MScIntermediate award(s): PG Dip, PG Cert
Course overviewOur course focuses on issues critical to the management of all organisations operating within the global economy. The global economic slowdown, following problems in the sub-prime mortgage market of the USA, has made it all too clear how interconnected the global economy really is. Our course emphasises the importance of multidisciplinary perspectives to the understanding of international business management, including economic, political, legal, socio-cultural and technological perspectives. It is designed for those aiming at a career in international business management within either private or public-sector organisations.
Additional course informationOur course content maintains a good balance between theory and practical application, covering the key areas encountered within management. Throughout our course you will be encouraged to think critically about many different business issues, develop strategies and find solutions to a range of management problems.
Core modules: PG Cert
This module investigates questions such as who is a manager, what is management, and what is the nature of an organisation?
The focus of this module is the operational financial issues most likely to be faced by managers; budgets, budgetary control and decision making. Computational and non-financial data will be combined to demonstrate the integrative nature of financial management within an operational setting.
In this module you will be encouraged to develop an awareness of the key factors which influence your own (or other) organisations, including research and development, technological change, competitive forces, the economy and the regulatory environment.
Core modules: PG Dip
An important feature of this module is its holistic and integrative nature, which encompass both 'hard' and 'soft' system requirements.
This module will investigate and critically evaluate historical and contemporary approaches to leadership theory, focusing especially on leadership at junior to middle management level.
This module provides you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and abilities you will need to effectively carry out a piece of small-scale business/management research. A particular emphasis will be placed upon developing your workplace-based Masters dissertation/project.
Core modules: MSc
This module will support you in the preparation and submission of a Masters-stage project or Dissertation.
AssessmentAssessment is mainly through written assignments, reports, portfolios, presentations, business simulations and workshop activities. These assessments can be completed either as part of a group, or on an individual basis.
FacilitiesOur striking, award-winning business school in Chelmsford, as well as our brand new building in Cambridge, offer the most advanced state-of-the-art learning environments.
FeaturesThis course is designed to enable you to follow a rigorous programme of study in the key areas of management. It provides you with an opportunity to liaise with both researchers and practitioners within the field of global business. You are invited to share your experiences and culture with other Masters students in an informal, supportive environment.
The course will help you to:
- understand and apply a range of management theories
- develop the understanding and ability to deal with managerial issues
- enhance your managerial capabilities
- develop transferable skills
- carry out business research
- become more confident.
Special featuresDuring this course, there is the opportunity to attend guest speaker sessions. Speakers come from a wide range of companies and give talks on any business-related topic or areas of management. Examples of previous subjects include: global sustainability; the global financial crisis; and tourism management.
Guest speaker sessions take place throughout the course. In the past, these have included speakers from regionally based companies such as Adnams plc, as well as leading national or international firms, such as Virgin Money.
Teaching StaffThe teaching team on this particular course brings together a huge amount of academic, business and managerial experience. For example, Dr Kevin Roe (Cambridge) has acted as Middle East Business Manager for Perkins Engines based in Pakistan, India and Indonesia and operated in a strategic adult learning role in the public sector.
Dr Jonathan Wilson (Course Leader) - Has worked as a Marketing manager for a private college in the City of London and has carried out research into analysing the performance of UK-Chinese joint ventures. He is the author of Essentials of Business Research: A Guide to Doing Your Research Project, Sage Publications.
This is a recommended text for one of the modules on this course - Research Methods for Managers in an International Context - and is used as a key or recommended text by universities in a number of countries, including: Canada, Norway, Germany and Singapore.
Links with industry and professional recognitionOur course brings you into close contact with practitioners and specialists from a wide range of business areas and management within the global economy.
Associated careersOur course has produced postgraduate students who have been highly successful in a wide range of business, management and professional careers throughout the global economy.
We welcome applications from International and EU students. Please select one of the links below for English language and country-specific entry requirement information.
Cambridge Ruskin International College, an associate college of Anglia Ruskin, which is located on our Cambridge campus.
How to apply
Duration18 months (one year plus period for dissertation)
Available startsSeptember, January
Fees & funding
Open DayWednesday 19 March
Postgraduate Open Day
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FacultyLord Ashcroft International Business School
DepartmentEconomics, Strategy, Marketing and Enterprise
Contact usUK and EU applicants:
- Call 01245 493131
- Complete enquiry form
- Call +44 (0)1223 698609
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