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International Business Management MSc


Course Description

Please note: the following pathways are also available:
International Business Management with Entrepreneurship MSc
International Business Management with Marketing MSc
International Business Management with Project Management MSc

Choose Kingston's International Business Management MSc

Do you crave a management role, but have a first degree in another subject? This is our most popular postgraduate course, offering modules covering a wide selection of topics that equip you with the practical skills you need to excel in management or consultancy. It gives you the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options.

Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and Educational Performance Analysis System (EPAS).

Add study at the prestigious Boston University to your programme and gain a dual masters degree.

Benefit from an international curriculum.

Participate in a week-long study visit to a foreign business school where you will meet students studying a similar programme and undertake visits to local companies.

Take part in a one-semester exchange programme with a business school in Europe (such as Berlin or Paris)

Assessments that reflect real business situations.

Undertake a consultancy project with a real business instead of a dissertation.

Students come from all over the world to study on Kingston's business courses, so you will finish the course with an international network of contacts.

Kingston Business School is one of only a few of the 120 UK business schools to be awarded an 'excellent' rating for its teaching quality by the Higher Education Funding Council.

Kingston upon Thames has been rated London's happiest borough and has the lowest crime rate in London, as well as fast transport links to the city centre.

Kingston Business School has joined an elite group of global institutions to be awarded the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). A hallmark of excellence in business education, the accreditation has been earned by just 5 per cent of the world's business schools.

What will you study?

This course strengthens your critical understanding of general management, international business and strategy. As an International Business Management MSc student, you will develop your ability to question and critically assess business issues to find innovative options and solutions. You will build your understanding across a broad range of modules, with a core legal element built in through the International Business Environment and Trade module. Regular guest speakers add to the expertise of our lecturing staff and provide their perspectives on current events.

Assessment

Individual and group coursework, time-constrained coursework and consultancy report, with occasional examination.

Course structure

The International Business Management MSc is made up of eight modules worth 180 credits. Four of these modules, making up 120 credits, are core to the programme and provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for a career in international management. You will also choose from a broad range of elective modules to build on this core for the remaining 60 credits.

Your choice of elective modules means you will have the opportunity to gain expertise in individual business disciplines without limiting your employment options. If you start the course in September, you can choose one of three different pathways – Entrepreneurship, Project Management or Marketing.

If your first degree is in business management, you can exchange the core module Fundamentals of Business Management for additional elective modules worth a total of 30 credits.

Please note that not all combinations of elective modules may be possible because of timetabling.

This is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Core modules (for all pathways)

Fundamentals of Business Management
Contemporary Business Strategy
International Business Environment and Trade
Business Consultancy Report
Buyer Behaviour

Elective modules

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Entrepreneurship in an International Context
Global Marketing Management
International Environmental Law and Sustainability
International Money and Finance

Information for international students

If you don't meet these entry requirements, our Pre-Masters programme can prepare you for the course.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 6.0. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

Leadership, Change and Consultancy
Managing Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
Strategic Project Management and Practice

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

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Audrey Aznar

The International Business Management MSc course offered by Kingston Business School met all my expectations. The content of this masters programme is an interesting mix and has taught me a lot about business, communication, management and finance terms. During my second semester, I chose the consultancy practice module; it consisted in working for a company and helping it to improve a business area (in this case marketing and communications). This module was for me the opportunity to be introduced to the business market and has transformed my knowledge into action and my competency in a real situation.


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Entry Requirements

As a minimum, applicants should have: good honours degree or equivalent; and a willingness to learn, develop and change.Most International Business Management students are arts, humanities, technology or science graduates, who received their honours in the previous three years. Some may have limited work experience but possess specific knowledge or skills that they also bring to the course.This is an intensive course so all students are expected to have a high degree of motivation, focus, maturity and commitment. You'll need to be able to work effectively on your own and with others.

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