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International Business - MSc

Course Description

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

About the course

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.

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


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.

Teaching methods

We offer a varied programme of teaching and learning that includes small group discussions, practical workshops, web-based learning, case study analysis and lectures. We also provide sessions by visiting staff, practitioners and consultants to give a varied perspective on the topics covered.

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.


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

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

Visit the International Business - MSc page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An honours degree (at least 2:2 or equivalent) in any discipline, a degree equivalent professional qualification or appropriate work experience.

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