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

MSc International Business and Management (Management) / Course details

Year of entry: 2019

Course description

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: