MSc International Business
Ranked 1st in the UK and 4th in the world for International Business (teaching and research) by the Financial Times Global Masters 2013 and accredited by the Institute of Export, this Masters programme prepares you for a world where business is global. The 2013 programme will provide you with the essential skills to conduct business in a global context, and features many opportunities for professional and practical development.
Our MSc International Business was described as a "world leading MSc programme" by the AMBA reaccreditation team when they accredited the programme for another five years in December 2012.
The programme features the latest thinking and developments in international strategy, as well as emerging issues in international business such as the rise of emerging market multinationals and global innovation. Our assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. Our MSc is informed by the latest research of our Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL) - the world's leading research centre in International Business - to equip students with strong hands-on, analytical and problem solving skills, relevant to a wide range of careers. We offer a number of scholarships for outstanding applicants (see below).
The course starts with an intensive 2 week induction programme to introduce you to the methods of teaching, programme content and relationship between the course and your career aspirations and employability.
By the end of the programme you will know how to formulate your own international and strategic business plans and appreciate the factors that drive firm performance in the global economy, identify the motives and means of servicing foreign markets, acquire and refine skills to address controversial issues in international business, and appreciate how the rise of emerging economies affect businesses and their international strategies.
Due to our excellent reputation in teaching and research, in International Business, there is an ever increasing demand to study on this MSc, making it one of the School's most competitive courses to get on. In 2012 we received a total of 1400 applicants.
|Length Of Course||12 Months|
|Mode Of Delivery||Full-Time|
|Start Date||Mid September Each Year|
|Optional Exchange Programme||Summer or September-December|
|Compulsory Modules||Optional Modules||Compulsory Modules||Optional Modules|
|(Semester one)||(Semester one - choose one)||(Semester two)||(Semester 2 - choose one)|
|Cross Cultural Management||Globalization of Innovation||Foreign Market Entry Strategy||Business Ethics|
|Economics of Business I||European Business||Debates and Controversies in International Business||Chinese Business|
|International Business Theory||Global Perspectives on Enterprise||Dissertation/Project||Managing and Exploiting Intellectual Capital|
|Professional & Research Methods||The Economics of China||International Strategic Management||The Emerging Markets|
|Quantitative Methods for International Business|
For further details please see the Taught Masters Programmes brochure.
- You should have a good first degree (2:1 or higher) and an interest in the subject but prior experience or qualification in this area are not required.
- If you are not from the UK please visit equivalent qualifications to find out about entry requirements from non-UK countries.
English Language Requirements
If English is not your first language you need to attain one of the following:
TOEFL iBT: At least 92 overall with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing.
- IELTS test you need to achieve a score of 6 or more in each section and an overall score of 6.5.
|2014||MSc International Business|
There are numerous scholarships that MSc International Business students may be eligible for.
Career opportunities for international business graduates are vast: multinational organisations favour employees who have the ability to operate comfortably in different markets. Past students have gone on to work as analysts in world leading consultancy firms, product/country managers, where others have sought to internationalise their own business.
Our Alumni Employment Data
Despite challenging economic conditions worldwide our MSc International Business alumni stand out from the crowd:
- Today, 96% of all our alumni are in full time employment
- 81% of those who graduated in December 2012 were in full time employment three months after graduation
- 98% of our 2010 graduates are in full time employment
So what type of careers does our MSc International Business lead to? Our 2013 Career Destinations survey confirms the wide range of careers alumni have gone into – most industries are represented, and within these industries most functions are represented too, from HR to Marketing and from Logistics to Consultancy.
- Roles that are most frequently performed by former students of the programme include those of Analyst, Consultant, Buyer/Purchaser, Product/Country Manager, Account Manager, Business Development Manager.
- A non-insignificant proportion of our alumni work in their own family business or started their own company having graduated from us.