Published: 04 April 2024

Five reasons to study a masters in International Business Management at Surrey

Our masters in International Business Management is one of our most subscribed and largest masters programmes at Surrey. Our popularity is not the only reason you should study International Business Management at Surrey – here are our top five reasons why you should study this programme…. 

1. You’ll increase your employability prospects

By studying our masters in International Business Management, you will increase your employability as a professional manager of a multinational business. Ninety-four per cent of our graduates are in employment or further education (Surrey Business School postgraduates, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2023). Our masters course covers all the management disciplines you will need to be a successful manager rather than just focusing on one discipline.

On this programme you will cover:

  • marketing
  • advertising
  • finance
  • strategy
  • HR management
  • international trade.​​​

2. You’ll learn how to implement a global business strategy

The increasing globalisation of business and management requires experts to be confident implementing international business strategies. On this masters, you’ll acquire the skills to make companies of any size truly international. You’ll discover the techniques and knowledge that professional managers need to control multinational business environments. Our module, Global Strategy Implementation, is unique in the English-speaking world as it teaches you about:  

  • the factors which influence the implementation of global strategies
  • the process and techniques of strategy implementation
  • the barriers to strategy implementation, and
  • how to succeed   in the implementation of these strategies. 

3. Learn from the best in the field

You will be based in our vibrant and entrepreneurial community at Surrey Business School and benefit from learning alongside specialists in digital advances, leadership, organisational behaviours and sustainable enterprise. Two of our professors who teach on this programme, Tazeeb Rajwani and Thomas Lawton, are in the UK’s top five academics for research into non-market strategies They are part of a team whose research has real-life impact on the world; for example, Professor Juan Carluccio’s research into tariff-reform had a significant impact on policy-making in Argentina.

“Surrey continually provides not only the tools needed to keep up to date with the ever-changing environment of the business sphere, but also the knowledge and skills to thrive in it. The MSc International Business Management course offers an eclectic mix of subjects and information – this stands out to me as I feel that it is through the appropriate synergy between different subjects that the best education footing can be found.”

Jonathan Otty, International Business Management MSc student

4. Join a world-class community

We are proud to be ranked 67th in the world in the Times Higher Education World Subject Rankings 2023, and in the top 100 in the world for business administration and management in the Shanghai Global Rankings 2023. This masters attracts students from around the world and it embraces the diversity of both living and working across cultures. Our community will enhance your understanding of international business and develop your global skill set.   

Our students rank us highly too! Surrey Business School students ranked us 2nd in the UK for Business and Management in the 2023 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES), giving us an overall satisfaction score of 95% (CAH Group 1).

5. Benefit from different teaching styles using real-life scenarios  

Our teaching and learning environment mixes lectures, workshops, seminars, and tutorials with the digital technologies that connect international business. You will analyse different sectors and industries, critique real life business scenarios, develop viable recommendations, prepare insightful reports, and offer creative solutions to genuine business problems that showcase your strengths.

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