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Dual Diploma
MSc International Business & Management
Course length: 3 semesters (90 ECTS)
Start: November 2016
Tuition fee 3800 pounds (GBP) for all 3 semesters
Deadline for application: 21 October

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“I am very impressed with the IBM international programme. It is more thoughtful and intriguing than I expected. ……. The lectures are great and they ensure classes are organized in efficient and constructive way. “

Milorad Stamenović
IBM student, 26th of June 2012


“The MSc IB&M has helped me to develop knowledge, skills and better understanding of theories of international business. With proper support and professionalism of excellent team of Professors, Assistant Professors and Link Tutors, this intensive program was very interesting, challenging and successful in completing all the tasks in all modules. Moreover, books are very good and all are up to date, which provide opportunity to read and learn the theory with current trends and issues worldwide. Case studies were part of the curriculum in all modules. Also, it was a great pleasure to study and work together with my colleagues in this generation of IB&M program.“

Vesna Tornjanski
Assistant Manager at Eurobank EFG Bank
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Content & Modules

 

The MSc International Business and Management will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theories that inform contemporary international business practice. Your decision-making abilities will be developed in the context of complex business environments and you develop your ability to participate in different areas of organisations’ international operations. This course will also give you the necessary knowledge and skills to enable you manage people and organisational activities in dynamic business environments and manage products and services in international markets.

The programme is delivered in three semesters over a period of 18 months. The programme consists of six taught 10 ECTS credit modules which include 3 compulsory modules and 3 optional modules, plus the 30 ECTS credit dissertation.

 

First semester


Compulsory Modules:

IBM - International Business Management

The   aims of this module are:

  • systematic understanding of the complexity and the dynamic nature of international business management
  • comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the impact of international environment on international business
  • practical understanding of applying  international management methods and techniques
  • critical awareness in  evaluating practice in the context of  relevant business and management theoretical approaches
  • develop students’ abilities for identification major trends in international business managemen

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SMGM - Strategic Management and Global Market

The aim of the module is to provide students with the in-depth knowledge of Strategic Management with the focus on the   integration and Global Market. The course will enable students to acquire the basic knowledge of the principles of Strategic Management, and to realise the   importance of this field for a successful management of a firm. This module will help students to understand at advanced professional level the challenges and opportunities that these changes create for companies operating internationally. The emphasis is on those aspects of strategy that are particularly salient in global competition. In particular, it aims:

  • to develop students’ capacity to think strategically about a company,  its business position, and how it can gain sustainable competitive advantage
  • to build skills in conducting strategic analysis in a variety of industries and competitive situations
  • to develop students’ powers of systematic understanding of the  competitive challenges of a global market environment
  • to give students experience in crafting business strategy, reasoning carefully about strategic options, using what-if analysis to evaluate action alternatives, and initiating the changes necessary to keep the strategy responsive to newly emerging market conditions
  • to improve ability to manage the organization process by which  strategies get formed and executed
  • to develop students’ practical understanding in project appraisal,  foreign investments and Project management

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GTOM - Global Technology and Operations Management

The   aim of this module is to enable future managers to work productively in   international environment by systematic understanding of technology,   innovations and operations during globalization and developing their skills   in putting that understanding into practice. Particular aims of the module   are:

  • Comprehensive understanding, at advanced professional level, of technology and operations management in global environment
  • Gaining the in-depth knowledge of different models, methods and perspectives in global technology and operations management
  • Practical understanding of creating and implementing global technology strategy
  • Develop students’ critical awareness of opportunities and   challenges for managers in global operations

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Second semester


and 3 out of 7 electives:

ICF - International Corporate Finance

The aim of this course is to give the broader insight into the corporate finance, and especially to give certain knowledge of international aspects of corporate finance, which is of great importance today for financial managers, non-financial managers and academic. Particular aims of the module are:

  • Systematic understanding of corporate finance tools in international corporate decision making process;
  • Developing students’ abilities to explore the complexity and the dynamic nature of international corporate finance
  • Systematic understanding of exchange rates and its influence on international corporate decisions
  • Developing students’ abilities to explore the significance of  international taxation
  • Practical applying the present value, financial statement analysis, risk and return models and, option valuation model to international corporate decision making
  • Developing students’ abilities to evaluate the practice in context of relevant international financial business and its theoretical        approaches
  • Identifying major trends in international corporate finance

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IHRM - International Human Resource Management

The aims of this module   are:

  • Systematic   understanding of knowledge in design organizational basic Human resource management processes in international environment
  • Identifying and analysing the concrete problems of how to implement working assignments in those processes,
  • Gaining the in-depth knowledge of decision making in HRM
  • Practical understanding and critical evaluation of how to implement and enforce those decisions

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IDBE - Intercultural Diversity and Business Ethics

This module explores intercultural issues related to work organization and management. The module will attempt to build intercultural understanding, sensitivity and skills. The emphasis is on intercultural awareness, effective work performance, business ethics and a global perspective of business and careers, especially as pertaining to international human resource management.

The aims of this module are:

  • Systematic understanding and critical awareness of the intercultural dimensions of   management
  • Gaining the in-depth knowledge of the concept of culture and its pervasive and hidden influence on behaviour, particularly with respect to management and management practices
  • Practical understanding and originality in dealing with the types of situations and issues that managers confront when working internationally
  • To analyse and appreciate the impact of living and working in another culture on one’s personal behaviour
  • Comprehensive understanding of what moral and responsibility is
  • Systematic understanding of knowledge how to live and work ethically

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QMTM - Quantitative Methods in Technology Management

The aim of this module is to enable future managers of technology and innovations to work productively in international environment by using available quantitative methods.  Particular aims of the module are to:

  • Systematic understanding of quantitative and analytical methods in the field of technology and innovations management
  • Practical understanding of selecting and applying quantitative methods in variety of decision making contexts
  • Critical awareness in providing international perspective in applying available techniques and methods
  • Develop students’ abilities for interpretation and validity of obtained results according to international business environment

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IBLES - International Business Law and Employment Systems

The aims of this module are to:

  • Systematic understanding of international legal framework
  • Identifying and analysing the concrete problems in application of international and  national regulation in international business transactions
  • Gaining the in-depth knowledge of legal aspects of conducting business in   international environment
  • Practical understanding and critical evaluation of legal principles on defining and developing strategies and standards of international business transactions
  • Comprehensive understanding of international employment system

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IMMPR - International Marketing Management and Public Relations

The overall purpose of the programme is to provide students with breadth and depth in central areas of the subject matter of international marketing and public relations. This module prepares students for positions as marketing and management specialists or executive managers in firms active in the international arena. The course is designed to help participants:

  • Provide students with a comprehensive  overview of contemporary international marketing management and public relations
  • Practical understanding specific business needs to problems and opportunities in  foreign markets
  • To develop student’s ability to understand different culture and macroeconomic factors in various markets (SEE countries, EU, US market,  Asia markets…)
  • Understand the full range of tasks facing the firm in international marketing environment and explains how to integrate the various market entry and communication strategies
  • To investigate emerging trends in strategic and operational international marketing and public relations issues (on line strategy) and to define plan which would help firm to implement adequate international strategy

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ASBM - Applied Statistics for Business and Management

The overall purpose of the programme is to provide students with breadth and depth in central areas of the subject matter of international marketing and public relations. This module prepares students for positions as marketing and management specialists or executive managers in firms active in the international arena. The course is designed to help participants:

  • Obtaining an in-depth knowledge of data collection methods and data analysis techniques in the context of business data,
  • Practical understanding and critical evaluation of  a broad range of statistical techniques and numerical tools that can be applied to real-world business problems,
  • Gaining the ability to identify and analyse specific issues regarding how managers and practitioners can effectively use data analysis techniques to evaluate and enhance different aspects of organizational performance and formulate policies in the global economy.

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Third semester

DIS - Dissertation

This module aims to prepare students to undertake dissertation. Students will be given an overview of different business research techniques and how to plan, execute and present a project or dissertation. They will have the opportunity to develop and refine their ideas and objectives and this will provide a basis for more detailed discussion with supervisors.

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In addition to the lectures for the six taught modules, students are required to attend lectures and computer labs for the dissertation module in the third semester. Students are required to submit a detailed 2000 word research proposal in the third semester. The dissertation/research paper (approximately 15,000 words) is expected to be completed by the end of the third semester.

 

Attendance requirements

You are required to attend all lectures and workshops and any other forms of tuition that will be agreed with your module leader.

 

Assessment schedule

Examination periods are according to the Law on Higher education of Serbia in: January, February, June, September and October.