University of Birmingham - MSc International Business

University of Birmingham

MSc International Business

The programme is designed around a pathway-to-practice approach that focuses on developing key skills including understanding the latest business models, international competition, optimising modern technology, innovation, and data analytics.  

With responsible and ethical business practices embedded at its core, this programme will enable you to become part of a new generation of leaders who can make positive and sustainable changes to the industry. 

On this programme, you will benefit from international industrial links and join an innovative community of learners studying International Business. You will have the opportunity to learn and work with our staff and students from our Dubai and Singapore campuses, allowing you to gain international experiences from an educational and practical point of view.

Why study this course at Birmingham?

  • Join an


    international cohort


    of students with access to a diverse learning community and opportunities to study abroad at our Dubai and Singapore campuses. 
  • Birmingham is the UK’s second city and is located at the heart of the country, making it


    a well-connected business hub


    for some of the largest global companies. 
  • Our International Business programme is


    a pathway-to-practice, co-created by employers, alumni, and academics, to ensure you are well-equipped to take on leadership roles once you graduate. 
  • The University of Birmingham is a globally ranked, world –top 100 university and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. 
  • Birmingham Business School is part of an elite group of global business schools that holds  Triple-Crown accreditation from leading bodies AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB.   

Entry Requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in any subject.

  • IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in any band)
  • TOEFL: 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) including online: PTE Academic 76 with no less than 67 in all four skills

Career Prospects

Career opportunities after completing MSc International Business

  • Marketing Executive 
  • Financial Auditor 
  • Project Manager 
  • Digital Marketing Specialist 
  • Operations Manager 
  • Communications Analyst 
  • Human Resources Advisor 
  • Management Consultant 
  • Cyber Security Analyst 
  • Risk Advisory Consultant 

Course Details

The programme is designed to enhance your employability by building your knowledge in key areas of international business such as cooperative strategy, global operations, business analytics, marketing, and global responsibility. 

You will also have the opportunity to draw on the talents of our alumni who are very much integrated into the programme. With their expertise, combined with the breadth of the syllabus, this Masters programme will prepare you for a successful international career.

Core Modules

International Business (20 credits)
International Strategy (20 credits)
Practising and Managing International Business (20 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional l Modules

You will choose 1 optional module from each of the following three teaching blocks. Each module is worth 20 credits:
Block 1
International Business Data Analytics
Cooperative Strategy in International Business

Block 2
International Entrepreneurship and Marketing
Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

Block 3
Governance and Global Responsibility
Disruptive Innovation and International Business

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