MA International Business

Leeds Beckett University

Program Description

MA International Business

Leeds Beckett University

Course details

Businesses today face considerable challenges. The accelerating pace of economic change, global competition, deregulation, rapid technological innovation and volatile markets. This is your opportunity to become an expert in international business and gain the skills to play a leading role in companies with a global outlook.

We are experts at what we do and we have a proven track record in helping people graduate with expertise in how businesses with an international focus operate.

You will study the demands of international business and develop your ability to manage cultural diversity in the workforce. Optional modules will give you the opportunity to specialise in your own area of interest, and you will also benefit from learning alongside business students drawn from different cultures around the world.

You will study the delivery of international business strategies, build your understanding of how enterprises can achieve a competitive advantage in the global marketplace and improve your decision making.

Course Benefits

The flagship Rose Bowl building, home to Leeds Business School, provides a contemporary learning environment. With its impressive conference facilities and prime location in the centre of the city?s business community, it also provides fantastic opportunities to network.

Our classrooms and lecture theatres offer the ideal spaces to learn from the experiences and opinions of our expert academics and visiting industry speakers. We also have plenty of social learning spaces dedicated to collaborative working where you can debate and share ideas with your fellow students. These spaces are also kitted out with the latest IT equipment to help fuel your creativity.

Entry 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. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements.


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.


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.

Job Prospects

We developed this course to meet the increasing demand, both at home and abroad, for business experts with an international outlook. Our graduates have gone on to pursue a wide variety of careers in international sales management, supply chain analysis, outsourcing consultancy, international marketing and international banking. You will also be well prepared to study for a PhD or for other professional qualifications.

  • International Sales Management
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • International Business Development Manager
  • Export Manager

Careers Advice

Our dedicated Jobs and Careers team offers expert advice and a host of resources to help you choose and gain employment. Whether you're in your first or final year, you can speak to members of staff from our Careers Office who can offer you advice from writing a CV to searching for jobs.

Modules & Learning

Core modules

Corporate Strategy

Develop a strategic organisational perspective as well as a basis for progression and application of strategic level skills, competencies, and decision-making capability.

Cross-Cultural Human Resource Management

Understand the special characteristics of HRM in Multi-National Corporations, specifically considering convergence and continuing divergence in the structures, policies and practices of different countries.

International Environments of Business

Study the inter-relationships of 'uncontrollable' (macro) environmental factors in international business environments, and examine the impact of these external environments on the international operation of enterprises.

Strategic Management of International Enterprises

Address the strategic and management issues global companies face when they operate across borders, reviewing strategic analysis and issues of formulation and implementation in various business functions.


You will carry out an in-depth research project in a subject area that is appropriate to the course and of particular interest to you.

Option modules

Green Supply Chain Management

Management, People & Organisations

Develop functional knowledge and a critical understanding of key perspectives on human behaviour within the organisation and on the nature and processes of organising and managing human activity.

Managing Financial Resources

Gain a critical understanding of contemporary accounting and financing principles which support business decision-making and financial resourcing in both the private and public sectors.

Contemporary Marketing

Develop your knowledge and understanding of the principles and theoretical foundations which govern the modern marketing environment, allowing you to progress in a specialised area of marketing such as international or services marketing.

Fees & funding

UK & EU 2018/19

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £6500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

International 2018/19

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2018/19 is £6500. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.



Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

The Rose Bowl

The Rose Bowl has impressive teaching spaces, auditoriums, conference facilities and an outstanding local reputation as a business hub. The Rose Bowl puts our students at the centre of a dynamic business community.

Hydra Suite

You will use Critical Decision Immersive Simulations in this facility to develop effective leadership and group participant skills. The simulations replicate the complexities of real-life scenarios that would challenge decision makers, aiming to improve your decision making, critical thinking and communication skills.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 13, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 17, 2018
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
6,500 GBP
UK/EU students. International students: £12500 per year.
United Kingdom - Leeds, England
Start date : Sept. 17, 2018
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