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Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 18-JAN-21

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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

About the course

MSc International Business is an innovative flagship programme designed to help you build a strong understanding of the way organisations operate globally, and help develop specialist skills that enable you to work effectively across national borders. The programme gives you the opportunity to explore international business from a number of perspectives, including economics, finance, strategy, marketing, management, human resource, and supply chain. There will also be the opportunity to conduct an independent major research project in your area of interest. Throughout the programme, you will gain a unique combination of skills sought after by employers all over the world. These include communication, numeracy, graphics, team-working, cross-cultural awareness, reflective learning and the ability to critically analyse complex business challenges to reach considered creative solutions. You will also build a strong network of international contacts – some will become their close friends and a few may even become their future business partners.

Why choose this course?

Develop the valuable skills and in-depth knowledge you need for a successful international business career. Learn from leading academics and industry experts in the University of Hertfordshire’s outstanding learning environment. Study alongside postgraduate students from around the world, developing a truly international perspective on today’s corporate challenges. Build a global network of contacts, creating friendships, collaborations and potential career opportunities. Tailor your Master’s to suit you, with a range of optional modules, start dates and course lengths.

What will I study?

We offer a varied programme of teaching and learning that includes small group discussions, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective on the topics covered. You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including written reports of various lengths, presentations and practical assignments individually or in teams. You will also be required to complete a longer research document, in conjunction with a supervisor, for the research component of your programme.


This is a life-changing Master’s, dramatically developing your skills, understanding and confidence. You will graduate as a more mature professional, better able to cope with stress and change, more sensitive to cultural differences, more capable of operating in a fast-moving global environment, and more able to see opportunities where others only see threats. Our graduates from MSc International Business programme tend to work in different fields and sectors all over the world.


The module explores a range of management attributes and skills, and their application to people, projects and business management in a multicultural and international business context. Management theory, models and styles are analysed, including their impact on individual and team performance. Key concepts of leadership, management, teambuilding, group behaviour, communication, feedback, power and conflict are explored and presentation, communication, critical thinking and self-assessment skills are developed. The content of the module may include: 1. Leadership and Management theory in an international context 2. Roles and Styles of an International Business Manager 3. Communication and Negotiation across cultures 4. Networking skills 5. International Team Management 6. Giving and Receiving Feedback 7. Conflict and Co-operation 8. Power; Individualism; Group Orientation 9. Stress and Work/Life balance 10. Practical self-development and self-diagnostic tools, including an understanding of continuing professional development.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

An honours degree (at least 2:2 or equivalent) in any discipline, a degree equivalent professional qualification or appropriate work experience.

University information

Why choose postgraduate study at Herts? Future Employment: Superb career support with 96.5% of graduates in work within six months of graduating Industry Connections: Links with over 1,700 businesses and industrial placements Course Accreditation: We offer over 40 industry accredited courses Financial Support: 20% postgraduate fee discount for University of Hertfordshire graduates, as well as £11,222 of postgraduate funding...more

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