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MSc International Business and Management
MSc International Business and Management (Management)

MSc International Business and Management (Management)

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months full-time.
Entry requirements

We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university or the overseas equivalent.

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

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Course overview

Develop the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders - vital skills for today's globalised economy.

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £13,000
    International students (per annum): £21,500

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.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

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Contact details

School/Faculty
Alliance Manchester Business School
Contact name
Masters Admissions Office
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 1339
Email
Website
https://www.mbs.ac.uk/study/masters/msc-international-business-and-management-management/
School/Faculty
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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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university or the overseas equivalent.

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. 

English language

For the latest information on demonstrating your English proficiency for those whose first language is not English, please see our  language requirements .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements see  entry requirements for your country .

Application and selection

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.

Advice to applicants

Your statement of purpose should cover the areas outlined below and be one page A4: 

  • Tell us why you are interested in the MSc International Business and Management course at Alliance MBS and how the course will impact on your future
  • Describe what makes you an outstanding applicant and describe your potential to contribute to all aspects of the course.

Please 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.

How your application is considered

We can only process applications with the following documents:

  • £60 non-refundable application fee payment
  • up-to-date English language score outlining individual element scores, or date of your test (where applicable)
  • first and second year transcript (scanned copies are accepted at the time of application)
  • one academic reference letter , or a professional reference letter if you graduated more than two years ago
  • statement of purpose
  • copy of passport (for non-home/EU students only)

Deferrals

To defer your offer to the following year, you must contact your admission officer to get a copy of the deferral form.  You can only defer your offer for one year.

Course details

Course description

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MSc International Business & Management experience: Lisa Higuchi, USA

Develop the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders - vital skills for today's globalised economy.

  • Acquire valuable research and critical thinking skills to prepare for flexible strategy development and decision making under increasing complexity 
  • Focus on current issues in an increasingly global and interconnected world, including company visits and interaction with those working in industry 
  • Work with renowned researchers in the fields of international management, multinational strategy, corporate social responsibility, inclusive value chains, technology transfer and sustainable development 
  • Apply for an international exchange to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market 
  • Prepare for a career in the public or private sector, including careers in multinational enterprises or medium-sized enterprises.

Special features

Students will have the opportunity to participate in an organised company visit to illustrate real-life applications of international business and management concepts covered on the course. 

There is also an opportunity to apply to spend an exchange semester at one of Alliance Manchester Business School's partner institutions abroad.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, individual essay, course work and presentations. Problem-solving exercises are prepared and evaluated in groups.

A dissertation of between 12,000 and 25,000 words is also undertaken.

Course unit details

During the course you will be taking 180 credits in all. The eight taught modules during semester one and two total 120 credits and consists of both compulsory and optional taught units which can be viewed in the list below. 

There may also be an opportunity to study during the second semester in an Exchange Institution -  details can be found here .

Over the summer period, you will carry out your Research Dissertation, worth 60 credits. 

If you would like to collect primary data (conduct interviews with companies or distribute a survey), you will need to study the 'Advanced Research Methods and Data Collection in International and Comparative Business' elective unit.

Examples of recent dissertation project topics include:

  • A systematic review of international joint venture studies in East and South East Asia
  • A comparison of Generation-Y's value perceptions on luxury goods between China and the UK
  • The reshoring trend of US manufacturing: exploring the key motivations and the role Exchange partners: of the financial crisis

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Theories of International Business BMAN70191 15 Mandatory
International Business Analytics and Research Skills BMAN70301 15 Mandatory
Frontiers of International Business and Management BMAN70412 15 Mandatory
Comparative Business and Management BMAN73421 15 Mandatory
International Business Strategy BMAN73561 15 Mandatory
Marketing Issues In International Business BMAN64002 15 Optional
Multinational Business Finance BMAN71552 15 Optional
Responsible Business in a Global Environment BMAN73432 15 Optional
Managing Across Cultures BMAN73592 15 Optional
International Entrepreneurship BMAN73612 15 Optional
International Business & Emerging Markets BMAN73632 15 Optional
Global Innovation BMAN73982 15 Optional
Displaying 10 of 12 course units

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The range of career opportunities available is wide, and recent graduates have gained employment in management consultancy, international banking, in the commodities markets and with multinational companies and universities.

Recent recruiters

Adidas Group, B2B International Ltd, Bloomberg, BUPA, Cummins Inc, Deloitte, Diageo Germany, Duecourse, Deutsche, Hewlett Packard Ltd, Huawei Technologies, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, NHS, Reckitt Benckiser, Shell, Sony, Tech Mahindra (Americas) Inc and Tesco plc.

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