Postgraduate study
Business, Accounting, Leadership & Management

MSc International Management

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.

Course information

Full-time

  • 1 year

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Part-time

  • 2 years

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  • One afternoon and evening per week
  • Enrolment date: September and February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384491

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The programme gives you a theoretical and a practical grounding in general management - it also has a strong emphasis on international business and globalisation. It is taught by UK, EU and international staff. This broad mix of backgrounds, experience and cultures enriches the learning process.

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.

Modules

Core modules

Business Management Research

The primary objective of this module is to provide a foundation of knowledge in a range of research strategies. The sessions are designed to develop an understanding of the processes involved in conducting effective research whilst allowing you to pursue your own research interests through a range of workshops. This module will illustrate the significant role that theoretical principles play in the research process and the importance of presenting clear and credible argumentation and evidence to support both the research design and the study's findings. Good research is also dependent on strong inter-personal and project management skills. These elements will be illustrated throughout the course. This module serves two purposes: firstly, it will provide course participants with an understanding of the processes involved in conducting effective research and, secondly, it will provide a foundation of knowledge which will facilitate the design and completion of a dissertation.

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.

Issues in the Global Economy

This module examiners a wide range of contemporary global economic issues including: the changing structure of the world economy; international trade relations; the nature and efficiency of the market system; developments in the macro economy; the determinants of long-run economic performance; the influence of regulatory and environmental policy; and the effects of changes in corporate governance and CSR. The emphasis is on understanding the nature of these issues and their implications for businesses and other organisations. The module approaches the issues from a variety of perspectives – economic; political, socio-cultural and ethical – and drawing primarily on economics as the underlying discipline, develops the concepts, theories and analytical tools useful for assessing the dynamics of the world economy.

Management and Strategy: Theory and Practice

You explore management theory and practice and critically examine a range of approaches to studying management and managing, including the findings from some of those studies. You evaluate various approaches to the history of management thought, compare the main theoretical approaches/frameworks and critically evaluate their contribution to management practice.

Managing Across Cultures

This module provides an appreciation of cultural differences and the impact they can have at the individual and organisational level in an international context. You will be made aware of the key theories and concepts which underpin the subject and will be exposed to new and challenging aspects of managing in an increasingly global business environment.

You will explore the meaning of culture and the nature of culture with emphasis on cross-cultural dimensions. You will also be exposed to concepts based on time, values and cultural contexts. This fundamental underpinning then allows the module to develop a more strategic view of cross-cultural management and will consider the relationships between culture and leadership, culture and marketing and doing business in a selected number of countries.

Managing Marketing

This module is a foundation if you are studying marketing later, and an end point if you are doing a non-marketing programme. It assumes no previous marketing knowledge. It examines marketing from a customer-focused perspective, describing the relevance and applying this perspective for organisations and across functions.

Managing Operations and Finance

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.

Managing People in Organisations

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.

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

You learn through a variety of methods both in the classroom and also in workshops. The lectures/workshops are designed to enable you to apply the theoretical approaches you have learned into live and practical situations relevant to industry's needs today.

In addition to the taught elements of the course, undertaking independent research is a key element in each of the modules studied.

Outside the classroom you are supported by tutors in your particular subject areas.

How you are assessed

Assessment methods vary according to the module studied and include essays, report writing, presentations, formal examinations and course work.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this programme will open up opportunities in international business and management.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is one of the following:

  • an honours degree (at least a 2:2) in any discipline
  • a post-experience or professional qualification
  • equivalent qualifications (including international qualifications).

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

Course information

Full-time

  • 1 year

More full-time details

Part-time

  • 2 years

More part-time details

  • One afternoon and evening per week
  • Enrolment date: September and February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384491

Contact details

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