Birkbeck, University of London, MSc, International Business


Study mode Start date Duration Fee international Fee UK/ EU Fee study period Year of study
Full-time Oct years: 1 £15950 £10450 Academic year 2016 - 2017
Part-time Oct years: 2 £7975 £5225 Academic year 2016 - 2017

Birkbeck's Strategy and International Business Research Group supports the programme as a centre for research, training and policy advice on foreign direct investment and knowledge diffusion, globalisation of innovative activities, comparative business systems and management, international human resource management and international business strategy. The research group organises seminars and publishes major books and academic papers in the world’s leading journals within its field of interest.

The university engages in significant collaborative research and have excellent contacts with many public and private sector organisations, professional bodies and researchers at other academic institutions.

Who is this course for?

This programme is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of key issues in international business and management, with a particular focus on how firms might internationalize and develop effective international business strategies to address business threats and opportunities in the international market.

The programme combines specialist taught courses with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. Students also complete a dissertation on a topic covered by the programme, supervised by a member of staff undertaking research within that area.

Students completing the programme will develop knowledge, skills, and the competency to be able to analyse critical issues in international business with both qualitative and quantitative methods, and to design and implement international business strategy and policy development. It is particularly relevant if you are, or would like to be, a manager with responsibility for international business and policy affairs in a private or public sector organisation.


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Study in the heart of central London. Birkbeck is located in Bloomsbury, the traditional academic centre of London. World-class research resources, such as the British Library and the British Museum, are within a short walk of Birkbeck. London’s many attractions, including the West End, European’s longest shopping street and the lively bars and restaurants of Soho, are all within walking distance of Birkbeck.

Birkbeck is also located close to many major London Underground Stations, bus links and rail and airport transport hubs.