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International Management (MSc)

Course Description

Designed to build your international management career, the MSc will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and conceptual skills to work in environments requiring high levels of international managerial competence.

About the programme

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.

Our Careers Adviser says

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.

Financial support

In session 2015/16 the Postgraduate Diploma element of this programme carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check http://www.saas.gov.uk for 2016/17 loan info.


We have invested in new facilities at our Lanarkshire Campus. There are new teaching rooms and a postgraduate student learning space which ensures our environment supports your learning. The use of technology (such as virtual learning environments, mobile applications, smart boards, etc.) at all campuses will add to your experience. Library and study spaces have also been upgraded and are regularly reviewed.

Visit the International Management (MSc) page on the University of the West of Scotland website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

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.

Course Fees

Scottish/EU Students: £3,400, Rest of UK Students: £3,400, International Students £11,000

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