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MBA International

Qualification: MBA

Study mode: Full-time

Location: High Wycombe

Our International MBA is an exciting and challenging programme for aspiring leaders with a global mindset wishing to successfully operate in diverse situations and work in an international setting.

Is this course for me?

This course is for students wishing to build an early career in management.

If you would like to find out more about this course, come along to a postgraduate open evening.



What will this course cover?

Our MBA is designed to help you meet the challenges facing managers in the global business environment.

It will develop your critical and strategic thinking and equip you with the necessary tools for solving problems.

The programme enables you to develop a strategic, integrated and holistic perspective of organisations.

You will study management at an individual, group and organisational behavioural level as well as at a functional, process and strategic level.

The course will prepare you for a senior management career through the development of enhanced personal and interpersonal skills.

In particular, you will gain leadership capability, skills in business development and in facilitating change in organisations. Academics and practitioners with an international perspective teach this programme, enabling them to equip you with the necessary skills to lead across global boundaries.

As an MBA student, you will network with managers from a wide-range of businesses and cultural backgrounds. You will benefit from business simulation games, group discussions and various team working activities.

We distinguish ourselves from other MBAs by offering the following opportunities to our most ambitious MBA students:

  • work on international business research projects
  • develop business start-up ideas
  • continue onto a PhD
We also offer you the chance of gaining first-hand experience in undertaking a consultancy project for a company. You will be supported by Bucks staff with extensive practitioner and/or business experience during this consultancy work. We are a member of the Association of Business Schools.

Why choose this course?

On successful conclusion of the course, you will hold the award of Master of Business Administration (MBA). This is the most widely recognised international management qualification, and qualifies you for exemptions from certain professional examinations. It also allows for entry to further postgraduate studies, including PhD programmes, as well as for academic and professional work.

What are the modules?

  • International Financial Management
  • International Marketing Management
  • International Strategy and Organisations
  • Personal Development and Consultancy Skills
  • International Logistics and Operations Performance
  • Management Science and Systems
  • International Trade and Competition
  • International Management and Change
  • Dissertation OR Consultancy Project

How will I be taught?

Assessment includes coursework and examinations. Coursework may include group projects, presentations and online participation. The dissertation represents one third of the marks for the final award.

What will I gain?

The course is designed to build the following:

  • strategic knowledge and reasoning in the functional areas of business and the ability to identify and evaluate the relationships between them
  • business skills, both academic and practical, which will enable students to perform effectively in a variety of managerial roles
  • enhanced personal development
  • communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills
  • an international and strategic perspective on the functional and operational areas of business activity
  • analytical, critical and research skills to support the development of corporate strategy
  • a critical understanding of the tools and frameworks used in modelling and systems thinking.

Start date and attendance

Start date: February and September

Duration: 15 Months

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants for the programme should have a good honours degree. The ideal candidate would have relevant work experience in business.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

How much does it cost?

Fees for 2013 - 14 entry

Fee code for Home and EU students: C9
To find the fee for this code please refer to our downloadable fee grid.

Fee code for International students: C
To find the fee for this code please refer to our online fee grid.

If you would more information on fees and finance, please take a look at our money module.

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change. Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rises in inflation or course delivery costs.

Vice Chancellor's MBA Scholarship for International Students
The Vice Chancellor will be awarding special scholarships of £1,000 to international students enrolling on our MBA International in September 2014.
The MBA course fee for international students is £10,600 and with the scholarship, will come down to £9,600.
Students who pay their fees in full before enrolment are also entitled to the £1,000 prompt payment discount, therefore, our MBA could cost just £8,300! Apply now before places fill up and don't miss this fantastic opportunity.

How to apply

You can apply for this course directly to Bucks. For more information on making an application, please take a look at our applications area.

Applicants will normally be interviewed before acceptance onto the programme.

Open days & prospectus

Postgraduate open evenings
If you would like to find out more about this course, come along to a postgraduate open evening Held regularly throughout the year, these events offer an ideal opportunity to meet with a member of the course team, see our facilities and ask any questions you may have. Register online.

 Request a prospectus
To request a prospectus, simply complete this request form or call 0800 0565 660.

How do I find out more?

Home and EU Enquiries
Tel: 0800 0565 660

Home and EU Admissions
Tel: 01494 605 060