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International Business and Management

The programme enables you to explore, with depth, the operational and strategic breadth of modern global business. You will explore operational contexts that will enable you to perform as a highly effective, internationally informed, manager. You will understand the principles and practice of business management and operation for different business sizes and models including small businesses and multi-national corporations (MNCs). The programme enables you to collect, appraise and analyse multi-source data and this enables you to cultivate your problem-solving and decision-making skills. The programme also allows you to reflect on your progress and develop intellectual skills through your engagement with case studies or 'real world' project work. In an academic context you will critically appraise published academic and business literature, as well as organisation policy and practice.

Entry requirements

Our philosophy enables us to accept a wide range of applicants, the key criteria being that all candidates must be able to demonstrate an ability to benefit from and contribute to the programme, and they will normally match the entry criteria below:

  • A degree from a recognised University or from an equivalent awarding institution at second class honours level or above; or
  • A professional qualification recognised as equivalent to the above; or
  • An award which the University has agreed to accept as equivalent to the above.

In line with the University's policy on widening participation, candidates who are not graduates but who have significant work experience at a suitable level, may be considered. Admission for these candidates is at the discretion of the programme leader.

English language requirements

Where English is not the candidate's first language, or their degree was not wholly taught and assessed in English, an IELTS score of 6.0 must be achieved, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

•Management Theory and Leadership

Explores the meaning of management and leadership by providing grounding in essential business management functions from a cross-functional and integrated perspective. The module creates a foundation in management theory and practice
•Economics and Finance

Critically appraises financial information in the context of the economic environment
•Strategic Management

Introduces the strategy process in a range of organisational contexts assisting you in the acquisition of practical experience in dealing with strategic management issues
•Managing Business Research 1 and 2

Provides you with the knowledge and skills required to perform a systematic review of literature for a business management related topic at Masters level

•Management Competencies

Develops your proficiency in core associate level management competencies and awareness of the interrelated functional dependencies within a business environment, which enable informed management decision making
•Managing across Cultures

Fosters a critical approach to understanding and analysing culture and how culture might impact management and communication in an international business environment
•International Business and Trade

Gain a critical understanding of how global forces shape business environments in a world where national economies are interconnected and interdependent
•International Research Project
Allows you to develop and refine a topic for research. Building on the preparatory modules, Managing Business modules, you will develop your critical skills as a researcher

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used on this programme, including: Problem-solving exercises; practical projects; case studies; research-based projects; literature reviews; group presentations; group and individual report; reflective reviews; class tests.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 5,950 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 13,250 (Year 1) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 6,250 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 11,630 (Year 1) International 1 Years

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