De Montfort University

MSc International Business and Management

If you’d like to gain an advanced knowledge of international business and management principles, through both practical application and critical thinking, this course is ideal for you.


You will enhance your understanding of core business knowledge and develop the ability to identify and manage important issues relevant to international businesses.

By embracing two different business approaches, you will learn how to make the most of opportunities to launch a business or grow an existing organisation. 

You will also have the chance to personalize your learning and specialise in an area of international management of your choosing. This includes areas relating to international trade, supply chain management, contemporary business models, creativity, leadership, innovation, and managing on a global scale.

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 management will be considered individually.
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    IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

Career Prospects

Career opportunities after MSc International Business and Management

  • Arbitrator.
  • Business development manager.
  • Data scientist.
  • External auditor.
  • Financial trader.
  • Human resources officer.
  • Marketing executive.
  • Sales executive.

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 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.

Core Modules

Accounting for Managers
Critical Management in a Global Context
People Management and Organisation
Research Methods
International Strategic Management, Markets and Resources
Corporate Social Responsibility

Optional Modules

You may choose two options from the following:
Creative Action in International Organisations
International Trade Theory and Practice
Managing Across International Borders
Leading Change and Innovation
Operations & Service Quality Management
Family Firm Management and Innovation
Global Outsourcing Offshoring

And You may choose one option from the following:
Dissertation
Business Research Project

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