MSc International Business

MSc International Business at Winchester is a pre-experience course designed to offer a broad management education to students from a wide range of subject disciplines. Built around Winchester Business School's commitment to the United Nations' Principles of Responsible Management Education, it explores themes of the international business environment to develop managers capable of responding positively to global challenges in the twenty-first century.

MSc International Business at University of Winchester

Entry requirements

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree (or international equivalent). This programme is aimed at a wide range of students from different national and professional backgrounds.

If English is not your first language

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing

Degree duration

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Start dates: September

Teaching takes place: Daytime and evenings

Course Tuition Fees and Additional Costs

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

2017 Entry

September 2017 Entry Full-time | £6,600
September 2017 Entry Part-time | £3,300 p/a

January 2018 Entry Full-time | £6,600
January 2018 Entry Part-time | £3,300 p/a

Total Cost | £6,600

International Students

2017 Entry

September 2017 Entry Full-time | £12,750
September 2017 Entry Part-time | £6,375 p/a

January 2018 Entry Full-time | £12,750
January 2018 Entry Part-time | £6,375 p/a

Total Cost | £12,750

Additional costs:


  • Core Text: Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due the popularity of some books, there will not be enough copies for every student. It is advised that students seek to purchase their own books - second hand copies are often available. Cost: £350 approx.


  • Printing and Binding: The cost of printing and binding the dissertations will need to be covered by the student. Cost: £10 - £20

To find out what general costs are included or excluded in the course fees, such as textbooks and travel expenses, please click here

Other Information

Work experience: Available through consultancy projects undertaken as part of the optional Business Consulting module.

Fact: This programme attracts a wide range of students from different national and professional backgrounds.

Fact: This is a student-focused programme, with the flexibility to accommodate the various academic and professional interests of students.

Terms and Conditions

For more information about the University of Winchester's terms and conditions click here.

The programme is designed primarily for students who have not previously studied business at undergraduate level, but are interested in developing a career in management. However, the knowledge and skills developed on the programme are also of value to applicants with some previous business experience looking for further career development.

Students, individually and in groups, consider a range of management problems and issues from different perspectives, taught through a variety of methods specifically designed to stimulate and stretch students' intellect. They develop their capacity to apply the necessary skills to solve real-life problems in management.

Study equips students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively within organisations and the rapidly-changing global context in which they operate.

The programme emphasises the Principles of Responsible Management Education, aiming to develop in students an awareness of the need to generate sustainable value for their organisations and society at large. The modules encompass a range of key management subject areas including strategy, leadership and entrepreneurship. Students write a dissertation which enables them to develop expertise in an area of international business of their choice.

  • Managing in a Global Environment
  • Principles of Responsible Management
  • Academic Development and Research
  • Intercultural Business Communication
  • Leadership in Organisations
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation (Independent Study module)

Plus one option from a number of modules including:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Market-led Organisational Change
  • Business Consulting
  • Managing Information for Decision Making
  • Principles of Operational Excellence
  • Investment Appraisal
  • Management Control Systems
  • Advanced Financial Analysis

A wide range of teaching and learning methods are used including student-led discussions, debates, presentations, workshops involving a variety of active learning activities, independent study, web-based activities and lectures. Theory and practice are integrated and students are encouraged to capitalise on their current and/or prior experience.

The teaching team is supported by industry professionals and external academics.

Programme Leader

Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentation, conference papers, case study analysis and research-based projects.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Business management is useful for a wide variety of careers in both the public and private sectors.

Course Enquiries and Applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International students seeking additional information about this programme can email or call +44 (0) 1962 827023

Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2017. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information click here.

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