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MSc International Business


Course Description

This MSc International Business focuses on the links between major business functions and their role in international business and commerce. Students will develop knowledge of the special requirements for successfully conducting business activities across national boundaries,alongside an understanding of relevant theories and their application in business.

You will have an opportunity to visit one of our European partner institutions. The study visit programme typically includes lectures by staff from the partner institution and company visits.

The programme covers core areas of international business, strategic management and business economics. The wide range of elective modules offered in addition enables students to develop skills in a specific business function linked to international business (finance, marketing, or operations management) or pursue other related areas such as entrepreneurial strategies and business sustainability.

Students have an opportunity to go on a study visit to one of our partner institutions in Europe. The programme typically includes lectures by staff from the partner institution and company visits. Many students take advantage of our term 3 study aboard programme. For more details please click here.

Core Modules

International Business
Advanced Topics in International Business
Strategic Management
Economic Environment of Business

Optional Modules

Choose four modules from the following list, subject to pre-requisites and restrictions on some modules and combinations:

International Finance
Business Finance
Strategic Business Sustainability
Intellectual Property Strategy & Management
Marketing Management
International Marketing Management
People & World Organisations
Entrepreneurial Strategies*
Strategic Global Outsourcing and Offshoring
Global Ethics & Human Rights Responsibilities in Business
Accounting for Non-Financial Managers
Operations Management
International Operations
Entrepreneurial & Innovation in Emerging Economies*
International Business Strategy
Public Policy, CSR & Sustainable Development

The programme then concludes with a dissertation project.

The taught modules are assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Course Directors

Mr Kirit Vaidya, B.Soc.Sc. (Economics, Politics, Sociology), FRSA
Senior Lecturer in Business Economics, MSc in International Business Course Director and member of the Economics and Strategy Group. Chair of the Aston Business School Technology Strategy Group (TSG). Research interests in technology transfer and industrial development business strategies in emerging economies with special reference to China and rural infrastructure planning in developing countries. His recent projects and publications include “Capability development of Chinese manufacturing enterprises”, “Shifting comparative advantage of Chinese manufacturing sectors” and "Employment generation through public works in South Africa, Nepal and Cambodia".

Dr Yama Temouri
Yama is a Lecturer in International Business. His research interests includes the links between institutional quality, foreign direct investment (FDI) and firm performance.

Career Opportunities

This programme prepares you for a wide range of professional and management careers in businesses and organisations engaged in international activities. These opportunities exist across business functions and sectors including accountancy, marketing, operations, HR and strategic management.

Known employment destinations for this programme cover all the main business areas and show that typical jobs entered include: consultancy and business analysis, marketing, business development and sales management; finance and purchasing.

Examples of jobs taken up by our recent graduates include:

Management Trainee – Exel Europe
Junior Finance Officer – RBS
Personnel Advisor – Reed
Managing Director – PLG Photovoltaic (India)
Key Accountant - Diageo
Marketing Specialist – IBM (Greece)
Business Intelligence Analyst - Prudential

Personal Development

Students will acquire skills in the following areas:

Giving presentations
Team working
Report writing
Negotiation
IT skills.
Core modules taught on this MSc will enable you to develop a wide range of business and transferable skills and knowledge demanded by graduate employers. These include:

Interpreting financial statements covering income, balances and cash flow
Budgetary control and analysing business costs using Cost Volume Profit and contribution analysis
Econometric modelling of stochastic trends and performance forecasting
International HRM including: cross-cultural communication; diversity management; and HR issues in expatriation/repatriation, acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures
Developing marketing and pricing strategies, plans and marketing mix policies; international promotion strategies and distribution channels
Internationalisation of production and trade, including: the international product life cycle; forms of international business activity; national competitive strategies; and economic integration
International sectors, emerging and transition economies, cultural differences, international business strategies and strategic alliances
Operational planning and management including: product, service and process design; choice of layout and technology; statistical stock control and MRPI
Strategy processes and techniques including: value chain analysis, ‘make or buy’ decisions; implementing and managing strategic change in an international environment
Innovation processes, innovation-based strategies and creating competitive advantage through innovation
Multi-cultural teamwork and presentation skills developed through group-work
Analytical skills developed through research dissertation.

The wide range of elective modules available on this programme enables students to develop skills across a range of business functions including: marketing; HR; finance, investment and business law; operations; and international markets and investments.

Visit the MSc International Business page on the Aston University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Ifeanyichukwu Osedeme

"I believe that I am aligning myself with a business school with a clear focus on shaping the mindsets of the next generation of the world’s business leaders. I heard a lot about Aston Business School and also it's rankings and it's employability rate and I just fell in love with it."


(Scholarship)

Aston Academic Excellence Award - No. of awards TBC

Our MSc scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with one of our MSc programmes. For 2015/16 we have a variety of scholarship awards available.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000 - £5,000

Eligibility

Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston MSc scholarships must meet the following criteria:Have been offered a place on one of our MSc courses
Be a self-funded student

Application Procedure

Applicants must download and complete the scholarship application form which can be found on the webiste. The completed form must then be emailed to . Please note that all forms must be completed in full those received with missing information will not be assessed.

Applicants make only one general scholarship application for all of the above scholarships and are not required to specify which scholarship they wish to be considered for. This decision will be made by the scholarship panel.
Please note that all scholarships are specific to the degree programme and point of entry indicated in any scholarship offer confirmation and are not transferable.

Further Information

http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/postgraduate/mscscholarships/?utm_source=FindaMasters&utm_medium=WebListing&utm_campaign=ScholAAEA


(Scholarship)

Aston Excellence Scholarships (All MSc Programmes) - No. of awards TBC

Our MSc scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with one of our MSc programmes. For 2015/16 we have a variety of scholarship awards available.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000 - £1,500

Eligibility

Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston MSc scholarships must meet the following criteria:Have been offered a place on one of our MSc courses
Be a self-funded student

Application Procedure

Applicants must download and complete the scholarship application form which can be found on the website. The completed form must then be emailed to . Please note that all forms must be completed in full those recived with missing information will not be assessed.

Applicants make only one general scholarship application for all of the above scholarships and are not required to specify which scholarship they wish to be considered for. This decision will be made by the scholarship panel.

Please note that all scholarships are specific to the degree programme and point of entry indicated in any scholarship offer confirmation and are not transferable.

Further Information

http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/postgraduate/mscscholarships/?utm_source=FindaMasters&utm_medium=WebListing&utm_campaign=ScholAES


(Scholarship)

GREAT Britain scholarships (MSc) - No. of awards TBC

Our MSc scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with one of our MSc programmes. For 2015/16 we have a variety of scholarship awards available.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£3,000

Eligibility

Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston MSc scholarships must meet the following criteria:Have been offered a place on one of our MSc courses
Be a self-funded student This scholarship in conjunction with the British Council is available to Indian students wishing to start the full time MSc international Business in September 2015.

Application Procedure

Applicants must download and complete the scholarship application form which can be found on the website. The completed form must then be emailed to . Please note that all forms must be completed in full those recived with missing information will not be assessed.

Applicants make only one general scholarship application for all of the above scholarships and are not required to specify which scholarship they wish to be considered for. This decision will be made by the scholarship panel.

Please note that all scholarships are specific to the degree programme and point of entry indicated in any scholarship offer confirmation and are not transferable.

Further Information

http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school/programmes/postgraduate/mscscholarships/?utm_source=FindaMasters&utm_medium=WebListing&utm_campaign=ScholGBS



Entry Requirements

One of the following: a good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class), equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. As well as: two professional references, at least one must be from an academic referee, an official academic transcript of your university grades to date, a completed application form. For International Students: an official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date, students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements. Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls short of these requirements.

Course Fees

UK/EU: £10,900 (2015 fee) International: £16,800 (2015 fee)


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