International Business Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS

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Course summary

Successful management of international businesses relies upon having a strong understanding of international trade, different cultures, appropriate business strategy and how to respond to market changes. If you want to work in this dynamic global sector, our International Business Management postgraduate course will arm you with this key knowledge and further valuable attributes to help you excel in your international business career. This exciting course has been developed in partnership with industry experts and is supported by the Business Graduates Association, ensuring your learning is focused on the most up-to-date industry trends at the same time as developing your research skills and competence for critical thinking and data analysis. You will explore topics including business analytics, international and digital marketing, international human resource management and international leadership. Your learning will incorporate live projects in partnership with industry, as well as access to cutting-edge facilities including our Financial Trading Suite, our Digital Creative Studio and our Enterprise Hive for supporting budding entrepreneurs. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

  • Practical application – ‘Learn by doing’ through live project work designed with industry as well as access to our practical training facilities
  • Expert tuition - Interact and engage with business experts who will mentor you to ensure you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed
  • Award-winning university – Study at the highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023)
FACILITIES Our business courses offer students opportunities to develop practical skills in our cutting-edge Financial Trading Suite. One of the largest among all UK universities and the first in the country to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal, the suite features 21 workstations, large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information. You will also have the chance to develop new skills in our Digital Creative Studio, featuring state-of-the-art video and audio production facilities including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology, audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as high-spec computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software and graphics tablets. If you want to set up your own business, our Enterprise Hive provides a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities. ACCREDITATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS This course has been developed in partnership with the Business Graduates Association, offering you student membership and access to a range of learning resources. CAREERS AND PROGRESSION Examples of careers you could pursue following this course:
  • International operations manager
  • Business development manager
  • International account manager
  • Global account manager
  • Digital marketing manager
Please refer to our website for the latest updates to this course


  • International and Digital Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Finance, Analytics and Strategy
  • International Leadership and Culture
- Applied Masters Project

Assessment method

Note: Indicative information only. Actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued at your induction. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website: TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT Providing accessible and inclusive teaching and learning, our course will allow you to focus on understanding individual topic areas, while providing flexibility for you to plan your study around your work commitments. The course will be delivered through a range of methods which include attending lectures, seminar debates, business workshops, and interacting with guest speakers and business leaders/entrepreneurs from industry. You will also be expected to engage with independent reading and research to ensure an interactive and personalised learning experience. You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage the development of a full portfolio of business and management skills and competencies. These include case studies, presentations, online debates, assessed seminars, executive reports and business plans. Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.

How to apply

International applicants

Students from outside the European Union can apply to us directly while applicants for undergraduate courses can also apply via Universities and Colleges Admissions System (UCAS). Here is our step-by-step guide to finding a place at University College Birmingham.

Entry requirements

**Entry requirements** - Masters Entry Requirements - A good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or international equivalent, in any/relevant subject. - We will also consider your application if you have significant, relevant experience (3-5 years) with degree-equivalent professional qualification. - English Language - IELTS Score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each component

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

UK Students English students studying a full master's degree are eligible for a postgraduate loan from Student Finance. Please note, if you are planning on studying the Postgraduate Diploma, these courses will not be eligible for a postgraduate loan. For more information please visit EU and International: A £500 discount is applied if the fees are paid in full at enrolment. For more information please visit
International Business Management at University College Birmingham - UCAS