MSc International Business and Management (with Advanced Practice) 

Start date(s)

September 2021

Study mode

Year 1 - Study

Year 2 - Consultancy and individual research projects

About this course

This Advanced Practice course combines theoretical learning of business and management from a global perspective, along with the application of practical skills.

  • Develop the skills and knowledge required for a successful career in International Business Management
  • You will enjoy a very rich cultural experience working with students that have come from different parts of the world. This will provide a valuable opportunity to develop the necessary skills for working in a multicultural environment.
  • Benefit from innovative learning and teaching approaches applying theoretical concepts through contemporary business simulations
  • Apply theoretical concepts by undertaking a business consultancy project
  • Study in Liverpool, a key city for international business and trade and a truly global commercial setting

This course will open up a wealth of global opportunities providing the range of knowledge necessary to negotiate between countries, cultures, political and economic systems and other commercial borders.

Completing this MSc will not only take you to the next level of academic achievement, it will also boost your knowledge base and enable you to apply for roles that surpass your current position. You will gain advanced business acumen and the enhanced skills in leadership and strategy you need to be an effective management professional, regardless of location.

This qualification will provide access to roles requiring an international, commercial world-view. 

In semester 1 of year 2, you and your fellow students will undertake a group consultancy project, working on a project brief provided by a business. This project enables you to apply the theoretical knowledge you have learnt and gain work-based experience at the same time.

 

AACSB International –The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logoLiverpool Business School at Liverpool John Moores University is a member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

AACSB International is a global association of leaders in education and business dedicated to supporting and advancing quality business education worldwide. Through membership, accreditation, research, thought leadership, professional development, and advocacy, AACSB partners with over 1,500 organizations, from more than 90 countries globally. Membership or participation in the Global Education Alliance does not imply accreditation.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

20/21 21/22 TBC

Home (full-time, first year):

£7,250

Home (project year):

£2,500

International (full-time, first year):

£16,100

International (project year):

£3,650


There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students

Fees

The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:

  • Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
  • Access to programme-appropriate software
  • Library and student IT support
  • Free on-campus wifi via eduroam

Additional costs

Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:

  • accommodation and living expenditure
  • books (should you wish to have your own copies)
  • printing, photocopying and stationery
  • PC/laptop (should you prefer to use your own)
  • mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
  • field trips (travel and activity costs)

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  • placements (travel expenses and living costs)
  • student visas (international students only)
  • study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
  • academic conferences (travel costs)
  • professional-body membership
  • graduation (gown hire etc)

Funding

There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.

Employability

Further your career prospects

LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.

By developing your key management skills and giving you valuable insights into contemporary international business topics, this Masters will help you prepare for the workplace and a successful career in strategic management across a broad range of sectors, in organisations around the world. The work-based experience you will gain on the course will also enhance your CV. 

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The student experience

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Course modules

Discover the building blocks of your programme

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.


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Core Modules

Management Theory
20 credits

This module covers leadership and management. It provides a contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the principal ideas and developments in this area.

Managing Strategy
20 credits

This module focuses more on the knowledge and contribution required by managers generally rather than the specialist seeking to work in a corporate strategy department. It explores strategy from the perspective of all management levels, focusing on the different types and elements of strategy and ways in which they are created and managed.


Managing Business Research 1
10 credits

This module is designed to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct Masters-level assignments. It enables you to perform a systematic review of literature for a business management-related topic at Masters level.

Managing Business Research 2
10 credits

This module provides an overview of research approaches for business. It aims to equip you with the necessary foundations in qualitative and quantitative research approaches to prepare a research proposal for your dissertation and apply either or both of the research approaches studied.

Management Practice
20 credits

This module aims to put management theory into practice, developing proficiency in core management competencies and awareness of the holistic, interrelated functional dependencies within a business.


Advanced Business Practice
60 credits

This module provides opportunities for you to develop as part of a team of consultants working on a live business project, applying theoretical knowledge in a practical environment.


International Research Project
60 credits

This module will help you to prepare a research project that applies international business/managerial concepts and techniques to a significant organisational issue or problem. It will help you to carry out an independent, in-depth research study.

International Business Management
20 credits

The aim of the module is to gain a critical understanding of how global forces shape business environments in a world where national economies are no longer self-contained entities but are interconnected and interdependent. The course emphasises the development of skills to understand and analyse the issues that firms face in operating in international markets.

Supply Chain Management
10 credits

This module provides an overview of the supply chain and logistics environment including its role and function. It will enable you to adopt a professional approach to SC&L decision-making to develop and implement business solutions.

Marketing Management
10 credits

This module investigates the role and function of marketing within the context of changing consumer demands, globalisation, multi-media communication and social marketing. It also analyses the levers that create the marketing mix for organisations and their relationship to the management skills of analysis, planning and control.

Teaching

An insight into teaching on your course

Study hours

Year 1

Contact hours for lectures, seminars and workshops total 12 hours per week in each of the two taught semesters, scheduled over two or three days maximum and between the hours of 9.00am and 6.00pm.

Year 2

In the second year of study you will spend a semester working on a business consultancy project with the second semester working on your dissertation.

A combination of workshops and tutorials will support progress throughout the consultancy project and dissertation module.

Teaching methods

Liverpool Business School has a thriving and well-connected academic community, dedicated to developing the best, most creative and forward thinking business leaders of tomorrow.

Teaching on the course will explore operational contexts that will enable you to perform as a highly effective, internationally informed, manager. You will also be asked to collect, appraise and analyse multi-source data, enabling you to cultivate your problem-solving and decision-making skills.

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Applied learning

The business consultancy project that you will undertake in the second year of study will enable you to gain practical skills and work with students from your course as a team of consultants.  You will apply the theoretical knowledge you have gained by undertaking a project for a business, enabling you to gain real workplace skills.

You will undertake group tutorials and study in our dedicated Management Development Suite, based in a listed building in Liverpool’s historic Georgian Quarter.

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Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessments on this course are designed to ensure that you fulfil your potential at this important stage of your professional development. A variety of methods are used throughout the programme, including:

  • problem-solving exercises
  • practical projects
  • case studies
  • research-based projects
  • literature reviews
  • group presentations
  • group and individual reports
  • reflective report

Feedback is provided in all modules, and extensively in the supporting workshops. In most modules, more than one piece of formal assessment exists, which allows for further feedback to be given during the module.

Course tutors

Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning

Olatunde Durowoju

Olatunde Durowoju

Programme Leader

Dr Tunde Durowoju has a PhD in Management Research from University of East Anglia; an MSc in Food Production Management from University of Nottingham; and BSc in Food Science and Technology from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. His research interests are in operations and supply chain management, quality management, impact assessment and transmission, information security and supply chain management interface, and performance quality. He has published his work in several research outlets such as conferences, academic journals and edited books.

This course really enhances employability by enabling students to learn and use management skills, at the same time as gaining a Masters qualification.

School facilities

What you can expect from your School

The School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, and a café. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Liverpool Business School also has a dedicated Management Development Suite, based in a listed building in the historic Georgian Quarter of Liverpool and a short walk from the Redmonds Building. The building has recently undergone £1.2 million investment to provide a professional learning space.


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Entry requirements

You will need:

  • a minimum second class honours degree

or

  • an equivalent professional qualification

or

  • an equivalent award

or

  • significant work experience at a suitable level 

Additional Information

  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson 50-57
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Contact International Admissions Team for more details

If you have any specific queries, please contact busadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

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Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

View country specific entry requirements

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

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Application and selection

Securing your place at LJMU

You will apply for the majority of postgraduate courses using our online application form. You should complete the form thoroughly and provide a detailed personal statement which reflects your suitability and aptitude for the programme.

Please ensure that you take time over your application providing us with a clearly written form; statement of purpose; copies of qualifications and marks; English language certificates (where required); and a reference.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.

Further information on the terms and conditions of any offer made, our admissions policy and the complaints and appeals process.

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