Taught course

International Management and Leadership

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh · School of Business, Enterprise and Management

Entry requirements

This course has been designed as a conversion degree for those wanting to obtain or enhance a management qualification. This MSc is ideal if you have an Honours degree or equivalent in any discipline or if you have an Ordinary degree but can bring additional experience and expertise to the course. We especially welcome students from non-business areas who are looking to move into or expand their knowledge in Business and Management.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc is designed to be a vibrant and innovative programme that focuses on best practice in management and leadership while developing an international focus. QMU’s mission is ‘to enhance the well-being of individuals and
the communities we serve through socially and economically relevant education and research’. The MSc reflects this mission through its underpinning and distinctive identity which focuses not only on contemporary management
practice but also on community engagement and service. A unique aspect of the course is the replacement of the traditional dissertation with a student led project or event. You will design, lead and reflect upon a project attached to a
community, charity, or third sector enterprise. The context chosen for these projects reflects our staff’s opinion that the responsibility of our graduates as managers and leaders extends not just to boardrooms and shareholders, but also to
communities and our wider society.

In a fast changing, global economy the MSc will equip you to assess the wider interconnections between organisations and their local, national and international contexts. You will build up a
solid understanding of key management practice and develop your critical incite.

Our MSc is specifically designed for anyone who may be looking to complement their non-business degree and have little or no prior business background. Or you may have completed to general degree level and are aiming to enhance your qualifications.

Information for international students

If you do not hold a recent, acceptable English language qualification you will be required to take an IELTS test receiving an overall score of 6.5 with no individual component score below 6.0

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

This course does not attract any NHS or SAAS funding, the majority of students self fund their studies or apply for a Professional Career Development Loan.

International Funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


part time
6 months
full time
3 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Paula Danby
+44 (0) 131 474 0000