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MSc International Small Business Management

University of Essex

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The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Essex Business School was ranked second in the UK for the accounting and finance subject area in the last RAE. Our teaching and research is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts that are applied to some of the pressing issues facing business, public sector and voluntary organisations. This course examines the management of small and medium-sized enterprises, covering key micro and macro issues concerned with the economics, sociology, psychology and management of small businesses, their creation, growth and maturity, the people involved in their creation and management, and their operating environment. Addressing managerial imperatives as they apply to small and medium-sized firms at different stages of their development, you explore the differences between entrepreneurial and managerial behaviour, the economic and social role of small businesses, public policy, support systems, and the operational aspects of creating, planning, developing and managing a small business, all in an international context.

The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Essex Business School was ranked second in the UK for the accounting and finance subject area in the last RAE. Our teaching and research is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts that are applied to some of the pressing issues...

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