International Business MA

Gain technical and strategic business expertise and research to thrive in a changing global environment.

Key information

  • Name: International Business
  • Qualification: MA
  • Level: Postgraduate
  • Study mode: Full time
  • Duration: 12 - 16 months
  • Tuition fees: £18,000 *
  • Scholarships: Yes *
  • Next start date: September 2018
  • Future start date: January 2019
  • Study abroad: No
  • Validation: Regent's University London

*For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Overview

In a world that is increasingly interconnected – economically, politically and socially – today’s leaders need a wide-ranging understanding of today’s business issues, plus the wider management, entrepreneurial and communication skills that will enable them to thrive in a changing global environment.

The MA International Business is designed for students seeking to build a career in an international business setting. It will enable you to develop a sound understanding of international business, together with capability in the key linked disciplines of international marketing, human resource management, finance and entrepreneurship.

The option to study a language is an important aspect of the programme, enabling you to communicate effectively in an international business context. Options for language study include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Structure

Length

There are two entry points a year in January and September. If you begin your studies in September, it will take approximately 12 months to complete the programme. If you start in January, it will take approximately 16 months.

Modules

You will take the following core modules:

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management
  • Global Marketing and Communications
  • International Business and Finance
  • Research Methods
  • Strategy and Decision-Making
  • Dissertation or Business Research Project

In addition to the core modules, you will choose two of the following elective modules:

  • Business Analytics
  • Coaching
  • Creative Processes
  • Emerging Economies
  • Enterprise Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Family Business
  • International Business and Economic Policy
  • International Negotiation
  • Languages by Regent's Connect
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Transnational Marketing Seminar

Teaching & assessment

Assessment structure

Assessment methods include essays and assignments, group coursework, debates, presentations and time-based exams.

Study methods

The practical application of academic learning is a constant theme, and you will be introduced to a variety of theoretical perspectives and encouraged to apply them to real-life situations.

Teaching and learning methods include seminars, structured workshops, case-study analysis, group work, tutorials, debates, presentations and business simulations.

Terms 1 and 2 are preceded by an Action Learning Week during which you will develop essential skills for business and life through a series of hands-on workshops focusing on your personal and professional development. There is a recurring emphasis on team development and teamwork, and you will be assessed on your competence in these areas. You will be guided to complete various psychometric tests in personality and your role in a team. This will enable you to develop your skills accordingly.

An exciting off-campus outbound leadership and team-management experience will enhance your ability to lead and work as part of a team. You will gain knowledge and insights directly relevant to the world of work, learning to work in teams and take responsibility for making decisions.

Students with disabilities

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Careers

The diverse, practical nature of the programme will enable you to develop a range of transferable skills that will enhance your employment prospects across a wide range of businesses. Your skills will also open doors to you in areas such as management strategy, consulting, marketing and developing business start-ups.

The MA International Business programme has been dual-accredited by CMI. Upon successful completion of the degree programme, students will be eligible to receive a CMI Level 7 qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership (subject to CMI moderation and student registration request per set deadline).

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The Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body that is dedicated to management and leadership.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted.

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

English Language requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in all 4 component parts
  • Pearson’s Test for English (PTE): Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test. This test must be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

Fees

Fees September 2018

  • Full tuition fee: £18,000
  • Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
  • Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Fees January 2019

  • Full tuition fee: £18,250
  • Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
  • Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

Program taught in:
  • English

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