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International Business Management with HRM MSc

Overview

Systematic study

Our course provides a systematic, in-depth study of international business. You'll learn to critically evaluate and appraise existing theories and ideas  in the world of international business. What's more, you'll build an understanding of how different cultural attitudes and beliefs shape business in different regions of the world.

We'll help you to become a more effective decision-taker, with the know-how to engage in independent, original thought for practical application in the business.

Why International Business Management at LSBU?

No.2 in London for satisfaction with courses across Business, Management & Marketing (Guardian 2019).

Professional accreditation - The School has Centre of Excellence status with the IOEE, in recognition of our entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.
Outstanding facilities and access to the software widely used in industry: Bloomberg, Thomson One Banker, SAGE, Blueprint, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS.
No.3 London Modern University for graduate prospects in Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide League Table 2018).

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
15 months
Start Date
January
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
30 months
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Modules

  • Creativity enterprise and innovation
    Focusing on the rapidly changing world around us, it is imperative that students are able to think creatively, problem solve and create advantage for themselves (be entrepreneurial) and for the businesses they may work for (be intrapreneurial). The module encourages students to question what they see and experience around them with an aim to enhance their creativity and to discover new and improved ways of doing things.
  • Curiosity, creativity and research
    Introducing students to the research process the modules looks at the mindset of the researcher and in particular to the idea of creativity in research and what it means to be a ‘creative researcher’.
  • International marketing
    Understanding international marketing concepts and developing international marketing skills are essential for the success of organisations operating in increasingly global, challenging and changing markets. This module develops an understanding of the fundamentals of marketing and provides an overview of the macro-environment of international business and economic development. This lays the basis for an appreciation of strategic international marketing challenges including the use of big data, digital analytics, and global supply chain management. The course provides a strategic overview of international marketing issues, integrating theory and practice across a wide range of international business contexts.
  • Organisational behaviour in an international context
    With its focus on organisational behaviour in an intercultural work context this modules provides students with an understating of global leadership, culture, and a practical focus on methods for managing virtual teams. In a globalised and digital economy everyone comes in contact and works with people from very different cultural backgrounds, whether it is employees, clients, or collaboration partners. Digital modes of working make it possible even for small businesses or individuals to work with partners and in markets across the globe.
  • Management consultancy in a global environment
    Designed to develop professional consultancy skills by studying organisational structure and culture, situational analysis and diagnosis, communication strategies for consulting and group dynamics. This module focuses on the development of business research; client handling and project management skills, completion of this module will  enable students to prepare  a succinct, clear, evidence based, persuasive consultancy led project plan, aligned to the strategic vision of an organisation and  which they are able to effectively pitch to a client
  • International strategic management and innovation
    This module aims to give students insight into the roots of competitive advantage, and how international organisations can develop strategies that establish and sustain it, acting ethically and responsibly. Students will appreciate the challenges of managing complexities in diverse, internationally operating businesses. They will develop an understanding of the key role of innovation, and the ways in which organisations can stimulate it and capture value from it.
  • International financial management for business
    The module aims to provide the knowledge and skills needed to critically analyse information contained in companies’ reports and accounts, and apply the principles of financial management to make value-maximising decisions in the pursuit of business goals. Course members will learn to critically appraise capital investment projects, and understand the elements of business, financial and exchange risk in the range of financial strategies available to a company. In addition, participants will learn about the various sources of raising capital for the business and appreciate the importance of broader issues in financial strategy and international financial management.
  • Research in action
    Focusing on the nature, approaches, methods, tools and techniques of research this module provides student with research skills within relevant disciplines from the business environment.
  • People management
    The module provides students with an appreciation of the complexities of managing people in organisations of varying size (small – medium – large), industry and range of operations (local – national - international). The module will focus on Human Resource Management policies and practices within the core HRM areas of employee resourcing, employee reward, employee relations, and employee training and development.
  • Contemporary issues in HRM
    This module offers participants the opportunity to explore two highly pertinent, contemporaneous, and important issues in the field of Human Resource Management – namely the issues of employee engagement and equality, diversity, inclusion in the modern workplace. These issues have received much attention in recent years. Employee (or work) engagement is often seen as the ultimate goal of HR practitioners, as research indicates that engaged employees and workers offer significantly increased positive outcomes for organisations. Similarly, the topic of equality, diversity and inclusion is increasingly acknowledged as of pivotal concern for organisations who seek to embrace and utilise talent, regardless of where and how that talent presents itself. The business case argument for organisations to adopt a strategic approach to both issues is considerable. The module highlights the intersection between equality, inclusion and engagement; addresses key factors which enhance or diminish inclusivity and engagement; and provides a focus on how to develop enabling, engaging, and inclusive organisation cultures.
  • Capstone business project
    An independent research project which draws upon the students’ skills and knowledge gained thus far enabling application of learning to a scenario resulting in added value to an organisation and creating real world impact.

Employability

Employment prospects are excellent. In addition to senior management roles, successful students can build a career in a variety of settings in consulting, marketing, finance and human resource management. In this respect, our emphasis on personal development allows graduates to become desirable to a variety of organisational cultures and functions inside multinational companies.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment for the second year in a row - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, 2019.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Staff

Haider Bilal

School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
Job title: Lecturer & Multimedia Developer

Haider has development experience in generating and manipulating graphics, animations, audio, video and text to create integrated multimedia programs. His research is in the area of Software Maintenance and Measurement, specifically Change Impact Analysis (CIA).


Dr Gurjeet Dhesi

School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Gurjeet's current research interests lie in the fields of Quantitative Finance, Financial Econometrics and Applied Mathematical Modelling.


Dr Sara Hasani

School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
Job title: Senior Lecturer in Project Management

Dr Sara Hasani is a senior lecturer in project management in the Department of Business and Enterprise, School of Business.


Aidan McKearney

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Aidan McKearney is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Business at London South Bank University (LSBU). He is the Course Director for the MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, as well as the Certificate in Human Resource Practice.


Dr Emily Ngan Luong

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Lecturer

Dr Emily Ngan Luong is a Lecturer in Marketing at the School of Business.


Dr John Opute, PhD

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Senior Lecturer, Human Resources Management

An expert in international human resource management, John has 20+years' industry experience within multinational companies including: Alcan Aluminium Company of Canada and Cincinnati Bell in Ohio, USA. PhD supervisor.


Dr Rea Prouska, PhD

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Associate Professor in Human Resources Management; Head of Management, Marketing and People

An expert in international human resources management, Rea's latest research focuses on the impact of economic crisis and transition on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) the South and South-Eastern European periphery. PhD supervisor.


Dr Carrie Rutherford

School/Division: Business / Business and Enterprise
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Rutherford specialises in Combinatorial Optimisation with interests in Coaching and the embedding of Entrepreneurial Reasoning.


Dr May Tungtakanpoung

School/Division: Business / Management, Marketing and People
Job title: Lecturer

Dr May Tungtakanpoung is a lecturer in Human Resource Management within the School of Business at London South Bank University (LSBU). She specializes in cross-cultural management and intercultural competence.


Facilities

Teaching and learning

Theory and overviews will be presented in a series of formal lectures. These will be supported by a programme of seminar through the use of videos, group work and exercises. Case studies have an important role to play within the overall teaching strategy. They are selected to achieve wide sectional coverage of international industry and services including traditional, mature and technically advanced sectors e.g. international retailing, airlines, pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, automobiles, and computers.

Self-managed learning

Students are expected to spend an average of eight hours per week in self-managed learning to support the unit. Such learning includes case study preparation; all students are expected to have undertaken a preliminary reading of the case study before it's discussed in class. Self-managed learning also includes week-by-week reading in one of the core strategy set texts, assignment preparation and writing, as well as examination revision.

Entry requirements

Bachelor degree equivalent to UK 2:2 in any subject.

How to apply

International students

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
15 months
Start date
January
Application code
5347
Application method
See below
Mode
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Start date
September
Application code
4864
Application method
See below
Mode
Part-time
Duration
30 months
Start date
September
Application code
P052741
Application method

Postgraduate students and research students should apply through our dedicated application system. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

See our admissions policy (PDF File 194 KB) and complaints policy (PDF File 127 KB).

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience. Book an Advice Session.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £9135International fee: £13780
AOS/LSBU code: 5347Session code: 1FS00
The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £9135International fee: £13780
AOS/LSBU code: 4864Session code: 1FS00
The fee shown is for entry 2019/20.
UK/EU fee: £5075International fee: £7655.56
AOS/LSBU code: 4865Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £9135
International £13780

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 177 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 102 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Stories

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Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

 
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