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The MSc in Advanced Management Practice celebrates five highly successful years

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The MSc in Advanced Management Practice

Students, alumni and staff from the School of Management gathered recently to mark five years of the MSc in Advanced Management Practice, a unique Masters programme which combines advanced management studies with a work placement.

The evening celebration, held in the city’s elegant Holburne Museum on November 16th, was the culmination of a day dedicated to the programme. Current students were able to meet with past students and hear about their placement and employment experiences.

Since its inception in 2007, the programme has gone from strength to strength. Considered to be one of the only programmes of its kind in the country, its unique format – combining specialist knowledge of contemporary management with the opportunity to gain essential professional experience – has shown wide appeal among applicants, with over 300 applications received last year. While maintaining a relatively small cohort, the degree has more than doubled in size and has students from across 20 different countries.

Professor Michael Mayer, Associate Dean for Postgraduate Taught Programmes, welcomed everyone to the celebrations and provided an update on international developments within the School, our excellent results in recent rankings, and the progress of the new Centre for the Arts and Executive Development Centre, currently being built on campus.

Dr Svenja Tams, Director of Studies for the MSc AMP, addressed the group, saying she felt it had been a real privilege to see the development of this course over the past five years.

She went on to talk about the power of community created by the students and graduates of this degree:

“You are forming a really important community of peers that can support you throughout your career. I would like to encourage you to continue building the community, not just among the students of your year, but also across years.”

Employment rates for the degree are very good, with 93% of students employed within three months of graduating.  More significantly, over 60% of graduates are offered continued employment following their placement. Most of the remainder join top graduate schemes with other companies.

Dr Tams concluded by thanking faculty and all those staff integral to the running of the programme for all their hard work, including Head of MSc Programmes Operations, Navdeep Uppal; AMP Programme Officer, Dee Mahil; and present and previous AMP Placement Officers, Helen Auckland and Caroline Baldwin, respectively.

The celebration was marked by a festive atmosphere with students socialising late into the evening, turning this event into a highlight of the AMP programme’s social calendar. 

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General Notes For Editors:

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.