The course is designed for students seeking a career that included both international and local focuses; as such it represents a crucial part of the increasing internationalisation of the WIUT’s postgraduate portfolio.
Usually many of our students expect to pursue careers in multinational companies after graduation. It is natural in this light that the course should have an important international emphasis. The course thus places great weight on the study of business management in international and local contexts.
The programme reflects the main functional areas of business – accounting, marketing, finance, economics, information technology, human resources and strategy and provides an opportunity for graduates to develop their knowledge and management skills. It integrates theoretical knowledge with practical application.
The increasing fragmentation of media and communications, the changing role of women at work, the increased reliance on information technology, and the shift of the ideological centre of gravity towards economic liberalism have all conspired to challenge the traditional notions of work and lifetime employment. The course team recognise these changes in both the teaching and assessment contained within the module syllabi.
The philosophy of the course places much emphasis on the integration of theory and practice within an international environment and this is reflected in the teaching and learning strategy. A variety of teaching methods aim to enable you to master the key concepts in the business management field and to achieve a deeper understanding of these. The teaching approach is based on a combination of structured lectures backed by seminar sessions. You are encouraged to be proactive in your approach to learning, by undertaking research and simulation exercises, and working in teams. You are also expected to spend an appropriate amount of time in private study.
Applicants should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of second lower class honours (2:2 or equivalent).
Applicants must be at least 22 years old on the date of enrolment.
Applicants must have at least 12 months of full-time paid work experience or equivalent on the date of enrolment.
There is an English language requirement for students whose first degree was not taught and assessed in English. Such students are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent.