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Study Guide to Masters and Bachelors Degree Courses




Oxford Brookes University
Business School

 

Address Wheatley Campus, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1HX, England
Tel. No. +44 (0) 1865 485858
Fax No. +44 (0) 1865 485830
E-mail address business@brookes.ac.uk
Full Time Courses MBA

Accounting and Finance Programmes
MSc Accounting
MSc Finance
MSc International Business Economics

Business and Management Programmes
MSc Business Management (Sept entry)
MSc Business Management (Jan entry)
MSc eBusiness
MSc Human Resource Management
MSc International Management
MSc International Management and International Relations
MSc International Trade and Logistics

Marketing Programmes
MSc Marketing
Part Time Courses Global MBA
Executive MBA

Professional Development Programmes
MA Human Resource Management
Diploma in Human Resource Management
Certificate in Human Resource Management
MA Strategic Management and Leadership
Diploma in Management and Leadership
Certificate in Management and Leadership
Online Postgraduate Certificate in Management

Coaching and Mentoring Programmes
Doctor of Coaching and Mentoring
Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MA Coaching and Mentoring Practice.

Accounting, Finance and Economics Programmes
MSc Accounting
MSc Finance
MSc International Business Economics

Business and Management Programmes
MSc Business Management (Sept entry)
MSc Business Management (Jan entry)
MSc eBusiness
MSc Human Resource Management
MSc International Management
MSc International Management and International Relations
MSc International Trade and Logistics

Marketing Programmes
MSc Marketing
Type of courses MBA Full time
Executive MBA Part time – 10 - 15 weekends (Sat/Sun)
Online Global/Distance Learning MBA
MScs Full time
MAs Part-time
Part-time courses are not available to International students
Length of courses Full Time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years
Note: Executive MBA and Part-time MBA, 2 years
Global Distance Learning 30 months (or 21 months for ACCA Members only)
Date of commencement September (all taught at university programmes)
January and July for Distance Learning;
September and January start options for MSc Business Management
Class Size 35-40 approx.
Student accommodation Available on or off campus
Cost/fees MBA Full-time: 2012/13 (19,890 GBP)
Executive MBA: 2012/13(18,130 GBP)
Global/Distance Learning: 2012/13 (12,500 GBP)
MScs Full-time: 2012/13 (9,260-12,170 GBP)
MAs, Certificates and Diplomas are part-time courses - fees on application
Student grants Self funding
Financial assistance Scholarships available – see website
Admission requirements MBA: Graduates with 3 years’ management experience

MScs: Graduates (any discipline) with/without work experience. Work experience normally arranged where required for admission. Requirements vary depending on programme of study.

MAs: Graduate or relevant professional qualification/work experience.

Please note: Part-time courses are not available for international students who require visas to study in the UK.
English language requirements
(if English not first language)
IELTS minimum 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in every element) or equivalent University pre-sessional English courses available. Length of course depends on entry IELTS level. Pre-Masters Programme to bridge typically from Diploma to Masters available. Details on request.
Ratio of National/Overseas students 80% international on full-time courses; 100% EU on part-time courses
Ratio of men/women 60/40
Age range 24-45
Contact for application Business School Enquiries - Tel: +44 (0) 1865 485858 or
email: business@brookes.ac.uk


 


About the Courses


1. Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The Oxford Brookes MBA is ranked 10th in the UK and 41st in Europe – QSTopMBA rankings 2011.

To be successful in a 21st century business environment you need to think and lead across international boundaries. The MBA prepares you for the challenges of senior management in an increasingly competitive and global economy. The Oxford Brookes MBA focuses on leadership, strategic thinking and issues of implementation. The MBA develops your skills of critical enquiry and practical insight, and equips you to manage your own development long term, helping you to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.

• Global blended MBA 30-month programme*
• Executive MBA 24 to 30-month programme
• Full time MBA 12-month intensive programme
• A combination of any of the modes

The Oxford Brookes MBA offers the maximum flexibility and you can choose to join the full-time programme for approximately 5 months and then switch to the Executive programme. This option will take approximately 15 months to complete. Alternatively, you can choose to study full-time for approximately 5 months and then switch to the Global MBA programme. This option will take approximately 20 months to complete.

*Accelerated option open to ACCA members (21 months).

The Oxford Brookes MBA develops your career by building on your professional and managerial experience. Students on the programmes have come from more than 80 countries, adding richness to the learning process and providing a wide range of cultural experiences and diversity within the MBA group.

A distinguishing characteristic of the Oxford Brookes MBA is the emphasis on developing a 'collaborative' rather than 'competitive' approach to learning. This is based on our belief that successful businesses operate through the cooperation and collaboration of others, both within the business and through the development of long-term relationships and alliances with customers and suppliers.

We are more interested in you and your personal and intellectual development than where you are ranked amongst your peers in terms of ability and achievement. This approach is embedded in our teaching, learning and assessment on the MBA programmes.

You can create a programme to suit your personal circumstances by combining the different modes of study. For example you may wish to start out on the Full-time MBA and then transfer to an alternative if your personal circumstances or career requirements change.



Online Global / Distance Learning MBA (tutor supported programme with Virtual Campus and Printed Study Materials)

The Business School at Oxford Brookes University has a growing reputation for research at international level as recognised in the independent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008.

2. MSc International Management

This programme is for graduates with a good first degree in any subject. It will help you develop an understanding of global business and operations, and the cultural dynamics of international management. We support your personal development by expanding your key skills and competencies, which are essential to your future as a manager in an international or global organisation.

The teaching methods are innovative. You will learn about management and personal development through active projects, undertaken individually and in groups, and the integration of the functional areas of business to gain an understanding of the opportunities and challenges in international business. Leading business leaders are invited to speak with our students and consultancy-style projects are used to enhance your practical experience.

3. MSc International Management and International Relations

For those who aspire to work in multilateral international organisations, such as the UN, EC or NGOs, and who want a management qualification that is highly regarded, this programme teaches you how to manage complex organisations and issues in the global economic and political environment.

The programme will appeal to students who have a broad interest in international affairs and whose future work is likely to be set in a global context, where effective practice is underpinned by the theoretical understanding of the functional operations of the international organisation within its operating context.

The reputation of the Business School is underpinned through membership of and programme accreditations received from the Association of MBAs; Professional Associations such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and the European Foundation for Management Development

4. MSc International Trade and Logistics

This programme will prepare you for a range of careers, in international trade management, supply chain management, international logistics, management consultancy and import/export management. It is intended for those who have not formally studied for a degree in business or management and who would like to increase their understanding of a range of business and management subjects and also specialise in international logistics.

Logistics is about managing and controlling activities along a chain of supply, to create sustainable competitive advantage in an international arena. You will learn how customer 'pull' strategies help to meet the expectations of ever more demanding customers. You will analyse how customised products and services, quick response deliveries and state-of-the-art information systems make international logistics a key component of business strategy.

5. MSc Finance

For graduates of any discipline, this programme prepares you to launch your career in finance and financial management, either within a corporation or in financial institutions. It also establishes a good basis for anyone seeking a general business career who wants a deeper understanding of finance issues. The study of finance develops an understanding of financial decisions in business corporations and the operation of financial markets and institutions. It provides you with a grasp of the role of finance in organisations and of the theoretical underpinning of financial decision making.

6.MSc Accounting

For graduates of any discipline, this programme prepares you to launch your career in accounting, auditing or finance. It also establishes a good basis for anyone seeking a general business career who wants a deeper understanding of accounting and finance issues.

On completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply for exemptions from the professional exams of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), a professional qualification recognised worldwide.

We have good links with professional accounting bodies and accounting firms. The academics from the programme have wide experience in the professional world and are able to provide practical insights.

The course is intensive and covers financial accounting, audit, management accounting and corporate finance. You complete your studies by taking two case-based independent study modules, allowing you to apply your new skills to real world problems.

7. MSc International Business Economics

Studying a combination of business and economics-related subjects at master’s level will give you the competitive edge and prepare you for a range of careers including policy development, business analyst and regional economist in a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

This programme is for graduates who have not formally studied for a degree in economics or business. Topics include finance and accounting, business operations and strategy, international trade and globalisation, developing economies, and regional studies of both Europe and Asia.

It will help you to acquire the knowledge and skills required to understand underlying economic principles and to have an insight into the way institutions and business practices operate in an international and global context.

8a. MSc Business Management (September start)

With an AMBA accredited master’s degree from Oxford Brookes University Business School our graduates go onto successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

This programme is designed for students with a first degree or equivalent in virtually any subject. We utilise a range of teaching and learning opportunities including interactive workshops, visiting speakers, role play exercises and the analysis of real-world case studies. These strengthen your analytical and decision-making skills preparing you, from day one, to act and think like a manager.

Subjects include finance and accounting, organisational theory, human resource management, the management of innovation and change, business operations and business strategy. You are able to follow one of three pathways to specialise in a particular subject area: Entrepreneurship, Economics or Marketing.

Students choose a topic that is drawn from their core studies when undertaking their dissertation.

8b. MSc Business Management (January start)

With an AMBA accredited master’s degree from Oxford Brookes University Business School our graduates go onto successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations.

This programme is designed for students with a first degree or equivalent in virtually any subject. We utilise a range of teaching and learning opportunities including interactive workshops, visiting speakers, role play exercises and the analysis of real-world case studies. These strengthen your analytical and decision-making skills preparing you, from day one, to act and think like a manager.

Subjects include finance and accounting, organisational theory, human resource management, the management of innovation and change, business operations and business strategy. You are able to follow one of three pathways to specialise in a particular subject area: Entrepreneurship, People Management or Marketing.

Students choose a topic that is drawn from their core studies when undertaking their dissertation.

9. MSc Human Resource Management

MSc Human Resource Management is aimed at individuals seeking careers as HR Managers, HR Consultants or general managers with people management responsibilities, this programme is designed for individuals with a good first degree in any subject.

You will gain a deeper understanding of people management and development strategies, and practices within global business and different organisational contexts. The programme examines HR practice, including recruitment, learning and development, talent management, employee relations, reward and strategic human resource management as well as aspects of organisational behaviour.

We support your personal development in gaining skills and competencies essential to your future employment and career prospects. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds, adding richness to the learning process and providing a global network of friends and contacts.

10. MSc Marketing

Studying marketing at master’s level will prepare you for a range of careers including product and brand management, market analysis and research, customer relationship and services management, direct marketing, internet marketing, public relations, media and advertising. This programme is for graduates from any discipline who are seeking to develop the knowledge and skills essential for a successful career in marketing.

You will gain real-world marketing experience by undertaking a marketing project for an organisation. Further workshops, including marketing consultancy and Personal Development and Leadership will improve your career prospects through gaining knowledge from experts and by the development of key transferable skills that employers are looking for, such as consultancy, leadership, presentation skills, team working, cultural sensitivity, managing research and business projects, planning and organising, and critical appraisal.

11. Online Certificate in Management (CM)

This Programme allows you to complete your certificate virtually, through the Oxford Brookes University Virtual Learning Environment. This means that the programme is available to international students as there is no requirement to obtain a student visa. This programme is has January and April start dates.

12. Diploma in Management and Leadership (DML) (Part-time 2 years)

In an increasingly competitive job market, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. With a Diploma in Management and Leadership (DML) - from Oxford Brookes University Business School, you can benefit from accelerated career progression within your chosen field.

This programme combines theory with practice and introduces you to the fundamental principles of business including people management, strategy, marketing, finance and change management.

Students learn through practical and interactive seminars and workshops, incorporating role plays and online supplementary learning. After the first year you have the opportunity to step off the programme with a certificate, after the second year, with a diploma, or to continue to master’s level by taking either the MA in Management or the MA in Management of Innovation and Change.

13. Diploma in Human Resource Management (DHRM) (Part-time 2 years)

The CIPD accredited Diploma in Human Resource Management is designed to enable HR professionals to put people at the centre of their organisations, transforming their HR and talent management strategies to meet the challenges of the future.

It is a nationally recognised programme leading to graduate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Academically rigorous and practice based, the DHRM provides the specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required for the challenging role of a human resource professional. Students learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops and can work towards a three-year master’s degree or step off the programme after one year with a certificate, or after two and a half years with a diploma.

14. MA Human Resource Management (Part-time 1 year)

Aimed at those wishing to further their career in human resource management and to progress to senior management roles, this research-based programme combines theory and practice and has been designed to enable CIPD members to build on the learning and experience achieved at diploma level.

You will undertake a major work-based research project/dissertation that will help you to develop specialist expertise in an area of human resources that interests you. You receive tuition on research methods and key issues in research, and the research output will add value for the sponsoring organisation. The programme is delivered through a series of one-day workshops during the first semester, thus enabling you to focus on your dissertation during the second semester, with a view to submission at the end of that semester.

15. MA Strategic Management and Leadership

A master’s in management will help you to stand out to employers. For those who have already achieved a Diploma in Management and Leadership, the MA provides an opportunity to progress to master’s level. This is achieved by undertaking a major organisationally-based research project that results in the submission of a master's dissertation.

This programme is highly valued by employers and enables you to develop specialist knowledge in an area of management that is of particular interest and that will help your career progression. Students receive tuition on how to conduct research, recognise key issues and deliver a work-based research project at master’s level. The course is delivered through a series of one-day workshops during the first semester, enabling you to focus on your dissertation during the second semester.

16. Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MA Coaching and Mentoring Practice

Oxford Brookes University Business School is a leader in the rapidly growing area of coaching and mentoring. Development of these skills provides the potential to enhance leadership performance and develop talent, whether in your staff or whilst developing your own career as a coach.

This programme provides the theory and practice that introduces you to the experiential knowledge and fundamental principles of coaching and mentoring. You will develop the necessary practical skills and understanding through seminars and workshops, and experience a variety of teaching and learning methods designed to enable you to develop active learning techniques, reflect on practice and undertake independent research. The programme is part-time and you have the option to attend on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday.

Regular online workshops and discussions support learning at a distance and you have your own professional coach-supervisor throughout the first year in order to support development.

 


About the University and the Business School


Oxford Brookes University Business School is a leading choice for students of business from the UK and overseas who are looking for the best start to their business career as well as a qualification.

The School is home to more than 2,000 undergraduates and 400 postgraduates. Our diverse cohort includes students from more than 145 countries around the world. Students come to Oxford Brookes University Business School for a number of reasons. We have an excellent reputation for teaching and learning, a wide range of courses you can choose to study from, a flexible modular approach, practical experience with employers, excellent facilities and the experience of living and studying in Oxford. You will have all the benefits of a student-centred institution where you receive the support and experience needed to achieve your career goals..

Accreditation, Endorsement and Quality Assurance

The MBA programme is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EPAS and the MSc Business Management programme are accredited by (AMBA).

The School achieved 'excellence' in the most recent Subject Reviews of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency.

Human resource management diploma programme leads to Graduate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

The School is a member of the UK's ABS (Association of Business Schools), EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development, and an International Member of AACSB (The Association for Collegiate Schools of Business).



 

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