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International Management - MSc


Course Description

What unique challenges do managers face in different cultures? How is the role of management changing?

Our MSc International Management is perfect if you do not have a first degree in business, but wish to pursue a career in an international organisation, or gain a greater understanding of the increasingly global context in which businesses operate.

You focus on the changing role of global management and organisation in the 21st century, including how globalisation and international business activities affect management practices across cultures and countries.

We explore debates around corporate ethics, sustainability, governance and social responsibility. By exploring management issues in both established and developing markets, we do not just prepare you for a successful career in business; we help you shape the kind of world you want to live in.

You explore topics including:
-International business and the global political economy
-Cross-cultural management
-Corporate ethics and responsibility
-Business strategy

MSc International Management is taught at Essex Business School. A UK top 20 business school (Chartered Association of Business Schools) ranked in the UK top 25 for research excellence (REF, 2014) we’re on a mission to develop responsible leaders, driving economic growth from sustainable organisations. We’re a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and champion ethical business.

Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We’re a truly international organisation; our current Masters students join us from more than 40 countries.

MSc International Management is also available to study part-time. The University of Essex offers numerous scholarships and discounts for Masters students. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.

Our expert staff

We’re leading the way in research into business ethics and corporate social responsibility, organisation studies, leadership and strategy and international management.

Our expert staff have world-class research reputations and have written about, or worked in, a wide range of organisations across the globe. You learn from some of the world’s best management minds, who draw upon their practical work experiences to provide you with a cutting-edge education.

Essex Business School is also home to the Centre for Work, Organisation and Society.

Specialist facilities

You study in the state-of-the-art Essex Business School building on our Colchester Campus. The building uses an environmentally friendly design and is central to our commitment to champion sustainability in business.

You benefit from excellent facilities, including ample networking and group working areas, modern classrooms and social space, including Bonds café. You can also access study skills workshops and advice from the EBS Learning Team.

Our building is located on the University’s Knowledge Gateway, providing networking and potential internship opportunities with dynamic SMEs based on site.

Your future

This course provides an excellent foundation for a career in management with an international organisation. Through your creativity, innovation and ethical awareness, you can meet the many challenges that the international business world continues to present.

You could also consider careers in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. Many of our graduates also use their knowledge and experience to embark upon their own entrepreneurial activities.

In 2015, 78% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE).

Whatever career you decide on, we support you along the way. In addition to our dedicated employability team, we also work with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities.

Example structure

-Research Portfolio
-Advanced Study Skills
-Financial Decision Making
-Foundations of Management and Marketing
-International Environment of Business
-Marketing: Principles and Practices
-Managing Across Cultures
-Managing for Ethics and Sustainability
-Management: Principles and Practices
-Contemporary Issues in HRM (optional)

Visit the International Management - MSc page on the University of Essex website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Odusola Abimbola Philips

“I chose to study within the Essex Business School at the University of Essex because of its excellent rating as a top ten university for research. I really enjoy the depth of up-to-date research I am able to engage in, and it is great to get the opportunity to solve real case studies with our lecturers and other students on the course.

What I have enjoyed most about being at Essex is being part of the diverse community at the Colchester Campus. I have had the opportunity to make friends with people from so many different cultures and backgrounds. It has really helped me learn about other people’s attitudes and beliefs and I am sure that the friends I have made will stay my friends for life.

The school itself is very friendly and the lecturers are easy to talk to which has made my time here so enjoyable. The University also provides everything you could need on campus, from shops to the library, and places to hang out with friends.

When I leave Essex, my ultimate aim is to start a consulting firm for creative industries in Nigeria. I have gained so much knowledge from my time studying here and I really believe that this knowledge will be invaluable to the firms in creative industries back home.”


(Scholarship)

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre scholarships - 16 Awards

For 2011-12, our ESRC Doctoral Training Centre will offer 16-fully funded ESRC studentships, most worth £18,000 per year, across over 20 doctoral pathways. The University of Essex has become one of only 21 Doctoral Training Centres accredited by the UK Economic and Social Research Council following a highly competitive selection process. Our Doctoral Training Centre will fund 16 doctoral students each year across many different social science disciplines. It also offers excellent training opportunities and a highly stimulating research environment to hundreds of postgraduate students, researchers, professionals, practitioners and users.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £18,000

Eligibility

We encourage applications from top students seeking to research over a range of social science areas, including: criminology and socio-legal research; economic and social research; economics and econometrics; environmental governance; finance; health and organisational research; human rights; language and linguistics; management and accounting; politics and international relations; political economy; psychoanalytic studies; sociology and social change.

Application Procedure

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance/pg/government_support/esrc.aspx

Further Information

http://www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance/pg/government_support/esrc.aspx



Entry Requirements

A 1st, 2:1 or good 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. No prior knowledge of marketing or management theory is expected for this course. We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Email for further details about the qualifications we accept. Include information in your email about the undergraduate qualification you have already completed or are currently taking.

Last Updated

01 August 2017

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