University of Edinburgh: International Business and Emerging Markets

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Business School View department profile
Study type Taught


The programme aims to help you understand how to do international business, especially from developmental states.

It will help you understand the particular challenges faced in:

  • developing corporate strategy

  • attracting foreign direct investment

  • working in countries with very different cultures, institutions, laws and business practices

If emerging markets are, by their very nature, in a state of flux, then already successful economies are characterised by a different kind of dynamic.

As the pace of globalisation accelerates, the need to understand the drivers of national and international economic and business success becomes ever more acute.

This knowledge and understanding will give you some very real career advantages.

Who this programme is for This programme is useful for you if you come from an emerging economy and wish to bring yourself up to speed with contemporary thinking in corporate strategy. This includes technology and financial management and business economics, and of public policies dealing with pressing issues relating to development in general.

It is equally useful for you if you come from an already established economy and are seeking to understand how businesses can take advantage of the globalisation of the world economy and the rapid development of these new economic powerhouses.


University of Edinburgh
Business School


University of Edinburgh, Business SchoolThe University of Edinburgh Business School has a long and established tradition of research excellence, dating back to 1919, when we introduced the first Bachelors of Commerce. 

We’re committed to developing tomorrow’s business leaders, like any Business School. But what really drives us is helping you play to your strengths, add to them, and develop strong relationships that will open up the world to you. These relationships are built amongst your peer group, who will come from diverse backgrounds, cultures and professions and who will provide the beginnings of your international network. In Edinburgh you’ll …

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