Leeds Beckett University

AN OPPORTUNITY TO ACHIEVE A UK MASTER LEVEL QUALIFICATION IN THE UK

Leeds Business School is the largest of the 4 faculties of Leeds Beckett University.

It is a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education with courses in Accounting & Finance, Business, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, Economics and Enterprise.

Leeds Business School is based at the Rose Bowl, a brand new state of the art building in the heart of the city’s business and civic quarter. This £57 million learning environment provides an inspirational setting for business education and enables our students to engage with the regional business community. The Rose Bowl is not only a place of learning – it is a meeting place for regional business leaders, benefiting our students through guest lectures and master classes.

We have a strong international presence and welcome students from across the world, bringing a truly international dimension to the learning experience. This provides a great opportunity for you to study and make friends in an international environment.

We are justifiably proud of our teaching staff who can draw upon years of relevant industry and academic experience to help you during your studies. Our faculty boasts PhDs from a variety of international institutions, bringing a truly dynamic background to our teaching provision and your learning experience.
We have a long and established reputation for delivering vocationally orientated education in a unique learning environment, meaning that you gain the skills and qualifications to progress in your chosen career. We work closely in partnership with employers and professional bodies to ensure that our courses are in line with the latest developments in business and industry as well as student demand.

Leed’s – an International City

Students from around the globe choose to study in Leeds, making it one of the most popular student destinations in the UK. This multicultural city is bustling with energy and excitement, and has something to offer everyone. Leeds has a population of 720,000, making it the third largest UK city. With a student population of over 200,000, Leeds is the most popular choice of university destination in the United Kingdom. Its central location makes Leeds an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the UK, with London only a 30-minute flight or 2-hour train journey away. There’s an international airport just outside the city, so you can easily visit other European destinations such as Paris, Prague or Barcelona.

The cost of living is lower in Leeds than in most other parts of the UK. The city was recently named ‘The most cost effective place to study in Britain’ by the RBS Student Living Index 2007. The city has made considerable investment in its students and offers arguably the best student facilities in the country. Once you start at Leeds Met you realise just how much the University is part of the city, with partnerships with local business, education and sports organisations. The Business School recently launched the Leeds International Students and Business network which offers both face to face and online opportunities for businesses and students to liaise.

The Programme of Study

Following an agreement between your university and Leeds Beckett University, you are able to join some of our Masters programme with credit transfer and achieve the award of Master of Arts in International Business or Master of Science in Management or Master of Science in Finance , all internationally recognised qualifications. The MSc Management can help you develop the skills you will need to progress as an effective manager. You will acquire the competence and confidence to address the demands placed upon managers, providing you with a recognised qualification and a platform from which to progress in your chosen field. The MA International Business offers an opportunity to study the conceptual and practical demands of international business and the management of cultural diversity. This course will combine the development of the practical skills of facilitating the successful operation of an internationally-focused concern with the enhancement of the individuals’ personal and intellectual development. While the course allows specialisation through option choice, the main emphasis is upon the development of generic qualities and abilities relevant to international business. This emphasis is justified because of the need in modern international organisations for functional flexibility, inter-departmental and inter-professional collaboration, and organisational capability. The MSc Finance is designed for aspiring finance professionals who want to gain specialist knowledge and skills. The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge, flexibility and skills base required for seeking employment in the increasingly complex and demanding financial services sector. The MSc Finance explores the theoretical underpinnings and current practice in finance from different perspectives and from both national and international contexts. The course has a strong international dimension and we attract students from countries as diverse as China, India, and Vietnam.

In Leeds you will study 3 subjects [modules] which will vary depending on the course and what studies you have completed at SIMS. You will also undertake a Research Methods module and a Personal Development Planning module. Finally you will complete a Dissertation, an independent piece of research which you will prepare under the supervision of an individual mentor.

Support Services

Accommodation

All of our accommodation has been designed to meet the needs of today’s students so if you are looking for a modern, secure place to live with a strong community spirit then we will have something for you. We have over 4,000 rooms available across a wide range of accommodation, and to put your mind at rest we guarantee you accommodation if you accept a firm (unconditional or conditional) offer from us. We have comprehensive details of our properties on our website. For more information on accommodation on offer please visit: www.leedsmet.ac.uk/accommodation

Specialist International Adviser

Our International Student Advice Service (ISAS) provides dedicated support and advice about many issues which may affect you as an international student. The service provides information and advice on non-academic matters including immigration and visa extensions, police registration, financial and cultural matters, working in the UK and healthcare. Advice is free of charge and ISAS follows the Rules and Codes of Standards of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). Further details can be found at: www.leedsmet.ac.uk/internat/advice.htm

The Helpzone

The Helpzones are staffed information points located throughout the University. They are here to make sure that your time at Leeds Met is as easy as possible. If you have a question or want information and advice, either before you arrive or while you are here, then the Helpzones are here to help you. If the Helpzonescan not help you immediately, they will refer you to the most suitable specialist support service and make sure that your problem is addressed. For more information please visit: http://helpzone.leedsmet.ac.uk

Careers

Our dedicated careers service offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you in choosing and gaining employment. You can speak to member of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice on your CV and letters of application, provide interview skills training and help you search for jobs and identify any gaps you may have and how to overcome them. For more information please visit: http://careers.leedsmet.ac.uk

Students’ Union

The Students’ Union (SU) is run by students for students. As an independent organisation, it will play an important role in your time at University, enhancing and enriching your student experience. As a student you are entitled to free membership of the National Union of Students (NUS). There are over 40 established sports clubs and many societies and groups that you are able to join via the SU, helping you go make friends with people who share similar interests. The SU includes an International Student Forum. For more information please visit: www.leedsmetsu.co.uk

The Job Shop

The Job Shop is our in-house employment agency and it is one of the largest in the country. Getting temporary or casual work through the Job Shop can not only help you finance your studies, it can also build up your employability skills and help you use them to find permanent graduate employment. Students, graduates, postgraduates and non-students are all welcome to use the Job Shop to find part- or full-time work on a temporary, casual or permanent basis. Pay is competitive and work is varied and offered at a level to suit you. For more details please visit: www.leedsmet.ac.uk/jobshop

Travel Connections

Leeds is located at the centre of the UK’s road, rail and air transportation network. Leeds Bradford International Airport is situated just 8 miles from Leeds city centre. The airport is also served by a 24 hour express coach link from Leeds city centre. There is a direct train line from Leeds to Manchester airport, a journey which takes under one hour. Leeds Bradford International Airport connects with locations around the world via a link to Schipol Airport Amsterdam. We recommend that you avoid London airports. Leeds city train station provides a fast rail service to many UK cities, for example: London 2 hours 20 minutes; Edinburgh 3 hours 45 minutes; York 25 minutes; Manchester 1 hour .The city is also served well by roads, with the M1 motorway linking Leeds with London and the M62 connecting Leeds with Manchester and Hull. This facilitates coach travel. Information on coach links can be found at: http://www.

nationalexpress.com/coacheslanding.aspx

Sports Facilities

Leeds Met has one of the best university sports complexes in the UK. No matter what your level of ability, we have something for you. You can join one of our many sports clubs and societies or attend fun classes for exercise, health, fitness and toning. In 2008 Leeds Met was appointed the country’s National Centre of Coaching Excellence. The new centre aims to establish a world class coaching system by 2016, working at all levels, from Olympic athletes to community clubs. It plays a major role in coaching talented athletes to achieve medal success in the 2012 Olympics and beyond. For more details please visit: www.leedsmet.ac.uk/sport