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Course summary

We are here to help you prepare for a flourishing career in global business and offer you the option to specialise in International Business and Marketing or International Business and Entrepreneurship. Throughout this Masters in International Business you’ll develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills within the context of trading across national boundaries. By the end of the course you’ll have an expansive knowledge of how organisations operate across economies, currencies and regulatory frameworks. You’ll also become an expert in engaging with stakeholders from different cultures and working effectively with a multi-location team. If you want to start your own venture, to develop entrepreneurial capacity in an existing organisation or to work in an international marketing function one of our optional pathways will target your skills. The course covers core business subjects such as accounting, people management and strategy, in the context of international regulatory frameworks and business practices. It also emphasises ethical, environmental and sustainability issues, which are increasingly important within the global business environment. Degree pathways As part of our commitment to flexible learning this postgraduate course in International Business also offers two pathways, MSc International Business and Marketing, and MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship. To graduate with one of these degree students choose from a selection of core and option modules. There’s also the opportunity to undertake a project/internship with external clients. This allows you to integrate the knowledge and skills from your master’s degree to solve a real business challenge.


Semester 1: Multinational enterprises in the 21st century; managing across cultures; responsible business in a global economy. Semester 2: research methods; business in europe and the competing economies; international strategy. Depending on your pathway, you will choose two modules from a specific elective list in semester 2 and one additional module.

Assessment method

Students are assessed by a combination of coursework and examination, including written assignments and presentations. Successful completion of the taught element of the programme leads to the award of Diploma or allows students to continue for the award of MSc in International Business by completing a 15000-word dissertation on a topic agreed with the Course Director.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. If English is not the applicant's first language, evidence of proficiency must be provided such as a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all bands). If applicants do not meet the required score it may be possible to register for one of our pre-sessional English courses. To register applicants must hold a conditional offer for a course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

Fees and funding

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International Business at University of Stirling - UCAS