On the MBA course you will work closely with businesses in the UK and overseas, experiencing a wide range of business dynamics at all levels. Our approach is to constantly apply theory to practice, enabling you to immediately apply your learning in the real world and make a lasting impact on your industry.
Skills to further your career in banking and finance – develop a comprehensive understanding of technical and management skills to become a well-rounded manager in international banking and finance.
Access the latest research – as a researchled business school, we give our students access to the latest trends, data and knowledge within the global banking and finance industry.
A life-time of career coaching – from the moment you join us you will have a mentor and career coach available to guide you through your career in international banking and finance.
Accredited business school – We hold the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).
If you are interested in undertaking our Online MBA, you can learn more here. Our Online MBA is the first and only distance learning MBA in the world to be accredited by AMBA.
During your time on this MBA in International Business, you will take twelve modules and submit a research or company-based project. The modules available to view below are for the full-time MBA in International Business. As a research-led School, the latest thinking and techniques can be rapidly incorporated and teaching kept at the cutting edge.
Classes and seminars supplement lectures, where fuller analysis and discussion takes place and important business skills, such as analysis, argument and synthesis, can be developed. Case studies are used as a means of relating theory to practical situations and students will often work in small groups with other students on assignments designed to develop problem solving and interpersonal skills.
Cross-Cultural Management skills are developed in a variety of workshops and Issues in Global Competitiveness are the focus of a specialist series of seminars. Researching and writing a project develops skills in information gathering, analysis and report writing.
A supporting programme of consultant delivered career-development workshops allow you to reflect on the impact of what you have learnt on your MBA in International Business, and put it into practice for your future career development.
Those taking the Global Banking and Finance programme take the core MBA modules plus other specialist modules for their particular programme.
This MBA in International Business delivers a series of industrial seminars, given by outside speakers from industry and commerce which provides contemporary ‘real world’ perspectives on the business environment. Often these speakers are Birmingham MBA alumni who can lend their perspective on how the course helped them to develop their career.
The Birmingham MBA Deloitte Consultancy Challenge is a week-long intensive consultancy training programme delivered exclusively to Birmingham Business School by Deloitte for our MBA students. Hear from the Deloitte partners and our students, who talk about the experience.
As a Birmingham MBA student, you will have exclusive access to the second floor of our award-winning £10 million postgraduate teaching space, the Alan Walters Building. This will provide you with access to facilities of the highest quality, including a Harvard-style lecture theatre, dedicated computer cluster and seminar rooms as well as breakout rooms and communal areas for studying and group work, which will look out over the University's ambitious Green Heart development, due to be completed in 2019.
From the very start of your MBA, you receive bespoke advice from our employment consultants. Through one-to-one coaching, our industry experienced they work with you to clarify your aspirations and support you in your future career, jointly developing a winning employment strategy to take you to the next level and to open doors to a range of potential employer.
Careers in Business is a dedicated service for postgraduate Business School students. We’ll help you in all aspects of your career management, from planning your job-seeking strategies, applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and assessment centres and developing your essential employability skills. At the start of your programme you will receive an email from our team, giving details of how you can access Careers in Business Online. Please get in touch to find out how our Careers in Business team can support you.
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