The International Business programme from Aston University begins by covering the fundamentals of international business. You’ll examine its evolution from rudimentary overseas trading to the integration of markets and increasing globalisation we see today. We discover the various theories and concepts related to international trade, examine how companies structure their overseas operations and look at foreign direct investment and how it impacts host countries.
In the second term, we explore more advanced topics in international business. You’ll analyse various international business strategies and appreciate how they’re determined and delivered. You’ll look at the implications of doing business within developing economies and how this compares to more economically developed countries. We also examine certain factors which may influence international business strategy, such as economic, management and policy issues.
The course will develop your ability to think strategically and deliver successful international business strategy. We look at theories, concepts and frameworks associated with competitive and corporate strategy. You’ll discover how analysis of the external environment and companies’ strengths and weaknesses can be used to guide strategic decision making. We use a series of case studies to develop practical skills in assessing strategic opportunities and potential threats.
MSc International Business will prepare you for a wide range of professional and management careers in global organisations across business functions and sectors, including consultancy, strategy, banking, finance, marketing and HR. Some of our graduates have successfully used the knowledge and skills they acquired in this program to establish their own business and take it to a global scale.
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- International Business
- Advanced Topics in International Business
- Strategic Management
- Economic Environment of Business
- Ethics in Academic Practice
- The Aston Global Advantage
- Business Project or Dissertation
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- 12 months
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DisciplinesBusiness Administration International Business View 775 other Masters in Business Administration in United Kingdom
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- A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class).
- Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.
- Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee.
- An official academic transcript of your university grades to date.
- A completed application form.
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International21250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21250 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11500 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.