MSc International Business and Management

General

Program Description

Make the move into the fast-paced world of international commerce with a masters degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, including economic, financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world.

You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course includes a Masters thesis (research dissertation) on an international business-related topic.

In addition, there is a possibility in the course to spend a semester at an international partner institution to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market. As there are a limited number of exchange places available, the scheme is competitive and you can apply for a place once you are registered for the course.

Special features

Students will have the opportunity to participate in an organised company visit to illustrate real-life applications of international business and management concepts covered in the course.

There is also an opportunity to apply to spend an exchange semester at one of Alliance Manchester Business School's partner institutions abroad.

Course units details

Compulsory course units:

  • Comparative Business and Management
  • International business Analytics and Research Skills
  • International Business Strategy
  • Theories in International Business
  • Frontiers of International Business and Management

Choose at least one from:

  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Marketing Issues in International Business
  • Multinational Business Finance

Optional course units:

  • Global Innovation
  • International Business and Emerging Markets
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Responsible Business in a Global Environment

Dissertation

There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution - details can be found here.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment across the course units varies and includes a combination of examinations, individual essay, coursework and presentations. Problem-solving exercises are prepared and evaluated in groups.

A dissertation of between 12,000 and 25,000 words is also undertaken.

Entry requirements:

We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

Last updated October 2019

About the School

Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK. Manchester is recognis ... Read More

Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK. Manchester is recognised for its original thinkers: our long and proud history of research excellence continues the spirit of innovation and achievement for which the city is renowned. Read less