Postgraduate Course

International Business Management

Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University

Course Options
  • MScFull-time12 monthsGBP 17500 year

Notes about fees for this course

2017-2018 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.



Full time: GBP 6,000


Full time: GBP 17,500

    Course Information


    Our MSc will suit those looking to study business with an international focus. It will enable you to develop a career within business management. You will gain qualities relevant to management consultancy, marketing or human resource management.

    This course has been created in response to the growing internationalisation of business and management practice. It celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures and focuses on the skills, competences and knowledge necessary for individuals working with today's global business environment.

    The opportunities and challenges for international businesses are becoming ever more complex:

    • emerging and rapidly developing economies are changing the business landscape
    • financial crises call into question the dominance and business practices of developed economies
    • increased mobility and interconnectedness of global populations create new markets and production possibilities
    • there are calls for businesses to be more responsible and managers better at working across cultures

    You will start with a comprehensive grounding in the core management areas of:

    • strategy
    • marketing 
    • the management of organisations and people

    You will gain a rich introduction to the complexity of globalisation and cultural difference. You will progress to developing effective international strategies and managing change.

    We also offer an International Business Management MSc at our London campus.

    Your development

    On completing the course, you should be able to show:

    • advanced knowledge of international business and management 
    • advanced knowledge of how to improve management, leadership and practice quality in organisations
    • applied skills in problem solving, decision-making, critical thinking and analysis
    • direct experience of working in multi-cultural environments to analyse business issues 
    • the ability to develop strategic approaches to address these issues

    You will develop your knowledge through practice-focused skills modules and an individual project. You will also gain experience in thinking and working like an international manager.

    Your theoretical understanding will develop throughout the course. You will also experience managerial decision-making challenges through working in multicultural teams on:

    • a variety of case studies
    • business- related projects 
    • a major international business simulation (competing in groups running and growing an international business)

    Our links to industry allow you to cultivate a greater understanding of contemporary business issues. Opportunities include:

    • guest speakers
    • industry seminars
    • workshops
    • company site visits

    Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:

    • Managing Director
    • Business Development Manager
    • Relationship Manager
    • Management Consultant
    • International Account Manager

    Practitioner and research led teaching

    Profiles of the academic staff who teach on the course:


    This course is modular, comprising:

    • 160 credits of compulsory modules
    • 20 credits of optional modules
    • full time over 12 months



    Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:

    Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:

    • a high quality teaching environment
    • innovative programming
    • active engagement with industry


      Business and Management Studies 14th in UK for research power.

      Research Excellence Framework 2014

      Compulsory modules

      Optional modules

      You will take a further 50 credits from the following:

      You will take a further 20 credits from the following:

      Modules might change for your year of entry.

        How to Apply

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        Start dates

        The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

        We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


        If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

        • pay a deposit of GBP 1,500
        • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

        The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

          Entry Requirements For This Course

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