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Business is now truly global. But that requires a broader understanding of culture, strategy and communication.

The MA International Business is designed for students who want to build a dynamic global career. You will learn about the drivers and issues behind global markets, and hone your skills in management, problem-solving, marketing and strategy.

Our programme also features an option to study a language (subject to availability), including:

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

From the moment you enter the campus, we will be focused on developing your personal and professional abilities. Our specialist careers advisers will support you in planning your next step.

Our central London location puts you on the doorstep of experts and companies from the international business community, several of whom may appear as guest lecturers.

You will be able to combine your core modules with electives that fine-tune your expertise, increasing your insight into areas such as entrepreneurship, innovation, private equity and negotiation. We will apply established and emerging business theory and ideas to real-life scenarios.

You will complete your studies by researching and writing a dissertation, or by carrying out a theoretical business project which attempts to resolve a pressing business issue.

Business is now truly global. But that requires a broader understanding of culture, strategy and communication. The MA International Business is designed for students who want to build a dynamic global career. You will learn about the drivers and issues behind global markets, and hone your skills in management, problem-solving, marketing and strategy. Our programme also...

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Course Content

Students may start the programme in either January or September. If you begin in September, the programme is 12 months, while a programme starting in January will last for 16 months.

Core modules

Module Title

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management

Global Marketing and Communications

International Business and Finance

Research Methods

Strategy and Decision-Making

Dissertation or Business Research Project

Elective modules

In addition to the core modules, you will choose two of the following elective modules.

Module Title

Business Analytics

Coaching

Creative Processes

Emerging Economies

Enterprise Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Family Business

International Business and Economic Policy

International Negotiation

Regent's Connect (language elective)

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Transnational Marketing Seminar

Students may start the programme in either January or September. If you begin in September, the programme is 12 months, while a programme starting in January will last for 16 months. Core modules Module Title Corporate Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management Global Marketing and...

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Entry Requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes. Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding a minimum lower second class (2:2) UK Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised institution. Other equivalent international qualifications from recognised institutions will be accepted. 

We also welcome applications from candidates who do not meet the essential entry criteria outlined above. In order to be accepted for exceptional entry, you must:

  • Hold a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • Provide a 1,000-word personal statement outlining your reasons for applying, and how your previous experience is of relevance to the programme you are applying for
  • Be prepared to attend an interview with the Postgraduate Admissions Panel

English Language requirements 

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with 6.0 or above in all 4 component parts
  • PTE Academic: Overall score of 58, with 51 or above in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT: Overall score 80 (We do not accept TOEFL from applicants requiring a Tier 4 visa, as this qualification is no longer accepted by the UK Visas and Immigration Department (UKVI)
  • A-level/GCSE/IGCSE English: grade C / 4 or above (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 in A1 or A2 English at Higher or Standard Level

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact [email protected] Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your...

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Assessment Methods

Students will learn in small groups, via seminars and workshops. There will be a focus on group discussion, but you will also be encouraged to study independently.

This programme will develop your teamwork skills, as well as your managerial and leadership abilities. Visits to companies will show you international business practices in action.

Students will be assessed through:

  • Essays
  • Assignments
  • Debates
  • Group coursework
  • Presentations
  • Debates
  • Exams
  • Research plans
  • Dissertation

Students will learn in small groups, via seminars and workshops. There will be a focus on group discussion, but you will also be encouraged to study independently. This programme will develop your teamwork skills, as well as your managerial and leadership abilities. Visits to companies will show you international business practices in action. Students will be assessed...

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Additional Information

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000

Non-EU students: £4,000

Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources. 

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 for the year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Additional fee charges

  • The programme fee outlined is for the full Masters programme including the dissertation element
  • Should there be a requirement to retake modules during an additional term of study or during the dissertation term,  there will be an additional charge per module retaken at the rate applicable to that period of study
  • The module charge will be calculated on a credit basis for each module, in line with the overall credit weighting of the programme  
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Non-refundable advance deposit Home/EU students: £1,000 Non-EU students: £4,000 Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000 What do fees include? Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning...

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