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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. 

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Note:  there is a non-refundable application fee of £60, which you can pay using our secure online payment facility .  We cannot consider applications until you have paid the application fee.   

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

Course module details  

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

Open days

Postgraduate Open Day

Register now for our next postgraduate open day on Wednesday 25 November 2015 . The venue is the Atrium in Alliance MBS East (no.26 on the campus map, on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East).

Registration starts from 2.30pm

- 3.00pm Welcome presentation, Masters alumni panel and taster lecture

- 4.00pm Meet academics, current students and admissions staff

- 4.00pm Opportunity to take a campus tour.

Events round the world

We take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country . If you are visiting Manchester, you are also welcome to organise a personal visit .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,500
    International students (per annum): £19,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

Refund Policy

Due to the competition for places and limited availability, our courses require a deposit of £1000 to cover non-recoverable costs and secure your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.

The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:

  • you fail to meet the conditions of your offer (see below for further information); and/or
  • you are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK (proof must be submitted)

If an offer has been made specifying an English Language condition which you do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions for a refund to be approved. The English Language test certificate provided with your application documents will not be accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as such a certificate will predate the offer.

If an offer has been made specifying an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require the official university documentation showing that you have not met this academic condition from the institution at which you have studied, as evidence for a refund to be approved.

The Admissions Team reserves the right to refuse to refund of any deposit that does not meet with the requirements outlined above.


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 .

Contact details

Academic department
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
Masters Admissions Office
+44 (0)161 306 1339
Academic department overview
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .

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