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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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:


  • knowledge and understanding of the global influences on business and an ability to analyse management decisions in an international setting

  • an understanding of recent advances in management theory, research and practice. This aim is supported by the research modules Business Research and Business Research Methods, in addition to the Dissertation.

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 Research

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.

Business Research Methods

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.

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

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.

Marketing Principles and Practices

Strategic Management in an International Context

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

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.


  • Lectures will be the primary vehicle, within contact time, for delivering the relevant subject knowledge.

  • You engage in group work, class debate, directed reading, the analysis of case studies and research. There will be case study preparation and debriefs, group work, presentations and debriefs, and directed team work.

  • You have the opportunity for independent learning, digital literacy workshops, group exercises, preparation for assignments and the dissertation.

  • The dissertation requires the use of a range of cognitive and intellectual skills and you need to demonstrate the ability to produce a substantial piece of self-directed work.



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.

How you are assessed

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.

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 a relevant/related 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

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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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