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MSc International Business

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

Learning outcomes

i. Students will be able to critically evaluate and apply core concepts, analytical tools and frameworks in an integrated manner across subjects to identify the dynamics and constraints of managing internationally (PA 1, 2)
ii. Students will demonstrate critical analysis of ideas and evidence to recognise, interpret and account for the complexity of ethical business management conducted across national and sub-national boundaries (PA 1, 3,6)
iii. Students will be able to define research questions, design and implement quantitative and/or qualitative research methods, analyse primary and secondary data and justify the selection of an appropriate research strategy (PA 4)
iv. Students will be able to critically engage with the current literature in the field of international business (PA 1, 4)
v. Students will be able to critically evaluate strategic choices available to organisations, identify an alternative course of action and issue recommendations supported by all available evidence (PA3)
vi. Students will be able to work effectively in a team setting to produce a collaborative assignment to a professional standard (PA 5)
vii. Students will be able to make effective oral presentations (PA 5)
viii. Students will be able to communicate complex information in a written format (PA 5)
ix. Students will be able to critically evaluate the potential of international business activities to deliver social and environmental impacts (PA 6)

Transferable (key) skills

Graduates of this programme will be able to evidence learning of the following transferable skills and attributes, as defined in the programme aims and programme learning outcomes:
-Cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
-Effective problem solving and decision-making, especially in international business settings
-Effective communication, oral and in writing
-Numeracy and quantitative skills including data analysis, interpretation and
-Effective use of communication and information technology for business applications
-Effective performance, within a team environment
-Ability to conduct research into business and management issues, especially in international business contexts
-Self reflection and criticality including openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues.
-Ethical awareness


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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