1 University of Liverpool School Online Programmes HR Marketing Project Operations & Supply Chain Finance
2 Online MSc Programmes 2 Move ahead online with the University of Liverpool Prestigious ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, with an AACSB-accredited management school Global like-minded professionals from all over the world for a rich, multi-cultural experience Collaborative you will enjoy an engaging, global and highly collaborative online learning experience through active class participation and peer-to-peer interaction Flexible fit your studies around your other commitments. Accelerate your career without interrupting your current job Industry-relevant skills and knowledge gain knowledge, develop critical understanding and analytical skills to respond to today s toughest business challenges. Contents Move ahead online 2 Learn with a world-leading university 3 Join a global team 5 MSc in 6 MSc in Human Resource 9 MSc in Marketing 12 MSc in Project 15 MSc in Operations and Supply Chain 18 MSc in Corporate Finance 21 MSc in International Finance and Accounting 24 Postgraduate Certificate in Online learning, the Liverpool way Join our global alumni network 30 Admission requirements 31 Take the first step today 32
3 Online MSc Programmes 3 Learn with a world-leading university A pioneer in research and education since 1881, the University of Liverpool boasts an enviable track record of academic excellence and rigour. Our reputation attracts students, faculty, experts and partners from across the globe. Membership of the UK s prestigious Russell Group of leading universities reflects Liverpool s status as a world-class research facility, ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide*. Our mission is to change lives and shape the future, through our collaborative teaching, learning and research. ULMS - a reputation you can rely on The online MSc programmes and postgraduate certificate are offered by the University of Liverpool School (ULMS), a globally recognised centre for management and leadership training, education and research. Our mission is Learning to Make a Difference. This is reflected in the foundations of our research and teaching, which strive to make a difference to the lives of individuals, businesses and communities. University of Liverpool Key facts In the top 1% of universities worldwide* Member of the UK s Russell Group One of Europe s largest providers of fully online degrees Nine Nobel Laureates *As listed in the International Universities Handbook, published 2012
4 Online MSc Programmes 4 Accredited at the highest level AACSB Accreditation puts ULMS in the top 5% of the world s business schools. It reflects the dedication of our staff to helping our students learn to make a difference to employers worldwide. ULMS is accredited for all its campus and online programmes by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the oldest and most respected global accreditation body for business schools. Less than 5% of the world s business schools have achieved this distinction. By holding this accreditation, we have made a commitment to continuous improvement, and to providing a curriculum that is both responsive to the needs of business and delivered in a high-quality teaching environment. For more information, visit Shaping your future in management Our online management masters programmes attract working professionals from many industries and sectors. What they have in common is the desire to share and apply the latest approaches to become tomorrow s business leaders. By embracing an international approach, the programmes bring you a truly global perspective, as well as providing an opportunity to collaborate with peers from all over the world. They are a unique opportunity to combine rigorous academic study with practical experience and insights, in an exhilarating international environment of collaboration, commitment and leadership. The specialist skills and expert knowledge you develop will enable you to shape the future in your chosen specialist field. Studying with us is a vital springboard from which to boost your career, achieve your aspirations, and make a real difference in your work. Not only will you study the latest trends and techniques, develop new skills and gain a practical understanding of how to apply them, you will build your own global network of fellow professionals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.
5 Online MSc Programmes 5 What our online management graduates say: Join a global team A key objective in all our online postgraduate programmes is the sharing of best practices with professionals from around the world. 76 % perceived a career improvement as a result of their education with the University of Liverpool.* Our collaborative online environment allows you to enhance your knowledge of global management trends and build international networks with Professionals in a broad range of industries and sectors will all find programmes that address their needs and enhance their understanding. The emphasis is on knowledge that 87% felt that their degree prepared them for their career.* like-minded professionals. You will interact can be applied immediately, ensuring that the with professionals from around the world, programmes function as a springboard, wheth- across a full spectrum of managerial disci- er your objective is to advance in your current plines. role, embark on a new career path, or progress to further study at doctoral level. 90% would recommend the University of Liverpool to a friend, family or colleague.* *Results gathered by the University of Liverpool in 2012 from online alumni who responded to our survey.
6 Programme Highlights: Benefit from a sound theoretical grounding in a broad range of business and management issues MSc in Training tomorrow s leaders The University of Liverpool s online MSc in gives you a comprehensive postgraduate-level qualification in management. It s a broad-based programme, designed to help you prepare for a successful career in many areas. Study in a truly international environment alongside professionals from different backgrounds Tailor your studies to your career goals. Half of the modules are elective, including a specialist Oil and Gas track Develop critical and analytical thinking skills, study current business trends and learn to become a decisive professional, capable of thriving in a range of sectors Obtain an understanding of different-sized organisations, in both local and international contexts Chart what you ve learnt, how you ve applied it and the results you ve achieved in a Personal Development Portfolio, reflecting on your journey as a student and as a management professional Interact in a dynamic cross-cultural environment, sharing best practice and gaining knowledge and skills that you can apply immediately in your job
7 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in 7 The online MSc in programme is aimed at existing managers, including professionals who have decided to switch careers and move into management. It reflects a number of contemporary strategic management trends in a local as well as an international context. The programme will help you to develop a range of skills. You ll analyse and critique management theory, investigate and address a wide range of managerial issues and challenges, and develop sound judgement in the face of ambiguous data. As well as gaining a knowledge of the principles, current issues and trends in management, you ll acquire specific transferable skills necessary for marketing, purchasing, strategic customer management, business consultancy or organisational development roles. This online Masters in offers a General track, as well as a specialised Oil and Gas track. The Oil and Gas track gives you an in-depth understanding of the global oil and gas industry, its component sectors and the specific skills and knowledge associated with the management of sourcing, distributing and sustaining energy and energy supply chains. Broaden your career potential Whether your goal is to gain a senior functional position or to reposition your career within a function, this MSc in opens a variety of career opportunities. The programme readies you for a broad range of managerial and executive positions in virtually any field of endeavour. Relevant sectors include: Financial services consulting Blue chip manufacturing Retail Healthcare Energy Whatever your career aspirations, you should emerge from this programme with a range of transferable skills that you can use within any organisational context, allowing you to take the next step in your career in management. Liverpool s online programmes offer a perfect mix of the latest online study methods with a traditional, quality, British postgraduate education. Viktor Salakta (MSc 2012) online graduate Marketing Consultant From Germany
8 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in 8 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online MSc in has four core modules and four elective modules, a Personal Development Portfolio and culminates in a 15,000 20,000-word dissertation. ~2.5 years Personal Development Portfolio Strategic Business Leadership Managing Financial Resources Four Elective Modules Research Methods Dissertation 12 weeks each Student Readiness Orientation Breaks between modules: 2-3 weeks Elective Modules Innovation and Entrepreneurship Human Resource Marketing Concepts for Managers Organisational Design and Change The Networked Organisation International Business Economics of Oil, Gas and Energy Managing Energy Sources
9 Programme Highlights: Establish or build upon a successful career in human resources, reflecting HR s growing role as a strategic partner MSc in Human Resource The new strategic partners The MSc in Human Resource is aimed at professionals looking to establish or build upon a successful career in human resources. Gain a range of analytical, interpersonal and business skills so that you graduate with the expertise to manage both human and knowledge capital effectively Acquire a critical grasp of general business principles and data monitoring and analysis in a strategic business context Apply what you learn while you study, with skills that you can transfer easily from the classroom into your work environment Create a Personal Development Portfolio where you ll chart what you ve learnt, how you ve applied it and the results you ve achieved Benefit from a shared understanding of how different industries and cultures approach HR issues Learn how to apply HR management practices in all types of organisations, from large corporations to SMEs, whether operating locally, nationally or internationally
10 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Human Resource 10 This online masters reflects the evolving role of the human resource manager from a traditional process manager to a strategic partner. You ll gain a critical knowledge of the principles, current issues and trends relevant to human resource management and leadership roles in organisations, while developing your core business knowledge, skills and confidence. The programme teaches you subjectspecific competencies necessary for the management of human and knowledge capital along with broader business skills. You ll also acquire a deep appreciation of the impact of human and knowledge capital upon the success of an organisation, while studying a range of analytical techniques required for the effective tactical and strategic management of any organisation. You ll enhance your critical thinking and collaborative communication skills in an international context. And you ll develop your IT and statistical software skills, encouraging a data-driven and evidence-based approach to human resource management. Take a lead in HR The programme gives you a comprehensive education in human resource management, which should help you develop a successful career in HR, becoming an effective manager or leader. You ll acquire the knowledge, skills, awareness and confidence to achieve roles related to human and knowledge capital in a variety of organisations and sectors. The programme paves the way for both generic and specialist HR roles (for example: in recruitment, training, performance management and employee relations), and opens opportunities in general management, consultancy, research and teaching. Potential roles include: HR director HR consultant Performance manager Learning and development manager HR and administration manager Compensation and benefits manager Studying with the University of Liverpool has helped me think far beyond what I used to think. Going back to university has put me back on the career path. Gbemisola Adegboye (MSc Human Resource 2013) online graduate professional From Nigeria, living in Kenya
11 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Human Resource 11 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online MSc in Human Resource has eight core modules, a Personal Development Portfolio and culminates in a 15,000 20,000-word dissertation. ~2.5 years Personal Development Portfolio Strategic Human Resource 12 weeks Business Leadership Managing Financial Resources Talent Development Performance Developing Human Resource Policy Organisational Design and Change Research Methods Dissertation 9 months Breaks between modules: 2-3 weeks Student Readiness Orientation
12 Programme Highlights: MSc in Marketing MSc in Marketing Turning analysis into action Our Masters in Marketing aims to provide postgraduate-level education in today s digitally focused world of marketing. Gain an advanced understanding of the theory and practice of both business-to-business and consumer marketing Study a range of analytical techniques in tactical and strategic marketing, reflecting the growing reliance on metrics and analytics Learn alongside international peers from a range of backgrounds and cultures Acquire the contemporary skills required by this complex and evolving industry, including an operational understanding of how to drive your organisation forward Adopt an international mindset. This MSc in Marketing will help you develop the expertise to identify key trends inherent to local and global markets Apply the practical skills you learn directly in your work environment while you study Create a Personal Development Portfolio, where you can chart what you ve learnt, how you ve applied it and the results you ve achieved, allowing you to critically reflect on your learning
13 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Marketing 13 The online MSc in Marketing reflects the strategic nature of marketing in driving organisations forward profitably, while continuing to meet customer expectations. You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the principles, current issues and trends relevant to the role of marketing in organisations, developing subject-specific and key transferable skills. In the digital world, even small or medium-sized companies need to operate with an international perspective. This MSc in Marketing will help you develop the expertise to identify key trends in your local and international markets. You ll also have the opportunity to acquire a range of analytical techniques for effective tactical and strategic marketing. And you ll develop your IT skills and become familiar with a range of financial and statistical software used in marketing management, encouraging a data-driven and evidence-based approach. Achieve your career aspirations On graduation you will be prepared to operate in a landscape dominated by data-driven and digital marketing. You will have enhanced access to a wide range of marketing and leadership positions and an understanding of the changing nature of the business environment. You ll be equipped with the knowledge, skills, awareness, and confidence to fill senior roles in private, public and voluntary sector organisations, including smaller organisations and professional partnerships. Both generic and specialist roles (such as managing the marketing function operationally and through further development, strategically) are available. And you will enjoy additional opportunities for consultancy, research and teaching in all of these areas. Some potential career paths include: Marketing manager Marketing consultant Product manager Account director Channel specialist Online marketing manager I could study at my own pace at home, in the office, or on business trips. I am very proud of my achievement and the impact it will have on my career. Joseph Salameh Liverpool online management graduate From Lebanon, living in the United Arab Emirates
14 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Marketing 14 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online MSc in Marketing has eight core modules, a Personal Development Portfolio and culminates in a 15,000 20,000-word dissertation. ~2.5 years Personal Development Portfolio Strategic Marketing 12 weeks Business Leadership Managing Financial Resources Contemporary Consumer and Customer Behaviour Data-Driven Marketing Research and Analysis Integrated Marketing Communications Managing Marketing in a Changing World Research Methods Dissertation 9 months Breaks between modules: 2-3 weeks Student Readiness Orientation
15 Programme Highlights: Study wherever you are, at any time of day, from your first module through to graduation Connect with an international network of professionals from every continent via an easy-to-use collaborative learning platform MSc in Project Obtain vital skills Top-tier project management skills are much in demand in today s complex global economy. Follow a curriculum designed with input from industry and academic experts, blending theory and practice with new business concepts and the latest industry insights Apply your skills and understanding as you progress, taking the next step up the career ladder while you study Benefit from a Personal Development Portfolio that runs throughout your programme, helping you reflect on your learning and record your professional development and academic journey Match your programme to your specific career aspirations with three specialised industry tracks Choose between a final research dissertation or a live consultancy project based on a real issue and organisation of your choice
16 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Project 16 Whether you already work in project management and want to enhance your skills and improve your career prospects, or you are looking to move into this field of expertise, the University of Liverpool s online MSc in Project offers an excellent blend of theory and knowledge, within a global perspective. The programme encourages you to develop your insight into the project, programme or portfolio management needs of organisations operating in today s global multicultural economy, acquiring skills that have direct and immediate applications across a wide range of business sectors. You will engage with the latest project management theories and practices, gaining the knowledge and confidence to create, manage and deliver complex projects on time and on budget. At the same time, you will enhance your understanding of the soft skills needed to succeed in a modern, international workplace. This programme offers a general track as well as three specialisations: Oil & Gas; Construction and Infrastructure; and Information Technology. PMI-Registered education provider The University of Liverpool has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Institute (PMI). As a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP), the University has agreed to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. Fulfil your potential Our online Project masters degree will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to carry out advanced and effective project management including design, planning, execution and delivery enabling you to progress your career and gain employment across a range of sectors, including: Information technology Energy Construction and infrastructure Healthcare Financial services Retail and manufacturing This online degree has made a real difference to me, putting me on track for a project management c ar e e r. Stephanie Williamson (MSc Project 2012) online graduate Project & Communications professional From Austria, living in the United Kingdom Whatever your ambitions, the knowledge, skills and insight you gain from this online masters programme provide a firm base on which to build the next stage of your career.
17 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Project 17 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online MSc in Project (general track) has six core modules and two elective modules, a Personal Development Portfolio and culminates in a 15,000 20,000-word dissertation or consultancy project. ~2.5 years Personal Development Portfolio Projects and Portfolio in Organisations 12 weeks Planning for Risk, Uncertainty and Complexity Executing, Controlling and Closing Projects Sustainable Programme and Portfolio Leading and Managing Project Teams Strategic Purchasing Elective module Elective module Dissertation or Consultancy Project 9 months Breaks between modules: 2-3 weeks Student Readiness Orientation Elective Modules Total Quality Strategic Operations Enterprise Systems Modelling and Simulating Operations Managing Energy Sources Economics of Oil, Gas and Energy Project in Construction Integrated Infrastructure Project Managing Successful IS/IT Projects Tools and Techniques for Successful IS/IT Projects
18 Programme Highlights: Analyse emerging trends to become an innovator in your profession, equipped for a senior role in operations and supply chain management MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Delivering supply chain excellence Operations and supply chain management is at the heart of global business strategy and is a key driver of organisational performance. Apply a global perspective, studying from wherever you are, at any time of the day from your first module through to graduation Connect with an international network of fellow professionals from every continent, via our simple learning platform Gain real insights into global business trends and industry best practice that you can apply immediately in your work Study a broad curriculum, designed with input from industry and academic experts, blending the latest theory and practice Create a Personal Development Portfolio that runs throughout your programme, helping you reflect on your own learning Address the vital role of the operations and supply chain function in the oil, gas and energy sector, with a tailored pathway for professionals in this field
19 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Operations and Supply Chain 19 This MSc in Operations and Supply Chain is the ideal programme for busy professionals wishing to take their career to the next level. The online classroom lets you fit studies around your work commitments, learning and collaborating with your professional counterparts from around the world. You ll share cultural perspectives and professional experiences, and you can apply what you learn in real time within your organisation. You ll study both theory and practice, and analyse the latest developments, acquiring the skills and insight to succeed in senior management positions. The programme covers different management strategies across operations, procurement and sourcing, and supply chains. You ll gain the knowledge to shape business profitability and growth from a cross-border, multi-cultural perspective. The online MSc in Operations and Supply Chain offers a general track as well as a specialisation in Oil & Gas. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply accredited an industry stamp of approval for the quality, depth and scope of the programme. Fast-forward your career The online MSc in Operations and Supply Chain prepares you for a successful senior management career, with the skills and understanding to become a senior supply chain strategist of the future. Many of our graduates have gone on to successfully develop their careers as operations, logistics and supply management strategists for a range of international organisations, including: Accenture Boots Daimler Deloitte Ford GE ICU Medical NYK Logistics O2 Unilever Even before I graduated, this degree helped me to secure a job on a higher salary in a multinational company. Malek Zouki (MSc Operations & Supply Chain 2013), online graduate Supply Chain Manager From Lebanon, living in the United Arab Emirates This is the first wholly online programme accredited by the prestigious Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), Whatever your aspirations, the knowledge, skills and insight you gain from this online masters programme will provide a firm base on which to build the next stage of your career.
20 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Operations and Supply Chain 20 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online MSc in Operations and Supply Chain (general track) has six core modules and two elective modules, a Personal Development Portfolio and culminates in a 15,000 20,000-word dissertation or consultancy project. ~2.5 years Personal Development Portfolio Business Analysis and 12 weeks Strategic Operations Supply Chain Operations Lean Thinking Logistics and Physical Distribution Strategic Purchasing Elective module Elective module Dissertation or Consultancy Project 9 months Breaks between modules: 2-3 weeks Student Readiness Orientation Elective Modules Modelling and Simulating Operations Total Quality Economics of Oil, Gas and Energy Financial and Legal Implications of International Trade Managing Energy Sources Project and Portfolio Enterprise Systems
21 Programme Highlights: Gain a recognised degree from an internationally respected university and an AACSB-accredited management school MSc in Corporate Finance Meeting today s financial challenges Structured around the demands of your busy career, this programme blends contemporary theory with practical skills. Focus on emerging financial issues, emphasising skills and knowledge with real longevity Learn reporting methods structured around the widely used International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Incorporate the latest theory and practice in both quantitative and qualitative analysis Interact and collaborate with peers from around the world in the global online classroom Study under a faculty of leading corporate finance and capital markets professionals, ensuring the knowledge you gain is directly applicable to the real world Benefit from a personalised support programme to keep you inspired and on track within a supportive and flexible online environment
22 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Corporate Finance 22 The programme combines theory and practice in corporate finance. You will examine how companies manage their investment, financing and distributions decisions and evaluate the consequences of these decisions. You ll gain knowledge of international financial markets and institutions as a context for corporate financial decision-making. You ll learn how to determine cost of capital, and the market value of an organisation, and gain a practical understanding of capital structure, including managing long-term capital costs and evaluating capital resource investments. The programme has a truly international focus, adopting the perspectives of global organisations. You ll examine the activities of international financial markets, enabling you to develop global enterprise risk management strategies. This MSc immerses you in the issues that define today s corporate finance landscape, and gives you the skills and knowledge to meet current challenges across a broad range of subject areas, including reporting and analysis of financial markets, and modern ethics and corporate responsibilities. On graduation, you ll have the expertise demanded by today s leading global financial institutions and organisations, and the confidence to progress in your career. Turn insight into action Our online Masters in Corporate Finance is designed to boost your career by providing you with the latest knowledge, insights and international best practice in the world of contemporary corporate finance. Many graduates go on to develop successful careers in a wide variety of finance-related fields, including: Financial markets Government agencies International financial agencies Consultancy, research and teaching Whatever your career aspirations, this programme equips you with an in-depth knowledge of modern financial and economic techniques and models, giving you the tools, knowledge and confidence to achieve your full career potential. A degree from the University of Liverpool has had a big impact on my career progression. To have a degree from here on my CV is a huge bonus. James Knowlson (MSc Operations & Supply Chain 2013) online graduate Lean Facilitator From UK
23 Online MSc Programmes: MSc in Corporate Finance 23 Programme structure The University of Liverpool online MSc in Corporate Finance has six core modules, two elective modules and culminates in a 15,000 20,000-word dissertation. ~2.5 years Corporate Finance I 10 weeks Corporate Finance II International Corporate Finance Financial Analysis and Valuation International Financial Reporting and Analysis Financial Markets and Institutions Elective module Elective module Research Methods Dissertation 9 months Breaks between modules: 2-3 weeks Student Readiness Orientation Elective Modules Entrepreneurial Finance Risk and Ethics
24 Online MSc Programmes 24 Programme Highlights: MSc in International Finance and Accounting Become an incisive finance leader The online MSc in International Accounting and Finance is designed to fit the schedules of busy accounting professionals. Earn a recognised degree from an internationally respected university and an AACSB-accredited management school Focus on performance measuring within international organisations a skill that is in high demand in the modern global economy Learn reporting methods structured around the widely used International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Interact and collaborate with peers from around the world in the global online classroom Gain knowledge that is directly applicable to the real world Benefit from a personalised support programme to keep you inspired and on track within a supportive and flexible online environment