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International Business Management

International Business Management

MSc
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There are two start dates for this course, September 2022 and January 2023. There are different closing dates for applications depending on which start date you are interested in. Find out more.

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Key information

Duration: 1 year full time

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

UK fees*: £13,600

International/EU fees**: £22,000

Key information

Duration: 1 year full time

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

UK fees*: £13,600

International / EU fees**: £22,000

View this course

Key information

Duration: 1 year full time

Institution code: R72

Campus: Egham

UK fees*: £13,600

International / EU fees**: £22,000

View this course

The course

International Business Management (MSc)

The Royal Holloway International Business Management MSc is a rigorous - and rewarding - programme aimed at ambitious and self-motivated individuals at the outset of their professional working life. It is ideal for those who wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in general management with an international orientation and will prepare you to enter the globalised world of work on a competitive footing, maximising your potential and widening your choices. 

On graduating you will have a comprehensive and integrated knowledge and understanding of organisations, their management and the environment in which they operate. As part of this, you will have examined accounting and finance from a manager's point of view and evaluated the impact of internal and external factors on the kinds of human resource strategies drawn up by international organisations. The course will provide an understanding of how international marketing fits into the organisation and running of a company or multi-company corporation.

As a member of the School of Business and Management you will join an intellectually stimulating, friendly and supportive research environment and, through working closely with our expert and experienced academic staff, you will be in a position to realise your full potential.

  • Career management and employability skills to make competitive applications to multinational enterprises, non-governmental organisations or as a platform to pursue additional qualifications (such as in accounting or Marketing).
  • Conversion course so therefore particularly relevant if you did not study management as part of your undergraduate degree or have less than two years full-time work experience. It is also applicable to graduates who are involved in family-owned and own businesses.
  • Inspiring international community; approximately 60% of our Management students come from overseas, with over 130 countries represented across the University.
From time to time, we make changes to our courses to improve the student and learning experience, and this is particularly the case as we continue to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. If we make a significant change to your chosen course, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

Core Modules

This year we will be running the following insightful modules which are all mandatory:

  • Economics, Finance and Accounting
  • Strategy and Ethics in International Business Management
  • Digital Business and Marketing
  • People and Organisation
  • Professional Business and Research Skills
  • Independent Business Project
  • In this module you will develop an understanding of the design, planning and control of operating systems for the provision of goods and services. You will look at the tools and techniques used in the development of operational systems and the factors that affect the choice of operating methods. You will consider approaches to the planning cycle, inventory management, and production control techniques, including capacity planning, and the merits of push and pull systems. You will also examine quality control and its management in practice.

Optional Modules

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including written assignments, closed-book examinations, in-class tests, oral presentations, group work and independent research.

2:2

Degree must be in a non-management subject.

This course requires a UK 2:2 (Honours) or equivalent in a non-management subject and less than three years of work experience. The MSc International Management is designed as a conversion course. We assume that candidates did not read management as part of an undergraduate degree.

If you have read management as part of an undergraduate degree, you may want to consider one of our specialist courses courses in management or MSc International Management (Marketing) as these may be more suitable for you in order to progress your management education.

International & EU requirements

English language requirements

All teaching at Royal Holloway is in English. You will therefore need to have good enough written and spoken English to cope with your studies right from the start. Find out what scores we require.

Country-specific requirements

For more information about country-specific entry requirements for your country please see here.

On graduating with a MSc in International Business Management from Royal Holloway you will be in a position to take a variety of different career paths. You may choose to combine this qualification with your first degree studies to indicate a market sector or a functional specialism.  Important skills are gained for those entering fields such as finance, accountancy and regulatory bodies; we also recognise the role of family and closely held business enterprises for some.

We will help students to recognise their own strengths, skills and abilities so that they can make strong applications for their chosen job or further study.

  • Graduates have entered many different international management-related areas, including Senior Associate at Bank of China International, Reporter at Xinhua News Agency, Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Finance Officer at Ealing Borough Council and Relationship Manager Investments) at Barclays Bank.

Home (UK) students tuition fee per year*: £13,600

EU and international students tuition fee per year**: £22,000

Other essential costs***: There are no single associated costs greater than £50 per item on this course

How do I pay for it? Find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

* and ** These tuition fees apply to students enrolled on a full-time basis. Students studying on the standard part-time course structure over two years are charged 50% of the full-time applicable fee for each study year.

All postgraduate fees are subject to inflationary increases. This means that the overall cost of studying the course via part-time mode is slightly higher than studying it full-time in one year. Royal Holloway's policy is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information, please see our terms and conditions. Please note that for research courses, we adopt the minimum fee level recommended by the UK Research Councils for the Home tuition fee. Each year, the fee level is adjusted in line with inflation (currently, the measure used is the Treasury GDP deflator). Fees displayed here are therefore subject to change and are usually confirmed in the spring of the year of entry. For more information on the Research Council Indicative Fee please see the RCUK website.

** The UK Government has confirmed that EU nationals are no longer eligible to pay the same fees as UK students, nor be eligible for funding from the Student Loans Company. This means you will be classified as an international student. At Royal Holloway, we wish to support those students affected by this change in status through this transition. For eligible EU students starting their course with us in September 2022, we will award a fee reduction scholarship equivalent to 60% of the difference between the UK and international fee for your course. This will apply for the duration of your course. Find out more

*** These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree at Royal Holloway during the 2022/23 academic year, and are included as a guide. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing, have not been included. 

Accreditation

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

This course is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This means your qualification is recognised in the industry, giving you a competitive edge when applying for jobs.

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