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Postgraduate MSc

International Business and Management with Industrial Placement

Do you want to learn the functions of international business and what makes a great globally successful leader whilst gaining vital work experience?

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Overview

Business is as connected as it has ever been. To be a successful business leader, you need to understand international markets and the way other nations do business.

Our CMI and IOE&IT-accredited MSc International Business and Management with Industrial Placement course is the most far-reaching of our postgrad courses, as it provides a well-rounded knowledge of global management theories and practices. Our graduates gain the transferable and desirable skills of cross-cultural management, problem solving, adaptability and decision making that they can apply to top-calibre management roles in a variety of business environments and functions nationally or globally.

Taking a 12-month industrial placement allows you to gain work experience in the UK or overseas as part of your Master's. While the placements are self-sought, the School offers support through extra-curricular engagement with our dedicated placements team. Opting for this course with a placement takes the length of your course to up to two years.

Watch our Postgraduate Placements video here.

Reasons to study MSc International Business and Management with Industrial Placement at Kent

  • Kent Business School is a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business school placing us in the top 1% of business schools globally to be accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB
  • You’ll be part of a supportive community at our Canterbury campus, one hour from London
  • You’ll learn from our expert teaching staff, many of which appear in the top 2% of researchers worldwide
  • You can increase your career prospects through an Industrial Placement or In-Company Student Consultancy Project, or even transform your idea into a business through the Business Start-Up Journey with ASPIRE
  • You’ll gain access to employability support from enrolment up to 3 years after graduation at the historic Canterbury Cathedral

    What you’ll learn:

    You'll learn an overview of global strategy, global value chains, international accounting and organisational behaviour, managing the multinational enterprise, within human resource management in a global context and international accounting for decision making. You will finish your master's with a detailed report with the support of a dedicated expert supervisor. At the end of Stage One, you start your Industrial Placement.

    See the modules you’ll study

    The programme helped me to develop analytical skills and set an academic foundation for an international career.

    ~ Milan Marinkovic, MSc International Business Management, 2020.

    Your future

    Of Kent postgraduate students who responded to the most recent national survey of graduate destinations, over 97% were in work or further study within six months. (DLHE 2017).

    Successful KBS graduates: graduate destinations

    This specialist programme prepares students for a variety of competitive and exciting roles in multinational enterprises, international organisations, governmental bodies or consultancies.

    Students who studied similar courses at Kent Business School have gone on to work in a variety of companies including:

    • Deloitte
    • Fujitsu
    • Pace Capital
    • City Sprint
    • J.P Morgan & Chase
    • B.P

    Many of our students also stay local and find job opportunities regionally in small and medium firms or even set-up their own businesses as well-equipped entrepreneurs.

    Embedded employability: developing career-enhancing skills

    You gain much more than an academic qualification when you graduate. We enhance your student experience and accelerate your career prospects to help you achieve your ambition. 

    From the moment you start with us, our efforts are focused on helping you gain the knowledge, skills and experience you need to thrive in an increasingly competitive workplace. As part of the course, undertake an Industrial Placement or opt for an In-Company Scheme to work on a real business case study. Go on our Business Start-up Journey and transform your idea into a business through ASPIRE. Our qualified careers practitioners provide support for up to three years after graduation.

    Additionally, the Postgraduate Employability Edge programme, available to PGT students at Kent Business School takes place from Welcome Week through to the end of the academic year and is designed to enhance your career prospects further.

    Professional recognition

    This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, it also allows you to study the CMI Level 7 certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership alongside your degree. CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

    The recent accreditation by the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT) is evidence of the quality and relevance to practice of our MSc International Business and Management programme. The IOE&IT is a professional membership body representing and supporting the interests of everyone in the domain of international trade.

    Career support
    Whether you want to get ahead in your current career, change lanes, or kickstart a new one – we are here to help you realise your ambition.

    Fees and funding

    The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:

    Full-time

    • UK
    • International

    For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

    For students continuing on this programme fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* If you are uncertain about your fee status please contact information@kent.ac.uk.

    Your fee status

    The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

    For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

    For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

    Your fee status

    The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

    General additional costs

    Find out more about general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent. 

    Search our scholarships finder for possible funding opportunities. You may find it helpful to look at both:

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    Ready to apply?

    Learn more about the application process or begin your application by clicking on a link below.

    You will be able to choose your preferred year of entry once you have started your application. You can also save and return to your application at any time.

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    Kent ranked top 50 in The Complete University Guide 2024.

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    Research excellence

    Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.

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