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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University, Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

Our MSc International Business will equip you with the skills and know-how needed to secure highly coveted roles with leading international firms.

This course will give you cultural awareness and problem solving skills. The wide range of elective modules will enable you to develop skills in a specific business function linked to international business or pursue related areas such as entrepreneurship and business sustainability. You’ll also gain transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.

The course concludes with a Business Project; a substantial piece of work designed to provide you with an opportunity to analyse a business problem and practically apply the knowledge and skills developed during the course.

Why choose us?

We’re recognised as a world-class university for teaching, research excellence and the employability of our graduates.

We attract students from all over the world, which allows you to mix and work with people from diverse backgrounds. This will help you to develop your communication, teamwork and managerial skills in a multicultural environment. These competences are highly regarded by graduate employers and international firms.

Our reputation with employers is unparalleled. We boast exceptional levels of graduate employability thanks to our commitment to providing students with the skills and know-how needed for a variety of graduate roles. Our students have been successful in gaining employment with prestigious global companies, including IBM, Ernst & Young and Tesco.

Course outline

This stimulating course will equip you with a detailed knowledge and deep understanding of today’s global commercial environment. It will explore how business is conducted across borders, examine various business functions and their role in international commerce, whilst looking at strategic management and economics in an international business context. You’ll also develop key transferable skills which, when combined with your well-rounded business education, will enable you to embark upon a variety of different career paths and help prepare you for management positions in global companies.

The course will develop your ability to think strategically and deliver successful international business strategy. We look at theories, concepts and frameworks associated with competitive and corporate strategy. You’ll discover how analysis of the external environment and companies’ strengths and weaknesses can be used to guide strategic decision making. We use a series of case studies to develop practical skills in assessing strategic opportunities and potential threats.

Learning, teaching and assessment

We use a broad range of innovative teaching methods to accommodate all learning styles and help you get the most out of this course.

Inspiring lectures will teach you key theories and concepts related to international business. There’s a variety of practical activities which allow you to apply your skills and test your understanding. This includes case studies, presentations, round table discussions, peer-to-peer learning and business simulations. We also draw on technology to help us to engage with students through gamification and video materials.

Overseas opportunities

We benefit from an extensive network of partner institutions, including some of the highest ranked business schools in Europe, such as Kedge Business School in France. We also have partnerships with univesities worldwide, from Australia, to China, and USA to Singapore.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,230per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 123 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    133 61%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%



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