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MSc in International Business Management

Surrey International Institute

Program description

MSc in International Business ManagementThe process of internationalisation together with continuous technology improvements, especially in the last three decades, has brought unprecedented flows of goods, services, labour and capital across national boundaries. World trade has become increasingly important, foreign direct investment is growing, and the competitive pressures on many industries and firms have intensified. There are big challenges for companies which operate internationally. They are becoming engaged in modes of business that are different from those they are accustomed to domestically. Therefore, it is important to develop a better understanding of how these multinational firms are managed and controlled. 

This MSc in International Business Management programme will enable students to understand how firms become and remain international in scope. They will learn to apply management theories and techniques important in an increasingly multinational business environment. New research findings, case studies and comparative perspectives on the management of internationally operating firms will help students to understand these issues in more detail, and that the local adaptation of business and management concepts developed elsewhere is crucial. 

This programme aims to prepare students for careers requiring global business awareness and to develop skills required to work in internationally operating companies and organisations. It provides the students with many opportunities, both to apply the theoretical knowledge acquired during the modules, and to develop a more in-depth understanding of common problems emerging in an international business environment. It is especially suitable for those students interested in international trade, international business and management, international human resource management and marketing.

Admission requirements

How to Apply:

Please initially read the application guidelines before filling in an application form(You can find it on page 30 in this brochure). You can apply online or download an application form (Our website:

How to prepare your application:

Applicants should usually have the equivalent of at least a good honors degree (Lower Second or above) from a recognized Chinese or overseas university, however, every applicant is assessed individually. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. If your first language is not English, we will require some evidence of your proficiency in the English language. Applicants must be able to demonstrate an ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English. You may be required to take an approval proficiency test exam and/or attend a course of English language study before admission.

In addition, applicants for this specialized MSc must also have either a first degree which is related to this MSc or two years relevant professional work experience.

Application Checklist Online application form:

1. English level qualifications (A conditional offer can be offered before students arrive)

2. Photocopy of degree certificate(s)

3. Official university transcript(s)

4. Photocopy of passport

5. Business card (if applicable)

6. Other supporting documents (e.g., copies of professional certificates, awards and honors)

Note: The admission of all applicants to SII, DUFE is subject to approval by the relevant Dean of the Faculty in Surrey, and applicants to SII, DUFE will be treated equally as to the applicants to Surrey.

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Surrey International Institute

The Surrey International Institute, DUFE is an academic partnership institution between Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in Dalian, China, and the University of Surrey in Guildford, Surrey, UK.   This institution was established in 2006, based on more...

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