Taught course

International Business & Entrepreneurship

Institution
University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You should have at least a 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 innovative programme provides advanced knowledge and skills in international business, cross-cultural management and international entrepreneurship.

Why Glasgow

    • The programme is underpinned by a wealth of research across international business and enterprise, extending the school's strength in multidisciplinary study in internationalisation and enterprise.
    • It is designed for graduates with talent, ambition and entrepreneurial flair, who would like to develop a career in international business, international entrepreneurship or venture management.
    • You will receive insights into international business disciplines and cultivates practical abilities, especially in the areas of strategy design and planning, opportunity identification, managing across cultures and project development.
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    Programme Structure

You will take a mix of both core and 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 and 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.

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

  • 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.

Resources and Facilities

Our exclusive computer labs feature specialist financial and statistical software programmes, including Matlab (useful for manipulating large datasets), EViews and OxMetrics Enterprise.

Students also have access to the Adam Smith Library, a dedicated resource designed for students studying Social Sciences disciplines.

Our International Student Learning Officer for the College of Social Sciences runs a series of classes for international students on topics such as academic writing and also provides information for international students online.

Information for international students

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

http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/internationalbusinessentrepreneurship/#/feesandfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

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