Taught course

International Business and Politics

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Politics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Upper-second class honours degree or equivalent. Professional experience and expertise will also be taken into consideration and welcomed. For non-native English speakers, IELTS 7 or equivalent is a UKBA and College requirement.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In recent years interest in the relationship between international business and (especially international) politics has increased. This programme sets out to explore concepts, approaches and methods from a truly inter-disciplinary perspective and offers a rich and stimulating basis for postgraduate study. The degree offers a framework for exploring the changing relationship between states and markets, international institutions of global political-economic governance, transnational companies, work, geo-politics, industrialisation and development.

The aims of the programme are for you to:

  • develop advanced and critical understandings of the politics of international business from various intellectual perspectives, from neo-liberal and mainstream business studies approaches, through to more critical approaches which engage with questions of power and resistance;
  • acquire an advanced theoretical grounding in the core aspects, and history and politics of, business and its growing internationalisation;
  • expand the skills to conduct empirical analysis and enquiry, and to present this work in both verbal and written formats, which can be used in the wider professional world.

This programme benefits from the expertise of two reputed Schools at Queen Mary University of London:

The School of Politics and International Relations is committed to developing, maintaining and supporting excellent and innovative teaching and research amongst its faculty, and to fostering independent learning and critical thinking among our students. We are placed 14th in the country for the percentage of our 3* and 4* research outputs (the best published research), meaning that you will be personally taught by academics who are leaders in their field.

The school has particular strengths in international security, conflict and war, the political economy of North-South relations, international political theory, Middle East politics, and the transition from the Cold War to the contemporary post-Cold War world. This programme is led by research active staff, who are responding to the very latest global events, so content is very timely.

The School of Business and Management has built a strong reputation for our distinctive approach, in particular our focus on the interdisciplinary nature of business and management.

We concentrate on developing your communication and presentation skills, as well as your ability to offer insightful analysis and creative thinking. We draw on a long history of human thought, working on the principle that a truly practical business education teaches you to think beyond textbooks, management fads, and memorised formulas for success.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Administrator
Email
politics-pg@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8587