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International Business

Master of Arts

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International Business

Master of Arts


  • Course Type:  Full time (1 year)
    Part time (2 years)
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Open Day Wednesday, 20 February 2019

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Course Overview

The purpose of the programme is to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within international business and management environment at entry/middle-level management positions. It is a 1 year full time programme (2 years part time), which is delivered on our single-site campus, but depending on students' interests it may contain a work-based international business research project over summer. 

We recruit students from a diverse range of countries. They all bring a wealth of cultural experience and global perspectives to the classroom; many of them already have Business projects in their home countries and internationally – we hope that Leeds Trinity graduates are making a difference across the globe. 

Why study with us

  • Study theoretical foundations of International Business with real-life case studies and industry experiences. 
  • Hear from industry guest speakers such as Coca-Cola, ASDA, Google. 
  • Receive support from business mentors at our Enterprise Centre, where you can actually start your own company. ​
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Course Information

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Further Study

Structure >

All modules are 20 credits. 

Core - Candidates are required to take:

  • Cross-cultural Management
  • International and Corporate Strategy
  • International Business and Global Enterprise
  • E-business
  • Global Supply Chain Management                                   ​


Options - Candidates are required to choose one module from:                                                

  • Starting and Growing your own Business
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Management and Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Services Marketing  

All candidates are required to take 60 credits module: International Business Research Project (combination or 20 credits Business Research and 40 credits Research Project).

Learning and Teaching >

The modules on this programme will be delivered by means of formal lectures, group workshops, seminars and blended self-study learning. Access to electronic resources including core e-texts that will be made available for most of the modules.

In addition to summative assessments, which will take the form of essays, reports and open/closed book examinations depending on the module, there will also be regular on-going formative assessments, designed to enhance and support student learning and engagement with the content of each module. ​


Students will follow 5 core 20 credit modules and also choose other 20 credit module from the available options. All students will also complete a 60 credit International Business Research Project.

All students have an access to Andrew Kean Learning Centre resources, including library and electronic databases, dedicated team work spaces, lecture theatres, seminar rooms and Enterprise Centre facilities.

Field trips are important part of learning experience – you may explore various sectors of the UK economy – from international giants like Google and ASDA/Walmart to Yorkshire craft beer and food manufacturers.​

A variety of assessment methods is used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  On most programmes there is scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

Entry Requirements >

An honours degree (minimum 2.2) in any discipline.

Alternatively, we will consider applicants with below degree level qualifications with appropriate employment/professional experience. Please contact the programme manager to discuss.

If English is not your first language IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.

Please contact us for personalised advice on 0113 283 7123 or​​

Student Finance >

UK & EU Students:
Tuition fees cost £4.500 a year for this course in 2019-20. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studyingFind out more
International Students:
Tuition fees cost £11,750 for this course in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Find out more​​
Additional Costs
The teaching is of a very high standard as most of the lecturers have industry-based experience which gives the teaching a 'real world' dimension. I have been able to instantly transfer my learning into a job.
Jo Crossley

Career progression

This programme is suitable for progressing undergraduate and experienced/mature students looking for an international professional career in the area of global business and management.

We are particularly proud of the fact that 95% of our graduates are employed or continue their further studies, even in such difficult economic times. Some of our students have decided to start their own Businesses and are acting as Company Directors - three years in a row our students have won "Young Entrepreneur of the Year/HRH Duke of York" Awards.

On graduation, you may join large international companies operating in the UK and globally. In the past, our graduates have been appointed to join organisations such as L'Oreal, Asda Walmart, Lloyds Bank, Santander, the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development as well as Marriott Hotels and Shell in marketing, sales and other functions.

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