The MSc in International Management Practice is an innovative new course at Lord Ashcroft International Business School which will help to meet the growing demand in both international and corporate markets for a core degree in the practice of management, specialising in international contexts.
Our course supports the development of management practitioners and business graduates who through their academic studies, practice-based learning and experience, are able to gain both generic and context-specific skills, competencies and knowledge. This will support 'confident futures' in management within regional, national and international businesses.
Additional course information
This course will:
* enable you to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and critical analysis of the personal, managerial and organisational challenges of real-world management practices, with particular focus on international management practices
* develop your skills, as a business graduate, to be adept at both the theories and practice of management within both academic and organisational contexts through a practice-based approach to the study of management
* develop your analytical and reflective abilities as an independent learner and critically reflective management practitioner
* promote the development of your intellectual capability, personal, academic and commercial skills, and your creative thinking so that you can generate original solutions to management problems in an organisational context
* develop insights, critical thinking and management skills through exposure to the theory and practice of business and management widen your perspective beyond your immediate management role and/or organisation
* enhance your employability as an international management practitioner.
Core modules: PG Cert
* Management Theory into Management Practice: Global Perspectives
* The Reflective Practitioner
Core modules: PG Dip
* Action Learning for Managers
Core modules: MSc
* Major Project OR Management Practice Portfolio
* Challenges of Management in Practice
* Doing Business in China
* The Economics of Global Trade
* Global Business Management
* Global Business Fitness
* Intercultural Management
* Managing the International SME
* International Business Management
* Globalisation: Theory, Politics and Culture
* International Leadership
* Independent Learning Module
* International Business Environment and Strategy
Collectively the optional modules will provide you with the opportunity to 'specialise' and/or focus on those aspects of international management practice that interest you or meet your requirements on your chosen career path.
Assessment reflects management practice in the work environment and includes assignments, presentations, reflective portfolios and personal development plans, all related to management practice in real organisations. There are no formal examinations.
There will be two types of assessment, formative and summative. Summative assessments (which will contribute to the final degree) will include:
* assignments - individual and group, reports, essays, tests and presentations
* a portfolio including performative/patchwork text/artefacts and work-based/action
* learning tools
* group and individual presentations
* learning logbook.
The summative assessment for the compulsory modules will be adequately spaced out to allow you to plan your work. The aim is to maintain flexibility and to employ a wide range of methods.
Formative assessment will take place during the semester, but the requirements are more flexible and will be less time consuming.
Integration of learning across modules is achieved through integrative assessments such as portfolios. For those on the work-based and hybrid modes, the work-based learning methodologies/interventions will be drawn upon for completion of the assessment.
Teaching will include a wide range of approaches, including lecture, seminar, video and case studies.
UK requirements for international applications
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.