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Our International MBA has been developed to address business leadership in an uncertain world of continuous disruption. If you are interested in making the shift from manager to leader in your organisation this programme could be for you.

Qualification: MBA

Study mode: Full-time

Location: High Wycombe Campus

Duration: 15 months

Start date: September & February

Is this course for me?

Are you concerned to make sure that your organisation can adapt and evolve to meet changing global contexts and threats? Are you keen to take full advantage of commercial opportunities that are opening up globally and at an accelerating pace? Our International MBA will help you to achieve your ambitions.

If you are already an experienced manager, but aspire to work in more senior positions, this course will enhance your understanding of global businesses, problem solving and creative thinking skills.

This programme covers all the key business functions but with a unique perspective: resilience, and core skills for future-proofing your organisation. Your final project may take the form of a dissertation, consultancy project or work based learning project, and this flexibility will mean that you can tailor your learning to suit your needs.

What will this course cover?

This course has been developed to address business leadership, providing a strategic and global view of business, with a focus on building your problem solving, creative thinking, and empathy skills; all within an international context.

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 prepared for senior management career progression.

You will explore the issues that many organisations face today, including:

  • globalisation, widening markets and competition
  • crisis and emergency planning for executives
  • reporting of financial information
  • how talent management contributes to organisations
  • the opportunities and threats posed by interconnected digital dependencies
  • executive decision-making across global environments.

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Year One

  • International Management of Finance
  • Marketing Strategy in an 'Always On' World
  • Leading, Managing and Developing Talent
  • International Logistics and Operations Performance
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Organisational Resilience
  • Digital Leadership in a World of Continuous Change
  • Dissertation
  • Consultancy Project
  • Negotiated Work Based Learning Project


This programme is delivered full-time over 12-15 months. As well as the class sessions, you will be expected to carry out self-study, self-directed research and investigation.

How will I be taught and assessed?

Your class sessions will comprise of a range of activities, including interactive lectures, discussions, group work, presentations, and business simulation.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways, including assignments, examinations, time constrained assessments, case study analysis and presentations.

What are the 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.

Students whose first language is not English or whose language of instruction at undergraduate level was not English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at a score of IELTS level 6.5 or its equivalent.

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

How much does it cost?

Fees for September 2017 to August 2018 entry
We are currently reviewing our fees for this course.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You may be eligible for a postgraduate loan. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit our postgraduate funding section.

Fees for September 2016 to August 2017 entry

Full-time Home and EU: £9,500 per year. 

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

Further information
Find out more about our fees and funding.
Find out more about our fees for international students.

Questions about fees?
Contact our Student Centre on:
01494 603 020

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.

How do I apply?

For application details please visit

How will you help me prepare for my future career?

As a Bucks Business School graduate, you could benefit from a range of post-graduation support, for example help with developing new business ideas.

In 2016 we also opened our 'Launch pad' boardroom and office space. The Launch Pad space will provide free meeting facilities, Wi-Fi and IT for students and alumni entrepreneurs.

You will also be supported by our Careers and Employability Service, mentoring scheme, and Bucks Business School's network of academics, as well as our international partners. 

In addition, on completion of the award, students may be able to apply for Doctorate level programmes such as PhD or professional doctorate.