International Business

University of Birmingham

M.B.A. On Campus
12 months
28980 GBP/year
28980 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The approach on the International Business programme is to constantly apply theory to practice – so you will be able to immediately apply your learning in the real world and make a lasting impact on your industry.  Online MBA at University of Birmingham is the first and only distance learning MBA in the world to be accredited by AMBA. 


During your time on this MBA in International Business at University of Birmingham , you will take twelve modules and submit a research or company-based project. The modules available to view below are for the full-time MBA in International Business. As a research-led School, the latest thinking and techniques can be rapidly incorporated and teaching kept at the cutting edge.


Those taking the Global Banking and Finance programme take the core MBA modules plus other specialist modules for their particular programme.

An MBA in International Business at the University of Birmingham, will allow you to:

  • Expand your understanding of international business – develop strategic and management skills by exploring business theory and practice.
  • Access the latest research – as a research led business school, we give our students access to the latest trends, data and knowledge across global business.
  • A life-time of career coaching – from the moment you join us you will have a mentor and career coach available to guide you through the many opportunities open to you in international business.


Accredited business school – We hold the prestigious ‘triple-crown’ accreditation from the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Developing Leadership Practice
  • Finance for Managers (MBA)
  • Global Business Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Marketing Concepts and Practice
  • Strategic Analysis of Business
  • Operations Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The 21-month route MBA starts in January




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

12-month route:

  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent), or equivalent professional qualification
  • Five years of work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility. Three years exceptional work experience meeting this criteria will also be considered
  • IELTS 7.0; TOEFL IBT 95
21-month route:
  • A good Honours degree, demonstrated numeracy, and adequate preparation in Economics and Accounting
  • A minimum of three years full-time work experience
  • IELTS 6.5; TOEFL IBT 88
24 month route:
  • A good Honours degree (or equivalent),or equivalent professional qualification
  • A minimum of three years’ full-time work experience with evidence of extensive managerial experience or professional responsibility
  • 6.0 IELTS; TOEFL 80 IBT

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28980 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    28980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28980 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


  • Scholarships may be available. International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government
  • If you're an English-resident, or EU student, you may be eligible for a loan to study a taught or research Masters in any subject. The government-backed student loan will provide up to £10,280

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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