The MSc International Business with Advanced Practice aims to allow students to acquire mastery of both the macro and micro contexts of international business, with the addition of either an internship or applied consulting project. It is designed to enable students to build, develop, and integrate international business theory, and develop the skills to then apply this in terms of international business practice. The Advanced Practice element offers students the opportunity to gain valuable workplace environment experience.
The MSc International Business stage consists of eight taught modules and either a Dissertation or an Applied Research Project. Successful completion of the eight taught modules will allow you the ability to acquire, develop, and integrate international business theory whilst developing the skills to apply such theories in terms of international business practice.
The Masters Dissertation option, provides the opportunity to conceive, design and satisfactorily implement a substantial research project within the broad subject area of international business, whilst the Applied Research Project option enables students to apply the theoretical concepts encountered on the MSc International Business program and the practical experience gained from the Advanced Practice stage to a contemporary management issue.
The compulsory Advanced Practice element of this programme takes place after you have studied the taught modules at the Masters stage and will enable you to undertake a 15 week long internship, or applied consulting project, working with a real organisation on a live business problem. This gives you the opportunity to gain experience of the workplace environment and/or practical experience of the “real world” issues faced by those currently engaged in international business.
The Advance Practice stage module provides an excellent way to put your learning into practice and hence, enhance your employability. It also provides you with an enhanced knowledge of the workplace which will facilitate the completion of your Dissertation or the Applied Research Project. Note if you undertake an internship this maybe paid or unpaid.
You will be taught using a wide variety of teaching methods across the modules including lectures and seminars. Typically, you will have 12 hours of contact time per week. In addition to your time in class, you will also be expected to engage in approximately 30 hours of self-study time per week.
You’ll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their experience to demonstrate how the theories you will learn translate in to real International Business scenarios.
Each module is assessed by coursework only (may include class tests).
Student and employer needs are reflected in the development of this programme and evidenced in the career destinations and further development of our graduates. The nature of the provision is such that it equips individuals for employment in a wide range of international roles within the public and private sectors and a number of graduates are successful in gaining promotion in their chosen fields or alter their career paths on successful completion of the MSc International Business.