Bradford University School of Management

MSc International Business and Management


The MSc in International Business and Management is designed for students who wish to gain the knowledge and research skills that will help them to thrive in an increasingly dynamic global business environment. The course offers a number of students the opportunity to study abroad at one of our collaborative institutions overseas.

+Course details

Initially, students take a number of compulsory modules to provide the foundations for an understanding of general management and business disciplines. In the second semester, study will focus on international & strategic perspectives, including six compulsory subjects and the opportunity yo choose one elective subject from a range of over 20. At this stage a small number of students have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner business schools overseas. The final part of the programmes is the dissertation looking at a specific international business topic.

+Module details

Compulsory modules*

Semester 1:

  • Business economics
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Human resource management
  • International business environment
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management

Semester 2:

  • Strategic Management
  • European Business Management
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • International Business in Emerging Economies
  • International Business Strategy

 Elective modules*

Choose one from a range including:

  • Applied Intellectual Property & Environmental Law
  • Business Ethics
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting & Finance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Decision Support for Sustainability
  • Diversity in Works & Organisations
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Environmental Management & Quality Systems
  • Financial Statement Analysis & Valuation
  • Information Systems Planning for Sustainability
  • International Finance
  • International School (EADA)
  • Management of Change
  • Marketing Communications
  • Services Marketing
  • Strategic Accounting
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategic Marketing Simulation
  • Sustainable Operations & Management
  • Technology & Innovation Management

*The lists of modules reflect those agreed for 2012/13 teaching and could be subject to change or availability for 2013/14.


The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) accredit this programme. This means that, by successfully completing your degree, you are eligible for exemptions from the ACCA professional examinations - a major advantage on your journey to qualifying as a professional accountant, should you wish to.

For further information, please visit the ACCA website.

+The Trading Room

The Bradford Trading Room provides students with hands-on experience in a simulated trading environment, giving a feel for “real” investment decisions made in industry and how to deal responsibly with financial and economic market data.

The Bradford Trading Room

Students have the option of completing a training and certification module specifically designed for universities called Bloomberg Essentials Training (BESS) that is widely recognised in industry and confers valuable skills which are highly relevant for the finance, banking, insurance and related industries.

Read more about The Bradford Trading Room (PDF)

Key Details

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12 months

Start date



Bradford, UK


Top 10 in UK


£9,500 (UK/EU)
£13,500 (Overseas)




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