Taught course

International Management and International Relations

Oxford Brookes University · Business School

Entry requirements

A minimum of a good second-class UK honours degree or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. The MSc in International Management and International Relations attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applicants with five years' relevant vocational experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

On this master's degree you will develop your international management skills. You will do this alongside the study of international relations within the current economic, political and social situation. You will increase your understanding of the increasingly global environment in which business, government and non-governmental organisation (NGO) sectors function.
This course is ideal if you are looking to work within a policy development role, to become a manager in the business, government or NGO sectors or are seeking to study further.

Compulsory modules:

International Organisations
Within this module 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 module will develop your international management skills by introducing you to key management issues which are illustrated by case studies.

Business Strategy
In this module you will be introduced to key ideas in business strategy and will develop an understanding and ability to evaluate key strategic decisions.

Production, Finance and Global Governance
In this module you will consider the implications of the structure of the world economy for life in developed capitalist and developing societies.

Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility
You will develop your understanding of approaches to solving problems when governing in the corporate sector. Your studies will consider current issues and consider the social implications of governance.

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
This module prepares you for completing high quality, systematic business and management research.

The Dissertation
The dissertation is an opportunity for you to carry out an in depth investigation into a topic of International Management and International Relations which is of particular interest to you.

Optional modules:

Citizenship in Theory and Practice
Dilemmas in International Ethics
Global Theory from Kant to Hardt and Negri
Gender in a Global Context
Global Governance, Civil Society and Social Movements
Global Politics and the Environment
International Development
International Energy Politics
International Security in the Global Era
Violence and Post-War Reconstruction (PWR)

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.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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