Master of Science in International Management

University of the West of Scotland (UWS)

With origins dating back to 1897, the University of the West of Scotland, is one of Scotland’s most innovative modern universities; with 5 campuses in Paisley, Hamilton, Dumfries, Ayr, and London respectively.

Credentials of the University of the West of Scotland

  • UWS is ranked by Times Higher Education in the 2018 World University Rankings as one of the top 3% of universities worldwide, and in the top 200 of Young Universities World Rankings.
  • The Times/ The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 has ranked UWS as a top 100 UK university and the highest in Scotland for both teaching quality and student experience in Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, General Engineering, Mechanical Engineering; Education; Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism.
  • 94% of UWS graduates are working or pursuing further studies 6 months after graduating (Higher Education Statistics Agency; HESA Performance Indicator 2015/ 16).

Master of Science (MSc) in International Management

This programme is validated and conducted at the YMCA Education Centre, Singapore, using the same model as the University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow. Graduates are awarded the same degree as the course conducted in Scotland.

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Management is designed to create work-ready graduates. The programme is built on earlier studies and develops advanced knowledge and understanding in your chosen field.

Course Objectives

  1. The Master of Science in International Management is designed to build the student’s career in international management. It enables the student to have the theoretical knowledge and conceptual skills to work in environments which require high levels of international managerial competence.
  2. Enable students to have a good grasp of the major theoretical and conceptual tools of international management, in managing international businesses.
  3. The course covers global perspectives of business and management, equipping students with the analytic tools; enabling them to play a productive role in the management of international business organisations.

Award of Master of Science in International Management

The University of the West of Scotland awards the Master of Science in International Management degree to students who have successfully passed the assessment requirements of all the course modules; in accordance with the University’s academic and examination procedures and policies.

 

Course Duration

Full-Time/ Part-Time: 12 months

Course Structure

This course consists of 6 modules and 1 dissertation project:

1. International Business Management

  • The module will first examine the current patterns and trends, which are of key concern to business managers involved in Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs).
  • The module will then investigate via systematic approach to understanding organisations, and as the organisational environment is increasingly global, the focus will be on firms that operate internationally.

2. Accountancy and Finance for International Managers

  • The module introduces the core concepts of financial and management accounting so that students are able to fully understand the content and output of the accounting function to enable effective decision making.
  • The impact of International Financial reporting Standards will be fully explored as will the implications for planning and control from the internationalisation of business.

3. International Marketing Management

  • The module explains the rationale of international marketing by distinguishing between trade and marketing at the international level.
  • An understanding of how firms operate at an international level becomes very important. International and global marketing operations are vital for firms wishing to operate away from the domestic market.

4. Organisational Performance of MNEs

  • The module will consider the relationship between organisational mission and the manner in which it is attained.
  • The module will enable students to reflect, reason and rationalise the internal/ external influences on MNE performance, such as the manner in which MNEs are measured internally and externally.

5. Contemporary Organisation Theory

  • This module provides students with information and analysis of the key choices in the organisation of business and other activities.
  • The module syllabus will cover issues with regard to organisational structures, the process of organisational management; how individuals, groups and teams interact with an organisation; organisational decision making; and organisational control strategies.

6. Strategic Management in an International Context

  • The module looks at the phases an organisation may go through as they adopt an international/ global strategy.
  • The module examines the drivers for internationalisation and the strategic challenges/ concerns that businesses face in an international context.
  • The module introduces the internal/ external factors influencing organisational change and considers strategic change management concepts.

7. Dissertation: MSc International Management

  • The module will provide students with the opportunity to undertake and successfully complete an independent investigation into an issue related to business and management.
  • The Masters dissertation will consist of original work and will be informed by theoretical and practical knowledge that the participant has developed through their programme of studies towards the MSc in International Management.

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent; or
  • Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered for entry to the course.

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, if English is not the language of study.

Final acceptance will be determined by the University of the West of Scotland.

 

Intakes

MSc in International Management

Intakes

Full-Time

March, July, October

Part-Time

March, July, October

 

Fee Structure

Description

Full-Time

(12 months)

Amount (S$)

Part-Time*

(12 months)

Amount (S$)

Remarks

Application Fee

535.00

321.00

Non-refundable and non-transferrable
Course Fee

21,519.30

18,433.30

Administrative Fee

374.50

374.50

Fee Protection Scheme

171.20

171.20

Total (Inclusive GST)

22,600.00

19,300.00

*Only available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Miscellaneous Fees (where applicable)

Description

Full Time

(12 months)

Amount (S$)

Part Time*

(12 months)

Amount (S$)

Remarks

International Students’ Pass Application

90.00

NA

Payable to ICA
Medical Examination

50.00

NA

For application of Student Pass Card
Medical Insurance

85.60

NA

Optional for Singapore citizens/ Permanent residents
Renewal of Student Pass

120.00

NA

Re-Examination Fee (Per module)

440.00

440.00

Course Deferment Fee

386.00

386.00

Re-module Fee (Per module)

2,585.00

2,205.00

Bank Charges for TT

20.00 to 30.00

20.00 to 30.00

Determined and deducted by bank

*Only available to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.

All prices quoted are in Singapore dollars and inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 7%.


 

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