This course provides students with the opportunity to explore practice in the context of relevant contemporary theory and research in the field of International Business with particular reference to the management of organisations which operate across international boundaries.
Why choose this course?
This degree will enable participants to study business whilst providing an insight into cultural and international impacts. It will also provide participants with a greater cultural awareness.
The degree is distinctly multi-disciplinary in nature and aims to equip participants with a framework for improving their own management action.
The course includes the opportunity to see industry on an international scale by completing a two week study tour overseas.
There is also a unique opportunity to complete a consultancy project working for a real client on a live brief.
You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, normally held in the Peak District.
You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
You'll have the chance build you skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, and becoming a Student Ambassador.
Opportunities for progression
91% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2011 / 12).
There are many opportunities for progression for graduates on this course including:
building on your existing expertise with up-to-date international disciplinary knowledge and skills to be able to gain accelerated promotion in your chosen profession
gaining employment within multinational corporations
carrying out consultancy work within a wide range of sectors (e.g. manufacturing, hospitality, distribution)
undertaking further study within the field of international business
changing career direction towards a managerial role.
Did you know? Nottingham is one of the fastest growing cities in the UK for job creation (RICS Foundation 2011)
Helping you find your feet after university
Following graduation, we will continue to support you, by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career.
Our Employability Team are here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished.
Services they provide include:
finding placements, internships and part-time work
taking gap years and time out
getting into volunteering
providing advice on further study.
Core modules include:
International Business Environment and Strategy
Social Responsibility, Compliance and Accountability
Contemporary Issues in International Business
Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner
Applied / Consultancy Project
Optional modules include:
Transition and Emerging Economies
International Value Chains
Cross-cultural Entrepreneurial Management
International Marketing Communications
International Finance and Investment
UK requirements for international applications
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Program requirementsYou will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).One academic or vocational reference is required.English language requirements for International and EU students. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
We are able to offer a number of competitive scholarships to both home / EU and international students. Our scholarships can cover up to half your tuition fees, and apply to all our full-time MSc courses starting in September and January.
Please note that these scholarships are only available to students who have been offered a place to study on their chosen master's course within the School.
For further information on the Nottingham Business School Scholarship Scheme, please visit our scholarships page.
The International Development Office at NTU also offer a number of scholarships. For further details visit our international scholarships page.