MSc International Business and Management (Management)

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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Course overview In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative. Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a degree designed to give you up-to-the-minute knowledge of global management issues. You can also apply for an international exchange to enhance your employability in the global job market.

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Requisitos: Academic entry qualification overview: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. English language: For the latest information on demonstrating your English proficiency for those whose first language is not English, please see our  language requirements . English language test validity: Some English...

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Business and Management
International Business
International Business Management
IT Management


Course description

Course module details  

Make the move into the fast paced world of international commerce with a masters degree designed to give you cutting-edge knowledge of global management issues. In today's globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative.

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, including economic, financial, technological, marketing and managerial issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world.

You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods, including techniques of quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation. The course includes a Masters thesis (research dissertation) on an international business-related topic. 

In addition, there is a possibility in the course to spend a semester at an international partner institution to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market. As there are a limited number of exchange places available, the scheme is competitive and you can apply for a place once you are registered on the course.  Click on this link for details of the  exchange variant of the course . 

We are also offering a research pathway which may be of interest to students interested in a research-oriented career, or doctoral studies.

Special features

Students will have the opportunity to participate in an organised company visit to illustrate real-life applications of international business and management concepts covered on the course. 

There is also an opportunity to apply to spend an exchange semester at one of Alliance Manchester Business School's partner institutions abroad.

Course units details

Semester One:

Compulsory course units: 

  • Comparative Business and Management
  • Fundamentals of International Business and Management
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Theories in International Business

Semester Two:

One compulsory course unit:

  • International Business Strategy

Electives SET A (functional) - choose one elective unit from (A1 - A3)

  • A1) Marketing Issues in International Business
  • A2) Managing Across Cultures
  • A3) Multinational Business Finance

Electives SET B (current themes) - choose two additional elective units (either one from SET A plus one from SET B or SET C; or two elective units from SET B and/or SET C)

  • B1) Institutions and Firms' Internationalisation Strategies
  • B2) Institutions and Knowledge Management in MNEs
  • B3) International Business and Emerging Markets
  • B4) International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice
  • B5) Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development
  • B6) Responsible Business in a Global Environment

Electives SET C (skills-based)

  • C1) International Business Negotiations
  • C2) International Enterpreneurship (blended learning course)

Semester Three:

  • Dissertation

There may also be an opportunity to study for one semester in an Exchange Institution -  details can be found here .

Coursework and assessment

Assessment across the course units varies, and includes a combination of examinations, individual essay, course work and presentations. Problem-solving exercises are prepared and evaluated in groups.

A dissertation of between 12,000 and 25,000 words is also undertaken.

Accrediting organisations

Graduates can gain partial exemption from membership to the Institute of Export, depending on the choice of options and research focus of the dissertation.

Open days

Masters information sessions

We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a masters course at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 17 courses to choose from. Join us to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.

Also, a number of graduates have the opportunity to progress directly onto the Full-time MBA programme as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them?

Choose from the following dates:

- Wednesday 17 February 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 9 March 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 13 April 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 11 May 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the  Alliance MBS website .

Events round the world

We take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to  meet you in your country . If you are visiting Manchester and you are unable to attend one of the Masters Information Sessions, you are welcome to  organise a personal visit .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email:

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