International Business Management MSc, PGDip, PGCert – St. Mary’s

Subject Area
St Mary's University

Why study International Business Management?

Through this International Business Management Master’s degree, you will develop your understanding of how business disciplines apply internationally. Underpinned by ethical values and responsible business practices, the course will support you in furthering your management career and encourage you to consider opportunities abroad.

This course is a natural pathway for business and management graduates, but it is open to all who have completed an undergraduate degree.

You will be guided by an experienced academic team through current thinking on business disciplines that range from corporate governance to sustainability, marketing to resource management and business law to economics.

UK and EU students also have the opportunity to spend a semester studying in the Mediterranean city of Marseilles. On completing the Master’s degree, you will also gain an accredited award from the Chartered Management Institute (subject to accreditation for EMD partnership programme).

  • Chartered Management Institute dual-accreditation means on successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership from CMI, alongside your Master’s degree
  • Option of spending the second semester in Southern France (available to UK and EU students only)
  • Opportunity for you to undertake an industry placement
  • Flexibility in the programme allows you to consider specialising in academic research or management consultancy
  • Delivered by the School of Management and Social Sciences
  • The best of both worlds: taught on our campus, based near the Thames in the green and safe London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, but only a half hour journey from central London

Entry Requirements

Additional requirements

You may have read business or management before as part of your undergraduate degree, however this is not required and we recognise that many students will come to study the programme from a Humanities, Sciences, Sports or Technology background.

If you have not studied business or management before, do not worry, you will undertake a module on the fundamental principles of business as part of your programme.

Mature students with relevant managerial experience but with limited educational qualifications will be considered and all applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section (or equivalent).

Course Structure & Modules

Fundamental Principles of Business (only offered to applicants with a non-business first degree) Core
Applied Research Skills Core
Consultancy Project/Research Project Core
International Finance and Accounting Core
International Strategic Management Core
Responsible Management and Leadership in a Global Economy Core
Digital Business Optional
Economics and Finance Optional
Industry Placement: International Business Management in Practice Optional
Intercultural Management Optional
International Business Law Optional
International Human Resource Management Optional
International Marketing Optional
Islamic Finance Optional
Issues in International Tourism Optional
Managing for Sustainability in a Globalised World Optional
Geopolitics Optional (Marseilles only)

Career Opportunities

A Master’s degree in International Business Management will provide you with an excellent academic qualification to embark on or progress your career in management.

You will be able to demonstrate the positive contribution that your knowledge, understanding, passion and skills will bring to an international organisation or a business aspiring to become global.

If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you will also be in a position to critically consider setting up your own business.