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International Management

Your course
This MSc provides students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the principles and application of international business and management. The degree provides a solid foundation for a career in international management with multinational corporations, as well as internationally focussed and newly internationalising domestic firms. It promotes cultural awareness and sensitivity in a dynamic and global business environment. The perspective is multidisciplinary, drawing on economic, organisational, political, sociological and strategic theories.

You will critically examine the complexities of international management and the impact of culture, and local and global norms on business. You will develop critical insights into key functional aspects of international management (e.g., strategy, global marketing, international corporate finance, international HRM), set within a framework of cross cultural management and how to link these dimensions to the key driver of organisational competitiveness sustainability: innovation. In addition, you will assess the ethical complexities involved in managing global organisations and the factors involved in responsible decision making. You will have the opportunity to synthesise theory and practice through an international study tour (which, in previous years, has been to Hong Kong).

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. The programme includes an international study tour to investigate how to do business in an overseas environment.

2. Projects, reports, presentations, case studies, business simulations and field trips form part of the programme.

3. Winner: national Postgraduate Course of the Year Award (Business) 2013.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Normally a Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.


1 year full-time

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates have an excellent employment track record. Employment profiles of a sample of our recent graduates are as follows: Area Manager at Kumon, London; Business Marketing Specialist at Telefonica (O2), Dublin; Client Service Executive at IMS Health in Dublin; Investment Banker at Jeffries, London; as well as managerial appointments in Amazon, Google, McKinley Recruitment, Medtronic and Qualtrics.

Further enquiries

Gerry Campbell
T: +353 91 493 771

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

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