Designed for graduates who want to pursue international business careers, this Master's Degree explores the landscape of international management and global business. It provides an in-depth understanding of the successful management of the global enterprise and seeks to develop an international, cross-cultural and global mind set among international managers of the future. Delivered by an internationally experienced teaching team in state-of-the-art teaching facilities at the Kemmy Business School, this programme offers an excellent blend of the academic and the practical in order to enhance your international career potential.
- To develop an in-depth understanding of the global business arena and provide analytical frameworks for understanding the context for international business venturing;
- To develop core personal and professional competences necessary for establishing a successful international business career and managing in a global business context;
- To establish cultural, institutional, economic and socio-political determinants of legitimate practice in international business;
- To explore international management practice from an international, comparative and cross cultural perspective;
- To introduce fundamental concepts and practices in international corporate finance;
- To establish core dimensions of the legal framework governing international business transactions;
- To provide an understanding of the complexities of managing a culturally diverse and globally distributed workforce;
- To provide an appreciation of marketing as a core global business 'technology';
- To explore issues impacting the development, implementation and evaluation of global business strategy; and
- To develop research, analytical and argumentation skills necessary to formulate, conduct and report an independent piece of research in a domain area of international management.
On successful completion of this programme of study, you will be able to:
- Analyse the main international management issues facing modern organisations, and in doing so, identify appropriate international business entry strategies;
- Decipher the institutional and cross-cultural issues that arise when operating in different territories;
- Evaluate the financial decision making practices of multinational organisations;
- Identify the core contextual tenets of international trade and the legal regulatory frameworks within which international trade operates;
- Evaluate the international human resource strategies and practices employed by multinational corporations;
- Develop models to evaluate the effects of policies on inflation, employment, real interest rates, and production;
- Identify the core requirements for successfully conducting international marketing activities
- Evaluate alternatives available in global business strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation;
- Formulate research questions and hypotheses appropriate for masters level research projects; and
- Conceptualise, research and write a state of the art review of a chosen area of investigation and generate empirical data on the phenomenon under investigation.
This MSc is a one-year, full-time programme consisting of eight taught modules, completed over 2 academic semesters, an international study trip which will be undertaken between semesters and a research paper that will be completed during the summer semester and submitted in September.