MSc International Management - Bristol City - Bristol - University of the West of England - I17644

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  • Objectives
    This programme will enable you to: -Acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to work in an international environment -Learn alongside people from different nations, cultures, and academic backgrounds -Extend your personal and interpersonal skills - essential for managerial roles -Develop your problem-solving abilities -Distinguish yourself from candidates who have only an undergraduate degree
  • Entry requirements
    You should have a good honours degree (minimum 2.2) from a recognised Higher Education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution. If English is not your first language you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example, you should have either: -A minimum grade of 6.5 overall on the British Council International English Language Test (IELTS) -A TOEFL score of at least 600 (written scale) or 250 (computer scale)
  • Academic title
    MSc International Management
  • Course description

    Learn about international business

    All organisations need effective leadership, and managers who can demonstrate an awareness of global business issues will always be sought after by employers. The MSc in International Management will give you the expertise and knowledge as well as the analytical and research skills needed to perform a managerial role in an international organisation. There is also a comprehensive personal development programme within this degree to enable you to develop a range of self management skills. It is a course that attracts talented students from around the world, and the chance to work and learn in such a strong multicultural environment is ideal preparation for working in international organisations. The degree is a one year, full-time programme with two start dates - September and January.

    Develop advanced business skills

    A preliminary English Language programme is available to enable non-native English speakers to improve their communication and study skills prior to entry. Please contact us for details.

    You will begin by learning core information gathering and presentation skills, including library research and use of web-based resources. You will use in-depth business case studies to learn about the problems of decision-making in international organisations and the challenges of working in teams.

    The compulsory modules are:

    -Managing Customer Needs
    -Strategic Analysis
    -Managing Finance and Information
    -People and Organisations
    -International Management

    You will also take two electives (subject to availability and demand):

    -Project Management
    -Asian Management
    -Global Marketing
    -Personal Development Programme

    Develop a range of self management skills.


    The dissertation is an ideal opportunity to specialise in an area of your choosing and research the topic in-depth. Ideally, this will be in an area designed to open up attractive employment opportunities. We'll give you the training guidance and support needed to help you complete a significant piece of international management research, either practical or theoretical. The dissertation, which you will complete during the summer term, is considered a hugely important part of the Master's programme.

    Putting it into practice

    This programme also offers you the valuable opportunity to spend some time on a work placement in industry. This is great chance to put some of the theory you have learnt into practice, enhance your CV and gain some valuable work experience. This work placement will normally be during the dissertation phase of the programme and could last from a few months to a more substantial time period depending on your visa circumstances. As organisations are selective, the placement opportunities are competitive so we cannot guarantee that you will get a placement, but we will give you every assistance through our dedicated Placements Office who work closely with the business community and are experienced in supporting students in finding work placements in the UK.

    Teaching and learning
    You'll be studying in a dynamic and innovative teaching and learning environment. Most of the formal learning takes place through weekly seminars in which there is a high degree of student participation. Learning continues outside of formal classes with case study preparation, background reading and research, either individually or within a team.

    Assessment is mostly through written coursework, such as essays, reports, mini-projects, or case-study analysis.

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