University of Birmingham

Online MSc International Business

Empower yourself with the skills to address the challenges of global business and excel in your chosen career with the University of Birmingham’s Online MSc International Business – the world’s first 100% online MSc to be accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Online MSc International Business

Designed to prepare recent graduates (and those in the early stages of their careers), for the challenges of management in business, the University of Birmingham’s AMBA-accredited 100% Online MSc International Business provides a host of practical skills to help stay ahead in today’s competitive business environment.

Delivered 100% online, it allows students to have the opportunity to learn the principles of global business alongside growing their careers – and put learning to the test in real-time for greater workplace success.

“The programme has helped me to learn the theoretical and practical experience I needed to succeed. It could have taken up to three years to pursue traditional studies. Being able to combine both work and study has given me a head start on my career.” Roberto Lionti, Online MSc International Business.

From the outset, you will have access to employment advice and one-to-one coaching to confirm your goals, helping you to accelerate your career to management. Enhance your practical knowledge to progress in a competitive global business market. Find out more.

If you possess three years’ - or more - professional experience at a management level, you may be interested in the AMBA-accredited Online MBA.

The University of Birmingham’s Online MSc International Business[BJ1]  has been specifically designed for those who are relatively new to the principles of business. The online format meets the needs of early career professionals who are balancing advancing careers and personal commitments alongside their studies.

There are three intakes a year. Students can join the programme in March, July or October.

Entry requirements

In order to be accepted onto the Online MSc International Business, applicants should have:

  • At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent
  • 3.5 GPA
  • Two references
  • A statement of purpose

For international students, standard English language requirements apply. You must have an IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

If you possess three years’ - or more - professional experience at a management level, you may be interested in the AMBA-accredited Online MBA.


Course modules

Opening doors to a successful career

The Online MSc International Business is taught by leading experts and covers all the essential areas of business, including marketing, economics, accounting and finance. By offering such a comprehensive and diverse learning experience, you will be empowered to develop a full understanding of the dynamics of modern business,  ultimately preparing you to become a business leader of the future.

Studying the Online MSc International Business takes approximately 2.5 years to complete. It is a 180-credit programme (including a 60-credit dissertation).

Year one core modules - credits

Managing Global Operations - 10
International Marketing - 10
International Business - 10
International Accounting and Finance - 10
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management - 10
Strategy - 10

Year two core modules - credits

Managing Global Service - 10
International Marketing Strategy - 10
Economics and Economic Policy for Business - 10
Research Methods in International Business - 10
Global Entrepreneurship - 10
Integrative Capstone Module - 10

Dissertation - credits

Dissertation – 60

"With an Online MSc International Business, my options are not limited as this course allows anyone who studies it to work in career fields such as; Marketing, Import and Export, Finance, Entrepreneurship and Logistics just to name a few.” Safiya Carroll, Online MSc International Business.

If you possess three years’ - or more - professional experience at a management level, you may be interested in the AMBA-accredited Online MBA.

Sponsorship information

For detailed pricing information and to find out more about the payment methods available, please request information[BJ1]  and a member of the admissions team will be in touch to discuss your enquiry.

Visit the programme website for more information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Online study February 2019 - 30 Months
MSc Online study June 2019 - 30 Months

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