The online MSc International Business degree equips you with the skills to succeed in business management anywhere. You will gain a global perspective in a programme that is ideal for professionals seeking to build business and management careers. Our students join an international learning community that offers a rigorous curriculum tackling relevant challenges in the international business field. If your ambition is to enter the management field as an international specialist, our programme can fit your specific interests. You’ll focus on:
- Understanding how business is conducted in different cultures
- Recognising the moving parts of a global economy
- Developing an expertise on the relationships between a variety of different economies
The programme prepares you for a career in business and is suited for professionals from a broad spectrum of backgrounds, not just business and finance. After obtaining an MSc International Business degree, graduates will have skills suitable for management roles across a wide variety of fields in the private and public sectors. Our graduates gain a deep understanding of how to work in cross-functional teams and multicultural teams.Professional Journey
Regardless of where you plan to build your career, the MSc International Business programme prepares you to fulfil your professional goals. You will graduate with the skills needed to take your career where you want it to go. Whether you’re after a management career, starting your own business, or taking over the family business, this degree can launch you on that career path.Enhance Opportunities
The online MSc in International Business will broaden your knowledge, expertise and experience, allowing for career specialisations. The programme will leave you ready to focus in areas such as accounting, human resources or operations.Why Exeter’s MSc International Business
The excellence of the programme is evident in the exceptional nature of our business school graduates. In addition, our faculty are recognised for their world-class research.Exeter at a Glance:
- UK’s top 10 universities in Higher Education (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017)
- World’s top 170 universities (QS and Times Higher Education rankings)
- Students and academics from more than 140 different countries
- 45 international partner universities
Interested in learning more about the programme? Fill out the form on this page to connect with an Admissions Adviser.
MSc International Business Online Programme Delivery
The programme is 180 credits with 11 modules. The degree can be completed in 2 years. Classes are 7 weeks long and the full programme consists of 105 core credits, 45 credits focused on a specialised pathway and a 30 credit dissertation. The pathways allow you to choose your expertise, adding a specialist component to your online MSc International Business degree. The pathways offered are:
Courses are 100% online in a virtual learning environment. You can take classes at your own pace and access course materials at any time. A Student Support Adviser will work with you throughout the programme to help you succeed. Courses and assessments are presented in a variety of highly interactive ways, including lectures, discussions, reading materials, and written exams, as well as individual and group projects. In addition, you can immediately apply classroom theory to your professional life.
The dissertation is the cumulative product of all your coursework where you will have applied your knowledge to actual business scenarios and come up with sustainable solutions. The dissertation may also be a crucial portfolio piece that helps you leverage your education, as well as your experience, to potential employers.
MSc International Business Online Admissions
A mid 2.2 (55%) or equivalent with honours in any discipline from a recognised university. All 2.2 degrees will be considered where there is evidence of three years’ work experience within an organisation – private or public, government or NGO.English Language Requirements
Students who are nationals of a majority English-speaking country may be accepted without an English qualification. Applicants who have undertaken a full degree in a majority English-speaking country and completed it within the last two years may also be exempt from providing an English language qualification. For all other applicants an English language qualification is required at the following levels:IELTS (Academic)
IELTS score of 6.5 overall (minimum of 6.5 in writing section)TOEFL IBT*
TOEFL 101 (internet-based) with a minimum score of 22 in any sectionPearson Test of English (Academic)
Pearson: 72, with no less than 57 in each section.Other accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants will be required to submit the following before commencing their programme of study:
- The original certified transcripts and certified translation if they are not in English.
- Accepted English language tests are IELTS, TOEFL IBT, Pearson Test of English Academic, and other tests. A full listing of tests and accepted scores can be found here. You can also find information on our international equivalency pages to see if existing qualifications match the entry requirements for our programme.
Transcript evaluations are completed after being received, and results are provided to the applicant with the admission decision.
MSc International Business Online Fees & Financial Aid
The online MSc International Business programme is £1,500/module for 10 modules and £3,000 for the dissertation, for a tuition total of £18,000 total for the UK and International students. To learn more about fees and funding, as well as financial aid, visit our Financial Services page.
MSc International Business Online Curriculum
Core Modules - 90 Credits
Careers and Outcomes
A postgraduate degree from the University of Exeter is recognisable as we are in the Top 170 QS World University Rankings. The online MSc International Business can help you find a specialised focus, such as human resource management, or obtain a position with a broader perspective, such as general management or consulting. Make an impact in your field by combining your unique undergraduate concentration with a focused international worldview. Our graduates go on to work as management professionals in a variety of environments, including financial institutions, non-profits, multinational corporations and more.
Graduates from the University of Exeter Business School have found positions all over the world. Graduates from the University of Exeter Business School have gone on to develop careers with:
- BNP Paribas
- Deloitte (India)
- Singapore Airlines
- Goldman Sachs
- IBM (China)
- Industrial & Commercial Bank of China
- Pinjin Asset Management
- AXA Insurance (China)
- Johnson & Johnson (Russia)
- Apple (China) and Baker Tilly
University of Exeter Online students have the same access as on-campus students to the resources of our Careers and Employability team. Our team will support and aid you in fulfilling your goal of finding a global career.
To learn more, call +44 808 164 4020 to talk with an Admissions Adviser today.