Want to take on new and emerging markets all over the world? At Manchester Met, we’ll help you master vital skills in international business strategy.
As well as ethical and global management, you’ll also refine your expertise by exploring the political economy and how it can affect global trade.
You can tailor the course to concentrate on areas that you find most interesting. You’ll choose two option units from a range of business specialisms such as international brand strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship.
We’ll also help you understand working practices from different territories and build the skills you need to effectively manage people from different cultures and backgrounds.
Going beyond the theory
You’ll look behind the scenes at global organisations during regular business visits, and see first-hand how they operate day-to-day.
Guest lectures, delivered by leaders from a variety of sectors, will give you a well-rounded view of different career paths in international business.
You’ll also have the opportunity to take an optional 36-48 week internship which will give you a unique insight into how international organisations work. This could be a real boost to your career, allowing you to add relevant, professional experience to your CV.
Features and Benefits
Taught by experts – you’ll learn from academics with experience working for global businesses. They also carry out cutting-edge research in their fields which feeds into your learning.
A city of opportunities – with global organisations and innovative start-ups, Manchester offers a wealth of opportunities.Use our connections with employers to enhance your studies and professional network.
Unique insights – learn from guest lecturers who have experience working on an international scale. You’ll get an insider’s view of some of the world’s most ambitious global businesses.
Customisable degree - specialise in the areas of international business that you’re most interested in to help shape your future career.
Optional internship – gain extensive professional experience during an optional 36-48 week internship with an international business.
Live client briefs – refine your skills by working on projects with real clients. You’ll gain important experience for the working world.
Valuable insights – see how businesses are structured through visits to global organisations such as Manchester United, LandRover Jaguar and BBC MediaCityUK.
Boost your employability – explore a wide range of management roles all over the world. The skills you develop on this course are relevant across international markets.
“Students on my course were internationally diverse, giving a wide range of perspectives on a single subject.” Amy Melamed, MSc International Business Management.
Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association of MBAs. AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education.
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This means we are internationally recognised for meeting global standards of excellence in business and management education.
“Being overseas for the first time, I felt that studying international business would give me an insight in to how things work in different cultures. Choosing to study at Manchester Met is one of the best decisions I ever made."
Austin Rettig, MSc International Business Management.
We want you to be able to explore opportunities across the world with confidence. We’ll help you demonstrate your expertise to future employers in a wide range of business sectors.
You’ll be well placed to go for managerial positions in international operations, such as:
International account manager
Customs compliance specialist
Trade and export specialist
During your studies, you’ll be able to take advantage of our regular schedule of employability events such as professional development weeks, employer cafés and masterclasses. This is your opportunity to network with employers and enhance your professional CV.
Previous graduates have found management roles in global companies such as Ernst & Young, BNY Mellon, and Vantage. You’ll also have the option to enter the world of consultancy, or apply your newly acquired skills to create your own business.
of graduates go straight into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
DLHE survey 2017, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in a business-related subject. We will also consider your application if you have significant management experience or degree equivalent professional qualifications.
If your first language is not English and your first degree was not taught in English, you must have an English language score of IELTS 6.5, or equivalent. If your IELTS score is 5.5 we may offer you a place on the provision that you successfully complete an approved English language course at the University.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.
MEET THE EXPERTS
“We get that real world understanding from our partnerships with global businesses such as AJ Bell with UEFA, with Manchester City Football Club, with the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation…”
Listen to what Donna Lee, Head of Department, has to say about studying at Manchester Metropolitan University…
This course will give you the skills and understanding to manage business operations in an interconnected, globalised economy. You will gain an understanding of how economic, political, regulatory, social and cultural influences impact business management for multinational organisations and/or in a global marketplace.
Units on the programme are designed to develop your critical thinking on key areas whilst allowing you to apply your learning into practice by undertaking a live business client project or internship project, before embarking on a consultancy based dissertation.
The Political Economy of International Business
Theories of International Business
International Business Strategy
International Business and Emerging Markets
Choose two from a list including:
Critical Perspectives in Entrepreneurship
Global Strategic Innovation
Project Management Framework
Project Management Systems
International Brand Strategy
Strategy for Digital
Option units are subject to student numbers and timetabling.
You may choose to apply for the MSc International Business Management + Internship Year option, which will take place in year 2.
When you have successfully completed your taught units, you will have the opportunity to undertake a 36-48 week internship. You will be supported by our Placement Office, who have extensive industry contacts and over 25 years of experience of helping students to find internships. The Placement Office advertise a variety of opportunities, support and advise on the application and recruitment process and continue to support you whilst you are away from the University.
Assessment weightings and contact hours
10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A Masters qualification typically comprises of 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits and an MFA 300 credits. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:
Full-time 50% lectures, seminars or similar; 0% placement; 50% independent study
You will be offered the chance to undertake a 36-48 week internship supported by our Placement Office, who have extensive contacts with industry and over 25 years of experience of helping students to find placements. The Placement Office will help with your CV, advise on interview techniques and continue to support you whilst you are away from the University. An additional placement fee will apply (usually £1850).
Department of Economics, Policy and International Business
Our Economics, Policy and International Business Department advances knowledge on the issues that matter on a contemporary global stage.
The department is committed to teaching excellence and is led by world-class professionals and academic economists. Reacting to the global needs of the digital age, its aim is to enable students to explore the vast areas influenced by economics and policy.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,280 for many Postgraduate Courses
University isn’t just about learning. It’s about living. Find out all you need to know about accommodation here.
Being at university isn’t just about learning. It’s about living. Before you arrive, we’ll make sure you know where to go and what to do. And once you’re settled in, our team’s ready to support you during your stay.
From apartments and eco-friendly townhouses, to en-suite and standard rooms, we have all sorts of accommodation on (or near) campus. Whichever option is right for you, you’ll have a room complete with desk, heater, and storage, together with a shared kitchen, laundry facilities and free WiFi.
And in such a handy location, you’ll never be more than a few minutes from the library, Students’ Union, your next lecture or a bite to eat in one of the many nearby eateries.
We’re incredibly proud to be part of such a distinctive global city – and we think you will be too.
Manchester is a city of enterprise and sport, culture and diversity. Here, connections are formed and futures begun. Art, science and business coexist and collaborate. Actors and accountants, lawyers and linguists – they’ve all found a home for their ambitions.
We have sporting excellence, culinary creativity, digital innovation and thriving commerce. Entrepreneurs and entertainers. Theatre and music. A rich and distinctive culture. We have character, spirit and personality.
Here, you’ll find people of every type, making leaps in technology, taking strides in industry and creating art in every form. We have a proud heritage to look back on, and a vibrant and diverse future to look forward to, full of possibility and promise.
From advice and support to a fantastic Union and sports clubs, we’ve got your time here covered..
Whether you’re coming to Manchester from another continent or down the road, we’re here to help. As well as our Student Hubs, where you can get all sorts of information and advice, we offer a range of professional support services and social groups for our students.
Being part of our community, you’ll find societies, teams and groups that will help you make the most of your time here. This means you’ll have the chance to pursue your passions, but also to meet people with the same interests.
The Students’ Union is your voice in the University. Through the officials that you elect, the Union supports its members and stands up for your issues. And, with its building at the heart of the campus, it also provides you with a bar, shop, café, and event venue.
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