Online MSc International Management

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Become a global business leader

Prepare to excel in the global business industry with the University of Birmingham’s online MSc International Management. In flexible modules led by seasoned experts, you’ll forge valuable international connections and build advanced business knowledge for the modern world.

£1,255 per module

No hidden fees

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Become empowered with global learnings in a flexible online format

Globally focused modules developed by the triple-accredited Birmingham Business School impart deep knowledge in topics that range from international marketing and finance to entrepreneurship and economic policy. This programme is designed to help you understand the core principles of international business and develop your practical skills in preparation to meet today’s business challenges.

Module highlights

  • Global entrepreneurship
  • International business
  • International marketing
  • Research methods in international business

Excellence in distance learning

The University of Birmingham’s online courses encourage students to elevate their ideas and reshape the world. You’ll have the freedom to study whenever and wherever it works best for you while benefitting from world-class instruction delivered by the same lecturers and faculty experts who teach on campus. Enjoy the flexibility of online learning with convenient modules that prioritise immersive activities and lively discussions. Graduate poised to step into your desired role with new knowledge and skills gained from a research-informed, career-centred programme.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Online MSc International Mangement, you will need to have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.

Offer in principle for qualifying students

Students who meet the following requirements are eligible for entry to the online MSc International Management. Applicants who meet standard entry criteria can receive an offer in principle within 48 hours.

Academic entry requirements:

Certificate/transcriptsStudents must have obtained (or be predicted to obtain) an upper second-class degree or postgraduate diploma from a UK university OR an equivalent qualification from a recognised institution.
Additional documentation
  • Online application

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV)

  • One reference

  • Optional: A statement of purpose
Evidence of language (if applicable)If English is not your first language, you will also need to supply an up-to-date English language certificate. Please see the detailed language criteria listed below.

Alternative paths to entry:

Students seeking non-standard academic entry may pursue the following routes.

  • The degree or equivalent qualification must be from a UK university or recognised institution
  • You must provide evidence of at least two years of work experience
  • You must also submit a personal statement uploaded in PDF format
  • Without a degree, the student must provide evidence of 5+ years of work experience
  • You must also submit a personal statement uploaded in PDF format

Earn an internationally recognised business degree

At Birmingham University, we’re shaping the future of the business industry through pioneering research and world-class degree programmes that prepare graduates to succeed in a global community.

If English is not your first language, you will need to supply an up-to-date English language certificate. See the details below.

  • Academic IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 5.5 in any band
  • TOEFL with a score of 88, and no less than 21 in ‘Reading’, 20 in ‘Listening’, 22 in ‘Speaking’, and 21 in ‘Writing’
  • Pearson PTE with a score of 67 and no less than 64 in all four skills
  • Cambridge Advanced English with a minimum overall score of 176 and no less than 169 in any component
  • Language Cert ESOL SELT B2 ‘Communicator’ test certificate with a minimum score of 33 in each skill
  • Trinity ISE III with a ‘Pass’ in each skill
  • HKDSE with a minimum score of 4 overall, to include three bands at grade 4 and one band at grade 3
  • India Standard XII with a minimum pass of 80% in ISC, CBSE, Maharashtra or 75% in West Bengal, or 85% in other state boards

You may not need to provide evidence of your English language abilities if:

  • You’re from a specified majority English-speaking country
  • You’ve completed a degree in English in a specified country within two years of your intended start date

If nationals from the following countries have a degree or GCSE English grade 4/C equivalent taken, then they do not need to provide a test and there is no validity period for their degree or GCSE equivalent.

Nationals of other countries can be exempt if they hold a degree from one of the below countries within the last two academic years:

  • Australia
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • British Overseas Territories
    • Anguilla
    • Bermuda
    • British Antarctic Territory
    • British Indian Ocean Territory
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Cayman Islands
    • Falkland Islands (and Dependencies)
      • South Georgia
      • South Sandwich Islands
    • Gibraltar
    • Montserrat
    • Pitcairn
    • Henderson
    • Ducie and Oeno Islands
    • Saint Helena (and Dependencies)
      • Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Brunei
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guyana
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Kenya
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • West Indies
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Dominica
    • Grenada
    • Jamaica
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Transparent tuition fee

The estimated total cost of this programme is £16,315. You can pay in full or in instalments of £1,255 on a module by module basis. All costs are listed to help you make an informed decision. Programme fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change each academic year. The fees listed above are for academic year 2024-25.

Flexible payment options

At Birmingham, we strive to be accessible to students of all backgrounds. We provide a range of payment options to meet students where they are and lower the barrier to higher education. The fee can either be paid in full or spread over manageable instalments by Direct Debit. Learn more.

No hidden fees

Studying for your degree at Birmingham means knowing the cost of tuition before you enroll. Our tuition covers all fees required by your programme, including access to our entire e-library and the online learning materials required for your modules. You won’t encounter any hidden costs on your path to graduation.

Early bird discount

We are excited to be offering a 10% early bird discount from the first module for the October 2024 intake to those who have accepted an unconditional offer and are registered on the programme by 27th September 2024.

“The Online MSc International Management is helping me to earn the theoretical and practical experience I need to succeed at the start of my career. While it could have easily taken me three years to pursue traditional studies, I feel I already have had a one-year head-start on my career. Work hard and work smart.”
– Roberto Lionti, Intelligent Automation Consultant, Ernst and young

Gain a competitive edge in the global market

An MSc in International Management degree from a globally recognised university opens wide the doors of opportunity in the emerging field of international business. Enjoy a lucrative career that takes you across borders to manage and boost business, whether that means economic development, international relief, global trade, purchasing or human resources.

We do more than educate. We inspire. We activate.

The University of Birmingham’s 100% online degree programmes are designed to the same standards as our on-campus courses, with research-informed content and the latest in digital learning techniques. Study whenever and wherever it suits you in flexible, career-centred modules with instruction from the foremost experts in your field. Take the first step in transforming your career today by learning more about our programmes and finding out why we’re regularly recognised as a top research and learning university.

Top 100 university1

#4 in the UK for online learning5

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Top UK employers seek our graduates6

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