Taught course

International Business & Entrepreneurship

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in business and management, marketing or commerce, or another relevant social science degree. Your degree must contain at least 25% of undergraduate credits in marketing, business strategy and statistical methods. Those who do not have such a background who would like to pursue further studies in the area of entrepreneurship and business development are advised to apply for MSc Management with Enterprise and Business Growth.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme will provide you with advanced knowledge and skills in international business, cross-cultural management and international entrepreneurship.

Why Glasgow

  • This programme is designed for graduates with talent, ambition and entrepreneurial flair, who would like to develop a career in international business development, international entrepreneurship or venture management.
  • You will learn about new venture creations and business start-ups, and be involved in international consultancy projects.
  • At the end of the programme you will be able to design and plan international strategies, identify opportunities, implement product development in cross cultural contexts.
  • You will be taught by staff renowned for creative research on the internationalisation of small and medium-sized businesses, multinational enterprises, and international economics

Programme Structure

You will take nine core and three optional courses and submit a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation. You will develop practical, intellectual and transferable skills through a range of group and individual activities. You will be involved in active learning in multi-cultural groups with simulations, real life case studies and scenario investigations involving a series of workshops, seminars and presentations. You will also be involved in internationalisation consultancy projects with real companies.

Core courses

  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Global business environment
  • International entrepreneurship & innovation
  • International management solutions (Team projects undertaken on behalf of Scottish companies)
  • International strategic management
  • Managing across cultures and comparative management
  • Managing the multinational enterprise & subsidiaries
  • Market analysis
  • Research methods.

Optional courses may include

  • American business and management in an international context
  • Business environment in China
  • Digital entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial perspectives on internationalisation
  • European business environment
  • International business ethics
  • Managing innovation and technology transfer.

Career prospects

MSc programmes emphasise reflective learning, active participation, and the development of interpretive, evaluative and problem-solving abilities which provide benefits for employers and enhance the career prospects of our graduates. Many students have taken fast track routes to senior positions such as Financial Analyst, Development Executive, and Contract Manager. Some international companies which have appointed our graduates include Siemens, Citigroup, and Procter and Gamble. Some graduates set up their own new business venture, work in SMEs, and consultancy.

Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 6.5
  • two sub-tests no less than 6.5, no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£10200
International students
£19500

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

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