Business is global, conducted across complex national and economic boundaries. Understanding the effect these borders have on trade and business dealings is vital to successful decision-making in both strategic and everyday business. That is why a degree in international business is becoming such an increasingly important qualification.
Following a very similar curriculum to the MA Business Studies programme, this particular degree sets the fundamentals of business knowledge in an international context, creating graduates ready for the modern business world.
The first two years are virtually identical to the MA Business Studies except that in International Business, Economics 1A or Economics Principles and Applications is compulsory in the first year. In year two, two international business courses make up Business Studies 2 and are compulsory.
In year three, students study at one of our partner institutions across the globe in one of the following countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain or the USA.
In year four, the programme once again follows a very similar curriculum to the MA Business Studies. This entails choosing four honours options from a substantial list and undertaking a dissertation. In this year, a minimum of 60 credits (which can include the dissertation) must include designated courses in the international business subject area.
MA International Business with a language
Essentially the MA International Business degree, this particular programme adds the greatly sought after ingredient of a major language. This is studied in both the first and second year, with the third year undertaken at a partner institution where the language is spoken. At present, the foreign languages available in this programme are Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.