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MSc in Business Development

This programme teaches you how to help companies expand across borders and establish an international presence.

It is designed by the Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB)  and gives you a full understanding of vital business drivers, as well as practical skills reflecting the current state of the industry. You will also learn how to maximise consumer benefits and achieve a competitive advantage.

Qualification: MSc in Business Development
Duration: 24 months full-time (12 months on campus, 12 months final project)
Start dates: September 2014
Campus available: London
Fees: Click for fees

Undergraduate degree (2:2 minimum) equivalent

English Proficiency:

  • IELTS 6.5 – With at least 6.0 in all areas (or equivalent)
  • TOEFL – minimum score of 94 (internet-based), 240 (computer-based), or 587 (paper-based)

GMAT is not an obligatory requirement, but is considered an advantage and may be required for some applications. (Target score 550)

Study structure

Live case study
These are delivered through an examination of actual situations companies working in partnership with the MSc are facing. You will work in groups for seven months, under the supervision of an academic coach. During this time, you will carry out the same kinds of tasks real life business developers are expected to perform.

International Study Residency
The international study residency will provide you with the opportunity to gain an in-depth perspective on one of the fastest-growing economies today. It will consist of lectures and company visits together with insight into the culture and business practices of the country visited


If your application is successful, you will study for an MSc Business Development from the triple-accredited institution, Grenoble Graduate School of Business. Triple accreditation is a distinction shared by less than 1% of the world's leading business schools.

  • AMBA (Association of MBAs) – UK accreditation body
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) – EU accreditation body
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) – USA accreditation body

This MSc is particularly suitable if you want a career that lets you pioneer business initiatives in different locations around the world. It shows you how to adapt to different cultures while exploring the business opportunities that exist within them. You will graduate ready to lead projects and implement business plans internationally.


The course complements a full understanding of key business areas with an exploration of specific business development subjects. You will study topics in areas that are essential for conducting business internationally – such as finance and business planning, law, market research and entrepreneurship. You will also get the chance to learn a foreign language while you study.

Class profile

MSc in Business Development offers the experience of an international classroom, and an environment that reflects the diverse global marketplace.

From 33 MSc Business Development students (Oct 2010 Grenoble intake)

London School of Business and Finance

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