International Business and Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #501 (WUR) ,
This 14-month programme starts every January. It develops your understanding of business and management topics in an international context.It prepares you to take on a wide range of roles in organisations throughout the world, significantly accelerating your career.


On this course you can:

  • Learn from enthusiastic lecturers and guest speakers from all over the world who are experts in their field and have recent corporate and/or academic research experience.
  • Benefit from a voluntary summer work placement to add work experience to your CV.
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with an Internet connection.

When you graduate, you will have an internationally recognised qualification that will equip you for employment in a wide range of business settings, both in the UK and overseas.

You will have a thorough grounding in business and management topics – international business in particular – enabling you to undertake roles in private or public sector organisations or start your own business.

Here are some roles you could pursue after graduation:

  • Financial analyst
  • Entrepreneur
  • Project and commercialisation manager
  • Quality assurance manager
  • Product manager
  • Account manager
  • Business development executive

Programme Structure

In the first teaching block, from January to April, you will focus on two foundational elements of business management – Corporate Strategy and Financial Management. You will also study International Business and Global Sustainability to develop your understanding of important international issues that impact on business.

Classes focused on research methods in this teaching block will allow you to start researching information for your dissertation. You will receive specialist support to enable you to complete the first part of this assignment.

From September until December, you will explore Economics, International Marketing, Human Resource Management and Operations Management and gain a vital understanding of how these different subjects underpin the workings of all international organisations.

To achieve your Master’s degree, you will submit your dissertation at the end of February under the guidance of a supervisor.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

A second-class honours degree or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee


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