Taught course

International Management

University of Sunderland · Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism

Entry requirements

Applications are invited from holders of an honours degree or the equivalent in a business discipline from a recognised institution or an equivalent professional qualification. Those who do not meet the requirements may be considered at the discretion of the programme leader. Overseas applicants whose first language is not English will be required to produce evidence of competence in English - IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550/213.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Course overview

This course is particularly aimed at graduates in business or management who do not have the work experience needed to undertake an MBA. It will equip students with the skills to operate in an international environment, manage across time zones, cultures and languages. These skills are in great demand by employers who need world-class managers who can operate successfully in global markets.

Students will develop an understanding of business in a global context, including practical knowledge and understanding of the way that business is undertaken in different countries and by different cultures. Students are drawn from a wide range of cultures and nationalities which add a richness to this programme which is not experienced in many other places. Sunderland’s culturally diverse learning community will further enhance the international student experience.

Core modules include ‘International Business Environment’, ‘Global Corporate Strategy’, ‘Cross Cultural Management’, and ‘International Trade’. The Masters dissertation will focus on a topic that is individually negotiate with a tutor. This could be based on personal interests and as well as career aspirations.

The University will ensure that the student’s learning is rooted in a real-world context by inviting guest speakers to share their practical business experience together with arranging an external organisational visit.

By the end of the course students will have an edge in applying for roles in international business that can provide a rapid return on their investment in higher education.

Information for international students

Contact the Centre for International Education, tel +44 (0)191 515 2648, fax +44 (0)191 515 2960, email international-enquiries@sunderland.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Contact the Recruitment Officer for further information about possible sources of funding for full time home/EU students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Recruitment Officer
+44 (0)191 515 2329