Business today faces considerable challenges such as the accelerating pace of economic change, global competition and deregulation, rapid technological innovation and volatile markets.This course offers an opportunity to study the conceptual and practical demands of international business and the management of cultural diversity.
This course will combine the development of the practical skills of facilitating the successful operation of an internationally-focused concern with the enhancement of the individuals' personal and intellectual development.
While the course allows specialisation through option choice, the main emphasis is upon the development of generic qualities and abilities relevant to international business. This emphasis is justified because of the need in modern international organisations for functional flexibility, inter-departmental and inter-professional collaboration, and organisational capability.
Leeds Metropolitan has a good international reputation for the quality of its business studies and international business studies programmes. We have met an increasing demand over time both for UK graduates appropriately skilled in the rigours of international business operations, and demand from overseas for the provision of business educational experience in the UK.
January entrants please note: in order to complete 12 months of academic study delivered in University term time, the total length of your programme will be 18 months to include recognised University vacation periods.
Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link.
IELTS: IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
Our University has a good international reputation for the quality of its business studies and international business studies programmes. Leeds Business School has met an increasing demand over time both for UK graduates appropriately skilled in the rigours of international business operations, and demand from overseas for the provision of business educational experience in the UK.
This course has been developed to meet an increasing demand, both at home and overseas, for suitably-qualified individuals able to cope with the international dimensions of business from companies contemplating development of their international activity; to satisfy market demand for individuals who have an understanding of international strategy and the diversity of institutional, cultural and economic environments.
Graduates of the programme are well placed to meet and take advantages of these opportunities. Rufei Huang, from Liaoning Province in north-eastern China, graduated in November 2009. She says, "I would definitely recommend MA International Business to other students. It was particularly interesting to work in a group with other international students. I am planning to stay in the UK for a couple of years to gain experience after graduating."
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Last updated May 9, 2016