International Business Management with Industry Placement

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


The Edinburgh Business School aims to provide forward-thinking, practical, focused MSc degrees that are outward looking and focused on the global business world. As part of our programme, you will study specialist subjects from across the business sphere including; international business context, competitive strategy, research philosophy and practice, and business economics.

Our courses provide insight into relevant social, political, legal, and macroeconomic conditions affecting international business and will develop your skills in decision-making, people management, leadership and team working.

You will learn how to critically evaluate and implement theories, concepts and techniques of business and apply this knowledge to practical contexts through industry-focused, case-study led projects and ultimately your Industry Placement.
As the placement is credit bearing, to progress onto the placement year you will need to reach the designated attainment status beforehand.

At the Edinburgh Business School, we work with corporate business partners from across the world and have a team of designated professionals who will work with you to identify your industry placement.

In Year 1 - Semesters 1 and 2 students take 2 mandatory and 2 optional courses
In Year 2 - Students take part in their Industry Placement and complete a Dissertation

Entry Requirements

A good Honours degree (first or second class), or its non-UK equivalent, in a relevant subject from a recognised British or overseas university.

Start Date

September, January


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

12 months


School of Social Sciences


Business Management

SCQF Level



Career Sectors

Administration and Management General


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