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Postgraduate Programmes

International Business

About the Programme

Are you looking to step into a leadership role within a multinational corporation, or to take a local or regional firm global? An MSc. International Business degree will give you an advanced understanding of the international business context. You will be equipped with the tools to lead organisations toward business success in global markets or take your own business to the international stage.

You will discover:

  • How to identify international market opportunities and implement strategies for entry
  • How to design and implement international business strategies and policy development
  • How to evaluate and employ finance instruments in international markets
  • Contemporary issues in international trade and investments
  • A working understanding of the multinational corporation and strategic issues arising from operations in global markets
  • How to navigate cultural and societal issues as you take your oganisation global.

Facilities and Resources

Laptop and Textbook Package - A new laptop and textbooks (printed or electronic) are provided for all registered students. The package fee is included in the programme cost, and students are allowed to keep the laptop and all of the course materials on completion of the course of study.


Our Faculty conducts research in a wide cross-section of areas related to management including, but not limited to leadership, workplace bullying, psychometric assessment, entrepreneurship, business development, consumer behaviour, marketing, e-learning readiness, industrial psychology, ethics, finance and investments, and accounting theory and practice.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include:
  • Business Consultant
  • International Marketing Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • International Trade Manager
  • Trade Mission Co-ordinator
  • Global Headhunter
  • International Brand/Product Manager
  • Cross-Cultural Negotiator
Apply now if these career paths interest you!

We accept applications from November 1 to June 30. However, expressions of interest are accepted throughout the year.

Why Study in Barbados

Get the most bang for your buck - gain a world class education at affordable tuition rates. Save money by completing your graduate degree in 18 months rather than 24 - 30 months.

Create your own legacy as you connect with a long history of Prime Ministers and Heads of Government who attended the University of the West Indies.  

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At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: MSc
  • Duration: Full-Time: 18 months; Part-Time: 24 months (maximum of 4 years)


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Programme Details

Some of the courses you will cover are:

  1. International Marketing
  2. International Trade & Investment
  3. International Finance
  4. Cross-cultural Management
  5. International Business Strategy
  6. Digital Business

Our tuition is internationally competitive and we offer scholarships, financial aid and payment plans to make university education available to our students. Please CLICK HERE for details on financing options.  

Programme Fees (as at August 2021)  = BDS $ 30,000
University Registration Fees (as at August 2021) = BDS $ 540 per semester:
University fees comprise of Guild and Amenities Fees. They are not charged in the summer semester.
Please note that fees may be adjusted for academic year 2022-2023. 

For Degreed Applicants 
  1. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a university or college acceptable to the University of the West Indies, with at least Second Class Honours.
    • Students are expected to be grounded in a business subject such as management, marketing, finance, or economics.
    • Students with 'Pass' degrees will be considered on the following conditions:
      • they are currently working in a business or management related field, and;
      • they are successful at an interview conducted by the entrance committee within the Department.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
 For Non-Degreed Applicants
The Department is considering opening its doors to a restricted number of these individuals working in the private sector who do not have degrees but have a desire to obtain advanced training in International Business and Finance. It is expected that the number of students entering the programme through this route would be highly restricted and should represent no more than 25 percent of the cohort in any given year. Students entering through this route will be required to undertake a preliminary year of study. The entry criteria for these students would therefore be:
  1. Technical certificates, diplomas or professional designations that can be assessed by the University of the West Indies.
  2. Five years’ experience in a related field at a Supervisory or higher level.
  3. A successful interview conducted by a selected panel determined by the Campus Committee on Graduate Studies and the Department of Management Studies.
  4. Two strong letters of recommendation.