And why the University of Birmingham is the ideal choice for you
1. A deeper insight into world affairs
The curriculum of the Online MSc International Business gives students a profound knowledge in multiple areas. It covers all essential areas of business - including marketing, economics, accounting and finance. The tuition is varied, using video lectures created by faculty experts, interactive assignments tailor-made for online learning, real-life case studies, and a wealth of digital resources. The material is truly international, giving students the technical knowledge and leadership skills they need to operate at a higher level of global commerce. Jamaican student, Safiya Carroll says, “The scope of such a degree is amazing: I can work in marketing, imports and exports, finance, logistics and entrepreneurship, to name just a few.”
2. Apply your learning immediately
Online learning is revolutionising education. The approach means that students can study with minimal disruption to their lifestyles. It is possible to keep working whilst studying – of which, 88 per cent of Online MSc students currently do. The cost is lower, as there are no residency or transport fees. It’s a course which is ideal for recent graduates, early career professionals, parents and career changers as it is delivered 100 per cent online.
Director of Online Content, Dr Michael Shulver says, “Our students are not going to be lonely long-distance learners. They’re going to be actively working with faculty and they’ll be able to talk to them live. When you allow everyone the opportunity to share their ideas, get time with their lecturers and truly immerse themselves in the online environment – that’s when great online learning really happens.”
3. Develop critical thinking skills
The Online MSc is more than an acquisition of technical facts. It is designed to teach students how to analyse, address and overcome complex global business challenges. The lessons impart critical knowledge, needed for effective leadership. Graduates leave with the confidence and knowledge to apply themselves effectively in a broad range of roles. Danish student Helena Feibert began studying for her MSc in August 2015. Just four months into the course she secured a new job as senior consultant at international jewellery brand Pandora. Helena says the MSc has “helped me understand what drives organisations and how this can be linked across markets. It has provided me with insight into some of the aspects that make up a good leader, not just a good manager.”
4. Credibility: there’s no distinction between campus and online
You’ll find the same impressive standards studying an online course as studying a traditional campus-based programme. Entry requirements for the MSc are also similar: you’ll need at least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma, or equivalent 3.0 GPA. The ethos of excellent is important, as students come together in online forums and discussion groups, and collaborate on assignments. Professors provide structured guidance for students to ensure maximum engagement. The high standards are reflected in the status of the MSc. The Birmingham Business School, along with just a handful of the world’s business schools, holds the gold standard of ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). It means the MSc will be recognised as an elite qualification by blue chip companies across the globe.
5. A University invested in your future
The University of Birmingham was named the #1 in the UK for graduate employment in 2016. It also ranked #3 for producing the highest number of CEOs. As a distance learning student you would get full access to the Careers in Business team from day one. As Dr Michael Shulver says, “As soon as students have accepted an offer – even before they join – they can talk online to the careers team. There’s direct support on, for example, resume preparation and interviews.”
An Online MSc International Business at the University of Birmingham can take your career to the next level. If you are interested in learning more please visit their course information page and fill out the request for information form or call +44 (0) 800 032 7101 to speak with a member of our Admissions Team.