MSc - International Business and Management


University of Kent    Kent Business School

Full time See Course MSc 1 Year Full Time

About the course

This course will provide you with knowledge of the theory and desired practical functions needed to navigate the increasingly global world of international trade and business. 

Our World is increasingly connected meaning we need leaders who have the skills and abilities to guide a business, internationally. On this course, learn through a mix of detailed theory and practical workshops on current and emerging international concepts and theories across a variety of business management areas.  Whether you’re interested in human resources or global marketing management, this flexible course provides optional modules that will allow you to follow the right path for you. 

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Entry Requirements

A minimum of a second-class UK degree, or an equivalent internationally recognised qualification in a variety of areas will be considered for entry on this course.

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.



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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

Kent Business School automatically considers applications for its Course Director scholarships which are available for students applying to study onto a MSc course offered within the School and who have an outstanding academic background.

Awardees, in recognition of the scholarship award would automatically become a member of the prestigious KBS Scholarship group and be encouraged to undertake at least one within a range of activities to support and promote your studies whilst a student and subsequent alumni of Kent Business School.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Awards up to £2,500

Eligibility

To be eligible:

- Applicants must have made a formal application to study onto an MSc course at Kent Business School and be in receipt of a formal offer for January or September entry in 2023.
- Applicants should hold a UK First Class honours degree (or international equivalent).
- Be self-funded
- Applicants who have previously studied for their first degree at the University of Kent are not eligible for this - Scholarship but can be considered for the KBS Loyalty Award.
- Only one KBS/University scholarship can be held by an applicant, whichever is the higher amount.

Application Procedure

No scholarship application form is required as awards will be considered on a rolling basis by the Scholarship Panel. Applicants will be notified at offer stage if successful and must confirm acceptance of the award via payment of the course deposit.

This scholarship can only be considered after you have submitted a formal application to study onto an MSc course at Kent Business School and have received a formal offer for 2023 entry.


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Kent Business School offers applicants incentives to commit early.

The early bird deadline for self-funded students applying for September 2023 entry is 31 March 2023, with deposit paid by 30 April 2023.

For self-funded students applying for January 2023 entry this is 1 October 2022, with deposit paid by 1 December 2022.

Please note that unfortunately due to U.S. Federal Student Aid regulations, we are unable to offer U.S. students the KBS Early bird discount.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

To be eligible:

- Be self funded and have applied online for a MSc, MBA or PhD course at Kent Business School
- For January 2023 entry - apply online by 1 October 2022 and pay the required KBS deposit by 1 December 2022.
- For September 2023 entry - apply online by 31 March 2023 and pay the required KBS deposit by 30 April 2023.

Application Procedure

Automatically applied to fees if eligibility criteria is met.


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

KBS Bursaries are awarded on the grounds of financial hardship and in order for us to offer such a bursary there needs to be reference to this within the application essay. For example, some of our students are parents (especially single parents) or mature students with heavy financial commitments. Some students may be registered with a disability and further funding will contribute towards the costs of studying and/or living, whereas others may be from a low-income family and find they need to raise funds themselves. Some may find that even with working part-time (which can put a strain on studies) they simply cannot raise the funds needed.

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 financial circumstance, detailing why you require the extra funding and should be considered for a hardship bursary. As we are unable to provide a full tuition fee bursary, please indicate how the remainder of the fee will be sourced
- Be in receipt of a formal offer to study onto a Masters course at Kent Business School for 2023 entry.

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 to apply for a Kent Business School Hardship Bursary is:

Course entry January 2022, deadline 30 November 2022
Course entry September 2022, deadline 31 May 2023


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The KBS Loyalty Award supports University of Kent students who wish to continue with their postgraduate education at Kent Business School.

There is no time limit in which KBS alumni have to take advantage of this loyalty award.

Please note only one scholarship or loyalty award can be held across the Business School and University, whichever is the higher amount awarded.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

University of Kent graduates

Application Procedure

There is no application form to complete. If you have applied to the University of Kent and have met the eligibility criteria, the KBS Loyalty Award will be automatically applied.


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