International Business Management MSc

MSc International Business students in a lecture
Location Stoke-on-Trent Campus
Duration 1 Year

2017/18 New Entrants, Full Time

  • Home and EU students: £6,200 per course
  • International students: £12,300 per course
Course start January, September
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Stoke-on-Trent CampusFull-time2016/17 Academic YearApply Direct
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Course outline

This MSc in International Business Management will enable you to develop a thorough knowledge of the key concepts of human resource management, finance, marketing, business strategy and supply chain management in the context of international business.

You will have the opportunity to participate in a residential course in a European City, as part of the option module International Consultancy in Action, involving visits to foreign national and multi-national companies in the service and manufacturing sectors.

This course prepares you for more challenging management and leadership roles, which is key to your achieving your future career ambitions.

Course content

Module overview

Term 1 (Core)

  • Leading Managing and Developing People
  • Scanning the Global Digital Environment
  • International Financial Analysis
  • International Business Management

Term 2 (Core)

  • International Strategic Management
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management in a Global Context

Term 2 (Option)

  • Project Management
  • International Financial Management
  • International Consultancy in Action (including overseas residential course, subject to visa and extra cost)
  • Marketing Innovations

Term 3 (Core)

  • Research Methods for International Business
  • Masters Dissertation in International Business Management

Entry requirements

A UK 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Evidence of satisfactory English language skills is required for international candidates where English is not their first language, such as IELTS – overall score 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening) or equivalent.


A wide variety of assessment vehicles are used to test your learning throughout the course. Methods include:

  • presentations
  • team projects
  • individual reports
  • debates
  • examinations.

Assessment varies between modules but the overall strategy is to have a balanced set of assessments across a variety of methods that will include:

  • examinations
  • assignments
  • group and/or individual presentation
  • open analysis cases
  • portfolios
  • projects
  • dissertations

Assessments are written to ensure they test each of the module learning outcomes and reinforce a ‘problem and practice based learning’ approach.

Graduate destinations

This course is suitable if you are a graduate planning a career in large-scale international organisations, or aiming for high-profile positions in government, universities and both the public and the private sectors. Many of our students go on to register for PhDs.


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