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International Business

Master of Arts

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International Business

Master of Arts

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    Year of entry: Sept 2019 
  • Course Type:  Full time (1 year)
    Part time (2 years)
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Course Overview

Take your career global with an MA in International Business. We'll guide you through the fast-paced world of International Business by exploring three key themes: the global/local marketplace, international customers and international strategy development.

You'll learn from research-active academics with extensive industry experience in a range of international business contexts. Their approach to learning and teaching is based on contemporary international business concepts and case studies, and they'll work with you to develop analytical approaches needed to solve complex problems and implementing appropriate solutions.

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

About this course >

You'll look at increasing significance of the global/local market place, including traditional export/import operations, international expansion and e-commerce. You'll understand international customers and their requirements, focusing on customer relationship management, customer service and cross-cultural management issues associated with diverse international business teams. And you'll learn about International Business strategy development, including acquisitions, international partnerships, global supply chains and joint ventures. 

Our approach to International Business is interdisciplinary, covering key business principles such as strategy, operations and global supply chain management, retailing and services marketing, and leadership and professional development. 

We focus on complex social and economic activities in the international context, looking at how to achieve stakeholder objectives.

By the time you graduate, you'll have developed:

  • advanced knowledge of organisations, their management and the fast-changing international
  • your ability to apply knowledge and understanding of international business and management to complex issues, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice;
  • a wide array of professional skills that will enhance your employability, such as communication/presentation, teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, analysis and decision-making.   
  • lifelong learning skills that will enable you to work with self-direction and originality to contribute to business and society at large.
Further Study

Structure >

Full-time

Semester 1 (10 weeks – 1 day per week, normally Thursday)     

Leadership and Professional Development - three days of scheduled teaching (normally Tuesday 9-6pm)

International Business - 10 x 2.5 hours

Operations and Global Supply Chain Management - 10 x 2.5 hours

Semester 2 (10 weeks, 1 day per week 9-6pm, normally Thursday)

International Marketing and Management - 10 x 2.5 hours

Corporate and International Strategy - 10 x 2.5 hours

Business Research - 10 x 2.5 hours

Summer

Research Project/dissertation - Off campus, contact hours as agreed with supervisor, May - September

Options: Innovation, Change & Enterprise; Human Resources Management; Project Management or Services Marketing  - six weeks after Easter, normally 4 hours per day, Thursday or executive stile – five days block teaching, 9-6pm in May or June

Part-time

Year 1

Semester 1 (10 weeks – 1 day per week, normally Thursday)     

Leadership and Professional Development - three days of scheduled teaching (normally Tuesday 9-6pm)

Semester 2 (10 weeks, 1 day per week 9-6pm, normally Thursday)

International Marketing and Management - 10 x 2.5 hours

Corporate and International Strategy - 10 x 2.5 hours

Summer

Options: Innovation, Change & Enterprise; Human Resources Management; Project Management or Services Marketing  - six weeks after Easter, normally 4 hours per day, Thursday or executive stile – five days block teaching, 9-6pm in May or June   

Year 2

Semester 1 (10 weeks – 1 day per week, normally Thursday)

International Business - 10 x 2.5 hours

Operations and Global Supply Chain Management - 10 x 2.5 hours

Semester 2 (10 weeks, 1 day per week 9-6pm, normally Thursday)

Business Research - 10 x 2.5 hours

Summer

Research Project/dissertation - off campus, contact hours as agreed with supervisor, May - September #expand#

Modules

The Leadership and Professional Development module will support your strategic career planning and the development of your management and leadership capabilities

The other core modules in semesters one and two (International Business, Operations & Global Supply Chain Management, Corporate and International Strategy and International Management and Marketing) aim to give you an in-depth understanding of fundamental international business areas. Theory and practice are integrated through the extensive use of UK and international case studies and real business examples. 

The option modules (Innovation, Change and Enterprise, Human Resources Management, Services Marketing and Project Management) give you the chance to develop a specialism which you can extend further in your organisation-based research project.  

You'll complete a 20-credit Business Research module and a 40-credit Research Project/Dissertation module, ideally in conjunction with an appropriate business organisation. This will allow you to generate business recommendations and conduct research in the same way that professional management researchers and consultants might operate.


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. ​
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Students will follow five 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.​


Assessment
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 admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.​​

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

Career progression

To facilitate the progression of students into an international business career there will be a focus on inviting qualified and active practitioners as guest speakers, visiting lecturers and potential employers.

Students will also have an academic tutors to receive advice on their programme of study and how to make it relevant to their individual interests and career aspirations. Personal and career development will be facilitated through the Leadership and Professional Development module.  

Examples of real-life career progression and the benefits of studying the Postgraduate Degree in this particular field.

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