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Master of Business Administration MBA (Global)

This course gives you the opportunity to develop the leadership skills in demand for global careers.

Winner: Best University Careers and Employability Service
NUE Awards, 2021
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Overview

Watch: Student and business founder Jane talks about her time studying the MBA Global at DMU.


Focusing on employability and enhancing your abilities, this course will also help develop your general communication and interpersonal skills, making it perfect for early career professionals and graduates. It will also help you to better articulate your skills, abilities and achievements to create a personal development portfolio for use in your CV and job applications.

Emphasis is placed on gaining an advanced and applied understanding of the key aspects of international business, enabling you to converse with global business through practical application and contemporary theory.

Key features

  • An early career MBA, ideal for recent graduates or those with no managerial experience.
  • A key focus of the course is on enhancing transferable skills, as well as helping you to articulate your abilities and achievements in a way to grab employers’ attention when applying for jobs.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in exclusive business talks and events, enabling you to build a network of industry contacts.
  • You will be able to benefit from the new Student Advice Centre (SAC) with appointment/private meeting rooms, allowing you to discuss any queries you may have in a more confidential nature.

Graduate Success and News
Global MBA student has job in the bank thanks to DMU 
'Valuable placements' help MBA student secure role with Big Four accounting firm

 

Scholarships

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study.

DMU Global High Flyers Award
The DMU Global High Flyers Award offers students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a DMU Global opportunity (subject to terms and conditions).

DMU Sport Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sport Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

International Scholarships
Find out about available scholarships and country specific fee discounts for international students.

 

More courses like this:

Executive MBA
International Business and Finance MSc
International Business and Management MSc

 

  • UK
  • EU/International

Institution code: D26

Programme code: 
September (12 months): N10077
September (15 months): N10084
January (15 months): N10078

Start date: September 2021 (also for part-time option) and January 2022

Duration:
January: 15 months full-time option

September: 12 and 15 months full-time option

September: 24 months part time option

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 tuition fees for UK students: £12,800

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course

Institution code: D26

Programme code: 
September (12 months): N10077
September (15 months): N10084
January (15 months): N10078

Start date: September 2021 (also for part-time option) and January 2022

Duration:
January: 15 months full-time option

September: 12 and 15 months full-time option

September: 24 months part time option

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 tuition fees for EU and international students: £16,500 

Find out more about postgraduate course fees and available funding.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 

Entry criteria

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification. 
Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis. 

Work experience is not a requirement.

English language requirements 

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course, if required.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

 

Course modules:

  • Principles of Business Finance
  • Developing Enterprise
  • Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success
  • Business Across Cultures
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Culture in Organisational Contexts
  • Professional Field Experience (15 month option only) - This module requires students to participate in a self-organised internship / social innovation project / volunteering / short commercial assistance that entails a minimum of 30 hours of work (conducted any time between June – August each summer).  

Plus choose one elective module from the following:

  • Project Management (a core module on the 12 month programme)
  • International Marketing
  • Sustainable Business

Plus choose one of the following:

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through a mix of formal lectures, more informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. A number of modules use in-course situations to encourage deeper learning and develop on-the-job skills of future managers and entrepreneurs. Assessment is usually through a combination of individual and group work, presentations, elevator pitches, essays, reports and exams.

This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your Entrepreneurship Project or Executive Company Project. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Accreditations

This course is dual accreditation by the CMI, which means that upon successful completion of your degree you will also be awarded a professional qualification. Plus, you will have CMI Affiliate membership during your studies and access to exclusive networking events.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will have access to our purpose-built Hugh Aston Building, equipped with lecture theatres and classrooms, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and IT labs. Wherever possible, students will be given home access to specialist software.

You’ll also have access to the building’s new £5.5 million extension called The Yard, which provides more than 22,000 square metres of extra space. This is designed to facilitate your learning experience with large and airy breakout spaces, a new Student Advice Centre, and a balcony on the top floor. The Yard also features more comfortable classrooms and self-study spaces, allowing you to carry out independent study as well as group work.

 

Library and learning zones

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

Opportunities and careers

Winner: Best University Careers and Employability Service
NUE Awards, 2021
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Work experience

In the final semester of this course, you will have the option to complete the Executive Company Project, the Consultancy project or the Entrepreneurship Project. Each of these projects are offered as an alternative to a traditional theory-based dissertation, giving you the chance to apply your knowledge and experience to a specific project for an organisation, so you can gain real-world experience while studying.

On previous Executive Company Projects, students have gathered content for Leicester City Council to help promote Leicestershire as an attractive destination for investment, while others have worked with Scraptoft Golf Club to provide a full commercial analysis and recommendations for a marketing strategy for its new facility.

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Graduate careers

Our MBA graduates have landed roles across the globe with companies including Deloitte, Barclays and Software Group.

International student Yihan Zhu, who completed her Accounting and Finance undergraduate degree in China before enrolling on DMU’s Global MBA, will begin working at Barclays in August. 

She said: "My course included a language module to help improve my English skills, as well as my work professionalism skills, where I could communicate with people in different industries to gain more of an insight into how they work. 

"Working in a team during my course has also been very important in helping me become employed, as it has enhanced my skills so I can solve different problems and complete my work to a high standard."

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DMU Global

 

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 


 

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The perfect way to find out more about DMU is to attend one of our postgraduate open events.

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How to apply

We welcome applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and experience.

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More about your DMU

Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship
Research at DMU
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Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship

Our dedicated Postgraduate Alumni Scholarship provides DMU graduates with a tuition fee discount of up to 30 per cent. The discount is available on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate taught courses running across multiple start dates in the 2021/22 academic session, with the first intake in September 2021.

The scholarship, based on academic achievement and merit, applies automatically to all DMU UK, EU and international students who are graduating in 2021.

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Research at DMU

At DMU, we have an ambitious Research Strategy which aims to make research central to our mission as a university. As a university committed to the public good, we have a track record of research that impacts society and makes a real difference to people’s lives through improvements to health and well-being, infrastructure, creativity, economic growth, business and civil society. Find out more about our Research Centres and Institutes.

Fees and Funding

 

 

Meet us in your country

Meet us in your country 

We frequently travel the world to meet talented and ambitious students where we offer guidance about your application and can often offer places straight away to suitably qualified students. Find out more.