The course

Delivery
Full-time, Part-time, Per course
Course type
Taught
Location
Edinburgh
Entry date
September

Contact

Overview

Our MSc International Business Management with Tourism programme is aimed at graduates who have little or no business or management background in their first degree and who wish to gain a broad based business qualification to enhance their future career prospects, or at those looking to develop business management knowledge and skills to allow them to change or further their careers.

This is a Conversion MSc

MSc International Business Management with Tourism is a conversion degree programme led by academics from Edinburgh Business School. It introduces the study of business and management to graduates and professionals from non-management backgrounds who wish to enhance their careers. 

This degree introduces vital business knowledge to those with limited academic experience in the subject and provides an opportunity to develop versatile management skills in just one year of study. Coupled with specialist learning in the area of tourism, it develops modern management skills to complement existing knowledge and prepare graduates for a career shift or management role.

International Business Management pathways

Our MSc International Business Management with Tourism is one of eight specialist pathways we offer in International Business Management (see table). The programmes cover key issues in international business management including the international business environment as well as the importance of strategy, finance, marketing, and organisational behaviour. You then focus on developing specific knowledge and skills in your chosen pathway subject in preparation for a career in that area.

The international focus of the programme attracts students from all around the world, giving a rich learning environment where international experience and practice is shared.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in team-building and leadership events during the first few weeks of the programme. View our Team Building 2015 photo gallery.

Programme duration

  • Full-time: 12 months
  • Part-time: 24 months
Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide
Semester 1 (Sept - Dec) Semester 2 (Jan - April)
International Business Context Business Economics
Competitive Strategy Research Philosophy and Practice
Global Heritage Issues and Trends in Tourism
One from a range of options including:
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership
  • Operations Management
One from a range of options including:
  • Advances in Digital Marketing
  • International Trade Law
  • Managing Diversity in Business

The MSc dissertation is undertaken between May - August.

International Business Context

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Explores the nature of a firm’s response to the challenges of internationalisation by examining the strategic basis, method and direction of international strategies. Examines both multi- and micro-nationals and utilises conventional strategic tools to study international strategies.

Competitive Strategy

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Examines how companies compete by developing and understanding the interactions and relationships between theoretical concepts; examining the individual components of strategic management models and considering how companies may achieve and sustain competitive advantage.

Global Heritage

Semester 1 (mandatory)

Develop an understanding of current issues in the cultural heritage sector. Equip students with a critical understanding of the impact of global organizations such as UNESCO on emerging trends in the modern world.

Business Economics

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Provides knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics and to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding in the analysis of a range of economic problems.

Research Philosophy and Practice

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Provides an understanding of the social science research process, as well as theory and approaches to research. Develops practical skills (i.e. quantitative and qualitative techniques) in data analysis to transform the raw data into information that guides marketing management valuations.

Issues and Trends in Tourism

Semester 2 (mandatory)

Introduce students to critical perspectives on tourism marketing management. Develop students’ understanding of the complex nature of the destination and its importance as the core element of international tourism supply.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class) or its non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, or your first degree was not taught in English, we’ll need to see evidence of your English language ability.

The minimum English language requirement for entry to this programme is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with no component lower than 6.0.

If you do not have IELTS 6.5, we offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement for this programme prior to commencing your studies:

  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.0 in all skills)
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum of 5.5 in reading & writing and minimum of 5.0 in speaking & listening)
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with minimum 5.5 in all skills)

Fees

Tuition fees for 2020 entry (by residency status)
Status* Full-time Part-time Per course
Scotland / Non-UK EU £7400 £3700 £925**
England / Northern Ireland / Wales £7400 £3700 £925**
Overseas £16400 £8200 £2050**

* If you are unsure which category you fall in to, you should complete a fee status enquiry form, which allows us to assess your fees.

** Fee per course (module). Refer to the Course Content to see how many courses comprise the full programme.

Scholarships and bursaries

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate scholarships.