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International Business

Setting yourself apart as a business specialist with the ability to operate within an international organisation and framework is what you will achieve when choosing to study the IIE Master of International Business offered at IIE MSA.

The ability to operate in and understand the complexity of the contemporary international business environment is what you’ll receive when studying the IIE Master of International Business (MIB) with IIE MSA. This programme advances your business knowledge and gives you the skills to operate with an international perspective, enabling you to provide discipline-based solutions across a variety of roles in the corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors.

Find out more about the entry requirements for the MIB now.

What is an International Business Degree?

The IIE Master of International Business (MIB) is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

An IIE Master of international business means that students will gain experience and knowledge in the inter-disciplinary nature of this specialised area. Within the programme, students will be engaged in studying international management, law, accounting, economics, marketing and strategy, which all assist in developing student’s strategic and operational knowledge and skills.

The IIE degree is designed for recent graduates as well as those currently in the working  field across a variety of roles in the corporate, governmental and non-profit sectors. The MIB builds upon undergraduate credentials and further strengthens business skills honed in the current international working environment. It will enable you to transform from a traditional business manager into a global business leader who understands the complexity of managing in a global society. This qualification specifically focuses on strategic planning for international operations and provides an in-depth understanding of the organisational capabilities required for international operations, including;

  • International marketing
  • International finance
  • International economics
  • Trade law.
  • Accounting

The IIE MIB is taught by seasoned academics and industry experts with extensive leadership backgrounds in national and international business environments. Students will be exposed to companies operating globally through guest speakers and case studies that will assist to prepare you for the MIB Research Project and its specific focus allowing you to specialise and be on the leading edge of international management.

Why study International Business?

This degree is particularly relevant for those who seek career advancement in the commercial, inter-governmental and non-profit sectors, and others who wish to extend their skills in the analysis and interpretation of the global business environment.

Through this IIE qualification offered at IIE MSA, you will develop advanced and vital skills in analysis, problem-solving, research and communication that can be applied in a variety of organisational settings. These skills will be demonstrated in a better understanding of the international world, exhibiting cross-cultural competence and ethical values.

The programme is available to both local and international students and in order to gain acceptance into the programme students need to achieve the minimum admission requirements which include an appropriate HEQSF Level 8 qualification or Honours Degree in the appropriate field. Students have a maximum duration to complete this qualification over 3 years full-time, or 4 years part-time.

For more information about studying the IIE Master Degree of International Business offered at IIE MSA, get in touch with us today.

What careers can an International Business graduate choose?

The MIB is the ideal qualification for those seeking to establish or accelerate a career in international business. Graduates that complete the MIB, are able to seek attractive career options including;

  • Multi-national manager
  • International manager
  • New business manager
  • Regional manager
  • Export and important manager
  • International negotiator
  • Management analyst
  • Import/export agent
  • Foreign business advisor
  • International management consultant

Where to study International Business?

Our vision to positively impact lives through higher education in Africa and the world is what drives us to excel at IIE MSA. Our world-class facility in Ruimsig, Johannesburg enables us to provide innovative and exceptional learning experiences to students in an engaging and potential-maximising way. Our range of courses from foundation programmes to master’s level degrees ensures intellectual engagement and critical thinking at every level.

The  lecturers, assistants, subject matter experts and guest speakers are hand-picked to offer meaningful insights and detailed knowledge to every area of specialisation we offer. Our campus is based on a set of values which we strive for everyday; being a student-centric institution that offers quality education, fosters entrepreneurial spirit, inspires students to achieve their best, and holds integrity and honesty in the highest regard in all that we do.

Choose to study with IIE MSA and you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of courses including:

For smaller classes, personalised tuition and excellence in education, choose IIE MSA today.

British Accreditation Council

The IIE is not only accredited in South Africa but its dedication to providing quality education also led to it being accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in 2014. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates. In 2017 The IIE had its accreditation status confirmed by the BAC as an Independent Higher Education Institution confirming our confidence in the international comparability of our standards.

“South African students need to know, when they select a private higher education institution, that the standards offered are equivalent to those of a public University. Our students get this from our extensive local accreditation and registration. The students also benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too. The IIE is accredited as an Independent Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council. Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer,” said Dr Coughlan, Director, The Independent Institute of Education.

IIE MSA students can be confident that their IIE learning experience meets international best practice standards.