Master of Science in International Business

The Master of Science (MSc) in International Business programme explores the complexity and diversity of business in an increasingly interconnected world and is designed to reflect the increased emphasis on the multidisciplinary and international perspective arising from today’s market developments as well as an employers’ expectation to integrate the theoretical knowledge and applied skills in training modern working force.
The University of Chichester, UK
The University of Chichester, a public university located in West Sussex, has been providing quality tertiary education since its founding in 1839. It has 14 departments and is member of the United Kingdom Cathedrals Group of universities. ERCI runs its classes on a lecture-tutorial system. The average teacher-student ratio for lectures and tutorials are as follows:
  • Lectures – 100 Students to 1 Lecturer
  • Tutorials – 35 Students to 1 Tutor
Course Delivery

This programme is available in full and part time modes, and will take 12 months to complete. Students will attend 3 semesters of academic study, and are expected to complete between 30 credits to 45 credits each semester. Full-time students will attend classes 5 days a week on weekdays, while part-time students will attend classes 2-3 times a week on weekdays/weekends.

Course Structure: Master of Science in International Business
Module Descriptions

Accounting and Finance

Principles underlying financial accounting and management accounting and investment.

Global Economics
Managerial economics with a focus on markets and companies, international macroeconomics issues and global sustainability.

Organisational Behaviour
Organisational behaviour including personal and inter-personal skills involved in management issues.

Research Study Skills

This module develops a variety of skills to enable progression through the course. Qualitative and quantitative methodologies are explored along with literature development, referencing and criticality.

International Marketing
Practices of international marketing with a focus on multinational companies.

International Business
Exploration of economic, financial, psychological, sociological, logistical and management issues at an international scale.

Research Methods
Approaches, methods and data collection for research in international business including market research strategies.

Strategic Management
Concepts of strategic management in multi-national corporations and smaller businesses.

Management Project
During the final 3 months of your programme, you work individually with a personal tutor to carry out and report on your own original research. You can, in agreement with your tutor, focus on any aspect of international business.

Course Availability

Intakes for the programme are available 3 times a year. All applications should be submitted to ERCI no later than 1 month before the commencement date.

Assessment Framework

Courses are assessed by a combination of coursework, practical assignments and examinations. Formative assessments will also be included, as well as self- and peer-assessment and a research project.

Entry Requirements

  • A UK Bachelors degree with honours at 2:2 or above or;
  • A GPA of 2.75/4.0 or 3.4/5.0 from degree qualification

*Other qualifications and working experience will be assessed by the University on a case by case basis.

Language Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (with none of the four components lower than 5.5) or equivalent


  • Applicants should be at least 20 years of age at the time of registration.

Graduation Requirements

Students must successfully complete, or be credited with, at least 180 credits within the stipulated period of study as set by the University, either via module exemptions or completion of requisite modules.

Course Fees

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Ms. Yen Ong
CEO, ERC Institute

Yen has a proven track record in various key business development & marketing roles involving evolution and change management. Her pilot roles in various media organisations of Cable TV (Singapore Cable Vision), Regional TV (MTV), Internet Advertising (China.com) and Digital Music (Soundbuzz & Motorola) at their nascent stages is a testimonial of her experience and expertise of driving businesses whilst embracing new technology. Her acumen and passion are evidenced in multiple “first to market” products and projects she has been involved in cutting across from media to digital products. Always pushing the concept of creative solutionism while building strong relationships with customers has translated to dynamic growth for the various companies. Being an ardent believer in change management to stay on top of ever changing economies, her current role as Chief Executive Officer of ERC Institute sees interesting forays leveraged on her experience.


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