Our International Business Management MSc will enable you to respond to the growing internationalisation of business and management practice.
This course celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures. It focuses on the skills, competencies and knowledge necessary for individuals working in today's global business environment.
It will suit those looking to study business with an international focus. You will gain qualities relevant to:
- management consultancy
- human resource management
What you'll learnWhat you'll learn
This course combines subject area and practice-focused integrative skills modules with an individual project. You will develop not only your knowledge, but also your experience of thinking and working like an international manager.
You will start with a comprehensive grounding in the core management areas of:
- the management of organisations and people
You will gain a rich introduction to the complexity of globalisation and cultural difference. You will progress to developing effective international strategies and managing change.
Your developmentYour development
On completion of this course, you will be able to demonstrate:
- advanced knowledge of international business and management
- how to improve the quality of management, leadership and practice in organisations
- applied skills in problem solving, decision-making, critical thinking and analysis
- direct experience of working in multi-cultural environments to analyse business issues
- the ability to develop strategic approaches to address these issue
Your theoretical understanding will develop throughout the course. You will also experience managerial decision-making challenges through working in multicultural teams on:
- a variety of case studies
- business-related projects
- a major international business simulation (competing in groups running and growing an international business)
Career focusCareer focus
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- International Account Manager
- Managing Director
- Business Development Manager
- Relationship Manager
This course is modular, comprising 180 credits.
Our links to industry allow you to cultivate a greater understanding of contemporary business issues. Opportunities include:
- guest speakers
- industry seminars
- company site visits
Practitioner and research led teaching
Profiles of the academic staff who teach on the course:
You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.
Modules for 2018 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- NBS8045 The International Business Environment
- NBS8060 International Business Strategy
- NBS8061 Managing Across Cultures
- NBS8078 Strategy for Managers
- NBS8088 Marketing
- NBS8265 Managing Change in Organisations
- NBS8326 Managing Organisations and People
- NBS8327 Research Methods for International Business Management
- NBS8328 International Management Practitioner
- NBS8329 Strategic Business Analysis and Decision Making
Optional modulesOptional modules
You take optional modules to the value of 50 credits from the following list
- NBS8599 Research-based Dissertation for International Business Management
- NBS8600 Practice-based Dissertation in International Business Management
You will take a further 20 credits from the following:
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from mid-May 2019.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £18,000
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Pre-sessional English Course RequirementsPre-sessional English Course Requirements
- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at a minimum of 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at a minimum of 5.5, including writing)
You can study our Pre-sessional English course at the INTO Newcastle Centre.
How to Apply
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students 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.
The strongest aspect of the International Business Management MSC is the variety of modules. Being able to explore various topics is a fantastic way to decide where your interest lies and I feel that this is vital in moving forward with our careers. The first semester is made up of entry-level modules that allow students that haven’t previously studied business before (such as myself) to develop an understanding of core topics.
I am currently Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tea Venture Limited, which is a start-up business that I and my partner set up with the help of the ‘Rise UP Founderships’ programme, Newcastle University’s innovative business start-up package for graduates with growth business ideas.
I really appreciated the variety of backgrounds of my fellow students and professors: the multicultural environment and our diversity of disciplines, industries and career paths was an absolute plus compared to studying the same subjects in my own country. I'm confident the course has enabled me to reach the level of in-depth knowledge and the necessary transferrable skills that I need to successfully achieve my professional goals.
Newcastle University appeared to be an excellent choice from a professional perspective, as it is amongst the top twenty research-focused universities in the UK and triple-accredited. The wide variety of university sports programmes, the student support services and the city’s legendary welcoming culture and party nights helped form my decision to apply to Newcastle.
Sharing business ideas and experiences with international students was the most enjoyable aspect of my course. The teaching and assessment methods encouraged me to develop my business research skills and design a commercial plan in order to start up my own company in the future.
I wanted to dedicate myself to a career in business management and was attracted to this programme since it covered not only the main aspects of business but also included specific programme content about how to manage business in the international context. I thought this would be very useful in the context of a constantly developing global economy.