International Management

MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if… you want to gain a thorough understanding of how organisations work in an international context, and you want to enhance your skills to be an effective manager in a global business environment.

Course Description

The MSc in International Management combines a comprehensive grounding in the functions of management with a critical analysis of the international context in which managers work. You will develop a critical understanding of the global economic, social and political environments which affect organisational life.

The course features a combination of modules which allow you to focus in depth on the international dimensions of management and business. You will develop an understanding of the main theories, models, frameworks and techniques of management and have the opportunity to explore these within an international framework.

This degree will equip you with the skills to critically evaluate the published literature on management and organisations and to synthesise the range of issues and perspectives which inform research and practice in the field. It will also develop your practical transferable skills including the ability to conduct independent research. You will have the opportunity to develop the expertise and knowledge to manage competently, capably and ethically.

This course has been designed to meet the needs of newly qualified graduates, as well as professional setting out in their careers as managers.

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
School of Business

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Why Leicester?

We are a member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, and hold a Small Chartered Business Award in recognition of our role in helping to kick-start British enterprise.

Our multi-disciplinary approach to management draws on anthropology, cultural studies, economics, sociology, politics and psychology – as well as traditional management theories.

We are a proud signatory to PRME – the Principles for Responsible Management Education, organised by the United Nations and business schools worldwide.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Semester 1


  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Business Economics
  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Marketing Management

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 2

Semester 2


  • Strategic Management
  • International Business
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Semester 3

Semester 3


  • Research Methods for Managers
  • Management in Practice
  • Dissertation

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Additional Information

CMI logoThe School of Business is an approved HE Partner of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and offers a dual award with the MSc Management.  Upon successful completion of the MSc Management you will also be awarded CMI’s Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.

CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.  It is the only organisation awarding Chartered Manager status, the hallmark of any professional manager, and encompasses a membership community more than 100,000 strong.

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught through a mixture of methods, including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading.

You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.

Your work will be assessed through both assignments and examinations, plus a 8,000-word dissertation.

Entry Requirements

A good UK honours degree or its equivalent or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution; or a relevant graduate level professional qualification.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

Career Opportunities

Our Business, Management and Human Resource courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement. Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates from about 100 countries.

By taking the MSc in International Management, you will acquire the latest academic and professional knowledge in the areas of management, marketing, human resource management and operations in an international context which will enhance your professional development and career prospects.


Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
International Management MSc 1 year full-time September each year Apply Now
International Management
1 year full-time
Start Dates
September each year

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