International Management (MSc)

University of Bath    School of Management

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time
Business & Management (5)

About the course

Learn strategic management within a global context. You’ll develop a deep understanding of cross-border investments and international business.

This is a specialist course, designed for graduates who want to work in multinational companies or manage in an international context.

This is also a practical course. By applying the latest theory to real-world issues, you'll develop your professional and transferable skills. You’ll graduate ready for a career in international management

You’ll have the flexibility to choose one of three options for the summer term:

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Entry Requirements

You should have a 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but it must include a significant level of business or management content.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

In exceptional cases, relevant work experience may be a substitute for the degree requirement. You should have no more than three years’ relevant work experience.

If English is not your first language, you will need to pass an English language test.

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Student Profiles

Draga Becic

When deciding where to study, my first condition was to find a highly ranked university which would provide the best teaching experience. My preference was always to work in an international environment and I believe that the MSc in International Management will provide me with the skill set and academic knowledge necessary to run a business in a changeable and globalised world.

Bath offers a very calming and enjoyable atmosphere. There are so many students and it is very international, so it is very easy to meet new friends. The people in Bath are very friendly and very soon I felt at home. The young and bright professionals that I met during my master’s, have provided wonderful memories that I will take with me.

The course itself allows you to specialise in areas of interest to you. Each module is highly relevant and can be adapted to the business environment. The course also enhances soft skills, which are getting to be more important in the work environment. Through many activities organised by the School of Management, I was constantly working on developing and enhancing my employability.

The Practice Track developed my project management skills and was a perfect practical implementation of taught modules. Through group work I also developed my leadership, time-management, communication and presentation skills. Even though I applied for this programme because of its practical application, I improved my research skills which I will use in my future career.

My plan after graduation is to pursue an international career. I see myself as part of an international organisation with strong career support. I would like to work in a company that will push me to exceed my limits. In the long run, I would like to run my own business.

Ysabel Jana Dela Rosa

Graduated in 2019

I initially visited the University because of the reputation of the School of Management, particularly their careers team. I knew the University of Bath would help me build my network and enhance my employment prospects.

The promise of being able to learn with a diverse range of nationalities was also a major reason why I chose to study here. We all come from different countries, academic backgrounds and professional experiences. You don’t get that opportunity at most other universities.

The course keeps us really busy. We have corporate networking events, guest lectures from industry experts and business competitions. We have two-hour lectures for each module, and a compulsory seminar every other week. You can also expect a lot of group work assignments. But you’re also given time for self-study.

Our professors are really invested in helping us achieve our goals. My business ethics professor encouraged us to enter our essays into national competitions. With his help, I entered the PRME Writing Competition and came third.

The MSc in International Management attracted me because it combines practical experiences with developing understanding of the increasingly globalised marketplace.

I really enjoyed the Practice Track because it gave us the opportunity to take part in something other than a standard dissertation. We had the opportunity to present our own findings on gender diversity and pay and reward strategies to Deloitte. We also organised fundraisers around Bath for a local children’s charity. What made the Practice Track stand out compared to writing a dissertation is that we benefitted from putting our academic knowledge into practice. We also got to meet incredible people along the way.

I also really enjoyed taking part in the Future Business Challenge. This competition not only gave me practical experience in cross-cultural teamwork, but we were also able to question senior people from Ted Baker, Wessex Water and Arup on their industry knowledge. The highlight for me was meeting our mentor, Margaret Heffernan. The wealth of expertise we were exposed to was second-to-none. I am so grateful for this experience.

The School of Management’s Careers Team have been very supportive in every step of the job application process. They are very hands-on, organising skills workshops, one-to-one career development sessions and corporate networking events. Their help boosted my employability, and because of them I

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