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International Business

Students will develop advanced, specialised knowledge and skills across a broad range of business and management subjects, developing knowledge and understanding of international organisations, their management and the changing global external environment in which they operate; thus developing a strategic overview of business and organisational issues. Students will also develop advanced theoretical knowledge of international business and management subjects including finance, marketing and entrepreneurship and how these are affected by culture.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good first degree (2:2 or higher) or equivalent from a university or another approved degree-awarding body. Non-graduate qualifications deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission may also be considered. Work experience is desirable.

If your native language is not English, you must provide satisfactory evidence that you have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English: 

  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
  • Pearson PTE: a score of 56 (with no element lower than 51)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 169 (with no element lower than 162)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Course modules

Part 1 compulsory modules: marketing strategy; international strategic management; management research; organisations and people; finance for managers; global business and culture; international business. Optional modules (choose 1): international financial management; contemporary issues in management; international marketing; consumer behaviour in a global and digital world. Part 2 consists of either a supervised dissertation of around 10,000 words, or a structured advanced taught programme of Summer Study (referred to as applied business projects) that is specific to the chosen degree.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MBA Part-time September 2017 24 Months
MBA Full-time September 2017 12 Months

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