On this multi-disciplinary course, you will focus on international business and management, with a particular emphasis on the financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues that face multi-national enterprises.
Designed for people who aspire to a senior role in a global enterprise, you will gain valuable conceptual, framework-focused, analytical, problem solving and research skills. These are highly prized by employers, and will enable you to work confidently and imaginatively in situations that demand flexible and innovative responses.
Intermediate qualifications available:
- Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level - Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level
Choose International Business and Management MSc at Bedfordshire and:
- Study international markets, the developing patterns of world trade and the management and development of people within organisations - Explore the idea that international business environments are culturally diversified and there is no single culturally-defined approach to doing international business or working with other people - Develop a range of methods and tools for managing cultural diversity and work on strategies to predict and handle situations that occur in a cross-cultural context - Gain enhanced skills including critical thinking, team-working and problem-solving, and learn how to adopt appropriate strategic responses to different markets - Benefit from fresh insights into the impact of contextual forces on organisations, and finish the course with the knowledge and skills to take up a career in the management of an international business.
Why choose this course?
The course introduces non-specialists to a range of business functional areas so that you become knowledgeable and effective managers. You develop a deep understanding of organisations and their external context. You also learn how to manage yourself, and others, in a supportive and academic environment.
Career Management Skills
This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to take up a career in the management of internationally related businesses. The course will be valuable both to people looking to launch a career in international business either in the private or public sector, and those already working in such an environment and who are looking to develop their career with a relevant qualification.
While this course is primarily aimed at people wanting to move directly into employment, if you find your studies particularly stimulating and want to study further then there is always the possibility to continue to Doctoral studies, i.e., a PhD.
Career/Further study opportunities
On successful completion of this course you are likely to progress into the following areas:
Junior management in a range of possible functional areas
Become an entrepreneur
Enrol in a fast track post-graduate scheme in a major international organisation