The MSc International Business is a one year degree which aims to allow students to acquire mastery of both the macro and micro contexts of international business. 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 Masters dissertation provides the opportunity to conceive, design and satisfactorily implement a substantial research project within the broad subject area of international business.
The course attracts a variety of students with different educational needs:
We employ a wide variety of teaching and learning methods across the various modules of this course, depending on the nature and priorities of each module. The principle methods are as follows and your learning will typically consist of a combination of these.
Our lectures have an emphasis on encouraging two-way communications. They actively incorporate a range of student/group activities to encourage participation and are structured to stimulate further studies and to relate to seminar situations. As the course progresses, the traditional teaching and learning mechanism is incrementally reduced in favour of more participative and student-led systems.
These aim to develop subject specific skills, reinforce and validate material exposed in lectures, simulate working environments, synthesise knowledge and provide opportunities for innovation. We are committed to providing realistic work experiences and various simulated exercises are included in practical sessions.
Seminar have an emphasis on student participation and initiation which enables each group to consolidate the knowledge gained through lectures and independent study, develop their problem solving and analytical skills and play a more active role in the teaching/learning effort.
As the course progresses, seminars encourage independent learning and help to develop abilities, attributes and competencies which will stand you in good stead in your managerial career. This includes the transferable skills of communication, leadership, negotiation, group dynamics and self-presentation. Seminars also feature case studies and role play.
These help to develop your powers of logical reasoning, creative thinking and problem solving, while also enhancing effective communication and interpersonal relations. Many of the increasing complex case studies you will encounter during your course have been developed by faculty staff who have based them on their real experiences in business and/or research.
Conducted as a small group or, more usually, on an individual basis, tutorials will help to keep your learning on track. You will be able to discuss and gain advice to prepare you for the honours dissertation, curriculum projects, assignments and other investigations.
These forums for open discussion enable you to research aspects of a given topic or case study, to discuss your findings with your peers, and to apply, test and evaluate certain theoretical perspectives.
Guest speakers are regularly invited to present on a range of issues within particular modules, exposing you to a wide spectrum of up-to-the-minute issues and giving you the opportunity to apply your studies in a broader context.
Each module is assessed by coursework only.
All modules are core.
Applicants must hold at least:
If you do not meet the entry requirements above but have substantial and significant experiential learning, you may be able to apply as a non-standard applicant.
Alternatively, you may be eligible to study our Graduate Certificate (Pre-Masters) which is a 1 semester programme to help you bridge the gap in your qualifications. Upon successful completion (with a 50% pass mark) you will be able to progress on to the MSc International Business.
Check your country-specific entry requirements.
If you are unsure whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements, please contact us and one of our team will contact you to discuss your options.
Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.
The general entry requirements are as follows:
This course is eligible for postgraduate government funding. Please contact us for details.
For self-funding students, we offer a range of scholarships and early payment fee discounts, you can find out more here.
To find out more about this course, we recommend that you complete our enquiry form and one of our team will contact you to discuss your options.
You can apply to study the MSc International Business via the following methods.
Our Apply page includes further information on how to apply and which documents to include with your application.
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.
Our Birmingham campus can be found right in the heart of the city, close to key transport links, cafes, shopping centres and museums.
Find out all the information you need regarding application deadlines, course start dates and tuition fees here.
Check our entry requirements here, including equivalences for local country qualifications.