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  • Modules
  • Entry requirements
  • Fees and finance
  • How to apply

Course Overview

Level of study:Pre-Masters
Tuition fees 2021/22:

UK/Home: £6,500

International: £16,750 (London), £15,000 (Birmingham)

Entry requirements:

A third class, pass or ordinary degree, or equivalent

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 with no component less than 5.5, or equivalent

Other English language tests are accepted, click here to find out more.

Mode of study:Full-time
Duration:15 months
Assessment method:Coursework (may include class tests)
Student finance:Available
Locations: London
Birmingham
Start dates: January, May, September
Application deadline:

Next application deadline

Response to Covid-19: Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. We have taken every measure, in line with Government guidance, to ensure continued access to learning.

As part of our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we plan to deliver this course combining face-to-face, on-campus learning, with online learning activities, continuing to follow Government guidance and social distancing measures as required. As restrictions ease, face-to-face opportunities will be increased as appropriate and it is safe for us to do so. Our plans are based on public health advice and robust risk assessments and will be regularly reviewed and updated in that context. More information about our response to Covid-19 and FAQs are available here.

About this course

The Extended MSc International Business integrates the Graduate Certificate programme with our standard MSc International Business programme to allow entry for students with qualifications equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary).

It is a preparatory course that will provide you with a solid foundation in the skills needed for progression onto the MSc International Business stage. Students, who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate stage with a minimum overall average mark of 50%, will be in a position to progress directly to the MSc International Business stage.

This programme is also available as Extended MSc International Business with Advanced Practice, which includes either an internship or project.

Successful completion of the eight taught modules will allow you to acquire mastery of both the macro and micro contexts of international business, specifically the ability to acquire, develop, and integrate international business theory whilst developing the skills to apply such theories in terms of international business practice.

The Master’s Dissertation option, provides the opportunity to conceive, design and satisfactorily implement a substantial research project within the broad subject area of international business, whilst the Applied Research Project option enables students to apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc International Business program.

Teaching methods

  • We employ a wide variety of teaching and learning methods including seminars and lectures, across the various modules of this course, depending on the nature and priorities of each module, totalling around 12 hours per week.
  • In addition to your time in class, you will be expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of self-study time per week.
  • You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their experience to demonstrate how the theories you will learn translate into real International Business scenarios.
  • You will have access to Blackboard, our online learning environment, where you can access module resources and reading lists that will assist your preparation for classes and self-study.

Assessment

All modules are 100% assessed by coursework (may include class tests).

Progressing on to MSc International Business

The pass mark for the Graduate Certificate modules is 40% in each module. Upon successfully completing the Graduate Certificate with an overall minimum average mark of 50% across all modules studied and passed, you will be guaranteed progression onto the MSc International Business.

Careers and postgraduate opportunities

Student and employer needs are reflected in the development of this programme and evidenced in the career destinations and further development of our graduates. The nature of the provision is such that it equips individuals for employment in a wide range of international roles within the public and private sectors and a number of graduates are successful in gaining promotion in their chosen fields or alter their career paths on successful completion of the MSc International Business.

A number of graduates from the MSc International Business programme have progressed to undertake doctoral studies.

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London

Ideally located near many popular cafes, the West End and markets, our London campus is a great place for you to study in the heart of London.

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London

Ideally located near many popular cafes, the West End and markets, our London campus is a great place for you to study in the heart of London.

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Dates and fees

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Dates and fees

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Finance

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Finance

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Birmingham

Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.

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Birmingham

Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.