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.
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 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.
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:
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.
Year 1 - Semester 1
Strategic International Business Management
International Business Law
Semester 3International Financial Management
Year 2 – Semester 1Marketing International Business
Year 2 Semesters 2 & 3
Business innovation Project
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,250 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||£14,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits|
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.
September; January; March; June; November; July
MSc (one year full-time or three years part-time)
Every Masters course at Salford Business School gives you the option to take a 6-month professional placement, gaining valuable industry experience.
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time, one year part-time)