MSc International Business
Ranked 1st in the world for International Business (teaching and research) by the Financial Times Global Masters 2014 and accredited by the Institute of Export, this Masters programme prepares you for a world where business is global.
You will gain the essential skills to conduct business in a global context, and have a range 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.
This Masters 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.
Teaching 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. You will also gain strong hands-on, analytical and problem solving skills, relevant to a wide range of careers.
|Length Of Course||12 Months|
|Mode Of Delivery||Full-Time|
|Optional Exchange Programme||During the summer, or September-December|
The course starts with an intensive two-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.
|Compulsory Modules||Optional Modules||Compulsory Modules||Optional Modules|
|(Semester one)||(Semester one - choose one)||(Semester two)||(Semester two - choose one)|
|Cross Cultural Management||European Business||Debates and Controversies in International Business||Business Ethics|
|Economics of Business I||Globalization of Innovation||Foreign Market Entry Strategy||Chinese Business|
|International Business Theory||Global Perspectives on Enterprise||International Strategic Management||Managing and Exploiting Intellectual Capital|
|Professional & Research Methods for International Business||The Economics of China||Compulsory Dissertation (semester three) Dissertation or Project||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. Prior experience or qualifications 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:
- IELTS: an overall score of 6.5, with 6 or more in each section.
- TOEFL iBT: an overall score of at least 92 with a minimum of 21 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 23 in Speaking and 22 in Writing.
|2015||MSc International Business|
We award a range of scholarships to UK/EU and international students. There are several scholarships available for this programme that you may be eligible to apply for. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.
Find out more about scholarships
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.