This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6-month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree within a UK environment after completing the 12-month taught programme.
This course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to develop a subject specialism in international business. The programme will give you the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the rapidly changing and dynamic international environment, as well as various cross border business activities.
In this course, you will develop the skills needed to identify strategies available to firms operating at an international level, and develop a critical understanding of their activities. This programme will provide the opportunity for you to study a wide range of topics in international business, from both a theoretical and practical perspective.
The course is designed to enable you to tailor it to your own personal and career interests, there are a number of option modules available. The 18-month route has the opportunity to undertake a 6-month placement element at the end of the 12 month taught programme.
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You'll study the following modules:
- The Context of International Business
- The Strategy of International Business
- The Global Professional
Term 1 option modules may include (choose 2)
- Supply Chain Planning and Control
- The Circular Economy and Responsible Resource Management
- Productivity Improvement
- International Finance
- The Curious Mindset
- Leading Managing and Developing People
- Reward Management
- Humanitarian Challenges
- Ageing Societies
- Society, Culture and Philosophy
- Management Accounting
- Strategic Management
Term 2 option modules may include (choose 1)
- Managing Big Data
- Intelligent Business Information Systems
- Managing Sustainable Challenges
- Artificial Intelligence and Mobility
- Managing Employee Relations
- Global Business and Human Rights
- Emotional Intelligence for the Effective Leader
An opportunity to pursue an area that interests you or which you are passionate about comes in your choice of project. You have a choice of three routes: Research Route, Consultancy Route and New Venture Creation Route (subject to tutor approval).
- Research Methods
- Individual Research Project
- Consultancy Skills
- Group Consultancy Project
New Venture Creation
- Launch a venture
- New Venture Creation
MSc Professional Practice Placement
The Professional Practice module gives you an opportunity to reflect on your personal and professional development and put theory into practice through professional work experience. Due to the competitive nature of the placement route the Professional Practice course has limited availability and places are capped.
Placements are not guaranteed and are secured through a competitive process. You may be required to undertake formal application processes and interviews with placement providers in order to successfully secure a work placement.
Assessment of this module is in the form of a reflective log.