On successful completion of this course, you'll be awarded:
- Advanced International Business Management and Marketing MSc from Newcastle University
- International Business Management MSc from the University of Groningen
This MSc degree covers the main aspects of business management and marketing in an international context. This includes:
- business strategy
- corporate finance
- customer relations management
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What you'll learn
Your studies will involve comparative analyses of:
The course also covers the strategic decision making of companies operating within this environment.
You'll learn how to:
- analyse operations functions in different countries
- understand various institutional environments
You'll also develop a 'sharp eye' for operations management within international, multinational and transnational enterprises.
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 course 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
Semester one is taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen.
Semester two is at Newcastle University Business School.
Both universities teach the course in English, so you do not need knowledge of the Dutch language.
There are many opportunities to engage with organisations through guest lectures and live case studies.
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Aural examination
- Case study
- Design or creative project
- Oral examination
- Oral presentation
- Problem-solving exercises
- Reflective log
- Research proposal
- Research paper
- Written examination
- Written exercise
You'll 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'll receive joint support and guidance, with a supervisor from each institution.
We also encourage you to engage with organisations through your dissertation research.
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.
On completion of the course, you'll 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
Graduates from this course have undertaken various roles, including:
- managing director
- financial analyst
- legal contracts advisor
- project technical leader
- procurement agent
- category analyst
- corporate strategy intern
This course prepares you for a wide range of careers. Some of our graduates work for employers, such as:
- Axel Springer SE
- TCD Foods Ltd
Our Careers Service
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have 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
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.
If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here.
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.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
Find out more about:
- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
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- Campus tours
- On-campus open days
- Virtual open days
We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.
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