Online International Business Management with Project Management MSc

  • Excel in multi-cultural and global business environments
  • Compete in the globalised job market
  • Solve problems with innovation

London Met Online International Business Management with Project Management MSc – Exploring the global business landscape

Do you ever stop and wonder at how rapidly the world of business is changing? Concepts and words like globalisation, the new normal, apps, agile, crypto and digitise are no longer new. Online learning is an established option – digital platforms can connect you to hundreds of people across the globe in a virtual space and the virtual classroom is available anywhere there is an internet connection.

Whether you are planning to upskill, advance your career, change industries, or start your own business, here are six key reasons why you should study International Business Management with Project Management MSc.

  • Global business: gain the knowledge and skills required by businesses competing in an international environment. 
  • Global context: understand economics, finance, management, data analysis, marketing, and project management with a global perspective. 
  • Digital world: explore key issues in digital business, corporate responsibility and the challenges of economic development and sustainability. 
  • Financial basis: master financial concepts, and the basics of accounting so you will be confident and equipped to drive your business performance forward.
  • Cross-industry concepts: learn how to adapt the knowledge and project management concepts and methodology to different fields, including engineering and construction, healthcare, financial services, law and technology
  • Soft skills: develop crucial communication skills so that you can analyse cases, diplomatically respond to conflicting opinions and master the art of making your point.

The International Business Management with Project Management degree at London Met Online will give you a systematic understanding of business organisations, their external environment and how they create value sustainably, with a special focus on the area of project management.

Course Information

Tap into new career opportunities with the online Masters of International Business Management with Project Management – MSc

The programme has been designed for goal-oriented, working professionals who want to master new skills without interrupting work life or lifestyle.
The strong focus on gaining knowledge for practical use should deliver excellent value for money for every student that studies the programme through improved knowledge, confidence and skills.

This course is designed as a collaborative learning approach where students will undertake group work, presentations, case studies, live business simulation, along with research into topical issues and the development of consultancy skills. In addition, the students will be offered Interpersonal Skills Coaching using Strengthscope™ (or equivalent), an online resource supporting personal growth.

Our industry-relevant online Masters of International Business with Project Management – MSc degree offers the right beldn of theoretical concepts, technical skills, and practical know-how so you can

  • Solve complex business problems
  • Refine your critical thinking abilities
  • Generate insights from varied and incomplete data
  • Make strategic decisions in uncertain times
  • Develop essential ‘soft skills’ such as business communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills

 

  • Delivery
  • Market
  • Course Aims
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Course Structure
  • Entry Requirements
  • Delivery

    Students today are jugglers; few have the luxury to devote themselves to full-time study on campus at the master’s level. Therefore, our approach to learning and teaching aims to provide them with the essential resources online in an efficient and effective manner as well as inspire them to explore areas of interest in depth.

    The course will be delivered online using a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning and teaching including recorded lectures, facilitated online workshops, online readings, and group work.

    Students will be able to flex the amount of study they do from one to three modules per term to enable them to deal with changes in circumstances, they can complete the course in one to three years.

    Students will only study one 20-credit module at any given time. They will be able to join the programme at the start of any taught module. When an online bootcamp is made available, it will be a non-credit optional module to help prepare students for Level 7 study.

    All modules include the use of a virtual learning environment. Core materials, e.g. handbooks, presentations, reading materials etc. are made available on the platform, which also provide the vehicle for online collaboration and other blended learning activities.

    The programme has a collaborative learning approach where students will undertake group work, presentations, case studies, writing for diverse audiences, and research-based problem-solving exercises, all of which contribute to the student’s practical skills.

  • Market

    The course will enable students to make sense of the current volatile and uncertain world by applying the tools, techniques and thought processes that are needed to compete globally. This includes complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and people management, particularly in a multi-cultural environment.

    The importance of understanding and managing digital technology is also a theme throughout the programme. Successful businesses need to navigate effectively through the current and emerging waves of technology disruption and global geo-political tensions whilst changing and innovating in response to competitive and environmental pressures.

  • Course Aims

    Our master’s degree in International Business Management with Project Management will prepare you to make a significant change in your career: taking on greater leadership and management responsibility, switching industries or starting a business. This requires the development of:

    • knowledge of key management theories and practice you need to develop as business leaders or entrepreneurs
    • essential financial analysis, problem solving and decision-making skills to be successful in a management role
    • insights into the course of global business growth and development and current cultural differences to enable success in a global
      business setting
    • simulated experience of running a global business as part of a management team
    • necessary insights into your own capabilities in order to shape your personal development
    • insight into the potential changes in the business environment you will experience in the coming years so that you can develop
      strategies for success.

    The International Business Management with Project Management MSc also aims to prepare its graduates to:

    • be able to demonstrate deep knowledge and understanding of international business management and project management while placing that subject within a wider organisational and contextual framework.
    • explore and evaluate current issues and implement techniques applicable to research in the subject area.
    • gain both theoretical and applied perspectives and be able to apply a range of specialist skills to the organisations (and their context) in which they may operate as specialists.
  • Learning Outcomes

    On completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate confidence, resilience, ambition, and creativity and will act as inclusive, collaborative, and socially responsible professionals in their discipline.

    Upon graduating with an International Business Management with Project Management MSc, students will typically:

    • have the confidence needed to take leadership decisions in challenging situations
    • possess extensive communication skills that will help them adopt a global and multicultural perspective in their professional context
    • be critically cognisant of the social and environmental impact of their decisions and will remain active citizens of the places they live and work
    • demonstrate the application and ability to reflect on creative thinking to practical problems and possess the analytical and organisational skills to translate creative ideas to operational solutions
    • have extensive knowledge and understanding of the broad range of areas of international business management and the aspects of project management.

    Work experience

    On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

    • appraise external and internal influences on the strategy and operations of business organisations as well as programmes and projects with an emphasis on international contexts
    • evaluate business and managerial performance based on evidence from the forefront of interdisciplinary management research and practice internationally
    • evaluate the ethical and cultural dimensions of management to inform the development and management of successful and sustainable businesses
    • critically evaluate a range of complex situations and draw appropriate conclusions in a range of international business and project management settings
    • synthesise insights, information and data from a range of sources to critically evaluate business management research, consultancy and practice

    Professional skills and attitudes

    • Contribute effectively to team performance and take leadership where appropriate
    • Perform managerial research in order to solve problems and make informed decisions.
    • Communicate effectively business and programme and project information, insight and solutions to stakeholders.
    • Demonstrate reflective practice, self-motivation and engagement in independent learning.
  • Course Structure

    The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

    Module Code
    Module Title
    Status
    Credit
    Notes
    Module Code
    MN7000EI
    Module Title
    Leading and Developing People
    Status
    Core
    Credit
    20
    Notes
    The online delivery approach for FT and PT students is tbc by ECA

    The aim of the module is to prepare students to lead and develop people in a complex international environment, to build high performance teams and to create a productive work environment and culture.  Over the course of the module, students will learn from relevant contemporary research, theories, and examples of business practices both past and present.

    On successful completion of this module students will:

    • Critically evaluate the differences in business governance, leadership and management practices around the world 
    • Critically evaluate approaches to motivating and engaging managers and employees.
    • Critically evaluate leadership research, theories and practices.
    • Demonstrate reflective thinking about their own capabilities and skills in order to develop as a leader and manager.

    The balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity within the module

    Students will have 12 hours of contact time through six 2-hour online workshop sessions. 

    The VLE will be used to guide students through additional independent study using case studies, videos, articles and other readings.

    Note:  1 credit = 10 hours’ learning

    Method Description Learning Hours
    Scheduled learning & teaching Online seminars 12
    Guided independent study Readings, viewing, case studies, flipped classroom preparation, summative assessment research and preparation. 108
    Assessment preparation/delivery Research and writing 80
    Placement/study abroad 0
    Total learning hours for the module 200
    Module Code
    MN7001EI
    Module Title
    Operations and Technology Management
    Status
    Core
    Credit
    20
    Notes
    The online delivery approach for FT and PT students is tbc by ECA

    The module looks at some of the challenges of managing operations and technology as well as the management of associated projects. In particular, the challenge of aligning, integrating and managing against common control gates and decision points the different competing life cycles involved. These included but are not limited to the New Product Cycle and NCD cycle, systems engineering cycle; purchasing and procurement cycle and the future technology intercept strategy and road map. 

    The global nature of business, and the way in which technology is and may be used, raise considerable ethical and moral challenges that must also be considered. The module each week will focus on the role of technology in operations and business more generally, and any ethical and moral questions this raises.

    Analysis, for example through process mapping, and problem solving using both case studies and other active learning exercises will underpin the teaching of the module.

    On successful completion of this module students will:

    • Analyse how technology is and may be used in the future to deliver value.
    • Critically evaluate the contribution of operations management and information systems to a business organisation’s strategic aims.
    • Critically evaluate the key concepts and theories of digital business.
    • Critique key concepts and theories within the areas of operations management, service operations, and process management.

    The balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity within the module

    Students will have 12 hours of contact time through six 2-hour online workshop sessions. 

    The VLE will be used to guide students through additional independent study using case studies, videos, articles and other readings.

    Note:  1 credit = 10 hours’ learning

    Method Description Learning Hours
    Scheduled learning & teaching Workshops 12
    Guided independent study Reading, research, video material. 108
    Assessment preparation/delivery 80
    Placement/study abroad 0
    Total learning hours for the module 200
    Module Code
    MN7002EI
    Module Title
    International Business Strategy with Simulation
    Status
    Core
    Credit
    20
    Notes
    The online delivery approach for FT and PT students is tbc by ECA

    Business strategy addresses the choices firms make as they set their mission and goals, make decisions in relation to positioning and which markets to enter, and develop their business models. They do this in the context of the external environment, addressing changes in technology, government intervention, competitor actions, customers and markets.

    On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

    • Analyse the environment of a firm, both internal and external, current and future, to identify sources of competitive advantage and disadvantage, and opportunities and threats.
    • Critically evaluate strategic direction and strategic options in complex current and future business environments to inform executive decisions. 
    • Critically evaluate strategic information, insights and recommendations.
    • Communicate strategic analysis and recommendations clearly, concisely and effectively
    • Appraise the strategic decision-making process.

    The balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity within the module

    The module will be delivered online through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous material. Lectures will deliver information and present problems appropriate to the topic under consideration. 

    Full use will be made of online opportunities including video recordings, the business simulation, online tests, case study discussion points. 

    Seminars will provide students with opportunities for discussion and activities in small groups and at whole class level. Students will have the opportunity to practice their presentation skills.

    Note:  1 credit = 10 hours’ learning (i.e. 30 credits should total 300 hours)

    Method Description Learning Hours
    Scheduled learning & teaching Six two hour workshops including time allocated to the simulation 12
    Guided independent study Simulation, case study preparation, individual research 808
    Assessment preparation/delivery Preparation for the group presentation and preparation of the written individual submission. 80
    Placement/study abroad 0
    Total learning hours for the module 200
    Module Code
    MN7007EI
    Module Title
    Strategic Programme, Portfolio and Project Management
    Status
    Core
    Credit
    20
    Notes
    The online delivery approach for FT and PT students is tbc by ECA

    This Module makes the link between strategy and Programme, Project and Portfolio Management (P3M), examines P3M theory and practice, including the construction of the business case for a programme or project and the relevant financial theory. 

    Students will gain knowledge and understanding of a range of business programme and project types that depend for success on a good understanding of business, change management, and programme and project management.

    On successful completion of the module students will be able to:

    • Critically evaluate P3M tools, methods and practices.
    • Demonstrate systematic understanding and consistent and coherent application of theories of change in the context of transforming organisations.
    • Critically evaluate the performance of a programme, project, project portfolio or PMO.
    • Communicate effectively in relation to Programmes, Projects and Portfolios.

    The balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity within the module

    In addition to the 36 hours of workshops students will receive guidance and material via WebLearn in support of their studies.

    Note:  1 credit = 10 hours’ learning (i.e. 30 credits should total 300 hours)

    Method Description Learning Hours
    Scheduled learning & teaching Six two-hour online workshops 12
    Guided independent study Guidance via the VLE 88
    Assessment preparation/delivery Research, rehearsals, presentation, analysis and writing. 100
    Placement/study abroad N/A 0
    Total learning hours for the module 200
    Module Code
    MN7008EI
    Module Title
    International Project Management Practice
    Status
    Core
    Credit
    20
    Notes
    The online delivery approach for FT and PT students is tbc by ECA

    This module deals with the core activities of project management as set out in the APM BOK version 7, making comparisons with the PMBOK and PRINCE.  The focus is primarily on managing a highly predictive project where the output is clearly defined and understood, for example a building construction project. Consideration is also given to projects where the solution emerges in an iterative or evolutionary way and so Agile methods are also introduced.

    Students will develop the ability to create, manage and close projects effectively, and to make use of project management software.  The module will introduce relevant theories and research in relation to projects as temporary social organisations, the categorisation of project types, the nature and management of risk, and the importance of stakeholder communication and management.

    On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

    • Critically evaluate leading edge project management theory and practice.
    • Demonstrate a critical understanding of risk within a project management context. 
    • Analyse and evaluate a business case in order to inform project management decision making.
    • Solve project planning, budgeting, tracking and change problems using MS Project throughout the lifecycle.
    • Communicate clearly and professionally project plans, costs, benefits and risks throughout the life of a project.

    The balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity within the module

    The module requires students to act as independent learners, following the guidance for study on the VLE.  Learning and Teaching activities will include lectures, discussion, topical issues such as Cross Rail, practical exercises and case studies. Students will need to be proficient in the use of both MS Project and Microsoft Excel or equivalents in order to complete the assessments and will need to master the use of this software during the module using the guidance provided.

    Reflection is included in the assessment.

    Method Description Learning Hours
    Scheduled learning & teaching Workshops 12
    Guided independent study Completion of Project Exercises, Case Studies, Reading 108
    Assessment preparation/delivery Assessment research, analysis and writing 80
    Placement/study abroad N/A 0
    Total learning hours for the module 200
    Module Code
    CA7013EI
    Module Title
    Sustainability in Global Companies
    Status
    Core
    Credit
    20
    Notes
    The online delivery approach for FT and PT students is tbc by ECA

    This module will address the critical issue of how current thinking on sustainability will impact on businesses and organisations and how they respond. 

    This module will examine the current and future challenges, it will equip students with knowledge to deal with the challenge of creating sustainable forms of business that operate within ecological and socio-economic limits.

    It will explore the sustainability context, and how business practices will need to evolve to reflect the realities of operating within a globalised trading system that is striving to apply sustainability principles.

    On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

    • Analyse complex data and theoretical concepts to demonstrate an understanding of the context of sustainability and related core theories to enable students to assess sustainability and evaluate its complex inter-relationships.
    • Develop a systematic understanding and substantive investigation of sustainability, measurement and corporate governance in the 21st century, reviewing and analysing industry competitors using state-of-the-art published reports.

    The balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity within the module

    The module will be delivered online through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous material. Lectures will deliver information and present academic problems appropriate to the topic under consideration. Full use will be made of online opportunities including video recordings, online tests, web-based simulation/ case study discussion points. Seminars will provide students with opportunities for discussion and activities in small groups and at whole class level, presentations, short writing exercises and reflection, usually on the topics covered in the lecture of the same week. Students will have the opportunity to practice their presentation skills. Reflection is included in the assessment.

    Learning materials and opportunities will be made available on the VLE. Students will be expected to read and reflect upon the work covered so far through the module. 

    Progress will be facilitated via weekly online debates and discussion, where students will not only consider their own responses but also read those of their peers in the seminar.

    Method Description Learning Hours
    Scheduled learning & teaching Online Seminars 12
    Guided independent study Independent learning 164
    Assessment preparation/delivery Revision and assessments 24
    Placement/study abroad 0
    Total learning hours for the module 200
    Module Code
    MC7P77EI
    Module Title
    Business Consultancy Project
    Status
    Core
    Credit
    60
    Notes
    The online delivery approach for FT and PT students is tbc by ECA

    This module provides you with the opportunity to work on specific business issues that organisations are facing. Utilising your competences of handling and managing business challenges, starting from problem identification and concluding with solution-related recommendations, thus encouraging research into real world business issues impacting organisations. 

    Useful and applied business research, like useful reflection, leads to change. To that end, students will be encouraged to take a pragmatic approach to their research, seeking always to create actionable conclusions of value to business managers, owners and entrepreneurs.

    On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

    • Demonstrate good judgment in the planning, selection, prioritisation and collection of evidence to investigate the chosen issue or topic via primary and/or secondary data 
    • Analyse and evaluate the findings of their research based on the primary and/or secondary data collected and in the light of the appropriate theoretical background and the constraints introduced by practical and real-life business issues.
    • Communicate effectively the business project conclusions and recommendations including presentation of quantitative/qualitative data in appropriate format and a well-structured professional report
    • Demonstrate personal accountability and integrity in their work, leading to achieving the status of a trusted business advisor
    • Demonstrate the development of independent and self-managed learning

    The balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity within the module

    The student at this stage is an independent learner supported by a supervisor.

    Method Description Learning Hours
    Scheduled learning & teaching Workshops 12
    Guided independent study One to One Supervision 8
    Assessment preparation/delivery Independent Research, Analysis and Writing 500
    Placement/study abroad
    Total learning hours for the module 600

    For the PG Cert any 60 credits will need to be attained 

    For the PG Dip 120 all 20 credit modules need to be attained 

    For the MSc award, all 180 credits need to be attained

    Part-time structure

    Part-time students will complete modules at the rate that suits their work and other commitments. This may in some cases mean that modules are studied consecutively as well as alternately, or with longer gaps between modules.

  • Entry Requirements

    • A minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree from a UK or recognised international university or another equivalent international qualification or
    • An acceptable professional qualification equivalent such as the CMI, CIM, CIMA, at level 6 or above

    Following the review of applications, candidates may be required to attend a selection interview.

    If a student is a non-native user of English they must also:

    • Provide evidence that they have been instructed and assessed predominantly in English or
    • Provide evidence of an IELTS 6.5 overall (or above) with no less than 6.0 in any subcomponent

    Get in touch to find out more or apply online.

Career, employability, and opportunities for continuing professional development

  • Potential career/further study destinations:
  • Change management
  • New product development
  • Product / service launch
  • Bid management
  • Event management
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • System implementation

Graduates of this master’s programme, including international students from emerging markets, are likely to work in a wide spectrum of settings ranging from smaller entrepreneurial pursuits to large global organisations.

They are likely to engage with global companies in a competitive, collaborating or “intra-preneurial” mode as businesses expand internationally in pursuit of growth, create global supply chains or use offshoring models of approved suppliers and partners.

Others will seek to enhance their position within their existing companies and there will be those who will use the knowledge acquired whilst employed and studying, to develop their family business.

Whether you’re looking to improve your job prospects, grow into a senior role, improve your leadership capabilities, or start a new venture altogether, London Met Online is an excellent choice for postgraduate study. Get in touch and find out more.

University study online: Frequently asked questions

Why should I study International Business Management with Project Management MSc online with London Met Online?

Whether you are planning to upskill, advance your career, change industries, or start your own business, here are six key reasons why you should study International Business Management with Project Management MSc. 

  • Global business:  gain the knowledge and skills required by businesses competing in an international environment. 
  • Global context: understand economics, finance, management, data analysis, marketing, and project management with a global perspective. 
  • Digital world: explore key issues in digital business, corporate responsibility and the challenges of economic development and sustainability. 
  • Financial Basis: master financial concepts, and the basics of accounting so you will be confident and equipped to drive your business performance forward.
  • Cross-industry concepts: learn how to adapt the knowledge and project management concepts and methodology to different fields, including engineering and construction, healthcare, financial services, law, and technology
  • Soft skills: develop crucial communication skills so that you can analyse cases, diplomatically respond to conflicting opinions, and master the art of making your point.
What type of opportunities become available to me once I study International Business Management with Project Management MSc?

Potential career/further study destinations:

  • Change management
  • New product development
  • Product / service launch
  • Bid management
  • Event management
  • Outsourcing and offshoring
  • System implementation

 

Graduates of this Master’s programme, including international students from emerging markets, are likely to work in a wide spectrum of settings ranging from smaller entrepreneurial pursuits to large global organisations. 

They are likely to engage with global companies in a competitive, collaborating or “intra-preneurial” mode as businesses expand internationally in pursuit of growth, create global supply chains, or use offshoring models of approved suppliers and partners. 

Others will seek to enhance their position within their existing companies and there will be those who will use the knowledge acquired whilst employed and studying, to develop their family business. 

Whether you’re looking to improve your job prospects, grow into a senior role, improve your leadership capabilities, or start a new.

Why should I choose a distance learning Master’s in International Business Management with Project Management MSc?

The International Business Management with Project Management degree at London Met Online will give you a systematic understanding of business organisations, their external environment and how they create value sustainably, with a special focus on the area of project management. 

If you study online, you have the flexibility to arrange your studies to fit your work and personal life.  As long as you have access to the internet you can study anywhere.

Who should study International Business Management with Project Management MSc?

The International Business Management with Project Management MSc is aimed at individuals seeking to develop careers in business and management and programme and project management in particular. It is suitable for students with limited prior business and management experience.

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