MSc International Business focuses on the links between major business functions and their role in international business and commerce. You'll develop knowledge of the special requirements for conducting business activities across national boundaries, relevant theories and their application in business. You'll also have the opportunity to study at one of our European partner institutions and visit international companies through our integrated Study Abroad programme.
The course will develop expertise in core areas of international business, strategic management and business economics. The wide range of elective modules will enable you to develop skills in a specific business function linked to international business (finance, marketing or operations management) or pursue related areas such as entrepreneurship and business sustainability.
You’ll develop a wide range of business skills and knowledge in demand by graduate employers. These include:
The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout the course and focuses on your professional development and employability, giving you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills, build a portfolio of professional business skills, or study abroad at one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK, or overseas, or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.
You'll choose four modules from the following list, subject to pre-requisites and restrictions on some modules and combinations
The course then concludes with a dissertation project.
Learning & teaching
You will experience a range of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, group-working, case studies and both individual and group presentations. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.
The taught modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the course is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.
This degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers in businesses and organisations engaged in international activities, including consultancy, business analysis, marketing, business development, sales management, finance and purchasing. Recent graduate positions include:
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