Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme will prepare you to pursue a career in management with multinational companies or companies engaged in international business; and to progress, if desired, to one of Birkbeck's research degree programmes. It fosters the development of a broad'based knowledge and expertise in the following areas: The essentials of cross'border management theory and practice, and the core principles and practice of business and organisations in an international context. The design and implementation of strategy at different levels of the corporate organisation, particularly in an international dimension. A range of optional subjects in international business and management as well as specific functional areas that will broaden the scope of learning in international management, and its interface with international business. The analysis of conceptual and practical issues in international management through the pursuit of the dissertation, thus fostering powers of critical analysis and independent judgement to frame solutions to complex managerial problems in international business organisations. Personal skills development and generic skills that are transferable to a wide range of research, teaching and work situations, including the skills of self'discipline, reflection, analysis, communication, leadership and life'long learning.

Course Modules

You take 6 compulsory modules, choose 2 option modules (8 modules in total) and write a 12,000'word dissertation. Full'time modules: Comparative employment relations; international business strategy; international human resource management; international marketing; principles of organization and management; research methods in management I.

Course Additional Entry

Normally at least a second'class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non'UK equivalent; other qualifications will be considered. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the College. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non'standard applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £14,075  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,950  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £7,050  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time Evening
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,975  Academic year. First year home fees