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The award

How long you will study
12 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 6000 per year

How you will study

Course starts
find out

International course fees
GBP 17500 per year

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About International Business Management at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University


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:

  • Dr Peter Edward
  • Dr Jenny Rodriguez
  • Dr Tom McGovern
  • Professor Klaus Schoefer
  • Dr Matt Flynn
  • Dr Allanah Johnston
  • Professor Andrea Whittle
  • Dr Lesley Pender
  • Professor Pooran Wynarczyk
  • Professor Frank Mueller
  • Dr Susan Addison
  • Dr Anna Tilba


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:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
  • European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
  • Association of MBAs (AMBA)

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

    • NBS8045 The International Business Environment
    • NBS8060 International Business Strategy
    • NBS8061 Managing Across Cultures
    • NBS8078 Strategy for Managers
    • NBS8088 Marketing
    • NBS8265 Managing Change in Organisations
    • NBS8326 Managing Organisations and People
    • NBS8327 Research Methods for International Business Management
    • NBS8328 International Management Practitioner
    • NBS8329 Strategic Business Analysis and Decision Making

    Optional modules

    You will take a further 50 credits from the following:

    • NBS8599 Research-based Dissertation
    • NBS8600 Practice-based Dissertation

    You will take a further 20 credits from the following:

    • NBS8052 International Marketing
    • NBS8074 Global Perspectives on Human Resource Management
    • NBS8111 International Entrepreneurship
    • NBS8142 Current Issues in International Business and Management
    • NBS8513 Role of Business in Society: Issues and Challenges

    Modules might change for your year of entry.

      How to Apply

      Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

      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.

        Study options for this course

        • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
        • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
          Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 6000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 17500 per 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

          Entry requirements for this course

          Contact Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University to find course entry requirements.

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