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International Business MSc

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Full time | Queen's Park Campus | 1 year | FEB-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our course offers aspiring and developing managers the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge, skills and understanding of International Business.

Course overview

Understanding the principles and practices of business management enables an aspiring or developing manager to make better quality decisions, enabling improved personal and organisational performance. This course develops an in-depth understanding of the management tools, techniques and controls available, and the ability to apply this understanding in the workplace.

Why study this course with us?

Our course will introduce you to management tools and techniques that will enhance your business management knowledge. We combine academic study with workplace application, so you will get many opportunities to understand how to manage, and make management decisions.

Extensive use of case studies will give you the chance to develop valuable skills and understanding that will provide you with a strategic appreciation of the many facets of business management. Our tutors encourage discussion in class, so that you can gradually learn to form, express and defend your own opinions.

Guest speakers from industry are also invited into class to share their experience with you, enabling you to appreciate the real-world application of academic theory. In assocation with the course, there are opportunities for you to apply for an internship.


This module covers the following topics: Conceptual foundations of international business in an age of globalisation; Understanding the international business environment and economy: the influence of political, cultural, economic, legal, social, ecological, and technological factors; The nature and different interpretations of globalisation and its consequences: International Trade Theory, Regional economic integration and cooperation; Dynamics of global strategy: understanding industries and markets, locational competitiveness, emerging factors for change; Expectations and purposes: cross-cultural management, international stakeholder expectations, business ethics and corporate social responsibility; Business operations in an international context: Risk analysis, the developing global marketplace, operational decision making and culture and organisational design; Emerging issues in international business and globalisation.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to hold a degree with a minimum 2:2 honours, or equivalent. Applications are also welcome from those with non-standard entry qualifications. A typical applicant may be a new/recent graduate, who has attained an honours degree and wishes to augment that with further study to optimise their career opportunities.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more