Taught course

International Business Management

University of Aberdeen · Graduate Business School

Entry requirements

A good second class honours degree from a UK University (or equivalent qualification from a recognised institution for those with non-UK qualifications). References are not required in order for applicants to submit an application. They are not usually required in order for a decision to be made but in certain cases applicants may be asked to provide a single academic reference at the request of the academic selector. The English Language Requirement for all College of Arts and Social Sciences Masters programmes is an IELTS of 6.5 with 6.0 in the writing and reading (or equivalent TOEFL iBT or PTE). For more information see www.abdn.ac.uk/international/english-requirements Please note, students who accept an offer of a place will be asked to pay a deposit to secure their place. This deposit is later deducted from the tuition fees payable at registration. See www.abdn.ac.uk/postgraduate/finance for further details.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

A one year Masters Degree providing the essential skills and knowledge necessary for managers in today's demanding and rapidly changing business world.The programme is designed for graduates in non-business subjects, without previous managerial experience, or those with managerial experience who wish to deepen their understanding of the management process.

The programme comprises an intensive series of stimulating teaching blocks that are based on formal lectures, group discussions, case studies, role-plays, simulation exercises and project work. A key aim of the programme is to develop your ability to think logically, laterally, practically and independently so that you can operate effectively in a wide range of business roles within organisations.

The programme will equip you with a broad and up-to-date foundation of real-life knowledge about business as well as the necessary skills to put this knowledge into practice. For example, courses provide knowledge managing the marketing effort and managing and leading people within organisations. Additionally, the MSc Business Management provides you with an opportunity to go on (with some additional study) to obtain an MBA.

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Fees and funding

UK students
see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/infohub/finance/tuition-fees.php
International students
see http://www.abdn.ac.uk/infohub/finance/tuition-fees.php

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Clare McIntyre
01224 273235