If you've already got professional work experience and are looking for a way to further develop your business and management skills, then this Global MBA course is the perfect choice for you.
You'll be able to study full-time, commencing the course in February (January from 2022) and finishing in 16 months.
This course will put your existing knowledge, and what you learn over the course of your studies, into an international context; you'll be able to confidently jump into the global business community upon completion of your studies.
When you graduate with this internationally recognised qualification, you'll be able to take on a wide range of professional or managerial roles in organisations in various sectors, significantly accelerating your career and management progression. Completion of this course will also give you the knowledge and skills required to consider starting your own business.
Qualifications or experience
- A second-class honours degree (or equivalent, including professional qualifications) in a business related subject, plus at least two years work experience. Alternatively, applicants without formal qualifications, but with a minimum of five years of management experience, are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
If you don't meet the English language requirements yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
- Applicants may be subject to interview and/or be asked to submit a portfolio in support of their application.
What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
- Study in 4-day blocks with periods of reflection and consolidation in between
- Refine your career plans and gain the knowledge and skill you need to advance further professionally
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of business and management, preparing you for roles in the public and private sector or for running your own business
- Have access to additional learning resources, such as physical and digital sources from our library, as well as our suites of PCs and Macs equipped with specialist software and support
Careers and opportunities
As a Global MBA student, you'll build on your existing studies and further your career, advancing your skills to a level appropriate for management positions.
Some of the roles that previous graduates from this course have taken include:
- global director
- chief executive
- general manager
- finance director
- programme manager
- business consultant
Other graduates have continued their studies at postgraduate level or set up successful businesses with help and support from the University.
What you'll study on this MBA Global degree course
The course consists of 8 taught modules and 1 project module. Taught modules are worth 15 credits each. The project module is worth 60 credits.
Taught modules are delivered in 4-day blocks followed by supervised consolidation sessions that will prepare you for assessment.
The project module will be delivered using a combination of taught and online supervision with every student having an individual project supervisor.
- Corporate Strategy for Sustainability
- Managing in a Global Economic and Financial Environment
- International Marketing Management
- Global Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
- Financial and Accounting Management
- Strategic International HRM
- Managing Operations and the Supply Chain
- Innovation and Enterprise in an International Context
- Global MBA Final Project (full time)/Global MBA Applied Projects (part time)
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your business and management skills to work.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).
ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:
academicwriting notetaking timemanagement criticalthinking presentationskills referencing workingin groups revision, memory and exam techniques
Teaching on this course includes:
- group assignments
- case studies
How you'll spend your time
Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:
- Teaching block 1 – September to December (October to December for some courses in 2020/21 only)
- Assessment period 1 – January (and early February for some courses in 2020/21 only)
- Teaching block 2 – January to May (February to May for some courses in 2020/21 only)
- Assessment period 2 – May to June
Most teaching takes place during the day, Monday to Friday. You may occasionally need to go to course events in the evenings and at weekends.
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:
- coursework (predominately)
- a research-based project
Tuition fees (February 2021 start)
- All full-time students - £17,600
Additional course costs
These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.
You’ll study up to 6 modules a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each module.
You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.
We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.
If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.
If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us (above) or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.
If you don’t meet the English language requirements for this course yet, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.
Admissions terms and conditions
When you accept an offer to study at the University of Portsmouth, you also agree to abide by our Student Contract (which includes the University's relevant policies, rules and regulations). You should read and consider these before you apply.