The programme offers a high level of support for international students. There are integrated approaches to support in English language, orientation to studying in the UK and to postgraduate study skills, the development of enterprising and employable career capabilities, and pastoral support. Close engagement with the International Office, English Language Centre, Student Services, Careers, Library and other central services is an essential feature of this support.
Business graduates may use this programme to examine the subject area in more depth, while others can combine their existing knowledge and skills with international business theory.
- Multiple opportunities to engage with an international business through guest lectures and live case studies.
- Networking events run throughout the year.
- A key feature of the course is the Leadership residential weekend where students can work together on a task to develop their leadership skills.
- Students will also keep a Continuous Professional Development Log (CPDL) designed to enhance graduate employability across borders.
How You Study
The programme will expect students to read extensively and be aware of current theoretical debates within the literature, including relevant journals.
Lectures are used primarily in discipline-bound areas. Lecture materials may be enhanced by audiovisual material in the early stages of the course, to provide extra aid to overseas students facing an unfamiliar learning environment. Classes will be interwoven with discussions and debating opportunities regarding the rapidly and often spontaneous changes in the international business.
Seminars offer opportunities for student-centred learning and a range of face-to-face, tutor-supported formats. These may be delivered by chat rooms, internet or video conferencing, physical face-to-face classes or other suitable synchronous or asynchronous multimedia methods.
MSc International Business requires you to study six core modules which are designed to develop your understanding of international business, the development of communication skills as well as a range of essential graduate attributes. You then select two optional modules based on your academic interests and career aspirations. The degree concludes with a dissertation. The dissertation is designed to encourage innovation and diverse pathways to the final assessed product. In this respect, the dissertation is an extended project that can accommodate a range of independent work.
How You Are Assessed
A variety of assessment methods are utilised during this course, including essays, examinations, oral presentations and practicals. These assessments are designed to develop skills that will be useful for your career.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.
The Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
The School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
Students also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.
A key feature of the course is the Leadership residential weekend where students have the chance to work together on a task to develop their leadership skills.
Students will also keep a Continuous Professional Development Log (CPDL) designed to enhance graduate employability across borders.
Honours degree or equivalent.
International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
The University of Lincoln offers international students (non-EU/UK) who do not meet the direct entry requirements for a postgraduate degree course the option of completing a degree preparation programme at the university’s International Study Centre. To find out more please visit http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/isc
About the School
Since being opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1996, the University of Lincoln has invested more than £300 million in its buildings and facilities.