International Business and Strategy MSc - 2019 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s)
Managing international growth is a key challenge for firms, whether for smaller entrepreneurial ventures or for larger well-established corporations. Managers in these firms need to deal with complex issues related to foreign direct investment and diverse regulatory environments, strategic positioning in different markets, the creation and management of organizational structures that support international business, and taking leadership for activities across national boundaries.
Endorsed by Ernst & Young (EY), the MSc International Business & Strategy programme is designed to equip graduates with the key capabilities required to operate in multi-national firms. On the programme you will develop vital skills and capabilities necessary to manage international growth. This involves organic growth via the smart positioning of products and services in diverse markets, through to the management of mergers and acquisitions.
Throughout the programme you will work intensively with fellow students and with our internationally-renowned experts who deliver the programme. Alongside the core modules, you will participate in a professional development programme with our dedicated careers partners.
MSc IB&S students benefit from the combination of cutting-edge management education with the strong focus on application to real life issues. Graduates from the MSc IB&S work all over the world in multi-nationals such as Apple, Coca-Cola, GSK, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Unilever as well as the top global professional service firms such as Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deloitte, EY, IBM, KPMG and PWC.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Building Competitive Advantage
- International Strategy Summit
- Managing the Multinational Firm
- Cross Border Mergers and Acquisitions
- Firms in the Global Economy
- Professional Development
- Researching Entrepreneurship, Strategy and International Business
- Corporate entrepreneurial mindset
- Strategic Purpose and Leadership
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Designed for: Graduates interested in careers in international management in large global corporations and professional service firms
Duration: 12 months full-time.
Undergraduate Degree: 2:1 (Hons) degree (UK or equivalent) in any discipline.
Additional requirements: Work experience is not required. It is expected that applicants would have no more than two years' work experience at managerial level.
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications at International Qualifications:
English language: IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found at English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes:
10 week- Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
For details of eligibility see: Pre sessional programmes
4 week- Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.Further information: Please see our website
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Ernst and Young Partnership
This programme is endorsed by Ernst & Young (EY), demonstrating the quality of our teaching and the strong relevance of our curriculum to industry needs. Throughout your studies, you will have access to a range of opportunities with EY including guest lectures, networking, internships and a mentoring programme for top performers. These opportunities are designed to enhance your professional development and help you launch a successful future career.