Taught course

International Business and Entrepreneurship

University of Essex · Essex Business School

Entry requirements

A good 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship is concerned with critical aspects of business formation and development across international borders. We cover a highly topical area of business study through a critical examination of different types of international business activity, underpinning theories, and innovative approaches to new business creation in different cultural and economic contexts.

The international scope and character of our course is evidenced in our overall objectives, the use of international case studies and data sets, and the availability of staff, policy-makers and practitioners from an international community of businesses, academic institutions and other organisations.

Our Essex Business School has an international reputation for cutting-edge research in accounting, finance, management and entrepreneurship. This was confirmed when we were ranked second in the UK for accounting and finance research, with 95 percent of our research graded as of international quality. Our work is informed by a broad range of social science theories and concepts, much of it addressing the important issues currently being faced by commercial businesses, public sector bodies and not-for-profit organisations.

We are recognised for being at the forefront of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management. Many of our academic staff have world class research reputations and have written about, or worked, in, a wide range of organisations and this experience is incorporated into your learning experience within our School.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5.

Fees and funding

We offer many funding opportunities to support talented postgraduates, ranging from research council studentships and University scholarships to awards funded by charities and other external organisations. For more information, visit our website at: www.essex.ac.uk.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Dissertation50 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
+44 (0)1206 872719