International Business

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 9.61 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 13.3 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
1001+ place StudyQA ranking:3525 Duration:15 months

With the option of studying a semester abroad, this course provides you with the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the complex, changing and multifaceted character of international business as well as the environment in which it operates.

You'll develop the skills necessary to work in such business, enabling you to acquire analytical skills in strategy, management and international finance as well as providing the option to develop further specialism in areas such as, marketing, employment relations, management and finance.


You can choose to exit this qualification with a postgraduate diploma (PgDip) after completing six modules or continue to complete the full masters level qualification after completing the dissertation.

Study overseas

Overseas study opportunities are varied: Semester one operates not only in London but also in our partner institutions in Mainz, Germany; Bangkok, Thailand and Chennai, India. Students from these institutions join our London programme in semester two. The language of instruction in all our partner institutions is English.

E-learning study mode

We recognise that professional people lead busy lives with a number of commitments. Therefore, flexibility of learning, and agile engagement in study, is high on the agenda when choosing a course. The MSc International Business by e-learning at IBA is an innovatively structured course that enables students to study wherever and whenever they please at their own pace.

The Masters in International Business by E-Learning is delivered in partnership with the

Semester 1 (General pathway)
  • International business economics (core)

  • International management (core)

  • Analytical techniques for International business (core)

Semester 2 (General pathway)
  • Global information systems for strategic advantage (core)

  • Research methods (core)

Semester 2 (General pathway optional modules)

On this course students have the option of tailoring the programme to meet their areas of interest by choosing two optional modules to complete the taught component of the programme

  • Managing international resources (project management)

  • Service sector consultation

  • Sustainable development and global citizenship

  • Global operations and logistics

  • International marketing

  • Marketing communication

  • Managing across cultures

  • E-Commerce

Semester 2 (finance pathway core)
  • International finance and decision making

  • Research methods

Semester 2 (finance pathway options)
  • Asset fund management

  • Portfolio theory and investment analysis

  • Bank governance and regulation

  • International banking and bank performance

Semester 3 (core)
  • Dissertation

    This module will provide you with an opportunity to independently conceive, plan and execute an appropriate piece of research based on firm academic foundation. The dissertation is required to address an issue that is relevant and important to the field of study being undertaken.

Typically you will be a social science/ business/management graduate (although a conversion course is available for graduates in other disciplines) with some experience of business.

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Vice-Chancellor Scholarships.

Read more about key postgraduate scholarships below and find out more about scholarships and fee discounts for postgraduate students.

Vice-Chancellor Scholarships

Students holding an offer of a place on a postgraduate course will be invited to apply for a Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship. The Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship programme offers a range of rewards from £1,000 bursaries to a full fee waiver.

LSBU Graduate Loyalty Scheme

This scheme gives eligible undergraduate students and alumni a discount of their taught postgraduate tuition fees when they enrol on one of our postgraduate taught courses starting this year. All final year LSBU undergraduates, achieving a 2:1 or higher, who process directly onto an LSBU postgraduate taught course receive a 25% discount off their fees.

International Scholarships

As well as being potentially eligible for our postgraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of scholarships just for them. Find out more about International scholarships.

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