M.Sc. MSc International Business

University of Reading

Tuition fee:
  • € 10,230 / Year (EEA)
  • € 17,050 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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This Masters programme in international business addresses key issues such as how multinational firms decide where and when to invest internationally and how to evaluate the opportunities and challenges that face them in different countries.

You will examine the strategic choices multinational firms need to make to compete in an increasingly global economy, while simultaneously paying close attention to the development and policy challenges that the actions of multinational firms create in an interdependent world, both from a developing and developed country perspective.

This requires a holistic view of the international business environment, in terms of the competitiveness of firms and industries, which in turn is determined by the policies and regulations established by governments and supranational institutions.

You will utilise frameworks and methodologies to make sense of the interaction between firm strategies, economic and development policies and the changing global environment in a rapidly globalising world. You will gain an understanding of not only how firms are organised internally, but also analyse systematically how foreign markets and countries function. This means connecting the 'micro' firm view with the 'macro' view of countries and regions.

Henley Business School is home to the internationally-renowned John H. Dunning Centre for International Business and the University of Reading has remained at the forefront of teaching and research in this field for more than 45 years. Each year we welcome guest speakers from industry, with wide ranging expertise and experience, to present on key and emerging themes relating to international business.

MSc International Business pays more attention to the external (macro environmental) issues affecting an organisation, differentiating it from our MSc International Management programme which focuses heavily on internal (micro environmental) factors.

Contents

* Contemporary issues in international business (Includes project)
* Industrialisation and the multinational enterprise
* International business environment
* International corporate social responsibility or Ethics in international management
* International strategic management
* Issues in globalisation
* Study and research skills
* Theories of the multinational enterprise

+ 2 optional modules chosen from a wide range of modules spanning areas including: entrepreneurship and small business management; human resource management; marketing; organisational behaviour.

Requirements

You are expected to have obtained a UK upper second class honours degree, or the international equivalent. Students whose first language is not English are required to provide evidence of proficiency.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

200 (Grade A)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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Accreditation

Henley Business School is triple-accredited by the UK, European and US accrediting bodies, placing us among the top 1% of global business schools. Henley is also ranked among the leading business schools in Europe.

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