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International Business - MSc


Course Description

About the course

The MSc International Business is designed for students seeking to operate within an international management or international business setting, as well as a myriad of organisations and disciplines where an understanding of international business is an asset. The programme aims to enable students to develop a sound understanding of international business contexts and the ability to make integrative links across various disciplines. Some aspects of the course will focus on emerging markets. Graduates will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of the impact of contextual factors on organisations - within the context of internationalisation:

The management of resources and operations
The financing of business enterprise
The management and development of people
The use and the limitations of a range of research methods and on the development of appropriate business policies and strategies.

The programme offers training in research methods with particular application to the empirical study of international management situations, issues and process.

Aims

The programme will enable you to further develop transferable skills suitable for engaging with the challenges of employment/self-employment within the global economy.

You will gain comprehensive understanding of the processes of globalisation in the 21st century and their implications for the business person.

You will develop comprehensive knowledge and skills for successful careers in multinational corporations, non-governmental organisations, multilateral international organisations, international laws, and academic institutions.

Course Content

The MSc consists of both compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year, but these offer a good idea of what we teach.

Compulsory modules:

Global Business and Investments
International Trade
International Business Strategy
International Management
Organisational Behaviour
Understanding Business and Management Research
Dissertation

Optional modules:

International Marketing
International and Comparative HRM
Global Diversity Management
International Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
Knowledge Management, Social Networks and Innovation

UK Industrial and Commercial Visits

Where possible, events and external visits are arranged with UK organisations to help demonstrate theory in practice.

Graduate School Workshops

In addition to the events and training sessions organised within the Business School, masters students have exclusive access to the workshops and skills training provided by Brunel University’s Graduate School.

Assessment

Modules are typically assessed by individual assessment, or an examination in May.

Teaching methods include lectures and informal small study groups.

Coursework and examinations place considerable stress on the ability to think and reason critically, but constructively.

The dissertation (12,000 words) is the capstone demonstration of these skills, requiring students to conceive, justify, design and execute a major project.

Individual and/or group presentations using laptops, PCs and digital projectors.

Modes of Study

One-year full-time in September: The taught element of the course (September to April) includes eight modules; delivery will be by a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials/group work. A further four months (May to September) is spent undertaking the dissertation.

Special Features

Brunel Business School won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013

This specialist programme is designed for pre-experience students seeking a career in international management/international business

Tutors are active members of world class Centre for Research Entrepreneurship, International Business and Innovation in Emerging Markets

Accreditation

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
A number of Associate memberships to the CMI are open to graduates of Brunel Business School postgraduate programmes, offering discounted full membership rates upon application. Members of the CMI may use the following letters as appropriate: 'ACMI', Members 'MCMI' and Fellows 'FCMI'.

Visit the International Business - MSc page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Sumeet Ambre

”A postgraduate degree seemed a natural way to transition to the myriad of opportunities within the business world. Value for money was an important criterion in selecting a business school so Brunel’s reputation for top-quality research and a respected profile amongst UK public universities was just the right fit for me. Studying at Brunel has been an amazing experience – so much more than the academic study itself – it has also exposed me to people from different mindsets leaving me with a lasting perspective on the true meaning of diversity, as well as an international network of contacts.”

(Student Profile)

Merry

1613.gif I have enjoyed studying here at Brunel, particularly the cross-culture communication with my classmates from different countries and being able to participate in discussions and debates during lecturers.

Brunel helps in many ways to bring convenience and assistance to students’ life which made settling into my new life here at Brunel and in London much easier than I anticipated.

I worked for a prestigious international airline for a few years in China but I wanted to enhance my future prospects so I chose to study a Master’s degree in International Business. I am sure that once I have completed my degree it will provide me with more opportunities in the future either back in China or here in the UK.

(Student Profile)

Sumeet

1734.jpg A postgraduate degree seemed a natural way to transition from an engineering background to the myriad of opportunities within the business world. Value for money was an important criterion in selecting a business school, so Brunel’s reputation for top-quality research and a respected profile amongst UK public universities was just the right fit for me. Studying at Brunel has been an amazing experience – so much more than the academic study itself – it has also exposed me to people from different cultures and mindsets leaving me with a lasting perspective on the true meaning of diversity, as well as an international network of contacts.
Sumeet, from India studied for an MSc in International Business


(Scholarship)

Brunel University International Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Brunel International Scholarship Programme is an annual award run by the Brunel International office that is open to all international students. Its goal is to provide financial support to exceptional students. Scholarship holders will go on to represent Brunel as ambassadors throughout their time at the University.For 2013/14 we are please to be able to offer 30 awards, which will comprise of a 15% discount off the cost of tuition fees. These awards are open to Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research students who are classed as overseas for fee purposes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

3000

Eligibility

In order to apply for the Brunel International scholarships, applicants must:1.Have applied for a full time course for the 2013/14 academic year at Brunel University and been given an applicant number.
2.Be classed as an international fee paying applicant (students from the EU are not eligible)
3.Not be a current Brunel student, unless they are applying for a course of a higher level (for example you are a final year undergraduate and are applying for a Postgraduate Course)

Application Procedure

Applications can be made from January 2013 and should be made electronically via the Brunel International website.

Further Information

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/scholarships


(Scholarship)

Academic Excellence Scholarships - 20+ Awards

The Academic Excellence Scholarships will be awarded in August for courses starting in September and in December for courses starting in January to all students meeting the eligibility criteria. The University will offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad. This equates to an average as follows:Home students discount for MSc programmes – £1200
International students discount for MSc programmes – £2025
MBA discount (Home and International) – £2775

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £2775

Eligibility

Anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

The Scholarships are automatic as long as the student meets the entry criteria.

Further Information

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-study/funding/scholarships-bursaries



Entry Requirements

A 2:2 UK Honours degree or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in management, business studies or a cognate discipline (with a large component of management related subjects in their degree).Applicants from non-business/management disciplines (and without any business/management element) will be considered on an indivudual basis by the Admissions Tutor if they have a 2.2 Honours degree or the overseas equivalent with a minimum of 2 years post qualification related work experience.Applicants with non-degree qualifications will be also considered who have relevant work experience (minimum five years full-time) and will be assessed on an interview basis.

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