There is a practical project instead of a dissertation. Students are challenged to research, plan, manage and evaluate a project in conjunction with an external business or organisation, allowing them to develop career-enhancing skills, confidence and opportunities.
Class sizes are beneficially small: it enables students to work closely with fellow students from diverse backgrounds and allows lecturers to develop strong relationships with the students. The smaller cohort of students also allows for participation in regular visits and events.
You will build up a solid understanding of key management practice and develop your critical insight. This MSc is specifically designed for anyone who may be looking to complement their non-business degree and has little or no prior business background. Alternatively, you may have completed to ordinary degree level and be aiming to enhance your qualifications. You will study a range of modules and complete a community based project where you will work with either a commercial business, community, voluntary or social enterprise. You can study for the general MSc International Management and Leadership or tailor your studies with our routes in Events, Family and Smaller Enterprise, Hospitality and Tourism (as follows).
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.
Contemporary Issues in International Management/ Strategic Thinking/ International Marketing/ Introduction to Management Accounting and Finance/ Organisational Behaviour
All MSc students will then take three further modules in their specific area, for example:
Events Leadership in Action (Events)/ Family Business Governance (FASE)/ International Leadership Power and Policy (General)/ Critical Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Leadership (Hospitality/ Tourism)
You will also complete a 60 credit project (Community Impact and Practice) focused towards your specialism in partnership with an external organisation. The project is designed to have a positive community outcome and could be based within the commercial, public or third sector. This is your opportunity to discover, propose, plan, lead and deliver an externally driven project. whilst developing your skills of reflective practice and personal development planning.
The modules listed here are correct at the time of posting (July 16), but are subject to change. In the event that modules have to change, QMU will seek to use reasonable endeavours to ensure that there is no detrimental impact to students.
You can apply until:
2 - 7 years
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Designed for graduates or experienced professionals from any discipline. Students normally have an honours degree or equivalent. In addition, we also welcome applications from recent graduates with an ordinary degree in a business-related area or those who can show a period of post-graduation work experience.
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 6.5 with no individual component score less than 5.5. Applicants who obtain IELTS 6.0 may be considered for admission if they are able to fully attend QMUs Pre-Sessional English course which will take place in the August prior to September entry.
Financial support is generally available to undergraduate students from the UK throughout their course of study, although previous study may affect your entitlement to claim certain awards, loans and tuition fees. If you are unsure, contact your funding authority (see below for details). You should ensure any applications for funding are sent as soon as possible to receive all awards and loans in time for the beginning of the first semester.
Apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. Scottish students who are new entrants to higher education will receive assistance in the form of the following package:
The Student Awards Agency for Scotland will pay tuition fees for all eligible Scottish domiciled students (& EU students from outwith the UK) studying full-time higher education courses at a Scottish institution. The tuition fee for Scottish undergraduate courses is set at £1,820 for 2009/2010.
Living Cost Support
Depending on individual circumstances, Scottish students studying full-time higher education courses at a Scottish institution can apply for a student loan if eligible. Some students will be entitled to extra help with living costs through non-repayable supplementary bursaries or grants.
Young Students Bursary
The Young Students Bursary is for students under the age of 25 who have not been self supporting for the past three years or have been self supporting and have a dependent child. It is means tested on parental/household income. The bursaries are not repayable and are available only to Scottish students studying in Scotland (excluding Allied Health Profession Courses and Nursing).
This is a discretionary payment made by the University from funds provided by the Scottish Government. It can help, depending on individual circumstances, to cover the costs for children placed with a Childminder, Nursery or After School Club.
The remaining part of the package consists of a student loan. Mature students are eligible to apply for the maximum student loan. The Young Student package will be made up of bursary (depending on household income) and student loan.
STUDENTS FROM ENGLAND
Apply to Student Finance Direct. English students should apply to Student Finance Direct for their Student Loan and for the Tuition Fee Loan that may be available to help with the cost of tuition fees.
STUDENTS FROM WALES
Apply to Student Finance Wales. Welsh students should apply to Student Finance Wales for their Student Loan and for the Tuition Fee Loan that may be available to help with the cost of their tuition fee.
STUDENTS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND
Apply to Student Finance NI. Northern Irish students should apply to Student Finance NI for their Student Loan and for the Tuition Fee Loan that may be available to help with the cost of their tuition fee.
EUROPEAN UNION STUDENTS
Apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. The majority of students from the European Union who intend to study at a Scottish institution will be entitled to free tuition fees only.
Apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland
Both young and mature students from the UK taking a full-time degree in an Allied Health Profession are eligible for free tuition fees, and a living cost support package made up of a Department of Health means-tested bursary and a non means-tested student loan. Funding differs for those who have received support for previous study. Scottish domiciled students should apply to SAAS. Students not domiciled in Scotland would apply to their local body (see above) for the student loan element and to SAAS for the fees and bursary element of this package. Courses in this category are Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics and Diagnostic & Therapeutic Radiography. In Scotland, Audiology is not regarded as an Allied Health Profession.
Apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland. Students from all parts of the UK taking full-time degrees in Nursing are eligible for free tuition fees and a non means-tested bursary. Students who have dependents may receive additional allowances.
Before accepting a place, international students are advised to investigate all possible sources of financial help from their own country. Additional advice may be sought from local Embassies, High Commissions and British Council Offices. Financial help may also be available through international charities. For further information please consult the International Student section for perspective students on the QMU website at www.qmu.ac.uk.
PART TIME FEE GRANT (Previously known as INDIVIDUAL LEARNING ACCOUNTS)
If you are over 16 and live in Scotland you may be eligible for a Part Time Fee Grant of £500 (previously known as ILA 500) if you intend to study on a part-time basis. This is a Scottish Government scheme that helps anyone who earns less than £22,000 a year to pay for their learning.
INDIVIDUAL LEARNING ACCOUNTS - ILA 200
If you are over 16 and live in Scotland you may be eligible for funding of up to £200 from ILA Scotland for some of our short courses . This is a Scottish Executive scheme that helps anyone who earns less than £ 22 ,000 a year to pay for their learning. Your first step is to register with ILA Scotland.
Please note that you must be in receipt of funding from ILA before the start of your course. ILA account details and course information must be given to Karen Inglis, Finance Office Manager as soon as you have matriculated. Once your account has been registered by QMU you will receive a Learning Token from ILA within 10 working days. This must be signed and returned to Karen Inglis immediately. Failure to comply with ILA conditions may make you liable for the full fees.
Queen Margaret University is pleased to offer a number of opportunities to apply for Scholarships and Bursaries for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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