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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September, January

  • Course Duration

    12-16 months full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please see the website

  • Last Updated

    09 November 2017

Course content

Meet the challenges of today's international business world - fast-paced, knowledge-based and interconnected across the globe. GCU's MSc International Business Management equips you with successful strategies, policies and practices key to managing these challenges. Further, it prepares you for responsible leadership, cross-cultural awareness and global citizenship so that you can find success in your work while contributing to the common good.

GCU's community brings together a culturally diverse group of classmates and colleagues to foster collaboration, innovation and growth. You'll learn from accomplished professors and industry professionals, alongside entrepreneurial and talented classmates from all over the world. You'll expand your knowledge, leadership skills and interpersonal skills - as well as your perspective. At GCU, the process of becoming a leader is academic, practical and social.

The curriculum brings together theoretical knowledge and real-world skills in international business.

  • Understand the challenges faced by today's managers and develop methods to address them
  • Learn from interactive sessions with industry professionals
  • Explore real-world case studies
  • Collaborate on group presentations and projects
  • Sharpen your skills in analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking

Through a practical, career-focused curriculum, the MSc International Business Management will prepare you for a highly successful career in international business management.

As a responsible business person, an ethical decision-maker, and a strong leader with integrity, you will contribute to the common good and make a positive impact in your community.

What you will study

International Economics and Finance

Equips you with the analytical tools and theoretical concepts of economics and finance.

Managing People and Performance

Develops your critical understanding of challenges relating to the effective Ensures you develop the skillset to manage international organisations and achieve sustainable performance.

Brand Value – Inception to Delivery

Explores the role of technology and the creative process in the development of brands, combining the study of theory, technology and professional practice, you will develop and virtually produce a new brand concept.

Global Strategy – Challenges and Choices

Enables you to develop a critical understanding of challenges and choices in the global business environment and implications for strategic management.

Contemporary Issues for Business and Society

Explores the geopolitical, economic, social and technological environments in which businesses operate and encourages you to critically reflect upon these issues. Personal and Professional Development Enables you to identify, understand, develop and articulate your personal abilities in the context of your future career aspirations.

Research Methods

Develops advanced skills related to a range of research methods needed for academic and practical research at Masters level. Dissertation

The final element of the programme is the dissertation, which provides you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of original research in a selective area of international business.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used which are designed to develop your intellectual, professional and transferable skills in relation to the programme. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include: individual reports, group presentations, portfolios, blogs, class tests, exams and projects.

Professional accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students are eligible for Associate Membership whilst studying on the programme, and subject to CMI approval, may also be awarded a CMI certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.

Your career

GCU graduates rate highly on their business knowledge and skills. They're strong leaders. They're culturally aware with a global perspective. For these reasons, our graduates find career success both in the UK and across the world.

MSc International Business Management graduates are competitive candidates for business roles in public, private and third sector organisations.


Visit the International Business Management MSc page on the Glasgow Caledonian University website for more details!

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