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Programme Structure


What’s special about the MSc in International Management?


  • Core Subjects, which give you a grounding in the fundamentals of business practice, management, finance and marketing.

  • Select a ‘concentration’ to tailor the course to your needs, strengths and interests. Pick one of four strands: Finance, Marketing, Social Entrepreneurship or General. The strand you choose will influence which electives you will take.

  • Personal and Professional Development is a key outcome for our graduates – develop your ‘soft skills’, learn about CVs, interview techniques, careers advice, languages, the Trinity alumni network and much more.

  • The Business Research Project is a key practical application of the course, where you will conduct a substantial piece of industry-level research.

  • The School of Business Industry Panel is available for you to fine tune your learning and seek guidance directly from visiting business professionals, and to start building your own personal network of contacts.
  • The International Residency Week exposes you to radically different cultural and business conditions, and gives you the opportunity to apply your new learning to a totally new situation.

Why should you apply for this course?

If you want to develop the skills that are needed to lead and manage in complex business environments, then this course is for you. We have designed and re-designed this course to help our students maximise their career potential, and the extraordinary success of our graduates is proof that we’ve got the balance right.

We prepare our students for a business environment that is experiencing rapid economic and technological change, increasing cultural diversity, institutional integration and globalization. We equip you to devise strategies and make decisions informed by varied sources of information and an array of analytical methods. We challenge you to adapt to unfamiliar markets and contexts, to accept and manage risks, and to identify opportunities and threats.

What’s on the course?

If you are interested in pursuing a specialization, you can choose either Finance, Marketing or Social Entrepreneurship. Alternatively, you can stay in the General strand, which gives you the greatest freedom of movement. All students complete twelve modules.

Core Modules

  1. Cross Culture Human Resources Management
  2. Economics of Global Markets
  3. International Finance
  4. International Marketing
  5. International Residency Week (IRW)
  6. Global Supply Chain Management

Elective Modules

All students choose six other modules from this list:

Advanced Statement Analysis
Applied Marketing Strategy
Brand Management
Business Ethics
Corporate Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
Global Talent Management
Intercultural Communication & Cross-Cultural Capability
International NGOs
Management Accounting and Control
Policy Issues in the International Economic System
Social Entrepreneurship
Strategic Management

Students pursuing the General strand choose any six from this list. If you opt for one of the other three strands (Finance, Marketing or Social Entrepreneurship), then three of the modules above will be compulsory, which means you will have a free choice for a further three electives.

Modules on offer may change for operational or academic reasons.

Business Research Project

This is one of the elements of the degree that really marks it out. The goal is for each student to produce a real-world piece of business analysis. To do this, students must put into practice the menu of skills that are taught in the module: academic research skills, literature reviews, quantitative and qualitative research methods, writing case studies, and in-company research projects.

International Residency Week

In the summer months, all students spend a week in a leading business school in one of our partner institutions in the BRIC countries (Brazil, India, Russia, China). While there, you will produce a market and industry analysis which will demonstrate a critical awareness of the major issues associated with the development of international strategy, with a particular emphasis on the conditions of the country where your residency is located.

The Academic Year

Classes run throughout the academic year, from September to April, with exams at the end of each semester. Continuous assessment forms a major component of your grade. The International Residency Week is in May, and the Business Research Project is due at the end of August.


Last updated 30 June 2014