Master in International Business & Sustainability
This programme is designed for students with an interest in international business sustainability.
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This programme is designed for individuals with an interest in sustainability within international business.
On completion of this programme, you will have gained a clear understanding of the part business plays in identifying and managing the challenges of sustainability. You will identify and review the key stakeholders and the role they play in the organisation to guarantee the successful production of a sustainable business model.
You will be able to define sustainability and apply your knowledge to a range of actual issues within the workplace. You will gain a clear understanding of the theories of sustainability in the international business environment and be able to link this back to the basic factors that shape the prospects for sustainability such as market forces and key environmental issues.
You will understand the key concepts, definitions and theories of international business and be able to identify and use the correct analytical tools available to evaluate an organisation’s involvement in the international business environment. You will have a basic understanding of foreign trade and investment and the impact this has on the businesses taking into consideration any ethical implications.
Our flagship Master International Business and Sustainability course is an interdisciplinary programme which prepares students with a sound understanding of key business concepts, giving them the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to succeed in a global workplace.
Companies often rely on research-based information to make decisions. In order to use research material efficiently and to ensure that any decision is made on the basis of soundly based research findings, it is necessary to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the methods and techniques used to collect and analyse this information. There are many approaches to conducting research that vary in terms of the types of questions they seek to answer and the methods used to provide answers explored in this module.
This module will focus on the main concepts and theories involved in international business. You will learn how to identify the primary areas of foreign trade and investments. Also, you will learn how to recognise any ethical situations that could negatively affect a global operation and you will gain strategic awareness of the demands of working on an international platform.
The aim of this module is to define the fundamentals of sustainable development and its link to actual issues and use theory to link the environment and society. You will evaluate key factors to measure sustainability and identify the various ways of planning and analysing results. As well as understand the main concepts and theories involved in ESG and international business.
The objective of this module is to demonstrate the relationship between an organisation, sustainability and the environment. You will review issues that have an impact on an organisation’s environmental policies, as well as understand the fundamental concepts to drive change in the business in line with the company’s beliefs regarding the environment and sustainability.
In this module, you will develop the skills required to manage an international business and discover the key traits of an international manager. You will also identify the main issues that can occur when managing a multinational business, develop problem-solving skills and understand ethical awareness of cross-culture in the workplace.
The aim of this module is to understand an organisation’s approach to international strategy, describe the characteristics of growth and diversification. The module also focuses on the threat of competition to an organisation and the strategy required to maintain a competitive advantage. You will identify the main characteristics needed by an international business to implement a strategy on ethical conduct.
The Dissertation will help you to develop key employability skills such as creative and strategic thinking, time management and effective communication, alongside academic skills such as critical thinking, evaluation of existing research, data analysis and academic writing. You will identify a question framed within the context of existing academic research and collect and analyse relevant data. This module enables you to consolidate your learning in the form of an intensive piece of academically rigorous research focused on a relevant subject.
Trip to Shanghai (China)
China’s economy became the only major economy to report positive GDP growth in 2020. In 2021, the country is changed its domestic industrial structure to bring potential opportunities, including new technological revolutions and new energy sources.
During the programme, you will travel to Shanghai to learn about China’s economy and how the country succeeded to develop a strong place in the global trade sphere. You will have the opportunity to explore the city, work on a project, visit companies, attend trade fairs and conferences.
Students’ careers are our main priority which is why we have created the ‘Impact Mission’ with our partner organisations.
The mission will give you the opportunity to make a positive influence within an organisation or a community by doing a four-week project related to CSR. At the end of your placement, you will have to write a 2,000 word report.
This experience enables students to have a professional experience, with a business or community and to gain credit for their achievements. It is expected that students will work for 160 hours which should be recorded clearly in the portfolio.
Careers in International Business & Sustainability
This course will allow you to help organisations solve any issues and provide advice on growing revenues and improving business performance.
You will combine strategic analysis with marketing and sales techniques to help a company grow and increase its revenues.
Roles after completion of the programme:
We offer the possibility to follow all of our Master’s programmes on a part-time basis. The length of each programme is extended to 18 months which allows more flexibility for the students.
We may consider candidates from a non-traditional academic background, on the basis of relevant work experience (minimum 2 years). After a review of your application and an interview, we will be able to confirm your eligibility for our programme.
We offer a variety of bursaries, each with a unique eligibility criteria. Candidates who submit an application on time and receive an offer for our programmes can be considered for King Stage bursaries. Please visit our financial support page for more details. Students can also apply for scholarships directly on external websites.