Master of Business Administration (MBA Global and MBA Global Finance), M.B.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition Fee
    14080 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
Become a successful manager and inspiring leader, fully conversant with global business issues. The Master of Business Administration (MBA Global and MBA Global Finance) are designed for a new generation of ambitious business professionals with a truly international outlook.


Why choose this Master of Business Administration (MBA Global and MBA Global Finance) course at University of Derby?
  • Gain the strategic knowledge, vision and confidence to innovate, challenge and lead change
  • Learn through real-world practical scenarios drawn from across the global business arena
  • Build influential networks: your tutors, guest speakers and fellow students will share valuable insights and experiences with you
  • Complete your studies with either a dissertation or a company placement project which will harness your skills to deliver corporate solutions
  • Choose from two pathways - the general MBA Global or the more specialised MBA Global Finance
  • Develop vital attributes for business success, such as problem-solving, creativity, team-working, leadership, perseverance and managing risk.

Careers and employability

As the mark of a rising business star, the MBA is a highly respected and recognised qualification. And, with its strong international perspectives, our MBA Global brings a whole new dimension to your career prospects. It proves that you have met a high international standard in strategic leadership and management.

Our focus on work-based learning equips you to make an immediate impact - whether you are embarking on a new role or advancing your career within your own organisation. You’ll have the strategic awareness, confidence and innovative mindset to achieve success in high-level roles worldwide.

Gaining a postgraduate degree like the MBA Global can also significantly boost your earning potential. Latest government statistics* show that postgraduates earn on average £6,000 more per year than graduates.

Undertaking this MBA does not merely involve achieving University credits. The experience delivers significant added value too. We have embedded two support modules – Transforming Personal Skills and Career Coaching and Mentoring - into the programme. These equip you not only with the skills you need to complete your Masters but also with vital business skills that will positively impact on your future career.


Programme Structure

The MBA Global begins with three core 20-credit modules for all students:

  • Strategic and Financial Performance Management
  • Critical Perspectives in Strategic Leadership and Management 
  • Global Strategic Operations, Markets and Resources 

If you are taking the MBA Global pathway, you will progress to these three 20-credit modules:

  • Business Research Methods and Data Analysis 
  • Risk Management in a Global Context
  • Global Supply Chain Management and Logistics

If you are taking the MBA Global Finance pathway, you will progress to these three 20-credit modules:

  • Business Research Methods and Data Analysis 
  • International Finance 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements:

You should normally hold a good honours degree from a British university (or overseas equivalent) in any subject, or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing.

We welcome applications from international students.

If your first language is not English you will be expected to have IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component).

Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may arise if you have gained your undergraduate degree from a UK university.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14080 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU £1,125 per 20 credits for full time and part time


We have a number of merit based partial scholarships of £1,000 available for international students starting their course in September or January.

These scholarships are available to apply for once you have applied to the University. You must be a full time international (outside the EU) taught student in the first year of your study at the University of Derby.

If you are successful, £1,000 will be deducted from your tuition fees. There are also a number of individual scholarships available for particular courses which become available throughout the year.

Only students who have received an offer from the University will be eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Our advice
  • Ask for advice and take time to plan your finances carefully
  • Make sure you are aware of all the help that's available
  • Apply for a tuition fee loan early

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.