Easier communication, more efficient international transportation, the relocation of production and services, and a significant increase in economic migration have made the study of international business and management increasingly relevant. This course attracts students from every corner of the globe and reflects the main areas of international business. It integrates theoretical knowledge with practical enterprise skills in a global context and also gives you the chance to develop your knowledge and management skills so that you can pursue a career in multinational companies, overseas trade and international organisations.
A highlight for many students are the study trips and company visits organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking and extending learning in new environments. Students on this course also benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list.
The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Business Research Methods The module aims to develop your knowledge and competence of the research process and the application of research methods in the area of business and management. Financial Analysis for Managers In this module you will focus on the interpretation of corporate financial reports, and develop the confidence and expertise to use financial techniques and concepts in business decision making. Human Resource Strategies for the International Manager This module aims to help you identify your likely future roles as a manager, and the contribution of HR management to organisation objectives. Information Management This module will help you to understand information systems, assess the different information needs of organisations, and enable you to assess the increasing importance of e-business in the commercial world. International Business Strategy The module offers a critical, theoretically informed review of the practices of international business management. International Economics This module has been designed to enhance your understanding of the contemporary international economy and of evolving issues and trends in the global business environment. You will cover a range of topics, including international finance and trade, economic integration, foreign investment, international economic institutions, and environmental issues. Aspects of International Marketing This module will help you to understand the role of marketing in the international business world of the 21st century. Project The purpose of this module is to test your analytical skills and motivation. It is also designed to develop your ability to organise a systematic study of a theme, time management and presentation skills. The project is expected to reflect both a high order of independence in thinking and proficiency of execution of an academic task. Option modules You can also choose one module from the University's postgraduate programme, subject to approval by the Course Leader.
All students on our full-time business Masters courses can apply to undertake the PG/MBA Internship Programme Reflective Practitioner Module. This is an 8 week unpaid accredited internship, which can be taken in addition to option modules and will help students to gain invaluable work experience. The internships, which are with London-based organisations, take place during the summer period. To apply, students must submit a completed application form and a copy of their updated CV to the Business Experience Team; the team then shortlist from the applications and conduct group meetings with the applicants. Ultimately it is up to our internship employers to decide whether they would like to interview the candidate(s) and offer him/her an internship. We have received very positive feedback from both postgraduate students and employers and expect that the internship programme will continue to remain popular amongst our students.
Our international courses equip you with the knowledge and management skills to pursue a career in multinational companies, overseas trade and any international organisation in general management. Graduates also work in relevant aspects of the economics of the international business, or as international finance specialists. Many graduates return to their countries of origin and are employed in developing international business opportunities, government or NGO institutions. A significant number of students also go on to study for PhDs.
Online postgraduate information sessions
Our online postgraduate information sessions are a great way to find out more about our Postgraduate courses without having to attend an event on site.
Delivered by our course leaders, these short online sessions cover specific course content, the application process and a live question-and-answer session, where you can ask any questions you might have.
The interactive format means you can ask specific questions. These sessions are a convenient way to find out more about our range of postgraduate courses.
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Last updated January 31, 2018