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.

The 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 is a new programme, shaped by the latest developments – offering you a head start in this exciting field, ready to apply for senior posts with government bodies, multinational corporations and NGOs.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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