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Master of Science in International Business (E-MSc)

If you are looking for an education to upgrade your management skills, with a strong focus on the international perspective, then this Master of Science in International Business could be the right choice for you.

With a master’s degree in International Business you get skills to be able to work with all of the important aspects of a business. You get tools as well as knowledge and methods, to use now and in your future career. 

This education is offered via e-learning, so all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

All teaching and exams are in English.


  • Autumn: Application deadline is September 1.
    Spring: Application deadline is February 1.
  • Admission requirements: You must normally have successfully completed a degree in a relevant subject area at undergraduate level (bachelor or equivalent). Additionally, English at a certain level
  • Duration: 2-6 years part-time, 180 CATS (90 ECTS).
  • Tuition: DKK 86,000

Please note: This is an online programme.

Paulina Poskrobko
Those who think online education lacks human contact, cannot be more mistaken! I have made some great friendships and connections online.
Paulina Poskrobko
Paulina is due to complete her E-MSc studies in January 2017
Working as Event Manager at a large London hotel
Paulinas ambition was fulfilled when she began her online Master’s Degree

This MSc Degree is a part-time and international programme, offered by London South Bank University in co-operation with IBA International Business Academy in Kolding. 


Choosing the e-learning programme gives you maximum freedom and flexibility during your studies. The classes are a combination of live online seminars and teaching via our digital platform. All seminars are recorded, so you can watch them regardless of time and place. 

Read more about e-learning

What is e-Learning?

E-Learning programmes are programmes that are offered online or through distance learning, and put simply, studying by distance learning means you don't have to be based in Kolding to take one of our courses. Wherever you are, you may study with us.

When you choose one of our e-learning programmes, you can study at a distance, at a time and pace that suit you.

Our e-Learning Team

We've been running e-learning courses at the IBA since 1996 and welcome students across the world - from Denmark to Argentina and Australia to Canada.

Our dedicated e-Learning team consists of specialists who make sure that our students have a great education and a great experience.

We ensure that:

  • each course is the same quality and level as a course studied on our campus and internationally
  • the teaching and learning materials are chosen and designed to help you learn and succeed while studying at home
  • the support we provide to e-Learning students is prompt, efficient and helpful
  • our academic staff are subject experts and dedicated to delivering great courses that help our e-learning students thrive in their careers and lives.

Benefits of e-Learning

  • E-learning is a great way to progress further in your career - you can balance the demands of your course with your everyday commitments, allowing you to keep working while you learn.
  • You don't have to come on to campus to attend lectures and seminars, so you won’t have to worry about relocating.
  • Since there are no borders limiting our activities, our e-learning programmes are truly international awarding internationally recognised degrees.
  • You'll have the option to study at home after the kids have gone to bed, in a library, in a coffee shop - or even on the bus. In fact, if you can access the internet, you can access nearly everything you need for our e-learning courses.
  • All our e-learning courses have start dates twice a year, giving you added options.
  • Any qualification you earn from us by e-learning is of equal value to one obtained studying on campus.
  • As well as having access to both the IBA’s and London South Bank University’s libraries and electronic databases, you can use other university libraries, so you’ll have the benefit of learning resources close to where you live.
  • All e-programmes are split up into modules giving you flexibility and enabling you to control your own learning progression.
  • You can get on and off “the train” at any time

Support While You Study

We put a lot of time and effort into ensuring you have a great experience with us. When signing up, all e-learning students are given access to online information, which specifies exactly what is expected from you - and what you can expect from us.

Just because you aren't learning on campus doesn't mean you'll have to cope on your own - you'll have the support of dedicated academic staff while studying the individual modules, and our administrative personnel will be on hand to offer you advice about everything from academic issues to stress and anxiety.

Tools for Learning

Our students log in to a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) instead of attending lectures or seminars in person. The VLE gives you access to course materials such as videos, e-books and other documents. You also use it to discuss the course material with your tutors and peers and to submit your assignments and receive feedback.

As well as through the VLE, you'll communicate with us through our online webinars, and emails.

There is also an opportunity to attend an annual residential at London South Bank University, if you like.

Our Partners

We work with specialist organisations to ensure that our e-learning programmes deliver the best qualifications possible. Our partners include:

  • London South Bank University (LSBU) - they validate our programmes and award the degrees
  • Blackboard - they are global online learning experts, and we currently utilise their world-leading virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) - we are proud members of this organisation, which has accredited our programmes
  • Through LSBU we are also accredited by the British QAA.

Career opportunities

Being awarded this MSc Degree, you are able to hold a manager or mid-level manager position in an international company. You also have a good foundation for a career within marketing or human resource management in the international market. 

Structure of the programme

  1. International Strategy - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
  2. Analytical Techniques - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
  3. Management in International Firms - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
  4. International Trade - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
  5. International Finance - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
  6. International Marketing - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
  7. European Management and Business Strategy - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
  8. Research Design and Methods - 15 CATS (7,5 ECTS)
  9. Dissertation (Hovedopgave) - 60 CATS (30 ECTS)

Admission requirements

You must normally have successfully completed a degree in a relevant subject area at undergraduate level (bachelor or equivalent).

Additionally, you must have passed English at a certain level. Students from Denmark must have passed English at a level equivalent to a Danish Upper Secondary education B-level. The English B-level is represented by 210 hours during the last three years of upper-secondary school (equivalent to the Danish B-level of a Danish upper-secondary examination).

Students from all other countries must present a recognised international English test, with a result equivalent to or better than:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL Paper: 550
  • TOEFL Computer: 213
  • TOEFL Internet-based: 79 (minimum 19 in all sections)
  • Cambridge test: CAE A, B or C
  • Oxford Online Placement test: B2 (min. 70 in each part)

How to apply

You can apply for this programme for autumn and spring intake. When applying, you need to download the application form (Word) and send it with your documentation (CV, exam certificates and photo ID) to

The application deadline for autumn intake is September 1, 2016.

If you have any questions regarding admission and your application, please contact Keld Hvam at +45 25 28 46 00 or

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the Master of Science programme are DKK 86,000 in total.
Registration fee:          DKK   6,000 (when enrolling)
Per study unit:             DKK 10,000 (students normally take two units per semester)
Dissertation:                Free of charge, if you complete before the end of your fourth year of study (otherwise: DKK 10,000).

The fees include all teaching and exams, learning support and administrative costs. Books are not included.

Note that payment per unit is effected at the start of each unit.


  • Albert Garland Elam
    Albert Garland Elam
    Lecturer. Teaches finance, logistics, management and strategy.
  • Finn Sander
    Finn Sander
    Lecturer. Teaches economics, statistics and international finance.
  • Keld Hvam
    Keld Hvam
    Associate Dean. Visiting Professor London South Bank University.
  • Lars Brian Bach
    Lars Brian Bach
    Senior lecturer. Teaches global economics and Managerial Economics.
  • Maja Brinck
    Maja Brinck
    Lecturer. Teaches organisation, management and strategy.


The CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) points system is recognised by many UK Higher Education institutions as a method of quantifying credit for a particular course.

CATS points convert to European academic credits (ECTS) as follows: Two CATS points are equivalent to one ECTS point.