MSc International Business and Management

Business management to drive international success


Equip yourself with the expertise needed to thrive as a leader in business and business management.

Our online MSc International Business and Management course will help you gain an exceptional understanding of operational management, strategic management, and the practices involved with international business.

The programme breaks away from traditional approaches to management to look ahead instead.

By exploring the contemporary and future challenges of operating in the global market, you’ll receive an education that sets you up for long-term success.

Contact an Agent

Share your details in order to receive information about this high quality online masters course.

Course Details

Delivery: online, part-time

Duration: two years

Start dates: January and May

Next welcome week: 11 September 2023

Next course start date: 18 September 2023

Fees: £8,300 (flexible payment plans available)

Application deadline: 9 September 2023. Apply as soon as possible to secure your place.

Why this course?

Top-ranked research

Become a part of our Institute of International Business, one of the top-ranking university research institutes.

Experienced team

Gain insights from our experienced academics via live webinars that can be watched back at any time, along with regular feedback and assessments.

Professional growth

Receive resources to sharpen your independent learning, so you can continue to develop your business management capabilities even after graduation.


You will study the following compulsory modules.
Module 1 - International Business and Finance (20 credits)

This module serves as your introduction to International Business and Finance and will help you gain a critical approach to understanding the main financial issues faced by business managers. You’ll build your knowledge of the international finance system; the interpretation of financial reports to guide decision making; the role of financial intermediaries; and much more.

Module 2 - Sustainable Management and Ethics (40 credits)

Your coursework here will support the development of your theoretical, conceptual, and empirical skills, which in turn will help you understand and critically evaluate ethical and sustainable business practices. You’ll study the impact these have on businesses – as well as society – in a dynamic, global marketplace, and enhance your awareness of the interconnectedness of international markets.

Module 3 - Global People Management (20 credits)

During this module, you can expect to analyse, explore, and assess the challenges and complexities of people management operating in an international context. By acquiring a critical awareness of comparative practices that consider the entire employee life cycle, you’ll develop an approach to global implementation that is ethically responsible and sustainable, while being sensitive to the cultural and institutional factors that influence people management as a practice.

Module 4 - Strategic Futures (40 credits)

On this module you can look forward to gaining a robust understanding of strategic management issues and solutions and their importance to organisations. You’ll see how models and frameworks of strategic management can identify and respond to global trends, and how you can position these in the context of strategic thinking and change within organisations.

Module 5 - Research Project (60 credits)

With this final module, you’ll have the chance to put your learning from the course into a self-directed academic or practice-oriented research project. You’ll be challenged with identifying, analysing, and addressing an issue or topic in the Business and Management discipline – this can even be based on an ongoing trend or occurrence in your own line of work.

How you will learn

Benefits of learning online with us

Courses built for you
You’re passionate about furthering your education, and we want to make that as simple as possible. That’s why our courses are part-time and online – to give you the flexibility to schedule your studies around the rest of your commitments. Access your modules, assignments, and webinars at any time thanks to Canvas, our intuitive online learning platform. All you need is a computer or tablet, along with a reliable internet connection. Plus, to give you more control over your time, all modules are designed to be studied in weekly portions, with the option to attend live webinars or watch them back later. With this approach, you can plan out each week and develop a study style that works best for you.
Your own virtual classroom
Think of Canvas as your hub for everything related to your degree. In addition to holding all your course material in one place, it also connects you to a range of different services, including: Feedback from your tutors on assignments Our Student Adviser and IT Teams The University Library Online forums to join group discussions with your peers.
Support all the way through
In addition to our tutor-led courses, we’re dedicated to giving you a well-rounded student experience. You’ll have members of the University available to guide you with everything from submitting your application to preparing for your next job interview. Plus, with the ability to take advantage of our optional events and numerous student services, your time on the course will help nurture your growth as both a person and a professional.
Student Life
You may be studying remotely, but you won’t be studying alone. You’ll be supported by us through every stage of your journey. Who you'll meet: -Course Advisers -Student Advisers -Academic Team -Careers Team -Classmates -Graduation
Live events (physical and virtual)
We hold up to two subject-specific events each year. These events are optional and don’t make up a part of your curriculum. However, they can be a great opportunity to learn more about your field and spend time with your classmates and tutors. All event costs (like entry fees) are paid for by the University. You’ll be expected to cover your own travel and accommodation for physical events.
Counselling, mental health and wellbeing
If you’re going through a difficult time with your mental health, please know that you can get in touch with our Counselling, Mental Health and Wellbeing Team. Speak to them confidentially about any of your current challenges and receive professional support and advice.
Library and the Library Training Team
You can access the thousands of books, journals, and learning resources available digitally in the Library, which also has a dedicated team that provides research-related training for students, from how to format written assignments to making the most of the platform’s features.

How students study with us

• No visas or moving costs
• Access course from anywhere in the world
• Spend approx. 20-25 hours studying each week
• All course materials are available on demand
• Revise on the days and times that suit you best
• Course modules broken down into weekly
• Fit studies around work, family and social life
• Support with non-academic queries from a
student adviser team

Additional Support

As one of our students, you’ll have access to a range of services designed to support your studies and make your time with us as enjoyable as possible. -Our comprehensive online library of books, journals, and resources -A Student Advisor team to answer non-academic queries -Online software tutorials via LinkedIn Learning -The Students’ Union community -Career advice, CV creation, practice interviews, and more via our careers platform

Career prospects and opportunities

Upon completing the course and earning your degree, you’ll have the expertise needed to succeed in executive or managerial roles within international business organisations.

The real-world focus of the programme, combined with the professional development skills you can expect to gain, will help you confidently approach the demands and challenges of modern business and business management environments.

Some of the positions you could explore include:

  • Business development manager
  • Marketing executive
  • Project manager
  • Management analyst
  • Entrepreneur

Your degree also opens you up to the prospect of pursuing a PhD; in many countries an MSc is an essential requirement for study at doctoral level.

As mentioned in the module overview section above, your research project gives you with the opportunity – after obtaining ethical approval – to conduct an in-depth research project in your intellectual and professional specialist area of choice.

MSc International Business and Management careers

According to PWC’s The World in 2050 report, the next 35 years could see an economic shift of power away from the economies in North America, Western Europe, and Japan.

Instead, China and India are projected to become the world’s two largest economies in terms of purchasing power parity (PPP) – with considerable growth seen in countries like Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Vietnam.

As more companies from different regions become players in the global arena, the demand for professionals who can take on the challenges and opportunities associated with international businesses will only increase as a result.

With your MSc International Business and Management you’ll not only gain the expertise needed to lead companies in international environments, but also develop the research skills to innovate and adapt to further changes in the global market – empowering you to find long-term personal success as well.

There’s a near-endless list of opportunities open for you to explore within companies in the international arena, across industries and sectors.


How to apply

Benefits of learning online with us

  • You must hold at least a 2:2 degree or equivalent professional experience or learning in a related field. However, please note that we’ll consider all candidates on their individual merits.
  • If you’re looking to progress through the experiential learning route, you’ll need to provide a more detailed personal statement than usual along with a CV highlighting your relevant work experience.
  • We may ask you to attend an online, 45-minute interview to discuss your background and interest in the course.
  • You can also explore using our accreditation of prior learning (APL) to claim credits that you can put towards your degree, based on the experience you currently hold.
  • If you don’t speak English as a first language you’ll need to hold a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or an accepted equivalent.

If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible to apply, please get in touch with our course adviser team for advice.


Contact an Agent

Share your details in order to receive information about this high quality online masters course.

Start your journey today.