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What will I learn?

The International Business Management MSc enables you to build commercial awareness and gain a deep understanding of the challenges and trends facing global business leaders today. This world’s economy is increasingly global and demand continues to grow for the leaders of the future who clearly understand the international context of business.

This programmes helps recent graduates and early-stage professionals from any background to develop a global career in business and management. By specialising in international business, you place yourself in a more powerful, marketable position because a broad knowledge of business practice around the world is highly relevant, becoming increasingly valuable to employers.

Many of our academics come from the commercial world as well as academia, and we are constantly engaging with industry, so you’ll develop the knowledge and real-world skills you need to compete. This programme helps you connect with a deeper, more focused set of business skills, with a strong view of how international organisations work. By providing you with an in-depth understanding of global practices across a broad spectrum of business fields, this course will prepare you for a career in global management.

Following on from this course, there’s a wide range of potential career opportunities in management roles across a variety of sectors and types of businesses and organisations. Past graduates have been hired by multinational corporations in the UK and beyond, government and public institutions, and also international relief and environmental organisations.

Which department am I in?

Business School

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£25,100.00 (US$ 28,656) per year
The same fee is applicable for Jan-23.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 January 2023

Venue

University of Aberdeen

Directorate of External Relations,

King's College,

Aberdeen,

Aberdeen, City Of,

AB24 3FX, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Arts/Humanities/Business/Social Sciences: For entry to the Master of Arts (MA) programme, students should have a minimum of: High School GPA of 3.0 Plus one of the following standardised tests: SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, OR ACT composite score of 26. Entry to a Master of PhD programme usually requires the equivalent of a 2:1 (Upper Second Class Honours) British degree, or a 2:2 (Lower Second Class) British Degree. Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject. Postgraduate programmes at the University of Aberdeen and other British universities do not generally require standardised tests such as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT etc. Instead, applicants are assessed on the merit and relevance of their undergraduate studies, as well as references and personal statement. IELTS overall score - 6.5, Listening - 5.5 or above, Reading - 5.5 or above, Speaking - 5.5 or above, Writing - 6.0 or above, TOEFL iBT overall score - 90, Listening - 17 or above, Reading - 18 or above, Speaking - 20 or above, Writing - 21 or above.

For international students

This programme is open to graduates from any discipline and does not require business or management study to be completed at undergraduate level. Our minimum entry requirement for this programme is a degree at 2:2 (lower second class) UK Honours level (or a degree from a non-UK institution which is judged by the University to be of equivalent worth). Students should have IELTS Academic: OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading – 6.0; Speaking – 5.5; Writing - 6.0. TOEFL iBT: OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Kaplan International College (KIC) London
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About University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen ranks in the top 160 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022).

  • Excellent graduate outcomes and employment prospects
  • Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatic Centre
  • Fifth oldest university in the UK
  • Study abroad opportunities through Erasmus

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