Taught course

Global Business Administration MBA (with placement)

University of Gloucestershire · The Business School

Entry requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, or a comparable professional qualification and ideally a minimum of two years management / supervisory experience. Applicants with significant work experience but without a formal Level 6 qualification will also be considered.
  • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Global MBA

Fees listed cover the full two-year Global MBA programme. The course can be completed in 1 year for learners not seeking to undertake an industry placement.

Our flagship two-year Global MBA offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of business, engaging with some of the most contemporary challenges faced by global business leaders. Supported by our Global Leadership development programme and 12 month industry placement, you will be offered the opportunity to develop the most in-demand skills needed to confront the challenges and unlock the opportunities of a dynamic and unpredictable economic environment. You will also explore significant issues including Business Resilience and Crisis Management as a key part of the course.

This course can be personalised with specialist routes in:

· Financial Services Management

· Healthcare Leadership and Management

· International Hospitality and Tourism Management

· Cyber Governance and Digital Transformation

· Marketing Intelligence and Big Data

· International Supply Chain and Logistics Management

· Applied Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking and Innovation

· Sports Leadership and Governance

This applied MBA will provide you with the knowledge foundations of business before offering the unique opportunity to specialise in your chosen industrial field, allowing the flexibility to shape your study based on your career aspirations. It is designed to develop creative, flexible and aspirational leaders of industry.

You will be immersed in fundamental business principles. These core foundations of business integrate cross-cutting themes relating to the global challenges shaping today’s business environment, including technological change, the global political and economic context, social and demographic change and environmental crisis.

Our modules combine a mix of case studies, practical learning, and real-world applications, empowering you to develop the fundamental skills required as a future a global business leader. You will have a number of opportunities to personalise your programme, with our unique specialisation model and a range of options to engage with industry during your second year.

Study style

Our modules combine a mix of case studies, applied practical learning and real-world applications, supporting you to develop the fundamental skills needed as a future a global business leader. All learners will be supported in applying for a competitive year long industry placement to develop their management capabilities, and maximise their career potential. We intend to challenge students to think creatively and deliver novel solutions to complex business problems. To enable this, unique assessments have been built into modules that involve practical work-related assignment such as the ‘client-consultant scenario’.

Information for international students

International students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Learn more at the postgraduate fees, loans and finance page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0) 3330 141414