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International Business

This programme seeks to meet the buoyant labour market demand for more postgraduates in the field of international business. This programme is designed for people who wish to develop a critical research-based knowledge and expertise of a broad range of key issues in international business and management at postgraduate level while also enabling a focus on specific areas of study according to personal interests or career requirements. These areas include economics and finance, marketing, employment relations and human resource management, business ethics, globalisation and development.

The distinctiveness of this programme draws from the way it presents the multi-disciplinary context of the academic domain of international business and the way it promotes an interdisciplinary connection with cognate fields such as management, business, economics and organisation studies.

The programme facilitates the attainment of a broad range of subject-specific, intellectual, practical and personal and social learning outcomes. Students completing the programme have the knowledge, skills and competencies to analyse critical issues in international business with qualitative and quantitative methods, and to design and implement international business strategy and policy development. It is particularly relevant if you are, or would like to be, a manager with responsibility for international business and policy affairs in a private or public sector organisation.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2nd-Class Honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent; other qualifications will be considered. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the college. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

You take 5 compulsory modules, choose 2 option modules from the list below and 1 further option module from the range of management postgraduate modules (or from other departments, subject to approval). Finally, you complete a dissertation.
Compulsory modules:

International Business Strategy;
International Business: Theories and Issues;
Principles of Organization and Management;
Research Methods in Management I;
The Business Environment: International and Comparative Perspectives .

Option modules:

Business in the European Union;
Comparative Employment Relations;
Economics for Managers;
Globalization: forces, players and management;
International Business and Economic Development;
International Business Ethics;
International Human Resource Management;
International Marketing;
Multinational Financial Management .

MSc International Business dissertation .

Assessment methods

A combination of examinations, coursework and a 12,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2018 10,950 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 8,475 (Year 1) International 2 2 Years
MSc Part-time October 2018 5,475 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 2 Years
MSc Full-time October 2018 16,950 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years

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