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MSc - International Management

If you aspire to work in the global business world with multi-national companies, our course will help you to secure the professional knowledge and skills to bolster your career in this fast-paced market.

You will learn about international business practices, operations, sustainability and strategic management in the context of today’s complex and changing globalised marketplace.

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Course Overview

You will learn in a ‘global classroom’ alongside international students, where you can experience a social and cultural understanding of practice in other countries, helping to inform your cross-cultural business reasoning, practices and solutions. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to secure contacts across the globe.

Your learning will be enhanced with work-based projects and workshops giving you every opportunity to build your business confidence and give you an authentic insight into the scenarios and challenges that you will face in your future career.

On this course you will...

  • Feed your passion for exploring international management papers and research to gain a fully-rounded picture of the international business landscape.
  • Evaluate how theory can be informed by, and applied to, the current economic climate, giving you the skills you need to manage and lead in the current world of business.
  • Study in our dedicated and professional business school where you will meet like-minded people, make beneficial business contacts and see your personal learning and skills enhanced for a successful career.
  • Work with tutors who have a wealth of experience in organisations like the UN.
  • Have the flexibility to study part-time. Continue working while you gain your master's.
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Course Structure

What you will learn

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
  • Leadership and Organisation Behaviour
    Develop a critical awareness of leadership theories, models, and research and their relationship and application to critical organisational behaviour concepts.
  • Global Marketing Management
    Evaluate marketing strategies and practices in a global context, by analysing the global marketing environment, marketing opportunities, strategy options, and the global marketing mix.
  • International Management
    Explore key debates in international business management and learn to evaluate critical key drivers of globalisation.
  • Sustainability Issues in Business
    Conceptualise sustainability in business and other organisational settings.
  • Global Operations Management
    Examine systematic understanding, knowledge and critical awareness of current problems and new insights into global operations management.
  • Strategic Management
    Learn to critically evaluate the practice of strategic management in a range of organisational international contexts, applying knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues.
  • Research Methods for Business and Management
    Develop the necessary research skills to devise and critically engage with an independent research project.
  • Dissertation (Optional)
  • Independent Project (Optional)

Attend an Open Day at Cumbria

An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.

Take the next step towards achieving your dreams.
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