Prepare yourself to do business across borders with MSc Management (International) from Essex Business School.
MSc Management (International) is perfect if you do not have a first degree in business, or relevant work experience in management.
As one of Essex Business School’s unique Master of management pathways, you will study a core spine of management and organisational issues in term one. You will then specialise in international management in your second term where you will explore issues like globalisation, international business challenges and cross-cultural management.
The optional modules that allow you to specialise in international management will enable you to align your course with your career aspirations so that you graduate with a perfectly tailored Masters degree in international management.
If you are interested in issues such as: how to build an international business strategy, how to manage teams across cultures and how to consider CSR across multiple markets then MSc Management (International) is for you.
We ensure that your education in management is both theoretical and practical, allowing you to develop expertise in a chosen area of international management. In your last term you’ll have the opportunity to conduct a case study of the performance of an organisation during a short term placement.
MSc Management (International) is one of five Masters of management pathways at Essex Business School: Management, International, Marketing, Leadership or Advertising and Corporate Communications. All Masters of management pathways follow the same core management modules in term one allowing students the option of selecting their preferred management specialism up to the end of term one.
Essex Business School are champions of responsible management and sustainable business. We’re an internationally diverse community with students and staff joining us from across the globe offering the ideal context for studying international management.
You may be eligible for scholarships and discounts, including those for students joining us from overseas. Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, for students from the UK and EU that meet the eligibility criteria.
Our team of academics lead research in 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.
Dr Louise Nash has extensive management and marketing industry experience which has influenced her research into the lived experience of work, including the role of gender in the workplace and the culture of organisations.
Dr Ceri Watkins’s research interests include organisation hierarchies and organisational performance with a particular focus on the arts.
This experience is incorporated into our teaching on our MSc Management (International) course to address the issues currently facing organisations across the globe.
Essex Business School is also home to the Centre of Work, Organisation and Society, which organises research seminars that our Masters students may attend.
Essex Business School is housed in the first zero carbon business school building in the UK, with a stunning winter garden, sun terrace and Eden Project-inspired dome contributing to the building’s own micro-climate.
The building reflects our commitment to championing sustainable business.
93% of our Essex Business School students are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2020).
With a degree from Essex Business School, you will be an attractive candidate to high-profile employers and can target roles including global CSR consultant, public administrator and management accountant. Our graduates have entered high-profile organisations and exciting SMEs, such as:
We encourage you to be creative, innovative and consider the ethical implications of business, so you also have an excellent foundation to start your own business, should you wish.
We’re also proud of our student entrepreneurs, including international business incubator 0100Ventures and entrepreneurship website SlovakSTARTUP.
We support you to obtain your dream job by providing advice on work experience, internships, placements, and voluntary opportunities. Our dedicated employability team works closely with the University’s Employability and Careers Centre.
"I wanted something more from my higher education in terms of knowledge, international exposure and experience; so I applied to Essex Business School as the program itself offered variety of interesting topics as well as great opportunity to meet people from around the world.
I am now co-founder of 0100Ventures, an international business incubator and start up builder based in Slovakia. I am also one of the founders of SlovakSTARTUP, a start-up portal which main mission is to globally promote Slovak entrepreneurs and innovators through creation of unique content on its website. In addition to these ventures, I am also involved in building technology start up called Transfair.”
Dusan Duffek, MSc International Management
A 2:2 degree, or international equivalent, in any discipline.
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The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.
£19,380EU students commencing their course in the 2021-22 academic year will be liable for the International fee.
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
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