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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    9 or 12 months full-time.

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    See website for more information (click on "Finance")

  • Last Updated

    05 February 2018

Course content

The MSc International Management is a catalyst degree programme – designed to boost you in a career in business and management by providing you with all the skills, knowledge and insight necessary to succeed anywhere in the world. Whilst it is ideal for those already with a business degree, the programme is particularly relevant for those from non-business related backgrounds looking to add incisive business education to their undergraduate degree.

The programme focuses on your career in business and management. From day one, you will be encouraged to think strategically about your vocation - with our three-day Careers Camp in Induction Week specifically designed to help you to think about your aspirations. With a dedicated careers support team, careers coaches and career-focused events, corporate speakers and links with the business world, we are best-placed to launch your successful professional career.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, every successful graduate on the programme will automatically receive a second professional qualification – the Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. Alongside your University Masters degree, this means that you will stand out from the competition when it comes to employability, as well as gaining entry to exclusive CMI networking events and access to the CMI’s employability and library resources.

Throughout your time with us you will be working with students from all over the globe - learning first-hand how different cultures can approach the same challenge from different perspectives, with each bringing their own unique expertise to the issue. This international experience will enhance your personal learning and, in time, your peers will form part of your future network, enabling you to secure contacts across the globe.

We’re committed to ensuring all of our students gain a truly international perspective while studying with us. With that in mind we offer students on our 12 month programme the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions:

  • Mannheim Business School (Germany)
  • Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
  • SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy)
  • HEC Lausanne (Switzerland)

Whatever options you choose, we will ensure you will leave the programme with a new found confidence and expertise in international management that will enable you to build a successful and sustainable career for the future.

International students should be aware that they will require a separate visa to enable them to study at a partner institution in another country.

MSc International Management is in FT global rankings

Our MSc International Management (IM) has been ranked in the latest Financial Times (FT) rankings.

The programme entered the FT Masters in Management league table at 80th in the world.

Read the full FT.com Masters in Management rankings 2016.

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/.

Programme structure

You can study the programme over either nine months or 12 months.

The 9-month programme;

comprises 12 taught modules, seven of which are compulsory modules, and five of which are selected from optional modules.

The 12-month programme;

Comprises ten taught modules, seven of which are compulsory modules, and three of which are selected from a list of optional modules. Students also undertake a dissertation.

During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation if completing the 12 month variant) totalling 180 credits. Please note that programme structures may be subject to change. Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School postgraduate module list http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/modules/ .

Compulsory modules

Recent examples of compulsory modules are as follows;

  • Principles of International Business;
  • Future Trends for International Management;
  • Accounting for International Managers;
  • Strategy for International Managers;
  • International Human Resource Management;
  • International Operations Management;
  • Research and Analysis Skills for Business Research
  • Research and Analysis Skills for Academic Research.

Optional modules

Some recent examples are as follows;

  • Global Career Management – Theory and Practice;
  • Strategic Innovation Management;
  • Digital Business Models;
  • Innovating Business Models in Emerging Economies;
  • Banking and Financial Services;
  • Corporate Governance, Reporting and Regulation;
  • Multinational Finance for Managers;
  • Sustainable Enterprise Economy;
  • Entrepreneurship:
  • New Venture Development;
  • Managing Projects and Programmes of Projects;
  • Purchasing and Supply Chain Management
  • Global Sourcing and Logistics Management.

Careers in International Management

This degree programme prepares you for a variety of management roles across a range of sectors and types of organisation. Whether you plan to develop your career in the private or public sector, a multinational or SME, this programme enables you to gain a rich understanding of the current management challenges and trends facing business leaders in the world today.

Whether you plan to move into a specific function (like HR or Operations), or your goal is General Management or consultancy, the

MSc in International Management provides a great launch pad for your future success.

Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a wide variety of organisations including BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deloitte (India), Singapore Airlines, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, IBM (China), Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Pinjin Asset Management, AXA Insurance (China), Johnson & Johnson (Russia), Apple (China) and Baker Tilly.

Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career.

The Careers Camp

The MSc in International Management includes a compulsory, three-day, intensive Careers Camp run in Exeter. During this camp, you will familiarise yourself with the programme, get to know your fellow class mates and begin thinking about your future career. The camp takes place in the second half of Induction Week and consists of taught components, group activities and private reflection time, facilitated by dedicated academic and careers staff, as well as external, team-building specialists.


Visit the MSc International Management page on the University of Exeter website for more details!

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