Business Communication for International Leadership at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

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Course summary

Overview Business is now conducted on a global scale. If you want to be among the next generation of business leaders, you need to adapt accordingly, communicating effectively over, national, social and cultural boundaries. This Business Communication for International Leadership Master's degree course gives you the tools for conducting successful high-level business in an international setting. You'll develop your business leadership and communication skills while learning about working effectively in different cultural contexts. When you graduate you'll be ready to work internationally in managerial and leadership positions, in areas such as marketing, international banking, human resource management, public relations, sustainability management, stakeholder management, logistics, and distribution management. This course is designed for non-native speakers (for applicants whose first language is not English). UK students who do not have English as their L1/first language can apply. What you'll experience On this Business Communication for International Leadership Master's, you'll:

  • Develop skills in areas vital for business success, including change management, stakeholder management, reputation management, employee relations, sustainability, strategy, and managing diversity
  • Learn to engage effectively with international stakeholders
  • Develop your language, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills so you can engage effectively in dialogue and negotiations across international boundaries
  • Cover key leadership theories and management principles and learn how to apply them in practice in an international context.
  • Learn how to understand and address cross-cultural differences, so you can lead a diverse, international workforce effectively
  • Immerse yourself in current industry practice by engaging with experts during your studies, through guest lectures, interviews and discussion forums with industry personnel and practitioners
Transferable skills you'll develop include:
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Problem-solving
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Presentation skills
Careers and opportunities 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. When you graduate, you'll have a highly sought after skillset and could work in areas such as:
  • Corporate communication
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Social enterprise
  • Management consultancy
  • Human resources
  • Banking
  • Logistics and distribution
Because of the course's focus on leadership and management, roles you could aspire to include:
  • Head of corporate marketing
  • Public relations specialist
  • Sales director
  • Management consultant
  • HR manager
  • Director of public engagement
  • Global sustainability manager
You could also continue your studies at PhD level or set up a business with help and support from the University's Careers and Employability service. Our Careers and Employability service can help you find positions in over 200 local and national organisations, including:
  • Local theatres
  • Museums
  • Prison services
  • NHS
  • Adult social care
  • Charities
  • Retail
  • IT support services
We've created business relationships with many organisations for student volunteering opportunities in the past. These include:
  • Mary Rose Museum
  • The Royal Navy
  • Portsmouth Mediation Service
  • Portsmouth City Council
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Spurgeons Children's Charity

Modules

Full-time Core modules

  • Communication in Professional Contexts (30 credits)
  • Intercultural Communication in Business (30 credits)
  • International Leadership and Managing Diversity (30 credits)
  • Strategies for Sustainability Leadership (30 credits)
Optional modules
  • Dissertation / Major Ma Business Communication for International Leadership (60 credits)
  • Project Management: Tools and Techniques (30 credits)
  • Work Based Project (30 credits)
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through Simulation, Case study analysis, Oral presentations, Report writing, Written assessments, Dissertation/major project, Quizzes. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

How to apply

International applicants

This course is for applicants whose first language is not English

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
PTE Academic61An overall score of 61 with a minimum of 54 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT)9191 with a minimum of 20 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 20 in Writing
Cambridge English AdvancedCambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Cambridge English ProficiencyCambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 176 with no component score less than 169.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £10400 Year 1
England £10400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10400 Year 1
Scotland £10400 Year 1
Wales £10400 Year 1
Channel Islands £10400 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £10400 Year 1
International £17900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.
Business Communication for International Leadership at University of Portsmouth - UCAS