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Overview

This industry-accredited Masters prepares you to conduct business in a global context.

You’ll identify the motives and means of servicing foreign markets, address controversial issues in international business, formulate your own international and strategic business plans and appreciate the factors that drive performance in the global economy. In addition, you’ll explore how the rise of emerging economies affects businesses and their international strategies.

The Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds is recognised as the world’s leading research centre for international business. We unite leading global experts and work alongside major private companies and public sector bodies.

We are proud to have been placed 4th in the world and 1st in the UK in the International Business category of the Financial Times Masters in Management rankings 2018.

Accreditation

MSc International Business is accredited by the Institute of Export (IOE), the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade. Students are able to gain student membership of the IOE during the course, providing access to a database of networking and job opportunities.

The course is also accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), who named this “a world-leading programme”. AMBA accreditation recognises the high quality levels of teaching at Leeds in line with their independent standards.

Course content

The course starts with an intensive two-week induction to introduce you to the methods of teaching, course content and relationship between the course and your career aspirations.

From there, you’ll build your knowledge of international business theory and improve your confidence using quantitative methods. You’ll gain a good grounding of global economic coordination and governance and think about important debates in international business, such as those around intellectual property, labour issues and sustainability.

You’ll explore topics such as strategic management and entering foreign markets. At the same time, you’ll build research skills and learn about the different methodologies used to research international business.

By the end of the course, you’ll submit an independent project. You can either research a topic in-depth and submit a dissertation, or gain practical experience through a consultancy-style project working with an external organisation.

Modules

Compulsory modules

You’ll study 9 compulsory modules including your dissertation.

  • Globalisation of Innovation
  • International Strategic Management
  • Debates and Controversies in International Business
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • International Business Theory
  • Quantitative Methods for International Business
  • Professional Skills for International Business
  • Research Methods for International Business
  • Dissertation

Optional modules (selection of typical options shown below)

You’ll also take two optional modules, normally one in each of the two teaching semesters.

  • Global Economics Coordination and Governance
  • Foreign Market Entry Strategy
  • Managing and Exploiting Intellectual Capital
  • The Emerging Markets
  • European Business
  • Chinese Business
  • Global Perspectives on Enterprise
  • China and India in the Global Context

Learning and teaching

Many of our academics are experts in their fields, and their up-to-date research informs teaching on the course. We use a range of teaching methods so you can benefit from their expertise including lectures, workshops, seminars, simulations and tutorials. Company case studies, projects and business plan competitions provide an opportunity to put your learning into practice.

Assessment

Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too.

They include formal exams, business reports, group projects, simulation exercises, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations and reflective logs. Optional modules may also use other assessment methods, depending on what you choose.

Applying, fees and funding

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

To find out more, read Language for Business Management and Enterprise (6 weeks) and Language for Business: Business Management and Enterprise (10 weeks).

How to apply

Application deadline:

We operate a staged admissions process for this course with selection deadlines throughout the year.

If you do not receive an offer in a particular round, you will either be notified that your application has been unsuccessful, or we will carry your application forward to be considered in the next round.

Please see our How to Apply page for full details and the application deadlines for each stage.

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Documents and information you need

  • A copy of your degree certificate and transcript, or a partial transcript if you’re still studying
  • Two academic references
  • A personal statement
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Evidence of your English language qualifications, if English is not your first language
  • A letter of sponsorship, if you need one.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students.

Fees

  • UK/EU: £15,000 (total)
  • International: £27,000 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Scholarships and financial support

We award a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

There are several scholarships available for this course that you may be eligible to apply for, including:

  • Masters in International Business International Excellence Scholarship
  • Masters in International Business UK/EU Excellence Scholarship
  • Dean's Excellence Scholarship (UK/EU and International)
  • Leeds Alumni Bursary and Excellence Scholarship

Read more about Business School scholarships.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for international business graduates are vast. Multinational organisations particularly favour employees who have the ability to work confidently across, and within, a range of different markets.

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to diverse careers in top firms worldwide, including as business analysts, country managers, product managers, trading executives, buyers, business development managers and roles in financial services. Others have sought to internationalise their own family business.

The MSc International Business also offers an excellent grounding for academic studies at PhD level.


Visit the International Business MSc page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

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