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The MSc in International Business and Management is specifically designed for those who plan a professional or managerial career in an international business environment.

International business management disciplines are central to this postgraduate course which aims to provide a rigorous postgraduate business and management education.

UCLan’s postgraduate International Business and Management degree offers access to one of the leading university research institutes – the Institute of International Business, based at the School of Business, and provides the opportunity to undertake an overseas study visit to examine international business in action.


The university is located on a compact campus near the centre of the busy city of Preston in the northwest of England. Preston is a major administrative and commercial centre which benefits from good road and rail links to the rest of the country.

The Business School's state-of-the-art Greenbank and Brook buildings offer a comprehensive range of study, learning and social facilities including a postgraduate study room, cybercafé and easy access PC workstation rooms.

The Library and Learning Resource Service (LLRS) provides a library of books, journals, and other media as well as study facilities, including bookable rooms for group use. The LLRS also provides access to electronic journals and electronic information services, via the University's PC network, while document delivery services make it possible to get hold of published texts which are not in our collections.

Within each module the assessment methods are designed to contribute to your continuing development - giving feedback on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement, and providing periodic evaluations of progress.


Students completing postgraduate courses within Lancashire Business School have acquired the key skills, knowledge and competences required by modern day professionals in the business world. Our former students are currently engaged in an extensive range of executive and professional positions across the world, with some going on to further studies.


During two semesters you will be able to gain a thorough grounding in the key aspects of operational and strategic management within the context of international business as well as the main business functions to be found in such organisations. In summary, you will all learn about:
-The practice of international management at the operational and strategic levels
-How international labour markets operate and the developments in practices associated with employment relations
-Marketing practice in the international environment
-International business and management skills and competencies
-Accounting and financial issues and problems faced by Multi-National Companies
-Empirical, conceptual and theoretical analysis of the international business environment
-The knowledge and skills required to undertake Master’s level research

In addition, you will be able to take one of the following options:
-Overseas Visit
-Corporate Social Responsibility
-Managing Projects Across Cultures

Finally, during Semesters 2 and 3, you have the opportunity to complete a Masters dissertation which will involve you in planning and implementing a research study on an approved topic within the area of international business and management. This provides an ideal opportunity to personalise your study programme reflecting your own interests and career aspirations.

The programme reflects the University's commitment to active education and involves you in a challenging and participative range of learning processes right from day one. With a busy induction week involving you in meeting with the staff team and your fellow students, exploring the learning resources available to you in the University and taking part in a research symposium led by the Institute of International Business, the programme expects you to discuss and debate the key issues, both in the subject itself and in the dynamic world of international business. There will be many opportunities to examine what is actually happening in the business world around you as you progress through the programme.

Visit the International Business and Management - MSc page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!





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