UWE Bristol - MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate International Management

UWE Bristol

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate International Management

This is our largest postgraduate course in terms of student numbers, with over 80 students signing up every year. Whatever your background or UG degree subject area, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully perform a management role in a global context.

All organisations need effective leadership, and managers who can demonstrate an awareness of global business issues alongside this will always be sought after by employers. This one-year, full-time MSc in International Management will give you the expertise, knowledge and skills that are required to perform a managerial role in an international organisation.

Whether this is a career change or career enhancement, the course will lift you above other candidates in the jobs market and equip you to go into a wide range of positions, not just nationally but on a global scale.

Advanced business skills

The course is designed to give you a solid grounding in the knowledge, and analytical and research skills, to be able to work successfully in an international environment with modules covering everything from globalisation to managing people in an international context. There is also a comprehensive personal development programme to equip you with the self management and problem solving skills that are essential for managerial roles.

Entry Requirements

  • You will need an honours degree of 2:2 or above in any subject.
  •  Minimum English Language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component. 

Career Prospects

The MSc in International Management at Bristol Business School will give you the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in international management, with the opportunity to work not just nationally, but on a global scale.

We have a high employability rate on this course, with many of our graduates going on to work in high profile and specialist roles within international management. You'll be equipped to go into a varied range of positions, such as international project manager, international sales manager, service manager, communications manager, product manager, retail programme manager and business development manager.

Many of our graduates also choose to continue their studies to PhD level.

Events and workshops are available while you are studying with us to develop your personal and management skills, and support your career development.

Our award-winning careers service helps you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity, plus support for entrepreneurial activity and access to employer events.

Course Details

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Compulsory Modules:

  • Evaluating the Global Context


    - covers the external economic, social and strategic challenges that impact on firms operating across borders. It will provide concepts and frameworks to enable you to analyse the environment in which multinational organisations operate and link the insight gained to strategic and operational decisions.
  • The Strategic Context


    - introduces you to management challenges that impacts on international operations of firms. You will explore different approaches and perceptions that shape businesses and enable you to analyse the environment where multinational companies operate and link insight gained to strategic and operational decisions.
  • Managing Finance


    - introduces you to the importance of gaining and using knowledge and evidence to inform management decision-making and academic study. You will also gain an understanding of markets, financial tools and techniques to support financial decision making.
  • People and Global Organisations


    - provides you with a critical and enquiring understanding of people and organisations in an international context. It will introduce you to a range of organisational behaviour and human resource management theoretical perspectives and empirical research. You will develop an ability to explore a variety of perspectives to analyse people working in a cross-cultural context.
  • The Service Concept: Design and Delivery


    - provides an understanding of services marketing and operations, from planning to implementation. You will be introduced to a variety of key topics, such as: customers and competitors; designing and implementing products and services; managing customer strategy.
  • Personal and Professional Development


    - is a spine module that applies a practice-focused teaching and learning approach. Through the vehicle of a team-based business simulation you will be able to link your learning experiences with practice. You will further develop your interpersonal, communication and research skills. Emphasis is placed on the relevance and applicability of knowledge to your own individual professional and academic development with respect to your future careers in the international business domain.
  • Dissertation


    - involves developing your own academic research project and gives you the opportunity to investigate an area of particular interest to you and of relevance to your career.

 Optional Modules from the list below (subject to availability):

  • Leadership
  • Global Marketing
  • Digital Business Information Systems
  • International Project Management
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise
  • Management Consultancy.




To achieve a master's, you must complete a dissertation which gives you the chance to research an area of international management which is of particular interest to you and relevant to your career or company. An example of a past dissertation topic is:

  • A Critical Analysis of the Perceptions of Employees from Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana on Corporate Social Responsibility.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved we will inform you.

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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