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MSc International Management 


The degree provides a full-time course for those seeking positions in a variety of Management fields. It provides a theoretically grounded coverage of key conceptual and practical developments across a wide range of management disciplines including marketing, human resource management, finance and accounting, and corporate strategy.

Participants in the MSc Management programme can use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on Management topics according to individual interests and career requirements.

The MSc Management programme is intended to enable students:

•  To engage in a study of organisations, their management, and the changing international external environment in which they operate. 

•  To prepare for and to develop a career in business and management. 

•  To enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large. •  To examine and assess different aspects of the Management environment. 

•  To provide insights into the operation of Management. 

•  To offer cross-disciplinary insights into Management. 

•  To provide students with an opportunity to examine Management at first hand.

•  To produce graduates capable of a critical evaluation of the core business disciplines. 

•  To provide a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in Management.

 •  To meet their specific interests and career aspirations. 

Applicants for this MSc must have a first degree containing modules in management, economics or business studies. 

Career options for this degree  

The course acts as a sound basis for a variety of management or management-related careers. The degree offers opportunities in a variety of careers such as Accountancy, Business Analysis, Business Development, Consultancy, Credit Advice, Economic Development, Financial Consultancy, Investor Relations, General Management, Marketing, Operations Management and Tax Consultancy.

Programme Outline

The MSc International Management programme is a full-time degree studied over a period of calendar year commencing late September and a part-time degree can be studied over a period of between 2 and 4 years. In each case participants take taught modules and prepare a dissertation. Students without the relevant English proficiency are required to do a Summer pre-sessional programme before gaining entry onto the postgraduate programme.

Classes are in the form of either two or three hour teaching/learning sessions. These included some small group teaching.

The structure of the MSc International Management programme is modular, with individual modules each having weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work. This, means that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. The MSc International Management degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits, 120 of which are taught modules, and 60 a Management dissertation. 

All students undertake core and elective modules relating to a wide range of management disciplines. Elective modules offer a choice of electives that allow the student to focus upon advanced management most closely associated with his/her career aspirations. 

More information is available on key facts about the delivery of the programme.

Programme structure

Students must select 180 credits in total. Modules are 15 credits each.

Semester 1


Students must take all modules in this group

Code Title Credits
P14136  Introduction to Research Methods                  15




Students must take 15 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
P14122 Further Quantitative Research Methods 15
P14123   Further Qualitative Research Methods              15        



AND 30 credits from this group

Code Title Credits
P14082 Managerial Economics 15
P14129   Corporate Finance 15
P14135   Managing People & Organisations                          15          
P14C26    Supply Chain Management in Practice 15

Semester 2



Students must take a minimum of 45 and a maximum of 60 credits from this group

 Code  Title  Credits
P14080 Financial Reporting 15
P14090  Derivative Investment  15
P14092  Fixed Interest Investment  15
P14114  Strategic Human Resource Management  15
P14105  Corporate Strategy  15
P14093  International Finance  15
PT4116  Managing International Business in China  15
P14T27  Entrepreneurial Management  15
P14T29  Launching New Ventures  15
P14B41  E-Business  15
P14M75  Social Entrepreneurship  15
P14C15  Project Management  15
P14087  Strategies for Corporate Social Responsibility 15
ET4108  Management for China (15 credits)  15



Students must take all modules in this group

Code Title                                                             Credits
P14018 Management Dissertation 60

Additional Module Choice Information for PG I 

Additional module choice should be minimum of 0 and a maximum of 15 credits  Choose no more than one further module from the list of Business School (UNNC) MSc optional modules, subject to meeting any pre-requisites and timetabling constraints.

Information for current students

Registered students can access the NEW Programme Specification for the current academic year.

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A student's experience of this course

"The most impressive thing in my postgraduate study in UNNC was not only the latest knowledge I learned from books and the English teaching environment, but also the global atmosphere and vision on the campus. As a traditional British University, UNNC focuses on improving communication skills, critical thinking, teamwork spirit and self-learning ability which are all MNCs' recruitment selection criteria.

In addition, UNNC also provided many intern opportunities for students. I was very lucky to be enrolled as a UK IMI Group Summer Intern which was targeted for UNNC students in 2007. The skills UNNC taught me, such as presentation skills, research methods and teamwork experience made me adapt to the working environment quickly.  I got high evaluation from my direct supervisor and Marketing Director.      

Many thanks to UNNC for providing me with such an ideal study place and many career opportunities." 


Chen Diding
MSc International Management Marketing Assistant
Honeywell HBS  


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