Taught course

International Business

University of Reading · Henley Business School

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary between programmes but generally you are expected to hold an upper second-class Bachelors degree from a UK university, or the equivalent from an internationally-recognised university. For further information visit our website www.henley.ac.uk/pg

Months of entry


Course content

This Master’s programme addresses key issues including how multinational firms decide where and when to invest internationally and how to evaluate the opportunities and challenges that face them in different countries.

About the programme

This programme takes a dual approach to understanding international business, examining both the external (macro environmental) issues affecting an organisation, and the internal (micro environmental) factors.

During the programme you will analyse the strategic choices multinational firms make to compete in a global economy, whilst examining the effect of their actions from both a ‘developing’ and ‘developed’ country perspective.

What it gives you

You will acquire a holistic view of the international business environment, and discover how policies and regulations established by governments and supranational institutions affect industries and firms in terms of their competitiveness. You will be able to connect the ‘micro’ firm view with the ‘macro’ view of countries and regions.

You will utilise frameworks and methodologies to make sense of the interaction between firms’ strategies, and the economic and development policies of countries, and how both are affected by the changing global environment. You will not only gain an understanding of how firms are organised internally, but you will also systematically analyse how foreign markets and countries function.

Information for international students

Business & Management programmes will accept students with IELTS 7.0 and will also accept IETLS 6.0 providing the student has completed the relevant English course with us.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Henley Business School provides substantial postgraduate funding. We offer a competitive range of scholarships to students from all over the world. Additional university-wide sources of funding may also be available. Please visit our website for further information:

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Recruitment Office
+44(0)118 378 7593