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1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

By exploring the extent, limitations, benefits and risks of globalisation, our International Business MSc will enable you to develop advanced-level understanding of the globalised environment in which modern businesses and economies operate.

  • Provides a pathway into corporate and non-corporate spheres of executive employment
  • Develop effective research and analytical techniques along with an overview of the development of international business
  • Examine different strategies that businesses can adopt to compete in the global marketplace and enter specific foreign markets
  • Study in the heart of London, one of the business capitals of the world


  • State-of-the-art media suite with editing software (QUBE)
  • Think Pod - an interactive collaboration space with presentation, recording and video conferencing facilities
  • Full access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries including The British Library
  • Free subscriptions to publications Bloomberg and Financial Times

Career paths

A combination of academic study and practical training will prepare you for leadership roles or further research. This MSc can lead to a role in a variety of sectors, including supply chain management and management consulting.

Previous graduates from this course have progressed into careers such as:

  • Project management professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Business development managers

in organisations such as:

  • BEUMER group
  • Ernst & Young
  • IBM.


The module provides a non-technical overview of quantitative methodologies frequently used in finance and international business research. The module is data driven and covers the basics of: Hypotheses testing, OLS and Logistic Regression Analysis, Instrumental Variables, Time Series Analysis, Panel Data Models and Differences-in Differences. The module also teaches how to apply these methods using STATA (a leading econometrics software).

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 need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in any subject, provided the degree contains satisfactory study of Mathematics and Statistics. Subjects likely to contain sufficient quantitative elements include Accounting, Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics and Finance. Students from less quantitatively oriented degrees, such as Management and Politics, are welcome if they have focused on the more quantitative elements of those degrees.