University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

International Business

If you want to pursue a career in international management—but want to develop a more in-depth understanding of global business issues, or even study a business subject for the first time—MSc International Business is for you. The programme aims to provide a thorough understanding of management concepts as well as detailed knowledge of international business in theory and practice. You will learn and practice a range of intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills. You will also connect with practitioners and develop the business awareness and confidence required to succeed as a manager in international business.

Upon completion of the programme you will be equipped to work within various business functions in both large and small multinational firms. The programme may also provide a stepping stone to PhD study and a career as an academic researcher in international business.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree in any discipline is expected from a UK university or an equivalent academic qualification from a similar non-UK institution is required. Non-graduates with very extensive professional experience and/or other prior qualifications may also be considered. All candidates must meet our required level of English.

Course modules

This 12-month programme consists of 6 compulsory modules and two optional modules. These are followed by Research Methods and International Business Project carried out in parts 1 and 2 during the semesters and completed over the summer period.

Students are required to complete 180 credits to achieve a full MSc.

Compulsory modules

  • Introduction to International Business (ULMS516)
  • Globalization, Global-governance and the Global Economy (ULMS543)
  • Marketing Management (ULMS766)
  • Managing Finance (ULMS767)
  • Research Methods and International Business Project (ULMS554)
  • Global Corporate Strategy (ULMS519)
  • International Management (ULMS548)

Optional modules

  • Business in Asia Pacific Region (ULMS517)
  • The Emerging Economies and International Business (ULMS526)
  • Government and Business (ULMS530)
  • Geographies of the Global Economy (ULMS553)


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 9,500 per Academic year (Home) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 £ 18,000 per Academic year (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 £ 4,750 per Year 1 (International) 24 Months

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