The MSc International Business degree is designed for non-business background students, acting as a ‘conversion’ masters programme for students without a basic degree in business, management or related areas. With the global economy increasingly influencing the business world, this MSc programme will provide non-business school graduates with a solid foundation in international business theory and practice.
The course is designed to provide a structured programme that allows you to focus upon advanced developments in international business management to meet your specific interests and career aspirations. It will enable you to engage in a study of organisations, their management, and the changing international external environment in which they operate. You will learn to examine and assess different aspects of the international business environment, gain cross-disciplinary insights into the operation of international business, and develop your capability to undertake critical evaluation of core business disciplines.
The course will prepare you to develop a career in international business and management, and offers opportunities for careers in a variety of areas, such as accountancy, consultancy, business development, human resources, IT, logistics, marketing, private banking, project management, market research and sales and distribution.
You must complete a total of eight taught modules and an individual dissertation on an approved subject relevant to your field of study. You will be able to use the dissertation element to concentrate in-depth on an international business topic that meets your own individual interests and career requirements. The 'Modules' tab above contains further information on the modules to be taken for this course.
An upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent). Applicants' first degree can be of any discipline however, the course is not designed for candidates with a first degree in business.
Applicants must have graduated from an approved university. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English language requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each element)
TOEFL (iBT): 87 (minimum 20 in Speaking and 19 in all other elements)
PTE (Academic): 62 (with no less than 55 in each element)
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test