Master International Business

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  • Objectives
    The MA in International Business develops specialist knowledge and skills in managing business internationally. Critical analysis of the complex and volatile economic, political, cultural and competitive environments is mapped to the intents and operations of business. The international mix of students ensures that you will gain valuable exposure to the differences in expectations, interpretations and values, which are typical of management teams in global companies. Research centres that support the course include the Centre for International Capital Markets, Transport Research and Consultancy, the Centre for Leisure and Tourism Studies, the Management Research Centre and the Centre for Equality Research in Business. The University's provision in Economics, Business and Management was rated 'Excellent' in recent subject reviews by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
  • Entry requirements
    You should have at least a lower second Honours degree (or equivalent) in business or a related area. Applicants whose degree is in science or humanities (law, languages, literature, etc) and who have business experience or interests are also welcome.
  • Academic title
    MA International Business
  • Course description
    Course structure

    Core modules:

    -Cross-Cultural Management
    -Economic and Political Environment of International Business
    -International Business Strategy
    -Research Methods

    Optional modules (you are expected to take two of the following):

    -Global Financial Markets
    -International Business Finance and Investment
    -International Financial Management
    -Mergers and Acquisitions
    -European Monetary Integration
    -Competition Law in the International Market
    -European Union: Law and Integration
    -Legal Environment of International Business
    -Perspectives in European Union Law
    -International Business Law
    -International Marketing Law
    -International Business in Japan and South Asia
    -International Hospitality and Tourism Environment
    -Transnationalism, Globalism, and Political Economy of Tourism
    -Tourism and Business Culture in Pacific Asia
    -International Marketing
    -Managing Diversity in a European Context
    -International Personnel and Development
    -Ethics and the International Economy

    You also undertake a dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words. You will also have the opportunity to learn a language through the University's Open Language Programme.

    The teaching team supports and favours assessment through a variety of methods such as group and individual presentation, coursework, group work and examination.

    Career opportunities
    Completion of the course will enhance the promotion prospects of those working in international business, or those seeking a career in a multinational company. You may also apply to develop your dissertation topic into an MPhil/PhD course.

    Attendance & duration
    Full-time: one year (two semesters)
    Part-time: two or more years (four or more semesters)

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