International Management MSc – Online Course

Programme duration: approximately30 months(part-timeand online)
Upcoming starts: 11 Jan 2022 and 15 Mar 2022
Other awards: PGDip/PGCert

The programme gives an overview of the global perspectives that influence business operations. You will learn about different national and cultural contexts and how to embrace these within your management career.  

What is international management?

With businesses today more internationally connected than ever before, understanding how different management approaches work on a global scale is vital for establishing collaborative partnerships on the world stage.

The best and most adaptive businesses today prioritise international business management as a way to open up new avenues in foreign markets, providing new manufacturing and acquisition pathways in the global corporate environment.

Within these companies, international managers are in charge of ensuring that global relationships and projects are maintained and brought to fruition. With the right education and training, such as the University of Liverpool’s MSC in International Management, they can put international leadership into action, working closely with partners across the world to improve processes, streamline manufacturing lines, and pursue new business opportunities.

About the programme

The course material has been designed to equip you with the intellectual learning and professional skills needed to pursue a career in management. It will nurture and shape you, helping you to develop the necessary competencies to become a dynamic manager in the business world.  

The curriculum blends management skills such as decision-making, learning, development, and strategy with core business skills that are tailored to the needs of management practice. This includes areas such as business analysis, financial management, people management, leadership and change resilience.   

You will graduate with enhanced skills and knowledge, enabling you to become a highly effective professional manager able to strategically influence your organisation. This can be achieved by utilising your ability to take on new and unknown challenges throughout a lifelong career in the fast-moving global business environment.  

Download a prospectus for more details on this programme including module information. 

Structure and entry awards

This programme consists of the following modules. You are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Science (MSc), 120 credits to achieve the postgraduate diploma (PG Dip) and 60 credits to achieve the postgraduate certificate (PG Cert).  

  • Management Principles & Practice (15 credits)  
  • Becoming a Leader (15 credits)  
  • Ethical and Sustainable Business Practice (15 credits)  
  • Finance and Data Analysis for Managers (15 credits)  
  • Strategic Management and Contemporary Organization (15 credits)  
  • Identity, Learning and The Global Professional (15 credits)  
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (15 credits)  
  • Research Methods (15 credits)  
  • Dissertation (60 credits) 

For more information on the modules, including syllabus and learning outcomes, please download our programme booklet

Entry requirements

All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you want to discuss your previous qualifications and experience before applying, please contact us now via LiveChat.

Applications should possess: 

  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in an appropriate subject, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree; or 
  • Professional work experience in a related field and/or other prior qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

All applicants must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5.

If you don’t have an IELTS or equivalent certificate, you can take our free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Fees and funding

MSc: £18,000 
PGDip: £12,000
PGCert: £6,000

All applicants during the 2021/22 academic year will receive a 15% Executive Scholarship, reducing the total fees to:

MSc: £15,300
PGDip: £10,200
PGCert: £5,100

These fees* are fully inclusive of all costs, including all teaching materials, core textbooks, assessments and resits.   

Scholarships and discounts

In addition to the Executive Scholarship, you may also be able to benefit from the following scholarships and discounts:

  • Regional Scholarships of up to 15%. To find out the scholarship offered in your region, please make an enquiry now
  • 10% discount for University of Liverpool alumni
  • 5% discount for up-front full tuition fee payment 

Further support

We aim to make it as easy as possible for you to cover the costs of your studies. You could benefit from:

  • Simple monthly payment plan provided to spread the cost over the duration of study 
  • Students living in England may be eligible for a postgraduate loan to cover some of the programme cost. 

Please speak to our admissions team for more details of fees, scholarships, discounts and support.

*All tuition fees shown are net of any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where we are required to add sales tax at the local statutory rate, this will be added to the tuition fees shown and confirmed.

Applying

Apply for this course by completing a simple online form

In order to apply, you will need to provide copies of the following supporting documentation: 

  • School or college transcripts/certificates 
  • University transcripts and certified translations if applicable 
  • Degree certificates 
  • Evidence of English language proficiency (EU and international applications only) 
  • Personal statement 
  • An up-to-date CV. 

Acknowledgement of your application 

The admissions team will acknowledge receipt of your application and will pass it to the Department Head and/or appropriate academic department(s) for consideration. 

Students with disabilities 

We welcome applications from students with disabilities and consider them on the same academic grounds as those of other students. If you have a disability, medical condition and/or support needs it is important that you inform the University so that you receive appropriate support. 

Deadlines 

We have start dates throughout the year with regular application deadlines. As an applicant, you are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if you have special needs. 

Career prospects

Completing this course gives you the opportunity and skills necessary to work within a global corporate environment, possessing the knowledge to tackle challenges such as supply chain or cross-cultural management and new market entry strategies.  

As a graduate from this programme, you will have enhanced your existing global mindset and gained an understanding of different business management practices. In addition, you will have the ability to make strategic decisions and implement processes, improving the performance of your business in a highly competitive and volatile global marketplace.  

Virtual Open Week video

We recently recorded a short video for our Virtual Open Week in which Dr Gary Brown discusses the online postgraduate programmes the Management School at the University of Liverpool offers, including who the programmes are for, what you will learn as a student, and how taking one of the qualifications can help to develop your skills and career.

As part of the video, an overview of each programme is also presented by the programme’s Director of Study. International Management MSc is presented by Daithí Ó hUiginn at 11:37.