MSc International Management and Business Development

The world is more interconnected than ever - and successful managers must understand how to operate in an international organisational environment. In the MSc International Management and Business Development, you'll build on your theoretical knowledge, solidify your practical skills and broaden your understanding of business and culture across the globe. You will:

  • Learn the strategies, policies and practices of responsible business development for new or existing businesses
  • Gain insight into best practices for managing and inspiring employees and colleagues
  • Master the processes of sustainable business performance
  • Explore the values, etiquette and business environments of other cultures
  • Develop competence in change management and entrepreneurship

At GCU, we're committed to producing graduates and professionals who can make a positive impact. Through ethical business leadership, cross-cultural respect and meaningful entrepreneurship, you can contribute to the common good - and also find a fulfilling and rewarding career.

The MSc International Management and Business Development isn't just a professional credential. It's an experience that offers a new way of seeing the world.

Your career

With business development skills from franchising and internationalising to launching new start-ups, graduates of the MSc International Management and Business Development are positioned for successful employment in many industries. Graduates find roles in process management, people management and business development.

International Management, Strategy, and Finance

The International Management part of the module provides you with an understanding of the key activities and functions of contemporary business and management. The Strategy component focuses on developing knowledge around strategic management and how firms design and implement strategies at the international level. The Finance component will focus on developing an understanding about the role, importance, and sources of finance when conducting businesses internationally.

Leadership and People Management

Develops an understanding about the role of leadership in the context of people management and how this relationship is important to contemporary organizations that have to manage ever-changing business contexts.

Change Management

Develops a critical appreciation of organisational change and the implications for devising, implementing and overseeing change.

The module explores forms of, and approaches to, change. This provides an appropriate platform to explore key related issues such as organisation culture, power and stakeholder implications, alternative organisational design options, and human reactions to change.

Entrepreneurship

Enhances your knowledge and decision making abilities needed to develop businesses in new and innovative ways. The module builds an appreciation of the need for an entrepreneurial mind-set across different contexts including commercial enterprises, family-owned businesses, social enterprises and public social partnerships operating at national and international levels.

Developing Personal and Professional Competence

Enables students to identify, understand, develop and articulate their key personal abilities in the context of their future career aspirations. Students will be invited to use the concepts of personal and professional competence development and relate it to what they are experiencing outside the classroom in order to be better prepared for their personal and professional life.

Research Project: Design and Methods

Introduces students to research approaches and time management skills essential for their research project. The module provides essential knowledge of research design across key areas and adopts a critical perspective in comparing and contrasting alternative research models.

Dissertation

The final element of the programme is the dissertation, which provides you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of original research in a selective area of Management or Business Development.

  • 2017/18

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Full Time
16 Months
22 Jan 2018
GCU London
MSc
Part Time
2 - 3 Years
18 Sep 2017
GCU London
MSc
Part Time
2 - 3 Years
22 Jan 2018
GCU London
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 16 Months 22 Jan 2018 GCU London Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 2 - 3 Years 18 Sep 2017 GCU London Enquire Apply
MSc Part Time 2 - 3 Years 22 Jan 2018 GCU London Enquire Apply
  • 2018/19

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

 

MSc
Full Time
1 Year
17 Sep 2018
GCU London
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location  
MSc Full Time 1 Year 17 Sep 2018 GCU London 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

UK Honours degree 2:2 or equivalent

English Language

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

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

International students who do not meet the academic requirements may be eligible for the Pre-Masters programme at INTO Glasgow at our Glasgow campus. Successful completion of this INTO course with the required grades means guaranteed conditional offer of a place on the degree programme at GCU London.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our London campus.

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

View fees for entry January 2018 

Tuition fees 2018/19

Home (including Scotand and Europe): £8400
International (outside Europe): £12600

If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.

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Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

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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 over £2.5 million per year.

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View our January 2018 scholarships.

For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 22 January 2018 and 14 September 2018 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.

Find out more about international life at GCU.

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students are eligible for Associate Membership whilst studying on the programme, and subject to CMI approval, may also be awarded a CMI Diploma Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Postgraduate Scholarships

Help fund your studies with a postgraduate scholarship from GCU. Discounts, bursaries, and scholarships available.