This course is 'Subject to Approval' and has not yet completed the University’s approvals process. Whilst we are confident that the course will be approved, there is the possibility that the course may not run or may be subject to alterations. This course is due to be validated by March 2019 after which we will write to all applicants who have applied for the course to let them know the outcome and of any changes. In the event that a course is not approved the University will make reasonable efforts to offer an alternative course at the University.

MSc International Management

An MSc in International Management offers you the chance to make your mark in management and opens up opportunities in the global employment arena. With effective international management skills, you’ll be ideally equipped to build a career just about anywhere in the world.

International Management

Key information

Award:

MSc

Mode of Study:

Part-time

Duration:

1 year

Location:

Malawi Institute of Management (Lilongwe)

Start date:

20/09/2021

Course Details

Designed to assist the next generation of managers in developing the necessary knowledge and skills for career development, our Master’s in International Management aims to offer a comprehensive overview of global management theories and practices, with a focus on the different national and cultural contexts in which companies operate.

Stimulating and challenging, this course combines elements of research, innovation and application, with a view to building your academic and professional skillsets and opening up development opportunities in careers and areas of further study. A key course focus is global decision-making and exploring the role of management in a cross-cultural context, including the concepts and issues relating to diversity and human resource management.

You’ll study across a range of relevant subject areas, such as strategy formulation, sustainable business development, innovative marketing, and finance and accounting for a firm foundation in management skills that can be applied in an international setting.

Highlights
  • MIM and the University of Bolton have a well-established partnership of over 10 years, offering our combined expertise international management.
  • In an increasingly international business world, awareness of global management practices is desirable among employers. You’ll have the opportunity to build cross-cultural management skills that could assist you in the international employment market.
  • Teaching is provided by staff with a specialist knowledge in a range of management areas, with close links to business and industry.
  • You can access course materials online and prepare for lessons in advance, allowing for more interactive lessons.
  • On successful completion of this course you'll be awarded an MSc in International Management.
Key Features
  • The programme provides a significant grounding in international management theories and practices.
  • You’ll have access to excellent facilities, including our 24/7 library and IT resources, WiFi and comfortable learning areas.
  • Join our well-established postgraduate community preparing for careers in executive management.
  • We’re committed to helping you develop your employability and career network. You’ll be encouraged to attend guest lectures that enhance your learning, help you make contacts in industry and contribute to your professional development.
  • You’ll have access to University e-learning resources, an extensive e-library and the support of University librarians. We'll make use of innovative learning strategies, including blended learning delivered through the University's virtual learning environment.
  • Professional academic and administrative staff at both MIM and the University of Bolton will jointly provide you with the support and resources needed to ensure you have an excellent learning experience as part of the University of Bolton.
  • As an Off Campus student you also receive the support of a dedicated Off Campus team and resources, to help make you truly feel part of the University.
Professional recognition

Holders of our MSc International Management can apply for the status of Member (MCMI) or Fellow (FCMI) of the Chartered Management Institute. The point at which you can be accepted will depend on factors other than qualifications, such as your responsibilities at work. Full details are available on the CMI website: http://www.managers.org.uk/


  • You should have an accredited bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a business-related subject and have appropriate work experience.
  • Alternatively, your application may be considered at the programme leader’s discretion if you hold an accredited bachelor's degree in a non-business-related subject. To gain admission via this route, you'll need to demonstrate, through a diagnostic assessment, knowledge and an understanding of basic business principals, obtained through self-directed study or as an employee.
  • We'll also consider applications where appropriate work experience can be demonstrated in lieu of, or in addition to, the published academic qualifications in line with the University’s Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) procedures.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
  • If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.


This programme is for students who want a management career that takes them around the world or who will work within international organisations with multi-country operations. The focus will be on global decision-making and the role of management in a cross-cultural context.

As a graduate, you’ll possess an understanding of the global economic, social and political environments which affect an organisation. The course helps to develop a range of employability skills including researching and reporting, public speaking, financial understanding, commercial awareness, strategic planning, enterprise and innovation, and decision making in a global context.

What can I do with this qualification?

This course is designed to prepare you for a variety of management roles across a range of sectors and types of organisation. This may be within the private, public or voluntary sector, or a multinational company or SME. Roles are available within marketing, HR, finance, information systems, strategic management, retail, manufacturing, management consultancy, international banking and in the commodities markets.

This internationally recognised qualification can also help with progression to competitive graduate schemes which are advanced training packages for aspiring business leaders usually within large corporate companies. These are often multinational or global companies who recognise the need for managers who understand the global market.

Alternative career options

Graduates can also use the qualification as a stepping-stone to enter a range of other careers. For some of these roles, both relevant experience and/or postgraduate study may be required. Some of these careers include:

  • Accountancy
  • Hotel and leisure management
  • Public relations
  • Financial management
  • Information systems
  • Market research analysis
  • Product management
  • Health policy and information
  • Purchasing
  • Teaching and education
  • Media (TV, film, online, newspaper, magazine)
  • Advertising
  • Self-employment
  • Logistics
  • Banking
  • Auditing and quality assurance
  • Project management
  • Risk and insurance
  • Journalism

Course fees

Please contact the centre of study for fees and funding information – details can be found in the Programme Contacts section of this page.

The fees for a student’s course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.

The university is currently awaiting government guidelines as to EU fee charges for students commencing study in 2021/2022.

Additional costs

There may be some additional or optional costs associated with this course. These will be published after approval of the programme.


For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

Home/EU applications are not possible for this course

This course is only available to International (Non EU) students.

We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.

Please apply directly to the University using the apply online link shown below.

You’ll need to provide the following information as part of your application. Please ensure you have electronic copies ready to upload to our online application system, as we will not be able to process your application form without these details. Suitable file formats include .PDF, .DOC, .DOCX and .JPG.

  • Up-to-date CV

  • Identification documentation

  • Proof of qualifications

Should you have any questions, please contact the University’s link tutor/admissions tutor. You can find their name, email address and phone number in the Programme Contacts section of this page.

The centre of study can provide you with detailed information about the application, payment and enrolment process for this programme. Please contact them directly – details are available in the Programme Contacts section of this page.


Our specialist team of tutors delivers a varied teaching programme, including tutor-led timetabled classes and structured lectures, where you’ll cover the theory of your subject. In workshops and within the Virtual Learning Environment, you’ll have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice. Lessons are delivered on either a one-to-one or group basis.

As well as exploring the different areas of international management, the course also includes sessions dedicated to employability skills and information literacy development. You’ll also be expected to complete independent study, such as assignments, background reading and exam revision. Assessments of your progress will take the form of coursework - usually reports - and examinations.

Disclaimer

The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Fredrick Agboma
Programme Leader

F.Agboma@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903697

David Ratcliffe
Link Tutor and Admissions Tutor

D.Ratcliffe@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903122

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

enquiries@bolton.ac.uk

+44 (0)1204 903903

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