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Business Communication for International Leadership MA

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Business is now conducted on a global scale. If you want to be among the next generation of business leaders, you need to adapt accordingly, communicating effectively over, national, social and cultural boundaries.

This Business Communication for International Leadership Master's degree course gives you the tools for conducting successful high-level business in an international setting. You'll develop your business leadership and communication skills while learning about working effectively in different cultural contexts.

When you graduate you'll be ready to work internationally in managerial and leadership positions, in areas such as marketing, international banking, human resource management, public relations, sustainability management, stakeholder management, logistics, and distribution management.

This course is designed for non-native speakers (for applicants whose first language is not English). If you are a UK student, you can apply if English is not your first language.

What you'll experience

On this Business Communication for International Leadership Master's, you'll:

  • Develop skills in areas vital for business success, including change management, stakeholder management, reputation management, employee relations, sustainability, strategy, and managing diversity
  • Learn to engage effectively with international stakeholders
  • Develop your language, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills so you can engage effectively in dialogue and negotiations across international boundaries
  • Cover key leadership theories and management principles and learn how to apply them in practice in an international context.
  • Learn how to understand and address cross-cultural differences, so you can lead a diverse, international workforce effectively
  • Immerse yourself in current industry practice by engaging with experts during your studies, through guest lectures, interviews and discussion forums with industry personnel and practitioners

Transferable skills you'll develop include:

  • Critical thinking
  • Decision-making
  • Problem-solving
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Presentation skills

Careers and opportunities

After you graduate, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from the Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

When you graduate, you'll have a highly sought after skillset and could work in areas such as:

  • Corporate communication
  • Marketing
  • Public relations
  • Social enterprise
  • Management consultancy
  • Human resources
  • Banking
  • Logistics and distribution

Because of the course's focus on leadership and management, roles you could aspire to include:

  • Head of corporate marketing
  • Public relations specialist
  • Sales director
  • Management consultant
  • HR manager
  • Director of public engagement
  • Global sustainability manager

You could also continue your studies at PhD level or set up a business with help and support from the University's Careers and Employability service.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

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