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 two academic years. 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. The International MBA with a placement enables students to gain real work experience in year two in a local company.
Why choose this course?
What happens on the course?
The International MBA with a placement 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 two academic years.
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.
Potential Career Paths
Successful completion of the IMBA with a placement provides a much sought after academic qualification which will enhance your career prospects in a number of managerial roles across a wide range of international business sectors. The IMBA may provide the basis for further study in a range of professional subject areas such as accounting, marketing and human resources as well as further academic study such as a PhD.
Everything you need to know about this course!
- Critically analyse the use of key functional areas of, Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations Management
- Analyse strategic perspectives regionally, nationally and internationally at organisation and sector levels.
- Critically evaluate the relationship between the organisation and its environment and the importance and nature of organisational change.
- Critically analyse contemporary issues, challenges and problems relating to business and management that impact upon business and management at functional, strategic and sector levels.
- Evaluate the role and contribution of integrative strategic and leadership approaches
- Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research, completing an independent research project at master’s level.
|Home||Full-time||£12222 per year||2022-23|
|Home||Full-time||£12833 per year||2023-24|
|International||Full-time||£15450 per year||2022-23|
|International||Full-time||£16450 per year||2023-24|
These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.
The entry requirements for the International MBA with Professional Practice are;
- A Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2 or above) 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.
'During my MBA study I gained a high-level of insight into management strategy and analysis that focused on fundamental areas in my profession as a sales & marketing lead such as marketing, operations and finance and specialist topics including sustainable business and innovation. During the course, you will develop leadership proficiency and study in-depth management strategy and analysis. Moreover the program gave me the opportunity to work on a series of team projects. Through these, I developed skills in people management, teamwork and negotiation. Lastly the MBA course was an exceptional platform for networking at the highest level where I was part of a diverse and experienced group of professionals who have been carefully selected, while benefiting from top-quality connections with alumni from some of the world’s best Business Schools.'
Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):
You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.
* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits
Changes for EU students:The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:
EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.
Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:
You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.
The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.
There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.
The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.
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 by clicking here.
Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:
Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.
We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.
Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. 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.
You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.