- TUITION FEES UK – £10,750 / EU, US & INTERNATIONAL – £15,500
- DURATION 16 months (Full-time)
- START DATE September & January
- ACCREDITATION Richmond University QAA / Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)
- LOCATION Chiswick Park Campus – from January 2023
- SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE Find out more >>
- INTERNSHIPS Optional 2-6 months internships in UK / US / International via Global Career Center
MSc International Business Management applications for September 22 are now closed. You can still join us in January 2023
Across the globe, organisations are seeking dynamic managers with the skills to work anywhere in the world. Kick-start a career in business with our new MSc International Business Management which is aimed at students who want to gain the specialist skills, in-depth business knowledge and global mind-set to succeed.
The main emphasis of this 16-month programme is on the development of leadership and management skills through critical awareness and strategic thinking about the dynamic world of business.
It’s also a highly topical programme. Our MSc will give you an understanding of contemporary management issues in an ever-changing business environment, and the chance to apply your knowledge to real-life management challenges, through such opportunities as an internship to extend your practical skills and experience.
This programme prepares you for a huge variety of business roles in a global context, whether you’re interested in entrepreneurship, global innovation, corporate strategy, consultancy or multinational management. Not only that, you will also have gained both a UK and US degree with one programme, creating more opportunities on graduation.
“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.”
― Thomas Carlyle
Top reasons to study this programme
- Gain a thorough grounding in strategic business management combined with knowledge of real-life application
- Ideal for students who are non-native English speakers with a course in Advanced English for Business Studies, also highly relevant for students who are English speakers
- Opportunity for students to flourish in a supportive learning environment with high-contact teaching approach which is both stimulating and interactive
- Learn from faculty who have global industry experience as well as guest speakers who share their insights on business management with students
- Available to study full-time over 16 months, this four-semester programme offers an extended learning opportunity
- Optional internships provide practical industry experience and enhance career options on graduation
What makes Richmond special?
Explore what we offer with the help of some of our Master’s students who share their experiences. We give something unique, as the only UK University offering all students a UK and US degree with one programme, providing diversity, choice and freedom.
About the programme
Our MSc International Business Management programme will equip you with an understanding of international business organisations, their cultures, and the changing global environment in which they operate. Our staff and students are drawn from all over the world with widely varied expertise, making this MSc a truly international programme.
The MSc begins with a study of contemporary management ideas and practice, looking at such topics as Business Communication Skills which are vital both for personal development and career progression within any industry. Advanced English for Business Studies will extend these communication skills even further, highly relevant for both English speaking students and non-English speakers.
Other courses in the first semester (Fall starters) including Managing Across Cultures and Quantitative Analysis for Decision Makers will enhance your critical thinking and teamwork skills in a highly interactive and stimulating environment.
In the second semester (Fall starters), courses including International Business, Leadership Development and Sustainable Business Strategies, will examine future trends in business, from the changing role of business in society to the impact that rapidly evolving technology has on business in a global context. In our two finance courses, you will explore crucial questions surrounding international trade, global financial markets, regulation, pricing, how to evaluate financial performance, the psychology of financial decision making and the importance of interest rates and exchange rates for international business.
Extend your business skills knowledge with the courses in the third semester which encompass research, operations management and how to market international products and services.
You’ll have the choice in the final semester of doing either an internship with a dissertation or an extended research project, both great opportunities to provide hands-on experience to increase your employability.
Throughout, you will be learning from faculty who have global industry experience, as well as invited guest speakers, providing you with a solid foundation in strategic business management.
What you will study
The programme is delivered over 16 months full-time from the start of September or January.
Our London location and ongoing relationships with major employers provide the opportunity to meet and network with leading global organisations, and will help present yourself with confidence to the world’s top companies.
Academic Entry Requirements
Please note, this programme has lower postgraduate entry requirements than our other Masters programmes.
- UK first Degree minimum third class honours, or international equivalent
*All other equivalent eligible transfer credits will be determined by Admissions.
We understand that not every student is in the same situation, if you have any questions about your qualifications, please get in touch with us firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Language Entry Requirements
- IELTS (Academic) – 6.0 overall with minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing
- TOEFL iBT – 79 overall with 17 in Listening, 18 in Reading, 17 in Writing, 20 in Speaking
- Pearson PTE – 55 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component
- Oxford ELLT – B2+ overall with a minimum of B2 in each component
For more information on English Language Requirements for this programme contact us on email@example.com.
Fees & funding
Postgraduate tuition fees for students starting their programme this academic year can be found in the table below.
EU / International / US
|Spring / Fall 2023||Spring / Fall 2023|
|MSc International Business
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For more information visit our Tuition Fees & Funding webpage.
We offer career support and advice through our Careers & Internships Office that will assist and guide you in your study choices to make sure you stand out from the crowd when you graduate. Through internships you will gain business acumen, beneficial work experiences and transferable skills which will give you a competitive advantage in a fast-paced working environment. Work while you study across 5 continents through our partners Connect123 and CRCC Asia with destinations in Spain, Argentina, South Africa, China, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
American Express, BP, Citroen Algeria, Coca-Cola Servicios de Colombia, Credit Suisse, Glencore India Pvt Ltd, Laura Ashley Foundation, Merrill Lynch, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS, and the United Nations
PhD, Parsons School of Design – New York, Central St Martins -UAL, London Business School, LSE
Optional accredited internship
Optional Accredited Internship (London or International)
The Internship Programme at Richmond integrates industry knowledge with real working experience. Students will be challenged to relate course projects to the workplace, make contacts which may prove valuable to their future employment prospects, and gain confidence in their capabilities, creativity and communication skills. Internships are designed to be both demanding and rewarding. The internship will provide an opportunity to better understand the marketplace, using the skills learned on courses in a real-world setting, as students produce an assessed record of their experiences.
A broad education of this kind equips graduates for a wide range of careers internationally, while enabling them to develop specialist expertise in areas of particular interest.
Optional Accredited USA Internship (additional cost)
Students interested in gaining work experience in the USA during their last semester and wishing for help to secure a placement can be linked up to Richmond’s partner GCC (Global Career Center).
This organization will offer students comprehensive career training, find them a placement with a hosting company related to their field of studies in the USA and provide all the necessary support to students with their J1 visa application.
This optional internship will incur an additional cost of $3500 (£2600) which will cover: the J1 visa application, site visit and insurance costs ($1820), GCC’s continuous training as well as finding a placement.
The initial cost to start the coaching and training part of the programme is $1,000 and the rest of the fee is only paid once the internship has been confirmed by the host organisation/company and validated by RAIUL’s International Internship Coordinator.
An official certificate of completion will be awarded to every student having successfully completed the programme.
Visit our Careers & Internships webpage for more details on the Host Organisations and examples of Work projects.
For more information contact our Head of Careers and Internships Cecile Loyen.
How to apply
You can apply for Postgraduate study using our online application form.
Whilst most of our courses do not set an exact deadline for applications, you are advised to apply early to secure your place and organise any sponsorship or funding.
Visit our How to Apply webpage for more information regarding Entry Requirements, admissions processes and to start your application.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this new programme for September 2022. It will provide students with a broad range of international business management knowledge and skills, perfect for any career in industry. Throughout the degree, students will develop crucial analytical, research, and communication skills which will prove highly transferable on graduation.”
– Professor Sabine Spangenberg, Head of Richmond Business School