The MSc International Business and Enterprise course brings together the internationalisation of business and the importance of enterprise to examine the theory and practice of international business. You will also develop your enterprise skills and understanding of entrepreneurship within a global environment.
Through a diverse range of modules, you will be exposed to all areas of business. You will explore the effects of culture and climate, and develop an understanding of the market environment that will aid the creation of business ventures. You will examine local-global interactions in a range of areas, including the local embedding of multinational corporations and global supply chains. You will also study the nature of the global environment, the complex and unpredictable variables that exist and how these can be analysed.
The wellbeing and health and safety of our students and staff is paramount to us. We are committed to delivering all of our courses and services as safely as possible. Due to the pandemic, the methods and activities adopted for the coming year may differ from those previously published and may be subject to further change through the course of your study if such change is necessary due to public health concerns, health and safety guidance or in response to Government Guidelines. USW is committed to providing you with a fantastic student experience and a wealth of support, and you can hear how students have benefitted from this approach here: Learn more about blended learning.
You will study 180 credits from the modules listed below:
The MSc International Business and Enterprise course team are a group of highly experienced and well qualified academics with an extensive portfolio of international research, consultancy and applied industrial experience. They pride themselves on the close relationship they maintain with the student group. As a student you will be treated as an individual and your personal learning requirements will be met and monitored throughout the programme.
In addition to the you will have the benefit of guest lectures in the Entrepreneurial Start-up module which will allow you to gain an insight of setting up or working in a small or medium sized enterprise. Such involvement creates opportunities for informal mentoring and networking to take place between MSc International Business and Enterprise students, practicing entrepreneurs and professional bodies. The entrepreneurs have set up businesses in areas such as Manufacturing and Design, Marketing, Fashion, Hospitality and Catering, Record Labels, Film Industry, Sports and Fitness etc. Businesses range from social enterprises, small local businesses, to national and international businesses. You will also be encouraged to attend the many guest lectures organised by the Business School, to broaden your understanding of important subject areas.
As an MSc International Business and Enterprise student, you will be given the opportunity to obtain free student membership from the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE). The IOEE is a not-for-profit professional body within SFEDI. Student membership will give you access to a range of resources and potential mentoring support through the Institute. It is also the first step to becoming an Associate Member, ideal for anyone who wants to start their own business.
You will be assessed through written assignments, examinations and/or project work. The MSc International Business and Enterprise involves the completion of a significant Management project, developing your communication, research and consulting skills.
The course team are a group of highly experienced and well qualified academics with an extensive portfolio of international research, consultancy and applied industrial experience.
They pride themselves on the close relationship they maintain with the student group. As a student you will be treated as an individual and your learning requirements will be individually met and monitored throughout the programme.
All the course team are active researchers and their knowledge and experience is used to enhance and supplement the teaching experience. They are also members of the Centre for Enterprise which represents the largest research group in the Business School. The WEI aims to broaden knowledge of the role of entrepreneurship, innovation and small business policy within a local, regional, national and international economic setting.
A minimum 2:2 Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification, or in exceptional circumstances, three or more years’ significant managerial experience.
Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
|Other: Text books||£150||
Books available in the University library, but students may wish to purchase their own copies.
Employability is at the heart of everything we do, and we aim to ensure that our students are innovative, creative and entrepreneurial. Whether you are interested in working for a multinational corporation, a small business or even starting your own company, this course will give you the knowledge and skills for a successful career. The focus on cultural fluency will help you feel comfortable when working in different cultural environments.
This challenging and dynamic course is designed for those looking to take their career to the next level. It will help you develop the knowledge and skills to be a successful strategic business leader and equip you with an insight into the business practices you will need for a future in an ever changing global environment.
Developed in close consultation with a range of employers who have contributed significantly to making our graduates more effective in the workplace.
The University is also host to a vibrant, multicultural environment that provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain an international perspective to business, and different cultures and practices.
As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.
This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.
Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.