Taught course

International Strategic Management

University of York · York Management School

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Entry requirements

2:1 or equivalent in any subject. We may give preference to students with knowledge of relevant areas, including Management or Business Studies, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or any social science. Alternatively, we may accept a 2:2 undergraduate degree supported by professional qualifications or at least one year of relevant work experience.

International students require equivalent qualifications from your country

Months of entry


Course content

How do companies plan for success in the ever-changing landscape of international business?

This course gives you the chance to look in-depth at how strategy is formulated, articulated and enacted in a global context.

You'll develop your skills in critical analysis, information processing, and data presentation. You'll prepare for a range of careers in international business and management, with the skills and outlook to thrive in an increasingly interconnected global workplace.In your first term you'll study some of the core issues in strategic management. You'll develop a theoretical toolkit with which to investigate and discuss the strategies used in the international business environment.

Later you'll specialise your studies while continuing to develop crucial skills for independent learning and research. In the Spring Term you'll choose an optional module to develop a deeper understanding of an area of international strategic management.

From the Summer Term you'll focus your efforts on a final 8,000-word dissertation. Your dissertation is an opportunity to exhibit the skills and knowledge you've developed throughout they year, as a capstone to your studies in international strategic management.

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS - 6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other components
  • PTE Academic - 61, minimum 61 in Writing and 55 in all other components
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency - 176, minimum 176 in Writing and 169 in all other components
  • TOEFL - 87, minimum 23 in Writing and 21 in all other components
  • Trinity ISE III - Merit in all components
  • Duolingo - 110, minimum 110 in production and 100 in all other components
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
If you've not met our English language requirements
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2021/22 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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