Taught course

International Management and Law

University of Strathclyde · Strathclyde Business School

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 degree or equivalent qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Why this course

The MSc in International Management & Law is a unique course that will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required by international managers and leaders to operate globally with a solid understanding of various forms of legal regulation.

You'll develop the knowledge, understanding, technical and analytical skills in International Business and Law. This will allow you to work in all organisations where a good knowledge of International Business, Management Practice and Law is required.

What you'll study

Semester 1

You’ll begin with an introduction to the Professional Management Practice programme. Running throughout the first two semesters, this class offers a combination of workshops and learning exercises. You’ll have the opportunity to identify and develop the soft skills needed as a future international manager or leader.

You’ll also attend an Integrated Skills Workshop which focuses on your personal approach to learning and managing yourself.

Core classes:

  • Managing Across Cultures;
  • Law of International Business.

Semester 2

Core classes:

  • Global Business Environment;
  • Comparative Law of Obligations.

You’ll also take part in group exercises (eg arranging a professional, cultural or careers-focused event) to address a managerial or leadership development need identified during the outward bound activity.

You’ll choose two elective classes from a shared pool of international and general management and one elective class from law topics. Elective modules vary from year to year, but may include:

Management electives:

  • Digital Leadership: Strategy & Management
  • Programme & Project Management
  • Strategic Financial Management
  • Managing in Europe (Toulouse)
  • Developing Effective Consulting Skills
  • Foundations of Risk
  • Games of Strategy
  • New Venture Creation
  • Leadership

Law electives:

  • Contemporary Employment Relations
  • Labour Law in the Global Economy
  • Comparative Company Law
  • World Trade Law
  • UK & EU Environmental Law
  • International Environment Law
  • International Banking Law
  • Financial Regulation & Compliance
  • E-Commerce
  • Arbitration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

You’re required to complete a practically-oriented project. This gives you an opportunity to explore, at length, some aspects of theory or methods, or knowledge or skills introduced on the taught element of the programme. You can focus on either International Management or Law. The project is supported by a class in project methodology.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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