1 year full-time
16 months full-time with placement
2 years full-time with placement
15 months full-time
19 months full-time with placement
27 months full-time with placement
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International business is an exciting and rapidly evolving space as politics and economics shift, and societies and cultures evolve. On the course you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the processes of globalisation in the 21st century and the implications that these ongoing processes have for today’s business women and men – and indeed, for tomorrow’s leaders.
The International Business MSc is designed for those seeking to operate within an international business setting or within companies and jobs where an understanding of international business is an asset. The course will help you to develop a sound understanding of international business contexts and to make integrative links across various disciplines.
We will explore the impact of internationalisation on factors such as the management of resources and operations, the financing of business enterprise, and the management and development of people. Aspects of the course will focus on emerging markets. It will also focus on the development of appropriate business policies and strategies to help you put your learning into practice.
You will receive training in research methods with particular application to the empirical study of international management situations, issues and process.
What you learn on the International Business MSc will enable you to further develop transferable skills that can be used to address the challenges of working within an organisation or for yourself as part of the global economy.
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This diverse course will give you a solid grounding in the basics of international trade, business strategy, and management. Optional modules can give you an insight into areas such as global HR, diversity management, business ethics and corporate governance.
A typical selection of modules can be found below.
This course can be studied 1 year full-time, 16 months full-time with placement or 2 years full-time with placement, starting in September. Or this course can be studied 15 months full-time, 19 months full-time with placement or 27 months full-time with placement, starting in January.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel
The programme specification is in the process of being updated and may not be an accurate reflection of the programme.
Your newly honed skills should open up opportunities for a successful career within the likes of a multinational corporation, an NGO, a multilateral international organisation such as the UN, international law, or academia.
Our programmes are built with input from business professionals with the specific aim of helping you enter the work place fully equipped and confident of your abilities. As a masters graduate you’ll be equipped to enter a number job roles, including: Business analyst; Business development manager; Corporate investment banker; Human resources officer; Logistics manager; Marketing executive; Product manager; Purchasing manager
Some of the well-known names who value Brunel BusinessSchool graduates include Accenture, Amazon, Barclays,British Airways, Capgemini, HSBC, Jaguar Land Rover,L’Oréal, McCann, Microsoft, PricewaterhouseCoopers,and Xerox.
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.
You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.
Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.
Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.
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Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase.
Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.
See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.
Teaching includes lectures, informal small study groups, and individual or group presentations using a laptop and digital projector.
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.
Modules are usually assessed by individual assessment or by examination in May.
Coursework and examinations give you a chance to demonstrate critical and constructive thinking and reasoning. Your dissertation is a 12,000 word document that will show your ability to conceive, design and execute a major project, which confidently substantiates your chosen line of enquiry.
Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.