abstract image of pins connected with thread

International Business MSc

1 year, full-time

This is for you if you want to enhance your existing skills to become a successful global business leader and gain advanced knowledge of issues facing international businesses today.

International Business MSc, 1 year, full-time

This is for you if you want to enhance your existing skills to become a successful global business leader and gain advanced knowledge of issues facing international businesses today.

Course information

UK fee £9,900

International fee £21,850

Taught by School of Business

Course description

Course description

To be amongst the next generation of global business leaders, it is important to understand the opportunities and challenges of international businesses.  Building businesses in emerging, developing or developed countries depends on how you tackle the international challenges including language barriers, global team management, cultural differences, political risks to name a few.  This degree will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge of international business practices, to support you to deal with these challenges.

In international business today it is necessary to critically analyse and evaluate international business theories by covering the economic, political, ethical, social, legal and technical environment within businesses. Global leaders should promote the role of information within a knowledge-based economy.  This includes an identification of approaches to data generation, data manipulation, data assessment, analysis and dissemination in international business research.

On the course you will have the opportunity to develop your practical transferable skills including strategic planning at a global level, decision-making, accountability, business economics, data analytics, research methods, market intelligence and operations management.

It is designed to equip you with the critical insights and knowledge you need to make a positive contribution to the world of global business, and to provide you with you the practical knowledge and analytical skills you need to develop and lead effective strategic change.

With multiple intakes throughout the year, you will benefit from studying modules with students from different cohorts of the programme, allowing you to benefit from learning within an established learning community and growing your international business network.

The MSc International Business is designed for graduates and professionals planning to start or who want to develop businesses in emerging, developing or developed countries.  The course also provides preliminary training for those who wish to pursue further research for a PhD in international business or international entrepreneurship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

  • Good UK honours degree or its equivalent, or a postgraduate diploma from a recognised institution, or a relevant graduate level qualification.
  • Or a demonstration of considerable relevant practical experience and evidence of the ability to cope with the demands of the course.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

International Qualifications

Find your country in this list to check equivalent qualifications, scholarships and additional requirements.

Countries list

Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK Students

Starting in April 2024

  • MSc: £9,900

If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you’re eligible.

International Students

Starting in April 2024

  • MSc: £21,850

You will need to pay a deposit of £3,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

From 2022 onwards, EU nationals will pay the International fee. If you are an EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU settlement scheme, you may qualify for the UK fee (subject to criteria). 

Find out more about scholarships and funding.

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

Our Business and Management courses have been developed with the professional in mind and offer many opportunities for career enhancement.  Our courses are both intellectually stimulating and relevant to career needs, a fact endorsed by over 20,000 School of Business graduates located in over 100 countries.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you, with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience, volunteering and more. From Freshers’ Week to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

Course structure

Teaching Block One

Teaching Block One

April - July (starting in April 2024)

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching Block Two

Teaching Block Two

September - December 

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching Block Three

Teaching Block Three

January - April 

Choose either International Business Dissertation or International Business Project

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and learning

This programme benefits from the opportunity to start your studies at three different points in the year (September, January and April).  Whenever you start your studies you will receive a dedicated induction, study the same selection of modules and do the same assessments.  The order in which you study your modules and the timing of teaching blocks for each start point may vary according to the University's teaching calendar.

You will be taught through a mixture of methods including seminars, lectures, group work, case study analysis and guided reading.  You will be assigned a personal tutor who has a pastoral role and can offer support and advice.  Additionally you can benefit from workshops, visiting speakers and industry visits.

Your work will be assessed through a variety of assignments including presentations, essays, case studies, reports and more, plus either an International Business Project or International Business Dissertation.

Key dates

April 2024

  • Application deadline: 3 April 2024
  • Deposit payment deadline: 10 April 2024
  • CAS request deadline: 17 April 2024

September 2024 start

  • Application deadline: 9 September 2024 (Please note if you require a visa to study you will be required to submit your course application by 26 July 2024)
  • Deposit payment deadline: 9 August 2024
  • CAS request deadline: 6 September 2024
  • 70% tuition payment deadline: 6 September 2024

Apply now

Course Qualification Duration Start Dates Availability
Course International Business Qualification MSc Duration 1 year, full-time Start Dates April and September each year Availability Apply Now
Back to top
MENU