University of Nottingham Malaysia

Business and Management MSc

     
  

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Qualification: MSc
Fees: Malaysian – RM46,000 per programme, Non-Malaysian – RM55,200 per programme
Mode: 1 year full-time
Intake: September
Campus: Malaysia

Course overview

The MSc Business and Management programme allows you to focus on advanced developments and cross disciplinary insights into management. You will engage in the study of organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate. It will develop your capability for critical evaluation of the core business disciplines.

The programme is a full-time course suitable for those seeking positions in a variety of management fields. It provides theoretically-grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a range of management disciplines including corporate strategy, finance and accounting, human resource management and marketing.

Career prospects

The course is a sound basis for careers in a variety of areas such as accountancy, business analysis, business development, consultancy, credit advice, economic development, financial consultancy, investor relations, general management, marketing, operations management and tax consultancy.

Course structure

You must complete a total of eight taught modules and an individual dissertation on an approved subject relevant to your field of study. You can use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on management topics according to your own individual interests and career requirements.

Class locations

Classes will take place at the Semenyih campus during the daytime on weekdays.

Intakes

September (full-time)
 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Non-UK qualifications will be assessed against this standard. Applicants must have a first degree containing modules in business studies, economics or management.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)  

TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)

PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)

MUET: Band 4

IELTS, TOEFL and PTE (Academic) test results must be less than two years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test. MUET results are valid for five years from the date of the release of results.

Modules

Typical core modules 

Corporate Finance
To highlight the key aspects of corporate finance and to identify current research issues and approaches.

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications. 
Dissertation

Develop ability to undertake independent research in the area of business and management either in the context of further academic research or consultancy. 

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The management of the supply chain.
  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • Marketing and sales – different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning, generating sales, and the need for innovation in product and service design.
  • Customers and stakeholders - customer expectations, service and orientation.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • People – strategic and operational HRM, meeting future organisational requirements, people development, HR systems.
  • The management of resources.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • Business innovation – creativity, intrapreneurial – and entrepreneurial behaviour and enterprise development, and the management and exploitation of intellectual property.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
  • The module could address other areas depending on the topic of the research dissertation.
Managerial Economics
  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance; the use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications
  • People - the management and development of people within organisations
  • Operations - the management of resources and operations; information systems; the development, management and exploitation of information systems and their impact upon organisations
  • Business Policy and Strategy the development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment, to meet stakeholder interests
  • Pervasive Issues - these would include sustainability, globalisation, corporate social responsibility, diversity, business innovation, creativity, enterprise development, knowledge management and risk management.

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • People – strategic  and operational HRM, meeting future organisational requirements, people development, HR systems.
  • The management of resources.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
  • Strategic management - the development and implementation of appropriate strategies within a changing environment.
Managing People and Organisations
  • To examine key concepts in managing organisations;
  • To investigate how organisations adapt to their environments;
  • To develop a critical understanding of the core issues in contemporary organisations;
  • To provide a framework for understanding the systems and management role in organisations, and a guide for exploring management issues in a global context; and
  • To develop the ability to diagnose and address organisational problems.

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:  

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • People – strategic and operational HRM, meeting future organisational requirements, people development, HR systems.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
Research Methods for Management Studies
  • To instil familiarity with and understanding of key techniques of quantitative and qualitative analysis. 
  • To improve accessibility of research material such as journal articles.
  • To provide basic skills in support of both other modules taught on the MSc Programme and dissertation research involving quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Learning outcome:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Tools and techniques for transforming (big) data into useful information for business analysis and decision support.

Typical optional modules* 

Behavioural Economics and Decision Making
  • An understanding of behaviour in an economic context;
  • An understanding of behavioural methods;
  • Knowledge of theoretical models of behavioural economics;
  • Knowledge of applicable behavioural tools;
  • The ability to interpret results; and
  • Knowledge of how to design an experiment and collect data. 

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • People – strategic  and operational HRM, meeting future organisational requirements, people development, HR systems.
  • The management of operations.
  • The management of projects.
  • Information systems and business intelligence - the development, management, application and implementation of information systems and their impact upon organisations.
  • Tools and techniques for transforming (big) data into useful information for business analysis and decision support.
  • Communications – the comprehension and use of relevant communications for application in business and management, including the use of digital tools.
  • Business innovation – creativity, intrapreneurial – and entrepreneurial behaviour and enterprise development, and the management and exploitation of intellectual property.
  • The importance of sustainability issues, including an understanding of the challenges and opportunities arising from the activities of people and organisations on the economic, social and environmental conditions of the future.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
  • Strategic management - the development and implementation of appropriate strategies within a changing environment.
  • Strategic risk management and issues of compliance.
Business to Business Marketing
The aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the main theoretical and managerial concepts and issues in the area of business-to-business marketing and strategic market relations. We explore the complex dynamics of networked relationships between buying and selling organisations. Such networks offer organisations the opportunity to learn and create value in novel and innovative ways. However, they also constrain the actions of individual organisations in the network. Thus, strategic market relations require firms to understand how to build, manage, and leverage their market relationships. 

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • Marketing and sales – different approaches for segmentation, targeting, positioning, generating sales, and the need for innovation in product and service design.
  • Customers and stakeholders - customer expectations, service and orientation.
Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
  • To develop an understanding of the relationship between entrepreneurial practices and innovative outcomes within organisations.
  • To enable students to diagnose shortfalls in entrepreneurial practices and recommend changes in practice to support innovations in product, process or business model.

Learning outcomes:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of: 

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Business innovation – creativity, intrapreneurial – and entrepreneurial behaviour and enterprise development, and the management and exploitation of intellectual property.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
  • Strategic management - the development and implementation of appropriate strategies within a changing environment.
Corporate Governance
  • To develop an awareness and understanding of the main themes, perspectives and issues in the area of corporate governance;
  • To examine strengths and weaknesses of alternative processes and mechanisms in contributing to robust governance regimes.

Learning outcome:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • Customers and stakeholders - customer expectations, service and orientation.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • The use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
Human Resource Management
This module aims to develop an in-depth understanding of human resource management.

Learning outcome:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • People – strategic  and operational HRM, meeting future organisational requirements, people development, HR systems.
  • The management of resources.
  • Leadership and management of people within organisations – leadership, organisational behaviour and motivation.
International Finance
  • To develop an in-depth understanding of international finance and financial markets.
  • To analyse risks that exist in international finance including foreign exchange, foreign trade and investment risks and to select and use appropriate techniques to manage such risks.

Learning outcome:  

This module develops a knowledge and understanding of:

  • The dynamics of the global economy and international business &/or an awareness of cultural, legal/regulatory, political, and economic differences across countries &/or an appreciation of management issues from a global perspective.
  • Markets - the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services.
  • Finance - the sources, uses and management of finance.
  • Tools and techniques for transforming (big) data into useful information for business analysis and decision support.

*Not all optional modules will necessarily run each session.

Funding

Find out about scholarships, financial assistance and specific research funding available to all malaysian and international students.

Contact

Nottingham University Business School Malaysia
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia
t:   +6 (03) 8924 8000  
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005 
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Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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