Masters | Postgraduate Course - International Business with Law MSc Course Details within University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire
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UK/EU: £6,800; International: £12,000
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International Business with Law MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year Full-time

To succeed in the modern world businesses need managers with the skills and knowledge of how to trade on the international stage. The added element of law in this course allows you to study the core business disciplines such as strategic business management, accounting and finance, within a legal and regulatory framework

As you develop your knowledge of business and law in an international context, you will gain the attributes to contribute to the global business strategy of organisations and resolve international business problems.

Why choose this course?

  • Study legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities, and investigate the critical application of legal theory to international business
  • Explore the inter-relationship between law and business, and take the opportunity to consider and resolve legal and regulatory problems through collaborative activities
  • Develop your knowledge of key strategic and operations such as accounting and finance, investment treaty arbitration, international business competencies and strategic management within an international context.
  • Study the theory of international business and apply it to solve real business problems through our employability practice approach to teaching and learning
  • Gain the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career as a Trading Executive, Product Manager, Business Development Manager, Buyer or in related role within Financial and Legal Services

Module details

Units for your course (unit order depends on your start date):

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Intercultural Business Competencies
  • Strategic Management

Block Delivery Method

Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.

·         Induction Week

·         Unit 1 (30 credits)

·         Unit 2 (30 credits)

·         Unit 3 (30 credits)

·         Unit 4 (30 credits)

·         Capstone Project (60 credits)

 

Capstone Project:

  • Professional Practice - you will be required to respond to a number of work-based scenarios through critical evaluation to determine an appropriate course of action.
  • The Live Project - this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation.
  • The dissertation - this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course.

The structure of the course provides an intense and highly rewarding learning experience. You will study only one unit at a time, which will enable you to focus upon the subject.

Each unit takes place over six weeks in two, three week sections. In the first week of each of the two sections, you will undertake two and a half days face-to-face contact time. This enables you to engage with a considerable amount of learning material with the tutor. After this, there is more contact, which varies from unit to unit as well as other work undertaken using online resources.

You will be involved in both individual and group work, all designed using evidence-based approaches to improve your experience and quality of work. During this time you will also have access to our new Luton campus library which provides 24/7 access to learning resources to help support your study.

This emphasis on active learning uses the latest in teaching and learning approaches, integrated with our employability practice-based method with real businesses to enable you to gain real experience as part of your course.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. 

Programme Assessment

In line with the Business School’s commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to the demonstration of your ability to understand International Business with Law in practice.

It is the expectation of the course that you understand the theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. All of this comes together by being able to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation.

Student Destinations

By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:

- Financial and Legal Services
- Product Managers
- Trading Executives
- Buyers
- Business Development Managers

You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.