M.Sc. International Business

University of Derby
The MSc International Business is designed to develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the operation of business and organisations in an international context, alongside developing your personal and employability skills appropriate for employment in international business or management.

Description of International Business


why choose this course?

  • If you want to develop your management career in organisations trading or operating internationally, this is the ideal masters course for you.
  • Build on the skills and knowledge developed in your first degree, whatever the subject focus, and add an international business dimension to your graduate study. You might have studied management or accounting, law or design, geography or engineering, but now you want to take these skills into a career in international business.
  • We'll introduce you to key subjects in the international business area - a deep knowledge of the economic, political, technological and cultural factors facing international business is crucial for any manager in the modern trade environment.
  • You'll develop a strategic awareness of factors affecting business operating in international business.
  • Our academic staff have had senior or directorial positions in a wide variety of organisations, both private and public, blue chip and self employed, and are keen to share their knowledge with you.
  • Our links with industry and our growing research and consultancy base means you'll be using learning tools and studying subjects that are up to date and relevant in all current business environments.
  • You'll be part of a vibrant postgraduate business school. Our students are from all over the world and so you'll benefit from a truly global experience, which adds an extra depth to your studies.
  • Detailed Course Facts

    Tuition fee

    Costs vary depending on the year you startand whether you're studying full time or part time. So visit www.derby.ac.uk/courses and search for this course to see how much it will cost you.

    Not specified
    Start date September  2016
    Duration full-time 12 months
    Delivery mode On Campus
    Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    At the Postgraduate Certificate stage you will be covering the management of information and people. You will study these alongside our many other postgraduate students on management and related courses. You will also study an internationally focused module, Marketing Communication which focuses on cross-cultural communication issues, whilst being introduced to research methods and personal development.

    At the Postgraduate Diploma stage there is a greater emphasis on the subject specific theory of international trade and international strategy. You will cover international economics, business strategy and marketing strategy, alongside the research module which prepares you for independent study.

    At the Masters stage the focus is on developing theoretical perspectives in analysis, intellectual skills and knowledge and ability in relevant analytical methods. The activities and learning are centred on real world analysis, market data and recent theoretical developments. You will be studying the capstone module in International Business and undertaking your own piece of international business research for Independent Study.

    Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies

    • Managing Organisational Information
    • Managing the Dynamic Organisation
    • Marketing Communication
    • Developing Skills for Business Leadership

    Postgraduate Diploma in International Business

    • International Economics
    • Strategy, Competition and Sustainability
    • Organisational Learning through Knowledge, Innovation and Creativity
    • Methodology and Research Skills

    MSc International Business

    • International Business
    • Independent Study (triple module)

    English Language Requirements

    Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.

    CAE score
    180(Grade C)

    Requirements for International Business

    You'll usually need:

    • A second class undergraduate degree
    • If English is not your first language, you will also need IELTS 6.5

    Work Experience for International Business

    No work experience is required.

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