MSc-PgDip-PgCert International Business and Management

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements You normally need one of the following • a bachelors degree from an approved degree awarding body, university or college, in a business-related field, a social science discipline, or another subject which included some business modules • professional qualification(s) by examination, recognised as being the equivalent of a bachelors degree in a business-related field with additional evidence to justify the equivalence of the qualification • a specified diploma in a business-related field that, on satisfactory completion, allows you to follow a course of study for a masters degree If English is not your first language you must have attained a TOEFL test minimum mark, paper-based 550, computer-based 213, internet-based 79 or an IELTS score of 6.0, or you must show that your first degree was taught and assessed in English.
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert International Business and Management
  • Course description
    This course focuses on managing international organisations in a rapidly changing, global, business environment. It is for those who have previously studied a business-related subject and/or have business work experience.

    We equip you with the necessary skills to work at a managerial level in an international organisation and to work effectively in more than one country. You have the opportunity to develop cultural intelligence and work in multicultural teams.

    Your studies involve a mixture of knowledge-based learning such as understanding the dynamics of business in different parts of the world and skills-based learning including work experience.

    The work experience part of the course includes • business simulations • an international consultancy project • visits to companies and organisations • guest speakers. These opportunities give you the chance to develop your practical skills in a real world setting.

    Your dissertation, which is a major project, is usually on an issue of strategic importance geared to your interest. It can be based on a live issue identified by an international company.

    Associated careers

    Graduates from this course have an impressive record of securing employment with well-known multinational organisations. These include • Shell • Heinz • Vodafone• Marriott Hotels • Nokia • Reuters • McKinsey • the Mannesmann Group • Siemens.

    Some students return home to apply their expertise in family firms, and others work in small and medium sized enterprises.

    Successful graduates can work in business areas such as • business development • marketing • human resource management • project management – in an international context.

    Or you can continue your education through PhD study.

    Course content

    Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma
    Core modules
    • new global competitive environment • management competencies in a multicultural environment • managing global alliances • international consultancy project • managing international trade and investment • business in emerging markets

    Optional modules
    One from • information strategy for a global economy • resourcing for international business

    • research methods • dissertation

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