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MSc International Management


Course Description

About the MSc programme

The MSc International Management is a one-year programme emphasising an analytical approach to issues of globalisation and international management, through a unique combination of theoretical and practical teaching styles and international learning.

During the first term the programme provides a highly analytical approach to management founded in the LSE’s tradition of critical thinking.

In the second term you will take part in the International Management Exchange programme (IMEX), studying as guest in the second year of an MBA programme at a leading business school in the US or China, with a more practical teaching approach.

These two terms allow you to benefit from the two different teaching approaches, which in combination provide a uniquely valuable and globally relevant learning experience.

The compulsory course in the programme focuses on an analytical approach to globalisation, giving you an understanding of industries, firms and nations at a global level.

The programme provides a firm foundation of critical thinking and analytically rigorous understanding of management at a global level, developing your talent to achieve lasting success over a lifelong career in a rapidly changing international market.

Programme details

Key features of the programme:
◾ This is a one-year programme combining an analytical approach with the practical benefits of an MBA degree, applied to issues of globalisation and international management.
◾ Students benefit from the academic excellence at LSE, and also participate in the IMEX exchange programme to spend a term at a leading MBA school, experiencing different styles of teaching and learning.
◾ A wide range of optional courses is available, complementing the compulsory course and allowing students to customise their programme and specialise in their own area of interest.

Six world-leading business schools partner with LSE in the IMEX exchange programme:
The Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Yale School of Management
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Michigan University
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

Compulsory courses

(* half unit)

Either Business in the Global Environment* looks at the process of globalisation at three levels: industries, firms and nations. Its goal is to develop a solid understanding of the external, economy-wide factors that affect the performance and management of firms in today's global economy. Topics include the changing structure of industries; the response of companies, both those based in the advanced industrial countries and those based in emerging markets, to increasing international competition; and differences between countries in their institutions and policies.
Or The World Trading System* studies a key component of the globalisation process: the negotiation, implementation and implications of international trade agreements (ITAs). These include the World Trade Organisation and the fast-growing web of regional trade agreements. We analyse the challenges and opportunities faced by companies engaged in the global economy in this context. The course relies on recent theoretical and empirical research to gain insight into the motivations for ITAs and their consequences for consumers and firms.
Term abroad - students will be expected to choose courses to the value of one unit at one of the IMEX partner schools during their term abroad.
Dissertation.
Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of one and a half units from a range of options.

Please note that not every course is available each year and that some courses may only be available with the permission of the course convenor and/or may be subject to space.

Graduate destinations

The MSc International Management provides a route for career acceleration into more senior roles for top employers, for example consulting roles in large firms.

You will gain an excellent foundation of critical thinking and an in-depth understanding of management at a global level, preparing you for a variety of employment areas and developing your talent to achieve lasting success over a lifelong career.

The majority of graduates choose to work in banking and management consulting, but our students have also gone on to excel in a range of careers such as marketing, human resource management and public relations.

Visit the MSc International Management page on the London School of Economics and Political Science website for more details!

Entry Requirements

First class or high 2:1 degree or equivalent in management or a management related subject such as economics. Applicants must have taken courses in maths, statistics and economics; At least 3 months' work experience; All appplicants must submit GRE or GMAT. English standard level.

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