International Business MSc focuses on detailed insight into contemporary challenges faced across global economies. Warwick Business School, ranked 3rd in the UK*, will help you develop your career by gaining knowledge of relevant theories and their practical applications.
*By The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
If you are a graduate looking to develop a career in international business, this course will give you the skills and knowledge needed to do business in a global context. You’ll develop an appreciation of the special requirements for successfully conducting business across national boundaries along with knowledge of relevant theories and their practical application to business cases. There is a choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route. If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to international business, the dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. If you would like to develop further applied skills to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with one additional elective module and our applied Business in Practice module.
- Strategy Analysis and Practice
- Marketing in an International Environment
- International Business
- Fundamentals of Economic Behaviour
- Quantitative Methods for Business
- International Business Strategy
- Foundations of Financial and Management Accounting
- Work and Human Resources in a Global Context
- Research Methodology and Dissertation or Business in Practice
Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:
- Digital Marketing Technology and Management
- Ethical Leadership
- Economics in the Global Environment
- Leading the Knowledge Based Organisation
Students on this MSc will typically receive between 27 and 30 contact hours per module.
Assessment on the course will be comprised of a mix of exams, individual and group work, and tests.
To complete your degree, you will have the option to choose between the Dissertation or Business in Practice route:
If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to international business, the 6,000 word dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. You will be supervised and supported throughout and will usually submit your dissertation in early September. The Research Methodology module will help prepare you for the dissertation. In total you will study eight compulsory modules and one elective, and complete the Research Methodology module and a dissertation.
Business in Practice route
If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with two additional elective modules and our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus and Corporate Relations team. In total you will study eight compulsory modules, two optional modules and also complete the compulsory Business in Practice capstone module.
Skills from this degree
- Gain the specialist skills needed to do business in a global context
- Tailor your degree to your own interests with our range of optional modules
- Put your learnings into practice with the applied Business in Practice module
- Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches
Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). This course will suit a wide variety of candidates looking to break into business, and we welcome applicants from all academic fields.
English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.
Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 50% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.
Additional Course Costs
Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.
Students are required to purchase their own text books.
We have over £2 million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 25% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.
WBS CareersPlus service
We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.