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International Management

This programme will prepare you to pursue a career in management with multinational companies or companies engaged in international business; and to progress, if desired, to one of Birkbeck's research degree programmes.

It fosters the development of a broad-based knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

The essentials of cross-border management theory and practice, and the core principles and practice of business and organisations in an international context.
The design and implementation of strategy at different levels of the corporate organisation, particularly in an international dimension.
A range of optional subjects in international business and management as well as specific functional areas that will broaden the scope of learning in international management, and its interface with international business.
The analysis of conceptual and practical issues in international management through the pursuit of the dissertation, thus fostering powers of critical analysis and independent judgement to frame solutions to complex managerial problems in international business organisations.
Personal skills development and generic skills that are transferable to a wide range of research, teaching and work situations, including the skills of self-discipline, reflection, analysis, communication, leadership and lifelong learning.

Based in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics, the Department of Management is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the broad field of management. Our academic staff are active researchers as well as enthusiastic teachers, and regularly publish cutting-edge articles in the world's leading journals.

We have particular research strengths in international business and strategy, the management of innovation and entrepreneurship, human resource management, corporate governance, sport management and marketing, as well as financial management and accounting.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a second-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 6 compulsory modules, choose 2 option modules (8 modules in total) and write a 12,000-word dissertation.
Full-time modules:

International Business Strategy;
International Human Resource Management;
International Marketing;
Multinational Financial Management;
Principles of Organization and Management;
Research Methods in Management I .

Part-time modules - Year 1:

International Business Strategy;
Multinational Financial Management;
Principles of Organization and Management;
Research Methods in Management I .

Part-time modules - Year 2:

International Human Resource Management;
International Marketing .

Option modules:

Accounting and Financial Management;
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 Business: Theories and Issues;
Strategic Management (Postgraduate);
The Business Environment: International and Comparative Perspectives .

MSc International Management 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 16,950 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
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

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