Postgraduate study
Business, Accounting, Marketing & Enterprise

MSc International Management (Operations)

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.

Course information

Full-time

  • within 1 year

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2019 entry

Part-time

  • 2 years

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2019 entry

  • Year 1: Tuesday afternoons, both semesters; Year 2: Thursday afternoons, both semesters. Classes usually run from 12.00pm and can finish any time up to 8.00pm.
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342312
  • Semester dates
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £655 per 20 credits
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It focuses on areas such as global decision-making within operations and finance, global economics and cultural issues within management in an international environment.

This course also 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. You develop your understanding of strategic and change management alongside cross-cultural and international aspects of business. You reflect on the main functional areas of international business and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context, as well as allowing developing strategic thinking in business operations.

You develop your understanding of strategic and change management alongside cross-cultural and international aspects of business. You reflect on the main functional areas of international business and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context as well as allowing developing strategic thinking in business operations.

Course structure

Core modules

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.

Developing Self and Others

Using a range of self-diagnostic tools to evaluate your personal strengths and areas for development, you develop a strong sense of awareness of your own skills and values and are introduced to a range of alternative debates on individual, group, leader and organisational behaviour. The skills developed will help your ability to perform effectively over time, with an awareness of differing cultural contexts and operating environments.

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 and the Economy

You develop a critical understanding of the international business environment, concentrating particularly on the impact of cultural differences on individuals and organisations, and the effects of developments in the global economy. Teaching on the module is divided into two parts. The cultural aspects look at topics such as the nature of culture and its implications for management, communication, conflict and negotiation. The economics part develops the tools needed to analyse some of the principal issues facing business in the global economy, for example, international trade, economic development and growth, shifts in world economic activity and the effects of policies on the environment.

Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management

You develop awareness and understanding of operational research and systems dynamics methods applicable to the analysis of logistics and global supply chain management operations within both the private and public sector. Further, the module will introduce spreadsheet-based simulation methods and will afford the student opportunity to develop theoretical and applied knowledge in logistics and supply chain management.

Managing in a Challenging Environment

You develop a systematic understanding of the nature of organisations and how they function and a critical awareness of the current challenges facing contemporary organisations. You are encouraged to critically reflect on the leadership skills and values required to better support organisations through the difficult challenges they may encounter.

Strategic Project Management

You gain a strategic overview of the definition of what makes a project, and are able to consider the organisational implications and expectations centred on project initiation and delivery. We show you the way projects are constructed (in process terms) and managed. We don’t intend to turn you into deployable practitioners – this only comes with experience – rather provide you with a strategic overview of the nature of projects and provide a general understanding of what they may need to consider (including the language of projects) should you wish to undertake and/or participate in the management of projects in all their guises.

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

This programme enables you to develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of international management and broad business operations themes as well as a range of practical, professional and key transferable skills.

  • Interactive classroom sessions deliver the relevant subject knowledge and allow you to explore and apply theory to real examples.
  • You engage in group work, class debate, employer projects, case studies analysis and research.
  • 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.

How you are assessed

The 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 opportunities for feedback to assess your learning and guide you with the final assessments for each module.

The assessments include assignments, business reports, case studies, presentations, a research proposal and literature review, and the production of a dissertation. The assessments may include individual or group essays or reports.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this programme opens up opportunities in international business and business operations.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is one of the following:

  • an honours degree (at least a 2:2)
  • 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

  • within 1 year

More full-time details

2019 entry

Part-time

  • 2 years

More part-time details

2019 entry

  • Year 1: Tuesday afternoons, both semesters; Year 2: Thursday afternoons, both semesters. Classes usually run from 12.00pm and can finish any time up to 8.00pm.
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342312
  • Semester dates
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £655 per 20 credits
    More details about our fees

Contact details

Further information