Why should I choose this course?
- PRACTICAL APPLICATION – ‘Learn by doing’ through live project work designed with industry as well as access to our practical training facilities
- EXPERT TUITION - Interact and engage with business experts who will mentor you to ensure you develop the skills and knowledge to succeed
- AWARD-WINNING UNIVERSITY – Study at the highest-ranking university in the region according to student choice (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023)
University College Birmingham provides a range of support services for budding young entrepreneurs through our dedicated Enterprise Hive, while students on our business courses have the opportunity to study in our cutting-edge Financial Trading Suite. Our Digital Creative Studio also enables you to learn an array of skills for producing digital content including video and audio.
If you want to set up your own business, visit our Enterprise Hive for a wide range of start-up support, including incubation space, tailored mentoring from industry experts and networking opportunities
Students on our finance-related modules have the chance to learn in our Financial Trading Suite on campus, featuring 21 workstations, large wall screens and a scrolling ticker providing real-time global market information
Our Financial Trading Suite is one of the largest among all UK universities and is the first in the country to be powered by Infront Professional Terminal
Based in Camden House, our Digital Creative Studio features state-of-the-art video and audio production facilities, including a video production studio with 4K cameras and green screen technology
The Digital Creative Studio hosts audio podcasting, vision mixing and editing facilities, as well as high-spec computers with Adobe Creative Cloud software and graphics tablets
Our £44 million Moss House campus includes an exhibition space to showcase your work to assessors and prospective employers, as well as our Enterprise Hive service which helps budding entrepreneurs with start-ups
Students on our postgraduate courses have exclusive access to our dedicated postgraduate suite in McIntyre House, providing study and meeting spaces, PCs and other facilities.
International and Digital Marketing
This module will provide you with in-depth understanding of international marketing and how to make the best use of the range of digital marketing tools across the globe. You will be introduced to contemporary marketing techniques and practices. Case studies and live projects will be used to build on and contextualise the theoretical frameworks behind successful international marketing.
International Human Resource Management
Attracting and retaining talent is fundamental to business strategy and success. This module will introduce you to the complexities of managing a global workforce in a dynamic economic, political and demographic landscape and will consider the changing nature of the global workforce in partnership with digital technologies.
Finance, Analytics and Strategy
This module aims to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge for making effective financial, data analysis and market-driven business decisions. You will learn how to handle a range of financial and other business data, applying industry-standard tools and developing skills for reporting of data at a strategic level.
International Leadership and Culture
Strong leadership is vital to any business success. This module will introduce you to leadership in a range of cultural contexts and develop your personal leadership skills. Learning about contemporary leadership approaches will provide you with the tools to adapt to a diverse and fast-paced environment as you progress with your career and build your own leadership strategy. A range of industry case studies will underpin your learning and application of effective leadership.
Applied Masters Project
This module extends and develops your knowledge and ability in focusing upon, and preparing for, industry research. It introduces you to the disciplines of research techniques and data analysis as well as the design and execution of a research project. The project can take various forms including a traditional dissertation, generating a new enterprise start-up plan, developing a business or marketing campaign, or proposing new processes/systems/products/target markets. The aim is to develop your skills and expertise in the essential research tools you will need for both successful postgraduate study and as a self-employed entrepreneur or manager of the future.
The modules listed above for this course are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up to date and informed by industry as well as the latest teaching methods. On occasion, we may need to make unexpected changes to modules – if this occurs, we will contact all offer holders as soon as possible.
- MSc International Business Management – A grade classification of 2:2 is required, or international equivalent.
- PGDip International Business Management – A grade classification of third-class is required, or international equivalent.
- There are no subject pre-requisites for this programme.
- We also consider applicants who are currently employed and wish to apply to University College Birmingham.
- To apply, you must have five years of relevant managerial work experience, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the sector for the subject matter you are interested in pursuing.
- A reference detailing your roles and responsibilities from your line manager and a meeting with the programme team will usually be scheduled prior to a place being offered.
If you have any questions, please complete our enquiry form:
Teaching and assessment
Providing accessible and inclusive teaching and learning, our course will allow you to focus on understanding individual topic areas, while providing flexibility for you to plan your study around your work commitments.
The course will be delivered through a range of methods which include attending lectures, seminar debates, business workshops, and interacting with guest speakers and business leaders/entrepreneurs from industry. You will also be expected to engage with independent reading and research to ensure an interactive and personalised learning experience.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways to encourage the development of a full portfolio of business and management skills and competencies. These include case studies, presentations, online debates, assessed seminars, executive reports and business plans.
Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2021-2024.
If you are a UK student or an EU student with settled or pre-settled status enrolling on a MA/MSc course at University College Birmingham, your fee for this academic year will be £8,750. The fee for the PGDip course is £6,350.
View postgraduate fees
If you are an international student enrolling on one of our postgraduate programmes (e.g. MSc, MA) in 2023/24, your fee for this academic year will be £14,500 per year. The course fee for academic year 2024/2025 is £15,000 per year.
Unibuddy Community - meet other students on your course
Starting university is an exciting time, but we understand that it can sometimes feel a little daunting. To support you, you will be invited to join our Unibuddy Community, where you can meet other students who have applied for the same course at University College Birmingham, before you start studying here.
As soon as you have been made an offer, you will be sent an invitation email to complete your registration and join the Unibuddy Community. For more information, check out our Unibuddy Community page.
This course has been developed in partnership with the Business Graduates Association, offering you student membership and access to a range of learning resources.
Accreditations, endorsements and partnerships
University College Birmingham works with a wide range of organisations to ensure you receive the best possible training and qualifications recognised by industry.
One of the most important benefits of studying International Business Management is that you will be able to take a look at international borders, commerce, global economies, and how to deal with different cultures. Understanding the international business environment is today’s essential for an interconnected society and career.
The example roles and salaries below are intended as a guide only.
International operations manager
Average Salary: £46,950
Business development manager (Postgraduate)
Average Salary: £37,500
International account manager
Average Salary: £39,400
Global account manager
Average Salary: £63,918
Digital marketing manager
Average Salary: £50,683
We are here to support your career goals every step of the way.
Having previously worked in Australia and Europe, Rob explains how this course provides valuable insight for international careers in global business, no matter what your background.