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:
You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures and seminars. In addition to your time in class, you will also be expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of self-study time per week.
Each module is assessed by coursework only.
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 significant number of graduates are successful in gaining promotion in their chosen fields or alter their career paths following completion of their programme of study.
A significant number of graduates from these programmes have also undertaken their doctoral studies, both within Ulster University and beyond.
All modules are core.
This module will introduce you to key concepts and theories in international business. It will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the nature of the global business environment, reflect on real world activities and discuss global trends.
You will be provided with an introduction to financial theory and techniques for entrepreneurship and managerial decision-making within an international business context. You will acquire skills for planning, control and funding throughout the business cycle.
The module explores issues relating to multinational companies in their approach to people management, such as comparative employee relations, compensation, performance management and managing diversity.
This module aims to provide an in-depth knowledge of e-business, and an understanding of the implications of e-business for international business. You will analyse how organisations can apply e-business technologies to create competitive advantage.
This module gives you the necessary theoretical and practical knowledge of business and management research tools to enable you to successfully complete your Dissertation or Management Project. It enables you to make informed choices about research strategies and appropriate methods.
This module aims to lead you towards an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the international growth and development process of firms, from inception to maturity. You will acquire knowledge of International New Ventures and Born Global Firms and how theories help to explain their existence and growth.
This module is designed to enhance employability and career prospects, and to build confidence through gaining experience in strategic and operational situations facing a highly competitive global environment.
You will develop the ability to analyse factors that will determine whether a firm excels, survives or fails.
This module focuses primarily on the strategic management of enterprises engaged in international business. Different perspectives, such as core competencies and country-based sources are analysed to assess competitive positions and then to formulate strategies.
The Masters Dissertation enables students to carry out research on a chosen topic within the area of international business. Academic supervisors provide advice and guidance to students during their process. On successful completion of their 15,000 word dissertation students will be awarded their MSc in International Business.
Applicants must hold at least:
In exceptional circumstances, 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 Extended MSc International Business which integrates our Graduate Certificate programme to allow entry for students with equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary). Upon successfully completing the Pre-masters Graduate Certificate with a minimum overall mark of 50%, you will be guaranteed progression on to the MSc International Business.
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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.
You will need to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).
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.
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