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Course summary

Why study this course As the business world morphs to accommodate the dynamic economic environment of today, this course introduces non-specialists to a range of business functional areas so that you become knowledgeable and effective managers. You develop a deep understanding of organisations and their external context. You also learn how to manage yourself, and others, in a supportive and academic environment. The course focuses on developing an awareness of business operations in an international environment, the management of corporate reputation and brands, international finance and cultural awareness in global contexts. Data Analytics Units cover a wide range of topics including programming , databases , security ,project management and computer networking , giving you both the underpinning theory and the ability to apply it to complex real world problems as well as an awareness of emerging technologies and developments . The Data Analytics Units are designed for non computing graduates who are looking to apply information technology to their careers , or who are looking to change their career direction . These Units cover a wide range of topics including programming , databases , project management , and computer networks . During the units you will learn the underpinning theory of these topics and you will apply these theories to practical scenarios . Educational Aims This course offers you the opportunity to develop a particular strength in the management of international business issues. You will focus on strategic areas of management, international business, intercultural competencies, brand management, data analytics and financial management, all framed by the lens of developing patterns of world trade and the global marketplace. You will develop the skills required to adopt appropriate strategic responses to different market environments through the study of organisations. You will also understand the impact of contextual forces on international organisations, including the management functions of business such as corporate and brand reputation, corporate governance and ethical, economic and environmental change issues. You will develop your knowledge of the financing of organisations including the sources, uses and management of finance and the use of accounting for managerial and financial reporting. You will also study the management and development of people in organisations within a cross-cultural context, the use of relevant communications within the global economy. You will appreciate how cultural differences affect both buying behaviour and marketing approaches. As well as specific knowledge relating to international business, you will develop enhanced personal and interpersonal skills. These include critical thinking, team working, problem solving, numeracy and quantitative skills, self-management and negotiation skills. At the end of this course, you will have the ability to use confidently your strategic and analytical skills to solve strategic international business and management problems.

Assessment method

The assessment strategy for this course is designed in a way that will contribute to student development and will help them achieve their goals and enhance their employability. An essential element of this process is that feedback will be provided in due time so it is integrated in the learning process. When group work is required, the marks given will be individual following the University of Bedfordshire's regulatory scheme. The different kinds of assessment are listed below and in some cases they will be used in combination, making sure however that there are no hidden tasks. In addition to the assessment strategies followed in each Unit, student knowledge and skills will be also formatively assessed through problem solving sessions or case study discussions, in order to ensure that development of their comprehension of the underlying concepts is appropriate to the level of studies and continuously supports the overall student achievement. A full list of how each Unit will be assessed is presented in the previous section. Please refer to the relevant section of this form regarding Academic Integrity. The intensive character of this Course's delivery as it is outlined in its Teaching and Learning philosophy is consistent with the needs of today's world for graduates who accumulate knowledge fast and are able to express the outcome of this process in a way that is meaningful and comprehensive. After induction, a week of intensive direct contact time followed by students own contribution through individual learning, will take them to the first assessment point. The process will repeat and at the end of the six-week block, the final assessment will be due. This will be a demanding but very rewarding experience. As mentioned above, the MSc Accounting and Business Finance is designed to develop a number of transferable skills which along with the knowledge and understanding of the relevant theories and concepts will provide our graduates with all those abilities required for a successful career. The different methods used to assess student performance are designed to evaluate the following: Research and literature review skills, data handling, application, numeracy, computer literacy, ability to contextualize and evaluate, presentation skills and professionalism, and collaboration. The Course's Assessment Strategy includes:

  • Written Examination or Class Test: Questions in these exams always promote critical thinking and help gradually develop student ability to apply, analyse, synthesize and evaluate.
  • Individual Written Report or Essays: The ability to perform literature informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyse, and evaluate the relevant concepts is being assessed. At the same time, student academic integrity is developed.
  • Case Study Examination: Students will apply their knowledge in the context of specific cases.
  • Oral Presentation: A number of transferable skills will be developed
  • Reflective Report: Own work and that of peers will be evaluated
- Dissertation / Professional Placement / Internship / Live Project: Regardless of which masters capstone experience students opt for, they will have to produce an individual, independent piece of work. They will be asked to identify the research question or problem under investigation, review the relevant literature, develop a sound methodology in order to explore the problem, proceed with the analysis, discuss their findings and make recommendations. It is the capstone of this course and builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in all Units. It will be one of the most challenging but yet enjoyable and rewarding experiences they will encounter.


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience. English language: IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For information on the 2023 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/

Sponsorship information

For information on postgraduate funding, please visit: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/postgraduatestudy/postgraduate-fees-and-funding

International Business with Data Analytics at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS