Meet the challenges of today's international business world - fast-paced, knowledge-based and interconnected across the globe. GCU's MSc International Business Management equips you with successful strategies, policies and practices key to managing these challenges. Further, it prepares you for responsible leadership, cross-cultural awareness and global citizenship so that you can find success in your work while contributing to the common good.
GCU's community brings together a culturally diverse group of classmates and colleagues to foster collaboration, innovation and growth. You'll learn from accomplished professors and industry professionals, alongside entrepreneurial and talented classmates from all over the world. You'll expand your knowledge, leadership skills and interpersonal skills - as well as your perspective. At GCU, the process of becoming a leader is academic, practical and social.
The curriculum brings together theoretical knowledge and real-world skills in international business.
Through a practical, career-focused curriculum, the MSc International Business Management will prepare you for a highly successful career in international business management.
As a responsible business person, an ethical decision-maker, and a strong leader with integrity, you will contribute to the common good and make a positive impact in your community.
International Economics and Finance
Equips you with the analytical tools and theoretical concepts of economics and finance.
Managing People and Performance
Develops your critical understanding of challenges relating to the effective Ensures you develop the skillset to manage international organisations and achieve sustainable performance.
Brand Value – Inception to Delivery
Explores the role of technology and the creative process in the development of brands, combining the study of theory, technology and professional practice, you will develop and virtually produce a new brand concept.
Global Strategy – Challenges and Choices
Enables you to develop a critical understanding of challenges and choices in the global business environment and implications for strategic management.
Contemporary Issues for Business and Society
Explores the geopolitical, economic, social and technological environments in which businesses operate and encourages you to critically reflect upon these issues. Personal and Professional Development Enables you to identify, understand, develop and articulate your personal abilities in the context of your future career aspirations.
Develops advanced skills related to a range of research methods needed for academic and practical research at Masters level. Dissertation
The final element of the programme is the dissertation, which provides you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of original research in a selective area of international business.
A range of assessment methods are used which are designed to develop your intellectual, professional and transferable skills in relation to the programme. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include: individual reports, group presentations, portfolios, blogs, class tests, exams and projects.
This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students are eligible for Associate Membership whilst studying on the programme, and subject to CMI approval, may also be awarded a CMI certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.
GCU graduates rate highly on their business knowledge and skills. They're strong leaders. They're culturally aware with a global perspective. For these reasons, our graduates find career success both in the UK and across the world.
MSc International Business Management graduates are competitive candidates for business roles in public, private and third sector organisations.
The global business environment is more complex and interconnected than ever before. Major shifts can happen in a day. The pace of change keeps increasing.
The MSc Risk Management at GCU is designed for today - and industry recognises this. Double-accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), the MSc Risk Management is available in both Glasgow and London.
As a student, you'll gain the cutting-edge knowledge and practical skillset to navigate the complexities and challenges of risk management in today's world.
GCU is a global leader in risk management education and research. Our experts pursue high-impact research and investigate real-world problems in risk management. For example, we conducted a recent government-funded study assessing the risks associated with private finance in the construction industry and produced a recent report on the risks associated with e-commerce.
Our staff publish on subjects like insurance risk regulation, occupational health and safety, healthcare risk management, financial risk management and more - contributing to public knowledge and the common good.
In our thriving GCU community, we encourage every student and graduate to help build the common good as well. That means exploring ways to make a positive impact, whatever you do, wherever you go.
Enterprise Risk and Modelling
You will gain an understanding of the theory involved in contemporary risk management processes and practices. Providing you with an understanding of the building techniques required to assemble a risk analysis model.
Global Perspectives on Risk
You will learn how to critically analyse a wide range of risks, including managerial, cultural, political, ethical and economic factors impacting on international businesses. You will also evaluate a range of risk management strategies and tactics available to international businesses.
Risk Financing and Insurance
You will learn the basic principles of risk finance, examine insurance theory and undertake a critical evaluation of insurance practice. Alternative risk financing methods such as options, futures, swaps and securitisation will also be analysed.
Business Continuity and Crisis Management
You will examine the relationship between risk management and business continuity management, study the key drivers of Business Continuity and the strategies involved when an organisation faces a crisis situation.
Ethics and Corporate Governance
This module explores the key issues in corporate governance and the extent to which the arrangements currently in place secure corporate accountability.
Personal and Professional Development
Enables you to identify, understand, develop and articulate your personal abilities in the context of your future career aspirations.
This module develops advanced skills related to a range of research methods needed for academic and practical research at Masters level.
The final element of the programme is the dissertation, which provides you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of research in a selective area of risk management.
Assessment will be continuous through a combination of formative and summativeassessment. Assessment is by a varietyof means such as case studies, portfolios,essays and reports.
Accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and the Institute of Risk Management (IRM), this programme is designed to provide you with the skills to excel in a role as a risk manager, risk and insurance manager or risk analyst or clinical risk manager within a variety of organisations and sectors.
Our graduates are highly competitive candidates for job opportunities in the UK and across the world. Graduates find successful roles in risk management, risk analysis, risk co-ordination, insurance and business continuity management and more in a wide range of industry sectors including banking, insurance, consultancy, oil and gas, transport, and construction.