Postgraduate

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At postgraduate level you can study the International Incorporated Master’s degree (IIM).

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.

This module embeds language and skills acquisition in the study of contemporary business practice and issues, including the growth of e-commerce and the impact of the Internet, environmental concerns and the significance of ethical considerations and sustainability.

Students engage in gathering and evaluating information from a wide range of written sources, including academic and professional journals and other publications and also make extensive use of the Internet, whilst developing their written, oral and visual communication skills and engaging in team-building and group activities.

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 two specialist routes: Business and The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). You will study subject-specific modules which relate to your chosen route.

Business

Overview

Business professionals are relied upon to resolve complex issues in the business world, and advanced education can give you a competitive edge in your career. The IIM will give you the essential skills you need to continue studying on one of Dundee’s exceptional postgraduate degree programmes in Business.

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

Modules

Business Environment

The module considers key elements of both micro- and macro-economics and relates them to the experiences of entrepreneurs and their businesses. The rationale for, nature of and impact of the economic policies of national governments and wider economic groupings such as the European Union are examined.

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.

This module provides an introduction to corporate finance, examining the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions. Students are offered insights into the nature of financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

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.

Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) Overview

The Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at the University of Dundee is an internationally renowned graduate school in the field of international business transactions and natural resources and energy law and policy.

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

Modules

Business Environment

The module considers key elements of both micro- and macro-economics and relates them to the experiences of entrepreneurs and their businesses. The rationale for, nature of and impact of the economic policies of national governments and wider economic groupings such as the European Union are examined.

Management in Context

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.

Finance, Investment & Banking

This module provides an introduction to corporate finance, examining the concepts and principles underlying key financial decisions. Students are offered insights into the nature of financial instruments, financial markets and financial intermediaries, with particular focus on the banking business.

Taught over two terms, this module develops awareness of the legal and ethical frameworks within which business operates. It considers both the history of workplace regulation and then more recent adoption of ethical stances on the impact of business activities on society and the environment.

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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