Taught course

International Management and Business Development

GCU London · GCU London

Entry requirements

Minimum Requirements United Kingdom (UK) Honours degree or equivalent, normally at grade 2.2 or above. English Language Candidates whose normal medium of education and work has not been English, will normally be required to present evidence of competence in English as demonstrated by a pass at IELTS level 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Developed in response to the growth of globalisation, the programme advances your theoretical knowledge and practical skills in international management and business development, whilst developing your ability to adapt these across different cultural environments.

The MSc International Management and Business Development provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by managers operating in an international organisational environment as well as the strategies, policies and practices key to developing existing or new businesses in a responsible manner.

You will extend your knowledge and expertise in management and business development in an international arena through studying leadership and strategic development. You will also gain insight into the policies and techniques applicable to managing people and processes to deliver sustainable business performance.

Central to the programme is the development of personal and professional competence with an emphasis on managing self and others, responsible leadership, cross-cultural awareness and global citizenship. The international aspect is essential and interwoven in all modules of the programme, addressing the ever-increasing global and intercultural aspect of organisations.

The programme offers extending the knowledge in business development through developing competence in change management and entrepreneurship. The concept of business development within the programme includes both developing existing business (franchising, continuous improvement, internationalising etc.) and starting new business (entrepreneurship and start-ups).

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12-16 months

Course contact details

+44(0)203 369 3000