Entry requirements

A minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) in any academic discipline, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a good degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development.

Months of entry


Course content

With this CMI accredited master's degree, graduates go on to successful international careers with a range of commercial and not-for-profit organisations around the world. On the MSc International Management course you will develop an understanding of a range of global businesses, their operations and the cultural differences of international management. You will study the various business functions, such as marketing, finance and strategy, taking in to account global environmental factors (economic, political and social) in which international organisations operate.

One of the big differences on this course is the focus on acquiring the skills you will need to work in international organisations. You will learn about a range of international organisations and develop your general management skills and intercultural management skills. You will gain practical experience by working on a live consultancy project for a commercial or not-for-profit organisation.

Compulsory modules

International Organisations: You will look at the political, economic and social environments in which international organisations function and the challenges they face. Leading business executives and subject experts are invited in to speak to you.

Management: International Perspective: This will develop your international management skills, introducing you to key management issues which are illustrated by case studies.

Introduction to the Principles of Marketing: Enabling you to gain an understanding of the main marketing principles and how to apply them.

Finance and Accounting for Business: This will develop your critical assessment of corporate financial information from the users' perspective.

Global Strategic Management: In this module you will develop your understanding of the managerial challenge in strategising; how to deliver sustainable competitive advantage.

Consultancy Project: You will gain practical international project experience by working in a cross-cultural team on a real problem for a client organisation.

Research Methods: Preparing you to undertake effective research drawing upon a range of secondary and primary data sources in preparation for your coursework.

Dissertation or Work-Based Project: This an opportunity for you to carry out an in depth investigation into a topic of International Management which is of particular interest to you. You may also carry out a work-based project for an organisation, if a suitable organisation and project is identified.

Optional modules:

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

Regional Studies

Global Marketing Strategy

International Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Project and Contract Management

Strategic Brand Management

Strategic Business Simulation

International Business in Practice (Study Trip)

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will need: IELTS minimum 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking). If you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full time) you automatically meet our English language requirements.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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