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International Business Management (MSc)


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 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. You will also have the opportunity to take a year-long internship with a local employer as part of this course.

This course is taught at the Business School by an international team of research-active specialists.

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits + 60 credit dissertation).

This programme aims to equip aspiring management professionals to enter their chosen management field. Students who have successfully completed the MSc IBM have gone on to work for companies such as HSBC, Asda, British Gas and Total.

Special Features

• You will have the option to take a one-year internship as part of this Masters programme, allowing you to gain up to 12 months of employment experience.
• You will be taught in our multiple award-winning Business School 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.

Throughout your studies there is strong provision for employability and gaining graduate employment through our Careers and Employability Hub and a range of additional activities that include:

Live business project

Many employers require graduates who possess a range of skills and knowledge, including experience in the workplace. Masters students of the Business School take a unit called Investigating Business Practice, where you will act as a consultant for a real business. This will develop your project management, team working, client management and business consultancy skills.

In groups, you will be matched with a business organisation that is seeking solutions to an issue that is related to your subject area. You will be expected to meet with the client company, identify the key issues that the client is facing and be required to scope out their specific requirements and business needs, delegate roles and tasks within your team and then respond professionally to this brief, showcasing strategies and proposals that they can realistically implement into their business.

Behind-the-scenes business visits

As a Masters student of the Business School, you have the opportunity to participate in a number of free business visits that allow you to see behind the scenes of real companies and learn about how these businesses are structured and operate. The business visit programme varies each year, the following are indicative of the type of business visits that are available:

• Manchester United Football Club – museum and stadium tour plus guest speaker on business operations
• Robinson’s Brewery – tour of 175 year old family run brewery and guest speaker
• BBC at MediaCityUK - tour of BBC studios at MediaCityUK with an insight into how TV broadcasting works.
• Jaguar LandRover - tour of the LandRover factory including every stage of the assembly process to the finished product.

Professional development weeks

The Faculty of Business and Law hosts two Professional Development Weeks annually. Free and open to all students, this includes a festival of skills-development activities, practical support in developing your CV and employability skills, and the opportunity to network with actively recruiting graduate employers.

Consultancy dissertation

The dissertation unit is your chance to undertake a consultancy dissertation, which could be based on a current or potential employer and aligned to your career goals in a specific sector, organisation or industry. This would involve identifying and structuring an investigative managerial or business issue, producing a substantial written document of your conclusions and recommendations.

Expert guest lectures

A number of guest lectures take place each year with leading speakers from industry. The Business School shares extensive links with over 25 professional bodies including the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Leadership and Management. We invite speakers from various industries onto campus as guest lecturers to share their knowledge with current Masters students.

Visit the International Business Management (MSc) page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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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.”


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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.

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