Global Masters of Business Administration - MBA

    • Full or part time
      Full time , Part time & On campus available
    • Course fees
    • Course Disciplines
    • Course Start
      January, September
    • Course Duration
      12-16 months full-time; 2-3 years part-time
    • MBA Program Type

    Course Description

    Delivered at Glasgow Caledonian University’s London campus, this Global MBA programme has been designed around our commitment to the Common Good and the UN Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME). This distinctive Global MBA programme is designed for enterprising and socially-minded individuals with aspirations to become a professional manager with an instinct for creating sustainable business in a socially responsible manner.

    You will learn how to lead from within through innovation and creative thinking, shaping you into a leader ready for tomorrow’s world. Upon completion, you will be able to identify your own competency development needs in order to become a responsible leader of the future.

    A flexible MBA, this unique programme gives students the opportunity to specialise in their preferred area through a choice of nine unique elective modules. Students can also graduate with an MBA (Public Health) or an MBA (Insurance) if they choose the modules specific to that pathway (details below). 

    This practical and applied programme provides insight into the everyday challenges confronting managers within a range of business and third sector organisations across the globe. We emphasise the role, contribution and integration of the key business functions to enhance your ability to design and deliver effective organisation-wide strategies.

    This dynamic and demanding programme requires your energetic participation. Like you, your peers will be ambitious, highly-motivated and determined to succeed. We look forward to welcoming you onto the programme and into our global alumni network of socially responsible leaders.

    GCU London attracts outstanding graduates, from all over the world, and offers an unrivalled student experience and international employability.

    GCU is proud to have cutting-edge campuses in the heart of Glasgow and New York

    You will, as part of this programme, have the opportunity to undertake two one-week cultural immersion periods in both of these exciting locations (subject to visa restrictions).

    Our unique MBA is designed with the needs of international business and society in mind, helping to build the skills, knowledge and experiences needed to become a successful and responsible leader in management roles across all sectors.

    What you will study

    The Global MBA programme will provide students with an essential understanding of management theories and practices.

    The focus of the Global MBA is work experience. External engagement with business is a core part of the MBA curriculum.

    Students can then choose electives to specialise in a subject of their choice.


    MBA Skills and Toolbox (Core):

    • Responsible Leadership
    • Methods for Evidence Based Projects
    • MBA Project
    • Operations Management and Analytics for Management Decision-Making
    • Creating Organisational Value
    • Corporate Citizenship in a Global Age
    • Strategic Management

    Electives (Choose one):

    • Product and Service Innovation and Global Logistics
    • Managing Change
    • The Principals and Theory of Public Health Practice*
    • Insurance Automation, Analytics, Digitalisation and Cyber Security**

    Electives (Choose one):

    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    • Social Action Approaches to Public Health*
    • Business Continuity and Crisis Management
    • Global Marketing Strategy
    • Insurance Solutions for Risk in Emerging Markets**

    *To graduate with Global MBA (Public Health) you will need to choose both of these modules.

    **To graduate with Global MBA (Insurance) you will need to choose both of these modules.

    Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

    Cultural Immersion Trips to Glasgow and New York

    GCU is proud to have campuses in the heart of Glasgow and New York. With the establishment of Glasgow Caledonian New York College, we are the first foreign higher education institution to award degrees in New York.

    As part of this programme, you will have the opportunity to undertake optional cultural immersion trips to Glasgow and New York.*

    *Terms and conditions apply

    Student Experience

    GCU London is based in one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in the world. 

    It has the best of every culture, every interest and hobby and every art form on your doorstep. Best of all, GCU London is based in one of the most exciting and up-and-coming areas in London; Spitalfields, home of the legendary Brick Lane, Old Spitalfields, Petticoat Lane Markets and much more.

    The campus offers a unique range of MBA and MSc courses, high quality teaching and links with international businesses. 

    GCU London provides students with an enriching and diverse learning experience underpinned by a vibrant international, intellectual and cultural life. We attract students from over 56 countries, from a range of backgrounds from all corners of the world.

    Visit the Global Masters of Business Administration - MBA page on the GCU London web site for more details!

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    Entry Requirements

    UK first-class or second-class honours degree (or equivalent).

    However, each application is considered on an individual basis. If applicants do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, they may be eligible to enter this programme via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning

    For applicants with a specific business-related degree or with relevant managerial experience, you may also be interested in our MBA Luxury Brand Management.

    Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.

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