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International Business and Entrepreneurship - MSc


Course Description

How does an organisation expand internationally? How is entrepreneurship applied in different countries and cultures?

Our MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship explores the theoretical and practical aspects of starting, growing and developing businesses across international borders. You examine different types of international business activity and the theories and innovative approaches to new business creation in different cultural and economic contexts. You do not need to have previously studied business to apply for this course.

You explore topics including:
-International expansion models
-Applying economic theory to business management
-International trade theories and practices
-International business environments
-Economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of entrepreneurship
-How to develop an international business plan

This course develops your practical business skills and theoretical knowledge, so you’re best prepared to launch your own venture, or apply entrepreneurship in an existing company.

Essex is an exciting and highly relevant place to study international business and entrepreneurship. Our county has more start-up businesses than any other in the UK and Essex Business School, where this course is taught, attracts students and academics from all over the world; our current Masters students join us from more than 40 countries across our Colchester and Southend campuses. Our School is ranked in the UK top 20 by the Chartered Association of Business Schools and in the top 25 for research excellence (REF 2014).

MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship is also available to study part-time.

The University of Essex offer a number of scholarships and discounts for Masters students, including those for overseas applicants. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.

Our expert staff

You’re taught by guest lecturers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world. Our world renowned staff have worked in and written about a diverse range or organisations. They use social science theories to tackle the business challenges being faced by organisations in commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors across the globe.

Our Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group produces cutting-edge research into issues affecting the sustainable growth of business, society and the economy. Essex Business School is also home to the Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, where many of our academics explore issues impacting entrepreneurship and innovation, such as local economic growth and access to broadband.

Specialist facilities

This course is taught at our Southend Campus, where you benefit from superb learning facilities and study skills support.

The Forum is an award-winning building with space dedicated to University of Essex students, as well as 24-hour computer suites and study pods.

The town of Southend-on-Sea has excellent rail links to London, providing potential for networking and internships and London Southend Airport is close by. You are amongst the buzz of the High Street’s shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the fun of the seafront, with its award-winning beach.

Your future

Essex Business School seeks to create the organisational leaders of the future. Creativity, innovation and ethical awareness are central to our teaching and research, ensuring we provide you with the relevant skills to tackle the demands of the international business world. In 2015, 78% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE).

Our degrees open up careers in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy. We also inspire you with the confidence to start your own business, should you wish.

Together with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre we provide a number of opportunities to enhance your employability. We help you to find out about further work experience, internships, placements and voluntary opportunities.

Visit the International Business and Entrepreneurship - MSc page on the University of Essex website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Odusola Abimbola Philips

“I chose to study within the Essex Business School at the University of Essex because of its excellent rating as a top ten university for research. I really enjoy the depth of up-to-date research I am able to engage in, and it is great to get the opportunity to solve real case studies with our lecturers and other students on the course.

What I have enjoyed most about being at Essex is being part of the diverse community at the Colchester Campus. I have had the opportunity to make friends with people from so many different cultures and backgrounds. It has really helped me learn about other people’s attitudes and beliefs and I am sure that the friends I have made will stay my friends for life.

The school itself is very friendly and the lecturers are easy to talk to which has made my time here so enjoyable. The University also provides everything you could need on campus, from shops to the library, and places to hang out with friends.

When I leave Essex, my ultimate aim is to start a consulting firm for creative industries in Nigeria. I have gained so much knowledge from my time studying here and I really believe that this knowledge will be invaluable to the firms in creative industries back home.”


(Scholarship)

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre scholarships - 16 Awards

For 2011-12, our ESRC Doctoral Training Centre will offer 16-fully funded ESRC studentships, most worth £18,000 per year, across over 20 doctoral pathways. The University of Essex has become one of only 21 Doctoral Training Centres accredited by the UK Economic and Social Research Council following a highly competitive selection process. Our Doctoral Training Centre will fund 16 doctoral students each year across many different social science disciplines. It also offers excellent training opportunities and a highly stimulating research environment to hundreds of postgraduate students, researchers, professionals, practitioners and users.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £18,000

Eligibility

We encourage applications from top students seeking to research over a range of social science areas, including: criminology and socio-legal research; economic and social research; economics and econometrics; environmental governance; finance; health and organisational research; human rights; language and linguistics; management and accounting; politics and international relations; political economy; psychoanalytic studies; sociology and social change.

Application Procedure

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance/pg/government_support/esrc.aspx

Further Information

http://www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance/pg/government_support/esrc.aspx



Entry Requirements

A 1st, 2:1 or good 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Email for further details about the qualifications we accept. Include information in your email about the undergraduate qualification you have already completed or are currently taking.

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