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International Business and Management MA

International Business and Management MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

International Business Studies Management Studies / Science

Course type


Course Summary

Course summary

The International Business and Management MSc/MA is designed to advance your knowledge and develop the analytical and evidence-based skills that are needed in your future professional life. In terms of knowledge, the focus is on a range of business and management disciplines. For skills, our ultimate vision is to empower you to achieve 6C’s, namely Cross-cultural competence, Collaboration, Communication, Critical thinking, Creativity and Compassion, all of which are vital for effective business leaders in a fast-changing global business context.

We aim to provide the best possible experience during your studies. One particular feature of the course is the study trip which takes place in the first semester and is usually overseas. This, together with other organised company visits, provide IBM students with invaluable opportunities to tackle real-life business challenges. The course team will continue to develop this kind of experiential learning that fosters an application-orientated approach.

The course places much emphasis on the integration of theory and practice within an international environment and this is reflected in the teaching and learning strategies. Teaching will be delivered through lectures, seminars, live case studies and business simulation exercises. You will also benefit from inspirational guest speakers, who will share their own personal experiences, knowledge and expertise. A variety of assessments will be used across the course. This includes a combination of essays, business reports, presentations and examinations.

You will be encouraged to be proactive in your approach to learning, by participating in classroom discussions, undertaking research and working in teams. You will also be expected to spend an appropriate amount of time in independent study. You will be supported via the Virtual Learning Environment accessing study materials and online resources on the Blackboard platform.

You will have a personal tutor, who will provide you with academic support and guidance throughout your university journey so that you can achieve your full academic and personal potential.


Employability and career development are an important part for the IBM course. Our students are encouraged to engage with the University’s Career and Employability Service, which offers a range of services, guidance and advice. Our graduates have developed their careers in a wide range of multinational corporations, management consultancies, financial services, government institutions and also family businesses around the world. A number of our graduates have moved onto PhD study, developing a research-focused career in academia.


The Business Experience Team offers full-time overseas postgraduate students the opportunity to take part in our Westminster Business School Mentoring Programme.

We will match students with a senior professional (mentor) from their field of expertise to give them an exact insight into British working practices and policies. Experienced professionals in any business field share their career experiences and knowledge with students who may wish to venture down a similar path in the near future.


Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module aims to develop your knowledge and competence of the research process and the application of research methods in the area of Business and Management. It consists of an overview of methodology, literature review, qualitative and quantitative research methods and considers the contexts within which different methods are useful and how they should be applied in practice.  The focus is on research design, data collection and analysis, and the presentation of findings.

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

A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2). Relevant degree disciplines include business studies, economics, geography, management, and operations research. However, students with qualifications in other disciplines such as engineering, environmental sciences, the humanities and languages are also encouraged to apply. Alternative professional qualifications with at least three years’ relevant professional experience will also be considered.

University information

Established as Britain’s first polytechnic in 1838, the University of Westminster has grown into an international community of over 19,000 students, from 165 different countries. The University’s mission has always been to provide students from all backgrounds with the practical knowledge and personal skills they need to achieve their full academic potential. The University fosters innovation and creativity, through quality assured...more

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