M.Sc. International Business Management

University of East London

Tuition fee:
  • € 6,990 / Year (EEA)
  • € 11,880 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014, February  2015
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The MSc in International Business Management is a one-year, full-time taught programme. For those students joining in February, there will be an additional 4 months for the completion of the dissertation. Its broad aims are for its graduates are to:

* Achieve a sound theoretical and conceptual grounding in business management, including a systematic understanding of international organisations, their context and management
* Develop a range of personal and analytical skills, including effective communication and the ability to assume a variety of team and leadership roles
* Understand how their new knowledge can be employed effectively in an international business context
* Be able to collect, analyse and synthesise qualitative and quantitative information from across a range of business areas, in order to support complex and creative decision-making in different organisational scenarios
* Demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary issues in international business and of the validity of relevant published research, together with its implications for potentially new business practice

Thus equipped, our graduates will be helped with their career progression as managers in an international context and provided with a rich foundation for the development managerial and leadership competencies.

MSc in International Business Management at UEL
The programme builds on UELs long experience of offering a wide range of postgraduate programmes in the UK and abroad and offers a number of distinctive features:

* Emphasis from the outset on developing practical competencies in leadership and management to enhance graduates employability in managerial posts
* Development of competencies relevant to an international business environment, including the analysis of relevant qualitative and quantitative data
* Development of a range of other effective skills, embracing communication and personal effectiveness
* Placement opportunities to undertake business research
* Consequent opportunities for further employment in the UK
* Accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute, leading to Associate Membership
* Significant support for study skills at postgraduate level e.g. in advanced English language
* February as well as September intake

Contents

What is this programme designed to achieve?
This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to:

* Achieve a sound theoretical and conceptual grounding in business management, including a systematic understanding of international organisations, their context and management
* Develop a range of personal and analytical skills, including effective communication and the ability to assume a variety of team and leadership roles
* Understand how their new knowledge can be employed effectively in an international business context
* Be able to collect, analyse and synthesise qualitative and quantitative information from across a range of business areas, in order to support complex and creative decision-making in different organisational scenarios
* Demonstrate a critical understanding of contemporary issues in international business and of the validity of relevant published research, together with its implications for potentially new business practice

What will you learn?
By the end of this programme you will be able to:

Knowledge

* Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the international context within which business organisations operate
* Draw upon a sound knowledge of markets and customers; the management and development of employees; the management of resources and operations, including ICT; the sources, allocation and management of finance; the uses of accounting and information systems; the role, formation and evaluation of business policy and strategy, and the current and future impact of major contemporary issues in international management
* Recognise the interdependencies of different business functions, organisational strategy and the business environment
* Understand key theories and concepts of managerial leadership

Thinking skills

* Think critically and show evidence of the ability to be creative in different business scenarios
* Manage, evaluate and apply qualitative and quantitative information, using ICT
* Demonstrate critical self-awareness and offer others sensitivity and leadership
* Make decisions in realistic and complex management scenarios
* Recognise and respond to ethical dilemmas and issues of corporate social responsibility, particularly in international environments

Subject-Based Practical skills

* Undertake research into major business problems or issues and provide effective recommendations for change
* Lead and manage projects and organisational resources
* Write effective business reports, responding to the needs of different stakeholders and audiences
* Contribute to the formation of business strategies, at functional and organisational levels, within an international context

Skills for life and work (general skills)

* Offer an enhanced skill set to increase employability
* Undertake two-way communication with different audiences, using a range of media
* Show high levels of personal effectiveness, such as self-reflection, sensitivity to diversity and self-management
* Work effectively as a member of a team and as a manager of resources

Once in professional practice, graduates of the programme can expect to apply their knowledge, understanding and developed intellectual skills to substantial business problems and issues. They will be able to deal proactively with complexity, uncertainty and change, as well as supply leadership in making decisions in a range of challenging business scenarios. They will leave the programme with a body of knowledge and skills that will supply a substantial foundation for continuing professional development.

Requirements

Applications will be accepted from graduates with little or no management-level work experience and a degree in virtually any discipline, although preference will be given to those with a background in the social sciences, engineering or law. Applicants should have at least GCSE Maths Grade C (or equivalent) and a 2:2 honours degree or its equivalent.

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes.
Students that apply to enter stages of the programme may be admitted through normal Accreditation of Experiential Learning (AEL) or Accreditation of Certificated Learning (ACL) processes. Therefore, such applicants must be able to demonstrate and evidence that they have the required learning outcomes as listed in the modules for which they are seeking exemption.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: 60 (Grade C)

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