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Strategy and International Business

MSc Strategy & International Business will provide you with a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of strategy and international business issues, in both developed and emerging economies. With the increasing globalisation of business and the revolution in information and communications technologies, no company can afford to ignore the international dimension of strategy.

Most, if not all, companies require internationalisation strategies, be they simple export or franchising arrangements, or complex and risky international joint ventures and/or foreign direct investment. These activities all require an understanding of the international business environment, which you will gain by studying this course.

The strategy component of this degree will give you the knowledge and skills required to analyse companies' strategic situations and to solve complex strategic problems. The international business component of the degree will develop your ability to assess and develop internationalisation strategies and operations, as well as your skills in international and cross-cultural management.

Entry requirements

One of the following: A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class); equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. As well as: Two professional references - at least one must be from an academic referee; an official academic transcript of your university grades to date; a completed application form. For international students: An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date; students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.

Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. You will also complete a year-long dissertation project, in collaboration with your selected supervisor, an expert in your chosen field. You can choose to undertake a specialist topic dissertation or a consultancy-based project. Both options can be based either in qualitative or quantitative data and primary or secondary (desk-based) data.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 19,950 (Year 1) International 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 19,950 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 10,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years

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