MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship

University of Essex
1-2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
October 2023

About this program

MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship

International business and entrepreneurial expansion is a desirable business strategy as it opens more avenues for revenue, but careful consideration must be paid to differences in how countries and cultural nuance impact business decisions.

Our MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship explores the theoretical and practical aspects of starting, growing and developing businesses across international borders. You examine different types of international business activity and the theories and innovative approaches to new business creation in different cultural and economic contexts. You do not need to have previously studied business to apply for this course.

You explore topics including:

  • international expansion models
  • applying economic theory to business management
  • international trade theories and practices
  • international business environments
  • economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of entrepreneurship
  • how to develop an international business plan

This course develops your practical business skills and theoretical knowledge, so you’re best prepared to launch your own venture, or apply entrepreneurship in an existing company.

Admission requirements

UK entry requirements

This course is now closed for applications for October 2022 Entry. Complete applications for this course must have been received by 12 noon (GMT) 14 March 2022. If your application is incomplete or is submitted after this date it will not be considered.

A 2:2 degree or international equivalent, in any discipline.

International & EU entry requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, we require IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum component score of 5.5

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Theories and Practice of Entrepreneurship
  • Global Supply Chain and Operations Management
  • International Business and Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • Managerial Economics
  • The International Business Environment

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

We develop your practical business skills to make you more employable:

  • tailor your degree to your career goals with our wide range of optional modules
  • our teaching combines group working, applied projects and guest practitioner lectures
  • our courses focus on practical applications and links with industry
  • hear from cutting-edge researchers in our open seminar series
  • research is embedded into our curriculum, so you graduate ready to tackle current entrepreneurial issues


  • Home/UK fee: £13,030
  • International fee: £20,350

Career paths

A Masters degree in International Business and Entrepreneurship will ensure you have a clear grasp of international business practices and how innovative approaches to new business creation can be applied across international borders - opening the door to global opportunities.

We seek to create the organisational leaders of the future. Our curriculum aims to prepare you for a career as an entrepreneur, an owner-manager, a policy maker in support services, or entrepreneurial management in organisations with a specific interest in international business. Core modules such as International Business and Strategy, Global Supply Chain and Operations Management and Theories and Practice of Entrepreneurship will equip you with an advanced understanding of International business practices and the range of economic, sociological, psychological and managerial theories of enterprise creation and development.

Many of our graduates go on to set up their own businesses or consult on business practice straight after graduation as Essex Business School prepares you for the world of work from day one. Recent graduate destinations include consultancies and financial institutions such as:

  • KPMG
  • EY
  • SAP
  • Morgan Stanley

About this institute

University of Essex

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Contact info

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester

Phone no: +44 (0) 1206 873333


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