MSc - International Business and Management


University of Kent Kent Business School

Full time See Course MSc 1 year full-time

About the course

This programme provides an insight into a number of areas of general management, with particular emphasis on key aspects of international business.

The modern business environment is increasingly international in scope. The programme equips you with the tools, techniques and concepts to understand how international business is conducted and how firms and countries can thrive in today’s global marketplace.

Our approach is to challenge, inspire and develop your skills to help you operate effectively and responsibly in a truly global business environment. Management (International Business) graduates typically pursue careers in multinational enterprises, international organisations, governmental bodies or consultancies.

As a student on International Business Management programme, you have the

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (minimum 2:2) from the UK or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a non-business-related discipline.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications.

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.

Please see course website for further details.


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Student Profile(s)

Robert Weeks

What attracted you to Kent?

I currently work for a Japanese bank in London, but have always wanted to study for a Master's degree. Kent is an established and well-regarded university, so I knew the quality of education would be high.

What have you particularly enjoyed?

I feel that I am on a more level playing field with the lecturers and tutors, and that's been great because I haven't been scared to ask questions. The mix of different nationalities of students on the course means you get the chance to look at an issue from all sides. Having the opportunity to specialise in international business has been fantastic, too, as it fits well with my professional background.

How do you think your studies will help you in your career?

I'm looking forward to taking everything I've learned from the course and applying it to my current job. I can see already how procedures at work can be improved and how I can exploit new angles to elevate the position of my department within the bank. A Master's qualification also provides an extra tick in the box on my CV, which I will have for life now. This further qualification will place me ahead of the game and increase my future career prospects.

Scholarships

Our new ‘Excellence Scholarships’ are open to all UK, EU and International Master’s applicants across all Kent Business School taught MSc programmes. They are awarded based on outstanding academic merit with awards up to a maximum of £5,000.

Awards will be considered on a rolling basis by the Scholarship Awarding Panel every month, with successful candidates notified within one week of the panel meeting.

The University reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Awards up to £5,000

Eligibility

To be eligible:

- Applicants must have made a formal application to study onto a Master's programme at Kent Business School and be in receipt of an offer for September 2020 entry.
- Be self-funded
- Applicants should hold (or expect to hold) a first-class degree (or equivalent). Students with a borderline 2:1/First degree will also be considered.
- Submit a supporting statement discussing how studying your chosen Master's programme at Kent Business School will enhance your career and personal development

Application Procedure

You can apply for the Kent Business School Excellence Scholarship only after you have received a formal offer to study a Masters programme at Kent Business School.

Please use the online application form.

The deadline to apply for a Kent Business School Excellence Scholarship for September 2020 entry is 30 June 2020.

Further Information

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN35KBSSES02

Kent Business School automatically considers applications for its Programme Director scholarships which are available for students applying to study onto a master’s programme offered within the School and who have an outstanding academic background.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Awards up to £2,000

Eligibility

To be eligible:

- Applicants must have made a formal application to study onto a Master's programme at Kent Business School and be in receipt of an offer for September 2020 entry.
- Applicants should hold (or expect to hold) a first-class degree (or equivalent). Students with a borderline 2:1/First degree will also be considered.
- Applicants who have previously studied their first degree at the University of Kent are not eligible for this Scholarship but can be considered for the KBS Loyalty Award.

Application Procedure

This scholarship can only be considered after you have submitted a formal application to study onto an MSc programme at Kent Business School and have received a formal offer for 2020 entry.

No scholarship application required as awards will be considered on a rolling basis by the Scholarship Panel.

Applicants will be notified at offer stage if successful.

Further Information

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN35KBSDIR02

Kent Business School offers applicants incentives to commit early. Home, EU and Overseas applicants who apply before 31 March 2019 and subsequently accept their offer and pay their deposit by 30 April 2020, will automatically receive a 10% discount on their tuition fees with our Early Bird Discount.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

To be eligible:

Applicable to all applicants who apply online for a Kent Business School postgraduate taught programme by 31 March 2020 and pay the required deposit (£1000) condition of an offer by 30 April 2020. Please note, the Early Bird offer is open to self-funded postgraduate students only. Further information: https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN35EARLYB02

Application Procedure

Automatically applied to fees if eligibility criteria is met.

Further Information

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN35EARLYB02

Kent Business School is pleased to offer a range of hardship bursaries to the UK, EU and International postgraduate taught students who require financial support in order to undertake and complete their master's studies.

This fund considers all students who are in financial hardship and is not based on academic requirements.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Awards up to £3,000

Eligibility

To be eligible candidates must:

- Be self-funded
- Submit a maximum 750-word supporting statement describing your current circumstance, detailing why you require the extra funding and should be considered for a hardship bursary.
- Be in receipt of a formal offer to study onto a Masters programme at Kent Business School for 2020 entry.

Awards will be considered on a rolling basis by the Scholarship Awarding Panel every month, with successful candidates notified within one week of the panel meeting.

The University reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates.

Application Procedure

You can apply for the Kent Business School Hardship Bursary only after you have received a formal offer to study a Masters programme at Kent Business School.

Please use the online application form.

The deadline for Kent Business School Hardship Bursary applications for September 2020 entry is 31 August 2020.

Further Information

https://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/search/FN35BURSU002

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