International Business MSc

  • For Entry: January | September
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Social Sciences
  • Study Mode: Full Time

The MSc International Business programme will provide motivated students with the tools and skills necessary to pursue a successful and rewarding career in International Business, Governance, Finance, Banking, Accountancy, Marketing and Human Resource Management. The degrees cover many different subjects and develop a wide range of transferable skills and provide entry to a range of rewarding careers.

International Business

Choose from our wide variety of pathways including our new Banking and Banking & Finance options

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Contact the programme director

Want to discuss the programme, application process or life in Dundee? You can email Dr Bill Russell or  Skype Bill on uodschoolofbusiness If he's online just call, otherwise send him a message indicating when you would like to chat.

We live in a world where economic activity is global in scale. National boundaries now matter very little to decisions about where goods are made and services provided: your PC might be made in Taiwan; when you contact a call centre the person answering your call might be living in India; and when you come to the University of Dundee you will meet staff and students from all over the world.

By studying MSc International Business you will understand how this has come about, and what it means for today's business world. You will be fully equipped to develop your own career in this new and challenging work environment.

Off-Campus Learning Events

The MSc International Business programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the pathways.  These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development.  These off campus events are one or two days in length and the cost of the transport, event and any necessary accommodation is covered by the MSc programme.  At present there are off campus events embedded in the marketing pathway and the finance and banking pathways.  More off campus events are being arranged and further events are being developed to begin this year.

Urban Experience Event

The MSc programme places considerable importance on ‘team building’ and understanding the role that international and domestic cultural variation plays in the workings of firms, and product and employment markets.  These issues are addressed through a unique ‘Urban Experience’ event that helps team building and the development of learning skills.  Business themes are also explored in the event.

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What is so good about this course?

We provide a fresh introduction to International Business which is suitable both for those that have studied economics, business management or accountancy before and for those that are new to the subject.

Dundee offers a flexible master's programme in international business enabling you to choose a combination of subjects that best suits your aptitudes and aspirations. You can choose to take a number of different pathways which are listed below.

A feature of the programme is the Distinguished Visitor and Enterprise Gym Lecture Series. Distinguished practitioners in the field are invited to the University to hold seminars highlighting critical aspects of of Business, Finance, Banking, Management, Marketing and Human Resource Management. It offers students a unique opportunity to meet with business leaders.

This course is developed for students that have completed their undergraduate who are now looking to further develop their business acumen in one of the many areas of business such as marketing, finance, and/or human resource management.

Degree Combinations

  • International Business and Banking MSc
  • International Business and Finance MSc
  • International Business, Banking and Finance MSc
  • International Business, Accounting and Finance MSc
  • International Business and Management MSc
  • International Business and Marketing MSc
  • International Business and Human Resource Management MSc
  • International Business, Marketing and Human Resource Management MSc

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How you will be taught

Modules are taught using a variety of teaching methods such as

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • group work
  • student presentations.

How you will be assessed

  • coursework
  • final examination

Coursework may account for as much as 40-50% of the overall degree.

What You Will Study

The common modules of all pathways are:

  • Foundation Economics and Statistics for Business aims to provide students with a basic knowledge and skills in economics and statistics required for the main components of the MSc Programme. This is taught intensively in the first two weeks of the degree programme, and thereafter the core and optional modules are taught throughout the year of study.   The foundation programme also encourages students to meet, get to know and help each other to fully understand the content of the programme and to learn from each other.  You will find that the informal working groups developed on the foundation programme will continue throughout your time in Dundee and long after you leave.
  • Applied Business Statistics aims to provide students with the quantitative skills required to use and manipulate data and information to inform business decisions.
  • Internationalisation Strategies enable students to understand the effects of trade, labour and investment policies on firms' decisions. 
  • Strategic Decisions for Business considers the strategic issues that firms face when operating in global markets.
  • International Business Finance examines the fundamental concepts and important empirical aspects of international finance.
  • International Business Project aims at developing students’ theoretical, empirical, analytical and presentational skills in areas of international business. 

You will meet your advisor at the start of the course, to select your pathway, which in turn dictates the rest of your modules, as shown below.

MSc International Business students also take four optional modules from the following list:

  • Global Financial Markets
  • Principles of Marketing Practice
  • International Business Strategy
  • Global Marketing
  • Human Resource Management Strategies
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Applied Business and Marketing Research
  • Forecasting for Business and Finance
  • Personnel Economics for Managers
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Accounting
  • Global Risk Analysis
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Leadership and Decision Making

MSc International Business and Finance students also take:

  • Global Financial Markets
  • Forecasting for Business and Finance
  • Derivatives and Risk Management

and one optional module from the following list:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Accounting
  • Global Risk Analysis
  • Strategic Management Accounting

MSc International Business, Accounting and Finance students also take:

  • Global Financial Markets
  • Strategic Management Accounting

and one of the following:

  • Business Accounting
  • International Accounting and Reporting

and one optional module from the following list:

  • Forecasting for Business and Finance
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Global Risk Analysis
  • Corporate Governance

MSc International Business and Banking students also take:

  • International Banking
  • Financial Management of Banks
  • Current Issues of Banking and Finance
  • Banking Law and Financial Markets

MSc International Business, Banking and Finance students also take:

  • International Banking

and one optional module from;

  • Financial Management of Banks
  • Current Issues of Banking and Finance
  • Banking Law and Financial Markets

and two optional modules from;

  • Global Financial Markets
  • Forecasting for Business and Finance
  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Global Risk Analysis
  • Emerging Financial Markets and Investments

MSc International Business and Management students also take four optional modules from the following list:

  • Human Resources Management
  • Marketing Management and Strategy
  • Operations Management and Change
  • Performance Measurement and Reporting
  • Strategic Management and Organisational Analysis

MSc International Business and Marketing students also take at least three of the following:

  • Principles of Marketing Practice
  • Global Marketing
  • Applied Business and Marketing Research
  • Marketing Management and Strategy

and up to one optional module from the following list:

  • International Business Strategy
  • Forecasting for Business and Finance
  • Personnel Economics for Managers
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Accounting
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Leadership and Decision Making

MSc International Business and Human Resource Management students also take:

  • Personnel Economics for Managers
  • Human Resource Management Strategies
  • International Human Resource Management

and one optional module from the following list:

  • Principles of Marketing Practice
  • Global Marketing
  • Applied Business and Marketing Research
  • Forecasting for Business and Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Accounting
  • Global Risk Analysis
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Leadership and Decision Making

Neither this degree, nor the individual HRM modules, are accredited with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

MSc International Business, Marketing and Human Resource Management students also take:

  • Principles of Marketing Practice
  • Human Resource Management Strategies

choose one optional module from the following list:

  • Applied Business and Marketing Research
  • Global Marketing
  • Marketing Management and Strategies

and choose one optional module from the following list:

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Personnel Economics for Managers

Please note that the optional module choices are indicative.

Neither this degree, nor the individual HRM modules, are accredited with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Off campus events

The MSc International Business programme includes off campus learning events embedded in the modules of some of the pathways.  These events aim to extend your leaning skills in ways that are directly relevant to the pathway and your personal development.

Our graduates work in small firms, in large multinational firms with offices throughout the world, in the public sector or in international and charitable organisations. There is an enormous variety of work that includes meeting a wide cross-section of different people, giving advice, and providing management and technical services.

Year of Entry: 2016

Generally a good (at least a second class Honours degree or equivalent) first degree in any subject which has enabled the applicant to develop analytical and quantitative skills. If you are concerned that your qualifications do not meet our normal expectation you may apply, but you should include a short personal statement concerning your general interest in your own education, work experience and prior relevant learning. Places are limited and early application is advised even for well-qualified candidates.æ

EU and International students

For entry requirements tailored to your home country visit the Your Country pages.


English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 5.5
Speaking 5.5

Please check our English language requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English language courses.

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional programmes throughout the year and Foundation Programme(s) for both undergraduate and postgraduate students which start at the beginning of the academic year.

These programmes are all designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.

The 30 week (one Academic Year) Foundation Programme(s) allow applicants who

  • have not met our typical academic entry requirements
  • and require additional English Language support by up to 1.0 IELTS

to gain the necessary qualifications to enter the University of Dundee degree programmes in the following year.

The 10 week Pre-Sessional programme provides additional English Language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English Language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS.

The 5 week Pre-Sessional programme provides specialist English Language tuition for students who are 0.5 IELTS below the requirement for their degree programme.

There have been many changes to the arrangements for funding students entering higher education in recent years, yet a degree from the University of Dundee, with its high rate of employment success, remains a cost-effective option.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application. Find out more about fee status.

Fee statusFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish, Rest of UK and EU students £5,500 per year of study
Scottish and EU applicants for this course may be eligible for a PSAS tuition fee loan
Overseas students (non-EU) £12,950 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants

You can submit your application via UKPASS without references attached. Simply supply the names and contact details of two referees and we will contact them if necessary.

Please read the Postgraduate "How to Apply" section for information on how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS before proceeding with your application.

Apply online via UKPASS


Course Contact

Dr Yin Zhang
Social Sciences
MScIB-Admissions@dundee.ac.uk
+44 (0)1382 384373