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Programme Specifications

Programme Specification

MSc International Management (January 2021 Intake)

Academic Year: 2020/21

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if full advantage is taken of the learning opportunities that are provided.

This specification applies to delivery of the programme in the Academic Year indicated above. Prospective students reviewing this information for a later year of study should be aware that these details are subject to change as outlined in our Terms and Conditions of Study.

This specification should be read in conjunction with:

  • Summary
  • Aims
  • Learning outcomes
  • Structure
  • Progression & weighting

Programme summary

Awarding body/institution Loughborough University
Teaching institution (if different) Jointly owned and delivered by Loughborough University London and the School of Business and Economics
Owning school/department Loughborough University in London
Details of accreditation by a professional/statutory body
Final award MSc
Programme title International Management
Programme code LLPT30 / LLPT31
Length of programme Full-time: 1 yr; Part-time: typically 2 yrs but up to 4 years.
UCAS code
Admissions criteria

MSc Full time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/LLPT30

MSc Part time: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/LLPT31

Date at which the programme specification was published Wed, 07 Jul 2021 16:40:15 BST

1. Programme Aims

This course aims to: 

  1. provide a broad, analytical and integrative study of business and international management.
  2. provide students with the ability to apply knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues in the field of international management, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice in international context.
  3. prepare graduates for a valued career in a wide range of management situations including those requiring cross-national competence by developing relevant knowledge and skills.
  4. To provide students with the skills of advanced networking and team working in order to compete in a rapidly changing international business environment.

2. Relevant subject benchmark statements and other external reference points used to inform programme outcomes:

 The QAA benchmark statement for Master’s awards in business and management - The Framework for Higher Education. 

3. Programme Learning Outcomes

3.1 Knowledge and Understanding

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge and systematic understanding of:  

K1:       aspects of, and inter-relationships among, organisations, their management and the environments within which they operate. 

K2:       wider societal and environmental implications of doing business in a global economy. 

K3:       key elements of the philosophy and methodologies underlying a social science approach to the study of international management, emphasising their strengths and limitations. 

K4:       the main subject areas of international management, namely: comparative management, international business, and international business strategy. 

K5:      other specialist subject areas taken as options, namely: corporate governance and financial development, international HRM, accounting and financial management, information systems. 

K6:       the ways in which study of a complementary subject deepens knowledge and understanding of the influence, operation and governance of international management.

3.2 Skills and other attributes

a. Subject-specific cognitive skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:  

C1:      identify, analyse, synthesise, critically evaluate, and generalize knowledge about international management.

C2:      create and assess a range of options about international management, including the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of situations and integrate knowledge gained from different subject areas of management to resolve internationalisation issues.

C3:      detect false logic or reasoning and identify implicit values to do with international management.

b. Subject-specific practical skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to: 

P1:      effectively identify, formulate and solve problems, and make decisions, in the general context of international management, using appropriate quantitative and/or qualitative skills. 

P2:     effectively present arguments and thoughts orally in the context of international management. 

P3:      effectively communicate arguments and thoughts in various written forms (essays, reports, etc.).

c. Key transferable skills:

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

T1:       select and use appropriate investigative and research skills.

T2:       critically evaluate a range of academic and industry sources and effectively summarise these in a range of written formats.

T3:       work flexibly and creatively in a team whilst recognising the contribution of oneself and others with a range of diverse skills through self-reflection.

T4:       communicate effectively with specialist and non-specialist audiences.

T5:       independent research methods and ethical consideration in undertaking such research.

4. Programme structure

Semester 1, 2020/21 (January 2021)



Modular Weight




Semester 2, 2020/21 (February to June 2021)

Compulsory Modules (45 credits)



Modular Weight


Collaborative Project



Accounting and Financial Management



International Marketing


Optional Modules (students should select 15 credits)



Modular Weight


Corporate Governance, the State and Development



Information Systems



Corporate Social Responsibility



International HRM


Semester 3, 2020/21 (June to September 2021)

Compulsory Module (60 credits)



Modular Weight




Semester 1, 2021/22 (October 2021 to January 2022)

Compulsory Modules (60 credits)



Modular Weight


Comparative Management 



International Business and Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies



Managing Sustainability



Global Strategy 


5. Criteria for Progression and Degree Award

In order to be eligible for the award, candidates must satisfy the requirements of Regulation XXI. 

All modules available in the Special Assessment Period (SAP) unless specified in the Module Specification.

6. Relative Weighting of Parts of the Programme for the Purposes of Final Degree Classification

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