In a world that is increasingly interconnected – economically, politically and socially – today’s leaders need a wide-ranging understanding of today’s business issues, plus the wider management, entrepreneurial and communication skills that will enable them to thrive in a changing global environment.
The MA International Business is designed for students seeking to build a career in an international business setting. It will enable you to develop a sound understanding of international business, together with capability in the key linked disciplines of international marketing, human resource management, finance and entrepreneurship.
The option to study a language is an important aspect of the programme, enabling you to communicate effectively in an international business context. Options for language study include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
Why should I choose this programme?
The programme will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of international business issues. You will increase your awareness of change and the dynamics of different cultures, and develop evaluative and problem-solving skills.
There is a strong focus on developing your personal as well as professional attributes. You will evaluate your own strengths and abilities, and plan your own development, learning to act on your own initiative and take responsibility for your actions.
Key skills, aims and objectives
•develop your interests and knowledge through options in a range of specialist areas, such as family business, international negotiation or coaching •develop evaluative and problem-solving skills •increase your awareness of change and the dynamics of different cultures •ability to analyse complex situations, respond with creative solutions and communicate effectively in almost any situation
The diverse, practical nature of the programme will enable you to develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance your employment prospects across a wide range of businesses. Your skills will also open doors to you in areas such as management strategy, consulting, marketing and developing business start-ups.
•For the duration of this programme you will become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and receive a NVQ level 7 Extended Diploma upon succesful completion of your studies. As a member of the CMI you will receive recognition of being affiliated with a professional body, have access to research materials, CMI events, job listings as well as the opportunity to have a mentor.
•If you choose to study the Business Analytics elective module, you will receive a SAS certificate of attendance. For more information on our membership as a SAS Student Academy, please see here http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/sas-academy.aspx
•As a student of MA International Business, you will have the opportunity to attend Continued Personal Development (CPD) accredited workshops. Examples of workshops include but are not limited to:
-Dealing with Conflict -Developing Mental Toughness -The Art of Selling -Speed Networking -Ethics and Me -Psychometrics of Group Dynamics
How to apply
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
•Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school •One letter of academic reference •A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable. •A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study •A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page •One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at [email protected]) •If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency
Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
•Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person •Pay the registration fee (non-refundable) •Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable) •Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).