Duration & study mode
1-2 year(s) full-time
Business & Creative Industries
Course starting dates
Paisley: January, September
Our MSc International Management is designed to help you build a career in management where an understanding of global contexts and issues is becoming increasingly important. The MSc will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and conceptual skills to work in environments requiring high levels of international managerial competence. International guest lecturers and case studies will help you better understand the international contexts of management.
Leadership and management skills are essential for organisational success, and through the course, 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.
Contemporary businesses need managers who relish and adapt to the ever-changing complex challenges that shape today’s globalised marketplace.
I wanted to branch out and learn new skills that I could put to good use in my career or in my volunteer capacities. UWS is one of the best universities there is to develop your talent and skills.
Fraser Ellis, Graduate and IT/Business Consultant, FDM Group
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.
You will have a strong understanding of organisational performance, strategy, ethics, leadership and general business management.
Graduates from this MSc can progress to undertake a doctoral research programme of study.
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
Don’t worry if your qualifications are not listed here, we take a range of factors into account when assessing your application and are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience
If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Postgraduate Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.
You require either:
If you possess relevant professional experience only then you may be considered for entry to this course at the discretion of the Programme Leader.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS or Occupational English Test (OET)*.
For such courses, the IELTS score is as follows:
* Note that the Occupational English Test (OET) will now be accepted in addition to IELTS as proof of a Nurse's English Language Competence (Nursing & Midwifery Council, 2019).
For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
TOEFL IBT*: 78; no sub-test less than:
* Please note that TOEFL is still acceptable for admission to this programme for both home/EU and international students.
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use TOEFL to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level courses. We therefore still accept TOEFL tests taken in the last two years for admission to this programme.
West African Senior School Certificate of Education (WASSCE) including acceptance of WAEC Scratchcard*
*UWS will accept a WAEC scratchcard confirming that an applicant has achieved C6 or above as evidence of meeting English language requirement from Nigeria if the student graduated within the last 5 years. After 5 years applicants would be required to provide the WAEC Certificate.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:
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.
For the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) stage, you will study the following core modules:
To complete the PgDip, you will require to successfully pass another 40 credits made up from optional modules which include:
Successful completion of the PgDip allows you to proceed to the master's dissertation module:
Our MSc International Management programme runs across three terms, containing a mixture of theory and practice core and optional modules in the first two terms, with the third term consisting of a 60-credit dissertation module.
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.
You will be taught through a combination of:
Our International Management degree uses a variety of assessment methods including: presentations, written reports, coursework.
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
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