Global Business Management

Postgraduate Faculty of Business and Law

Unlock your future in international management at a Business School that prioritises responsible leadership, sustainable practice, and positive social impact. This course includes an optional professional placement, giving you access to real-world experience and connections.

Global Business Management
Duration

April, July and September 2024: 1 year (full-time)

January 2025: 1 year 3 months (full-time)

Please add an additional year if undertaking a placement. 

Number of Credits

180 credits at Level 7

Start date

April 2024

July 2024

September 2024

January 2025

Degree Type

MSc

Modules

September 2023 intake

Your on-campus teaching will take place across a maximum of two days a week.

 

The MSc with placement offers students the opportunity to complete a placement year (30 weeks) during Year 2. The aim of the placement experience is to provide a route for students to develop genuine and practical problem-solving skills in a professional context, to apply learned concepts into practice within their fields of specialism, and to enable students to gain a better understanding of your own abilities and employment potential.

If you are an international student on a visa, your CAS will have a course duration of two years, subject to meeting the UKVI’s standard requirements.

Please be aware that placements:

  • are not guaranteed;
  • are typically unpaid;
  • include a programme of support to assist students in researching, applying for, and finding an appropriate placement;
  • must be verified and approved prior to commencement; and
  • will be monitored for quality and attendance.

Placement preparation & support

  • As part of Postgraduate degrees with placement, students are enrolled in a compulsory Placement Preparation Module (which include a series of workshops) that take place in Term 1 of Year 1. The workshops and activities in this module are designed to help students find and secure a placement and develop key employability skills and knowledge to succeed in the world of work.
  • Attendance on the Placement Preparation Module is compulsory with a requirement that the student attends 80% of the timetabled workshops and fully engages with the module requirements and with the Careers and Placement teams.
  • The Careers and Placement teams will support students by providing advice on topics such as exploring career paths, CVs, Cover Letters, and interview skills.

Placement Year

  • During the placement year, students will undertake a placement with an employer and complete a 40P credit Placement Module.
  • To be eligible for the Placement Module, students must have successfully passed taught modules (students do not have to have completed the Consultancy Project (RBP040L052) or the Dissertation (RBP040L051) before the commencement of the placement), met the requirements of the Placement Preparation Module, and secured an approved placement.
  • A placement is not guaranteed. The University will offer guidance and support and recommend students to interested organisations; however, it is ultimately the student’s responsibility to secure a placement.
  • The placement can be full-time or part-time (a minimum of 3 working days, 21-24 hours per week) and can be carried out in-person or remotely, and through work-based projects.
  • The placement will ideally be tailored to your interests and aspirations but ultimately meets the needs of employers and must provide relevant experience in line with the learning outcomes of your academic programme. Whereas the roles offered may vary, the emphasis should be on securing a placement within promising growth areas of your discipline and, on both applying and developing existing knowledge and skills in the work place as well as gaining new knowledge and skills.

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Skills

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Take your place in the growing global business community.

If you want a future in international business but feel you lack the relevant knowledge or experience, this postgraduate MSc Global Business Management course is for you.

Wherever you’re starting from, you’ll leave Roehampton with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of global business management, including:

  • Strategy development
  • Finance
  • Marketing planning

Professional Development Programme

Through this mandatory, co-curricular module, you’ll practice and enhance your core skills in the following areas:

  • Presenting
  • Critical writing
  • Research

You’ll also work on negotiation techniques, developing the credibility of your arguments to give you the competitive edge.

Professional placement

If you want to dip your toes into the working world before you graduate, you can take an optional placement in Year 2. Where possible, this will be tailored to your interests and career aspirations. And wherever your placement takes you, it will enable you to:

  • Develop practical problem-solving skills in a professional context
  • Apply learned concepts, and
  • Gain a better understanding of your own employability

Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited to a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) qualification. Upon successful completion of the programme, Roehampton on-campus students, who complete the whole programme with Roehampton, will be eligible for a CMI Level 7 qualification (subject to passing the required mapped CMI modules and CMI moderation). 

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How you'll learn

Designed in collaboration with industry leaders, our MSc Global Business Management degree will empower you to meet the needs of both multinational corporations and SMEs.

Working in high-spec facilities, like our Business Laboratory and Bloomberg Trading Room, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of key management disciplines, including:

  • Research
  • Strategy
  • Organisational change
  • International trade
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You’ll complete a consultancy project in a particular field of interest, such as:

  • Global financial management
  • Marketing
  • Human resources

This enables you to consolidate your knowledge and skills through the in-depth, independent study of a specific organisational issue, with or without an associated internship.

You’ll also complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice at the end of your course.

Global leadership

To boost your employability, you can choose to follow our Global Leadership Programme alongside your MSc studies. Unique to Roehampton, this will equip you with the practical and professional skills to standout in today’s rapidly changing marketplace.

A personal approach

The Roehampton Business School is a progressive and inclusive community, putting you at the centre of your learning journey. Recognising that our students have different personal circumstances, we limit on-campus teaching for this course to a maximum of two days per week, enabling you to balance your studies with work, family, and other external commitments.

 

This student-led approach means you’ll also have time to enjoy London’s vibrant cultural and social life, and take advantage of every opportunity to connect with the capital’s global businesses and financial institutions

Career options

Carve out your career on a global stage.

With an MSc Global Business Management degree from Roehampton, you can go on to work in:

  • Multinational corporations
  • Strategy and policy consultancy
  • SMEs
  • NGOs
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Whatever your aims or aspirations, our dedicated careers support team will be on hand to support you from day one, with personal coaching, CV and application writing, presentation practice, mock interviews, and networking opportunities.

And our optional professional placement in Year 2 is the perfect platform to make career-defining connections before you graduate.

Application Info

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

 

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

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Tuition fees and funding

April/July 2024 entry tuition fees

UK EU and International Placement year
£10,500 £17,000 £1,900

 

September 2024 entry tuition fees

UK EU and International Placement year
£11,025 £17,850 £1,995

Validation and curriculum review

What is validation?
Validation is a formal process through which the University approves a programme (content, teaching, learning and assessment) as being of appropriate standard and quality. This is a normal process used throughout the university sector.

The University expects to publish details of the validated programme in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

What is curriculum review?
Curriculum review is the regular and systematic monitoring and reviewing of programmes. It is a normal process in the sector and it is the way by which the university ensures that your course remains up-to-date and relevant. The process may result in changes to the content, structure and/or assessment of the programme.

The University expects to publish details of the re-validated programme by 31 March in the academic year prior to the start date of the programme. You are advised to check the University website at that time to ensure that you have up-to-date information. In the meantime, if you require information you should contact 0208 392 3232.

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Our Alumni

“Studying this programme at Roehampton gave me more confidence and helped me to see the world through a different lens. For example, I was able to better connect the pieces within business, linking elements like marketing through to supply chain management. The programme helped me to really understand how business works.” 

“The connections and friendships I made with like-minded students from other countries were invaluable.” 

Carlos Ricaurte, Global Business Management MSc, 2019-2020 

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Course Facilities

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 In the new Bloomberg Trading Room students have the opportunity to work with one of the most widely-used financial services system software.

Bloomberg Trading Room

In the new Bloomberg Trading Room students have the opportunity to work with one of the most widely-used financial services system software.

Image -  Business Laboratory 
 “Where innovation and entrepreneurship meets”, the Business Laboratory is open for use to Business School students, alumni, and the Roehampton Business Society.

Business Laboratory

“Where innovation and entrepreneurship meets”, the Business Laboratory is open for use to Business School students, alumni, and the Roehampton Business Society.

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 The Business School is located in the Southlands College part of campus, near to the main University entrance. We have our own building, Queen’s Building.

Queen's Building

The Business School is located in the Southlands College part of campus, near to the main University entrance. We have our own building, Queen’s Building.

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 The Roehampton Esports Arena is also based in the Queen's Building in the Business School for those who are into competitive gaming or just want to relax after lectures.

Esports Arena

The Roehampton Esports Arena is also based in the Queen's Building in the Business School for those who are into competitive gaming or just want to relax after lectures.

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