International Business Management MSc - 2019/0

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc International Business Management

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip International Business Management
PGCert International Business Management

Professional recognition

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PKA61006 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader


Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • This Masters program features the latest thinking and developments in international strategy, as well as emerging issues in international business such as the rise of emerging market multinationals and global innovation.
  • It also includes modules that develop essential skills and knowledge for understanding and analyzing international business.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Being able to apply critical evaluation of globalization and its drivers C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Gaining competence in analysing and formulating suitable strategies for global firms C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrating capability in developing human resource management strategies for global firms K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Gaining core knowledge regarding key marketing strategies K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrating familiarity with the principles of accounting and finance K PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Acquiring the necessary capabilities in analysing international trade in terms of export, import, licensing, supply chain, trade policies, and economic blocs C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Being able to interpret business and finance related materials on globalization C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrating an ability and skills to collect secondary qualitative and quantitative data C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Developing dynamic and multiple perspectives in understanding business strategies, and their consequences on stakeholders C PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Being able to collect, analyse and apply secondary data P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Demonstrating written communication skills in preparing reports and individual assignments P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Applying team-work and group efforts in the business-related context P PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Acquiring the capability to learn by self-reflection and self-testing of theoretical knowledge T PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Being able to manage the time and complete an individual project independently T PGCert, PGDip, MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure


This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ Level 7*. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)
*some programmes may contain up to 30 credits at FHEQ Level 6.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Other information

In this programme, the following three modules will be run over the summer period:
Business Reporting Techniques (MANM373)
E-Business Strategy (MANM381)
International Business Project (MANM372)

Quality assurance

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.