This is a specialised Management Masters giving students an opportunity to study a wide range of international business topics. The programme is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that would be well suited for careers as business consultants and/or strategy analysts in the broad arena of business and management, but especially in the areas of international business and strategic management. It will also be relevant to those wishing to work in business and economic development roles in public sector organisations.
The programme is suitable for students from any background and will rapidly develop an understanding of management and business studies to an advanced level, with particular reference to the current research agenda and innovative thinking in international business practice.
Course structure subject to change
Choice of 2 from:
Note: the University reserves the right to change the modules on offer
Applicants should have a good first degree (2:1 or equivalent) in any subject, although preference may be given to related areas including the following:
Applications will also be considered from candidates with a good 2:2 (or equivalent) and at least one to two years relevant work experience.
For students whose first language is not English, we normally require evidence of English language ability.
Please contact the postgraduate administrator if you would like clarification of your eligibility for any of the Masters programmes.
Find out about entry requirements, funding opportunities and forthcoming visits to your country. Students and graduates also share their experiences of studying and living in York.
Applicants for whom English is not their first language should provide evidence of English language competence.
Acceptable qualifications for Managment Master programmes are: IELTS: with overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in other components. TOEFL: 87, with a minimum of 23 in Writing and a minimum of 21 in all other components.
Please refer to the English Language requirements page for further information.
Applicants with an IELTS overall result of 6.0 and a 6.0 in the writing part of the test can take the University’s Pre-Masters Management English Language programme. This programme provides spoken and written skills development in specific subject areas, as well as preparation for Postgraduate level study in a UK environment.
Information on pre-sessional programmes
For the current rates please refer to the Postgraduate taught: fees and funding page. This site also has information which relates to studentships and scholarships.
Information on Management School Scholarships can be found here.
You can apply for this course using our online application system. If you've not already done so, please read the application guidance first so that you understand the various steps in the application process and also the supporting documents guidance.
York Masters students have been successful in developing careers in a range of organisations in many parts of the world. Common destinations on leaving are:
Accountancy and Audit
Defence and Aerospace
Finance and Banking
Healthcare and Medicine
Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals
Tourism and Travel
Transport, Logistics and Distribution
A small number of students each year are keen to continue their studies, enrolling on specialists masters programmes elsewhere in the UK or moving on to The York Management School’s Doctoral programme.
What our students say:
‘The Management School is extremely international in its outlook. Academic staff are experts in their fields and come from all over the world. Our professors make topics immediately relevant by using current business cases from different areas, and though my course took strategic management as its focus, it always referred to the broader aspects of international business and the global environment.’ MSc in International Business and Strategic Management Student.
What are the term dates for the Programme?
Our programmes are one year (12 months) full-time, and begin in late September of each calendar year. The term dates for our academic terms can be found here
What is my degree equivalent to in the United Kingdom?
Information on degree equivalences can be found here
Are there any scholarships available to help fund my studies?
Information on scholarships can be found here
And on the central University webpage
Do I need to submit a sample of written work with my application?
You are not required to submit a piece of written work with your application for the MA in Management Masters programme.
If I have done my final year at an English-speaking University, do I still have to meet English language requirements?
If your prior study is from a UK University within the last two years, or the medium of instruction at your home University was English,* or you have sufficient experience of using English on a daily basis in a work environment* then you may be eligible for a language waiver.
* Please note; for the last two examples we would require further proof / evidence.
Further information is also available from our 'English Language Requirements' webpage
Do you run a pre-Sessional course for English language to comply with your entry criteria?
Yes, we do. Further information on our pre-sessional programmes is available on the Centre for English Language Teaching webpages.
Can I work during my studies?
The MA in Management programme is a full-time one year (12 months) taught course. Students can take on occasional evening jobs, but attendance on the course is a priority.
Is there accommodation on Campus for Masters students?
Yes: there is accommodation available for students on postgraduate taught programmes. Further information can be found on the Postgraduate Accommodation webpages.
Can I submit an application now, even though I will not complete my Undergraduate degree until the Summer?
Yes: we encourage you to apply as soon as you can, with a most recent transcript, and any further documents can be added to your online application when available.
Is there a deadline for applying for the MSc in International Business and Strategic Management?
Please consult the central webpages for Admissions for further information about application deadlines.
Contact our Postgraduate Office if you have any further questions about the MSc in International Business and Strategic Management programme.