MASTER OF SCIENCEInternational Marketing & Business Development





​Courses and campus specialisations



  Semester 1

  • International Business Development, 4 credits

  • Employability and Career, 1 credit

  • Strategic Brand Management, 5 credits

  • Marketing Research, 4 credits

  • New Business Development: From Idea to Market, 4 credits

  Semester 2

  • Employability and Career, 1 credit

  • Understanding Consumers & Markets, 5 credits

  • Product Management & Operational Marketing, 4 credits

  • Business Development & Sales, 5 credits



Autumn semester electives (Sept - Dec): 

Managing in International Contexts, Data Analytics and Retail Strategy, Finance for Marketers, Trade Marketing and Category Management, Negotiation, Case-studies in International Marketing & Branding, Research Writing (obligatory for MSc)

Spring semester electives (Jan - April): 

Digital Growth, Mobile Marketing, Web Analytics, SEO, SEM, Social Networks, Omnichannel Strategy and Digitalisation of the Point of Sale, Community Management & Crisis Communication Mgt, Persuasive Leadership in a Millennial World, Photoshop, Company Project



Autumn semester electives (Sept - Dec): 

Persuasive Leadership in a Millennial World, Digital Growth, BtoB Marketing, UX Design, Research Writing, Digital Ads – Full Funnel Strategy, AI & Data Analytics, Lego Serious Play Method.

Spring semester electives (Jan - April): 

Sustainable Marketing and Communication, Power of Communication, Strategic Planning, Sales Challenge, Business Intelligence with Data Mining and Spreadsheets, Social Media Strategy, Advanced Negotiation, Creative Content Design in Digital Marketing


​​Sophia Antipolis 

Autumn semester electives (Sept - Dec):  

Using Lego® Serious Play® to Enhance Creativity, Perfect Pitch, Marketing & Innovation in the Video Games Market, Finance for Marketing & New Business Development, Trends & Innovation in Luxury Markets, Creative Marketing, Auchan Challenge, Telecom Valley Challenge, Introduction to Photoshop, Company Project, E-Commerce, Research Methods (obligatory for MSc), Community Service Venture Factory

Spring semester electives (Jan - April): 

Social Network Marketing, Using CRM with, Digital Growth, Big Data and Analytics, Trends, Innovation and Competition in the Perfume Business, Transformative Innovation, Using SPSS, Issues in International Economics and Geopolitics, Excel for Business Developers, Company Project, Auchan Challenge, Using PR and Events to Develop Business, Eyeka Project, Community Service Venture Factory

Belo Horizonte - International Marketing & Business Development in Emerging Markets specialisation: 

Sept - Dec semester electives: 

Go to Market Strategy for Latin America, Pricing Strategy for New Products & New Markets, Business to Business Marketing Management, Communication and Engagement in an Emerging Society, Strategic Entrepreneurship: from Theory to Practice

Jan - April semester electives: 

Business to Business Marketing Management, Communication and Engagement in an Emerging Society, Digital Marketing Opportunities in Emerging Markets, Go to Market Strategy for Latin America, Marketing and Conscious Capitalism, New Business Models for Underexplored Segments, International Negotiation in Sales, Services and Customer Experience Management, Go to Market Strategy, Optional Portuguese (online 15hrs + in-class 15hrs)

Suzhou - Digital Marketing specialisation: 

Suzhou specialisation core

  • Digital Marketing in China, 3 credits

  • Pricing Strategies for a Digital World, 3 credits

  • Managing Social Networks, 3 credits

  • Communities and Crisis Communication, 3 credits

  • Digital Growth; Mobile Marketing and Communication, 3 credits

Sept - Dec semester electives: 

Managing an Export Project, Business Negotiation, Research Writing (obligatory for MSc)

Jan - April semester electives: 

Persuasive Communication in a Digital World, Graphic Design, Perfect Pitch


  • Dissertation, individual coaching, 30 credits
TOTAL: 90 credits
 Approximate course time not includ​ing individual and project work: 400 hours
These details are for information only and may be changed by the school without prior notice.

MSc IMBD videos

In the videos above:

  • MSc International Marketing & Business Development team-building seminar
  • Interview with former vice president Marketing Europe at Apple (has frequently taught on this MSc)
  • A webinar with Peter Spier, one of the MSc's directors

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