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MSc Business Strategy, Leadership and Change

Offered by: Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (DULN007(WP))
Exam BodyHeriot-Watt University
Course Duration1 Yr / 2 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time/Part Time
Fees43650/Course
Fees (International Student)47700/Course
FacultySchool of Management and Languages
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryUnited Kingdom
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Mode of StudyBy Mixed Mode
Course Description

The programme has five core courses; one a research methods course, and four strategy-orientated courses which are designed to be of relevance to senior and middle managers, high-potential junior managers, management consultants, entrepreneurs and directors of small and medium-sized enterprises.

In addition, the programme caters for non-specialists who wish to pursue a more general business/managerial career, but with a business strategy emphasis. There are also opportunities to study three optional strategy-oriented courses (from a choice of four), which allow participants to customise the programme according to their needs and interests. The programme will be completed by a dissertation that will take a strategy-oriented perspective. This perspective should emphasise one or a combination of the programme’s key subject themes of business strategy, leadership and change.

Curriculum

Semester 1 (September – December)

  • Competitive strategy
  • Strategic change
  • Leadership
  • Business Models: Themes and Issues

Semester 2 (January – April)

  • Research Philosophy & Practice
  • Choose 3 from optional courses

Optional courses available include Business Economics, Demand and Inventory Planning, International Marketing, Project Management and Quality Management and Engineering

The MSc dissertation is undertaken between May - August

Business Models

Semester 1 (mandatory)

By exploring the major themes and issues in the development of business models, an understanding of the application of business models and their role in modern strategic thinking is gained. Topics covered include business models, value propositions, quality/value arguments.

Leadership

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Understand the role of leadership in business, and specifically in commercial projects. Examines the linkages between effective & appropriate leadership and organisational strategy.

Strategic Change

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Looking at organisational change from a strategic perspective, this course differentiates between the concepts and models of change management and consider their application to a variety of situations and environments.

Research Philosophy and Practice

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Provides an understanding of the social science research process, as well as theory and approaches to research. Develops practical skills (i.e. quantitative and qualitative techniques) in data analysis to transform the raw data into information that guides marketing management valuations.

*Information correct at time of publication and may be subject to change

Entry Requirements

A relevant first or second class Honours degree or a degree qualification, or equivalent qualification recognised by the Malaysian Government, acceptable to the University.

Intake Months

September

Career Prospects

This programme is aimed at ambitious professionals and graduate students who wish to move into middle and senior management roles in small and medium enterprises and large enterprises, management consultancy or set-up their own business venture. The programme will enable this to happen by providing candidates with tools, frameworks and ideas to help them play a more effective role in strategy formulation and implementation, developing change programmes and understanding the impact of different leadership styles in particular business settings.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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