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International Business, MBA Postgraduate prospectus

  • Would you like to analyse international markets and identify new opportunities? Want to embark a management career?
  • Our MBA blends business management theory with a 1 year internship.
  • Start in September or January on a degree tailored to meet employers' needs.

Overview

Overview

The University of Greenwich has a long history of management education, and the MBA draws on decades of professional experience. 

Our London based MBA is an internationally recognised Master's degree in business administration and management. We focus on developing your knowledge in business strategy and change management. 

If you do not have a first degree in business then our MBA will give you solid grounding in business management, which will be followed by specialised international business courses, specialist projects and a guided internship. 

We have structured our degree to allow you to follow your own professional interests, through a research project and professional practice. You can start your studies in September or January.

Skills development

You will develop critical analytical skills in assessing the global environment for business; identifying new international business opportunities and analysing international markets and industries; dealing with complex issues both systematically and creatively; and communicating clearly to many audiences.

You will also reflect the increased emphasis on multidisciplinary and international perspective arising from today's market developments and explores the complexity and diversity of business in an increasingly interconnected world. 

Internship

The 11-month internship (which you will need to secure) enables you to apply your knowledge and gain practical experience with a company of your choice, in the UK or overseas.

The internship will help you to put into practice skills developed in communication, numeracy and problem-solving within a professional context, and to build your sense of business values and integrity. 

Previous internships 

Our students worked for local and international employers within financial, retail, hospitality and tourism sectors. Companies include:  

  • Network Rail
  • Skills Hive
  • London College of Business and Law 
  • Bosch. 

We also offer placement opportunities within our University's departments.

Recent projects

Our Client Based Dissertations (CBDs) will help you develop a clearer sense of how to link theory with practice and enrich your profile in the job market. Previous students have developed their projects for organisations, including:

  • Day Lewis Pharmaceuticals
  • ICANN
  • Barclays
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Mindfit Ltd
  • iGate (Bank of Canada subsidiary)
  • Infinieum Investments
  • Trade Unions Congress. 

Rankings

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, according to the Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

You should have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above, or equivalent qualification, from a recognised university or higher education institute. 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5.0 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Applicants from a UK educational background:

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

What people say

''My dad was looking for people to help run his company. As my background is entirely different (engineering), I decided to gain business skills with an MBA. My motivation is to help my dad because it's our family company and I want to help in directing its future.''

Kirupa Manoharan (India)
MBA International Business

"Lecturers here are willing to help you in any way they can. They will give you advice and share their experiences. Their industry knowledge is the best and they're ready to share this with you"

Mohamed Asif Tajudeen
MBA International Business

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed via a range of innovative methods including:

  • Group and individual projects 
  • Group and individual presentations
  • Tests
  • Problem solving tasks
  • Examinations
  • Coursework.

Careers

Graduates pursue their management career in a wide range of multinational companies, non-government and public sector organisations. Some might find employment in small and medium enterprises in international trade, and local or central government.

Employability

Industry experts provide guest lectures, career development advice and curriculum input. Sector professionals are involved in developing content and teaching on various courses.

As part of our continuing Big Picture guest seminar series, senior executives from Northern Trust and Barclays are invited to pass on their insights and experience.

We have developed strong relations with companies in the financial centres in the City and Canary Wharf. This offers you networking, mentoring and internship opportunities, making it a perfect location to develop your career. 

Internship support

As part of our code of practice, it is the student's responsibility to find and secure their own internship.

However, our dedicated Business School Employability Office (BSEO) will support and guide you through workshops, meetings, briefings, one-to-one appointments and group sessions. 

This includes guidance on CVs, resumes, covering letters, application forms, interviews and on-line tests.

The BSEO team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards, which shows its dedication to actively support career development.

Extra-curricular activities

We will encourage you to join societies such as the Economics and Business Society to take part in networking events, industry workshops and lectures from guest speakers.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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