Level of study:
Postgraduate degree
Tuition fees 2018/19:

UK/EU – £8,150

International – £16,000 (London), £14,500 (Birmingham)

Entry requirements:

A 2:2 (second class) honours 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 - daytime, or evening and weekend
Duration:
21 months
Assessment method:
Coursework only (may include class tests)
Student finance:
Available
Locations:
London and Birmingham
Start dates:
January, May, September
Application deadline:

UK/EU: 03 September 2018

UK based International students: 27 August 2018

International: 27 August 2018

About this course

The MSc International Business with Advanced Practice aims to allow students to acquire mastery of both the macro and micro contexts of international business, with the addition of either an internship or applied consulting project. It is designed to enable students to build, develop, and integrate international business theory, and develop the skills to then apply this in terms of international business practice. The Advanced Practice element offers students the opportunity to gain valuable workplace environment experience.

The MSc International Business stage consists of eight taught modules and either a Dissertation or an Applied Research Project.  Successful completion of the eight taught modules will allow you 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 Masters 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 and the practical experience gained from the Advanced Practice stage to a contemporary management issue.

Advanced Practice

The compulsory Advanced Practice element of this programme takes place after you have studied the taught modules at the Masters stage and will enable you to undertake a 15 week long internship, or applied consulting project, working with a real organisation on a live business problem. This gives you the opportunity to gain experience of the workplace environment and/or practical experience of the “real world” issues faced by those currently engaged in international business.

The Advance Practice stage module provides an excellent way to put your learning into practice and hence, enhance your employability. It also provides you with an enhanced knowledge of the workplace which will facilitate the completion of your Dissertation or the Applied Research Project. Note if you undertake an internship this maybe paid or unpaid.

Course Duration

On successful completion of each stage of this programme of study, the duration will be 21 months, according to the following specific intake schedule:

Sept-Jan

Jan-May

May-Sept

Sept-Jan

Jan-May

May-Sept

Sept-Jan

Sept Start

Year 1 – Semester 1

Masters stage

Year 1 – Semester 2

Masters stage

Year 2- Summer Break

Year 2 – Semester 3

Advanced Practice stage

Year 2 – Semester 4

Masters stage

Jan Start

Year 1 – Semester 1

Masters stage

Year 1 – Semester 2

Masters stage

Year 2- Autumn Break

Year 2 – Semester 3

Advanced Practice stage

Year 2 – Semester 4

Masters stage

May Start

Year 1 – Semester 1

Masters stage

Year 1 – Semester 2

Masters stage

Year 2- Summer Break

Year 2 – Semester 3

Advanced Practice stage

Year 2 – Semester 4

Masters stage

Teaching methods

You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures and seminars. Typically, you will have 12 hours of contact time per week. In addition to your time in class, you will also be expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of self-study time per week.

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.

Evening and weekend study

One of our study options available for UK and EU nationals includes evenings and weekends. This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life. Find out more about evening and weekend study options here.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by coursework only (may include class tests).

Careers and progression

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.

Ulster University will provide you with an opportunity to think outside the box and challenge yourself. Dedication and determination are the keys to success, but it’s the overall Ulster University experience and outstanding support that will provide you with the confidence and tools to succeed.

- Fatima Amjad – Saudi Arabia – MSc International Business

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