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MBA International Master of Business Administration

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Start Date: January and September 2024

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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 that 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. 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 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 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.

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?

This programme has been designed to be delivered as a distance-learning course. You will be taught through a series of interactive lectures, seminars and tutorials. As well as via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This will allow you to continue to work within your field whilst also completing your degree from anywhere in the world, and study at times to suit you.

Classes involve a mix of lectures and seminars. Seminars can take the form of individual research for sharing, pairs or group work. This encourages both networking but also embeds the discipline of research, leading and managing in groups, self-reflection and building of skills. Lectures are given by academics and guest lecturers who have practical experience who can share this with you.

This programme has authentic assessments at its core. All assessments are varied and range from reports, assignments, ePortfolios and builds to allow flexibility towards how you present the assessment as well as deciding on what topics to include.

Did you know?

We are one of the Top 10 (4th) best UK small schools for business (Capitalontap, 2022).

Useful Documents

International Master of Business Administration Programme Specification

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.

What are the tuition fees


Home, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£5,570 per year


Overseas/International, Academic Year 2023 - 2024

£5,570 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.

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 (4th) best UK small schools for business (Capitalontap, 2022), find out more about this excellent news here.

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