MBA Master of Business Administration (International Management)


The MBA (IM) is aimed at ambitious, knowledge hungry students from a wide range of entrepreneurial, business and public sector backgrounds looking to develop their careers, whether as entrepreneurs or business managers and leaders. The development of a global network will be a key part of the experience.

An MBA (International Management) develops...

  • Understanding of the latest management theory and practice to enhance analytical judgement and critical awareness.
  • In depth knowledge of the principles of strategic thinking in an international business context by building upon the practical experience of the course participants.
  • Personal experience as a vehicle for learning, including in peer groups to develop managerial abilities, in particular the ability to manage change, both in careers and in companies.
  • Skills for change, decision making, adaptation, enterprise and sustainability in a dynamic and complex international business environment.
  • Cultural intelligence in a global business environment.
  • The capacity to develop professionally in management by acquiring knowledge, understanding, and cognitive skills particularly in analysis techniques, with the ability to select and use appropriate tools and data in different business situations.
  • A critical understanding of the factors affecting organisational performance in an international environment.


Employability and careers advice is embedded throughout the modules via guest speaker and alumni input and also through peer to peer support. Employment prospects are excellent. Successful students can, in addition to senior management roles, build a career in a variety of roles in consulting, marketing, finance and human resource management. In this respect the personal development emphasis on the course reflects the skills demanded for flexible roles in managing across a variety of organisational cultures and functions inside multinational companies.

Professional links

LSBU has recently been appointed, as one of a small group of universities, to Buying Solutions Pan Government Framework Agreement of study and qualifications in Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Masters in Public Administration (MPA). We are the only London-based university to be approved to deliver both the MPA and MBA awards to government staff on a part-time and executive basis.

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  • Compulsory modules
  • Creativity Enterprise and Innovation
  • Curiosity, Creativity and Research
  • Strategic Management in a Global Environment
  • Creating and Delivering Customer Value
  • Measuring and Enhancing Financial Performance
  • Research in Action
  • Global Operations and Logistics
  • Management Consultancy in a Global Environment
  • Developing Enterprising Leaders in a Global World
  • Capstone Business Project
  • Options modules
  • Managing Virtual Work
  • Everyday Sustainability for Business
  • £14,900 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time