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International Business and Strategic Management - MSc

Course Description

This is a specialised Management Masters giving students an opportunity to study a wide range of international business topics. The programme is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that would be well suited for careers as business consultants and/or strategy analysts in the broad arena of business and management, but especially in the areas of international business and strategic management. It will also be relevant to those wishing to work in business and economic development roles in public sector organisations.

The programme is suitable for students from any background and will rapidly develop an understanding of management and business studies to an advanced level, with particular reference to the current research agenda and innovative thinking in international business practice.

Course Structure

Term 1
-International Business in the Global Context (20 credits)
-International Political Economy and Business (20 credits)
-Managerial Economics (10 credits)
-Introduction to Strategic Management (10 credits)

Term 2
-Qualitative Research Methods (10 credits)
Example Options - Choice of 2 from:
-Strategy in Global Organisations (20 credits)
-Continuity and Change in Organisations (20 credits)
-International Business Management and Emerging Markets (20 credits)
-Case Studies in Strategic Management (20 credits)

Term 3
-Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis (10 credits)

-Dissertation (60 credits)

Note: the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer.

Where you’ll go from here

York Masters students have been successful in developing careers in a range of organisations in many parts of the world. Common destinations on leaving are:
-Accountancy and Audit
-Defence and Aerospace
-Finance and Banking
-Healthcare and Medicine
-Management Consultancy
-Market Research
-Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals
-Tourism and Travel
-Transport, Logistics and Distribution

A small number of students each year are keen to continue their studies, enrolling on specialists masters programmes elsewhere in the UK or moving on to The York Management School’s Doctoral programme.

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

Student Profiles

The York Management School Scholarship Scheme - No. of awards TBC

There are a number of department scholarships worth £5,000 each, a sum subtracted from the total tuition fee payable to the university. In addition, we offer a small number of travel bursaries of £1,500 each. The awards are open to Home, EU and Overseas applicants. All Master offer holders are invited to apply. For more information visit our website pages: • http://www.york.ac.uk/management/taught-masters/scholarships/• http://www.york.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/taught/uk-eu-funding/

Value of Scholarship(s)



The awards are open to Home, EU and Overseas applicants.

Application Procedure

Please visit the website pages for more details

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any subject, although preference may be given to related areas including the following: Management or Business Studies; Economics; Finance or Accounting; Any social science. Applications will also be considered from candidates with a good 2:2 (or equivalent) and at least one to two years relevant work experience.

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