MSc Strategy & International Business

Aston University
A Birmingham (Inghilterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (Inghilterra)
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Key benefits Expand your theoretical knowledge of strategy, international business and the practical skills required to develop regional, national and international strategies Develop the knowledge and skills required to analyse company strategy and consult on how to confront complex strategic challenges Explore strategy and international business issues across a wide range of national contexts Gain the ability to design and evaluate internationalisation strategies.

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Requisiti: MSc Strategy & International Business will provide you with a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of strategy and international  business issues, in both developed and emerging economies. With the  increasing globalisation of business and the revolution in information  and communications technologies, no company can afford to ignore  the international dimension of strategy. Most, if not all, companies require internationalisation strategies, be they simple export or franchising arrangements, or complex and risky  international joint ventures and/or foreign direct...

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Birmingham
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, Inghilterra
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Cosa impari in questo corso?

Management
IT
Marketing
Marketing Management
International
Global
Finance
Project
International Business
IT Development
IT Management
Skills and Training

Programma

Core Modules

  • International Business Strategy
  • International Business

  • Strategic Management

  • Advanced Topics in Strategy
  • Professional Development Programme
  • Ethics in Academic Practice

Optional Modules (Choose four optional modules from the list that follows, subject to pre-requisites:*):
*Students who select Business Finance must also select International Finance
**Students who select Marketing Management must also select International Marketing Management
***Management Consultancy as Practice is core for students undertaking client/consultancy based dissertations

  • Intellectual Property Strategy & Management
  • Business Finance*
  • International Finance*
  • Strategic Business Sustainability 
  • People & World Organisations
  • Global Ethics Human Rights Responsibilities in Business
  • Marketing Management**
  • International Marketing Management**
  • Strategic Global Outsourcing and Offshoring 
  • Entrepreneurial Strategies
  • Management of Innovation
  • Advanced Topics in International Business 

  • Economic Environment of Business
  • Management Consulting***
The programme then concludes with a dissertation project.


Professional Development Programme Module

Business skills for life: the essential Aston Professional Development Programme

The Aston Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integral module that forms part of your MSc taught course from day one.This compulsory module runs throughout the academic year. We have designed it around knowledge through practice - to enhance your employability as you customise the PDP experience to suit your own learning goals and skills development needs.

We take a multidimensional, qualitative and individually tailored approach. Using reflective models, we integrate a competency-based framework into our existing academic programmes.  You will engage with different kinds of experiential learning, such as skills workshops, work-based experience, study abroad and develop your own unique skillset.  

This pathway between theory and the world of work brings together Aston’s faculty, careers practitioners and business and academic partnerships teams to help you step into your future careers as culturally aware, global professionals.


You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. You will also complete a year-long dissertation project, in collaboration with your selected supervisor, an expert in your chosen field. You can choose to undertake a specialist topic dissertation or a consultancy-based project. Both options can be based either in qualitative or quantitative data and primary or secondary (desk-based) data.

Personal DevelopmentYou will acquire skills in the following areas: giving presentations; team working; report writing; negotiation and IT skills.

Course director

Dr Efstathios Tapinos 
PhD 
Efstathios is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, teaching strategy related modules on Undergraduate, Postgraduate, MBA and Executive Development courses. His research is focused on the process and practice of strategy development. He is also a member of the team delivering the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme.

Teaching staff   
  • Professor Mark Hart                   
  • Dr Stephanie Decker 
  • Dr Ute Stephan
  • Professor Julia Kolarsky