Queen Mary University of London School of Business and Management
Queen Mary University of London School of Business and Management
This wide ranging and inspiring programme will develop your ability to make critical analysis and evaluations relevant to management. This is achieved by building an understanding of the forces at work in business alongside knowledge of management techniques. You will study key strategic issues including financial management, human resource management, marketing, management and organisational innovation. This strategic focus means our students are up to date with new developments and possibilities across many business sectors.
Our emphasis on the interconnected nature of business management and society often leads us to consider questions that are not traditionally considered to be within the remit of a business school, for example critical and postmodern theories of organisations, and social dynamics in societies. We believe that this interconnected approach is central to the scholarship and teaching that needs to take place in a modern business school.
There is currently a huge demand for new business leaders who can see the big picture of the relationship between business and society, and who can understand the centrality of sustainability, human development, democracy and accountability in business practices. This programme will prepare you to take up the challenge of addressing complex business and management issues in your future work.
Why study Business Management at Queen Mary?
We have built a strong reputation for our distinctive approach, in particular our focus on the interdisciplinary nature of business and management. In the government’s most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), the School demonstrated outstanding success and ranked joint 25th out of 90 business schools in the UK. This means that you will be learning from people who are experts in their field, and who regularly contributing to our understanding of the subject.
Our School’s unique culture promises students an inspiring educational experience. The study of Business and Management at Queen Mary draws on, and intersects with, a huge range of disciplines, from Economics, Philosophy and Psychology to social Geography, Politics and History. These feed into a deeper understanding of business and management practices and how they shape society as whole.
We concentrate on developing your communication and presentation skills, as well as your ability to offer insightful analysis and creative thinking. We draw on a long history of human thought, working on the principle that a truly practical business education teaches you to think beyond textbooks, management fads, and memorised formulas for success.
The School also offers a free leadership development course for third year students. This four-day course provides students with practical leadership skills training in a non-classroom environment.
We have experienced high demand from students wishing to join the MSc Management in September 2017 and now only have a small number of places available. We have therefore decided to introduce an application deadline of Thursday 31st August 2017 (midnight). You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. We will give equal consideration to all applications received by the deadline.
This programme is designed for non-business graduates who may not have any prior knowledge of management or business but who would like to have a thorough preparation for a management career.
The MSc in Management is designed to deliver a broad management education. It is suitable for students without a business or management background but who are looking to do a Masters in Management to enhance their practical and theoretical skills in relation to management problems and issues in the workplace. It is also relevant for students seeking to improve their employability in middle and senior management positions.
The degree is composed of a set of compulsory modules from Finance and Accounting, Marketing in an International Environment, Strategic Management and Organisational Behaviour. A distinctive element of the programme is the scope of management education which will integrate rigorous academic theory with practical skills.
Another unique element of this course is the Continued Professional Development (CPD) module which is non-assessed but runs through the programme to provide students with professional skills and networking opportunities within different industries and sectors. The CPD module is designed to enhance communication, negotiation, decision-making skills along with analytical and creative thinking and will emphasise continued professional development which will enhance employability in the market place.
The compulsory modules in the programme will focus on the issues and challenges which managers and organisations face in an increasingly connected global economy ranging from managing change in a volatile environment to corporate social responsibility.
Why study your Masters in Management at Queen Mary?
The School of Business and Management has built a strong reputation for our distinctive approach, in particular our focus on the interdisciplinary nature of business and management. We concentrate on developing your communication and presentation skills, as well as your ability to offer insightful analysis and creative thinking.
Our PGT students will have swipe card access to the Innovation Pod, Think Pod, and the QUBE Mac Suite; all located on the Third floor of the Bancroft Building. The Think Pod is an interactive collaboration space with presentation, recording and video conferencing facilities. The Innovation Pod provides workspaces for individual learning. The QUBE Mac Suite is a workspace for student entrepreneurs providing 27-inch iMac computers with state-of- the art media creation and editing software.
Students will have full access to the Schools’ resources including datasets and accounting resources relevant to this programme. Students will use QMplus (our online learning environment) to access their reading lists, lecture slides, discussion forums and assessments. On arrival students will have a bespoke induction programme of activities.
You will have access to The Learning Resource centre which has 200 networked PCs and is open round the clock with dedicated workstations for postgraduate students.
You will also have access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room, and The British Library can also be accessed as a research resource.
Students can also have access to the media lab in the third floor of the Bancroft building to improve their presentation skills in various media formats.