International Business Management

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On the MSc in International Business Management degree you will study the fundamental aspects of business and management and its application in an international context. This includes current theory and acknowledged best practice in the areas of strategic analysis and formulation and the tools, concepts, frameworks and practice of operational management.

Typical Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements 2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree, or equivalent, in any discipline.  Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience and/or professional qualifications.

English Language Requirements IELTS 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent

Other Requirements Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.

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Course Overview

You will specialise in the contemporary disciplines of international strategy, financial management, marketing strategy, and operations management including the international supply chain, and recent innovations in this increasingly important aspect of business opportunity. Your study will include key concepts, mechanisms and issues in transnational commerce, with the third term focused upon applying this newly-found understanding into both a strategy investigation and a management report where you will uncover new business management insights in an area you are passionate about.

To understand International Business Management effectively you will also study the institutional structure of the international economy and examine how trade and financial flows are supported by international economic institutions. Throughout your studies, you will apply your learning to contemporary case studies in international business, exploring insights into numerous industries and evaluating the differences in the application and the applicability of these frameworks, models and concepts.

About this course


One year full-time. The academic year (September to September) is divided into three semesters: September to January; January to June; June to September.


Assessment takes the form of research proposals including a related bibliographic element, case studies, oral assessments and essays. Each student will complete a MSc dissertation worth 60 credits, which deals with an area of chosen study in the third semester. 

Course Fees:

Please see the tuition fee pages for current tuition fees. Please note that all fees are subject to an annual increase.


Funding opportunities may be available, please check our funding calculator for details.

Modules September start - 2024

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Financial Analysis and Decision Making ABM1120 20
International Business Environment ABM3220 20
International Strategy and Operations ABM5220 20
Managerial Report ABM5560 60
Marketing Managment Strategy ABM7120 20
People and Organizations ABM5320 20


Module Name Module Code Credit Value
International Commercial Law LAM0720 20
Project Management Tools and Techniques ABM2920 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh


By studying this degree you will develop your understanding of organisational behaviour and structure, and be able to research, interpret and use business and financial data.

Potential careers include:

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

Transferable skills include:

  • 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.

Modules include:

  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • International Business Environment
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Strategy and Operations
  • Managerial Reports
  • Marketing Management Strategy
  • People and Organisations.

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