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The Master of Contemporary International Studies (MCIS) aims to shape students’ attitudes and thinking. You will learn how to transform, design and critically appraise business practices from sustainable development perspectives.
The MCIS is designed to prepare students who are interested in international business, international relations and sustainable development. The programme suite of papers exposes students to a high level of academic inquiry.
Concepts, methodologies and insights from different disciplines provide a truly unique framework for critical analysis and the evaluation of business operations. Graduates will be able to identify and understand critical elements of a particular management research problem, design and execute independent scholarly and/or applied research, and suggest recommendations to a wide variety of stakeholders.
Educational outcome - Further doctoral study
Professional outcome - Key managerial skills: leadership, planning and organisation, analysis and decision-making, teamwork, integrity. Careers at supervisory and management levels where an understanding of international business, trade, politics and environmental, social and cultural sensitivity is required.
PDCIS - 5 double-credit papers, 2 of which are compulsory: Research Methods and Resource Management
MCIS RESEARCH YEAR - Followed by one further year of research. Either a 60 credit research report and one further double-credit paper or a 90 credit research thesis
Highly skilled graduates are sought after in a wide variety of industries. A postgraduate qualification will open up a wider range of high level career opportunities in the following areas.
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IN-DEMAND JOB TYPES
RECOMMENDED PRIOR KNOWLEDGE
Students may not have previous knowledge in the specialty areas. Nonetheless they are expected to be able to function successfully using essay writing and research skills they have acquired from their Bachelor’s degree.