International Business and Management MSc

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UCAS Code
Non-UCAS
Mode of Study
Full-time
Duration
14 months full-time
Start Date
January 2019, January 2020

Overview

If you're keen to develop your business and management skills and take your studies and experience to Master's level, then our MSc International Business and Management degree course is for you.

On this course, you'll get a deeper understanding of business and management topics in an international context. You'll also learn about key themes including corporate strategy, financial management, international business and global sustainability.

When you graduate, you'll have a comprehensive understanding of international business and management issues, and you'll be qualified for a career in organisations in any corner of the world.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn from lecturers and guest speakers from all over the world, who are experts in their field and have recent corporate or academic research experience
  • Study corporate strategy and financial management, international business and global sustainability, economics, international marketing, human resource management and operations management
  • Write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, under the guidance of a supervisor
  • Complete a voluntary summer work placement and gain valuable work experience
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere 24/7

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your business and management skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Careers and opportunities

When you graduate, you'll have an internationally recognised qualification and be ready to start your career in a business setting, either in the UK or overseas.

You'll have a good understanding of international business and management topics, so you'll be able to work in private or public sector organisations, or start your own business.

Career opportunities include:

  • Financial analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Project and commercialisation manager
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Product manager
  • Account manager
  • Business development executive

Alternatively, you can also start your career as a management graduate trainee, financial analyst, commercial manager, trainee trader or technical business consultant.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Entry requirements​

Entry Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0

​Course costs

Tuition fees (January 2019 start)

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Full time: £9,200 

International students

  • Full time: £14,000

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 units a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each unit.

You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.

We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.

If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.

​What you'll study

Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 units worth 30 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits.

Units currently being studied

Core units on this course include:

  • Corporate Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • International Business
  • Global Sustainability
  • Economics
  • International Marketing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Operations Management
  • International Business Dissertation

Changes to course content

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching​

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • virtual learning

How you're assessed​

You'll be assessed through:

  • course work report
  • examination
  • group presentation
  • group debate
  • independent research project

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Apply

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study with us, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply. 

Apply for this course using our online application form

International students

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.

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