MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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Course overview Give your career the best possible start with the latest thinking in comparative international strategic management and put your learning into practice with our unique client facing project. The course focuses on real international business issues and how to solve them. You will graduate with a thorough understanding of business analysis and development and the key skills of international business consulting.

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Requisitos: Academic entry qualification overview: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. English language: For the latest information on demonstrating your English proficiency for those whose first language is not English, please see our language requirements . English language test validity: Some English...

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Business Analysis
Strategic Management
Management
Business Environment
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International
Global
Consulting
Project
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International Business
IT Development
IT Management
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Course module details

The MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management course focuses on real international management issues and how to solve them. A key element of the course is our unique client-facing project which allows you to put your learning into practice.

You explore the operation of multinational enterprises and undertake comparative business analysis, while gaining the practical skills necessary to work efficiently in an international business environment.  Alongside a thorough understanding of business analysis and development, you graduate with the key skills of international business consulting, such as framing international business problems, writing business reports and preparing for interviews.

You have the opportunity to apply your learning to real business problems through a client-facing project within an external client organisation, giving you valuable experience and generating excellent networking opportunities. 

Recent examples of project clients include:

  • ASDA
  • AstraZeneca
  • BAE Systems
  • BASF
  • Deloitte
  • ICI
  • Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Kelloggs.
Special features

The client-facing project is a unique element of this course that provides an excellent opportunity to test, improve and enhance the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. This consultancy project, lasting up to three months over the summer, involves you in either supporting a start-up company, finding growth opportunities for a medium-sized firm, or improving the effectiveness and efficiency of a function within a large, blue chip company.

Download a brochure describing the scheme.

Course units details

The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. The compulsory units are built around the problems of strategic  management, the operation of multinational enterprises, comparative business analysis and the skills necessary to work efficiently in a international business environment. The optional courses allow you to specialise in particular aspects of strategic management and business analysis.

Compulsory course units include: 

  • Building Strategic Capabilities in Different Business Systems;
  • Business Models: Theory and Practice;
  • Analysing Companies: Business Models, Narrative and Numbers;
  • Organisational Design and Strategy: International Contexts;
  • Strategic Management of the Multinational Firm across Divergent Institutional Systems

Optional course units include:

  • Asian Management Systems; 
  • Business Environment and Strategy in China;
  • Technology, Innovation Management and Business Strategy;
  • Global Politics and Global Business;
  • The Management of International Organisational Change; 
  • Global Business Strategy;
  • Digital Technologies, Development and Emerging Markets;
  • International Human Resource Management.

Instead of one of these optional units, you can choose one unit from outside the course to complement your studies. Your choice of elective will need to be approved by the Course Director. Students have opted to study units in marketing, supply chain management, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, depending on their previous background and subject to availability.

During the summer period, you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learnt during the first two semesters, enhance your skills while working with a major real life client and work as part of a team. The result of this project is presented as a research report/dissertation. This part of the course is closely related to the Manchester Method that enables you to experience experiential learning and helps you to become a reflective practitioner or manager.

The project is offered if you gain a minimum of 50% in each first semester course unit. If not, you will be offered a project related to an external client, with no direct contact with the client. For those working on group projects, a group report and an individual report will be produced (both 6,000 words).

Alternatively, you may undertake an academic dissertation of 12,000 words. Your supervisor will help you to define the research and advise, guide and support you throughout.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment varies depending on the modules chosen. It may include a combination of coursework, group project assessment, presentations, assignments, report, individual essay and examinations. The summer project is offered if you gain a minimum of 50% in each first semester course unit. Alternatively, you may undertake a dissertation of 12,000 words.

Open days

Masters information sessions

We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a masters course at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 17 courses to choose from. Join us to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.

Also, a number of graduates have the opportunity to progress directly onto the Full-time MBA programme as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them?

Choose from the following dates:

- Wednesday 17 February 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 9 March 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 13 April 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 11 May 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the Alliance MBS website .

Events round the world

We take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country . If you are visiting Manchester and you are unable to attend one of the Masters Information Sessions, you are welcome to organise a personal visit .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk