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International Business and Development

The pace of the globalisation of national economies has accelerated in recent years, and this has led to a more dynamic relationship between international business activities and economic and social development.

This programme is suitable for graduates who are, or seek to be, employed in relevant government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies or private companies involved in, or related to, international business and economic development. It also provides a foundation for those wishing to undertake doctoral research in international business and development.

Topics covered include international business and economic and social development, international business strategies in both developed and emerging markets, public sector management, sustainable livelihoods and sustainable development, impact assessment, and resource and environmental management.

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.

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 complete 8 modules (totalling 120 credits) and write a 12,000-word dissertation (worth 60 credits).

You take 4 compulsory modules, and choose 2 modules from a list of options and any two 15-credit postgraduate modules from within the Department of Management.
Full-time modules:

Development Policy;
International Business and Economic Development;
Principles of Organization and Management;
Research Methods in Management I .

Part-time modules - Year 1:

International Business and Economic Development;
Principles of Organization and Management;
Research Methods in Management I .

Part-time modules - Year 2:

Development Policy .

Option modules:

Digital Business;
Economics for Managers;
Globalization: forces, players and management;
International Business Ethics;
International Business Strategy;
International Business: Theories and Issues;
International Human Resource Management;
International Marketing;
Multinational Financial Management;
The Business Environment: International and Comparative Perspectives;
Trust Social Norms and Development .

MSc International Business and Development 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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