What marketing and business challenges do organisations face at different stages of their growth? How do different cultures and countries impact marketing strategy?
Our MSc International Marketing and Entrepreneurship explores the theoretical and practical approaches to marketing planning, strategy, communications and customer-centred business. You do not need to have previously studied marketing to undertake this course.
You examine how these topics apply to public and private organisations in varying stages of formation, growth or change management, in different international and cultural environments. We expose you to cutting-edge marketing techniques, encourage your creativity and develop your critical thinking, analytical, strategic and leadership skills.
Topics include: -The marketing communications mix, including: advertising; public relations; personal selling; sales promotion and direct marketing -Marketing strategies, including product, pricing, promotion and distribution strategies -Marketing planning and implementation -New product development -Supply chain management and operations -Branding -Ethical issues -Theories and practices of entrepreneurship
Essex is a place with entrepreneurial spirit; we have more start-up businesses than any other county in the UK. This course is taught at Essex Business School, which attracts students and staff from around the world; our current Masters students join us from more than 40 countries. Where could be more appropriate to study entrepreneurship and international marketing?
By studying with us, you gain a qualification from a top 20 UK business school (Chartered Association of Business Schools), ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014). A Masters from Essex Business Schools can give you the best foundation to build your international marketing career.
MSc International Marketing and Entrepreneurship is also available to study part-time and you may be eligible for University of Essex scholarships or discounts for Masters study. 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
You’re taught by a combination of guest lecturers, policy-makers and practitioners who bring together a global community of criticism, thought and innovation.
Our expert staff draw upon both academic and practical marketing experience to provide you with a well-rounded business education. Their work is backed by social science theory and tackles current business issues in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management.
This course is based at our Southend Campus, in the centre of Southend-on-Sea.
You benefit from excellent study facilities, IT labs and ample space for working in groups or individually. Essex Business School also provides study skills support to help you reach your academic potential.
Southend-on-Sea has excellent transport links with London, by rail or road, and Europe, via London Southend Airport. As well as the seafront, the town has fantastic social facilities, including the world famous Southend Pier, a bowling alley and an array of bars and restaurants.
Modern marketers must be creative and ethical. We encourage you to innovate and consider the impact of marketing on wider society so you can effectively lead on international marketing strategy throughout your career. You’ll also find this degree invaluable should you wish to start your own entrepreneurial venture.
Our graduates manage marketing activities in organisations of all sizes, or apply their skills to their own businesses. In 2015, 78% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE).
We provide you with career support and guidance throughout your education. The School’s employability team works closely with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre to provide you with bespoke advice on topics such as CV writing and access to work experience.