Alliance Manchester Business School

MSc International Business and Management

In today’s globalised economy, the ability to think and work across boundaries and borders is imperative.

Make the move into the fast-paced world of international business with a degree designed to give you up-to-the-minute knowledge of global management issues.

Drawing on economics, finance, organisational theory, marketing and human resource management, you examine areas of international business and management in depth, focusing on the key issues facing multinational enterprises. This allows you to apply your skills anywhere in the world. You also receive a thorough grounding in social science research issues and methods.

Once registered on the course, you can apply for an international exchange to broaden your horizons and enhance your employability in the global job market.

Graduates gain partial exemption from membership to the Institute of Export, with the potential for further exemption depending on the choice of options and research focus of the dissertation.

For further details about additional costs for the exchange stream, contact the postgraduate administration team.

Recent recruiters include

Recent recruiters include: Accenture, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Pilkington, Porsche AG, Reckitt Benckiser, Shell, Sony, Tesco plc, Vodafone UK

Course structure

(All taught course units are 15 credits)

Semester 1

  • Economic Analysis of the Multinational Enterprise
  • Financial Risk Management for International Business
  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • Marketing Issues in International Business

Semester 2

  • Asian Human Resource Management
  • Asian Management Systems
  • Business Environment and Strategy in China
  • Institutions and Firms’ Internationalisation Strategies
  • International Business Negotiations
  • International Competitiveness, Business Strategy and Innovation Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial Aspects
  • Multinational Management
  • Multinationals and Technology Transfer in Economic Development

Exchange stream

As an exchange student, you will spend a semester at one of our partner institutions abroad.

International exchange partners comprise:

  • Copenhagen Business School
  • EM Lyon
  • Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo
  • Helsinki School of Economics
  • Louvain School of Management
  • National Taiwan University
  • Norwegian School of Economics
  • Rotterdam School of Management
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
  • Universität St. Gallen
  • University of Florida
  • University of Kiel
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required
Tuition Fees

Home/EU £11,000
Overseas £18,500

Financial aid
Please find information about financial aid in our Manchester Business School profile.

Begin21 September 2015
Length1 Year              
Application Deadline

Rolling admission - please apply as early as possible.

Application Procedure

Entry requirements

Please note: there is a non-refundable application fee of £60. We normally look for a first or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline.

Application details

We’re delighted that you are considering applying for one of our postgraduate courses. Please view the most up-to-date admission information on the MBS website and follow the How to Apply guide to submit an online application. Our guide is designed to make the application process as straightforward as possible for you, and to ensure that your application is correct and submitted in plenty of time. All courses start on 21 September 2015.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, you are required to take an English language test to prove your level of proficiency.

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