Parented by the Department of International Studies, and with modules delivered by the AACSB and EQUIS-accredited International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), the Master of Arts (MA) in International Business and Global Affairs aims to develop current and future managers and potential business leaders who are able to work successfully in a world increasingly characterised by uncertainty, volatility and change.
This innovative programme is designed to equip students with the knowledge, understanding, leadership abilities, analysis skills, decision-making tools and strategic vision needed to effectively manage people, organisations and business dealings across national borders in an increasingly risky, complex and challenging world.
By the time you graduate from the MA in International Business and Global Affairs, you will:
The completion of additional learning activities is required to obtain your master degree. The programme includes a total of 600 hours of Additional Learning Activities, most of which are chosen individually by students. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester. They should normally be spread equally over teaching semesters and the summer and winter breaks.
Graduates from this programme are well prepared to start or advance their career across a variety of fields. These include: multinational and trading companies, non-profit organisations, consultancies, service providers, business facilitators, and government agencies around the world who are looking to recruit graduates with knowledge and experience of contemporary international business and management.