Faculty

: Business, Law and Social Sciences

University

: Birmingham City University

Intakes

: Feb, Jun, Oct

Class size

: 36

Mode of Delivery

: Weekend Classes / Weekday Evening Classes

Modules

: 7 Modules + Dissertations

Duration

: 12 Months

Topic

  • Faculty
  • Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Intakes
  • Feb, Jun, Oct
  • Class size
  • 36
  • Mode of Delivery
  • Weekend Classes / Weekday Evening Classes
  • Modules
  • 7 Modules + Dissertation
  • Duration
  • 12 Months

Our International MBA will give you a global view of international management.

Course Overview

The international business environment is rapidly changing, and a different market reality is emerging. As a student of today and leaders of the future, you need to adapt and adopt flexible patterns of thinking and behaviour to succeed as global leaders of tomorrow.

The International Masters in Business Administration (IMBA) has been designed with this in mind, as it explores in detail the nature and implications of the changes in the business environment and provides you with the skills and mindset that will allow you to operate effectively within such an unstable and unpredictable environment. You’ll also be taught to successfully lead the organisations of the future, regardless of sector or country.

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Why study this course at Next

  • The only 100% fully franchised UK MBA in Sri Lanka
  • Offered by a top 20 Business School in the UK with over 176 years of academic excellence
  • Carefully curated MBA modules structured to give maximum value to learners
  • Expert lecture panel comprising CEOs and Senior industry leaders
  • Powerful Alumni Network with proven stories of transformation
  • On-time completion of all past MBA batches
  • Purpose-built Post Graduate Centre aided by state-of-the-art virtual learning environment

Course Overview

The international business environment is rapidly changing, and a different market reality is emerging. As a student of today and leaders of the future, you need to adapt and adopt flexible patterns of thinking and behaviour to succeed as global leaders of tomorrow.

The International Masters in Business Administration (IMBA) has been designed with this in mind, as it explores in detail the nature and implications of the changes in the business environment and provides you with the skills and mindset that will allow you to operate effectively within such an unstable and unpredictable environment. You’ll also be taught to successfully lead the organisations of the future, regardless of sector or country.

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Assessment

Learning and assessment reflect an action learning approach focused on team work, case studies, simulated real-business projects, all of which are underpinned by analysis, evaluation and synthesis. With our Virtual Learning Environment , you are able to access lecture notes and other resources from anywhere and anytime via Moodle.

Each learning outcome is only assessed once and a variety of assessment methods are used throughout the MBA. These include coursework, portfolios, group work, presentations, projects and exams. In addition to summative assessments, we use a variety of ways throughout each semester to provide formative assessments, all meant to support your development and prepare you for formal assessment.

Entry requirements

  • UK Honors Degree or equivalent with a class of 2nd lower or better 
  • Full professional qualification with a minimum of 3 years of work experience 
  • +8 years of work experience with currently being in a Managerial Capacity. 

Please note that acceptance into the course is at the sole discretion of BCU International Admissions.

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Modules

Strategic Human Resources Management

This module will look at people, organisations and culture from a number of perspectives or views, and will require students to apply a number of theories, models and concepts. The module creates the space for students to ‘try out’ a number of concepts, in the relatively safe environment of the University.

Global Marketing Management

The module enables you to develop a thorough understanding of international Marketing theories and concepts. Students will be able to develop and apply global marketing strategies in the complex global environment. In addition, this module explores and evaluates the application of strategic marketing planning, implementation and controlling of international marketing strategies. Understanding the theory and application of international marketing in a diverse cultural context is central to marketing in the era of globalisation and regional integration.

Managing Financial Performance

This module aims to develop your understanding of the main financial objective of the firm i.e. wealth maximisation and how it is achieved through alignment of financial decisions under constraints from within and outside the organisation. The module covers topics such as financial statements analysis, budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, time value money, investment appraisal, working capital management, sources of capital and choice of capital structure.

International Operations and Project Management

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the intricacies of managing processes and projects in a global environment and how that can shape the competitive strategy of an organisation. The module commences with an examination of modern business drivers of competitive advantages through effective management of business operations and projects.

Strategic Leadership and Organisational Transformation

This module is about leadership at strategic level and the role of transformational leaders as catalysts for change in their organisations and whole industries. The module therefore focuses on two but clearly intertwined elements of strategic leadership and organisational transformation.

Enterprise, Innovation and Creativity

This module will provide insight into the nature and scope of entrepreneurship and innovation by critically analysing its role in economic growth and the well-being of society. The module has been designed to allow you to explore this subject in detail including how new ventures are created.

Contemporary Strategic Management in Global Contexts

The aim of this module is to introduce you to key strategic issues in management in a global context. This is done by practitioner analysis of the impact of globalisation on management today and the relevance of core theories in management and global business. Through a project based learning approach, this module seeks to bridge the gap between theories and the decision making process of solving real, complex business problems in a global setting.

Dissertation (includes Research Methods)

The Dissertation provides the practical and theoretical focus for the MBA and is the culmination of the programme of study that requires you to undertake a piece of independent research that links theory to practice. This module enables you to build on and develop their professional management skills such as project management, problem solving, critical analysis and synthesis of data to produce appropriate research outcomes.

After the course

The course is designed to meet the needs of contemporary international businesses and blends academic excellence and professional skills, equipping you with marketable skills to operate and excel at strategic level across different sectors and in different countries. The course has a strong emphasis on employability and enhancing employability skills and will help you develop general communication and interpersonal skills.

You will emerge from our International MBA with well-developed powers of analysis, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, creative problem solving, an entrepreneurial mindset and highly effective communication and research skills - all of which are demanded by employers around the world.

Should you wish to start your own business, you will have the opportunity to explore and test your ideas in a supportive environment. The course has been designed to provide graduates with expertise in strategy, marketing, leadership, finance, global human resource management, international business, entrepreneurship, operations and project management, and research skills.

You become part of the influential community while on the course, as you will study with students from different industries.

About the University

With a student body amounting to 29, 000 students from a variety of countries worldwide, Birmingham City University has become one of the most highly ranked, large and academically diverse universities in the United Kingdom. With it’s student focused education, illustrious teaching staff and friendly environment, BCU is one of the most coveted sites of learning in the United Kingdom.

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