This course provides you with advanced skills in international business management.
In the 21st century, businesses are more globally integrated than ever before. This means that international business expertise is vital in order to understand the dynamic conditions and opportunities within a global market. Organisations need highly skilled managers if they are to achieve their international aspirations.
This course has been specifically created to assist you if you do not qualify for our 12-month course. You'll gain the core knowledge and skills you need to catch up and complete the same level of study as the rest of our postgraduates.
We've tailored the course to include three extra months of study that cover the essential skills and theories you need to embark on an advanced course in International Business Management.
You'll be taught by academics who have research expertise in multinational enterprise innovation strategy, emerging market strategies, small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) internationalisation, strategic marketing, and international human resource management.
The aim of this course is to equip you with effective management and operational processes that will enable you to pursue managerial positions.
You'll gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic nature of global business environments and an understanding of international entrepreneurial activity. You'll also have access to industry field trips and hear from professional guest speakers who will enhance your awareness of the sector.
The course offers a holistic perspective on international business, covering strategic and logistical issues such as decision-making, business strategy, multinational enterprise, financial analysis and supply chain management.
You'll have access to the Chartered Management Institute’s Management Direct resource hub where you'll find thousands of online resources, creative tools for problem-solving and interactive scenarios to aid self-directed learning.
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The first three months of this course will lay the foundations so that you can fully understand how to write academically, extract valuable information from your reading, critically evaluate that information and present it professionally.
Expanding your knowledge and understanding of the theories that inform contemporary international business practice gives a base of learning in the fundamental areas of strategy and management in a globalised business environment.
Once the basics are in place you will explore areas around decision making, trade and enterprise, while selecting from a number of modules that allow you to pursue knowledge in areas you feel are most appropriate to your interests and career aspirations. The aim of the learning is for you to gain the necessary skills to enable you to manage people and organisational activities in dynamic environments and manage products and services within international markets. You will end the course by utilising the knowledge and skills you have learnt to shape and complete your own international management project.
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 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 help students critically evaluate the global context in which multinational enterprises (MNEs) operate using relevant theories and applying these to practical cases of different MNEs. The module will provide students with the necessary tools to strategically analyse and evaluate business opportunities and challenges across different international markets through an integrated lens of external and internal evaluations of factors that shape international strategies of firms.
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 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.
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.
The module will critically evaluate the effect of national culture on corporate culture and on the experience of the manager and those who they manage. The module will ask student to consider the ethical demands of different global contexts, and equip them with the tools they need to respond effectively to these challenges. The teaching in the module is rooted in the realities of management in a globalized context, and draws on current academic research and professional experience.
This module aims to illustrate and explore the role of HRM in the international context and develop students’ awareness of current HR issues with particular reference to multinational corporations, thus enhancing their employability in the global work place. The module examines the cultural and institutional influences on HRM in multinational corporations, HRM practice in different regions, and IHRM policies in multinational corporations.
This module explores the major concepts, models, tools, and metrics used in management analytics for overseeing management related projects. Specifically, in the first part of the module students will be equipped with building blocks of management analytics. In the second part, the module will provide students with fundamental machine learning concepts and techniques, which are most applicable to management research.
This module provides students with a means of developing further the skills and knowledge gained on MA International Business Management, by application to a specific organisational issue or problem. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in the design of a business enhancement project, application of appropriate methods of investigation, management of the change process, and maintenance of vision in the face of the vicissitudes of business realities.
This module aims to help students critically evaluate contemporary trends in international business to gain an updated perspective of the theoretical and practical developments in the field of international business (IB) research and practice. The module discusses a range of new trends, including new international markets, competitors, technologies, opportunities and challenges, that influence international business and the operations of firms on a global level both directly and indirectly.
This module provides students with the knowledge and critical understanding of strategic reward management in a global context. Students will critically evaluate current reward theories and practices within a variety of international contexts. The module aims to develop the skills required to research and critically analyse reward within an international organisational contexts, and to present written findings and recommendations to senior management. It aims to give students credibility in the subject of reward, so that they can join, or progress further in the HR profession.
The module examines the impact of culture on international and global marketing. The principal aim of the module is to equip students with advanced knowledge of international marketing and the ability of critical and independent think, research and decision making which will enable students to pursuit a career in international marketing.
The impact of technology has been immense on how products, services, experiences and ideas are being distributed to consumers. The internet, the mobile and the social media represent new platforms that businesses can use as potential channels to distribute their products and services. In this context, determining the appropriate channel combination is crucial for organisational success. The module aims to equip students with an in depth understanding and knowledge of a range of theories and tools for creating an effective multichannel strategy. Students will learn how to reduce the risk of selecting inappropriate channels through a systematic analysis of market trends, organisational capability and the shopping experience across different channels. They will address the factors underpinning the successful integration of an organisation’s multichannel proposition for achieving competitive advantage. They will further learn to think strategically about offline and online retailing and apply a range of marketing principles in choosing and managing physical and virtual channels.
The ability to communicate in culturally diverse settings has become a key prerequisite of successful global brands. Although there is a worldwide convergence of technology, media and financial systems, globalisation has not consistently produced globally uniform consumers; global brands often encounter unfamiliar challenges in specific regions or parts of the world. This module examines the discipline of cross-cultural communications in relation to global marketing. It is concerned with the development, implementation and evaluation of marketing communication activities across a diverse range of cultural settings. Students in this module will consider how cultural values influence, and can be reflected in, global communication programs for both ‘goods’ and ‘services’ markets. Message creation, execution and the available vehicles of message distribution will be evaluated across different cultural contexts. Through exposure to a wide range of real-life examples, students will be able to design comprehensive communication solutions to boost brand shares globally.
This module is underpinned by the ethos that ‘Entrepreneurship’ is now a career choice for many students in these challenging, dynamic and uncertain times. The recent developments in digital technologies has facilitated a new breed of Entrepreneur for the 21st century- the ‘ E-entrepreneur’ This module is designed to foster entrepreneurial talent and to encourage entrepreneurial skills underpinned by online digital technologies as a platform for students to shape their future careers ,income streams and destinies
The aim of this module is to develop an understanding of the major issues in corporate finance. In particular it develops the student’s ability to analyse corporate finance issues; apply finance theories to deal with practical issues in corporate finance; and investigate emerging issues and contemporary trends in the field.
To find out more about this course, please download the International Business Management (Enhanced) MA specification (PDF).
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The course provides both the international perspective and management understanding that will enhance your career prospects if you're already working in a business environment. It will also boost your employability if you're setting out to work in an international business management role.
Our postgraduate courses have been recognised for their ability to support your career. 95% of our postgraduate students go on to work or further study - Graduate Outcomes 2022.
Some of the specific roles our graduates have gone on to include: management analyst, trade manager, international management consultant, import/export agent and sales representative.
Some of the organisations our graduates have gone on to work in include, while others have gone on to start their own businesses.
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We can help you bring your business idea to life with our MDXcelerator programme which includes masterclasses with high-profile entrepreneurs, workshops, mentoring opportunities and competitions to secure seed funding.
You’ll study with students from 122 countries who’ll hopefully become part of your global network. And after you graduate, we'll still support you through our alumni network to help you progress in your chosen career.
The fees below are for the 2024/25 academic year:
Full-time students: £20,900
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For international students, we also have a limited number of other awards specific to certain regions, and work in partnership with funding providers in your country to help support you financially with your study.
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Start: September 2024
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start: September 2024
Duration: 1 year full-time, Usually 2 years part-time
Start: September 2024
Duration: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time