MSc International Business and Management
Birmingham City University
Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
September & January
An honours degree of a British University or equivalent institution (minimum 2:2) or An equivalent graduate level qualification from an overseas university or equivalent institution (minimum 2:2) or a pre-masters programme approved by Birmingham City University.
For the 18-month version, a third-class honours or ordinary degree. For the 18-month version, a third-class honours or ordinary degree.
Students for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any band.
Further academic study of MPhil, DBA, PhD or professional career.
This course aims to help you gain a management position, rise to a higher position of responsibility within an organisation, start your own business venture and potentially open up more opportunities to develop your career.
Assessment on the programme is designed to be an integral part of the learning process for students and to enhance and confirm their knowledge and practice. Formative feedback will be provided to students through a combination of self-reflection, peer group and tutor feedback.
Summative assessments will provide a measure of the extent to which students have achieved the learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment within the modules will take various forms including: coursework assignments, reports, controlled assessment, examinations and the Dissertation. The student must be able to defend the dissertation through a viva, drawing on the skills developed in the Programme.
Reasons for choosing this course
The MSc Programme is based on the philosophy that management education should initially provide a thorough grounding in the disciplines related to the functional aspects of management and their interaction with the contextual forces which impact upon organisations.
This knowledge and understanding is then further developed to provide integrative strategic themes through the pathway specialisms‟ and Management core modules. The impact of globalisation of business in all disciplines is a coherent theme throughout the course.
The course encourages students to develop the skills and competences of future managers. To do this, students should be capable of making management decisions at both a strategic and at a tactical level, emphasising the complexity and dynamics of business and management and taking cognisance of the integrative nature of the various factors which impinge upon management decisions.
The programme incorporates frameworks for reviewing, reflecting, analysing and critiquing existing individual and organisational practices. It also provides new knowledge and skills, enabling enhanced and more appropriate practices to be developed. The outcome of this process will be a critical appreciation, in order to make justified decisions; apply those decisions in a variety of contexts; communicating the decisions and make integrative links between disciplines and across organisations in a context of change.
The aims of the programmes are to:
Main learning outcomes
On successful completion of the programme the student should be able to:
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