Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Advanced International Business Management (dual award)

This unique course is for those aspiring towards an international career in business management. Delivered in partnership with the University of Groningen, students will study in Newcastle and the Netherlands.The course covers the main aspects of business in an international context: Strategic management and organisation; managing across cultures; financial management and financial risk; economics and marketing. Students will focus on the comparative analyses of countries, institutions and cultures. This is in context with the strategic decision-making of companies in an international environment.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. The course is taught in English and no knowledge of the Dutch language is required. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-sections), or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: The international business environment; managing across cultures; strategy for managers; quantitative methods for business research; managing organisations and people; marketing research for dual award (semester 1). University of Groningen (where students study the following compulsory modules): International business strategy; comparative environmental analysis; emerging markets; research seminar for Msc international business and management; CSR and global value chain. In addition students must choose 1of these streams: Stream 1: International entrepreneurship; comparative corporate governance. Stream 2: International entrepreneurship; an elective module from a list to be provided annually by the degree programme director (elective 4). Stream 3: Comparative corporate governance; an elective module from a list to be provided annually by the degree programme director (elective 5). The compulsory dissertation will be taken over semester 3 of year 1 and semester 1 of year 2+ and will be jointly supervised and delivered by Newcastle and Groningen. dissertation (dual award). Modules might change at year of entry.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 17 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 17 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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