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School of Business and Economics
Swansea University
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Address School of Business and Economics, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK
Tel. No. +44 (0)1792 295358
Fax No. +44 (0)1792 295110
E-mail address postgraduate.admissions@swansea.ac.uk
Courses MBA Full Time (AMBA accredited)
MBA Part time (AMBA accredited)
MSc Management
MSc Management (Finance)
MSc Management (International Management)
MSc Management (Marketing)
MSc Finance
MSc Marketing
MSc Business Economics
MSC Business Economics with Finance
MSC Business Economics with Computing
Type of courses All full time except Part time MBA
Length of study All programmes are 12 months except Part Time MBA which is 24 months
Date of commencement All programmes enrol in September for an October start.
Class size approximately 40
Accommodation Available
Top recruiters Top recruiters include a wide variety of private and public organisations.
Exchange Partner Schools Exchange Partner Schools/Programmes from a broad range of quality institutions from around the world.
Student profile 1. Countries of origin (number) usually 25 to 30 in any year.
2. Ratio 48% men:52% women
3. Age Range 21 – 45 on a normal year
4. Average Age 25
5. Average Work Experience - minimum 3 years for MBA.
Admission requirements Second class Honours Degree or equivalent; IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your mother tongue; a minimum of three years work experience for the MBA.
Course Director Mr I V Thomas
Contact Details for Applications The Admissions Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK


 


About the Programmes

Taught Postgraduate Programmes
On all of its taught postgraduate courses, the School of Business and Economics aims to combine academic excellence with a practice-oriented perspective. It ensures that content is intellectually demanding while being related to the practical world of management.

MBA
For candidates with experience in the practical aspects of management, the MBA programme aims to provide a comprehensive set of skills and in-depth knowledge of the main managerial disciplines.

Masters in Management Programmes
MSc Management
MSc Management (International)
MSc Management (Marketing)
MSc Management (Finance)

The Masters in Management programmes are all intensive one-year Master’s degrees designed mainly for recent graduates who have achieved at least a second class honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Work experience is not required. The programmes are primarily designed to meet the needs of graduates who have not previously specialised in Business Studies, or who have studied the subject in a non-UK context.

All four Masters in Management MSc’s are generalist management programmes that aim to develop a sound understanding of a broad range of management disciplines that will enhance employability and allow graduates to gain a sound knowledge and understanding of the key theories and current topics within their chosen field. All of the programmes cover the main business and management subjects during the first part while then allowing the opportunity to focus on a specific area such as marketing, finance or international management, or to continue to study the main general areas of management in more depth.

Specialist Postgraduate Programmes
MSc Marketing
MSc Finance
MSc (Econ) Business Economics
MSc (Econ) Business Economics with computing
MSc (Econ) Business Economics with Finance

MSc Marketing
The MSc Marketing is a twelve month full time programme, designed for Business and Management (or closely related) graduates. The programme combines the academic theory of marketing with a practical perspective that closely reflects true to life marketing issues and situations. The scheme aims to develop a sound understanding of marketing, to extend existing knowledge, whether from previous study or practical experience and as such, to enhance employability prospects. The techniques and skills gained on the programme will enable an accelerated start to, or continuation of career paths in marketing and will be applicable to the marketing of all types of organizations.

MSc Finance
The MSc Finance is a twelve month full time programme, designed for Business and Management graduates or graduates with a strong qualitative background. The programme combines the academic theory of finance with a strong practical perspective closely related to the practical world of finance. The scheme aims to develop a sound understanding of finance and closely related areas, to extend existing knowledge, whether from previous study or practical experience and as such, to enhance employability prospects. The techniques and skills gained on the programme will enable an accelerated start to, or continuation of career paths in finance and will be applicable to the marketing of all types of organizations.

MSc Economics
MSc Economics with Computing
MSc Economics with Finance


The three taught MSc Economics degrees have been designed to emphasize the practical application of economics to a variety of business issues, while providing research training that is relevant to the pursuit of a higher degree. Modules in modern economic theory and quantitative methods are key components of all three degree programmes.


About Swansea University

The Department

The School of Business and Economics has a lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere and is housed on the University campus in modern, purpose built facilities with its own teaching rooms and up-to-date IT facilities. It has an expanding postgraduate community. In the School’s most recent review of teaching (The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education - November 2002) the highest possible scores were achieved in Business and Management subjects for both academic standards and the quality of the learning opportunities at the School.

The School has extensive PC and multi-user computer facilities, with networked PCs linked to a variety of server platforms. All networked PCs have access to a broad selection of resources such as The FT, Economist and ABI Inform, and students have terminal access to the Datastream financial information system. The School also provides access to telephone/fax, postal and photocopying services, and provides an email address and Internet access. Postgraduate students at the School of Business and Economics have access to computer labs and study areas within the School at any time of the day.

The Institution

Swansea is a great place to come and study. Our location is impressive, on the doorstep of one of the most beautiful parts of Britain, yet also part of a vibrant, fast-moving city at the sharp end of the changing global economy. More than 10,000 students attend Swansea University, many originating from outside the UK. The campus and student body is large enough to support a large range of academic and social activities, yet small enough to ensure a true sense of community.


 


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