Taught course

International Development and Global Business

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a Bachelors degree with a minimum 2.2 classification or its international equivalent. We will also consider your application if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided.

Months of entry


Course content

The international development scene is changing. There’s been a considerable shift away from international aid and towards using foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade to boost economic growth. If you’re looking to play a part in this new landscape – as policymaker, policy analyst or investor – our MSc International Development and Global Business can give you the skills you’ll need to succeed.

Global business of development

The main focus is on harnessing business to achieve national development goals, and the units you’ll study reflect this. You’ll examine theories of growth, trade and investment – exploring industrial strategy and policy, as well as key issues in development finance and international law. You’ll also learn practical skills, such as how to negotiate effectively in a range of international scenarios.

Our teaching staff are a rich mix of academics with a worldwide reputation. We also have strong external links to international agencies, such as UNCTAD, Oxfam and the World Bank, giving you the chance to start building a professional network.

This masters addresses the lack of capabilities in developing countries to negotiate good deals with large multi-nationals. It offers you a head start in this exciting field, ready to apply for positions with government bodies, multinational corporations and NGOs.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Funding information available, please visit our 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

Course Enquiries
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