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On this course you can:
* Develop your ability to use English effectively as an international business language in a variety of contexts
* Learn to design and deliver high-quality analyses based on the best of current business thinking
* Visit our International Office to get all the support you need while living in a new country
What opportunities might it lead to?
This degree will allow you to gain an attractive collection of expertise and competences suitable to an international business career. Specifically, it will prepare you for working in an international environment where communication in English is desirable or essential
We have designed the curriculum to enhance your employability upon graduation. It addresses two important and related needs, key skills in the areas of finance, economics, marketing and strategic management, including the tools to understand contemporary problems in commercial and public sector environments.
Here are the units you will study:
Principles of Economic and Quantitative Analysis: This unit provides those new to studying economics with the principles of economic theory before progressing to cover key mathematic and statistical concepts. It concludes with an introduction to econometric modelling techniques. On completing this unit you will be able to develop solutions to business problems using conceptual and statistical techniques. Topics covered include:
* markets and theory of the firm
* macroeconomic policy
* statistical analysis
* introduction to econometric modelling techniques
Economics in Business: International trade and finance are central issues to business communities. This unit introduces key theories of trade and finance, and demonstrates their relevance to global economic issues. Upon completion, you will appreciate arguments relating to efficiency in international markets and the operation of various international institutional arrangements for government and business. Topics covered include:
* growth and development
* balance of payments and exchange rate determination
* economic integration
* the international monetary system
International Business Communication: This unit deals with communication issues in an international business setting. You will gain awareness of the how culture influences language skills and communicative appropriacy. It will also enhance effective skills in written and spoken business English. Topics covered include:
* models of national culture and models of communication
* national culture and corporate culture
* negotiating across cultures
* presenting across cultures
Strategic Management and Global Marketing: This unit gives you an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and critical thinking in key areas of global marketing and strategic management. It explores the nature of strategic decision making and change management, as well as critically reviews approaches to strategic management, and addresses paradoxes in differing national and international contexts. Topics covered include:
* researching international markets
* international product development and global markets
* the basis of competitive advantage
* managing strategic change processes
* organisation development and systems intervention
Research Methods: Students on all economics postgraduate programmes complete a scheme of independent research. We offer comprehensive training via lectures and workshops throughout the year to develop skills commensurate with standards of good research practice. On completing this programme you will be ideally placed to develop your own research projects and work within professional research teams.
Dissertation: Your dissertation engages you in economic research using the skills and judgement you have developed during your course. You will start your research training when you join us and we will help you right from the development of a working proposal through to concentrating on your project after completing your taught units. You will be guided by a member of the department through formal meetings and via our use of social media.
Teaching and Assessment
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops that emphasise the acquisition of skills and developing confidence in communicating your ideas. A variety of teaching methods are employed, which range from formal lectures and tutorials to student presentations, in-class exercises and computer-based sessions. This variety is an important element in optimising the learning process and your experience.
How are you assessed?
The majority of your assessment will be coursework-based; however some units are assessed via time-constrained examinations. Your studies conclude with a written research project on a topic of your choice.
A good honours degree in a business, management or a related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
|CAE score:||75 (Grade B)|
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
Most European Universities recognise the IELTS test.Take IELTS test
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