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International Management MSc

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Discover the different national and cultural contexts firms operate in. Develop your analytical skills. Undertake new research in areas that interest you.

The MSc International Management gives you an in-depth insight into global business perspectives. The stimulating programme is perfect if you have experience in a related social science, whether it’s economics or sociology.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

Key benefits

  • Our teaching staff are experts in their fields, and we’ve created a range of innovative modules to make the most of their experience.
  • We have strong links with other organisations. So we arrange regular speakers to give you industry insights and expert inside knowledge.
  • You’ll study in the heart of London, close to many international headquarters.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration 1 year FT, September to September

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180 / ECTS 90

Course intake Approximately 70 FT

Course leaders Dr Thomas Roulet

Further details

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7429
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty King's Business School



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Course detail


You’ll learn the skills you need for business success on the global stage. Our compulsory modules cover key themes, including international business strategy, finance and accounting, and comparative management.

You can also choose from a range of modules in subjects that interest you, from technology to marketing. And your 15,000 word dissertation is your chance to explore a specialism in real depth.

Course purpose

King’s Business School wants to develop the leaders of the future. So we’ll help you develop everything you need to become a top manager, anywhere in the world.

Our research-led teaching will give you a great understanding of new theories and ideas. And we’ll show you how to apply your knowledge to the working world.

Course format and assessment

We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.

Modules Lectures, seminars and feedback Self-study 
 Per 15-credit taught module  The total contact time for each 15-credit taught module is 20 - 30 hours. These sessions will include lectures, teacher-led and student-led group discussions based on the main areas of study.  Each 15-credit taught module has 120-130 hours of self-guided learning time.
 Dissertation module  You will receive two dissertation workshops and four hours of one-to-one supervision.  Approximately 592 hours


Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations, coursework, individual or group projects, presentations, case studies and multiple-choice tests.


Year 1

Required Modules

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

You are required to take:

• Research Methods (15 credits)

• International Business Strategy (15 credits)

• International Finance and Accounting (15 credits)

• Comparative Management (15 credits)

• International Marketing (15 credits)

• Dissertation (60 credits)

Optional Modules

In addition, you are required to take 45 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

• International Entrepreneurship (15 credits)

• Comparative Political Economy (15 credits)

• International Human Resource Management (15 credits)

• International Perspectives on Corporate Governance (15 credits)

• Work and New Technology: International Studies and Perspectives (15 credits)

• Information, Marketing and Technology (15 credits)

• European Business Context (15 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Entry requirements & how to apply

International Management Entry requirements
Minimum UK requirements

High 2:1


Undergraduate degree high 2:1 honours (i.e. overall average of at least 65% across all years of study) required in a social science related area (e.g. management, economics, sociology or other relevant subject).
International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.


Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal and a non-refundable application fee of £55 applies.

Your application will be assessed by academic staff in the department; we aim to process all applications within four to six weeks, but during February, March and holiday periods, applications may take longer to process.

Personal statement and supporting information

Please provide a personal statement that shows how your own interests are linked to the programme. In this statement please describe your academic background, your reasons for applying for this programme and what you hope to gain from it, including any relevant experience, strengths, ambitions or research interests.

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible.  Our first application deadline is the 30th March 2018.  Applications will remain open if places are available and programmes will be closed as soon as they are full.  For programmes with spaces remaining, no further applications will be accepted from non-EU (Overseas) nationals after 30th July 2018 or from UK/ EU nationals after 3rd September 2018.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: £11,550 (2018/19)
  • Full time overseas fees: £27,150 (2018/19)
  • Part time UK fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee. 

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.


When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31st March 2018, payment is due by 27th April 2018.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st April 2018 and 30th June 2018, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1st July 2018 and 31st July 2018, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1st August 2018, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.


We have a number of scholarships available for King’s Business School Master’s students. Please visit our scholarships page for more information.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Some of our graduates choose further study at King’s, while others go on to work in a range of fields including management consultancies, the financial sector, and large retail and manufacturing organisations, international NGOs.


Next steps

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