Taught course


University of Birmingham · Birmingham Business School

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree plus a minimum of five years' postgraduation work experience (three years for 21- and 24-month programmes). Equivalent professional qualifications will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Programme Content

Students take twelve modules and submit a 10,000-word project. The modules shown below are for the full-time MBA programme in International Business. Those taking the Global Banking and Finance programme or the Corporate Governance and Responsibility programme take the core MBA modules plus other specialist modules for their particular programme.

Please note: all modules are subject to change

Semester 1

Compulsory modules

  • Strategic Analysis of Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Concepts and Practice
  • Finance for Managers
  • Accounting for managers
  • Managing Operations and projects

Semester 2

TWO further compulsory modules:

  • Global Business Development
  • Developing Leadership Practice

Choose FOUR optional modules from the list below:

  • Global Marketing Leadership
  • Ethical Finance and Sustainability
  • The International Business Experience
  • Implementing Strategy and Managing Change
  • International Co-operative Strategy
  • Business Communications
  • The Effective Director
  • Ethics in Global Business
  • International Banking Regulation and Supervision
  • International Business Finance
  • Capitalism, Business Cycles and Financial Crises

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12, 21 or 24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate enquiry service
0121 414 5005