Respond to the growing internationalisation of business and management practice. Our International Business Management master's 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.
The opportunities, and challenges, for international businesses are becoming ever more complex. Increased mobility and globalisation of populations create new market opportunities and product possibilities. Businesses are seeking responsible managers who can:
- work across cultures
- capitalise on the opportunities presented by this rapidly developing and dynamic business landscape
This course combines subject area and practice-focused integrative skills modules with an individual project. You'll:
- develop your knowledge and experience of thinking and working like an international manager
- gain a rich introduction to the complexity of globalisation and cultural difference
- progress to developing effective international strategies and managing change
- cultivate a greater understanding of contemporary business issues
You'll enhance your management 'toolkit' through:
- our links to industry
- an employability strategy running throughout your master's
- the opportunity to engage with international collaboration/exchange
INTO International Graduate Diploma - Pathway courses
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:
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What you'll learn
You will develop your knowledge but also your experience of thinking and working like an international manager.
You'll gain a rich introduction to the complexity of globalisation and cultural difference.
You'll progress to:
- developing effective international strategies
- managing change
- cultivate a greater understanding of contemporary business issues
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.
Module information is intended to provide an example of what you will study.
Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.
Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.
Optional modules availability
Some courses have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
How you'll learn
This course is modular, comprising 180 credits.
Our links to industry allow you to cultivate a greater understanding of contemporary business issues. Due to government restrictions on social distancing, opportunities such as guest lectures and workshops will be delivered remotely for 2020-21.
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Case study
- Professional skills assessments
- Oral presentation
- Problem-solving exercises
- Reflective log
- Research proposal
- Written exercise
Choose your dissertation format:
- a project working with a company known to the business school
- a research dissertation that allows you to investigate an international business-related topic
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
You'll develop your management ‘toolkit’ to support your professional transformation. You'll graduate prepared to manage and lead with practical skills development in the International Management Practitioner module. Through our links to industry, an employability strategy running throughout your master’s. This provides the opportunity to engage with international collaboration/exchange and enhance your ‘toolkit’.
You'll experience the challenges of managerial decision-making through:
- case studies
- business projects
- visiting professionals
You'll use industry-standard software in our new Data Analytics for Managers module to address organisational problems and opportunities.
You'll grow and run an international business, as you compete in teams in our international business strategy simulation.
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles including:
- international account manager
- managing director
- business development manager
- relationship manager
- human resource manager
- personnel office manager
- investment analyst
- business intelligence analyst
- import and export specialist
- management consultant
- project analyst
This course prepares you for a wide range of careers with employers, such as:
- Walmart Global Sourcing
- China National Petroleum Corporation
- Kingsway Group
- Ingman Capital Partners Ltd
- People's Insurance Company of China
- Boston Consulting Group
- Virgin Money
- Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd
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Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.
EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.
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We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our searchable postgraduate funding page for more information.
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- library access
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