Business As a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, the Queen Margaret Business School offers postgraduate courses designed to suit those who may not have a background of experience in business. Our courses are suitable for new graduates as well as those who have been in the workplace for some time. Our approach to teaching and research in business related subjects is distinctive in three ways: • Our commitment to providing the optimum balance of theoretical and practical approaches, with strong industry links. • Our emphasis on the need for ethical, social and ecological responsibility in business. • Our entrepreneurial focus. Our students benefit from the University’s Business Innovation Zone (which hosts start-ups) and on-campus Business Gateway, and many go on to create their own businesses. We offer the following postgraduate courses. • MSc International Management and Leadership • MSc Finance • MSc International Marketing Our well established MSc International Management and Leadership focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing students’ international focus. It allows students to explore and critically appraise management and leadership. Our new MSc Finance is for graduates from a wide range of disciplines who want to develop a career in finance or business. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the global financial environment in which businesses, both for profit and not-for-profit, and governments operate; financial management decisions of firms of all sizes; the workings of global financial and capital markets; corporate governance and ethical issues of financial organisations; and causes and consequences of banking and financial crises. The MSc Finance will be of interest to those with undergraduate degrees in business and finance related subjects, and those from other disciplines who wish to gain an understanding of finance. Our new MSc International Marketing responds to the growing importance of marketing and allied business functions. Students will gain a strong understanding of the international marketing role and the key factors that influence the operating environment. It will attract both those who already have a degree in business and wish to deepen their understanding of marketing and those who have a degree in another discipline and want to develop marketing and related skills. 44 Why QMU? Queen Margaret Business School has a culture defined by strong personal relationships, informality and flexibility. We encourage our students to be truly ambitious, to experiment, innovate and take risks. To drive this we foster a culture of respectful challenge and debate, which blends research-based academic excellence with current business experience. All of our courses will give you the opportunity and space to develop your personal management and leadership skills, and help you build a robust subject knowledge base and engage with critical debates. This will develop your confidence, making you highly employable and effective in your work. One of our strengths is our small class sizes which enhance the student experience. They allow us to develop much more than just the traditional classroom format: the team is able to know and support you as an individual. Classes regularly take part in external visits offering a range of experiential opportunities, only available to small groups. In addition, we have regular speakers from industry and support agencies with whom you will be able to interact directly.