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  1. 1. University of New Castle, USA Warwick House, 64-65 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BP Master of Business Administration - Marketing This specialist MBA focuses on marketing communications, international strategic marketing and the management of services. Expertise in marketing management will continue to provide a vital component in managing corporate growth and development.Managers need to be familiar with the requirements of diverse consumers and of different operating conditions when designing marketing strategy. This MBA will suit you if you are new to marketing or if you wish to develop a more strategic and integrated orientation to marketing management after initial work experience in a marketing related area. You will meet lecturers and tutors from a variety of backgrounds, but with a collective expertise and business experience that surpasses many similar programmes. The University is very experienced in providing business and management education and can therefore draw upon considerable strengths in its staff. All of those teaching on the programme have recent high-level business experience and are involved in significant research or consultancy activity. The programme is varied, both in content and delivery methods. Lectures, seminars and tutorials are used extensively, but in addition, a great deal of your time will be spent in small groups discussing case studies, role playing, preparing for assessments and working on presentations. Small group tutorials are also extensively used. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS To join the programme you will normally need at least two years managerial experience plus one of the following: a first or second-class honours degree in any discipline from a recognised university or an equivalent professional qualification. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Applicants who have more significant work experience or qualifications which differ from the above, but which nevertheless could be a basis for further study, may be invited for interview. Students from overseas with equivalent qualifications, experience and good English language skills are also most welcome.
  2. 2. COURSE STRUCTURE Semester 1 Foundation of Marketing Marketing and the Environment Management Information for Decision-Making Financial Decision-Making Organisational Behaviour Research Methods Semester 2 Marketing Communications Strategic Management and the Management of Change Strategic Marketing and the Global Environment The Marketing and Management of Services Research Methods Semester 3 Dissertation You may wish to take a project some distance from LONDON, for example a study involving international market entry strategy comparisons. This will be permitted, providing a number of conditions are met concerning access and contact. Students wishing to pursue a project with an international dimension will be especially welcome. RELATED COURSES MBA - Accounting MBA - Human Resource Management MBA - International CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Finance MBA - e- As an MBA Marketing graduate, you could become a marketing Commerce consultant, working either for an agency or on a freelance basis. Alternatively, you could take up a position within brand management, international marketing management, marketing research or pursue careers in international business. FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES There are many MPhil/PhD students at New Castle carrying out research in the field of marketing. University of New Castle, USA Warwick House, 64-65 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BP
  3. 3. Master of Business Administration - ACCOUNTING This program is available to all international students through UNC affiliated colleges in their respective countries and also through distance learning. The MBA has become the international standard for graduate business qualifications. It is a generalist's degree intended for those who now wish to widen their managerial knowledge and skills. The philosophy underlying this MBA is to enable our students to deal with the many facets of management. The course aims to develop skills in critical thinking, research and analysis through individual and team based work. A feature of the MBA is that it focuses on critical areas of integration but facilitates some specialization to accommodate specific career paths. This program offers the following unique benefits: - Involves innovative and flexible approaches to learning and teaching - Is integrative across functions and disciplines - Allows specialization through specific strands - Is application focused and reflective of practice - Draws on a broad based faculty with access to expertise outside the University - Links theory and applications Work and Study The MBA course is intended for people who have an undergraduate degree and have experience working within an organization. These people have now reached a stage in their career where they are poised to move into general management and require a broader base of management skills and deeper knowledge in certain fields. Often established managers choose to undertake an MBA course with a view to enhancing their own management knowledge base. Admission Candidates should have: - a bachelor’s degree or equivalent or an appropriate professional qualification;
  4. 4. and - a minimum of two years relevant work experience; However, candidates who do not meet the above criteria may apply to enter the program if they have 5 years relevant work experience and are assessed by the Graduate Courses Coordinator as being able to successfully complete the course. If a candidate has the appropriate academic/professional qualification but lacks relevant work experience, they may be admitted to the program after successfully completing an industry immersion program. Formal application must be made to enter the course. In some circumstances, an interview may be required. First Year Coursework • The first year of the MBA in Accounting Program consists of 36 credits, which all MBA/Acc students take as a group. • FOUNDATION CORE: provides a background of graduate-level tools such as applied quantity methods and managerial economics. • INTEGRATED CORE: teach students to understand and integrate six basic business practices: strategic planning and management, product offering, supply chain, capital acquisition and expenditure, HR systems and organizational effectiveness, organizational measurement and cost management. • Student teams engage in a five-week long Field Case Experience on-location at sponsoring domestic or businesses at the end of the spring semester. These projects are designed to both assist the businesses and provide students with real- world experience. • All MBA in Accounting students have at least one internship. Second Year Coursework • In the 2nd year of the program, all MBA in Accounting students take a set of "Gateway Courses" (6 credit hours) including • Leadership • Business Ethics and Negotiations • Business Law I and II
  5. 5. • You'll follow an in-depth track as a specialization (18 semester hours): • Financial Analysis • Information Systems • Assurance and Risk Management • Taxation • The choice of Electives will depend on the track the student is following (7.5-9 credit hours). • In a course called Field Consulting, teams of students work part time on real projects for real companies over the course of a semester. Students work together to identify real business problems related to accounting and information systems and formulate and implement solutions to those problems. Graduation Requirements In order to graduate from the MBA in Accounting Program, a student must complete 66 semester credit hours. 1st year: consists of 36 credits of core courses, which all MBA/Acc students take together. Spring classes end early to allow students to participate in the Field Case Experience at a corporate location. 2nd year: students select a specific track in accounting. Including experiential courses, there are a total of 30 credits. Students are expected to have an internship in the summer between the two years of graduate study. Accountancy The Accountancy concentration serves the needs of students who want strong financial skills. State requirements differ with respect to Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure, but students with some prior courses in accounting may meet the credit-hour prerequisites subject to the respective organisation’s discretion. To help a student choose courses, the Department of Accountancy has designated tracks that are essentially suggested packages of courses matched with career paths. Students should use these tracks as starting points for building a program of study and tailor that program to their own particular interests. The current tracks are: Financial Statement Analysis
  6. 6. ACC 1225: Financial Reporting Standards A critical understanding of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements and professional standards for compilation of financial statements. Analysis of alternative accounting treatments by management in financial reporting. ACC 1255: Business Combinations and Not-for-Profit Organizations A critical understanding of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements and professional standards for compilation of financial statements. Analysis of alternative accounting treatments by management in financial reporting. ACC 1291: Financial Statement Analysis Analysis and interpretation of financial statements for the guidance of management, directors, stockholders, and creditors; establishing firms' business profiles; balance- sheet restructuring and the identification of financial and accounting correction measures from financial statements. Public Accounting ACC 1211: Business Law: Contracts, Torts, and Property Essential legal principles of contracts, torts, and property, including trusts and estates, leases, professional liability, and the Uniform Commercial Code. ACC 1212: Business Law: Enterprise Organization The legal aspects of organizing, financing, and operating an enterprise: agency, partnerships, corporations, securities regulation, insurance, surety-ship, secured credit financing, and commercial paper. ACC 1225: Financial Reporting Standards A critical understanding of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements and professional standards for compilation of financial statements. Analysis of alternative accounting treatments by management in financial reporting. ACC 1255: Business Combinations and Not-for-Profit Organizations A critical understanding of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Pronouncements and professional standards for compilation of financial statements. Analysis of alternative accounting treatments by management in financial reporting. ACC 1261: Federal Income Taxation A study of federal income taxation, covering gross income, deductions and credits, sales and other disposition of property, capital gains and losses, and timing.
  7. 7. ACC 1275: Contemporary Auditing Theory A comprehensive survey of contemporary auditing as practiced by external auditors (primarily certified public accountants) and internal auditors (those employed within government and corporate entities). Generally accepted auditing standards; government auditing standards. Planning, directing, and reporting on various audits. Controllership ACC 1221: Cost and Budget Analysis An advanced cost analysis course, with emphasis on comparative costs, quantitative techniques for cost data, managerial reporting systems, and manufacturing efficiency studies. ACC 1282: Accounting Information Systems Development and application of accounting system theory, including analysis, design, control concepts, and implementation. Integration of electronic data processing, accounting systems, and management information systems. ACC 1290: Special Topics Experimental offering; new course topics and teaching methods. May be repeated once for credit. ACC 1291: Financial Statement Analysis Analysis and interpretation of financial statements for the guidance of management, directors, stockholders, and creditors; establishing firms' business profiles; balance- sheet restructuring and the identification of financial and accounting correction measures from financial statements. Taxation ACC 1261: Income Taxation A study of income taxation, covering gross income, deductions and credits, sales and other disposition of property, capital gains and losses, and timing. ACC 1263: Income Taxation of Corporations Income taxation of corporations, covering formation, capital structure, nonliquidating distributions, complete liquidations, corporate accumulations, and the alternative minimum tax. ACC 1211: Business Law: Contracts, Torts, and Property Essential legal principles of contracts, torts, and property, including trusts and estates, leases, professional liability, and the Uniform Commercial Code.
  8. 8. ACC 1269: Tax Research and Planning Four courses beyond the two required financial and managerial accounting complete the concentration. The student may choose, in consultation with his or her advisor, other courses not listed.

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