Our flagship ‘International MBA’ is a career development programme that focusses on preparing tomorrow’s aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders to actively engage with, and navigate the continuingly changing and often disruptive factors within the global market place. IMBA students will learn to read and translate these global uncertainties and quickly adapt these circumstances to gain a competitive advantage within an organisation. Existing approaches to business management, business case studies, and new business innovations will all be examined and critiqued within an international context.
What will this course cover?
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.
The course is designed to meet your study preferences and runs across 12-15 months (depending on if you start in September or February) with personal development and research skills being an integral theme throughout. During the remaining months you will be required to deliver a work-based learning project, consultancy project and dissertation all while on a commercial placement.
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 diversity of subject disciplines or professions.
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.
Year 1 Modules
- Consultancy Project (optional)
- Digital Leadership
- Dissertation (optional)
- International Logistics and Operations Performance
- International Management of Finance
- Leading, Managing and Developing Talent
- Marketing Strategy in an 'Always On' World
- Negotiated Work Based Learning Project (optional)
- Organisational Resilience
- Project Management
- Strategic Leadership
Year 2 Modules
- 12 month company project / Internship
How much does it cost
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2020-2021: £12,000
Full Time International, Academic Year 2020-2021: £16,000
Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £12,400
Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £16,000
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.
How do I apply?
For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks