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International Business - MA

Course Description

In a world that is increasingly interconnected – economically, politically and socially – today’s leaders need a wide-ranging understanding of today’s business issues, plus the wider management, entrepreneurial and communication skills that will enable them to thrive in a changing global environment.

The MA International Business is designed for students seeking to build a career in an international business setting. It will enable you to develop a sound understanding of international business, together with capability in the key linked disciplines of international marketing, human resource management, finance and entrepreneurship.

The option to study a language is an important aspect of the programme, enabling you to communicate effectively in an international business context. Options for language study include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Why should I choose this programme?

The programme will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of international business issues. You will increase your awareness of change and the dynamics of different cultures, and develop evaluative and problem-solving skills.

There is a strong focus on developing your personal as well as professional attributes. You will evaluate your own strengths and abilities, and plan your own development, learning to act on your own initiative and take responsibility for your actions.

Key skills, aims and objectives

‌•develop your interests and knowledge through options in a range of specialist areas, such as family business, international negotiation or coaching
‌•develop evaluative and problem-solving skills
‌•increase your awareness of change and the dynamics of different cultures
‌•ability to analyse complex situations, respond with creative solutions and communicate effectively in almost any situation

Future opportunities

The diverse, practical nature of the programme will enable you to develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance your employment prospects across a wide range of businesses. Your skills will also open doors to you in areas such as management strategy, consulting, marketing and developing business start-ups.


•For the duration of this programme you will become a member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and receive a NVQ level 7 Extended Diploma upon succesful completion of your studies. As a member of the CMI you will receive recognition of being affiliated with a professional body, have access to research materials, CMI events, job listings as well as the opportunity to have a mentor.

‌•If you choose to study the Business Analytics elective module, you will receive a SAS certificate of attendance. For more information on our membership as a SAS Student Academy, please see here http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/sas-academy.aspx

‌•As a student of MA International Business, you will have the opportunity to attend Continued Personal Development (CPD) accredited workshops. Examples of workshops include but are not limited to:

-Dealing with Conflict
-Developing Mental Toughness
-The Art of Selling
-Speed Networking
-Ethics and Me
-Psychometrics of Group Dynamics

How to apply

Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

‌•Apply online
‌•Apply directly to us using the application form available here http://www.regents.ac.uk/media/1188903/Regents-application-form.pdf
Once you have completed the application form, please send us the following supporting documents, by post, email or fax:

‌•Copies of academic transcripts and certificates of all academic study undertaken after secondary school
‌•One letter of academic reference
‌•A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience if applicable.
‌•A 300 to 500-word personal statement in support of your application, outlining your reasons for applying to your chosen programme and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
‌•A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
‌•One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at )
‌•If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Please note: most candidates will be assessed for admission on the basis of their submitted application materials. However, RUL reserves the right to invite candidates for interview and to reject those who decline to attend.

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, we will make you a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

‌•Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
‌•Pay the registration fee (non-refundable)
‌•Pay the non-EU advance tuition fee deposit, if applicable (non-refundable)
‌•Please note: although there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/how-to-pay.aspx

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) website for current information: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).

For more information on course structure, admissions and teaching and assessment, please follow this link: http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/programmes/ma-international-business.aspx#tab_course-overview

Visit the International Business - MA page on the Regent’s University London website for more details!

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‘International business at Regent’s provides you with all the relevant skills you need to work internationally in emerging markets, sustainability-related fields and multinational enterprises. I have gained self-confidence, a clearer vision of my future, and new perspectives on current issues.


Fulbright Commission All-Disciplines (Open) Postgraduate Award - No. of awards TBC

Awards to US citizens for the first year of Master's or PhD study in any subject, or to conduct a period of independent research, covers the first year's tuition and a living stipend.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award funding is intended as a contribution toward the first academic year of tuition fees


US citizens

Application Procedure

Please refer to the information on the Fulbright Commission website for application and other details http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/postgraduates/all-disciplines-open-postgraduate-awards.**Information is subject to change according to Fulbright’s policies. Regent’s University London cannot guarantee programmes that fall under this award. Prospective applicants should check eligibility with Fulbright directly.

Further Information



US Financial Aid - loan - No. of awards TBC

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to the cost of attendance set up by the University


Nationality: US citizens and Green Card holders

Application Procedure

Application processFor an outline of the application process please use this flowchart http://www.regents.ac.uk/study/scholarships-funding-and-bursaries/us-financial-aid.aspx#flow

Further Information



Regent's Postgraduate Progression Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Regent's Postgraduate Progressions Scholarships reward the loyalty of undergraduate students who progress to entrol on a postgraduate degree with us. It's our way of saying thank you.Scholarships are worth up to 15% of tuition fees. The higher your degree classification, the higher the scholarship amount you will be awarded.1st class degree = 15% tuition fee reduction
2:1 class degree = 10% tuition fee reduction
2:2 class degree = 5% tuition fee reduction

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to 15% off tuition fees


Graduate of Regent's University, London

Application Procedure

For further details please email the alumni team. [email protected]

Further Information



Future Finance loans - No. of awards TBC

The University has partnered with Future Finance (as an alternative source of funding for our students*).The features of a Future Finance loan include:Loans are offered to all higher education students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) with a UK domiciled address, (students must meet appropriate credit checks and be aged 18 or over)
Loans are offered from £2,500 - £40,000 and can include living costs as well as tuition fees
Loans are repayable up to 10 years after graduation
Students can take up to four three month payment breaks during the loan period
Representative 11.8% APR (variable)
*Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance webpage.Please note that other sources of funding may be available https://regents.futurefinance.com/

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,500 - £40,000


Nationality: UK and EU

Application Procedure

To find out more and to apply, please visit the Future Finance webpage https://regents.financemyfuture.co.uk/

Further Information



Goa Education Trust Scholarships - India 2016 - No. of awards TBC

The UK Government’s global scholarships, available to students from 118 countries worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU). Scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential, either full or part funding for full-time postgraduate level study in any subject.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You can apply for an award if you:‌•are an Indian national with a valid Indian passport and domiciled in India at the time of application
‌•hold an unconditionaloffer of a place on one of the eligible postgraduate courses at RUL for September 2016 intake; and
‌•do not exceed the age of 30 at point of application
‌•Have a strong academic background
‌•are not currently registered on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at RUL.
*Scholarships are for September 2016 only and cannot be deferred to a future start date

Application Procedure

Download the application online by clicking here https://www.britishcouncil.in/study-uk/scholarships/goa-education-trust-scholarships and sending your completed application to [email protected] email: [email protected] if you have any questions.

Further Information



GREAT Scholarships Programme – India 2016 - 5 Awards

Regent’s University London is delighted to be participating in the GREAT scholarship programme in collaboration with the British Council India. For the September 2016 intake, we have five GREAT scholarships to award, each worth £6000.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You can apply for an award if you:‌•are an Indian national currently domiciled in India
‌•hold an unconditional offer of a place on one of the eligible postgraduate courses at RUL for September 2016* intake; and
‌•achieved a first class degree (minimum 60%) or higher in your undergraduate degree, or international equivalent.
‌•are not currently registered on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at RUL.
*Scholarships are for September 2016 only and cannot be deferred to a future start date

Application Procedure

If you meet the above criteria, please apply by writing a personal statement no longer than 500 words. Within this statement you may wish to explore:Why you have chosen this course and institution
What you hope to achieve post-graduation
Why you should be awarded this scholarship
Please email this to: [email protected] including your name and application ID number.Deadline: Friday 24 June 2016, 17:00 GMT. Winners announced no later than Friday 22 July

Further Information



Postgraduate loans - Student Finance England 2016-17 - 20+ Awards

The PGL will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their programme.They must have been most recently resident in England, and must not have moved there from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the programme. Temporary absences from the home address, such as for education or travelling, will not prevent an applicant being eligible for PGL.Individuals may be eligible if they are an EU national or if they have the residency status of refugee, humanitarian protection, EEA or Swiss migrant worker, a family member of any of the previous categories, or a child of a Swiss national or child of a Turkish worker.You are permitted to transfer between Master’s programmes and retain your Postgraduate Loan (PGL).Repeat years of study will not be funded, unless you can prove compelling personal reasons (as defined in the SFE regulations) for repeating an academic year.Further funding is not available where you do not complete your studies in the specified programme length. However, you can suspend and resume your programme. No loan disbursements will be made during suspension periods.Withdrawals from programmes will be reported to the SLC immediately, and no payments will be made when you are no longer in study.Students with outstanding student loan arrears or students who have been previously declared ‘unfit’ for student support (e.g. due to attempted fraud) are also not eligible.

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £10,000


Nationality: Primarily UK, EU (see details)Please note that application for the 2016-17 academic year is not yet open. We were informed that applications will open at the end of June 2016. Please check back then for further information.Student Finance England (SFE) is now offering funding for UK and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker (under the age of 60 on the date of first class of the first Master’s degree).Students, who already hold one Master’s degree (or an equivalent or higher-level qualification) will not be eligible.

Application Procedure

For further information, please see SFE websitehttp://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/media/6788/pgl-policy-summary.pdf

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A minimum of a lower-second class (2:2) UK honours undergraduate degree or its international equivalent from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications as recommended by the National Academic Recognition Information Centre will be accepted. If you are unsure as to the comparability of your qualification, please contact us.

Course Fees

Full tuition fee: £16,800 Registration fee: £250 Non-EU advance deposit: £2,000

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