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MBA International Master of Business Administration

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Start Date: September 2021 and February 2022
Our flagship ‘International MBA’ focuses on preparing tomorrow’s aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders to actively engage with, and navigate, fluid, interconnected and (often) disruptive factors converging and colliding within the global market place.
IMBA students will learn to read and translate global uncertainties and disruptive factors and quickly adapt these circumstances to their organisation’s competitive advantage. Existing approaches to business management, international case studies, and new business innovations will all be examined and critiqued.
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Fees and Funding

There’s a range of ways you can secure funding for your course, including sponsorship, scholarships and loans. And if you recently graduated from BNU, you may be eligible for a fee discount.

Why study this subject?

If you are interested in career progression, our International MBA is designed to foster resilience, sustainability and organisational trailblazing to prepare you for the new global paradigm where change is the only consistency.

The themes of business resilience and sustainability - played within a contextual learning backdrop of global unpredictability - are central elements to our flagship postgraduate programme.

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.

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 BNU Business School's 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?

As your needs vary, our form of delivery does too. This 24-month part-time course is taught online as flexible and distributed learning with a few scheduled on-campus workshops.

You will interact with lecturers and fellow students through an online collaboration tool, but you will be able to manage your learning around your own schedule, following the course timetable.

For a more comprehensive breakdown of how this course is taught please consult the programme specification.

Useful Documents

International Master of Business Administration Programme Specification

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants to the International MBA will usually have obtained an Honours degree (or equivalent) and have at least two years post-graduation experience in a managerial position.

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.

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

Leading, Managing and Developing Talent

Marketing Strategy in an 'Always On' World

Project Management

Strategic Leadership

International Management of Finance

International Logistics and Operations Performance

Year 2 Modules

Organisational Resilience

Digital Leadership

Consultancy Project (optional)

Dissertation (optional)

Negotiated Work Based Learning Project (optional)

How much does it cost

Home and EU

Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022

£5,250 per year

International

International, Academic Year 2021-2022

£5,250 per year

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?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

advice@bucks.ac.uk

What are my career prospects?

The main aim of the International MBA part-time programme is to enable successful students to perform effectively at middle management level and aspire to senior management positions.

The International MBA will also appeal to candidates whose ambition relates around developing or managing a small business or a family business.

Some students complete an International MBA in order to simply be better at what they do, to learn more about the diverse world in which we operate or to give something back to wider society.

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.

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