MSc International Business Management

MSc International Business Management

About the Course


The MSc International Business Management programme is provided by the University of the West of England, UK and offers students the unique opportunity to gain an internationally recognised Masters degree in Nepal from a distinguished British university.   


This programme has been designed for those who have recently completed their undergraduate degree and wish to progress to a career in management within a corporation, government, or international organisation.


The primary aims of the programme are to equip students with an advanced understanding of the concepts and current, pervasive issues within international business - as well as develop the analytical and research skills needed to make reasoned and creative contributions to business and management practice. 


In addition, the programme also aims to prepare students for a career in international business and management by extending their personal and interpersonal skills by enhancing lifelong learning.  


MSc International Management


Programme Objectives 


  • Strong focus on personal, academic, and professional development.
  • Develop students into self-starters.
  • Inclusion of both research and practise led teaching
  • Help students to produce original and innovative ideas when contributing to business and society at large.
  • Helps students to apply cross disciplinary knowledge in complex international business contexts.
  • Focus on developing the cross cultural competency, ethical awareness, business sustainability and global citizenship required in today’s global business environment.


Programme Leader:


Ms Nishtha Rajbhandari (


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Key Facts


Award Title: MSc International Business Management


Awarding Institution: The University of the West of England


Teaching Institution: The British College


Duration: Two years, four semesters (including the one-semester pre-masters)


Entry:  Jan / Sept.

Your Future 


As the course has an international context, graduates will be competent at working in both the local, and the international job market. e.g within a corporation, government offices, and international organisation or similar, in a range of roles  including (but not limited to):  

  • International Project Manager
  • International Sales Manager
  • Service Manager
  • Communications Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Retail Programme Manager
  • Business Development Manager

Entry Requriements


Pre-Masters Programme:


  • Bachelors Honours Degree: 2:2 or above (55% or above)

Direct entry 


  • A pass in TBC's Pre-Masters degree;


  • A degree greater than or equal to 2.2 (Students fully meeting UWE entry criteria can join directly to the university programme) and;


  • A minimum of 6.5 IELTS or equivalent (with no skill below 6) 


  • A student may be allowed admission with relevant managerial (evidenced) work experience (no less than 2-3 years).


(Note: individual university partners may have variations on the type and amount of work experience and if it is required. Please refer to the Programme Leader for further specific course information). 


The Pre-masters programme is structured as follows and is made up of four modules: 

Core Modules:
Academic English 15 credits
Business Research  15 credits
Financial Accounting 15 credits
Fundamentals of Business and Management 15 credits
  60 credits


The MSc IBM programme is structured as follows:

Semester 1
Evaluating the Global Context 15 credits
The Strategic Context 15 credits
The Service Concept: Design and Delivery 15 credits
Managing Finance 15 credits
**Personal and Professional Development 15 credits
Semester 2
People and Global Organisations 15 credits
Digital Business Information Systems 15 credits
Management Consultancy 15 credits
**Personal and Professional Development 15 Credits
*Dissertation: International Management 60 Credits



Semester 3
Dissertation International Management 60 credits


To achieve a Masters, students must complete a dissertation that gives them a chance to research an area of international management that is of particular interest to them, and is and relevant to their career or company


* Dissertation module starts from semester 2 and runs till semester 3

** PPD module starts from semester 1 and continues in semester 2



The MSc IBM programme is a modular one, providing elements of common provision but also the flexibility to meet the needs and interests of participants.  The structure totals 60 +180 credits.

This is broken down into:

  • 3+8 taught modules (total 60+120 credits)
  • A research-based dissertation (60 credits). 


Credit Hours

Each of the 15 and 20-credit modules is equivalent to 150 and 200 hours of student effort respectively so that the whole programme is 600+1,800 hours of student effort. 


The hours of student effort comprises

  • The face-to-face teaching and tutorials
  • Private study hours
  • Coursework and examinations. 



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