MSc International Business and Socio-Economic Development

How would you make a difference in the development of your own locality? What role would business play in that development? The MSc International Business and Socio-Economic Development provides the tools to address those questions in a distinctive way. It analyses the management of international business and explores current issues in globalisation. It focuses on the impact that different business choices have on economies and societies, and on the context in which those choices are made.

Programme objectives: How do different businesses contribute to the socio-economic development of people and localities? What is the role of institutions? The programme critically addresses these questions by developing competences, imagination and ideas in practice.

MSc in HRM and Socio-economic Development.

The programme is especially designed to offer the opportunity to develop competences, imagination and ideas in practice.

The programme aims at developing: Knowledge of traditional Human Resource Management (HRM) topics; of how HRM is shaped by economic, political and management choices; and of how HRM influences social cohesion, divisions and identities;  Appreciation of the motivations of people, their values, their relations and their choices; Recognition of the aims, practices and implications of people management; Awareness of different forms of participative management located in different forms of organisations; Awareness of the ethical issues arising in globalised labour markets and a holistic view of responsibility in all of its economic, environmental, cultural and social dimensions

Socio-Economic Development Programme Scholarships

Three 30% scholarships based on merit will be awarded to students joining one of the following programmes in September 2011:

MSc in International Business and Socio-Economic Development

MSc in Human Resource Management and Socio-Economic Development
These scholarships are funded by the Stirling Institute for Socio-Management, part of the Stirling Management School, and meet course fees up to 30% of either the home/EU or overseas rate.

This means that the successful candidates will pay a course fee reduced by 30%.. Applicants may be of any nationality and must hold, or expect to obtain an offer of an unconditional offer of a place on one of the above socio-economic development programmes for 2011 entry.

Applications may be submitted for the scholarship along with the course application, but only those obtaining and accepting a place on the course will be entered into the scholarship competition. Complete the Socio-Economic Development Scholarship application form, and provide a 1000 word statement/essay on the following:

*Why you are applying for these scholarships
*Why a scholarship would help you
*Which modules of the MSc programme are of particular interest to you and why
*What your expectations are in terms of learning outcomes
*What would you like to be able to do and achieve as a result of successful completion of the course; your educational or professional aims for the five years after you complete the course. The closing date for receipt of scholarship applications is on June 30, 2011.

Successful students will be notified of the outcome via email in July 2011. Completed applications should be emailed to:

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