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International Business, MA (Dual Award, Greenwich and New Zealand)

Studied in Greenwich and New Zealand, our unique MA International Business (DUAL Award) offers a grounding in business management and insight into business network analysis.

This 15-month course is studied from September to January at Greenwich, from February to June at Massey University, New Zealand, and then completed (July to November) at the institution of your choice. Graduates receive master's degree awards from both institutions.

You will understand strategic alliances, global commodity chains and customer relationship management with this Master's in International Business. You'll develop a range of intellectual and practical skills to become a specialist in the global knowledge economy. Our course considers the multidisciplinary and international nature of modern markets.

At Massey University, you will be taught by lecturers from an institution with an extremely high reputation for outstanding Business research and with a very high international ranking (Top 300 in QS 2020 World University Rankings).

You will study global strategy, financial and management accounting, managing across cultures, growing multinational enterprises and managing multinational enterprises. You will also carry out a research project which links business theory to practice.

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Campus

Greenwich

Duration

1.25 years full-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • Attain master's awards from both the University of Greenwich and from Massey University and spend at least one term at each university.
  • Get taught by experts with vast experience in business network analysis, business management and strategy.
  • Students can usually gain exemptions from Chartered Institute of Marketing examinations.
  • University of Greenwich ranked in the top 10 in London for student satisfaction on Business and Management programmes (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Graduates receive an MA International Business from the University of Greenwich and a Master’s in Business (International Business Specialisation) from Massey University.

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our DUAL Award Master's in International Business. We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals with vast experience in International Business and social network analysis. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

If you are

You should have an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake of similar courses per year is up to 20. Lectures are normally attended by 20-30, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30, based on our 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research. 

You can also join a range of student societies, including the Business Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by: 

  • Individual and group presentations
  • Examinations
  • Dissertation
  • Tests
  • Reports
  • Article reviews
  • Project.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

How the fees work

Part 1 of the course (the first 60 credits studied at Greenwich) is set at £7,000.

You then have two options, depending on how you choose to complete the course.

Option 1: I will study Part 2 at Massey and Part 3 at Greenwich.

  • Part 2 is paid to Massey based on its 2021 fees
  • Part 3 is paid to Greenwich, at £3,000.

Option 2: I will study both Part 2 and 3 at Massey.

  • Parts 2 and 3 are paid to Massey based on its 2021 fees.

The fee payable to Massey will be shown on its website once available. This is likely to be higher than the 2020 fees (currently NZ$15,365 per part). It will also differ if you are eligible for domestic New Zealand fees.

Additional costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books and specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library offers an extensive range of books for loan, as well as access to journals and digital resources.
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs. Details can be found on their websites.
  • Travel: travel and the cost of living in New Zealand needs to be covered by students. A limited number of students may be eligible for a scholarship through the Erasmus+ overseas exchange programme. Further details will be provided when you receive an offer. 
  • Non-tuition: Students at Massey pay non-tuition study fees of typically less than NZ$1,000 per year.

Careers and placements

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

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 graduates of similar courses have joined ABN AMRO, Accenture, CNN, Hertz and Kerry Group.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips 
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a Business School student, you will be able to enter our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners have received significant prize money to develop their business ideas.

We hold Big Picture Seminars with senior executives from organisations including Northern Trust and Barclays are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

You can also take advantage of extracurricular activities available at Massey University.

Accommodation information

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If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.