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Course Level:Postgraduate
Next Start Date: August 2024
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: ƹƵ Square Campus, Luton
Attendance: Full-time | Block delivery

About the course

This flexible Master’s course develops your strategic and analytical skills so you can apply them confidently to solve international business and management issues, with a particular focus on aviation strategy and management.

The course explores core areas of business such as strategic management; accounting and finance; cross-cultural business competencies; and aviation strategy and management – all viewed through the lens of developing patterns in world trade and the global marketplace.

You also study the management and development of people in cross-cultural organisations, and gain an appreciation of how cultural differences affect both buying behaviour and marketing approaches.

Every taught unit on this course is delivered in a six-week block with six entry points through the year, allowing you to start at a time that suits you.

Why choose this course?

  • Apply your knowledge of international business, aviation strategy and management issues to solve real business problems
  • Build up a deep understanding of organisations – including international aviation operators - and the international environment they operate in
  • Develop your understanding of the financing of international organisations including the sources, uses and management of finance, and the use of accounting for managerial and financial reporting
  • Consider the impact of contextual and cultural forces on international companies, with particular focus on the aviation industry; this includes ethical and environmental considerations
  • Gain the managerial attributes to contribute to an organisation’s global business strategy and resolve international business problems
  • Build transferable, interpersonal skills in critical thinking, communications, team working, problem solving, numeracy, negotiation and self-management
The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Accounting And Finance (AAF044-6) Compulsory
  • Business Dissertation (MAR042-6) Compulsory
  • Global Aviation Business And Operations Management (TAL050-6) Compulsory
  • Intercultural Business Competencies (MAR038-6) Compulsory
  • Performance Achievement Planning (BSS072-6) Compulsory
  • Strategic Management (BSS050-6) Compulsory

A number of different assessment methods will contribute to your development and will enhance your employability. We consider it essential that comprehensive feedback is provided in due time so it is integrated in your learning process. When group work is required, the marks given will be individual following the ƹƵ of ƹƵ's regulatory scheme. In some cases, different kinds of assessment may be used in combination, making sure however that there are no hidden tasks. The intensive character of this Course's delivery as it is outlined in its Teaching and Learning philosophy is consistent with the needs of todays world for graduates who accumulate knowledge fast and are able to express the outcome of this process in a way that is meaningful and comprehensive. Welcome and induction activities will be followed immediately by a week of intensive direct contact time followed by your own contribution through individual learning, which will take you to your first assessment point. At the end of your six-week block, your final assessment will be due. The overall underpinning assessment strategy on this course tests the intended learning outcomes through exposing you to a range of assessment types. The aim is to develop both knowledge and skills to support your entry to employment as confident managers. The units on this course therefore use varied combination of types of assessments for both formative and summative purposes to enrich the learning experience. The types of assessments for this course include: Individual Written Report or Essays: Your knowledge and skills are developed when you undertake the task of writing an individual report and the whole process contributes to your improvement when it comes to conducting postgraduate level research and developing your enterprise. The ability to perform literature informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyze and evaluate the relevant concepts is being assessed. Case ƹƵ: You will apply your knowledge in the context of a specific case Oral Presentation: A number of transferable skills will be developed including the ability to present your findings in a professional, clear and concise manner. Reflective Report: Evaluating your own contribution to a team is essential in the context of this course but in the workplace as well Dissertation: you will have to produce an individual, independent piece of work. You will be asked to identify the research question or problem under investigation, review the relevant literature, and develop a sound methodology in order to explore the problem, proceed with the analysis, discuss your findings and make recommendations. It is the dissertation that builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in all Units. It will be one of the most challenging but yet enjoyable and rewarding experiences you will encounter. The use of a wide range of sources, both academic and other is a requirement for a postgraduate degree. The notions of accountability and academic integrity will be an integral part of your course. You will be supported in developing an understanding of academic integrity on this course. You will be informed about what plagiarism is and how to avoid it during the delivery of each Unit. Where an individual project is required you will be asked to show the different stages of your work or to present it in its entity upon completion. Where collaborative tasks are assigned, an individual reflective report will be necessary to indicate your contribution to the team. All coursework assignments will require a thorough evaluation of the sources used and referencing will be done according to the Harvard Referencing System.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above.

The ƹƵ of ƹƵ warmly welcomes students from all over the world.

Individual courses may vary, but we generally require an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above.

To ensure a smooth application process, we have dedicated pages with detailed information about country-specific requirements. You can find information on our generic entry requirements too, if your county is not listed.

English Language

The English Language requirement for this course is 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in any subtest) in IELTS, or an equivalent SELT. Have a look at our webpage for a list of English language qualifications we accept. If you do not have the required level of English for your chosen degree, we offer pre-sessional courses to enhance your language skills before commencing your studies.

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, so please do not hesitate to reach out to our international admissions team for further assistance. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant academic community.

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above.


The ƹƵ of ƹƵ warmly welcomes students from all over the world.

Individual courses may vary, but we generally require an undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above.

To ensure a smooth application process, we have dedicated pages with detailed information about country-specific requirements. You can find information on our generic entry requirements too, if your county is not listed.

English Language

The English Language requirement for this course is 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in any subtest) in IELTS, or an equivalent SELT. Have a look at our webpage for a list of English language qualifications we accept. If you do not have the required level of English for your chosen degree, we offer pre-sessional courses to enhance your language skills before commencing your studies.

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, so please do not hesitate to reach out to our international admissions team for further assistance. We look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant academic community.

How will this course improve my career prospects?

The course is designed to develop graduates able to operate as effective and efficient managers, addressing key aviation strategy and management issues, particularly around the challenges and opportunities of investing internationally.

Once you've graduated, you are likely to progress into management in a range of areas including within the aviation and airport sector. It opens up the opportunity to enrol in a fast-track post-graduate scheme in a major international organisation.

This course is an appropriate foundation for further academic study at either MPhil or PhD level.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £10,000 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £15,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £10,000 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2024/25 is £15,600

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

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How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the ƹƵ of ƹƵ should apply direct using our admissions form

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the ƹƵ of ƹƵ should apply direct using our admissions form