Meet the challenges of today's international business world - fast-paced, knowledge-based and interconnected across the globe. GCU's MSc International Business Management equips you with successful strategies, policies and practices key to managing these challenges. Further, it prepares you for responsible leadership, cross-cultural awareness and global citizenship so that you can find success in your work while contributing to the common good.
GCU's community brings together a culturally diverse group of classmates and colleagues to foster collaboration, innovation and growth. You'll learn from accomplished professors and industry professionals, alongside entrepreneurial and talented classmates from all over the world. You'll expand your knowledge, leadership skills and interpersonal skills - as well as your perspective. At GCU, the process of becoming a leader is academic, practical and social.
The curriculum brings together theoretical knowledge and real-world skills in international business.
Through a practical, career-focused curriculum, the MSc International Business Management will prepare you for a highly successful career in international business management.
As a responsible business person, an ethical decision-maker, and a strong leader with integrity, you will contribute to the common good and make a positive impact in your community.
International Economics and Finance
Equips you with the analytical tools and theoretical concepts of economics and finance.
Managing People and Performance
Develops your critical understanding of challenges relating to the effective Ensures you develop the skillset to manage international organisations and achieve sustainable performance.
Brand Value – Inception to Delivery
Explores the role of technology and the creative process in the development of brands, combining the study of theory, technology and professional practice, you will develop and virtually produce a new brand concept.
Global Strategy – Challenges and Choices
Enables you to develop a critical understanding of challenges and choices in the global business environment and implications for strategic management.
Contemporary Issues for Business and Society
Explores the geopolitical, economic, social and technological environments in which businesses operate and encourages you to critically reflect upon these issues. Personal and Professional Development Enables you to identify, understand, develop and articulate your personal abilities in the context of your future career aspirations.
Develops advanced skills related to a range of research methods needed for academic and practical research at Masters level. Dissertation
The final element of the programme is the dissertation, which provides you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of original research in a selective area of international business.
A range of assessment methods are used which are designed to develop your intellectual, professional and transferable skills in relation to the programme. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include: individual reports, group presentations, portfolios, blogs, class tests, exams and projects.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students are eligible for Associate Membership whilst studying on the programme, and subject to CMI approval, may also be awarded a CMI certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.
GCU graduates rate highly on their business knowledge and skills. They're strong leaders. They're culturally aware with a global perspective. For these reasons, our graduates find career success both in the UK and across the world.
MSc International Business Management graduates are competitive candidates for business roles in public, private and third sector organisations.
Application period/deadline: November 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018
• An internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AASCB accredited business school
• Cutting-edge research-based knowledge in international business management
• Global outlook and inspiring international environment with industry involvement for professional growth and personal development
The international master’s degree programme in International Business Management (IBM) is a two-year research-based programme that focuses on developing, managing and leading international businesses by combining various topics through a multidisciplinary approach. The distinctive nature of the education stems from the combination of management and international business especially from the viewpoints of strategy, innovativeness, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. The education concentrates on the complexities in international for-profit companies and non-profit organizations, their relationships, and wider business networks or economic areas, such as states and nations. Understanding of these complexities is essential for the social, economic, and ecological sustainability of businesses and organizations.
A close connection between theory and practice is maintained in research, teaching, and company projects. During the studies, students have a possibility to perform assignments for small and large companies. The programme aims to give students the tools needed in managing, creating, and developing a variety of international organizations, including new ventures. Teaching that combines theoretical and practical aspects both in the contents, and teaching methods, provides tools and skills to manage growth-oriented, knowledge based business in dynamic and global business environments.
The programme provides the basis for expertise in areas such as:
• Business designing, venture growth strategies, and international entrepreneurship
• Developing an innovative mind-set and new businesses
• Strategic thinking
• Responsible business management and leadership
• Leading multinationals, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures
• Legal issues related to international business
The skills gained in the programme offer you a solid academic training and essential knowledge on managing and leading international businesses. General learning outcomes of the programme are:
• Analytical thinking, economic problem solving, and business decision making
• Deep and coherent understanding of international business management
• Ability to use, process and analyze economic and/or business information
• Ability to act as future generators of sustainable value for business and society
• Ability to conduct research projects independently
The IBM graduates will be awarded a Master of Science degree, majoring in International Business Management. The degree provides a good qualification for doctoral studies in the fields of management and international business, and opens career paths that may lead to different managerial positions and entrepreneurial activities.
Possible job titles include:
• Business Development Manager
• Management Consultant
• Key Account Manager
• Sales Manager
Students applying for the programme must possess an applicable B.Sc. degree, most often from the field of business, social sciences, or engineering.