From a business perspective, the world is a small yet complex place. As a business professional or entrepreneur, learning skills that will help you operate within an international organisation is an invaluable investment in your future. International business is the term used to describe the inter-disciplinary nature of this type of business functioning which allows you to engage with a management style that is effective both locally and globally, and functions across a range of specialities like management, law, accounting, economics, marketing, and strategy.

The IIE Master of International Business (MIB) is designed for both recent graduates as well as business men and women already working within the corporate world. It is specifically designed to provide an accelerated career path in this area of expertise, allowing students to advance their business knowledge and teaching the skills to operate with an international perspective.

Why should I specialise in International Business?

If you are excited to learn more about the complexity of the contemporary international environment, then this degree will offer you all this and more. The IIE Master of International Business will prepare the student with a comprehensive understanding of world-wide issues, enabling you to provide discipline-based solutions across a variety of roles in the corporate, governmental, and non-profit sectors.

Developing advanced and vital skills in analysis, problem-solving, research and communication that can be applied in a variety of organisational settings, is the foundation of how the international business environment operates. A specialist in this field, you need to have the skills and intellect to be able to understand the many factors of international business all while being able to exhibit cross-cultural competence and ethical values. If you have these skills and a keen interest to learn more, you would be the ideal candidate for The IIE Master of International Business offered at IIE MSA. Once you have completed the Master qualification, you will be equipped to be able to look at a variety of career paths and international business opportunities, including:

  • Multi-national manager
  • International manager
  • New business manager
  • Regional manager
  • Export and important manager
  • International negotiator
  • Management analyst
  • Import/export agent
  • Foreign business advisor
  • International management consultant

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What are the entry requirements for a Master’s in International Business with IIE MSA?

An appropriate HEQSF Level 8 Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in business management and/ or strategic business management and/ or international business or equivalent discipline; OR A relevant HEQSF Postgraduate Diploma or appropriate equivalent; OR An appropriate Level 8 Bachelor’s Degree (480 credits) may also be recognised as meeting the minimum entry requirements to a cognate Master’s Degree programme.

An overall qualification average of at least 60% is required, normally.

If you are interested in applying for the IIE Master of International Business Degree, more information can be found here.

Why is International Business Important?

In our global economy, knowing how to operate in an international sense is essential for any businessman or woman. Understanding the intricacies of business with both a local and global perspective will assist you to be able to manage teams and organisations across a wide variety of different fields. This course is designed to develop the capabilities and resources of managers in the global economy.

The IIE Master of International Business is the ideal qualification for those seeking to establish or accelerate a career in international business. It is a specialised degree that will enable you to transform from a traditional manager into a global leader who understands the complexity of managing in a global society. This qualification specifically focuses on strategic planning for international operations and provides an in-depth understanding of the organisational capabilities required. The degree includes classes that address topics such as imports and exports and intercultural communication against the background of changes brought about by the fourth industrial revolution.

Within the programme, students will get a detailed international understanding of these specialised functions of business include:

  • International marketing
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Management and strategy
  • Trade law
  • Accounting

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Get exposure to industry experts with a global perspective at IIE MSA

The IIE Master of International Business is taught by seasoned academics and industry experts with extensive leadership backgrounds in national and international business environments. You will be exposed to companies operating globally via guest speakers and case studies that will assist to prepare you for the Master in IB Research Project and its specific focus allowing you to specialise and be on the leading edge of international management.

Thanks to our hybrid mode of hands-on learning, research projects and online tutorials, the Master of International Business course brings a multi-faceted approach to learning that is guaranteed to suit all types of students. Whether you are a working professional or newly graduated Honour’s student, the IIE MSA approach to higher education is one focussed on creating out-of-the-box thinkers and practical entrepreneurs and businesspeople.

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British Accreditation Council

Our students benefit from knowing that we meet international standards too.

The IIE is accredited as an International Higher Education Institution by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) since 2014. This attests to our confidence in the international comparability of our standards. The British Accreditation Council is an independent authority in the United Kingdom that accredits private providers globally, including Greece, Switzerland, Singapore, India, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates.

As an accredited institution The IIE is monitored regularly by the BAC and has a responsibility to comply with and maintain the standards required to keep its BAC accreditation. In 2017 and 2021, The IIE retained its BAC accreditation and status as an International Higher Education Institution that complies with BAC standards. This important achievement demonstrates to our students and staff that we maintain world class standards and ensures that students can be confident about the value of their qualifications.

Locally and internationally we have demonstrated the quality of what we offer.

IIE MSA students can be confident that their learning experience meets international best practice standards. For more information visit

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