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.
The Business School is dedicated to ensuring you have a personalised educational experience and can advance in your career aspirations. We are a true community of business professionals from across the globe with students joining us from UK, USA, India, UAE and China.
For information on how you can boost your career-prospects and apply for our postgraduate courses, follow our application guide.
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Join us for a Postgraduate Open Day where you can discuss your options and chosen course with our course leaders.
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 preparing 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?
We know that taking the next step in your career is can be an exciting but daunting prospect, studying a postgraduate qualification can be the perfect way to learn the vital knowledge and skills needed to advance whilst having the support of an industry experienced academic to help you put your ideas into action.
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?
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.
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.
In addition you will be required to conduct a research project on which your final dissertation is based.
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 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 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 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.
Year 1 Modules
Leading, Managing and Developing Talent
Marketing Strategy in an 'Always On' World
International Management of Finance
International Logistics and Operations Performance
Year 2 Modules
Consultancy Project (optional)
Negotiated Work Based Learning Project (optional)
What are the tuition fees
Home and EU, Academic Year 2022 - 2023
£5,350 per year
Home, Academic Year 2023 - 2024
£5,570 per year
International, Academic Year 2022 - 2023
£5,350 per year
Overseas/International, Academic Year 2023 - 2024
£5,570 per year
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.
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.