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Postgraduate 2015-16

Business & Management

programmes


About Business & Management

programmes at

Henley Business School

If you come to Henley to take one of our Business & Management

programmes you’ll be joining one of the world’s leading business

schools, as our triple accredited rating puts us in the top 1% globally.

You’ll learn from internationally-renowned academic experts and

thought leaders who have relevant experience in international business,

marketing, entrepreneurship, human resource management, energy

studies and accounting. You’ll also benefit from our close connections

with international organisations and senior industry leaders as well as

our involvement in high profile academic conferences like UNCTAD

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).

All of our programmes take a practical, research-led approach to business and

management. Our interactive teaching methods will enable you to evaluate and discuss

complex topics, giving you an unrivalled insight into the challenges facing organisations in

an international context, with a particular emphasis on governance and ethical dilemmas.

We are committed to attracting only the strongest applicants, to develop outstanding

professionals and business leaders. You can be certain that our staff will work hard to

bring out the very best in you, to develop a range of transferable business skills and

technical knowledge that will enable you to achieve your career goals and aspirations.

Henley has a truly international reputation and reach. We operate in 16 countries, with staff

and students representing more than 100 nationalities. Our beautiful UK campus is a great

place to live, study and enjoy an exciting student life with a strong sense of community.

To experience all that Henley has to offer, why not visit us You’ll have the chance to

find out more about our programmes and explore our parkland campus and facilities

with your family and friends. We’re confident that you’ll love it here, and look forward to

meeting you. If you’re based overseas, please visit our website, watch film clips, read about

other students’ experiences, and follow us on Facebook.

I sincerely hope that you find our Masters programmes to be of interest and look

forward to welcoming you to Henley in due course.

Georgina Kilner

Faculty Head of Pre-Experience Programmes

Masters programmes

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MSc Entrepreneurship

& Financing

To be successful today,

entrepreneurs have to know how to

use the entire range of traditional

and novel forms of financing.

About the programme

In ever more competitive global markets,

organisations that depend solely upon

re-investing profits and loan finance will

be condemned to slow growth.

Our faculty members use a variety

of teaching methods including

lectures and seminars, case studies,

entrepreneurship and business scenarios,

with distinguished visiting speakers.

The Entrepreneurship Project is a live

case study, where students replicate

a financial consultancy intervention

with local firms. You will also work

with leading academics and industry

experts in the Henley Centre for

Entrepreneurship and the ICMA Centre.

What it gives you

You will develop an ability to apply

knowledge and understanding of

entrepreneurial decision-making in

complex scenarios. You will also learn

to understand, respond to and initiate

change, and be able to demonstrate

intellectual breadth by making integrative

links across the various areas of

entrepreneurship and finance.

You will learn about the essential tools for

financing an entrepreneurial firm, and the

range of sources of finance for growth.

Who is the programme for

This programme is particularly suited to

applicants working in family firms or with

similar interests, who would benefit from

a greater awareness and understanding

of entrepreneurial management and the

sources of finance needed to accelerate

business expansion. This programme is

also suitable for applicants with no direct

specialist knowledge or experience in

entrepreneurship, finance or management

and we welcome applications from

recent university graduates from a wide

range of disciplines.

Programme content

• Advances in entrepreneurship theory

& practice

• Practice of entrepreneurship

• Global entrepreneurial management

• Financing entrepreneurship

• Strategic planning & budgeting

• Venture capital

• Entrepreneurship project

Plus two optional modules from a range

which may include: Family business

management, Corporate governance

& accountability, Entrepreneurial

management, Entrepreneurship

& small business management

and Social enterprise

Career prospects

This Masters programme is designed for

graduates keen to pursue entrepreneurial

careers, whether through their own

start-up or through leadership roles in

entrepreneurial firms. Graduates will also

be equipped to work internationally in a

general or trainee management role in

any sector for organisations ranging from

small- and medium-sized enterprises to

multinational firms.

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time (project

tutorials continue until August)

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available Yes, please see our

funding section page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project

and individual & group assignments

Faculty

Programme Directors:

• Professor Andrew Godley

• Keith Heron

Other faculty members:

• Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj

• Stuart Morris

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MSc Entrepreneurship

& Management

This Masters programme prepares

you to take effective decisions as

a leader within an entrepreneurial

firm. It also provides you with an

integrated and critically aware

understanding of entrepreneurship

and management.

About the programme

This programme builds your knowledge

of entrepreneurial organisations

(public, private and not-for-profit), their

leadership and management, and the

changing external and international

contexts in which they operate.

Our faculty members use a variety of

teaching methods including lectures and

seminars, case studies, entrepreneurship

and business scenarios, with distinguished

visiting speakers. The Entrepreneurship

Project is a live case study, where students

replicate a management consultancy

intervention with local firms. You will

also work with leading academics and

industry experts in the Henley Centre for

Entrepreneurship.

What it gives you

It will enable you to understand, respond

to, and initiate change. The programme

encourages you to demonstrate

intellectual breadth by making integrative

links across the various thematic areas of

entrepreneurship and management in

entrepreneurial firms.

You will develop an ability to apply

knowledge and understanding of

complex issues, both systematically and

creatively, to improve performance.

Who is the programme for

This programme will suit applicants

working in family firms or similar situations,

and any applicant who would benefit

from an understanding of entrepreneurial

management and the paths to business

expansion. Recent graduates from a wide

range of disciplines are welcome.

Programme content

• Advances in entrepreneurship theory

& practice

• Practice of entrepreneurship

• Entrepreneurial management

• Family business management

• Global entrepreneurial management

• Entrepreneurship project

Plus two optional modules from a range

which may include: Entrepreneurship

& small business management, Business

finance, Financing entrepreneurship,

Global marketing, Principles of human

resource management in a global context

and Social enterprise

Career prospects

This Masters programme is designed for

graduates keen to pursue entrepreneurial

careers, whether through their own

start-up or through leadership roles in

entrepreneurial firms. Graduates will also

be equipped to work internationally in a

general or trainee management role in

any sector for organisations ranging from

small- and medium-sized enterprises to

multinational firms.

Faculty

Programme Directors:

• Professor Andrew Godley

• Keith Heron

Other faculty members:

• Dr Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj

• Stuart Morris

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time (project

tutorials continue until August)

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available Yes, please see our

funding section page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project

and individual and group assignments

‘With a focus on family firms

and global management, this

programme is designed for

students aiming to grow their

entrepreneurial firms into

international businesses.’

Professor Andrew Godley,

Programme Director

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MSc International Business

This Masters programme

addresses key issues including

how multinational firms decide

where and when to invest

internationally and how to

evaluate the opportunities and

challenges that face them in

different countries.

About the programme

This programme takes a dual approach

to understanding international business,

examining both the external (macro

environmental) issues affecting an

organisation, and the internal (micro

environmental) factors.

During the programme you will analyse

the strategic choices multinational firms

make to compete in a global economy,

whilst examining the effect of their

actions from both a ‘developing’ and

‘developed’ country perspective.

What it gives you

You will acquire an holistic view of the

international business environment,

and discover how policies and

regulations established by governments

and supranational institutions affect

industries and firms in terms of their

competitiveness. You will be able to

connect the ‘micro’ firm view with the

‘macro’ view of countries and regions.

You will utilise frameworks and

methodologies to make sense of the

interaction between firms’ strategies, and

the economic and development policies

of countries, and how both are affected

by the changing global environment. You

will not only gain an understanding of how

firms are organised internally, but you will

also systematically analyse how foreign

markets and countries function.

Who is the programme for

This programme is suitable for applicants

with no direct specialist knowledge or

experience in international business

and management, and we welcome

applications from recent university

graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

Programme content

• Contemporary issues in international

business (includes a project)

• Industrialisation & the multinational

enterprise

• International business environment

• International strategic management

• Multinational enterprises strategy

& performance

• Study & research skills

• Theoretical approaches to the

multinational enterprise

• Professional development and practice

Plus two optional modules from a range

which may include: Human resource

management, Marketing, Organisational

behaviour and International corporate

social responsibility

Faculty

Programme Director:

• Professor Rajneesh Narula

Other faculty members:

• Dr Stephane Girod

• Dr Quyen Nguyen

• Professor Robert Pearce

• Professor Alan Rugman

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available Yes, please see our

funding section page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project

and individual & group assignments

‘In addition to its tripleaccreditation

and academic

ranking, a key aspect that

attracted me to the Henley

Business School was the

opportunity to study at the

internationally renowned

John H. Dunning Centre for

International Business and

to develop a broad range

and understanding of the

subject through interaction

with highly qualified faculty.’

Mohamed Wurie,

MSc International Business, 2011-12

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MSc International

Business & Finance

This multidisciplinary Masters

programme, offered jointly with

Henley Business School’s ICMA

Centre, will provide you with an

in-depth understanding of the

interrelationships between areas

of finance and the global economy.

About the programme

This programme examines key

issues from a business, finance and

economic perspective, including how

financial markets can be leveraged by

multinational corporations seeking

to exploit international business

opportunities, the management

challenges presented, and the relevance

of these to financial and capital markets.

What it gives you

You will gain a comprehensive

understanding of the international business

environment, in terms of the competitive

and investment climate, which is largely

determined by the policies and regulations

established by governments and

supranational institutions.

You will utilise frameworks and

methodologies to make sense of the

interaction between firms’ strategies,

economic policies and the changing

international environment. These

global strategies are constantly in flux

as these environments rapidly evolve in

a globalising world. You will learn how

global financial markets interact with

multinational firms.

Who is the programme for

This programme is particularly suitable

for graduates with a degree in business

or economics, but we also welcome

applications from recent university

graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

However, some level of quantitative skill is

required for the finance subjects.

Programme content

• Multinational enterprise strategy

and performance

• Introductory quantitative methods

for finance

• Financial markets

• Fixed income & equity investments

• International business environment

• International strategic management

• Securities, futures & options

• Study & research skills

Plus one additional optional module

from a range which may include:

Corporate social responsibility, Human

resource management, Leadership, and

Contemporary issues in international

business

Plus up to two additional optional

modules from a range which may

include: Corporate finance, International

securities markets, Financial regulation &

regulatory policy, History of finance and

the ICMA research project

Professional development

Graduates interested in ICMA, CISI and CFC

certificates and qualifications should go to

www.henley.ac.uk for further information.

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available Yes, please see our

funding section page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project,

individual and group assignments

Faculty

Programme Director:

• Professor Rajneesh Narula

Other faculty members:

• Dr Alfonso Dufour

• Dr Stephane Girod

• Dr Quyen Nguyen

• Mr Ogonna Nneji

• Dr Marcel Prokopczuk

• Professor Alan Rugman

• Professor Brian Scott-Quinn

Masters programmes

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MSc International

Energy Studies

This Masters programme will

provide a thorough postgraduate

education in the specialist

energy-sector area with particular

reference to oil and gas.

About the programme

This Masters programme explores

a wide range of disciplines related

to effective decision-making in the

international specialist energy sector.

Key areas include business, legal,

engineering and economics.

What it gives you

Students will develop a critical

understanding of current theories and

empirical research in this field and be able

to apply this learning within an institutional

framework. They will learn to evaluate

alternative theories and methodologies

to make judgements on their applicability

to complex energy issues where there is

incomplete information.

Who is the programme for

This course is designed for graduates

who intend to enter, or enhance their

career prospects, in the oil or gas industry.

Entrants to this programme are normally

required to have obtained an upper

second-class honours degree or equivalent.

The additional requirements for the

programme can be obtained from the

pre-requisites of the core modules of the

programme, such as basic mathematical

methods.

Programme content

• Fundamentals of oil & gas markets

• Engineering for the energy sector

Business & economic development in

resource-rich countries

• Independent study or dissertation

This programme has two streams:

• Energy policy and governments

• Energy management and institutional

performance & policy

Additional specialised modules for the

energy policy and governments stream

include: Energy policy & decision

making, Oil & gas reserve auditing

practices and Policies & practice towards

a low carbon economy

Or

Additional specialised modules for the

energy management and institutional

performance & policy stream include:

International stakeholder engagement,

Business ethics & governance in oil &

gas, Organisational analysis & strategic

processes in oil & gas and Oil & gas

corporate reserve portfolio management

Optional modules from a range which

may include: Legal issues in oil & gas, Oil

& gas contract law and EU environmental

law or from the list of optional modules at

Henley Business School

Faculty

Programme Director:

• Professor Yelena Kalyuzhnova

This is a new programme and faculty

members will be drawn from across the

university and from leading external

partners such as Oxford Institute

for Energy Studies, Foster Wheeler,

Greengold Ltd, etc.

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time,

24 months part time

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available: Yes, please see our

funding section on page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project

and individual and group assignments

‘This MSc programme provides

an essential understanding

of international energy

and its complex regional,

inter-disciplinary and multistakeholder

connections.

I recommend it highly to

anybody contemplating a

career in one of the industries

that have become fundamental

to human progress.’

Professor Julian Lee,

BP Professor, The Centre for Global

Energy Studies, London, UK

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MSc International Human

Resource Management

This Masters programme

combines a mix of theory

and practice in the study of

International HRM. It is approved

by the Chartered Institute of

Personnel Development (CIPD) as

providing the skill and knowledge

required for membership.

About the programme

By studying this programme you will

receive a grounding in the field of

international HRM with a specific focus

upon its development into a strategic

function. You will develop a comparative

awareness of the various elements of

HRM practice, notably training and

development; recruitment and selection;

and performance management. You will

also be equipped with a range of analysis/

diagnostic and facilitative tools to support

your future work in international teams.

The programme combines theory with

insights from practice and includes

a number of guest speakers drawn

from international organisations,

consultancies, HR specialist functions and

the CIPD.

What it gives you

For students who wish to work within the

HR function, the programme provides the

skills and knowledge necessary to apply

for professional membership of the CIPD.

The programme is also directly relevant

to students seeking senior managerial

positions in international organisations

with responsibility for the management

of people.

Who is the programme for

This programme is particularly suitable

for graduates with a degree in business

or psychology, but we also welcome

applications from recent university

graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

Programme content

• Principles of HRM in global

organisations

• Comparative HRM

• International HRM

• International strategic management

• Designing organisations

• Managing transformation

• Professional development & practice

• Study & research skills

• Project in international HRM

Plus two optional modules from

a range which may include:

Leadership, International business

environment, Theoretical approaches

to the multinational enterprise, Digital

marketing, Culture & competition and

Managing people & organisations

Faculty

Programme Director:

• Dr Liz Houldsworth

Other faculty members:

• Professor Chris Brewster

• Dr Chul Chung

• Dr Evelyn Fenton

• Professor Rajneesh Narula

• Dr Ann Parkinson

• Professor Peter Scott

• Dr Anna Spadavecchia

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available Yes, please see our

funding section on page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project

and individual & group assignments

‘When granting approval for

this programme, the Chartered

Institute of Personnel and

Development praised Henley

Business School for its

strong industry links. We are

ourselves excited about this

programme which allows us to

combine strengths from across

the business school, both in

terms of our leading edge

research and our industry links.’

Dr Liz Houldsworth,

Programme Director

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MSc International Management

Grounded in current management

science, this Masters programme

provides a critical and ambitious

specialisation in the field of

current challenges facing

international management

of global and trans-national

businesses and organisations.

About the programme

Distinctive in its international approach,

this programme places an emphasis on a

systems view of the firm with an emphasis

on firms and organisations which operate

in a global or international context of

business. This MSc aims to balance

external (macro environmental) issues

affecting an organisation, and micro

environmental aspects of its operation.

The latter can be various other

stakeholders’ perspectives in the

environment of the firm or internal aspects

of operation. You will examine the

relationship between the human agent

and functional aspects in an organisation,

and develop your understanding of the

balance between people and processdriven

elements.

You will assess the current ethical

complexities involved in managing global

organisations, and the factors involved in

responsible decision-making, both in

business and in society.

The dynamic learning environment

involves debates, class conversations and

strong individual and interpersonal

interaction. Our staff will encourage you

to critically evaluate existing theories,

models and practices and use your

knowledge and abilities to assess real-life

situations. A distinctive emphasis is

placed on balancing ethical perspectives

and short-term, narrower economic

objectives in decision-making, and how

this affects the firm’s performance and its

stakeholder management.

What it gives you

You will gain an understanding of some of

the complexities of leading and managing

culturally diverse teams, and the influence

of stakeholders in the 21st century

international business environment. The

programme develops your cognitive and

ethical reasoning skills through a dynamic

learning environment.

Who is the programme for

Besides applicants who hold a degree

in organisational, management or

social studies, this programme is

suitable for applicants with no direct

specialist knowledge or experience in

management. We welcome applications

from recent university graduates from a

wide range of disciplines.

Programme content

• Corporate social responsibility, or Ethics

in international management

• International strategic management

• Managing people & organisations

• Financial management

• Principles of marketing or Global

marketing

• International business management

project or dissertation

• Professional development & practice

• Study & research skills

Plus up to three optional modules from

a range which may include: International

business environment, Entrepreneurship

& small business management, Human

resource management, Leadership

organisational behaviour, Management

of creative & cultural industries and

Evolution of enterprise & society

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available Yes, please see our

funding section on page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project

and individual and group assignments

Faculty

Programme Director:

• Dr Kleio Akrivou

Other faculty members:

• Dr Evelyn Fenton

• Dr John S. Latsis

• Professor Peter Scott

• Dr Anna Spadavecchia

‘I could not have made any

better decision than choosing

the postgraduate programme

at Henley Business School

because of the combination

of highly qualified faculty

members, an interesting and

mind-challenging syllabus as

well as the social experiences.’

Juliane Ehrlinspiel,

MSc International Management

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MSc Marketing &

International Management

This Masters programme will

provide you with an understanding

of the latest principles and practices

in marketing, and examine how

marketing strategies are critical in

generating competitive advantage

for all organisations, regardless of

their size or the sector in which

they operate.

About the programme

The programme focuses closely on key

areas in marketing including marketing

theory, marketing strategy and emerging

issues around digital marketing. The

international management component

of the programme explores management

in a broader context, looking at the role

and impact of the individual within an

organisation and other factors affecting

a firm, ranging from human resources

and business ethics to leadership and

financial management.

Teaching combines the latest principles

and practices in marketing with leadingedge

research. We also welcome regular

guest speakers from industry to share

their expertise and provide our students

with unique insights and perspectives.

A strong focus on student participation

means you gain a real understanding

of the strategies, challenges and

opportunities facing business and

marketing managers on an international

scale. Student projects will allow you to

apply your knowledge and abilities to

real-world situations.

What it gives you

You will develop your knowledge of the

key marketing theories, frameworks and

models, alongside an understanding

of current and emerging business and

marketing practices used by leading

global organisations worldwide. You will

also examine how these organisations

generate competitive advantage through

marketing strategy.

Who is the programme for

This programme is suitable for applicants

with no direct specialist knowledge or

experience in marketing. We welcome

applications from recent university

graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

Programme content

• Principles of marketing

• Global marketing management

• International strategic management

• Marketing & international management

project or dissertation

• Market research

• Digital Marketing

Business-to-business marketing

• Financial management

• Professional development & practice

• Study & research skills

Plus one or two optional modules

from a range which may include:

Digital marketing, Entrepreneurship

& small business management, Human

resource management, Leadership,

Marketing communications and

Consumer behaviour

Faculty

Programme Director:

• Dr Cristiana Lages

Other faculty members:

• Georgina Kilner

• Dr Susan Rose

• Professor Lyndon Simkin

• Dr Dan Nunan

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available Yes, please see our

funding section on page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project

and individual and group assignments

‘I found the staff and facilities at

Henley to be second to none.

The use of guest speakers from

industry really added another

dimension to the programme.’

Graham Jones,

MSc Marketing & International Management,

Online Marketing Executive, Incisive Media

Henley Business School offers students the

opportunity to work towards The Chartered Institute

of Marketing (CIM)’s professional qualifications

through Henley’s accreditation in the Institute’s Multi

Award Pathway scheme. The Institute is a leading

professional body for marketers, which exists to

develop the marketing profession and its standards

and is widely recognised by employers.

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Postgraduate programmes in

Applied Management (part time)

This programme enables

working managers to gain a

highly practical view of the

challenges faced by employers

today, regardless of sector and

size of their organisation.

About the programme

This part time programme combines

periods of guided study with full-day

(up to 10) workshops per year at the

University. The course’s strength is its

applied nature and its emphasis on good

management practices.

What it gives you

The programme is flexible allowing

you to work toward a postgraduate

certificate, diploma or MA. As well as

gaining a prestigious qualification,

you will build expertise and skills

valuable to you and current and future

employers. You will study a broad range

of directly relevant topics on modules

designed to help you apply current

thinking to real-world problems.

Who is the programme for

The Applied Management programme is

suitable for experienced managers or those

looking to take on a wider management

role. The nature of the organisation you

work for is not important. Many students

are sponsored by their employer.

Faculty

Programme Director

Dr Martin Bicknell

Other faculty members

• Professor Marc Day

• Danny Gozman

• Georgina Kilner

• Peter Race

• Dr Stephen Simister

• Dr Lynn Thurloway

Programme content

Stage 1 – Postgraduate Certificate in

Applied Management

• Managing human resources

• Strategic analysis

• Managing information

• Fundamentals of finance

• Managing markets & consumers

• Managing operations & processes

Stage 2 – Postgraduate Diploma in

Applied Management

• Planning & managing markets

• Strategic information management

• Leadership & motivation

• Managing projects

• Organisation, culture, conflict & change

• Managing strategy

Stage 3 – MA in Applied Management

• Applied management project

• Evaluating & reflecting on

management practice

Professional development

The programme directly supports

management development and career

advancement.

Key facts

Duration: 1 year part time for

postgraduate certificate; 2 years for

postgraduate diploma and 3 years for MA

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding Available Most students are

sponsored by their employer

Assessment: You will need to submit

assignments that require you to

apply your learning to the real world

problems you face at work. There are

no examinations

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MA Leadership

This programme will provide an

intensive personal leadership

development experience for

current and future leaders,

integrating the latest leadership

thinking, concepts, research and

leading-edge leadership practice.

It immerses you in practical

personal leadership development.

About the Programme

This innovative part time programme

integrates leadership concepts and

developing personal leadership

capabilities. It explores a range of

models and frameworks, encouraging

a critical approach to both theory and

practice, offering opportunities for you to

practise, develop and reflect on your own

leadership skills, with particular attention

to ethical and purposeful leadership.

What it gives you

You will develop a critical understanding

of leadership issues through access to the

latest research and leading-edge practice,

around three core themes:

• Leadership Practice: effective

leadership is about making decisions in

a real organisational context

• Responsible Leadership: leaders need

to develop self-awareness of their

character, integrity, behaviour and

responsibility in the relationships they

have with others

• Critical thinking: effective leadership

requires critical engagement and

reflection of current theory and

practice

The programme offers leadership

development opportunities to help you

develop your capacity for continuous

learning and your capability to lead teams

in different situations.

It combines academic rigour with

practitioner relevance through workbased

assignments, practical experiential

learning and a leadership study/

dissertation.

Who is the programme for

The programme is intended for the

practising manager and leader, either

currently in a leadership position or in

a managerial role that has significant

leadership responsibilities, who wish

to have an intensive personal learning

experience whilst remaining in their

current employment.

Programme content

Stage 1 – Postgraduate Certificate

(3 @ 20 Credits)

Developing leadership in self

• Leadership concepts

• Personal leadership development

• Elective 1 or APL

Stage 2 – Postgraduate Diploma

(3 @ 20 Credits)

Developing leadership of the team

• Responsible leadership

• Practice-based leadership project

• Elective 2

Stage 3 – MA

(1 @ 20 Credits, Study/Dissertation)

Developing leadership in the

organisation

• Developing leadership in others

• Leadership study/dissertation including

practice, literature, theory, research and

personal learning and reflection

Key facts

Duration: 24 months part time

Entry Requirements:

Degree + 3 years’ experience

OR 5 years’ experience

Funding Available TBC

Assessment: Assessments are

all practice-based, individual

assignments, individual presentations

and project reports; no examinations

Both Stage 1 and Stage 2 include optional

modules, allowing students to engage

in deeper study of specific topics and

contexts personal to them, such as:

• Project leadership & strategy

implementation

• Leadership of complexity & change

• Leadership for mobilising

& maintaining energy

• Coaching & mentoring for leaders

• Facilitation for leaders

Faculty

Programme Director

• Dr Jean-Anne Stewart

Other faculty members

• Dr Patricia Bossons

• Dr Ana Graca

• Dr Carola Hillenbrand

• Professor Kevin Money

• Dr Stephen Simister

• Dr Lynn Thurloway

• Dr Bernd Vogel

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MSc Accounting &

Financial Management

This Masters programme

focuses on the use of accounting

and financial information for

management planning, decisionmaking

and performance

evaluation in multinational

organisations in the 21st century.

About the programme

For managers in all organisations, the

ability to interpret and make decisions

based on accounting and financial

information is critical.

This programme develops your business

skills and knowledge, with an emphasis

on accounting and financial management.

What it gives you

Our expert staff will give you a wellrounded

knowledge of both theory and

practice. You’ll gain a strong understanding

of how financial information is used for

decision-making purposes and how the

subsequent outcomes are effectively

communicated and evaluated. Leadingedge

research findings are applied to

practical challenges facing firms in an

international context.

Students are encouraged to become

confident in using accounting

knowledge, as well as learning how to

make decisions in an accounting and

financial environment.

Who is the programme for

This programme is suitable for applicants

with no direct specialist knowledge or

experience in accounting. We welcome

applications from recent university

graduates from a wide range of disciplines.

Programme content

• Accounting & finance project

Business finance

• Cases in financial management

& control

• Corporate governance & ethics

• International financial reporting 1

• International financial reporting 2

• International strategic management

• Management decision-making &

performance evaluation

• Study & research skills

Plus one optional module from a

range of modules, which may include:

Entrepreneurship & small business

management, Organisational behaviour,

Evolution of enterprise & society and

Human resource management

Faculty

Programme Director:

• Dr Renata Stenka

Other faculty members:

• Dr Elisabetta Barone

• Verna Care

• Professor Abby Ghobadian

• Professor Jill Solomon

• Dr Jessica Hong Yang

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

(CIMA) is the world’s largest and leading professional

body of management accountants. Henley Business

School has joined forces with CIMA to give students

the opportunity to gain CIMA Certificate level papers

C01 to C05.

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available Yes, please see our

funding section page on page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project

and individual and group assignments

‘The modules not only covered

important knowledge

for those who want to

pursue an accounting or

management role, but also

provided some advanced

viewpoints to challenge

students. The teachers used

very useful examples to

help our understanding and

inspired our independent

and critical thinking.’

Shu-Hua Hung,

MSc Accounting & Financial Management

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MSc Accounting &

International Management

This Masters programme

combines advanced studies

in management with financial

reporting – with a focus on

effectively managing the strategic

objectives of multinational

organisations in the 21st century.

About the programme

This programme develops your

understanding in key areas such as

international business strategy and the

management of people, alongside an

advanced knowledge of accounting and

financial reporting in a global context.

The programme places emphasis on

analysing real-world financial situations,

and the latest research findings are

applied to practical global challenges

facing firms. You will develop your

confidence when using financial

knowledge, as well as organisation-wide

decision-making.

What it gives you

You will develop a range of technical

knowledge and transferable skills with an

emphasis on international management.

You will explore the areas of accounting

and international management in a broader

context, looking at the role and impact of

the individual within an organisation and

other factors affecting a firm, ranging from

strategy to human resources.

Who is the programme for

This programme is suitable for accounting

graduates, and applicants with some

previous knowledge of accounting.

Programme content

• Project or dissertation

• Corporate governance & ethics or

Ethics in international management

• Global marketing management or

Principles of marketing

• International financial reporting 1

• International financial reporting 2

• International strategic management

• Managing people & organisations

• Study & research skills

Plus up to two optional modules

from a range, which may include:

Cases in financial management &

control, Entrepreneurship & small

business management, Human resource

management, Evolution of enterprise &

society and Organisational behaviour

Faculty

Programme Director:

• Dr Renata Stenka

Other faculty members:

• Dr Elisabetta Barone

• Professor Abby Ghobadian

• Dr John Latsis

• Professor Jill Solomon

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

(CIMA) is the world’s largest and leading professional

body of management accountants. Henley Business

School has joined forces with CIMA to give students

the opportunity to gain CIMA Certificate level papers

C01 to C05.

Key facts

Duration: 12 months full time

Entry requirements:

Please see page 18

Fees: For fee information please see

our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Funding available Yes, please see our

funding section on page 18

Assessment: Exams, applied project

and individual and group assignments

‘The content of the programme

was highly relevant and

has proved really useful in

my chosen career path.’

Pacharaporn Anilbol,

MSc Accounting & International Management,

Accountant, Krung Thai Bank

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How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply

for postgraduate study is through our

online application service. This allows

you to complete your application, attach

electronic copies of academic transcripts,

certificates and other supporting

information and also enables an email

request to be sent to your referees

enabling them to send your supporting

references directly to us.

For further information on how to apply,

including how to submit your application,

please visit www.reading.ac.uk/pg

When to apply

Although there is no formal deadline for

applications, competition for places on all

our postgraduate Masters programmes

is strong, so we advise that you apply as

early as possible. Overseas applicants

(non EU) should apply well in advance of

the start of term to allow time for their

UK visa application to be processed. If you

have any questions at any stage, please

don’t hesitate to contact us.

Fees

Your fees will vary depending on your

chosen Masters programme. They are

normally paid in two equal instalments

but arrangements can be made to pay for

the whole of your programme in advance.

You’ll pay a non-refundable deposit when

confirming your acceptance of an offer of

a place. This is part of your tuition fee and

will be deducted from the total amount

when you enrol.

Living costs

Please note that tuition fees do not

include accommodation and other living

costs. Students are advised to budget

for between £160 and £240 per week

depending on their accommodation

charges. International students, who

often need to allow for additional

accommodation and living costs during

the three vacations are advised to budget

for at least £12,000 per year excluding

tuition fees.

Scholarships and bursaries

Henley Business School provides

substantial postgraduate funding. We

offer a competitive range of scholarships

to students from all over the world.

Additional university-wide sources of

funding may also be available. Please visit

our website for further information:

www.henley.ac.uk/level/postgraduatebusiness-and-management-scholarships

Career development loans

Applicants who normally live in the

UK (for a minimum of three years) can

apply for a Professional and Career

Development Loan of between £300

and £10,000. This is a bank loan, with

interest charged at a commercial fixed

rate. Please visit the UK government’s

Directgov website www.gov.uk for

further information.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary between

programmes but generally you are

expected to hold an upper secondclass

Bachelors degree from a UK

university, or the equivalent from an

internationally-recognised university.

For further information visit our

website

www.henley.ac.uk/pgentryrequirements

Not quite at the required level

of English language proficiency

for your chosen programme

Applicants to Henley Business School

whose first language is not English will

be required to attain the International

English Language Test Scores (IELTS),

or equivalent qualifications that are

accepted by the university, as defined

below, to enter a programme.

However, for students who successfully

complete one of the pre-sessional

English Language courses run by the

University of Reading’s International

Study and Language Centre, a half-band

credit will be applied to their English

language condition.

Business & Management programmes

will accept students with IELTS 7.0 and

will also accept IETLS 6.0 providing the

student has completed the relevant

English course with us.

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Postgraduate

Masters programmes

at Henley Business School

For more information, please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions Office

Henley Business School

University of Reading

Whiteknights

Reading, RG6 6UD

United Kingdom

pgadmissions@reading.ac.uk

Tel +44 (0)118 378 6205

www.henley.ac.uk/pg

HenleyBusinessSchool

@HenleyBSchool

+HenleyBusinessSchool

HenleyBSchool

company/Henley-Business-School

EFMD

This brochure is correct at the time of going to print (2014). Henley Business School reserves the right to amend any aspects of this information. For the latest information please see our website.

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