MSc International Business Management

Available as a One Year Masters or a Two Year (with Professional Practice) Masters.

Modern, culturally diverse and dynamic business environments are growing globally and as a result, we are witnessing a surge in demand for graduates with a world view of what a successful business can look like.

International business has experienced huge growth as a direct result of globalisation. Join Glasgow Caledonian University's Glasgow School for Business and Society and find a modern, international setting where ethical business practices are nurtured and international business theory is put to the test.

Key factors driving this growth include new and emerging markets, technological advancements, labour mobility, sophisticated logistics and supply chains, and the growth of business support networks for entrepreneurs. Opportunities for graduates at masters level have never been greater and through the international business management programme you will experience activities that many different industry sectors demand from their management professionals.

GCU will prepare you for a career in business and develop you as a leader and manager who can add value to your chosen organisation through the application of the knowledge learned on this programme in an international arena.

Glasgow Caledonian University developed the MSc International Business Management to teach you the most sought-after attributes that modern global businesses need in order to perform successfully in their market. You will benefit from our focus on creating graduates who share our values of integrity, creativity and responsibility and we will enable you to take these principles and apply them in your chosen business environment.

You benefit from membership of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) which gives you access to further accredited study opportunities, mentoring, conferences, webinars and workshops, further enhancing your employability with this opportunity to focus on your continual professional development.

Start your journey to becoming a global business leader by learning these key aims:

  • Learn to critically evaluate appropriate models and techniques for diverse competitive environments in the global economy
  • Gain practical insights into applicable methods for international business management including managing diversity, strategy, risk and finance
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mind-set with an ethos of ethical business practice, sustainability and management leadership responsibility
  • Become an effective global citizen by understanding how to adapt to different business practices in a variety of cultural environments.

Module list

Applied Professional Practice, Ethics, Governance and Responsible Leadership, Financial Management for Global Decision Makers, Global Strategy: Challenges and Choices, International Marketing Management, International Operations Management, Managing People in Global Organisations, Risk and Organisational Resilience, Masters Research Project.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Our two-year masters courses give you the chance to develop your knowledge and professional skills with an extended  work placement. 

You'll experience all the benefits of a regular masters, but with the additional advantage of a further professional practice placement over two trimesters. You'll be fully supported and prepared for your placement, and graduate with significant work experience, in-depth knowledge and understanding of your chosen sector. Find out more about the benefits of a two-year masters study.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

MSc
Full Time
2 Years
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
16 Months
18 Jan 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 2 Years 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 16 Months 18 Jan 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

MSc
Full Time
2 Years
31 Jan 2022
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
16 Months
31 Jan 2022
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
2 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
MSc
Full Time
1 Year
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 2 Years 31 Jan 2022 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 16 Months 31 Jan 2022 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 2 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
MSc Full Time 1 Year 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Typical entry requirements

Typical entry requirements: UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in any subject area.

English language

Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

Entry options for international applicants

If you are an international applicant and do not meet the academic requirements above you may be eligible for an International Graduate Diploma at INTO Glasgow. Based in our Glasgow campus, successful completion of an INTO course with the required grades provides you with a guaranteed conditional offer of a place on this degree.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Annual full-time tuition fees 2020/21

Home: £6,000
RUK: £6,000
EU: £6,000
International: £13,500

Annual full-time tuition fees 2021/22

Home and RUK: £6,000
EU and International: £13,500

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Note: These are the fees for our standard masters courses. Fees for our two-year masters with professional practice study option can be found here.

Additional costs

As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.

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Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of £2 million per year.

View our postgraduate scholarships.

With a focus on the importance of both individual and collaborative academic work, your assessments have been designed to give you the opportunity to learn key academic skills including research, analytical skills, communications, cultural awareness and sensitivity, creative and problem solving skills, and critical skills, among many others. Developing these skills through assessment ensures that during your time studying the programme your ability to operate in the global business community is enhanced by building confidence and developing a culture of integrity and responsibility that modern global organisations look for in graduate employees.

As a graduate in international business management you can provide companies with the important analytical and organisational skills they need to identify important opportunities, solve business critical problems, and provide the appropriate advice and recommendations to help grow revenues and improve the overall business performance.

The opportunity to engage in international business has never been greater with graduates working in a variety of organisational settings such as non-profit organisations, public sector and social enterprises. Our graduates have gained jobs around the world in a variety of positions from employers such as Ekta Engineers, K2 Partnering Solutions, Four Seasons and Avanade Italy.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students are eligible for Associate Membership whilst studying on the programme.

This course includes the opportunity for a work placement.
This course includes employer events on campus.
Students on this course will get the opportunity to hear from guest lecturers.



This course has been designed with industry input.