MSc Business with International Management (Online)
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The MSc Business with International Management has been developed for recent graduates in non-business disciplines who are looking to add a business dimension to their undergraduate specialism. This programme will build both your general business knowledge and understanding, as well as develop the personal skills needed for the wide variety of managerial-level roles available in today’s international business environment.
This course is part of Newcastle Business School, part of a select group of business schools worldwide, following accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting – the first in Europe to gain double accreditation. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
The MSc Business with International Management is designed around a set of modules that are common to all the ‘MSc Business with’ programmes. These modules cover general business functions, strategic management, and organisational analysis. These will develop your strategic awareness, leadership potential, and understanding of the theory and practice of international business.
In the second semester, you will be given the opportunity to specialise in International Management. You will consider issues of ethics and accountability that challenge multi-national organisations and the role played by corporate social responsibility; the varying approaches to marketing that are relevant to organisations working within a dynamic global environment and of strategic and international HRM perspectives.
In the final semester, you will complete your research and write your dissertation. Every student has a personal research supervisor and will be required to submit an assessed research proposal prior to embarking on the dissertation itself.
Graduates on the programme have joined a wide range of businesses, including graduate training schemes. A significant number of graduates have gone back to work for a family business or even started up their own businesses.
If you don’t meet the academic requirements
Applicants who do not have such an academic qualification but do have substantial experience of working in a business organisation and/or possess a relevant professional qualification will also be considered.
International entry equivalencies
We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Please visit our entry requirements page for country-specific qualifications.
Please note that if your qualifications are not in English, we might need certified translations in order to proceed with your application.
All modules are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated.
This module is aimed at those with little or no prior business and management subject experience. The module introduces the main business functions – Finance, Marketing, HRM, Operations, Strategy – and shows how each contributes to a business’s competitive advantage, enabling firms to achieve strategic objectives.
This module engages you in personal and professional development in order that you develop and hone your team working, management and leadership skills, capabilities and attributes, and in so doing, enhance your employability. On this module, you will not only prepare for your first job after you graduate but also kick-start your commitment to life-long personal and professional learning.
In the first part of the module, you will be supported in self-analysis by a range of activities, including the completion of self-administered toolkits to demonstrate an increased self-awareness and self-understanding. A key outcome of this process is how you will be able to exploit this development in order to lead and manage, more effectively in your future careers.
The second part of the module contains activities that enable you to build on your self-analysis and explore further your strengths, weaknesses and areas for development in the context of your career development plans. This will also include the development of knowledge into the global graduate market, (including routes such as self-employment and developing your career with an existing employer) drawing upon local, national and international examples.
This module will provide you with the essential knowledge and analytics skills needed for you to complete a high-quality Masters’ Dissertation. By undertaking and reflecting on practical research-based activities you will understand the process of designing and carrying out a research study, also you will engage in activities that involve an understanding of data and analysis of data. This will place you in a strong position to undertake your own Masters’ level research.
At the end of the module, you will write a research proposal, this will be assessed and will contribute to your final mark. In the dissertation you will work under the supervision of a member of the academic staff and your proposal will also help to ensure you get the most from this relationship.
Globalisation is the worldwide trend of businesses expanding beyond their domestic borders. To compete in today’s global economy managers need to be able to apply management principles across countries and cultures with suitable adaptation in the process. Adopting a truly global perspective of management, this module presents current thinking in international business theory and practice.
You will be exposed to the environment of International Business and Multinational Corporations (MNC). It will cover topics such as international trade and investment theories, country environments (e.g. political, legal, financial and economic contexts), culture, foreign direct investment, international strategy, corporate governance and market studies.
Have you ever wondered how brands make their products and services available in four corners of the world? How companies coordinate their multi-million pound advertising campaigns across national TV networks and time zones? Even how consumers in different parts of the world think about products and brands in a world dominated by digital media?
Global Consumers and Marketplaces will explore such questions and provide you with a thorough appreciation of how the marketing function supports businesses in doing business internationally. You will explore global consumer trends, assess suitable market entry strategies and how international marketers make decisions on products, prices and promotion.
Through a practical piece of assessment, you will develop skills in identifying market opportunities in other countries, collating research to support your ideas and presenting a professional standard business plan to outline your ideas.
The aim of this module is to support your study, language and communication skills for academic purposes in the study in your chosen discipline at the postgraduate level. The module is designed to enable you to become an advanced independent learner. The module is supported by a teaching and learning plan which outlines the formal sessions. Interactive workshops will be tailored to address some of the specific issues that you meet within your discipline. You may also be asked to complete some preparation tasks for some seminars but these will be kept to a minimum. You will be expected to identify those skills which you need within your postgraduate programme, and to develop these independently through a range of learning activities that might include extended reading and reflection.
You will design a research project of 15000 words while working under the supervision of a member of academic staff who will give you appropriate guidance and support throughout the dissertation process whilst encouraging learner autonomy: this is your dissertation and you will have responsibility for decision making as the dissertation proceeds. You will use appropriate research methodologies and data collection methods to critically synthesise a body of knowledge relevant to the taught programme.
For successful completion of this module, you will conduct research and organise the findings into a comprehensive and explicit structure that is critically assessed and is linked to the conclusions drawn. You will demonstrate this by identifying a topic, critically selecting and applying an appropriate research methodology and data collection method(s) to your chosen research topic, demonstrating a rigorous understanding of the relevant theory and literature and showing how these link to the research method(s). You will also critically reflect on how your research contributes to the understanding of the topic area.
The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2023/24. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.
Please note that your tuition fees do not include the cost of course books that you may choose to purchase, stationery, printing and photocopying, accommodation, living expenses, travel or any other extracurricular activities. As a Northumbria University London Campus student, you will have full access to our online digital library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.
The modules you will study do not require you to purchase additional textbooks although we recommend you allow an additional £150 for the duration of your studies should you choose to purchase any additional reading materials.
Information for international students
Northumbria University is committed to providing the best possible experience to all our students. To ensure you secure your place with us, we require our international students to pay a deposit towards their fees. More information can be found here.
Your tuition fees cover far more than your time in class with our expert academics, it covers the cost of providing you with excellent services and student experience.
Depending on the country you are from, you may be eligible for a country bursary and/or scholarship when studying this Masters programme.
All of our scholarships and bursaries are automatically applied when we process your application and one of our team will be able to confirm your eligibility.
If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.
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Once you’re ready to apply, you can apply online to study the 1 year MSc Business with International Management programme. This method allows you to upload your supporting documents at the time of application and automatically receive your student application number.
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International Fee: £19,000
Minimum 2:2 honours degree from a UK university or equivalent. Professional qualifications may also be accepted.
IELTS 6.5, with no single element below 5.5 or equivalent
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