University of Essex

University of Essex

International Business and Entrepreneurship

This course is concerned with critical aspects of business formation and development across international borders; we cover a highly topical area of business study through a critical examination of different types of international business activity, underpinning theories, and innovative approaches to new business creation in different cultural and economic contexts; the international scope and character of our course is evidenced in: our overall objectives; the use of international case studies and data sets; and the availability of staff, policy-makers and practitioners from an international community of businesses, academic institutions and other organisations.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree, or equivalent. Individual course requirements can vary. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: International business and startegy; international business plan; dissertation; global supply chain and operations management; managerial economics; research methods; the international business environment; theories and practice of entrepreneurship. Optional modules include: Creating and managing the new and entrepreneurial organisation; global project and product development; international human resource management; organisation, learning and collaboration in a globalised world; principles of international marketing.

Assessment methods

Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,750 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time October 2016 GBP 4,975 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southend Campus Southend SS1 1LW South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, Essex Business School
Telephone number: 
01206 872719