University of Stirling

University of Stirling

International Business

This course will provide the students with an opportunity to learn and understand how business is conducted in the international arena, in particular focusing on the development of managerial skills necessary to survive and thrive in an interconnected world. It provides a solid foundation for a highly successful career by developing problem-solving and critical thinking abilities within the context of trading across national boundaries. The MSc International Business offers a choice of pathways, allowing students to specialise in marketing or human resource management. This flexible format allows students to select a specialisation to suit career aspirations. This means students can graduate with specialism in Human Resource Management or Marketing reflected on the degree certificate. By the end of this course, students have a nuanced understanding of operating across economies, currencies and regulatory frameworks. In addition, they are better equipped to engage with stakeholders from different cultures and work effectively in a team that is scattered in different geographic regions. An MSc International Business from Stirling is designed to develop deep understanding of different approaches to managing businesses across national boundaries and create awareness of new trading blocs and the pressures they inflict on businesses and managers. Postgraduate education in International Business equips graduates to work in roles that require an understanding of how businesses are financed and taxed in different jurisdictions as well as other legislative issues that must be taken into account. A strong emphasis on ethical and environmental issues of relevance to commercial operators with international interests is a major strength of this course. This course will provide the students with an opportunity to learn and understand how business is conducted in the international arena, in particular focusing on the development of managerial skills necessary to survive and thrive in an interconnected world. The course offers a choice of pathways, allowing students to specialise in marketing or human resource management. By the end of this course, students have a nuanced understanding of operating across economies, currencies and regulatory frameworks. In addition, they are better equipped to engage with stakeholders from different cultures and work effectively in a team that is scattered in different geographic regions. A strong emphasis on ethical and environmental issues of relevance to commercial operators with international interests is a major strength of this course. The International Business course is specifically designed to achieve the following: An understanding of the relevance of international trade in today's business environment; an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that result from globalisation; a knowledge of the different approaches to managing businesses in the global environment; an awareness of the emergence of new trading blocs and the pressures they inflict on business and managers; an awareness of the ethical and environmental issues that have emerged as a result of globalisation and its impact on consumers. The International Business with Human Resource Management pathway is ideally suited to individuals who wish to blend their interests in general business strategy with the management of people. The International Business with Marketing pathway enables students to develop marketing.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. If English is not the applicant's first language, evidence of proficiency must be provided such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all bands). If applicants do not meet the required score it may be possible to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register applicants must hold a conditional offer for a course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

Course modules

Semester 1: Multinational enterprises in the 21st century; managing across cultures; responsible business in a global economy.
Semester 2: research methods; business in europe and the competing economies; international strategy.
Depending on your pathway, you will choose two modules from a specific elective list in semester 2 and one additional module.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, including written assignments and presentations. Successful completion of the taught element of the programme leads to the award of Diploma or allows students to continue for the award of MSc in International Business by completing a 15000-word dissertation on a topic agreed with the Course Director.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stirling Campus Stirling FK9 4LA Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Management School, Management, Work and Organisation Division
Telephone number: 
01786 467380