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MA International Business (Dual Award)

Course Description

This programme provides you with the opportunity to study for two Master's awards within one year and gives you the experience of undertaking a work placement. It is designed to develop the range of intellectual and practical competencies in students and allows them to become effective specialists in the global knowledge economy.

The programme provides students who may not have a first degree in business with a grounding in business management, followed by specialised international business modules and an independent specialist project. On completion of the requirements of both institutions, students will be awarded two degrees: MA International Business from the University of Greenwich and MSc Global Financial Management from ESCEM School of Business and Management in Poitiers, France. The entire programme is delivered in English and no knowledge of French is required.

Erasmus Grant funding is available for scholarship schemes on this programme, for a limited number of students. (Further details will be provided upon successful receipt of unconditional/conditional offer on the programme).

The first term is located in Greenwich, London, the second in Poitiers, France and the third is usually in the UK or another chosen country by negotiation.

The aims of the programme are:

- To provide students with the knowledge and competencies relevant to operate in global business environment.

- To facilitate the advanced study of international business organisations and their management, while enabling students to systematically and creatively analyse, critique and apply knowledge and understanding of complex international business and management issues

- To build interpersonal skills to be able to interact effectively with a range of specialists and to implement solutions effectively and efficiently.

Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/intlbus/intbusdual

Business - International

The importance of the international dimension for many businesses today is creating a demand for graduates with sound business skills and the ability to operate effectively outside their country of origin. Redesigned in consultation with the business community our current programmes aim to meet this demand.

What you'll study

Full time
- Year 1:
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Financial and Management Accounting (15 credits)
Placement (EU) (30 credits)
Dissertation/Research Project (EU) (30 credits)
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Marketing (ESCEM) (15 credits)
Corporate Clusters and Knowledge (ESCEM) (5 credits)
Global Business and Sustainability (30 credits)
International Business Risk Management and the International Economy (ESCEM) (10 credits)
Branding Strategy in International Business (ESCEM) (10 credits)
Managing Internationalisation with Data Analysis and Interpretation (ESCEM) (10 credits)
Managing Internationalisation with Decision Support Systems (ESCEM) (10 credits)
Foundations of Scholarship (EU)
Research Methods (EU) (15 credits)

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.


Each of the courses is assessed through a wide range of methods and procedures, including assignments, reflections, group projects and presentations, examinations and individual dissertation.

Career options

Graduates may pursue their management career in a wide range of multinational companies, nongovernment and public sector organisations as well as consultancies. Some might find employment in small- or medium- sized exporting organisations, and local or central government agencies involved in business development.

Find out about the teaching and learning outcomes here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/644000/Programme-Specs-MBA-MA-Int-Business.pdf

Find out how to apply here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/apply

Visit the MA International Business (Dual Award) page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

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Fast Forward Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Our Fast Forward Master's Scholarship will provide £5000 support which can be taken either as a discount from the normal fee or a cash bursary.Up to 80 scholarships will be available across the university.Criteria and who can apply?- Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.- Available for part time programmes. Part time fees will be split across the first two years of study.- Students will need to have a declared household income of £40,000 or less, and will be asked to demonstrate this by providing certain information as requested by the university.- Students funded by Student Finance England (SFE) will need to ensure that SFE have "consent to share" their household income assessment with the university.- Students who receive funding from Student Finance Services European Team, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland will be asked to by the University to provide documents from their funding provider to verify their household income.- Fees will be subject to a 5% prompt payment discount if paid in full by the end of September 2016. Other fee waivers (for example the Alumni and First Class Honours waivers) will not be payable in addition to Fast Forward Master's Scholarships.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.

Application Procedure

Before applying for this scheme you must first make an application for an eligible University of Greenwich Master's programme.Applications for Fast Forward Master's Scholarships will be addressed to check whether:- They meet the eligibility tests as summarised above and as set out more fully in the self-check eligibility test (see below)- They are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree.Those applications which pass this assessment will result in scholarship offers, on a first come/ first serve basis. These offers will be conditional on the achievement of a first or upper second class degree.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

A good quality relevant undergraduate degree from a recognised university or higher education institute PLUS students who were educated in a language other than English should normally demonstrate an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

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