International MBA

Be part of a diverse global student group learning about business in in one of the world’s greatest cities. The International MBA is our premier Master's degree designed to help you build a brilliant career. You will receive teaching on the essential areas of business, along with critical workplace skills that are vital for success in the rapidly changing global environment. The course develops the competencies and character qualities you need, in addition to the teaching of specialist knowledge. This programme is available to individuals with at least two years’ work experience gained during undergraduate studies or otherwise.

Programme details
Location

**London City

Start Date

January, May and September

Length of programme

12-months, full-time
18-months, full-time with Employability Skills & Academic Practice (ESAP) module

Modes of study

Classroom, group working, business simulations and independent study

Assessment

This will comprise of group presentations and report, individual assignments and an exam.

How to apply

Please apply direct or for more information request a call back



*This is an integral part of the 18-month programme and is designed to prepare you to complete your Master's with valuable work experience. This work experience can be in a paid or unpaid job, short-term internship, employer-led or professional body project, consultancy work or volunteering
**Please note that some classes may be delivered at our nearby Liverpool Street centre, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk away

Key Information

  • An international programme that brings together real-life examples from international cultures, markets and industries
  • Developed in conjunction with a range of business sectors
  • The opportunity to work on live business simulations
  • Optional 18-month programme which includes the Employability Skills and Academic Practice (ESAP) module*, designed to enhance your employability with potential work experience while you complete your Master’s
  • Our faculty have valuable experience from working in Fortune 500 firms and other entrepreneurial companies - bringing the workplace into the classroom
  • Benefit from BPP University’s educational approach - where professionals teach professionals
  • You will earn a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) level 7 Certificate at the same time as your MBA

Your International MBA

The world of business is driven from teamwork. The International MBA has a strong emphasis on group work and practical learning. The development of these skills begins in week one during the ‘Boot Camp’ sessions, focusing on individual contributions and recognition when building group processes. The same approach runs through our lectures, tutorial support, assignments and live business simulations. You will also find this when you complete the Employability Skills & Academic Practice (ESAP)* module or the Business Project.

Study programme

Our approach means that the professionals teach the professionals. The International MBA is delivered in a distinctive and innovative way that will strengthen your current knowledge and skill set. The driving force behind this is to develop business skills that can last, and be developed, over a professional lifetime. Our programme adopts a building block approach and focuses on five key pillars from day one:

Pillar 1: Boot Camp

Our essential training week brings students together on an equal footing from day one. The knowledge acquired at Boot Camp also contributes towards the first study module: ‘Organisational Context’.

Pillar 2: Live Business Simulation(s)

Specific modules of the programme also feature ‘business simulation’ games. This puts the theory you have learnt in to practice. Teams of students work within a competitive scenario, where you apply skills in key areas such as strategy development and decision-making. Business simulations take place in your own time, allowing you to forge strong relationships and networks throughout the course. This can form a basis of learning from peers and developing international business contacts.

Pillar 3: Assessment Strategy

You are assessed through a number of means including examinations, reflective statements and coursework. Business games, presentations, peer assessments and group assignments will also be used to assess your academic, professional and practical skills.

Pillar 4: Contextual Capability Building

Our faculty has a wealth of business experience from a number of global markets. We believe in teaching the professions with tutors that have been there and done it. Many come with backgrounds from multinational Fortune 500 firms, others with experience in entrepreneurial pursuits and not-for-profit sectors. That is why our tutors embrace a practical hands-on approach, which is relevant to real business situations.

Employability Skills and Academic Practice module (ESAP)*

Our Employability Skills and Academic Practice module (ESAP)* is designed to enhance your employability by developing career-ready transferable skills. This module is part of the 18-month full-time programme, which gives you the opportunity to complete your Master’s with practical work experience. This can be through paid or unpaid employment, a short-term internship, employer-led or Professional Body project, consultancy work or volunteering.

For more information visit our Professional Development and Employability Modules page

Additional qualifications

On successful completion of BPP University's International MBA, you will also be eligible to receive a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 Certificate.

Modules

Term 1:

  • Boot Camp (Certificate, non-credit bearing)
  • Organisational Context (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)
  • Finance (15 credits)
  • Business Operations Management (15 credits)

Term 2:

  • Entrepreneurship (15 credits)
  • Successful Innovation and Change (15 credits)
  • Global Marketing and Sales (15 credits)
  • Global Strategy (15 credits)

Term 3 (60 Credits):

  • Business Project (12-month programme); OR
  • Employability Skills and Academic Practice module (ESAP)* (18-month programme)

Employability Skills and Academic Practice module (ESAP)*

Our Employability Skills and Academic Practice module (ESAP)* is designed to enhance your employability by developing career-ready transferable skills. This module is part of the 18-month full-time programme, which gives you the opportunity to complete your Master’s with practical work experience. This can be through paid or unpaid employment, a short-term internship, employer-led or Professional Body project, consultancy work or volunteering.

For more information visit our Professional Development and Employability Modules page


Entry requirements

Students wishing to study the International MBA will require:

  • A minimum of a 2:2 Honours degree from a UK or a recognised overseas university or an equivalent international qualification; or
  • An acceptable professional qualification equivalent such as the CMI, ILM, CIM at level 6 or above; or
  • A minimum of two-years of work experience (which may have been gained concurrently with studies). Proof will be required

Following a review of applications, candidates may be required to:

  • Attend a face-to-face or Skype interview; or
  • Take part in a telephone interview; or
  • Submit a Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score of 580 or above

If you do not think you meet the entry requirements, but have other qualifications or work experience, please contact us and we can review your options

English language

If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS level 6.5 (overall) or equivalent, plus a minimum of 6.0 in all components in addition to the above entry requirements.

If you have the minimum of 6.0 in any component, you will be required to attend In-sessional Study Skills Support classes, alongside the programme during the first term of studies, at no additional cost.

Study locations

Fees

UK/EU students:

12-months, full-time £11,000 18 months full-time with the Employability Skills & Academic Practice (ESAP) module* £14,610

International students:
12-months, full-time £14,000
18-months, full-time with the Employability Skills & Academic Practice (ESAP) module* £17,720

A deposit of £250 will need to be paid within 48 hours of accepting your offer, in order to secure your place.

Additional charges

In addition to your programme fees, there may be additional charges associated with your studies, which include:

Resit fees for exams £75
Resit fees to repeat a 15-credit module £400
Resit fees to repeat a 20-credit module £530
Resit fees to repeat a 30-credit module £800
Resit fees to repeat a 60 credit module £1600

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Loans are available for selected Master's courses. This means you can apply for a loan towards your course and living costs. You can apply for a Postgraduate Loan up to a maximum of £10,280

You can apply online at www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan or for further information visit our student finance section

BPP University Scholarships

We know that you are a student with passion, drive and a real desire to learn. That is why we have scholarships available if you simply do not have the finances to go to university. In 2015 alone, we offered over £400,000 in scholarship funding. For more information please visit: bppuniversity.ac.uk/scholarships

 

Additional Funding Options

Our Student Services support team can provide funding advice and assistance. This includes information on other options such as bursaries and grants from professional bodies. They can also provide details of charities, employers and other institutions who offer financial support to students. For instance, funding may be available through scholarships, interest-free payment plans, the Student Loans Company (slc.co.uk) or Future Finance student loans*.

For more information on Future Finance loans, financial support and addition funding please visit /bpp-university/student-finance

Alumni Discount

10% discount is available on this programme to students who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with BPP University.**

 

*Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the Future Finance loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website at futurefinance.com/uk. BPP University Limited acts as a credit broker and is not a lender for this arrangement.

**BPP University Business School is offering a 10% discount on tuition fees on certain Masters programmes (MSc) to all alumni who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with BPP University. The offer is available until 31.12.2018. Students must apply for a relevant MSc programme with BPP University’s Business School to participate in this discount and no cash alternative will be offered. To be eligible applicants must have completed a full time two (if accelerated) or three years on an undergraduate degree with BPP University. This discount applies to MSc Management, MSc Management with Finance, MSc Management with Project Management, MSc International Marketing, International MBA or, MSc Accounting and Finance at BPP University’s London City, Birmingham or Manchester study centres. Start date of this discount is 24.07.2017 and is available until 31.12.2018, this offer of this discount may be withdrawn at any time. Students may be required to send a scanned copy of their undergraduate degree certificate as proof of their graduation from BPP University. Discount applies to those MSc programmes and centres listed and cannot be redeemed on any other programmes. This discount does not apply if any other offers are being redeemed on the MSc programme(s). This discount is offered by BPP University Limited having registered address BPP House, Aldine Place, 142-144 Uxbridge Road, London W12 8AA.