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International Business Management - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Description

Designed to further develop the understanding of the business knowledge you gained during your first degree, this programme will enhance your skills in the key areas of business by placing them in an international business context. Studying areas such as international strategy and the international environment, you will gain an understanding of theoretical and conceptual management through a globally-focused core syllabus.

The part-time delivery also means it would be suitable for working professionals who wish to progress their career by combining their full-time job with academic study.

The Specialist Stream unit enables you to focus on a particular professional area of your choice such as Marketing, Logistics Management, Project Management, HR, Finance, Digital Business or Strategy.

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in:
-Industry visits to real companies
-Short term internships with local employers
-Live business projects for real clients
-A live consultancy project for your final dissertation

This course is taught at the Business School by an international team of research-active specialists and your learning is informed by our research activities from our Centre for International Business and Innovation.

Aimed at those who have studied a business related degree at undergraduate level or equivalent, this course is suitable for both UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of management and apply this understanding to an international business context.

Features and benefits of the course

-You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
-Extensive use of the University's online virtual learning portal (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
-Excellent language and academic writing support.

About the Course

Our postgraduate programmes aim to combine academic knowledge from leading research in the area with the professional skills that employers are seeking.

The Faculty is home to the Centre for Business and Society, which brings together a number of synergistic research centres and knowledge clusters and our doctoral school of PhD researchers who work with teaching staff on the design of the programme.

Assessment details

You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and written examinations.

The core units are assessed by 3 assignments (2,500-3,550 words) one examination, a business report, a presentation and a research brief (2,500 words) in total.

Your dissertation will normally take the form of an empirical piece of research or an enterprise project based around a business start-up. Other assessments will depend on the chosen specialist stream.

Visit the International Business Management - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Rushana Khusainova

689.jpg “The MSc International Business Management programme was definitely the right programme for me. It helped me to develop my knowledge of international business theory and practice and to broaden the way I think about business.

My knowledge and experience of the business world and environment increased significantly throughout the programme. The teaching staff at the Business School were very supportive and gave me all of the essential help and advice I needed.

Completing a master’s degree enhances your career perspectives and gives you a competitive advantage in the job market – particularly in the present global crisis.

The environment on the programme was great as we had plenty of international students and when discussing business case studies everybody was bringing up examples from their countries, which made the course especially interesting.

It was an unforgettable experience. I would certainly recommend the programme as the best way to develop your business skills and knowledge and the Business School as an extremely professional place to study.”


Entry Requirements

Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in a business-related subject. We will also consider your application if you have significant management experience or degree equivalent professional qualifications. If your first language is not English and your first degree was not taught in English, you must have an English language score of IETLS 6.5, or equivalent such as TOEFL IBT 90. If your IETLS score is 5.5 we may offer you a place on the provison that you successfully complete an approved English language course at the University.

Last Updated

27 July 2017

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