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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

On this programme, you will develop applied knowledge and reasoning in relation to the economics of globalisation and the resulting challenges to business strategy and management. You will cover a broad range of topics, including the international economy, macroeconomic policy and finance, managerial economics, multinationals and global business - all the while maintaining a focus on the practice of effective research and analytical techniques. By exploring the extent and limitations as well as the benefits and risks of globalisation, this programme will enable you to develop a systematic understanding of the globalised environment in which modern businesses and economies must operate.

This programme will: Introduce you to the process of globalisation and the implications of globalisation for business firms and their managers; Explain how and why the world's economies differ; Present a review of the economies and policies of global trade and investment; Examine different strategies that business can adopt to complete in the global marketplace and enter specific foreign markets. This programme is unique in providing insight into the theory, policies and practices in the broad field of international business. You will develop effective research and analytical techniques along with an overview of the development of international business. Particularly successful graduates will be able to use the qualification as an entry into PhD research. This programme will enhance your career prospects by giving you an understanding of the complexity of similarities and differences in policies and practices of international economy and business. Assessment takes a number of different forms including coursework essays, assignments and presentations, and examinations that take place in May or early June. You must achieve an overall pass in the taught element in order to progress to the dissertation, which must also be passed for a degree to be awarded.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This is semester 1 module. This course concentrates on the international economics dimension of globalisation that is international trade, finance and development. The subject matter of globalisation consists of issues raised by the economic interaction between sovereign states.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good upper second class honours degree or equivalent in any subject. Quantitative skills and some prior knowledge of economics are required.