Taught course

International Business and Management (Management)

Institution
The University of Manchester · Alliance Manchester Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We normally look for a First or Upper Second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. All applicants must pay a £60 non-refundable application fee before applications are considered. See MBS website for further details of entry requirements and method of payment.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MSc International Business and Management – new pathways
Starting from the 2016/17 academic year, we will be offering the MSc International Business and Management programme with two pathways: Management or Research.
The MSc International Business and Management course opens a variety of employment prospects for students. It focuses on current issues of importance in our increasingly global and interconnected world. We believe that our course opens opportunities for students to thrive as they are able to design their own professional profile and international career. This is achieved by offering state-of-the-art teaching, company visits and interaction with practitioners.
We also believe strongly in guiding students, and we have created two pathways for you to choose from:
· Students aiming for a career in Multinational enterprises or in SMEs with an international orientation can choose from a management pathway, with specialist functional courses of an international nature. Our exchange programme offers an additional international exposure to those students who adapt easily to new environments .
· Students who favour a career in research and/or analytical positions can select the research pathway.
Our course is selective and challenging, and you gain unique skills and specialist knowledge by interacting with renowned researchers in the fields of international management, multinational strategies, corporate social responsibility, inclusive value chains, technology transfer, and sustainable development. Such skills are highly valued by employers.
Which pathway should I choose?
If you are aiming for a career in management should select the management pathway, and if you are looking for a career in research or as business analysts, then select the research pathway.
Both pathways follow a similar structure and will equip you with relevant skills and knowledge suited for your professional ambitions (see over).
Management pathway
Semester One:
Compulsory course units:
  • Comparative Business and Management
  • Fundamentals of International Business and Management
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Theories in International Business

Semester two

One compulsory course unit:

  • International Business Strategy

Electives SET A(functional) -choose one elective units from (A1- A3)

  • A1) Marketing Issues in International Business
  • A2) Managing Across Cultures
  • A3) Multinational Business Finance

Electives SET B (current themes) -choose two additional elective units (either one from SET A plus one from SET B or Set C; or two electives units from SET B and/or SET C

  • B1) Institutions and Firms' Internationalisation Strategies
  • B2) Institutions and Knowledge Management in MNEs
  • B3) International Business and Emerging Markets
  • B4) International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practise
  • B5) Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development
  • B6) Responsible Business in a Global Environment

Electives SET C (Skilled-based)

  • C1) International Business Negotiations
  • C2) International Entrepreneurship (blended learning course)

Semester Three:

  • Dissertation

There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution

Research Pathways

Semester one:

Compulsory units:

  • Comparative Business and Management
  • Fundamental of International Business and Management
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Theories in International Business

Semester two:

Compulsory units:

  • International Business Strategy (Capstone course)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis II
  • Topics in International Business Research

One elective unit from:

  • Institutions and Firms Internationalisation Strategies
  • Institution and Knowledge Management in MNEs
  • International Business and Emerging Markets
  • International Trade: Theory, Policy, Practise
  • Marketing Issues in International Business
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Multinational Business Finance
  • Multinational and Technology Transfer in Economic Development
  • Responsible Business in Global Environment

Semester three:

  • Dissertation - research project
Which pathway should I choose?
If you are aiming for a career in management should select the management pathway, and if you are looking for a career in research or as business analysts, then select the research pathway.
Both pathways follow a similar structure and will equip you with relevant skills and knowledge suited for your professional ambitions (see over).

  • Axele Giroud, course director
    MSc International Business and Management – new pathways
    I am excited to let you know that starting from the 2016/17 academic year, we will be offering the MSc International Business and Management programme with two pathways: Management or Research.
    The MSc International Business and Management course opens a variety of employment prospects for students. It focuses on current issues of importance in our increasingly global and interconnected world. We believe that our course opens opportunities for students to thrive as they are able to design their own professional profile and international career. This is achieved by offering state-of-the-art teaching, company visits and interaction with practitioners.
    We also believe strongly in guiding students, and we have created two pathways for you to choose from:
    · Students aiming for a career in Multinational enterprises or in SMEs with an international orientation can choose from a management pathway, with specialist functional courses of an international nature. Our exchange programme offers an additional international exposure to those students who adapt easily to new environments.
    · Students who favour a career in research and/or analytical positions can select the research pathway.
    Our course is selective and challenging, and you gain unique skills and specialist knowledge by interacting with renowned researchers in the fields of international management, multinational strategies, corporate social responsibility, inclusive value chains, technology transfer, and sustainable development. Such skills are highly valued by employers.
    Which pathway should I choose?
    If you are aiming for a career in management should select the management pathway, and if you are looking for a career in research or as business analysts, then select the research pathway.
    Both pathways follow a similar structure and will equip you with relevant skills and knowledge suited for your professional ambitions (see over).
    Management pathway
    Semester One:
    Compulsory course units:
    • Comparative Business and Management
    • Fundamentals of International Business and Management
    • Research Methods and Data Analysis
    • Theories in International Business

    Semester two

    One compulsory course unit:

    • International Business Strategy

    Electives SET A(functional) -choose one elective units from (A1- A3)

    • A1) Marketing Issues in International Business
    • A2) Managing Across Cultures
    • A3) Multinational Business Finance

    Electives SET B (current themes) -choose two additional elective units (either one from SET A plus one from SET B or Set C; or two electives units from SET B and/or SET C

    • B1) Institutions and Firms' Internationalisation Strategies
    • B2) Institutions and Knowledge Management in MNEs
    • B3) International Business and Emerging Markets
    • B4) International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practise
    • B5) Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development
    • B6) Responsible Business in a Global Environment

    Electives SET C (Skilled-based)

    • C1) International Business Negotiations
    • C2) International Entrepreneurship (blended learning course)

    Semester Three:

    • Dissertation

    There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution

    Research Pathways

    Semester one:

    Compulsory units:

    • Comparative Business and Management
    • Fundamental of International Business and Management
    • Research Methods and Data Analysis
    • Theories in International Business

    Semester two:

    Compulsory units:

    • International Business Strategy (Capstone course)
    • Research Methods and Data Analysis II
    • Topics in International Business Research

    One elective unit from:

    • Institutions and Firms Internationalisation Strategies
    • Institution and Knowledge Management in MNEs
    • International Business and Emerging Markets
    • International Trade: Theory, Policy, Practise
    • Marketing Issues in International Business
    • Managing Across Cultures
    • Multinational Business Finance
    • Multinational and Technology Transfer in Economic Development
    • Responsible Business in Global Environment

    Semester three:

    • Dissertation - research project

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 or TOEFL 100 internet-based. English language test results submitted must be less than two years old. See the website for more information: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/entry-requirements/language-requirements.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,500
International students
£19,500

MBS Scholarships are also available - contact the Admissions Office for details and visit the MBS website for further details: http://www.mbs.ac.uk/masters/fees-funding/scholarships.aspx

Qualification and course duration

MSc

block mode
- months
distance learning
- months
full time
12 months
part time
- months

Course contact details

Name
Masters Admissions
Email
pg@mbs.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)161 306 1339