- Managing People: The concepts and practice of management and leadership in the changing nature of international work and business. You'll take an evaluative approach to exploring these areas in a range of organisational scenarios. This will help you develop a range of conceptual and practical managerial tools.
- Marketing & Strategy: Explore and analyse this premise: in order to be successful, organisations must have a good understanding of their customers’ requirements and achieve organisational objectives by satisfying their customers’ needs and wants. You'll look at marketing against the backdrop of corporate strategy development, and establish links between the two activities.
- Leadership Essentials: Leadership theory and practice in a variety of business contexts. You'll recognise and address the challenges of contemporary leadership and improve your skills in strategic leadership, leading in a global context and leading change.
- Contemporary Issues in Management: The theoretical and practical application of a range of contemporary issues in management. The unit draws on research conducted by staff in our Business School to give you an understanding of important developments in management, in terms of theory and practice. You'll be encouraged to debate and evaluate these issues throughout the unit, and you'll look at case studies of management.
- Business Relationships & Networks: The challenges, tasks and approaches for managing inter-organisational relationships and networks in domestic and international settings. You'll explore strategic management and marketing-related aspects of business-to-business relationships with the help of conceptual frameworks, using network-based perspectives.
- Managing in Global Markets: Develop your understanding of the nature of global markets, and the managerial and organisational competences needed to operate in them. You'll explore concepts and practical issues surrounding international and global strategic management, with a particular focus on international market-entry strategy and implementation.
- Research Project: An opportunity to undertake a significant piece of self-managed research in an area that interests you. You'll have the opportunity to undertake optional work experience as part of your Dissertation unit, subject to interview and availability. This experience can be used to inform your dissertation.
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Download the programme specification for MSc International Management.
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Background and experience
For International Management we are looking for applicants who can:
- Demonstrate a passion for business with current examples of experience
- Critically examine business theory and concepts
- Show an appreciation of business from a global perspective
- Draw upon management theory and develop skills to become a successful manager.
We are looking for students who are keen to explore and evaluate theory and who can practically apply to business situations. Students will need to be motivated to managing their own workload and confident working in groups.
This course selects candidates by looking at their applications. There are no interviews or additional selection activities and therefore we suggest that you make your application stand out from the crowd. For more information, take a look at our post graduate how to apply pages.
Full entry requirements
The normal requirements for embarking upon a postgraduate taught degree are:
- Bachelors Honours degree, 2:2 or above or equivalent
For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question. The qualification description on the course information pages should tell you what these are but please get in touch with the askBU Enquiry Service.
If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the askBU Enquiry Service for more information.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
- IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
View further information about our English language requirements.
A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.
You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our postgraduate entry requirements page.
This course will provide you with the skills you'll need to become a dynamic leader.
Some of our International Management graduates are now undertaking roles such as:
- Accounts assistant
- Assistant buyer
- Business management trainee
- Coordination officer
- Financial consultant.
Industries worked in
- Human Resources.
If you want to continue your studies after achieving your Master's, you can look into our range of doctoral programmes.
*The above are taken from Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) and BU institutional data.
Our staff are actively engaged in research and professional practice in the business sector which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Find out more about some of the staff and their research activities who will be teaching on this course below.
Dr Firend Alan Rasch
Framework leader for Master's degrees in Management
Dr Firend Alan Rasch started his carrier as an investment banker in California's Silicon Valley. He was a senior management consultant advising U.S. Fortune 500 companies and also a co-founder of a start-up. Firend was a director of programmes in Korea and Bosnia; and lectured in USA, Korea, Qatar, Dubai and Malaysia. Firend is an expert in South-East Asia region. His research interests include entrepreneurship, consumer behaviour, branding and contemporary issues in international business.
Dr Hiroko Oe
Programme leader for MSc International Management
Dr Hiroko Oe is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing. She holds a PhD. degree from Waseda University (Japan), MSc Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, and BEcon from the University of Tokyo. After working for the Central Government in Japan as a policy maker and a coordinator of regulations, she moved to academia. Her experiences include some United Nations activities in policy collaboration at Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and International Telecommunication Union. Her research interests are concentrated in the areas of consumer behaviour, strategic marketing, as well as a growing research interest in entrepreneurial behaviour of small and medium enterprises and strategic alliances.