Taught course

Management (International Business)

University of Reading · Henley Business School

Entry requirements

A good second-class honours degree (2:1 preferred) or the equivalent from an Internationally recognised University

Months of entry


Course content

On this Masters programme, you will examine the strategies multinational firms use to compete in a global economy. Also, the development and policy challenges they create, from the perspectives of both developing and developed countries.

Through this MSc degree you will learn how firms are organised internally. Additionally, you will take an holistic view of the international business environment, regarding the competitiveness of firms and industries. You will therefore be able to connect the 'micro' firm view with the 'macro' view of countries and regions.

The Masters in Management (International Business) programme is among Henley’s portfolio of Flagship Masters in Management programmes. The Masters in Management programme is ranked no.11 in the UK by the Financial Times and no. 38 in the world by the Economist in 2021.

  • Learn from academics who are leading authorities in this subject area and have helped to develop key frameworks and define the field of International Business
  • The programme introduces you to the global world of work so that you can be ready to make informed, strategic business decisions upon graduating
  • Examine the strategic choices multinational enterprises make to compete in an increasingly global economy
  • Learn to connect the ‘micro’ firm view with the ‘macro’ view of countries and regions
  • Complete an industry study challenge through an overseas visit

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

Studying in a second language can be challenging. If your English language ability is below the minimum requirement, we may ask for evidence of proficiency. Alternatively, we may ask you to attend an English language course before you begin your studies with us.

Requirement Criteria IELTS 6.5 with no component below 6.0 in any sub-skills IELTS with pre-sessional English 6.5 with no component below 5.5 in each of the four sub-skills

Acceptance of LanguageCert Online and DuoLingo English qualifications

We appreciate the difficulties that some students are having with the availability of English Language tests, as the impact of the global pandemic continues. As a result of this, we are pleased to announce that we can now accept the non-SELT version of LanguageCert (which includes the online version) and DuoLingo as suitable English language qualifications. These can be accepted for direct entry onto Undergraduate (except Speech and Language Therapy), Postgraduate Taught (except Speech and Language Therapy) and Postgraduate Research programmes.

For information on individual programme requirements and other English language qualifications, please visit our English requirement equivalent page.

If you require specific advice on your qualification please contact admissions directly by e-mail  or telephone at +44 (0) 118 378 5289.

Pre-sessional English language programme

UK visa requirements

If you are not a national of the European Union (EU), you may need to obtain a UK visa. This visa will allow to live and study in the UK. See the  UK Border Agency website. Contact the University's International Office with any questions:  intoff@reading.ac.uk.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


We offer a number of scholarships for UK/Home and International applicants. Please note that scholarship application is via the University of Reading applicant portal once an offer has been made. You can only apply when you have received an offer (conditional or unconditional). When you view your offer in the portal you will see the link to apply for scholarship(s) relevant to your offer.

Current scholarships

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

For further information please visit www.henley.reading.ac.uk

Course contact details

Henley Business School Recruitment Team