MSc International Management

University Of the West Of England, Bristol

Program Description

MSc International Management

University Of the West Of England, Bristol


All organisations need effective leadership, and managers who can demonstrate an awareness of global business issues alongside this will always be sought after by employers. This one-year, full-time MSc in International Management will give you the expertise, knowledge and skills that are required to perform a managerial role in an international organisation.

Whether this is a career change or career enhancement, the course will lift you above other candidates in the jobs market and equip you to go into a wide range of positions, not just nationally but on a global scale.

Advanced business skills

The course is designed to give you a solid grounding in the knowledge, and analytical and research skills, to be able to work successfully in an international environment with modules covering everything from globalisation to managing people in an international context. There is also a comprehensive personal development programme to equip you with the self-management and problem-solving skills that are essential for managerial roles.


To gain an MSc International Management you will need to achieve 180 credits.

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Strategic Analysis - allows you to become familiar with economics and strategy terminology and develop an understanding of strategic analysis and practice
  • Managing Finance - develops your understanding of the principles and techniques of information management and managing finance to support decision making in a global context
  • Management Research - provides you with the research training sufficient to plan, undertake and manage effectively a dissertation
  • International Management - focuses on the management challenges associated with developing strategies and managing the operations of companies whose activities stretch across national boundaries
  • Globalisation - focuses on the concepts, structures and dynamics of globalisation, and the problems and perspectives of global capitalism
  • Delivering Customer Requirements - introduces you to marketing and operations management knowledge in the context of understanding customers. We'll look at how to fulfil customers' requirements in ways that give the greatest value to both the customers and the organisation
  • People and Organisations in an International Context - explores the challenges, tensions and issues involved in the complex relationships between people and organisations.

In addition, you will study one optional module* from the list below:

  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Global Marketing
  • Asian Management
  • Digital Business Information Systems.

Learning and Teaching

You will begin by learning core information-gathering and presentation skills, including library research and use of web-based resources. You will use in-depth business case studies to learn about the problems of decision making in international organisations and the challenges of working in teams.

You'll learn through formal classes and seminars, as well as through group work and independent study. The work will include assignments, exercises, case studies and presentations, with an emphasis on independent learning to develop your problem-solving skills.

Study time

This course lasts 12 months, with an average of 15 hours of teaching scheduled a week.


Assessment is through supervised mini-projects, presentations, time-constrained assignments and examinations.

Careers / Further study

The MSc in International Management at Bristol Business School will give you the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in international management, with the opportunity to work not just nationally, but on a global scale.

We have a high employability rate on this course, with many of our graduates going on to work in high profile and specialist roles within international management. You'll be equipped to go into a varied range of positions, such as international project manager, international sales manager, service manager, communications manager, product manager, retail programme manager and business development manager.

Many of our graduates also choose to continue their studies to PhD level.

Events and workshops are available while you are studying with us to develop your personal and management skills, and support your career development.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity plus support for the entrepreneurial activity, and access to employer events.

Entry requirements

You will need an honours degree of 2.2 or above in any subject.

English Language
If English is not your first language, you will be required to meet the UK Border Agency and Universities minimum English Language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component. For further details please visit our English Language requirements page.

UWE Bristol's International College
International students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 27, 2018
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13,750 GBP
Home/EU: £9500 | International: £13750
United Kingdom - Stoke Gifford, England
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