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International Business - MSc

University of Birmingham    Birmingham Business School

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

About the course

The MSc International Business degree at the University of Birmingham equips graduates with a comprehensive understanding of current international issues, preparing them for a career in any part of the world. The programme is designed to give students a strong foundation in key areas such as globalisation, operations and procurement, and corporate governance. Additionally, the course has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), which aims to ensure excellence and clarity about various general management qualifications.

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Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent.

This course is also offered in a 24-month format. Applicants with a 2.2 bachelor’s honours degree or overseas equivalent may be eligible for the 24-month version of this course. The first year of the 24-month course involves completing our Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GDBA) programme, which will provide you with a broad foundation of knowledge in business disciplines.

 Course Content

Where is University of Birmingham


Student Profile(s)

David Kettle

After his Masters, David undertook a number of internships and worked for American Express before joining Barclays in London. He also plays hockey for Wales.

David is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact him online with questions or read further about his experience at the University of Birmingham on his mentor page:

Matilda Lundberg

Matilda has a BA in Business Economics from Uppsala University in Sweden. During her final year, she went abroad and studied at the University of Manchester. She really enjoyed her stay in the UK, so after she had finished her degree she went back to Manchester and worked there until she moved to Birmingham to undertake her masters. She has several years of working experience and has been working within retail banking at one of Scandinavia's largest banks.

Matilda is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page:


The University of Birmingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre is one of 21 across the UK that has been accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). It has been awarded 14 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research.

Outstanding applicants will be considered for ESRC scholarships in the following pathways:

Applied Linguistics
Russian and East European Studies
International Development (IDD)
West African Studies
German Studies
Business and Management
Economic and Social History
Economics and Econometrics
Urban and Regional Studies
Human Geography
Political Science and International Studies
European Studies
Local Government Studies and Public Policy
Sport and Exercise Science (Psy)
Social Policy
Social Work
Socio-Legal Studies

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Please note that to be eligible for an ESRC award at the University of Birmingham you must have also submitted an application to study at the University.

Application Procedure

For further information, please visit

Doctoral Research Enquiry Service


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