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MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets

Our MSc will develop your understanding of emerging markets and how businesses can benefit from the globalisation of the world's economy. Working with your peers on various group projects, you will gather a practical understanding of the complexities involved in doing business with emerging markets.

Why choose the MSc in International Business & Emerging Markets?

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Programme overview

Our MSc will help you to appreciate the dynamism of individual nations and emerging economies, and to understand the key issues relating to the competitiveness of international business. It will also help you to develop the practical techniques and skills needed for working with companies on international business projects through a series of group projects and reporting exercises. Overall, the programme aims to inform you of how businesses can take advantage of economic globalisation and negotiate the rapid development of new economic powerhouses.

Learning outcomes

Programme structure

You will take three core courses in your first term (Sep-Dec) and two more in the second term (Jan-May), most of which have a substantial groupwork component. In both terms you will also have the opportunity to choose option courses from an extensive, annually reviewed list, which will allow you to tailor your studies towards your chosen career path. You will also carry out hands-on company project working with real business clients. The final dissertation will be written over the summer term (Jun-Aug) and is overseen by an academic supervisor.

Programme structure

Career development

The success of our MSc in International Business and Emerging Markets is reflected in the career destinations of our graduates. Students come from all over the world, looking for objective, in-depth insights into global business practice. The knowledge they gather helps them to develop successful careers as consultants, managers or analysts in the broad arena of international business. Recent graduates have secured jobs with leading employers like Accenture, Goldman Sachs and RBS.

Career development

Knowledge exchange

A strong academic base, passionate faculty and international student body will ensure you have a rewarding learning experience in our city-centre campus. The School has widespread industry links and as a student you will benefit from the expertise of high-profile guest speakers. Past speakers have included the Operations Director of Scottish Development International, the CEO of Roche Group, the Global Head of Strategy at Accenture, and a range of international professors and ambassadors.

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