School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
Start Dates(s): September; January; March; June; November; July
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time, one year part-time)
UK - £9,500
International - £14,500
Full-time PgDip - £5,670
Full-time PgCert - £2,835
Full-time PgCert - £2,835
- This is a practical course with an international focus that offers the opportunity to gain a broad overview of the subject before specialising in your chosen area
- Our strong industry links allow you to mix theory with practice, visiting companies and hearing from expert industry speakers both in the UK and overseas
- You can benefit from a residential study week in Europe, giving you an invaluable insight into organisations and their activities in industrial sectors such as agriculture and tourism
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This course is aimed at students with a background in business or business-related studies, who wish to further their knowledge of international business. During your time with us, you’ll develop an integrated and critically-aware understanding of the international activities of business organisations, at both the strategic and operational level. This understanding is necessary if you want to effectively develop and execute international business strategy and operations.
The programme is block delivered and there are six entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
Business Innovation Project (BIP)
Flexible final study options
Salford Business School has one of the most flexible suites of post-graduate taught programmes in the UK.
For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:
- Dissertation – traditional 3 month research pathway.
- Live Project – 3 month group project activity researching a commercial project.
- Internship – 3 month opportunity to develop your skills working in partnership with an organisation.
- Placement – 6 month paid work experience implementing a commercial project.
The dissertation can be undertaken within a company, a sponsoring organisation, or investigate an area which is of interest to you. Study is undertaken in the UK, or sometimes overseas – some international students may possibly return to their country to work on an industrial research project.
- 3 month research project culminating in a 12-15,000 word dissertation
- Topics can be undertaken in a number of areas:
- personal interest in a topic area which supports your career aspirations.
- an academic’s research area which explores challenging developments in the supervisor’s area of expertise.
- in partnership with a company or sponsoring company.
- an entrepreneurial opportunity, particularly suitable if you wish to research your own business opportunity.
- 3 month commercial research project.
- Group presentation and executive report, coupled with an individual 8-10,000 word report.
- 1 to 3 month commercial project, undertaken full or part-time with the host company.
- Internship positions provide interesting project experience. They vary between paid and voluntary and are facilitated by the School's dedicated Employability Hub.
- 30-40 minute commercial presentation and 10,000 word professional dissertation.
- 4 to 6 month work based project undertaken at the organisations premises.
- Assessment consist portfolio of work, visitor assessment, presentation and interim report, culminating in a work related dissertation of 10,000 words.
- Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
- Students can undertake placements with their sponsor or employing organisation.
- For international students placements are 6 months maximum due to visa restrictions.
- For home/EU students, placements can possibly be extended to 12 months.
- The salary range for placements range from £14,320 to £25,000 pro rata – the average is £19,555 pro rata.
If you are on the part-time course, you will be able to register for individual modules as part of CPD. The following is an example of how the course could be taken on a part-time basis over two years:
Year 1 - Semester 1
Strategic International Business Management
Operations and Information Management
International Financial Management
Year 2 - Semester 1
Marketing International Business: Branding, Communication and Relationships
Semesters 2 & 3
Business Innovation Project