If you are a recent graduate, or working in a management role, and are looking for a master’s-level programme which combines general management with a strong international dimension, then this programme could be just what you are looking for.
This programme provides clear links between theory and international business practice and places discussion of relevant management techniques and themes in the context of the international stage. It focuses on areas such as global decision-making within operations and finance, global economics and cultural issues within management in an international environment.
The programme focuses on areas including global decision-making within operations and finance, global economics and cultural issues within management in an international environment. It concludes with the dissertation, which provides the opportunity for you to carry out a major international business project. This course provides a basis for students from business or other disciplines looking for management careers but who do not yet have significant management experience. It equips you with:
The programme develops your understanding of strategic and change management alongside cross-cultural and internationalisation aspects of business. It reflects the main functional areas of international business and integrates theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context.
This module develops your awareness and understanding of the practical considerations that underpin business management research. You explore the purpose, logic, process and output of research, the ethical principles underpinning business research, the practicalities that influence research design, including researcher skills, timescales and costs, and how to use academic and practitioner literature to support research design.
This module develops your awareness and understanding of the factors that impact research design for business and management students. You explore the ethical principles underpinning business research, research methodologies, data type, collection and analysis, research methods and how to present a research proposal and dissertation.
You will integrate your learning and development and synthesise knowledge and understanding of theory and practice through its application to organisational issues, which are demonstrably concerned with development within the organisation. You are supported throughout the process by a supervising tutor who will monitor progress and ensure that you are appraised of your on-going performance. Usually the dissertation should be completed within one year.
Global Business Environment: Culture, Management & the Economy
This module examines the principles and practice of managing finances and operations within organisations. You look at how to manage resources efficiently and effectively within a dynamic environment using operational and financial information. You also examine the pressures and impact this has on organisational control.
Managers in organisations recognise that, if they are going to be successful, they need to tap into the skills and knowledge of their employees. How are they going to do this? This question has been at the centre of management thought over the course of the last century. Human resource management, as an academic discipline and a professional practice, explores the various dimensions of this question. In this module you consider, evaluate, analyse and apply a set of principles, values and approaches to leading and managing people. You look at how people can maximise their added-value to their own development and to corporate goals.
You develop an understanding of the importance of marketing within a range of organisations and the critical factors for consideration as a marketing manager. This module will be the theoretical underpinning of marketing on your programme and will allow you to develop your knowledge and application of skills within further modules of study. You gain an understanding of the key ethical considerations relating to marketing.
The module develops your awareness of the principles of strategic analysis, design and implementation in an international context.
Modules offered may vary.
This programme produces graduates who possess a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international management as well as a range of practical, professional and key transferable skills required for graduate employability and life-long learning.
All programme modules have a site in the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, which adheres as a minimum to the University’s Threshold Quality Standards. All modules will include electronic submission, assessment and feedback.
The programme assessment strategy has been designed to assess your subject specific knowledge, cognitive and intellectual skills and transferable skills applicable to the workplace. The strategy ensures that you are provided with formative assessment opportunities throughout the programme which support your summative assessments. The overall assessment load has been balanced to prevent, as far as possible, bunching of assessments.
The assessments will include assignments, business reports, case studies, presentations, research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports.
The assessment criteria, where appropriate, will include assessment of presentation skills and report writing.
Successful completion of this programme will open up opportunities in international business and management.
The normal entry requirement is one of the following:
For EU and international students, an IELTS score (or equivalent) of 6.
For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section
International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country