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Online MSc International Business

Empower yourself with the skills to address the challenges of international business and excel in your chosen career.


2nd UK University
targeted by
top employers¹

Business School

13th UK University
for Business
Management Masters²

Where will a postgraduate degree take you?

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Gain a global business perspective

Our Online MSc International Business from Birmingham Business School has been developed to prepare recent graduates (and those in the early stages of their careers) for the challenges of management in business by providing a host of practical skills to help stay ahead in today’s competitive business environment.

Through experiential learning, the course will help you appreciate the principles of global business, empowering you to become more versatile and successful in your work, and ultimately preparing you to become a future business leader.

With full immersion in the international student community, you will finish the course with a diverse set of global views and ideas, as well as a strong international network of contacts to help you build opportunities throughout your career.

The Online MSc is run by the globally recognised Birmingham Business School and it the world's first wholly online masters to be accredited by AMBA. This is the UK’s oldest and most established business school, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Birmingham’s triple-crown accreditation confirms our elite position alongside just a handful of the world’s business schools.

Such accreditation highlights our dedication to your personal development and our commitment to introducing you to principles that you can apply in real business practice. It’s this kind of exposure that will push you ahead of the pack when it comes to career prospects.

Between 2014 and 2024, senior level and managerial positions within professional business occupations are estimated to increase by around 15%.3 Named 2016’s University of the Year for Graduate Employment1, we clearly have what it takes to advance your career in this competitive market. From the outset, we’ll give you access to employment advice and one-to-one coaching to confirm your goals, guiding you on the next part of your career journey.

If you already have managerial business experience you may be interested in our online MBA.

Streamline your studies, connect with lecturers and collaborate with peers; find out how online learning with the University of Birmingham can empower you to greater things.

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. The University of Birmingham applies a great ‘hands-on’ approach to teaching online - whether through online sessions, via email or even Skype. There are also great networking opportunities which come from studying online - the most effective I believe is through the various group projects. I have been extremely pleased with the University of Birmingham and their course offerings.

Safiya Carroll, Portfolio Enhancer, Barita Investments Limited. From Jamaica.

Experience matters

To expand your knowledge of contemporary business strategy and principles, the course is taught by a selection of leading experts from diverse industries, each a specialist in their own field and business sector. All our teaching staff subscribe to the theory that direct experience is key to learning and to improving your confidence.

The Online MSc International Business covers all the essential areas of business, including marketing, economics, accounting and finance, ensuring you get the most from your study time. By offering such a comprehensive and diverse learning experience, you will be empowered to develop a full understanding of the dynamics of modern business, opening doors to a successful career.

Why choose this course?

  • Learn to analyse, address and overcome complex global business challenges
  • Develop critical managerial disciplines and master practical applications
  • Develop the people-management skills necessary for effective leadership
  • Master skills in a highly interactive online learning environment
  • Engage and interact with a global body of peers
  • Challenge critical thinking on global business issues
  • Understand business management and its applications in professional life
  • Gain an international perspective of organisations and management theory

The course content and rigorous teaching methods are on a par with those offered in our campus-based courses, yet designed specifically for innovative online learning. In addition, as an online student, you are free to study anywhere, and at a time that suits you. Furthermore, our online courses utilise our advanced online learning platform, complete with a full suite of interactive features to connect you with your tutors and make learning more fun and immersive.

Our virtual learning experience includes the following benefits:

  • Video lectures designed and delivered by our acclaimed teaching staff
  • Interactive assignments enabling you to participate in online learning exercises
  • Real-life case studies offering you skills that can be applied immediately
  • Social interaction with peers, professors and tutors to make you more connected
  • Digital resources to help you enrol, resolve technical enquiries and develop your career

1UNKNOWN (2018) UK Graduate Careers Survey. High Fliers Research

2UNKNOWN (2018) QS World University Rankings: Masters in Management Rankings 2018. Top Universities

3UK Commission for Employment and Skills (2016)


2.5 years

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Entry requirements:

  • At least an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university or equivalent 3.0 GPA
  • Two references
  • A statement of purpose

International students:

With the exception of Graduate Diploma Students, applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

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