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MSc International Business Management

Course overview

Start date

September 2018

Subject area

Business and Marketing

Attendance

Full-time

Part-time

Learning

On campus

Course summary

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.

Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email study@uel.ac.uk.

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Learn from industry experts

We teach content that genuinely addresses the needs of international businesses today. Our lecturers are established experts who combine empirical research experience with first-hand knowledge of industry leaders’ practice.

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.

A truly global approach

We have faculty members with experience from countries all over the globe. You will find few teaching teams as diverse as ours. We are passionate about international business and take an interactive, coaching approach toward your career development.

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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.

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,280 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.


Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below are some the funding available to support you in your studies:

  • Alumni Discount - 15% fee waiver
  • Early Payment Discount - 5% fee waiver
  • Asylum Seeker scholarship - 100% fee waiver
  • Civic Engagement - £1,000
  • Harship bursary - up tp £2,000
  • Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000
  • Team UEL - £1,000

Terms and conditions apply.









There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:









The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£9,900
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses.

To see our full eligibility criteria and how to apply click here

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below are some the funding available to support you in your studies:

  • Alumni Discount - 15% fee waiver
  • Early Payment Discount - 5% fee waiver
  • Asylum Seeker scholarship - 100% fee waiver
  • Civic Engagement - £1,000
  • Harship bursary - up tp £2,000
  • Sport Scholarships – Up to £6,000
  • Team UEL - £1,000

Terms and conditions apply.









There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL

•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer Full information on making payments can be found here

If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2030 or you can email cashiers@uel.ac.uk








Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:









The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444





Tuition fees
UK/EU
£1,650

Per 30 credit module

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.
At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1,265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11,385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£12,850
Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

Entry requirements

From
Degree
Minimum 2:2 Honours

We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths. 

INTERNATIONAL

(Including European Union)

We accept a range of qualifications from across the world. Please see our country pages for information on specific entry requirements for your country.

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We will consider the Level 7 BTEC Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership acceptable. 

Please note that this qualification would not be considered if have failed and had to resit, more than one of the modules. 

Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

As an inclusive university we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application (particularly your personal statement) and may ask you to attend an interview or submit a piece of work to help us decide on your eligibility for the course. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.

You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre. Please click here for details.

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.

What you'll study

  • Managing resources in the international business environment (core)
  • Managing innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable international supply chains (core)
  • Strategy, leadership and change management in international businesses (core)
  • International marketing and business research (core)
  • Postgraduate Dissertation (core)

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 Masters award.

Course specification

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.

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Our international team travel overseas regularly to meet prospective students and attend recruitment fairs. Our academics also give regular lectures overseas and are happy to speak to prospective students. In addition, we have a large worldwide network of advisors who can provide guidance and support with applying to study at the University of East London.
 

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