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MSc International Business and Management

MSc International Business and Management

Course details

Delivery: online, part-time

Duration: two years

Start dates: January, May and September

Next welcome week: 17 January 2022

Next course start date: 24 January 2022 

Fees: £10,150 (paid in two instalments)

Application deadline: 3 January 2022. We recommend applying as early as you can to secure your place. Visit our Apply Now page to start your application.

Course overview

Equip yourself with the expertise needed to thrive as a leader in business.

Our online MSc International Business and Management course will help you gain an exceptional understanding of operational management, strategic management, and the practices involved with international business.

The programme breaks away from traditional approaches to management to look ahead instead.

By exploring the contemporary and future challenges of operating in the global market, you’ll receive an education that sets you up for long-term success.

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Why study with us?

  • Become a part of our Institute of International Business, one of the top-ranking university research institutes

  • Gain insights from our experienced academics via live webinars that can be watched back at any time, along with regular feedback and assessments

  • Receive resources to sharpen your independent learning, so you can continue to develop your management capabilities even after graduation

Watch your course webinar

Hear from Course Leader Dr Jenni Barrett about the benefits of studying an MSc in International Business and Management:

You can read the transcript of this video here.

Learning outcomes

Built upon international business management disciplines, this postgraduate programme will provide you with a forward-thinking, globally relevant education.

Upon completing the MSc International Business and Management, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand and apply core theories, practices, and techniques of global enterprise management

  • Navigate emerging themes within the business landscape with a focus on sustainable business and management

  • Explore marketing practices and address the challenges faced by multinational corporations across various international business environments

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Module overview

Entry requirements

  • You must hold at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field. However, please note that we’ll consider all candidates on their individual merits.

  • If you’re looking to progress through the experiential learning route, you’ll need to provide a more detailed personal statement than usual along with a CV highlighting your relevant work experience.

  • We may ask you to attend an online, 45-minute interview to discuss your background and interest in the course.

  • You can also explore using our accreditation of prior learning (APL) to claim credits that you can put towards your degree, based on the experience you currently hold.

  • If you don’t speak English as a first language you’ll need to hold a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or an accepted equivalent.

Unsure if you have the right qualifications or experience? Don’t worry – we know that it’s impossible to measure everyone’s capabilities in the same way.

If you’d like some advice regarding your eligibility, our Course Adviser team is here to help. You can reach them by phoning +44 (0)1772 925 931 or emailing onlinestudy@uclan.ac.uk

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Course leader

Dr Jenni Barrett

Jenni is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management at UCLan. Her teaching and research focuses on the management of digital/hybrid teams and the impact of organisational culture on issues such as diversity and sustainability.

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Module Leader

Dr Muhammad Usman

Muhammad is a Lecturer in Business and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His areas of interest include earnings management; corporate governance; capital structure; audit quality; and corporate social responsibility.

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How we teach

We offer an interactive mix of weekly webinars, forums, and learning activities to keep you engaged and challenged during your studies with us. However, you’ll also be given the freedom and flexibility to access these resources at your own time, to best fit your schedule.

In addition, we’ll provide guidance on how to identify, locate, and use the online material available in the Library. Comprehensive bibliographies are provided for each module, as are guidelines for when you’ll be expected to produce essays, projects, and your dissertation.

How you're assessed

Throughout the programme there will be a combination of formative and summative assessments. There are no exams.

Formative assessments will typically involve tutor feedback on your presentations and other projects. Summative assessments will typically take place through essays and assessed coursework – your dissertation being one example.

Careers and opportunities

Upon completing the course and earning your degree, you’ll have the expertise needed to succeed in executive or managerial roles within international business organisations.

The real-world focus of the programme, combined with the professional development skills you can expect to gain, will help you confidently approach the demands and challenges of modern business environments.

Some of the positions you could explore include:

  • Business development manager

  • Marketing executive

  • Project manager

  • Management analyst

  • Entrepreneur

Your degree also opens you up to the prospect of pursuing a PhD; in many countries an MSc is an essential requirement for study at doctoral level.

As mentioned in the module overview section above, your research project gives you with the opportunity – after obtaining ethical approval – to conduct an in-depth research project in your intellectual and professional specialist area of choice.

Check out our MSc International Business and Management careers page for more information on potential career paths open to you.

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