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Online International Business, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
University rank #79 (QS) Online
Accelerate your career into management (without relocating to campus) by studying the AMBA-accredited 100% Online International Business offered by University of Birmingham.

About

Designed to prepare graduates, career changers and working professionals for the challenges of management in today’s competitive global business environment, this Online International Business programme at University odf Birmingham equips students with the practical skills to stand out to employers. Students learn the core principles of global business which can be applied in real-time, enabling them to become more versatile and successful in their work.

With content delivered by triple-accredited, Birmingham Business School, the programme pairs the latest research and theory with an innovative online learning platform. The Online MSc International Business provides students with both specialist knowledge and the flexibility to suit a career-driven lifestyle.

Career:

To help students remain competitive in the job market, from the very start of your course you would have access to bespoke advice from our employment consultants. They offer one-to-one coaching on Skype or other communication tools and can work with you to clarify your aspirations, supporting you in your future career. You could even develop an employment strategy to help open doors to a wide range of potential employers (both domestically and globally).

Accreditation

 AMBA-accredited 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

Year one core modules:

  • International marketing
  • International accounting and finance
  • Managing global operations
  • Organisational behaviour and HRM in a global context
  • International business
  • Strategy 

Year two core modules:

  • Economics and economic policy for business
  • Global entrepreneurship
  • Managing global service
  • Integrative capstone module
  • International marketing strategy
  • Research methods in international business

Year three dissertation (60 credits).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 30 months
    • Duration description
      2.5 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    59

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

3.5 GPA

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

In order to be accepted onto the Online MSc International Business, you must possess:

  • At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Two references
  • A statement of purpose

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

Funding

Scholarships:

International students can occaisionally gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or via your home government. It’s good to do your research to find opportunities which you could be eligible for.

Postgraduate loans for masters students:

The UK government has reconfirmed its commitment to loans for postgraduate degrees. Students are now able to receive up to £10,000 for taught masters degrees – and this includes students who wish to study online. Detailed criteria and information regarding the application process can be found here.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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