MSc

International Business Management

Key Facts

Course Code N190
  • Qualification

    MSc

  • Typical Course Length

    1 Year

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The MSc in International Business Management offers you the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in international business, with an emphasis on strategic and operational management. You will study management theories and methods in depth, and you will gain a strong academic and practical understanding of individual and organisational behaviour.

Overview

By studying the MSc in International Business Management, you will specialize in international strategy, financial management, marketing strategy, and operations management including the international supply chain: an increasingly important aspect of business opportunities worldwide. You will also study, in depth, key concepts, mechanisms and issues in transnational commercial law. 

You will examine the forces that shape the international business environment and its impact on the operations and strategic outlook of international companies. The programme also covers the institutional structure of the international economy and examines how trade and financial flows are supported by international economic institutions. Throughout the programme, you will apply your learning to contemporary case studies in international business.

Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

Employability

Potential careers:

  • Accountancy;
  • Banking;
  • Insurance;
  • Underwriting;
  • Risk Management;
  • Retail;
  • Distribution and Logistics;
  • Marketing;
  • Market Research;
  • Advertising;
  • Copywriting;
  • Media;
  • Public Relations.

Transferable skills:

  • Understanding organisational behaviour and structure;
  • Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data;
  • Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic conditions and other external changes;
  • The ability to communicate clearly in a written and spoken form;
  • Effective problem-solving;
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills;
  • Decision-making;
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team; 
  • Time-management and organisational skills;
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance.

Teaching & Learning

You will be taught by expert academic staff across lectures, tutorials and seminars. In addition to individual essays and written exams in some modules, students are assessed on a wide range of activities that involve group work and/or require report-writing, presentation and research skills. Several modules are entirely coursework assessed.

Semester One: 

  • International Commercial Law
  • People and Organisations
  • Marketing Management Strategy

Semester Two:

  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • International Business Environment
  • International Strategy and Operations

A final dissertation will also need to be submitted for completion.