The MSc in International Business programme is a full-time degree studied over a period of calendar year commencing late September. 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 two or three hour teaching/learning sessions that include some small group teaching and study.
The structure of the MSc in International Business programme is modular, with individual modules each having weighting of either 10 or 20 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 10 credit module represents 100 hours, and a 20 credit module represents 200 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and the preparation of assessments. The MSc degree requires the successful completion of 180, 120 of which are taught modules, and 60 credits an international business dissertation.
All students undertake core modules relating to international business. The remaining modules offer a choice of electives. These allow the student to focus upon the modules with an international emphasis that is most closely associated with his/her career aspirations.