2.1 Honours degree of non-UK equivalent (eg, a GPA of 3.0 or above) in any subject. This is a generalist degree for students who have no previous studies in the area of business and management but are thinking about working in, or starting a business. Those students who do have previous experience in a relevant field of study are advised to consider the specialist degree MSc International Business & Entrepreneurship.
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
Studies in this area provide you with a detailed understanding of modern business principles, techniques and contextual conditions, paying particular attention to business enterprise and growth.
- The programme will help you to develop knowledge of the underpinning fields of management and develop a specialism in business growth and enterprise.
- The demands for increased enterprise and innovation have been well documented at national policy level and this has been reflected in dialogue from industry.
- By the end of the programme, you will be a highly skilled and knowledgeable potential employee with an appreciation of the fields within general management but also have specialist knowledge in business enterprise and growth.
You will take a series of core and optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a project, dealing with a topical management issue. There are also non-assessed, compulsory workshop programmes, involving participation in a series of reflective learning exercises that include induction events, strategic case analyses and debates. The taught courses comprise a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, simulations, fieldwork and project work, both in groups and individually.
- Business management and decision making
- Business planning
- Delivering performance
- Financial information management
- Marketing management
- People in organisations
- Strategic management.
Optional courses may include
- Digital transformation
- Internationalisation of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
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. As a graduate of this programme you will be able to show initiative, take personal responsibility, demonstrate leadership potential, and adapt to changing circumstances. Some international companies which have appointed our graduates include Siemens, Citigroup, and Procter and Gamble.
Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.
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.
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
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Adam Smith Business School