Taught course

Business Communication for International Leadership

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Languages and Applied Linguistics
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.

This course is designed for non-native speakers (for applicants whose first language is not English). UK students who do not have English as their L1/first language can apply.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

January

Course content

Overview

Business is now conducted on a global scale. If you want to be among the next generation of business leaders, you need to adapt accordingly, communicating effectively over, national, social and cultural boundaries.

This Business Communication for International Leadership Master's degree course gives you the tools for conducting successful high-level business in an international setting. You'll develop your business leadership and communication skills while learning about working effectively in different cultural contexts.

When you graduate you'll be ready to work internationally in managerial and leadership positions, in areas such as marketing, international banking, human resource management, public relations, sustainability management, stakeholder management, logistics, and distribution management.

What you'll experience

On this Business Communication for International Leadership Master's, you'll:

Develop skills in areas vital for business success, including change management, stakeholder management, reputation management, employee relations, sustainability, strategy, and managing diversity

Learn to engage effectively with international stakeholders

Develop your language, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills so you can engage effectively in dialogue and negotiations across international boundaries

Cover key leadership theories and management principles and learn how to apply them in practice in an international context.

Learn how to understand and address cross-cultural differences, so you can lead a diverse, international workforce effectively

Immerse yourself in current industry practice by engaging with experts during your studies, through guest lectures, interviews and discussion forums with industry personnel and practitioners

Transferable skills you'll develop include:

Critical thinking

Decision-making

Problem-solving

Negotiation techniques

Presentation skills

Work experience and career planning

We can support you in looking for volunteer or part-time work experience while studying. This helps you to apply and further develop what you learn on the course and give your CV a boost.

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find positions in over 200 local and national organisations, including:

Local theatres

Museums

Prison services

NHS

Adult social care

Charities

Retail

IT support services

We've created business relationships with many organisations for student volunteering opportunities in the past. These include:

Mary Rose Museum

The Royal Navy

Portsmouth Mediation Service

Portsmouth City Council

Citizens Advice Bureau

British Heart Foundation

Spurgeons Children's Charity

Careers and opportunities

After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from the Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

When you graduate, you'll have a highly sought after skillset and could work in areas such as:

Corporate communication

Marketing

Public relations

Social enterprise

Management consultancy

Human resources

Banking

Logistics and distribution

Because of the course's focus on leadership and management, roles you could aspire to include:

Head of corporate marketing

Public relations specialist

Sales director

Management consultant

HR manager

Director of public engagement

Global sustainability manager

You could also continue your studies at PhD level or set up a business with help and support from the University's Careers and Employability service.

Fees and funding

UK students
TBC
International students
TBC

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions team
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk
Phone
02392845566