University of Bristol

Social Sciences

MSc Management (International Business)

Address:

Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road

Second Floor, Union Building, Queen's Road, Clifton

Bristol, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc Management (International Business)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our MSc in Management (with specialism in International Business) is an intensive one-year programme that offers you a unique opportunity to develop a global perspective to your management practice, while gaining a thorough grounding in the core theories and concepts that are central to a career in management today. Due to the increasing globalisation of organisations, work, our economy and society, this specialism in international business will be relevant to any future career, particularly graduates looking to work for an international organisation.

You will start by studying management theory across a range of core disciplines, including Finance and Accounting, Organisational Behaviour and Strategic Management. In term two you will gain a deeper insight in international business by studying two units that are core to this specialism: International Business and Strategic Human Resource Management. Finally, in the summer term the dissertation provides an opportunity for independent research focused on international business and management.

Our programme is designed for graduates of any discipline who aspire to a career in international business and management. You do not require any prior academic or practical experience in business or management but you need to have an international outlook and a genuine interest in developing innovative and creative solutions to business problems with a global perspective.

You will be part of a dynamic and diverse body of staff and students at the School of Economics, Finance and Management and will be taught by experts, many of whom are actively engaged in conducting pioneering research at international level. Our school was ranked sixth in the UK for its research impact, reflecting the quality and contribution our research plays in shaping policy and practice in the UK, Europe and globally. 

Programme structure

Term One

You will study the four core units that are common to all of our MSc Management programmes:

  • Finance and Accounting for Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Studying Management

Term Two

You will deepen your understanding of international business by studying two core units that are central to this specialism. This will be supported by choosing two further management units, which will broaden your management skills and give you a further opportunity to tailor your studies to your own interests and career aspirations:  

  • International Business
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Two further management units. Optional units vary from year to year but typically include:
    • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Consumer Behaviour
    • E-commerce
    • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
    • Leadership
    • Managerial Economics
    • Marketing Management
    • Operations Management
    • Organisational Creativity
    • Project Management
    • Strategic Management Accounting

Unit availability is subject to staffing and timetable constraints. Please note: the number of available places on some units may be capped.

Term Three

The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation (between 12,000 to 15,000 words) in which you will research a current theme or topic in international business. You will be able to tailor your investigation to a setting that reflects your personal interests or future career aspirations. The dissertation provides the perfect opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned in both the management and international business aspects of the programme. It is also a powerful way of showcasing your knowledge and skills to future employers.          

International Student Requirements:

IELTS English language 6.5 overall, minimum 6.5 in all bands or equivalent

Facts & Figures

Out State Tuition (per year): 21,400 GBP

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

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