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MA International Business

The international business environment is fast-paced and constantly changing, making skilled leaders in high demand globally. Operations in the local and global market place require professionals who can adapt and grow for the future.

Our programme will develop your understanding of international business strategy, including acquisitions, international partnerships and global supply chains so you're well-equipped to work in diverse international business teams.

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Course overview

Building on the transferrable skills already gained through your undergraduate study, this programme will provide the opportunity to hone your knowledge and skills, and your approach to a truly global economy.

You'll gain the knowledge to tackle complex international issues, both systematically and creatively, giving you the ability to change and improve business and management practice.

  • How are traditional export and import operations changing?
  • What opportunities does e-commerce bring to businesses?
  • How are international customers' needs met?

Studying our programme will develop both the core and specialist skills you need to progress your career in leadership and management on a global scale.

Intakes
September, January

Duration
1 year

Awarding Institution
Leeds Trinity University

Awarded Degree
MA International Business

Delivery
Weekdays, evenings and/or weekends

Locations
London

Fees
£5,000 per year

Year 1

Leadership and Professional Development – three days of scheduled teaching
International Business – 10 x 2.5 hours
Operations and Global Supply Chain Management – 10 x 2.5 hours
Corporate and International Strategy – 10 x 2.5 hours
Business Research – 10 x 2.5 hours
Research Project/Dissertation – Contact hours as agreed with supervisor
Innovation, Change & Enterprise; Human Resources Management; Project Management or Services Marketing

This GBS course will provide you with opportunities to test your knowledge and understanding informally through ‘formative’ assessment. Formative assessment will be completed before your formal ‘summative’ assessment, which will determine your final marks.

Each module normally contains at least one piece of formative assessment from which you will receive feedback from your course team. Formative assessments are purely for developmental purposes and do not count towards your final module mark. They are designed to help you to gain more knowledge and confidence in the module material and approaches to formal assessment. Students who do not engage with informal assessments often struggle with Foundation Year progression, as well as with the academic levels above.

The formal summative assessment usually occurs towards the end of each module. Assessment methods may include written examinations and a range of coursework, including reports, portfolios, essays and presentations. The marks awarded for summative assessments count towards your final module mark. Assessment methods at GBS are reviewed annually and may be updated in consultation with students, for example in response to student or External Examiner feedback. An External Examiner is an independent academic expert from another higher education provider, and they are appointed by the University of Suffolk to provide external assurance regarding the academic standards of your course.

Education

An honours degree (minimum 2.2) in any discipline.

English Proficiency

If English is not your first language IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.

You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting gov.uk/studentfinance. This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.

A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The loan repayments only start once you have finished your course and are earning £26,575 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.

If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. For more information please visit gov.uk/studentfinance.

Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.

New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.

Fees

For more information please click here for course fees or call us +44 (0)20 3011 2638

Year 1

Leadership and Professional Development – three days of scheduled teaching
International Business – 10 x 2.5 hours
Operations and Global Supply Chain Management – 10 x 2.5 hours
Corporate and International Strategy – 10 x 2.5 hours
Business Research – 10 x 2.5 hours
Research Project/Dissertation – Contact hours as agreed with supervisor
Innovation, Change & Enterprise; Human Resources Management; Project Management or Services Marketing

Early admission for January 2022

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It’s my first year here. I chose this university because it gave me the opportunity to have choice. I study two days per week - it’s very flexible. It makes it easy to study.

Manea Bianca Stefana

What I like about GBS is the friendly staff, the students, the campus, the nice green area. I chose GBS because I was recommended by a friend – she said it was a really great university to come and check it out.  Even though there’s one right next to my house – like 20 minutes away, I still chose to come here.  GBS is the one.

Mohammed Solomon Ahmed

The campus is very new and comfortable. One of the best I saw. I like because I can work – I have a child and I can study and I can work and be with my family. This is very good for me. Because I have lived in this country only second year and English is a new language for me, when I study here I can teach my child at home new words.

Elena Todorova

My favourite part of studying here is because its close and the class sizes are small. I can have more interaction with the teacher and ask questions. I enjoy learning here - the teachers are friendly and they explain everything well.

Raimon Larrainzer Make

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