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Faculty of Social Sciences

Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management


International Business and Finance (HYBRID)

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About the Programme

Position yourself for a lucrative profession with an MSc. International Business and Finance degree. Research shows that finance jobs will increase by 15% within the next decade, while demand for international business jobs is expected to increase by 7.9% during that period. Gain deep insight into the operation of local and global financial markets, while mastering the skills to take your own business or that of your client company into the international arena.

What Will I Study?

  • How to identify international market opportunities and implement strategies for entry
  • How to use and evaluate finance instruments in international markets
  • Contemporary issues in international trade and investments
  • Strategic issues arising from operations in global markets
  • The foreign exchange market, international transactions and treasury management
  • The intricacies of trade blocs and their implications for trade finance and financial markets

Facilities and Resources

Textbook Package - Textbooks (printed or electronic) are provided for all registered students. This fee is included in the programme cost, and students are allowed to keep 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:
  • International Marketing/Brand Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • International Trade Manager
  • Finance Manager
  • Financial Journalist
  • Finance and Investment Analyst
  • Business Analyst

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

The MSc. International Business and Finance programme is not offered at any of the other UWI campuses and is the only one of its kind offered in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.
Our foreign language study component is a bonus that is not found at many universities worldwide and can provide you with a competitive advantage.

Save money by completing your graduate degree in 18 months rather than 24 - 30 months.

At a Glance

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


Programme Details

Some of the courses you will cover are:

  1. International Marketing
  2. International Finance
  3. Financial Reporting and Statement Analysis
  4. Digital Business
  5. Behavioural Finance
  6. Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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 2023)  = BDS $ 30,000
University Registration Fees (as at August 2023) = 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 2023-2024. 

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 Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.
  2. Two letters of recommendation.
For Non-Degreed Applicants
The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management is considering opening its doors to a restricted number of 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 may 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 Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management.
  4. Two strong letters of recommendation.

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