MSc International Management

UCAS codes

Course contact

Andrew Burnett
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)

Qualifications and durations

MSc (full-time/part-time)
1–2 years/3 years


Start date(s)

  • February and September

Tuition Fees

In session 2015/16 the Postgraduate Diploma element of this programme carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check for 2016/17 loan info.
Designed to build your international management career, the MSc International Management will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and conceptual skills to work in environments requiring high levels of international managerial competence.

The MSc International Management programme is professionally accredited with the CMI - Chartered Institute of Management.

Please note that this course is recognised as by Scottish Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for access to postgraduate tuition fee and cost-of-living loans for UK and EU applicants. See the Useful Information section for more details.
An undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent.

Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered for entry to the course.

International students: in addition to the above, overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in any individual component.

Contemporary businesses need managers who relish and adapt to the ever-changing complex challenges that shape today’s globalised marketplace. Leadership and management skills are essential for organisational success, and you will acquire a robust set of analytic tools enabling you to play a productive role in the management of international business organisations. You will develop global perspectives of business and management, informed by a sound understanding of the wider cultural and national contexts in which organisations exist.

You will study modules covering general management and its key functional areas and the development of the applied professional skills, practices and techniques in the management environment. You will develop the vision and confidence to address a rapidly shifting marketplace and the dynamics of changing contexts.

Your Learning

You will gain a thorough grounding in the essential knowledge and skills for a management career in business and industry. Particular emphasis is on strategy, creativity, leadership and internationalisation within the context of rapidly changing external environments. You will learn to think and work strategically and creatively.

Modules include:


  • Business Management in an International Context
  • Managing Financial and Information Resources
  • Leadership and Change
  • Strategic Management in an International Context
  • Marketing, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Research Methods
  • Contemporary Organisation Theory



You will devise and complete a detailed piece of research in an international management topic of your choosing, gaining further skills and knowledge that is invaluable for future career enhancement.
You will be equipped to work in professional practice in middle management at international level, where you can make an early and significant contribution to your employer. You will acquire important analytical and management skills suitable for various generalist managerial roles.
I chose the course because of the wide scope it offers in handling business. I believe it will help me to connect my language skills with management on an international basis. I would certainly recommend this course. Students will benefit from meeting and sharing ideas with both the experienced staff and other students from all over the world.
Sabrina Adamska, International Management student

Useful Information

  • Financial Support

    This course is recognised by SAAS (Student Awards Agency for Scotland) for access to postgraduate loan funding towards postgraduate tuition fees and living costs. Check the SAAS website for details of loan eligibility criteria for UK and EU students.