Our flagship ‘International MBA’ is a career development programme that focuses 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 to 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 a Hons 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 the undergraduate level was not English you be required to demonstrate English proficiency at a score of IELTS level 6.5 or its equivalent.
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.
What are my career prospects?
As a Buckinghamshire New University 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 'LaunchPad' boardroom and office space. The LaunchPad 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 Buckinghamshire New University 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.