MANAGEMENT SCHOOL POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - TO PROGRESS AND LEAD

 
MANAGEMENT SCHOOL POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - TO PROGRESS AND LEAD
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MANAGEMENT SCHOOL POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - TO PROGRESS AND LEAD
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                                                                                                                                                                                                             Many of our postgraduate programmes

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                                                                                                                                                                                                             provide recognition or accreditation from
                                                                                                                                                                                                             the recognised professional body including:

IN THE WORLD
                                                                                                                                                                                                             MSc Accounting and Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                             accredited by Association of Chartered
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Chartered Institute of Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Accountants (CIMA)

Queen’s Management School is one of the top business schools                                                                                                                                                 MSc Finance and MSc Quantitative Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                             both recognised by the CFA Institute
in the UK and Ireland and prides itself on a range of world-class                                                                                                                                            University Recognition Programme
postgraduate degree programmes in Accounting, Economics, Finance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             MSc Risk and Investment Management
Management, Human Resource Management and Marketing.                                                                                                                                                         recognised by the Global Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Risk Professionals and Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Risk Managers’ International Association

WHY CHOOSE QUEEN’S                                                                                                                                                                                           MSc Marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                                             accredited by the Chartered Institute of
MANAGEMENT SCHOOL?
                                                                 OUR DEGREE PROGRAMMES                                                                                                                       Marketing (CIM) and option to gain Google
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Analytics Qualification
Among the best in the world, Accounting and Finance is
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ranked 6th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021).                                                     TRADING ROOM                                     DEDICATED TO STUDENT                             MSc Human Resource Management
In the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014),
                                                                                                                                                            EMPLOYABILITY                                    accredited by the Chartered Institute
                                                                                                           Students have access to Bloomberg
we are ranked joint 8th in the UK for Research                   TAUGHT                                    software, a market leader in financial news,
                                                                                                                                                            AND NETWORKING                                   of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Intensity, with 70% of our research deemed to be                                                           data and analytics, which is used by many        OPPORTUNITIES
world-leading or internationally excellent.                      Accounting and Finance                    financial institutions. The Trading Room
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                                                                                                                                                            Our students benefit from a dedicated
                                                                                                           is an interactive and exciting learning
                                                                 Business Analytics                        environment which brings textbook theory         Placement Office which has established           LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
PURPOSE-BUILT FOR MANAGEMENT                                     Economics                                 to life. Students will use and have access to    strong links with business partners providing
                                                                                                                                                            internships and consulting projects.             The William J Clinton Leadership
                                                                                                           software such as Stata, Excel, Python and R
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Institute at Riddel Hall brings world-class
Queen’s Management School is located at Riddel Hall,             Finance                                   and databases such as Thomson One Banker,
                                                                                                                                                            • Helping start-up companies such as             facilities, leading academics and industry
situated within the Stranmillis Conservation Area                                                          DataStream, S&P Capital IQ and Bloomberg.
adjacent to the main University campus. The site now             Human Resource Management                                                                    Cardinal Analytics and Pretty in Petite        experts together to deliver a high-end
                                                                                                                                                            • Students benefit from masterclasses            portfolio of executive education and
encompasses a new, purpose-built Management School
                                                                 International Business                                                                       with industry experts                          leadership programmes. As specialists
and Postgraduate and Executive Education Centre with                                                       STUDENT MANAGED                                  • Employers inform our curriculum through        in executive education, we are dealing
conference facilities.                                           Management                                FUND (SMF)                                         employer liaison groups                        with the highest level of business people
Riddel Hall provides the School with academic and support        Marketing                                 Students are invited to join the Student
                                                                                                                                                            • Employer visibility through studentships       and their associated organisations.
                                                                                                                                                              and prizes
offices; postgraduate research rooms for students and research                                             Managed Fund where they will have a
fellows; a range of fully equipped teaching facilities with      Master of Business Administration (MBA)   unique opportunity to manage a real money        Students are invited to many joint events        DIVERSITY
varying capacities from small syndicate rooms to a 120-seat      Quantitative Finance                      investment portfolio of £35,000. Queen’s         with the Leadership Institute with prestigious
tiered lecture theatre; two computer suites; the Trading Room;                                             Management School is one of only a handful       speakers including Sam Woods, Director           We have a diverse student body from around
the Placement Office; resource accommodation; flexible           Risk and Investment Management            of universities in the UK and Ireland to offer   of Financial Stability at the Bank of            the world including, UK, Northern Ireland,
space for large group teaching and conference use; and                                                     this experience which is a game changer          England; Denis O’Brien, the leading Irish        China, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, India, Mauritius,
communal support facilities including catering accommodation                                               when it comes to graduate employability.         Telecoms Entrepreneur; Manus Cranny,             Ecuador, Brazil, Canada, Vietnam, US, Nepal,
to encourage social and intellectual interaction.
                                                                                                                                                            European Markets Editor and News                 Guyana, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, India,
                                                                 RESEARCH                                                                                   Anchor for Bloomberg TV; and former              Norway, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Denmark,
                                                                                                                                                            South African President FW de Klerk.             France, Germany, Italy and Romania.
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ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE                                                                      OVERVIEW                                            Programme Modules                                    and academic essays. Timely feedback is
                                                                                                                                                                                                     provided on the students’ performance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Student Managed Fund (SMF)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Students are invited to join the Student
                                                                                                                                                Semester 1 (CATS)
(MSC)                                                                                       Why is this subject for you?
                                                                                                                                                • Financial Management (15) Understand the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Managed Fund where they will have a

                                                                                                                                                  implications of the economic environment,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CAREERS                                             unique opportunity to manage a real money
                                                                                            • You want to be able to speak ‘the language                                                                                                                 investment portfolio of £30,000. Queen’s
                                                                                              of business’ and understand financial               critically evaluate different sources of           This Master’s programme provides the basis          Management School is one of only a handful
                                                                                              decision-making and financial institutions.         business finance and Explore and apply the         for both profession and research orientated         of universities in the UK and Ireland to offer
                                                                                            • You want a career in areas such as accountancy,     key techniques of investment appraisal.            careers, as well as skills and knowledge required   this experience which is a game changer
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS                           If you need to improve your English           banking, consultancy or academia.                 • Corporate Finance (15) Understand the              to progress into management careers in the          when it comes to graduate employability.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a              language skills before your study, our      • You want to be taught and supervised by             issues confronting corporations when making        accounting and financial services. It opens a
relevant subject (Accounting or Finance         partner INTO Queen’s University Belfast       leading academics and you want exemptions           investment and financing decisions.                wide range of career opportunities in banking,      Queen’s Management School is committed to
based) or equivalent qualification              offers a range of English language            from the Association of Chartered Certified       • International Financial Accounting and             accounting and auditing, government, corporate      the continuous improvement and enhancement
acceptable to the University.                   courses: www.intohigher.com/qub               Accountants (ACCA) or the Chartered                 Reporting (15) Apply international financial       finance, investment analysis and academia.          of all of its degree programmes. New modules
                                                                                              Institute of Management Accountants                 reporting standards in the production                                                                  may be developed and included to replace or
Exceptional applicants with degrees in          FEES AND FUNDING                              (CIMA) professional examinations.                   and presentation of external financial             WHY QUEEN’S?                                        enhance those which are mentioned here.
Engineering, Mathematics, Management,           Northern Ireland (NI) £7,250                                                                      reports and be familiar with alternative
                                                                                            Accounting is the process of summarising,             recognition rules and valuation bases.             Trading Room
Economics or other relevant subjects can        Republic of Ireland (ROI) £7,250
                                                                                            analysing and reporting financial transactions      • Case Studies in Accounting and Financial           The Corporate Finance module is taught
also be considered. All applicants must         England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250
have sufficient relevant knowledge of and/      EU Other £21,500                            to permit informed judgements and decisions           Management (15) This course builds upon            in the Trading Room. Students have access           “The first-rate computer
                                                                                                                                                  the previous modules to understand the             to Bloomberg software, a market leader
or experience in basic Accounting.              International £21,500                       by users of the information. Finance looks at
                                                                                            how company managers and investors make               practical application of international financial   in financial news, data and analytics, which         facilities, Bloomberg
INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS                    International applicants will be required   financial decisions, how they manage their            reporting standards to the preparation and         is used by many financial institutions.              and DataStream access
                                                                                            risk, and how financial markets function.             presentation of the financial statements
For information on international
qualification equivalents, please see:
                                                to pay an initial mandatory deposit of
                                                £1,000 to secure a place on the course,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Software                                             and programmes such
go.qub.ac.uk/YourCountry                        and this will be included as a formal       The MSc in Accounting and Finance                   Semester 2 (CATS)
                                                                                                                                                • Accounting and Performance Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students will use and have access to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     software such as Stata, Excel, Matlab,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          as IBM SPSS enhanced
                                                condition of your offer. If you have met    provides students with an understanding
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                          all the course entry requirements and       of both the theoretical framework and                 in Public-Sector and Not-For-Profit                and databases such as Thomson One                    my study experience and
                                                                                                                                                  Organisations (15) Understand key differences      Banker, DataStream and Bloomberg.
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                      you have received an unconditional offer    practical skills necessary to work in
                                                                                            the global financial environment.                     between businesses, public sector organisations                                                         expanded my IT skills.
International students wishing to apply to      of a place to study on a postgraduate
Queen’s University Belfast (and for whom        taught degree, we require international                                                           and not-for profit-organisations (including        Accreditation and Exemptions
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The programme is accredited by ACCA (the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Additionally the regular
English is not their first language), must be   applicants to pay a remaining deposit of    CONTENT                                               strategies) in relation to performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Association of Chartered Certified Accountants),     recruitment fairs and
able to demonstrate their proficiency in        £1,500 towards their tuition fees (£2,500                                                         management and governance.
English in order to benefit fully from their    total deposit), before a Confirmation of
                                                                                            The programme offers the opportunity to
                                                                                            pursue appropriately advanced studies in
                                                                                                                                                • Management Accounting and Control
                                                                                                                                                  (15) Describe and evaluate cost behaviour
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the global body for professional accountants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          networking events have
course of study or research. Non-EEA            Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for visa/
nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and        immigration purposes can be issued.
                                                                                            both accounting and finance, equipping the            patterns; explore and apply the key concepts of    Students will be exempt from exams:                  eased my entrance into
                                                                                            students for careers in financial institutions,       budgeting, controlling and variance analysis.      F1 (Accountant in Business)
Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements
                                                                                            management consulting, industry or                  • Research Methods and Techniques                    F2 (Management Accounting)                           the employment market.”
for English language for visa purposes.         For fees and funding
                                                                                            government bodies. The modules included               (15) Understand and apply qualitative              F3 (Financial Accounting)
                                                information please see:                                                                                                                                                                                  Sally Denton,
                                                                                            in the programme aim to develop capacities            and quantitative research methods and              F4 (Corporate and Business Law)
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with        Fees: qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees                                                                                                                                                                              MSc Accounting and Finance
                                                                                            of critical assessment of literature and              techniques to different research contexts          F5 (Performance Management)
not less than 5.5 in any component, or          Funding: go.qub.ac.uk/qubpgfunding
                                                                                            methods, and the ability to communicate,              and develop your own research proposal.            F7 (Financial Reporting)
an equivalent qualification acceptable
                                                                                            orally and in writing, on topics in accounting      Plus choose one from:                                F9 (Financial Management)
to the University is required.                  DURATION
                                                                                            and finance. They provide a stimulating suite       • Derivatives
                                                1 year full-time
                                                                                            of learning activities that introduce students      • International Finance                              Those who pursue the final route of
*Taken within the last 2 years.
                                                                                            to contemporary theories and practice.              • Money and Banking                                  the Academic Research Project (as
                                                TEACHING TIMES
                                                                                                                                                                                                     opposed to the traditional dissertation)
For more information on English                 Morning/Afternoon
                                                                                            The development of transferable skills will shape   Semester 3                                           will also avail of the ACCA exemption
Language requirements for EEA
                                                                                            the teaching and learning on the programme.                                                              for paper F8 (Audit and Assurance).
and non-EEA nationals see:
                                                                                            The successful completion of coursework,
                                                                                                                                                Route 1                                                                                                     APPLY NOW
go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                                                                                Dissertation (60 CAT POINTS)                                                                                go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply
                                                                                            for instance, will require students to gather       Traditional Dissertation (100%)                      The programme is also part of the CIMA
                                                                                            information from a range of sources, as well as                                                          accelerated route, which will allow students to
                                                                                            select and assimilate the relevant knowledge                                                             enter via the CIMA master’s gateway route.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CONTACT
                                                                                                                                                Route 2                                                                                                     Dr Martin Quinn
                                                                                            and complete tasks within deadlines. The            Academic Research Project (60 CAT POINTS)                                                                   Programme Director
                                                                                            students will also acquire the ability to write     Auditing and Accountability (25%)                    Students may also avail of exemptions from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Queen’s Management School
                                                                                            projects and an MSc dissertation, which aims at     Ethics and Governance (25%)                          the CIMA, entering at the Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            t: +44 (0)28 9097 4815
Accounting and Finance                                                                      developing the skills of reading and summarising
                                                                                            academic articles. The students will be able to
                                                                                                                                                Critical Literature Review (50%)                     Level Case Study entry point. Thus, students
                                                                                                                                                                                                     are exempted from all elements of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            e: qms@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            qub.ac.uk/qms
at Queen’s is ranked 6th                                                                    analyse financial statements, apply investment      Modules are subject to change.                       Certificate and Operational levels, plus:
                                                                                            strategies, and understand the role of accounting                                                        E2 Managing Performance
in the UK in the Complete                                                                   in both profit and not-for-profit organisations.    ASSESSMENT                                           P2 Advanced Management Accounting
University Guide 2021.                                                                      The contents provided during the programme
                                                                                                                                                A variety of methods, including individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                     F2 Advanced Financial Reporting.
                                                                                            will also be useful to those who wish to pursue
                                                                                            PhD studies in accounting and finance.              and group work, presentations, case studies,         Guest Speakers
                                                                                                                                                class tests and dissertation will be used. Both      Students have the opportunity to hear
                                                                                                                                                summative and formative assessment methods           from industry professionals and academics
                                                                                                                                                are adopted throughout all modules, which            who regularly deliver guest lectures/
                                                                                                                                                span from practical computer based work, to          talks in the Management School.
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BUSINESS ANALYTICS                                                                             OVERVIEW                                               Semester 2 (CATS)
                                                                                                                                                      • Advanced Analytics and Machine Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “With the explosion of
(MSC)                                                                                          The increase in the volume, variety, and                 (15) Builds on the skills developed in the statistics                                                          information and the global
                                                                                               velocity of data creates opportunities for               module in terms of both programming and more
                                                                                               businesses to improve decision-making                    advanced statistical techniques, namely the                                                                    shortage in analytics
                                                                                               and develop new data-driven products and
                                                                                               services. MSc Business Analytics has been
                                                                                                                                                        application of machine learning algorithms.                                                                    professionals with the
                                                                                                                                                      • Data-driven Decision-making (15) Focuses
                                                                                               developed to meet the demand for qualified               on gaining business insights from the effective                                                                skills needed to turn data
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or
                                                FEES AND FUNDING
                                                Northern Ireland (NI) £7,250
                                                                                               professionals, who possess the necessary
                                                                                               expertise to realise end-to-end business
                                                                                                                                                        management and analysis of data, data
                                                                                                                                                        visualisation and storytelling, and prescriptive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       into business value, the
equivalent qualification acceptable to the      Republic of Ireland (ROI) £7,250               analytics solutions and are equipped to utilise          analytics techniques.                                                                                          MSc Business Analytics
                                                                                               data for business decision-making purposes.            • Artificial Intelligence in Business and Society
University in any discipline to include one
module in a quantitative area. Relevant
                                                England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250
                                                EU Other £20,500                                                                                        (15) Builds a deeper understanding of the                                                                      programme is aimed at
employment experience in a quantitative         International £20,500                          The programme is built around the three core
                                                                                               areas needed to succeed in analytics: business
                                                                                                                                                        wider implications of AI, and how students can                                                                 graduates who aspire to
area may be considered in lieu of a                                                                                                                     contribute to responsible development and use of
module in a quantitative area and will be       International applicants will be required      knowledge, statistics, and computing. This               AI in their future career.                                                                                     work in this cutting edge
considered on a case-by-case basis.             to pay an initial mandatory deposit of
                                                £1,000 to secure a place on the course,
                                                                                               includes modules focusing on the application
                                                                                               of analytics in core business functions such
                                                                                                                                                      • Marketing Analytics (15) Using SAS or SPSS
                                                                                                                                                        software to analyse data for marketing-related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       industry. The course has
INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS                    and this will be included as a formal          as marketing and human resources, modules                decision-making and evaluative purposes.                                                                       been developed to bridge
                                                                                               focusing on developing and applying technical
For information on international
qualification equivalents, please see:
                                                condition of your offer. If you have met
                                                all the course entry requirements and          skills such as advanced analytics and machine          Summer Semester                                                                                                  the gap between analytics
                                                                                                                                                      • Dissertation (60 CAT points)
go.qub.ac.uk/YourCountry                        you have received an unconditional offer       learning, data management, and data-driven
                                                                                               decision-making. In total, students will study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and business, and includes
                                                of a place to study on a postgraduate
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR                      taught degree, we require international        eight modules in addition to pre-course training       Modules are subject to change.                                                                                   the latest topics from
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students wishing to apply to
                                                applicants to pay a remaining deposit of
                                                £1,500 towards their tuition fees (£2,500
                                                                                               and a final dissertation project. The dissertation
                                                                                               project will involve the application of the            ASSESSMENT                                                                                                       across core business and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Career Development
Queen’s University Belfast (and for whom        total deposit), before a Confirmation of       business, technical, and statistical skills learnt     Assessments will focus on both theory and                 Industry reports show a global shortage for            analytics areas. Students
                                                                                               during the taught modules.
English is not their first language), must be
able to demonstrate their proficiency in
                                                Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for visa/
                                                immigration purposes can be issued.
                                                                                                                                                      practical application of business analytics,
                                                                                                                                                      including the use of data to gain business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                data scientists. Students will learn to use
                                                                                                                                                                                                                cutting edge and industry standard tools and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       who successfully complete
English in order to benefit fully from their                                                   The programme will include an intensive
                                                                                               induction course, where pre-course training
                                                                                                                                                      insights, the development of analytics solutions,         techniques to enable career development.               the programme will
course of study or research. Non-EEA            For fees and funding                                                                                  essays and group work. It is anticipated that
nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and        information please see:                        in key statistics and computer skills will ensure      students will have approximately 30 hours                 World-class Facilities                                 graduate with the technical,
Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements
for English language for visa purposes.
                                                Fees: qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees
                                                Funding: go.qub.ac.uk/qubpgfunding
                                                                                               students from a range of backgrounds have the
                                                                                               necessary skills to undertake the course.
                                                                                                                                                      direct academic contact time (drawing on                  The MSc Business Analytics is taught in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                landscaped setting of Riddel Hall which features
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       statistical, and business
                                                                                                                                                      methods outlined above) per module. In
                                                                                                                                                      addition to the direct teaching hours per                 excellent facilities, including a dedicated            skills needed to succeed as
                                                                                               CONTENT                                                                                                          computer lab with the latest analytics software.
An IELTS* score of 6.5 with not less
than 5.5 in each of the four component
                                                DURATION
                                                1 year full-time
                                                                                                                                                      module, each student will normally be expected
                                                                                                                                                      to spend approximately 120 hours on individual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       an analytics professional.”
                                                                                               Semester 1 (CATS)                                                                                                Student Experience
elements of listening, reading, speaking                                                       • Statistics for Business (15) Understanding           study time, plus time for assessment completion           Students will learn how to use state-of the-art,      Dr Byron Graham,
and writing taken within the last 2 years.      TEACHING METHODS                                 descriptive and inferential statistics using the R   per module.                                               industry standard software over the duration of       Programme Director
                                                Tools and techniques learned in the              programming language.                                                                                          the programme. This includes software such as
*Taken within the last 2 years.                 classroom context will be used to address      • Data Management (15) Explores the theory and         CAREERS                                                   R, SAS, KNIME, and Tableau.
                                                real-life business problems. This will           practice of managing data, including identifying
For more information on English language        involve a mix of teaching methods to                                                                  The MSc Business Analytics will appeal to                 Professional Teaching
                                                                                                 and extracting data, data pre processing, data       students who intend to pursue a career in a
requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals      enable students to build the technical                                                                                                                          With a background in industry and academia,
                                                                                                 quality, data warehousing, relational databases,     business analytics related field, such as data
see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs           and business expertise required for a                                                                                                                           Dr Graham specialises in helping businesses
                                                                                                 and big data solutions.                              science, business intelligence, consultancy,
                                                successful career in analytics. Modules will                                                                                                                    to gain benefits from the effective use of data
                                                                                               • Human Resources Analytics (15) Consider              informatics, or decision intelligence. The
If you need to improve your English             be taught in mornings and afternoons.                                                                                                                           for decision-making and new products and
                                                                                                 the practical use of data in HRM, through
language skills before your study, our                                                           applications such as monitoring and evaluating
                                                                                                                                                      programme is aimed at graduates from a range              processes. Dr Graham has industry experience           APPLY NOW
partner INTO Queen’s University Belfast                                                                                                               of backgrounds, particularly students who have            in a major healthcare trust, where he specialised      go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply
                                                                                                 employee activity and performance, predicting        taken undergraduate degrees in areas from
offers a range of English language                                                                                                                                                                              in healthcare informatics. He has also worked in
                                                                                                 future performance and predicting employee
courses: www.intohigher.com/qub                                                                  attrition.
                                                                                                                                                      outside maths and computer science domains.               data science consultancy for a Big Four firm.          CONTACT
                                                                                                                                                      Those with undergraduate degrees stemming                 Dr Graham has industry expertise in data               Dr Byron Graham
                                                                                               • Operations Management (15) Topics include            from a diversity of backgrounds are welcomed.             science across multiple sectors including              Programme Director
                                                                                                 operations strategy, process design and analysis,    This could include areas such as business and             healthcare, the legal industry, financial services,    Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                 capacity management, quality management,             management, accounting, finance, social                   and retail. His current research focuses on the        t: +44 (0)28 9097 5514
                                                                                                 lean management, inventory management and            sciences, psychology, and geography.                      application of machine learning and other data         e: qms@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                 supply chain management.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                science approaches to solve business problems.         qub.ac.uk/qms
                                                                                                                                                      WHY QUEEN’S?
                                                                                                                                                      Industry Links                                            Queen’s Management School is committed to
                                                                                                                                                      Developed by staff with industry and academic             the continuous improvement and enhancement
                                                                                                                                                      backgrounds, the course is tailored towards               of all of its degree programmes. New modules
                                                                                                                                                      the key skills required to succeed in a business          may be developed and included to replace or
                                                                                                                                                      analytics role.                                           enhance those which are mentioned here.

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ECONOMICS                                                                                   OVERVIEW
(MSC)                                                                                       Economists are among the most influential
                                                                                            thought leaders in 21st century life. They play a
                                                                                            key role in helping us to understand the world
                                                                                            around us and to make it function better.
                                                                                            Many of our most challenging problems:
                                                                                            global warming, poverty, rising inequality,
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS                           For more information on English             public debt, the impact of the financial crisis
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent     Language requirements for EEA               are economic in nature. The MSc at Queen’s
qualification acceptable to the University in   and non-EEA nationals see:                  provides the advanced knowledge and skills
Economics or a closely related subject (e.g.    go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs            to understand these and other issues and to
Business Economics, Finance, joint degrees                                                  prepare students for careers as economists
with substantial economics component).          If you need to improve your English         or for further study towards a PhD.
                                                language skills before your study, our
We welcome applications from a diverse          partner INTO Queen’s University Belfast     The programme brings together a set of
range of applicants so will also consider       offers a range of English language          modules that aim to provide the student with
those with a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree, or      courses: www.intohigher.com/qub             a clear modern and post-crisis perspective on
equivalent qualification acceptable to the                                                  the 21st century global economy. This includes
University in other quantitative subjects       FEES AND FUNDING                            a sequence of modules in microeconomics
(e.g. Mathematics) and those with relevant      Northern Ireland (NI) £7,250                founded on decision and game theoretic
previous work experience alongside              Republic of Ireland (ROI) £7,250            principles; developing a network perspective on
academic qualifications. We encourage           England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250      socio-economic interaction in the 21st century
applicants to submit a detailed CV.             EU Other £18,400                            global economy; a sequence of modules in
                                                International £18,400                       institutional economic history that provide a         Semester 2 (CATS)                                   Graduates have gained employment as                   Software
Candidates who do not satisfy the above but                                                 historically informed perspective on the main         • Economics of Markets and Networks                 Economic Consultants and Assistant Economists         Weekly training sessions in our state-of-the-
who are holders of an equivalent approved       International applicants will be required   macroeconomic policy instruments that are               (15) Covers recent developments in                in organisations like Aviva, Citigroup, Deloitte      art computer lab will help you to develop your
professional qualification or work experience   to pay an initial mandatory deposit of      used in our global economy; and a sequence              the theory of commodity markets                   and KPMG, Oxford Economics, NERA                      data analytical skills using market-leading
will be considered on a case-by-case basis.     £1,000 to secure a place on the course,     of modules that provide practical skills of             and socio-economic networks.                      Economic Consulting, First Derivatives, Morgan        econometrics software such as Stata.
                                                and this will be included as a formal       data analysis and econometric techniques.             • Labour Economics and Social Policy (15)           Stanley, Santander, RSM McClure Watters
INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS                    condition of your offer. If you have met                                                            Understand labour economics theory,               and the Foreign Commonwealth Office.                  At the end of your first and second semesters
For information on international                all the course entry requirements and       If you are interested in advanced study                 its application to labour market and                                                                    you will undertake industry relevant
qualification equivalents, please see:          you have received an unconditional offer    that is ‘post-crisis’ in structure and content,         social policy issues, and the empirical           WHY QUEEN’S?                                          masterclasses on Python and ARCGIS. These
go.qub.ac.uk/YourCountry                        of a place to study on a postgraduate       delivered at one of the UK’s leading research           evidence and methods that make up the                                                                   are programmes used in many of the biggest
                                                taught degree, we require international     universities, then this degree is for you. The          contemporary labour economist’s toolkit.                                                                companies in the world and will give you
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                          applicants to pay a remaining deposit of    programme builds on our established strengths         • Contemporary Macroeconomics (15)                  6th in the UK for                                     excellent skills to enhance your employability.
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students wishing to apply to
                                                £1,500 towards their tuition fees (£2,500
                                                total deposit), before a Confirmation of
                                                                                            in economic history, economic network theory
                                                                                            and the quantitative analysis of economic and
                                                                                                                                                    Examine economic growth (the long-
                                                                                                                                                    run analysis) and short-run fluctuations
                                                                                                                                                                                                      research intensity                                    Queen’s Management School is committed to
Queen’s University Belfast (and for whom        Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for visa/      social policy, allowing students to combine a           of the economy (business cycles).                                                                       the continuous improvement and enhancement
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (Guardian University Guide 2020)
English is not their first language), must be   immigration purposes can be issued.         deep and wide-ranging understanding of the            • Topics in Economics (15) Explore cutting-                                                               of all of its degree programmes. New modules
able to demonstrate their proficiency in                                                    discipline with the opportunity to specialise           edge research in economic theory, economic                                                              may be developed and included to replace or
English in order to benefit fully from their    For fees and funding                        in one of these three particular fields.                history and the applied economics of              Cutting-edge                                          enhance those which are mentioned here.
course of study or research. Non-EEA            information please see:                                                                             economic and social policy and institutions.      Economics, and the way economics is taught,
nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and        Fees: qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees                 Seminars and masterclasses from expert guest                                                              is changing. This programme, focuses on using
                                                Funding: go.qub.ac.uk/qubpgfunding          speakers are an integral part of the programme.       Summer Semester                                     cutting-edge economic analysis to understand
Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements
                                                                                                                                                  Dissertation or consultancy-based                   the world today and our behaviour within it,
for English language for visa purposes.
                                                                                                                                                  project (60 CAT points)
                                                DURATION                                    CONTENT                                                                                                   places you at the forefront of this advance.             APPLY NOW
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with        1 year full-time                                                                                  Modules are subject to change.                                                                               go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply
not less than 5.5 in any component, or                                                      Semester 1 (CATS)                                                                                         Flexibility
an equivalent qualification acceptable          TEACHING TIMES                              • Economic Decision-making and Behaviour (15)
                                                                                                                                                  ASSESSMENT                                          You will cover all the core elements (compulsory         CONTACT
to the University is required.                  Morning/Afternoon                             Analyses individual decision making and presents                                                        modules) you need for an advanced                        Dr Anthony Ziegelmeyer
                                                                                              a comprehensive overview of theories of how         Two thirds by written examination and               understanding of economics and to develop your           Programme Director
*Taken within the last 2 years.                                                               decisions are made in an interactive environment.   continuous assessment. One third by either          analytical and quantitative skill set, but you will      Queen’s Management School
                                                                                            • History and Philosophy of Economics                 a dissertation or a consultancy project.            also have the flexibility to tailor the course to        t: +44 (0)28 9097 4823
                                                                                              (15) Understand the methodology of                                                                      your personal interests and career aspirations.          e: qms@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                              economics, the classical political economy          CAREERS                                                                                                      qub.ac.uk/qms
                                                                                              and the marginal revolution.                                                                            Guest Speakers
                                                                                            • Applied Econometrics (15) Explores                  Well trained economists are highly sought after     In addition to working with Queen’s own
                                                                                              the techniques used in economics and                in the global marketplace and are employed          expert Faculty, students have the opportunity
                                                                                              policy evaluation to address real-world             by consultancy firms, financial institutions and    to learn from external international experts
                                                                                              questions using real data and leading               other international businesses, as well as in the   in their fields who come to Queen’s to give
                                                                                              statistical software such as STATA.                 public sector and by national and international     seminars and masterclasses. You will also hear
                                                                                            • Global Economic History (15) Explores               NGOs. Some students will wish to go on to           guest lectures from industry professionals,
                                                                                              the lessons that globalisation in prior             PhD study in Economics in preparation for a         with opportunities to network afterwards.
                                                                                              epochs has for contemporary economic                career as an academic or research economist.
                                                                                              conditions, illustrating how key economic
                                                                                              concepts underpin historical patterns.
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FINANCE                                                                                     OVERVIEW                                                                                                                                                  “The MSc Finance
(MSC)                                                                                       Why is this subject for you?                                                                                                                               programme is academically
                                                                                            • You have an interest in financial markets,                                                                                                               demanding and
                                                                                              institutions and financial decision-making.
                                                                                            • You want a career in the financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       intellectually challenging.
                                                                                              services sector or in academia.                                                                                                                          It places strong emphasis
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent
                                                FEES AND FUNDING
                                                Northern Ireland (NI) £7,250
                                                                                            • You want to be taught and supervised
                                                                                              by leading academics.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       on both theory and
qualification acceptable to the University      Republic of Ireland (ROI) £7,250                                                                                                                                                                       practical application. The
                                                                                            You will explore how company managers
in Finance, Mathematics, Economics,
or other relevant quantitative subject.
                                                England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250
                                                EU Other £20,500                            and investors make financial decisions, how                                                                                                                lecturers are not only
Science and Engineering disciplines             International £20,500                       they manage their risk and how financial
                                                                                            markets function. Your background may not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the best in their field but
will be considered where there is a
significant mathematical component.             International applicants will be required   necessarily be in finance, so this is a great                                                                                                              constantly inspiring. I
INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
                                                to pay an initial mandatory deposit of
                                                £1,000 to secure a place on the course,
                                                                                            opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge
                                                                                            and practical understanding of financial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       gained in-depth knowledge
For information on international                and this will be included as a formal       markets and financial decision-making.                                                                                                                     on asset pricing, corporate
qualification equivalents, please see:
go.qub.ac.uk/YourCountry
                                                condition of your offer. If you have met
                                                all the course entry requirements and       CONTENT                                                                                                                                                    finance, econometrics, and
                                                you have received an unconditional offer
                                                                                            Semester 1 (CATS)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bloomberg workstation.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                          of a place to study on a postgraduate
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                      taught degree, we require international     • Asset Pricing (15) Assess the various theories on                                                                                                        I also made some life-long
International students wishing to apply to
Queen’s University Belfast (and for whom
                                                applicants to pay a remaining deposit of
                                                £1,500 towards their tuition fees (£2,500
                                                                                              individuals’ investment decision making, assess
                                                                                              risk, critically evaluate asset pricing models
                                                                                                                                                    Semester 3                                       Software                                          friends and I highly
                                                                                                                                                    • Dissertation (60 CAT points)                   Students will use and have access to software
English is not their first language), must be   total deposit), before a Confirmation of      and become familiar with the trading-room
                                                                                                                                                      or                                             such as Stata, Excel, Matlab, RStudio,            recommend this
                                                                                              environment and the Bloomberg database.
able to demonstrate their proficiency in
English in order to benefit fully from their
                                                Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for visa/
                                                immigration purposes can be issued.         • Corporate Finance (15) Analyse how
                                                                                                                                                    • Applied Research Project (60 CAT points)       Oxyor and databases such as Thomson
                                                                                                                                                                                                     One Banker, DataStream, S&P Global
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       programme to anyone
course of study or research. Non-EEA                                                          corporations can increase shareholder
                                                                                              value and evaluate evidence regarding
                                                                                                                                                    Modules are subject to change.                   Market Intelligence and Bloomberg.                considering a career in
nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and        For fees and funding
Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements     information please see:                       whether corporate decision-making is
                                                                                                                                                    ASSESSMENT                                       Accreditation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       finance and investment.”
for English language for visa purposes.         Fees: qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees                   consistent with academic theories.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The programme has been accepted into the
                                                Funding: go.qub.ac.uk/qubpgfunding          • Market Microstructure (15) Understand the             Assessment is by a variety of methods,                                                            Tong Chen,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CFA Institute University Recognition Program
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with                                                      structure, dynamics and trading mechanisms of         including individual coursework, group                                                            MSc Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                     showing that the programme aligns with the
not less than 5.5 in any component, or          DURATION                                      global financial markets, as well as appreciate the   work, presentations, simulations, case
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) – the
an equivalent qualification acceptable          1 year full-time                              role of key institutions involved in these markets.   studies, class tests, examinations and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     core knowledge, skills, and abilities that are
to the University is required.                                                              • Research Methods in Finance (15) Explore              dissertation or applied research project.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     generally accepted and applied by investment
                                                TEACHING TIMES                                theoretical and practical experience of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     professionals throughout the world.
*Taken within the last 2 years. For more        Morning/Afternoon                             statistical and econometric techniques.               CAREERS
information on English language requirements                                                                                                        Successful students will have the necessary      Guest Speakers
for EEA and non-EEA nationals see:                                                          Semester 2 (CATS)
                                                                                                                                                    skills to launch careers in finance, including   Students have the opportunity to hear
go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                            • Derivatives (15) Covers widely used derivative
                                                                                                                                                    investment banking, commercial banking,          from industry professionals who regularly
                                                                                              products stressing pricing and uses for financial
                                                                                                                                                    investment management, or other financial        deliver guest lectures. Students have the
If you need to improve your English                                                           engineering and risk management for example
                                                                                                                                                    intermediaries. For recent examples of           opportunity to network afterwards.
language skills before your study, our                                                        interest rate derivatives or volatility.
                                                                                            • International Finance (15) Understand how             where our alumni have secured employment,
partner INTO Queen’s University Belfast                                                                                                             please see the School website.                   Student Managed Fund (SMF)
offers a range of English language                                                            international financial conditions influence
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Students are invited to join the Student            APPLY NOW
                                                                                              the investment decision process and assess
courses: www.intohigher.com/qub
                                                                                              theoretical and analytical tools which explain        WHY QUEEN’S?                                     Managed Fund where they will have a                go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply
                                                                                                                                                                                                     unique opportunity to manage a real money
                                                                                              and forecast the exchange rate dynamics.              Trading Room                                     investment portfolio of £30,000. Queen’s            CONTACT
                                                                                            • Time-Series Financial Econometrics (15)               Certain classes are held in the Trading                                                             Dr Tony Klein
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Management School is one of only a handful
                                                                                              Examine econometric methods and techniques            Room. Students have access to Bloomberg                                                             Programme Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of universities in the UK and Ireland to offer
Accounting and Finance                                                                        used in the analysis of time series finance
                                                                                              information and apply the empirical techniques
                                                                                                                                                    software, a market leader in financial           this experience which is a game changer            Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                                                                    news, data and analytics, which is used          when it comes to graduate employability.           t: +44 (0)28 9097 5618
at Queen’s is ranked joint                                                                    using economic and financial data.                    by many financial institutions.                                                                     e: qms@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                            • Money and Banking (15) Understand
2nd in the UK for graduate                                                                    monetary and banking institutions from
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Queen’s Management School is committed to          qub.ac.uk/qms
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the continuous improvement and enhancement
prospects in the Complete                                                                     why they exist to government interventions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     of all of its degree programmes. New modules
                                                                                              analysing bubbles and financial crises.
University Guide 2021                                                                                                                                                                                may be developed and included to replace or
                                                                                                                                                                                                     enhance those which are mentioned here.

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WHY QUEEN’S?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Accreditation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The programme is fully accredited by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Chartered Institute of Personnel and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Development (CIPD). The programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 provides the necessary knowledge and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 understanding to be awarded Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Membership of the CIPD at Associate,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Chartered or Chartered Fellow levels.

HUMAN RESOURCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 HR Future Insights Programme
                                                                                                  OVERVIEW                                                                                                                                                       The MSc programme offers the opportunity

MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for you to participate in our HR Future
                                                                                                  The MSc HRM is accredited by the Chartered                                                                                                                     Insights Programme which focuses on
                                                                                                  Institute of Personnel and Development                                                                                                                         current and future trends and issues in HR
(MSC)                                                                                             (CIPD) and is taught by a mixture of world-class                                                                                                               and may include, for example, sessions
                                                                                                  researchers and experienced practitioners. It                                                                                                                  on HR analytics, talent management, the
                                                                                                  is designed to provide you with a high standard                                                                                                                future of work, and conflict management
                                                                                                  of knowledge and understanding about the                                                                                                                       and negotiation. The programme will
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS                               International applicants will be required     current trends, opportunities and challenges                                                                                                                   offer you the opportunity to benefit from
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent         to pay an initial mandatory deposit of        facing HRM practitioners and researchers, as                                                                                                                   Queen’s Management School’s wide
qualification acceptable to the University in any   £1,000 to secure a place on the course,       well as the skills to advance your career in an                                                                                                                ranging industry networks and learn from
discipline. Applicants with a 2.2 Honours degree    and this will be included as a formal         HR-related field. The programme’s mixture                                                                                                                      key leaders in HR and the wider business
or equivalent qualification acceptable to the       condition of your offer. If you have met      of disciplinary rigour, academic expertise and                                                                                                                 community.
University and sufficient relevant experience       all the course entry requirements and         applied focus equips you for work in a wide
will be considered on a case-by-case basis.         you have received an unconditional offer      range of positions across the human resource                                                                                                                   Learning Approaches
                                                    of a place to study on a postgraduate         management field. From whatever your                                                                                                                           The programme employs a variety of
INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS                        taught degree, we require international       starting point is, you will be well positioned        Semester Two (CATS)                                    CAREERS                                           teaching and learning methods including
For information on international                    applicants to pay a remaining deposit of      to advance your career with the potential             • Resourcing and Talent Management                                                                       lectures, workshops, tutorials, case
qualification equivalents, please see:              £1,500 towards their tuition fees (£2,500     to gain employment and promotion in the                 (Part time Year 1): (15)                             The MSc programme prepares students for           studies, industry speakers. Lectures
go.qub.ac.uk/YourCountry                            total deposit), before a Confirmation of      HR-related field. The programme delivers a              Explores organisational responses to changing        a range of roles starting from a HR Admin/        are often interspersed with discussion,
                                                    Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for visa/        suite of modules that explore and critically            labour markets, and examines how organisations       Officer role to roles that are more senior such   group exercises and case studies which
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION                              immigration purposes can be issued.           assess relevant and contemporary HRM-                   acquire and retain the necessary skills, attitudes   as a HR analyst, HR Advisor, HR Generalist,       allow you to engage with theories and
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                                                        related theories, research and HRM practice             and experience to meet business objectives.          HR Manager, HR Business Partner, HR and           concepts and reflect on their application
International students wishing to apply to          For fees and funding                          (see course modules). You will also have the          • Managing Employment Relations                        Culture Advisor/ Manager. You can choose to       in practice. You will have opportunities
Queen’s University Belfast (and for whom            information please see:                       opportunity to undertake a dissertation                 (Part time Year 1): (15)                             pursue HR specialist roles such as Recruitment/   to make presentations and to work on
English is not their first language), must be       Fees: qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees                   or consultancy project that involves the                Evaluates wider empirical trends in employment       Talent Manager, Recruitment Consultant,           a variety of group tasks, both assessed
able to demonstrate their proficiency in            Funding: go.qub.ac.uk/qubpgfunding            investigation and analysis of an HRM-related            relations approaches, evaluates the basis of         Learning and Development Advisor/ Manager,        and non-assessed, improving your
English in order to benefit fully from their                                                      issue and provides you with an opportunity for          conflict in organisations and explores the rights    Reward and Benefits Advisor/ Manager,             communication and leadership skills.
course of study or research. Non-EEA                DURATION                                      an applied and in-depth study of organisations          and obligations imposed by employment law.           Project Manager, HR Performance and Data
nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and            1 year full-time or 2 years part-time                                                                                                                      Analyst, Career Advisor as well as positions      Diversity
                                                                                                  and the management of work. Our MSc HRM               • Research Methods for Business
Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements                                                                                                                                                                    in consultancy, trade unions and academic         The course attracts students from a
                                                                                                  course is at the forefront of research-led,             (Part time Year 2): (15)
for English language for visa purposes.             TEACHING INFORMATION                                                                                                                                       and policy research across all sectors. Recent    diverse range of academic backgrounds,
                                                                                                  practical and theoretically informed education.         Introduces research methodologies,
                                                    You will learn through lectures,                                                                                                                           graduates of the programme have gained            experiences and national cultures,
                                                                                                                                                          processes and techniques required for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 creating an exciting and stimulating
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with            seminars, videos, case studies, skills        CONTENT                                                 carrying out an independent and original             employment in a range of organisations from
                                                                                                                                                                                                               various sectors, including: First Derivatives,    social and learning environment. This
not less than 5.5 in any component, or              workshops, as well as sessions delivered                                                              research project or a consultancy project.
an equivalent qualification acceptable              by guest speakers from industry.              This programme consists of the                                                                               Moy Park Group, Power NI, Zurich Insurance,       is particularly beneficial for working
                                                                                                                                                        • Human Capital Development
to the University is required.                                                                    following modules and a final                                                                                Energia, Inspire Well Being, Health and           in HRM, as many organizations place
                                                                                                                                                          (Part time Year 2): (15)
                                                    You will be taught by world-class             dissertation or consultancy project.                                                                         Social Care NI/ NHS, Baker McKenzie, Allen        diversity and inclusion as a key priority.
                                                                                                                                                          Evaluates the existing context and practice
*Taken within the last 2 years.                     researchers in Human Resource                                                                         relating to the design and undertaking of training   and Overy, Fin Tru, A&L Goodbody, Crane
                                                    Management and by experienced                 Semester One (CATS)                                                                                          Co., Finnebrogue and many others.                 Queen’s Management School is committed to
                                                                                                                                                          and development initiatives within firms.
For more information on English                     practitioners – evidenced by their            • Human Resource Management in                                                                                                                                 the continuous improvement and enhancement
language requirements for EEA                       CIPD Chartered and Fellowship                   Context (Part time Year 1): (15)                                                                           Career Management Skills                          of all of its degree programmes. New modules
                                                                                                                                                        Summer Semester
and non-EEA nationals see:                          membership status.                              Explores how managers and HR professionals                                                                 The MSc HRM will provide you with                 may be developed and included to replace or
                                                                                                                                                        • Final Dissertation; or Consultancy Based
go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                                    can best respond to their internal organisational                                                          the opportunity to participate in career          enhance those which are mentioned here.
                                                                                                                                                          Report (Part time Year 2) * (60)
                                                    You will also benefit from Queen’s              and external environmental contexts.                  *The dissertation normally involves the              management sessions delivered by careers
If you need to improve your English                 Management School’s wide-ranging              • Human Resource Management Theory                      investigation and analysis of a HRM-related          advisors and leading HR professionals in
language skills before your study, our              industry networks, engaging with                and Strategy (Part time Year 1): (15)                 issue within organisations and provides you          the field. These sessions will enable you
partner INTO Queen’s University Belfast             leading HR employers, professionals             Explores the latest strategic approaches and          with an opportunity for an applied and in-depth      to consider your career goals and plan for          APPLY NOW
offers a range of English language                  and experts who are guest speakers              techniques HR professionals are taking in             study of organisations and the management            how to achieve them. The programme also             go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply
courses: www.intohigher.com/qub                     in a number of modules. Students                order to align specific people management             of work. A Consultancy Project involves              includes further opportunities for students to
                                                    will also benefit from links with the           practices with the business strategy.                 working with a client organisation to make           develop employability skills and professional       CONTACT
FEES AND FUNDING                                    University’s William J Clinton Leadership     • Performance and Reward Management                     recommendations for solving a pre-set consulting     networks throughout the year. For example,          Dr David Paulson
Northern Ireland (NI) £7,250                        Institute, also based at Riddel Hall.           (Part time Year 2): (15)                              problem, challenge or issue in the field of HR.      in the past, our students have benefited from       Programme Director
Republic of Ireland (ROI) £7,250                                                                    Examines contrasting models and methods                                                                    company visits that give insight into the work      Queen’s Management School
England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250              Your learning will also benefit from the        and assesses how these are applied in               ASSESSMENT                                             of a busy HR department, and employability          t: +44 (0)28 9097 5514
EU Other £20,500                                    diversity of academic backgrounds,              different business environments.                                                                           sessions focused on the HR professional’s           e: qms@qub.ac.uk
International £20,500                               experiences and national cultures that make   • HRM Analytics (Part time year 2): (15)              The programme draws on a variety of                    online presence and use of LinkedIn.                qub.ac.uk/qms
                                                    up the class. This creates an exciting and      Uses leading software tools to carry out            assessment methods, both individual and
                                                    stimulating social and learning environment     HR analytics, including descriptive, visual,        group- based including essays, business
                                                    and is particularly beneficial for working      and prescriptive analytics to understand            reports, case study analysis, presentations,
                                                    in HRM given that diversity and inclusion       the wider organisational implications for           simulations and traditional examinations.
                                                    are key priorities for the profession.          people management approaches.

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INTERNATIONAL                                                                                     OVERVIEW

BUSINESS                                                                                          Why is this subject for you?

(MSC)                                                                                             • You realise that business is increasingly
                                                                                                    conducted in a global marketplace and
                                                                                                    wish to gain essential skills necessary to
                                                                                                    understand and manage business challenges
                                                                                                    and opportunities in such a setting.
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS                                 For more information on English
                                                                                                  • You want a career in organisations such as
                                                                                                                                                        Modules                                              ASSESSMENT                                      The MSc International Business programme
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or                      language requirements for EEA                                                                                                                                                                          is run in a multicultural teaching environment
                                                                                                    multinational corporations, international           Semester 1 (CATS)                                    Students may expect a variety of assessment
equivalent qualification acceptable to the            and non-EEA nationals see:                                                                                                                                                                             with local and international students working
                                                                                                    non-governmental organisations, multilateral        • International Business Strategy (15)               types (reports, presentations, essays, tests)
University in Business or Management or               go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                                                                                                                                       and engaging together. The multinational
                                                                                                    international organisations, and consultancies,       Understand the holistic, strategic level           aimed to enhance skills development, critical
other relevant social science discipline                                                                                                                                                                                                                     environment coupled with the small class sizes
                                                                                                    many of which have offices in Ireland.                perspective of management decision making          analysis and capacity building. Students are
related to international business.                    If you need to improve your English                                                                                                                                                                    allow for a very strong learning experience
                                                                                                  • You want to be taught and supervised by               in an international business environment.          also required to complete a dissertation.
                                                      language skills before your study, our                                                                                                                                                                 where key intercultural competences can
                                                                                                    leading, research active international business     • The Multinational Enterprise (15)
We welcome applications from a diverse range          partner INTO Queen’s University Belfast                                                                                                                                                                be gained through various interactions.
of backgrounds so may consider previous               offers a range of English language            and management academics who provide                  Examine the unique organisational form             CAREERS
                                                                                                    an engaging learning environment.                     of international business and explore
managerial work experience alongside lower            courses: www.intohigher.com/qub                                                                                                                                                                        Engaging learning environment
                                                                                                                                                          some of the issues these firms face.               This programme provides the knowledge
academic qualifications. We also welcome prior                                                                                                                                                                                                               and diverse assessment
                                                                                                  International Business is focused on organisations    • Accounting in an International Environment (15)    and skills which are sought by employers
experiential learning in social science disciplines   FEES AND FUNDING                                                                                                                                                                                       Teaching methods employed across this
                                                                                                  that do not limit their operations to a single          Explore the impact of short-term performance       – SMEs focused on business intelligence,
that engage significantly with international          Northern Ireland (NI) £7,250                                                                                                                                                                           programme typically include lectures,
                                                                                                  nation state, such as Citigroup and Google.             pressures on management control systems and        trade or business solutions, manufacturing
business topics and/or involve some form              Republic of Ireland (ROI) £7,250                                                                                                                                                                       workshops, tutorials, case studies, meetings
                                                                                                  The MSc programme in International Business             contemporary approaches, assessing macro-          companies, multinational enterprises,
of cross-national or international academic           England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £7,250                                                                                                                                                                 with practitioners and experts in international
                                                                                                  considers why these organisations exist, how            economic variables and their potential impact      international institutions and NGOs and
activity. The University’s Recognition of Prior       EU Other £20,500                                                                                                                                                                                       business, use of decision-making tools (eg Excel
                                                                                                  they are successful in the ever-changing global         on MNCs management control systems.                government agencies responsible for trade
Learning Policy provides guidance on the              International £20,500                                                                                                                                                                                  solvers and tools typically used in companies,
                                                                                                  environment, and what their activities mean for       • Sustainable Supply Chains and Networks (15)        and investment – as well the consulting
assessment of experiential learning (RPEL).                                                                                                                                                                                                                  interactive web or computer applications)
                                                                                                  the different countries in which they do business.      Understand theory and practice of global supply    industry. Some students may wish to pursue an
                                                      International applicants will be required                                                                                                                                                              and software demonstrations. Lectures are
                                                                                                                                                          chain management and logistics, reviewing          academic career through PhD study – in the
INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS                          to pay an initial mandatory deposit of                                                                                                                                                                 also often interspersed with discussion, group
                                                                                                  This programme provides students with the               managerial challenges in decision making at        last three years four of our students started
For information on international                      £1,000 to secure a place on the course,                                                                                                                                                                exercises and case studies which allow students
                                                                                                  knowledge and skills required to survive and thrive     strategic, tactical and operational levels.        academic careers in the UK and abroad.
qualification equivalents, please see:                and this will be included as a formal                                                                                                                                                                  to engage with theories and concepts and
go.qub.ac.uk/YourCountry                                                                          in an increasingly interconnected world. Students                                                                                                          reflect on their application in practice.
                                                      condition of your offer. If you have met                                                          Semester 2 (CATS)                                    One year after graduation
                                                                                                  will gain an understanding of the tools, techniques
                                                      all the course entry requirements and                                                             • Global Human Resource Management (15)              • Sales Assistant (Ireland)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR                                                                        and practical skills associated with operating an                                                                                                          In collaboration with Queen’s Science Shop
                                                      you have received an unconditional offer                                                            Examine the nature of changes being placed         • Trainee/Entry positions (UK, abroad)
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                                                            organisation across borders, and an appreciation                                                                                                           and links with the William J Clinton Leadership
                                                      of a place to study on a postgraduate                                                               on work systems due to increased global
International students wishing to apply to                                                        of the interactions between firms, governments                                                                                                             Institute, as well as guest lecturers from
                                                      taught degree, we require international                                                             competition and the issue of managing across       Two years after graduation
Queen’s University Belfast (and for whom                                                          and society in an international context.                                                                                                                   multinational companies, non-governmental
                                                      applicants to pay a remaining deposit of                                                            borders within the modern business organisation.   • Recruitment Consultant (UK)
English is not their first language), must be         £1,500 towards their tuition fees (£2,500                                                                                                                                                              organisations and local companies, our
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Senior Associate (UK)
able to demonstrate their proficiency in              total deposit), before a Confirmation of    CONTENT                                               • International Marketing (15) Assess the
                                                                                                                                                                                                             • PhD students (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             students are provided with regular insights
                                                                                                                                                          theory, practice and challenges faced by
English in order to benefit fully from their          Acceptance for Studies (CAS) for visa/                                                                                                                                                                 into reality of business practices. Students
                                                                                                  Students will study a combination of modules            marketing managers working in a global/            • Middle Office Analyst (UK, Ireland)
course of study or research. Non-EEA                                                                                                                                                                                                                         may expect a variety of assessment types
                                                      immigration purposes can be issued.         that address the increasingly integrated                international environment, understand              • PhD student/teaching assistant (UK, China)
nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and                                                                                                                                                                                                                     (reports, presentations, essays, exams)
                                                                                                  and interdependent global economy within                the concepts and theories used.
Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aimed to enhance skills development,
                                                      For fees and funding                        which international business is conducted,            • Research Methods and Techniques (15)               Three years after graduation
for English language for visa purposes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      critical analysis and capacity building.
                                                      information please see:                     and the core functional areas of business               Introduce research processes and presents          • Business Research Analyst (UK)
                                                      Fees: qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees                 from an international perspective.                      the tools and methodologies of social              • Portfolio Real Estate Executive (Malaysia)
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with
                                                      Funding: go.qub.ac.uk/qubpgfunding                                                                  science required to carry out research.            • Associate - Forensic Services (UK)
not less than 5.5 in any component, or
                                                                                                  Modules are focused on core theories and              • Global Innovation Management (15)                  • Purchasing manager (Vietnam)
an equivalent qualification acceptable
                                                      DURATION                                    contemporary issues related to international            Discover how knowledge is created, shared          • W Lounge Supervisor (United Arab Emirates)
to the University is required.
                                                      1 year full-time                            business strategy, accounting and financial             and transformed through collaboration              • FDI Consultant (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                APPLY NOW
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply
                                                                                                  aspects of international business, international        and coordination across differentiated             • Corporate Finance I&G Associate (UK)
*Taken within the last 2 years.
                                                                                                  supply chains and networks, human resource              national innovation systems in order               • Associate in HR (UK)
                                                                                                  management, marketing, as well as supporting            to develop global innovation.                      • Marketing analyst (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CONTACT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr Jelena Vlajic
                                                                                                  methods for business and research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Programme Director
                                                                                                                                                        Semester 3                                           WHY QUEEN’S?                                       Queen’s Management School
                                                                                                                                                        • Dissertation (60 CAT points) or
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Internationally focused and career relevant        t: +44 (0)28 9097 5514/5515
                                                                                                                                                        • Consultancy Based Project (60 CAT points) or
                                                                                                                                                                                                             This programme offers business students            e: qms@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                        • Academic Research Project (60 CAT points)
                                                                                                                                                                                                             an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge          qub.ac.uk/qms
                                                                                                                                                          and 2 modules taught in semester 3 from;
                                                                                                                                                                                                             with regard to global business. The modules
                                                                                                                                                          • Contemporary Issues in Management
                                                                                                                                                                                                             undertaken in this programme reflect such a
                                                                                                                                                          • Business Governance and Ethics
                                                                                                                                                                                                             perspective with students best placed to take
                                                                                                                                                          • Critical Literature Review
                                                                                                                                                                                                             up employment within global organisations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Further, the good academic foundation
                                                                                                                                                        Modules are subject to change.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             provided in this programme may serve as
                                                                                                                                                                                                             a starting point for progression towards
                                                                                                                                                                                                             PhD studies at high quality universities.

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