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Overview

Overview

This Global MBA course at University of Portsmouth is a flexible course, you'll be able to study full-time, starting in September and completing the course in 12 months; or commencing the course in January and finishing in 16 months. 

This course will put your existing knowledge, and what you learn over the course of your studies, into an international context; you'll be able to confidently jump into the global business community upon completion of your studies.

When you graduate with this internationally recognised qualification, you'll be able to take on a wide range of senior roles in organisations in various sectors, significantly accelerating your career and management progression. Completion of this course will also give you the knowledge and skills required to start your own business.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Study in 4-day blocks with periods of reflection and consolidation in between
  • Refine your career plans and gain the knowledge and skill you need to advance further professionally
  • Get a thorough grounding in strategic business and management, preparing you for roles in the public and private sector, or to run your own business
  • Have access to additional learning resources, such as physical and digital sources from our library, as well as our suites of PCs and Macs equipped with specialist software and support

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your business and management skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • group assignments
  • case studies

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • coursework (predominately)
  • exams
  • a research-based project

Careers and opportunities

As an Global MBA student, you'll build on your existing studies and further your career, advancing your skills to a level appropriate for management positions.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.

Some of the roles that previous graduates from this course have taken include:

  • global director
  • chief executive
  • general manager
  • finance director
  • programme manager
  • business consultant

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Corporate Strategic Management
  • Managing in a Global Economic and Financial Environment
  • International Marketing Management
  • Strategic Leadership and Change
  • Financial and Accounting Management
  • Strategic International HRM
  • Managing Operations and the Supply Chain
  • Innovation, Enterprise and Entrepreneurialism
  • Research-Based Project

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree (or equivalent, including professional qualifications) in a business related subject, plus at least two years work experience. Alternatively, applicants without formal qualifications, but with a minimum of five years of management experience, are welcome to apply. Applicants may be subject to interview and/or be asked to submit a portfolio in support of their application.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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