Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

MA International Business with Japanese

UCAS code: N1T2

Duration: 4 years

Delivery: Full-time

School: Business School

College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Accreditation
Study abroad

Introducing MA International Business with Japanese

International Business encompasses the study of public, private and not-for-profit organisations, both small and large, their management practices and processes, and the changing external, and increasingly global, environment in which they operate. International Business is a specialist programme designed to address internationalisation and globalisation of organisations, to reflect the dynamic climate of contemporary business and management.

International Business with Japanese is a specialist programme within the MA Business programme portfolio and is designed to address the growing internationalisation and globalisation of business. To reflect that, you are required, through the Year 3 exchange programme, to study abroad and experience at first hand different cultures and approaches and develop your understanding of the international environment. For students with good language skills, this will include foreign language study in Japan.

Accreditation

This programme holds triple accreditation from international ranking bodies AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Applicants for International Business with Japanese should note that it does not normally involve any formal study of Japanese in Years 3 and 4, although most students do spend Year 3 in Japan studying business courses, delivered in English.

Year 1

You will study Global Challenges for Business and The Business of Edinburgh which introduce key concepts of management and business including strategy, finance, marketing and the management of people. You will also study a course in Japanese as well as course options in other subject areas.

Year 2

You will study Business Research Methods I: Introduction to Data Analysis; International Business and Career Development Planning. You can also choose from the following courses: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Marketing; Applications of Finance; HR Management; Business Economics; Principles of Finance; Organisational Behaviour 2; Business Simulation; Business Analytics and Information Systems. You will also study a course in Japanese.

Year 3

You must spend Year 3 abroad at a partner university in Japan, completing and passing a full year's diet of examinable subjects in business (equivalent to 120 credits), the majority of which may be undertaken and examined in English or Japanese (the latter subject to language proficiency). All students must complete and pass an equivalent course to the Year 3 compulsory course Strategic Management.

Year 4

You will choose a minimum of three courses in international business or strategy, or an international business oriented dissertation and one international business designated course. You will also study further specialist courses in business.

Programme structure

Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.

We publish the latest available information for this programme. Please note that this may be for a previous academic year.

Programme structure (2017/18)

Our facilities

Teaching takes place in the Central Area of the University. Honours students have access to the Business School's Undergraduate Resource Centre at 16 Buccleuch Place.

Study abroad

You will spend Year 3 abroad at a partner university in Japan.

How will I learn?

Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical exercises and computer-based learning.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on presentations, reports, essays, exams and individual and group projects.

Programme details

Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.

We publish the latest available information for this programme. Please note that this may be for a previous academic year.

Programme details (2017/18)

A key aim of our programmes is to combine academic knowledge with transferable skills in order to enhance employability.

Business graduates are highly valued by employers across the world. You will have a choice of careers open to you, including accountancy and taxation, management, consulting, finance, marketing and human resources.

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAAA.
  • A Levels: AAB.
  • IB: 43 points (grades 776 at HL).

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. BBB must be achieved in a single sitting by end of S5. National 5 Mathematics at Grade B, a language other than English at Grade A and English at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B or 6, a language other than English at Grade A or 7 and English at Grade C or 4.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and Grades 655 in HL subjects. SL: Mathematics at 5 or Mathematical Studies at 6, a language other than English at 6 and English at 5.

Additional requirements

Native speakers

Please note that the Japanese programmes involve beginners language study and are not suitable for native or near-native speakers.

Language requirement

Please note that for degrees that have a subject requirement of a language other than English, students may not use their own native language to meet this requirement. In these instances, English or an alternative language other than native will be acceptable.

Find out more about entry requirements

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements by country

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

International Foundation Programme

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency overall 185 with 169 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 67 with at least 56 in each "Communicative Skills" section
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components

About English language requirements

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C or 4
  • IB Standard Level Grade 5

As this degree is very popular, we strongly recommend that international students apply by 15 January 2018.

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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for MA International Business with Japanese

Additional Costs

There is a compulsory study abroad period in Year 3 and costs will vary depending on your destination. In Year 4 you will undertake a dissertation and, depending on the field of study you choose, there may be costs associated with undertaking surveys and conducting interviews.

Funding

For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.

Fees and funding

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