Our International Business and Management Master's programme gives you the skills you need to unlock a wide range of global management opportunities.
You will develop a solid foundation of management knowledge, and a significant and detailed understanding of the issues that confront businesses operating on an international scale, such as:
- rationales for international expansion
- foreign market entry modes
- theories of international business strategy
- the role and influence of culture in international business
- cross-cultural management
The programme is flexible - optional modules allow you to tailor your studies to your personal career aspirations. A research method module gives you the tools you need to generate and analyze business intelligence, and you’ll be able to explore a topic of your choice in depth for the dissertation, under the supervision of an expert academic.
You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad at our European partner institutions.
We are proud to be in an elite group of business schools to hold the triple accreditations of Equis, AMBA, and AACSB often referred to as the "Triple Crown".
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from some ACCA fundamental level examinations.
You must have a degree (not necessarily in business and management) from an approved university. Exceptional candidates without a first degree but with appropriate professional qualifications (e.g. ACCA) and work experience may be admitted on their merits.
English language requirements
If we need evidence of your proficiency in English, you will be required to achieve the following minimum scores in one of these recognized tests:
IELTS: 6.0 overall, with no more than one sub-test at 5.0 and no other sub-test below 5.5, and successful completion of an additional six week English pre-sessional course taught by the University of Bradford, which must be completed prior to the start of the course; or
IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no sub-test less than 5.5; or
Internet-based TOEFL: 94 overall, with minimum scores of Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17); or
PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51.
Candidates who are not citizens of the European Union will also be subject to further requirements imposed by the government for the issue of a student visa. Please check the UK Home Office website for the most up-to-date information, as these requirements are subject to change.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course.
What you will study
This programme is designed to provide you with a sound understanding of the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings in management as well as to reflect best practice and innovative thinking and research in international business education and practice. The Master's in International Business and Management focuses on exploring the international activities of firms.
- Business Economics
- Accounting and Finance
- Human Resource Management
- International Business Environment
- Operations Management
- Marketing planning and strategy
- Research Methods
- Cross-Cultural Management
- International Business Strategy
- International Finance
- Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance
- Strategic Financial Management
- Strategic Accounting
- Management of Change (MSc)
- Consumer Behaviour
- Strategic Marketing (Simulation)
- Strategic Management
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- European Business Management (MSc)
- International Business in Emerging Economies
- International Marketing
- Corporate and Social Responsibility
- International Services Marketing
- Marketing Communications
- Sustainable Operations
- Future Technology and Innovation Management
- Decision Support for Sustainability
- Environmental Management and Quality Systems
- International Master’s Summer School
Our international business graduates are in high demand amongst multinational organizations and international consultancy firms. You'll also be able to establish or accelerate a career as a country or product manager.
The sectors and jobs that our MSc students achieve upon graduation vary depending on their previous experience and the pathway taken.
In terms of career progression, it is useful to consider where alumni are three years after graduation. Looking at the data derived from the School’s ranking in the Financial Times Master’s in Management Rankings, on average 25% of graduates are in senior management roles and 20% in junior management positions three years after graduation.
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Last updated August 18, 2018