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Accelerate your career to management
Designed to prepare graduates, career-changers and working professionals for the challenges of management in today’s competitive global business environment, this programme equips students with the practical skills to stand out to employers.
With content delivered through the triple-accredited Birmingham Business School, this management masters pairs the latest research and theory with an innovative online learning platform. The Online MSc International Business provides students with both specialist knowledge and the flexibility to suit a career-driven lifestyle.
Learn alongside work
Gain the ability to apply the latest business knowledge and theory to your role immediately:
- Analyse, address and overcome complex problems in global business
- Develop critical managerial skills and master practical applications
- Learn the people-management skills necessary for effective leadership
- Challenge critical thinking on global business issues
- Gain international perspectives of organisations and management theory
Did you know?
Birmingham Business School holds a rare ‘gold standard’ triple-crown accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
What’s more, the Online MSc International Business was the first 100% online masters programme of its kind to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). This type of credential is usually only reserved for MBAs.
Find out more about our Online MSc International Business
Frequently Asked Questions
Is an Online MSc International Business worth it?
The programme has been designed to provide real value for anyone looking to accelerate a business career – anywhere in the world.
It helps students to build on the business management knowledge they’ve already picked up academically and professionally, providing the tools to apply strategic, internationally focused business thinking in meaningful, impactful ways.
By joining, you’ll also benefit from the university’s impressive business links and have the chance to establish a valuable international business network of employers and other professionals.
What support will I have while studying the Online MSc International Business?
You will learn from leading academics and industry figures, have access to community boards and instant messaging services, regular live discussions and support from a dedicated Student Services Coordinator – all to help guide you through your student journey.
There is also access to 24/7 technical support, should you have any issues in accessing the virtual learning environment.
Find out more about your support team.
Where can I study an Online MSc International Business?
The fully online nature of this management masters programme means you needn’t ever visit Birmingham to study. Providing you have an internet connection and a suitable computer, you can complete the course from nearly anywhere in the world. That said, as a University of Birmingham student, you will have full access to the campus, should you ever find yourself nearby.
Find out more about technology requirements for online students.
Why study international business online?
Studying online allows you to further your career without having to take a break from working. If you’re already in a business role, you’ll have the chance to apply what you learn to real-life working situations almost immediately, adding to the value of this international business degree.
Studying this way also allows you to obtain your qualification from a highly respected university without needing to relocate or travel.
Find out more about the online student experience.
What is AMBA accreditation?
AMBA (Association of MBAs) accreditation is awarded to the best business programmes globally and denotes the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education.
It provides a clear indication of the quality of education on our courses and reaffirms our place within an elite group of business schools globally that hold the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).
“In its review, AMBA applied a similar level of care, rigor and scrutiny which it normally uses for assessing the accreditation of MBAs. It concluded that the programme is effective in delivering a wholly-online experience that combines both quality with flexibility, to enhance a students' ability to perform at the highest level in in global business”
Dr Roshan Boojihawon, Director of the Online MSc, University of Birmingham
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