Now accepting Spring 2022 applications. We have three intakes per year: Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Online MSc International Management

1st AMBA-accredited online MSc

2.5 years

100% online

2nd in UK for graduate recruitment1

Transform your tomorrow

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Develop a diverse set of global viewpoints as a business leader

Advance with world-class learning at a top-100, leading university

Resolve unique business challenges as an expert in international business principles with the University of Birmingham’s Online MSc in International Management. This essential advanced degree is for you, the aspiring business manager who wants to blur borders and forge international connections to build new, exciting opportunities. At the University, we understand international relationships. After all, we boast a global student body representing more than 60+ countries to help you build an impressive global network. And as far as the online experience goes, we’re pioneers with the first 100% online MSc to receive AMBA accreditation. We’re also one of the largest distance learning institutions, ready to build your knowledge so you can excel in the global business environment.

The University of Birmingham has the strength and variety of programmes to suit your individual needs and interests, backed by the academic expertise and influence, support and facilities of a top 100 public research and teaching university. You’ll benefit from both academic and personal development to achieve success and ensure your degree is an asset in your future prospects.

“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

“I did an extensive amount of research before choosing where to send applications. I searched for a university with high standards, a schedule that accommodated my own, a course that was within my budget and a curriculum that would meet my expectations. I have not been disappointed.”

Helene Feibert, Online MSc International Management Graduate, Denmark

Become empowered with global learnings in a flexible online format

With curriculum developed by the triple-accredited Birmingham Business School delivered in a convenient online format, you’re sure to succeed and get the most out of this advanced programme. Global-focused modules impart deep knowledge in topics that range from international marketing and finance to entrepreneurship and economic policy. Targeted toward recent graduates and working professionals, this programme is designed to help you understand the core principles of international business. Through experiential learning, the programme develops your practical skills and prepares you to meet today’s global business environment challenges. You can compare this curriculum to our online MBA, which requires three years of management experience, to discover which is the best fit for you.

Here’s some of what you’ll cover:

International marketing

Gain a general introduction to the nature of ‘global’ and ‘glocal’ marketing – and learn how this function fits within a multi-national corporation. Study how actors outside of the core marketing function have a role in, and engage in, marketing activity.

Global entrepreneurship

Demonstrating that entrepreneurship is not confined to the context of new ventures or start-ups alone, this module looks at innovation through ideas, inventions, products, services, processes and technology.

International business

Develop knowledge of the global economic and business environment and use it to inform the development of strategy for managing in dynamic global markets and contexts. Study theoretical prescription and become immersed in the practice of global business management.

Research methods in international business

Review the range of research strategies available and specific methodologies, tools and techniques that can be applied within these strategies. Learn a range of analytical techniques and explore the use of big data.

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.

Looking to learn whether you will meet our entry criteria? Submit your degree certificate (or equivalent) to onlineadmissions@contacts.bham.ac.uk for a pre-check. A member of the admissions team will provide feedback within 48 hours.

International students

If English is not your first language, you will need to also supply an up-to-date English language certificate. We accept up-to-date Academic IELTS certificates with a score of 6.5, and no less than 6.0 in any of the elements.

Start dates

  • February
  • June
  • October

Duration

2.5 years

Advance in the global market with a competitive edge

The impressive credential of 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. Endeavour to enter project management or consulting roles, work as a global communications specialist or take part in international/foreign affairs.2

Top 5 careers in international business3

  1. Global marketing director or manager
  2. International human resources manager
  3. International management analyst or consultant
  4. Global logistics manager
  5. International financial manager

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References

  1. “The graduate market in 2020.” High Fliers Research Limited. Retrieved on June 23, 2021 from https://www.highfliers.co.uk/download/2020/graduate_market/GM20Report.pdf.
  2. “International Business Careers: Options and Job Titles.” The Balance Careers, part of Dotdash. Retrieved on June 23, 2021 from https://www.thebalancecareers.com/international-business-job-titles-2061531.
  3. “5 Top Paying Careers in International Business.” BestCollegesOnline.org. Retrieved on June 23, 2021 from https://www.bestcollegesonline.org/lists/5-top-paying-careers-in-international-business/.