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Course details

Subject area

Business

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Study mode(s)

Full time (1 year) Part time (2 years)

Course overview

Take your career global with an MA 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.

The Student Contract

Financial support

You may be eligible for a scholarship or discount to help fund your postgraduate studies.

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About this course

You’ll look at the increasing significance of the global/local marketplace, 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.

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 implement appropriate solutions.

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

  • advanced knowledge of organisations, their management and the fast-changing international context
  • 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

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Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

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 and Global Supply Chain Management, Corporate and International Strategy, International Marketing and Management) 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 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.

Course structure: full-time, one year

SemesterModulesTime commitments
Semester One (10 weeks, 1 day per  week, normally Thursday) Leadership and Professional Development 3 days of scheduled teaching (9.00am - 6.00pm) normally Tuesday
Semester One (10 weeks, 1 day per week, normally Thursday)

International Business

Operations and Global Supply Chain Management

10 X 2.5 hours (for each module)
Semester Two (10 weeks, 1 day per week 9.00am to 6.00pm, normally Thursday)

International Marketing and Management

Corporate and International
Strategy

Business Research

10 X 2.5 hours (for each module)
Summer Research Project/Dissertation Off-campus, contact hours as agreed with supervisor, May - September
Summer

Options:

Innovation, Change and Enterprise

Human Resources Management

Project Management

3-day teaching block/ 3 x 8 hours, usually 9.00am to 6.00pm in May and June

Course structure: part-time, two years

Year one

SemesterModulesTime commitments
Semester One (10 weeks - 1 day per week, normally Thursday) Leadership and Professional Development 3 days of scheduled teaching (9.00am to 6.00pm) normally Tuesday
Semester Two (10 weeks - 1 day per week 9.00am to 6.00pm, normally Thursday)

International Marketing and Management

Corporate and International
Strategy

10 X 2.5 hours (for each module)
Summer

Options:

Innovation, Change and Enterprise

Human Resources Management

Project Management

3-day teaching block/ 3 x 8 hours, usually 9.00am to 6.00pm in May and June

Year two

SemesterModulesTime commitment
Semester One (10 weeks - 1 day per week, normally Thursday)

International Business

Operations and Global Supply Chain Management

10 X 2.5 hours (for each module)
Semester Two (10 weeks - 1 day per week 9.00am to 6.00pm, normally Thursday)

Business Research

10 X 2.5 hours
Summer

Research Project/Dissertation

Off-campus, contact hours
as agreed with supervisor,
May to September

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

An honours degree (minimum 2:2) in any discipline.

Alternatively, we will consider applicants with below degree-level qualifications with appropriate employment/professional experience.

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:

For information about our tuition fees please visit our Student Fees and Finance pages.

If you studied your undergraduate degree at Leeds Trinity University, you are eligible for a discount of up to 50% on the cost of your MA tuition fees.

International Students:

Visit our web page for international students.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa.

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

Download the application form below.

Return the completed form to our admissions team:

admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk 

Admissions Team
Leeds Trinity University
Horsforth
Leeds
LS18 5HD

What happens next?

They will acknowledge receipt of your application by email, process it, and forward to the relevant Programme Leader within three days.

The programme leader will either make a decision based on your application or invite you to attend an interview day.

If you're selected for an interview, you'll be contacted with details within ten days of your application being processed.

The admissions team will notify you of your interview outcome in writing within five working days of receiving a decision from the Programme Leader.

Made an offer?

You should accept or decline your offer by emailing admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk.

If you accept, you'll need to prove you satisfy the conditions outlined in your offer letter.

This will usually be by presenting the relevant supporting documentation in person to the student administration office (AM36) on campus.

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A reputation for excellence in Business

We’re a small university with a big reputation for business. Whether you study the MBA or MA, you’ll learn from the same lecturers who have contributed to our outstanding reputation for Business at an undergraduate-level. 

Our undergraduate Business courses feature highly in the UK’s most prestigious league tables.

We are ranked 1st out of 119 UK universities for satisfaction with teaching, and 3rd for overall student satisfaction according to The Guardian University Guide 2020.

You’ll learn from business experts

Our lecturers are experienced practitioners who have held senior business, management and marketing positions in businesses and enterprises across the world.

They have worked in senior management positions for multi-national enterprises, senior marketing positions for international brands, and they’ve been managing partners and company directors for accounting and auditing firms.