Taught course

International Management

University of the West of Scotland · Business School

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent. Applicants with relevant professional experience will also be considered for entry to the course. International students: in addition to the above, overall IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 5.5 in any individual component.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Designed to build your international management career, the MSc will equip you with the theoretical

knowledge and conceptual skills to work in environments requiring high levels of international managerial competence.

About the programme Contemporary businesses need managers who relish and adapt to the ever-changing complex challenges that shape today’s globalised marketplace. Leadership and management skills are essential for organisational success, and you will acquire a robust set of analytic tools enabling you to play a productive role in the management of international business organisations. You will develop global perspectives of business and management, informed by a sound understanding of the wider cultural and national contexts in which organisations exist.

You will study modules covering general management and its key functional areas and the development of the applied professional skills, practices and techniques in the management environment. You will develop the vision and confidence to address a rapidly shifting marketplace and the dynamics of changing contexts.

Your learning You will gain a thorough grounding in the essential knowledge and skills for a management career in business and industry. Particular emphasis is on strategy, creativity, leadership and internationalisation within the context of rapidly changing external environments. You will learn to think and work strategically and creatively.

Modules include:

• Business Management in an International Context

• Managing Financial and Information Resources

• Leadership and Change

• Strategic Management in an International Context

• Marketing, Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

• Research Methods

• Contemporary Organisation Theory

MSc You will devise and complete a detailed piece of research in an international management topic of your choosing, gaining further skills and knowledge that is invaluable for future career enhancement.

Our Careers Adviser says You will be equipped to work in professional practice in middle management at international level, where you can make an early and significant contribution to your employer. You will acquire important analytical and management skills suitable for various generalist.

Information for international students

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

In session 2015/16 the Postgraduate Diploma element of this programme carried SAAS postgraduate loan funding for eligible students. Check www.saas.gov.uk for 2016/17 loan info.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12-24 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Andrew Burnett
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)