Research course

Master of Business Administration (International Management)

London South Bank University · Business and International Studies
MBA by research

Entry requirements

Significant post-graduation and/or relevant work experience on which the learning process should build, normally the experience required will be at least two years At least UK class 2:2 or equivalent university degree English language requirement of at least IELTS level 6.5 or TOEFL 610 and meeting UK Visa requirements for international students All applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance on to the programme. The aim of the interview process is to ensure that students will have a positive impact on the learning experience of those on the journey with them. Key to our provision is group work; peer to peer learning and application of learning to live projects preferably drawn from the student’s work place and/or experience. Therefore, it is imperative that students can contribute to this process with enthusiasm and in a collegiate manner. Interviews will be carried out by the Course Director and can be face to face or via Skype. If students are deemed unsuitable for a place on our MBA programme they will be offered an alternative pathway.

Months of entry


Course content

The MBA (IM) is aimed at ambitious, knowledge-hungry students from a wide range of entrepreneurial, business and public sector backgrounds looking to develop their careers, whether as entrepreneurs or business managers and leaders. The development of a global network will be a key part of the experience.

Reasons to study the MBA at LSBU Flexible delivery modes: The programme is designed around flexible modes of delivery, with minimum interruption to work patterns: Full time – weekly delivery, completed within 12 months OR Part Time – weekly delivery, completed within 24 months Taught by experienced academics and practitioners: with national and international reputations, who contribute to public policy debate and publish original research. Live case-study learning: consolidate and apply your learning to real business situations and propose clear, evidence-based solutions to contemporary business problems. Personal growth: develop transferable skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, innovation, creativity, resilience, dealing with ambiguity, persuasive advocacy, problem solving and critical thinking. Consultancy practice and start-up advice: you'll be able to gain hands-on consultancy experience through the Business Solutions Centre, offering advice to SMEs, as well as accessing business start-up advice for your own entrepreneurial ventures. An MBA (International Management) develops... Understanding of the latest management theory and practice to enhance analytical judgement and critical awareness. In-depth knowledge of the principles of strategic thinking in an international business context by building upon the practical experience of the course participants. Personal experience as a vehicle for learning, including in peer groups to develop managerial abilities, in particular the ability to manage change, both in careers and in companies. Skills for change, decision making, adaptation, enterprise and sustainability in a dynamic and complex international business environment. Cultural intelligence in a global business environment. The capacity to develop professionally in management by acquiring knowledge, understanding, and cognitive skills particularly in analysis techniques, with the ability to select and use appropriate tools and data in different business situations. A critical understanding of the factors affecting organisational performance in an international environment.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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