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International Business, MBA

The University of Greenwich has a long history of management education. The International Business MBA draws on decades of professional experience.

Our London-based MBA in International Business 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, our MBA will give you a solid grounding in business management, followed by international business courses, projects and a guided internship. Our degree allows you to follow your own professional interests. As part of the course, you must secure an internship with a company of your choice (UK or overseas), driving you to apply your knowledge and gain practical experience.

Duration

  • 2 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time

Start month

September and January

UK/international fees

2019/2020 fees *

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2020/2021 fees

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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

What you should know about this course

  • You can begin in September or January.
  • Our MBA combines business management theory with a one-year internship, helping to meet employers’ needs.
  • Our Business Management subjects are ranked top 10 for student satisfaction in London and for research quality in London (Complete University Guide, 2018).

''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

What you will study

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About the course team

Welcome to our Master of Business Administration in International Business. Your teaching team includes accomplished lecturers and practitioners with vast experience in international business strategy, management and specialist projects. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

If you are

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

Mature applicants without an undergraduate degree but with relevant business experience are encouraged to apply, subject to interview.

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

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

For entry: applicants with professional qualifications and/or four years of full-time work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

For exemption: If you hold qualifications or courses from another higher education institution, these may exempt you from courses of this degree.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week, learning takes place through a combination of lectures and seminars. You'll be able to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller group sessions. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The typical student intake per year is up to 220-230. Lectures are normally attended by 120-320, and seminars/tutorials by 15-30, based on the 2018 intake. This varies by module, particularly if they are shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our Stockwell Street library and online resources will support your further reading and research. 

You can also join a range of student societies, including the Economics and Business Society.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, and assessments. For full-time students, the workload should be roughly equivalent to a full-time job. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of modules you are studying.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations 
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation.

Feedback summary

University policy is to give feedback on assignments within 15 days. 

Examination results will be available within 15 days.

Dates and timetables

Academic year:

  • September 2019 to June 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.

2020/2021 fees

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* For full fees information please visit our fees information pages.

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. We have dedicated accommodation for postgraduate students (Devonport House) available from just £160 per person per week, with bills included. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost. Students based at the Medway Campus can also reside in student halls in Chatham or rent privately in the local area.

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There is a range of financial support available to support your studies. This includes postgraduate loans, international scholarships, and options for current students and alumni to continue studying at the university.

We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies. Our Stockwell Street library offers an extensive range of books for loan, as well as access to journals and digital resources.
  • Software: computers on campus have access to software which is paid for by the university. However, students may wish to purchase a personal copy of any particular software they wish to use off-site.
  • Memberships: applying for membership of a professional body may incur further costs. Find application costs on their websites.
  • Field trips: you may need to contribute towards any trips required for your course.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

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. You are responsible for arranging your placement with support from the university, pending approval.

The Business School Employability Office will support and guide you through workshops, meetings, briefings, one-to-one appointments and group sessions. Former students have secured internships at Bosch, Harrods, Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG and Starbucks Coffee Company (UK) Limited.

How long is my placement?

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

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Our International Business graduates pursue management careers 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.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential and offer support for two years after graduation. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and application tips 
  • Interviews support
  • Careers fairs
  • Mentoring.

More about our careers services.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

As a Business School student you will be able to enter our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners have received significant prize money to develop their business ideas.

Join groups such as the Trading and Investment Society and take part in student competitions like the UK Trading Challenge. Our team of Greenwich students have repeatedly won this competition.

Accommodation information

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