International Business MSc

1. Overview

Our MSc International Business degree will prepare you for the world of international business. 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. 

Students wishing to study MSc International Business Management at our Florida location should not apply through the link on this page but go to Seminole State College Center for Global Engagement.

2. What you will study

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

Full Time

Semester 1

  • Finance for Managers
  • Global Business Environment
  • Marketing Strategy

Semester 2

  • International Human Resource Management
  • Enterprise Creation
  • International Business Strategy

Semester 3

  • Capstone
    The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study or business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed thereby enhancing your employment portfolio and setting you apart from other graduates in your field. 

Part-Time & Online Distance Learning

Semester 1

  • Global Business Environment

Semester 2

  • Finance for Managers
  • Marketing Strategy

Semester 3

  • International Business Strategy

Semester 4

  • International Human Resource Management

Semester 5

  • Capstone
    The Capstone module is designed to provide you with an opportunity to integrate Masters level knowledge and skills by independently working on an applied academic study or business consultancy project from a degree related discipline. Personal and professional skills such as research, oral presentation and teamwork will be developed thereby enhancing your employment portfolio and setting you apart from other graduates in your field. 

Award: MSc International Business

Download the Course Structure

MSc International Business Course Structure (PDF 370KB)

Modules and delivery order may change for operational purposes.

The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course disclaimer for more information. 

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 normally hold a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or its equivalent in any subject discipline.
  • Applicants with a lower degree classification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis.

International students who do not meet our direct entry requirements for this course can gain additional entry points through our International College at Robert Gordon University.

English Language

Applicants whose first language is not English should have an IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent.

We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:

English Language requirements

* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.

5. Student Funding

Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships and funding are available to eligible students at Robert Gordon University, further information via our scholarship pages.

Alumni Discount

Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% 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 2018/2019

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • Fees to be confirmed .

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £5,500 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,100 entire course

For Academic Year 2017/2018

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,310 Stage 1
  • £3,310 Stage 2
  • £2,200 MSc Dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £4,640 entire course: September 2017 starts
  • £5,500 entire course: January 2018 starts

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,740 entire course

For Academic Year 2016/2017

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,150 Stage 1
  • £3,150 Stage 2
  • £2,100 MSc Dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £3,400 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £11,400 entire course

For Academic Year 2015/2016

All Students

Distance Learning Part-time

  • £3,660 Stage 1
  • £3,660 Stage 2
  • £2,340 MSc Dissertation stage

UK/EU Students

Full-time

  • £5,000 entire course

International Students

Full-time

  • £12,500 entire course

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

Disclaimer

Course fees are reviewed periodically and so are subject to change for new applicants. All tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in your offer letter. You will also be liable to pay a graduation fee of £40 before receiving a University award.

For further information see Student Finance pages

 

7. How to apply

All students can apply online by visiting Apply Online at www.rgu.ac.uk/applyonline/

If you have any course related questions, please contact the course leader:

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

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

Students wishing to study MSc International Business Management at our Florida location should not apply through the link on this page but go to Seminole State College Center for Global Engagement.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions

The Terms and Conditions of Admission describe to applicants holding an offer of a place to study at RGU, the principal rights, duties and obligations of both the applicant and the University prior to enrolling on a course of study.

Terms and Conditions of Admissions (PDF 142KB)

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.

“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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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
Aberdeen Business School

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