Comments about Master in Arts Management- International Business - At the institution - Keele - Staffordshire
You will need at least a second class honours degree or overseas equivalent. If you have appropriate professional qualifications or relevant work experience you may also be considered. Anyone applying from a country where English is not the first language is required to take an official test of English language obtaining at least IELTS 6.5.
Master in Arts Management/ International Business
Masters Programmes are now a well-established career entry route for undergraduates in Business and Management who wish to further develop their knowledge and skills. Also, students from other subject areas who want or need business knowledge as an adjunct to specialist knowledge in their fields will find these courses attractive. The School offers new postgraduate courses in Management and International Business starting in September 2008. These courses take advantage of the latest developments in organisations and research to offer critical insights into the theory and practice of modern management and international business. They offer opportunities for students to assess real organisations and use work placements in these organisations both in the UK and the Netherlands as a basis for their dissertation research.
Course Structure and Content
-Critical Management Studies
-Strategy and Information Management
-Accounting and Finance
-Strategic Human Resource Management
-Marketing and Operations Management
MA International business
Plus for each programa one of the following options:
-Corporate Social Responsability
-Contemporary Issues in Marketing
-Trade and Globalisation
Semester Two - In the second semester you can take one of two different pathways– Management or International Business. Here you will be able to move to a deeper knowledge and understanding of business and management, either concentrating on the strategic and operational aspects of business management or specialising in the study of business behaviour in the global economy. Each pathway has its core offering but you can choose your option from either subject area. The options allow you to focus on particular areas of interest. HRM and Accounting modules are included in the Management core and the International Business options. You will start preparatory work towards your dissertation or internship (see below) with a series of research methods seminars.
Study Trip - The two pathways share a Personal Development module which will include the opportunity of a study trip in conjunction with our MBA partner institution in the Netherlands. Here you will be able to engage in team building exercises and undertake a consultancy
study of an enterprise.
Dissertation - All students will be required to write a research-based dissertation in an area of choice on an approved topic related to the pathway they have chosen, or write a report based on an in-company internship.
Career Destination Information
The qualifications these programmes will bring will give you an edge in the job market either enabling you to compete more effectively
with traditional graduates with a first degree, or enabling you to enter management at a higher level than you would have been able
to with only a first degree. For those interested in pursuing academic research these programmes are an invaluable stepping stone to a
doctorate or other research degree.