Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School

MSc International Business

This course looks at business from an international perspective and provides students with the opportunity to explore practice in the context of relevant contemporary theory and research in the field of International Business with particular reference to the management of organisations which operate across international boundaries.

  • This degree will enable participants to study business whilst providing an insight into cultural and international impacts. It will also provide participants with a greater cultural awareness.
  • The degree is distinctly multi-disciplinary in nature and aims to equip participants with a framework for improving their own management action.
  • The course includes the opportunity to see industry on an international scale by completing a two week study tour overseas.
  • There is also a unique opportunity to complete a consultancy project working for a real client on a live brief.
  • You will complete a comprehensive development programme, which includes a short residential team-building course, normally held in the Peak District.
  • You can learn from the best by attending guest lectures from leading organisations. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as E.ON, Lego, Experian, Santander, and IBM.
  • You'll have the chance build you skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering, and becoming a Student Ambassador.

Core modules for the September curriculum:

  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • Organization and Management
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Applied Consultancy Project
  • Foreign Language
  • Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner

Optional modules include:

  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Value Chains
  • Social Responsibility Compliance and Accountability

And a choice of one module from below:

  • Global supply chain management
  • International Marketing and Communications
  • International Human resource management

Core modules for the January cohort:

  • Fundamentals of International Business
  • Organization and Management
  • Cross cultural management
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International value chains
  • International Applied Consultancy Project
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Developing the Effective and Responsible Practitioner

96% of our postgraduates* are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving (*of those available to work - DHLE Survey 2015 / 16).
There are many opportunities for progression, for graduates for this course, including:

  • building on your existing expertise with up-to-date international disciplinary knowledge and skills to be able to gain accelerated promotion in your chosen profession
  • gaining employment within multinational corporations
  • carrying out consultancy work within a wide range of sectors (e.g. manufacturing, hospitality, distribution)
  • undertaking further study within the field of international business
  • changing career direction towards a managerial role.
Teaching ModeFull Time
Academic RequirementsNo academic background in business or economics required
BeginSeptember and January
Length1 year
Application Deadline

31 July for a September start, 30 November for a January start

Application Procedure

Entry requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above)
  • All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career.
  • One academic or vocational reference is required.
  • English language requirements apply