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Master of Science in International Business (E-MSc)
If you are looking for an education to upgrade your management skills, with a strong focus on the international perspective, then this Master of Science in International Business could be the right choice for you.
With a master’s degree in International Business you get skills to be able to work with all of the important aspects of a business. You get tools as well as knowledge and methods, to use now and in your future career.
This education is offered via e-learning, so all you need is a computer and an internet connection.
All teaching and exams are in English.
Study start: 04. September 2017 Application deadline: September 1, 2017Study start: 05. February 2018 Application deadline: February 1, 2018
Admission requirements: You must normally have successfully completed a degree in a relevant subject area at undergraduate level (bachelor or equivalent). Additionally, English at a certain level
Duration: 2-6 years part-time, 180 CATS (90 ECTS).
Tuition: DKK 86,000
Please note: This is an online programme.
This MSc Degree is a part-time and international programme, offered by London South Bank University in co-operation with IBA International Business Academy in Kolding.
Choosing the e-learning programme gives you maximum freedom and flexibility during your studies. The classes are a combination of live online seminars and teaching via our digital platform. All seminars are recorded, so you can watch them regardless of time and place.
What is e-Learning?
E-Learning programmes are programmes that are offered online or through distance learning, and put simply, studying by distance learning means you don't have to be based in Kolding to take one of our courses. Wherever you are, you may study with us.
When you choose one of our e-learning programmes, you can study at a distance, at a time and pace that suit you.
Our e-Learning Team
We've been running e-learning courses at the IBA since 1996 and welcome students across the world - from Denmark to Argentina and Australia to Canada.
Our dedicated e-Learning team consists of specialists who make sure that our students have a great education and a great experience.
We ensure that:
- each course is the same quality and level as a course studied on our campus and internationally
- the teaching and learning materials are chosen and designed to help you learn and succeed while studying at home
- the support we provide to e-Learning students is prompt, efficient and helpful
- our academic staff are subject experts and dedicated to delivering great courses that help our e-learning students thrive in their careers and lives.
Benefits of e-Learning
- E-learning is a great way to progress further in your career - you can balance the demands of your course with your everyday commitments, allowing you to keep working while you learn.
- You don't have to come on to campus to attend lectures and seminars, so you won’t have to worry about relocating.
- Since there are no borders limiting our activities, our e-learning programmes are truly international awarding internationally recognised degrees.
- You'll have the option to study at home after the kids have gone to bed, in a library, in a coffee shop - or even on the bus. In fact, if you can access the internet, you can access nearly everything you need for our e-learning courses.
- All our e-learning courses have start dates twice a year, giving you added options.
- Any qualification you earn from us by e-learning is of equal value to one obtained studying on campus.
- As well as having access to both the IBA’s and London South Bank University’s libraries and electronic databases, you can use other university libraries, so you’ll have the benefit of learning resources close to where you live.
- All e-programmes are split up into modules giving you flexibility and enabling you to control your own learning progression.
- You can get on and off “the train” at any time
Support While You Study
We put a lot of time and effort into ensuring you have a great experience with us. When signing up, all e-learning students are given access to online information, which specifies exactly what is expected from you - and what you can expect from us.
Just because you aren't learning on campus doesn't mean you'll have to cope on your own - you'll have the support of dedicated academic staff while studying the individual modules, and our administrative personnel will be on hand to offer you advice about everything from academic issues to stress and anxiety.
Tools for Learning
Our students log in to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) instead of attending lectures or seminars in person. The VLE gives you access to course materials such as videos, e-books and other documents. You also use it to discuss the course material with your tutors and peers and to submit your assignments and receive feedback.
As well as through the VLE, you'll communicate with us through our online webinars, and emails.
There is also an opportunity to attend an annual residential at London South Bank University, if you like.
We work with specialist organisations to ensure that our e-learning programmes deliver the best qualifications possible. Our partners include:
- London South Bank University (LSBU) - they validate our programmes and award the degrees
- Blackboard - they are global online learning experts, and we currently utilise their world-leading virtual learning environment (VLE)
- Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) - we are proud members of this organisation, which has accredited our programmes
- Through LSBU we are also accredited by the British QAA.
Being awarded this MSc Degree, you are able to hold a manager or mid-level manager position in an international company. You also have a good foundation for a career within marketing or human resource management in the international market.
Structure of the programme
- International Strategy - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
- Analytical Techniques - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
- Management in International Firms - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
- International Trade - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
- International Finance - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
- International Marketing - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
- European Management and Business Strategy - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
- Research Design and Methods - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
- Dissertation (Hovedopgave) - 60 CATS (30 ECTS)
Collaboration with London South Bank University
IBA’s online education is offered in collaboration with London South Bank University (LSBU). That means, that you will get your certificate from there.
London South Bank University has been awarded the “Entrepreneurial University of the Year” by The Times Higher Education Awards 2016.
Moreover, LSBU is one of the biggest and oldest universities in London with numerous locations.
>> Read more about London South Bank University
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Our programmes are designed with working professionals in mind and allow for flexibility within a framework. You can choose the days of the week and the times of the day you study to accommodate your other commitments, however you must meet some deadlines as advised by your lecturer. Our modules are 8-12 weeks in duration, and you are able to take breaks in between modules.
Yes, there are tuition fees, and they apply to all students irrespective of nationality. Unfortunately, there are no scholarships, grants, or discounts available at the moment? Tuition fees are quoted in Danish kroner, but may be paid electronically in any recognized currency.
Yes, it is. There is absolutely no distinction between the quality of online and campus programmes. You can be assured that all our online degrees have the same status as those awarded to graduates who studied on-campus.
No, your degree certificate will look exactly the same as those awarded to students who studied on campus in Denmark or London. There will be no reference to ‘online’ on your degree certificate.
Asynchronous learning means that there are no set times for you to be online. You can log in to your classroom at times of the day and days of the week that suit you. This makes it possible for students in different time zones to participate in the asynchronous discussion threads that most lecturers run and that allow you to participate in online discussions when it suits you, and there will be webinars offered at regular intervals and video-recorded for those of you who cannot attend at specific times, or want to see them again.
The e-learning concept is designed in such a way that you can always keep track of your personal learning progression.
For most programmes you will need to order one textbook per module. The average cost is US$120 per book. Additional e-books and texts are provided at no extra costs.
No, none of our online programmes require you to travel. All teaching is done online. Even exams are online.
You’ll meet all sorts of interesting, motivated people from all over the world. But generally speaking, you’ll find that most of our online students are ambitious 31-45-year-old professionals who fit their studies around their work and other commitments. Around 85% of them will typically be in full-time employment, and have extensive work experience.
Many employers not only recognize IBA’s and London South Bank University’s online qualifications, they sponsor their employees to study with us, too. They know that our online degrees have the same status and high standards as our on-campus degrees.
As UK university degrees, our online qualifications are widely recognized internationally.
On average, students spend around 5-10 hours per week on their studies on the E-BA and Double Degree programmes and 10-15 hours per week on the E-MSc and E-MBA programmes. You may need more time, especially for your first module as you adjust to the learning platform, and you may need less for some modules. The time you need to spend studying will depend on many variables including your previous academic experience, your confidence with technology, and your English-language skills.
You must normally have successfully completed a degree in a relevant subject area at undergraduate level (bachelor or equivalent).
Additionally, you must have passed English at a certain level. Students from Denmark must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education B-level. The English B-level is represented by 210 hours during the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).
Students from all other countries must present a recognised international English test, with a result equivalent to or better than:
- IELTS: 6.0
- TOEFL Paper: 550
- TOEFL Computer: 213
- TOEFL Internet-based: 79 (minimum 19 in all sections)
- Cambridge test: CAE A, B or C
- Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part)
You can apply to this programme for autumn and spring intake. When applying, you need to fill out the formula bellow and attach the application form (PDF) and necessary documentation (CV, exam certificates and photo ID).
The application deadline for autumn intake is September 1, 2017.
The application deadline for spring intake is February 1, 2018.
If you have any questions regarding admission and your application, please contact Keld Hvam at +45 25 28 46 00 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The tuition fees for the Master of Science programme are DKK 86,000 in total.
Registration fee: DKK 6,000 (when enrolling)
Per study unit: DKK 10,000 (students normally take two units per semester)
Dissertation: Free of charge, if you complete before the end of your fourth year of study (otherwise: DKK 10,000).
The fees include all teaching and exams, learning support and administrative costs. Books are not included.
Note that payment per unit is effected at the start of each unit.
CATS & ECTS
The CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) points system is recognised by many UK Higher Education institutions as a method of quantifying credit for a particular course.
CATS points convert to European academic credits (ECTS) as follows: Two CATS points are equivalent to one ECTS point.