Management (Muscat)

MSc


Introduction

The MSc Management, which will be delivered at Muscat College in Oman, equips students to be effective and resilient managers. The course will give you a wide range of valuable management knowledge and enable you to develop the personal skills essential for long-term career success in our globally-connected world. 

If you have leadership aspirations, the course will help you develop your potential as a manager. The modules will introduce cutting edge business theory and industry-relevant research, as well as opportunities to put everything you learn into practice. The combination of a modern business education and practical management skills has proven highly attractive to potential employers.

Our internationally-recognised experts work alongside colleagues from Muscat College to deliver this course. Students have come to Stirling’s management courses from all over the world, and have gone on to build exciting careers in everything from managing global corporations to creating entrepreneurial start-ups.

Key information

  • Qualification: MSc
  • Study methods: Full-time
  • Duration: One year
  • Start date: January
  • Course Director: Professor David MacKay
  • Faculty: Stirling Management School
  • Location: Muscat

Course Director

David Mackay

Professor David MacKay

www.stir.ac.uk/management

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

 

You will need a minimum of a second-class honours degree in any subject of an equivalent qualification.  Alternatively, Diploma/HND holders with significant work experience in the relevant area may also apply.

Application procedure

Applicants should apply for this course through our online application process.

Scholarships & funding

For tuition fee and payment information, please contact our partner institution in Muscat College at registration@muscatcollege.edu.om.

Structure and teaching

Delivery and assessment

The course if offered full-time over one year.  A structured curriculum of eight modules will be delivered by local tutors supported by faculty from the University of Stirling, followed by a three month dissertation period.

Modules

Economics for Business and Management

Covers key theories of systems of supply and demand, and demonstrates how these can be useful to managers in practice.

Strategic Marketing Practice

Emphasises the role of marketing in developing effective and sustainable organisations, and the interpretation and meaning of marketing management concepts at a strategic level.

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Provides an understanding of entrepreneurial applications of marketing methods that deliver results, working within cultural and resource constraints.

Responsible Business in Society

Addresses the context and scope of ethical issues in business and critically examines contemporary perspectives on responsible business practice.

Accounting and Finance

Provides a foundation knowledge and understanding of the principles of accounting and corporate finance.

Strategic Management

Integrates the ideas and theories discussed in the discipline modules, enabling students to identify and evaluate potential strategic options to ensure an organisation’s future viability.

Dissertation or Consultancy Project

Including extensive practical research methods training, the dissertation involves conducting and reporting a management research project exploring an organisational challenge of the student’s choosing.

Recommended reading

Each module description in the course provides an extensive list of recommended reading in terms of journal papers. Module coordinators will liaise with students to aid their navigation of recommended reading lists according to the learning requirements of the module and students’ specific interests. Listed below are the required and highly recommended reading texts from across the course.

Armstrong, M. and Taylor, S. (2014) Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Practice.  London: Kogan Page Limited.

Grant, R. (2015) Contemporary Strategy Analysis: 9th Edition John Wiley & Sons: Chichester, UK

Hoffman, W.M., Frederick, R., and Schwartz, M. (Eds.) Business ethics: Readings and cases in corporate morality (5th ed.). Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

Johnson, G., Scholes, K. and Whittington, R. (2014). Fundamentals of Strategy (3rd edn), Financial Times/ Prentice Hall. (FoS)

Millmore, M., Lewis, P., Saunders, M., Thornhill, A. and Morrow, T. (2007) Strategic Human Resource Management: Contemporary Issues.  Essex: Pearson Education Ltd.

Rees, G. and Smith, P.E. (2014) Strategic Human Resource Management: An International Perspective.  London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Example timetable

The timetable below is a typical example, but your own timetable may be different.

Blocks

Modules

Credit Level

Number of Weeks

Weekdays Contact (evening 3 to 4 hrs)

Weekend Contact

Hours

Block 1

(9 weeks)

Management in Practice

10

4

3 Days

-

25

People Management

20

5

3 Days

1 full weekend for intensive seminars

52

Block 2

(9 weeks)

Economics for Business and Management

10

4

3 Days

-

25

Strategic Marketing Practice

20

5

3 Days

1 full weekend for intensive seminars

52

Block 3

(9 weeks)

Entrepreneurial Marketing

10

4

3 Days

-

25

Strategic Management

20

5

3 Days

1 full weekend for intensive seminars

52

Block 4

(9 weeks)

Responsible Business in Society

20

5

3 Days

1 full weekend for intensive seminars

52

Accounting and Finance

10

4

3 Days

-

25

Block 5

Dissertation (with Research Methods)

60

3 Months

OR

Consultancy Project

Strengths

You will have the benefit of learning from academic staff who are known worldwide, are respected in their fields and have extensive business and consultancy experience.

Our global reputation: research rating

The University of Stirling Management School was ranked among the Top 25 in the UK for business and management in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

 

Our staff

Professor David Mackay is a professor of Strategy and Innovation, Director of Executive Education and Associate Dean Internationalisation at the University of Stirling Management School. Previously, he was an owner/director in a successful consultancy start-up, an academic at the Strathclyde Business School and held production engineering and department management roles in Procter and Gamble's Product Supply division.

In recent years, David has engaged with a range of corporate clients such as Royal Bank of Scotland, William Grant and Sons, Standard Life, DC Thomson, Denso, Babcock International Group, Manchester City FC, Weir Group, Clydesdale Bank, Morgan Stanley, Johnson and Johnson, Craneware, Webhelp TSC and V.Group in executive education and consultancy activities.

Working with a range of universities such as Strathclyde, Lancaster, Stirling and Edinburgh, he has experience teaching and consulting internationally, completing assignments in a range of locations including the USA, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Oman, Jordan, Bahrain and the UAE.

Career opportunities

There is a high demand for professionals with management skills and our graduates now span the world, working in a variety of different industries through the private, public and voluntary sectors.  Following graduation, our students have secured roles that include positions in management, marketing, advertising, government administration, banking and finance.

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