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Master of Business Administration MBA (Global)

Dual accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), this course gives you the opportunity to develop the leadership skills in demand for global careers.

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Overview

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.

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.

Dual accreditation by the CMI 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.

You could have the opportunity to undertake a 12-week Executive Company Project (ECP)*. Offered as an alternative to a traditional theory-based dissertation, the project gives you a 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 ECP 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.

*Providing a sufficient level of academic achievement has been gained in the Semester One, and passing the selection and assessment criteria prior to the start of the projet. Please see the ECP webpage for further information.

Key features

  • This is an early career MBA, ideal for recent graduates or those with no managerial experience.
  • Our MBA graduates have landed roles across the globe with companies including Deloitte, Barclays and Software Group.
  • Choose to study this course over 12 or 15 months full-time, or over 24 months part-time, with a start date of September or January.
  • 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 taught in 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 high-spec IT labs installed with professional software. We are also expanding this building, meaning you will be able to benefit from new classrooms which are built to make studies more comfortable.
  • ·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 Sports Scholarship
Find out more about the DMU Sports 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

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

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

Start date: September 2020 (also for part-time option)
January 2021

Duration:
January: 15 months full-time option

September: 12 and 15 months
full-time option

September: 24 months part time option

Location of study: Hugh Aston Building

Fees and funding: 
For 2020/21 tuition fees for UK/EU students will be £12,500

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000

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

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

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

Start date: September 2020 (also for part-time option)
January 2021

Duration:
January: 15 months full-time option

September: 12 and 15 months
full-time option

September: 24 months part time option

Location of study: Hugh Aston Building

Fees and funding: 
For 2020/21 tuition fees for international students will be: £16,000 

Find out more about postgraduate course fees and available funding.

Find out more about the  Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships worth up to £6,000.

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.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form 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

Teaching contact hours

 

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
  • Business in India

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.

Teaching contact hours

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.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in 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 high-spec IT labs installed with professional software.

 

Library services

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.

The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.

There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.

You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.

Opportunities and careers

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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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Graduate careers

Our graduates go on to do great things. 

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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