Taught course

Advanced International Business Management (Dual Award)

Newcastle University · Newcastle University Business School
MSc Dual award

Entry requirements

An upper-second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Since this programme is taught in English, no knowledge of the Dutch language is required.

Months of entry


Course content

Our innovative Advanced International Business Management Dual Award course is for those aspiring towards an international career in business management.

On completion of this course, you will be awarded:

  • Advanced International Business Management MSc from Newcastle University
  • International Business Management MSc from the University of Groningen

The course covers the main aspects of business in an international context, including:

  • strategic management and organisation
  • managing across cultures
  • financial management and financial risk
  • economics and marketing

What you'll learn

You will focus on the comparative analyses of countries, institutions and cultures. This is in context with the strategic decision-making of companies in an international environment.

You will develop crucial interpersonal skills and learn how to:

  • improve the quality of organisational management, leadership and practice
  • develop your capacity for enquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis
  • communicate and cooperate with people from different cultural backgrounds
  • develop skills for operations management within international, multinational or transnational enterprises

Your Development

On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • knowledge of how to improve the quality of management, leadership and practice in international organisations
  • improved capacity for enquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis
  • the ability to communicate and cooperate with individuals from different cultural backgrounds

Career Focus

A sample of job titles our graduates now hold include:

  • Managing Director
  • Financial Analyst
  • Legal Contracts Advisor
  • Project Technical Leader
  • Procurement Agent
  • Category Analyst
  • Corporate Strategy Intern
  • Marketing Account Executive


Semester one is taught at Newcastle University Business School. Semester two is taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groninger. Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language.

You will also complete a dissertation on a topic that you have studied during the course. You can choose whether to study at Newcastle or Groningen during this process. You will receive joint support and guidance, with a supervisor from each institution.

There are many opportunities to engage with organisations through guest lectures and live case studies. We also encourage you to engage with organisations through your dissertation research.

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Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Fees and funding

Please see our website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc Dual award

full time
17 months

Course contact details

Susan Dunnington, Postgraduate Programmes Administrator
+44(0) 191 208 1503