Our innovative Advanced International Business Management Dual Award course is for those aspiring towards an international career in business management.
On completion of this course, you will be awarded:
- Advanced International Business Management MSc from Newcastle University
- International Business Management MSc from the University of Groningen
The course covers the main aspects of business in an international context, including:
- strategic management and organisation
- managing across cultures
- financial management and financial risk
- economics and marketing
What you'll learn
You will focus on the comparative analyses of countries, institutions and cultures. This is in context with the strategic decision-making of companies in an international environment.
You will develop crucial interpersonal skills and learn how to:
- improve the quality of organisational management, leadership and practice
- develop your capacity for enquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis
- communicate and cooperate with people from different cultural backgrounds
- develop skills for operations management within international, multinational or transnational enterprises
On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate:
- knowledge of how to improve the quality of management, leadership and practice in international organisations
- improved capacity for enquiry, problem solving, critical thinking and analysis
- the ability to communicate and cooperate with individuals from different cultural backgrounds
A sample of job titles our graduates now hold include:
- Managing Director
- Financial Analyst
- Legal Contracts Advisor
- Project Technical Leader
- Procurement Agent
- Category Analyst
- Corporate Strategy Intern
- Marketing Account Executive
Semester one is taught at Newcastle University Business School. Semester two is taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen. Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language.
You will also complete a dissertation on a topic that you have studied during the course. You can choose whether to study at Newcastle or Groningen during this process. You will receive joint support and guidance, with a supervisor from each institution.
There are many opportunities to engage with organisations through guest lectures and live case studies. We also encourage you to engage with organisations through your dissertation research.
Modules for 2017 entry
During semester one, you will study the following modules at Newcastle University Business School:
During semester two, you will study the following modules at the University of Groningen:
- GRON121 International Business Strategy
- GRON127 Comparative Environmental Analysis
- GRON105 Emerging Markets
- GRON126 Research Seminar for MSc International Business and Management
- GRON128 CSR and Global Value Chain
Modules will be offered subject to availability.
While in Groningen, you will select two optional modules from a list provided by the University of Groningen.
The compulsory dissertation will be taken over semester three of year one and semester one of year two+ and will be jointly supervised and delivered by Newcastle and Groningen.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £5,200
Full time: £5,200
Full time: £18,600
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a business or social science subject.
The course is taught in English, so you do not need to be able to understand Dutch.
To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:
Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)
Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.
Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.
The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.
How to Apply
Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.
There is no application closing date for this course.
We advise international students to apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.
I felt that Newcastle University would provide me with the intellectual breadth and resources that would allow me to discover my own path. It was very important for me to do my master’s degree at a university that would support me in my academic career and professional goals. The professors and staff at Newcastle University are always willing to help.
Both universities offer a useful theoretical and practical mix of modules which I believe will be extraordinary helpful in building a career in business. Since I am planning to work in business consultancy, modules like International Business Strategy, International Entrepreneurship and Emerging Markets provide advantageous insights for real business life.
Newcastle is an excellent university; well respected across the country. I was really attracted to this Dual Award degree since the programme offered real value for the tuition fee, the opportunity to experience life in another country and a diversity of modules which covered business strategy, foreign direct investment and corporate governance.
The Dual Award instantly caught my eye because of the opportunities it offered. I felt reassured that the course was designed for a range of students. The course content consisted of a wide range of business topics building up knowledge across the semesters. The opportunity to acquire both an MSc and MA and study abroad for six months just added to the selling points.
When I was looking for the right course to help me shape my future, I was clear about choosing a programme that would differentiate me from other people. Receiving two degrees, studying and living in two different and exciting countries and meeting engaged students were also key factors in my decision. People look amazed when I explain what I study!
I especially enjoyed the duality of the course: two countries, two universities and two master’s degrees after 17 months of study. In Newcastle, I enjoyed the free Dutch course offered by the Business School to prepare us for our stay in the Netherlands which was very helpful and fun.