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  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements You are welcome to apply if you hold an honours degree in a business discipline. Alternatively, if you have relevant experience or professional qualifications recognised as being the equivalent of an honours degree you may also be considered. If you do not meet the above requirements you may exceptionally be considered at the discretion of the Programme Leader. If you are an overseas applicant whose first language is not English you will be required to produce evidence of competence in English. This will normally be a score of 6 on the British Council International English Language Testing Scheme (IELTS) test or a Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550/213 (paper/computer based).
  • Academic Title
    MA International Management
  • Course description
    The MA International Management (MAIM) offers a postgraduate qualification with a specialist international focus. It is designed for graduates in business or management who have limited or no work experience.

    The course is focused on developing your career. It covers a broad range of business activity and will equip you for the increasingly competitive international marketplace.

    Through the course you will develop knowledge and understanding of business in a global context, including the way that business is done in different countries. You will also develop skills and abilities in international business, cross-cultural management and communication.

    You will develop effective cross-cultural skills and skills in the formation and management of international personnel and training practice and will also have the opportunity to develop a broad perspective on managing a business internationally which will be complemented by a programme of organisational visits and speakers.

    Course Content

    Term 1:

        * International Business (PGPB) 15 Credits
        * Managing for Results (PGPB) 15 Credits
        * Cross cultural Management (PGPB) 15 Credits
        * International Trade (PGPB) 15 Credits

    Term 2:

        * Global Corporate Social Responsibility (PGPB) 15 Credits
        * International HRM (PGPB) 15 Credits
        * Global Corporate Strategy (PGPBM19) 15 Credits
        * Optional Module (see options below)

    Across Terms 1, 2 and 3:

        * Applied Research Methods (PGPB) 15 Credits.

    Term 3

        * MAIM Dissertation 45 Credits

    Plus one option from a list of modules that may include:

        * Consumer Research (PGPBM38) 15 credits
        * Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (PGPBM41) 15 credits
        * Innovation and Growth (PGPBM43) 15 credits
        * International Marketing (PGPBM51) 15 credits
        * Managing Diversity (PGPBM44) 15 credits
        * Marketing Communications (PGPBM45) 15 credits
        * Project Management (PGPBM48) 15 credits
        * Service Operations Management (PGPBM50) 15 credits
        * Strategic Management of Human Resources (PGPBM37) 15 credits

    Availability of options may vary from year to year.

    Teaching and Assessment

    You will be taught through seminars, simulations, project work, experiential and open learning and case study activities. You will be assessed through presentations, reports, and peer and self-assessment.

    Career Opportunities

    The programme will open up opportunities in international business and management, and may pave the way to senior organisational roles in the forefront of leading change. Other possible careers include consultancy and advisory roles for business.

    Supplemental Information

    As a student of the School of Business, Law and Psychology, you will have access to some of the best learning support facilities in the higher education sector.

    Our libraries provide computers, printing, photocopying, and inter-library loans. Sunderland also has an extensive electronic library collection, which means you can access much of the information you need online.

    You will also benefit from access to 500 computer workstations of the David Goldman Informatics Centre which offers the latest software packages - open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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