Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of understanding what their customers want and the necessity to develop products and services that meet their needs and aspirations. Organisations which place the customers at the forefront of all decision making and take a marketing-led approach are able to create competitive advantage and build brand loyalty.
The International Marketing MSc offered by Newcastle University is for those who want to study a postgraduate qualification with a commercial focus. The course consists of marketing modules and is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The CIM is one of the world's leading international bodies for marketing and business development. You do not need any prior knowledge of marketing theory to undertake the course.
You will develop relevant research techniques throughout the course. You need these to investigate and critically analyse international marketing issues. You will gain:
This course is approved and accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the leading professional body for marketers. CIM accreditation reassures potential employers that our graduates have an excellent grounding in all the main aspects of marketing.
It also accelerates the process of gaining a high level CIM qualification for those who go on to pursue a career in marketing.Successful graduates can undertake further study for a CIM qualification at the highest possible entry level, namely the Chartered Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing.In itself the course does not provide a CIM qualification or membership, this is dependent on relevant work experience.Our course is also one of six in the UK to achieve Market Research Society (MRS) accreditation. The accreditation offers a route to certified member status of the MRS without any further exams subject to work experience.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.International Students
To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:
Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
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