International Business Management MSc - 2023/4

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

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

JACs code

100078, 100080

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Master)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Surrey Business School

Programme Leader

ABOUTALEBI Reza (SBS)

Date of production/revision of spec

28/09/2023

Educational aims of the programme

  • MSc International Business Management graduates will have a depth and breadth of knowledge where disciplinary specialisms are placed into changing, global business-wide contexts. [Agile]
  • MSc International Business Management graduates will develop business acumen which will allow them to become effective business decision makers and problem solvers. [Bold, Sustainable]
  • MSc International Business Management graduates will understand human relationships through the development of professional, social and inter-personal skills. [Human, Connected]
  • SBS graduates will be ethical contributors to the global community. [Sustainable, Human]

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Students will be able to apply critical evaluation of globalisation and its drivers. CT PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Students will gain competence in analysing and formulating suitable strategies for global firms. KP PGCert, PGDip, MSc
Students will acquire the necessary capabilities in analysing international trade in terms of export, import, licensing, supply chain, trade policies, and economic blocs. KCPT PGDip, MSc
Students will acquire an ability to understand complexities relevant to communicating ideas and be able to communicate effectively to internal and external stakeholders to business. CPT PGDip, MSc
Students will develop dynamic and multiple perspectives in understanding business strategies, and their consequences on stakeholders in the global context. KCPT MSc

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

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)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

Module Selection for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7

SEPTEMBER START
First semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) all compulsory (15 credits each):
MANM397: Global Strategy Implementation
MANM009: International Business Management
MANM016: Management of Human Resources
MANM017: Marketing

Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will choose one optional module:
MANM010: International Human Resource Management (optional)
MANM115: Innovation Management (optional)
POLM019: International Political Economy (optional)

Second semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) all compulsory (15 credits each):
MANM407: Global Strategy
MANM013: International Trade
MANM297: Accounting and Finance for Business

In addition, you will complete the below modules during the summer period (all compulsory):
MANM540: Digital Business Strategy
MANM373: Business Reporting Techniques
MANM372: International Business Project

FEBRUARY START
First semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) all compulsory (15 credits each):
MANM407: Global Strategy
MANM013: International Trade
MANM297: Accounting and Finance for Business

First semester (semester 2 according to the academic calendar) you will choose one optional module:
MANM010: International Human Resource Management (optional)
MANM115: Innovation Management (optional)
POLM019: International Political Economy (optional)

The below modules will be undertaken during the summer period (all compulsory):
MANM540: Digital Business Strategy
MANM373: Business Reporting Techniques
MANM372: International Business Project

Second semester (semester 1 according to the academic calendar) all compulsory (15 credits each):
MANM397: Global Strategy Implementation
MANM009: International Business Management
MANM016: Management of Human Resources
MANM017: Marketing

For key dates and semester lengths including the summer period visit: Key Dates

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

Employability: One of the main intentions of this programme is preparing the graduate to be work-ready. The students learn all necessary concepts, decision-making steps, and techniques for assessing, planning and implementing required strategies and actions in the context of international business. This programme is the only known programme in Europe, which has an exclusive module to teach students how to implement global strategies.

Global and cultural capabilities: As name of this programme indicates, we prepare our students to work in a multicultural global working environment. Students and staff on this programme come from diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. Most assessment elements, as well as the activities embedded in the delivery of the programme, require students to work together, solve problems, and creatively tackle people management challenges. As such students broaden their own world view, perspectives, and interpretations by interacting in a culturally varied environment. Our student body, guest speakers, and members of staff are global and diverse, currently representing more than 30 nationalities, which provides students with an internationally excellent educational experience.

Digital capabilities: Fortunately, our students are the generation of information and communication technology enthusiast. During the programme, students acquire and develop a range of digital capabilities. The teaching and learning strategy is a hybrid between in-person and online teaching and learning activities. In addition to the person-computer interface embedded in the programme, some assessment components require students to engage with several digital platforms, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Canvas. Students are also trained in operating research software packages such as SPSS and NVivo.

Resourcefulness and resilience: In almost all modules, students are required to put themselves in the position of a manager to do the analysis, identify the problems, and suggest realistic solutions for them. This type of practices flourish their resourcefulness and resilience. Our programme is an intensive learning journey designed to enhance students┬┐ continual professional development. Their performance and progress is facilitated and assessed by both formative and summative assessments. By the end of the programme, students have developed necessary attributes for a career in people management such as confidence, adaptability, and self-regulation.

Sustainability: The notion of sustainability is taught directly and indirectly in almost all modules. One of the key aims of the programme is to advance students┬┐ understanding and awareness of aspects of sustainability and ethical people management. Sustainable and ethical people management principles inform all modules. The programme is informed by the three pillars of sustainability ┬┐ economic, social, and environment.


Quality assurance

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https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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 2023/4 academic year.