Strategic International Business Management
In a nutshell
The Global Management course is designed for graduates from a non-business discipline wanting to develop their skills and knowledge in order to become a successful manager in a global business organisation. Developed by University of Salford academics and delivered online in partnership with Robert Kennedy College, the programme will help to make you a more successful and efficient manager
There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead you are given real-life case studies and essays, which allow you to think critically about your company and your own career. You will learn about and evaluate evidence-based best practice to inform and improve your own skills.
If you are already working as a manager, you will seriously enhance your capabilities, improve your career prospects, and achieve a highly-regarded management qualification.
Places are strictly limited to 90 per term.
To apply, visit www.salford.rkc.edu
- Explore key areas of international business
- Develop an understanding of international strategic management
- Develop the knowledge to become a successful manager in a global organisation
This is for you if...
You are excited at the idea of visiting either Salford or Zurich for a residential
You are comfortable completing your studies online
You aim to enhance your skills as a manager
You want to put theory into practice through the Business Innovation Project
You are a critical thinker
You are committed to improving your professional performance
All about the course
This course is delivered via blended learning mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency. The residency is held in Salford, UK or Zürich, Switzerland and prepares you for the final Business Innovation Project.
You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of management, with a particular focus on strategic, global and organisational issues in an international context. You’ll also get an overview of key issues and decisions relating to the legal, social and ethical responsibilities of corporate management. You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner, in particular in light of key issues and decisions related to the strategic organisation in both national and international contexts. This module draws from findings from research into work and particular emphasis is placed on a number of theoretical and practical perspectives to enable you to better understand the world of work.
International Financial Management
Examine the impact of such factors as exchange rates, inflation rates and interest rates on the management of firms in an international/global context. You will be able to devise and evaluate a risk management strategy for the uncertain world of international financial markets using financial instruments such as swaps, options and futures. Emphasis is placed on factors that differentiate multinational from domestic financial management. This module also offers the opportunity to develop practical analytical and presentational skills by applying theory and concepts to international financial databases.
Marketing and Service Management
Develop an understanding of the role of marketing within the global organisation and the processes involved, with particular emphasis on the service sector. You will gain knowledge and skills applicable to managing quality and a wide-ranging analysis of the issues involved in managing the strategic marketing/management functions within a global service context. In drawing from findings from research and practice, emphasis is placed on a number of theoretical perspectives that enable you to develop the ability to critically evaluate and analyse service management opportunities and problems at a global scale.
Operations and Information Management
Through this module you will critically analyse the theory, concepts and models of operations and information management. Operations and Information Management provides you with an overview of how to improve different types of operations and information systems as well as contributing to a company’s competitiveness and strategy.
This module offers a programme of research, reflection, structured learning and writing that helps you develop and understand the critical and contextual framework that underpins your practice, and articulate more effectively the relationship between theory and practice.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
What will I be doing?
The programme is delivered via blended learning mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration. There is a one-week compulsory residency held in Salford, UK or Zürich, Switzerland.
During your course, a range of assessment techniques will be used.
Salford Business School
Salford Business School aims to be the most business-informed, industry-relevant business school in the UK. Industry shapes everything we do, from informing our students’ learning to providing work placements, driving our research and influencing our academic staff.
We want you to gain the best academic and personal experience possible. As a student here, you’ll have access to a range of experiences and opportunities, including internships and work placements in the UK or internationally so you graduate with much more than a degree.
As part of your studies, you will attend a compulsory residential in Salford, UK or in Zurich, Swizerland.
If you choose to come to Salford you will benefit from a beautiful University campus only minutes from the centre of Manchester. You will be based in Salford Business School, in the Lady Hale Building at the heart of the University’s Peel campus. Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub and several open study spaces. It is also right next door to the University library which is open 24 hours a day. The library offers bright, fresh, technology-enabled study areas with a variety of attractive work spaces and access to a wide range of resources for research and learning
All University of Salford students also have access to the MediaCityUK campus including its study facilities. MediaCityUK is home to major BBC and ITV departments and over 80 businesses across the creative and digital sectors. It is recognised as one of the most innovative developments in Britain and is a vibrant place in which to live, work, socialise and study.
What about after uni?
In addition to a highly-regarded formal qualification, you’ll gain the personal and organisational management skills that will enhance your career prospects. Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with organisations including Ernst & Young, British Airways, BMW, the NHS, BUPA and KPMG.
A professional career spans over many years and various positions are held during a working career in today’s fast-past environment. The programme equips you well for this situation, providing you with flexible employment opportunities. Graduates work in a variety of industries and sectors, nationally as well as internationally, and hold positions at various management levels.
The University of Salford grew out of the institutes of the late 19th century that provided a talented, technically proficient and professional workforce to support the UK’s rapidly growing industries. In the 21st century, this still holds strong. Whilst industry has changed significantly, the need for industry-focused education is equally relevant today.
We teach the skills that employers need and as a result, our graduates enjoy excellent international career prospects.
The curriculum across our postgraduate courses balances academic teaching and professional experience. Our industry partners give us their input into the curriculum so that the teaching reflects industry’s current and future needs and you develop the skills that employers want. The Business Innovation Project, which forms the final third of your study, is designed to give you real-world experience so you can apply the theory you have learned.
What you need to know
English Language Requirements
Normally IELTS 6.5 with no individual element below 5.5, or equivalent recognised Secure English Language Test, (SELT).
If the English language qualification is slightly below this level candidates may be able to take one of the many English courses available in the University.
Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate.
Accreditation Of Prior Learning (APL)
We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.
Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).
2019 fees are for programmes starting in March, June and July. Fees for programmes starting in September 2019 and after will be published in late spring.
For more information please see our funding section.
You should also consider further costs. Residency costs, such as airfare and accommodation, plus a 2,000 CHF (Swiss Francs) tuition fee for the residency, and some of the textbooks that you will need for the course are not included in these fees.
*Please note INT cost is in Swiss Francs.
|Type of study||Year||Fees|
|Full-time international||2019/20||£10,000per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
For more information on fees and funding, visit salford.rkc.edu.
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This programme is delivered online by our franchise partner, Robert Kennedy College. The programme has been designed and is delivered by Salford Business School academics. The degree is awarded by the University of Salford.