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5 Management Degrees with an Innovative Edge

BrainGain magazine brings you 5 management degrees which offer out of the box specialisations. Read more below.
BY Skendha Singh |   11-01-2017
Kedge Business School, Bordeaux campus

Management courses are a top draw for students from across the world. A well-salaried job, jet-setting lifestyle, and opportunities for leadership are exciting prospects. That’s why admission to a postgraduate course in management can be highly competitive.

For some students, however, the mainstream specializations - finance, human resources, marketing, might seem a little unexciting. With the changing world of work, it is important for management degrees to keep pace - by offering one-of-a-kind specialisations, which will stay relevant.

So if you’re looking for a management degree with an edge, BrainGain magazine brings 5 unique specialisations from all around the world.

  1. MSc in Wine & Spirits Management – Kedge Business School
    Administered in English on the Bordeaux campus, the program is full time. Entrance is in September.

    The MSc program has two variations – 1 & 2 years. In the 2-year program, students undertake a “French Touch Tour” in their 2nd year, with a focus on the French know-how, history & culture. They also intern for 6 months with an international organization. The final step is the submission of a thesis.

    A graduate can go on to work as Wine Tourism Director, Wine & Spirits Business Consultant, and in Marketing & Trade related roles. The average salary for graduates, according to the school’s website, is 34,000 Euros per annum.
  2. MBA in Football Industries - University of Liverpool
    The full-time MBA is 1 year in duration, while the part-time is of 2-years. This is the only MBA in the world specific to football.

    Modules include – Becoming a Football Executive, Managerial Economics, Sports Marketing & Sponsorship, and Sport & the Law. The final component is dissertation work completed over the summer.

    Graduates have gone on to work in football clubs like Manchester City, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, as well as multinational corporations like Nike & Adidas.
  3. Central St. Martins Birkbeck MBA – University of the Arts London
    Newly announced as a collaborative offer by Central St. Martins & Birkbeck College, the course is designed to combine creative thinking with a managerial rigour.

    The MBA will focus on team work, finance, entrepreneurship, collaborative practice, and a live project or dissertation towards the end of the course.

    The live project will revolve around the creation of an intervention, either in a real world or a hypothetical context. Those who opt for a dissertation will write a critique on social challenges & business opportunities.

    Currently offered on a part-time basis, with seminars & online modules, the course does not require a Tier-4 visa from international students. A short-term visitor visa is sufficient.
  4. Technology Commercialisation, Innovation & Entrepreneurship MBA - Rutgers University
    An MBA which combines business & STEM disciplines to drive commercialization of technology with an entrepreneurial approach. The core modules are the same for all MBA students. In addition, they choose one elective module. For the remaining credits, students focus on a concentration.

    For the Technology Commercialisation concentration, students take courses like – Opportunity Identification & Evaluation, New Product Innovation, Business Models to Launch, & Small Business Finance.
  5. Energy & Clean Technology MBA - University of California-Berkeley
    The MBA is designed to take on energy problems with the aid of business & public policy tools. It also trains students in multidisciplinary approaches with scientific, engineering & environmental perspectives.

    Modules offered within the MBA include Energy & Environmental Markets, Cleantech to Market, as well as lectures on breakthrough renewable energy innovations.

    Clean energy giants like Chevron, SolarCity and PG&E are close to the campus, so students have extensive career development support.
 Are there any interesting management specialisations that you are considering? Email us or let us know in the comments below.


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