Master of Business Administration - International MBA

Postgraduate (1 year, 2 years full-time, part-time)

ARU London

January, May, September

Full-time Schedule:

Tuesday & Thursday - 18:00-21:00
Saturday - 10:00-16:30

Part-time Schedule

Tuesday & Thursday - 18:00-21:00

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UK and EU students

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Overview

The MBA (International) programme is designed for professionals who are seeking to improve their management and leadership skills and broaden their theoretical knowledge of business and management. Over the duration of 12 or 24 months, students will acquire a deep knowledge of all the key business functions.

Full description

Careers

In today's tough jobs market graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job after university. We believe your degree from ARU London will enhance your employability.

This programme has been developed by academics, together with senior industry professionals to encapsulate the exact requirements which are required by global businesses. The course is designed for professionals who are in management or executive management positions and who are seeking to broaden both their knowledge and expertise. The course has also been designed to fulfil employer’s needs which may be required to progress an applicant’s career. Moreover, an MBA will provide the opportunity to progress to a DBA or PhD.

Modules & assessment

  • International Marketing, Innovation and E-Commerce
    The Module has three main strands. These strands form the basis for the critical investigation of new marketing strategies designed to return organisational performance to levels that make businesses economically and commercially viable in the future. International Marketing develops a critical awareness of changing international markets, the key management aspects of global marketing strategy in the context of an intensively competitive and changing market, together with cultural and cross-cultural marketing activities. Innovation explores competitive advantage through innovation. Participants will examine tools and techniques for product and service design and development. The Module uses contemporary case studies, projects and speakers. E-Commerce examines the range of different business models being implemented through the internet. The transition to e-business continues to grow, supported by advanced levels of marketing communications. Synchronous online feedback from consumers and customers can influence corporate reputation and organisation profitability, as well as targeted distribution services.
  • International Leadership and Entrepreneurship
    This module will examine and explore the complex global environment in which organisations now operate, requiring leaders in all sectors to act as entrepreneurs, rather than traditional managers. The module will consider how technology has created a new dynamic of unpredictable volatility in the world from business innovation to political and cultural change, requiring leaders to develop an increased international awareness and an ability to lead across international, cultural and ideological boundaries. The module will consider a variety of theories and concepts relating to the increasing need for entrepreneurial leaders to embrace positive disruption and ‘chaos’ in the marketplace in order to innovate and remain competitive and relevant in a complex environment.
  • Strategic Management in a Global Context
    The module focuses on the managerial, multi-business, multi-industry, multicultural, and multinational complexities of achieving and sustaining competitive advantage. The overarching goal of the module is to have students demonstrate their capacity to develop and execute organisational strategies in actual or simulated business situations. A key feature of this module will be the use of a business simulation as a problem based learning vehicle for student cognitive development.

Assessment

The MBA is assessed through assignments and a dissertation. Assessment is by assignments based on the six taught modules together with a 15,000-word dissertation based on the candidate’s own organisation, or an organisation that the candidate is intimately familiar with.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

You have a highly active mind and see opportunity everywhere. Now you need theory and life-changing skills to sharpen your approach to management. At the Faculty of Business & Law, you will immerse yourself in a multicultural environment where technology blends with teaching to create a dynamic and innovative learning environment. An environment to help you gain those skills.

Where can I study?

ARU London

Our campus in the City of London offers courses in business, management and accountancy.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU Students 2019/20 (total cost)

£8,500

How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

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Entry requirements

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Main

Applicants must:

  • have the equivalent of a UK first degree at 2:2 or above plus relevant experience
  • have previously been taught in English and have sufficient command of English to undertake postgraduate study, or have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or better.

If you have completed a bachelors degree or an equivalent non-UK qualification and did not achieve our required grades for entry, but can demonstrate that your life/work skills would make you suitable, you should still consider applying.

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