MSc International Management and Business Development

Developed in response to the growth of globalisation

MSc International Management and Business Development

The world is more interconnected than ever, and successful managers must understand how to operate in an international organisational environment.

In the MSc International Management and Business Development, you will build on your theoretical knowledge, solidify your practical skills and broaden your understanding of business and culture across the globe. You will:

  • Learn the strategies, policies and practices of responsible business development for new or existing businesses
  • Gain insight into best practices for managing and inspiring employees and colleagues
  • Master the processes of sustainable business performance
  • Explore the values, etiquette and business environments of other cultures
  • Develop competence in change management and entrepreneurship


At the British School of Leadership and Management, we’re committed to producing graduates and professionals who can make a positive impact. Through ethical business leadership, cross-cultural respect and meaningful entrepreneurship, you can contribute to the common good – and also find a fulfilling and rewarding career. The MSc International Management and Business Development isn’t just a professional credential; it’s an experience that offers a new way of seeing the world.

Your Career

With business development skills from franchising and internationalising to launching new start-ups, graduates of the MSc International Management and Business Development are positioned for successful employment in many industries. Graduates find roles in process management, people management and business development.

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What will you study

  • Leadership and People Management
  • International Management, Strategy and Finance
  • Managing Change
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Developing Personal and Professional Competence (Work Placement)
  • Research Project: Design and Methods
  • Dissertation


This programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students are eligible for Associate Membership whilst studying on the programme, and subject to CMI approval, may also be awarded a CMI Diploma Level 7 in Strategic Management and Leadership.

“All our teaching and support staff have international, research and business experience to support you on your path.”

Dr Dane Lukic (Module Leader)

Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have a UK Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, at grade 2.2 or above.

However, each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If applicants do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, they may be eligible to enter this programme via the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning policy.

Students whose first language is not English will need IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 (with no element less than 5.5).


Home/EU: £8400 | International: £12980

Home/EU: £8700 | International: £13500


We have a range of scholarship for this course. Please visit our scholarships page.

“I was attracted to GCU London by its reputation and research excellence. I found that the well-experienced professors guide and encourage students to think independently and critically.”

Amy Zheng (MSc International Management and Business Development)

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