Study at Teesside University International Business School
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You focus on international aspects of business, gaining contemporary knowledge and insights into the global marketplace. This includes international business practices, leading in a cross-cultural environment and developing global operations.
Enhance your career in our internationally-connected, industry-facing business school. You explore the challenges facing global business including sustainability, technological disruption, and strategic change management. And gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours to develop entrepreneurial attitudes and drive innovation, ensuring business takes a leading role in providing solutions to societal challenges.
Study this course and you may be eligible for a £2,500 Sir Keith Skeoch postgraduate scholarship.
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.
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.
You focus on the international business environment, the processes and its impact on international business organisations, the globalisation process and global economy. You explore the external business environment, institutions, markets, industries and organisations. You also analyse and research the external factors affecting the business environment, including micro- and macroeconomic analysis.
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.
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.
Develop your understanding of how organisations need to tap into and develop the skills and knowledge of their increasingly talented employees to ensure business success. You also take a global focus on the recruitment and development of talent.
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.
Become more self-reflective and develop self-leadership skills to guide your future career. You develop a creative and entrepreneurial approach to leadership, with a focus on global sustainability – essential to navigating the challenges of a fast-paced 21st century organisation.
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.
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.
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 general information please see our overview of entry requirements
International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country
You graduate with the knowledge, experience and confidence to succeed in a management role on a global scale. You acquire a unique mix of skills to work in roles including global strategic management, leadership and management, strategic marketing management, managing people, operations, and finance, or you could even strike out in business on your own.
Information for international applicants
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