Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University

International Business Management

Designed to further develop the understanding of the business knowledge students gain during their 1st degree, this programme enhances skills in the key areas of business by placing them in an international business context. Studying areas such as international strategy and the international environment, students gain an understanding of theoretical and conceptual management through a globally-focused core syllabus. The specialist stream unit enables students to focus on particular professional areas of their choice such as marketing, logistics management, project management, HR, finance, digital business or strategy. This course is taught at the Business School by an international team of research-active specialists. Students also visit local companies and be invited to attend guest lectures. Through our internship programme students have the opportunity to gain a short-term placement in a business to put their learning into real practice. The number of units that students study depends on if they choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits plus 60 credit dissertation). For information on fees for this course please see our online prospectus information.

Entry requirements

You should have a good UK Honours degree (minimum 2.2), or equivalent (including international), in a business-related subject. We also welcome applications from candidates who may not have a degree but do have equivalent professional qualifications or significant, relevant management experience. If your 1st language is not English and your first degree was not taught in English, you must have an English language score of IETLS 6.5, or equivalent such as TOEFL IBT 90. If your IETLS score is 5.5 we may offer you a place on the provison that you successfully complete an approved English language course at the University.

Course modules

Core modules: international environment; international strategy and management; investigating business practice; research methods; dissertation; specialist stream unit. Optional modules: behavioural economics and financial decision making; corporate finance and strategy; logistics and supply chain concepts and practices; project management concepts and practice; contemporary issues in marketing strategy; strategic information systems and technology; international and comparative HRM; key debates in contemporary international relations.

Assessment methods

Combination of coursework and examinations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 - 4 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 8 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Business School Manchester M1 3GH North West

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