MSc Global Business Management
- Full Time
- Degree of Master of Science
- Course Length
- 1 years
- Course Start Date
- September 2023
This MSc is for students with an undergraduate degree aspiring to work in multinational organisations, in varied cultural settings, with a sound understanding of what it takes to be a global business entrepreneur, leader, manager and an effective team player. A large number of modules are being made available so students aspiring towards a particular career path, be it in marketing, branding, HR, consulting, can study relevant content.
On this course you can design your own journey with a global perspective in mind. You’ll have the freedom and flexibility to follow your interests right from semester one. And if you aren’t sure what your interests are just yet, don’t worry, you’ll have lots of opportunities to discover them!
The course has:
- Career focus – it’s designed for ambitious graduates aspiring to pursue global business management careers involved with international trade, multinational operations, global supply networks, global marketing and branding, or global e-commerce and digital business.
- Progressive learning – it has a three-tier structure with learning and understanding developed across three semesters in a modular structure, with first semester (Autumn) focusing on “foundation knowledge and skills”, second semester (Spring) focusing on “core subject knowledge and skills” and third semester (Summer) focusing on “advanced and integrative knowledge and skills”.
- Intensive study – this is a genuine 12-month course delivered across three semesters building a deep understanding with knowledge and skills for successful future global business management careers.
- Flexibility – you'll have a wide choice of modules to tailor the course to suit future global business management career ambitions and interests.
- Teaching excellence – the course is delivered by outstanding academic team of business and management educators with global business management expertise in a TEF-Gold rated university focused on providing an outstanding student learning experience.
- Responsible business – our overarching aim is to educate graduates with the principles of responsible business in promoting global business success through ethical management practices and business performance that balances support for profit, people and place.
Study and Modules
In your first semester, you’ll begin by discovering the essentials of the area you’re interested in. There is a wide choice of modules to get you started in marketing, accounting, finance, operations, logistics, human resources, organisational behaviour, entrepreneurship, and branding. You’ll learn from leading academics and practitioners in each field, immersing yourself in aspects of business you are interested in, learning and developing awareness of a diverse range of business issues. You’ll study alongside students from these different specialisms too, and from all over the world, making for a true melting pot of ideas. Semester one is all about exploring the different areas of business, discovering their key components, uncovering your interests and talents, and laying the foundation for deeper study and specialisation in semester two and three.
In your second semester, you’ll follow through from semester one and choose modules that best reflect your interests and chosen career path. You have a wide set of modules to select your options from. It is worth remembering that the course's uniqueness unfolds through semester two and three.
In your second and third semester, you will be able to go deeper into a particular interest, or go broader by combining several interests. You can choose modules where you’ll focus on developing your critical thinking, or opt for more skills-based, functional modules. You might decide to focus on business strategy or branding, or learn to apply what you have learned so far to the spheres of retail or marketing.
In all your modules, you’ll look at business issues from a domestic and international perspective. This ensures you leave us ready to excel on the international stage, with skills that are relevant anywhere.
Optional A Modules(Credits: 60)
Optional B Modules(Credits: 60)
Optional C Modules(Credits: 20)
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.
Teaching and Learning
You will learn through a combination of synchronous online and face-to-face teaching including lectures, workshops, seminars and case studies, with a focus on utilizing your knowledge and skills in real business settings. As in a business context, you will undertake tasks individually and in groups, developing your teamwork and leadership skills. Throughout the course, you will be required to reflect on and justify your decisions and choices, developing a professional mindset. Each module will open up opportunities for you to excel and develop the transferable skills so essential for future success in your chosen career path plus success in your course outcome.
You are expected to engage in significant independent study to achieve the best outcome you aspire to.
You’ll experience a variety of assessment methods, including exams, coursework, group work and presentations. You will be able to submit formative and summative work for assessment, and you’ll receive feedback to help you identify areas for improvement and areas of strength.
- Degree Classification
- Bachelors degree - 2.2 or equivalent
- Degree Subject
- Any subject area - excluding Business-related degrees. Degrees in dance, drama, music, sport, art, and art and design will be considered on a case by case basis and are reviewed closely for their academic content
- English Foreign Language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in only two components with 6.0 in the others)
PTE (Pearson): 64 (minimum 59 in only two components with 64 in the others)
Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.
Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests
INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact email@example.com
This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.
Additional Information or Requirements
This MSc course is open to all students who meet the entry requirements but it is primarily aimed at students who have not previously studied a business-related degree, have limited business knowledge from their undergraduate degree, or have a general business degree and would like to now specialise. If you have a business degree, please check the course modules and content carefully to ensure the programme meets your needs and future career aspirations and requirements Alternatively, please consider one of our Professional courses which may be more suitable.
INTO University of East Anglia
If you do not meet the academic requirements for this course, you may be able to study one of the International Graduate Diploma programmes offered by our partner INTO UEA. These programmes guarantee progression to selected master's degrees if students achieve the appropriate grade. For more details please click here:
Fees and Funding
Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are:
UK Students: £12,300 (full time)
International Students: £21,200 (full time)
We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month.
Further Information on tuition fees can be found here.
Scholarships and Bursaries
The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.
Course Related Costs
Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.
How to Apply
Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.
To apply please use our online application form.
The closing date for submission of complete applications from International students is Friday 26 May 2023.
Please note we cannot consider international applications after this date.
If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.
After the Course
Your chosen modules will have enabled you to adjust to any business setting, whether in your chosen field or any other business area. And you’ll be better able to understand and collaborate with different disciplines. You will graduate with a well-rounded, balanced set of business skills, and your own unique direction. You could go on to any number of business disciplines, or choose to combine them all by working in general or (eventually) senior management, by starting your own business, or by returning to your family business. A significant number of graduates from all our courses go on to win coveted places on the management training graduate schemes of large multinational corporations. There is a focus on employability on each module and on preparing you for your future career throughout the course. You’ll also be able to take part in our annual Employability Week. Here you’ll be able to hear from all sorts of industry experts, including NBS alumni, about how they built their careers.
A degree at UEA will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. We've been ranked 1st for Job Prospects by StudentCrowd in 2022.
Graduating from this course can take you anywhere that you want to go. A few examples of companies that our MSc graduates have gone to and prospered in are as follows:
- Virgin Atlantic
- Alibaba Group
- Omnicon Group