M.Sc. International Management

University of Strathclyde in Glasgow

Application deadline: As soon as possible
Tuition fee:
  • € 14,200 / Year (EEA)
  • € 16,600 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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The MSc in International Management was developed in response to the rapid growth of international business activity, which led to great demand in companies for high level expertise in international management and global leadership.

This growth of business on an international scale has highlighted both similarities and differences between people and nations, and their regulations and institutions. The MSc in International Management delivers the knowledge and skills required by international managers and leaders to operate globally as well as in a variety of national environments.


The MSc in International Management fits together as an integrated whole as follows:

Semester 1
The MSc in International Management begins with an introduction to the MG960 International Management Development Programme. During this introduction, it is impressed on students that they are responsible for developing both their knowledge and skills and that they should approach their studies as active learners. This introduction is complemented by an Integrated Skills Workshop which focuses on the students personal approach to learning and managing themselves.

The programme then leads into two core classes, namely MG962 Managing Across Cultures and the MG961 Global Business Environment. These classes are designed to imbue students with the platform of knowledge and understanding on the economic, institutional and socio-cultural contexts which form the background to International Management.

During the first semester, students will also take part in an Outward Bound Activity. Theoretical insights gleaned from the MG960 International Management Development Programme are applied during a period spent at an outward bound centre undertaking activities targeted towards testing out leadership skills, teambuilding and managing the dynamics of multi-cultural teams. Students experiences of the workshop analysed during a feedback session that follows the Outward Bound Activity will help build the cohort into a coherent group. The experiences will also encourage students to reflect critically on their managerial/leadership development needs.

Semester 2
Following the Christmas holidays there are a series of four function-orientated classes in MG964 International Marketing, MG965 International Human Resource Management, MG966 Introduction to International Financial Management and MG967 International Entrepreneurship that provide students with an understanding of how the institutional and socio-cultural contexts addressed in the MG962 Managing Across Cultures and the MG961 Global Business Environment classes impact on critical operational functions within organisations.

There subsequently follows the MG963 Strategy and Organisation Across Borders class. This will help draw elements of the MG962 Managing Across Cultures and MG961 Global Business Environment classes together in order to broaden and deepen understanding of the programme.

In parallel to these sessions, groups of students will be expected to undertake self-directed and collaborative learning exercises (e.g. arrange a professional, cultural or careers-focused event) to address a managerial/leadership development need identified during the Outward Bound Activity.

Upon completion of the compulsory classes and towards the end of the taught programme, students choose two elective classes, allowing students to explore a range of topics. Students enrolled on the MSc in International Management will be able to choose two classes from a shared pool of international and general management topics available on programmes offered by the Department of Strategy & Organisation.

Semester 3
The Project class rounds off the programme in the third and final semester. This provides students with an opportunity to explore at length and in depth some aspects of theory or methods, knowledge or skills introduced on the taught element of the programme. The project is supported by a class in project methodology. At this stage of the programme, students may be interested in aligning career aspirations with project work.


Funding your studies
Deciding to study the Strathclyde MIM is a considerable financial investment. You are advised to research how you are going to finance this as early as possible. The majority of students on the MBM programme as self funded. UK students can apply to loan schemes to fund their studies and non-UK usually raise their own finances through bank loans or scholarships.

Career Development Loans
The Career Development Loan Scheme is run in partnership with the Department of Education and Employment and is available at the following banks - Barclays, Clydesdale, Co-operative and the Royal Bank of Scotland.



There are three international accrediting bodies for business schools. These are :

* AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, based in the USA
* EQUIS - the quality assurance scheme run by the European Foundation for Management Development (efmd) and based in Brussels
* AMBA - the Association of MBAs, based in the UK

To achieve accreditation by one of these bodies is an achievement in itself. To achieve accreditation by all three bodies is a truly outstanding accomplishment and one to be proud of.

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