Who is it for?

Ranked 2nd in Europe and 7th in the world*, the International Business MSc will help you realise your ambition of a successful business career in a global setting, by providing a deeper knowledge and understanding of international business. This course prepares you for functional and operational roles such as international project manager, product manager, account manager, and for accounting,  finance, marketing and strategy roles.

You’ll have an upper second degree or equivalent, but you don’t need experience in business, management or finance. You’re ready to connect with and learn from business leaders and managers from global firms based in London.

*QS’ International Trade Rankings


Our Master’s in International Business programme explores the world of business with modules, such as cross-cultural management, leadership in different international contexts and ethical considerations in business, that equip you to manage successfully and rise to the challenges of a complex and interconnected world. The curriculum provides you with the tools to remove obstacles and achieve success abroad.

The course delivers top-level academic theory and professionally relevant education. You’ll study the foundations of international business and management, including strategy, marketing, finance and accounting. You have an opportunity to apply your learning through a compulsory, internationally-focused project and a choice of specialist electives, including some based abroad.

Your lecturers have world-class international business expertise and practical research experience. You’ll study in London, where you’ll benefit from our close links to international businesses and access to industry practitioners and guest speakers.

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  • Develop a strong grasp of international business principles and how they are applied across different international business contexts
  • Develop a specialised understanding of international business management in a variety of industries and business settings such as multinational companies, SMEs or emerging markets
  • Develop a wide range of skills (including cross cultural management) required to function effectively when doing business across borders
  • Be able to gauge and judge the potential impact of relevant global influences and drivers and technology changes to international business practices
  • Develop your own global network of peers and professionals through the Bayes facilitated special blend of academic and experiential  learning
  • Seize the opportunity to develop your own specialisation in an international business discipline.

Induction weeks

All of our MSc courses start with two compulsory induction weeks which include relevant refresher courses, an introduction to the careers services and the annual careers fair.

Assessment methods

We review all our courses regularly to keep them up-to-date on issues of both theory and practice.

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course students must complete:

  • Nine core courses (10-15 credits each)
  • International Business Research project
  • Two electives (10 credits each)

Assessment of modules on the MSc in International Business, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework may consist of standard essays, individual and group presentations, group reports, classwork, unseen tests and problem sets. Please note that any group work may include an element of peer assessment.

Term dates

Term dates 2023/24

  • Induction: 11th September 2023 - 22nd September 2023
  • Term one: 25th September 2023 - 8th December 2023
  • Term one exams: 8th January 2024 - 19th January 2024
  • Term two: 22nd January 2024 - 5th April 2024
  • Term two exams: 22nd April 2024 - 3rd May 2024
  • Term three - international electives: 6th May 2024 - 17th May 2024
  • Term three: 20th May 2024 - 5th July 2024
  • Term three exams: 8th July 2024 - 19th July 2024
  • Resits: 12th August 2024 - 23rd August 2024
  • Additional resit week - tests only: 26th August 2024 - 30th August 2024.


Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Teaching staff

Course Director

Course director profile

Professor Sam Kamuriwo

Academic expert working at Bayes Business School

The teaching staff on the MSc International Business programme are globally recognised experts in their fields. Many of the module leaders also have extensive practical international industry experience. The lectures in the modules are highly interactive and make use of a wide variety of approaches, including guest speakers from the major London International companies and consultancies.

Module Leaders include:


How to apply

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Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • Grading system used by your university
  • Current module list if still studying
  • CV
  • Personal statement - this should be 500-600 words in length and answer the following:
    • Why have you selected this course? What are your motivating factors?
    • What are your areas of interest within the course?
    • What contributions do you feel you can make to the course?
    • How do you see the course affecting your career plans?

Documents which may follow at a later date

  • English language test result if applicable
  • GMAT result if applicable
  • Confirmation of professional qualification examinations/exemptions/passes, if applicable
  • Two references
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status, all award documents must be verified, and should be provided to the relevant Admissions Officer via one of the methods stated in your offer.

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

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Please note - these are subject to availability.

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Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

  • A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
  • Previous study of business, management or finance is not required.


  • GMAT is not required for application, but may be requested as a condition of offer at the discretion of the Admissions Panel.

Please note that this programme is designed for recent graduates with limited work experience. If you have in excess of three years of full-time experience, you should consider the MBA programme.

English language requirements

If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take an English language test.

If you have studied in the UK at degree level for less than three years (e.g. 3+1, 2+1, 2+2, etc.) you will be required to provide the results of an approved English language test and possibly resit the test to meet our academic entry requirements.

Full list of approved English language tests/qualifications and minimum requirements.


UK/EU/International £28,800 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Deposit: £2,000 (usually paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First installment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the start of the Induction period)
Second installment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

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Career pathways

As a graduate of the MSc in International Business programme, you’ll be following recent graduates who now work in private enterprise and professional services firms in roles such as business analyst and commercial executive, and in areas including market analysis, business strategy, sales and client solutions.

Our London location offers excellent career opportunities, and our careers team will support you to identify your goals and make invaluable connections at careers fairs and networking events.

Class profile

Recent graduates of the MSc in the International Business programme have secured positions in companies including:

  • Associate Product Manager - Strategy & Consulting - Accenture
  • Project Manager - Biddable Team - M. i. Media
  • Intern - Audit - PwC
  • Digital Account Executive - M&A and Transaction Solutions - Aon
  • Graduate Broker - Logistics - Tokopedia

Previous graduates have gone on to work in consulting, management and financial services, across the UK, EU and Asia.

(Data provided from alumni who completed the annual destination data survey for 2020/21 and 2019/20).

Course information and statistics (2022/23 cohort)

Diploma/ certificate
Ranked 2nd in Europe and the UK and 7th in the world
average age of student body