MSc Courses
offered in exclusive
partnership with
Robert Kennedy College
About the University of Salford

About the University of Salford

Founded in 1896 the University has a successful global
p...
MSc Programmes at a Glance

MSc Programmes at a Glance

MSc in Global Management
MSc in Project Management
MSc in Financia...
MSc Programmes at a Glance

MSc Programmes at a Glance

Duration
Minimum 12 months, maximum three years

the textbooks tha...
The University of Salford Online Masters Programmes

The University of Salford Online Masters
Programmes

Founded in 1896 ...
MSc in Global Management

MSc in Global Management

3 good reasons to study Global
Management at Salford:
❙❙

Take a Busin...
MSc in Global Management

MSc in Global Management

gain knowledge and skills applicable to managing quality and a wide-ra...
MSc in Project Management

MSc in Project Management

3 good reasons to study Project
Management at Salford:
❙❙

Project m...
MSc in Project Management

MSc in Project Management

niques of planning, control, teamwork, leadership and
other processe...
MSc in Financial Services Management

MSc in Financial Services Management

3 good reasons to study Financial
Services Man...
MSc in Financial Services Management

MSc in Financial Services Management

gain knowledge and skills applicable to managi...
MSc in Marketing

MSc in Marketing

3 good reasons to study Marketing
at Salford:

Duration

❙❙

Gain specialist knowledge...
MSc in Marketing

MSc in Marketing

Marketing International Business: Branding,
Communication and Relationships
Develop yo...
MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply
Chain Management

3 go...
MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply
Chain Management

Proj...
MSc courses offered in exclusive partnership with:

SWISS

QUALITY

E D U C AT I O N

Application Form
MSC IN GLOBAL MANAG...
University of Salford
MSc courses offered in exclusive partnership with:

SWISS

QUALITY

E D U C AT I O N

Technoparkstra...
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  1. 1. MSc Courses offered in exclusive partnership with Robert Kennedy College
  2. 2. About the University of Salford About the University of Salford Founded in 1896 the University has a successful global presence and a turnover of £189m. Our four colleges, nine schools, 20,000 students and 2,500 staff have all grown to serve the needs of industry, commerce and education. Salford University Business School At Salford Business School we have a clear vision – to excel in teaching, research, innovation and engagement; core beliefs that lie at the heart of the success of the School, its graduates and its business partners. We are committed to developing business leaders and managers that are equipped for next-generation practice in the global marketplace. The contemporary business world operates on an increasingly global scale and this agenda sits at the very heart of how Salford Business School engages with its students and partner organisations. From Salford to the World Thanks to an exclusive partnership with the Robert Kennedy College in Zurich, Switzerland, the University of Salford Business School MSc Programmes in Global Management, Project Management, Financial Services Management, Marketing, and Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management are now available on a Global basis via online learning. You can benefit from the outstanding teaching and research expertise of the University of Salford from wherever you are in the world, by combining the best of both online and face to face interaction – all students are required to attend a mandatory residency in Salford, England or Zurich, Switzerland. 1
  3. 3. MSc Programmes at a Glance MSc Programmes at a Glance MSc in Global Management MSc in Project Management MSc in Financial Services Management MSc in Marketing MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management 2
  4. 4. MSc Programmes at a Glance MSc Programmes at a Glance Duration Minimum 12 months, maximum three years the textbooks that you will need for the course are not included in these fees. Delivery Method Worldwide Recognition Blended learning mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency. The residency will be held in Salford, England or Zurich, Switzerland. All the University of Salford M.Sc. degree programmes offered online are Recognised Worldwide. The University of Salford received a Royal Charter in 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen. The University of Salford is fully recognised by the British Government. Places Admission Requirements Strictly limited to 90 per intake (5 start dates per year) Tuition Fees 10,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Fees are payable in interest free installments. This includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University of Salford matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free installments. The fees are for the entire programme, and include all the courses as well as supervision for the final innovation project. The Residency costs, such as airfare and accommodation, plus a 2,000 CHF fee for the residency, and some of Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent. A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. A student whose first language is not English will be required to achieve IELTS 6.5 or above with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised English test. Alternatively suitable evidence of working or studying in an English-speaking environment will usually be sufficient to demonstrate an acceptable English level. Applicant profile The suite of Salford online Masters programmes is ideal for graduates and working professionals across sectors, who would like to increase their academic credentials with a postgraduate qualification recognized worldwide while pursuing their career. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of flexibility and appreciation of blended learning methods, which will contribute to their success on the course. 3
  5. 5. The University of Salford Online Masters Programmes The University of Salford Online Masters Programmes Founded in 1896 the University of Salford expertise is helping to transform individuals and communities through excellent teaching, research, innovation and engagement. recognised worldwide Salford Business School enjoys an excellent national and international reputation for its courses, teaching quality and the progression of students into responsible positions across a variety of industries. The University of Salford received a Royal Charter in 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen. Through an Exclusive Partnership with the Robert Kennedy College the Salford Business School M.Sc. programmes are now available online through a unique blended learning format: you can study mostly online but benefit from face to face interaction through a one week mandatory residency in Salford, England or Zurich, Switzerland. All programmes can be completed in as little as one year. All the University of Salford M.Sc. degree programmes offered online are Recognised Worldwide, whether undertaken online or on campus. The University of Salford is fully recognised by the British Government and is duly listed on the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills list of recognised UK awarding institutions. After successfully completing your studies online and attending the mandatory residential week in Salford or Zurich, Switzerland you will receive the same internationally recognised degree granted to on-campus students. 4
  6. 6. MSc in Global Management MSc in Global Management 3 good reasons to study Global Management at Salford: ❙❙ Take a Business Innovation Project module, increasing your practical skills and experience ❙❙ Understand management within a range of organisations ❙❙ Enhance your career with formal business and management knowledge attaining a flexible career path Duration MSc (Minimum 12 months, maximum three years) Course Details Strategic International Business Management You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of management, with a particular focus on strategic, global and organisational issues in an international context. You will also get an overview of key issues and decisions relating to the legal, social and ethical responsibilities of corporate management. You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner, in particular in light of key issues and decisions related to the strategic organisation in both national and international contexts. This module draws from findings from research into work and particular emphasis is placed on a number of theoretical and practical perspectives to enable you to better understand the world of work. International Financial Management Examine the impact of such factors as exchange rates, inflation rates and interest rates on the management of firms in an international/global context. You will be able to devise and evaluate a risk management strategy for the uncertain world of international financial markets using financial instruments such as swaps, options and futures. Emphasis is placed on factors that differentiate multinational from domestic financial management. This module also offers the opportunity to develop practical analytical and presentational skills by applying theory and concepts to international financial databases. Marketing and Services Management Develop an understanding of the role of marketing within the global organisation and the processes involved, with particular emphasis on the service sector. You will 5
  7. 7. MSc in Global Management MSc in Global Management gain knowledge and skills applicable to managing quality and a wide-ranging analysis of the issues involved in managing the strategic marketing/management functions within a global service context. In drawing from findings from research and practice, emphasis is placed on a number of theoretical perspectives that enable you to develop the ability to critically evaluate and analyse service management opportunities and problems at a global scale. Operations and Information Management Develop an in-depth understanding of the increasingly important field of operations and information management at a global scale. You will gain an overview of how to improve different types of operations and information systems, to contribute to a company’s competitiveness and strategy. You will develop an understanding of concepts, techniques and models that are used for planning, managing and improving operations and MIS within manufacturing and service organisations in a global context. Business Innovation Project Choose one from: 1. Live Project: work as part of a team on a project provided by a UK or international business organisation. The allocation of teams and responsibilities will be dependent on the type of organisation. 2. Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations. 6
  8. 8. MSc in Project Management MSc in Project Management 3 good reasons to study Project Management at Salford: ❙❙ Project management is a profession operating in all organisational contexts, and this course offers a route into that profession, which is suitable for graduates from a large range of backgrounds ❙❙ Gain the necessary knowledge and skills to become a Project Management Practitioner (PMP) of the PMI and/or a member of the APM (MAPM) ❙❙ Developed with project management specialists, this course represents ‘cutting-edge’ knowledge for those wishing to become practitioners in a field faced with significant growth and opportunities This course will provide you with a comprehensive and systematic understanding of project management. You will be exposed to new insights of best practice applications in the field of project management through the most upto-date academic research and case studies. The skills that you will develop will enable you to manage projects within manufacturing, service, social enterprise, charity or public organisations. Course Details Strategic International Business Management Gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of developing and implementing business strategy both at national and international level. Operations and Information Management Develop an understanding of different types of operations, information, systems and business approaches, along with knowledge of concepts, techniques and models used for planning, managing and improving operations and management information systems in a global context. Project Risk and Procurement Management Gain the skills and knowledge to manage the probability and consequences of positive events, and minimise the impact of adverse events, on project outcomes. You will also gain useful insights into the management of procurement processes in project environments. Project Management, Leadership and Skills: Planning and Control Develop an understanding of the approaches, skills and methods of project management and the tools and tech- Duration MSc (Minimum 12 months, maximum three years) 7
  9. 9. MSc in Project Management MSc in Project Management niques of planning, control, teamwork, leadership and other processes in order to develop your ability to lead complex projects. Business Innovation Project Choose one from: 1. Live Project: work as part of a team on a project provided by a UK or international business organisation. The allocation of teams and responsibilities will be dependent on the type of organisation. 2. Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations. 8
  10. 10. MSc in Financial Services Management MSc in Financial Services Management 3 good reasons to study Financial Services Management at Salford: ❙❙ Gain a management qualification to boost your employment prospects in the rapidly expanding financial services industry ❙❙ Learn about the most up-to-date developments in financial services from our expert staff ❙❙ Take a Business Innovation Project module, increasing your practical skills and experience This course provides an exciting opportunity if you wish to be involved in one of the world’s most complex industries and in activities such as property, transport and shipping insurance, credit cards, wealth management and home and commercial mortgages. The current, demanding, financial environment also offers significant opportunities. The banking and financial services sector has now recognised that it needs to re-think its strategies. The opportunity to develop long and profitable client and customer relationships is open to firms that can think and act strategically, embrace new approaches, work creatively and innovate, manage costs and improve their understanding of individual customer needs. Duration MSc (Minimum 12 months, maximum three years) Course Details Accounting and Finance Gain a critical perspective of theoretical and practical issues in accounting and learn to distinguish between and evaluate the trading characteristics and capital raising abilities of sole traders, partnerships, limited and public limited companies. You will apply and evaluate tests of profitability and solvency to a range of trading organisations and learn to interpret, evaluate and criticise accounting regulation, especially in relation to International Financial Reporting standards (IFRS). You will also learn to apply and evaluate the principles of financial management and develop the expertise to evaluate the relationship between an organisation’s context and its corporate financial decisions in the real world. International Financial Management Examine the impact of such factors as exchange rates, inflation rates and interest rates on the performance of firms and assess their significance in decision making in an international/global context. Risk, Regulation and Compliance Learn to employ critical reflection and thinking regarding domestic and international regulatory frameworks for financial and non-financial companies. You will also develop an understanding of the economics of regulation and the problems of compliance. Marketing and Services Management Develop an understanding of the role of marketing within the global organisation and the processes involved, with particular emphasis on the service sector. You will 9
  11. 11. MSc in Financial Services Management MSc in Financial Services Management gain knowledge and skills applicable to managing quality and a wide-ranging analysis of the issues involved in managing the strategic marketing/management functions within a global service context. Business Innovation Project Choose one from: 1. Live Project: work as part of a team on a project provided by a UK or international business organisation. The allocation of teams and responsibilities will be dependent on the type of organisation. 2. Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations. 10
  12. 12. MSc in Marketing MSc in Marketing 3 good reasons to study Marketing at Salford: Duration ❙❙ Gain specialist knowledge and skills on this CIM approved and accredited course Course Details ❙❙ Develop expertise in Search and Social Media Marketing ❙❙ Take a Business Innovation Project module, increasing your practical skills and experience At Salford we integrate marketing theory and practice through four core modules in order to provide you with a critical understanding of marketing in both commercial and non-commercial sectors. We are approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), which means that as graduates you will be eligible for direct entry onto the CIM’s Professional Postgraduate Diploma, subject to you also obtaining appropriate senior marketing management experience. MSc (Minimum 12 months, maximum three years) Marketing and Services Management A wide-ranging analysis of the issues involved in managing the strategic marketing management functions within a variety of organisation types but particularly in a service context. Emphasis is placed on a relationship approach to the management of customers for the development of marketing theory and practice. Contemporary Issues in Consumer Research Enhance your awareness of the importance of understanding consumers in the development of marketing strategy and in the wider context of sustainable business. You will gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in both consumer behaviour and marketing intelligence. Search and Social Media Marketing Evaluate how organisations communicate with various target audiences in the context of dynamic changes within society – both technological and social. You will develop your understanding of the latest theories, trends and techniques in the use of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Social Media Marketing. 11
  13. 13. MSc in Marketing MSc in Marketing Marketing International Business: Branding, Communication and Relationships Develop your understanding of the various communications methods used to establish and maintain crosscultural relationships with a variety of stakeholders. You will gain an overview of culture as a basis on which to develop the themes of international branding, marketing communications and business relationship development. Business Innovation Project Choose one from: 1. Live Project: work as part of a team on a project provided by a UK or international business organisation. The allocation of teams and responsibilities will be dependent on the type of organisation. 2. Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations. 12
  14. 14. MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management 3 good reasons to study Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management at Salford: ❙❙ Prepare for a managerial, consulting or operational role within this area of specialism ❙❙ Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) ❙❙ This course is informed by the most up-to-date academic research This course provides a thorough knowledge and understanding of procurement and e-procurement, warehousing and stores management, transportation and shipping, inventory planning and contract management within an overall supply chain context. This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) and full membership is available to graduates of this course. Duration MSc (Minimum 12 months, maximum three years) Course Details Strategic International Business Management Gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of developing and implementing business strategy both at a national and at an international level. You will be encouraged to think about global management issues within the context of your respective course and in your future career. In addition, you will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner, in light of key issues and decisions related to the strategic organisation in both national and international contexts. You will be introduced to major debates about leadership theory and practice, and understand the links between leadership and motivation practices with a view to attaining positive organisational outcome. Operations and Information Management Develop an in-depth understanding of the increasingly important field of operations and information management. You will gain an overview of how to improve different types of operations and information systems, and how to contribute to a company’s competitiveness and strategy. This module will also provide knowledge of concepts, techniques and models that are used for planning, managing and improving operations and MIS, within manufacturing and service organisations in a global context. 13
  15. 15. MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc in Procurement, Logistics and Supply Chain Management Project Risk and Procurement Develop an overview of project risk in order to maximise the probability and consequences of positive events and to minimise the probability and consequences of adverse events to project objectives. You will gain the skills to effectively manage procurement processes in a multitude of environments. Global Supply Chain Management Develop an in-depth understanding of the critical nature and meaning of global supply chain management and its application in various types of organisations and sectors internationally. Gain an overview of an analytical framework of global procurement, logistics and supply chain systems, their design, monitoring and control, together with the skills sets to facilitate a critical evaluation of the contribution of global logistics and supply chain to an organisation’s competitive advantage. Business Innovation Project Choose one from: 1. Live Project: work as part of a team on a project provided by a UK or international business organisation. The allocation of teams and responsibilities will be dependent on the type of organisation. 2. Dissertation: a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations. 14
  16. 16. MSc courses offered in exclusive partnership with: SWISS QUALITY E D U C AT I O N Application Form MSC IN GLOBAL MANAGEMENT MSC IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT MSC IN FINANCIAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT MSC IN MARKETING MSC IN PROCUREMENT, LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT If you prefer you can also apply online at www.salford.rkc.edu/apply Please fill this form and send it back together with: - Your full résumé/curriculum vitae - A 300 words personal statement about your ambition and motivation to study in this master programme - Copy of your degree certificates and/or diplomas. via telefax +41 44 445 33 36 or scan it and email it to salford@rkc.edu You can also send the application via air mail to: Robert Kennedy College – Admission Office SPB 6135 – Paradeplatz 1 – 8001 Zürich – Switzerland First Name .............................................................................................................................................................................................. Last Name .............................................................................................................................................................................................. Date of Birth ................................................................... Residence Address ......................................................................................... Country .......................................................................... Email ............................................................................................................. Profession ............................................................................................................................................................................................... Highest Academic Qualification............................................................................................................................................................... Daytime Phone ............................................................... Evening Phone ............................................................................................... I will be paying the 100 Swiss Francs application fee by: BANK TRANSFER - CREDIT CARD (In either case we will send you the payment instructions as soon as your application is received) Tuition Agreement The College is committed to provide you with an outstanding learning experience. I understand that if for reasons independent from the college I will be unable to follow the course I applied to I won’t be able to claim a refund on paid tuition fees. The total tuition fees that I will have to pay is 10,000 Swiss Francs. I have carefully read and understood the Catalogue of Academic Programmes. I understand that any amendment to the Catalogue will be reported on the college website at www.salford.rkc.edu I know its contents and I am bound by its conditions and rules. I understand that the college might extend a tuition installment payment plan to myself. If I fail to timely pay under the method or plan agreed upon admission, then the Robert Kennedy College is entitled to claim the unpaid balance I owe. The place of execution of this contract and competent legal authority is the Canton of Jura, Switzerland. I hereby apply to enroll at the Robert Kennedy College. Date................................ Signature ................................................................................................................ Please return this application via Telefax +41 44 445 33 36 or scanned via email to salford@rkc.edu or via air mail to Robert Kennedy College Admission Office SPB 6135 – Paradeplatz 1 – 8001 Zürich - Switzerland Secretariat SPB 6135 Paradeplatz 1 – 8001 Zürich Switzerland – Head Office and Campus Technoparkstrasse 1 – 8005 Zürich T +41 44 445 33 35 – F +41 44 445 33 36 – www.salford.rkc.edu - salford@rkc.edu Registered Office in DELEMONT – Canton Jura – Switzerland
  17. 17. University of Salford MSc courses offered in exclusive partnership with: SWISS QUALITY E D U C AT I O N Technoparkstrasse 1 – 8005 Zürich – Switzerland T. +41 44 445 33 35 – F. +41 44 445 33 36 www.salford.rkc.edu – salford@rkc.edu

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