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International Business Management Masters - MSc/PgD/PgC

The Masters in International Business Management considers and evaluates the demands of the international economy, and the increasing globalisation of business and management practice.  The curriculum, draws upon the latest thinking in this area, and provides a comprehensive and contemporary review of business in the 21st Century.

Drawing on established business disciplines we have produced a series of creative and challenging modules that reflect current themes and debates in international business and management. In addition we are able to offer an established programme in professional development, with mentoring, support, and a vibrant student community creating a stimulating and progressive learning environment.

Course Content

Students will complete the following taught modules:

  • Business Solutions and Transformation (60 credits)

  • In Search of Creativity, Innovation & Difference (20 credits)

  • Globalisation and Contemporary Issues in Business and Management (20 credits)

  • Business in Global Economy (20 credits)

  • Professional Development, Practice and Performance (20 credits)

Students will have a choice of one of the following 40 credit final project modules:

  • International Research Project

  • Consultancy Project

  • Business Plan

Extra curricula features include:
  • A series of yearlong postgraduate skills workshops focusing upon both academic and business skills.

  • A fully integrated Professional Development Programme.

  • A teaching programme that is fully supported with on and off line resources, including the Moodle virtual learning environment.

  • Guest lectures by academic and business experts. Experts will be used to enhance learning and provide specialist knowledge and experience.

  • A full system of student support and guidance from dedicated student support staff.

  • An outward-bound activity induction programme.

Learning & Teaching

The MSc is based around a workshop based delivery approach, which encourages interaction and team working. The programme is designed to leave days free to enable students to successfully undertake independent study.

The programme of study is based around a highly creative Moodle learning environment, which is used extensively in both teaching and learning delivery, and assessment. Students will receive a regular Podmag – podcast style MSc magazine, which is produced by staff, and keeps students up-to-date with the latest things going on within the Business School, and wider academic issues.

Students will also be given the opportunity to produce their own! A wide range of trips and activities will be offered over the year, many of which are fully integrated into the programme and the modules studied.



Assessment on the programme is all via coursework, and will take a variety of formats including essay, reflective evaluations, case study analysis, marketing plans and presentations.

Employability & Careers

This Masters programme offers students a wide variety of business and management career opportunities, both in domestic and international markets. Businesses are increasingly looking for international business knowledge and skills, the focus of this programme.

Past students have found employment as management consultants, project managers, and entered on to a variety of graduate employment schemes within many top firms both in the UK and overseas.

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

All students should hold a first degree or equivalent, with a minimum UK 2:2 classification. Although management experience is not essential it is desirable. Students who do not hold such qualifications will be assessed as to their suitability through interview and where necessary the taking of references.

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Selection Procedure:
Selection for this course is through an application form and where necessary an interview.

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility.

Two full references to be uploaded with your application.

For further information please visit our How to Apply pages

If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met, you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the RPL page.


Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme leader, Dr Jun Zhang:

Key Course Information

Place of Study: 
Llandaff Campus

Cardiff School of Management

Course Length:
One year full-time

September & January intakes available.​

25% Alumni Discount:
The Cardiff Metropolitan University Alumni Discount is a 25 per cent reduction in tuition fees for Cardiff Met Alumni enrolling on taught postgraduate courses.
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