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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT (MSC)

Birkbeck, University of London

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £11550.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The pace of the globalisation of national economies has accelerated in recent years, and this has led to a more dynamic relationship between international business activities and economic and social development.

This programme is suitable for graduates who are, or seek to be, employed in relevant government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies or private companies involved in, or related to, international business and economic development. It also provides a foundation for those wishing to undertake doctoral research in international business and development.

Topics covered include international business and economic and social development, international business strategies in both developed and emerging markets, public sector management, sustainable livelihoods and sustainable development, impact assessment, and resource and environmental management.

The pace of the globalisation of national economies has accelerated in recent years, and this has led to a more dynamic relationship between international business activities and economic and social development. This programme is suitable for graduates who are, or seek to be, employed in relevant government departments, non-governmental organisations, international agencies or...

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Course Content

You take four compulsory modules, choose four option modules and write a 12,000-word dissertation.

Two option modules are taken from the list below and two from a free choice of option modules in the Department of Management.

FULL-TIME MODULES

  • Development Policy
  • International Business and Economic Development
  • Principles of Organization and Management
  • Research Methods in Management (Postgraduate)

PART-TIME MODULES - YEAR 1

  • International Business and Economic Development
  • Principles of Organization and Management

PART-TIME MODULES - YEAR 2

  • Development Policy
  • Research Methods in Management (Postgraduate)

OPTION MODULES

  • Digital Business
  • Economics for Managers
  • Environmental Economics
  • Globalization: forces, players and management
  • International Business Ethics
  • International Business: Theories and Issues
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • The Dynamics of Global Capitalism: Theory and Practice
  • Trust Social Norms and Institutions

MSC INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND DEVELOPMENT DISSERTATION

  • MSc Dissertation

You take four compulsory modules, choose four option modules and write a 12,000-word dissertation. Two option modules are taken from the list below and two from a free choice of option modules in the Department of Management. FULL-TIME MODULES Development Policy International Business and Economic...

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Available Dates

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Birkbeck, University of London

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£11550.00

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Birkbeck, University of London

Part Time, 2 years

October, 2020

£5775.00

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Entry Requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.

We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.

Apply now to secure your place and allow enough time for the application and enrolment process. You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. Some courses may require higher scores, particularly in the following subject areas:

  • arts management
  • cultural studies
  • development studies
  • film and media
  • geography
  • history
  • law
  • organizational psychology
  • psychology.

Please carefully check the Course-Specific Entry Requirements on your chosen programme for details of higher English language entry requirements.

If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

  • Courses of more than six months' duration.
  • Courses of less than six months' duration.
  • Pre-sessional English language courses.

International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support...

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Assessment Methods

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

Where a course has unseen written examinations, these may be held termly, but, on the majority of our courses, exams are usually taken in the Summer term, during May to June. Exams may be held at other times of the year as well. In most cases, exams are held during the day on a weekday - if you have daytime commitments, you will need to make arrangements for daytime attendance - but some exams are held in the evening. Exam timetables are published online.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete...

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