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Course content

Why study at Roehampton

  • Ideal for those who have not studied business and management at undergraduate level
  • Students on this programme will have access to the Chartered Management Institute's dedicated resource portal, ManagementDirect for the duration of their studies. This online resource provides a plethora of tools and content designed to support and enrich their learning journey.
  • Roehampton is ranked best modern university in London (Complete University Guide 2018)

Course summary

The MSc in International Management will develop you as a future manager and leader who can do business across time zones, cultures and languages and in global and diverse contexts. The course provides a solid grounding in key areas of business and management practice.

This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of business and management practice in an international context. You will cover a wide range of stimulating core modules, and then have the option to focus in more detail on areas that interest you.

Recent core modules have covered topics including management research methods, international financial management, human resource management, managing ethics and professional issues, and international economic environment and marketing. Optional modules may focus on cross-cultural management, modern technology marketing, brand and brands management, retail marketing and entrepreneurship.

The course attracts graduates from a wide range of countries, thus making for an excellent cross-cultural mix in learning and teaching sessions. All students on the course are registered as affiliate members of the Chartered Management Institute.

Content

During this course you will develop your understanding of the theory and practice of different research methods, both quantitative and qualitative, in business. You will learn to assess how the external business environment will affect your business, and develop strategies for responding to this. You will cover the key theories that underpin financial decisions in an international business. 

The business environment is very much international these days, which makes global and intercultural working a reality. Businesses need to be effective at managing people from an international perspective, and during this course you will look at organisational behaviour and human resources management with a focus on the continuous change and the increasing globalisation of business and management practice. 

As an MSc student, you will also be required to complete a dissertation which will allow you to apply all the understanding, knowledge, analytical and conceptual tools that you have gained from your modules. 

Students will also have the option to take a module of their choice which might focus on human resources, finance, project management or marketing.

Modules

Core modules 

  • Management Research Methods
  • Managing Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Organisations and the Business Environment
  • International Financial Management
  • International Management & Human Resource Management 

Optional modules 

  • Cross Cultural Management
  • International Capital Markets and Banking
  • Managing Projects
  • Contemporary Issues in Marketing
  • Brands and Brand Management
  • Contemporary Issues in International HRM

Compulsory module for MSc students only

  • Dissertation

Career options

A generalist career in international organisations, more specialist employment in the finance, marketing and human resources management (HRM) sectors globally and further academic studies, eg, a PhD on an international management topic.

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