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 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.
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)
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 triple accreditation. Our Business School is part of this elite group and this accolade is a huge endorsement. It reflects the investments we make for our students through providing:
- a high quality teaching environment
- innovative programming
- active engagement with industry
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:
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 93 nationalities. Our location and modern design creates a dynamic centre point for a valuable network of:
- regional, national and international thought leaders
- leading professions
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 and Base providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
- a contemporary café
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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
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.
Curious about what our graduates have gone on to do? Find out about opportunities they’ve pursued, and how we can help you develop your career.
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- International Account Manager
- Managing Director
- Business Development Manager
- Relationship Manager
Our award-winning Careers Service will help you to explore your options and make informed choices to achieve your career goals.
Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.
Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.
Fees & Funding
The fees displayed here are per course.
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £7,200
Full time: £18,000
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.
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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.
Our Business and Humanities Graduate Diplomas will prepare you for Master's study at Newcastle. If you're successful then you're guaranteed a place on this Master's course. Depending on your level of English, you can choose from:
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.
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.