Postgraduate

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At postgraduate level you can study the International Incorporated Master’s degree (IIM) with a specialist pathway in Business.‌

At ICD, IIM students take a pre-master’s in Business that leads onto many exciting degrees including study at The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), an internationally renowned graduate school in the field of international business transactions in natural resources and related matters of law and policy.
 
You will delve into topics in greater depth than at undergraduate level, extending and honing your expertise so that you are fully prepared for the demands of  masters courses at the University of Dundee.  

 

96.4% in employment or further study

According to a survey of our latest graduates (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018) 96.4% were employed or embarking upon further education within six months of education

Course structure

The pre-master’s in Business has a number of core compulsory modules:

These modules are structured to provide an intensive language and study skills course. This builds on, extends and develops both language and academic study skills that you already possess.

They also deal with a number of advanced academic study skills, including

  • understanding and avoiding plagiarism
  • introducing referencing
  • understanding language in different contexts - literature
  • the media and campus vocabulary
  • specialised vocabulary of academic journals
  • differentiating between fact and opinion/bias in writing, planning
  • time management.

The aims of the module are to introduce and develop English skills directly relevant to the academic study of Business or Energy Law and Policy through academic business investigation. Students explore and interpret relevant source materials and use these and other learning materials to develop the practice of using business case studies to enhance their understanding of how business works in practice.

The aim of the module is to introduce students to the structure, demands and expectations of postgraduate study in business in the UK. You'll be introduced to learning strategies that will be of particular benefit with emphasis on My Dundee and the role of IT and of the Internet and specialist sites and journals that may be accessed digitally. You'll will also be helped to become more reflective and self-evaluative and to develop group working and team building skills.

The module considers key elements of both micro- and macro-economics and relates them to the experiences of entrepreneurs and their businesses. Theories, models and systems are considered and compared on their impact on the business community. The rationale for, nature of and impact of the economic policies of national governments are examined but consideration is also given to wider economic groupings such as the European Union and to the impact of the globalisation of business organisations and activities. The relevance of these topics to the students’ preparation for a business masters is constantly stressed.

Academic subjects

The IIM offers three standard modules and the selection of a fourth module which depends on the business degree you choose.

The main aim of this module is to develop a greater understanding of some of the key activities and functions associated with establishing and managing a business. The main topics studied include the different types of business structure, their ownership models and legal bases and the significance of sustainability and an ethical approach; Organisational Behaviour; including the psychological contract and organisational culture; Management theories and styles; Leadership within business; an introduction to Operations Management including operations strategy performance objectives setting and quality management.

Methods of assessment

  • Continuous formative assessment with detailed and supportive feedback
  • Range of assessments drawing on reporting and presentation skills as well as formal examinations

Teaching

  • Small group tuition
  • Interactive approach with team working opportunities

This module looks at financial management in the business and personal contexts. Students are introduced to the ways in which businesses are financed, how their financial performance is monitored and controlled and how international and national factors may impact them.

Methods of assessment

  • Continuous formative assessment with detailed and supportive feedback
  • Range of assessments drawing on reporting and presentation skills as well as formal examinations

Teaching

  • Small group tuition
  • Interactive approach with team working opportunities

Depending on your degree choice, you study either:

The module is taught over two terms and covers common statistical techniques for managerial decision-making which are used in many businesses. The module offers a grounding in statistics with an emphasis on practical applications and extensive use of the Excel spreadsheet and its associated functions.

Methods of assessment

  • Continuous formative assessment with detailed and supportive feedback
  • Range of assessments drawing on reporting and presentation skills as well as formal examinations

Teaching

  • Small group tuition
  • Interactive approach with team working opportunities

OR for CEPMLP Students

The module is also taught over two terms and aims to develop awareness among students of the legal and ethical frameworks within which business operates. It considers the development of both the long practice of legal regulation of the workplace and of business activities and the more recent development of an ethical approach in fields less easy to influence through the actions of national governments or supra-national bodies.

Methods of assessment

  • Continuous formative assessment with detailed and supportive feedback
  • Range of assessments drawing on reporting and presentation skills as well as formal examinations

Teaching

  • Small group tuition
  • Interactive approach with team working opportunities

Continuation degrees

Our IIM gives you access to degrees at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy as well as the University’s more popular postgraduate Business options.

View our continuation degrees

 

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