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MSc International Business and Management careers

MSc International Business and Management careers

According to PWC’s The World in 2050 report, the next 35 years could see an economic shift of power away from the economies in North America, Western Europe, and Japan.

Instead, China and India are projected to become the world’s two largest economies in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) – with considerable growth seen in countries like Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

As more companies from different regions become players in the global arena, the demand for professionals who can take on the challenges and opportunities associated with international businesses will only increase as a result.

With your MSc International Business and Management you’ll not only gain the expertise needed to lead companies in international environments, but also develop the research skills to innovate and adapt to further changes in the global market – empowering you to find long-term personal success as well.

Types of roles

There’s a near-endless list of opportunities open for you to explore within companies in the international arena, across industries and sectors. While it’s impossible to cover all of them, some of the positions you could take on include:

Transferable skills

As well as equipping you with the knowledge needed to thrive as a business leader, your Master’s course will help you develop a range of qualities that are valuable across all fields and sectors.

  • Critical thinking

  • Independent learning and analysis

  • Communication

  • Collaboration and teamworking

  • Awareness of cultural nuances

  • Adaptability and innovativeness

Want to explore your options?

UCLan Career Services

All our students have full use of the UCLan Careers Service and, if you’re ever in the area, you can also book an appointment to visit the Preston Campus Careers Service in person.

Through the UCLan Careers Service, you can access:

  • E-guidance

  • Telephone appointments

  • Online information resources

  • Online interview practice

  • Job vacancy portal

  • Online career courses

  • Online CV builder

  • Blackboard career resources

  • Psychometric testing

  • Alumni connect

  • Careers blog and webinars

  • Campus events and careers fairs

UCLan Propeller

The Propeller Student Enterprise is our way of helping you further the skills and knowledge needed to be enterprising – whether you’re working for yourself or as part of an organisation.

The service is open to both students and alumni. It includes:

  • Workshops

  • Mentor support

  • Online content

  • The University’s incubation space Flightpath, our online freelancing platform

These resources are a great way to further develop your business sense and transferable skills as you plan your next career move.

We also offer students and recent graduates (for up to 3 years) 1:1 guidance from business experts, along with funding through our Propeller Enterprise Award.

Thinking ahead: questions to ask before starting your course 

To make the most of your degree, it’s helpful to start your studies with a good idea of at you’d like to gain from them.

While you don’t need to know the answers to all these questions, they may prompt you to think more about your aims for the course, and how you can achieve them.

  • What are your long-term career objectives, and how can this degree help with them?

  • Is there a particular area of specialisation that you’d like to focus on while studying?

  • How will your studies build upon your strengths and work on your weaknesses?

  • What benefits can your current educational or career experience bring to your learning?

  • Are there any specific industries or fields you’d like to enter? How can the course and our services help?

Remember, you can also get in touch with our Course Advisers for more information about the programme and the career opportunities it can provide. You can fill out the form at the bottom of this page, email them via, or call +44 (0)1772 925 931

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