International Business and Management MSc
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- Degree awarded
- 12 months full-time.
- Entry requirements
We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.
When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
- How to apply
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Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a degree designed to give you up-to-the-minute knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative.
Taking a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, including economic, financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world.
You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course includes a Masters thesis (research dissertation) on an international business-related topic.
Graduates will gain partial exemption from membership to the Institute of Export, with the potential of a full exemption depending on the choice of options and research focus of the dissertation.
In addition, there is a possibility in the course to spend a semester at an international partner institution to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market. As there are a limited number of exchange places available, the scheme is competitive and you can apply for a place once you are registered on the course. Click on this link for details of the exchange variant of the course .
Postgraduate Open Day
Our postgraduate open days give you a great opportunity to look round the School, meet staff and students and find out what Manchester has to offer you.
The next one is scheduled for 18 March 2015 - for a taste of what happens at one of these events, download the programme from the day (PDF document, 817KB).
MBS Information Sessions
We are running informal lunchtime sessions for students who are interested in applying for one of our masters courses, and would like to know more.You can drop in anytime during the sessions, whether you just have a quick question or would like a more in-depth conversation about what life is like at MBS. These sessions will be attended by admissions staff, current students and a careers advisor, and are an excellent opportunity for you to ask us any questions you may have. Refreshments will be available.
- Wednesday 28 January 2015, 12.30 - 2.00pm, MBS East Atrium
- Wednesday 15 April 2015, 12.30 - 2.00pm, MBS East Atrium.
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For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £11,000
International students (per annum): £18,500
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.
The programme has ESRC research training recognition for the receipt of 1+3 studentships, for home/EU students only.
Contact us for further information on scholarships available .
- Academic department
- Manchester Business School
- Contact name
- Masters Admissions Office
- +44 (0)161 306 1339
- Academic department overview
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