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International Business Management with Project Management (with internship) MSc

Overview

MSc International Business Management with Project Management provides a systematic, comprehensive, in-depth study of international business and project management. You'll develop the ability to critically evaluate and appraise existing theories and ideas about changes taking place in the world of international business. You'll also build an awareness and understanding of how different cultural attitudes and beliefs shape the international business environment in different regions of the world.

You'll learn to use scientific research techniques to engage in independent investigation, building knowledge and understanding of particular issues that are the forefront of the different areas covered by the degree.

You'll become a more effective decision-taker, with the knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills to engage in independent, original thought which has practical application in the business environment.

The placement provides you with the opportunity to put theory into practice and develop your understanding of business as it applies to the sector you choose to work in.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
19 months
Start Date
January; September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

  • International management
    This module brings together knowledge, understanding, different interpretations and critical analysis of the contexts and issues relating to management in international firms. We'll analyse the strategies, policies and decision making of international firms in the context of the changing international business environment. We'll cover: management practices in important economic regions in the world; the international strategic environment and competition  in global industries; alternative foreign market entry and development methods and the multinational enterprise; human resources (international transfers and expatriation, management development, cross-cultural issues) competency and corporate performance; strategy formulation and evaluation; competitive advantage and sustainability; international business strategy; strategy implementation; international acquisitions and mergers; international collaboration, the delta model and value networked organisations; international organisational structure; strategy implementation: culture and strategic change; and, globalisation and anti-globalisation.
  • International marketing
    In this module you’ll understand international marketing concepts and developing international marketing skills is essential for the success of organisations operating in increasingly global, challenging and changing markets. The module provides an overview of international marketing issues, integrating theory and practice across a wide range of international business contexts. We’ll cover three key elements; part 1, is dedicated to appreciating environmental differences, especially cultural ones when conducting international market research to assess and identify foreign target markets; part 2, is the review of international market expansion strategies  in terms of resources allocation and international involvement and a  detailed analysis of foreign market entry strategies; and part 3, covers global product policies; global pricing, international distribution channels and global communications.
  • International Finance and Decision Making The unit seeks to develop the knowledge and basic skills necessary to evaluate the impact of business decisions on different constituencies of stakeholder as well as being able to participate in decisions and processes concerning the maximisation of value in investment, finance and risk management, and understand the implications of taxation in financial decision making.
  • Strategic international human resource management
    In this module we'll investigate and analyse current practice and developments in Strategic Personnel and Development with full regard to International context. We'll focus clearly on the importance of Strategic HRM as being a key to the success and competitive edge of today’s organisations.  This module provides an understanding of international business practices, problems and strategies with specific reference to human resource management issues. The practical simulation activities you'll be involved in provide many hands-on learning opportunities that can help prepare you the workplace.
  • Quality standard and management
    Within today's highly competitive global business environment, organisations increasingly recognise the need to implement projects and systems for the continuous improvement of quality, not only in production and direct services to end customers, but also throughout the project management. Quality standards and management considers the business processes of project management, both internally and externally. This module covers: firstly, quality management systems (procedures, process, resources and technology to implement quality management in business projects to a benchmark standard); and secondly, total quality management an integrative philosophy of management for continuously improving the quality of products and processes).
  • Internship
    This module allows you to gain valuable work experience while studying for a masters degree. Responsibility for securing the work placement lies with you. However, you'll be amply supported by both the work placement team and by the University’s Employability Module both during the search process and when you are actually working.  The internship will allow you to reflect on how  principles of your discipline can be applied in the workplace, so enhancing your appreciation of the multi-functional requirements of business in the real world.
  • Dissertation
    This module requires the completion of a circa 20,000 (not including appendices and bibliography or references) Master’s level dissertation in an area of international business. It requires that, and provides an opportunity for you to virtually independently conceive, plan and execute an appropriate piece of research based on firm academic foundations.

Plus one of the following options:

  • Project risk management
    Project risk management professional recognise the need to consider business risk and project finance management requirements. In this module we'll consider the drivers required to direct projects in the correct direction, shaping projects in assessing and identifying risk, mitigating threats and capitalising on opportunities. Areas covered are identification, assessment, evaluation of risk, which includes financial projections and ascertains an understanding of acquiring financial backers and loans for various scale projects. This is developed through analytical tools and relevant theory in finance and risk appraisals that are necessary to understand, analyse, manage and apply data to business risk and investment decision-making risks and processes.
  • Fundamentals of AGILE project management
    The module outlines the fundamental principles, methodologies, methods, techniques, tools and metaphors that are applied to scrum projects. Scrum is a popular derivative of the agile approach. Different scrum skills (i.e. soft and technical) are developed through the practice of the iteration and incremental process, which is underpinned by a distinctive quality approach in order to develop a product (or an innovation for enterprise.). The use of Agile is integral to the PRINCE2 methodology. Considering the adaptive project life cycle that is intended to facilitate change and require a high degree of on-going involvement. Developed via the early agile views of Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM).

    Employability

    Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build a career in a variety of roles in consulting, marketing, finance and human resource management. In this respect the personal development emphasis on the course reflects the skills demanded for flexible roles in managing across a variety of organisational cultures and functions inside multinational companies.

    LSBU Employability Service

    We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

    LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

    As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

    Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

    • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
    • Job Shop – daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
    • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
    • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
      It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
    • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
    • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

    Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

    Placements

    You'll undertake a four month placement in a sector which is relevant to your studies. You'll be expected to find this placement, supported by staff and the University's employability service. As part of your assessment, you'll write a business report on this experience. 

    If you are unable to find a suitable placement, you can revert back on to MSc International Business Management with Project Management.

    Staff

    Haider Bilal

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Lecturer & Multimedia Developer

    Haider has development experience in generating and manipulating graphics, animations, audio, video and text to create integrated multimedia programs. His research is in the area of Software Maintenance and Measurement, specifically Change Impact Analysis (CIA).


    Dr Lakhdar Boukersi

    School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
    Job title: Sessional Lecturer

    Dr Lakhdar Boukersi was awarded a PhD in International Marketing, and his research interests include the application of Marketing Management in LDC's, impact of international trade fairs on export development, trade fairs and exhibitions as a communication tool.


    Dr Gurjeet Dhesi

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Senior Lecturer

    Gurjeet's current research interests lie in the fields of Quantitative Finance, Financial Econometrics and Applied Mathematical Modelling.


    Mel Godfrey

    School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
    Job title: Head of Business Partnerships and Employment Outcomes; Course Director, MSc Marketing

    Mel helped to launch the first public email systems available in the UK and has also undertaken consultancy work with both large firms and small organisations covering all aspects of marketing.


    Dr Peter Luke

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Associate Professor; Associate Head of Business and Enterprise

    Dr Luke is an Associate Professor and Subject Group Leader for Economics within the School of Business. He currently lectures on the BA Business Studies course, and is the Course Director for the BSc Economics undergraduate degree. Dr Luke is also the Director of the Centre for International Business Studies.


    Dr John Opute, PhD

    School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
    Job title: Senior Lecturer, Human Resources Management

    An expert in international human resource management, John has 20+years' industry experience within multinational companies including: Alcan Aluminium Company of Canada and Cincinnati Bell in Ohio, USA. PhD supervisor.


    Prof. Jon Warwick, PhD

    School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
    Job title: Professor of Educational Development in the Mathematical Sciences

    A mathematical modelling expert, Jon has experience of teaching mathematics, modelling, and operational research in the higher education sector. Research interests: systems theory, system dynamics and mathematics learning and teaching. PhD supervisor.


    Facilities

    Teaching and learning

    You'll develop team working skills through group projects, case studies and other forms of collaborative work.

    Entry requirements

    Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division in any subject

    How to apply

    International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

    Instructions for Home/EU applicants
    Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
    Mode
    Full-time
    Duration
    19 months
    Start date
    January; September
    Application code
    P052744
    Application method

    Full-time/part-time postgraduate students and research students apply through the UK Postgraduate and Statistical Service (UKPASS). Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

    Postgraduate applicants are required to provide up to two references as part of their application.

    Accommodation

    Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

    Finance

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    Fees and funding

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    Full-time
    The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
    UK/EU fee: £8300International fee: £12500
    AOS/LSBU code: 4904Session code: 1FS01
    Total course fee:
    UK/EU £9195
    International £13395
    The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
    UK/EU fee: £8300International fee: £12500
    AOS/LSBU code: 4904Session code: 1FS00
    Total course fee:
    UK/EU £9195
    International £13395

    For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

    Possible fee changes

    Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

    The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4 per cent.

    Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

    If you are starting a postgraduate course, studying for a Masters-level qualification either full- or part-time from 1 August, you may be entitled to apply for a £10,280 postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

    Postgraduate Advice Service

    You are invited to book a one-to-one appointment with one of our Postgraduate Advisors. They offer a 30 minute face-to-face session where you can get tailored advice on fees and funding. Book a 1-2-1 Advice Session.

    Scholarships

    We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct Tuition Fee discounts.

    Overview of scholarships and fee discounts for postgraduate students. Key scholarships and discounts below.

    Vice-Chancellor Scholarships

    Students holding an offer of a place on a postgraduate course will be invited to apply for a Vice-Chancellor Scholarships.

    LSBU Graduate Loyalty Scheme

    This scheme gives eligible undergraduate students and alumni a discount of their taught postgraduate tuition fees when they enrol on one of our postgraduate taught courses starting this year. Read more about the Graduate Loyalty Scheme.

    International students

    As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships. Find out more about International scholarships.

    Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

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    Prepare to start

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    Enrolment and Induction

    Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

    In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

    Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

     
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