there may be some sources of help available.
In addition to our course fees, we calculate that Master’s students will need a budget of £7,500 - £9,000 for living costs, books, leisure and related expenses. An increased budget will be required if you opt to study overseas.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills operates career development loans in partnership with Barclays Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Co-operative Bank.
Before beginning your studies with us, you should ensure that you have sufficient financial resources to meet your cost commitments for the duration of your course. We seek to maintain tuition fees for all students at levels that strike the best balance between providing a high-quality learning experience, and representing best value for money (as recognised, for example, in the Financial Times rankings).
MSc awards For the academic year 2011/12, the School of Management is offering up to 35 awards of up to £2,000 each, for UK and EU students applying to study any full-time MSc at Bradford University School of Management. These will be offered on a competitive merit basis. Awards are also available to all candidates who, by 1 September 2011, have successfully completed a Bradford University Bachelor’s degree by study in Bradford, in any subject/School, regardless of fee status, with Honours in either class I or class IIi. Full details and terms and conditions are available by contacting the Marketing and Recruitment Office, email@example.com
The scheme allows UK-based applicants to borrow up to £10,000, or 80% of course costs and related expenses, for a programme lasting up to two years. ACTION: Call Freephone 0800 585505 for more information. Overseas students may be eligible for British Council grants. ACTION: More information from your local British Council office, or telephone +44 (0)161 957 7755. There will be no open scholarships for UK or EU applicants to postgraduate taught courses at the School, or the University of Bradford.
FAQ 5 Can I have an unconditional offer and then study for IELTS? No. We make unconditional offers only to candidates who have met all our admission criteria.
FAQ 6 Do you charge an application fee? We do not charge any application fees. However, we require a deposit if you accept a place offered by us. This guarantees your place on the programme and is deducted from your tuition fee. You must confirm your wish to take up the place by paying the deposit within four weeks of the date you receive our offer letter in the post.
A small number of full-fee awards from the University for the Bradford MSc may be made, on a competitive basis, to international candidates with outstanding academic qualifications. To be considered, applicants must have submitted their course application by 31 May. There is no separate or additional application procedure. ACTION: We will contact these candidates directly to advise them of the awards by mid-June.
The Bradford Master’s
How to apply We consider each application as soon as we receive it, so we advise you to apply as soon as possible. Student selection is based on a combination of qualifications, experience, motivation and potential. To apply for a Bradford Master’s (with the exception of full-time Graduate Diploma in Law): • complete the online application form at www.bradford.ac.uk/management/apply • Download a copy of the application form and instructions at www.bradford.ac.uk/management/apply Ask two referees (from your employer or academic institution) to complete a copy of the confidential reference form which can be found at www.bradford.ac.uk/management/mscref and return it directly to the Admissions Office. The Bradford full-time GDL: The full-time programme is part of the national clearinghouse system, administered by the Central Applications Board. You should apply online at www.lawcabs.ac.uk or obtain an application form from: Graduate Diploma in Law Central Applications Board PO Box 84 Guildford Surrey GU3 1YX
To find out more Visit the School of Management and meet some of our staff and tour the campus facilities, or meet us at one of the many national and international fairs at which we exhibit. For further information on fairs and exhibitions we attend, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management/fairs In addition, we have overseas representatives in most countries who can help you with any queries you may have, www.bradford.ac.uk/international/overseasrepresentatives For further information on how to apply for the Bradford MSc, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management or • contact our Marketing and Recruitment Office
FAQ 7 What documents do I need to send to support my application? We require copies of your academic qualifications including transcripts, your IELTS, TOEFL and other test results (if appropriate), a statement of how you expect to benefit from the programme, together with two references from your employer or academic institution.
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How long will it take you to process my application?
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Provided we have received all the supporting documents we need, we can normally decide on your application within a week of receiving it.
How to find us By road
Bradford is connected to the national motorway network via the M62 and M606.
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Bradford Interchange has extensive rail links. Frizinghall Station, in the suburbs of Bradford, is within walking distance of the School of Management.
Our local airport at Leeds-Bradford International offers regular services to a wide range of UK and continental European airports. The road journey to the School of Management from the airport takes around 20 minutes.
For more information on how to find us, visit www.bradford.ac.uk/management
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