Queen's University Belfast

International Business

Queen's University Belfast
In Belfast City

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Typology Master
Location Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Missed the recent webinar?  The recording is now available to watch: Speaker -  Jelena Vlajic, Programme Director Click here to watch the recorded webinar   Why is this subject for you? You realise that business is increasingly conducted in a global marketplace and wish to gain essential skills necessary to understand and manage business challenges and opportunities in such a setting.You want a career in organisations such as multinational corporations, international non-governmental organisations, multilateral international organisations, and consultancies, many of which have offices in Ireland.You want to be taught and supervised by leading, research active international business and management academics who provide an engaging learning environment. International Business is focused on organisations that do not limit their operations to a single nation state, such as Citigroup and Google. The MSc programme in International Business considers why these organisations exist, how they are successful in the ever-changing global environment, and what their activities mean for the different countries in which they do business. This programme provides students with the knowledge and skills required to survive and thrive in an increasingly interconnected world. Students will gain an understanding of the tools, techniques and practical skills associated with operating an organisation across borders, and an appreciation of the interactions between firms, governments and society in an international context. Why Queen's?Internationally focused and career relevant This programme offers business students an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge with regard to global business. The modules undertaken in this programme reflect such a perspective with students best placed to take up employment within global organisations. Further, the good academic...

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Belfast City (County Antrim)
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University Road, BT7 1NN


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· Requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have an undergraduate Honours degree, the equivalent of a UK Honours degree upper second class (2.1 and above) in Business or Management from a quality-assured University. We welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds so may consider previous work experience alongside lower academic qualifications. Prior experiential learning in business, management or marketing in lieu of academic qualifications will be considered on an individual basis under the University's RPL...

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What you'll learn on the course

International Business
Global Business

Course programme

Course Details

This programme offers business students an opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge with regard to global business. The modules undertaken in this programme reflect such a perspective with students best placed to take up employment within global organisations.

Students will study a combination of modules that address the increasingly integrated and interdependent global economy within which international business is conducted, and the core functional areas of business from an international perspective. A dissertation is also required.

Modules are focused on core theories and contemporary issues related to international business strategy, accounting and financial aspects of international business, international supply chain networks, human resource management, marketing, as well as supporting methods for business and research.

The MSc International Business programme is run in a multicultural teaching environment with local and international students working and engaging together.


Semester 1:

  • Fundamentals of International Business Strategy
  • The Multinational Enterprise
  • Management Control in International Business
  • Global Supply Chains and Logistics

Semester 2:

  • HRM & Work in the Global Context
  • Marketing in the World Economy
  • Research Methods for Business

Semester 3:

  • Dissertation

Modules are subject to change

Assessment & Feedback

Students may expect a variety of assessment types (reports, presentations, essays, exams) aimed to enhance skills development, critical analysis and capacity building. Students are also required to complete a dissertation of 15,000-17,000 words.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching methods employed across this programme typically include lectures, workshops, tutorials, case studies, organisation visits, use of decision making tools (eg Excel solvers and tools typically used in companies, interactive web or computer applications) and software demonstrations. Lectures are also often interspersed with discussion, group exercises and case studies which allow students to engage with theories and concepts and reflect on their application in practice. In collaboration with Queen's Science Shop and links with the William J Clinton Leadership Institute, as well as guest lecturers from multinational companies, non-governmental organizations and local companies, our students are provided with regular insights into reality of business practices.

Additional information

This programme provides the knowledge and skills which are sought by employers - SMEs focused on business intelligence, trade or business solutions, manufacturing companies, multinational enterprises, international institutions and NGOs and government agencies responsible for trade and investment - as well  the consulting industry. Some students may wish to pursue an academic career through PhD study – in the last three years four of our students started academic careers in the UK and abroad.  1 year after graduation: • Sales...

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