International Business MSc

School of Business

Examine the movement of goods, business interactions, business relationships, processes and behaviours, on a global scale.

Start date

January 2022

Duration

12 months

Study mode

Full Time

Location

Dundee City Campus

Group interview of three International Business MSc students and Dr Bill Russell

International Business is about learning worldwide business knowledge. Many business principles and practises are common across the world and our degrees will help you understand what these are and why they have been adopted internationally. We will also give you an understanding of how these business principles and practises vary in different countries, helping to prepare you for your business career.

Whether your first degree is in Business, or another subject, this course will help you understand why different processes and decisions are made by international businesses. This will be taught across a wide range of modules, including areas such as international business strategy, international trade, human resource management practises, management practises/principles, international marketing, and much more.

In addition to our standard MSc International Business, we also offer you the opportunity to focus on a specific topic in combination with International Business. For example, you could select a degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship or International Business, Banking and Finance, or International Business and 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.

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, Mexico, Vietnam, or Manchester (UK). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a great addition to your CV, supporting your future career aspirations and demonstrating commitment to future employers.
Pagoda Projects internships for postgraduate business students
The University is top in Scotland and 14th in the UK

The Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

“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)

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Course structure

We offer you the opportunity to study our MSc International Business or MSc International Business combined with another business topic. Our degrees are flexible, and this gives you the chance to focus on a specific area that interests you. It also shows future employers where your specific interests and skills are. There are 11 International Business degree options for you to choose from, we refer to these as specialist pathways.

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

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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Rankings

Shortlisted for Business School of the Year

THE Awards 2021

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Questions? Need help?

You can contact the course director, or our applicant enquiry team

DirectorPostgraduateInternationalBusiness@dundee.ac.uk

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