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International Business MA,PgDip,PgCert

MA International Business

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How can I study?

This programme is available either as a full-time (one year), or part-time (two – five years) programme. Normally you will enrol for the MA International Business, but alternatively you can undertake a Postgraduate Certificate in International Business (60 credits) or a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business (120 credits).

Intakes is in September and January.


What will I study?

There are seven core modules, one option and a significant research dissertation. A significant aspect of the course is the opportunity to join the MBA students in the implementation of a live project with a local company.


The core modules include:

  • Managing Business Finance - You develop an understanding of the role of accountants in the management of a successful enterprise. There is an opportunity to use technical skills and gain a deep understanding of underlying concepts.
  • Human Resource Management - We introduce strategic and operational human resource management in a global business environment through theory and practice.
  • Global Markets & Consumers - You explore the dynamic and changing relationship between consumers, customers, stakeholders and business and consider issues such as globalisation, consumerism and
  • Environmentally Sustainable Business - We assess the impact of business on current environmental concerns and issues relating to corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.
  • International Business Strategy - You investigate how organisations develop strategies which reflect
    internationalisation and its effects on the business and market environment.
  • Research Methods - This prepares you for individual self-directed research and business-related research projects.

One module option can be drawn from the following list:

  • Managing Corporate Reputation: theoretical and practical techniques are explored and includes product and corporate branding, and the role of corporate responsibility in adding value to business and markets.
  • Global Marketing Leadership: debates the importance of sustainable relationships between internal and external business and the community, when businesses are market leaders.
  • Managing Operations & Information Systems: focuses on how these areas create competitive advantage and add value in both production and service areas. Emphasis is placed on Business Process Improvement and Business Process Engineering.

The research dissertation provides an opportunity for specialism through in-depth study of an issue relevant to international business.

There will be taught sessions each weekday, as well as opportunity for guided private study.


How will I be assessed?

Assessments: include portfolios, presentations, essays, reports, case studies, examinations and dissertations.


What resources will I have access to?

York St John University has a good range of management texts and access to electronic books and journals. Classroom based and open-access PCs/networked terminals are available in the Learning Centre and at other locations in the University. An excellent range of student support and welfare services are also available.


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