Postgraduate taught welcome

Flying Start Leadership Programme

During the first five days of the semester, you'll take part in a wide range of activities, workshops and events which will ensure that your time at Stirling takes off with a Flying Start. This begins with a School-wide Welcome Meeting for all new students on Monday 27th September (9.30am-11am) which will be held via Microsoft Teams (joining instructions via Canvas). Later that day, you will meet your fellow students from your course at a specific Course Induction meeting, details of which are provided via the links below.

Students who participated in the programme previously felt ready to embark upon their Masters course invigorated, prepared and committed to the learning journey ahead with newly developed skills. Here are just a few of the comments received from participants:

"The Flying Start Leadership Programme is valuable, integrating and orientating students, giving them an opportunity to find their feet."

"Soft skills are as important as 'hard skills', but often not valued enough. Hence, I was grateful for the opportunity to improve myself and to learn new useful things."

Participation in programme is compulsory and will be monitored throughout the duration of the programme. Find out more information about the Flying Start Leadership Programme.

An equivalent online version of the Flying Start Leadership Programme will be provided via the iStirling online platform for students joining the MSc Business Analytics (online) and MSc Data Science for Business (online) which will commence Monday 4th October.

Preparing for study at University - Stirling Essentials

Our Stirling Essentials module provides a summary of the key information you need to be a successful student and it links into more in-depth help and advice, as and when you need it. There are separate versions for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Before you arrive, please do take some time to familiarise yourself with this module and work through its sections. This module will remain available to you throughout your studies, through a link on each Canvas module (log on with your University username and password, if requested).

Course inductions

You will be invited to join a Stirling Management School postgraduate student welcome event and also an information and welcome event with your Course Director.

Here to help

The Stirling Management School Postgraduate Office are available to help with any questions you have about beginning your course and they can be contacted at Our Postgraduate Director is Dr Peter Flett who can be reached at  and your Programme Director can be contacted at:

Accounting, Finance & Economics



MSc Investment Analysis

Dr Kevin Campbell

MSc Finance

Prof David McMillan

MSc International Accounting & Finance

Dr Patrick Herbst

MSc Finance & Risk Management

Dr Dionysia Dionysiou

MSc Finance & Economics

Dr Theo Diasakos

MSc Digital Banking & Finance

Dr Theo Diasakos

Business & Management



Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dr Craig Anderson


Prof Iain Black

MSc Business & Management

MSc Management and Marketing (pathway)

MSc Management with New Venture Creation and Innovation (pathway)

Dr Tom Forbes


MSc Human Resource Management

Dr Hazel Baxter-Reid

MSc International Business

MSc International Business and Marketing (pathway)

MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship (pathway)

Ms Jenoah Joseph


MSc Behavioural Science for Management

Dr Simon McCabe

Master of Research in Business & Management (MRes)

Professor William Webster




MSc Data Science for Business

Dr Najib Murad

MSc Data Science for Business (Online)

Dr Najib Murad

MSc Business Analytics

Dr Tom Kane

MSc Business Analytics (Online)

Dr Tom Kane

MSc Finance and Data Analytics

Dr Costas Gavriilidis

MSc Marketing Analytics

Dr Lisa Siebers



MSc Marketing

Dr Keri Davies

MSc Marketing and Brand Management

Dr Mona Moufahim

MSc Multichannel Retail Marketing

Dr Mona Moufahim