Dr Chris Dodd
+44(0) 131 451 3284
Our MSc International Business Management with Logistics programme is aimed graduates who have little or no business or management background in their first degree and who wish to gain a broad based business qualification to enhance their future career prospects, or at those looking to develop business management knowledge and skills to allow them to change or further their careers.
International Business Management pathways
Our MSc International Business Management with Logistics is one of eight specialist pathways we offer in International Business Management. The programmes cover key issues in international business management including the international business environment as well as the importance of strategy, finance, marketing, and organisational behaviour. You then focus on developing specific knowledge and skills in your chosen pathway subject in preparation for a career in that area.
The international focus of the programme attracts students from all around the world, giving a rich learning environment where international experience and practice is shared.
Students also have the opportunity to take part in team-building and leadership events during the first few weeks of the programme. View our Team Building 2015 photo gallery.
- Full-time: 12 months
- Part-time: 24 months
|Semester 1 (Sept - Dec)||Semester 2 (Jan - April)|
|International Business Context||Business Economics|
|Strategies for Managing Supply Chains||Research Philosophy and Practice|
|Supply Chain Risk and Adaptation||Supply Network Design and Optimisation|
|One from a range of options including: ||One from a range of options including: |
The MSc dissertation is undertaken between May - August.
International Business ContextSemester 1 (mandatory)
Explores the nature of a firm’s response to the challenges of internationalisation by examining the strategic basis, method and direction of international strategies. Examines both multi- and micro-nationals and utilises conventional strategic tools to study international strategies.
Strategies for Managing Supply ChainsSemester 1 (mandatory)
This course sets out the evolution of supply chain thinking and identifies the challenges faced by organisations. The nature and means of formulating business strategy is first identified before looking at the scope of supply chain strategic planning and the different perspectives of producers, retailers and logistics service providers.
Supply Chain Risk and AdaptationSemester 1 (mandatory)
Explore the different concepts and methods associated with risk classification, assessment and mitigation; understand the sources and types of risk that threaten logistical systems, supply chain relationships and business continuity as well as understand different supply chain risk mitigation strategies and how mega-trends and trends in logistics increase the vulnerability of supply chains and logistics operations.
Business EconomicsSemester 2 (mandatory)
Provides knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics and to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in the analysis of a range of economic problems.
Research Philosophy and PracticeSemester 2 (mandatory)
Provides an understanding of the social science research process, as well as theory and approaches to research. Develops practical skills (i.e. quantitative and qualitative techniques) in data analysis to transform the raw data into information that guides marketing management valuations.
Supply Network Design & OptimisationSemester 2 (mandatory)
Examines the key issues that companies must address in designing a supply network and the theories underpinning this; the practice of supply network design and optimisation; as well as awareness of the trade-offs involved in the optimization of logistical networks.
A good Honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.
The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.
If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:
- 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
- 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
- 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)
Fees & funding
|Scotland / Non-UK EU||£6770||£3385||£850|
|England / Northern Ireland / Wales||£6770||£3385||£850|
* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.
** Fee per course
Scholarships & bursaries
We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.
View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.