Take your career global with an MA International Business degree at Leeds Trinity University. Develop your knowledge and skills with a focus on international business operations to kickstart your career as a manager and business specialist. This MA is also suitable for experienced managers who lack a theoretical and applied understanding of the wide range of factors that underpin the modern environment of international business. We’ll guide you through the fast-paced world of International Business by exploring three key themes: the global/local marketplace, international customers and international strategy development. This programme aims to offer the essential knowledge and understanding, skills and experience required for you to operate effectively and successfully in an international business environment. The key themes of the programme are embedded in all of the modules studied: The increasing significance of the global/local marketplace, including international supply chains, export/import operations, international expansion and e-commerce. Understanding of international customers and their requirements, focusing on the major role played by “customer relationship management” and the pivotal role played by customer service, which should be underpinned by an understanding of cross-cultural management issues associated with diverse international business teams/employees. Learning International Business strategy development, including international finance, mergers and acquisitions, international partnerships, global supply/distribution chains and joint ventures. Issues of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and business ethics will also be explored. The core modules cover all the key functional areas including the principles of international business, corporate and international strategies, international operations and global supply chain management, retailing and services marketing, as well as leadership and professional development. The subject is taught with an international perspective to ensure relevance in today's global economy. Non-UK students are particularly valued for enriching the overall international learning experience. On successful completion of this degree, you'll be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge and understanding of organisations, the international context in which they operate and how they are managed. You will be able to understand, respond to and lead change and be able to demonstrate intellectual breadth by making integrative links across these functional areas of international business.
The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study. The Leadership and Professional Development module will support your strategic career planning and the development of your management and leadership capabilities. Other core modules such as International Business, Operations and Global Supply Chain Management, Corporate and International Strategy and International Marketing and Managementaim to give you an in-depth understanding of fundamental international business areas. Theory and practice are integrated through the extensive use of UK and international case studies and real business examples. You will also get the chance to develop a specialism through the option modules which you can extend further in your organisation-based research project. You’ll complete the Business Research module and a Research Project/Dissertation, ideally in conjunction with an appropriate business organisation. This will allow you to generate business recommendations and conduct research in the same way that professional management researchers and consultants might operate.
You’ll be assessed on your ability to present an academic argument, the application of theory into practice and the demonstration of a practical and integrative approach to a problem or issue. A range of assessment methods will be used, which may include: • case studies, market analysis and business reports • individual and team presentations • business and marketing project plans • business project portfolio • research project report or dissertation
Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement. The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you. An honours degree (minimum 2:2) in any discipline. Alternatively, we will consider applicants with below degree-level qualifications with appropriate employment/professional experience. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent is the minimum requirement.
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