International Business (MSc)

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Full-Time or Part-Time


Oxstalls, Gloucester

This course is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and is aimed at producing internationally minded graduates with the qualities and transferable skills needed for employment in an international business context. You will be supported in completing a live project while undertaking a business placement, with the aim of helping the organisation devise an international strategy.

Based in our state-of-the-art School of Business and Technology building at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester, you will be able to start building your international network of contacts and learn about aspects such as how cultural differences affect international business.

Learning from experienced international business professionals, you’ll develop a global mindset, while being encouraged and supported throughout your course.

Students who complete this course will receive both an MSc and a level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Module Descriptions

  • International Business Develop a strategic perspective of key issues and activities involved in the internationalisation of corporations
  • Global Operations Management Explore how different organisations run their operations strategically and the management skills required
  • Cross-Cultural Issues in International Business Advance your intercultural competencies required for effective communication in diverse business situations
  • Global Employability Skills and Enterprise Placement Project Build essential skills that are required for the challenges and opportunities involved in business operations within international contexts

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Course modules

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Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a business-related subject from a UK university or equivalent institution
  • Or at least a 2.2 in an equivalent graduate level qualification in a business-related subject from an overseas university or equivalent institution
  • A comparable postgraduate or professional qualification in a business-related subject from a recognised higher education institution
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent


Fees - 2020/21 Academic Year
Home and EU Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £9000
Masters Stage Award £3700
International Students
Full-Time Fees
Masters £14700
Masters Stage Award £4900

The fee displayed is the total course fee for full-time or part-time study; see also the details of potential extra costs. Please refer to the Tuition Fee and Bursary Policy for payment methods and timescales.


  • International business development and trade
  • Sales and marketing
  • International finance
  • Operations and logistics
  • Consulting and management
  • International HR

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Staff Profile

Dr. Jun Zhang

We are a really personal university – our tutors are very flexible and will support the student to help address their individual issues whenever they’re needed. We are here to open people’s minds, give them confidence and help them understand not only the challenges but also the potential of working across different cultures.

School of business and technology building

School of Business and Technology

Develop cross-cultural understanding in our new state-of-the-art building.

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Build up an international network

Start building your network while you study, taking advantage of our contacts and field trips.

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Work with real business on live projects

Learn from experienced international business professionals and conduct a live project with a company addressing an international issue.

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