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 2023
12 months
Study mode
Full Time
Dundee City Campus

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, our MSc International Business will give you 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 degree in international business is designed to help enhance your employment prospects, by building your knowledge across a wide range of modules, covering topics such as international business management, strategy and international business, international trade, human resource management, international marketing, and much more.

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

In addition to our MSc International Business, we also offer you the opportunity to study International Business alongside another business topic. Our degrees are flexible, giving you the opportunity to focus on a specific area that interests you, while highlighting to future employers what your specific skills and interests are. We have 11 International Business degree options (specialist pathways) for you to choose from. For example, you could select MSc International Business and Management, MSc International Business and Strategy, or International Business and Entrepreneurship

Most of 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.

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
“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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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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