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Course content

The programme aims to develop the distinctive competences required for you to operate as managers in a global business environment.

These competences include a sound knowledge of finance, marketing and human resource management. In addition a range of communication, IT and problem-solving skills are also developed.

It is equally important, however, that you should develop the cultural sensitivities that will enable you to operate in different countries and in multicultural and multinational environments.

It is intrinsic to the philosophy of the programme that such sensitivities can only be fully acquired and developed through the experience of living and working in cultural settings other than that of your country of origin, hence the insistence on this programme that half of the study should be in an overseas partner institution. In addition, consideration of cross-cultural issues and different ethical viewpoints are built into the programme.

At the end of the programme you will be a different person; more mature and better able to cope with stress and change, more sensitive towards cultural differences, more capable of operating in a fast moving, multinational environment. You will have a unique combination of skills that employers will value.

In addition, you will have a network of contacts across the world, some of whom will become your close friends, a few of whom may even be your future business partners.

Why choose this course?

This one year programme offers you the opportunity to gain two Master's degrees within the international business field, validated by two universities - the University of Hertfordshire in the UK and one of our partners in the International Business School Alliance (IBSA) in Europe or the USA.

You will develop the business skills and cultural awareness required for success as a manager in a multinational environment, and have the opportunity to build a global network of business contacts.

When applying to study at the University of Hertfordshire, please specify which one of the following specialisms you wish to study in your personal statement. If you are undecided, you may inform us during your induction in September. However, as the number of places on each specialism is limited, delaying your decision may mean that we will be unable to offer you your first choice.
-Hochschule Bremen, Germany: International Logistics and Supply Chain Management (MBA)
-Institute of Business Studies, Moscow, Russia: Transitional Economies & Emerging Markets (MSc)
-Novancia Business School Paris, France: International Business Development & Consulting (MSc)
-University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA: International Finance and Investments (MBA)
-University of Valencia, Spain: International Marketing (International MBA)

Teaching methods

We offer a variety of teaching methods that include traditional lectures, facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning and case studies. We also deliver sessions with visiting academics, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered, as well as a number of external visits.

You will be assessed through examinations, coursework, presentations, reports and research projects.


Core Modules
-Dissertation: International Business
-Postgraduate Online Research Methods
-Strategic Human Resource Management A

-Leadership and Management Development A
-Managing Across Cultures
-People Resourcing A
-Remuneration Strategy and Practice A

Visit the Global Business - MSc page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!




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