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MSc International Business and Management


Course Description

In today’s globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative.

Make the move into the fast-paced world of international business with a degree designed to give you up-to-the-minute knowledge of global management issues.

Drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, focusing on the key issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world. You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods.

Once registered on the course, you can apply for an international exchange to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market.

Graduates gain partial exemption from membership to the Institute of Export, with the potential for further exemption depending on the choice of options and research focus of the dissertation.

For further details about additional costs for the exchange stream, contact the postgraduate administration team.

Visit http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details.

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Accenture, Bloomberg, CH Robinson, Cummins Inc, Deutsche Bank, Diageo Germany, Ernst & Young, Exozet Germany, Hewlett Packard Ltd, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Pilkington, Reckitt Benckiser, Shell, Sony, Tesco plc, Talk Talk, Telefonica UK.

Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
– Comparative Business and Management
– Fundamentals of International Business and Management
– Research Methods and Data Analysis
– Theories in International Business

Semester 2
– International Business Strategy

Choose one elective unit from Set A
– A1 – Marketing Issues in International Business
– A2 – Managing Across Cultures
– A3 – Multinational Business Finance

Choose two additional elective units (either one from SET A plus one from SET B or SET C; or two elective units from SET B and/or SET C)
– B1 – Institutions and Firms’ Internationalisation Strategies
– B2 – Institutions and Knowledge Management in Multinational Enterprises (MNEs)
– B3 – International Business and Emerging Markets
– B4 – International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice
– B5 – Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development
– B6 – Responsible Business in a Global Environment
– C1 – International Business Negotiations
– C2 – International Entrepreneurship

Semester 2 (Exchange Stream)

Study in partner institutions abroad. As there are a limited number of exchange places available, the scheme is competitive and you can apply for a place once you are registered on the course. For more information, see http://www.mbs.ac.uk/programmes/masters/why-study/international-exchange/

As an exchange student, you will spend a semester at one of our partner institutions abroad.

Summer period
Dissertation (60 credits)
– Apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course
– Topics reflect the expertise of lecturers and you may be asked to select from a list of options
– Normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of work based on qualitative or quantitative research.

Examples of recent dissertation project topics:
– A systematic review of international joint venture studies in East and South East Asia
– A comparison of Generation-Y’s value perceptions on luxury goods between China and the UK
– The reshoring trend of US manufacturing: exploring the key motivations and the role of the financial crisis

Open days

Masters information sessions

We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a Master’s course at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 17 courses to choose from. Join us to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.

Also, a number of graduates have the opportunity to progress directly onto the Full-time MBA programme as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them?

Choose from the following dates:
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 15 March 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 26 April 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm
Wednesday 10 May 2017, 12.00 - 1.30pm

All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the Alliance MBS website: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/meet-us.aspx

Visit the MSc International Business and Management page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1, any discipline. TOEFL/IELTS may be required for non-UK students. There is a non-refundable application fee of £60. Apply now! You can submit your application before you graduate.

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