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MSc International Business

Launch your global career by studying on our research-informed, practical-focused International Business MSc programme.

Quick Facts

Full-Time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £26,640 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

As the business sector continues to undergo a digital transformation, it has become even more important that the next generation of leaders understand the challenges facing international business. Through this research informed and practice-orientated programme, you will develop your problem solving and decision-making skills to ensure you are ready to handle the fast pace of global business.

On our MSc in International Business programme, you will consider the latest practical issues facing international firms. These include the multifaceted concept of responsible business, trade-offs in operations, cooperative strategies, and new approaches to enhancing competitiveness. With responsible and ethical business practices embedded at its core, this programme will enable you to become part of a new generation of leaders who can make positive and sustainable changes to the industry.

The programme is designed around a pathway-to-practice approach that focuses on developing key skills including understanding the latest business models, international competition, optimising modern technology, innovation, and data analytics.

You will have the opportunity to learn and work with our staff and students from our Dubai and Singapore campuses, allowing you to gain international experiences from an educational and practical point of view. There will also be opportunities to work on company projects that tackle issues global firms are experiencing in real life.

On the MSc International Business programme you will benefit from these international industrial links and will join an innovative community of learners studying International Business.

Courses included:

  • International Business 
  • International Strategy 
  • Practising and Managing International Business
  • Dissertation

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


This programme will ensure you are practice-ready and able to tackle real-life challenges in international business. Working with real databases and business case studies, this programme will support you to develop the key skills that are in demand by organisations across the world.

Gain experience of working in a diverse team by working closely with our student cohorts at our Edgbaston, Dubai, and Singapore campuses. This programme also provides students with the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities.

The programme is designed to enhance your employability by building your knowledge in key areas of international business such as cooperative strategy, global operations, business analytics, marketing, and global responsibility.

You will also have the opportunity to draw on the talents of our alumni who are very much integrated into the programme. With their expertise, combined with the breadth of the syllabus, this Masters programme will prepare you for a successful international career.

Our graduates have gone on to have careers in the following roles:

  • Marketing Executive
  • Financial Auditor
  • Project Manager
  • Digital Marketing Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Communications Analyst
  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Management Consultant
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Risk Advisory Consultant
  • Assistant Brand Manager
  • Strategic Projects Analyst


  • In order to be considered, applicants will have or should be expecting to achieve an Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in any subject.
  • Applicants who demonstrate being able to exceed the minimum entry requirements will be given preference.

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