Taught course

MBA International

Canterbury Christ Church University · The Business School

Entry requirements

You will need an appropriate Honours degree (minimum 2.2, or equivalent qualification). If you are an international student (with a first degree from a non-UK higher education institution), you will also need to demonstrate English language proficiency, with a combined 6.5 IELTs score (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable you to address complex problems that face organisations in today’s dynamic international business environment.

The Canterbury Christ Church MBA International is primarily designed for recent university graduates who have little or no prior work experience but are interested in developing a future career in international business and management. The course aims to engage and educate you in preparation for managerial and career roles in the international business arena. The course has a strong emphasis on employability for careers in business, management and policy making.

The MBA International will encourage stringent and critical professional development, engaging you with the systematic review of international business theories, policies and practice. It will reflect an international body of thinking and study, and investigation of international business problems in the current, complex environment.

It will help you gain insights into the latest trends in international business, as well as UK private and public sector organisations. With the experience of our leading team of researchers and professional practice tutors, we will ensure the MBA International course maintains a pragmatic focus to enhance your business career.

The course will provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise required in a dynamic, unpredictable and unprecedented global trading environment. Graduates can also engage in further research on the MPhil/PhD programme.

What’s the difference between MSc International Business and MBA International?

The key difference between our pre-experience courses comes from the breadth and depth of the learning and teaching strategies.

MSc International Business is more academic driven with a focus on critical reasoning related to the international, research-driven context of complex multinational management issues. It refines overarching management competencies with an emphasis on building international business skills. It also offers an opportunity for academic career progression towards academic development. i.e. continuation towards Phd degree.

MBA International caters for students who are looking for a more applied employability boost, through a transformational program that encourages students to grow both personally and professionally. The MBA has a more problem-solving based approach to learning and teaching. Both assessments are rooted in authentic and practical workplace scenarios aimed at enabling the integration of theory and practice in a more dynamic real-world context that help students to use the acquired knowledge.

Internationalisation is a notion which is thoroughly examined and addressed in the course. The MBA International has been carefully crafted to reflect the complex, dynamic and multifaceted character of work-related learning and international business. The focus is very much on the development of the whole person in acquiring the skills and attributes necessary for the leaders, entrepreneurs and policymakers of tomorrow in management, strategy and decision-making and communication. You will also develop a clear understanding of the environment in which international businesses operate in terms of law, economics, marketing, finance and governance, as well as politics and culture and communications. The programme combines blended learning approaches including classroom, online and work-based learning to provide you with a strong mix of practical skills, industry experience, networking opportunities and academic understanding to support personal and professional development.

As well as a strong international element, the programme has active practitioner involvement and brings real-life professional and business situations into the classroom. The individual business plan project provides an opportunity for you to set yourself apart and demonstrate to potential employers a high level of thinking in relation to strategic trends and issues facing modern businesses.

If you are interested in applying for this course, please contact courses@canterbury.ac.uk.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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