MSc
Management and International Business  
Management and International Business

This course has been designed for future managers who want to develop their international awareness and strengthen their understanding of areas and concepts critical to the success of 21st century business. This learning is tightly connected with a practical application of your skills and knowledge, in particular through a live consultancy project which you will undertake. This degree has a dual award with the Chartered Institute of Management.

International corporations are dominating a large proportion of world trade today. While much business is still conducted at a local level, the complex phenomenon called globalisation is affecting businesses even on the street corner.

The rapid development of economies in Asia and elsewhere, the steady erosion of barriers to trade overseen by the World Trade Organisation’s agreements, and the search for global economies of scale to offset increasing costs of research and development have resulted in an unprecedented growth in international trade.

In this context it is necessary to understand the importance and scope of international value chains and the variety of ways in which culture affects global business operations. In such a turbulent environment, managers need to be aware of the complex issues faced by all companies (whether international or not) in order to select the best strategy to enable their company to prosper.

Why choose this course?

  • The course will equip you with broad knowledge across a wide range of management subject areas and enable you to develop more specialist knowledge as it progresses.
  • It is a conversion masters and is therefore not restricted to those with a business or management related first degree.
  • Our partnership with the CMI means that on successful completion of this course you will receive the MSc Management and International Business and the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Management and Leadership. Download more information PDF icon .
  • The routes specific modules focus on international value chains and cross cultural management issues.
  • You will consider how organisations capture value through new product and services and deliver value through international operations and supply chains.
  • In addition you will study how cultural, linguistic and physical barriers affect organisations and how, in turn, organizations respond in order to adapt to those barriers.
  • Students on these routes typically come from over 25 different countries, which means you will have a truly international learning experience.
  • There is a unique opportunity to complete a consultancy project working for a real client on a live brief.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, usually held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
  • You can also build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Free iPad

As a student on MSc Management and International Business you will be entitled to a free iPad to enhance your learning experience. Students will be provided with an iPad when they are fully enrolled on the course which will enable them to access their on-line learning materials.

Scholarships and funding

Students on this course are also eligible to apply for a scholarship from Nottingham Business School. For full details on eligibility and how much is available visit the postgraduate fees and funding section of our website.

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Entry requirements: Please see the Applying section
Starting: September or January
Course length: One year full-time
Study location: City site

Fees and funding:

See the fees and funding information. Candidates applying from visa national countries are required to submit an advance payment, which will then be deducted from the full fee. Please note that fees are subject to annual review.

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