MSc International Management

Course details

Online Application

September 2017 (Lancaster)

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If you want to learn about management on an international level, then we'll help you develop a full understanding and critical awareness of current issues within international management. We use problem-based teaching that encompasses the current global economic climate, cross cultural business practices and evolving management reasoning, practices and solutions.

You'll develop your reflective and critical thinking skills by challenging your reasoning and analytical mind-set. We will hone your academic and transferable skills to ensure success no matter what field you enter into, developing expertise in portfolio creation, business communication skills, leadership styles and business aptitude. Make sure you're fully aware of the issues surrounding international business by studying on this engaging and stimulating course.

The world economy is no longer contained by national borders. This course will feed your passion for exploring the international management literature, examining the relevance of management studies, and critically assessing how theory can be informed by the current economic climate. Intellectual and industry-informed debates will enhance your development and help prepare you for a career in the international marketplace.

Year one

Complusory Modules

  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Thinking and Effecting Change
  • Finance for the Professional Manager
  • People and Product
  • Contemporary Issues in Business
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Principles of Postgraduate Management Research
  • Postgraduate Independent Project

Programme Specification

For a detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course.

Download the programme specification (PDF)

1st or 2nd class honours degree.

Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures.

More information about levels and credits.

Making your application

Applications should be made online directly to the university - visit our website or contact for details and guidance. There is no official closing date but we would encourage you to apply as early as possible, as many courses are competitive.

What makes a good application?

We consider all aspects of your application, not simply your qualifications and grades. We look at your academic background and performance, relevant experience (particularly for professional courses where some voluntary or paid experience is required) and your reference. Above all, we look for motivation, commitment and potential - evidence that you can benefit from study at higher education level.

Make sure you include:

  • Relevant qualifications/evidence of ability: check our website for the specific entry requirements required for each course. Tell us your previous academic results and your projected grades.
  • A supportive reference, from an employer or your school or college.
  • A good personal statement.

Explain clearly what attracts you to the course and tell us about your wider interests and experience. If you are applying for a course that incorporates professional training and placements, you should include any relevant experience or visits you have made in the workplace. Highlight your individual strengths and qualities, personal skills, capacity for teamwork, contribution to the community and your enterprise, originality and determination. Select some activities which bring out these qualities.

What next?

When we receive your application, we will send you an acknowledgement and if you are successful at this stage you will get either an offer (with an invitation to visit the campus to which you have applied), or an invitation to interview on a particular date. If we are not able to offer you a place on your chosen course we will usually try to offer you a place on a similar course and will contact you to discuss this. Alternatively, if we think you are suitable, but cannot offer you a place on your preferred campus because of the level of competition, we will offer you a place at another campus if one is available.

And if I accept?

The admissions team will contact you and send further information from February onwards about accommodation, and from May/June onwards about preparing to join the university. If you have any other queries, please telephone the admissions offices for information and advice on 0845 6061144.

Deferred entry

We welcome applications for deferred entry on some courses. If you have specific plans during your year out, indicate these on your personal statement as they may be relevant to your course and could enhance your application.

International students

Please see the international pages of our website for full details of our entry requirements (including English-language skills) as well as contacts for advice and support.

From 2009 the UK Border Agency introduced a Points-Based Immigration System (PBS) for students coming to the UK from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Students entering higher education will need to obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) plus finance confirmation to obtain a Tier 4 student visa.

UK education providers are licensed by the UK Border Agency. When students apply for their visa (or entry clearance) they will need a valid Certificate of Acceptance of Studies from the university. Please note that a CAS is not a guarantee that a visa will be issued.

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You'll develop a full understanding and critical awareness of current issues within international management studies.

We place a high degree of emphasis on interactive learning within the Business School and provide a supportive environment in which you can develop academically and personally. Business e-resources are available to students through the Library's Quest service. Quest is an easy to use, powerful discovery service that searches the university's journal collections, bibliographic databases and library catalogue from one search box.