University of Ulster (London and Birmingham)

MSc International Business with Advanced Practice

The MSc International Business with Advanced Practice aims to allow students to acquire mastery of both the macro and micro contexts of international business, with the addition of either an internship or applied consulting project. It is designed to enable students to build, develop, and integrate international business theory, and develop the skills to then apply this in terms of international business practice. The Advanced Practice element offers students the opportunity to gain valuable workplace environment experience.

The Master’s Dissertation option, provides the opportunity to conceive, design and satisfactorily implement a substantial research project within the broad subject area of international business, whilst the Applied Research Project option enables students to apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc International Business program and the practical experience gained from the Advanced Practice stage to a contemporary management issue.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements

  • A 2:2 (second class) honours degree or International equivalent

Non-standard entry

  • In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet the entry requirements above but have substantial and significant experiential learning, you may be able to apply as a non-standard applicant.

Alternatively, you may be eligible to study our Extended MSc International Business with Advanced Practice which integrates our Graduate Certificate programme to allow entry for students with equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary). Upon successfully completing the Pre-masters Graduate Certificate with a minimum overall mark of 50%, you will be guaranteed progression onto the MSc International Business.

English language requirements

Applicants must satisfy our general entry requirements as well as meeting specific requirements.

  • You will need to provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade 4 – previously grade C – or equivalent).

The general entry requirements are any of the following:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent
  • HKDSE English Language – Grade 4 overall with no less than 3 in any of the 4 sub-skills
  • Indian Standard XII English – Minimum of 70% (in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate in Secondary Education (ICSE) only)
  • WAEC – C6

If you do not have the required IELTS, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional programmes.

  • If you have IELTS 5.5, with a maximum score of 5.0, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Standard programme.
  • If you have IELTS 5.0, with a maximum score of 4.5, you may be eligible to study on our Pre-Sessional Plus programme.

Career Prospects

Student and employer needs are reflected in the development of this programme and evidenced in the career destinations and further development of our graduates. The nature of the provision is such that it equips individuals for employment in a wide range of international roles within the public and private sectors and a number of graduates are successful in gaining promotion in their chosen fields or alter their career paths on successful completion of the MSc International Business.

A  number of graduates from the MSc International Business programme have progressed to undertake doctoral studies.

Course Details

All modules are core and 15 credits unless specified.

Advanced Practice

The compulsory Advanced Practice element of this programme takes place after you have studied the taught modules at the Masters’ stage.

  • undertake a 15-week long internship, or applied consulting project, working with a real organisation on a live business problem
  • gain experience of the workplace environment and/or practical experience of the “real world” issues faced by those currently engaged in international business.
  • put your learning into practice and hence, enhance your employability.
  • gain enhanced knowledge of the workplace which will facilitate the completion of your Dissertation or the Applied Research Project

Please note if you undertake an internship this may be paid or unpaid.

Level 7 MSc Workshop (0 credits)
Global Business in Context
International Finance
Global Marketing & Sales Development
The Digital Landscape
International HRM
Global Strategy Development & Implementation
International Business Research Skills
International Entrepreneurship

With Internship

Internship & Professional Development Project (60 credits)

Without Internship

Applied Consulting Project (60 credits)

One of the following modules:

Dissertation (60 credits)
Applied Research Project (60 credits)

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