MSc/PgD/PgC International Business Management


Program Description

Course Overview

The Masters in International Business Management considers and evaluates the demands of the international economy and the increasing globalisation of business and management practice. The curriculum, draws upon the latest thinking in this area, and provides a comprehensive and contemporary review of business in the 21st Century.

Drawing on established business disciplines we have produced a series of creative and challenging modules that reflect current themes and debates in international business and management. In addition, we are able to offer an established programme in professional development, with mentoring, support, and a vibrant student community creating a stimulating and progressive learning environment.

Course Content

Students will complete the following taught modules:

  • Business Solutions and Transformation (60 credits)
  • Creativity, Marketing and Enterprise (20 credits)
  • Globalisation and Contemporary Issues in Business and Management (20 credits)
  • Business in Global Economy (20 credits)
  • Professional Development and Practice (10 credits)
  • Research Methodology

Students will have a choice of one of the following 40 credit final project modules:

  • International Research Project
  • Consultancy Project
  • Business Plan

Extra curricula features include:

  • A series of yearlong postgraduate skills workshops focusing upon both academic and business skills.
  • A fully integrated Professional Development Programme.
  • A teaching programme that is fully supported with on and off line resources, including the Moodle virtual learning environment.
  • Guest lectures by academic and business experts. Experts will be used to enhance learning and provide specialist knowledge and experience.
  • A full system of student support and guidance from dedicated student support staff.
  • An outward-bound activity induction programme.

Learning & Teaching

The MSc is based around a workshop based delivery approach, which encourages interaction and team working. The programme is designed to leave days free to enable students to successfully undertake independent study.

The programme of study is based around a highly creative Moodle learning environment, which is used extensively in both teaching and learning delivery, and assessment. Students will receive a regular Podmag – podcast style MSc magazine, which is produced by staff, and keeps students up-to-date with the latest things going on within the Business School, and wider academic issues.

Students will also be given the opportunity to produce their own! A wide range of trips and activities will be offered over the year, many of which are fully integrated into the programme and the modules studied.

Employability & Careers

This Masters programme offers students a wide variety of business and management career opportunities, both in domestic and international markets. Businesses are increasingly looking for international business knowledge and skills, the focus of this programme.

Past students have found employment as management consultants, project managers, and entered on to a variety of graduate employment schemes within many top firms both in the UK and overseas.

Entry Requirements

All students should hold a first degree or equivalent, with a minimum 2:2 award. Although management experience is not essential it is desirable. Students who do not hold such qualifications will be assessed as to their suitability through interview and where necessary the taking of references.

7 Reasons to Study in the UK at Cardiff Metropolitan University:

Reason one – Graduate Employability
All courses at Cardiff Met have a focus on our students’ future careers, and their employability. Our undergraduate programmes all include work placements, and we have a number of postgraduate courses with opportunities for one year internships. Our focus on student entrepreneurship helps our students to become highly employable graduates.

Reason two – Teaching Excellence and Student Satisfaction
Cardiff Met has achieved a silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, and consistently receives high levels of student satisfaction. A number of our courses recently scored 100% in the latest National Student Survey.

Reason three – International Student Support
Cardiff Met prides itself on its International Student Support, and we’ve been ranked top in the UK 6 times over the last 10 years. We have a dedicated Global Student Advice Team that helps students from the minute they accept their offer at the university. From applying for their visa, finding accommodation, and meeting you at the airport when you arrive in the UK, to helping you settle into UK life, and offering academic skills classes, the team here takes the stress out of coming to study in a new country, and allows you to concentrate on your studies.

Reason four – Fantastic Student Facilities
Over the last few years Cardiff Met have made considerable enhancements in our student facilities, with £70 million of completed and planned investments. From state of the art workshops and studios, to world leading sports facilities and student centres, the university has everything you need to excel during your studies.

Reason five – A Great Student Community
With an active student’s union, supporting student clubs and societies, along with sports teams and clubs for skills and abilities of all levels, Cardiff Met is a great place to get involved with all aspects of student life. Our on-campus accommodation provides students with a safe and friendly place to live, and the university was recently voted as having the Best Student Community in Halls in the National Student Housing Survey.

Reason six – The City of Cardiff
Not only has Cardiff been consistently named as the most affordable student city in the UK, it’s also a fantastic place to live, and offers students a very high standard of living. With everything from entertainment, to shopping, from culture, to food, drink and events, Cardiff has something for everyone.

Reason seven – Study in Wales
You’ll be studying in the country of Wales. Wales offers students the opportunity to obtain a UK degree that is recognised worldwide, in a friendly and beautiful environment. It’s a great base to explore the rest of the UK during your studies, whilst discovering everything this unique country has to offer.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training op ... Read More

Located in an exciting, modern European capital city, Cardiff Metropolitan University is a global university. We are continually investing in our students' future and provide education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and of the highest quality to students from over 140 countries worldwide.???? Read less