International Business PgDip / MSc

London South Bank University

Program Description

International Business PgDip / MSc

London South Bank University


With the option of studying a semester abroad, this course provides you with the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the complex, changing and multifaceted character of international business as well as the environment in which it operates.

You'll develop the skills necessary to work in such business, enabling you to acquire analytical skills in strategy, management and international finance as well as providing the option to develop a further specialism in areas such as marketing, employment relations, management and finance.


You can choose to exit this qualification with a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) after completing six modules or continue to complete the full masters level qualification after completing the dissertation.

Study overseas

Overseas study opportunities are varied: Semester one operates not only in London but also in our partner institution in Mainz, Germany. Students from this institution join our London programme in semester two. The language of instruction is English.

E-learning study mode

We recognise that professional people lead busy lives with a number of commitments. Therefore, the flexibility of learning, and agile engagement in the study is high on the agenda when choosing a course. The MSc International Business by e-learning at IBA is an innovatively structured course that enables students to study wherever and whenever they please at their own pace.

The Masters in International Business by E-Learning is delivered in partnership with the International Business Academy (IBA) in Kolding, Denmark.


Semester 1 (General pathway)

  • International business environment (core)
  • International management (core)
  • Analytical techniques for International business (core)

Semester 2 (General pathway)

  • Global information systems for strategic advantage (core)
  • Research methods (core)

Semester 2 (General pathway optional modules)

On this course, students have the option of tailoring the programme to meet their areas of interest by choosing two optional modules to complete the taught component of the programme

  • Managing international resources (project management)
  • Service sector consultation
  • Sustainable development and global citizenship
  • Global operations and logistics
  • International marketing
  • Marketing communication
  • Managing across cultures
  • E-Commerce

Semester 2 (finance pathway core)

  • International finance and decision making
  • Research methods

Semester 2 (finance pathway options)

  • Asset fund management
  • Portfolio theory and investment analysis
  • Bank governance and regulation
  • International banking and bank performance

Semester 3 (core)

  • Dissertation


Graduates of this programme have gone on to work as working as a manager in an international company, either in a general role or as a specialist, for example in marketing or human relations.

Finance specialists may find employment as traders or in other functions in financial markets.


Modules are timetabled on four days per week on the full-time mode and will be less for the part-time mode.

Entry requirements

Typically you will be a social science/ business/management graduate (although a conversion course is available for graduates in other disciplines) with some experience of business.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2018
15 months
Part time
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10,500 GBP
United Kingdom - London, England
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