Global MBA

MBA Global student at picnic table
UCAS Code
Non-UCAS
Mode of Study
Part-time, Full-time
Duration
1 year full-time (September start), 16 months full-time (January start), 2 years part-time
Start Date
January 2019, September 2019, January 2020

Overview

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.

This is a flexible course, you'll be able to study full-time, starting in September and completing the course in 12 months; or commencing the course in January and finishing in 16 months. You'll also have the option to study part-time, completing the course in 24 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 senior 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 start your own business.

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
  • Get a thorough grounding in strategic business and management, preparing you for roles in the public and private sector, or to run 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

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.

Careers and opportunities

As an Global MBA student, you'll build on your existing studies and further your career, advancing your skills to a level appropriate for management positions.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

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.

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.

Entry requirements​

Entry Requirements

  • 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 three years of management experience, are welcome to apply. Applicants may be subject to interview and/or be asked to submit a portfolio in support of their application.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

  • 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 three years of management experience, are welcome to apply. Applicants may be subject to interview and/or be asked to submit a portfolio in support of their application.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

This course has successfully completed the first stages of the University's approval process. However, the full academic detail is subject to consideration and approval in the final stages of the approval process.

​Course costs

Tuition fees

  • January 2019 start – £16,500
  • September 2019 start or January 2020 start – £16,900

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. 

Additional costs

Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.

You’ll study up to 6 units a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each unit.

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.

​What you'll study

Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 units worth 20 credits and 1 unit is worth 40 credits.

Units currently being studied

The course consists of 8 taught modules and 1 project module. 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.

The modules are:

  • 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)

Changes to course content

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 and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.

Learning support

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:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching​

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • group assignments
  • case studies

How you'll spend your time

Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and an assessment period:

  • Autumn teaching block – September to December
  • Spring teaching block – January to Easter
  • Assessment period – Easter to June

Most teaching takes place during the day, on Thursdays, Fridays and very occasionally on Saturdays. You may occasionally need to go to University and course events in the evenings and at weekends.

How you're assessed​

You'll be assessed through:

  • coursework
  • exams
  • 12,000 word research-based project

Admissions terms and conditions

When you accept an offer to study with us, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply. 

Apply

Apply for this course using our online application form

International students

If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us 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.

  • Student Recruitment Centre
  • +44 (0) 23 9284 2991

Subject Area
Business management and marketing