International Business Management MSc

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  • MSc International Business Management, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 12360 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3500
  • MSc International Business Management, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 2060 per 30 credit module
  • MSc International Business Management, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1/2 years
    • Pound 16440 per year. Year 2 Industrial Placement Fee - £3500


APM accredited

This course is professionally accredited by the Association for Project Management.

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

Your future career

Your future career

This course equips you with the knowledge to pursue an international career in business. Relevant occupations include trainee/junior managers in multinational corporations, entrepreneurship, running a small business, or becoming a consultant to SMEs or NGOs. It is this variety of future professions and an appetite for developing businesses in challenging contexts, which sets our remarkable graduates apart from the crowd.

By graduating with our MSc International Business Management degree, you will have demonstrated to potential employers your intelligence, ambition, and desire to enter the world of big business, trade, or consultancy. And, whether you intend to work for yourself or for someone else, the course's focus on entrepreneurship and innovation will give you a competitive edge.

By the time you graduate, you will have developed skills in research, strategic analysis, international marketing, and communication. You will be particularly appealing to employers with international operations and exporting SMEs, as this qualification has been designed explicitly to enhance your understanding of global business issues, disruptive change by technology, and novel socioeconomic trends.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

Big business is big news and by studying this course with us you will learn the facts behind the headlines.

As a master's student, you will hone your ability to critically analyse concepts and issues in international business by studying the latest thinking and research as you examine real-world business practice through case studies of global companies.

For the bulk of the course, you will study core modules to deepen your knowledge of managing resources, innovation, supply chains, strategy, leadership, change management, marketing, and research. 

You can choose to do a dissertation or you can study an additional module and produce a management report based on independent research. Or you could produce the business plan for your new venture. 

Throughout your time with us, you'll learn how to collect and analyse information and data from a wide range of sources in order to enhance your understanding and insight into the topics you study.

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules, and options are subject to change.

How you'll learn

As a postgraduate student, you will be expected to conduct independent work and research, supported by our experienced international business academics. We will provide you with the tools and methods, including an online portal, to access business databases, real industry cases, and other study sources.

Alongside private study, you will have plenty of contact with our team of lecturers, learning through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, and guest speakers. The international business world thinks in project terms, and so do we.

Our staff's research feeds organically into their teaching. For example, Dr André Slowak has published on environmental policy in China and continues to work with colleagues on sustainability innovation in the UK, Germany, India, and China. Dr Qingan (Angus) Huang has been interviewed by the Financial Times for his latest strategy research and our team members present at leading conferences - such as the Academy of Management - across the globe, whether in China or the United Arab Emirates.

How does this benefit you? Great careers are built on real-world projects and a wide portfolio of relevant experience. Nothing is more important than having a coach who is an expert in international business and also genuinely interested in your student journey. We run a personal tutoring scheme and compile business case studies fed from industry. We also provide a number of business development support services to you via the Royal Docks Centre for Sustainability. Employability is more than a buzzword - we directly provide you with networking opportunities that connect to the modules you’re actually studying, and tangibly prepare you for your next career steps.

How you will be assessed

You'll be assessed through a mixture of different methods, allowing you to develop multiple study skills and demonstrate your abilities in a variety of ways. Seminars and interactive case studies characterise this course. 

Each module is assessed separately - typically, there are two pieces of assessment for each taught module, so you will have four assessments to complete in each term. One will be an examination, one a group project, and others coursework. All students have to complete a dissertation. All assessments count towards your Master's award.

Campus and facilities

University Square Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the Royal Docks School of Business and Law

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.