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Business Communication for International Leadership (with Professional Experience)

University of Portsmouth

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About

Are you looking to build real business work experience and improve your leadership and cross-cultural communication skills, while also earning a Master's degree?This 2-year MA Business Communication for International Leadership (with Professional Experience) degree course will help you achieve all three.

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Overview

Overview

You'll spend your first year at university, developing your business communication and leadership skills with international markets in mind, including how to negotiate and positively influence people. You'll sharpen your verbal and written communication style and multi-cultural interpersonal skills – crucial for becoming an effective international communicator.

During your second year, you'll put your learning into action on a 12-month work placement in business or taking part in a professional experience programme tailored to your chosen career.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to take on managerial positions in multinational or international companies in fields such as corporate communication, marketing, public relations, social enterprise, management consultancy, human resource management, banking, logistics and distribution.

What you’ll experience

On this Business Communication for International Leadership Master's, you'll:

  • Develop skills in areas vital for business success, including 
  • Get invaluable first-hand business experience on a 12-month professional experience module or work placement related to your chosen career, working alongside expert business people to apply your learning and improve your employability
  • Develop your verbal and written business communication and interpersonal skills, so you can engage effectively in dialogue and negotiations across international boundaries
  • Learn how to understand and address cross-cultural differences, so you can lead an international workforce effectively
  • Immerse yourself in current business practice by engaging with experts during your studies, through guest lectures, interviews and discussion forums with industry personnel and practitioners
  • Explore strategies for sustainable leadership, managing diversity, change management and negotiation
  • Transferable skills you'll develop include:

    • Presentation skills
    • Critical thinking

Work experience and career planning

After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from the Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

The business world needs international leaders who can operate across cross-cultural organisational boundaries and make crucial decisions in an increasingly complex global environment.

This Master's degree will give you an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification, excellent communication skills, and a year of practical experience in the business world.

With your global mindset, you'll be able to address challenges that organisations face in relation to a wide range of issues, such as reputation management, ethical business practices and sustainability.

2-month's professional experience

The second year of this degree is dedicated to gaining professional experience.

You'll do this by doing either a 12-month work placement or a 12-month professional experience programme, after you've completed your year of taught studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication in Professional Contexts
  • Intercultural Communication in Business 
  • International Leadership and Managing Diversity 
  • Strategies for Sustainable Leadership 
  • Dissertation 
  • Placement Preparation 

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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