International Business


International Business is concerned with firms that do not limit their operations to a single nation. It asks why these firms exist, how they succeed in the complex and changeable international environment, and what their activities mean for the countries in which they do business.

Areas of study

Courses taught by the Department of Management and International Business examine the global business environment in detail. Areas of study include the challenges of managing international companies both large and small; the fundamentals of strategic management; cross-cultural management; globalisation; Asia, Europe, and the Americas; and the regulation of international business.

Courses for executives and managers taught by the Graduate School of Management Start start with the essential business foundations in managing people, economics, financial reporting and business analytics; before continuing onto specialised International Business courses.

You can study International Business in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will examine how business organisations operate in an international environment. You will gain an understanding of the development and implementation of strategy, managerial activities and organisational issues.

Career opportunities

This subject prepares you for work in all areas of management within internationally active organisations. Graduates can explore career opportunities with exporters, global consumer or industrial goods manufacturers, financial service providers, travel and tourism operators, trade promotion agencies and development agencies. Postgraduate study will open up career opportunities at the more senior levels of academia, management and government.

More information

For more information about the Master of International Business see the Graduate School of Management website: MIntBus.

For more information about all other programmes see the Business School website: Why study International Business?