Newcastle University Business School

International Business Management

International Business Management MSc

Full time: 12 months


Our International Business Management MSc will enable you to respond to the growing internationalisation of business and management practice.

This course celebrates the diversity of living and working across cultures. It focuses on the skills, competencies and knowledge necessary for individuals working in today's global business environment.

It will suit those looking to study business with an international focus. You will gain qualities relevant to:

  • management consultancy
  • marketing
  • human resource management



You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2019 entry

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2020 entry will be available from the end of May 2020.

Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.


Full time: £10,200


Full time: £10,200


Full time: £21,600

Find oure more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts. 

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.


Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in any subject.

Deposit conditions for International applicants

If you are an international student you will be required to pay a deposit £1,500 by the deadline stated in your offer letter. This is to secure your place on the course.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Students from mainland China

We have received thousands of postgraduate applications from high-performing students in China. We aim to select a diverse international student cohort. We have suspended applications from mainland China with effect from 23.59 GMT 2 January for this programme.

 We welcome applications to all other programmes.

Student Profiles

  • Laura

    The strongest aspect of the International Business Management MSC is the variety of modules. Being able to explore various topics is a fantastic way to decide where your interest lies and I feel that this is vital in moving forward with our careers. The first semester is made up of entry-level modules that allow students that haven’t previously studied business before (such as myself) to develop an understanding of core topics. 

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  • Lukas

    I am currently Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tea Venture Limited, which is a start-up business that I and my partner set up with the help of the ‘Rise UP Founderships’ programme, Newcastle University’s innovative business start-up package for graduates with growth business ideas. 

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  • Prisca

    I really appreciated the variety of backgrounds of my fellow students and professors: the multicultural environment and our diversity of disciplines, industries and career paths was an absolute plus compared to studying the same subjects in my own country. I'm confident the course has enabled me to reach the level of in-depth knowledge and the necessary transferrable skills that I need to successfully achieve my professional goals. 

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  • David

    Newcastle University appeared to be an excellent choice from a professional perspective, as it is amongst the top twenty research-focused universities in the UK and triple-accredited. The wide variety of university sports programmes, the student support services and the city’s legendary welcoming culture and party nights helped form my decision to apply to Newcastle. 

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  • Maria

    Sharing business ideas and experiences with international students was the most enjoyable aspect of my course. The teaching and assessment methods encouraged me to develop my business research skills and design a commercial plan in order to start up my own company in the future. 

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  • Jingrong

    I wanted to dedicate myself to a career in business management and was attracted to this programme since it covered not only the main aspects of business but also included specific programme content about how to manage business in the international context. I thought this would be very useful in the context of a constantly developing global economy.

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