School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
Start Date(s): September; January; June
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)
Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,550
International - £14,400
- 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
Programme updated for September 2018 entryThis programme has recently been through our regular programme review; this ensures it addresses the current and future needs of students and employers. We have suspended June and July entry but applications are now open for our September course.
This course is aimed at students with a background in business or business-related studies, who wish to further their knowledge of international business. Each module emphasises the global nature of business, so you can gain a greater appreciation of cultural, social, political, legal and sustainability factors affecting business.
This is reinforced through a one-week overseas residential study, embedded into the ‘International Business in Practice’ module, which will provide you with insights into aspects of the political, socio-cultural and economic environments of various industries in an international context.
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.
You will also develop your personal skills for example in team-working; collecting and evaluating information; and developing and implementing strategies.
We touched on LEAN and process improvement as part of the course and I remember one of the assignments we were talking about the different business improvement methodologies and then as soon as I started with Siemens I realised quite quickly they were using all the same ones, I could refer to my notes and show that I knew what I was doing. So my manager was quite impressed that I knew some of the stuff they were trying to teach meRyan Snape, MSc International Business
The programme is block delivered and there are three entry points per year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
The course is delivered in four blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study a single module for a 6-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for 6 hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Business Innovation Programme each Wednesday afternoon during the 6-week blocks.
Part time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.
During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
For the final third of your studies, you will work on your Business Innovation Project, working with your own or another organisation on a live brief.
SEMESTER 3Business Innovation Project (BIP)
This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree. You will have the opportunity to select between a live project, placement, internship or dissertation, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional experience.
You will be allocated a supervisor who will mentor you through the BIP project. You will also have the opportunity to engage with the Student Hub and Student Life. Student Life can help with pre project / placement support for students and opportunities for those going on placement to participate in training workshops to ensure best practice. The Student Hub can helps you to find internships, placements and live projects for your Business Innovation Project.
- Placements can be undertaken in the UK or overseas.
- You can undertake your placements with your 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.
- You will be paid a salary for the duration of your placement.