MA Public Opinion and Political Behaviour
MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship options

Year 1, Component 05

BE984-7-PS or BE958-7-PS
BE958-7-PS
International Business Plan
(60 CREDITS)

In this module, you complete an international business plan instead of a dissertation, outlining how, when and why an organisation should expand overseas. By undertaking this project, you learn to identify opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurial firms of different sizes. You gain an advanced understanding of globalisation, including issues such as imports and exports, offshoring, foreign direct investment and licensing. Other topics of study include franchising, management contracts, turnkey operation, tourism and transportation.

BE984-7-PS
Dissertation
(60 CREDITS)

Your dissertation is the culmination of your Masters programme, where you apply the knowledge gained on your course to produce a 15,000 word independent piece of work. You generate an original idea, analyse literature and current knowledge and produce a coherent argument that shows your ability to relate theory to practice. Your dissertation will help you develop vital skills for the workplace, as well as the ability to analyse real problems through an academic lens. You are assigned a supervisor for the duration of your project.

At Essex we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive student community. We offer a wide range of support to individuals and groups of student members who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities.


Find out more

The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its programme specification is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to courses, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include, but are not limited to: strikes, other industrial action, staff illness, severe weather, fire, civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack (whether declared or not), natural disaster, restrictions imposed by government or public authorities, epidemic or pandemic disease, failure of public utilities or transport systems or the withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to courses may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery of programmes, courses and other services, to discontinue programmes, courses and other services and to merge or combine programmes or courses. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.