International_Business_Management

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

MSc in International Business

Postgraduate - Taught MSc

Open for admission in 2019/20

Open for admission in 2020/21

Start in September

Full time
MSc 1 year

About the course

This programme develops universal business skills, while also focusing on the wider issues of global business, such as managing diverse cultures and understanding differing political and economic perspectives on business.

You will become adept at formulating competitive global strategies and conducting effective research, as you come into contact with current issues and the latest research.

You will explore topics including governance issues and the additional complexity arising from cross-border transactions.

What you'll study

You will develop key professional and research skills, as well as an understanding of ethical business practice. You will also undertake a final research project, which can be either a dissertation or a business-based project.

Core modules

  • International Business Context

    The module gives an overview of international business context in today's global economy. You'll cover themes including related globalisation and regionalisation, as well as firm internationalisation and institutional environments.

  • The Region in International Business

  • International Business Regulation

  • The International Firm and Its Strategy

  • Cross Cultural Management

    Cultural differences often create barriers to understanding and communication in international business environments. Explore a range of areas in international management including leadership, decision-making, work and motivation, and communicating and negotiating across cultures. The emphasis will be on how individuals, teams and organisations manage these cultural differences.

  • International Political Economy

Our teaching staff

Where you'll study

The location below may not be the exact location of all modules on your timetable. The buildings you'll be taught in can vary each year and depend on the modules you study.

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Hull Campus

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Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £8,830

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,609 for full-time and part-time taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

The fees shown for Home/EU are for 2018/19 entry. The fees for 2019/20 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

  • International: £15,600

International applicants may need to pay a tuition fee deposit before the start of the course. Visit our tuition fee deposit page for more information.

Graduate Studentship

The University of Hull is pleased to offer graduates progressing from undergraduate to postgraduate taught study a £1,000 studentship towards the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out if you’re eligible by visiting the University of Hull Graduate Studentship page.

International Scholarships and Bursaries

For a list of all scholarships and bursaries for international students, please visit the International Scholarships and Bursaries page.

We also offer an International Studentship Scheme Discount of up to £3,500.

UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships to help you with your studies.

For more information, please visit the UK and EU Scholarships and Bursaries page.

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Mortey Williams, MSc Economics and Business

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Our programmes are designed to give you the academic knowledge and practical skills to become a competent and confident professional.

Our research-active staff are called upon for their expertise by governments and business organisations around the world.

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for graduates from any discipline with a strong interest in the principles and practices of business. However, we do recommend that you have a basic knowledge and understanding of this area.

You will have a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent, one academic reference and a good command of English.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

This programme will prepare you for a career in international business.

Careers support is available from the Student and Graduate Centre for Professional Success which is the central point of contact for connecting students and business.

Bringing together employability activities from across Hull University Business School, it offers support such as mentoring and CV writing workshops.