MSc Management (International Business)

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Awards available MSc
Programme length One year full-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available No, full-time only
Start date September 2018

Programme overview

Our MSc in Management (with specialism in International Business) is an intensive one-year programme that offers you a unique opportunity to develop a global perspective on your management practice, while gaining a thorough grounding in the core theories and concepts that are central to a career in management today. Due to the increasing globalisation of organisations, work, our economy and society, this specialism in international business will be relevant to any future career, and particularly to graduates looking to work for an international organisation.

You will start by studying management theory across a range of core disciplines, including finance and accounting, organisational behaviour and strategic management. In term two you will gain a deeper understanding of international business by studying two units that are core to this specialism. Finally, in the summer term the dissertation provides an opportunity for independent research focused on international business and management.

Our programme is designed for graduates of any discipline who aspire to a career in international business and management. You do not need any prior academic or practical experience in business or management, but you should have an international outlook and a genuine interest in developing innovative and creative solutions to business problems with a global perspective.

You will be part of a dynamic and diverse body of staff and students in Bristol, and be taught by experienced academics. Many staff within our School of Economics, Finance and Management are actively engaged in conducting pioneering research at international level, and our school was ranked sixth in the UK for its research impact (REF 2014), reflecting the quality and contribution our research plays in shaping policy and practice in the UK, Europe and globally.

Fees for 2018/19

UK/EU: full-time
£12,100 per annum
Overseas: full-time
£23,200 per annum
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£12,100 per annum

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

In term one you will study four core management units. In the second term, you will deepen your understanding of international business by studying two core units that are central to this specialism. This will be supported by choosing two further management units that will broaden your skills and give further opportunity to tailor your studies to your own interests and career aspirations.

The final part of the MSc is a project-based dissertation of between 12,000 to 15,000 words in which you will research a current theme or topic in international business. You will be able to tailor your investigation to a setting that reflects your personal interests or future career aspirations. The dissertation provides the perfect opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned in both the management and the entrepreneurship aspects of the programme. It is also a powerful way of showcasing your talent to future employers, providing you with the confidence and platform to launch your own business ideas.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Management (International Business).

Entry requirements

A first or very good upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

This MSc Management (with specialism in International Business) provides excellent preparation for a career in management. Previous graduates from the School of Economics, Finance and Management have gone on to work around the world at a variety of leading companies, such as Lloyds TSB, L’Oréal, Deutsche Bank, LG Electronics, WHO-US, Hangzhou, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Marks & Spencer.

How to apply
Application deadline:

Our usual overall deadline is 1 July 2018 for entry in September 2018.

We welcome all applications that fulfil our admissions criteria. However, in order to select a balanced international student cohort, and in response to very high demand from students from China, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. Any such decision will be reviewed on a regular basis.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 24% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 54% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 22% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Graduate Studies Admissions Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1519 Email: efim-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

Graduate Studies Office
School of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TN http://www.bristol.ac.uk/efm/ http://www.bristol.ac.uk/management/

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