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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc International Business

Programme code:MSC-BS/IBUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Andreas Georgiadis (Deputy: Hanh Pham) Contact (

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

- A good quality bachelors degree or equivalent qualification.
- Applicants without these qualifications but with significant work experience may be admitted at the discretion of the University.
- Whilst an interest in International Business is expected, prior experience or qualifications in this area are not required.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Programme specification:

Our graduates will:

1. Demonstrate critical understanding of international organisations, their management, their cultures and the environment in which they operate.

2. Have critical understanding and knowledge of international business theories and frameworks and their practical application.

3. Be independent, critical thinkers, capable of generating insights and making judgements and decisions in an international business setting.

4. Demonstrate the independent research skills and advanced analytical abilities needed to approach complex issues in international business management.

5. Have the interpersonal and reflective skills required to operate effectively in a multicultural business environment and support and manage continued professional development within international business and management roles.

6. Have an understanding of the ethical and environmental issues that have emerged as a result of globalisation.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules studied.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5217MGlobalization of Innovation15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5232MInternational Strategic Management15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5267MInternational Business Theory15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5902MData Analysis in International Business15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5904MProfessional and Academic Skills for International Business15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5911MDissertation for International Business45 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep
LUBS5913MInternational Trade Environment15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5921MCulture and Ethics in International Business15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits of optional modules (15 credits in Semester 1 and 15 credits in Semester 2).

LUBS5006MInternational Business Finance15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5140MGlobal Economic Coordination and Governance15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5214MForeign Market Entry Strategy15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5268MEuropean Business15 creditsNot running in 202324
LUBS5270MChinese Business15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5914MGlobal Business Immersion15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5916MGlobal Leadership15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5918MManagement of Global Value Chains and Multinational Enterprises15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Last updated: 04/05/2023 16:40:53


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