M.Sc. International Management

Prague College

Application deadline: September; February
Tuition fee:
  • € 7,640 / Year (EEA)
  • € 8,400 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: Any time  
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The MSc International Management provides a structured management education for aspiring senior managers in international and cross-cultural organisations. The programme offers students the conceptual and practical experience of management with emphasis on the strategic and change management and the functional operations of organisations within an international, cross-cultural environment. The dissertation gives students the opportunity to research a topic of their own choice.

Benefits of studying your MSc International Management at Prague College

* Full time students can complete the programme in 12 months
* Prague College is partnered with Teesside University, UK University of the Year 2009/10 on degree programes.
* All course are conveniently scheduled on evenings and weekends to fit around a busy work schedule.

The Masters programme in International Management:

* Appreciation of organisational leadership at both the strategic and operational level
* Knowledge of marketing and customer focus
* Analytical and critical thinking skills through strategic analysis of organisations and environments
* Skills in operational and financial management
* Critical awareness of change management processes and practices
* Key strategic areas of business through a critical awareness of cross-cultural management issues
* Awareness of the strategic issues and consequences of International business and its management.
* Key aspect of cross-cultural management and strategy

Key Teaching Methods

A range of teaching methods are utilised on the programme. Keynote lectures deliver the main knowledge and theoretical concepts of the programme. Tutorials are used to reinforce the concepts and their application to current issues in the discipline. IT laboratory tutorials are used to develop the computer skills and competences required to engage with the software required on the programme. Analysis and synthesis of real world problems and case studies are developed through tutor led group projects. An allocated tutor will supervise students during the dissertation preparation and submission period. A virtual learning environment is used to communicate materials and assist with tutorial work and formative assessment.

Distinctive Features

* Develops understanding of managing across cultures
* Appreciation of managing internationally
* Development of understanding and importance of strategic and change management
* Aimed at candidates from a range of different cultural backgrounds
* Provides both a theoretical and practical grounding in general management
* The practical emphasis gives the opportunity to develop understanding of work practices in different cultures

Contents

The intensive programme can be completed in 12 months of full-time study and the flexible study programme can be completed in two years or part-time study.

Modules you will study

Management Theory and Practice

This module will explore management theory and practice, and will critically examine a range of approaches to the study of management and managing, including the findings from some of those studies.

Managing People in Organisations

As organisations recognise the need to tap into the hidden resources of their increasingly skilled and knowledgeable employees to reach an ultimate potential. The question is raised - how do they do this? This module will examine the question through the view of human resource management, both as an academic discipline and as a professional practice, and will explore the various dimensions of this question.

Managing Operations and Finance

This module examines the principles and practice of financial and operations management within organisations. It focuses upon the need to manage resources efficiently within a dynamic environment and to demonstrate its achievement through the provision and use of operational and financial information. The module reflects the environment within which organisations find themselves and examines the pressures and impact this has upon organisational control.

Managing Marketing

This module will reinforce and critically examine the importance of an organizational marketing orientation. Marketing will be approached from the key perspective of a "customer-focus" - describing the relevance and the practical application of this perspective across organizational functions while also approaching the management of the marketing process throughout an organization.

The Strategic Business Environment

Through extensive use of case studies and issue analysis this module will explore one of the main leadership challenges facing organisations today, how to develop strategies that reflect changes in the external business environment.
The module will explore the key concepts, theories, contexts, competencies and techniques involved in the process of strategic decision-making and strategic management of the organisation.

Managing Across Cultures

This module will make aware the key theories and concepts that underpin the subject of management across cultures and it will expose new and challenging aspects of managing in an increasingly global business environment. In addition to the theory the module will develop a more strategic view of cross cultural management and will consider the practical relationships between culture and leadership, culture and marketing and doing business internationally.

Dissertation & Management Research

These two modules work hand in hand to complete your master´s programme in International Management.

The first, Dissertation, requires individuals to integrate learning and development and synthesise knowledge and understanding of theory and practice through its application to organisational issues, which are demonstrably concerned with development within the organisation(s).

Management Research serves two purposes: firstly, it will provide course participants with an understanding of the processes involved in conducting effective research and, secondly, it will provide a foundation of knowledge which will facilitate the design and completion of a dissertation.

Requirements

Step 1
Consultation and advice

The first step to enrollment at Prague College is a chance to discuss the programs and options at length with a study advisor. Many students schedule appointments at the college or email their ideas and requests to us.

This is a chance for you to get as much information as you can, and to discuss your options in a friendly and helpful way.

If we think Prague College is the right solution for you,and if you are satisfied with the study plan we work out together, then you will be invited to the next step...

Step 2
Submit application form and supporting documentation

During the introductory discussion, you will get detailed information about the documents required to apply to Prague College.

If you decide to apply, and if we have not had a formal interview during step one, then we will schedule an application interview with you after you apply.

This interview is best done in person, but if you are not currently in Prague, then sometimes interviews can be arranged by phone.

Step 3
Interview

The interview is probably the most important part of the application process.

Since there are no university entrance examinations in the British higher education system, this is the key point where we can decide if you are a suitable candidate for the program you have chosen.

Of course, in many cases we have already had considerable discussions with you already by email and telephone, so you will probably be well-prepared for the formal interview.

Step 4
After the interview, and after you have submitted all documentation required, we will be able to make a quick decision on whether to offer you a place at Prague College - usually within five to seven working days.

In some cases, we may ask for additional documents or references.

And if you are asking for transfer credit, or for consideration of academic credit for courses completed elsewhere, or for experience gained through employment, then a final decision may take somewhat longer.

Nonetheless, if a final offer cannot be made quickly, then we will try to make a conditional offer as soon as possible.

The most common case for a conditional offer would be for students who are still in secondary school and expecting to graduate. We could, and generally would make an offer conditional on you passing or achieving a certain grade in your current school.

Step 5
Pay deposit or first semester tuition

If you receive an offer from Prague College and decide to accept, then it is time to reserve your place on the program. This is done by paying a deposit, or in the case of an international student applying for a visa, a full semester payment. International students are provided documents for the visa application after making this payment, and the visa application process can be started as well.

Some programs fill up many months before the start of the semester, so this payment is crucial to ensure that you can start at Prague College as soon as possible.

If your offer comes less than six weeks before the start of the semester, then you generally are expected to pay the first semester tuition completely to reserve your place.

Step 6
Get ready to start

If you are applying from inside the Czech Republic or the EU, then at this point you are fully prepared to start your program. Your study adviser will continue to help you with any questions you may have, and to prepare you for the start of your studies.

Your first event at Prague College will be New Student Orientation.

International students must still wait for the visa, but after it arives, then they too can prepare for their arrival and start of studies.

English Requirements

* IELTS
* ELSA (which can be done at Prague College)


* TOEFL

If you have recently taken a different internationally recognised English language exam - Czech State Language Exams, Cambridge First Certificate, Cambridge Advanced English and so on - those results can also be used to assess your current language ability.

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Accreditation

The MSc International Management degree is awarded by Teesside University in the United Kingdom, partner of Prague College on a number of degree programs. Teesside University is renowned for their career-advancing programs, excellent teaching and student satisfaction.

Students can apply for potential membership of the UK Chartered Management Institute (CMI) on successful completion of the MSc.

The degree is recognized within the European Higher Education Association of more than forty countries implementing the Bologna Process. The degree is recognized within the European Union and is accepted worldwide.

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