Full-time - 1 year and 3 months; Part-time - ; Distance/flexible learning -
This course provides you with the opportunity to develop an advanced understanding of the complex, changing and multifaceted character of international business as well as the environment in which it operates. You will develop the skills necessary to work in such business, enabling you to acquire analytical skills in strategy, management and international finance as well as providing the option to develop further specialism in areas such as marketing, employment relations, management and finance.
The course builds upon the teaching and research experience within the Faculty and provides an excellent environment for you to keep abreast of current international business developments. Overseas study opportunities are varied: Semester one operates not only in London but also in our partner institutions in Mainz, Germany; Bangkok, Thailand and Chennai, India. Students from these institutions join our London programme in semester two. The opportunity exists to begin your studies in one of these countries.
To apply for a Taught Masters postgraduate course at LSBU you need one of the following:
- IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 580 (Paper) or 237 (Computer) or 90 (Internet)
- Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto, average 6.0-6.9 (old grading system), or 1.5 in new grading system
For Postgraduate Diploma and Masters courses the normal entry qualification is an Honours degree or equivalent. For some Postgraduate Diplomas alternative qualifications are accepted along with relevant work experience. The University considers each application on its merits and is prepared to admit candidates who can demonstrate they have reached the normal entry requirements on the basis of prior experiential learning.
Semester 1* (Sept - Jan) (Core):
International Business Economics
Analytical Techniques for International Business
Semester 2 (General Pathway core) Feb - Jun
Global Information Systems for Strategic Advantage
Research Methods 1
Option 1 2
Option 2 2
Semester 2 (General Pathway Options) Feb - Jun
European Business 2
Managing International Resources (Project Management)
Service Sector Consultation
Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship
Global Operations & Loistics
Business Environment in Asia-Pacific
Managing Across Cultures
E-Commerce (subject to validation)
Business Finance Analysis (subject to validation)
Semester 2 (Finance Pathway core) Feb - Jun
International Finance & Decision Making 1
Semester 2 (Finance Pathway Options) (Feb - Jun)
Portfolio Theory & Investment Analysis
Bank Governance & Regulation
International Banking & Bank Performance
Asset Fund Management
Semester 3 (Core) Jun - Dec
A wide variety of careers is open to you with the MSc, working as a manager in an international company, either in a general role or as specialist for example in marketing or human relations. Finance specialists may find employment as traders or in other functions in financial markets.
LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search. Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or an internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the job you want at the end of your course
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