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MBA International Master of Business Administration

  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: One Year
  • Start Date: April and September 2024

We are proud to offer the opportunity to develop your career and learn more about how to engage, navigate and succeed in the global marketplace with our flagship International Master of Business Administration postgraduate qualification.

You will evolve your understanding of the fast-paced global landscape and how to adapt to the changing circumstances to gain a competitive advantage within an organisation. The programme has been designed to allow you to apply an international outlook and approach to business management, business case studies, and new business innovations.

Why study this subject?

If you are looking to progress your career into a management, consultancy or director position then studying our International MBA can help you to develop the necessary skills to secure your next step. The programme focuses on enhancing your practical knowledge and reasoning ability based on the concepts and theoretical frameworks that you will use within the course.

This internationally recognised qualification prepares tomorrow’s aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders to actively engage with and navigate the continuingly changing and often disruptive factors within the global marketplace.

Companies are invested in their future success; they are constantly on the lookout for skilled and qualified executives and managers. Employers want employees who are not just academically qualified but are also work-ready with professional skills in management and leadership. Our International MBA will help you develop the knowledge needed to become confident in your abilities to excel in the workplace.

Our programme has been specifically designed by our industry experienced lecturers to reflect the ins and outs of business and allow you to gather the business function and operations knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

Once you join Buckinghamshire New University you become part of our vibrant and diverse community. We are dedicated and focused on ensuring you receive the best possible experience whilst studying with us. We know that everyone is different and our high lecturer to student ratio ensures that you are treated as an individual and will receive continual and first-hand support throughout your International MBA. In short, we want you to build upon the experience you have gained in industry and expand your abilities so you can graduate with the relevant knowledge to progress your career.

We are proud to support you to become business leader ready. As a BNU student you will have access to a range of postgraduate support, including help developing new business ideas, free access to our Launch Pad boardroom and office space and use of our mentoring scheme. A key feature of this programme is that it provides the chance to blend both the latest industry insights with best practice workplace skills, enhancing your chances to further your progress in the workplace.

Staying up to date with latest industry trends and information is important part of our course. Our academics have a range of experience in the business sector and retain strong links to industry, providing you with the perfect chance to develop key skills, such as creativity, resilience and management.

What will I study?

Our International MBA has been developed to address business leadership in an uncertain world of continuous disruption. The programme will provide a strategic and global view with recurring themes throughout whilst enabling problem-solving, creative thinking and developing empathy all within an international context. In addition, this programme addresses issues that many organisations face in the present climate: operating in a global setting, ensuring business resilience and sustainability. The importance of these contextual issues is recognised by the title of the programme and the recurring themes.

From international finance to marketing strategy, and digital business to international logistics, by the end of the programme you will have developed a strategic, integrated and holistic perspective on organisations and management. You will be confident in your leadership capabilities and be prepared for senior management career advancement.

How will I be taught and assessed?

At Buckinghamshire New University we like to foster an interactive and student-focused teaching style where we blend lectures, workshops, independent study and coursework to enhance the learning experience.

You’ll be able to take part in Active Learning Workshops where you can participate in a variety of activities such as interactive quizzes using mobile technology as well live briefs, simulations, presentations and team challenges. Through these strategies and flipped classroom, you are not simply taught to, but become part of the learning experience.

Assessment tasks may include individual assignments, personal reflections, professional reports, time constrained assessment, case study analysis and personal presentations in a combination designed to assess and meet the stated aims and the required learning outcomes.

Useful Documents

International Master of Business Administration Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

The University’s general entry requirements will apply to admission to this programme with the following additions / exceptions:

  • Applicants to the IMBA will normally have obtained a Bachelor’s degree with Honours (or equivalent) which can be in a range of subject disciplines or professions. Applicants need a minimum of a 2:2 in their degree to be considered.
  • If your first language is not English or your language of instruction at undergraduate level was not English you will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at an overall score of IELTS level 6.5 (or its equivalent) and no score below 6.0 in any category.
  • In keeping with the nature of MBAs across many other institutions, the programme specification will retain some flexibility to enable senior and experienced learners who lack formal academic qualifications to be considered e.g. via portfolio preparation and interview.
  • In line with the university Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme, potential learners can apply for Advanced Standing by Accreditation of Prior Learning.

If you do not meet the entry requirements you may, if you have relevant professional experience, still be invited for interview, where you will be required to demonstrate the necessary knowledge and understanding for entry onto the course.

Previous study, professional and / or vocational experiences may be recognised as the equivalent learning experience and permit exemption from studying certain modules in accordance with our accreditation of prior learning (APL) process.


This provides a guide of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

What are the tuition fees

  • Home, Academic Year 2023 - 2024: £13,200 per year
  • Home, Academic Year 2024 - 2025: £13,300 per year
  • Overseas/International, Academic Year 2023 - 2024: £18,800 per year
  • Overseas/International, Academic Year 2024 - 2025: £19,000 per year

Additional course costs and financial support

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.
You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

If you have any questions about the fees above, contact our Enquiries team by calling 0330 123 2023 or emailing advice@bnu.ac.uk.

What are my career prospects?

We see your journey with us as much more than a degree, we are committed to supporting you to carve out the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Take a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.

Studying an International MBA is the perfect way to gain a wider and well-rounded perspective on business whilst honing your practical skills. As a result of the international nature of this qualification you will be able to apply your learning to global and multi-national companies and work anywhere in the world.

On completion of the award, you may be able to apply for Doctorate level programmes such as PhD or professional doctorate.

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