The University of Wolverhampton

MScInternational Business Management

Why choose this course?

If you are looking to pursue a career with an international focus, this award will enable you to gain the key skills and knowledge needed to work and develop in an international business environment.

As a manager you will need a mix of skills, knowledge and understanding, which the MSc International Business Management provides. You will study a range of functional areas of international management before moving on to integrate and contextualise your knowledge and skills relevant to an operational workplace.

The programme is equally applicable to those with managerial experience or management education, and those who come with limited knowledge in these areas. You will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme.

What happens on the course?

Typical modules include:

International Finance

This module allows you to examine the international financial system and apply various strategies available to international corporate managers.

International Business Environment

Understanding the controversies over basic trends in the global economy, you will analyse key issues like foreign investment and location which underpin global business decision-making.

Global Marketing – Strategy and Practice

Considering the key stages an organisation has to go through to develop and implement its approach to global marketing, you will explore how these factors can be influenced and supported by all aspects of the customer supply chain ie. logistics, quality and the global marketing mix, as well as study contemporary approaches to international marketing and how these can be put into practice.

Contemporary Issues in International Human Resource Management

You will consider the management of people in an international context and the effects of globalisation on workers, organisations and employment issues.

Corporate Governance in an International Context
On this module you will explore a range of perspectives to help you understand the interplay between corporate governance, strategy and corporate performance in a range of comparative national and organisational contexts.

You will also undertake an Independent Business Analysis Project, which runs throughout your course.

Why Wolverhampton?

This award is designed for those looking to enter or progress in business management roles within an international context. Students will have access to high-quality blended learning support and excellent learning facilities.

During your studies you will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities outside of normal teaching these may include guest lectures, visits to companies or residentials. These activities are designed to enhance your knowledge, understanding as well as enjoyment of your course.

Career path

Completion of the MSc International Business Management opens a gateway to a number of managerial roles in national and international organisations, and provides the basis for further study in a range of areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources – as well as further academic study eg. topping-up to an MBA or progressing to an MPhil or PhD.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student will be able to

1. Critically analyse the changing dynamics of the international business environment (including economic, political, legal, environmental, technological) and its impact on organisations.

2.Critically evaluate organisations their governance and management in an international context

3. Critically evaluate and apply cross-cultural management models and techniques to a range of international business contexts.

4. Critically assess and apply a range of perspectives, methodologies and techniques applicable to researching management and organisational issues within a global context.

5. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level

Entry requirements

  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised your undergraduate studies, or your employer;
  • If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 or above or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to the above.
  • You may apply for accreditation of prior learning (APL) subject to the guidelines set out in the UWBS APL Handbook. APL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.
  • Entry also available to those who successfully complete the UWBS Masters Entry course.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,800 £12,470

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

Postgraduate Loans: A new system of loans for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England is being introduced from September 2016. For more information and how to apply online visit:

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites, or Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount ( If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund ( for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at


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