Taught course

International Business Management

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School

Entry requirements

We require a 2:1 honours degree, or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

Owing to a large increase in demand we are being more selective and cannot guarantee that all applicants meeting the minimum entry requirements will be offered a place
Global College - successful completion of our one-year Pre-Masters Graduate Diploma in Business Studies or the four-month Pre-Masters (Accelerated).
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English language ability.
The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.
If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:
  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The Edinburgh Business School creates tomorrow's leaders for tomorrow's markets. We provide forward-thinking, practical Masters degrees that are outward looking and focused on the global business world.

This one-year postgraduate programme, MSc International Business Management, allows you to study specialist subjects from across the business sphere, including:

  • International Business Context
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Research Philosophy and Practice
  • Business Economics.

These four courses provide insight into relevant social, political, legal, and macroeconomic conditions affecting international business and develop skills in decision-making, people management, leadership and team working.

In addition, you will select two optional courses in Semester 1 and two optional courses in Semester 2. Shaping your MSc study in this way allows you to develop knowledge and skills that reflect your unique career aspirations.

Ultimately, you will learn how to critically evaluate and implement theories, concepts and techniques of business and apply this knowledge to practical contexts through industry-focused, case-study-led projects.

Fees and funding

See university website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Admissions Office