International Business Management (MA (Hons))

Heriot-Watt University the United Kingdom

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The award
MA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14200

All study options

About International Business Management at Heriot-Watt University

Business Management at Heriot-Watt is ranked 3rd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK in the Guardian University League Tables 2018. We offer six flexible undergraduate pathways in International Business Management which cover our core areas of expertise with a strong industry focus.

  • International Business Management MA (Hons)
  • International Business Management with Business Law MA (Hons)
  • International Business Management with Enterprise MA (Hons)
  • International Business Management with Human Resource Management MA (Hons)
  • International Business Management with Marketing MA (Hons)
  • International Business Management with Year Abroad MA (Hons)

With each of these specialisms we aim to provide our students with the skills and expertise they need to thrive in the positions, organisations and industries of the future by reflecting the most current thinking and practices of successful organisations and their leaders.

To achieve this we take an innovative approach to learning and teaching which puts cutting-edge business theory through a 'real-world filter'. This sees regular industry speakers and case-study driven assignments bring our teaching in business management to life.

Go Global

Heriot-Watt University's unique Go Global project is fully available to those studying our Undergraduate International Business Management degrees, meaning our students can study one or more semesters of their degree across our three main campuses in Edinburgh, Dubai and Malaysia. The chance to travel, study and gain experience in three different countries with very different cultures helps prepare our students to become global citizens and stand out in recruitment markets following graduation.

Our MA in International Business Management with a Year Abroad offers students further scope to gain global experience as they study the entirety of Year 3 at one of partner institutions in one of our partner institutions worldwide.


Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) for the purpose of gaining CIM qualifications through the Multi-Award Pathway (MAP).


Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) International Business Management students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 60% are working
  • 15% are studying
  • 5% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 55% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £21000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £20000


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals
  • Administrative occupations
  • Skilled trades occupations
  • Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
  • Customer service occupations
  • Elementary occupations

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 14200

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS£9,250£14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • HNC B in a graded unit

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points
  • HNC HNC Business. A in graded unit.
  • HND HND Business. BB in graded units.

Year 3

  • HND HND Business. AA in graded units.

Additional information

  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for all Business Management programmes.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.

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