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Loughborough University

School of Business and Economics

Postgraduate study

International Management student profile

International Management student profile

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MSc International Management

2016 entry - 1 year full-time

  • About the programme
  • Modules
  • Career opportunities
  • Entry criteria
  • Next steps

Our International Management MSc is designed to provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills required for managing successfully in an international organisation and for working effectively across different national contexts.

The programme will help you develop an in-depth understanding of cross-cultural challenges of international collaboration and leadership, and to analyse the critical success factors of firms operating in an international business environment.

You will gain deep insights into current research and practice, taught by highly ranked international scholars and guest speakers from industry. Through the opportunities of an international exchange / an international virtual team exercise, you will have the chance to develop your own inter-cultural experience and to apply your newly acquired knowledge in real-life situations.

International Management students also have the opportunity to spend their second semester studying abroad at one of our international partner universities.

Learning, teaching and assessment 

Teaching on the International Management programme is provided by our world-renowned specialist staff using a number of methods, including: lectures, seminars, group work, feedback forums, one-to-one sessions with programme tutors, workshops, and e-learning. Modules are assessed by a combination of examinations and skills-based courseworks.

The School reserves the right to vary the list of all modules.

Semester 1

Compulsory modules*

  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Global Outsourcing and Offshoring of Services
  • International Business Environment
  • Marketing in the Organisation
  • Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester)

*Students with significant knowledge of a compulsory module may substitute it with another available module.

Semester 2 - option 1

Compulsory modules

  • Business Environment Analysis
  • International Marketing
  • Skills for Employability and Personal Development (two-semester)

Optional modules (choose two)

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Work Psychology
  • X-Culture

Semester 2 - option 2

  • Exchange at one of our international partner universities
  • Skills for Employability and Personal Development will be continued online

Summer period

July to September further builds on the competencies you have learned during the course, instilling a vital understanding of international business strategy.

  • International Management Analysis 
  • Global Strategic Management

Career opportunities

Having studied at one of the UK's Top-10 business schools, our International Management graduates have gone on to follow careers with a range of major companies.

Example destinations include:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch – Merchandising Manager
  • Alfa Laval – Material Planner
  • British Airways – Tourism Industry Trainee
  • Cambridge Institute of International Education – Overseas Study Clerk
  • C D Sales Recruitment – Business Developmen Manager
  • China Education Prospects – Marketing Executive
  • Coca Cola – Sales Executive
  • HSBC – Accounting Technician
  • Morrisons – Trainee Trader
  • Next – Sales Consultant
  • Oracle (Greece) – HR Assistant
  • Priority Pass – PA to Head of Sales
  • PwC – Tax Consultant
  • Shanghai Symphony Orchestra – Project Manager
  • ZION Advertising – Copywriter

Entry criteria

A good honours degree (2:2 or higher) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University, typically in a non-business field though those with a business background will be considered.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either:

  • achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university
  • OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

Next steps

If you are interested in studying our International Management MSc please follow the links for further useful information:

Admissions information

To enquire about our International Management programme please contact:

Laura Whittle
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Tel: +44 (0)1509 228322
Email: sbe.pgt@lboro.ac.uk


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