Taught course

International Management

Cardiff University · Cardiff Business School

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in business, social sciences, humanities or law. Applications will be considered from recent graduates with an upper second class Honours degree from an approved university or those with a similar level of qualification gained by other methods. Non-graduates with approved professional qualifications or work experience may also be considered under certain circumstances.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme is primarily designed for those interested in the changing nature of management in a globalized world. It will provide a strong basis for a variety of careers such as:

  • students wishing to enter into international management positions in multinational firms.
  • students wishing to join small and medium sized enterprises that are linked to global production networks and/or trading in overseas markets.
  • students interested in working in policy making institutions or in social movements concerned with business and society.
  • students wishing to pursue an academic career will also benefit from this MSc as the basis to further PhD studies in international management.

Special Features

International Study Visit:
The programme includes a short (3-4 days) compulsory international visit for students. This will take place in late April/early May to coincide with the students’ preparations for their International Management Project. The purpose of the visit is to take students out of Cardiff into a context where issues of international management can be considered from a different perspective. This may involve a variety of activities such as listening to and meeting managers and policy makers in multinational firms and/or international organizations. It may involve some non-assessed group activities set up in consultation with potential hosts.

For more information, please visit http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p366.html

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS exam, obtaining a minimum score of 6.5 with a subscore of 6 in each component.

Fees and funding

This course is included in the Masters Excellence Scholarship 2015 (Pathway to PhD) scheme. If you are looking at applying for a Masters degree with the intention of going on to study at PhD level then you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The application will ask you to consider your research area and future sources of funding. It is recognised, however, that in making this application there is not a commitment to undertake further study, or to undertake further studies at Cardiff University. Similarly, in making an award, Cardiff University is not committing to making an offer for further study or for a further award.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office, Cardiff Business School
+44 (0)29 2087 6953