MSc in International Business Management

Postgraduate
MSc

Master of Science

in International Business Management

Campus:
Online
Duration:
12
to 24
Months
Credits:
60, 90, 120 ECTS
Fees:
CHF 
7200*
for full program
Awarded By:
Rushford Business School, Switzerland
Program Overview

Welcome to the MSc in International Business Management offered by Rushford Business School!

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.

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.
Next Start Date:
01 Mar 2023
Deadline:
25 Feb 2023
Program Information
Program Curriculum

MSc in International Business Management

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc in International Business Management comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 International Business Management specific courses.
  2. To be qualified for 60 ECTS MSc, you must complete all 15 courses. Each course comprises of 4 ECTS.
  3. 90 ECTS top-up program (18 months) takes you to an advanced level in International Business Management field. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 electives in International Business Management related field along with a Master thesis of 10 ECTS.
  4. 120 ECTS top-up program (24 months) provides you an opportunity to research in the field, and allows you to choose another 5 courses with a Capstone Consulting Project of 10 ECTS.

MSc Top-Up Programs

  1. Online 60 ECTS MSc programs also allow an option to top-up to 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS. 
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for the higher credit version of the program. 
  3. Higher credits are also recommended for those who wish to be an expert in field as top-up programs allow you to master the chosen area. 90 and 120 ECTS programs provide you access to advanced level specialised courses along with an opportunity to write Master Thesis, or a Capstone Consulting Project respectively. 
  4. Our flexible program structure for Online mode of study permits you to choose for top-up programs after completing 75% of your studies by contacting your Student Success Manager.
  5. Our Rushford online programs provide you flexibility to complete the degree in an extended duration of 3 years without payment of an additional fee.

For 60 ECTS Version

For 90 ECTS Version

All Courses in 60 ECTS plus Any 5 Electives from the following:

For 120 ECTS Version

All Courses in 90 ECTS plus the following:

You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.

In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

English Proficiency Waivers: 

The English proficiency test is not required 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;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.

For 60 ECTS Version (12 months):

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 7200

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

12 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 450 each

For 90 ECTS Version (18 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 9000

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

18 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 400 each

For 120 ECTS Version (24 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 11520

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

24 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 405 each

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

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

Online Campus Application Process

More Information

Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.