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MSc International Business and Management


Course Description

In today’s globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative.

Make the move into the fast-paced world of international business with a degree designed to give you up-to-the-minute knowledge of global management issues.

Drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, focusing on the key issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world. You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods.

Once registered on the course, you can apply for an international exchange to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market.

Graduates gain partial exemption from membership to the Institute of Export, with the potential for further exemption depending on the choice of options and research focus of the dissertation.

For further details about additional costs for the exchange stream, contact the postgraduate administration team.

Visit http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/courses for more details.

Career opportunities
Recent recruiters include: Accenture, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Pilkington, Porsche AG, Reckitt Benckiser, Shell, Sony, Tesco plc, Vodafone UK

Course structure (All taught units are 15 credits)

Semester 1
— Economic Analysis of the Multinational Enterprise
— Financial Risk Management for International Business
— Fundamentals of International Business
— Marketing Issues in International Business

Semester 2
Non-Exchange stream
— Research Methods and Data Analysis

Three elective units from:
— Asian Human Resource Management
— Asian Management Systems
— Business Environment and Strategy in China
— Institutions and Firms’ Internationalisation Strategies
— International Business Negotiations
— International Competitiveness, Business Strategy and Innovation Management
— International Marketing
— International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice
— Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial
Aspects
— Multinational Management
— Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development Exchange stream
You will spend a semester at one of our partner institutions abroad.

International exchange partners:
— Copenhagen Business School
— EM Lyon
— Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo
— Helsinki School of Economics
— Louvain School of Management
— National Taiwan University
— Norwegian School of Economics
— Rotterdam School of Management
— Stockholm School of Economics
— Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
— Universität St. Gallen
— University of Florida
— University of Kiel
— University of Melbourne
— University of New South Wales
— Universität zu Köln
— Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

Summer research period
Research dissertation [60 credits]

The dissertation gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course. It normally consists of a literature review followed by a piece of empirical work, involving either qualitative or quantitative research.

Dissertation topics reflect the expertise of your lecturers and you may be asked to select a number of options from a list of dissertation topics.

Examples of recent dissertation topics include:
— A systematic review of international joint venture studies in East and Southeast Asia
— A comparison of Generation-Y’s value perceptions on luxury goods between China and the UK
— International expansion strategies of grocery retailers: A comparative analysis of Tesco and Aldi

Visit the MSc International Business and Management page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1, any discipline. TOEFL/IELTS may be required for non-UK students. There is a non-refundable application fee of £60. Apply now! You can submit your application before you graduate.

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