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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.

Qualification: MBA

Credits: 180

Study mode: Full-time

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: 15 months

Is this course for me?

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

We also offer an Online Executive MBA.

If you would like to find out more about our courses, 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.

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.

Year One

  • International Financial Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management Science and Systems
  • Personal Development and Consultancy Skills
  • Marketing Research & Analysis
  • Consumer Behaviour & Culture
  • International Trade & Competition
  • Foreign Exchange Strategy
  • Project Management
  • International Logistics and Operations Performance
  • International Strategy & Organisations
  • Consultancy Project
  • Dissertation
  • International Management and Change
  • European Union Law
  • Dispute Resolution 1: Theory and Applications
  • Organisation Design and Organisation Development

How will I be taught and assessed?

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 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 September 2015 to August 2016 entry
Home and EU: £9,300 per year.

Fees for September 2016 to August 2017 entry
Home and EU: £9,500 per year.

For information on fees and finance, please view our fees and funding section.

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

For fees for international students, visit our international section.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, please use our application form.

Once you have completed the application form, please return it to us by email:

or post it to:

Admissions and Recruitment
Buckinghamshire New University
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
HP11 2JZ

For more information for home and EU students, see our postgraduate applications section.

If you are an international student, visit our international students section.

What are my career prospects?

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.

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

Upon completion of the International MBA you will have developed a sound strategic,
integrated and holistic perspective of organisations. This will be achieved through
the study of management at functional, process and strategic level as well as at an
individual, group and organisational level. You will have gained an understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader and how to facilitate change successfully in organisations as well as skills in business development.