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MSc International Business Management

MSc International Business Management

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Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Edinburgh Business School's MSc International Business Management takes business theory and applies it to defined, practical settings. It builds vital understanding of the modern business world and allows you to shape your learning to your ambitions.


The Edinburgh Business School creates tomorrow’s leaders for tomorrow’s markets. We provide forward-thinking, practical Masters degrees that are outward looking and focused on the global business world.

This one-year postgraduate programme, MSc International Business Management, allows you to study specialist subjects from across the business sphere, including:

International Business Context
Competitive Strategy
Research Philosophy and Practice
Business Economics.

These four courses provide insight into relevant social, political, legal, and macroeconomic conditions affecting international business and develop skills in decision-making, people management, leadership and team working.

In addition, you will select two optional courses in Semester 1 and two optional courses in Semester 2. Shaping your MSc study in this way allows you to develop knowledge and skills that reflect your unique career aspirations.

Ultimately, you will learn how to critically evaluate and implement theories, concepts and techniques of business and apply this knowledge to practical contexts through industry-focused, case-study-led projects.

This is a conversion MSc

MSc International Business Management is a conversion degree programme led by academics from Edinburgh Business School. It introduces the study of business and management to graduates and professionals from non-management backgrounds who wish to enhance their careers.

This degree introduces vital business knowledge to those with limited academic experience in the subject and provides an opportunity to develop versatile management skills in just one year of study. Coupled with specialist learning in the area of tourism, it develops modern management skills to complement existing knowledge and prepare graduates for a career shift or management role. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.


Dissertation (60 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

University information

Heriot-Watt University has a 200-year history, and over that time has cultivated an outstanding reputation for its quality of teaching and research. Despite being one of the oldest learning institutions in the UK, it offers a contemporary, research-driven approach to learning that ensures students are always benefiting from the very latest in global knowledge. The university is primarily based in Edinburgh, although courses are also...more