Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

International Business

This programme is designed for graduates who wish to develop a thorough understanding of key issues in international business and management, with a particular focus on how firms might internationalise and develop effective international business strategies to address business threats and opportunities in the international market. The programme combines specialist taught courses with general training in management, business organisation, strategy and research methods. You also complete a dissertation on a topic covered by the programme, supervised by a member of staff undertaking research within that area. Students completing the programme develop knowledge, skills and the competency to be able to analyse critical issues in international business with both qualitative and quantitative methods, and to design and implement international business strategy and policy development. It is particularly relevant if you are, or would like to be, a manager with responsibility for international business and policy affairs in a private or public sector organisation. If you are interested in further research, we offer an MPhil/PhD in Management. Progress to a PhD will normally be dependent on gaining at least a merit grade in the Master's programme. It will also be dependent on a member of the teaching staff agreeing to act as principal supervisor for your PhD research.

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2nd-Class Honours degree in any subject area from a UK university or a non-UK equivalent; other qualifications will be considered. A professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations approved by the college. Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Course modules

You take 6 compulsory modules, and choose 2 modules from the given option modules and 1 option module from the range of management postgraduate modules (or from other departments, subject to approval). Compulsory modules: Comparative capitalism; international business strategy; international business: Theories and issues; principles of organization and management; research methods in management 1; the business environment: international and comparative perspectives; MSc international business dissertation MSc dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 14,075 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 9,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time evening £ 4,975 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening £ 7,050 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time evening £ 4,975 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

Key information

Department of Management
Telephone number: 
020 7631 6740