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  • Objectives
    The MSc International Business aims to foster a critical appreciation of the complexity and dynamism of the international business context and the forces shaping it. Students acquire the ability to apply theory, knowledge and skills to complex issues in an international dimension, developing an awareness of current issues, informed by practice and research in the field. In addition to a comprehensive understanding of business practices in an international context, this programme also imparts an appreciation of issues relating to cross-cultural communication, thus enabling students to interact and manage successfully in global business environments.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements: An Honours degree or equivalent and a good command of English as evidenced by IELTS (6.0), TOEFL (213 for the computer-based test and 79 for the internet-based test) or previous study in English. (Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to starting their programme.) Other qualifications, together with work experience, may also be acceptable. We also offer a pre-Masters programme. Information about this is available from the Admissions Service.
  • Academic Title
    MSc International Business
  • Course description
    COURSE CONTENT

    Internationalisation has been one of the most important and pervasive forces of change in the environment of business in recent decades, and the MSc International Business will enable students to seize opportunities presented by the increasingly global environment. Based on a core curriculum of key themes in contemporary business, this programme provides the global perspective and competencies necessary for a career in international business and the expertise to enable the formulation of competitive strategies and operations. It is suitable for those with work experience as well as recent graduates. The programme content and structure have been designed to ensure that the MSc encapsulates current thinking and contemporary research. Students benefit from a programme which reflects the latest trends and requirements of international business, laying particular emphasis on the needs of the employer.

    CORE MODULES

    International Business Context
    • The Region in International Business
    • The International Firm and Its Strategy
    • Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Cross-Cultural Communication
    • Professional Skills
    • Research Methods
    • Dissertation or project

    OPTIONAL MODULES

    One optional module can be taken from the wide variety available across the Business School.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    The programme is split into three semesters. The first two are teaching semesters and the third is spent working independently, with academic supervision, on the project or dissertation.

    ASSESSMENT

    Modules are assessed through a range of means, including coursework, examinations, presentations and group work, and all students complete a project or dissertation of 15,000–20,000 words.

    SPECIAL FEATURES

    Outside speakers further enhance the MSc programme and enliven modules by relating their real-world experiences to provoke fresh insights into business practice. Company visits also provide firsthand experience of the UK business environment, bringing theory to life. The academic programme is backed by extensive learning resources, a friendly and supportive study environment and a programme designed to foster both personal and career development

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