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    Designed to provide you with specialist knowledge of international business, these NEW self-study programmes in International Business have been developed by academics within the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. The School ranks in the top 15 in the UK according to The Times newspaper, putting it in the highest league of UK management schools.

    Building on the success of Royal Holloway's MBA in International Management, the programmes in International Business provide a thorough grounding in a range of core subjects, giving you a strong foundation in the principles and techniques of business. You will also be able to select from a wide range of elective courses, allowing you to explore your interests and develop your expertise. Please note that as the MSc in International Business does not involve face-to-face sessions, it is not an AMBA-accredited programme.

    These programmes provide:

    * a systematic understanding of business-related problems
    * conceptual tools for analyzing and evaluating business issues
    * a critical awareness of current research methods
    * opportunities to develop your own hypotheses about business issues
    * a stimulating learning environment in which to engage with case material.

    Career progression

    These programmes will undoubtedly help you gain a competitive edge and drive your career forward, and may also assist a career change, achieve a salary increase, improve promotion prospects or simply broaden horizons and increase marketability. They also provide a firm foundation for postgraduate study and offers an excellent basis from which to further careers in management.

    Flexibility to fit your lifestyle

    Offering flexible admission dates, payment options and study periods, these programmes have been developed to fit in with your work and family commitments. You decide the level you wish to study at and can choose to follow a progressive route. The flexibility this offers enables you to plan your studies around your work and home commitments.

    Important note

    The Postgraduate Certificate in International Management forms a common core for progression to the different International Management and International Business awards offered via Royal Holloway, University of London (see Structure & Syllabus). So, if you are still unsure whether you should follow the International Management or the International Business route at this stage, the Postgraduate Certificate in International Management is the ideal starting point for your studies.

    MSc International Business: 6 core modules, 4 electives, research course and dissertation

    PG Dip International Business: 6 core modules and 4 electives

    PG Cert International Management: 5 core modules.

    Six core courses

    * International accounting and finance
    * International human resource management and organisational behaviour
    * Information systems and operations management
    * International strategy
    * International marketing
    * International business economics

    PLUS four electives chosen from the following:

    * International entrepreneurship
    * China and the international economy
    * Advertising and promotional communication
    * Cooperative strategy
    * International business analysis
    * International sustainability management
    * Corporate social responsibility
    * Management of Japanese multinationals
    * Multinational enterprise and the global economy
    * Investment management
    * Corporate finance
    * Knowledge management
    * International business law
    * Global financial markets

    [Note: exit here and receive the Postgraduate Diploma]

    PLUS Research course

    * Business research methods

    PLUS Research project

    * Dissertation


    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

    To apply for the MSc or Postgraduate Diploma you must have: * an undergraduate degree (e.g. bachelor) which is considered at least comparable to a UK second class honours degree, in any subject, from an institution acceptable to the University, or * an undergraduate degree in any subject, from an institution acceptable to the University and a GMAT score of 550 or above, or * an acceptable professional qualification and a GMAT score of 550 or above.To apply to register for stand-alone individual modules you should satisfy the above entrance requirements. However, if you do not hold such qualifications, the University may still consider your application but will require evidence of your ability to undertake advanced study (e.g. professional qualifications and/or work experience). 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) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92 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. Technological Requirements To study these programmes you need a computer with access to the Internet. The minimum specification is a 133Mhz, Pentium PC (266 Mhz recommended) or equivalent running Windows 98 or later; 32MB RAM; screen resolution 800x600 colour or higher; CD-ROM Drive, Sound Card and speakers (or G3 Macs and later running at least Mac OS 7.0). The computer should have at least 1GB of free hard disk space. You will also need the following software: Internet Explorer version 6 or above, JavaScript and cookie-enabled (Mac users will need the latest version of Safari) Adobe Acrobat Reader 6 or above QuickTime 6.0 or above Flash plug-in Anti-virus software Microsoft Office 98 or higher (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).

    Financial assistance

    No financial assistance is available from the University. Some employers in both the public and private sector may offer financial assistance to their employees.

    Students at publicly funded teaching institutions in England may apply for a loan through the Student Loans Company.

    Students with disabilities

    Disabled students who are resident in the UK may also be able to apply for a Disabled Student Allowance (DSA).

    Armed forces

    Students who are members of the UK Armed Forces should note that the University of London has been approved by the Ministry of Defence in support of the Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) Scheme (ELC Provider Reference Number 1284). The Scheme provides financial support to eligible Service personnel who wish to enhance their educational or vocational achievements.

    Accreditation

    Royal Holloway

    Royal Holloway is ranked among the top, research-led universities in the UK. It is an innovative and forward-looking institution, acknowledged worldwide for cutting-edge research and excellent teaching. Originally founded in 1886, Royal Holloway is today the third largest multidisciplinary College of the University of London.

    The School of Management was founded in 1990 and has grown quickly to become Royal Holloways largest department. The School has 85 academic staff researching and teaching in a broad range of management subjects within international and national contexts.

    Since 2005 the School has been accredited (and successfully reaccredited in 2010) by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) which is an indication and of its high standards in teaching, curriculum design and student interaction.

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