MSc International Management

The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in a variety of Management fields. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of management disciplines including marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, and corporate strategy.

Participants in the MSc Management programme can use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on Management topics according to individual interests and career requirements.

The MSc Management programme is intended to enable students to:

To engage in a study of organisations, their management, and the changing international external environment in which they operate.

• To prepare for and to develop a career in business and management.

• To enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.

• To examine and assess different aspects of the Management environment.

• To provide insights into the operation of Management.

• To offer cross-disciplinary insights into Management.

• To provide students with an opportunity to examine Management at first hand.

• To produce graduates capable of a critical evaluation of the core business disciplines.

• To provide a structured programme that allows students to focus on advanced developments in Management.

• To meet their specific interests and career aspirations.

Applicants for this MSc must have a first-degree containing modules in management, economics or business studies.

Career options for this degree

The course acts as a sound basis for a variety of management or management-related careers. The degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers such as Accountancy, Business Analysis, Business Development, Consultancy, Credit Advice, Economic Development, Financial Consultancy, Investor Relations, General Management, Marketing, Operations Management and Tax Consultancy.

Programme Outline

The MSc in Management programme is a full-time degree studied over a period of a year commencing late September. Students are required to take taught modules and prepare a dissertation.

Classes are in the form of either three or two-hour teaching/learning sessions, including some small group teaching.

The structure of the MSc Management programme is modular, with individual modules each having a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents ten hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and preparation for assessments. The MSc Management degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits, 120 of which consist of taught modules, and 60 credits a Management dissertation.

Programmes key facts


  • Preliminary year (if required), +1 year
  • Full-time, 1 year



Semester periods

  • Semester one (11-12 weeks): September to mid-December
  • Semester two (11-12 weeks): mid-February to end of April
  • Semester three: Dissertation-writing period, June to September

Please refer to the University's Academic Calendar.

Exam periods

  • Semester one exams: January
  • Semester two exams: May
  • Reassessments: August

Class hours

  • Generally 2 or 3-hour classes per module per week, for 12 weeks
  • Daytime classes (morning/afternoon).

Assessments for taught modules

The marking and grading criteria are the same as Nottingham University Business School UK and Malaysia. However, assessment questions in the UK, China and Malaysia are different, being set by module convenors at each Campus. All exam questions are subjected to internal moderation before being moderated by External Examiners in the UK.

Degree certificate

The degree is a University of Nottingham Degree and, as such, is the same as that awarded in our UK and Malaysian campuses. Therefore, our degree certificates do not state the name of any campus.

Programme structure

Students must select 180 credits in total. Modules are 15 credits each.

Semester 1

Code Title Credits

  • P14136 Introduction to Research Methods 15
  • Optional Modules / Restricted 45

Semester 2

Code Title Credits

  • Optional Modules/ Restricted 60


Code Title Credits

  • P14018 International Management Dissertation 60
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