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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9.71k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

    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.

    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.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    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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