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International Business, MA Postgraduate prospectus

  • Would you like to gain skills and experiences needed to operate in a global business environment? Do you want a career in a multinational company?
  • If you do not have a first degree in business then this Master's will give you a grounding in business management.
  • Work on real business projects for investment banks, trade unions and pharmaceutical firms.
  • Start in September or January on a degree tailored to meet employers' needs.

Overview

Overview

Our Master's provides you an insight into business network analysis that helps you employ network applications to understand strategic alliances, global commodity chains, and customer relationship management.

You will develop a range of intellectual and practical skills to become a specialist in the global knowledge economy.

If you do not have a first degree in business then this Master's will give you a grounding in business management, also offering you specialised international business modules and an independent specialist project. You can start your studies in September or January.

Our courses take into account the increasingly multidisciplinary and international nature of modern market developments. You will gain integrated theoretical knowledge and applied skills that employers are looking for. 

You will learn to distinguish and apply the most relevant research methodologies, techniques and tools. You will also build the interpersonal skills that will enable you to interact effectively and implement solutions efficiently.

Recent projects

Our Client Based Dissertations (CBDs) will help you develop a clearer sense of how to link theory with practice and enrich your profile in the job market. Previous students have developed their projects for organisations, including:

  • Day Lewis Pharmaceuticals
  • ICANN
  • Barclays
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Mindfit Ltd
  • iGate (Bank of Canada subsidiary)
  • Infinieum Investments
  • Trade Unions Congress. 

Extra-curricular activities

We encourage you to join societies such as the Economics and Business Society to take part in networking events, industry workshops and lectures from guest speakers.

Rankings

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

Outcomes

The aims of this degree are to:

  • Facilitate the advanced study of international business organisations and their management
  • Enable you to systematically and creatively analyse, critique and apply knowledge and understanding of complex international business and management issues
  • Build interpersonal skills which enable you to interact effectively with a range of specialists and to implement solutions effectively and efficiently, thereby enhancing employment prospects
  • Enable you to master, apply and distinguish the most relevant research methodologies, techniques and tools in analytical, creative, and intellectual ways.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

You should have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute. 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

What people say

"Life at University of Greenwich was hectic but exciting. Apart from academic life, there was an enjoyable social life full of adventure. The whole journey was life changing."

Sydney Sename Kwedeha (Ghana) 
MA International Business Graduate

"Great teaching staff, great learning environment, and perfect campus. A real career boosting institution."

Akshay kumar Jain (India) 
MA International Business Graduate

Extra information

Assessment

You will be assessed through a wide range of methods and procedures such as individual and group presentations, tests, reports and assignments, individual online journals, article reviews, examinations and a project.

Careers

Graduates pursue their management career in a wide range of multinational companies, non-government and public sector organisations. Some might find employment in small and medium enterprises in international trade, and local or central government.

Some of our graduates have joined ABN AMRO, Accenture, CNN, Hertz and Kerry Group.

Helping graduates into careers is a very important part of our mission as a university. Job prospects for Greenwich graduates have been improving rapidly, with 93 per cent of 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or further study by January 2016 (according to latest national figures).

Employability

We have developed strong relations with companies in the financial centres in London, including in the City, Canary Wharf, and Fenchurch Street. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to develop your career. 

You can also reach out to top employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Office (BSEO). Our team focuses on developing your employment skills through CV support, career fairs, interview skills workshops and guidance through mentors to progress in the industry. 

The BSEO team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards, which shows their dedication to actively support career development.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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