• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Two Years
  • Start Date: February and September 2021

Course Overview

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.

Course Details

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.

Course Modules

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.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks


What are my career prospects

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.

The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.

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