Taught course

International Business

Anglia Ruskin University · Ashcroft International Business School

Entry requirements

Degree in a relevant discipline usually a minimum of lower second-class honours. Holders of other awards, including those from non-UK universities, will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications. Following the revalidation by the Dutch authorities of the Groningen "MBA" they now require students who enrol on their MBA have 2 years relevant industrial/commercial experience. Internment placements would qualify. Any student registering for the MAIB/MBA must meet these requirements . Those that don't can of course do our MAIB/E or do the dual award MAIB/MSC with FHNW in Basel Switzerland.

For the certificate, areas of study will include: International Business Environment and Strategy; International Management Decision Making; and Research Methods for Managers in an International Context. For the diploma, areas of study will include: International Marketing; Intercultural Management and International Accounting; and an elective.At masters stage, students write a dissertation on a business-related subject or matter, up to a maximum of 25,000 words.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our course focuses on issues critical to all organisations within the global economy. The global economic slowdown, following problems in the sub-prime mortgage market in the USA, has made it all too clear how interconnected the global economy really is. This course emphasises the importance of multidisciplinary perspectives to the understanding of international business activity, including economic, political, legal, socio-cultural and technological perspectives. It is designed for those aiming at a career in international business and management.

There are opportunities to take a double degree, either in Groningen in the Netherlands (MBA International Management) subject to meeting their (in addition to our) entry requirements with regard to qualifying work experience, or to go to Basel in Switzerland (MSc International Management). In both cases, you will be expected to spend the diploma semester in either Groningen or Basel. If you opt to study at one of our partner institutions, you will follow equivalent modules to those you would have studied had you stayed in Cambridge.

Information for international students

Those applicants for whom English is not a first language will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency - at least ILETS 6.5.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months


full time
12-15 months


full time
12-15 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
+ 44 (0)1245 686868