Taught course

International Business and Strategy

Lancaster University · Management School

Entry requirements

A 2:1 UK Honours degree, or international equivalent, in any Business, Management or Economics related subject. Up to a maximum of 2 years’ work experience is welcome but not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

To ensure long-term viability, firms require managers who are capable of dealing with the strategic implications of a complex, global business environment. The International Business & Strategy MSc will boost your career by pushing your strategic capabilities to the next level.

This highly demanding programme combines the global perspective of international business with the up-to-date strategic thinking required to develop and defend competitive advantage and implement effective organisational designs. The various modules discuss the drivers of globalisation, the process of internationalisation and how the global economic environment influences firms’ competitive responses. The philosophy behind the International Business & Strategy MSc is to educate future managers. We aim to develop your skills to effectively operate in complex, global businesses, professional service firms and organisations.

The programme also offers the opportunity for an international study abroad experience at one of our partner universities, where you can experience a new culture and academic environment, learn a new language, extend your professional and personal networks, and enhance employability in the global job market.

Information for international students

Details of entry requirements for international students can be found here: Grade Equivalencies

Proof of english language is required from non-native english speakers. We require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any element, or an approved equivalent.

If your score is below our requirements, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional english language programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,500 per year
International students
£18,000 per year


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1524 510733