International Management

The Institute for International Management aims to become the leading centre for training and research into the successful management of international organisations across different national context

Why choose to study international management with us?

We have a choice of degrees for you to choose from

Want to undertake a research degree? You can do that too

London is a fantastic location for students

London, one of the world’s leading hubs for global business and trade, is the ideal location for students to expand their knowledge, expertise and networks. Loughborough University London is surrounded by key influencers and innovators in business, and is just a short journey from Canary Wharf, London Bridge and Liverpool Street.

Research is important to us

The Institute is actively engaged in international research projects concerning the globalization of economic activity and the implications for patterns of work and governance. It will develop expertise in a range of emerging market economies over the next few years.

Current research within the Institute for International Management includes:

  • International and comparative employment relations
  • Multinational companies (MNCs) and ‘Global Actors’
  • The management of international workforces
  • Employment Practice in MNCs
  • The role of Human Resources, including policies and practices
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions,
  • Employment practices and relations
  • Institutional Changes and Trajectories of Socioeconomic Development Models


You'll be taught by a team of highly ranked scholars

The Institute is led by a team of highly-ranked scholars with commanding knowledge of a range of aspects of international management.

Each programme offers teaching from world-leading academics and aims to deliver research-led teaching to its students. The Institute is committed to helping you develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in a wide range of global management careers.

Professor Tony Edwards

Professor Tony Edwards is the Director of the Institute, and is a globally-recognised Professor of International Management. He has published 40 articles in academic journals, written 15 book chapters and is author of a widely used textbook. Professor Edwards joined the University from King’s College London, where he was the Head of the School of Management and Business.

Professor Edwards has a track record of attracting high-profile research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the European Union and its agencies, as well as a range of practitioner bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Dr. Gerhard Schnyder

Dr. Gerhard Schnyder is a Reader in International Management and joined the University from King’s College London in 2017. Dr Schnyder is interested in the interplay between legal-institutional and political factors, as well as firm-level corporate governance practices and strategies. His research also touches on the role of liberal and non-liberal ideas and theories on processes of institutional and regulatory change in national business systems.

Dr Schnyder recently completed an ESRC-funded research project investigating the evolution of shareholder-orientated corporate governance practices in different European countries and their link to legal and regulatory reforms.