This programme will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in international business, cross-cultural management and international entrepreneurship.
Why this programme
◾This programme is designed for graduates with talent, ambition and entrepreneurial flair, who would like to develop a career in international business development, international entrepreneurship or venture management. ◾You will learn about new venture creations and business start-ups, and be involved in international consultancy projects. ◾At the end of the programme you will be able to design and plan international strategies, identify opportunities, implement product development in cross cultural contexts. ◾You will be taught by staff renowned for creative research on the internationalisation of small and medium-sized businesses, multinational enterprises, and international economics.
You will take nine core and three optional courses and submit a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. You will develop practical, intellectual and transferable skills through a range of group and individual activities. You will be involved in active learning in multi-cultural groups with simulations, real life case studies and scenario investigations involving a series of workshops, seminars and presentations. You will also be involved in internationalisation consultancy projects with real companies.
Core courses ◾Entrepreneurial finance ◾Global business environment ◾International entrepreneurship & innovation ◾International management solutions (Team projects undertaken on behalf of Scottish companies) ◾International strategic management ◾Managing across cultures and comparative management ◾Managing the multinational enterprise & subsidiaries ◾Market analysis ◾Research methods.
Optional courses ◾American business and management in an international context ◾Business environment in China ◾Digital entrepreneurship ◾Entrepreneurial perspectives on internationalisation ◾European business environment ◾International business ethics ◾Managing innovation and technology transfer.
MSc programmes emphasise reflective learning, active participation, and the development of interpretive, evaluative and problem-solving abilities which provide benefits for employers and enhance the career prospects of our graduates. Many students have taken fast track routes to senior positions such as Financial Analyst, Development Executive, and Contract Manager. Some international companies which have appointed our graduates include Siemens, Citigroup, and Procter and Gamble.
Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability