International Business Management (MSc)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About International Business Management at 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

Delivery

This course is modular, comprising:

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

Accreditation

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

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:

  • regional, national and international thought leaders
  • alumni
  • leading professions

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

View some of the Business School facilities.

Study options for this course

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  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study12 months
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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/international-business-management-msc/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)    
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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