International businesses are complex and often present new and exciting challenges. This course will provide you with the developed skills and knowledge required to succeed in business on an international stage. Now students who do not meet the requirements of a 12 month postgraduate course can still pursue a career in International Business, by completing an extra three months of study to bring them up to speed.
Internationally renowned in the UK, our Business School is an ideal choice for studying international business. Our strong global outlook is also reflected by our student population and the focus of our modules. This stimulating course will provide you with a platform from which to assume managerial positions in organisations already engaged in international business or contemplating internationalisation. It's also perfect for those who have taken a career break and returned to study, as the course will open up new avenues for career progression.
You will develop your knowledge of international business concepts, issues and practices, explore the challenges of the international environment and master advanced-level international business management. You will learn to make decisions in the context of complex international sectors and experience different areas of international operations. In addition to this, you will become skilled at managing products and services in international markets and developing skills in analysis and critical evaluation.
The MA International Business Management will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theories that inform contemporary international business practice. Your decision-making abilities will be developed in the context of complex business environments and you develop your ability to participate in different areas of organisations' international operations. This course will also give you the necessary knowledge and skills to enable you manage people and organisational activities in dynamic business environments and manage products and services in international markets.
Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed through by a combination of individual and group coursework, presentations, examinations and a dissertation. Your knowledge and understanding will be assessed throughout the course by a combination of individual and group coursework, presentations, examinations and a dissertation.
This module aims to develop the academic skills of students to a standard matched to the specialised demands expected of someone about to commence a Master s programme in a business-related field. The module covers a wide range of forms of academic expression, including not only academic writing but other formats such as presentation, extractive reading, a range of types of critical evaluation, and skills of wider academic argument and debate, and academic work and negotiation on a cross cultural platform. This module integrates with companion module studies on the Advanced Diploma, and is targeted on materials that students encounter on that companion module.
This module aims to introduce students interested in the analysis of the modern Multinational Corporations to the key issues related to the strategic evolution of MNCs. Students will explore how these issues contribute to managerial and policy challenges for the state and future of MNCs competitiveness.
This module equips future managers with the quantitative tools to help them make rational decisions under uncertain conditions. The module develops students ability to apply statistical techniques to a wide range of business and management problems in a structured way. Students will gain an appreciation of the appropriateness of different techniques in a given situation. The module develops the students understanding of the tools and their application with use of software packages such as Microsoft Excel and Minitab.
This module aims to provide students who wish to become international managers with the knowledge of the fundamental tools from financial statements to analyse and interpret the information that have been reported by companies in their financial statements, in particular for the purpose of business valuation.
This module aims to present the international nature of business supply chains and how companies work in a global marketplace. Students develop a critical understanding of the theories and practices of how companies grow and manage their global supply chains. The module enhances students understanding of business competitiveness in global marketplaces. Students will be taught the underlying theories that will enable them to evaluate the choices given by organizations and how these are linked to the management of these international networks.
The aims of the module are to introduce students to the theoretical frameworks for analysing international business and developing international business strategies, and to equip students with the knowledge, skills and tools for developing and implementing international business strategy for international competitiveness. It improves students cultural awareness and understanding of critical issues relating to the complexity of managing international operations, and develops students abilities of critical and independent thinking, decision making and problem solving.
The aim of this module is to provide students with an understanding of international entrepreneurship and its contributions to the global economy. This will allow the student to confidently discover and develop business opportunities on a global scale. The module uses a combination of workshops and self directed learning to develop their skills.
This module aims: to offer an up-to-date overview of the key concepts of management and the role in businesses; to examine the contemporary business environment; to discuss and evaluate the challenges in modern management; to demonstrate the practical applications of management from a range of sectors through real cases.
This module aims to illustrate and explore the role of HRM in the international context and develop students awareness of cross cultural and Corporate Social Responsibility issues in an international organisational setting and to equip students with knowledge and skills needed to manage these issues effectively, thus enhancing their employability in a global work context. The module examines the influence of culture at the macro national and micro individual level to equip students with the tools to engage with scientific debate and to evaluate management practice in terms of the possible beneficial and harmful outcomes of management-authored interventions. It also provides students with critical awareness of conceptual frameworks, mechanisms and tools designed to identify, analyse and respond to issues of Corporate Social Responsibility and ethics.
The aims of the module are to provide an appreciation of the economic theory relevant to both trade, multinational enterprises MNEs , foreign direct investment FDI and globalisation; to introduce the students to all major strands of the debate about new trade theories, MNEs, and FDI; to acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge to evaluate and analyse policy issues relating to MNEs business, trade and globalisation; and to develop the ability to undertake research in this area.
For more information about entry requirements and fees view the programme specification.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
This International Business Management course is tailored to those wanting to build a career in the UK, EU or overseas. Our graduates have gone on to work at Chelsea FC, Manpower and M&S. Our course will enable you to assume managerial roles in organisations already engaged in international business or contemplating it and where you will be meet the challenges of business and entrepreneurial activity.
As 81% of employers value employability skills over type or class of degree, it’s essential you develop these while studying and utilise our Employability Service on campus. We provide one to one support with job hunting, CVs, covering letters and interview techniques. We offer part-time, internships and graduate roles plus webinars, workshops and events and a support service to those wishing to start their own business.