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Catherine Ogden

The GMC programme's inter-disciplinary approach is extremely valuable in creating an understanding of the complexities involved in trying to legislate for corporate responsibility and accountability.

MA Globalisation and Multinational Corporations

When choosing my Master’s degree there wasn’t another programme I found that so perfectly addressed the crosscutting issues related to my particular interest area of Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility.  The course, however, went beyond this, opening my mind to other fascinating and interrelated fields of global policy-making; just one advantage of being part of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy.  At an academic and social level, the SOAS experience definitely exceeded my expectations!

Multinational Enterprises in a Globalising World

My previous job involved analysing the business strategy and financial performance of multinational enterprises.  What attracted me to this module is that it asks more fundamental questions, such as the role of MNEs in the global economy and their real and potential impact on society and the environment.  The inter-disciplinary approach is extremely valuable in creating an understanding of the complexities involved in trying to legislate for corporate responsibility and accountability.

Global Public Policy and Project Management

Prior to the course my understanding of what Public Policy actually is was pretty poor, and I have to say it wasn’t something I thought I was particularly interested in!  I’m very glad, therefore, that it was a core module, as I found it absolutely fascinating and felt that I learnt so much.  It combined a surprisingly engaging theoretical structure with the flexibility to pursue your particular interest area.  It challenged you to look beyond status-quo thinking and, through the dual focus on project management, armed you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary for project implementation across all sectors of work.