Overview

Who is it for?

You’re looking to forge a career in international business and have a specific interest to gain deeper knowledge in international business disciplines such as international strategy, international marketing or finance or accounting. You’ll be looking to gain relevant skills required when managing in an international setting such as cross cultural management, leadership in different international contexts and ethical considerations in business with respect to the society and the environment.

The MSc in International Business will prepare you for functional or operational roles such as international product manager, project manager, business development manager, account manager or finance/accounting, marketing and strategy roles in any global setting.

Objectives

This course provides top-level academic theory and professionally relevant education for students with a desire to break into a valuable career in international business. The curriculum is built to enable you to face the challenges of a complex global and interconnected world. Differences between countries and their markets have remained a major stumbling block for employees and managers venturing abroad. Success abroad requires tools to reduce this key threat and our curriculum will provide you with these tools.

You’ll study the foundations of international business and management and you’ll also have an opportunity to apply learning through a compulsory project and a choice of specialist electives from the Cass master’s portfolio. The project will have a mandatory international focus which you’ll independently plan, initiate and successfully conduct. The project is intended to enable you to develop key leadership qualities, competencies and skills.

You will benefit by learning from one of the most diverse faculty globally with world-class international business expertise, research and thought leadership. Our London location offers uniquely close links to international businesses – providing you with access to industry practitioners and guest speakers from the City.

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Structure

  • Develop a strong grasp of international business principles and how they are applied across different international business contexts
  • Develop a specialised understanding of international business management in a variety of industries and business settings such as multinational companies, SMEs or emerging markets
  • Develop a wide range of skills (including cross cultural management) required to function effectively when doing business across borders
  • Be able to gauge and judge the potential impact of relevant global influences and drivers and technology changes to international business practices
  • Develop your own global network of peers and professionals through the Cass facilitated special blend of academic and experiential  learning
  • Seize the opportunity to develop your own specialisation in an international business discipline.

Induction weeks

All of our MSc courses start with two compulsory induction weeks which include relevant refresher courses, an introduction to the careers services and the annual careers fair.

Assessment methods

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • Nine core courses (10-15 credits each)
  • International Business Research project
  • Two electives (10 credits each)

Assessment of modules on the MSc in International Business, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Term dates

Term dates 2020/21

In-Person ID Checks (all students must attend): Commences 14 September 2020

Compulsory Induction: 14 - 25 September 2020

Term I
28 September 2020 - 11 December 2020
Term I exams
11 January 2021 - 22 January 2021

Term II
25 January 2021 - 09 April 2021
Term II exams
26 April 2021 - 07 May 2021

Term III
10 May 2021 - 09 July 2021
Term III exams
12 July 2021 - 23 July 2021

Resit period
Students who are required to resit an examination or invigilated test will do so in the period:
09 - 21 August 2021

Submission deadline for Business Research Project or Applied Research Project 
30 August 2021

Official Course End Date
30 September 2021

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Teaching staff

Course Director

Course director profile

Dr Sam Kamuriwo

Academic expert working at Cass Business School.

The teaching staff on the MSc International Business programme are globally recognised experts in their fields. Many of the module leaders also have extensive practical international industry experience. The lectures in the modules are highly interactive and make use of a wide variety of approaches, including guest speakers from the major London International companies and consultancies.

Module Leaders include:

Application

How to apply

Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement (500-600 words)

Documents which may follow at a later date

  • IELTS/GMAT, if reports available
  • Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
  • Two references
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

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Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Cass Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.

Previous study of business, management or finance is not required.

Please note that this programme is designed for recent graduates with limited work experience. If you have in excess of three years of full-time experience, you should consider the MBA programme.

GMAT

Highly recommended, especially for students without a quantitative background.

A well-balanced score in the range of 600-800 will significantly strengthen your application.

English language requirements

If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test.

If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.

IELTS

The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

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Fees

UK/EU/International £25,500 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Deposit: £2,000 (usually paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First instalment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the in-person ID–checks)
Second instalment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

Information about Scholarships

Course information and statistics

Globe
26
nationalities in 18/19 cohort
Man
23
average age of student body