Graduate apprenticeships in financial services offered at Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University Event

Date: Wed, June 20, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Edinburgh West, 2 Research Ave S, Edinburgh, EH14 4BA

Want to give your employees the opportunity to grow and expand their skill sets to earn and learn a degree in business management and financial services while still in employment?

Heriot-Watt University's Graduate Apprenticeships (GA) scheme, fully funded by Skills Development Scotland, is a ground-breaking initiative, creating degree-qualified employees with the skills your business needs. For employers, Graduate Apprenticeships are an opportunity to enhance business by supporting current and new employees to develop skills and talents.

Event programme:

08:30 - 08:45 - Welcome and breakfast

08:45 - 08:50 - Introduction and Welcome from Heriot-Watt University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Richard Williams OBE

08:50 - 09:05 - Introduction to FinTech Scotland, and a deeper insight into resources and experience of the established financial sector including the economic and social objectives of the public sector, the innovation environments of accelerators and incubators, by Stephen Ingledew, FinTech Scotland

09:05 - 09;20 - Overview of Business Management and Business Management: Financial Services programmes by Dr Amos Haniff and Dr Boulis Ibrahim, School of Business Management

09:20 - 09:40 - How the world and workplace is changing and the need for creating future proof graduates by Professor Umit Bititci, School of Management and Languages and Department of Business Management

09:40 - 10:00 - Q&A session

10:00 - 11:00 - Time for employers with Dr Boulis Ibrahim and Professor Umit Bititci plus key Heriot-Watt University representatives to discuss the programmes and future cooperation

11:00 - Event close

The breakfast will focus on two of Heriot-Watt University's Graduate Apprenticeships programmes MA (Hons) Business Management and MA (Hons) Business Management: Financial Services programmes.

MA (Hons) Business Management

As the modern business world becomes increasingly dynamic, understanding the way businesses and organisations operate, and how they make key decisions is crucial. Delegates will develop general management and business knowledge in the context of both large and small private and public sector organisations.

Participants will develop organisational and strategy models and learn how to use them to analyse performance, while learning how to communicate effectively through a range of media.

MA (Hons) Business Management: Financial Services

The aim of this programme is to equip participants with core business and management skills, combined with relevant financial sector elements dependent on the role and type of organisation.

Graduates will also gain knowledge and understanding of internal and external relationships such as effective client management, leadership and team management.


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