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MSc in Business Development – Programme Structure

All classes take place in the first year of this two-year course. You will complete a Final Management Project on a subject related to business development during the second.

Attendance is compulsory during the first year, but you can complete the Final Management Project from anywhere in the world, while you work. If you decide to learn a foreign language, classes for this will run alongside your normal lectures.

Business Fundamentals 12 Months
  • Leadership, Teambuilding & Managerial Creativity
  • Economics
  • Corporate Finance & Business Planning
  • International Marketing Management
  • Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Financial Accounting
  • Legal Environment of International Business
  • Intercultural Management & Negotiation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Issues in Business
  • Strategic Management
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring
  • New Venture Business Planning
  • Business Operations in Emerging Economies
  • Geopolitics
Business Development Specifics*
  • Customer Relationship Management & Customer Intelligence
  • Digital Marketing
  • Market Research
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Opportunities
  • Advanced Effective Negotiation & Sales Techniques
  • Purchasing
  • Building Strategic Key Accounts
  • Consultative Selling
  • Business Development Opportunities
Live Business Case
  • During the Programme, students will work on a Live Business Case (LBC) provided by companies working in partnership with the MSc Business Development Programme.
International Study Residency
  • The international Student Residency will provide an 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.
Final Management Project 12 Months
  • The second year of the project is dedicated to the Final Management Project conducted under the supervision of a tutor from GGSB

During the Programme students will be required to work on a Live Business Case (LBC)provided by companies working in partnership with the MSc Business Development Programme. The LBC will be related to the International Study Residency. Students will develop their LBC’s over a 7 month period, from October to June, under the supervision of a GGSB coach.

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)

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