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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.
Study this course and you may be eligible for a £2,500 Sir Keith Skeoch postgraduate scholarship.
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 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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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. By specialising in operations you could also secure roles in logistics and supply chain management.
Information for international applicants
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