MSc International Business
Introduction to the Program
The Master’s in International Business at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a one or two year postgraduate degree program taught in English.
The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.
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About the Program
The degree provides a full-time course for men and women seeking positions in international management. The programme aims to develop knowledge and skills in fundamental management disciplines, while also including specialist modules in various areas of international management.
Programme participants can also use the dissertation component to concentrate in-depth on an international topic according to individual interests and career requirements.
This is a ‘conversion’ masters programme for students without a basic degree in business/management and related areas.
With the global economy increasingly influencing the business world, this MSc programme provides non-business school graduates with a solid foundation in international business theory and practice.
The MSc International Business degree is intended to enable students to:
- engage in a study of organisations, their management and the changing international external environment in which they operate
- prepare for and to develop a career in international business and management
- examine and assess different aspects of the international business environment
- have cross-disciplinary insights into the operation of international business
- have a structured programme that allows students to focus upon advanced developments in international business management to meet their specific interests and career aspirations
- be capable of a critical evaluation of the core business disciplines
- enhance lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.
Applicants for this MSc can have a first degree of any discipline; however, the course is not designed for candidates with a first degree in Business.
This degree offers career opportunities in a variety of careers such as Accountancy, Consultancy, Business Development, Human Resources, IT, Logistics, Marketing, Private Banking, Project Management, Market Research and Sales and Distribution.
The MSc International Business programme is a full-time degree studied over a period of calendar year commencing in September. Students are required to take taught modules and prepare a dissertation.
Classes are in the form of two or three hour teaching/learning sessions, including some small group teaching.
The structure of the MSc International Business programme is modular, with individual modules each having a weighting of 15 credits. One credit represents 10 hours of student work, meaning that a 15 credit module represents 150 hours of study including formal teaching, independent study, revision, and preparation for assessments.
The MSc International Business degree requires the successful completion of 180 credits, 120 of which consist of taught modules, and 60 credits an international management dissertation.
All students undertake core modules relating to international business. The remaining modules offer a choice of electives that allow the student to focus on modules with an international emphasis that are most closely associated with the student’s career aspirations.
Students must complete 180 credits in total.
We consider applicants on the basis of academic merits. Although the entry requirements for our masters degrees vary depending on the course, as a general rule, you are expected to hold an honours degree at 2:1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Evidence of relevant personal, professional and educational experience may also be taken into consideration.
Minimum English Requirement
In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.
- IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)
*The minimum English Language requirement for MA Interpreting and Translation Mandarin and English, MA Applied Linguistics, MA Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching and MSc Communication and International Entrepreneurship, is:
- IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in any element or
- PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)
*The minimum English Language requirement for MSc Engineering Surveying and Geodesy is:
- IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.0 in any element or
- PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)
Start Date of the program
The tuition fees for the 1 year masters program is RMB90000. The tuition fees for the 2 year masters program is RMB80000 per year. The total for the 2 year program is 160000 RMB.
The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and a telephone and computer point; enabling students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University’s data network from their bedrooms. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.