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


12 months

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

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

This is the base level degree of the MSc International Business group of programmes (see the full list of International Business degree pathways in the box below). You will learn to understand and analyse a range of international strategies and business relevant for the modern global economy. You will also engage with key areas such as global risk analysis, global financial markets, international trade and global investment.

You will study a core project module. As part of this, you can undertake a global internship, work on an independent project with an organisation, or work on your own project independently.

You will have optional modules to take and they will come from an extensive list, including managing people, corporate governance, business analytics, international forecasting and many more.

When you start you join the 2 week Foundation Programme where you will learn more about all of our business conversion degrees and their pathways. You will make your final module choices and establish which degree pathway is right for you and your career. At the same time, you will be building your network of friends who will support you socially and with your studies while here in Dundee. The network of friends you make will most likely carry on through your career. The Foundation Programme is designed to make your arrival in Dundee easy, and ensure you have the freedom to choose the degree that is right for you.

You will graduate with a degree in MSc International Business and this degree title will be on your transcript.

Global internships

As part of this course you have the opportunity to undertake an eight-week internship matched to your chosen industry in China, Mexico, Vietnam, or Manchester (UK).

Cameron Laws
“As an International Business MSc student, I got the chance to complete an 8-week internship in China. This was a great opportunity. I spent the 8-weeks in Dalian (a coastal city, located close to North Korea) working in a renewable energy firm that focused on solar energy called CDS Solar. My role was that of a sales and marketing representative.”

Cameron Laws, International Business MSc

Professional accreditation

Chartered Management Institute

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

Students on an accredited course, undertaking the qualifying modules, will receive complimentary membership at Affiliate level of CMI throughout the course of their studies (see Membership Benefits), certification that they have achieved the relevant CMI award, and one year of complimentary membership after graduation with an option thereafter to renew their membership, and, where relevant, exemption from CMI qualifications.

Please contact with queries.

You can also contact the course director, Professor Bill Russell, via Skype to discuss the course.

Alumna story

Xiaoxiao-Zhang standing outside Caird Hall after graduation

Xiaoxiao Zhang always wanted to run her own business, and coming to Dundee saw her realising that dream, as well as meeting the love of her life.

Read Xiaoxiaos's story


Shortlisted for Business School of the Year

THE Awards 2021

logo of THE awards - shortlisted for business school of the year
Questions? Need help?

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