MSc International Business Administration
Duration: 2–5 Years
Minimum Entry Requirements: You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in a social science discipline. Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training. You are required to have internet access to participate in this programme.
Start of programme: November / February / April / June / August
Mode of Attendance: Distance Learning
International businesses have a growing need for senior personnel with high quality management skills and specialist regional knowledge. As the regions of Asia and of Africa take roles as leading and emerging economies in the world, this MSc International Business Administration responds to this need. Students will study the interplay between global and local factors that influence management decisions in business.
Phone: +44 (0)20 7898 4098
English language requirements: If your first degree was not taught in English, you will need to provide evidence of language ability as tested by the British Council or another registered body. This is equivalent to a score of 7.0 overall in the IELTS test, or 7.0 in both reading and writing.
This programme is made up of eight modules. You will study two core modules and six elective modules. At least two of the elective modules will be from the International Business modules and at least two from the Regional Focus modules as detailed below:
International Business modules
- Banking Strategy
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Governance
- Finance in the Global Market
- Financial Reporting (International Financial Reporting Standards – IFRS)
- Introduction to Valuation
- Management Accounting
- Management Information in Business
- Risk Management: Principles & Applications
Regional Focus modules
You will study either of the pairs of modules below, each pair focuses on a different region:
Teaching & Learning
Teaching & Learning
The MSc is made up of eight modules. Each module is studied in eight-week sessions. You can only take one module at a time, but each module is typically available in at least two of the year's study sessions. This gives you the flexibility to plan how you study during the year, enabling you to fit your study in with your professional, family and personal commitments.
You will be individually assigned an online academic tutor for the duration of each module with whom you can discuss academic queries at regular intervals during the study session. You will also have a named administrator providing you with help and advice throughout your studies.
Before the start of each module you have enrolled on, you will be sent a package containing all of the study materials that you need to complete the module – the core text, textbooks, a collection of key articles, and any module related software.
To make your experience as a distance learning student more complete and rewarding, we provide access to the Virtual Learning Environment, which is a web-accessed learning environment. Via the VLE, you can communicate with your assigned academic tutor, administrators and other students on the module using discussion forums. The VLE also provides access to the module Study Guide and assignments, as well as a selection of electronic journals available on the University of London Online Library.
For each module, you will sit a three-hour examination, held on a specified date in October, and complete two assignments during the module study session. Assignments are submitted and feedback given online. Examinations and assignments are weighted 70:30.
As a graduate of this programme, you will be well prepared for a senior position in modern corporations, banks, financial services companies, business consultancies, regulatory authorities and international organisations.
How to Apply
To make an application, please complete our online application form. For more information about the application procedure and deadlines, and the supporting documentation required, please visit the admissions section of the Centre for Financial and Management Studies website.
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