MSc International Marketing

Marketing is increasingly important in the sustainability of any organisation. This programme will help you develop the marketing knowledge you need to manage effectively at a strategic level combined with the skills to thrive in a competitive global market. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the marketing cycle including consumer behaviour and knowing your customer, marketing strategy and building brands using social networks.

With a strong focus on digital media you will learn to put theory into practice studying areas such as social media, mobile marketing, big data and analytics – all designed to enhance your ability to plan, implement and measure integrated marketing strategies.

From tutors with experience gained in blue chip companies, you will use a series of real-world case studies to help build a strong commercial appreciation of global, social and ethical issues and discover how they impact an organisation. Upon successful completion you will be confident in your ability to work in a variety of international business environments.

Accredited by the CMI you will also gain a CMI Level 7 award as part of your Master’s degree.


The MSc International Marketing degree is awarded by BPP University.

 

Programme details
Location

**London City

Start Date

September and January

Length of programme

12 months full-time
18 months full-time with the Professional Development and Practice module*

Modes of study

Classroom

Assessment

Individual and group reports, case study, critical reflection, marketing plan and supervised project.

How to apply

Please apply direct or for more information request a call back

*This is an integral part of the 18-month programme and is designed to prepare you to complete your Master's with valuable work experience. This work experience can be in a paid or unpaid job, short-term internship, employer-led or professional body project, consultancy work or volunteering
**Please note that some classes may be delivered at our nearby Liverpool Street centre, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk away

Key Information

  • Benefit from a strong focus on digital marketing reflecting the fast paced changes in the market place.
  • Take part in live business simulations preparing you for the challenges of the workplace.
  • Enjoy studying at our centre in the City of London, located next to ‘The Gherkin’, Lloyds of London and many Fortune 500 organisations.
  • Study with students from around the world, reflecting today’s global business environment.
  • On successful completion of this programme graduates will also receive a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Award.
  • Develop the marketing skills needed to manage at a strategic and tactical level across global markets.
  • Learn from experienced marketers bringing real-world experience and case studies into the classroom.
  • Benefit from small seminar groups, designed to encourage discussion, debate and peer-to-peer learning.
  • Option to undertake the 18-month programme which includes the Professional Development and Practice module, designed to enhance your employability and prepare you to complete your Master’s with potential work experience.
  • Qualify for recognition from International Institute of Marketing Professionals (IIMP) confirming that your qualification is equivalent to completion of CMMP Level-2 (Manager CMMP)

Marketing is an integral part of every business. With the advent of digital technologies, organisations must develop strategic integrated marketing plans combining traditional and digital marketing techniques to stand out in the marketplace.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a professional looking to enhance your career in business, or an individual looking to compete from within large global companies, this programme will equip you with a portfolio of key marketing skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive, fast-paced business environment.

With the extensive use of case studies introduced by tutors with international marketing experience, you will learn to put marketing theories into practice, preparing you to face challenges in the workplace. Using theory, practice and cutting-edge approaches, including big data, social networking, mobile marketing and analytics, you will develop skills that will enhance your employability as both a marketer and manager in any dynamic organisation.

Study Programme

During your programme you will benefit from attending a minimum of 3.5 days of study per week (minimum of 12 hours each week) and carry out additional, individual study and preparation in order to arrive at study sessions with questions and ideas to participate in interactive debates and discussions.

You will learn with students from across the globe enhancing your understanding of unique international markets. Through small seminar groups, group work, presentations and critical reflection, you will confidently develop your range of professional skills.

The programme is divided into three stages:

Stage One - Four core modules give you an overview of marketing theory and practice, including Consumer Behaviour, Market Strategy and Innovation, Integrated Marketing Communication and International Marketing Management and Sales.

Stage Two – Gain a more in-depth knowledge and understand how to build competitive strategies for your chosen markets.

Stage Three – During the final stage you will consolidate your learning into a practical marketing project. This is an exciting way to showcase your ability to work at a strategic level and strengthen your skills for your future career.

Professional Development and Practice (PDP) module**

Our Professional Development and Practice module* is designed to enhance your employability by developing your career ready and transferable skills. This module is a feature of the 18-month full-time programme. It gives you the opportunity to complete your programme with practical work experience. This work experience can be a paid or unpaid job, short-term internship, employer-led or Professional Body project, consultancy work or volunteering.

Live Business Simulations

Working in groups and competing with your peers, you will take part in live business simulations. These will help you to apply key theoretical concepts and experiences within a real-world setting.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited

The CMI is the leading professional body for managers in the UK and across Europe. It is the awarding body for Chartered Manager (CMgr), the highest professional status that can be achieved in management and leadership in the UK. The MSc International Marketing programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute. This means that, on successful completion, you will receive a level-7 award from the CMI alongside your degree. Subject to eligibility, and a separate application, a level-8 award in Strategic Management and Leadership may also be available

During your studies you will also be given Affiliate Membership of CMI, allowing you access to CMI Management Direct: a vast resource of management information and guidance. You will also have the opportunity to attend regional and national events, enhancing your capability to build a professional network.

Modules

International Marketing Management & Sales

15 Credits, Stage 1

The primary role of marketing management in any organisation is to design and execute effective marketing programmes. During this module you will develop an appreciation of the breadth and depth of modern marketing and focus on key concepts including market entry strategies, delivering value, segmentation and targeting and globalisation.

Consumer Behaviour

15 Credits, Stage 1

During this module you will examine major ideas in the field of consumer behaviour. Drawing on multi-disciplinary ideas from psychology, sociology and economics you will develop the skills to critically analyse consumer behaviour and understand how global and ethical issues can have an impact. You will also develop an understanding of concepts such as customer loyalty, attitudes and persuasion and the impact of technology on consumer behaviour.

Marketing Strategy and Innovation

15 Credits, Stage 1

The key to a successful strategy is developing a competitive advantage that differentiates you from your competitors. This module will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to assess internal and external organisational environments. You will discover the origins of innovation and its importance as a source of sustainable competitive advantage whist developing tactical decision-making and strategy planning skills.

Integrated Marketing Communications

15 Credits, Stage 1

Through the development of a marketing communications plan aimed at a specific target audience, you will demonstrate how various offline and online marketing communication methods can be integrated successfully. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of advertising and persuasive messaging and be able to compare the use of traditional and digital media through various methods of measurement and control.

Knowing the Customer - Research and Analytics

15 Credits, Stage 2

This module will allow you to appreciate how detailed knowledge about your target markets, B2B and B2C can be created by generating insights through research, analysis and metrics. You will develop a thorough understanding of the practical and ethical challenges of market research and gain access to research skills and learn vocabulary invaluable for real world research.

Creating Successful Brands

15 Credits, Stage 2

This module will help you reach a deeper understanding of how to achieve an organisation's branding goals. It will enable you to explore the important issues in planning, implementing, and evaluating brand strategies. It will provide you with the opportunity to study subjects including brand resonance, brand equity measurements and strategic brand management.

Digital and Social Media Marketing

15 Credits, Stage 2

During this module you will explore the theories, concepts and techniques employed in digital marketing. You will develop an understanding of how to implement digital marketing strategies utilising tools such as social media, search engine marketing, email marketing and content marketing. You will also learn how to critically evaluate digital campaigns through the use of KPIs and performance metrics in order to optimise campaigns for acquisition, conversion and retention.

Marketing Planning and Simulation

15 Credits, Stage 2

The purpose of this module is to provide you with a deeper understanding of the framework for marketing planning and implementation. You will draw on all the modules taught in this programme to understand what makes marketing plans relevant and appropriate in different contexts. Upon completion you will have an in-depth knowledge of the driver of marketing planning, monitoring and analysis together with an understanding of how to adapt marketing plans to suit a specific context.

Marketing Project (12-month programme)

60 Credits, Stage 3

If you choose to study our 12-month programme you will showcase your marketing expertise in a practical consultancy project, allowing you to demonstrate your ability to operate at senior management level. During the project you will choose a business or marketing issue to investigate which can be aligned to your career aspirations. You will refine your research skills through the analysis and of primary and secondary data and develop your ability to present data in a well-structured professional report.

Professional Development and Practice (18-month programme)

60 Credits, Stage 3

Our Professional Development and Practice module is designed to enhance your employability by developing your career ready and transferable skills. This module is a feature of the 18-month full-time programme. It gives you the opportunity to complete your programme with practical work experience. This work experience can be a paid or unpaid job, short-term internship, employer-led or Professional Body project, consultancy work or volunteering.


Educational background

Students wishing to study the MSc International Marketing will require

a) a minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree from a UK or recognised international university or another equivalent international qualification; or
b) an acceptable professional qualification equivalent such as the CMI, ILM, CIM, CIMA, at level 6 or above.

Following a review of applications, students may be required to attend a face-to-face interview or take part in a telephone interview. If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us and we can review your options.

English Language

If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS level 6.5 (overall) or equivalent, plus a minimum of 6.0 in all components - in addition to the above entry requirements.

In cases where one or more of IELTS subcomponents are below 6.5, applicants will be encouraged to attend a Pre-sessional course In Academic English.

Study locations

You can study the MSc International Marketing face-to-face at our Business School in the City of London. We provide comfortable, high-quality classrooms and learning environments.

Study centres in:

September 2016 onwards:

For UK / EU Students:
MSc International Marketing fees
The full programme fee is £9,000
18 months with the Professional Development and Practice module** £12,605

For International Students:
MSc International Marketing fees
The full programme fee is £10,815
18 months with the Professional Development and Practice module** £14,420

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans will be available for eligible Master's courses commencing from September 2016 (subject to eligibility). You can apply for a loan of up to £10,000, towards your course and living costs. Applications are due to open late June 2016 and the quickest way to apply will be online at www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan.

Further information on the Postgraduate Loans, Eligibility and Repayment can be found here: /bpp-university/student-finance/postgraduate-loans

Additional Charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for exams £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15 credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20 credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30 credit module £800

BPP University Scholarships

We know that you are a student with passion, drive and a real desire to learn. That is why we have scholarships that you may find helpful if you simply do not have the finances to go to university. In 2015 alone, we offered over £400,000 in scholarship funding. For more information please visit: bppuniversity.ac.uk/scholarships

Additional Funding Options

For those who need it, BPP University’s Student Services support team can provide funding advice and assistance. This includes information on other options open to you, such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies, charities, employers and other institutions who give financial support. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk) or Future Finance student loans*.

For more information on Future Finance loans, financial support and addition funding please visit /bpp-university/student-finance

*BPP University Business School is offering a 10% discount on tuition fees on certain Masters programmes (MSc) to all alumni who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with BPP University. The offer is available until 12.09.2017. Students must apply for a relevant MSc programme with BPP University’s Business School to participate in this discount and no cash alternative will be offered. To be eligible applicants must have completed a full time two (if accelerated) or three years on an undergraduate degree with BPP University. This discount applies to MSc Management, MSc Management with Finance, MSc Management with Project Management, MSc International Marketing or, MSc Accounting and Finance at either of BPP University’s London City or Manchester study centres. Start date of this discount is 12.09.2016 and is available until 12.09.2017, this offer of this discount may be withdrawn at any time. Students may be required to send a scanned copy of their undergraduate degree certificate as proof of their graduation from BPP University. Discount applies to those MSc programmes and centres listed and cannot be redeemed on any other programmes. This discount does not apply if any other offers are being redeemed on the MSc programme(s). This discount is offered by BPP University Limited having registered address BPP House, Aldine Place, 142-144 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8AA.

** Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the Future Finance loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website at futurefinance.com/uk. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.