International Business MSc

Masters in International Business

1. Overview

The MSc International Business will prepare you for the world of international business and of operating in the global markets. The course offers applied knowledge alongside practical management skills development.

Studying on this course will provide you with a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of international business management, including key theories and concepts and also the ability to apply a significant range of professional skills, practices and techniques in international business management.  Students have the option to focus in the areas of international business management relevant to their needs and interests. 

2. What you will study

The course can be studied full-time over 1 year or online by distance learning over 3 years. The distance learning mode is delivered through CampusMoodle the university's online virtual learning environment.

Stage 1

Exit Award: PgCert International Business

Stage 2

Exit Award: PgDip International Business

Stage 3

Award: MSc International Business

3. How you will learn

Full-time Study
In full time mode, you will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshop sessions. These comprise of a mix of group study, discussion, simulation and presentations of findings by teams and individuals. You will work as an individual and also as part of a team teams on case studies, team activities, presentations and discussions. 

Access to our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle, is also provided giving you access from home to learning materials (including videos, e-books and journals).

Distance Learning
Our supported distance learning mode of delivery allows you to study online from any location and is designed to fit in around your work commitments. You will be taught and supported by experienced industry professionals who will recreate the same challenging interactive format of the on-campus courses for those studying at a distance.

Our virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle offers students flexibility of where and when they can study, offering full and open access to tutors and other class members. Students have the benefit of being part of a group of learners with the invaluable opportunity to participate in active, group-related learning within a supportive online community setting. The online campus provides students with lectures and course materials and it also includes:

  • Virtual tutorials
  • Live chat
  • Discussion forums - student and tutor led
  • Up-to-date web technology for delivery methods
  • User friendly material
  • Access to our online library

As online learners, students are part of a 'virtual cohort' and the communication and interaction amongst members of the cohort is a significant aspect of the learning process.

Details on the distance learning are also available from Distance Learning Guide.

4. Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will normally have a good honours degree. However, those who do not possess an honours degree, but have a degree or degree equivalent qualification and work experience at a suitable level within an organisation for an appropriate length of time, will be considered. Qualifications from an approved professional body will also be taken into account.

All international students, for whom English is not their first language, must provide evidence of linguistic ability, by gaining either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL prior to receiving an unconditional offer of a place on the course.

Please note, UKVI are currently not accepting TOEFL as proof of English Language for Full Time International Student Visas.

English Language Requirements

5. Student Funding

Merit Scholarship
Aberdeen Business School offers a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students. The scholarship is available to:

  • international students who will study the course by full time and distance learning and pay for the fees at the international rate; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by full time and the fees are set in excess of 6,000 GBP; or
  • UK or EU students who will study the course by distance learning.

To find out more information on the Merit Scholarship.

Postgraduate Funding
Applicants (Scottish domiciled and EU) to this course may be eligible for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL). Full-time students can apply for a PTFL up to £3400. Part-time students can apply for up to £1700. The tuition fee loan is only available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and therefore, complete their qualification in 2 years.

Information on funding for postgraduate students can be seen under Postgraduate Student Finance.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 15% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU, further information available via the Alumni page.

6. Course Fees

For Academic Year 2014/2015

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,530 Stage 1
  • £3,530 Stage 2
  • £2,340 MSc Dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,500 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,000 entire course

For Academic Year 2013/2014

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,410 Stage 1
  • £3,410 Stage 2
  • £2,270 MSc Dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,000 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £10,000 entire course

For Academic Year 2012/2013

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,284 Stage 1
  • £3,284 Stage 2
  • £2,192 MSc Dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,400 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £9,600 entire course

For Academic Year 2011/2012

All Students

  • Distance Learning - £3,204 Stage 1
  • Distance Learning - £3,204 Stage 2
  • Distance Learning - £2,136 MSc Dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

  • Full-time - £3,400 entire course

International Students

  • Full-time - £8,900 entire course

All course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change. Published fees apply to the course's mode of delivery.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online.

If you have any queries, please contact our Admissions Office: 

If you are an International Student and would like further information and application advice:

Further details are also available from Course Leader:

Ahmed Beloucif
Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen AB10 7QE

Tel:+44 (0)1224 263828
Email: a.beloucif@rgu.ac.uk

8. Prospects

An MSc International Business can enhance the career options of junior and middle managers. It also provides graduates from a non-business discipline with the opportunity to gain entry to careers within business and management.

This course is particularly suited for those who wish to enter higher level posts in the international business and management sector and several of our graduates have gone on to set up their own businesses.

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“I found the course to be extremely well run and the learning material very well focused and relevant. The lecturers were knowledgeable and happy to engage with students, respecting their opinions as well as encouraging learning from each other.”

Vincent English International Business MSc

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Award
MSc
Start date
Full-time / Online - September or January
Course length
Full-time - 45 Weeks / Online - 3 years
Mode of Attendance
Full-time or Online
Academic school
Management Department Aberdeen Business School
Teaching locations
Garthdee
More information:
Dr Ahmed Beloucif Lecturer
+44 (0)1224 263828
  1. Adnan Rebba - MSc International Business

    Adnan Rebba

    Adnan Rebba goes on to set up his own international business

    Adnan Rebba International Business MSc

University pathways at ICRGU - Pre-Master's

ICRGU

The International College at Robert Gordon University (ICRGU) offers entry into the MSc International Business at Robert Gordon University for International Students.


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