On this master's degree you will develop your international management skills. You will do this alongside the study of international relations within the current economic, political and social situation. You will increase your understanding of the increasingly global environment in which business, government and non-governmental organisation (NGO) sectors function.
This course is ideal if you are looking to work within a policy development role, to become a manager in the business, government or NGO sectors or are seeking to study further.
See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international-management-and-international-relations/
Why choose this course?
- Employability: You will develop the skills, knowledge, and ability to work in a multicultural environment. Our graduates go on to successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations. You will develop an understanding of decision making and business communications in different cultural environments around the world, providing a base from which to develop an internationally-focused career. We emphasise developing your CV and interview skills through the support of our Careers Centre. You will also gain practical experience by working on a live international consultancy project for a commercial or not-for-profit organisation.
- Teaching and Learning: Oxford Brookes University Business School offers a great environment for studying International Management and International Relations. We have a track record of excellence in teaching, learning and research and you will be supported in your studies and beyond. Oxford Brookes University Business School received the top award from the Higher Education Funding council for England to become a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
- Experiences: On this course you can choose to participate in an international trip to Budapest, Hungary. Here you will meet successful industry professionals, visit companies, earn credits towards your degree and also take in some sightseeing.
- Oxford Location: Oxford offers everything you could want as a student and more. As one of the world's great centres of learning, it is a bustling and stunning cosmopolitan city full of history and beautiful buildings. Located just over an hour from the hub of business life in London with easy access to international airports, you'll be at the heart of the UK's most successful economic region. Oxford will provide you with a host of learning and employment opportunities with a range of internships and graduate jobs available.
- Student support: As a student you will be assigned to an Academic Adviser who will provide both academic and personal support. Student Support Co-ordinators provide guidance for your course and university-wide administrative issues. They organise a range of events to help you adjust to postgraduate study and are able to help you get advice about any issues you may have during your studies.
Teaching and learning
Much of the teaching on the course takes the form of interactive workshops, but there are also lectures from staff and visiting speakers. Lectures, discussions, role-play exercises and seminars are linked with selected case studies and assessments to strengthen your practical analysis and decision-making skills. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in working as part of a team through structured group assignments.
Teaching staff at the Business School are researchers and/or come from an industry background with an in-depth practical experience of business and management issues. Visiting speakers from business, industry, consultancies and research bodies provide further input.
Approach to assessment
Each module is assessed using a range of different methods including examinations, assignments, individual or group reports and group presentations. This range of assessments will help you to develop the analytical and presentational that employers within different organisations look for.
The Business School Postgraduate Centre has a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, well equipped seminar rooms and a postgraduate lounge and private study area.
The Wheatley Campus library provides specialist business resources including more than 1,000 sets of UK and overseas companies' annual reports, statistics on all aspects of business and management, postgraduate MA, MBA, MSc and PhD theses in business and management and examination papers.
The International Relations facilities include a state-of-the-art library on the Headington Campus in the impressive new John Henry Brookes Building.
International Business in Practice: Study Trip:
The second travel option on this course is to Boston, USA. Although this module provides you with no credit towards your degree, you will see directly how global leaders operate in an international environment, and you’ll get to see the beautiful city of Boston.
Field trips are optional and may incur a cost.
How this course helps you develop
- You will develop core international management skills as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of the complex international relations environment and contemporary issues facing organisations and society.
- Your understanding and skills in cross-cultural management will be greatly enhanced as well as your management skills of leadership and business management.
- You will have the opportunity to study from a range of elective choices with academics who are actively researching at the forefront of these subjects.
- You will be studying in Oxford which is a centre of intellectual debate, seminars and public lectures and access to the world-renowned Bodleian library.
Reflecting the uniqueness of the course, you will be well positioned to pursue a career in international relations, policy development or a management career within international commercial, third sector, NGO organisations. The course helps you to develop expertise to launch into specialist careers in teaching, law and the media.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.
Research within the department of Business and Management brings together corporate strategy, competitive strategy, growth strategies, global business, international trade and foreign direct investment with subjects that focus on leadership, culture, motivation, practices, strategic human resource management and the management of the globalisation process.
Research areas and clusters
While you are studying at the Business School, you will be taught by research active academics who are experts in their field. Coming from very varied backgrounds, they bring a wealth of experience into their teaching, which will offer you new perspectives on business theories and help form your own research decisions.
Many tutors have industry experience or have carried out research in industry, which will help you to apply the theory that you have learnt to real life situations.
Research in this department is grouped around two clusters: International Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Operations and Critical Management Studies.