• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Intertwined with advanced financial concepts this new and dynamic online Master of Business Administration Global Finance programme at University of Derby combines real-world, practical learning experiences with our specialist online learning platform to create a cutting-edge MBA course designed for the next generation of financial executives.  

About

The core value of this online Master of Business Administration Global Finance programme at University of Derby emanates from its focus on real-world learning and hands-on involvement beyond typical classroom based education. The MBA Global Finance will mature your knowledge of topics including strategic leadership, financial management, global operations, markets and resources, business research methods and data analysis. 

The unique financial strands of this programme enable you to specialise in international finance, mergers and acquisitions. By encouraging you to engage in omni-directional thought processes to solve problems from a fresh new perspective, upon completion of the course you will be prepared with the confidence to critically evaluate and lead your organisation through any situation.

Career

Upon graduation from this online MBA Global Finance, you will be well equipped for a successful career in managerial and leadership roles. The hands-on work-based learning elements of this programme enable you to generate immediate impact whether progressing to a new role, or advancing within your existing organisation. As an MBA, you mark yourself as having achieved the internationally recognised standard in strategic leadership and management, and your new career prospects will reflect this.

As your career within multi-national organisations advances you will typically become involved across many intricate dimensions of business management. You will be competent to implement robust theoretical and practical knowledge that can be applied across any industry worldwide.

As a graduate of our online MBA Global Finance you will be excellently equipped with the ability to tackle areas including, but not limited to: recruitment and training, strategic planning and decision making, financial analysis and forecasting, competitor and macro environment research, and communication with internal and external stakeholders such as directors, customers and investors.

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

Eventually your career opportunities will be widened exponentially as your higher level academic understanding of globalised business, accompanied by a worldwide influencer network and extensive work experience, prepares you to transition into senior, directorial, executive and C-level roles. Similarly, this fundamental academic knowledge can be re-purposed to support you if you boast an entrepreneurial flair and seek opportunities to start-up or grow your own business.

Accreditation

Our MBA Global Finance at University of Derby is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the UK’s professional body for managers and leaders. 

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • Critical Perspectives in Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Global Strategic Operations, Markets and Resources
  • Strategic and Financial Performance Management
  • Business Research Methods and Data Analysis International Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Career Coaching and Mentoring 
  • Transforming Personal Skills

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description
      2 - 3 years of part time study
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

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

Or

  • Significant management experience and a substantial record of achievement. Candidates meeting this criteria may not have previously studied at university.
  • In addition to graduate status, part time students will be expected to have a level of work experience. The evidence will be assessed on an individual basis and should be supported by employer references. The Programme Leader may need to interview a prospective student in order to determine suitability.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6144 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12285 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6144 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12285 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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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