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Our MSc International Business Management programme will equip you with an understanding of international business organisations, their cultures, and the changing global environment in which they operate. Our staff and students are drawn from all over the world with widely varied expertise, making this MSc a truly international programme.

The MSc begins with a study of contemporary management ideas and practice, looking at such topics as Business Communication Skills which are vital both for personal development and career progression within any industry. Advanced English for Business Studies will extend these communication skills even further, highly relevant for both English speaking students and non-English speakers.

Other courses in the first semester (Fall starters) including Managing Across Cultures and Quantitative Analysis for Decision Makers will enhance your critical thinking and teamwork skills in a highly interactive and stimulating environment.

In the second semester (Fall starters), courses including International Business, Leadership Development and Sustainable Business Strategies, will examine future trends in business, from the changing role of business in society to the impact that rapidly evolving technology has on business in a global context. In our two finance courses, you will explore crucial questions surrounding international trade, global financial markets, regulation, pricing, how to evaluate financial performance, the psychology of financial decision making and the importance of interest rates and exchange rates for international business.

Extend your business skills knowledge with the courses in the third semester which encompass research, operations management and how to market international products and services.

You’ll have the choice in the final semester of doing either an internship with a dissertation or an extended research project, both great opportunities to provide hands-on experience to increase your employability.

Throughout, you will be learning from faculty who have global industry experience, as well as invited guest speakers, providing you with a solid foundation in strategic business management.

The programme is delivered over 16 months full-time from the start of September or January.

Our London location and ongoing relationships with major employers provide the opportunity to meet and network with leading global organisations, and will help present yourself with confidence to the world’s top companies.

Fall Semester
  • EAP 7200 Advanced English for Business Studies

    ​​This course is designed to enhance students’ language abilities and improve their communication skills in academic contexts. The course will help students whose first language is other than English with the academic literacy norms, terminology and research techniques expected at postgraduate level. Based on principles from established ESP (English for specific Purposes) programmes, the input will implement materials relevant to the programme of study.​

  • MGT 7200 Business Communications Skills

    Effective verbal and non-verbal communication will lead to effective management as well dealing with conflict situations. Communication in business plays a crucial role in getting the work done and solving the problems at different levels internally. Similarly, effective communication external entities is tremendous as the good communication is fundamental to the overall success of a business organisation. This course explores the role of business communication in running modern business and develops professional business communication skills

  • MGT 7201 Quantitative Analysis for Decision Makers

    The course introduces the quantitative analytical techniques that can be used by business managers to make decision to help them improve efficiency. Managers now have instant direct access to vast quantities of business information and relatively cheap user friendly computer software such as Excel. It is increasing important for managers to develop awareness and understanding of the more commonly used techniques. The course develops skills of direct practical benefit to managers and decision makers in all organisations.

  • MKT 7200 Social Media Marketing

    This course addresses the challenge, for marketing professionals, of marketing in a digital age with a focus on the fast-moving landscape of social media. The course is designed to provide an understanding of how social media is used to achieve business and marketing objectives. It covers topics including social media integration, campaign management, customer engagement and measuring success. It also equips students with an in-depth knowledge of social media practices including search engine optimisation (SEO), email marketing, content marketing and social media analytics. Teaching methods will feature the latest industry insights, best practice, examples and case studies of successful social media campaigns.

  • MGT 7202 Managing across Cultures

    This module explores management related issues in within of context global businesses. It considers the challenges and opportunities for organisations with diverse locations, customers and employees. This module develops knowledge of research and practice within the field of cross-cultural and international management within globalised industries.The module focuses on management practices and communication skills necessary in diverse organisations. It encourages a reflexive approach towards the development of the skills and experience required to be successful in cross-cultural encounters at local, organisational and global levels.

Spring Semester
  • INB 7200 International Business

    It provides a managerial perspective into handling the strategy, structure and operations of multinational corporations (MNCs) within the international business environment. MNCs respond to their challenges and opportunities in the global market as a combination of internal and external competitive advantages. The international business environment is studied as indicative of such constraints within which international enterprises need to operate and it includes a variety of aspects such as political, regulatory, technological and ecological. The multinational corporation response to its international environment from a managerial and functional perspective are studied. Equally, the issues of planning and executing business strategies on a global scale are developed

  • HRM 7200 Leadership Development

    This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to take leadership responsibility in a business environment. Students will learn to critically reflect and apply leadership theories. They will understand how leadership development has become a global business and which are the key stakeholders. Methods including action learning as well as peer feedback will raise self-awareness and foster students’ personal and professional development.

  • FNN 7102 Finance Management

    This course is designed to develop the students' ability to manage a company’s finances. Students will analyse and evaluate the financial performance of organisations. This is based on financial statements and market performance indicators. For this, students will be exposed to methodological approaches concerning the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. This is further supported by an in depth investigation of financial theories and their application to actual scenarios requiring financial decision-making.

  • MGT 7203 Sustainable Business Strategies

    ESG values have come to the forefront recent business discourse and financial investment. Building on theories and models of strategic management this course focuses on strategic analysis, planning and implementation of environmentally and socially sustainable business strategies. Early lectures outline the basic strategic analysis models and case study analyses relate to both the firm's internal operations and the environment in which it operates. The course culminates in embedding the principles of ESG and the triple bottom line into future strategic planning.

Summer Semester
  • MGT 7160 Business Research

    This course discusses the main concepts and techniques involved in the field of business. The course develops four main themes: research in context which puts the student as the researcher and as the user of research; research methodology which deals with the nature and limitations of different philosophies of research design e.g. deductive versus inductive approaches: qualitative versus quantitative approaches and the role of literature: research method which deals with advantages and issues associated with the use of various data collection methods including observation, use of groups, interviewing techniques and questionnaire design. At the end of the class a research proposal for the upcoming dissertation needs to be prepared which deals with issues of planning, literature review, topic selection, access to data, schedules, action plans, writing styles and referencing systems.

  • MKT 7201 Marketing International Products and Services

    The course provides understanding of theoretical and practical frameworks needed to market international products and services. It provides a deep understanding and application of strategies and techniques used to bring a product or service to market in a new international environment. Marketing strategies with global or international perspective, including the relevance and role of company resources and competitive strengths in constructing both single business and multi business strategies.

  • MGT 7204 International Operations Management

    This course provides a theoretical and practical understanding of operations management in international organisations.Students will develop the ability to apply some of its major techniques to practical business problems. It includes operations strategy, materials management, production planning and simulation, network planning, variety reduction, quality assurance, quality circles, purchasing, and problems and opportunities of introducing new technology.

Fall Semester

EITHER

  • MGT 7902 Internship

    The MBA internship is a full-time work placement within an organization related to the world of business. The internship aims to provide students with a graduate level experiential learning opportunity in which they can develop intellectual, professional and personal skills that will enable them to function well in a culturally diverse working environment in all key job sectors. All internships are supervised by faculty, and all last a minimum of 9 weeks in length and are carried out full time Monday to Thursday/ Friday. Each student will also complete a series of assessments throughout the internship. These assessments have been designed to help the student reflect on the skills they are learning and the benefits gained from the internship experience, and also to help them determine if their current career goals are the correct fit for them.

  • MGT 7510 Dissertation

    This course will provide students with the opportunity of constructing an applied project in the area of business and management. Students will initiate, plan and execute an individually constructed project with a strong emphasis on applied business scenarios/challenges. The course will lead to the preparation of a 10,000 word project report.

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  • MGT 7560 Extended Dissertation

    This course will provide students with the opportunity of constructing an applied research project in the area of business and management. Students will initiate, plan and execute an individually constructed project. The topic is usually related to the programme content and is investigated with the use of appropriate research methods. Emphasis is placed on appropriate literature search, and collection and analysis of data. The course will lead to the preparation of a 15.000 word project report.

In terms of following up with the assessment of student learning and consistent with US liberal arts traditions, our classes rely on the system of continuous assessment on a course by course basis and throughout any given semester. This approach often involves the use of term-papers, portfolios of work, quizzes, mid-semester and final exams as well as student presentations and general class discussion. Not every component applies to every course, but most do relate to many of the classes that are offered. Many of our courses involve a site visit or require attendance at a public lecture as well.

Course content can be subject to change and is also subject to revalidation. For more detailed information on the programme specification, please find more details here.

Academic Entry Requirements

Please note, this programme has lower postgraduate entry requirements than our other Masters programmes.

  • UK first Degree minimum third class honours, or international equivalent

*All other equivalent eligible transfer credits will be determined by Admissions.

We understand that not every student is in the same situation, if you have any questions about your qualifications, please get in touch with us admissions@richmond.ac.uk.


English Language Entry Requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) – 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
  • TOEFL iBT – 79 overall with 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 in Writing, 20 in Speaking
  • Pearson PTE – 55 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component
  • Oxford ELLT – B2+ overall with a minimum of B2 in each component

For more information on English Language Requirements for this programme contact us on enquiries@richmond.ac.uk.

Postgraduate tuition fees for students starting their programme this academic year can be found in the table below.

  UK EU / INT / US
  Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Fall 2024/Spring 2025 Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Fall 2024/Spring 2025
MSc International Business
(per year)
£10,750 £15,500 £11,250 £16,275

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For more information visit ourTuition Fees & Funding webpage.

We offer career support and advice through ourCareers & Internships Officethat will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partnersԻwith destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

Career Paths
American Express, BP, Citroen Algeria, Coca-Cola Servicios de Colombia, Credit Suisse, Glencore India Pvt Ltd, Laura Ashley Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS, and the United Nations

Further Education
PhD, Parsons School of Design – New York, Central St Martins -UAL, London Business School, LSE

Optional Accredited Internship (London or International)
The Internship Programme at ż integrates industry knowledge with real working experience. Students will be challenged to relate course projects to the workplace, make contacts which may prove valuable to their future employment prospects, and gain confidence in their capabilities, creativity and communication skills. Internships are designed to be both demanding and rewarding. The internship will provide an opportunity to better understand the marketplace, using the skills learned on courses in a real-world setting, as students produce an assessed record of their experiences.

A broad education of this kind equips graduates for a wide range of careers internationally, while enabling them to develop specialist expertise in areas of particular interest.

Optional Accredited USA Internship (additional cost)
Students interested in gaining work experience in the USA during their last semester and wishing for help to secure a placement can be linked up to ż’s partner GCC (Global Career Center).

This organization will offer students comprehensive career training, find them a placement with a hosting company related to their field of studies in the USA and provide all the necessary support to students with their J1 visa application.

This optional internship will incur an additional cost of $3500 (£2600) which will cover: the J1 visa application, site visit and insurance costs ($1820), GCC’s continuous training as well as finding a placement.

The initial cost to start the coaching and training part of the programme is $1,000 and the rest of the fee is only paid once the internship has been confirmed by the host organisation/company and validated by RAIUL’s International Internship Coordinator.

An official certificate of completion will be awarded to every student having successfully completed the programme.

Visit our Careers & Internships webpage for more details on the Host Organisations and examples of Work projects.

For more information contact our Head of Careers and Internships Cecile Loyen.

You can apply for Postgraduate study using our.

Whilst most of our courses do not set an exact deadline for applications, you are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding.

Visit ourHow to Apply webpagefor more information regarding Entry Requirements, admissions processes and to start your application.