MSc International Management

Duration Full time 9 months or 1 year
Discipline
  • Business and Management
LocationExeter (Streatham)
Start date September

Overview

We all now operate in a global market place, sourcing labour, logistics, materials, customers, services, products, technology and relationships from a variety of different economies at the same time. Understanding how business is conducted in different cultures is central to creating successful and sustainable business relationships.

Our MSc in International Management is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and insights to help you achieve a successful and sustainable career in business and management anywhere in the world.

Throughout the programme, you’ll study critical new business areas including business analytics, digital marketing and future trends, also international career management to ensure you develop a firm understanding of conducting business in the global marketplace

We’re committed to ensuring all of our students gain a truly international perspective while studying with us. With that in mind we offer students on our 12 month programme the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions: Mannheim Business School (Germany), Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) or SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy).

In addition, you will be working alongside fellow students drawn from across the globe, providing an excellent opportunity to enhance your personal learning as you work in groups and individually on projects, presentations and assignments.

In time these fellow students will form part of your future network, enabling you to have future contacts across all five continents. You will learn first-hand how different cultures can approach the same challenge from a variety of different perspectives, each bringing their own unique expertise to the solution.

Whatever options you choose, we will ensure you will leave the programme with a new found confidence and expertise in international management that will enable you to build a successful and sustainable career for the future.

The programme is ideal for students looking to transition into management careers from non-business and finance backgrounds. It is also perfect for those who have studied a business/finance related undergraduate degree and are now looking for specific international perspectives on management adding an additional skill set to their existing skills and knowledge portfolio.

International students should be aware that they will require a separate visa to enable them to study at a partner institution in another country.

MSc International Management is in FT global rankings

Our MSc International Management (IM) has been ranked in the global top 80 in the latest Financial Times (FT) rankings.

The programme entered the FT Masters in Management league table at 80th in the world, 13th in UK.

Read the full FT.com Masters in Management rankings 2015.

I chose the MSc International Management because it’s not an ordinary postgraduate programme – it combines theory and practice from the very first day to ensure that students are well prepared for a career in global management. This approach really helped me build confidence and take a more ‘hands on’ approach to study.

Michael Young, MSc International Management.

Study abroad and gain a second Masters qualification

The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages.

Current available funding

Programme structure

The intensive nine month variant of this programme is delivered over three terms from September to June and is University-based throughout this time.

During the programme you will study modules totalling 180 credits.

Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
BEMM116 Principles of International Business 15
BEMM171 Future Trends for International Management 15
BEAM045 Accounting for International Managers 15
BEMM172 Strategy for International Managers 15
BEMM059 International Human Resource Management 15
BEMM173 International Operations Management 15
BEMM175 Research and Analysis Skills for Business Research 15

Optional modules

You will choose five options totalling 75 credits from a regularly updated selection.

CodeModuleCredits
BEMM170 Global Career Management – Theory and Practice 15
BEMM118 Strategic Innovation Management 15
BEMM129 Digital Business Models 15
BEMM140 Innovating Business Models in Emerging Economies 15
BEAM033 Banking and Financial Services 15
BEAM026 Corporate Governance, Reporting and Regulation 15
BEMM130 Multinational Finance for Managers 15
BEMM161 Sustainable Enterprise Economy 15
BEMM108 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Development 15
BEMM163 Managing Projects and Programmes of Projects 15
BEMM126 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 15
BEMM169 Global Sourcing and Logistics Management 15

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Programme structure (12 month)

The 12 month variant of this programme is delivered over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.

During the programme you will study modules, including a dissertation, totalling 180 credits. Please note that all options are available timetable permitting and may change.

Please note that programme structures may be subject to change.

Compulsory modules

CodeModuleCredits
BEMM116 Principles of International Business 15
BEMM171 Future Trends for International Management 15
BEAM045 Accounting for International Managers 15
BEMM172 Strategy for International Managers 15
BEMM059 International Human Resource Management 15
BEMM173 International Operations Management 15
BEMM175 Research and Analysis Skills for Business Research 15
BEMM251 or
BEMM149
Dissertation or
Business Project
30

Optional modules

You will choose three options totalling 45 credits from a regularly updated selection.

CodeModuleCredits
BEMM170 Global Career Management – Theory and Practice 15
BEMM118 Strategic Innovation Management 15
BEMM129 Digital Business Models 15
BEMM140 Innovating Business Models in Emerging Economies 15
BEAM033 Banking and Financial Services 15
BEAM026 Corporate Governance, Reporting and Regulation 15
BEMM130 Multinational Finance for Managers 15
BEMM161 Sustainable Enterprise Economy 15
BEMM108 Entrepreneurship: New Venture Development 15
BEMM163 Managing Projects and Programmes of Projects 15
BEMM126 Purchasing and Supply Chain Management 15
BEMM169 Global Sourcing and Logistics Management 15

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

Learning and teaching

Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Lectures

The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.

Seminars and tutorials

Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments.

Assessment

Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.

Careers

Wherever in the world you plan to work, our Master’s programmes are designed to prepare you for a successful and flexible career. Employers expect advanced communication and technical skills, team-working and independent research, project-management and the very latest specialist knowledge from their postgraduate recruits.

An MSc in International Management enables you to develop the professional and global management skills and subject expertise that will make you a valuable asset from day one of your career and set you apart from other MSc International Management graduates in the marketplace. This is a recommended programme for those converting from a first degree from another discipline as well as for those who wishing to deepen their knowledge of best practice in global management.

Careers in International Management

This degree programme prepares you for a variety of management roles across a range of sectors and types of organisation. Whether you plan to develop your career in the private or public sector, a multinational or SME, this programme enables you to gain a rich understanding of the current management challenges and trends facing business leaders in the world today.

Whether you plan to move into a specific function (like HR or Operations), or your goal is General Management or consultancy, the MSc in International Management provides a great launch pad for your future success.

Graduates from this programme have secured roles with a wide variety of organisations including BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Deloitte (India), Singapore Airlines, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, IBM (China), Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, Pinjin Asset Management, AXA Insurance (China), Johnson & Johnson (Russia), Apple (China) and Baker Tilly.

Our Careers & Employability team will help you identify your career path and support your route to a fulfilling global career.

The Careers Camp

The MSc in International Management includes a compulsory, three-day, intensive Careers Camp run in Exeter. During this camp, you will familiarise yourself with the programme, get to know your fellow class mates and begin thinking about your future career. The camp takes place in the second half of Induction Week and consists of taught components, group activities and private reflection time, facilitated by dedicated academic and careers staff, as well as external, team-building specialists.

Global Career Management (BEMM170)

Our Global Career Management module is unique to the Business School, designed completely around you and your career. You will develop the critical and reflective thinking skills and research skills associated with rigorous academic endeavour and apply them to the management of your own personal project - your career.

Delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, individual research, group discussion, and one-to-one coaching sessions, this module augments the academic and applied knowledge you will gain throughout your academic studies on your Masters programme and will enable you to apply that learning more successfully to your chosen career path. This ensures that in the long term you will gain maximum benefit from your learning experience at the University of Exeter Business School.

Developing your skills and career prospects

The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our postgraduate Building brilliant careers web page for more information.

Further information

Further information is available through the Careers pages of the University’s Postgraduate Study website.

Entry requirements 2016

A high 2:2 degree (57%+) with honours in any discipline from a recognised university. We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications. 

Requirements for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

At least 7.0 overall and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

TOEFL IBT*

At least 100 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

65 with no less than 55 in all skills.

Other accepted tests

Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.

Pre-sessional English

Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees per year 2016/17

  • UK/EU: £10,900 full-time
  • International: £18,500 full-time

Fee information

Fees can normally be paid by two termly instalments and may be paid online. You will also be required to pay a tuition fee deposit to secure your offer of a place, unless you qualify for exemption. For further information about paying fees see our Student Fees pages.

UK government postgraduate loan scheme

Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are now available for Masters degrees. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Current available funding

Contact us

Postgraduate Admissions Team

For queries on entry requirements, eligibility and how to apply please contact the University of Exeter Postgraduate Admissions team
Email: pg-ad@exeter.ac.uk

Business School Postgraduate Admissions Officer

For queries relating to Business School programmes please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Phone: +44 (0) 1392 723246
Email: business-school-msc@exeter.ac.uk

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