What marketing and business challenges do organisations face at different stages of their growth? How do different cultures and countries impact marketing strategy?
Our MSc International Marketing and Entrepreneurship explores the theoretical and practical approaches to marketing planning, strategy, communications and customer-centred business. You do not need to have previously studied marketing to undertake this course.
You examine how these topics apply to public and private organisations in varying stages of formation, growth or change management, in different international and cultural environments. We expose you to cutting-edge marketing techniques, encourage your creativity and develop your critical thinking, analytical, strategic and leadership skills.
Essex is a place with entrepreneurial spirit; we have more start-up businesses than any other county in the UK. This course is taught at Essex Business School, which attracts students and staff from around the world; our current Masters students join us from more than 40 countries. Where could be more appropriate to study entrepreneurship and international marketing?
By studying with us, you gain a qualification from a business school ranked in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014). A Masters from Essex Business Schools can give you the best foundation to build your international marketing career.
MSc International Marketing and Entrepreneurship is also available to study part-time and you may be eligible for University of Essex scholarships or discounts for Masters study. 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.
Our academics have a global understanding of international business, marketing and entrepreneurship, specialising in both established and developing markets. They are at the forefront of entrepreneurial research and their teaching draws upon their academic knowledge and practical experience to ensure your education is grounded in real-world business issues.
Creativity, innovation and ethical awareness are central to our teaching and research, ensuring we provide you with the relevant skills to think critically and tackle the demands of the international business world.
Our staff specialise in areas including:
Dr Kholoud Mohsen teaches marketing and international business at our Southend campus. Her research focuses on the international marketing strategies of emerging market firms; emerging market MNEs and inter and intra firm relationship management to improve marketing and business performance. Prior to joining Essex Business School, Kholoud worked as a market strategy and planning category manager for one of the main distributors of Proctor and Gamble in Egypt, which gave her exceptional exposure to how global companies develop and implement marketing strategies that enable them to be market leaders.
Essex Business School is home to a number of research groups. Our Management Science and Entrepreneurship Group produces leading research into issues affecting the sustainable growth of business, society and the economy. Our Business and Local Government Data Research Centre is where many of our academics explore issues impacting entrepreneurship and innovation, such as local economic growth and access to broadband.
Our MSc International Marketing and Entrepreneurship is taught at our Southend Campus, just 40 minutes from London and in the heart of the Thames Gateway - one of the Government’s priority areas for economic growth, it is a fitting location to study marketing and entrepreneurship. Essex has the highest number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, meaning you are ideally located for networking, launching a business or gaining inspiration for your future career.
Southend-on-Sea combines the charms of a traditional seaside resort with the attractions of a vibrant, modern town and our campus sits right at the centre. With seven miles of coastline, a thriving arts and cultural scene and a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife all on your doorstep, it’s the perfect place to live and study. Our town centre location has excellent transport links and London Southend Airport is just five minutes away by train, offering flights to over 50 destinations across Europe.
When you choose our Southend Campus for your studies, you’ll have access to a superb learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities, including:
A short walk from campus is The Hive Enterprise Centre - a dedicated business hub that hosts networking events and provides finance and marketing support to start ups and growing businesses.
A Master’s degree in International Marketing and Entrepreneurship will provide you with a solid foundation on which to build your international marketing career or start your own entrepreneurial venture. You will gain a clear grasp of international marketing strategy and how innovative approaches to new business creation can be applied across international borders - opening the door to global opportunities.
Modern marketers must be creative and ethical. They must innovate and consider the impact of marketing on wider society. Our curriculum aims to develop your creativity and critical thinking. Core modules such as International Marketing Strategy and Planning and Theories and Practice of Entrepreneurship will equip you with an understanding of the strategic and functional aspects of international marketing, the challenges international marketers face and the range of economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of enterprise creation and development.
Many of our graduates go on to set up their own businesses or manage marketing activities in organisations of all sizes. Recent graduate destinations include high profile organisations and SMEs such as: :
Read our graduate profiles to find out the types of organisations our Masters students go on to work for.
Our University Student Development Careers Services are on hand to help you make the most of your Essex experience. They can help you find out about further work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities to enhance your employability. You can also access employer talks on campus.
“I loved the practical elements of my Masters. The business simulation game and the opportunity to develop my own start-up ideas gave me the opportunity to develop skills I’ll use throughout my career.”
Michaela Peicheva, MSc International Marketing and Entrepreneurship (2016)
A 2:2 degree or international equivalent, in any discipline.
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Most of our courses combine compulsory and optional modules, giving you freedom to pursue your own interests. All of the modules listed below provide an example of what is on offer from the current academic year. Our Programme Specification provides further details of the course structure for the current academic year.
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We combine theory with practical exercises to hone your transferable employability skills:
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