Northumbria University Newcastle - International Business Management MSc (with advanced practice)

Northumbria University Newcastle

International Business Management MSc (with advanced practice)

There is 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 will tackle an issue faced by a real client.

The course attracts students from around the world, creating a global perspective within the classroom. You will be developed as a leader and manager while expanding upon your research skills. You may also wish to consider our MSc Business with International Management with Study Abroad.

As a student on this course you will benefit from the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

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.

A further module, ‘Academic and Professional Development’, has a specific focus on self-development. It includes formal sessions with our Careers and Employment Service which offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

In the second year of the course you will have the chance to put your new learning into practice. You will develop a track record of achievement that will help you stand out from other job applicants. We will help you find a project that matches your interests and career aspirations, building on Newcastle Business School’s very successful background in placing students.

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.

During the second year you will have the opportunity to undertake a consultancy project for a whole semester. You will follow this up with an Applied Management Work Investigation Report that will critically analyse an issue related to your practical experience.

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)
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)

Year Two

Applied Management Work Investigation (Optional,60 Credits)
Masters' Study Abroad (Optional,60 Credits)
Business Clinic PG Group Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Masters' Management Enquiry (Optional,60 Credits)

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