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MSc - Master of Science
International Business Studies
This industry-accredited Masters prepares you to conduct business in a rapidly transforming global landscape. The course is designed to provide students with a wide-ranging learning experience, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Our cutting-edge research underpins teaching, with the intention of developing curious and creative minds, and making a positive impact in an ever-changing world. You will be able to consider the latest critical thinking including but not limited to emerging issues in international business, such as the rise of emerging market multinationals, challenges to global innovation management and trade-offs in nurturing commercially sustainable international businesses.
You will be able to identify the motivations and means of servicing foreign markets, address controversial issues in international business, formulate your own international and strategic business plans and appreciate the factors that drive industry and firm performance in the global economy. In addition, you will also explore how the rise of emerging economies affects businesses and their international strategies.
The course has a wide representation of staff and students from all over the world. We have links with a wide variety of international organisations, collaborative networks, and global alliances. Students may have the opportunity to apply to study an additional semester abroad in a leading university in Europe or Asia. Students may also have the opportunity to pursue an international study tour as part of the curriculum, based on a competitive application process.
Our strong corporate links provide opportunities for practical development, including work-based research and consultancy projects in the UK and overseas. You will gain hands-on, analytical and problem solving skills relevant to a wide range of careers.
MSc International Business is accredited by the Institute of Export (IOE), the professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone involved in importing, exporting and international trade. Students are able to gain student membership of the IOE during the course, providing access to a database of networking and job opportunities.
The course is also accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), who named this “a world-leading programme”. AMBA accreditation recognises the high quality levels of teaching at Leeds in line with their independent standards.
Learning and teaching
Many of our academics are experts in their fields, and their up-to-date research informs teaching on the course. We use a range of teaching methods so you can benefit from their expertise including lectures, workshops, seminars, simulations and tutorials. Company case studies, projects and business plan competitions provide an opportunity to put your learning into practice.
Independent study is also vital for this course allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too.
They include formal exams, business reports, group projects, simulation exercises, essays and written assignments, group and individual presentations and reflective logs. Optional modules may also use other assessment methods, depending on what you choose.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in any subject. You should have an interest in the subject, although you don’t need any prior experience or qualifications in this area.
Full time | 1 year | Contact University
Full time | 2 years | Contact University