Northumbria University Newcastle

International Business Management MSc

There’s a focus on the global business environment, an emphasis on managing international organisations, and special attention to the cultural challenges of extending operations across multiple countries. The course culminates in either a master’s dissertation or if you prefer, a consultancy project where you’ll tackle an issue faced by a real client.

The Masters course attracts students from around the world, creating a global perspective within the classroom. You’ll be developed as a leader and manager while expanding upon your research skills.

Our graduates typically go into graduate positions with multinational companies or smaller businesses with operations and supply chains in several countries. Some graduates have gone on to work in their family business. The course could also lead you to a postgraduate research degree such as an MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate.

Entry Requirements

Standard Entry

Normally candidates will be expected to have a qualification equivalent to an honours degree (2.2 classification or above) in a business- related discipline.

Candidates holding a first degree in a nonbusiness discipline should consider the Master of Business and Management as an alternative.

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have one of the following English language qualifications with grades as shown below.

  • A British Council International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 5.5
  • Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51.

Career Prospects

As part of this, the course includes two modules that are focused on developing global management competencies and international human resource management. Topics during these modules include emotional intelligence, cultural awareness and the ability to work in diverse groups and teams, as well as project management and decision making.

To further enhance your employability, we offer the opportunity to undertake a master’s consultancy project as an alternative to the traditional dissertation. You’ll work in a small group, typically no more than five people, and tackle a live project from a host organisation under the mentorship of a member of our academic team. The project can be an excellent vehicle for you to relate theory to practice while developing transferable skills.

Our graduates typically go into graduate positions with multinational companies or smaller businesses with operations and supply chains in several countries. Some graduates have gone on to work in their family business.

Course Details

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. As this is a master’s course there is a major element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that helps ensure a successful learning journey. We make sure that extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment methods include assignments, presentations, exams, and the master’s dissertation or consultancy project.

Year One

Research Methods and Analytics for Business Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Postgraduate Business Students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Leadership and Management Development (Core,20 Credits)
Global Consumers and Marketplaces (Optional,20 Credits)
Global Supply Chain and Operations Improvement (Optional,20 Credits)
NBS Masters Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Masters' Management Enquiry (Optional,60 Credits)
International Business: Contexts and Challenges (Core,20 Credits)
Globalisation, Innovation and Sustainability (Core,20 Credits)
Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship (Optional,20 Credits)
International Trade and Finance (Optional,20 Credits)
Strategic Frameworks for International Business (Optional,20 Credits)
International Business and Development Impacts (Optional,20 Credits)
The Rise of the Global Economy (Optional,20 Credits)
Placemaking and Cultural Consumption (Optional,20 Credits)

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