International Business

University of Birmingham

12 months
25375 EUR/year
25375 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Across the globe, organisations are seeking dynamic managers with the skills to work away from their domestic country. This MSc in International Business is open to graduates from any discipline, and will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of relevant and current international issues, giving you the opportunity to take your career anywhere in the world.


Our Masters programme is designed to enhance your career prospects by building your knowledge in key areas of international business. You will have the opportunity to draw on the talents of globally respected scholars and teachers whose expertise, combined with the breadth of the syllabus, will prepare you for your new international career.

MSc international business will provide students with an understanding of the intellectual issues and policy challenges arising in the field of international business and management. Specifically, these concern:

  • Globalisation and regionalisation
  • International business environment and institutions, including international accounting conventions and financial markets
  • International business strategy and marketing, including the stages and process of company internationalisation and market entry
  • International management across cultures and systems
  • The structure and governance of multinational corporations
  • The operational problems of international business, including HRM, logistical and marketing issues
  • The special business conditions in Europe, Asia and in emerging economies situations

Programme Structure


  • Issues in Management
  • Global Shift
  • International Marketing
  • International Finance and Accounting
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • International Operations and Procurement
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Business Strategy
  • Research Methods in International Business
  • Knowledge and Innovation Systems
  • Corporate Governance and Organisation 
  • Dissertation  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic 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. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent. 
  • We accept a range of qualifications from different countries
  • Two academic references (or if appropriate to the programme applied for, one could be from your employer).
  • Academic transcript(s) for all prior degrees - originals or certified photocopies: 
  • Certificate to show competency in the English language, if English is not your first language and you have already taken a test.
  • Personal statement, approximately 5000 characters, explaining why you are interested in studying on your chosen programme. Alternatively, you can type this within your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25375 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25375 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    25375 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25375 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

Tuition fee is AED 113,364 for full-time or AED 56,682 part-time which can be paid in instalments.


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International Business
University of Birmingham