De Montfort University

MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship

Reasons to study International Business and Entrepreneurship at DMU:

This course is for both recent graduates and those with work experience wishing to start their own business or develop enterprising skills for larger organisations. It is also designed to produce master’s graduates who are conversant with international business and entrepreneurship, through both practical application and relevant leading-edge theory.

  • Global business school
    The diverse nature of the staff and student cohort means you will experience and benefit from a truly international learning environment allowing you to identify new opportunities in a range of contexts
  • Apply theory in an international context
    By embracing two different business approaches, you will gain the ability to identify and exploit opportunities to launch and grow businesses in an international setting thereby enhancing your employability
  • Tailor your course depending on your interests
    This course offers a carefully selected relevant range of optional modules allowing you to tailor the course to your career aspirations, be that launching a small business or growing an established company
  • Excellent student experience

You may also benefit from guest lectures and opportunities through #DMUlocal and #DMUglobal


Entry Requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification.
  • Applications from those without formal qualifications but with significant professional experience in business or entrepreneurship will be considered individually.
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

Career Prospects

Graduate careers

This innovative one-year MSc will help graduates wishing to start their businesses develop entrepreneurial skills for large businesses, or pursue a career in management or SME development within an international business environment.

You will be encouraged to take part in the Campus Enterprise Opportunities Business Venture Competition, the perfect opportunity for any DMU student, staff member, or graduate to turn a business idea into reality.

Career opportunities after completing MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship

  • International Trade Finance Manager
  • International Trade Researcher
  • Global Marketing Manager
  • Global Trade Lawyer
  • International Business Development Manager

Course Details

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2.

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your dissertation (or Business Research Project), and again should typically allow around 38 hours per week for this. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Course Modules

Accounting for Managers
Management, Business and Organization in a Global Environment
People Management and Organisation
Research Methods
International Strategic Management, Markets and Resources
Business Creation and Innovation

Optional Modules

two options from the following:
Entrepreneurship and Strategic Decision Making
Contemporary Business Model Generation
Creative Action in International Organisations
Operations & Service Quality Management
Global Outsourcing Offshoring
Entrepreneurial Finance

During the final semester you will complete a:
Dissertation
OR
Business Research Project (BRP)

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