Develop the skills you need to join a new generation of strategic business leaders, learning to create, develop and sustainably grow organisations which operate in a global context.
Graduates of this course demonstrate advanced expertise in marketing, finance, global human-resource management, international business, international trade, project management, strategy and leadership. Learning is very much applied: you’ll get superb exposure to practical skills and the world of work, and you’ll graduate as a confident, career-ready individual with real employer appeal in any industry.
The course is available both full-time and part-time, and will suit anyone from recent graduates to those who have been working for some years. You could also achieve a joint award: passing 2 specific course modules makes you eligible for the CMI Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership.
This is an intensive, multi-disciplinary, internationalised course which is not specific to any particular industry. You’ll graduate with a holistic view of the organisation, so you’ll be adaptable when it comes to working across different management functions. You’ll be eligible to take up business management and leadership roles in virtually any sector around the world.
This MBA in Global Business could be your ticket to a high-flying career in business leadership within an international context. Besides deepening your existing awareness of the theory and practice of business, you’ll develop essential lifelong skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making, data analysis, effective communication, leadership, and change management. These will serve you in any business discipline and at every stage of your career.
This course takes a very practical approach to learning, so you’ll have significant exposure to business techniques and their application in industry. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet with, hear from and undertake projects for real employers; to undertake collaborative leadership projects; and to work effectively as part of a cross-cultural team.
Why choose this course?
Choose this MBA and you’ll develop into fully rounded business leader with transferrable skills which will enable you to succeed in a wide variety of disciplines, industries and locations. Top performers can apply for our ‘High Flyers’ scheme for particularly talented postgraduate students.
Where better to study for an MBA in Global Business than in the heart of the Square Mile, London’s financial district? Some of the world’s most long-established, well-respected financial and business institutions will be right on your doorstep, offering opportunities for tours, visits and work experience.
This is a comprehensive, career-building course which has been developed in consultation with industry, so the curriculum teaches what employers are looking for in graduates. Learning is applied, and will include work-based activities and assessments, live projects for clients, company visits, leadership lectures, and training in career planning and guidance with career paths. You will graduate with excellent prospects for career progression.
Every aspect of the course engages with the latest business and best practice. In particular, there is constant reference to the changing nature of the business landscape, including the way it is impacted by social, environmental, economic and regulatory factors. There is a strong focus on equipping you to respond effectively to, and to manage, change.
Students who pass 2 specific modules can be awarded the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership, providing they register as a CMI member and pay the membership fees. With over 100,000 members, the CMI is internationally recognised as the professional body which sets the standards in management.
This MBA course has been carefully designed to reflect business systems, standards and practices around the world. It draws upon international case studies and promotes cross-cultural fluency among students. You will develop confidence dealing with people and organisations around the world, and you will understand how to respond to issues faced by companies based in other countries; multi-national organisations; and businesses which trade internationally.
International experience opportunities
Every aspect of this course is internationalised, as you would expect from its title. To support this, and to enable you to put your learning into both global context and practice, there are opportunities for you to engage with employers and institutions in other countries.
For example, if you choose to do an internship or consultancy project with an employer, you could arrange it in another country. There may be overseas field trips where you might visit businesses, institutions or major events. You might also collaborate on a project with students at one of our international partner universities.
The fact that you will study as part of a diverse international cohort means you will have many opportunities to learn from, and gain vital experience in working effectively with, people from many different cultures.
The way you decide to use your MBA may depend on why you decided to study for it. You may have been studying part-time, having remained employed and needing this qualification to be able to progress with your current employer. You might want a complete change of career direction, or you may have embarked on the course immediately after your undergraduate studies. Whatever your reason, you’ll be well-equipped – and impressively qualified – to pursue the business career of your choice, regardless of industry or sector.
You will have expertise in strategy, marketing, leadership, finance, global human resource management, international business, internal trade, and project management – all within an international context. In terms of invaluable ‘soft’ skills, you’ll possess well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. These are all in demand from employers in private, public, and third-sector organisations around the world.