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MSc/PgD/PgC International Business and Management

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Institution code: 

Full-time: One year

Part-time: Two years

This course commences in February and October.

Next in take is October 2022

Typical Offer: 

Qualifications and management experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Please see Entry Requirements below.

  • Gain practical insight from international businesses and industry leaders
  • Study on the prestigious Ipswich Waterfront, home of Maritime Ipswich and other events and festivals
  • Enhance your career and promotion prospects through our dual accreditation with the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management.


The MSc International Business and Management is designed for new or recent graduates and those with management experience.

This programme goes beyond just providing students with a thorough grounding in vital business and management practices and the contexts in which they operate. The course philosophy focuses upon the role of modern business and management and the varied and sometimes complex mixture of knowledge and skills that drive the revenue streams of those modern entities.

Modern businesses have become more diverse. The balance of power has shifted significantly in favour of the customer, who now has more control of the relationship than ever before, and technology has brought in new media channels and cultural norms. The role of business and management has altered, so too has the scope and role of management which is changing in response.

This course delivers the core essentials for a career in business and management by allowing students to rehearse the necessary skills and techniques required in the profession, and doing so at the intellectual and deep level of a Masters programme. Students taking this course will be able to significantly enhance their career and promotion prospects.

                                           ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management achieved through dual-accreditation of modules within the University of Suffolk MSc International Business and Management

Through our dual accreditation scheme, and upon successful completion of modules on the MSc International Business and Management programme, students will also achieve the ILM Level 7 Certificate in Leadership and ManagementFurther information about the University's relationship with the ILM is available in the PSRB register

Students can choose to undertake either a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC), a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) or a full MSc in International Business and Management. 

View more information about the range of employers our students work with in the Business School.

  • Designed for new or recent graduates so the course is to bring graduates of any discipline to become well-versed in business and management-related matters and competent to work (and lead) in a challenging business environment
  • Gives a broad perspective on the nature of business and management.
  • Offer an innovative, dynamic and flexible programme that critically considers development of International Business and Management in a globalised world.

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Managerial Economics and Finance (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)
Knowledge Management and Information Systems (20 credits) OR Islamic Finance and Banking (20 credits)
Innovative Entrepreneurial Society: new business models (20 credits) OR Operations and Supply Chain Management (20 credits)
Strategic International Marketing (20 credits)
International Business (20 credits)
Managing People Effectively in an International Context (20 credits)
Dissertation (40 credits)

Fees and finance


  • Full-time tuition fee: £9,495 p.a.
  • Part-time tuition fee: £1,055 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information)
  • International tuition fee: £13,995 p.a.


    Further Information

    At the University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.

    * 2022-23 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.

    Entry requirements


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    Facilities and Resources

    The Waterfront Building and the Atrium Building (pictured below), which houses the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre (IWIC), will be your bases during your degree.

    The Waterfront Building on Ipswich marina is home to lecture theatres fitted with state-of-the-art AV equipment, and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the open period.