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What will I learn?

Course Overview

Are you looking for a clear understanding of global business, from both a theoretical and practical perspective? This change in direction business course is open to applicants from any background, and will give you the edge with transnational organisations, in recruitment and with opportunities for promotion.

There’s a focus on the global business environment, an emphasis on managing international organisations, and special attention to the cultural challenges of extending operations across multiple countries. The course culminates in either a master’s dissertation or if you prefer, a consultancy project where you’ll tackle an issue faced by a real client.

The Masters course attracts students from around the world, creating a global perspective within the classroom. You’ll be developed as a leader and manager while expanding upon your research skills.

Our graduates typically go into graduate positions with multinational companies or smaller businesses with operations and supply chains in several countries. Some graduates have gone on to work in their family business. The course could also lead you to a postgraduate research degree such as an MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

This International Business Management course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Your Career

Overall the course aims to develop you as a leader and manager, with a clear understanding of the theory and practice of global business, and how to overcome the challenges faced by managers of international businesses.

As part of this, the course includes two modules that are focused on developing global management competencies and international human resource management. Topics during these modules include emotional intelligence, cultural awareness and the ability to work in diverse groups and teams, as well as project management and decision making.

A further module, ‘Academic and Professional Development’, has a specific focus on self-development. It includes formal sessions with our Careers and Employment Service which offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

In the second year of the course you’ll be extending your international experience and widening your knowledge of business topics. You’ll develop an inter-cultural awareness that will help you stand out from other job applicants. Our network of partners and academic links will make it easier for you to find the right university in the right country to suit your interests and aspirations.

A master’s course that takes two years, instead of just one, will carry particular weight with employers. They’ll understand that you’ll have a deeper understanding of topics as well as more hands-on practical experience.

Which department am I in?

Newcastle Business School

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£19,500.00 (US$ 23,662) Overall cost
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2023

Start date

29 September 2022

Venue

City Centre Campus

Ellison Place,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tyne and Wear,

NE1 8ST, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Bachelors Degree (when awarded by a regionally accredited institution): GPA of 2.8 or above for courses which require a UK 2:2 equivalent, GPA of 3.0* or above for courses which require a UK 2:1 equivalent. All Postgraduate Taught Programmes IELTS 6.5 minimum component 5.5.

For international students

Applicants should normally have: A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in any subject, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation. English language requirements: International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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