International Business, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
Go far in the dynamic world of international business. Our MSc International Business is aimed at students from a generalist background who want to gain the specialist skills, in-depth business knowledge and global mindset to succeed.


Why choose this course?

  • Focus on applied analysis in economics, strategy, law, finance, marketing and human resources– all with a global perspective
  • Network with regional experts and international business leaders who provide guest lectures, consultancy projects, case studies and professional mentoring
  • Enhance your CV and boost your employability with our unique Futures Award in Leadership in International Business
  • Use real-world data from Bloomberg to add substance to your research into companies and markets across the globe
  • Learn alongside students from around the world, deepening your understanding of international business and cultural diversity
  • Join our highly successful network of alumni now pursuing lucrative careers in international and multinational organisations.

Programme Structure

At the Postgraduate Certificate stage you will be covering the management of information and people. You will study these alongside our many other postgraduate students on management and related courses. You will also study an internationally focused module, Marketing Communication which focuses on cross-cultural communication issues, whilst being introduced to research methods and personal development.

At the Postgraduate Diploma stage there is a greater emphasis on the subject specific theory of international trade and international strategy. You will cover international economics, business strategy and marketing strategy, alongside the research module which prepares you for independent study.

At the Masters stage the focus is on developing theoretical perspectives in analysis, intellectual skills and knowledge and ability in relevant analytical methods. The activities and learning are centred on real world analysis, market data and recent theoretical developments. You will be studying the capstone module in International Business and undertaking your own piece of international business research for Independent Study.

Postgraduate Certificate in Management Studies

  • Managing Organisational Information
  • Managing the Dynamic Organisation
  • Marketing Communication
  • Developing Skills for Business Leadership

Postgraduate Diploma in International Business

  • International Economics
  • Strategy, Competition and Sustainability
  • Organisational Learning through Knowledge, Innovation and Creativity
  • Methodology and Research Skills

MSc International Business

  • International Business
  • Independent Study (triple module)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time: two to three years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • 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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class
Recommended score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of First Class or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

You'll usually need:

  • A second class or higher undergraduate degree in a relevant area including: business, economics, marketing, management, accounting or finance, or another degree with sufficient relevant business experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12240 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • £800 per 20 credits (also available for part-time study)


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