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Online International Business

M.Sc. Online
30 months
5652 GBP/year
5652 GBP/year
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Empower yourself with the skills to address the challenges of global business and excel in your chosen career with the University of Birmingham’s Online International Business MSc – the world’s first 100% online MSc to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA). 

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Online MSc International Business

Designed to prepare recent graduates (and those in the early stages of their careers), for the challenges of management in business, the University of Birmingham’s AMBA-accredited 100% Online International Business  MSc provides a host of practical skills to help stay ahead in today’s competitive business environment.

Delivered 100% online, it allows students to have the opportunity to learn the principles of global business alongside growing their careers – and put learning to the test in real-time for greater workplace success. 

“The programme has helped me to learn the theoretical and practical experience I needed to succeed. It could have taken up to three years to pursue traditional studies. Being able to combine both work and study has given me a head start on my career.” Roberto Lionti, Online MSc International Business.

From the outset, you will have access to employment advice and one-to-one coaching to confirm your goals, helping you to accelerate your career to management. Enhance your practical knowledge to progress in a competitive global business market. 

Programme Structure

Module overview: 

Studying the Online MSc International Business takes approximately 2.5 years to complete. It is a 180-credit programme (including a 60-credit dissertation).

Year one core modules - credits
  • Managing Global Operations - 10
  • International Marketing - 10
  • International Business - 10
  • International Accounting and Finance - 10
  • Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management - 10
  • Strategy - 10

Year two core modules - credits

  • Managing Global Service - 10
  • International Marketing Strategy - 10
  • Economics and Economic Policy for Business - 10
  • Research Methods in International Business - 10
  • Global Entrepreneurship - 10
  • Integrative Capstone Module - 10
  • Dissertation – 60


The Online MSc International Business is taught by leading experts and covers all the essential areas of business, including marketing, economics, accounting and finance. By offering such a comprehensive and diverse learning experience, you will be empowered to develop a full understanding of the dynamics of modern business,  ultimately preparing you to become a business leader of the future.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits



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

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be accepted onto the Online MSc International Business, applicants should have:

  • At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Two references
  • A statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5652 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14130 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    5652 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14130 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 30 months.
  • £1,085 every 8 weeks
  • There is a 10% alumni discount


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Online International Business
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