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Master of Business Administration (International Management) MBA

Master of Business Administration (International Management) MBA

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Full time | Southwark Campus | 1 year | JAN-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MBA - Master of Business Administration

Subject areas

MBA Management Studies / Science

Course type


Course Summary


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 understanding of the latest developments in managerial theories and practice in order to develop analytical judgement and critical awareness. An in depth knowledge of the principles of strategic thinking in an international business context by building upon the practical experience of the course participants. The course member’s diverse personal experiences as vehicles for learning, including peer group learning and for personal development of a range of managerial abilities, including team working and effective management skills. Skills for change, decision making, adaptation, enterprise and sustainability in a dynamic and complex international business environment. To combine knowledge with a student-centred learning process to develop skills, attitudes and abilities relevant to the student’s future employment. In particular it is designed to equip students with the ability to manage change, both in their individual career and at organisational level. The capacity for professional development and competencies in relation to management across knowledge and understanding, cognitive skills and behavioural/professional skills.


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.


This module is designed to develop professional consultancy skills by studying organisational structure and culture, situational analysis and diagnosis, communication strategies for consulting and group dynamics. Focusing on the development of business research; client handling and project management skills, completion of this module will enable students to prepare a succinct, clear, evidence based, persuasive consultancy led project plan , aligned to the strategic vision of an organisation and which they are able to effectively pitch to a client.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need least UK class 2:2 or equivalent university degree. Significant post-graduation and/or relevant work experience on which the learning process should build, normally the experience required will be at least two years. All applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance on to the programme. The aim of the interview process is to ensure that students will have a positive impact on the learning experience of those on the journey with them.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more

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