The world is more interconnected than ever - and successful managers must understand how to operate in an international organisational environment. In the MSc International Management and Business Development, you'll build on your theoretical knowledge, solidify your practical skills and broaden your understanding of business and culture across the globe. You will:
- Learn the strategies, policies and practices of responsible business development for new or existing businesses
- Gain insight into best practices for managing and inspiring employees and colleagues
- Master the processes of sustainable business performance
- Explore the values, etiquette and business environments of other cultures
- Develop competence in change management and entrepreneurship
At GCU, we're committed to producing graduates and professionals who can make a positive impact. Through ethical business leadership, cross-cultural respect and meaningful entrepreneurship, you can contribute to the common good - and also find a fulfilling and rewarding career.
The MSc International Management and Business Development isn't just a professional credential. It's an experience that offers a new way of seeing the world.
With business development skills from franchising and internationalising to launching new start-ups, graduates of the MSc International Management and Business Development are positioned for successful employment in many industries. Graduates find roles in process management, people management and business development.
International Management, Strategy, and Finance
The International Management part of the module provides you with an understanding of the key activities and functions of contemporary business and management. The Strategy component focuses on developing knowledge around strategic management and how firms design and implement strategies at the international level. The Finance component will focus on developing an understanding about the role, importance, and sources of finance when conducting businesses internationally.
Leadership and People Management
Develops an understanding about the role of leadership in the context of people management and how this relationship is important to contemporary organizations that have to manage ever-changing business contexts.
Develops a critical appreciation of organisational change and the implications for devising, implementing and overseeing change.
The module explores forms of, and approaches to, change. This provides an appropriate platform to explore key related issues such as organisation culture, power and stakeholder implications, alternative organisational design options, and human reactions to change.
Enhances your knowledge and decision making abilities needed to develop businesses in new and innovative ways. The module builds an appreciation of the need for an entrepreneurial mind-set across different contexts including commercial enterprises, family-owned businesses, social enterprises and public social partnerships operating at national and international levels.
Developing Personal and Professional Competence
Enables students to identify, understand, develop and articulate their key personal abilities in the context of their future career aspirations. Students will be invited to use the concepts of personal and professional competence development and relate it to what they are experiencing outside the classroom in order to be better prepared for their personal and professional life.
Research Project: Design and Methods
Introduces students to research approaches and time management skills essential for their research project. The module provides essential knowledge of research design across key areas and adopts a critical perspective in comparing and contrasting alternative research models.
The final element of the programme is the dissertation, which provides you with an opportunity to design and undertake a piece of original research in a selective area of Management or Business Development.
"The highlight of my course was definitely the opportunity to gain work experience in internship in London through the External Engagement activities as part of programme coursework. Interning for a company also help me learn how my classroom knowledge applies to real situations and strengthen resumes. It gives me a valuable insight into my future career."Amy Zheng,
MSc International Management and Business Development student
|Award||Mode of study||Duration||Start date||Location|
|MSc||Full Time||1 Year||16 Sep 2019||GCU London||Enquire Apply|
|MSc||Full Time||16 Months||20 Jan 2020||GCU London||Enquire|
|MSc||Part Time||2 - 3 Years||16 Sep 2019||GCU London||Enquire Apply|
|MSc||Part Time||2 - 3 Years||20 Jan 2020||GCU London||Enquire Apply|
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Typical Entry Requirements
UK Honours degree 2:2 or equivalent
Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
International students who do not meet the academic requirements may be eligible for the Pre-Masters programme at INTO Glasgow at our Glasgow campus. Successful completion of this INTO course with the required grades means guaranteed conditional offer of a place on the degree programme at GCU London.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our London campus.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
Home (including Scotland and Europe): £8400
International (outside Europe): £12980
Part-time and distance-learning fees can be paid annually or on a module by module basis. For part-time and distance-learning fees starting in September 2019 or January 2020, please make an enquiry today.
Tuition fees 2018/19
Home (including Scotland and Europe): £8400
International (outside Europe): £12600
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For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 21st January 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.