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International Business Management with Performance Management MSc

International Business Management with Performance Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Business Studies Performance Measurement Staff Performance / Development

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc International Business Management with Performance Management course is aimed graduates who have little or no business or management background in their first degree and who wish to gain a broad based business qualification to enhance their future career prospects, or at those looking to develop business management knowledge and skills to allow them to change or further their careers. The MSc International Business Management with Performance Management programme has been designed to offer students a coherent programme of study, providing sufficient coverage of international business management and performance management to enable graduates to proceed to professional and managerial careers in private, public and third sector business for which the skills acquired through postgraduate study are valuable. Further, there is sufficient rigour to the teaching and learning to enable graduates to progress to research training in cognate disciplines. Students take six mandatory courses which cover the international business management field and also provide input on specialist performance management-related areas. There is also sufficient flexibility in provision for students to develop other areas of associated interest via optional courses. In the Masters dissertation students are expected to pursue a topic related to international business management and performance management. The programme meets the criteria of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework for progression to intermediate and final awards, and it also draws on the Quality Assurance Agency benchmarking statement to ensure that content and learning outcomes are broadly comparable with that of programmes offered in similar institutions. The programme is designed to facilitate the return to university study, is informed by recent developments in research, encourages the development of professional, transferable skills and supports the transition into employment upon graduation. Specifically, the core of each course is designed to ensure that students develop the key skills and knowledge appropriate to this level of study for this subject area. The range of options, including the dissertation, provides flexibility for students, allowing them to pursue their particular interests. The programme also has a strong international flavour, resulting from international recruitment and the teaching and research interests of the teaching team. Students entering the programme have opportunities to develop scholarship skills, undertake professional and employability development, and engage in the practice of reflective learning. The programme exists within a family of MSc International Business Management programmes.

Different course options

Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The objective of this module is to introduce the participants to the theories and principles behind systems thinking, modelling and analysis. The module will also introduce the participants to the methods, tools and techniques for modelling, analysing, improving and designing technical and social systems in a variety of organisations, including industrial, commercial and public sector.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should 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.