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International Management & Global Business

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.

Learning Outcomes:
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.

Programme Content:
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.

Entry requirements

Normally an honours primary degree (2nd Class) (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) or, in the case of international students, the overseas equivalent as determined by the course team in consultation with UL Graduate School Admissions. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievement in a Standard English Language Competency Test will be required.

•Qualification transcripts and certificates
•English language qualification if English is not your first language
•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

To ensure a speedy assessment of your application, please upload the above documents with your application form.
Please title appropriately any documents you are uploading with the application form, for example "Supporting Statement", "Undergraduate Transcript", "Postgraduate Transcript", "English Language Certificate" etc.

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the criteria below (no longer than two years prior to application):

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:
•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved
•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above
•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)
•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5 with no less than 6 in any one component.
•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1
•GCE ‘O’ level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above
•University of Cambridge ESOL –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade A
•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.


1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Graduates of this programme have found employment in consulting, marketing, sales, purchasing, banking, recruiting, quality management, and consumer protection at firms such as Dell, Accenture, Diageo, Amazon, Henkel, Lidl, and Bank of Ireland.

Further enquiries

For Academic queries please contact:
Dr John McCarthy
Course Director MSc in International Management & Global Business
Department of Management & Marketing
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick
Tel: + 353 61 202183

For general queries please contact:

Brid Henley
Taught Postgraduate Programmes
Kemmy Business School
University of Limerick
Tel: + 353 61 202665

Subjects taught

Programme Content
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.

Semester 1:
CO6001 Professional Development 1
FI6021 International Corporate Finance
LA6011 International Business Transactions
MG6021 International & Cross Cultural Management
PM6072 Leadership, Influence & Change
PM6131 Research Methods

Semester 2:
CO6002 Professional Development
2EC6052 International Economic Issues
MG6022 International Business Study Trip
MG6032 Global Business Strategy
MK6022 International Marketing
PM6052 International Human Resource Management

Choose one of the following:SG6002 Corporate Responsibility
MN6062 Project Management -

MG6043 MSc Research Paper

Content of modules can be found by using the search option on the book of modules.


Provides an in-depth understanding of the successful management of the global enterprise and seeks to develop an international, cross-cultural and global mindset among international managers of the future. It offers an excellent blend of the academic and the practical to enhance international career potential. An international study workshop is an integral part of the programme.

Application date

Please note that if you apply for this programme now you will be put on a reserve list if you meet the entry requires as all places are currently filled.

Taught Programmes - Application Process
All applicants apply through the online application system by choosing a programme from one of the five faculties. If Non-EU applicants wish to contact the International Education Division first before completing an online application, they can do by filling out the International Education Division Enquiry Form. For more information visit the International Office website.

International Office:
Tel: +353 61 202414
Fax: +353 61 213062

Visit the International Office website

What to include (upload) with your application
•Certified results for all examinations mentioned on your application form and/or confirmation of the award of your qualification(s).
•Evidence of English language proficiency.
•Certified translations of your award and transcripts if they are not in English
•A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Please note that certain programmes request additional documentation such as personal statements and/or references. Please check the programme entry requirements to ensure you have included the required information.

What happens after I apply?
Once you submit your application online, you will receive an email acknowledgement. It is important that you upload all your documents at the time of application as you will not be able to upload these at a later stage. If you do not have your documents at the time of application, you will need to mail them to the Postgraduate Admissions Office once they become available.
Your application will then be passed to the Course Director who will decide whether or not to offer you a place. Some programmes require interviews and you will be notified of the date, time and venue.

Decision Letter
You will receive one of the following letters from the Postgraduate Admissions Office:
•An unconditional offer. You satisfy all of the academic conditions required and we are offering you a place.
•A conditional offer. You do not yet satisfy the academic conditions required before entry but you propose to do so. The conditions are listed in the offer letter and may include English language tests as well as degree results.
•Letter of regret. We are unable to offer you a place.

Please note that a decision is authoritative and official only if it has been sent in writing from the Postgraduate Admissions Office.

Accepting a place at the University of Limerick
To accept your offer you must pay your acceptance deposit and send in the course acceptance form, stamped by the bank, to the Postgraduate Admissions Office. On receipt of this acceptance form/deposit, the Postgraduate Admissions Office will change the status of your application to Firmly Accepted. You will receive an orientation pack in August. The orientation pack will provide you with full details of orientation and enrolment.

Deferring your offer
You cannot defer a place on a taught postgraduate programme without the permission of the Course Director. If you are offered a deferral, you will receive a letter from the Postgraduate Admissions Office confirming that a deferral has been granted. You should then contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office before March of the following year to confirm that you will be accepting your place. If you are not offered a deferral, then you must re-apply for the programme the following academic year.

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Graduate School
Foundation Building
University of Limerick
Tel: +353 61 234377
Fax: +353 61 233287

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 04/Sep/2017.

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