This course can be studied full-time over one year and may also be taken part-time over two years. You can start in January, May or September.
The underlying focus is on developing international business skill sets and cultural perception so that you can think strategically and implement complex international business projects in the new global economy. As well as traditional teaching and learning methods, such as lectures, workshops and seminars, we will use innovative business techniques and tools, including practical market entry software tools to achieve this.
For example, we will exposed you to real-life case studies with recent examples including the use of guest speakers from industry sharing their expertise and experiences in most modules, participation in online international learning projects with students of participating institutions from other parts of the world, field trips or visits to organisations to experiences how the concepts and theories studied work in practice with recent visits to Manchester, Jaguar Land Rover to mention but a few. As mentioned, we also invite a range of guest speakers who will share experiences of managing change and growth in their organisations, supply chain and logistics strategies, marketing and trade management operations, business development and more.
Many of our teaching staff are research active and will disseminate up-to-date developments in their fields, fostering debate and discussion. For example, recent cohorts have had the opportunity to make use of lecturers’ research outputs in their seminar discussions and drawn case studies for use in their workshops from research outputs of staff on the programme. You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own supervised research as part of your dissertation – past students have examined various international business topics from such themes as strategic management, trade management, internationalisation and business process integrations approaches to mention but a few.
You will have the opportunity to participate in range of field trips and industry visits, at home and abroad, with recent excursions to Manchester United and Jaguar Land Rover in the UK (additional costs may apply).
On the successful completion of 180 level Masters credits, awards may be made with a ‘Distinction’ or ‘Merit’, based on the achievement of an average mark of at least 70% or 60% respectively. Students may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) if they achieve 120 credits and a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) if they achieve 60 credits. Students may only progress to the final stage of Masters programmes after meeting the requirements for award of a Postgraduate Diploma.