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How does an organisation expand internationally? How is entrepreneurship applied in different countries and cultures?

Our MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship explores the theoretical and practical aspects of starting, growing and developing businesses across international borders. You examine different types of international business activity and the theories and innovative approaches to new business creation in different cultural and economic contexts. You do not need to have previously studied business to apply for this course.

You explore topics including:
-International expansion models
-Applying economic theory to business management
-International trade theories and practices
-International business environments
-Economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of entrepreneurship
-How to develop an international business plan

This course develops your practical business skills and theoretical knowledge, so you’re best prepared to launch your own venture, or apply entrepreneurship in an existing company.

Essex is an exciting and highly relevant place to study international business and entrepreneurship. Our county has more start-up businesses than any other in the UK and Essex Business School, where this course is taught, attracts students and academics from all over the world; our current Masters students join us from more than 40 countries across our Colchester and Southend campuses. Our School is ranked in the UK top 20 by the Chartered Association of Business Schools and in the top 25 for research excellence (REF 2014).

MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship is also available to study part-time.

The University of Essex offer a number of scholarships and discounts for Masters students, including those for overseas applicants. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.

Our expert staff

You’re taught by guest lecturers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world. Our world renowned staff have worked in and written about a diverse range or organisations. They use social science theories to tackle the business challenges being faced by organisations in commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors across the globe.

Our Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group produces cutting-edge research into issues affecting the sustainable growth of business, society and the economy. Essex Business School is also home to the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, where many of our academics explore issues impacting entrepreneurship and innovation, such as local economic growth and access to broadband.

Specialist facilities

This course is taught at our Southend Campus, where you benefit from superb learning facilities and study skills support.

The Forum is an award-winning building with space dedicated to University of Essex students, as well as 24-hour computer suites and study pods.

The town of Southend-on-Sea has excellent rail links to London, providing potential for networking and internships and London Southend Airport is close by. You are amongst the buzz of the High Street’s shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the fun of the seafront, with its award-winning beach.

Your future

Essex Business School seeks to create the organisational leaders of the future. Creativity, innovation and ethical awareness are central to our teaching and research, ensuring we provide you with the relevant skills to tackle the demands of the international business world. In 2015, 78% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE).

Our degrees open up careers in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. We also inspire you with the confidence to start your own business, should you wish.

Together with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre we provide a number of opportunities to enhance your employability. We help you to find out about further work experience, internships, placements and voluntary opportunities.

Visit the International Business and Entrepreneurship - MSc page on the University of Essex website for more details!

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