M.Sc. International Management & Design Innovation

University of Glasgow

Application deadline: Phase 1: applications open 1 October 2013 and close on 6 December 2013; Phase 2: applications open 20 January 2014 and close on 31 March 2014; Phase 3: applications open 1 May 2014 and close on 30 June 2014
Tuition fee:
  • £ 8,300 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 17,250 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The MSc in International Management & Design Innovation will develop your creativity, flexibility, adaptive capacity and your ability to work in complex teams across disciplines. These skills will be put to the test on a consultancy project for a real company. Design innovation is an inclusive and iterative process that facilitates creative solutions to complex issues.

Key facts

* MSc: 12 months full-time;

Career prospects

You will be involved in a consultancy project, advising a real company and providing them with a solution to a real business problem, giving you practical experience that will assist you when finding employment.

Career opportunities include professional design/management consultancy, enterprise, management in the private and public sector and further academic study.

Contents

The University of Glasgow Business School, The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and the School of Design run this programme jointly.

You will study and research across a range of areas that will include the principles and procedures of management and the socio-cultural, economic and political perspectives of design. We will encourage you to develop new ideas and to investigate and formulate ways of producing novel solutions.

Core courses

* Global business environment
* International strategic management
* Business finance
* Managing across cultures & comparative management
* Collaborative practices (offered by GSA)
* Contextual practices (offered by GSA)
* Research methods and dissertation training

Optional courses

* Learning & development
* International brand management
* Knowledge economy
* Management in the creative industries
* Service design: user-led service innovation (offered by GSA)

Background/Aims
This programme will develop your ability to confidently apply the methods and techniques of design-led innovation practice as a means of researching, visualising, analysing, resolving and communicating project-based work to a professional audience; demonstrating the value (practical, financial or social) of design-led innovation within a specific context, or organisational environment.

Requirements

Entry requirements for entry in 2014

You should have at least a 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in management, design or a related subject. Consideration may be given to graduates with design experience. Those who do not have such a background who would like to pursue further studies in the area of Management are advised to apply for MSc Management.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

* overall score 6.5
* no sub-test less than 6.0
* or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

* ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

* Language Centre, University of Glasgow
* BALEAP guide to accredited courses

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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