Taught course

International Business

Leeds Trinity University · Business, Management and Marketing

Entry requirements

An honours degree (minimum 2:2) in any discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Take your career global with an MA International Business degree at Leeds Trinity University. Develop your knowledge and skills with a focus on international business operations to kickstart your career as a manager and business specialist. This MA is also suitable for experienced managers who lack a theoretical and applied understanding of the wide range of factors that underpin the modern environment of international business.

We’ll guide you through the fast-paced world of International Business by exploring three key themes: the global/local marketplace, international customers and international strategy development.

This programme aims to offer the essential knowledge and understanding, skills and experience required for you to operate effectively and successfully in an international business environment. The key themes of the programme are embedded in all of the modules studied:

  • The increasing significance of the global/local marketplace, including international supply chains, export/import operations, international expansion and e-commerce.
  • Understanding of international customers and their requirements, focusing on the major role played by “customer relationship management” and the pivotal role played by customer service, which should be underpinned by an understanding of cross-cultural management issues associated with diverse international business teams/employees.
  • Learning International Business strategy development, including international finance, mergers and acquisitions, international partnerships, global supply/distribution chains and joint ventures. Issues of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and business ethics will also be explored.

The core modules cover all the key functional areas including the principles of international business, corporate and international strategies, international operations and global supply chain management, retailing and services marketing, as well as leadership and professional development.

The subject is taught with an international perspective to ensure relevance in today's global economy. Non-UK students are particularly valued for enriching the overall international learning experience.

On successful completion of this degree, you'll be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of organisations, the international context in which they operate and how they are managed. You will be able to understand, respond to and lead change and be able to demonstrate intellectual breadth by making integrative links across these functional areas of international business.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

0113 283 7123