Be it people, strategy, networks or markets, they all require expert management. But the difference between strong and poor management can mean the difference between success and failure for an organization. That’s a lot of pressure on any manager’s shoulders. Empowering yourself with the business skills and acumen will help you become a dynamic leader.

Business is a broad and fascinating subject with many different areas to specialize in. Those new to and practicing in management will need a strong grasp of all areas of an organization and how these networked departments work together in order to become a much demanded 'chameleon' of business.

The International Business Management framework is a combination of truly contemporary, specialist units, and our internationally rich culture provides a global perspective on management in practice across the globe.

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 in any subject, or equivalent. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above.

Course details

Core units
  • Managing People: The concepts and practice of management and leadership in the changing nature of international work and business. You'll take an evaluative approach to exploring these areas in a range of organizational scenarios. This will help you develop a range of conceptual and practical managerial tools.
  • Marketing & Strategy: Explore and analyze this premise: in order to be successful, organizations must have a good understanding of their customers’ requirements and achieve organizational objectives by satisfying their customers’ needs and wants. You'll look at marketing against the backdrop of corporate strategy development, and establish links between the two activities.
  • Leadership Essentials: Leadership theory and practice in a variety of business contexts. You'll recognize and address the challenges of contemporary leadership and improve your skills in strategic leadership, leading in a global context and leading change.
  • Contemporary Issues in Management: The theoretical and practical application of a range of contemporary issues in management. The unit draws on research conducted by staff in our Business School to give you an understanding of important developments in management, in terms of theory and practice. You'll be encouraged to debate and evaluate these issues throughout the unit, and you'll look at case studies of management.
  • Business Relationships & Networks: The challenges, tasks, and approaches for managing inter-organizational relationships and networks in domestic and international settings. You'll explore strategic management and marketing-related aspects of business-to-business relationships with the help of conceptual frameworks, using network-based perspectives.
  • Managing in Global Markets: Develop your understanding of the nature of global markets, and the managerial and organizational competencies needed to operate in them. You'll explore concepts and practical issues surrounding international and global strategic management, with a particular focus on international market-entry strategy and implementation.
  • Research Project: An opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you. You'll have the opportunity to undertake optional work experience as part of your Dissertation unit, subject to interview and availability. This experience can be used to inform your dissertation.

Programme specification

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This course will provide you with the skills you'll need to become a dynamic leader.

Some of our International Management graduates are now undertaking roles such as:

  • Accounts assistant
  • Assistant buyer
  • Business management trainee
  • Coordination officer
  • Financial consultant.

Industries worked in

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources.

Further study

If you want to continue your studies after achieving your Master's, you can look into our range of doctoral programmes.

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This course is Campus based
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12 - 18 months
9,500 GBP
UK/EU/Channel Islands: £9,500 International (non-EU): £14,750.
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