Wolverhampton Business School

International Business Administration (IMBA)

International MBA Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

The International MBA is an award developed to provide pre-experience applicants with a postgraduate general business qualification which will develop their skills and knowledge in the management of business at local, regional, national and international levels.

The International MBA is an award developed to provide pre-experience applicants with a postgraduate general business qualification which will develop their skills and knowledge in the management of business at local, regional, national and international levels.

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  • Start Date(s) 20 January 2020, 21 September 2020, 24 September 2020
  • Award International MBA
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus, University of Wolverhampton
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

The International MBA is an award developed to provide pre-experience applicants with a postgraduate general business qualification which will develop their skills and knowledge in the management of business at local, regional, national and international levels. This award will develop your knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic and international environment.  You will also expand your knowledge and understanding of the current changes in the business environment through the study of strategic management, stakeholder management and corporate social responsibility.

The programme is designed so that full time students are able to complete the course in one academic year.  By the end of the programme you will have enhanced your knowledge and understanding of Business and Management concepts and principles, theoretical frameworks and applied analysis through a range of learning experiences.  You will also develop key skills in formulating and managing basic research, problem-solving and organising and managing projects.

What happens on the course?

September start (Full time)  ?

Semester 1

7AC006 Managing Financial Performance

7BE003 Creativity and Innovation in Business

7HR007 Contemporary Issues in International HRM

7MG001 Independent Business Analysis Project (12 months in length)

Semester 2

7BE001 Strategic Business Planning

7BU003 Operations and Project Management

7MK003 Global marketing – Strategy and Practice

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  1. Critically analyse the use of the key functional areas of marketing, HR, finance, accounting and operations management in support of wider organisational activity.
  2. Critically evaluate strategic planning alternatives to take account of business environmental conditions.
  3. Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its global environment and the importance of change and adaptability.
  4. Evaluate the role and contribution of creativity and innovation in the development of organisations
  5. Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact on business and management at functional, strategic and global  levels.
  6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at masters level

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10400 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £5200 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13300 per year 2019-20

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

The entry requirements for the International MBA are;

  • A first or second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above;
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies and/or employer;
  • Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning. 
  • Please check our minimum language entry requirements before submitting your application.
  • We offer a range programmes in English as a Foreign Language if you don't meet these requirements.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above.  In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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