University of Hertfordshire

MSc Global Business

The University of Hertfordshire’s MSc Global Business is part of the innovative International Business School Alliance (IBSA) dual Master’s degree programme. It is an exciting opportunity to study in two countries, at two highly respected institutions, gaining two prestigious Master’s degrees (one of which could be an MBA) and a distinct career advantage in one life-changing year. 2 degrees, 2 countries, 1 year!

You will either spend your first semester studying a powerful set of core subjects with us at Hertfordshire, before choosing one of six specialisations, or you could join us for your specialisation. Each of these is based at a different international institution with an excellent reputation in that field, so as well as studying at Hertfordshire, you will be able to travel to Paris, Moscow, Bremen, Valencia or North Carolina to study abroad.

The programme is offered in full-time (one calendar year) mode and leads to the award of an MSc Degree in Global Business. Entry is normally at level 7 (with a cognate first-degree qualification). The intake here at Hertfordshire may be semester A (September) for compulsory subjects or semester B (January) for the specialisation and project.

To achieve your dual degree, you will need to successfully study at two different institutions. When you graduate, you will be awarded a sought-after Master’s from each. Along the way you will develop new language skills, supporting future career opportunities in the UK and overseas.

By tailoring your postgraduate study around your own strengths, interests and ambitions, you will create a distinctive degree that helps you carve out the career you really want. You will be equipped with the business understanding, in-depth specialist skills, international experience and language abilities you need to stand out in today’s competitive global business world.

Whichever institution you travel to, IBSA’s focus on theoretical and empirical postgraduate learning enables you to become a truly exceptional business professional, with a strong network of colleagues and outstanding career possibilities all over the world.

This is a vigorous, intensive Master’s degree best suited to self-motivated, ambitious and dedicated postgraduate students. These strengths will take you through a demanding and hugely rewarding year of study abroad and here at Hertfordshire, as well as giving you an excellent basis for your future career. 

Entry Requirements

A good honours degree (2.2) in a business or related discipline. Demonstrated English proficiency at an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered:
- GCSE English language grade A-C
- IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band)
Other English language tests are accepted. 

Career Prospects

The IBSA Master’s equips you for leadership roles in businesses where global issues play a major part in the decision-making process. The opportunity to study abroad means you will develop a strong awareness of economic and cultural diversity, significantly strengthening your professional, managerial and entrepreneurial skill set.

Throughout this postgraduate course, we nurture talented, globally focused professionals cable of meeting the needs of ambitious international businesses. We will prepare you to tackle global business challenges at a managerial level, enabling you to travel, adapt to new environments and help businesses thrive in diverse social, cultural, economic and political circumstances. 

Study abroad

Taking your Master’s as part of the IBSA programme opens up a whole world of opportunities. Not only does a dual Master’s really make your CV stand out to leading employers, but international experience creates even more international opportunities. You be a valuable asset to UK-based businesses operating globally, as well as to organisations across Europe and beyond.

This really is a cross-cultural postgraduate experience and you will benefit both professionally and personally from exposure to different academic, cultural and professional traditions when you study abroad. You will build valuable language skills and grow in confidence as you travel to new places, face new challenges and develop sought-after new skills.

With its emphasis on both businesses and travel, IBSA also helps you meet peers and potential employers all over the world. They have a well-established online social network, providing opportunities to connect with fellow postgraduate students, alumni and businesses, building a strong, sustainable professional network.

Please note Erasmus+ funding is only available until May 2023. For students starting their course in September 2022 and wishing to study abroad in 2023-24 or 2024-25, please refer to the Turing Scheme.

Course Details

We offer a varied programme of teaching that includes facilitated seminars, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and traditional lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective of the topics covered.

You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including presentations, reports and projects. You will also be required to complete a dissertation and will be supported by a dissertation supervisor.

International business strategy
Dissertation: international business
Finance for international business
Postgraduate online research methods
Marketing across cultures
International and comparative hrm
Business analytics tools
Business research in people practice
People resourcing
Strategic reward

Optional modules
Strategic learning and development
Ethics in business: a global perspective
People management across cultures
Contemporary issues in work psychology

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