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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

International Management

Prepare to join a global community of innovative leaders.

Hone your leadership skills with first-hand industry experience and workshops

Gain a broader view of management through immersive international experiences alongside your cohort

96% of our class of 2022 were employed within three months of graduating

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £41,000
      Extended placement: £42,500 Home

    • £41,000
      Extended placement: £42,500 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First or 2:1 in a business/management degree, or in any discipline plus work experience (maximum two years). GMAT or GRE required.

View full entry requirements

Course overview

MSc International Management is an exciting one-year full-time programme which will equip you with advanced global leadership skills to accelerate your career in business in a technology-driven world.

It provides a deep dive into global business and management, catering to the demands of our rapidly changing and interconnected world. You'll enhance your business foundation, cultivate strong leadership abilities, and master advanced topics relevant to a variety of careers.

You'll apply your skills globally through experiences like Leadership in Action, involving real-world consulting projects that illuminate the impact of socio-economic and cultural differences on international business. This programme fosters valuable peer connections and broadens your perspectives. Coupled with renowned faculty, industry ties, and expert career guidance to help you excel in your chosen career.

You also have the option to complete a four-six month work placement (internship) as part of your programme, extending the programme to 16 months and graduating with 120 ECTS. Please note that additional tuition fees apply.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

Before the programme begins you will complete pre-study modules delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s online learning environment.

These modules will be available to students who have accepted an offer of admission from July onwards, and are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

Core modules build rapidly on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines.

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Competitive and Corporate Strategy
  • Decision Analytics
  • Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Innovation and Technology Strategy
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Product and Brand Management

You will choose seven electives from across a range of subjects, giving you the opportunity to advance your knowledge and expertise across those areas that will benefit your career.

All electives will be shared with other Master’s and MBA students, giving you a fantastic opportunity to expand your network outside of your programme, and to benefit from working alongside students with a wide breadth of experience, knowledge and skills.



  • Risk Management for Corporate and Financial Institutions
  • Advanced Financial and Sustainability Reporting
  • Venture Capital and Growth Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Python for Finance
  • Private Equity (online)
  • Sustainable Finance
  • CleanTech Investment


  • Market Research (online)
  • Marketing Analytics (online)
  • Emerging Technologies in Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Sustainable Marketing

Strategy and Innovation

  • Global Strategy
  • Sustainability and Competitive Advantage
  • Strategy and Innovation in Digital Business
  • Leading Social Innovation
  • Geopolitics
  • Management, Strategy and Innovation in FinTech
  • Creating Stakeholder Value through Acquisitions and Partnerships
  • Shaping Frontier Markets
  • Energy Business
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Climate Change and Business Strategy
  • Digital Transformation: Leading Real-World Change
  • Digital Business Model Design
  • Entrepreneurial SMART Camp
  • Corporate Leadership and Governance

Management and Operations

  • Strategic Sales Management
  • Negotiating through Differences
  • Project Management
  • Family Business
  • Operations Management (online)
  • Management of Mergers and Acquisitions

MSc International Management has international elements embedded throughout the programme, so you will graduate with applied, international leadership experience.

  • Leadership in Action
  • Global Immersion
  • Global Exchange

Projects and placements which can form part of your course.

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Case studies
  • Consulting project
  • Presentations and seminars
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical classes and fieldwork
  • Social project
  • Work placement opportunity
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Essays
  • Person completing coursework
    Continuous assessments
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Formal presentations
  • Video presentations
  • Papers from a written report
  • Person engaging with a business simulation activity
  • Case studies
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee

12 month option

£41,000 12 months

Extended work placement option

2024 entry

£42,500 16 months

How will studying at Imperial help my career?


Develop the essential knowledge and skills for a career in international management.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

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Management, accounting and finance are just some of your options.

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Other potential career paths include consultancy and management.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications