Queen Mary - University of London

School of Politics and International Relations

International Business and Politics



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Programme description The MSc in International Business and Politics is a new taught postgraduate programme that is delivered jointly by the School of Business and Management and School of Politics and International Relations. It is anticipated to start running in 2011/2012, subject to approval from the College. In recent years interest in the relationship between international business and (especially international) politics has increased. This new programme sets out to explore concepts, approaches and methods from a truly inter-disciplinary perspective and offers a rich and stimulating basis for postgraduate study. The degree offers a framework for exploring the changing relationship between states and markets, international institutions of global political-economic governance, transnational companies, work, geo-politics, industrialisation and development. On this programme you will: develop advanced and critical understandings of the politics of international business from various intellectual perspectives, from neo-liberal and mainstream business studies approaches, through to more critical approaches which engage with questions of power and resistance; provide an advanced theoretical grounding in the core aspects, and history and politics of, business and its growing internationalisation; equip students with the skills to conduct empirical analysis and enquiry, and to present this work in both verbal and written formats, which can be used in the wider professional world. Programme outline You will take the following core/compulsory modules: Political Economy: Theory and History The Politics of International Business Dissertation plus choose some options* from the range of modules available: Finance for Development Globalisation and the International Political Economy of Development Innovation and Global Competition International Security: War and Peace in a Global Context Knowledge and Innovation Management Multinationals and Global Business Organisational Theory Sovereignty and Intervention in International Politics Themes and Cases in US Foreign Policy * The range of optional modules may vary from year to year. The Schools reserve the right to withdraw one or more of the optional modules if there is insufficient student interest. Assessment Assessment takes a number of different forms including coursework essays, assignments and presentations, and examinations that take place in May or early June. Students must achieve an overall pass in the taught element in order to progress to their dissertation which must also be passed for a degree to be awarded.


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