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International Business Management MSc

The programme provides an in-depth and advanced perspective on how business operates across an international context, with a particular emphasis on the role of management. 

Overview

This course will enhance your understanding of core business knowledge and develop your ability to identify and manage important issues relevant to international businesses.

You will learn to critically examine international businesses, gain an understanding of why and how firms go international, and learn to create successful strategies for international expansion for companies through modules such as International Business Strategy as well as Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Further modules, such as Leadership and Change Management and Critical Management and Organisation Studies, will deepen your understanding of key topics and themes within management, especially in the context of an uncertain and increasingly globalised world of international business.

Key features

    • Benefit from guest lectures, bringing new dimensions and insights to your learning.
    • Take advantage of international experience and volunteering opportunities, which could add an extra dimension to your studies and enhance your employability, through our DMU Local and DMU Global programmes.
    • The diverse nature of the school means you will experience and benefit from a truly international learning environment.
    • You will be able to benefit from the new Student Advice Centre (SAC) with appointment/private meeting rooms, allowing you to discuss any queries you may have in a more confidential nature. 
    • Take advantage of access to the Innovation Centre and its free informative events, business surgeries and networking sessions for all entrepreneurial students interested in innovation or wanting to start their own business.
  • 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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International Business and Marketing MSc
International Business and Finance MSc
International Business and Human Resource Management MSc
International Business and Entrepreneurship MSc

 

  • UK
  • EU/International

Programme code: September: N12079

January: N12080

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

Start dates: September, January

Fees and funding:

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

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

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

Programme code: September: N12079

January: N12080

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

Start dates: September, January

Fees and funding:

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

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

 

Block 1: International Business Strategy

Block 2: Choose one from the below:

  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management

Block 3: Critical Management and Organisation Studies

Block 4: Choose one from the below:

  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Corporate Sustainability and Business Ethics

Block 5 and 6: Choose one from the below:

  • Dissertation
  • Consulting Project

See detailed module descriptions

 

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.

 

See pre-Education 2030 version of this course

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a combination of workshops, tutorials, practical learning sessions, online resources and formative assessments to ensure all learning styles are acknowledged.

Assessment is 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. Students also have access to a personal tutor for mentoring and signposting for additional needs.

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.

Opportunities and careers

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DMU Global

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

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Graduate careers

Enhance your existing qualifications and career prospects with a specialist focus on management in an international context.

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