De Montfort University

Master of Business Administration MBA (Global)

Focusing on employability and enhancing your abilities, this course will also help develop your general communication and interpersonal skills, making it perfect for early career professionals and graduates. It will also help you to better articulate your skills, abilities and achievements to create a personal development portfolio for use in your CV and job applications. Emphasis is placed on gaining an advanced and applied understanding of the key aspects

 

of international business, enabling you to converse with global business through practical application and contemporary theory.

Entry Requirements

Applicants will normally hold an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum pass of 2:2, or equivalent overseas qualification. 
Professional qualifications deemed to be of equivalent standing will be considered on an individual basis. 

Work experience is not a requirement.

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

Career Prospects

Work experience

In the final semester of this course, you will have the option to complete the Executive Company Project, the Consultancy project or the Entrepreneurship Project. Each of these projects are offered as an alternative to a traditional theory-based dissertation, giving you the chance to apply your knowledge and experience to a specific project for an organisation, so you can gain real-world experience while studying.

On previous Executive Company Projects, students have gathered content for Leicester City Council to help promote Leicestershire as an attractive destination for investment, while others have worked with Scraptoft Golf Club to provide a full commercial analysis and recommendations for a marketing strategy for its new facility.

Graduate careers

Our MBA graduates have landed roles across the globe with companies including Deloitte, Barclays and Software Group.

International student Yihan Zhu, who completed her Accounting and Finance undergraduate degree in China before enrolling on DMU’s Global MBA, will begin working at Barclays in August. 

She said: "My course included a language module to help improve my English skills, as well as my work professionalism skills, where I could communicate with people in different industries to gain more of an insight into how they work. 

"Working in a team during my course has also been very important in helping me become employed, as it has enhanced my skills so I can solve different problems and complete my work to a high standard."

DMU Global

This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

Course Details


This is a full-time course so you should be prepared to devote approximately 38 hours a week to your studies. You will typically have up to 14 hours contact hours of teaching most weeks for semester 1 and 2. Teaching is through a mix of lecturers, tutorials, seminars and lab sessions and the breakdown of these activities is shown in each module description.

In addition each module provides a 2 hour surgery each week available for individual consultation with the lecturer. You may also have some scheduled meetings with your programme leader, personal tutor, and/or careers throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Self-directed study: In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to make regular use of our on-line resources, participate in classroom discussions including on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study, revision and reflection for approximately 24 hours per work during semester 1 and 2

In semester 3, you will undertake independent research for your Entrepreneurship Project or Executive Company Project. You will be allocated a dedicated academic supervisor to support you, who you will be able to contact on a regular basis.

Principles of Business Finance
Developing Enterprise
Knowing and Developing Yourself for Professional Success
Business Across Cultures
Strategic Management
Leadership and Culture in Organisational Contexts
Professional Field Experience (15 month option only) - This module requires students to participate in a self-organized internship / social innovation project / volunteering / short commercial assistance that entails a minimum of 30 hours of work (conducted any time between June – August each summer).
One elective module from the following:
Project Management (a core module on the 12 month programme)
International Marketing
Sustainable Business
Plus choose one of the following:
Executive Company Project
Consultancy project
Entrepreneurship Project

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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