In order to operate across borders, organisations need a good understanding of the international business environment.
This course covers some of the major issues which affect enterprises working in different countries, from local circumstances to international politics.
You'll develop your skills in critical analysis, information processing, and data presentation. You'll prepare for a range of careers in international business and management, with the skills and outlook to thrive in an increasingly interconnected global workplace.
This course is one of three interrelated Masters programmes covering business and management in global contexts:
focuses on ways in which enterprises identify and achieve their strategic goals.
emphasises quantitative analysis in examining the global business environment.
You'll study some of the core issues in international business. You'll develop a theoretical toolkit with which to investigate and discuss the strategies used in the international business environment.
Later you'll specialise your studies while continuing to develop crucial skills for independent learning and research. You'll choose an option module to develop a deeper understanding of an area of international business and management. You'll also focus your efforts on an 8,000-word (Applied) or 10,000-word (Academic) dissertation.
You will take core modules which may include:
You will also study one option module. In previous years, options have covered topics such as:
Our modules may change to reflect the latest academic thinking and expertise of our staff.
You can choose to undertake either:
To complete the Dissertation Management Studies (Academic), students will need to have studied Research Methods as their option module.
The dissertation requires you to initiate, design, and implement a substantial research project. You'll have three to four months to complete an 8,000-word (Applied) or 10,000-word (Academic) dissertation based on your original research.
You can choose to focus your research on any topic related to international business that interests you. It could be a chance to explore a previous topic in greater depth, or investigate an organisational challenge in an industry close to your heart. Recent titles include:
You'll work under the guidance of a personal supervisor with expertise in the subject you're studying. They'll help you develop your research project, including identifying theories and methods to investigate and analyse your topic.
Every course at York is built on a distinctive set of learning outcomes. These will give you a clear understanding of what you will be able to accomplish at the end of the course and help you explain what you can offer employers. Our academics identify the knowledge, skills, and experiences you'll need upon graduation and then design the course to get you there.
The 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
|International and EU
|Full-time (1 year)
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We'll confirm more funding opportunities for students joining us in 2024/25 throughout the year.
If you've successfully completed an undergraduate degree at York you could be eligible for a 10% Masters fee discount.
You can use our living costs guide to help plan your budget. It covers additional costs that are not included in your tuition fee such as expenses for accommodation and study materials.
You’ll work with world‐leading academics who’ll challenge you to think independently and excel in all that you do. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
We use a wide range of teaching methods to suit different learning styles, including:
You'll also put your skills of analysis, decision-making and creative thinking to the test in business simulation games, working in teams to accomplish your goals.
We'll help you develop skills of research and investigation to support your independent learning.
You will be based in the School of Business & Society on Campus West. Most of your teaching will take place in the Church Lane Building, with additional contact hours elsewhere on Campus East and Campus West.
Our beautiful green campus offers a student-friendly setting in which to live and study, within easy reach of the action in the city centre. It's easy to get around campus - everything is within walking or pedalling distance, or you can always use the fast and frequent bus service.
Your modules are assessed with a mixture of exams, essays and presentations. You'll also complete formative assignments including presentations and literature reviews. You'll receive feedback on all the work you submit, helping you to understand your strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Your final assessment is an 8,000-word (Applied) or 10,000-word (Academic) dissertation, which makes up a third of your overall grade.
This MSc has been designed to help you thrive in a global workplace. The course will give you the knowledge and skills needed for management roles in private and public sector organisations around the world.
Our graduates go on to careers in all aspects of business and management. Each year, some continue their studies, joining the School of Business & Society doctoral programme.
|2:2 or equivalent in any subject. We may give preference to students with knowledge of relevant areas, including Management or Business Studies, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or any social science.
|Other international qualifications
|Equivalent qualifications from your country
If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:
|IELTS (Academic and Indicator)
|6.5, minimum 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in all other components
|B2 First: 176, with a minimum of 176 in Writing and no less than 169 in all other components
|7, minimum of 7 in writing and no less than 6 in all other components
|120, minimum 120 in production and 105 in all other components
|B2 with 33/50 in each component
|70 with a minimum of 70 in Writing and no less than 65 in all other components
|459-494, with 459-494 in writing and 426-458 in all other components
|Skills for English
|B2: Merit overall, with Merit in writing and Pass with Merit in all other components
|61, minimum 61 in Writing and 55 in all other components
|87, minimum 23 in Writing and 21 in all other components
|Trinity ISE III
|Merit in all components
For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.
You may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. These courses will provide you with the level of English needed to meet the conditions of your offer.
The length of course you need to take depends on your current English language test scores and how much you need to improve to reach our English language requirements.
After you've accepted your offer to study at York, we'll confirm which pre-sessional course you should apply to via You@York.
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