Why study International Business?
Today’s economy is global. In a world of integrated markets and multinational business, studying international business is a good way of learning about the contemporary world of business and preparing yourself for employment.
The MA in International Business covers a wide range of topics and areas of study, and you will be provided with opportunities to develop skills relevant to international management.
How can I study?
This programme is available either as a full-time (one year), or part-time (two – five years) programme. Normally you will enrol for the MA International Business, but alternatively you can undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in International Business (60 credits) or a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business (120 credits).
Intakes occur in both January and September.
What will I study?
The programme runs over three terms and consists of seven core modules, one option module, and a research dissertation.
The seven core modules include:
•International Finance: develops an understanding of the role of accountants in the management of a successful enterprise. There is an opportunity to use technical skills and gain a deep understanding of underlying concepts.
•Human Resource Management: introduces strategic and operational human resource management in a global business environment through theory and practice.
•Global Markets & Consumers: Explores the dynamic and changing relationship between consumers, customers, stakeholders and business whilst considering issues such as globalisation, consumerism and personalisation.
•Environmentally Sustainable Business: explores the impact of business on current environmental concerns and issues relating to corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
•International Business Strategy: investigates how organisations develop strategies which reflect internationalisation and its effects on the business and market environment.
•International Trade & Globalisation: enables you to develop and deepen your understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by globalisation
•Research Methods: prepares you for individual self-directed research and business-related research projects
One module option can be drawn from the following list:
•Managing Corporate Reputation: theoretical and practical techniques are explored and includes product and corporate branding, and the role of corporate responsibility in adding value to business and markets.
•Global Marketing Leadership: debates the importance of sustainable relationships between internal and external business and the community, when businesses are market leaders.
•Managing Operations & Information Systems: focuses on how these areas create competitive advantage and add value in both production and service areas. Emphasis is placed on Business Process Improvement and Business Process Engineering.
The research dissertation provides an opportunity for specialism through in-depth study of an issue relevant to international business.
There will be taught sessions each weekday, as well as opportunity for guided private study.
How will I be assessed?
A range of assessment types are used e.g. portfolio, presentation and dissertation, but the major emphasis is on examinations.