MSc in International Business and Strategic Management

Overview

Our MSc in International Business and Strategic Management

This is a specialised Management Masters giving students an opportunity to study a wide range of international business topics. The programme is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that would be well suited for careers as business consultants and/or strategy analysts in the broad arena of business and management, but especially in the areas of international business and strategic management. It will also be relevant to those wishing to work in business and economic development roles in public sector organisations.

The programme is suitable for students from any background and will rapidly develop an understanding of management and business studies to an advanced level, with particular reference to the current research agenda and innovative thinking in international business practice.

Course Structure

Course Structure

Term 1

Term 2

Example Options

Choice of 2 from: 

Term 3

Summer

 

Note: the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer

Entry Requirements

What you'll need

Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any subject, although preference may be given to related areas including the following:

  • Management or Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Finance or Accounting
  • Any social science

Applications will also be considered from candidates with a good 2:2 (or equivalent) and at least two years relevant work experience.

For students whose first language is not English, we normally require evidence of English language ability. 

Please contact the postgraduate administrator if you would like clarification of your eligibility for any of the Masters programmes.

Typical offers for students from other countries

China: offers range from 80 to 85 in the four year bachelor’s degree. Diplomas are not accepted.

Greece: GPA of at least 6.5 in undergraduate degree

India: First-class undergraduate degree

Malaysia: GPA of at least 3 in undergraduate degree

Pakistan: First-class undergraduate degree

Turkey: GPA of at least 2.7 in undergraduate degree

English Language requirements

Applicants for whom English is not their first language should provide evidence of English language competence.

Acceptable qualifications for Managment Master programmes are: IELTS: with overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in other components. TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 23 in Writing and a minimum of 21 in all other components.

Please refer to the University English Language pages for further information.

Applicants with an IELTS overall result of 6.0 and a 6.0 in the writing part of the test can take the University’s Pre-Masters English Language programme. This programme provides spoken and written skills development in specific subject areas, as well as preparation for Postgraduate level study in a UK environment.

Information on the CELT programmes can be found here: CELT

Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

For the current rates please refer to the Fees and Funding page on the Graduate website. This site also has information which relates to studentships and scholarships.

Information on Management School Scholarships can be found here.

Apply

How to apply

You can apply for this course using our online application system. If you've not already done so, please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process.

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Advice for Home / EU applicants:

Applications from UK / EU candidates will be accepted throughout the admission's cycle, and will not be subject to multiple recruitment rounds.

Advice for Overseas applicants:

Applications for Round 1 will be received from 28 September 2015 to 6 November 2015.

Applications for Round 2 will open on 4 January 2016 to 31 August 2016.

Careers

Where you’ll go from here

York Masters students have been successful in developing careers in a range of organisations in many parts of the world. Common destinations on leaving are:

Accountancy and Audit
Computing
Defence and Aerospace
Finance and Banking
Healthcare and Medicine
Insurance
Management Consultancy
Market Research
Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals
Tourism and Travel
Transport, Logistics and Distribution

A small number of students each year are keen to continue their studies, enrolling on specialists masters programmes elsewhere in the UK or moving on to The York Management School’s Doctoral programme.

What our students say:

‘The Management School is extremely international in its outlook. Academic staff are experts in their fields and come from all over the world.  Our professors make topics immediately relevant by using current business cases from different areas, and though my course took strategic management as its focus, it always referred to the broader aspects of international business and the global environment.’  MSc in International Business and Strategic Management Student.

Enquire

More Information


What are the term dates for the Programme?

Our programmes are one year (12 months) full-time, and begin in late September of each calendar year.  The term dates for our academic terms can be found here


What is my degree equivalent to in the United Kingdom?

Information on degree equivalences can be found here


Are there any scholarships available to help fund my studies?

Information on scholarships can be found here

And on the central University webpage


Do I need to submit a sample of written work with my application?

You are not required to submit a piece of written work with your application for the MA in Management Masters programme.


If I have done my final year at an English-speaking University, do I still have to meet English language requirements?

If your prior study is from a UK University within the last two years, or the medium of instruction at your home University was English,* or you have sufficient experience of using English on a daily basis in a work environment* then you may be eligible for a language waiver.

* Please note; for the last two examples we would require further proof / evidence.

Further information is also available from our 'English Language Requirements' webpage

Do you run a pre-Sessional course for English language to comply with your entry criteria?

Yes, we do. Further information on our pre-sessional programmes is available on the Centre for English Language Teaching webpages.

Can I work during my studies?

The MA in Management programme is a full-time one year (12 months) taught course.  Students can take on occasional evening jobs, but attendance on the course is a priority.


Is there accommodation on Campus for Masters students?

Yes: there is accommodation available for students on postgraduate taught programmes.  Further information can be found on the Postgraduate Accommodation webpages

Can I submit an application now, even though I will not complete my Undergraduate degree until the Summer?

Yes: we encourage you to apply as soon as you can, with a most recent transcript, and any further documents can be added to your online application when available.

Is there a deadline for applying for the MSc in International Business and Strategic Management?

Please consult the central webpages for Admissions for further information about application deadlines.

 

Contact our Postgraduate Office if you have any further questions about the MSc in International Business and Strategic Management programme.