MASTER OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The Master of International Studies (MIS) aims to shape students’ attitudes and thinking. You will learn how to transform, design and critically appraise business practices from sustainable development perspectives.

The MIS is designed to prepare students who are interested in international business, international relations and sustainable development. The programme’s suite of papers exposes students to a high level of academic inquiry.

Concepts, methodologies and insights from different disciplines provide a truly unique framework for critical analysis and the evaluation of business operations. Graduates will be able to identify and understand critical elements of a particular management research problem, design and execute independent scholarly and/or applied research, and suggest recommendations to a wide variety of stakeholders.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

  • Any undergraduate degree with a minimum 50% grade average or better

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • Prior undergraduate degree with a minimum 50% grade average or better
  • Completion of PDIS with a B average.
  • Evidence of English proficiency, equivalent to IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0

 

RECOMMENDED PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

Students may not have previous knowledge in the specialty areas. Nonetheless they are expected to be able to function successfully using essay writing and research skills they have acquired from their Bachelor’s degree.

Programme Structure

PDIS

• 5 double-credit papers, 2 of which are compulsory: Research Methods and Resource Management

MIS RESEARCH YEAR

• Followed by one further year of research. Either a 60 credit research report and one further double-credit paper or a 90 credit research thesis.

 

STUDY GUIDE

pdf Postgraduate Study Guide - April 2017 (2.78MB)

COMPULSORY PAPERS (YEAR TWO)

Students may select from the following options:

  • Executive Strategic Project (90 credits) 
  • Thesis (90 credits)
  • Executive Project (60 credits)and 1 additional Level 8 paper (30 credits) 
  • Research Paper (60 credits) and 1 additional Level 8 paper (30 credits)

Students successfully completing the remaining 90 credits in Year Two may then graduate with a MIS.

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Educational outcome

Further doctoral study.

Professional outcome

Key managerial skills: leadership, planning and organisation, analysis and decision-making, teamwork, integrity. Careers at supervisory and management levels where an understanding of international business, trade, politics and environmental, social and cultural sensitivity is required.

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