International Business - MA

This is an American degree (see the 'structure' tab for more information).

This programme offers a comprehensive understanding of the context, conduct, strategies, theories and key contemporary issues in international business in an increasingly inter-connected world.

There is a strong emphasis on the application of theory, and you will learn through the analysis of real-life problems and examples.

The programme aims to stimulate you to think about possible futures, and to prepare for international business as it will be conducted over the next 10 to 20 years.

Why should I choose this programme?

The programme will appeal to recent graduates in other fields interested in pursuing a career in international business.

It is also ideal for those who have been working for a number of years and want the opportunity to reflect upon and learn from their experiences, to broaden their knowledge and enhance their CVs.

Key skills, aims and objectives

  • Understanding the context, the conduct, the theories and the strategies of international business
  • Appreciating the importance of culture, ethics and corporate social responsibility
  • Learning to analyse real situations, to critique management behaviour and to make (and justify) recommendations for future decisions and actions
  • Being able to prepare and give extensive consultancy-style presentations on an analytical not merely a descriptive level
  • Learning how to cope with risk and uncertainty and the possibility of alternative (unknown) futures
  • Working under time pressure, both individually and in teams

Future opportunities

The MA in International Business educates, trains, and prepares you for a successful career in the global economy.

It enables you to learn and then to practice a key set of skills that will be of fundamental importance in the working world.

Length

Most students complete their degree in six terms over 14 months. Academically strong and dedicated students may complete the degree in five terms over 12 months.

Additional information

This is an American degree. It is made up of units known as credit hours. Each class that you undertake will allow you to accumulate credit hours. Most classes (modules) carry three credit hours. You must successfully complete at least 39 credit hours (13 modules) to complete the programme.

The main parts of your degree are the core modules. You will follow 8-10 core modules, depending on your chosen degree. These must be complemented with a selection of elective modules to make up the required total of 12 modules. For some programmes, elective modules can be chosen from the full selection of MA, MS and MBA classes.

Professional skills development
In addition you will be expected to spend time in scholarship and research activities each term. All students undertake a mandatory, no-credit module in their first term (LIBR 5010 Professional Studies) which strengthens their academic skills in preparation for postgraduate study.

Sequential degrees
RUL also offers you the opportunity to undertake a sequential degree – a second MA, MS or MBA degree following your first postgraduate degree.

If you have earned an MA, MS or an MBA from Webster University, or Master’s or Doctorate from another regionally accredited college or university, or an international equivalent, you may apply for a sequential Master’s degree by completing the core modules (minimum 21 credit hours) in your chosen degree.

Please note: the sequential Master’s degrees in International Relations and Finance require completion of 27 hours of coursework.

Modules

Core courses
INTB 5000 International Business (3 hours)
INTL 5000  Introduction to International Relations  (3 hours)
BUSN 5200  Finance for Managers or FINC 5000  Finance (3 hours)
INTL 5400  International Political Economy (3 hours)
INTB 5630  International Law and Business (3 hours)
MNGT 5710  Cross-Cultural Management (3 hours)
MRKT 5980  International Marketing (3 hours)
BUSN 5220  Global Supply Chain Management (3 hours)
INTB 5600  International Accounting (3 hours)
FINC 5840  International Finance (3 hours)
INTB 5740  Global Topics #1 (1 hour)
INTB 5750  Global Topics #2 (1 hour)
INTB 5760  Global Topics #3 (1 hour)
INTB 6000  Integrated Studies in International Business (3 hours) 

One elective course (3 hours)

See module descriptions

In addition, students are required to meet one of the following criteria:

  • A study-abroad course experience
  • A hybrid course experience

Future start dates

24 October 2014

9 January 2015
13 March 2015
May 2015
August 2015
October 2015

View Academic calendar

Fees

Fees 2014/15
Full course fee (13 courses): £16,900
Registration fee: £420 (refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £730 (refundable)
Alumni fee: £360

» How to pay

Academic

We require successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum 2.5 (out of 4.0) cumulative grade point average or its equivalent (e.g. 2:2 degree).

English requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Latest update regarding ETS & TOEFL testing – The Home Office has suspended all ETS tests, including TOEFL exams, as evidence of English language ability from new visa applicants.

Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3

Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.

We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:

  • IELTS
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • Regent’s University London on campus diagnostic test

If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.

– 18/07/2014

 

For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, grade C
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C (for non-EU IGCSE students, please provide along with the IGCSE certificate, the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades)
  • IB Diploma English A grade 4 or above HL or SL.  English B grade 5 at HL
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5 (for non-EU students: a minimum score of 5.5 in each component)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of  90 (internet-based test) (TOEFL results not accepted post 17 April 2014 for non EU/UK students)
  • Pearson Test (PTE Academic) score of 61 (for non-EU Students: a minimum score of 51 in each component)

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.

Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.

Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Please check their website for current information: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk

On-campus diagnostic test

If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test. 

This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: exrel@regents.ac.uk

How to apply

Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:

Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax: 

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from the accredited university that awarded your Bachelor’s degree
  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be academic. The second can be academic, professional or personal (although it cannot be from a family member or a peer)
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen course and how you feel you will benefit from the course of study
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • One recent passport-sized, colour photograph, jpeg format (this must be emailed to us at admit@regents.ac.uk)
  • A CV outlining your professional experience
  • If not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Step 2 Making an offer

We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.

If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

Step 3 Accepting the offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must:

  • Confirm your acceptance via email/post/telephone/in person
  • Pay the refundable registration fee
  • Pay the refundable non-EU advance tuition fee deposit (if applicable)

Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 Full acceptance and visa

On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the section titled ‘Studying in the United Kingdom’ on the UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa). 

Transfer of credits

Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all of the supporting documentation listed above. If you wish to have transfer credit assessed, you should provide us with official university transcripts before your proposed start date.

Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.

Scholarships available

Note: Changes will be made from October 2014 which affect our scholarship offering. Please check the website after 20 September for details.

Merit-Based Award

A scholarship of up to 50% of your tuition fees, awarded to students with strong academic achievements and potential. Available for specific programmes; please refer to the list below. Only available for October 2014 intake.

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Regent's Progress Fund for Alumni

We are delighted when our Alumni decide to return to study on a postgraduate programme. To demonstrate our support for you as a progressing student and acknowledge your academic achievements to date, we are pleased to offer progression scholarships from September 2014 onwards.

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Study methods

You will study among students from across the world and be taught by tutors with extensive practical experience in international business as well as academic expertise.

Making extensive use of case studies, simulations, and other interactive techniques, the programme focuses on real problems and examples, all of which are presented and discussed in small seminar and workshop groups.

Students with disabilities

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

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Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA

 

 

Last updated: 17 September 2014

 

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Key information

Name
International Business
Qualification
MA
Level
Postgraduate
Accreditation
US
UCAS Code
School
Regent's American College London
Mode
Full time
Length
12 - 14 months
Fees
£16,900 *
Scholarships
Yes
Start date
24 October 2014
Study abroad
Yes
Validation
This degree is awarded by Webster University, St. Louis, USA

* See the admissions tab for further details on fees, scholarships and future start dates

US accredited degree

What does this mean?

Endorsement

CMI


This degree is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students on this programme are provided with access to CMI resources during their studies, and can apply for membership to the CMI on degree completion.
 

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08 Oct

Postgraduate open evening

Regent's is pleased to be hosting a Postgraduate Open Evening on Wednesday, 8 October 2014. The event will be a wonderful opportunity for you to find out more about postgraduate studies at Regent's.