Birmingham City University MBA
The international business environment is rapidly changing and a different market reality is emerging. As a student of today and manager of the future, you need to adapt and adopt flexible patterns of thinking and behaviour to succeed as global manager of tomorrow.
The International Masters in Business Administration (IMBA) has been designed with this in mind, as it explores in detail the nature and implications of the changes in the business environment and provides you with the skills and mindset that will allow you to operate effectively within such an unstable and unpredictable environment. You’ll also be taught to successfully lead the organisations of the future, regardless of sector or country.
What’s covered in the course?
The programme is designed to meet the needs of contemporary international businesses and blends academic excellence and professional skills, equipping you with marketable skills to operate and excel at strategic level across different sectors and in different countries. The course has a strong emphasis on employability and enhancing employability skills, and will help you develop general communication and inter-personal skills.
You will emerge from our International MBA with well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, creative problem solving, an entrepreneurial mindset and highly effective communication and research skills – all of which are demanded by employers around the world.
Should you wish to start your own business, you will have the opportunity to explore and test your ideas in a supportive environment. The programme has been designed to provide graduates with expertise in strategy, marketing, leadership, finance, global human resource management, international business, entrepreneurship, operations and project management, and research skills.
You become part of the international community while on the programme, as you will study with students from different parts of the globe. Through our links with industry, the learning experience takes you from the classroom to the factory floor, through sponsored study/field trips to companies in the region, and with our organised internship programme, you have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while you study.
Why Choose Us?
- You have the opportunity to gain invaluable practical work experience by completing an ‘In-company’ internship project, an 8-week project based in a UK company.
- You have opportunities to go on field trips to world renowned companies as part of your learning experience.
- You will learn from highly experienced lecturers who have industry experience and are specialists in their fields.
- We will help you with your future employability by offering essential training in key areas such as CV writing, presentation skills, interview technique and other essential skills demanded by employers.
- You will develop a global perspective of management as you study and share experiences with students from different parts of the world.
While work experience would be an added advantage, no prior work experience is required to be eligible for entry into the MBA International programme.
You will need to satisfy the general admissions requirements of the programme, which are as follows:
|One of the following:|
|A minimum 2.2 Honours degree from a British university or equivalent overseas institution in any subject. Third Class Honours may be considered on a case-by-case basis.|
|A professional qualifications at graduate level in an appropriate field of study.|
A pre-masters programme approved by Birmingham City University.
In recognition that you may already have a relevant professional qualification, Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) my be accepted for entry on to the course. Exemptions to individual modules and / or stages may also be given on a case by case basis. In some cases, students may be admitted into the next level such as Postgraduate Diploma.
Other qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis.
If you are a mature student but do not fulfil the standard entry requirements outlined above, your application will also be considered.
English Language requirements
International students must be able to furnish satisfactory evidence of a level of attainment in English Language commensurate with study at Master’s level in the University.
In most cases, this will be a minimum TOEFL score of 57.5 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 average (minimum of 5.5 in each band).
In addition, a GMAT score of at least 500 is preferable, but is not an admissions requirement.
Applicants should provide one academic reference in support of their application to the Master of Business Administration International course and may be subject to interview.