The MSc Business with International Management programme will build upon your current business knowledge and develop your professional & personal skills, which are essential for a wide variety of managerial-level roles.

This part-time programme is open to students from both business and non-business academic backgrounds, and will cover aspects of international business, strategic management, innovation, leadership, business decision-making, and organisational analysis. These will develop your strategic awareness, leadership potential and understanding of the theory and practice of international business and management.

Key facts

  • Develop your wider management knowledge and leadership skills in semester 1 and specialise in International Management in the second semester.
  • Delivered over 2 years in part-time mode (up to 14.5 weekends).
  • Apply your learning in international business within a realistic simulated environment and use this experience as a tool to develop your skills as a future manager, team shaper, and strategic-level decision maker.
  • Strategise and problem-solve in studio-based sessions where you will work dynamically with your team to design innovative responses to business scenarios.
  • Also available full-time, or as MSc Business with International Management with Advanced Practice which includes doing one out of the four options of a Master’s Internship, Consultancy Study, Enterprise Business Start up, or Practical Skills Study.
  • Newcastle Business School is 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 the double accreditation.

What will I study?

On this part-time programme you will develop your strategic awareness, leadership potential, and understanding of the theory and practice of international business and management. In the second semester, you will have the opportunity to specialise in international management by taking our specialist modules where you will consider issues of business ethics and accountability, the role played by corporate governance, and develop your knowledge of strategic marketing models.

You will also benefit from the opportunity to apply your learning in international business within a realistic simulated environment, and in the first module “Leadership and Management in Professional Practice” you will have a 2-day residential event where you will participate in a variety of practical activities and deal with complex scenarios.

How will I be taught and assessed?

  • As this programme is a part-time course, it will have flexible delivery modes.
  • Teaching is delivered through workshops, tutorials, directed study, and discussion forums totalling around 24 hours per module.
  • You’re also expected to engage in independent study, around 30 hours per week.
  • Assessment is based on a mix of assignments, presentations, group work, reflective reports, and portfolios.
  • You will be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry experience to demonstrate how theories translate into real-life situations.
  • Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal.
  • Benefit from weekly academic support sessions designed to build your confidence and ability as a postgraduate learner.
  • You will be assigned a guidance tutor at induction that you will have meetings with at regular intervals across your period of study.

Careers and further study

Students who have successfully completed this programme typically enter professional and graduate management positions and you’ll be well-equipped with the skills and experience to follow suit and kickstart your own career.

Thanks to the specialist modules on this course – Advances in Responsible Global Business Management & Strategic Marketing and Analytics, you’ll gain expert knowledge in areas related to international management, including contemporary global issues, marketing strategy, and business management practices that will enable you to enhance your employability in this field.

Potential career routes after this course include but are not limited to:

  • Management consultant
  • Business Development Manager
  • Chief Executive / Senior Official
  • Marketing and Sales Director
  • Business Analyst
  • Public Affairs Consultant

Upon successfully completing your course, you may undertake further professional development and training through Professional Pathways programmes. These are offered to our graduates for free, from our partner, QA. Find out more about Professional Pathways and your eligibility

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Academic requirements

  • Minimum of a 2:2 (second class) honours degree from a UK university or its equivalent.

English language requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (or above) with no single element below 6.0 or equivalent.

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.

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All modules are core and 20 credits unless otherwise stated.

This module aims to enhance your critical understanding of leadership theories and models:

  • Review and adopt leadership and management concepts within your current and future career roles.
  • Gain understanding of the characteristics, behaviours, and attitudes of the workforce consisting of Millennials and Generation Z in order to build robust relationships and utilize their capabilities effectively.
  • Identify your leadership styles, behaviours, and attitudes through a range of professional tests, which helps you develop your professional identity.

This module also includes a 2-day residential event where you will participate in a variety of practical activities and deal with complex scenarios. Through expert feedback and reflective practice, you will be able to explore the practical implementation of the concepts learned and enhance your interpersonal and intrapersonal capabilities.

In this module, you will develop strategic thinking knowledge and skills and apply these in the context of sustainability and ethical decision-making

  • Develop an understanding of stakeholder analysis i.e. both internal (customers, finance, operations, HR, IT), as well external partners.
  • Develop knowledge and practical skills in how to create a culture of innovation and lead organisational change.
  • Explore the role of digital technology in the context of innovation and change and digital strategy.
  • Gain key understanding to develop entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial opportunities in business enterprises.

This module will introduce you to project management principles and practices to implement data analytics projects

  • Develop practical skills in data analytics and agile project management by using hands-on ‘learn by doing’ and ‘project-based’ approaches.
  • Learn project management concepts, methodologies and tools including agile approaches.
  • Explore real-world problem and develop data analytics and business intelligence solutions using an agile project management approach throughout the semester.
  • Develop team working, collaboration, adaptability, and leadership skills to deliver business solutions.

The knowledge and skills obtained from this module will prepare you to take on roles such as data analyst, business analyst, BI Analyst, Project Manager, or similar roles.

In this module, you will work in teams to make strategic decisions in a realistic simulated environment and learn how to balance competing priorities to achieve sustained competitive advantage.

The simulation environment will combine theory and practice to enable you to develop in-depth knowledge and skills in a variety of business functional areas.

  • Learn through a hands-on problem-solving approach using the Design Thinking framework.
  • Explore and understand market dynamics and competition.
  • Visualize business insights, develop ideas, test strategies in a simulated environment, and refine them.

In this module, you will explore the future of business and management by closely investigating the globalisation of companies, industries, and countries.

You will learn and critically analyse various concepts, theories, academic models and real-life case studies of international companies, industries, cities, and countries.

  • Understand contemporary international business and management practices.
  • Consider a diverse range of contemporary global issues of corporate governance and regulation.
  • Critically examine the opportunities, mitigating risk, and creating value for an organisation.

In this module, you will be actively engaged in research-rich learning through Research Led and Research Tutored learning. You will be introduced to strategic marketing models developed based on research and asked to discuss their implementation through a critical lens.

  • Explore tools, methods, data analysis frameworks, and metric measurement and use these to analyse websites and e-commerce stores.
  • Evaluate various scenarios to improve marketing processes and strategic marketing decisions.
  • Work in groups to analyse, compare, and contrast various options and propose the most appropriate option to grow conversion rates on websites and business performance.

This module is designed to build your confidence and capabilities as a postgraduate student and researcher, as well as provide you with the graduate skills needed to progress into high-skilled employment or doctoral study.

  • Develop your academic skills and overall employability.
  • Build upon your presentation skills, effective teamworking, and advanced search skills.
  • Gain the confidence to synthesise information from multiple sources.
  • Learn about how to structure your dissertation proposal.
  • Be introduced to a range of additional careers and employability workshops.
  • Work alongside your research supervisor to complete your final research project/dissertation.

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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.

Tuition fees 2024/25:

  • £11,750

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.

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.

  • Contact time in class – typically in lectures, seminars and tutorials
  • Access to facilities, including computers, on-campus Wi-Fi, printers, vending machines, quiet study spaces
  • The support of our Careers & Employment Service who help you to become more employable, secure placements and run workshops
  • Academic support – our ACE Team run multiple sessions on academic writing, presenting, exam techniques throughout the semester, as well as 1-2-1 appointments and drop-in sessions
  • Student support services such as our Ask4Help Service. Find out more about the services available to you on our Student Support page
  • Access to online resources, including 24/ 7 Library with over 400,000 e-books and 50,000 electronic journals.

Payment plans for self-funded students

If you need support to spread the cost of your tuition, you may be eligible for our payment plan.

London Cost of Living Bursary

Eligible international students will receive an automatic bursary for £1,334, covering one month’s living costs in London*, applied at the Conditional Offer as a fee discount. This bursary is effective for intakes in May 2024, September 2024, January 2025 and May 2025. This offer excludes Pre-sessional English, standalone Graduate Certificate programmes and sponsored applicants.

If you receive this bursary, you may still be eligible for additional bursaries and scholarships, these will be confirmed at the Unconditional Offer stage. Full maintenance costs still need to be evidenced when applying for your visa.

This bursary is only available for international students from specific countries. Please visit our Scholarships page  for more information.

*As defined by UKVI

Payment plans

Government Loan for Masters study

If you are a UK or Home student, you may be eligible for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000+ from the UK Government. Click here to find out more about the loan and whether you are eligible to receive it.

Postgraduate Loan

How to find out more

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How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, you can apply online to study MSc Business with International Management (Part-Time) 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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Course Information

Level of study:


2024/25 Tuition fee:

UK/Home Fee: £11,750 (24/25)

Entry requirements:

Minimum 2:2 honours degree from a UK university or equivalent. Professional qualifications may also be accepted.

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.5, with no single element below 6.0 or equivalent

Mode of study:

Part-time classroom and virtual sessions


2 years (up to 14 weekends)

Assessment methods:

Coursework and exams

Scholarship or bursaries:


Student finance:


Payment plan:



January, October

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