MSc in International Business Management

Manchester Metropolitan University

Program Description

MSc in International Business Management

Manchester Metropolitan University


Designed to further develop the understanding of the business knowledge you gained during your first degree, this programme will enhance your skills in the key areas of business by placing them in an international business context. Studying areas such as international strategy and the international environment, you will gain an understanding of theoretical and conceptual management through a globally-focused core syllabus.

The option units enable you to focus on an area of your choice such as marketing, logistics management, project management, HR, finance or strategy.

During your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Option to undertake an additional 12 month internship
  • Industry visits to real companies
  • Short term internships with local employers
  • Live business projects for real clients
  • A live consultancy project for your final dissertation

This course is taught at the Business School by an international team of research-active specialists and your learning is informed by our research activities from our Centre for International Business and Innovation.

Aimed at those who have studied a business related degree at undergraduate level or equivalent, or who possess considerable workplace experience, this course is suitable for both UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of management and apply this understanding to an international business context.

Features and benefits

  • You will have the option to take a one-year internship as part of this Masters programme, allowing you to gain up to 12 months of employment experience.
  • You will be taught in our multiple award-winning Business School on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
  • Extensive use of the University's online virtual learning portal (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
  • Excellent language and academic writing support.

Course details

Our postgraduate business programmes aim to equip you with the specialist skills in management, leadership and strategy and are intensively focused on developing your employability skills so that you can develop rewarding careers as business leaders.

Industry experienced teaching expertise

Teaching expertise on the MSc International Business Management programme comes from the Department of Management which includes a rich mix of research-active and industry experienced academics.

Our research in international business

Reflecting our research ethics and international outlook, the Centre for Business and Society is the overarching research function of the Faculty of Business and Law. Bringing together the collaborative strengths of five synergistic research centres, this includes the Centre for International Business and Innovation, a collection of subject-led knowledge clusters and a thriving PhD community in the Faculty’s Graduate School.

The Centre for International Business and Innovation (CIBI) brings together recognised scholars in the fields of international business and innovation studies to exploit the strong synergies between the two disciplinary fields in a period of rapid (economic and technological) globalisation. CIBI has a strong record of international level research and has extensive links with government departments, regional authorities and international organisations. The centre is also closely linked with leading academic institutions, business associations and a range of interest group organisations. Core areas of research within CIBI include:

  • Internationalisation and multinational companies
  • International political economy
  • Innovation in the public, private and third sectors
  • Radicalisation, counter-radicalisation and de-radicalisation
  • Foreign investment for sustainable development

Typical units of study may include


Units on the programme are designed to develop your critical thinking on key areas whilst allowing you to apply your learning into practice by undertaking a live business client project, before embarking on a consultancy based dissertation.

Core Units

  • The Political Economy of International Business
  • Theories of International Business
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Business and Emerging Markets
  • Global Management
  • Masters-level Learning
  • Dissertation

Option Units

Choose two from a list including:

  • Critical Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
  • Global Strategic Innovation
  • Project Management Framework
  • Project Management Systems
  • Performance and Reward
  • Business Psychology in Action
  • International Brand Strategy
  • Strategy for Digital
  • Business Analytics
  • Uniwide Language
  • Internship Project

Entry requirements

Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in a business-related subject. We will also consider your application if you have significant management experience or degree equivalent professional qualifications.

If your first language is not English and your first degree was not taught in English, you must have an English language score of IETLS 6.5, or equivalent such as TOEFL IBT 90. If your IETLS score is 5.5 we may offer you a place on the provision that you successfully complete an approved English language course at the University.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
1 year
Full time
1,542 GBP
UK and EU students: £1542 per 30 credits per year. Non-EU and Channel Island students: £2584 per 30 credits per year.
United Kingdom - Manchester, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
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