Global Business Management

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We offer courses delivered by QA Higher Education

validated by the University of Roehampton

This course is based at our London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester Centres*

Response to Covid-19: Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students, and ensuring continued access to learning. As part of our response to Covid-19, in addition to live online classes we plan to offer some opportunities to engage in some small group face-to-face teaching at our London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester Centres as soon as it is safe for us to do so, continuing to follow Government advice and any social distancing measures that may be in place. For the latest information, our response to Covid-19 and FAQs, please check the QA Higher Education website.

  • One to one careers advice to build your experience and skills in readiness for a competitive job market
  • Emphasis on solving the real-life problems faced by businesses today
  • Learn in a personalised and friendly small class environment
  • September, January and June start dates so you can begin your studies at a time that suits you
  • Evening and weekend options available for when you need to fit your studies around your personal commitments
  • Blended learning option in Manchester: 2 virtual evenings a week and 3 Saturday classroom days per semester.


The global business environment is currently undergoing a series of fundamental and far-reaching economic, social, technological and geopolitical changes. These changes have led to the emergence of a new and very different market reality that demands of managers very different patterns of thinking and behaviour.

Our MSc Global Business Management has been designed to ensure that graduates will have a sound theoretical grounding in the broad area of business and management and will develop a range of analytical and personal skills. You will have a clear understanding of how your new knowledge and skills may be used effectively within an organisational context.

Evening and weekend

For our UK and EU students, we offer the study option of evenings and weekends. This study option offers exactly the same levels of student support and the ability to balance your full-time studies with your personal life. Typically, classes are timetabled for two weekday evenings and one Saturday per week.

For September 2020: Evening and weekend delivery will available in Manchester only. You will have a blended learning approach that means you will have:

  • 2 virtual evenings a week
  • 3 Saturday classroom days per semester

Birmingham based students are encouraged to apply for this delivery option.

Blended learning

If you study this course as a blended learning mode, you will have:

  • Recorded lectures, available online
  • Synchronous online seminars
  • Face-to-face workshops

On successful completion of the MSc Global Business Management students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate well developed powers of analysis and synthesis; apply relevant theoretical frameworks to the analysis of real life international business scenarios; absorb complex market information, make strategic decisions and communicate them effectively
  • Exercise effective leadership and manage business operations successfully in a complex and changing global business environment characterised by risk and uncertainty;
  • Display a comprehensive understanding of relevant techniques applicable to your own research, demonstrating self-direction and originality in tackling and solving global business and management problems.
  • Demonstrate the intellectual and transferable skills necessary for employment and career enhancement in international business management roles, such as the exercise of initiative, decision making, communication, personal responsibility, teamwork and leadership.

The programmes uses a range of learning, teaching and assessment techniques to ensure you can apply what you have learnt to real business issues and scenarios. You will be exposed to cases that look at businesses of different sizes, backgrounds, structures and missions, to reflect the career choices such like you may face in the future.

You will have 12 hours of contact time per week in lectures, seminars and workshops. You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 38 hours per week.

Learning and assessment methods reflect a collaborative learning approach that is focused on teamwork, real-world projects and case-studies, all of which are underpinned by analysis and synthesis.

You will be assessed via coursework only.

To prepare you for your lectures and seminars, you will have access to our online learning portal, Moodle, where you can access course information, content and your weekly reading lists.

All modules are core and worth 20 credits, unless otherwise stated.

Business Research Methods
Finance Performance Management
Global Strategic Management
Leadership and Change Management
Managing International Trade
Strategic Marketing
Supply Chain Strategy and Processes

And you will choose one of the following two modules:

Consultancy Project (40 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)

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