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  1. 1. NorthamptonBusiness SchoolMasters courses 2011-2012
  2. 2. FULL TIME MASTERS COURSESFull time Masters courses run on a two semester basis with dissertation. Most offer the option tostart in September or January. Courses are between 12 and 15 months duration, depending on howlong you take to complete the dissertation. The English language requirement for internationalapplicants is IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. Master of Business MSc IT Service Administration (MBA) Management Relevant for a graduate (of any discipline) with at least two years Relevant for any graduate wishing to move into IT Service management experience who is seeking career development. Management, IS Services, Strategic Planners, Service and Support. The MBA award seeks, via a stimulating and intellectually It is now recognised that information is the most important demanding management development programme, to provide strategic resource that any organisation has to manage and managers and potential senior managers with the knowledge, that this information is not exploited if ICT systems and services skills and competences across the range of management are below the required quality. The emergence of a Global Body disciplines in order to enhance their careers, and to allow “itSMF” (Information Technology Service Management Forum) to participants to identify and explore their personal strengths. ensure the adherence of quality and standards in the provision of IT Services underpins the importance of the quality of staff Entry requirements – Equivalent of a UK Honours degree employed in this profession. (minimum 2:2), any discipline, with minimum of two years relevant industrial/commercial experience at a management Entry requirements - Equivalent of a UK Honours degree level. (minimum 2:2), any discipline, but must be able to demonstrate an awareness of computing and information systems. MA Human Resource MA International Management (CIPD*) Marketing Strategy Relevant for graduates with an academic background in HR, Relevant for graduates in marketing or a business related sociology, economics, business studies, management and related discipline looking to enhance their career prospects. Successful disciplines wishing to enhance their knowledge and expertise in completion of this course will prepare students for a career in the area of Human Resource Management. marketing with the potential to achieve success as a senior marketing manager with international organisations. The course aims to develop specialist knowledge in, and expertise of, HRM and facilitate understanding of the specific issues that The course provides comprehensive coverage of the challenging pose challenges when managing people in an international and and dynamic discipline of international marketing. The multicultural environment. In addition, the course aims to equip course reflects the key strategic decisions that underpin students with the analytical and diagnostic skills to enable them international marketing; the decision to internationalise; market to make enhanced contributions to the strategic management identification, screening and selection; market entry; tactical of people in organisations. The goal is to enable graduates to action programmes; implementation, monitoring and evaluation. become highly qualified HRM specialists, capable of achieving Examples of specific issues that will be covered include; success as business partners, academic researchers or in teaching, standardisation-adaptation; the effect of culture on marketing following completion of the course. theory; country-of-origin effect; international branding and communications. Entry requirements – Equivalent of a UK Honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a relevant subject area of management, Entry requirements - Equivalent of a UK Honours degree business or social science. (minimum 2:2) or international equivalent in marketing, or * Chartered Institute of Personnel Development in business, commerce, management or related disciplines.
  3. 3. “The MSc in IT Service Management course has been the perfect gateway for me to enter a challenging and respectable position in a world class organisation like IBM. This was possible in spite of the current global climate. The sheer knowledge in Service Management gave me the edge over other candidates who were more experienced than me. All the modules covered in the course added value to me. The BCS events organised by Susan Bailey were very informative and any postgraduate student would welcome such initiatives. The IS department has played a supporting role ensuring the availability of appropriate literature as well as 24 hour access to facilities. The University as a whole has been a great experience.” Ullas Jagdish Service Delivery Manager for IBM Global Infrastructure, MSc IT Service ManagementMA Management MSc Management(International) (Human Resources) (Financial Analysis) (Logistics &(Marketing) (Tourism) Operations)This family of MA’s are relevant for recent graduates seeking to This Master of Science degree is for recent graduates indevelop further knowledge and competences in management. accounting, computing and operations management or thosePathways include; International, Human Resources, Marketing with an analytical and numerate ability. The common core isand Tourism. If you are unsure which pathway to choose, please built around business analysis and systems improvement.apply for MA Management (International), you may change your Applicants can choose one of the two pathways (please statepathway within the first week of the course. The course provides your preference in your application).a rigorous and intellectually challenging programme of studywhich seeks to develop a holistic and integrated understanding Entry requirements – Equivalent of a UK Honours degreeof management. (minimum 2:2), any discipline but applicants must be able to demonstrate subject aptitude for their specialism via their firstEntry requirements – Equivalent of a UK Honours degree degree or work experience.(minimum 2:2), any discipline. For specific pathways (exceptInternational) applicants must be able to demonstrate specificaptitude.MA International MBA/MSc in HealthcareTourism and Hospitality ManagementManagement This innovative course is for the Healthcare professional looking for career development or for those with general managerialThe tourism and hospitality industry is one of the largest and experience wishing to move into the sector. The course offers afastest-growing sectors throughout the world. It is also one of generic portfolio of strategic disciplines for management rolesthe most exciting to work in. This course has been specifically in people, marketing, finance, operations, change and leadership.designed to provide students with the qualifications and skills The latter two have a marked strategic emphasis, as has thenecessary for employment in the industry. dissertation to ensure a broad management approach.The tourism and hospitality industry offers opportunities in Entry requirements – Equivalent of a UK Honours degreemarketing visitor attractions, destinations, conferences, resort (minimum 2:2) in any discipline with a minimum of two yearsand city hotels, special events, public sector, retail travel and in management experience.tourism consultancy. Employers worldwide seek enthusiastic,capable individuals who understand the demands of business andcan demonstrate a combination of key business skills.Entry requirements – Equivalent of a UK Honours degree(minimum 2:2) in tourism or hospitality or a related discipline.
  4. 4. MSc International MSc Corporate GovernanceBanking and Finance & Leadership (ICSA*)Relevant for graduates in accounting, banking and finance or This programme is designed specifically for those whoa closely related discipline wishing to further their employment hold a finance, accounting, law or business qualification atopportunities. undergraduate level and who wish to develop knowledge and work in the field of chartered / company secretary or corporateThis course provides students with theoretical and practical governance. Provisional approval has given by been given by ICSA*frameworks as well as analytical techniques and key transferableskills. In addition, it will develop the ability to apply relevant A role in a corporate governance department is wide ranging,knowledge and skills and to exercise professional judgement in stimulating and at the heart of modem business. Responsibilitiescarrying out the role of the manager in relation to international include accounting, financial, and legal compliance, businessfinancial regulation; strategic decision making; corporate planning, company secretaryship, and general management,governance and responsibility to the wider community and the the latter involving all aspects of running a company. This callsmanagement of risk within an organisation. The degree has a for knowledge and understanding in a wide range of businessnumber of modules, including Islamic Banking and Investment, disciplines such as company law, corporate governance, riskthat reflect the changing nature of international banking in the management, taxation, accounting and industrial relations.21st century. Entry requirements – Equivalent of a UK Honours degreeEntry requirements – Equivalent of a UK Honours degree (minimum 2:2) in finance, accounting, law or a related business(minimum 2:2) or equivalent in accounting and finance or discipline or professional qualifications such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA,a related discipline. AIB, ACII etc, if they are obtained by examination. * The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and AdministratorsMSc Accounting MSc Accounting (ACCA)and Finance Relevant for graduates and professional accountants that have passed or are accredited with the Fundamentals levelRelevant for graduates in accounting or finance or a closely of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountantsrelated discipline seeking to pursue further study and (ACCA) qualification. This qualification provides studentsenhance employment opportunities in this area. with the opportunity to further their studies and achieve a dual qualification of the ACCA professional level andThis course seeks to further knowledge of accounting and an MSc Accounting.finance in a manner which will provide a sound frameworkfor those wishing to pursue further study or enhance The course aims to further knowledge of accounting andemployment opportunities. It addresses many of the current prepare students for professional examinations and to provideaccounting issues present in business and how they relate a sound framework for those wishing to pursue further studyto the wider social, technical and economic challenges that or enhance employment opportunities. Accountancy andbusinesses face. Finance professionals have central roles in all types and sizes of companies in the UK and abroad.Entry requirements - Equivalent of a UK Honours degree(minimum 2:2) in Accounting or Finance or a closely related Entry requirements - Students are required to be accrediteddiscipline with an Accounting or Finance component. with the Fundamentals level of the ACCA.
  5. 5. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Pre-sessional English (ESL) The programme is aimed at those for whom English is a second language (ESL) and who intend to study postgraduate Masters Programmes at The University of Northampton but who have not yet attained the minimum entry requirements for English Language of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. This is a full time provision, with a minimum of 20 contact hours per week (at least a further 20 hours of independent study are required). Start dates are September, January, May and July and the length of your programme (3 to 12 months) depends on your level of English at entry and exit. Entry requirements - Applicants are admitted with IELTS (or equivalent) between 4.0 and 6.0 and need to attain 6.5 for entry onto a Masters degree.“ Quite simply, we try to make sure our courses excite the interest of our students and meet the need of their future employers. “ Dr. Ian Brooks, Dean of Northampton Business SchoolNorthampton Business School is part of The University of Northampton and isbased in a modern building set in 74 acres of attractive park and woodland. Thesetting combines a campus community with a rapidly growing town that blendsits traditional market square and theatre with modern shopping malls andmultiplex cinemas.With 35 years experience, Northampton Business School (NBS) is renownedfor high quality teaching and research, supported by strong links with industryand commerce. Over 70 staff are able to draw on expertise for teaching,research and consultancy in: Accounting, Business Strategy, Economics, HumanResource Management, Information Sciences, Languages, Leisure Management,Management and Marketing. NBS has over 3000 students including 800students studying part time or by distance learning and 700 Internationalstudents. We also employ our own specialist teachers in English as a ForeignLanguage who provide English Language tuition.
  6. 6. “My time at The University of Northampton was one of the business ventures, gaining confidence in taking risks, turning most memorable years of my life and brought me many failures into new beginnings and facing challenges achievements. The University is a place where you will be confidently are some of the key skills I developed through treated for who you are and given the best advice about the the learning experience at Northampton. right direction for you. I value the time I spent at The University of Northampton I came from a background in fashion and owned a business and would like to thank the staff at the Business School and in Sri Lanka. My learning experience as a student on the MBA the International Office for contributing to my success.” programme built on my prior experience as a professional business woman and I am now enjoying the results of it, Niroshani Leanage running my own company in Sri Lanka. Decision making, the MBA power of speaking using business language, exploring newNorthampton is a large market town,centrally located just off the M1 Motorwayand on the main rail network betweenLondon and Birmingham.Journey time to London, Birmingham,Nottingham, Oxford, and Cambridge is justone hour. Northampton is close to all themajor airports, with Heathrow, Gatwick,London (Luton) and Birmingham just anhour away. Northampton Business School International Office Park Campus Park Campus Boughton Green Road Boughton Green Road Northampton Northampton NN2 7AL NN2 7AL United Kingdom United Kingdom Telephone 0800 358 2232 Telephone +44 (0)1604 735500 Email study@northampton.ac.uk Email international@northampton.ac.uk Web www.northampton.ac.uk Web www.northampton.ac.uk/international