International Business Management MSc

Programme Overview

The process of internationalisation, together with the continuous technology improvements of the last three decades, has brought unprecedented flows of goods, services, labour and capital across national boundaries. World trade has become increasingly important, foreign direct investment is growing and the competitive pressures on many industries and firms have intensified.

There are big challenges for companies that operate internationally, as they become engaged in modes of business that are different from those to which they are accustomed domestically. Therefore, it is important to develop a better understanding of how these multinational firms are managed and controlled.

This programme will enable you to understand how firms become and remain international in scope. You will learn to apply management theories and techniques that are important in an increasingly multinational business environment. New research findings, case studies and comparative perspectives on the management of internationally operating firms will help you to understand these issues in more detail, and that the local adaptation of business and management concepts developed elsewhere is crucial.

Programme structure

The programme involves seven compulsory modules, one optional module and a dissertation.

Compulsory modules:

  • Research Methods
  • International Business Management
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Accounting and Finance for Business
  • International Trade
  • Strategy

Optional modules:

  • E-Business
  • Innovation Management
  • International Business Investigation
  • International Human Resource Management

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