Masters in International Business

As the world becomes better connected, it is important that businesses and organisations keep up with globalisation. This demand means that organisations are having to develop their understanding of business and cultural differences in order to have successful global communication. As a student of international business, you will be equipping yourself with all of the relevant skills needed to take on the international business world.

About International Business


At postgraduate level, you can expect to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Business (MBus), a Master of Research (MRes), or a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Further study will award research degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete. Certain degree courses will offer opportunities to undertake a placement year to gain work experience, or an international year of study, allowing you to apply your knowledge and skills to real world business and management situations.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £16,000

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MSc or MA, you will build on the skills you gained at undergraduate level. The modules you study will cover the more complex and specialist areas of international business. You will develop your understanding of both traditional and contemporary concepts of the subject area. Modules and specialisms might include international management, project management, international business operations, cross-cultural management, international business theory, and emerging markets. Assessment methods can include written work, presentations, and a final major research project.

Entry Requirements

For a postgraduate degree, most universities will expect you to have an undergraduate degree in international business, business, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:1 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - International Business, Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics