Thursday, May 10, 2007

TTS - MA International Management

Is this degree for you?

The MSc in International Management is designed to enable aspiring managers acquire the skills and knowledge needed to perform a managerial role in an international organisation. Applicants may have an undergraduate degree in any discipline, for the programme assumes no prior management education, and is comprehensive in its coverage of themes in international business and management.

The degree is a one-year, full-time programme that requires a significant commitment on your part. You will need a desire to improve your analytical and personal skills in an academically intensive and multi-cultural environment.

There are two start dates for this course within the next academic year, these are September 2006 and January 2007.

Case studies

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What will you gain from this degree?

The MSc in International Management will enable you to undertake an international role with confidence by giving you the opportunity to:

  • acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work in an international environment

  • gain experience of working with people from different nations, cultures, and academic backgrounds

  • extend your personal and interpersonal skills that are essential for managerial roles

  • develop the analytical and research skills needed to make reasoned and creative contributions to problem-solving in international organisations

  • distinguish yourself from candidates that have only an undergraduate degree

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The degree commences with an intensive week-long induction programme. In this we cover advanced library skills, guidance on web-based resources, and practical help with presentation skills. Using business case studies we also introduce you to the problems of decision-making in international organisations and the challenges of working in teams. Thereafter, most of the formal teaching on this programme takes place in weekly seminars, in which there is a high degree of student participation. Learning continues outside of formal classes with case-study preparation, background reading and research, either individually or within a team. Almost all assessment is by written coursework, which takes the form of essays, reports, mini-projects, or case-study analysis.

Degree Structure

The compulsory modules are:

  • Managing and Working Across Cultures
  • Global Marketing
  • Operations and Information Management
  • Finance for Managers
  • Strategic Management
  • Global Capitalism
  • Leadership
  • Project Management

Personal Development Programme

Develop a range of self management skills

The Dissertation

This Masters programme places great emphasis on a dissertation completed during the summer term. You will receive research methods training during the year to equip you to undertake a significant piece of international management research. Your topic may be practical or theoretical, and once you have identified your proposed study a dissertation supervisor guides your progress.

Examples of Dissertation Titles

  • The Accession of Cyprus to the European Union
  • The Ethics and Environmental Policies of BP, Shell and Exxon Mobil
  • The Definition of Fairness in International Trade and Investment: the Coffee and Banana industriesCorporate Governance in Bangladesh
  • Multinationality: A measurable concept?
  • China's Entry to the WTO
  • Management Tools: The Case of European Professional Football Clubs
  • From the old psychological context to the new: comparative evidence from enterprises in the former Soviet Union
  • The Effectiveness of Sponsorship as a Marketing Tool: a case study of the Championships, Wimbledon

Entry Requirements

You will normally have a good honours degree or equivalent academic qualification. For students with qualifications from non-UK institutions a balanced GMAT score of 550 or over may be required.

If English is not your first language you may be required to prove your English language proficiency, such as through the British Council International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum grade of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of at least 600 (written scale) or 250 (computer scale).

Bristol Business School regularly reviews the structure and content of its programmes to ensure they reflect changes in the business environment. All applicants will be notified of any changes to the programme prior to it commencing. All information within this leaflet is correct at the time of going to press.