The course

This industry-focused degree puts specialist business theory through a real-world filter to develop graduates who can add real value to any organisation.

Contact

This specialism is part of MA (Hons) International Business Management

Overview

This degree specialism puts functional areas of business and management alongside advanced Economics courses such as International Trade, Developmental Economics and Global Trends and Ethics. Our expert Economics faculty call on their industry experience and research-led knowledge to bring these enterprise subjects to life.

Course content

In Year 1 you will follow a common course in the principles and practices of modern international business management.

In Year 2 you will be introduced to functional areas of Business Management such as marketing, human resources, business law and economic policy. Then in Years 3 and 4, you will complete a number of optional and specialist courses which introduce advanced learning across the key principals of Economics and Business Management from a global perspective.

Throughout your degree, you have the opportunity to take electives and options. Electives courses are a free choice from across the University portfolio and optional courses are a free choice from the Business Management portfolio.

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2
Fundamentals of Marketing Management Theories in Practice - Professional Development Track
Human Resource Management Contemporary Economic Policy
Commercial Law Option
Intercultural Issues in Business Management Option

Optional courses are a free choice from the Business Management portfolio including:  Business Entities, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Perspectives.

Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2
Business Research Methods Strategic Management
International Trade Business Analysis and Consulting –Professional Development Track
Option Economics and the European Union
Elective Option

Optional courses are a free choice from the Business Management portfolio, including:  Business Entities, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Perspectives.

Year 4

Semester 1 Sememster 2
International Business Global Trends and Ethics – Professional Development Track
Topics in World Economics History  Developmental Economics 
Option Option
Dissertation 1 Dissertation 2

Optional courses are a free choice from the Business Management portfolio, including:  Business Entities, Organisational Behaviour, Marketing Perspectives

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) IBM specialism: Economics students are doing 15 months after graduating:

  • 77% are working
  • 8% are studying
  • 3% are working and studying.

In highly skilled work

  • 76% of those are in highly skilled work 15 months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students 15 months after graduating: £24000
  • The average UK salary of students 15 months after graduating from a similar course: £21000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into 15 months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Managers, directors and senior officials