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N2P609 Management (International Business) MSc Postgraduate Taught 2012


UCAS code N2P609
Degree MSc
Mode of study Full Time
Duration 1 year (full-time)
Start Date 2012-10-01
Location Durham City
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Telephone +44 (0)191 334 5188

Course Content


In an evolving world, business is becoming increasingly international. This programme helps you to develop knowledge and skills that are relevant to the challenges faced by organisations operating in a challenging and rapidly moving global context.

This one-year, full-time programme primarily aimed at new or recently qualified graduates from any discipline.

The programme is designed to introduce you initially to the broad field of business and management, before specialising in international business.

Programme structure

You study a mix of core modules, elective modules and a dissertation or business project:

Term 1 Modules


Business Economics and Accounting
Organisational Behaviour
Strategic Marketing Management
Global Business

Term 2 Modules

Global Marketing
Research Methods
2 elective modules

Term 3 - Dissertation

The programme culminates in a 12,000 word dissertation which provides an opportunity for you to investigate in greater detail a subject that you have already studied as part of your programme.
You will be expected to deal with your chosen topic in a competent and scholarly manner, and to display critical discrimination and a sense of proportion in evaluating evidence and the opinions of others.

Elective modules reflect current managerial thinking, academic debate and the research interests of the School; as such they are subject to change. Those currently on offer include:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Decision Making and Business Modelling
  • East Asian Business and Management
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Financial ManagementSociety and Sustainability
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • International Perspectives on Management
  • Management Decision Making
  • New Venture Creation
  • Organisations: an Ecological Perspective
  • Reframing Management
  • Skills Training and Development
  • Work and Society.

Core and Elective module overviews.

Teaching and assessment details

For full-time programmes, teaching takes place through a series of lectures and seminars.

For flexible learning programmes, course materials are specially written by Durham Business School academics at the forefront of their subject. These are sent to you in hard copy as well as being provided online and on CD-rom. The materials contain everything you need for the programme, including all essential textbooks.

At the end of your studies you will have been given the opportunity to:

  • demonstrate your ability to learn and work independently, exercising critical judgement and discrimination in the resolution of complex problematic situations
  • explore, understand and appreciate the complexity and contradictions of current academic literature and its implications for professional practice
  • practise problem solving and analytical skills in a complex specialised context.

Admissions Process

Subjects required, level and grade

The equivalent of a UK first or upper second class honours degree.

English Language Centre

IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no element under 6.0

English Language requirements


Requirements and Admissions

You can apply to our postgraduate programmes via our online application process.

Fees and Funding

Fees have not been set for this academic year.


Management programmes, including Marketing Management

EU                                        Non-EU
Deposit £500                      Deposit £2,000
Balance £8,500                  Balance £13,500
Total £9,000                        Total £15,500

Financing your studies

Some scholarships are available. Find out here which ones may be open to you.

For further information on other possible sources of finance, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Business School (School of Economics, Finance and Business)

For information on career options and employability, including the results of the Destination of Leavers survey, student and employer testimonials and
details of work experience and study abroad opportunities, please click here.

Open days and visits

Campus tours

Are you interested in studying at Durham University? Then why not come along to one of our Campus Tours? They run regularly at Durham City and Queen's Campus, Stockton on Wednesday afternoons. For further information, please click here.

Overseas Visit Schedule

Postgraduate Visits

Department Information

Business School (School of Economics, Finance and Business)


Durham University Business School is one of a small elite group of academic institutions worldwide who are accredited by all three major quality assurance bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. This achievement is a testament to the quality of all our programmes, and gives you the extra assurance that they, and the School, have been rigorously tested and proven to be of high quality.

DUBS was ranked 17th in Europe in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, January 2011, and our programmes are also consistently ranked among the best in the world by the Economist.

The School's diversity and international standing is reflected in our student intake, with over 100 nationalities across taught and research programmes. Academic staff are also from all over the world, making us 12th in the world for international faculty (Financial Times, January 2011).


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