International Business, MBA

International Business, MBA

The MBA International Business programme is designed to reflect the increased emphasis on multidisciplinary and international perspective arising from todays' market developments and explores the complexity and diversity of business in an increasingly interconnected world. The programme takes account of the consolidation of managerial and institutional economic interpretations of international business issues in academic research.

MBA International Business graduates are expected to develop critical analytical skills in assessing the global environment for business; identify new international business opportunities and analysing international markets and industries; deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively; and communicate clearly to a range of audiences.

This programme will provide those without a first degree in business with a good grounding in business management, followed by specialised international business modules, specialist project and guided internship. A particular feature of the programme is commercial relevance and employability, designed to enhance knowledge and skills particularly sought by global employers.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To consolidate, in a practical context, advanced knowledge and management of organisations competing internationally
  • To challenge to question preconceptions and to remove boundaries to handle complex situations holistically
  • To build interpersonal skills and leadership potential so as to be able to interact effectively with a range of specialists and to implement agreed solutions effectively and efficiently
  • To provide students with a conceptual approach and transferable skills that can be applied when operating in other markets and cultures, thereby enhancing student's employability.


International Business & Economics


Greenwich Campus


2 years full-time
3 years part-time
September and January start

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good quality relevant degree from a recognised university or higher education institute (equivalent to at least UK 2.2).

* Students without English as their first language should normally have an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 6 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.


Students are assessed via a range of innovative methods including group and individual projects and presentations, tests, examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This programme provides associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Management.

Career options

Graduates can pursue opportunities in management in multinational firms, small or medium-sized exporters, local or central government agencies involved in business development, consultancies and media companies.

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UK students

Telephone: 020 8331 9000

International/EU students

Telephone: +44 20 8331 8136

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International Business

As a student on our international business programme you will learn to approach business with a global outlook and understand how cultural differences affect business operations.

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