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  • 1. MSc International Management School of Management Royal Holloway, University of London Dr Hui Tan, MSc IM Director Dr Derrick Chong, Deputy Director Helen McEwan, Administrator
  • 2. MSc International Management 2009/10 – Fourth Cohort
    • AMBA-accredited, ‘pre-experience’ (0-2yrs of f/t work), postgraduate qualification in International Management from a research-led College of the University of London
    • Fundamental management knowledge + transferable soft skills = entering the job market with the potential to advance quickly
    • Aged 21-25 yrs from 20-odd nations
    • Four streams of 50-odd candidates each
  • 3. MSc International Management Programme Structure (12 months, full-time)
    • Term 1 (September-December): Core courses
    • Term 2 (January-March): Elective courses (shared with MBA cohort)
    • Professional Business Skills (Terms 1 & 2) and RHI Support Class (Term 1)
    • Research Projects (Terms 1 & 2)
    • Exams: May/June
    • Dissertation: June-August (submission in early September 2010)
  • 4. Core Courses – Term 1
    • Key Functional Areas of Management (all six have exams)
      • International Accounting & Finance
      • International Business Economics
      • International HRM / Organizational Behaviour
      • International Information Systems and Operations Management
      • International Marketing
      • International Strategy
    • Professional Business Skills (skills like communications, working in teams, personal time management, business etiquette)
    • RHI Support Class (academic primer to read MSc International Management at the UoL)
    • Research Projects (group-based)
    • Business Research Methods (key preparation for Dissertation)
    • Dissertation (integral part of a good MSc; can be combined with an internship)
  • 5. Elective Courses – Term 2 (select four – tentative list)
    • Human Capital: Entrepreneurship; Knowledge Management
    • Finance: Global Financial Markets; International Corporate Finance; International Investment Management
    • International Business: International Business Law; Management of Japanese Multinationals; Multinational Enterprise & the Global Economy
    • Management and Society: Corporate Social Responsibility; International Sustainability Management
    • Marketing: Advertising and Promotional Communications; Marketing Research
    • Strategy: Cooperative Strategy; Leadership in the Public Sector; The Policy Process
  • 6. Assessment and Overall Programme Weighting
    • Six Core Courses (Term 1)
      • Assessed by 3,000 word assignment (20%) + exam (80%)
      • 7.2% programme weighting for each (degree classification)
    • Research Projects (Term 1 & 2)
      • Assessed by group projects with oral and written components
      • 8% programme weighting
    • Four Elective Courses (Term 2)
      • Assessed by one assignment or in-class test (100%)
      • 7.2% programme weighting
    • Dissertation (Term 3)
      • Assessed by 12-15,000 word document
      • Must pass (50%+) to graduate
      • 20% programme weighting
  • 7. Term 1 Schedule Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri – Core Courses (indicative format – subject to modification by individual instructors)
    • 9:00-10:00 Self-Organized (e.g., group meetings, surgery with instructor)
    • 10:00-13:00 Classroom Teaching/Discussion
    • (individual streams)
    • 13:00-14:00 Lunch
    • 14:00-17:00 Classroom Teaching/Discussion (individual streams)
    • 17:00-18:00 Self-Organized (e.g., group meetings, surgery with instructor)
  • 8. Term 1 Schedule Wed – Professional Business Skills
    • Streams 1 & 2 Lecture 10:00-11:00
      • Stream 1 Workshop 11:00-12:00
      • Stream 2 Workshop 12:00-13:00
    • Streams 3 & 4 Lecture 14:00-15:00
      • Stream 3 Workshop 15:00-16:00
      • Stream 4 Workshop 16:00-17:00
  • 9. Term 1 Schedule Wed – RHI Support Class
    • Three (3) English-language support sessions offered to selected candidates
    • Streams 3 & 4 11:00-13:00 Support Class 1, 2, 3
    • Streams 1 & 2 14:00-16:00 Support Class 4, 5, 6
  • 10. Informed Listening and Reading
    • BBC Radio
      • Radio 4 (92.4-94.6), Radio 3 (90.2-92.4), and Radio 1 (97.6-99.8)
      • See bbc.co.uk for accompanying material
    • International Business Press
      • Financial Times , Wall Street Journal Europe, and International Herald Tribune
      • See ft.com under Business Education for MBA Gym (mbagym.com for direct access)
    • Business Source Premier (database of management journals via the College’s library portal)
      • Harvard Business Review , McKinsey Quarterly, and Journal of Management Studies
  • 11. In Addition to Studying
    • “ Half a pint of your finest bitter, please”: examples such as Timothy Taylor Landlord, Fuller’s London Pride, Young’s Ordinary, Greene King IPA, Adnams; local pubs include The Happy Man, The Bee Hive, The Crown (Egham high street) and The Barley Mow (Englefield Green)
    • Physical activity – exercise or team sport – is important
    • Visit London and areas near Egham (Windsor and Richmond)
    • Hunt for a job – start in Term 1 to be considered by large companies with graduate training schemes; also consider opportunities outside home country and the UK
  • 12. What RHUL Offers
    • Intellectual Rigour
    • Personal Development
    • Social Capital (Networks)