STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT- Financial Management and Entrepreneurship
The MSc offered by Apsley Business School is designed for professionals hoping to integrate the latest scholarship and theory with the practical day-to-day aspects of their business. The programme of study is flexible, with a strict focus on the quality of your assessed work, rather than volume. As such, it is ideal for the motivated high achiever, who is balancing their work, study and family commitments. The programme can be completed in 12 to 24 months on average, depending on your personalised study plan.
€14,200 / £10,000, Scholarships available.
Whole programme: The whole MSc is accredited at 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits), which is equivalent to 240 credits at the postgraduate level in the British system. Most students will complete the whole programme in 12 to 24 months. The delivery is either classroom-based, blended or online.
Each unit: Each unit consists of Case Studies, videos, reading, and independent research. You will complete a written assignment for each unit which will be assessed. This is normally around 5000 words. Your Research Dissertation will be no more than 20,000 words.
ABS’ MSc programmes are aimed at professionals who wish to increase their skill and knowledge portfolios, and to help them achieve their career goals. On graduation you will be expected to be in a position to influence and manage people, set out a strategic direction, and make appropriate use of a range of financial, marketing, human and technological resources.
WHY FINANCE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
Dr. Sebastian Fuller, the Academic Director, explains. Financial Management and Entrepreneurship is about being able to kick off and steer your organisation at a senior level, being able to put your vision and strategy at the heart of everything your organisation does. Typically you will be ambitious and motivated leader, with innovative ideas that you wish to develop and deliver as an entrepreneur. Possibly, you may be looking to establish your own firm, delivering value as an
entrepreneur or senior consultant. Some go on to enter a traditional organisation, bringing the values and energy of an entrepreneur. The knowledge and skills consolidated by the MSc will enhance your professional standing, and your personal brand.
PATHWAYS TO THE QUALIFICATION
For the MSc there are two phases of study, a taught phase and a research phase.
I Core units – You must take all of these
Strategic Marketing Management
Economics for Business
Entrepreneurship in an International Context
II Optional units – choose from
The Business Environment
Fundamentals of Business Management
Entrepreneurship: Launching New Ventures
Essentials of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability
Concepts in Strategic Management and Business Policy
Globalization Innovation and Sustainability
Making Innovation Happen
Innovation Management Context
Digital Project Management
Operations and Project Management
International Project Management and Practice
An Introduction to Marketing
Digital Marketing Principles
Customer Relationship Management
Research Design and Data Collection
Foundations of Data Analysis and Reporting
Philosophy and Traditions of Management Research
An approved unit from the MBA
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DIRECT ENTRY
You will fit one of these profiles:
A. Bachelor degree + 3 years professional practice
B. A levels/ International baccalaureate (or vocational equivalent) + 5 years professional practice.
We deliver the programme content in English, but in certain circumstance we can arrange for your research and dissertation supervision to be completed in additional languages- please ask for more information.
Many of our applicants already have extensive CPD and vocational experience, and may be in a position to receive Accredited Prior Learning (APL) credit for these programmes, which makes them exempt from certain units. Please enquire about our APL policy.
Also, students who already have a postgraduate qualification in management or similar may be able to enter directly into the Research Phase of the MSc Programme.
Please enquire about our APL policy.
act our Admissions Team for details of course intakes, course duration and mode of delivery.