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International Business MSc
International Business MSc

International Business MSc

  • ID:UoGC440347
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • Application Fee:£160.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:£1,826.67
  • LivingFee/Month:£1,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:£25.00
  • OtherFee/Month:£2,860.00
  • Application Fee:£160.00
  • TuitionFee/Month:£1,826.67
  • LivingFee/Month:£1,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:£25.00
  • OtherFee/Month:£2,860.00

* Deposits.Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £360 Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £340 Registration/exam only fee: £160

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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Engilsh Requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5

  • two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0

  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:

    • Reading: 20

    • Listening: 19

    • Speaking: 19

    • Writing: 23

  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169

  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169

  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59

  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Course Information

  • ​International Business will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in international business, cross-cultural management and entrepreneurship in an international context.

  • This programme is designed for students with talent, ambition and entrepreneurial flair, who would like to develop a career in international business development, international entrepreneurship or venture management.

  • It combines developing entrepreneurial skills for business start-up and management skills for the international market place.

  • You will learn about new venture creation and business start-up, business growth and be involved in international consultancy projects.

  • In semester 2 you will get the opportunity to carry out a consultancy market research project for companies to advise them on the international market place.

  • By the end of the programme you will be able to design and plan international strategies, identify opportunities and implement product development in cross cultural contexts.

  • You will be taught by staff renowned for creative research on the internationalisation of small and medium-sized businesses, multinational enterprises, and international economics. Some of our lecturers are able to talk about their own research or business ventures when explaining theories to help aid your understanding of international business and entrepreneurship. 

  • You will have guest lectures from inspiring alumni who have used the degree to help them start their own business.

  • Classes are small to facilitate an interactive learning environment.

  • Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.


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You will take nine core and two optional courses and submit a dissertation. Over the course of your degree, you will put theory into practice by combining your learning from the two main subject areas, international business and entrepreneurship, to develop a start–up plan for a business with international potential. You will then develop your understanding of how firms compete successfully in the international market place. Throughout the year you will develop practical, intellectual and transferable skills through a range of group and individual activities. You will also be involved in internationalisation consultancy projects with real companies.

Teaching will be blended; live classes delivered remotely (eg Zoom or Microsoft Teams), recorded lectures and face-to-face teaching. You will meet faculty, and with each other, both through our virtual learning environment and through face-to-face interactions. You will study on and off campus, as you do normally. The aim is to deliver as much synchronous face-to face teaching as we can, as well as for instance, classes in laboratories, seminars and guest lectures. At all times, we will put your health and safety first: this means closely following and reacting to national guidelines.

Core courses

  • Entrepreneurial finance for SMEs

  • Global business environment

  • International entrepreneurship and innovation

  • International management solutions 

  • International strategic management

  • Managing across cultures and comparative management

  • Managing the multinational enterprise and subsidiaries

  • Market analysis 

  • Research methods.

Optional courses

Two optional courses to be taken from a list of three electives, for example from:

  • Managing innovation and technology transfer

  • International business and entrepreneurship in emerging economies

  • Understanding transnational corporations

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Pre Courses

Pre-Sessional English Course

This depends on your starting level. For students aiming for the standard requirement of IELTS 6.5 and starting a degree programme in September we recommend

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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates are presented with a range of opportunities in the employment market. Our alumni have either set up their own business, worked in SMEs, consultancy or multinational companies such as AMT Group, Google and IGI Global, in a management capacity. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects. 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurrance_fee: £300/year

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