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MSc International Business Management

  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: One Year
  • Start Date: April 2024, September 2024 and January 2025

If you are looking to improve your knowledge of international business and advance your career in managerial roles across the global economy, our MSc International Business Studies course is your next step. 

With a focus on global business challenges and strategies, this master’s programme will give you the skills and expertise required to negotiate the international business industry successfully.

Why study this subject?

Our postgraduate International Business Management programme has been specifically designed by our industry experienced lecturers to reflect the ins and outs of international business and allow you to understand the function and operations knowledge needed to succeed in global business industries.

This course aims to incorporate international considerations and issues to develop your understanding and response to new global business trends and help you appreciate the dynamic nature of international business.

You will adopt a broad multidisciplinary approach that covers management and organisational theory, operational requirements, and marketing and human resources influences on management. Helping you to become a flexible, effective manager who can spot market opportunities and drive businesses forward, to success in the international field.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

At BNU we incorporate an interactive style of teaching and encourage active learning. Working with our industry links, such as the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce and School Advisory Board, you will get hands on experience with live briefs, visits to real workplaces and guest speakers working in international business.

We are dedicated and focused on ensuring you receive the best possible experience whilst studying with us. We know that everyone is different and our high lecturer to student ratio ensures that you are treated as an individual and will receive continual and first-hand support throughout your studies. 

As a BNU student you will have access to a range of postgraduate support, including help developing new business ideas, free access to our Launch Pad boardroom and office space and use of our mentoring scheme. We want you to build upon the experience you have gained in industry and expand your abilities so you can graduate with the relevant knowledge to progress your career.

Buckinghamshire New University is also one of the Top 10 (4th) best UK small schools for business (Capitalontap, 2022), find out more about this excellent news here.

What will I study?

Our International Business Management master’s degree has been developed to hone your business leadership skills on a global scale. The programme will provide you with an understanding of international business logistics and operations, through topics such as Global HR for Competitive Advantage, International Management in Finance and Accounting and Sustainable Business Strategy.

By the end of the programme, you will have developed skills in critical analysis of the international business environment and its inter-relationship with organisations. As well as an increased awareness of contemporary issues in managing business activities across borders.

How will I be taught and assessed?

At Buckinghamshire New University we like to foster an interactive and student-focused teaching style where we blend lectures, workshops, independent study and coursework to enhance the learning experience.

This face-to-face course incorporates blended learning, with lots of opportunities in every module for active learning to take place. 

Students are at the heart of teaching and learning, we will encourage you to become a curious, independent and critical thinkers and learner, ready for the labour market in your chosen career in business, or for self-employment.

Assessment tasks may include individual assignments, personal reflections, professional reports, time constrained assessment, case study analysis and personal presentations in a combination designed to assess and meet the stated aims and the required learning outcomes.

Useful Information

MSc International Business Management Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

The University’s general entry requirements will apply to admission to this programme with the following additions / exceptions:

Applicants to this course will normally have obtained a Bachelor’s degree with Honours (or equivalent) which can be in a range of subject disciplines or professions. Applicants need a minimum of a 2:2 in their degree to be considered.

If your first language is not English or your undergraduate degree was not completed from a UKVI identified majority speaking country, you will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at an overall score of IELTS level 6.5 with no element below 6.0 in any category, or equivalent.

In keeping with the nature of master’s degrees across many other institutions, the programme specification will retain some flexibility to enable senior and experienced learners who lack formal academic qualifications to be considered e.g. via portfolio preparation and interview.

In line with the university Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme, potential learners can apply for Advanced Standing by Accreditation of Prior Learning.

If you do not meet the entry requirements you may, if you have relevant professional experience, still be invited for interview, where you will be required to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and understanding for entry onto the course.

Previous study, professional and / or vocational experiences may be recognised as the equivalent learning experience and permit exemption from studying certain modules in accordance with our accreditation of prior learning (APL) process.


This provides a guide of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

What are the tuition fees

  • Home, Academic Year 2023 - 2024: £10,400 per year
  • Home, Academic Year 2024 - 2025: £10,500 per year
  • Overseas/International, Academic Year 2023 - 2024: £15,400 per year
  • Overseas/International, Academic Year 2024 - 2025: £15,500 per year

Additional course costs and financial support

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

If you have any questions about the fees above, contact our Enquiries team by calling 0330 123 2023 or emailing

What are my career prospects?

We see your journey with us as much more than a degree, we are committed to supporting you to carve out the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Take a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.

Studying a MSc International Business Studies degree is the perfect way to gain a wider and well-rounded perspective on global business whilst honing your practical skills. As a result of the international nature of this qualification you will be able to apply your learning to global and multi-national companies and work anywhere in the world.

On completion of the award, you may be able to apply for Doctorate level programmes such as PhD or professional doctorate.

Course leader

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Uchenna Nweke
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