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MA in International Business (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Masters Degree , International Business

Course Description

The MA (four years) and the MBus (five years) in International Business are designed to develop the leaders of the future. They provide students with a broad understanding of International Business and are designed to equip you to be successful, with an exceptional knowledge and understanding of both its operations and its economic, political and social context.

The University of Aberdeen draws on both ancient heritage and globally-recognised excellence in research and teaching to challenge students academically and to connect them with the world of practice. Students will have the opportunity to include the study of a language throughout the programme, whether or not they have any prior knowledge of the language. Periods of study or internships abroad are integral parts of these programmes.

The programmes provides a broadly-based education in International Business through a four year programme. Students will take part in specialist courses in International Business can specialise in at least one of the following; economics, real estate, accounting, finance and business management. The programmes are designed to develop the international business leaders of the future.

The MA (four years) and the MBus (five years) in International Business are designed to develop the leaders of the future. They provide students with a broad understanding of International Business and are designed to equip you to be successful, with an exceptional knowledge and understanding of both its operations and its economic, political and social context. The University of...

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Course Content

This programme is designed to equip you to be successful in International Business, with an exceptional knowledge and understanding of both its operations and its economic, political and social context. It will deliver a learning experience that provides students with confidence and the trajectory to add value to employers immediately on graduating.

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Academic Writing for Business (AW1003)

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

International Context for Business 1 (IN1001) - 15 Credit Points

International Context for Business 2 (IN1501) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select 60 credits from one of the following specialisms:

Accountancy specialism:

  • AC 1011 Accounting and Accountability
  • EC 1006 Economics for Business and Society
  • AC 1515 Accounting and Entrepreneurship
  • EC 1506 The Global Economy

Economics specialism:

  • EC 1006 Economics for Business and Society
  • EC 1506 The Global Economy
  • Plus 30 credits from any AC, FI or PO coded courses of choice

Finance specialism:

  • FI 1004 Finance 1: Finance, Risk and Investment
  • EC 1006 Economics for Business and Society
  • AC 1515 Accounting and Entrepreneurship
  • EC 1506 The Global Economy

Real Estate specialism:

  • FI 1004 Finance 1: Finance, Risk and Investment
  • EC 1006 Economics for Business and Society
  • PO 1504 Understanding Property
  • EC 1506 The Global Economy

Plus select 30 credit points from courses of choice.

Accounting and Accountability (AC1011) - 15 Credit Points

The Economics of Business and Society (EC1006) - 15 Credit Points

Accounting and Entrepreneurship (AC1515) - 15 Credit Points

The Global Economy (EC1506) - 15 Credit Points

Finance 1: Finance, Risk and Investment (FI1004) - 15 Credit Points

Understanding Property (PO1504) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 2

Optional Courses

Select 60 credits from one of the specialisms below, plus 30 credits (45 for finance pathway) from courses of their choice.

Accountancy

  • AC 2031 Management Accountancy 2
  • AC 2530 Financial Accounting 2
  • FI 2004 Finance 2: Business Finance
  • PO 2508 Understanding Statistics 15

Economics

  • EC 2003 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • EC 2503 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Finance

  • FI 2004 Finance 2: Business Finance
  • FI 2501 Financial Markets and Regulation
  • PO 2508 Understanding Statistics

Real Estate

  • PO 2009 Land and Property Economics
  • PO 2509 Principles of Property Valuation
  • PO 2010 Land and Property Law
  • PO 2508 Understanding Statistics

Intermediate Microeconomics (EC2003) - 30 Credit Points

Personal Investment (FI2001) - 15 Credit Points

Finance 2: Business Finance (FI2004) - 15 Credit Points

Land and Property Economics (PO2009) - 15 Credit Points

Land and Property Law (PO2010) - 15 Credit Points

Intermediate Macroeconomics (EC2503) - 30 Credit Points

Financial Markets and Regulation (FI2501) - 15 Credit Points

Management Accounting 2 (AC2031) - 15 Credit Points

Financial Accounting 2 (AC2530) - 15 Credit Points

Understanding Statistics (PO2508) - 15 Credit Points

Principles of Property Valuation (PO2509) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 3

Optional Courses

Select 60 credits from one of the specialisms below, plus 30 credits from level 3 courses of their choice.

Accountancy

  • AC 3049 Financial Accounting 3
  • AC 3557 Auditing
  • AC 3054 Management Accounting 3

Economics

  • 60 credits from EC courses of choice

Finance

  • FI 3004 Finance 3: Corporate Finance
  • FI 3505 Advanced Corporate Finance

Real Estate

  • PO 3006 Applied Valuation
  • 30 credits from courses of choice

General degree (no specialism)

  • 60 level 3 credits from AC, EC, FI, MS and PO courses of choice

Financial Accounting 3 (AC3049) - 15 Credit Points

Management Accounting 3 (AC3054) - 15 Credit Points

Finance 3: Corporate Finance (FI3004) - 30 Credit Points

Applied Valuation (PO3006) - 30 Credit Points

Auditing (AC3557) - 30 Credit Points

Advanced Corporate Finance (FI3505) - 30 Credit Points

  • Year 4

Optional Courses

Select 60 level 3 or 4 credits from one of the specialisms below, plus 30 credits from courses of their choice.

Accountancy

  • AC 4033 Accounting Theory
  • AC 4528 Dissertation in Accountancy

Economics

  • 30 credits from EC courses of choice
  • EC 4526 Dissertation in Economics

Finance

  • FI 4002 Financial Strategy and Investment Management OR FI4003 Empirical Methods in Finance
  • FI 4501 Dissertation in Finance

Real Estate (select one of the following)

  • PO 4007 Real Estate Portfolio Investment AND PO 4506 Real Estate Dissertation
  • PO 4006 Real Estate Dissertation 30 AND 4508 Housing Economics

General degree (no specialism)

  • IN 4502 Dissertation in International Business
  • 30 level 3 or 4 credits from AC, EC, FI, MS and PO courses of choice.

Accounting Theory (AC4033) - 30 Credit Points

Financial Strategy and Investment Management (FI4002) - 30 Credit Points

Empirical Methods in Finance (FI4003) - 30 Credit Points

Real Estate Portfolio Investment (PO4007) - 30 Credit Points

Real Estate Dissertation (PO4006) - 30 Credit Points

Dissertation in Accountancy (AC4528) - 30 Credit Points

Economics Dissertation (EC4526) - 30 Credit Points

Dissertation in Finance (FI4501) - 30 Credit Points

Real Estate Dissertation (PO4506) - 30 Credit Points

Housing Economics (PO4508) - 30 Credit Points

This programme is designed to equip you to be successful in International Business, with an exceptional knowledge and understanding of both its operations and its economic, political and social context. It will deliver a learning experience that provides students with confidence and the trajectory to add value to employers immediately on graduating. Year...

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and
  • Written examinations at the end of a course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and Written examinations at the end of a course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years...

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