M.Sc. International Management and Leadership

Queen Margaret University

Tuition fee:
  • € 7,460 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,050 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015, January  2016
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
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 is designed to be a vibrant and innovative programme that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international focus. QMUs mission is to enhance the well-being of individuals and the communities we serve through socially and economically relevant education and research. The MSc reflects this mission through its underpinning and distinctive identity which focuses not only on contemporary management practice but also on community engagement and service. A unique aspect of the course is the replacement of the traditional dissertation with a student led project or event. You will design, lead and reflect upon a project attached to a community, charity, or third sector enterprise. The context chosen for these projects reflects our staffs opinion that the responsibility of our graduates as managers and leaders extends not just to boardrooms and shareholders, but also to communities and our wider society.

In a fast changing, global economy the MSc will equip you to assess the wider interconnections between organisations and their local, national and international contexts. You will build up a solid understanding of key management practice and develop your critical incite.

Our MSc is specifically designed for anyone who may be looking to complement their non-business degree and have little or no prior business background. Or you may have completed to general degree level and are aiming to enhance your qualifications.

Contents

EXIT AWARDS: MSc (180 credits)/ PgDip (120 credits)/ PgCert (60 credits)

Delivery: At QMU

Single Modules: Register as an associate student to study single modules in areas of interest

Duration: Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 - 7 years

Start date: Septemebr and January

Teaching, learning and assessment: You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, develop ideas and engage with experiential learning. Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, web- based discussions, reflections on practice and group work with presentations. A central part of the programme experience is the regular involvement of guest speakers, who provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking.

Teaching hours and attendance: Modules studied on-campus require you to
attend classes and carry out independent work. Attendance requirements at QMU will depend on which module you are studying and whether you are full or part-time. In most instances the taught elements of the full time programme occur on Tuesday, Wednesday (AM) and Thursday. Part- time students have the option to select different modules each year.

Links with industry/professional bodies: QMU is an approved centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. As an approved centre, we are working towards facilitating CMI professional qualifications within our postgraduate awards. The MSc involves a number of guest lecturers from industry and visits to industry across many sectors.

Modules

Students will normally complete eight core modules.
Examples include:

* Strategy (30 credits)
* Leadership Power and Policy
* Organisational Behaviour
* Operations and Supply Chain Management
* International Marketing
* Introduction to Accounting and Finance
* Contemporary Issues in International Management. (15 credits each) (Project = 45 credits)

Requirements

This course has been designed as a conversion degree for those wanting to obtain or enhance a management qualification. This MSc is ideal if you have an Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline or if you have an Ordinary degree but can bring additional experience and expertise to the course. We especially welcome
students from non-business areas who are looking to move into or expand their knowledge in Business and Management.

Accreditation of prior learning: You may be granted exemption from studying a module or modules up to a maximum of 60 credit points, provided you can demonstrate successful achievement of all the learning outcomes.

International: Where your Honours degree has not been studied in English, you will be required to provide evidence of English language competence at no less than IELTS 6.0.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 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.

193 (Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) 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. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

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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Accreditation

QMU is an Accredited Centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

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