This course focuses on international business issues and how to solve them. Put your learning into practice and gain work experience with our client-facing project.
You explore how multinational enterprises operate and carry out comparative business analysis, gaining the practical consultancy skills necessary to work efficiently in an international business environment.
Alongside a thorough understanding of business analysis and development, you graduate with the key skills for international business consulting, such as outlining international business problems, writing business reports and preparing for interviews.
A key element of the course is the client-facing project with an external organisation. Arranged by your project co-ordinator, you apply your learning to a real business issue, giving you valuable work experience and generating excellent networking opportunities.
Recent recruiters include:
Accenture, AgustaWestland, Barclays Technology Centre, Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, HSBC, IBM, The Nielson Company, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, Whyte & McKay (China)
(All taught course units are 15 credits)
Three course units from:
Three elective units from *:
* By agreement with the course director an elective unit from another Masters course can be taken.
All elective units are subject to availability and timetabling constraints.
Summer research period
Client-facing project with an external organisation/dissertation [60 credits]
You have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned during the first two semesters on a real-life company project. The result of this project is presented as a research report/dissertation.
This ‘experiential learning’ enhances and improves your skills and overall employability and helps you to become a reflective practitioner or manager.
The Postgraduate Careers Service provides specialist support for you in applying for projects and with interview preparation. Projects start at the beginning of June and may be carried out individually or as a group.
The project is offered if you gain a minimum of 50% in each first semester course unit. If not, you will be offered a project related to an external client, with no direct contact with the client. For those working on group projects, a group report and an individual report will be produced (both 6,000 words).
Alternatively, you may undertake an academic dissertation of 12,000 words. Your supervisor will help you to define the research and advise, guide and support you throughout.
Recent project reports
Our students have applied their skills across a range of fields:
Project clients have included:
ASDA, AstraZeneca, BAE Systems, BASF, British Red Cross, Colt, Co-operative Financial Services, Deloitte, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, ICI, Inventya, Kelloggs, Mojo Life, Tax Assist
|Teaching Mode||Full Time|
|Academic Requirements||No academic background in business or economics required|
|Begin||21 September 2015|
Rolling admission - please apply as early as possible.
English Language requirements