MA in International Business
MA in International Business (Global Banking School)

Course Description

Building on the transferrable skills already gained through your undergraduate study, this programme will provide the opportunity to hone your knowledge and skills, and your approach to a truly global economy.

You’ll look at the increasing significance of the global/local marketplace, including traditional export/import operations, international expansion and e-commerce. You’ll understand international customers and their requirements, focusing on customer relationship management, customer service and cross-cultural management issues associated with diverse international business teams. And you’ll learn about International Business strategy development, including acquisitions, international partnerships, global supply chains and joint ventures.

You'll gain the knowledge to tackle complex international issues, both systematically and creatively, giving you the ability to change and improve business and management practice.

How are traditional export and import operations changing?

What opportunities does e-commerce bring to businesses? 

How are international customers' needs met? 

Studying our programme will develop both the core and specialist skills you need to progress your career in leadership and management on a global scale.

Required Qualification

Any international Bachelor Degree (equivalent to UK Bachelor Degree) holders need to provide an IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent.

Modules under Course

Year 1

Leadership and Professional Development – three days of scheduled teaching International Business – 10 x 2.5 hours International Management and Marketing – 10 x 2.5 hours Operations and Global Supply Chain Management – 10 x 2.5 hours Corporate and International Strategy – 10 x 2.5 hours Business Research – 10 x 2.5 hours Research Project/Dissertation – Contact hours as agreed with supervisor

Students are required to choose one module from: Innovation, Change & Enterprise Human Resources Management Project Management

Jobs and Salaries

•        International marketing director (£50,000 to £95,000)

•        Financial controller or manager (£36,000 to £77,000)

•        International economist (£45,000 to £70,000)

•        Business development manager (£43,000 to £65,000)