The programme aims to help you understand how to do international business, especially from developmental states.
It will help you understand the particular challenges faced in:
- developing corporate strategy
- attracting foreign direct investment
- working in countries with very different cultures, institutions, laws and business practices
If emerging markets are, by their very nature, in a state of flux, then already successful economies are characterised by a different kind of dynamic.
As the pace of globalisation accelerates, the need to understand the drivers of national and international economic and business success becomes ever more acute.
This knowledge and understanding will give you some very real career advantages.
Who this programme is for
This programme is useful for you if you come from an emerging economy and wish to bring yourself up to speed with contemporary thinking in corporate strategy. This includes technology and financial management and business economics, and of public policies dealing with pressing issues relating to development in general.
It is equally useful for you if you come from an already established economy and are seeking to understand how businesses can take advantage of the globalisation of the world economy and the rapid development of these new economic powerhouses.
On completing your MSc you will gain:
- understanding of the key issues relating to the competitiveness of international business
- understanding of the key issues relating to international business from both a theoretical and business perspective
- appreciation of the dynamism of individual nations, and especially emerging markets including China, India and other transitional economies
- techniques and skills to work effectively with companies on specific international business projects
Students on the programme come from all over the world, looking for objective, in-depth insights into global business practice.
The knowledge they gather has helped them develop successful careers in the broad arena of international business as:
Learning will primarily be through:
- set reading
- class discussions
- group-work assignments
- problem-solving in tutorials
- case studies
Assessment methods include examinations, assignments, presentations or continuous assessment.