MSc International Management - January

An MSc in International Management offers you the chance to make your mark in management and opens up opportunities in the global employment arena. With effective international management skills, you’ll be ideally equipped to build a career just about anywhere in the world.

MSc International Management - January

Course details

Designed to assist the next generation of managers in developing the necessary knowledge and skills for career development, our Master’s in International Management aims to offer a comprehensive overview of global management theories and practices, with a focus on the different national and cultural contexts in which companies operate.

Stimulating and challenging, this course combines elements of research, innovation and application, with a view to building your academic and professional skillsets and opening up development opportunities in careers and areas of further study. A key course focus is global decision-making and exploring the role of management in a cross-cultural context, including the concepts and issues relating to diversity and human resource management.

You’ll study across a range of relevant subject areas, such as strategy formulation, sustainable business development, innovative marketing, and finance and accounting for a firm foundation in management skills that can be applied in an international setting.

  • Start date: 23/09/2019 or 27/01/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: MSc
  • Duration: 18 months

Course highlights:

  • In an increasingly international business world, awareness of global management practices is desirable among employers. You’ll have the opportunity to build cross-cultural management skills that could assist you in the international employment market.
  • Teaching is provided by staff with a specialist knowledge in a range of management areas, with close links to business and industry.
  • You can access course materials online and prepare for lessons in advance, allowing for more interactive lessons.
  • On successful completion of this course you will be awarded an MSc in International Management.

Key features:

  • The programme provides a significant grounding in international management theories and practices.
  • You’ll have access to excellent facilities, including our 24/7 library and IT resources, WiFi and comfortable learning areas.
  • Join our well-established postgraduate community preparing for careers in executive management.
  • We’re committed to helping you develop your employability and career network. You’ll be encouraged to attend guest lectures that enhance your learning, help you make contacts in industry and contribute to your professional development.

Entry requirements

  • Start date: 23/09/2019 or 27/01/2020
  • Location: The University of Bolton
  • Award: MSc
  • Duration: 18 months

You should have an Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.

If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.5 with normally no less than 6.0 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details. Find out more

Career opportunities

This programme is for students who want a management career that takes them around the world or who will work within international organisations with multi-country operations. The focus will be on global decision-making and the role of management in a cross-cultural context.

As a graduate, you’ll possess an understanding of the global economic, social and political environments which affect an organisation. The course helps to develop a range of employability skills including researching and reporting, public speaking, financial understanding, commercial awareness, strategic planning, enterprise and innovation, and decision making in a global context.

What can I do with this qualification?

This course is designed to prepare you for a variety of management roles across a range of sectors and types of organisation. This may be within the private, public or voluntary sector, or a multinational company or SME. Roles are available within marketing, HR, finance, information systems, strategic management, retail, manufacturing, management consultancy, international banking and in the commodities markets.

This internationally recognised qualification can also help with progression to competitive graduate schemes which are advanced training packages for aspiring business leaders usually within large corporate companies. These are often multinational or global companies who recognise the need for managers who understand the global market.

Alternative career options

  • Accountancy
  • Hotel and leisure management
  • Public relations
  • Financial management
  • Information systems
  • Market research analysis
  • Product management
  • Health policy and information
  • Purchasing
  • Teaching and education
  • Media (TV, film, online, newspaper, magazine)
  • Advertising
  • Self-employment
  • Logistics
  • Banking
  • Auditing and quality assurance
  • Project management
  • Risk and insurance
  • Journalism

Professional recognition

Holders of our MSc International Management can apply for the status of Member (MCMI) or Fellow (FCMI) of the Chartered Management Institute. The point at which you can be accepted will depend on factors other than qualifications, such as your responsibilities at work. Full details are available on the CMI website: http://www.managers.org.uk/

Fees & funding

No fee information is currently available, please contact Student Data Management on 01204 903059 or SDMenquiries@bolton.ac.uk for more information

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The University is currently awaiting Government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2019/20.

UK undergraduate tuition fees are subject to UK government approval and are subject to the outcome of the Teaching Excellence Framework.

How to apply

Home/EU

This version of this course is only for International applicants. Home/EU applicants seeking a January start in this subject should apply for the alternative version of the course that has a shorter duration. Please visit the Related programmes section of this page for a link to details of this alternative.

International

The University welcomes applications from international students from all over the world. We try to make the application process as simple and as fast as possible for our international applicants.

How you apply is determined by your current location and what you are choosing to study:

  1. Apply direct to the University. Links for the next available intakes of this course are shown below. Please click the link which will direct you to the online application form. Please read the user guidance before completing this.
  2. Apply via one of our approved in-country referral partners. A list of our partners may be found on the International pages of this website.
  3. Apply via UCAS for courses starting in September only – visit www.ucas.com.

Should you have any queries please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 1204 903110 or email international@bolton.ac.uk

Teaching & assessment

Modules

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

  • Strategic Management
  • Financial Management and Decision Making
  • International Marketing Management
  • Business Development
  • Information Systems for Business Performance
  • HR In A Global Context
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Teaching, learning and assessment

Our specialist team of tutors delivers a varied teaching programme, including tutor-led timetabled classes and structured lectures, where you’ll cover the theory of your subject. In workshops and within the Virtual Learning Environment, you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice. Lessons are delivered on either a one-to-one or group basis.

As well as exploring the different areas of international management, the course also includes sessions dedicated to employability skills and information literacy development. You’ll also be expected to complete independent study, such as assignments, background reading and exam revision. Assessments of your progress will take the form of coursework - usually reports - and examinations.

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up to date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.


Assessment methods

Level Assessment method
Level One Coursework (80%), Written exams (20%)

Learning activities

Level Learning activity
Level One Guided independent study (80%), Scheduled learning and teaching activities (20%)

Contact The University

Key facts

  • Course type:
    Full-time
  • Start date:
    23/09/2019 or 27/01/2020
  • Location:
    The University of Bolton
  • Award:
    MSc
  • Duration:
    18 months

Contact us

Fredrick Agboma
Programme Leader
Email: F.Agboma@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903697

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton
Email: enquiries@bolton.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1204 903903