About the course
What unique challenges do managers face in different cultures? How is the role of management changing?
Our MSc International Management is perfect if you do not have a first degree in business, but wish to pursue a career in an international organisation, or gain a greater understanding of the increasingly global context in which businesses operate.
You focus on the changing role of global management and organisation in the 21st century, including how globalisation and international business activities affect management practices across cultures and countries.
We explore debates around corporate ethics, sustainability, governance and social responsibility. By exploring management issues in both established and developing markets, we do not just prepare you for a successful career in business; we help you shape the kind of world you want to live in.
You explore topics including:
- international business and the global political economy
- cross-cultural management
- corporate ethics and responsibility
- business strategy
MSc International Management is taught at Essex Business School. A UK top 20 business school (Chartered Association of Business Schools) ranked in the UK top 25 for research excellence (REF, 2014) we’re on a mission to develop responsible leaders, driving economic growth from sustainable organisations. We’re a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and champion ethical business.
Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations. We’re a truly international organisation; our current Masters students join us from more than 40 countries.
MSc International Management is also available to study part-time. The University of Essex offers numerous scholarships and discounts for Masters students. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.
“I’m Co-Founder of two start-ups. 0100Ventures is an international business incubator in Slovakia and SlovakSTARTUP is a website promoting Slovak entrepreneurs and innovators. Essex gave me access to renowned business professionals and academics from all over the world; I made lifelong friends at university.”
Dusan Duffek, MSc International Management (2013)
Our expert staff
We’re leading the way in research into business ethics and corporate social responsibility, organisation studies, leadership and strategy and international management.
Our expert staff have world-class research reputations and have written about, or worked in, a wide range of organisations across the globe. You learn from some of the world’s best management minds, who draw upon their practical work experiences to provide you with a cutting-edge education.
Essex Business School is also home to the Centre for Work, Organisation and Society.
You study in the state-of-the-art Essex Business School building on our Colchester Campus. The building uses an environmentally friendly design and is central to our commitment to champion sustainability in business.
You benefit from excellent facilities, including ample networking and group working areas, modern classrooms and social space, including Bonds café. You can also access study skills workshops and advice from the EBS Learning Team.
Our building is located on the University’s Knowledge Gateway, providing networking and potential internship opportunities with dynamic SMEs based on site.
This course provides an excellent foundation for a career in management with an international organisation. Through your creativity, innovation and ethical awareness, you can meet the many challenges that the international business world continues to present.
You could also consider careers in financial analysis, management, public administration and accountancy.
Many of our graduates also use their knowledge and experience to embark upon their own entrepreneurial activities. Recent examples include international business incubator 0100Ventures and entrepreneurship website SlovakSTARTUP.
In 2015, 78% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE).
Whatever career you decide on, we support you along the way. In addition to our dedicated employability team, we also work with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre to help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities. You can also access employer talks on campus.
UK entry requirements
A 1st, 2:1 or good 2:2 degree, or equivalent, in any discipline. No prior knowledge of marketing or management theory is expected for this course.
International and EU entry requirements
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries.
for further details about the qualifications we accept. Include information in your email about the
undergraduate qualification you have already completed or are currently taking.
English language requirements
If English isn’t your first language, we require IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5 except for 6.0 in writing.
If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English pathway that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.