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Do you work for an international business? Would you like to improve your employment or promotion prospects? Southampton Solent University’s MSc International Business Management programme can equip you with the broad range of decision making, critical thinking and people management skills required to become a well-rounded and globally aware business executive.

- Students study leadership, international commerce, management theory and organisational development – all within the context of global business.
- Students work alongside experienced academics, researchers and business specialists, benefiting from their first-hand industry insights.
- MSc International Business Management is a flexible course. Learners can spread the curriculum across one, two or three academic years.
- Solent’s strong links with industry help provide students with access to live briefs, case studies and guest speakers.
- Students who are completing the course alongside their regular career are encouraged to take part in work based learning – applying the skills they have learnt in the classroom directly to their workplace.
- Full-time students have the opportunity to complete a work placement. This may form the basis of their final research project.
- Postgraduate business management courses at Solent are recognised by the Chartered Management Institute.
- The course is delivered through a blend of distance learning, classroom sessions and independent study.

The industry -

The UK’s economic recovery is maintaining a strong pace, with some businesses feeling comfortable enough to focus on growth for the first time since the survival oriented recession years. A business management masters can help equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to capitalise on this growth and work in a range of different industries. The programme’s international focus puts students in a good position to pursue careers abroad, or with multinational businesses.

The programme -

Southampton Solent University’s international business management master's programme focuses on genuine industry insight and practical workplace skills. Our expert teaching team maintain strong links with industry professionals, giving students access to guest lectures, live assessment briefs and work placements.

The course itself covers three main themes: personal management development, applied contemporary international management theory, and management research. Individual units are designed to prepare students for the everyday challenges of decision-making and leadership roles.

Students benefit from our relationship with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and are able to hold a student membership throughout their studies. Graduates will be in a good position to pursue further study and achieve Chartered Manager (CMgr) status.

Course Content

Teaching, learning and assessment -

The course is taught through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops and individual supervision.

Work experience -

You will have an opportunity to complete a placement, which may form the basis of your final project report. You can also choose to write about an organisation with which you are familiar, or your own workplace. For international students, this course provides a great opportunity to gain experience in UK industry.

Assessment -

Assessment is through individual coursework, including portfolios, written work, presentations and a final project.

Web-based learning -

Solent’s virtual learning environment is an integral part of learning and teaching on this course. It provides quick online access to assignments, lecture notes, case studies, suggested reading and peer/tutor interaction.

Why Solent?

What do we offer?

From a vibrant city centre campus to our first class facilities, this is where you can find out why you should choose Solent.

Facilities - http://www.solent.ac.uk/about/facilities/facilities.aspx

City living - http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/southampton/living-in-southampton.aspx

Accommodation - http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/accommodation/accommodation.aspx

Career Potential

On completing this course, you’ll be well placed to take your management career to the next level within your current organisation or elsewhere.

Links with industry -

Where appropriate, you’ll have opportunities to apply course learning to your own, or other, organisations. This could involve case studies and live briefs (working on a real project with an industry client).

Transferable skills -

You will develop a range of transferable skills, encompassing group working, presentation, research and analysis, working to deadlines and applying knowledge to real-world scenarios.

Examples of employment obtained by recent graduates -

Recent graduates have pursued a variety of careers in roles such as:

- HR Manager
- Financial Consultant
- Purchasing Coordinator
- Project Developer
- Account Manager

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the 2016/2017 academic year are:

UK and EU full-time fees: £5,665
International full-time fees £12,380

UK and EU part-time fees (2 years): £2,835 per year
International part-time fees (2 years): £6,190 per year

UK and EU part-time (blended) fees, year one: £1,895
UK and EU part-time (blended) fees, year two: £2,370
UK and EU part-time (blended) fees, year three: £1,420

International part-time (blended) fees, year one: £4,120
International part-time (blended) fees, year two: £5,150
International part-time (blended) fees, year three: £3,090

Graduation costs -

Graduation is the ceremony to celebrate the achievements of your studies. For graduates in 2015, there is no charge to attend graduation, but you will be required to pay for the rental of your academic gown (approximately £42 per graduate, depending on your award). You may also wish to purchase official photography packages, which range in price from £15 to £200+. Graduation is not compulsory, so if you prefer to have your award sent to you, there is no cost.
For more details, please visit: http://www.solent.ac.uk/studying/graduation/home.aspx

Next steps

Think you could succeed as a manager in international business? Southampton Solent’s postgraduate international business management programme is the perfect way to improve your communication skills, business acumen and worldwide industry knowledge.

Visit the MSc International Business Management page on the Southampton Solent University website for more details!






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