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.
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown and we are one of only 20 to have these accreditations in the UK.
Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University, with over 3,100 students representing over 80 nationalities. The School's new location and modern design allows it to:
- unite world-class research, teaching, enterprise and innovative activities under one roof
- develop and strengthen relationships between staff and students
- facilitate collaborative links between the School and the business community
Our facilities provide:
- a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
- Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
- four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
- a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
View some of the Business School facilities.
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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
Semester One (Newcastle)Semester One (Newcastle)
Semester one is undertaken at Newcastle University Business School where you will study the following compulsory modules:
Semester Two (Groningen)Semester Two (Groningen)
Semester two undertaken at the University of Groningen where you will study the following compulsory modules:
- GRON121 International Business Strategy
- GRON127 Comparative Environmental Analysis
- GRON163 Managing Cultural Difference
- GRON126 Research Seminar for MSc International Business and Management
- GRON128 CSR and Global Value Chain
Whilst in Groningen candidates will select two 10‐credit elective modules from a list to be provided annually by the Degree Programme Director.
Semester ThreeSemester Three
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.
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: £5,200
Full time: £5,200
Full time: £18,600
Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.
EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 and 2019 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
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.
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English Language Requirements
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How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step-by-step guide can help you on your way.
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.