The MSc in Management and International Business (a route of the full-time MSc Management) has been designed for future managers who specifically want to develop their international awareness while strengthening their understanding of wider business areas and concepts critical to the success of 21st century organisations. 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.
The course is primarily designed for those holding a good first degree, but with little direct experience in business.
The framework for all of our full-time MSc in Management courses, enables us to keep up to date with a range of dynamic modules relevant to the aspirations and needs of a new generation of global leaders. Our curriculum is reviewed and developed through consultation with our students, employers and alumni. Central to our course design is engagement with external businesses and organisations, leading to direct experience of consultancy work.
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. In addition to this, you will also be provided with a £100 Blackwell's book voucher.
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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Starting: January or September 2014
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.
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.
- Managing People
- Information and Knowledge
- Accounting, Finance and Economics
- Strategy in the International Environment
- Marketing and Operations
- Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner
- Applied / Consultancy Project.
- Cross-cultural Entrepreneurial Management
- International Value Chain
We provide a comprehensive induction phase, which includes a mandatory residential course. This is an important part of the course and is the starting point for a personal development programme to support students throughout their studies. The induction needs to be completed before module teaching starts.
Study and support
Teaching and learning methods are centred around interactive workshops which are highly participative in nature and will employ lectures, seminars, case studies, interactive workshops, discussions, business simulations and group activities.
In order to make your assessment relevant to the skills and knowledge needed as a manager a variety of methods are used throughout the course, including presentations, group work, management reports, and examinations.
In-sessional English language support
For those students whose first language is not English, we provide in-sessional support for academic writing specific to the assessment requirements of the course.
For further information about Nottingham Business School, our resources and facilities please visit the School website.
We are continually investing in our facilities, and transforming our learning and teaching environment to create an inspiring and innovative atmosphere.
The School is based in the impressive Newton Building on NTU's City site. In 2009 the building was involved in a £90 million regeneration project on the site. Whilst maintaining its historic beauty, the Grade II listed building was transformed into an ultra-modern complex.
- You can take advantage of the NBS Link Lounge, a new space dedicated to Business School students, located on floor seven of the Newton building.
- Explore your career prospects with the help of the University's Career and Placements Centre (new for September 2012).
- You will benefit from spacious teaching rooms and lecture theatres.
- We provide students with a variety of social spaces.
- Your studies will benefit from the £13 million pound Boots Library.
- Students take advantage of our 24-hour IT facilities.
- Our Student Services Centre will also be on-hand should you need support.
The location of the City site also means that you have easy access to:
- sports facilities
- student accommodation
- music venue
91% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2011 / 12).
Graduates from MSc Management have gone into senior management positions around the world. Graduates in 2012 secured jobs in a wide range of positions which included Managers (for example Department Managers, Brand Managers, Communications Managers and Sales Managers), Analysts, Auditors and Bankers.
Over the last 13 years graduate destinations from this route have included:
- business analysts
- financial consultants
- marketing executives
- import and export specialists
- legal advisers
These have been based in a wide range of countries including: India, Pakistan, China, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Russia, Georgia, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Thailand, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iran, UAE, Israel, Brazil, North America, as well as the countries of West and Eastern Europe.
A sizeable proportion of students join graduate management trainee programmes and some have been offered jobs with the SME company for whom they completed their consultancy project as part of the course.
As an integral part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness.
Although this course does not currently offer a placement, the Applied Consultancy Project provides the opportunity to put into practice the knowledge gained from the previous modules within a real life UK business setting. The Consultancy Project enables you to develop your consultancy skills and gain a detailed understanding of the management and operation of a modern business.
The Consultancy Project
Designed to integrate and operationalise theory, the Consultancy Project provides teams of course members with the opportunity to put theory into practice in a real life UK business setting. The module aims to develop the capacity to work as part of a management team through active participation in a live consultancy project, and to enhance the ability to communicate clearly; argue rationally; and apply strategic concepts to produce real business solutions - given time constraints and conditions of uncertainty.
All of our courses are vocationally-oriented, providing the skills and experience that are relevant to and valued by employers. The real-world consultancy project, carried out in collaboration with local organisations, continues to be a key factor in the success of our courses and provides you with work-based experience that is of genuine value to your future career.
- An undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above).
- English language entry requirements: Full details of language requirements for Nottingham Business School and a list of all English language qualifications accepted by the University are available on our website.
- One academic OR vocational reference is required.
How to apply
Applications should be made using the apply online button at the top of the page.
As places are limited you are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. The course starts in September so in order to receive enrolment materials in good time we advise that applications are submitted before the end of July. Please allow additional processing time for international applications from countries that require a visa.
Please note the following information for applicants
"I have to say that choosing this course has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. It has all the essential things for me, high quality teaching and standards, a professional element and international appeal. It really has been motivating and has driven me to work hard and to learn more. The courses are taught in an interactive environment which I never experienced before in China.
"In particular I have learned how to contribute to group projects and work more effectively as part of a team. I have been encouraged to think critically, which I think is very important in terms of preparing for my future career.
"I feel that studying at Nottingham Business School has prepared me for the business world. The theory and practical skills that I have learned during my consultancy project will also help me to achieve so much more. I will hopefully be a more responsive and dynamic employee."
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