International Business with Law

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Salford Business School

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Industrial Placement
Part-time study available
Alternative start dates available
Based at MediaCityUK
Work placement opportunity
International Students can apply

3 good reasons to study International Business with Law at Salford


A practical course with an international focus that offers the opportunity to gain a broad overview of international business, including the role of law in the sphere of international business, before specialising in your chosen area.


Benefit from a residential European study week which gives you an insight into the activities and organisations of a variety of sectors located around the region such as industrial agriculture and tourism.


We offer strong industry links allowing you to mix theory with practical insights – through visits to companies, and guest speakers from industry, both in the UK and abroad.

Course Summary

This course is ideal if you want to develop your knowledge of business and law in an international context. Your learning will enable you to perform effectively in the development and implementation of international business strategy, which in turn will greatly enhance your employability. You’ll also become skilled at working alone and with teams to systematically and creatively apply theory and practical solutions that resolve international business problems.

Course Details

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.


You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of management, with a particular focus on strategic, global and organisational issues in an international context. You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner.
You will develop an understanding of legal issues in the context of international business activity, and gain a sound understanding of how the law is applicable to agreements and their negotiation. You will and critically analyse the complexity, effectiveness and impact of Private and Public International Law on the regulation of international business transactions.


You will examine exchange, inflation, interest rates and other factors which impact on the performance of firms and assess the significance of decision-making in a global context. You will also evaluate the principles and practices that guide the financial management of multinational enterprise. This module also places an emphasis on the differences between multinational and domestic financial management.
This module will help you focus your understanding of a variety of communication methods used to establish and maintain cross-cultural business relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

You will gain an overview of culture as a basis on which to develop international branding, marketing communications and business relationship development. These themes are particularly important in today’s global economy.


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.
This traditional route involves a substantive piece of research, which can examine contemporary or historical challenges in business, economic or management contexts.

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.
This is a group project (teams of 2 to 5 students) examining an organisational problem or opportunity. Students work on sizeable commercial projects, which are broken down by the team.  Live projects reflect commercial realities of delivering complex commercial projects through the combined efforts of a committed team.
  • 3 month commercial research project.
  • Group presentation and executive report, coupled with an individual 8-10,000 word report.
This involves working on a company project. The majority of internships are voluntary positions, which support work experience with a company in a particular sector. A number of projects exist for suitable students, in many cases students are supported in finding and securing internships with the support of the School’s Employability Hub.
  • 1 to 3 month commercial project, undertaken full or part-time with the host company.
  • Internships are often voluntary positions providing interesting project experience, some positions are paid – potentially up to 86 UNITE Projects are available in 2013-14.
  • 30-40 minute commercial presentation and 10,000 word professional dissertation.
Placements are paid positions working on implementing a commercial project. Placements provide valuable experience for student to demonstrate their commercial capabilities. Placements are limited and are competitive.
  • 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.


Year 1 - Semester 1

Strategic International Business Management

Semester 2

International Business Law

Semester 3

International Financial Management

Year 2 – Semester 1

Marketing International Business

Year 2   Semesters 2 & 3

Business innovation Project

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management.  

A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.  

Where a student has gained a recognised Honours degree but does not meet the normal entry qualification requirement, they may still be considered for entry if they can demonstrate relevant work experience of a minimum two years duration post study and acceptable level of responsibility.   

English Language Requirements

Normally IELTS 6.5  with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).  

If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University. Please search for English in Course Finder.

Suitable For

This course is ideal for graduates who want to establish a career in international management, or for existing managers who wish to develop their skills in international law and enhance their future career prospects.

Applicant profile

You should have a strong interest in international management.

This course offers excellent scope for aspiring and existing managers who want to improve their career development opportunities and employability. If you want to progress into a senior position in the public, private or third sectors this course will offer you the chance to gain skills which are highly sought by employers across a wide variety of international organisations.


The course is delivered in four blocks of three-day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a sixweek block.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities.


Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.

Postgraduate Staff Profile

Dr Adrian Monaghan, Director for Postgraduate Programmes (International Strategic and People Management)

I joined the University of Salford in January 2010 as a Lecturer in Strategy and Corporate Social Responsibility. I have previously worked as a Lecturer in Innovation and Sustainability at Brunel University, a Research Fellow at UMIST and the University of Manchester, and as Manager of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Sustainable Technologies Programme.

I teach at both final year undergraduate and postgraduate levels, covering subjects such as: strategic management; corporate social responsibility; sustainability; international business. I also provide guest lectures on innovation management and on business in China.


You will gain a highly regarded formal qualification, as well as personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects.

Our graduates have gone on to become international recruitment consultants, while others are working in international marketing research and international data analysis. Many have also moved into the education sector, import/export agencies, or even supported the internationalisation of family businesses.

This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors. Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

  • Ernst & Young
  • Dixons Group plc
  • British Airways
  • Cooperative Insurance Services
  • BMW
  • American Express
  • BBC
  • Citibank
  • Ladbrokes
  • Numberica
  • Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Premier Travel Inn
  • BUPA
  • Thomson Holidays
  • BT
  • DTS Logistics
  • Greater Manchester Police
  • The NHS

Links with Industry

We have strong links with industry in both the UK and Spain. In the UK, these include Smaller Earth, and Regatta. Links with other UK companies are currently being developed. In Spain, we visit companies such as Cosentino, Hoteles Playa Senator, and the Almeria Port Authority.

Our teaching is industry-led, inspired by contemporary practice and developed in partnership with business leaders. Our academics are experts in their field and work closely with industry to ensure that our courses reflect the needs of business and provide our students with that extra edge when it comes to securing a job.

Our part-time students are drawn from a wide range of public, private and third sector organisations, allowing you to enjoy highly valuable networking opportunities.

Salford Business School also operates a guest lecture course which allows you the chance to mix with professionals from industry, make connections, set up placements and conduct research.

Further Study

This course provides an ideal basis from which to register for a PhD or MPhil. It also provides a useful basis for any further study in the area of international business or management. 

Fees and Funding

Fees 2016-17

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,250 per 30 credits
Full-time International£14,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits
Full-time PgDip£5,000
Full-time PgCert£2,500


Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre. Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces. MediaCityUK is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study. Home to major BBC and ITV departments, the University of Salford and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors, MediaCityUK is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain.