European and International Business Management

MSc
Duration: 13 - 16 months
Attendance mode: Full-time
Award: MSc
Suitable for international students
Start date: Various
Faculty of Management & Law
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Overview

The MSc in European and International Business Management, often referred to as the European Management Programme or EMP, is designed for students who wish to develop a truly international perspective on management, by sharing the experience of living and studying in three different European countries. 

We offer the European Management Programme as part of our partnership with two other centres of excellence the Universidad de Deusto — Deusto Business School, Bilbao and AUDENCIA, Nantes, Ecole de Management in France. The course takes place in three countries, in three prestigious European institutions, and is taught in three languages: Spanish, French and English.

You spend your first term in Spain or France, your second in France or Spain, and your third at the School of Management in Bradford, UK. The course includes some language tuition, but you must be competent in at least two of the three languages used and have the ability to become proficient in the third. You spend the final 12 weeks of the course on work placement or writing a report.

The European Management Programme is a joint award of the three Institutions (Universidad de Deusto, Audencia, and University of Bradford). The Master's awarded is officially recognised by the Ministerio de Educación in Spain.

Professional Accreditation/Recognition

The MSc in European and International Business Management is a joint award of the three Institutions (Universidad de Deusto, Audencia, and University of Bradford). The Master's awarded is officially recognised by the Ministerio de Educación in Spain.

Why Bradford?

  • We are accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accreditation, which puts us in an elite group of business schools with the 'triple crown'.
  • The course takes place in three countries, in three prestigious European institutions, and is taught in three languages: Spanish, French and English.
  • We offer the European Management programme (Master's in European and International Business Management) as part of our partnership with the Universidad de Deusto - Deusto Business School, Bilbao and AUDENCIA, Nantes, Ecole de Management in France.

University of Bradford School of Management is one of the oldest and most experienced university-based business schools In Britain and home to over 500 postgraduate students from more than 70 different countries. The School celebrated 50 years of excellence in business education in 2013.

At our Bradford campus and across our global campus, we create a collaborative, supportive learning environment in which students, staff, alumni and businesses and organisations can share knowledge and ideas.

Bradford also scores extremely high in rankings for value for money, providing you with a very affordable way to gain a globally recognised Master's qualification from a leading UK university.

Rankings

Financial Times rankings for the School of Management:

  • University of Bradford School of Management is ranked No.1 in Yorkshire, 11th in the UK and 42nd in Europe in the European Business School rankings 2015
  • Our Full-time MBA is ranked 31st in Europe in the European MBA rankings
  • Our Full-time MBA is also ranked 9th in Europe for % Salary Increase
  • Our Executive MBA is ranked in the Global Top 100, No.1 in Yorkshire and No.5 in the United Arab Emirates in Executive MBA rankings
  • Our Distance Learning MBA ranked 11th in the world, 3rd in the UK in Online MBA rankings
  • Our Distance Learning MBA is also ranked 1st in the world for salary increase (percentage) and 2nd in the world for value for money
  • We are ranked in the UK Top 10 for Masters in Management

Entry requirements

  • Applicants will normally have a good degree awarded by an approved UK or overseas university, in accounting and finance, economics, management (with a significant component of economics and/or accounting and finance) or a quantitative science such as mathematics, physics or engineering.  
  • Fluent knowledge of at least two of the three working languages of the joint programme (Spanish, French, English). Candidates must show a native speaker level (C2 according to CEFRL) or be fluent (C1) in at least two of the languages, and have acquired some passive knowledge in the third (A2). Some flexibility may be shown in the third language if there is a clear commitment by the student to improving his/her language skills in this language prior to starting the Master's.

English language requirements:

If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve the following minimum scores in one of these recognised tests:

IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no more than one sub-test at 5.0 and no other sub-test below 5.5, and successful completion of an additional six week English pre-sessional course taught by the University of Bradford, which must be completed prior to the start of the course; or

IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or 

Internet-based TOEFL: 94 overall, with minimum scores of Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17); or 

PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51.

Candidates who are not citizens of the European Union will also be subject to further requirements imposed by the government for the issue of a student visa. Please check the UK Home Office website for the most up-to-date information, as these requirements are subject to change.

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.

Modules

Compulsory modules are taught during the first six months in Deusto-Bilbao and Audencia-Nantes, and elective modules taught during the Spring period at Bradford. Students must simultaneously prepare a dissertation. After the Dissertation's viva and the electives' exams at Bradford, students undertake a tutored internship of three to six months.

The second term (January-March) offers more advanced courses, so that postgraduates can solve real case-studies of international companies using management tools with a sound technical basis.

The distribution of the credits is as follows: 

Thematic area

Period

ECTS Credits

Finance

October - March

7

Marketing & Logistics

7

Socioeconomic & Legal aspects                      

5

Management of Organisations

8

Strategy

6

Business Languages & Culture

6

4 modules (Bradford)

April-July

15

Dissertation

December-July

6

Internship

July-December

30

Total

 

90

Learning activities and assessment

You have a choice of routes:

  • Stage 1 - Bilbao/Nantes > Stage 2 - Nantes/Bilbao > Stage 3 - Bradford OR
  • Stage 1 - Nantes/Bilbao > Stage 2 -  Bilbao/Nantes > Stage 3 - Bradford
  • Stage 1 - Taught modules on the foundations of business and management
  • Stage 2 - Taught modules on European management
  • Stage 3 - You select three from a range of electives
  • Stage 4 - You undertake a work placement, most often in a country whose language is not your first, and then write a report on the work placement, supervised by academics in Nantes or Bilbao.

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Additionally, the School of Management has its own dedicated careers team based on the Emm Lane Campus, with support including:

  • One-to-one support
  • Careers workshops
  • Opportunities to meet employers and recruiters
  • Online resources
  • Job opportunities

Career prospects

Our international business graduates are in high demand amongst multinational organisations and international consultancy firms. There are also opportunities to establish or accelerate a career as a country or product manager, or develop an international perspective for their own business.

The sectors and jobs that our MSc students achieve upon graduation vary depending on their previous experience and pathway taken. In terms of looking at career progression it is useful to consider where alumni are three years after graduation. Looking at the data derived from the School’s continued ranking in the Financial Times Master’s in Management Rankings, alumni continue to operate in a variety of sectors and that three years after graduation on average 25% of them are in senior manager roles and 20% in junior management positions.

Study Support

The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the School of Management, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (eg assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements. The ELS is run by Martin Sedgley, supported by Amy Allhouse, and provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees

Fees for 2017/18 not yet confirmed. The 2015/16 fee was €14,400 and is likely to increase.

Fees may be paid in full at enrolment, benefiting from a fee discount or paid by instalments.

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

Emerald Scholarship Fund

EmeraldSix full-fee Scholarships are available for University of Bradford graduates (includes an Alumni Discount).

An opportunity for up to six University of Bradford graduates who graduate in 2016. The Scholarship is provided to support and encourage the progression of high calibre University of Bradford graduates onto postgraduate study at the School of Management.

How to apply: see our Fees and Financial Support website.

Deadline for scholarship entry: July 29, 2016.


Merit Scholarships

Worth up to 50% of the tuition fee.

Merit scholarships are available to support and encourage high calibre self-funding students for entry to a full-time MSc programme based at the School of Management and School of Law.

For these awards we focus on rewarding the potential contribution a student brings to the programme and its cohort - evaluating not just academic excellence, but work and personal achievements also.

How to apply: You do not need to make a separate application for the scholarship. Simply complete your programme application form and you will be automatically assessed for a Merit Scholarship.

Deadline for scholarship entry: 13 May 2016


Alumni Discount

Self-funded University of Bradford alumni, regardless of when they have graduated, will receive a 15% discount on the self-funded element of their tuition fees if they achieved a 2:2 or above in their undergraduate degree.


Company-sponsored study bursaries

A business relationship bursary of up to 35% is available for companies who have supported or worked with the School who are sponsoring or part-sponsoring an MSc student. The amount will depend on the strength of the relationship, which might include companies who have previously funded a student on a Bradford programme, employed a placement student, facilitated a student project, employed a member of faculty to produce a KTP or research project or commissioned an Executive Education programme. The list is not exhaustive and other business engagement activities could be considered eligible.


 

University-wide scholarships

There are a number of other scholarships available to postgraduate taught students at the University of Bradford. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more information.


You may be eligible to apply for the government's new Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to put towards your fees and living costs. Find out more on our Fees and Financial Support website.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

The easiest way to apply is online.

This will help us process your application more quickly and allow you to submit your supporting documents electronically.

If you are unable to apply online, please email admissions@bradford.ac.uk to request a paper application form.

We will also need the following supporting documents, along with any other information specified on the course page:

  • Degree certificates/transcripts
  • Research proposal (if required)
  • Two references (including one academic reference)
  • Evidence of English language level (if required)
  • A copy of your passport

Once you have applied you will have access to the University's Applicant Portal, where you can track the status of your application.

You should also start thinking about how you plan to fund your postgraduate study — you may need to apply for loans or grants at this stage.

International students

If you applying from outside the UK and require additional support you may apply through your country representative.

They can help you at every stage and communicate with the University on your behalf. They often provide additional services to ensure your smooth arrival to the UK such as visa application support and assistance with your travel arrangements.

Further information is available on our International Office website.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.