MSc International Management

NUI Galway

Course Overview

The award-winning MSc in International Management provides students with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the principles and application of international business and management.

The programme aspires to develop the student’s ‘global mindset’ by developing cultural awareness, sensitivity and curiosity around global industrial systems, international business models, geopolitics, global finance and worldwide societal norms and changes. The Programme covers the various functional areas of management (e.g. global marketing, international business, international HR, International finance, International entrepreneurship) and allows students to discover the areas they would like to pursue a career in after their postgraduate degree.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?


What is the length of the course?

12 Months (1 Year) Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

International Study Tour: our ‘Global Leadership Pathway’ delivered by Toulouse Business School (triple-accredited), France
In the second semester students will have the opportunity to apply theory in practice and develop global leadership capabilities and skills. In doing so, students will participate on a one-week international study tour, which for 2019 -2020 is in Toulouse Business School in France. Toulouse Business School is a triple accredited school and one of the top 10 business schools in France. While abroad, students attend classes on cross cultural management, global mindset, global leadership, assertiveness and confidence as well as company site visits (e.g. visiting large companies like Airbus as well as small export-led start-up companies). In seminars before, during and after the international study tour, students will develop skills for working in an international environment and an understanding of management and business in different international contexts. Location for this study tour is subject to change.

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places


Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 17,300

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Candidates for the MSc in International Management will normally hold an undergraduate honors degree (NFQ Level 8), usually a H1 or H2.1 that can be in any discipline. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements


Career Prospects

The demand for employees with a background in International Management continues to grow as organisations become ever more globalized and as multinational corporations (MNCs) continue to expand their overseas operations. NUI Galway’s MSc in International Management is nationally recognized for its excellence. It was the overall winner of the national postgraduate course of the year (Business) in both 2013 & 2019. The degree will give you a strong competitive advantage in the global jobs market. Our students have gone on to pursue careers in a wide range of fields including management consultancy, graduate training programmes, retail management, human resource management, general management roles in multinational companies, policy development, and research and academia. Employers of previous graduates of the programme include KBC Bank, PWC, Zurich Insurances, Polish Embassy, Storm Technology.


Work Internship Option:

Offered on a limited and competitive basis that could be taken in lieu of the International Management in Practice (Global Leadership Pathway) and International Management Report (in the second semester – above). The internships are typically suited to students with limited professional experience. Students will be selected and offered a place on the internship module based on academic record upon entering the MSc IM programme compared with the rest of the students on the MSc IM Programme for that academic year. Typically your overall result from your undergraduate degree is used as your academic record. Your IELTS (or equivalent) score, where relevant, is also taken into consideration in the selection process of being offered a place on the internship module. For example, students with a first-class honors undergraduate degree and IELTS score of 7 or more overall (or equivalent) (where relevant), are more likely to be offered entry into the internship module. You may also be asked for interview to ascertain suitability of entering into the internship module. If you are taking the internship module, we will secure internship opportunities, but it is at the discretion of employers whether they shortlist and offer a position to applicants.