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What makes International Management MSc at Worcester special?

Offering up-to-the minute study of the very latest global trends and techniques in successful leadership and management, this one-year full-time programme includes an optional 6-month internship and membership/additional qualifications from the prestigious Chartered Management Institute*

A particular feature of this programme is the opportunity to specialise in a particular aspect of modern management to suit your interests and future career plans - e.g. finance, HRM or marketing.

Your time at university is an important investment in your future career potential and ability to compete for the most desirable graduate jobs. The employment prospects for Worcester graduates are excellent - 93% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduation and we will work with you throughout your studies to prepare you for your future career.

*subject to payment of dual accreditation fee



Key features

  • No previous work experience required
  • Optional 6 month internship
  • Certificate in Strategic Management (CMI qualification) optionally awarded* upon successful completion of the course which will greatly impact your long term career aspirations. You will also have access to Associate Membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Free entry to our Enterprise Events allowing you to network with successful entrepreneurs and leading business academics

 *subject to payment of dual accreditation fee


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Certificate in Strategic Management (a Chartered Management Institute qualification) optionally awarded upon successful completion of the programme, which will greatly impact your long term career aspirations. You will also have access to Associate Membership of the CMI.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

Either a first or second-class Honours Degree or equivalent

The IELTS score for international applicants is 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in each component). Other English Language qualifications will be considered. Find out more about language requirements and support.

Please see our International pages for additional information.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email

If you are an international student who does not have the relevant entry requirements for direct entry onto this course, our pathway courses at University of Worcester International College could be the right option for you and enable you to still graduate with this degree. To find out more visit the Business Postgraduate page.

Course content

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 


  • Research Methods
  • Corporate Intelligence
  • Leadership and Change Management
  • Strategic Marketing in the Digital Economy
  • Strategic Resourcing and Talent Management
  • Strategy, Sustainability & the Global Economy
  • Optional module. This may include:
    • Financial Decision Making for Managers
    • Coaching and Mentoring for Business Leaders
    • Services Marketing
    • Contemporary Issues in Consumer Behaviour

Project Alternatives

  • Management Project (based upon 'client' brief)
  • Dissertation

The Worcester MSc International Management is grounded in the most recent and emerging contexts such as global shifts in economic power, hyper-competition, new consumer behaviours, virtual space communication, climate change and fast-paced innovation in technology.

You will learn how to develop sustainable strategies to attract key talent, maintain competitive advantage, manage change and create a supportive organisational culture.

Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

Typically lectures in Worcester Business School are two or three hours long. During this time, you will experience a range of learning activities intended to stimulate you and enable you to learn effectively.

Lectures usually begin with a classroom lesson that lasts around 45 minutes, introducing the underpinning concepts of a topic. You will be expected to participate here - by offering your opinion, by using an Electronic Voting System or by interrupting when you wish to challenge what the lecturer is suggesting.

After the introductory lecture you will often be split into small seminar groups during which you will work individually or with two or three other students on case studies which will enable you to explore the subject in greater depth. We believe that collaborative learning with your fellow students is very important.

Between lectures you will carry out further study - we adopt an 'open door' policy and you will be encouraged to seek the help of lecturers. Most class materials will be uploaded to Blackboard (our VLE) before sessions and these materials can be downloaded at University or from anywhere with an internet connection. Many modules have set up on-line discussion facilities to enable you to collaborate with other students between sessions.


Assessments will involve both written coursework assignments and examinations in the key areas of management. The Masters award will require students to complete a supervised 10,000 word Dissertation.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification.

Meet The Team

Our postgraduate programmes are delivered by a diverse range of faculty. Our programme tutors are experts both in their subject matter and in the delivery of this in innovative and powerful ways.

Examples of our faculty include:


Dr Laila Kasem

Laila is interested in research that advances the theory as well as the practice of various organisations. Her research expertise lies in the internationalisation of firms and subsequent capability development.

She is also interested in migrant entrepreneurship and the relationship between migrant entrepreneurs and their customers.


Dr Abdulmaten Taroun

Dr Taroun's teaching interests include Project Management, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management and Risk & Value Management


Dr Helen Watts

Helens expertise lies in Business Psychology; applying psychology to the workplace and to the marketplace. Helen has a PhD, focusing on customer retention in fitness clubs, combining consumer psychology, occupational psychology and sport and exercise psychology.

Helen is also experienced in a range of research methods, quantitative and qualitative and has engaged in Knowledge Transfer projects as well as commercial research projects in the private sector.


Dr Mike Bagshaw

Mike is an Organisational Psychologist and Management and Leadership Development professional with over 20 years of consultancy experience in the UK and abroad. He has worked with a wide range of organisations in both the private and public sector, helping them to overcome the more difficult people management, development and leadership issues.

An experienced one-to-one coach and mentor working with people who represent the critical intellectual capital for the future. Mike is also an experienced conference speaker both in the UK and abroad. He is a member of the British Psychological Society.


Dr Holly Andrews

Holly Andrews has been a lecturer with Worcester Business School since 2009. Holly is the Senior Personal Academic Tutor for the Business School, managing the personal academic tutors system. She also manages the core undergraduate personal development modules.




Where could it take you?


The Management MSc develops your knowledge and understanding of business, and the analytical and management skills valued by employers in both the public and private sectors. It provides an ideal preparation for a wide range of business and management careers.


Subject to permission by UK Visa and Immigration on application of your visa you can choose to take a 6 month internship, extending the 12 month Masters course to 18 months. Whilst an internship of your choice is not guaranteed the Business School will support you to be successful in finding a suitable internship to gain important experience within the UK workforce.

If you choose to undertake the optional internship you will have access to a placements preparation module and careers advice and support, which will assist you in preparation for interviews, CV writing, understanding assessment centres etc. Thereafter, you will be able to apply to spend your internship at an organisation of your choice, anywhere in the UK or abroad (once confirmed with the Placements Office). Students have taken internships in DHL, Daimler, Borwell, Herefordshire & Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service, ISOQS, Sight Concern, Southco, St Richards Hospice, and Worcestershire County Cricket Club.

We also have links with national companies through placement programmes such as Aldi, Asda, Atos, Bosch, CGI, Eaton, Eli Lilly, Enterprise Rent A Car, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, Lenovo, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Mercedes, Microsoft, Napp, Porsche, Volkswagen, Volvo and Waitrose.


How much will it cost?


The current fees can be found within the tuition fees document on our figure out finances page.


International students (non EU) are eligible to apply for scholarships of up to £3,000.

Find out more about bursaries and scholarships for international students.

Postgraduate loans

The Government will provide a loan of up to £10,609 per student for postgraduate Masters study. It will be at your own discretion whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs.

For full details visit our postgraduate loans page.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £105 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £169 per week (2020/21 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Ali Tappe

From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States


"For my undergraduate degree, I studied International Business and was required to study a semester abroad. I had looked at all the schools that had an exchange option with my home university, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I looked at schools based on their sizes, location, class offerings, and experiences from previous friends/classmates who have studied abroad. After all my research, I decided on Worcester because it met all my needs of a university.

"Having studied International Business for my undergraduate degree, I always knew that I wanted to continue my education and earn my masters degree. I decided that since my degree studied "international" business that I should probably go abroad to get a further understanding of the world around me. Having to decide where to study was an easy answer. To me, Worcester was home. I made so many friends, I loved the city, and I enjoyed how the lecturers set up their classes. I also felt that during my exchange, six months was simply not enough time and that I must return to Worcester.

"I love the diversity that is in the classroom. My peers come from all over the world and each person provides a unique perspective on certain issues and topics, something that I never got/experienced in America. As for classes, the lecturers are always there to help you. They help you to understand and to apply the theories that you learn about in class."


“Studying at the University of Worcester was the best and most rewarding time of my student life. I am very proud of being a student here. My degree has enabled me to obtain a first class job with a major bank.”    Peiyuan Zhao.  Management MSc


Click here to watch Net Saengsai from Thailand talk about settling into a new country, the value of the pre-masters course and making friends from all around the world.  
Net Saengsai. International Management MSc. 

"I was impressed with the candidness of the lecturers who always encouraged you to ask and learn more. It’s a very caring University."  
Janak Mistry. International Management MSc 

“The student-lecturer interaction is very high and the friendly atmosphere is a great motivating factor for my studies. You have all the opportunities and guidance at the University of Worcester to focus and succeed in your studies."  
Fernando Himal. International Management MSc.

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