MSc in International Business Management

Careers & Outcomes

Program Length

18 Months

Self Paced

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Full Program)

9000 EUR



Program Overview

The industrial revolution and forces of globalization have colossally changed market paradigms, requiring business professionals to comprehend the business in the global and international context. As per a survey conducted by USForex, approximately  58 percent of small businesses have international customers, and around 72 percent are planning to go global in the next couple of years. 


Whether you want to expand your business internationally or explore job options in global or international firms, developing appropriate skills is indelible to professional success. Studying MSc in International Business Management will strengthen your knowledge and experience in different business aspects, such as global leadership strategies, industrial relations, international trade operations, international marketing, international HRM, etc. A comprehensive understanding will help you fortify your business acumen to compete internationally. Multinational companies or the ones aiming to expand their operations in other countries need candidates knowledgeable and trained in handling uncertain global scenarios. 


The program will acquaint you with emerging trends in international business and inform you about challenges faced by international managers. It will equip you with the adequate knowledge and skills to understand global business issues, thereby preparing you for diverse business opportunities in countries of your choice. You will hone your creativity and problem-solving skills, which will help you negotiate with employees and customers more efficiently and confidently. Overall, you will develop a bird’s eyeview of business operations in an international and global context. It will facilitate your international exposure and increase the chances of a rewarding professional career.


An advanced degree in International Business Management is also beneficial from a social and economic perspective because you will get the motivation to align business goals for a social cause. Balancing business needs with social perspectives will make your business more desirable, enhancing the chances of its long-term success and reputation. Additionally, you will support the economy by creating more jobs, supporting innovation, and conducting research and development to help people and communities.


Educational Objectives


After completing the course, students would be able to:


  • Apply global leadership strategies to recruit, retain, and motivate employees.
  • Identify risk mitigation approaches suited to the business in an international context.
  • Implement international business strategies to ensure long-term business standing and profitability.
  • Assess business conditions according to international investment treaties, and apply the same to make a strategic business direction.
  • Maximize stakeholders’ wealth by generating funds internally and externally at the lowest possible cost.
  • Appraise regional, national, and international labor standards concerning the rights and duties of employees, employers, customers, trade unions, and government.
  • Examine crisis conditions, and provide a systematic response ensuring maximum compliance to national and international business standards.
  • Analyze the conditions in a global economy to implement profitable commercial exchanges with companies operating in other countries.
  • Evaluate macroeconomic changes affecting international business. 


Learning Outcomes


A. Knowledge and Understanding


A1. Comprehend international business processes and practices; international economics; international market expansion; labor laws; international trade; financial management; global leadership.

A2. Compare and contrast different societies and cultures using different theoretical models and frameworks.

A3. Understand forces of the inetrnational business environment, i.e., legal and global regulatory environments of different countries.

A4. Recognize the significance of foreign exchange markets, international trade models, and international strategies governing international business. 


B. Practical Skills


B1. Develop entry strategy into other markets by evaluating the nature of institutions and other drivers of globalization

B2. Integrate cultural, social, geopolitical, social, and legal environments required for a multinational business perspective

B3. Analyze and interpret data to evaluate market conditions, strengths and opportunities in international markets; possibilities of expanding into new markets; handling crisis conditions.

B4. Exhibit managerial skills needed to handle complexities in internal business contours.


C. Transferable Skills


C1. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity, global competitiveness, and adaptability to face the challenges of an international business environment.

C2. Serving societies and communities by ensuring sustained and ethical business practices.

C3. Exhibit creativity and problem-solving skills to manage cross-cultural conflicts; exercise global leadership approaches to work in multicultural business environments.

C4. Empower others by instructing, supporting, delegating, and guiding; exercising open-door policies to encourage others to share their concerns.


D. Intellectual Skills


D1. Employ analytical and critical thinking skills to make strategic business decisions.

D2. Communicate global, economic, social, and cultural aspects of business, and write reports adhering to appropriate industry standards; provide clear instructions to employees; make effective presentations.

D3. Understand group dynamics; demonstrate an ability to self and team; align employees’ goals with organizational objectives; Contribute to company’s mission and vision.

D4. Exhibit intellectual integrity and professional code of conduct while contributing to the sustainable development of people and communities.



Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


Courses Overview

A. The Rushford MSc program in International Business Management comprises 35 courses – 15 Core Courses and 20 Electives. To be qualified for the degree, you must progress successfully through a total of 25 courses and a capstone thesis. The courses comprise 15 core courses and a choice of 10 out of 20 electives. 


B. The courses include at least 15 subject-specific courses with intended specialization deliverables prepared by our expert faculty and practitioners to prepare our learners to master all technical aspects related to the field.  


Exit Award


A. MSc in International Business Management also allows exit award for partial completion of the program or to accelerate it by seeking exemptions via our recognition of prior learning policy. The Masters in Science degree is a two-year program; however, an exit Certificate award is possible after 40 ECTS, or a Master’s award is possible after completing 90 ECTS. 


B. If you have already studied a few courses, you may apply for the recognition of prior learning, which can reduce the overall tenure of your Masters in Science Program.


Foundation – Core Management Managerial Skills
Gain 20 ECTS Managerial Economics
Marketing Management
Accounting for Financial Reporting
Human Resource Management
Foundation – IB International Business Environment
Gain 20 ECTS Logistics Management
Supply Chain Management
Predicting Demand
Planning and Implementing Retail Strategy
Operational Level Business Statistics
Business Analytics
Operations Management: Productivity and Quality
Business Law
Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethics and Law
Management and Strategic Level- Choose electives to gain 40 ECTS
Management Level Operations Strategy
Global Strategy
Emerging Market Multinationals
Global Branding Strategies
Strategic Level Strategic Management: Integrating the Enterprise
Leadership 20/40
Project Management
Retail Marketing for Corporate Leaders
Business Communication MBA016
Open Innovation and its Impact on Business and Society
Exporting, International, and Global Marketing Management
Future Work Now
Doing Business in India
Doing Business in China I
Doing Business in China II
Intuitive Intelligence in Business
The Art and Practice of First Level Management
Corporate Restructuring and Downsizing
International Trade From a Russian Perspective


Who Is This Program For


The program is suitable for:

  • Learners enthusiastic to know about international business dynamics.
  • Mid-level managers seeking lucrative opportunities with reputed multinational companies.
  • Working professionals looking to expand the company’s operations overseas.
  • Graduates seeking promotions and salary hikes by pursuing advanced professional courses.


Typical Job Titles


Upon completing the program, learners will be able to pursue the following career options:

  • International Marketing Managers
  • International Finance Manager
  • Export Coordinator
  • Global Business Manager
  • International Business Development Manager
  • International Human Resource Manager
  • International Brand Manager
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Investment Banker

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth


Outcomes and Careers:

MSc in International Business Management equips you with the wide-ranging skills necessary to excel in different domains of business and management. It will enable you to travel worldwide, interact with clients of varying nationalities and cultures, and cut through complex intercultural issues. After completing the course, you will be well-positioned for high-end companies, including Apple, General Motors, Amazon, Facebook, Deloitte, PwC, Google, etc. 


Data Points


  • 24 percent of International Business Managers hold a Master’s Degree
  • 300 top international (multinational ) companies control approximately 25 percent of the global economy




Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MSc programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.



Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline


Qualifications Waiver:

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at  for exploring this pathway.


Proficiency in English:

Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+ , OR

PTE 50+ , OR

TOEFL 550+, OR

Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years


English Proficiency Waiver:

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, OR;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;

At least 2 years of work experience in a business setting in which English is the primary language of communication


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