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MBA Global with Placement

The MBA Global with placement is created to help students enhance their intellectual and professional abilities as excellent leaders and managers globally.

The MBA Global with placement programme is designed for recent graduates and early-career professionals and enables them to enhance their knowledge of global business. It provides a comprehensive understanding of global issues and supports students in their quest to become effective global leaders. Learning on the programme will rely mostly on real-world industry scenarios. This is to ensure that participants are equipped with the necessary skills and theoretical knowledge required to address contemporary business-related issues. The programme will explore a wide range of subject areas including dynamics of global business and practice, global entrepreneurship and innovation, ethics and global corporate citizenship, leading and managing change, international data analytics, financial resource management, simulated learning project, business consultancy project, global supply chains, strategic management and leadership, marketing and sales in the future economy and work-based project.

Following the completion of the first year of study, students on the programme will embark on a mandatory one-year industry placement with any organisation of their choice. The placement year is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in their first year of study in a practical context. Students are thus able to establish the link between academic theories and professional practice and in the process sharpen their skills. You can find out more about placements here.

The MBA Global with placement programme responds to the needs and expectations of employers by equipping students with the necessary hard and soft skills required to not only compete in the world of work but also to thrive and take up higher management positions as global business leaders.

Location

Greenwich Campus

Duration

2 years sandwich

Start month

September; January; April

Fees information

For fee information related to this course, please see fees section below

What you should know about this course

  • Study at our beautiful Greenwich campus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated in London.
  • This programme receives insight from leading employers and professional bodies to ensure it remains current.
  • The programme includes a 1-year placement and learners can begin their studies in September, January, or April.
  • The MBA Global with Placement programme helps students develop employability skills that are important for employers.
  • Students get the opportunity to work in London to develop their employability skills and put the theory they have learnt into practice, becoming more affective business leaders.

What are MBA degrees?


If you are an ambitious individual looking to further your career and set yourself apart from other working professionals, then an MBA from the University of Greenwich is for you.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Learners will be taught and supported by an experienced team of lecturers with a wealth of hands-on expertise across all fields business administration.

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We are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

If you are

Applicants who are UK citizens or have permanent residency will normally hold an undergraduate (honours) degree at 2:2, or above. Applicants without a degree that have professional qualifications or relevant professional experience may be considered.

Applicants who are from outside the UK will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification. If English is not an applicant’s first language, an IELTs score of 6.5 (with minimum 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent is normally required.

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. If you cannot find your country on this list, please contact international@gre.ac.uk.

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Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use Prior Learning?

Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis.

How you will learn

Teaching

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning in lectures and seminars and independent learning. Seminars and workshops enable them to discuss and develop their understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. Students will also be able to meet their personal tutor/mentor.

Class sizes

Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. All students will have opportunities for one-to-one time with their mentors/personal tutor.

Independent learning

We encourage students to learn independently with support from their lecturers and mentors to achieve goals and broaden knowledge through online learning and independent reading. Timetabled learning includes some time for to learners engage in independent learning on campus and to prepare their assessments in class.

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

Learners will benefit from formative and summative assessments that are authentically created to personalise their learning experience. The assessments are fundamentally work-based and uniquely individualized, which enables learners to demonstrate their ability to incorporate in-class insights to their work life.

Learners will have the opportunity to engage with various assessments including essays, business reports, vlogs, key account plans, tender submissions, pitch documents, group presentations, individual presentation and business wargame reflections, which can be collated in learning diaries.

Preparation for summative assessments is spread through the term and supplemented by a range of shorter-term preparatory exercises. These formative exercises do not contribute to the final assessment but are marked and used to provide detailed feedback and assist learners in preparing their summative assessments.

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:

  • The academic year runs from September to June

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.

Full time Part time Distance learning
Home £17,350 N/A N/A
International £21,000 N/A N/A

Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from £126.35 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

EU students may be eligible for a bursary to support their study. View our EU bursary to find out more.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

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?

Following the completion of the first year of study, students on the programme will embark on a mandatory one-year industry placement with any organisation of their choice. The placement year is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in their first year of study in a practical context. Students are thus able to establish the link between academic theories and professional practice and in the process sharpen their skills.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Our MBA Global 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.

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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.