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 facilities and access to the software widely used in industry: Bloomberg, SAGE, FAME, Nvivo and SPSS.
- No.1 overall for career prospects among Modern London universities (Guardian University League Tables 2020) and joint 2nd for career prospects among London universities (Guardian University League Tables 2020).
|Mode||Duration||Start date||Application code||Application method|
|ModeFull-time||Duration12 months||Start dateSeptember||Application code4864||Application method Direct to LSBU|
|ModePart-time||Duration30 months||Start dateSeptember||Application code4865||Application method Direct to LSBU|
|ModeFull-time||Duration15 months||Start dateJanuary||Application code5347||Application method Direct to LSBU|
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Entry Level Requirements
Bachelor degree equivalent to UK 2:2 in any subject.
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Tuition fees for home students
Tuition fees for international students
Tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases. Find out more about tuition fees
MSc International Business Management with HRM (FT) (JAN) - Year 1
UK fee: £10490 International fee: £16900 AOS/LSBU code: 5347 Session code: 1FS00
MSc International Business Management with HRM (FT) - Year 1
UK fee: £10490 International fee: £16900 AOS/LSBU code: 4864 Session code: 1FS00
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 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 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.
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.
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.
The course is not currently open to international students.
International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.
|Mode||Duration||Start date||Application code||Application method|
|Mode Full-time||Duration 12 months||Start date September||Application code 4864||Application method Direct to LSBU|
|Mode Part-time||Duration 30 months||Start date September||Application code 4865||Application method Direct to LSBU|
|Mode Full-time||Duration 15 months||Start date January||Application code 5347||Application method Direct to LSBU|
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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.
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 Enrolment pages.
- 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
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.
- Contemporary issues in People Management
This module offers participants the opportunity to explore two highly pertinent, contemporaneous, and important issues in People 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.
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".
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