The MSc and MA International Business and Management at University of westminster will enhance your analytical and data-handling skills for marketing, economic, financial problem-solving. The MA focuses on developing key people management skills required of international managers, incorporating elements such as cultural and environmental differences, as well as how to apply interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills to improve performance.
You’ll develop your knowledge of a broad range of business and management disciplines in the context of international cultural perspectives, challenges and global contemporary business and commerce practices. Topics covered include economics, finance, international trade, branding, corporate social responsibility, strategy and sustainability, marketing and digital communication, leadership and managing people. The course is ideally suited for recent graduates and ambitious early-career professionals who may not have a business education background, but who are determined to pursue business and management careers.
A major highlight of the course is the overseas study trip, which provides a unique opportunity to experience business practices and cultures in situ and in context. You’ll partner with an international organisation and work on an actual business challenge, with previous students visiting Brussels in Belgium and Tashkent in Uzbekistan.
This course will prepare you for roles such as:
- Business advisor
- Communication consultant
- Corporate travel consultant
- Internal auditor
- Key account strategist
- Market intelligence analyst
- Marketing manager
Graduates from this course have found employment at organisations including:
- British American Tobacco
- European Commission
- ING Bank NV
- JCP - Just Cruzin' Production
- KPMG UK
- Samsung Electronics
- SEB (a leading Nordic Bank)
Course content reflects the main functional areas of business and management. During the course, you'll take eight core modules and one option module, with 180 credits in total.
The MSc and MA are differentiated by one core module and options, plus the different focus of the project. The MSc will enhance your analytical and data-handling skills for marketing, economic, financial problem-solving. The MA focuses on developing key people management skills required of international managers, incorporating elements such as cultural and environmental differences, as well as how to apply interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills to improve performance.
We’ll consider the rationale for international trade and legal, financial and political factors encountered. You will gain a deeper insight into the implications of managing in a global context.
As the course develops, we’ll consider the practicalities of international trade, using live projects to explore strategy options, which may include expansion, diversification, technology or targeted marketing, for example. MSc projects are expected to centre on economics, finance, marketing research or leadership, while on the MA, the focus is more likely to be human resource management (HRM), marketing communications or project management. For example, one MSc student recently chose to assess the extent to which the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes’ ‘Consulting Readiness Index’ accurately reflects the maturity of national markets for management consultancy services. His findings are expected to have a significant impact on the consultancy industry.
AMBA (Association of MBAs), CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing), CIPS (The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply), ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), CMI (Chartered Management institute), SAP Universty Alliances , CISI (Chartered Institue for Security and Investment - Centre of Excellence), GES Government Economic Service, IDM (The institute of Direct and Digital Marketing), PRINCE2 (Projects in Controlled Environments), CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), EFMD (European Financial Planning Association), IOC (Institute of Consulting)