Our innovative Advanced International Business Management Dual Award course is for those aspiring towards an international career in business management.
On completion of this course, you will be awarded:
- Advanced International Business Management MSc from Newcastle University
- International Business Management MSc from the University of Groningen
The course covers the main aspects of business in an international context, including:
- strategic management and organisation
- managing across cultures
- financial management and financial risk
- economics and marketing
What you'll learn
You will focus on the comparative analyses of countries, institutions and cultures. This is in context with the strategic decision-making of companies in an international environment.
You will develop crucial interpersonal skills and learn how to:
- improve the quality of organisational management, leadership and practice
- develop your capacity for enquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis
- communicate and cooperate with people from different cultural backgrounds
- develop skills for operations management within international, multinational or transnational enterprises
On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate:
- knowledge of how to improve the quality of management, leadership and practice in international organisations
- improved capacity for enquiry, problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis
- the ability to communicate and cooperate with individuals from different cultural backgrounds
A sample of job titles our graduates now hold include:
- Managing Director
- Financial Analyst
- Legal Contracts Advisor
- Project Technical Leader
- Procurement Agent
- Category Analyst
- Corporate Strategy Intern
- Marketing Account Executive
Semester one is taught at Newcastle University Business School. Semester two is taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language.
You will also complete a dissertation on a topic that you have studied during the course. You can choose whether to study at Newcastle or Groningen during this process. You will receive joint support and guidance, with a supervisor from each institution.
There are many opportunities to engage with organisations through guest lectures and live case studies. We also encourage you to engage with organisations through your dissertation research.
Modules for 2018 entry
Semester One (Newcastle)
Semester one is undertaken at Newcastle University Business School where you will study the following compulsory modules:
- NBS8268 Quantitative Methods for Business Research
- NBS8515 Marketing Research for Dual Award (Semester 1)
- NBS8926 Managing Organisations and People
- NBS8945 The International Business Environment
- NBS8961 Managing Across Cultures
- NBS8978 Strategy for Managers
Semester Two (Groningen)
Semester two undertaken at the University of Groningen where you will study the following compulsory modules:
- GRON121 International Business Strategy
- GRON127 Comparative Environmental Analysis
- GRON163 Managing Cultural Difference
- GRON126 Research Seminar for MSc International Business and Management
- GRON128 CSR and Global Value Chain
Whilst in Groningen candidates will select two 10‐credit elective modules from a list to be provided annually by the Degree Programme Director.
The compulsory dissertation will be taken over semester three of year one and semester one of year two and will be jointly supervised and delivered by Newcastle and Groningen.
- NBS8199 Dissertation (Dual Award) (50 credits, 25ECTS)
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.