Introducing MA International Business with Russian
International Business encompasses the study of public, private and not-for-profit organisations, both small and large, their management practices and processes, and the changing external, and increasingly global, environment in which they operate. International Business is a specialist programme designed to address internationalisation and globalisation of organisations, to reflect the dynamic climate of contemporary business and management.
International Business with Russian is a specialist programme within the MA Business programme portfolio and is designed to address the growing internationalisation and globalisation of business. To reflect that, you are required, through the Year 3 exchange programme, to study abroad and experience at first hand different cultures and approaches and develop your understanding of the international environment. For students with good language skills, this will include foreign language study in a Russian-speaking country.
This programme holds triple accreditation from international ranking bodies AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.
What you will study
You will study Global Challenges for Business and The Business of Edinburgh which introduce key concepts of management and business including strategy, finance, marketing and the management of people. You will also study a course in Russian as well as course options in other subject areas.
You will study Business Research Methods I: Introduction to Data Analysis; International Business and Career Development Planning. You can also choose from the following courses: Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Marketing; Applications of Finance; HR Management; Business Economics; Principles of Finance; Organisational Behaviour 2; Business Simulation; Business Analytics and Information Systems. You will also study a course in Russian.
You must spend Year 3 abroad at a partner university in a Russian-speaking country, completing and passing a full year's diet of examinable subjects in business (equivalent to 120 credits), the majority of which must be undertaken and examined in Russian. All students must complete and pass an equivalent course to the Year 3 compulsory course Strategic Management.
You will choose a minimum of three courses in international business or strategy, or an international business oriented dissertation and one international business designated course. You will also study further specialist courses in business.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Programme structure (2017/18)
A key aim of our programmes is to combine academic knowledge with transferable skills in order to enhance employability.
Business graduates are highly valued by employers across the world. You will have a choice of careers open to you, including accountancy and taxation, management, consulting, finance, marketing and human resources.
English language requirements
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
English language tests
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
- IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 6.0 in each component
- TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 20 in each section
- Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency overall 185 with 169 in each component
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 67 with at least 56 in each "Communicative Skills" section
- Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components
About English language requirements
SQA and GCSE
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
- SQA National 5 Grade C
- SQA Standard Grade 3
- SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
- SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
- GCSE Grade Cor 4
- IB Standard Level Grade 5
Fees, costs and funding
Tuition fees for MA International Business with Russian
There is a compulsory study abroad period in Year 3 and costs will vary depending on your destination. Some funding may be available for destinations in Europe (ERASMUS) but there is normally no funding for trips outside Europe. In Year 4 you will undertake a dissertation and, depending on the field of study you choose, there may be costs associated with undertaking surveys and conducting interviews.
For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.
Fees and funding