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International Strategic Marketing

University of Glasgow · Adam Smith Business School

Entry requirements

An Applicant requires a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in Business and Management, Marketing or Commerce, or a relevant Social Science degree containing at least one quarter of all undergrauate credits in Marketing and Economics. This is a Specialist degree for students with a background in a relevant field of study. Those who do not have such a background who would like to pursue further studies in the area of Marketing and/or Business Growth are advised to apply for MSc Management with Enterprise & 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


Course content

This specialist programme will provide students with a detailed understanding of contemporary marketing principles, techniques and trends from an international perspective and will promote an appreciation of how these are utilised in strategic marketing planning.

Why Glasgow

  • You will develop the ability to analyse, evaluate and manage market opportunities within an international context and prepare for a career in both large and smaller enterprises.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend networking events and and guest speaker lecture by business leaders. Previous people have included the head of Amazon UK, Microsoft Scotland, and senior managers from a range of industries.
  • You will gain an in-depth understanding of current issues and controversies in the global business environment.
  • The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened and enterprising graduates and internationally-recognised research with real socio-economic impact.
  • The School is an accredited member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Programme Structure

You will take nine core and three optional courses, followed by a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.

There will be an emphasis on active learning experience in multi-cultural groups. Reflecting, evaluating and presenting are commonplace and facilitated at every stage by simulations, real life case studies and scenario investigations, all regularly supported by an electronic learning environment. You will be given the opportunity to pursue in-company projects and business simulations and participate in career development sessions involving essay and exam answering workshops, CV writing sessions, interview simulations, careers advice shops and job market analysis meetings.

Core Courses

  • Consumer behaviour
  • Global business environment
  • International strategic management
  • Managing across cultures and comparative management
  • Marketing communications
  • Marketing ethics and society
  • Marketing planning and decision making
  • Services marketing
  • Strategic marketing management.

Optional Courses

  • Advanced topics in marketing futurecast
  • Analytical problems in marketing futurecast
  • Business growth
  • Business simulation
  • Export marketing
  • E-Marketing strategy
  • International brand management
  • Internationalisation of SMEs
  • Sales management and techniques.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0. ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

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