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Manchester Metropolitan Business School

International Development and Global Business

The international development scene is changing. There's been a considerable shift away from international aid and towards using foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade to boost economic growth. If you're looking to play a part in this new landscape - as policymaker, policy analyst or investor - our MSc International Development and Global Business can give you the skills you'll need to succeed.

**The business of development**

The main focus is on harnessing business to achieve national development goals, and the units you'll study reflect this. You'll examine theories of growth, trade and investment - exploring industrial strategy and policy, as well as key issues in development finance and international law. You'll also learn practical skills, such as how to negotiate effectively in a range of international scenarios.

Our teaching staff are a rich mix of academics with a worldwide reputation. We also have strong external links to international agencies, such as UNCTAD, Oxfam and the World Bank, giving you the chance to start building a professional network.

This is a new programme, shaped by the latest developments - offering you a head start in this exciting field, ready to apply for senior posts with government bodies, multinational corporations and NGOs.

**Features and Benefits**
- Strong external links - Relationships with the United Nations, The World Bank and Oxfam (among others) not only ensure that this programme offers real-world relevance, but also opens doors for insightful field visits and guest lectures.

- Professional focus - This is a programme designed for policy makers and future policy makers.

- Integrated approach - With a greater focus on integrating development policy with investment and trade, our programme reflects the changing development landscape.

- International expertise - Learn from recognised leaders in international development like United Nations recognised, Professor Heinz Tuselman, or political economy expert, Dr Stephen Buzdugan - to name just two.

- UN Virtual Institute - We are an associate member of the United National Conference and Trade and Development Virtual Institute, which not only ensures we equip students to become qualified policymakers, but even offers a potential study tour to Geneva, Switzerland.

- Transferable skills - Learn how to handle complex negotiations, critically analyse policy and produce independent research - all skills that can take you far in government, NGOs and beyond.

- City of opportunities - Manchester is a global city for business and innovation, thriving in everything from digital media to scientific discovery - putting an international business landscape on our doorstep.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants should normally have a Bachelors degree with a minimum 2.2 classification or its international equivalent. We will also consider your application if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2 Years

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