Our flagship ‘International MBA’ is a career development programme that focuses on preparing tomorrow’s aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders to actively engage with, and navigate the continuingly changing and often disruptive factors within the global market place.
IMBA students will learn to read and translate these global uncertainties and quickly adapt these circumstances to gain a competitive advantage within an organisation. Existing approaches to business management, business case studies, and new business innovations will all be examined and critiqued within an international context.
For information on how you can boost your career-prospects and apply for our postgraduate courses, follow our application guide.
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Why study this subject?
The themes of business resilience and sustainability - played within a contextual learning backdrop of global unpredictability - are central elements to our flagship postgraduate programme.
Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?
As a BNU student you can benefit from a range of postgraduate support, for example help with developing new business ideas.
You will also be supported by our Careers and Employability Service, mentoring scheme, and our network of academics, as well as our international partners.
What will I study?
From international finance to marketing strategy, and digital leadership to project management, 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?
The course is designed to meet your study preferences and runs across 12-15 months (depending on if you start in September or February) with personal development and research skills being an integral theme throughout.
During the remaining months you will be required to deliver a work-based learning project, consultancy project and dissertation all while on a commercial placement.
What are the course entry requirements?
Applicants to the International MBA will normally have obtained an Honours degree (or equivalent) which can be in a diversity of subject disciplines or professions.
If your first language is not English or your language of instruction at undergraduate level was not English you 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 students who lack formal academic qualifications to be considered e.g. via portfolio preparation and interview.
For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.
This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.
Year 1 Modules
Consultancy Project (optional)
International Logistics and Operations Performance
International Management of Finance
Leading, Managing and Developing Talent
Marketing Strategy in an 'Always On' World
Negotiated Work Based Learning Project (optional)
Year 2 Modules
12 month company project / Internship
How much does it cost
Home and EU
Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022
£12,400 per year
International, Academic Year 2021-2022
£16,000 per year
What are my career prospects?
The 12 month internship/in-company project element of the programme can lead to further employment opportunities and you will gain valuable knowledge that will help you to develop/start your own business.
Did you know?
We are one of the top 10 UK universities mostly likely to produce graduates who go on to own or manage a business (Capital on Tap, 2021), find out more about this excellent news.