University of Portsmouth

MA Business Communication for International Leadership (with Professional Experience)

Are you looking to build real business work experience, and improve your leadership and cross-cultural communication skills, while also earning a Master's degree?

This two year MA Business Communication for International Leadership (with Professional Experience) degree course will help you achieve all three.

You'll spend your first year at university, developing your business communication and leadership skills with international markets in mind, including how to negotiate and positively influence people. You'll sharpen your verbal and written communication style and multi-cultural interpersonal skills – crucial for becoming an effective international communicator.

During your second year, you'll put your learning into action on a 12-month work placement in business or taking part in a professional experience programme tailored to your chosen career.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to take on managerial positions in multinational or international companies in fields such as corporate communication, marketing, public relations, social enterprise, management consultancy, human resource management, banking, logistics and distribution.

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component score below 6.

Career Prospects

The business world needs international leaders who can operate across cross-cultural organisational boundaries and make crucial decisions in an increasingly complex global environment.

This Master's degree will give you an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, excellent communication skills, and a year of practical experience in the business world. With your global mindset, you'll be able to address challenges that organisations face in relation to a wide range of issues, such as reputation management, ethical business practices and sustainability.

Graduates of this course will be prepared to work in areas such as:

  • corporate communication
  • marketing
  • public relations
  • social enterprise
  • management consultancy
  • human resources
  • banking
  • logistics and distribution

Graduates of this course can work towards roles such as:

  • Senior leader of corporate marketing
  • Public relations specialist
  • Sales director
  • Management consultant
  • HR manager
  • Director of public engagement
  • Global sustainability manager

Course Details

You’ll be in timetabled teaching activities such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes and workshops for around 12 hours a week. The rest of the time you’ll do independent study such as research, reading, coursework and project work, alone or in a group with others from your course.

Modules you'll study

All modules on this MA Business Communication for International Leadership (with Professional Experience) course are core. 

  • Communication in Professional Contexts - 30 credits

  • Intercultural Communication in Business - 30 credits
  • International Leadership and Managing Diversity - 30 credits
  • Strategies for Sustainability Leadership - 30 credits
  • Dissertation / Major Project - 60 cred

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