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Overview

Our MSc in International Business Management prepares you for a huge variety of business roles in a global context, whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, global innovation, corporate strategy, consultancy or multinational management. Our staff and students are drawn from all over the world with widely varied expertise, making this MSc a truly international programme.

The course looks toward future trends in business, from the changing role of business in society to the impact that rapidly evolving technology has on business in a global context. We train you to be mobile across different markets in high-tech, knowledge-intensive industries; remain flexible in the face of technological change, and maintain an international outlook as the world evolves.

You'll learn about the way businesses can adapt to new challenges, from the importance of sustainability in the face of climate change to the rise of robotics and the Internet of Things.

Based in University Square Stratford, close to the commercial and financial centres of the City of London and Canary Wharf, you will benefit from fantastic facilities in a purpose-built learning environment.

The course is designed to resonate with people from a variety of backgrounds, so you won't need to have specific academic or work experience. Throughout the degree, you will develop crucial analytical, research, and communication skills as you work on projects with your fellow students and undertake your own original research. Our personal tutoring scheme also gives you access to bespoke academic advice and exciting industry opportunities.

This course is accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

What makes this course different

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Accredited

This programme is professionally accredited by the Association for Project Management.

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Benefit from our London location

London’s global financial centre, Canary Wharf, is just around the corner and East London as a whole is a prime location for new international businesses. We’re connected to the Excel Exhibition Centre, Asian investors at the Royal Albert Dock, new entrepreneurs at the Millennium Mills and exciting developments at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Placement

You can opt to have a placement year to gain hands on experience in the real world and effectively connect what you will have learnt at university to the industry.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

Big business is big news and by studying this course with us you will learn the facts behind the headlines.

As a master's student, you will hone your ability to critically analyse concepts and issues in international business by studying the latest thinking and research as you examine real-world business practice through case studies of global companies.

For the bulk of the course you will study core modules to deepen your knowledge of managing resources, innovation, supply chains, strategy, leadership, change management, marketing, and research. 

You can choose to do a dissertation or you can study an additional module and produce a management report based on independent research. Or you could produce the business plan for your new venture. 

Throughout your time with us, you'll learn how to collect and analyse information and data from a wide range of sources in order to enhance your understanding and insight of the topics you study.

We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules and options are subject to change.

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MODULES

  • Core Modules
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    Global Project Management in Practice

    The module aims to provide you appropriate knowledge, build link between theoretical models and practice, help you develop skills in critical analysis for managing projects, related risks and successful delivery of project in the context of global environment.

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    Managing Sustainable Global Value Chains

    You will gain an appreciation of sustainable value chains and their importance to societies, economies and firms. You will learn how this key capability can be fostered and managed in the current environment. You will also gain a thorough grounding in the management of marketing and supply chains, and how these can contribute to sustainability.
     

     
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    Organisational Behaviour and Global Strategy

     

    The module aims to help you develop an understanding of strategic management and the nature of

    competitive advantage in the globalised business environment. In parallel to this, you will develop a critical

    understanding of organisational behaviour including leadership, change management theories, and their

    application in organisations in a multinational context. Also, you will understand global strategy, its

    applications, and implications for global businesses.

     
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    Mental Wealth and Applied Research

    This module provides the opportunity for you to demonstrate the ability to diagnose and investigate a live, complex business issue from a variety of perspectives, to locate the work within the body of contemporary knowledge, to collect and analyse data, to derive supportable conclusions and to make practical and actionable recommendations for change, improvement or enhancement of current practice.

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    Applied Business Project

    The aim of this module is to enable you to conduct a live applied business project. This could include a work-based project, report on internship or placement (paid or unpaid), business simulation, Bloomberg project, project management report, or case study.

  • Optional Modules
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    Optional Placement Year

    You can opt to have a placement year, gaining hands on experience in your chosen field and connecting what you've learned at University to industry.

HOW YOU'LL LEARN

As a postgraduate student, you will be expected to conduct independent work and research, supported by our experienced international business academics. We will provide you with the tools and methods, including an online portal, to access business databases, real industry cases and other study sources.

Alongside private study, you will have plenty of contact with our team of lecturers, learning through a mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, and guest speakers. The international business world thinks in project terms, and so do we.

Our staff's research feeds organically into their teaching. For example, Dr André Slowak has published on environmental policy in China and continues to work with colleagues on sustainability innovation in the UK, Germany, India, and China. Dr Qingan (Angus) Huang has been interviewed by the Financial Times for his latest strategy research and our team members present at leading conferences - such as the Academy of Management - across the globe, whether in China or the United Arab Emirates.

How does this benefit you? Great careers are built on real-world projects and a wide portfolio of relevant experience. Nothing is more important than having a coach who is an expert in international business and also genuinely interested in your student journey. We run a personal tutoring scheme and compile business case studies fed from industry. We also provide a number of business development support services to you via the UEL Knowledge Dock. Employability is more than a buzzword - we directly provide you with networking opportunities that connect to the modules you’re actually studying, and tangibly prepare you for your next career steps.

HOW YOU'LL BE ASSESSED

You'll be assessed through a mixture of different methods, allowing you to develop multiple study skills and demonstrate your abilities in a variety of ways. Seminars and interactive case studies characterise this course. Each module is assessed separately - typically, there are two pieces of assessment for each taught module, so that you will have four assessments to complete in each term. One will be an examination, one a group project, and others coursework. All students have to complete a dissertation. All assessments count towards your Master's award.

CAMPUS and FACILITIES

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WHO TEACHES THIS COURSE

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Dr Shazaib Butt

Dr Shazaib Butt is a lecturer in Economics, Finance and Risk

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What we're researching

At the University of East London we are working on the some of the big issues that will define our future; from sustainable architecture and ethical AI, to health inequality and breaking down barriers in the creative industries.

Our students and academics are more critically engaged and socially conscious than ever before. Discover some of the positive changes our students, alumni and academics are making in the world.

Please visit our Research section to find out more.

YOUR FUTURE CAREER

This course equips you with the knowledge to pursue an international career in business. Relevant occupations include trainee/junior managers in multinational corporations, entrepreneurship, running a small business or becoming a consultant to SMEs or NGOs. It is this variety of future professions and an appetite for developing businesses in challenging contexts, which sets our remarkable graduates apart from the crowd.

By graduating with our MSc International Business Management degree, you will have demonstrated to potential employers your intelligence, ambition and desire to enter the world of big business, trade or consultancy. And, whether you intend to work for yourself or for someone else, the course’s focus on entrepreneurship and innovation will give you a competitive edge.

By the time you graduate, you will have developed skills in research, strategic analysis, international marketing and communication. You will be particularly appealing to employers with international operations and exporting SMEs, as this qualification has been designed explicitly to enhance your understanding of global business issues, disruptive change by technology and novel socioeconomic trends.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.