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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!

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