With this CMI accredited master's degree, graduates go on to successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations around the world. On the MSc International Management course you will develop an understanding of a range of global businesses, their operations and the cultural differences of international management. You will study the various business functions, such as marketing, finance and strategy, taking in to account global environmental factors (economic, political and social) in which international organisations operate.
One of the big differences on this course is the focus on acquiring the skills you will need to work in international organisations. You will learn about a range of international organisations and develop your general management skills and intercultural management skills. You will gain practical experience by working on a live consultancy project for a commercial or not-for-profit organisation.
See the website http://www.brookes.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/international-management/
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. Upon graduating you will be eligible for Chartered Management status. The Charted Management institute (CMI) is the only body that awards Chartered Manager status, the hallmark of any professional manager. We emphasise developing your CV and interview skills through the support of our Careers Centre. You will 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. We have a track record of excellence in teaching, learning and research and you will be supported in your studies and beyond. Our 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 or Boston, USA. Here you will meet successful industry members, 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 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.
On this course you can choose to participate in a trip to Boston, USA, and Budapest, Hungary. Here you will meet successful industry professional, visit companies, earn credits towards your degree and also take in some sightseeing.
Field trips are optional and may incur a cost.
How this course helps you develop
Once you graduate you will have an understanding of the global business environment, essential international management skills and an appreciation of global cultural business differences. This will help you build a career in any organisation.The experience gained through the live consultancy module is highly valued by employers.
The programme's accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) means that you can graduate with a second award of a Level 7 Diploma and eligibility for Chartered Management status. The CMI is the only body that awards Chartered Manager status, the hallmark of any professional manager.
On graduation from the MSc in International Management you will be able to pursue a range of different careers. Previous students have gained managerial positions in global organisations (commercial and not-for-profit), some have joined management consultancies and some are studying for a PhD and pursuing academic careers.
Examples of companies which have employed students from this course include PricewaterhouseCoopers, Oxfam, Google, Sainsbury's, Nestlé and Unilever.
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.
A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) in any academic discipline, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a good degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development. The MSc in International Management attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applications are welcome from those in work and seeking continuing professional development.