Open to graduates from any discipline, our Master of International Business (MSc) course is a specialist award for career entry or career development that will prepare you to successfully integrate with businesses operating an international platform.
The purpose of this degree is to allow you to hone your professional, analytical and personal capabilities in order to develop a global perspective for business. This will be accomplished by developing the agile, curious, resilient and innovative mindsets that are necessary to cope with the levels of uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and risk that are so evident in a rapidly changing world.
At every juncture, you will be encouraged to consider how you can add value to business processes while being mindful of the ethical, social and cultural responsibilities and challenges facing all organisations.
About this course
This course aims to develop a scientific, theoretical and practical understanding of, and the ability to engage with, business activity at an international level. You will develop a critical appreciation of relevant theories when aligned to practice, an understanding of the importance of data and its analysis and will have the opportunity to reflect on the application of your learning.
Using BGU staff’s significant expertise in business expertise, and that of a variety of guest speakers and international connections, the programme is designed not only to increase theoretical knowledge of business processes, but to challenge you to acquire and analyse the skills and attributes required by future-fit leaders and managers, allowing a full appreciation of what is needed to engage with global markets.
At every level, you will learn to collaborate and communicate with each other as will be expected in a business environment. Taught delivery will be complemented by group coaching sessions to encourage maximum peer-peer interaction, and overseas students will be ‘buddied’ with UK students.
At every juncture, theory and practice will be challenged by considering the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and all modules will acknowledge and link to enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and attributes as defined by The Entrecomp Framework.
The course will naturally promote the use of ‘business English’, however this is further enhanced by collaboration with external partners and stakeholders internationally to introduce a much wider social and cultural palette of business practitioners who use English to communicate.
You will be supported via individual Learning Contracts that will identify and personalise your individual learning goals that augment the learning outcomes for the course.
How you will be taught
The delivery of this course will challenge and support you to ensure you receive a positive learning experience by offering a range of delivery styles. Peer learning will be introduced as a critical element that enhances learning opportunities and create a socially enabling learning environment. These will include structured and informal networking, collaboration and exchange of ideas, tutorials, workshops and group learning that is both immersive and supportive.
Module content will be delivered through a blend of traditional face -to-face/classroom-based teaching, blended learning which incorporates elements of practical challenge, the effective use of supporting technology and online tools, and team coaching to support effective peer-peer and group learning.
The modules build on the knowledge, understanding, skills and experience you will accumulate as you progress throughout the course. The course places strong emphasis on the integration and application of learning that can be synthesised with current global issues and thinking. For instance, an understanding of global operations enables the development of market and brand strategy.
The assessment strategy for this course has been designed to develop and assess the knowledge, understanding and skills that are required to successfully develop a career in business. It will allow you to demonstrate your confidence in articulating and critically evaluating ideas and knowledge in both written and oral formats. Formative assessment will be embedded throughout, and assessment tools have been chosen to reflect the content and teaching approach to the modules – for instance, the international finance module will be assessed through a timed examination based on financial analysis of provided data, and the marketing module is assessed by the production of marketing material as would be expected in the business world.
Studying at BGU is a student-centred experience. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive atmosphere as part of an intimate campus community. You will know every member of staff personally and feel confident approaching them for help and advice, and staff members will recognise you, not just by sight, but as an individual with unique talents and interests.
We will be there to support you, personally and academically, from induction to graduation.