International Business MSc

School of Business

The Master's in International Business is designed to build your knowledge across many areas, including business management, strategy, international trade, HR management, international marketing, & more.

Start date
September 2024
12 months (full time)
Dundee City Campus

Whether your first degree is in Business, or another subject, our MSc in International Business will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of worldwide business. By providing you with the understanding of why and how different processes and decisions are made by international businesses, we give you the opportunity to take your career anywhere in the world.

Our Master’s in international business is designed to help enhance your employment prospects. It does this by building your knowledge across a wide range of modules. They cover topics such as:

  • international business management
  • strategy and international business
  • international trade
  • human resource management
  • international marketing
Open to business and non-business graduates

This degree is suitable for graduates who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a business subject, and those who have a bachelor degree in a subject different to business.

Course structure

As well as our standard MSc International Business, we also offer you the opportunity to study alongside another business topic. Our degrees are flexible. This gives you the opportunity to focus on a specific area that interests you. It also allows you to highlight to future employers what your specific skills and interests are.

We have 11 International Business degree options (specialist pathways) for you to choose from, such as:

  • MSc in International Business and Management
  • MSc in International Business and Strategy, or
  • International Business and Entrepreneurship

All the MSc International Business degrees consist of core modules (ones you must study) and a range of optional modules. In total, you will study nine modules across an MSc degree.

Global internships

As part of this degree, you will have the opportunity to do an eight-week internship matched to your chosen industry in China, Vietnam, or Manchester (UK)
“This degree has equipped me with unique understanding of global business perspectives and prepared me to be able to tackle business challenges through strategic decision making.”

Milton Ochieng Onyiro

“As an International Business MSc student, I got the chance to complete an 8-week internship in China. This was a great opportunity”

Cameron Laws

Professional accreditation

Chartered Management Institute

This course is accredited to CMI Level 7 Certificate in Management and Leadership (*dependent on modules taken)

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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AACSB accreditation ensures that business schools meet the highest standards of excellence in teaching, research, curriculum, and learner success.

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Settle into your course

We will help you settle in at the start of your degree:

  • Week 1 – you’ll meet your Programme Leader and your Adviser of Studies will help you choose your modules and give you advice on the available pathways.
  • Week 2 – our Moving Up to Business module provides you with the business basics that you need to be ready for the start of teaching
  • Week 3 – our main teaching block begins
Specialist Management English for Business modules

English is the worldwide language of business. If English isn’t your first language, we will offer you two free English language modules that will focus on words and terminology that are used in business. These modules are an important signal to employers of your commitment to English language skills. They will also help you to feel confident in communicating when you start your business career.

Careers and employability support

We will help you to get ready for your career by helping you to explore your career options, developing your employability skills and connecting you with employers and jobs.
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Questions? Need help?

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