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International Business and Emerging Markets MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Marketing International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The programme aims to help you understand how to do international business, especially from developmental states.

It will help you understand the particular challenges faced in: developing corporate strategy; attracting foreign direct investment; working in countries with very different cultures, institutions, laws and business practices.

If emerging markets are, by their very nature, in a state of flux, then already successful economies are characterised by a different kind of dynamic.

As the pace of globalisation accelerates, the need to understand the drivers of national and international economic and business success becomes ever more acute. This knowledge and understanding will give you some very real career advantages.

Who this programme is for

This programme is useful for you if you come from an emerging economy and wish to bring yourself up to speed with contemporary thinking in corporate strategy. This includes technology and financial management and business economics, and of public policies dealing with pressing issues relating to development in general.

It is equally useful for you if you come from an already established economy and are seeking to understand how businesses can take advantage of the globalisation of the world economy and the rapid development of these new economic powerhouses.


The Business School MSc Dissertation is undertaken in the spring and summer period following Semester 2. Undertaking the Dissertation requires the student to develop a deep level of analysis and understanding of the theory and processes of organisations and the business environment through the completion of a piece of individual research.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Entry requirements

You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree from a good university in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification. An undergraduate degree in business and commerce, management, finance, accounting, economics, international politics, international relations, science, engineering or law is normally required.

Department profile

The University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, dating back to 1919, when we introduced the first Bachelors of Commerce 100 years ago. We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships...more

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