• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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

Why study International Business at the University of Glasgow

  • 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. 
  • It is listed in the top 100 entrepreneurship programmes worldwide (Eduniversal, 2016).

Career prospects

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. 

Programme Structure

Core courses
  • Entrepreneurial finance for SMEs
  • Global business environment
  • International entrepreneurship and innovation
  • International management solutions (consultancy projects undertaken on behalf of Scottish companies)
  • International strategic management
  • Managing across cultures and comparative management
  • Managing the multinational enterprise and subsidiaries
  • Market analysis for new venture creation
  • Research methods.

Audience


Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    60

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second 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 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).

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in business and management, marketing or commerce, or another relevant social science degree. Your degree must contain at least 25% of undergraduate credits in marketing, business strategy and statistical methods. Those who do not have such a background who would like to pursue further studies in the area of entrepreneurship and business development are advised to apply for MSc Management with Enterprise and Business Growth.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21024 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21020 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11256 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11250 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.

International applicants (from beyond the EU) are required to pay a deposit of £2000 when an offer is made.

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Chang An University discount
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Adam Smith Business School Excellence Scholarships
  • ESRC SDS Collaborative Studentship: Explaining employer engagement with apprenticeships
  • University of Glasgow/Glasgow International College Achievement Award
  • University of Glasgow Chancellors Award
  • University International Leadership Scholarship
  • University of Glasgow African Excellence Fee Waiver
  • Postgraduate Talent Scholarships
  • African Excellence Scholarship (UKEAS)
  • African Excellence Scholarship (Uniserv)
  • PGT Excellence Scholarship
  • Glasgow Kerala Scholarship
  • Alumni Discount
  • Master's Loan England only

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