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International Business (MSc)

Course Description

MSc International Business at Winchester is a pre-experience course designed to offer a broad management education to students from a wide range of subject disciplines. Built around Winchester Business School's commitment to the United Nations' Principles of Responsible Management Education, it explores themes of the international business environment to develop managers capable of responding positively to global challenges in the twenty-first century.

Programme Content

The programme is designed primarily for students who have not previously studied business at undergraduate level, but are interested in developing a career in management. However, the knowledge and skills developed on the programme are also of value to applicants with some previous business experience looking for further career development.

Students, individually and in groups, consider a range of management problems and issues from different perspectives, taught through a variety of methods specifically designed to stimulate and stretch students' intellect. They develop their capacity to apply the necessary skills to solve real-life problems in management.

Study equips students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively within organisations and the rapidly-changing global context in which they operate.

The programme emphasises the Principles of Responsible Management Education, aiming to develop in students an awareness of the need to generate sustainable value for their organisations and society at large. The modules encompass a range of key management subject areas including strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. Students write a dissertation which enables them to develop expertise in an area of international business of their choice.

See the website http://www.winchester.ac.uk/Studyhere/Pages/msc-international-business.aspx


- Principles of Responsible Management
- Academic Development and Research
- Managing in a Global Environment
- Strategic Management
- Intercultural Business Communication
- Leadership in Organisations

Plus one option from a number of modules including:
- Business Consulting
- Principles of Operational Excellence
- Market-led Organisational Change

Learning and Teaching

A wide range of teaching and learning methods are used including student-led discussions, debates, presentations, workshops involving a variety of active learning activities, independent study, web-based activities and lectures. Theory and practice are integrated and students are encouraged to capitalise on their current and/or prior experience.


Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentation, conference papers, case study analysis and research-based projects.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.


Business management is useful for a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sectors.

Visit the International Business (MSc) page on the University of Winchester website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent). If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.0 in academic writing) or equivalent.

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