Taught course

International Business

University of Chichester · Business School

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements - individual offers may vary: Applicants should normally have a good honours degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent. Non-native speakers of English are expected to have IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 6.0) or equivalent. If you are an international student, you may wish to check the equivalence of your qualifications with the UK National Academic Recognition Information Centre (UK NARIC) www.naric.org.uk or alternatively, you may also contact the Admissions Office to find out if your qualification is suitable for entry.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in International Business is designed to suit the needs of non-business undergraduates wishing to develop further their knowledge and skills in the field of business within an international context. This programme capitalises on nearly 10 years' experience of teaching specialist business and management education, and has the following features:

Delivered in the supportive learning environment that we take pride in offering our students
• Teaching provision centred around generating a meaningful student’s experience, with a frequent use of small group, interactive workshops encouraging a direct and practical engagement with the learning objectives’
• State of the art learning facilities in our business school
• Additional academic and language support if English is not your first language

The programme is designed for you if you are a graduate seeking a conversion degree to international business. The programme focuses on developing the managerial and general business knowledge and skills required to operate successfully and excel in an international business environment. The programme is full time, and will typically take 12-15 months to complete, dependent upon the time required to complete the dissertation stage of your studies.

The experience you will gain

One of the central elements of the University of Chichester's vision is student experience: we pride ourselves on providing an educational experience designed for and around you as a student. Consistent with this philosophy, the postgraduate programmes in international business are designed to provide first-hand experiences of multi-cultural work and discussion through team- based activities and debates.

The skills you will acquire

You will develop the business knowledge, skills and cultural awareness to enable you to make an impact in an international commercial environment. After completing the course, you will have a strong grounding in international business and will be well placed to pursue careers relating to international business within a range of organisations or business environments.

Indicative Content

The learning focus of the MSc in International Business is to enable you to acquire a broad, robust and practical knowledge of business administration in a global business context. The MSc International Business programme also provides the opportunity to focus on one of three specialised areas: International Business; International Marketing; or International Finance. The essential knowledge and skills required of international business managers are covered in Term 1. This leaves Term 2 to conclude with integrative modules (strategy and research methods) and specialist modules. The successful completion of your research project in Term 3 will enable you to gain your MSc in your chosen area.

Term 1 (15 weeks)
Management (15 credits)
Marketing Management (15 credits)
Accounting and Finance (15 credits)
Global Economics (15 credits)

Term 2 (15 weeks)
International Business (15 credits)
Elective choice (15 credits)
Strategic Management (15 credits)
Research Methods (15 credits)

Term 3 (15 weeks)
Dissertation (60 credits)
The purpose of the dissertation is to complete an original and independent business research project. The dissertation will develop your research, analysis, synthesis, and business writing skills. The research project will focus on your chosen specialised area of International Business. Assessment To gain the Master's degree students need to complete eight modules and a dissertation of approximately 15,000-words.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12-15 months

Course contact details

Dawn Robins
01243 816000