Whether you choose to work online or during study visits on campus, you will be immersed in an environment that asks much of you and emphasises collaboration and openness.
Our collaborative and creative learning experience brings our MBA community to you wherever you are in the world. You’ll forge a wide range of professional contacts across different industries, institutions and geographies.
We’ll encourage you to connect with your peers and think creatively, solving problems and spotting opportunities for your own development, whatever the world throws at you.
With the option to study online and face-to-face on campus you have the flexibility to create an MBA that’s as individual as you are.
Why choose this course?
Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and EPAS (EFMD's programme accreditation)
On this module you will develop your knowledge of a range of research related approaches, methods and techniques appropriate to MBA study. You will be introduced to research methodology, and how research is written, circulated and evaluated. You will have the opportunity to explore and critique current research in business and management, while considering ethical and responsible business issues.
Designed to support you throughout your MBA, the Personal and Professional Development module helps you focus on your career and professional development throughout the programme. This important module starts at your induction and culminates with an assessment of your Summative Reflective Action Plan at the end of your programme. How you use your MBA, your progress and your future career are important elements within the Action Plan. This gives you a personal plan to guide you through your future working life.
On this module you will develop the tools required to analyse the wider business environment, industry structure and business dynamics. You will be introduced to, and encouraged to critically discuss, the concepts, models and techniques that you will use throughout the MBA programme.
Effective leadership is seen by organisations across the globe as a key contributor to organisational success. This module will help you to appreciate the importance of good leadership. Exploring the challenges faced by leadership, you will look at maintaining sustainable and responsible management in an unpredictable environment while developing your own personal leadership capabilities.
In order to succeed in senior management, you need a broad understanding of management processes, organisational needs, and the contribution of central business functions to success. On this Market and Supply Analysis module, you will develop your understanding of marketing, operations management and supply chain management. The market and supply are combined to create a rounded view of the organisation and you work in diverse groups to help emphasise the global nature of these processes.
We recognise that tomorrow's organisations require innovative managers and employees. Focusing on entrepreneurial understanding, attitudes and behaviours, this module will sharpen your ability to operate in the global marketplace. You will experience a rich mix of teaching and learning strategies. Sessions range from lectures and workshops to practical simulation, individual reflection, and spontaneous participant discussion.
Accounting is a core element of any business, instrumental in planning and central to organisational strategy. As such these are important areas for a manager to understand and to be able to ask the right questions to those preparing the financial information. This module will help you develop a greater understanding of accounting, giving you a better foundation for reporting, analysing and decision making based on financial data.
We will look at the challenges facing executives when pursuing growth and innovation in a globalising business world. You will explore opportunity-identification, global strategies, corporate expansion and new ways to do business. We concentrate on the entrepreneurial spirit of the executive in a dynamic world environment.
For the MBA project you choose between a dissertation, individual consultancy project, group consultancy project or a new business start-up plan.
For those students interested in developing their consultancy skills within business and management, we provide the opportunity to fully experience consultancy. Working from the project negotiation to the delivery of solutions, a consultancy report and presentation is created for the end of the module, reflecting, with your client, upon the achievements of the project.
Business Start-Up is for those who intend to start a new business venture in any sector or country. You pursue your own business objectives and create a robust business plan, looking at how to obtain these goals. An initial business pitch is given and then you are finally assessed by a panel of academic and practitioner experts.
You need the following IELTS score:
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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Alternatively it is possible to enter the MBA programme without a degree on the basis of a minimum of seven years' relevant managerial or professional experience.English language requirements
If your first or main language is not English, you must show the university that your level of English is good enough to study at MBA level.
We can advise you on other acceptable alternatives.
If you need to improve your English language skills to meet the entry requirements of the MBA, you can join our pre-sessional courses including a Summer School at our International Centre.
Funding options for postgraduate international studentsOxford Brookes offers a range of scholarships to international postgraduate students who pay international fees.
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.
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