M.Sc. International Management and Leadership

Queen Margaret University | Edinburgh , United Kingdom
The MSc in International Management and Leadership offered by Queen Margaret University is designed to be a vibrant and innovative programme that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international focus. QMUs mission is to enhance the well-being of individuals and the communities we serve through socially and economically relevant education and research. The MSc in International Management and Leadership reflects this mission through its underpinning and distinctive identity which focuses not only on contemporary management practice but also on community engagement and service.
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Our MSc in International Management and Leadership offered by Queen Margaret University is specifically designed for anyone who may be looking to complement their non-business degree and has little or no prior business background. Alternatively, you may have completed to general degree level and be aiming to enhance your qualifications.

A unique aspect of the course is the replacement of the traditional dissertation with a student-led project. You will design, lead and reflect upon a project attached to a community, charity, or third sector enterprise. The context chosen for these projects reflects our staffs opinion that the responsibility of our graduates as managers and leaders extends not just to boardrooms and shareholders, but also to communities and our wider society.

In a fast changing, global economy the MSc in International Management and Leadership will equip you to assess the wider interconnections between organisations and their local, national and international contexts. You will build up a solid understanding of key management practice and develop your critical insight.

Teaching, learning and assessment

You will attend lectures and seminars, work in groups and carry out independent learning. You will be expected to participate in discussions, develop ideas and engage with experiential learning.

Assessment methods will include management reports, essays, web-based discussions, reflections on practice and group work with presentations. A central part of the course experience is the regular involvement with industry, through specific visits, guest speakers and events all of which provide valuable insights into practice, contemporary trends and thinking. Class sizes are normally 10-30.

Graduates completing the course are prepared to lead, manage and operate in the increasingly complex and dynamic international business environment. We expect graduates of this new course to be taking up senior management and leadership roles.

This course has been designed as a conversion degree for those who want to obtain a management qualification. This MSc in International Management and Leadership is ideal if you have an honours degree or equivalent in any discipline or if you have an ordinary degree but can bring additional experience and expertise to the course. We especially welcome students from non-business areas who are looking to move into or expand their knowledge in business and management.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline None
Tuition fee
  • GBP 12000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 6500 Year (EEA)
  • Home/EU - full-time: £6500 per year
  • Home/EU - part-time: Pro-rata
  • International - full-time: £12000 per year
  • International - part-time: Pro-rata
Start date , December 2016
Credits 180 credits
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

  • Strategy
  • Leadership Power and Policy
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • International Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Contemporary Issues in International Management

English Language Requirements

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  • Completed application form
  • Transcript of grades
  • Degree certificate (if appropriate)
  • Two letters of reference, with at least one being academic, on headed paper, signed and dated or sent from a professional email account
  • English language results (if appropriate)

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information


QMU is an Accredited Centre of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the only professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

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