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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 12.2k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 21.6k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a degree designed to give you up-to-the-minute knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative.

    Taking a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, including economic, financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world.

    You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course includes a Masters thesis (research dissertation) on an international business-related topic.

    Graduates will gain partial exemption from membership to the Institute of Export, with the potential of a full exemption depending on the choice of options and research focus of the dissertation.

    In addition, there is a possibility in the course to spend a semester at an international partner institution to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market. As there are a limited number of exchange places available, the scheme is competitive and you can apply for a place once you are registered on the course.

    Module details

    The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units. Compulsory course units include: Fundamentals of International Business; Economic Analysis of the Multinational Enterprise; Marketing Issues in International Business; Financial Risk Management for International Business; and Research Methods and Data Analysis. Optional course units include: International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice; International Business Negotiations; International Marketing; Multinational Management; European Integration and International Business; Multinationals, Development and Technology Transfer; Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial Aspects; and Institutions and Firms' Internationalisation Strategies.

    There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution. Details can be found here.

    Masters Information Sessions

    We are holding a series of Masters Information Sessions due to take place in 2014.

    Wednesday 5th Febuary: 12.30-2.00pm

    Wednesday 12th March: 12.30-2:00pm

    Wednesday 2nd April: 12.30-2.00pm

    Wednesday 30th April: 12.30-2:00pm

    We are holding these sessionns in the Alumni Club room, MBS West (ground gloor). It's your chance to come along to apeak to staff and current students about the courses we offer.

    For more information go to


    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

    Academic entry qualification overview: We are looking for a UK bachelor degree with upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent in any discipline.When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. We particularly welcome applicants from institutions of high ranking and repute.English language: Students whose first language is not English will be required to take an English language test. See here for more details.Other international entry requirements: We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 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 iBT® test: 100 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 currently reviewing the masters scholarships available for home, EU and international students for the September 2014 intake. Information will be published here when the awards are announced.

    In 2013 we awarded a number of scholarships to home and international students to the value of £5,000 each. The successful students were able to demonstrate the following:

    * Excellent academic performance.
    * Graduated with a minimum high 2.1 or 1st UK undergraduate degree or overseas equivalent.
    * Previously studied at a university with a strong academic reputation and ranking.
    * Potential to contribute and enrich all aspects of the Masters programme and the diverse academic and cultural profile of the Master class.

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