International Business Management - MSc


Course Description

The MSc in International Business Management offers you the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in international business, with an emphasis on strategic and operational management. You will study management theories and methods in depth, and you will gain a strong academic and practical understanding of individual and organisational behaviour.

Overview

By studying the MSc in International Business Management, you will specialize in international strategy, financial management, marketing strategy, and operations management including the international supply chain: an increasingly important aspect of business opportunities worldwide. You will also study, in depth, key concepts, mechanisms and issues in transnational commercial law. 

You will examine the forces that shape the international business environment and its impact on the operations and strategic outlook of international companies. The programme also covers the institutional structure of the international economy and examines how trade and financial flows are supported by international economic institutions. Throughout the programme, you will apply your learning to contemporary case studies in international business.

Modules

Core

  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making (20 credits)
  • International Business Environment (20 credits)
  • International Commercial Law (20 credits)
  • International Strategy and Operations (20 credits)
  • Managerial Reports (20 credits)
  • Marketing Managment Strategy (20 credits)
  • People and Organizations (20 credits)

Teaching & Learning

You will be taught by expert academic staff across lectures, tutorials and seminars. In addition to individual essays and written exams in some modules, students are assessed on a wide range of activities that involve group work and/or require report-writing, presentation and research skills. Several modules are entirely coursework assessed.

Semester One: 

  • International Commercial Law
  • People and Organisations
  • Marketing Management Strategy

Semester Two:

  • Financial Analysis and Decision Making
  • International Business Environment
  • International Strategy and Operations

A final dissertation will also need to be submitted for completion.

Potential careers

  • Accountancy;
  • Banking;
  • Insurance;
  • Underwriting;
  • Risk Management;
  • Retail;
  • Distribution and Logistics;
  • Marketing;
  • Market Research;
  • Advertising;
  • Copywriting;
  • Media;
  • Public Relations.

Transferable skills

  • Understanding organisational behaviour and structure;
  • Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data;
  • Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic conditions and other external changes;
  • The ability to communicate clearly in a written and spoken form;
  • Effective problem-solving;
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills;
  • Decision-making;
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team; 
  • Time-management and organisational skills;
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance.

Visit the International Business Management - MSc page on the Aberystwyth University web site for more details!

(Student Profile)

Thi Kieu Anh Truong

3501.jpg I have a bachelor degree in Accounting from Da Nang University of Economics in Vietnam and while being in the workplace I felt I lacked an understanding of international business management which is why I decided to study the Masters in International Business Management at Aberystwyth University.

My Masters course offers a wide range of business studies, including people and organisation, markets and marketing, accounting and finance, contemporary leadership, operations management, supply chain management, and international business. In one year you learn a vast knowledge of international business management.

All lecturers on the course are willing to help with any questions and provide clear feedback on assignments, clearly clarifying which aspects I was good at, and areas which I needed to spend more time on.

I was supported and well-informed of everything from the time I was accepted to study in Aberystwyth University. When arriving here we were welcomed warmly and though it is my first time going abroad, I felt safe and it was easy to get used to the new environment.

After completing my Masters I hope to continue working in an international business environment in a position with more responsibility so that I can apply all the knowledge I’ve gained from my course.


(Scholarship)

Aberystwyth International Scholarships for 2018-19 - 20+ Awards

Selection will be on the basis of academic performance and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2000

Eligibility

Scholarships worth £2,000 towards tuition fees will be available for International (non-UK) students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses or a research Programme (MPhil, LLM by Research or PhD) in September 2018.

Application Procedure

Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the AU Postgraduate Admissions Office by the deadline specified.

Further Information

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/fees-finance/non-eu/


(Scholarship)

Sports Scholarships - 10 Awards

Recipients of Sports Scholarships are expected to contribute to a Students' Union Sports Club and would normally be expected to represent the University in the sport for which the Scholarship was awarded.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£500 p.a.

Eligibility

Sports Scholarships are intended for UK/EU applicants to the University who can demonstrate recent achievement of a high standard in sport, and a commitment to developing their sporting performance whilst at university. You can hold a Sports Scholarship for any full-time course at Aberystwyth.

Application Procedure

A Sports Scholarship application form must be submitted by 31st July in the year of entry to the University.

Further Information

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/undergrad/before-you-apply/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Music Scholarships - 4 Awards

Music Scholarships are awarded on the basis of competitive audition to new entrants in any discipline and held for the duration of the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£650 p.a.

Eligibility

Music Scholarships are intended for experienced players for orchestra/band instruments or singers (jointly with an instrument) who can actively contribute to the University’s orchestras, bands, choirs and other ensembles.

Application Procedure

The closing date for applications is 15th June in the year of entry to University.

Further Information

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/music/bursaries/


(Scholarship)

AberGrad Scholarship - 20+ Awards

Aberystwyth University offers a Scholarship towards Taught Masters, LLM by research and MPhil tuition fees for Aberystwyth University graduates. The Aber-Grad Scholarship applies to both UK/EU and International students. If you hold a First Class Bachelors (Hons.) degree, then the scholarship will be 20% of your tuition fees. Holders of Second Class degrees are eligible for a scholarship worth 10% of your Taught Masters tuition fee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% - 20% discount of Taught Masters tuition fee

Eligibility

Students must be graduates of Aberystwyth University having gained at least a 2:2 or above.

Application Procedure

Applications for relevant courses must be received by the publicised deadline. You do not need to apply separately for this loyalty discount as it is automatically applied to course fees on enrolment where eligible.

Further Information

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/fees-finance/uk-eu/taught/#aber-grad-scholarships


(Scholarship)

International Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships - 13 Awards

Selection will be on the basis of academic excellence and the applicant’s suitability for their proposed course. A minimum (UK) 1st Class Honours (or equivalent) is required for an award. Scholarships are available for entirely self-financed students (i.e. they cannot be held by students with full-awards, e.g. Chevening Scholarships, Commonwealth Shared Scholarship or any governmental award or any partial awards, including AU departmental awards, Aber-grad Scholarships nor HEI partnership discounts.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5000

Eligibility

Up to 13 scholarships, each worth £5,000 towards tuition fees will be available for International (non-EU) students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2018. The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (minimum of a UK 1st class honours degree or the equivalent award).

Application Procedure

In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 27th July 2018. Separate application forms are not required. Therefore it is essential that the application for a place be received by the AU Postgraduate Admissions Office (AQRO) by the closing date.

Further Information

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/fees-finance/non-eu/taught/


(Scholarship)

James Pantyfedwen Scholarship - 20+ Awards

Applications should be made directly to the charitable trust, via their website.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £7,000

Eligibility

For students from Wales undertaking postgraduate study.

Application Procedure

The closing date for applications is the end of June preceding the start date of the course.

Further Information

http://www.jamespantyfedwen.cymru/


(Scholarship)

Aberystwyth University - GREAT Scholarships 2018 - China - 4 Awards

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, Aberystwyth University are offering scholarships to Chinese students applying for Postgraduate courses in certain subject areas. The scholarships will be awarded for academic excellence (Bachelor degree with overall 75% from 211 and 985 Universities, or 85% or above from other Universities).

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,500

Eligibility

Up to 4 scholarships, each worth £5,500 towards tuition fees will be available for Chinese students commencing full-time Taught Masters courses in September 2018.

Application Procedure

In order to be considered for one of these awards, an application for a place on a taught Masters degree at Aberystwyth University must be received by 26th January 2018. Please apply to the University using the standard application method: https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/apply/
Separate scholarship application forms for the scholarship are not required, but please make sure that you note ‘I apply for the GREAT scholarship’ on your application.

Further Information

https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/fees-finance/calculator/


(Scholarship)

Chevening Scholarhips (for international students) - No. of awards TBC

Applicants for Chevening Scholarships must: • be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country, and intend to return there at the end of the period of study;
• hold a degree that is equivalent to at least an upper second-class honours degree in the UK;
• achieve the minimum Chevening English language requirement;
• have completed at least two years’ work or equivalent experience before applying for a Chevening Scholarship;
• be able to obtain the correct visa, and receive an unconditional offer from a UK university.

Value of Scholarship(s)

TBC

Eligibility

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to International students with excellent academic backgrounds who wish to pursue full-time postgraduate study in the UK. The scholarships are primarily for those who wish to undertake a Taught Masters degree.

Application Procedure

Chevening Scholarships are awarded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - please see their website for further details.

Further Information

https://www.chevening.org/



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