Business Management (Corporate Social Responsibility), M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    8160 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #401 (WUR) ,
This MSc Business Management (Corporate Social Responsibility) course from Oxford Brookes University is focused on your career development. With this master's degree accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) you will be ready for a successful international career with a commercial or not-for-profit organisation.

About

On this course you will learn to identify, analyse and evaluate a range of business related issues. You will develop suitable responses to these problems and be able to select the most appropriate course of action.

The specialism within this degree enables you to focus your studies within the area of corporate social responsibility. Focusing on the corporate social responsibility discipline will prepare you for a range of careers around the themes of sustainability and corporate governance.

You will learn to ask underlying ethical questions about business and management, and you'll develop the tools to understand complex problems from a range of socially responsible perspectives. Studying the specialism means you will take corporate social responsibility modules during your MSc degree. Your final degree will be awarded as MSc Business Management (Corporate Social Responsibility).

Why choose this course:
  • Employability: You will develop the skills, knowledge and ability to work in a multicultural environment. Our graduates go on to successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations. We emphasise developing your CV and interview skills through the support of our Careers Centre.
  • Opportunities: We provide you with new experiences and the chance to really interact with industry. You will have the opportunity to go on an optional field trip to Boston, USA. Here you will meet company executives, go on study tours, as well as a lot of sightseeing!
  • Teaching and Learning: Oxford Brookes University Business School offers a great environment for studying Business Management. We have a track record of excellence in teaching, learning and research and you will be supported in your studies and beyond. Oxford Brookes University Business School received the top award from the Higher Education Funding council for England to become a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
  • Student support: As a student you will be assigned to an Academic Adviser who will provide both academic and personal support. Student Support Co-ordinators provide guidance for your course and university-wide administrative issues. They organise a range of events to help you adjust to postgraduate study and are able to help you get advice about any issues you may have during your studies.
  • Oxford Location: Oxford offers everything you could want as a student and more. Oxford will provide you with a host of learning and employment opportunities with a range of internships and graduate jobs available. Located just over an hour from the hub of business life in London with easy access to international airports, you'll be at the heart of the UK's most successful economic region.
How this course helps you develop

You will develop advanced level knowledge of organisations, their management and the environment in which they operate through:

  • Learning about contemporary business/management issues at both micro and macro levels
  • Undertaking an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to business problem solving
  • The business experience of teaching staff. Many academics undertake consultancy work in commercial and non-commercial organisations and visiting guest speakers contribute to modules and extra-curricular activities
  • Various company visits are organised, eg ASDA distribution centre in Didcot and BMW in Oxford

You will develop the ability to apply your knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues by:

  • Being encouraged to critically review (both individually and through group activities) real-world cases
  • Your involvement in group work with an international group of students. This provides you with different and interesting perspectives on the world, enhancing your business and management knowledge
  • Being encouraged to integrate knowledge and understanding across the modules, mirroring the complexities of decision making across the functional units of an organisation
  • Taking a professional business-like approach to your studies, providing oral and written presentations to a high standard.

You will develop an understanding and gain experience of global business issues through:

  • Being encouraged to appreciate that decision making must be informed from a variety of stakeholder perspectives of a national, international and inter-cultural nature
  • Taking the International Business In Practice: Study Trip module. This gives you a hands-on, intensive experience. You will explore the impact of the national and international business environment upon business decision making, being aware of the different cultural perspectives that operate to inform ideas and issues.

You will develop an understanding of responsible risk management and sustainable value creation on the basis of the environmental, social and governance impacts of business through:

  • Being encouraged to critically evaluate evidence drawn from a wide variety of sources being mindful of bias and subjectivity
  • Being guided to demonstrate increasing competence in self-management, communication, team working and problem solving.

You will gain lifelong learning and personal development by:

  • Developing as an independent learner with the ability to diagnose, plan and implement personal learning objectives
  • Exploring the world you inhabit, not just from the specific discipline of business. Increasingly other disciplines influence and impact upon business and management decision making
  • Taking the Personal Development and Leadership module which helps you develop your skills of reflection
  • Engaging with our alumni association, which provides a framework for you to stay in touch with your network well beyond the course.
Careers

The MSc Business Management (Corporate Social Responsibility) will prepare you for a broad range of roles in business and management across a range of industries, sectors within corporate, non-profit and public organisations. Most international organisations now include roles and specialised consultancy with a CSR focus, typically around sustainability and the environment.

Recent graduates from the MSc Business Management courses have gone on to work at organisations such as: Deutsche Telekom, Deloitte, Oxfam, BASF Group, Kautex Unipart, Raiffeisen Bank, Revolution Insurance, American Business Conferences, Consilio Global.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA)

Programme Structure

Research Methods:
This module will prepare you to undertake effective research drawing upon a range of secondary and primary data sources in preparation for your coursework. You will be introduced to a range of tools required for research including methodological issues, data collection techniques and study skills. This module prepares you for completing high quality, systematic business and management research.
Operations and Process Management:
In this module you will develop your understanding of an organisation's ability to deliver goods and services of the quality, quantity and cost that will satisfy customers' needs, while making efficient use of resources. The key principles introduced in this module can be applied to any business sector and function. You will explore the complex relationships between functional areas and the real world of business. Your studies will develop your understanding about how business operations can be most effectively managed. This includes issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, global business, complexity and uncertainty, and continuing professional development.
Introduction to the Principles of Marketing:

In this module you will be introduced to the key principles of marketing. You will explore the roles of buyers, the marketing environment, and the ways marketers plan, manage, and monitor marketing programmes in an international environment.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) in any academic discipline, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification.
  • Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development.
  • This course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applications are welcome from those in work and seeking continuing professional development.
  • Entry will also be subject to two satisfactory references (one of these must be an academic reference).
English language requirements
If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the university's English language requirements:
  • IELTS minimum level 6.0, (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, and 5.5 in listening and speaking).
  • If you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full year of study) you will automatically meet our English language requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14300 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8160 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8160 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
Part Time :
  • Home/EU - £5,000

Funding

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