This programme will enable students to acquire a knowledge and understanding of the political, social and cultural aspects of different trade blocs, particularly the European Union, Asia and the USA. It is designed to provide a coherent academic progression for students who will explore the overall environment in which international business takes place before focusing on management issues in international firms.
Given the far reaching effects of international trade and commerce, globalisation, and the changing political climate affecting business, this programme provides opportunities for students in all areas of the world to develop their knowledge and skills in the areas of international business, management, marketing, leadership, finance, global policy and strategy, and much more.
Students must normally have gained at least an upper second class honours degree in a business studies or a related area from a recognised institution, or an equivalent academic or professional qualification.
Exceptionally, applicants who do not satisfy the above requirements may be admitted at the discretion of the Subject Committee, if they possess prior experiential learning.
This programme is a 180-credit point (or 36 credit hours), with nine modules (8 taught modules plus a dissertation/research project). All modules are compulsory, with no optional modules. Academic content and instruction is delivered via web-supported online technology (WebCT).
The taught elements of the programme are supported by an E-tutors and module teams. Skills and knowledge are assessed through assignments and interaction with peers and tutors throughout the programme. There are no formal examinations within this programme as it is 100% coursework assessed.