International Business Management

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MSc

Key facts

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Duration:
13 Months
Start date:

World leading research

71% of our business and management research overall is rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading” (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

Global perspective

Understand how to find solutions to international challenges

17th in the country for research impact

In business and management (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

Do you see yourself working in a leadership or management role? Our one-year International Business Management MSc is designed to develop your knowledge of HR management, finance, marketing, strategy, and supply chain management in the context of international business.

Our MSc in International Business Management programme equips you with the key skills needed for a variety of business roles in a global context.

You will develop the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders be equipped for the changing role of business in today's interconnected society. You'll also learn about how businesses adapt to new opportunities and challenges including the Internet of Things, climate change and international cultural differences.

Our recent graduates have gained employment in management consultancy, international and governmental agencies, international banking, and with multinational companies.

As technology has advanced, global trade has become increasingly accessible. So business is more competitive than ever and companies have new hurdles to overcome.

Our International Business Management MSc is geared towards developing your understanding of business in a global context, applying your knowledge and finding innovative solutions.

You’ll explore a range of areas to help you see the bigger picture – from the key factors impacting future patterns of global economic growth to asset value measurement systems.

Throughout this course, we’ll help you improve your decision-making skills and prepare you for a career in a leadership or management role.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc International Business Management

Course content

In your first semester, you’ll explore areas such as leadership, financial reporting, the global digital environment and factors influencing economic growth.

In semester two, we’ll challenge you to apply, analyse and evaluate a range of strategic tools, models and concepts. You’ll also get to grips with international supply chain management, HR management in a global context and research methods.

In your final semester, you’ll complete a dissertation. We’ll assign you a supervisor who will support you as you critically review your chosen area of International Business Management.

Professor Jon Fairburn talks about the impact of his research

Professor Jon Fairburn talks about the impact of his research

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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.

Business and Management REF 2021 Results

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Business and Management research has been highly rated by peers and stakeholders in the HE sector.

Facilities

Think Tank

Business is not all about rushing around, mindfulness and thinking time is important to innovation.  Use our Think Tank to come up with the next big thing – designed for entrepreneurs of the future.

Transition Room

A space dedicated to you. The room has all the tech you need to work in groups on assignments, project plan and talk through your ideas.

Collaboratory

A cleverly designed room to allow you to work together in teams, communication is key in business and this space allows you to practice team dynamics in a safe space.

Careers

After completing our International Business Management MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles in various business sectors: 

  • Management analyst/consultant
  • Sales manager
  • International trader
  • Finance controller
  • Business development manager

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

 

All students have access to Career Connect, our dedicated careers team.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So, not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you will:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project – from choosing an area to study to making recommendations from a global perspective.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative). 

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing. 

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.  

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Student Inclusion Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days. The format will vary for each module.

Your study time will include scheduled classes, independent learning and assessments. It will vary depending on your module choices.

Independent learning

As well as timetabled sessions, we know it’s important for you to discover things on your own terms. This could involve:

  • Reading journals, articles and books
  • Working on projects, alone or in a group
  • Researching in the library
  • Preparing coursework and presentations
  • Getting ready for exams

We’ve invested in state-of-the-art facilities to help you make the most of your private study time. Whether you need a library, a computer, or a lab, you’ll find it at Staffs.

Staff

Fatimah Moran

Senior Lecturer

After a career in banking and consultancy, Fatimah began her career in higher education over 25 years ago. She has taught in higher education institutions in Australia, Malaysia and the U.K and has been involved in teaching abroad for the Univer…

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Fees

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you've previously completed a Staffordshire University undergraduate degree (excluding HND and foundation degrees) you may be entitled to a discount of up to 25% off your course fees for any subsequent postgraduate taught course (terms apply, see the alumni discount page for details). If you have any questions about how this relates to you, please contact feesandbursaries@staffs.ac.uk.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

Any optional study trips

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,570 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options; part-time, full-time and distance learning. 

For more information and how to apply visit masters loan.

Our students

The programme helped me gain an international perspective of how business is run, the global challenges that firms face, and how they’re resolved to gain competitive advantages.

Our lecturers took us through ways on how to solve cross-cultural complex problems and apply critical thinking in the areas of finances, marketing, strategy, HR management, and supply chain management in the context of international business.

I appreciate the tremendous work that our Course Leader and the entire team of lecturers of this program have done imparting this precious knowledge to me.

Kondwani Davie Munthali

MSc International Business Management

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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations

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