Applied Business with International Management - MSc

This is a new suite of programmes from Newcastle Business School and is presently only offered with a September start. The duration of the course is approximately 20 months. Students follow the first two taught semesters of the corresponding MSc Business with Management programme.

Students then transfer to a full-time and salaried work placement instead of the dissertation stage. The placement will last for around 8 months (students are available for employment from early June in the year after they begin the course to January in the following year). This is followed by a work based project equivalent to the postgraduate dissertation and involving academic research but based on the work undertaken during the placement.

Newcastle Business School cannot guarantee that every student will be able to be placed as the decision ultimately rest with the employers - however we have a very well established Placements Unit within the school with an extensive network of business partners and we are confident that this, combined with a rigorous selection policy means that the chances of successful placement are very high. Students who are unable to find an appropriate placement can transfer to the traditional version of the course and complete a dissertation.

This innovative programme allows students to gain valuable work experience incorporated in their postgraduate degree and have a real business experience in which they can apply, expand, and reflect on the learning from the course.

Applicants will, in addition to the normal entry criteria for general postgraduate programmes, be required to demonstrate high levels of English language competence (minimum IELTS 7.0 or equivalent unless all of their undergraduate degree is taught and assessed in English) and in addition must have a face-to-face interview with a member of staff from Newcastle Business School or the University's International Office. Places are extremely limited as this programme is rolled out.

Although the tuition fee for this programme is higher than for the standard course (to cover the operational costs of the Placement Unit and to cover the cost of a member of academic staff making at least one visit during the placement period) it is envisaged that the salary paid by the company should more than cover the additional fee and living costs.

Who is this programme for?

It is expected that this course will be especially suitable for UK and European students who have recently graduated and were not able to undertake a work placement as part of their first degree or international students who are keen to stay in the UK to work after their postgraduate study under the Post Study Work Visa scheme.

In either case the benefit of a reference from a significant period of full-time salaried employment will considerably enhance employment prospects.

Multinational companies may also want to use the programme for staff development purposes by sending staff from abroad to study on the programme and to undertake the placement within a UK division of the organisation.

Programme Content

Below you can see a structure of each of the stages (all pathway modules specific to Applied Business with International Management in bold):

Semester 1

* Developing Self (10 credits)
* Business Environment and Strategic Management (10 credits)
* Managing for Sustainable Competitive Advantage (40 credits)

Semester 2

* Analysing Organisations (10 credits)
* Business Environment and Strategic Management (10 credits)
* Business Research Analysis (10 credits)
* Pathway Module – International Human Resource Management (10 credits)
* Pathway Module – International Marketing Management (10 credits)
* Pathway Module – Corporate Social Responsibility (10 credits)

Semester 3

* Dissertation – (60 credits)

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