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International Business and Finance MSc

This programme is designed for those seeking an advantage in the competitive international financial job market, who wish to build a robust and deep understanding of business, management and financial principles, through both practical application and relevant theory.

Overview

International Business and Finance programme at DMU offers in-depth knowledge of major functions, and key topics within business and finance. The programme equips students with academically relevant knowledge and practical skills that are necessary to succeed in the uncertain, increasingly globalised world and enhance employability. 

Throughout this course, you will learn how to understand and analyse the information found in published financial accounts, evaluate the financial performance of a business and make sustainable strategic decisions. This course will also provide students with a broad exposure to the political, economic and technical dimensions of the international finance regime, and consider the generation and analysis of information for management use. This will involve an analysis of management accounting and its general role within activities such as planning, control, performance management and decision-making.

Key features

  • You will be taught by academics with international reputations for research and teaching in business and finance. Our academics have backgrounds in professional sectors and research all of which will influence and support your learning.
  • Gain valuable industry insight, with guest lectures from prominent industry professionals who bring personal experiences and knowledge to your learning.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

 

Scholarships

DMU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships and bursaries to help you realise your academic ambitions.

International student scholarships

Find out about available international scholarships or visit our fees and funding page for more information.

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  • UK
  • EU/International

Programme code: September:N1N374

January: N1N375

Duration: 12 months full-time (September intake), 18 months full-time (January intake) 

Start date: September, January

Location of study: Hugh Aston Building

Fees and funding:

2023/24 tuition fees for UK students: £9,950

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

 

Programme code: 

September:N1N374

January: N1N375

Duration: 12 months full-time (September intake), 18 months full-time (January intake) 

Start date: September, January

Fees and funding:

2023/24 tuition fees for EU and international students: £17,200

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification, or an equivalent professional qualification. 

Applicants who have achieved an average of 50% in credit bearing modules on DMU's Graduate Certificate in International Business (GCIB) are guaranteed a place on the MSc International Business and Management programme. For applicants who have an average of 40 - 49%, entry to the programme is subject to a satisfactory interview with the Programme Leader.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band (or equivalent) when you start the course is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council-accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.

Structure and assessment

Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030
 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

  • Block 1: International Business and Strategy 
  • Block 2: Strategic and Financial Decision-Making  
  • Block 3: Critical Management and Organisation Studies 
  • Block 4: International Finance and Accounting 
  • Block 5 & 6: One of the following:
    • Dissertation 
    • Consulting Project

See more detailed module descriptions


See pre-Education 2030 version of this course.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Teaching and assessment

To achieve our programme outcomes and ensure adherence to the UDL and EDI principles within the university, we will utilise multiple means of representation, engagement and assessment. These will include a mixture of workshops, tutorials, practical learning sessions, online resources and formative assessments to ensure all learning styles are acknowledged. For assessment, we will use a series of portfolio tasks in most modules, including a broad range of assessments, such as essays, reports, exams, MCQs, presentations. Alongside summative feedback, students will be given feedback throughout the programme to develop and improve their knowledge, skills and understanding.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course and in total you should be prepared to devote approximately 2 hours of lectures, 6 hours of workshop and 2 hours of asynchronous activity each week.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. Wherever possible, students will be given home access to specialist software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

Library services

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

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