MSc Business Management
- Course Code:DNT1N200101
- Duration:1 Year
- Attendance:Full Time
- Award:Degree of Master of Science
- Why Choose Us
- Course Profile
- Fees and Funding
The MSc Business Management degree offered by Norwich Business School seeks to lay the foundation for general managerial responsibility which will enable successful participants to develop effective management careers.
The programme will provide a foundation in the theories, concepts and techniques relevant to the practice of management. It focuses on intellectual and practical skills and furnishes students with the analytical tools and perspectives that provide a sound basis for managerial decisions.
The degree is designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in management, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context.
The course has a number of features that make it attractive to prospective students and to employers seeking to recruit their next generation of managers:
- A final cash prize of £1,000 to the best student on the MSc programme. There will also be opportunities for funded PhD studies in the School.
- Guest speakers from industry through our MSc Business Forum' which is supported by the UEA Alumni Fund and other industry links of the School.
- Hands on development of management skills and personal development.
- Opening up recruitment opportunities through direct interaction with businesses and access to careers service.
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Why Choose Us?
The Postgraduate MSc degree programme offered by Norwich Business School adopts an approach to teaching and learning which is designed to promote academic achievement as well as developing the potential for future managerial excellence.
The strategy underpinning Norwich Business School's courses is:
To provide a framework for the acquisition and progressive development of knowledge throughout the learning experience
- To enable the development of personal and professional business skills that will support fast career progression
- To stimulate a positive attitude towards lifelong learning and a culture of creativity and innovation.
We are committed to instilling confidence in our students and will support you to:
- Develop assertive and confident communication skills
- Plan, monitor and review individual development
- Understand the dynamics of effective team working
- Make use of advanced problem-solving techniques
- Develop and practice your leadership skills.
Teaching is provided by members of academic staff, often in a relatively informal learning environment, with programmes incorporating lectures, seminars, and practical work. Assessment is usually by essays and other written assignments, written or oral examinations, and projects. A continuous control process ensures that our teaching quality continues to develop, and students have access to a number of quality-control channels including student feedback forms, debriefing meetings, and the Student Liaison Committee to help us monitor, evaluate and develop current practice.
There are many external indicators of the quality of our teaching and research. In relation to our teaching, we have been consistently rated as a top University in the National Student Satisfaction survey. Our School also benefits from a constructive relationship with a number of professional bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Norwich Business School students benefit from our highly valued insight into state-of-the-art thinking and practice in the fields of business and management. Many of our graduates have subsequently achieved varied and successful careers with high profile roles in regional, national and international organisations.
The University of East Anglia provides a professional Careers Centre and, together with the School's Academic Careers Adviser, we will help students to choose their career path and develop their employability skills.
Come and Visit Us
Our Open Days will give you the opportunity to experience the University of East Anglia's unique campus atmosphere.
You will have the chance to attend subject-specific talks and presentations about student life and finance. You will also be able to talk directly to academics, admissions staff and current students giving you a first-hand impression of life at the University of East Anglia - check out the accommodation, learning resources, student support, and our sport and entertainment facilities.
If you are not able to visit us in person, check out our Virtual Open Day experience which we hope will help to provide you with an insight into life and study at the University of East Anglia.
Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution in the UK or overseas in disciplines other than business or management. Applicants from overseas may hold a non-UK degree in any discipline.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
All subjects excluding Business
Good 2.2 or equivalent
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English or those whose degree was not taught in English. To ensure such students benefit fully from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. We also will require a certain standard to be achieved on the written element of the test.
Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
- IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
- TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 (minimum 18 in listening, 21 speaking, 19 writing and 20 reading)
- PTE: 62 overall (minimum 55 in all components)
In certain circumstances we may require you to complete a Pre-Sessional English for Academic Purposes course prior to beginning your programme.
This course may be taken at our INTO Language Learning Centre.
- Year 1
Compulsory Study (120 credits)
Students will select 120 credits from the following module(s).
The module lays the foundation for general accounting and finance knowledge. It is an introductory course for students with differing prior knowledge and backgrounds. It also aims to provide a foundation in two key areas of business management, Operations and Information Systems such that, on completion of the module, the student will be in a position to undertake more advanced study of these important topics.
Where change was once seen as the exception in business, a rare event to be managed, it has come to be seen to be necessary and indeed a major source of competitive advantage. However, if change is to benefit business organizations and their members, then it requires energy, conscious decision-making and leadership. This module will introduce students to contemporary thinking about the processes of change and the role of leadership in those processes and beyond. It will also build on the reflection of Bennis that ''.organizations are usually over-managed and under-led'. Specific attention will be paid to geographical and cultural variation in the ways in which leadership and change are conceptualised, analysed and practised.
The module is "delivered" as a "game" played in teams. The military has used such a game to teach strategy and tactics. It has been updated to the international business environment, so that one team (business) in each game emerges as the winner. Each team needs to use something of what has been learnt from all modules covered so far in the MSc course.
This module is designed to give students a solid set of study skills, personal skills, and management skills through which their learning from across all modules develops into a coherent whole. The focus will be on developing the skills recognised as important for securing meaningful employment in the global marketplace appropriate to the Masters level of qualification. The format of the module will be of workshops, and the underlying pedagogic approach will be of experiential learning and action research.
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The module provides an overview of how to manage the people in the organisation. The module will raise awareness of the dynamics involved at work and how effective management of employees can lead to improved organisational performance. It focuses on the area of human behaviour in the workplace, covering both the individual and how individuals interact at work.
We live or die by the decisions of the market. If we are good we thrive, if not'.well, we don't want to go there. The two connected disciplines that we use to determine our fate are strategy and marketing. Strategy for it is about creating the future and managing our future development and marketing for whatever we do it must be grounded in the reality of our chosen markets. Further is it not the best products or services that usually win, but it is the best marketed products or services. Drawing on theories, models, case studies and experience this module develops strategists and marketeers to lead firms in their future development.
Option A Study (60 credits)
Students will select 60 credits from the following module(s).
The aim of this module is to provide the students with an advanced knowledge of the global workplace, understanding of international labour markets, and the management of careers in the postmodern world of work including their own. It will enhance the knowledge of people management within organizations in global environment, as well as help individuals in making the right job and career choice. The module starts at the micro level of the individual, through the organisation, and up to the macro levels of national and global society.
This Module provides a foundation in the theory and practice of financial management and managerial accounting. There is an introduction to the role, context and language of both financial management and managerial accounting.
The module develops a knowledge and understanding of the nature of e-Business and e-Commerce as well as of the Internet infrastructure and the variety of firms competing in e-Business markets. It also aims to demonstrate the current successes and failures of e-Business ventures in different industries and markets. Current developments in Business-to-Consumer (B2C) and Business-to-Business (B2B) e-Commerce will be explored. Lectures will be supplemented by case studies of e-business practice, group exercises and exploration of relevant Internet sites.
This module aims to provide students with knowledge of the significance of entrepreneurship within the economy, and research-led understanding of the factors that affect entrepreneurship trends and the entrepreneurial process.
This module is designed to sensitise the students to the context specific nature of the discipline of management. It seeks to help them uncover the diversity among managerial values and practices across the world that address similar managerial/organising challenges, as well as the socio-political-economic-cultural contexts in which these diverse practices are embedded. Awareness about the diverse practices might give them `ideas to import and use' in their future work settings, while the knowledge about the context will help them `avoid the pitfalls of the piecemeal borrowing'. The module also aims to build skills to work effectively in multi-cultural teams in order to prepare the students to work in diverse and global work teams.
The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand theoretical and practical approaches to how organisations can effectively acquire, internalise and use knowledge to improve learning, performance, and adaptability, while reducing risk in rapidly changing global environments. Specific topics include knowledge and knowledge management, organisational learning, explicit and tacit knowledge, tacit knowledge capture, creativity and innovation, using information and communication technologies, and cultural and human resource effects.
The aims of this module are: - to provide students with a critical insight on key aspects concerned with retail management; - to provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of retail management and strategies pursued by leading retail organisations; - to develop skills in obtaining, analysing and applying information from a variety of sources, including publicly available material; - to develop the ability to learn and to manage one's own self-learning.
Fees And Funding
Fees for the academic year 2013/2014 will be
- UK/EU Students: £9,000
- International Students: £14,350
International applicants from outside the EU may need to pay a deposit.
Approximately £7,500 living expenses will be needed to adequately support yourself.
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships of £1,000 are available for all UEA alumni.
Scholarships may be offered to UK/EU and International students. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.
Funding for postgraduate study is also available both from the university and from a number of external schemes.
Find out more about scholarships, funding and bursaries.
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
You can apply online.
To request further information & to be kept up to date with news & events please use our online enquiry form.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.