M.Sc. On Campus

Global Business

University of Hertfordshire

12 months
13450 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Global Business programme, offered by University of Hertfordshire, is part of the innovative International Business School Alliance (IBSA) dual Master’s degree programme. 


Global Business is an exciting opportunity to study in two countries, at two highly respected institutions, gaining two prestigious Master’s degrees (one of which could be an MBA) and a distinct career advantage in one life-changing year.

You will either spend your first semester studying a powerful set of core subjects with us at Hertfordshire, before choosing one of six specialisations, or you could join us for your specialisation. Each of these is based at a different international institution with an excellent reputation in that field, so as well as studying at Hertfordshire, you will be able to travel to Paris, Moscow, Bremen, Valencia or North Carolina to study abroad.

Learning outcomes

The programme is offered in full-time (one calendar year) mode and leads to the award of an MSc Degree in Global Business. Entry is normally at level 7 (with a cognate first degree qualification). The intake here at Hertfordshire may be semester A (September) for compulsory subjects or semester B (January) for the specialisation and project.

To achieve your dual degree, you will need to successfully study at two different institutions. When you graduate, you will be awarded a sought-after Master’s from each. Along the way you will develop new language skills, supporting future career opportunities in the UK and overseas.

By tailoring your postgraduate study around your own strengths, interests and ambitions, you will create a distinctive degree that helps you carve out the career you really want. You will be equipped with the business understanding, in-depth specialist skills, international experience and language abilities you need to stand out in today’s competitive global business world.

Whichever institution you travel to, IBSA’s focus on theoretical and empirical postgraduate learning enables you to become a truly exceptional business professional, with a strong network of colleagues and outstanding career possibilities all over the world.

Why choose this course?

  • Achieve two sought-after Master’s degrees in just one year: an MSc and an MBA.
  • Travel and study abroad, gaining new perspectives, exceptional experience and language skills.
  • Create contacts and employment opportunities in a whole range of fascinating countries.
  • Shape your Master’s around your interests, so it paves the way for the career you want.
  • Make your CV stand out, with postgraduate qualifications and international experience that appeal to potential employers.


The Global Business programme, offered by University of Hertfordshire, equips you for leadership roles in businesses where global issues play a major part in the decision-making process. The opportunity to study abroad means you will develop a strong awareness of economic and cultural diversity, significantly strengthening your professional, managerial and entrepreneurial skill set.

Throughout this postgraduate course, we nurture talented, globally focused professionals cable of meeting the needs of ambitious international businesses. We will prepare you to tackle global business challenges at a managerial level, enabling you to travel, adapt to new environments and help businesses thrive in diverse social, cultural, economic and political circumstances. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dissertation: International Business 
  • Postgraduate Online Research Methods
  • Strategic HRM
  • People Resourcing 
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Remuneration: Strategy and Practice
  • Leadership and Management Development 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree (2.2) in a business or related discipline. Demonstrated English proficiency at an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13450 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13450 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Hatfield

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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