Master with International Business in Malta

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Full time - 12 months
Part time - 24 months

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EU Residents – € 6,950*
Non-EU – € 7,750*
*an additional annual administrative fee (950 EUR) and registration fee (200 EUR) must be paid.

Investing in a Master of Science (MSc) in Management with International Business in Malta (hereinafter – Master with International Business in Malta) will prepare students for the dynamic nature of global business today. The Master with International Business in Malta offered by GBSB Global endows students with the competencies to succeed in diverse settings around the world. Graduates are empowered to think differently, act considerately and traverse a backdrop of continuous change. This program is a steppingstone into a world in motion.

GBSB Global’s Management Master with International Business in Malta is taught by highly esteemed faculty that hail from different regions around the globe. These real-world professionals and leaders in industry are experts in the fields of global commerce, international marketing, cross-cultural management, consultancy, negotiations, and more.

Building on a strong foundation of core business skills, students will gain the tools needed to analyze the cultural, economic, and political forces that shape global business world. Through hands-on workshops and presentations provided by domestic and international companies, students will build leadership skills and gain a comprehensive understanding of the global marketplace. These practical experiences and workshops will look at design thinking, growth management, innovation, and the impact of tech on business and what the future holds in store.

Join the Master with International Business in Malta to also develop an in-depth, working knowledge of the best international business practices and an overview of the core areas that impact international affairs, including geopolitics, law, and economics.

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Higher Education Program: Master of Science (MSc) in Management (International Business)
Accreditation Status: An officially recognized qualification awarded by GBSB Global Business School, licensed as Higher Education Institution by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority (License number: 2020-012).
MQF/EQF Level: MFHEA deems this qualification to be at Level 7 of the Malta Qualifications Framework and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning.
Number of ECTS Credits: 90 ECTS



Master Malta accredited by Microsoft

One of the first business schools in Europe recognized as a Microsoft Showcase School

Master with International Business in Malta Awarded as a Five Stars Business School by QS Ranking System

Awarded as a Five Stars Business School for Internationalization and Diversity

Msc International Business in Malta accredited by National Commission for Higher Education in Malta

Accredited by the Malta Further & Higher Education Authority

Master with International Business Management in Malta Ranked as TOP150 Worldwide by QS World University Rankings 2021

Ranked as TOP150 Worldwide by QS World University Rankings 2021

At GBSB Global we take pride in our diverse and dynamic student body representing over 100 nationalities globally. A tight-knit group, our students are the fabric of our institution and their openness to connect and engage with one another on both a professional and personal level fosters a colorful, multicultural entity and inclusive identity within our school, where everyone feels welcome. In an age where this is being highly popularized, GBSB Global has always had a history of working across borders and drawing students from around the world to the classroom. This is one of the biggest draws students report.

Not only does GBSB Global provide a study abroad experience, but also the culture within the institution itself promotes peer-to-peer learning and feeling of belonging that lasts long after graduation. Learn not only from the professors but also from the insights and experiences of your classmates. The time is now to invest in a career that will offer intrigue, opportunity, and challenge.


Master in International Business Management official state recognized business degree

European business school officially recognized for excellence in International Business (EQF Level 7)

Master in International Business Management in Malta international faculty with business acumen

International faculty with profuse business experience across the globe

Master in International Business Management Malta invited speakers and workshops from professionals

Practical workshops and professional speaking events delivered by experts in business

Master in International Business Management in Malta International student body

Study alongside a diverse peer group representing 100+ nations



Businesses are increasingly conducted on a global scale therefore it's important for professionals to build an understanding of international business operations. Our Master with International Business in Malta highlights the different business management practices seen across the world. Modules range from looking at the basic principles of International Business, global entrepreneurship, and operational management, to cross-cultural management, international operations and supply chain, and tackling possible global business challenges.

What better way to learn about international relations and workplace inclusion than in an applied setting? GBSB Global is extremely proud of its truly diverse, all-inclusive international learning environment comprising over 100 nationalities of talented students, experienced faculty, and global partners, giving rise to open-minded global citizens of tomorrow, demonstrating great appreciation for cultural diversity and entrepreneurial initiative, set on launching their career across exciting global locations.


Promote Greater Inclusion and Teamwork Efficiency in an International Organization

Effective Teamwork and Project Management (6 ECTS)
Diversity Management and Global Workplace Inclusion (6 ECTS)

  • Organizational Behavior
  • The Concept of Workplace Motivation and Satisfaction
  • The Dynamics of Group Performance
  • Relationship Between Power, Politics, Conflict
  • The Organizational Culture and Its Relation to Workplace
  • Diversity Across Cultures
  • The Strategies for Addressing Race, Religion, and Ethnicity Diversity and Inclusion
  • Gender Diversity in the Workplace
  • The Benefits of Inclusion of People with Special Needs
  • The Concept of Work-life Balance (WLB)
  • Current Issues in D&I Worldwide

Improve and Monitor Operational and Economic Performance of an International Business

Operations Management (6 ECTS)
Finance for Management (8 ECTS)

Comprehend Global Business Challenges and Expand Internationally

Economics and Geopolitics (6 ECTS)
International Business and Global Business Challenges (6 ECTS)

  • Principles of Behavioral Economics
  • Geopolitics and Geo-economics Methodologies
  • Causes of Globalization
  • The Main Concepts Related to the Global Business Environment
  • Political and Legal Systems
  • Global Integration Policies
  • Emerging Markets
  • Global Factors of International Business

Identify Areas for Strategic Development and Define Business Objectives

Strategic Management and Analytics (8 ECTS)
Strategic Marketing (6 ECTS)

  • Strategic Management, Planning and Structure
  • Strategic Approaches to Analyzing the Position of an Organization
  • Data and Strategy
  • Organizational and Business Level Context of Marketing Strategy
  • External and Internal Environment Factors
  • The Marketing Mix
  • The Mission Statement, Corporate Objectives and Functional Areas of an Organization

Gain a Competitive Advantage in a Global Arena Through Innovation and Digitalization

Digital Transformation, Innovation and Technology (6 ECTS)

  • Digital Economy and Its New Driving Forces
  • Digital Strategy and Transformation
  • Drucker’s 7 Sources of Innovation, Open Innovation
  • Strategic Approaches to Managing Innovation
  • Disruption Theory
  • Digital Transformation Journey

Explore Global Financial Markets and International Trade Issues

Global Financial Markets and Instruments (6 ECTS)
International Logistics and Transport (6 ECTS)

  • Performance of Global Financial Markets in Different Economic and Political Contexts
  • The Role of Capital Markets in Economic Growth
  • Global Fixed-Income Markets
  • Global Equity Markets
  • Derivatives & Risk Management
  • Sourcing Funding from the Capital Markets
  • Modern Distribution Systems
  • Modes of Transport in a Modern Society
  • Innovations in Air and Maritime Transport
  • Modal, Intermodal, and Multimodal Transport
  • Contemporary Issues Facing Carrier Management
  • Regulatory Frameworks for Different Transport Modes
  • Freight Cost and Pricing
  • Third-Party Logistics
  • Trade and Customs Procedures

Investigate an International Business Issue and Present Your Findings in a Comprehensive Final Project

Final Project (20 ECTS)

A Final Project (Capstone) is a multifaceted assignment that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for Master students. Students take what they have learned throughout the course of their Master’s program and apply it to examine a specific idea/problem within their area of specialization. A Final Project involves the identification of an existing problem in a real-world setting and the application of learned skills and methods to develop a solution that addresses the problem directly. There are several options among which students can choose for developing their Final Project: either it may be geared toward research or may be more oriented toward problem-solving. Solutions offered by students are usually interactive and realistic, meaning they can be implemented and used either in professional life or in further research and study.

Please download the Course Outline below for full program details including module learning outcomes, learning hours, teaching, learning and assessment methods, grading system and pass rates.



  1. Has comprehensive specialised knowledge and understanding of how cultural, economic, political, and technological frameworks affect management practices and how they can be managed effectively;
  2. Identifies and evaluates theoretical approaches necessary for planning and decision-making in business. These include ideas that support the modelling and management of the decisions across the broad range of functional areas;
  3. Has relevant knowledge of organisations, and their role in pursuing sustainable business in the context in which they operate and how they are managed in compliance with codes of ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility;
  4. Has a critical understanding of business continuity management including knowledge of possible risks and regulatory environment that can impact business operations;
  5. Has comprehensive knowledge about methods to manage innovation processes and digital technologies that are in demand, and implications of digital technologies for individuals and societies;
  6. Identifies and evaluates key issues related to administering the human elements when managing projects such as teamwork, communication, motivation, and diversity;
  7. Has a comprehensive and critical understanding of the principal current research issues in management as well as in a specific industry or functional area of a personal professional interest;
  8. Possesses multi-disciplinary theoretical and practical knowledge of management in a specific industry or functional area of a personal professional interest.


  1. Performs critical evaluation and analysis of business environment and of the main concepts, structures and approaches of strategic business management with incomplete or limited information;
  2. Demonstrates capability in using specialised skills to make decisions and create global strategies in different business operations, digital transformation, and finance in order to adopt to fast-changing business environment;
  3. Demonstrates leadership skills necessary to empower, inspire and manage teams, innovation and creative problem-solving while managing a business;
  4. Develops new skills in response to emerging knowledge and techniques in the domain of business management including digital skills and use of modern technologies;
  5. Develops an ability to identify and assess risks relating to the business, digital and financial environment and to design strategies to mitigate specific managerial risks;
  6. Monitors and maintains compliance with appropriate business regulations and formulates practical responses to the legal and external environment challenges associated with operating a business;
  7. Demonstrate capability in using data referring to business analytics to better forecast and execute business strategies and operations;
  8. Demonstrates capability in using knowledge and skills of management to conduct research within a specific industry or functional area of a personal professional interest, taking into account the need for synthesis, setting objectives, methodological process and application of strategies;
  9. Demonstrate specialised knowledge of management that include reflecting on social and ethical responsibilities linked to execution of the managerial function.


  1. Demonstrates the ability to respond to the main political, economic, social, and technological variables and to formulate the priorities and strategies necessary for an organisation to succeed considering the global outlook and trends;
  2. Manages business projects by establishing a global vision that incorporates every facet of business development and constructs innovation and cultural diversity as an advantage in business contexts that are complex and unpredictable and require new strategic approaches;
  3. Is accountable for managing people and practicing management with commitment to democratic values and sustainability adopting the practices based on learning, service and social inclusion;
  4. Demonstrates autonomy in the direction of personal development and lifelong learning applicable to the business environment;
  5. Creates a research-based diagnosis to problems in management by integrating knowledge from new or interdisciplinary fields in management and makes judgements with incomplete or limited information;
  6. Engages in critical analysis in the area of management and demonstrates independent thought, evaluation and problem-solving underpinned by evidence-based arguments;
  7. Take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge in management or a specific industry/functional area of a personal professional interest by identifying an existing business problem and by conducting original research.


Develop the skills and competencies to be a leader in business through business modeling, negotiation, research, analysis, and problem solving.

Learn how to navigate global markets, international trade regulations, and the ever-changing legal arena.

Foster the empathy needed in international business management to effectually communicate and cooperate across borders and in international settings.

Connect with business professionals promoting sustainability and ethical business practices within the sphere of international business management and make an impact on society and the environment.

Earn your Master with International Business in Malta and feel competent in strategizing and negotiating effectively employing these tools: case studies, debates, and hands-on projects that simulate situations and obstacles managers face in the real world.



GBSB Global’s Management Master with International Business in Malta will look at the importance of understanding the foreign economic, social, political, cultural, and legal environment, import and export regulations, joint ventures, franchising, subsidiaries, international dynamics of management and leadership.

In addition, a focus will be placed on accessing opportunities, managing risks, increasing ROI for your business or the one you work for. From technology to remote work, explore the factors driving change and the shifts the pandemic has created in international affairs.

Explore possible careers in International Business:

Career Opportunities of program at GBSB Global



A Policy Analyst is tasked with surveying the effectiveness of current policies and facilitating the framework for new programs and legislation to meet company’s objectives and policy goals.


This individual is responsible for researching new markets, establishing early-stage pilots, scouting locations, and scaling fruitful programs to effectively launch operations in new countries.


A Foreign Service Officer represents his/her government and aids in promoting peace, supporting prosperity, and safeguarding citizens who are traveling abroad.


Foreign Exchange Specialists help their clients understand and capitalize on foreign currency markets by providing clear insight on exchange rates and variables in global markets.


International Trade Specialists work for investment firms, banks, governments or serve as consultants providing information to clients regarding global business expansion and development opportunities.


An Import/Export Specialist is an expert who prepares, and processes all required documents and permits for shipping purposes, conducting quality inspections of shipments, and maintaining records of all invoices and transactions for the shipment of products to domestic and international locations.


Customs Compliance Specialists are responsible for guaranteeing that all imports and exports comply with federal and international regulatory laws whether they are working for a government agency or a private enterprise.


Human Capital Managers recruit, manage, develop, and optimize employees, hiring the right talent to increase their value to the company.


A New Product Development Manager takes the lead on researching, assessing, and coordinating a new product's construction, improving its functionality to better meet user needs.


This professional is responsible for leading, enriching, and expanding the Internationalization of the culture and business development of a company or academic institution through diversification and education.


A Global Account Manager plans sales, deploys sales forces, conducts global sales meetings, and takes on challenging accounts ensuring the attainment of global sales revenue targets.

Careers You Can Achieve with a MIM with International Business

There is a lot to be excited about in the realm of international business today. With the tech and communications sectors leading the charge in regard to growth and development, more and more companies are expanding globally. With this increase comes the demand for skilled talent to fill key positions.

Do you think you have what it takes? Earn your Master with International Business in Malta and be armed with the competencies to take on a career of this caliber. From cultural empathy to inclusivity, you will be equipped with the soft skills needed to work across borders with ease.

What can you expect? Careers can range from becoming an International Business Consultant or a Human Resources Manager to a Foreign Sales Representative. The opportunities are vast, especially for those who are proficient in another language, have strong interpersonal skills, and can manage people with differing backgrounds to inspire teams to succeed.




The Master in Management program welcomes students and professionals from all over the world thanks to its globally-focused teaching approach. Our students represent over 100 nationalities, and we pride ourselves on nurturing an inclusive learning environment that supports everyone, regardless of origin, culture, or background.

All GBSB Global Master in Management programs, regardless of their specialization, are designed for:

  • Students with a Bachelor's degree at EQF level 6 and both a strong interest in business management and the chance to enjoy an international study experience abroad;
  • Young professionals with minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in multinational companies who wish to change their career focus and are interested in obtaining academic knowledge in the area of management to advance their career growth.

All students and professionals from every corner of the world must show proficiency in the English language.

To be qualified for admission to Master with International Business in Malta, you must:
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The entry profile should include one of the following:

  • European three-year initial degree or a recognised equivalent at EQF/MQF Level 6 (180 ECTS minimum);
  • A foreign undergraduate degree from outside the EHEA equivalent to EQF/MQF Level 6 and 180 ECTS minimum;

Alternative Entry Routes

Alternative entry routes are available for applicants who do not possess the standard entry qualifications but have certain appropriate skills and experience and subject knowledge. These are detailed in the IQA Manual of GBSB Global within the “Policies for Admission of Transfer Students and Recognition of Prior Learning”.

The Admissions Committee may consider applications from suitably qualified students currently attending other universities, applicants who have achieved a lower level award, or applicants seeking admission based on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Proof of Proficiency in the English Language:

  • English as a native language;
  • TOEFL - Minimum score: 213 (computer based), 79/93 (internet based), or 550 (paper based);
  • IELTS - Minimum score: 6.5;
  • Cambridge ESOL, Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Minimum score: C1;
  • English as the language of instruction during previous studies in the formal educational system;
  • Duolingo - higher than 95 points;
  • Internal English level testing at GBSB Global.
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Complete all required forms for admission and submit all required documents


Application Fee

100 EUR

Registration Fee

200 EUR

Administrative Fee

950 EUR

Total Tuition Fee (90 ECTS Credits)

6,950 EUR (EU Residents who do not require visa support)

7,750 EUR (NON-EU Residents)


A discount may be applied if the student choses to pay
the full amount at the time of program acceptance.

If payments are not paid by the deadlines, a penalty fee of 5% of the remaining tuition amount will be charged.
Program fees do not include accommodation, flights, insurance or program materials.
Students who wish to participate in Global Study Trips may do so by paying additional fees.

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