We are no longer accepting applications for this course for the 2023/24 intake. This course will re-open for the 2024/25 applications.
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 University League Tables 2019).
Professional accreditation - The School has Centre of Excellence status with the IOEE, in recognition of our entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.
Outstanding modern and improved facilities at the new academic hub and access to the software widely used in industry: Bloomberg, SAGE, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS.
No.1 for career prospects among Modern London universities (Guardian University League Tables 2020) and joint 2nd for career prospects among London universities (Guardian League Tables 2020).
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Conklin, D. (2014), The Global Environment of Business, SAGE Publications, London
Consultancy enterprise and innovation This module is designed to develop students' awareness of entrepreneurial mindsets and management consultancy skills. They will perform business evaluation/analysis and consultancy assignments on business cases. The module will present and consolidate principles of company inception and consulting drawn from contemporary practices, specific tools, methods, and approaches designed to create and diagnose organizations, develop implementations, evaluate options, and effectively communicate objectives and recommendations. The module will also enhance the students' ability to evaluate the business in different global and transnational contexts and look at how entrepreneurs and consultants manage their duties and projects under risk, uncertainty, and complex conditions.
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.
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 Methods This module introduces students to the research process and the mindset of the researcher. In this module, students will identify potential topics for their Capstone Projects and identify a research problem. They will then map a suitable research question(s) and edit and refine their questions in order to express clear research questions and objectives. They will support their research questions by making use of the relevant literature and theoretical concepts. This Module then focuses on the nature, approaches, methods, tools and techniques of research within relevant disciplines from the business environment. In doing so it attempts to develop the skills and knowledge required to complete a capstone project where the emphasis of the research is in improving aspects of business process and business practice. Thus, the module is practically oriented towards the completion of a research proposal that will form the basis of the final practice-based project module
Investment Management and Behavioural Finance This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the theory and practice of investment management, particularly as it relates to the UK. The module begins by building upon the established, conventional principles of finance and then moves into psychological principles of finance focusing on contemporary issues.The coverage will include portfolio creation and management, asset allocation and stock selection, and portfolio performance measurement, including the use of benchmarks and their relationship with performance targets and portfolio risk. Some Consideration will also be given to the investment aims,time horizons, tax position and regulation.
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.
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.
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.
Centre of Excellence status is the IoEE's (Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs) flagship organisational accreditation for organisations that promote and deliver enterprise skills development; and is in recognition of the School's entrepreneurial culture and leading-edge practice.
LSBU Business School is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international membership and quality assurance body of world-leading and high-potential Business Schools who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning, and are looking to provide positive impact on their students, communities, and the economy as a whole. BGA is the sister brand to the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the world's impartial authority on postgraduate management education.
As a BGA member institution, students of LSBU Business School are able to access BGA's individual membership, which offers a range of tools and resources designed to support the professional and personal development of business students and graduates, free of charge. This includes CV building services, a job search function, skill assessments, thought-leadership, partner discounts and much more.
Teaching and Assessment
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.
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.
As a postgraduate student in the Business School, your personal development and wellbeing is very important to us, so we have developed a personal tutoring system that is tailored to your individual and group needs.
Firstly, you will be allocated a personal tutor who will be available to you on a 1:1 basis as well as facilitating group personal tutoring sessions, designed to enhance your academic and personal development within your postgraduate degree programme.
In addition to an allocated personal tutor, there will also be a personal tutor available ‘on call’ in a designated room, called ‘Talk’, for confidential 1:1 pastoral care meetings every day of the academic semester from 9am to 8pm. This personal tutor can be seen by appointment or within a few minutes in order to assist you with any concerns that you may have.
Our personal tutoring motto is that we want you to "Achieve, Succeed & Excel".