Masters | Postgraduate Course - International Business MSc Course Details within University of Hertfordshire

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Course Fees
UK/EU Students Full time: £6,450 for the 2017 academic year Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged on a modular basis. The cost is £510 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year<br /> International Students: Full time: £12,100 for the 2017 academic year
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International Business MSc

Study Details

MSc Full Time, 1 Years Part Time, 3 Years

A Master’s degree in international business will make you a valuable asset in both large and small companies in an interconnected business world.

At the end of the programme you will be a different person; better able to cope with change, more sensitive towards cultural differences, more capable of operating in a fast-moving, international environment, and more able to see opportunities where others only see threats. You will have a unique combination of skills that employers will value and a network of contacts around the world.

You will benefit from our international expertise, connections, and our excellent business links. You will study alongside students from all over the world, gaining direct experience of other cultures.

Visiting professors from international universities, the diverse cultural mix of students, and proximity to London - a global business centre – all make us the ideal location to study international business.

The programme is intended for those with a business related degree (although, if you have the motivation, it can be used to convert from another discipline to business).

The MSc International Business is also taught in Canada at Vancouver Island University as part of a combined MBA/MScIB programme.

Semester B entrants

Student wishing to join in January will study for 15 months on the full-time programme, and will receive results by the end of July in the following academic year. 

Why choose this course?

  • Gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful management career within an international environment
  • Benefit from our fantastic teaching and learning environment
  • Develop a network of contacts around the world

Module details

Year 1

Core Modules

  • Business Research Methods
  • Finance for International Business
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Supply Chain Management
  • Managing in International Business
  • Marketing Across Cultures
  • The Global Economy


  • Global e-Business
  • International and Comparative Human Resource Management A
  • Managing a Small Business

Entry Requirements

 An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) in a business related discipline.

Programme Assessment

You will be assessed through a variety of coursework including written reports of various lengths, presentations and practical assignments. You will also be required to complete a longer research document, in conjunction with a supervisor, for the research component of your programme.

Student Destinations

This course prepares you for a career within both large and small firms operating in an international environment in your home country or in another country.