Advanced International Business Management (Dual Award) (MA, MSc)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
17 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 4550 per year

How you will study

Course starts
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International course fees
GBP 17250 per year

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About Advanced International Business Management (Dual Award) at Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle University


This unique course is for those aspiring towards an international career in business management. Delivered in partnership with the University of Groningen, you will study in Newcastle and the Netherlands.

The course covers the main aspects of business in an international context:

  • strategic management and organisation
  • managing across cultures
  • financial management and financial risk
  • economics and marketing

You will focus on the comparative analyses of countries, institutions and cultures. This is in context with the strategic decision-making of companies in an international environment.

Our course will teach you essential knowledge and skills relating to international business management. This includes how you can improve the quality of organisational management, leadership and practice. You will develop your capacity for enquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis. Studying in an international context will help you to develop crucial interpersonal skills. This includes your ability to communicate and cooperate with people from different cultural backgrounds.

You will graduate with an:

  • Advanced International Business Management MA from Newcastle University 
  • International Business Management MSc from the University of Groningen

The collaborative approach to this course provides you with the opportunity to:

  • study a distinctive and focused curriculum in international business and management
  • study at two respected and traditional universities
  • gain two postgraduate awards (MA and MSc)
  • prepare for a successful career in international business and management
  • live in two of Europe's most exciting and friendly cities


Semester one is taught at Newcastle University Business School. During semester two you will study at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. In semester three you will complete your dissertation at either university. You will be allocated one dissertation supervisor from each university.




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 this triple crown and we are one of only 20 to have these accreditations in the UK.

Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.


    Compulsory modules

    You will study the following modules:

    • NBS8945 The International Business Environment
    • NBS8961 Managing Across Cultures
    • NBS8978 Strategy for Managers
    • NBS8268 Quantitative Methods for Business Research
    • NBS8926 Managing Organisations and People
    • NBS8515 Marketing Research for Dual Award (semester one)

     University of Groningen - where you study the following compulsory modules:

    • GRON121 International Business Strategy
    • GRON127 Comparative Environmental Analysis
    • GRON105 Emerging Markets
    • GRON126 Research Seminar for MSc International Business and Management
    • GRON128 CSR and Global Value Chain

    In addition you must choose one of the following streams:

    Stream 1

    • GRON103 International Entrepreneurship
    • GRON104 Comparative Corporate Governance

    Stream 2

    • GRON103 International Entrepreneurship
    • GRON131 An elective module from a list to be provided annually by the Degree Programme Director (Elective 4)

    Stream 3

    • GRON104 Comparative Corporate Governance
    • GRON132 An elective module from a list to be provided annually by the Degree Programme Director (Elective 5)

    The compulsory dissertation will be taken over semester 3 of year 1 and semester 1 of year 2+
    and will be jointly supervised and delivered by Newcastle and Groningen.

    • NBS8199 Dissertation (Dual Award)

    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.

      There is no application closing date for this course.

      We advise international students to 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 GBP1,500
      • 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 awardMA, MScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study17 months
          Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 4550 per yearInternational course feesGBP 17250 per year

        Notes about fees for this course

        Fees & Funding

        2017-2018 fees

        MA, MSc


        Full time: GBP 4,550


        Full time: GBP 17,250

          Entry requirements for this course

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

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