International Business MBA

Overview

Course facts

  • Name: International Business
  • Qualification: MBA
  • Duration: One year, full-time. This programme is also available on a part-time basis. This programme offers both January and September starts.

CMI LogoThis programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). From September 2017, students of this programme will graduate with the dual award of a Bangor University Masters and a Level 7 CMI qualification in Strategic Management and Leadership.

The aim of the course is to provide students with an international outlook on business and an understanding of the particular demands and restrictions of conducting and managing business globally.

On this course students will develop advanced, specialised knowledge and skills across a broad range of business and management subjects, developing knowledge and understanding of international organisations, their management and the changing global external environment in which they operate; thus developing a strategic overview of business and organisational issues. Students will also develop advanced theoretical knowledge of international business and management subjects including finance, marketing and entrepreneurship and how these are affected by culture.

Course Structure

January intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of January to June and September to January and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.

September intake: Taught modules are undertaken in the period of September to June and will involve the study of 120 credits. The dissertation (or equivalent) is valued at 60 credits and is undertaken during the period of June to September.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

Compulsory modules:

  • Marketing Strategy
  • International Strategic Management
  • Management Research
  • Organisations and People
  • Finance for Managers
  • Global Business and Culture
  • International Business

Optional Module (choose 1):

  • International Financial Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • International Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour in a Global and Digital World

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the International Business Modules page.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a good first degree (2:2 or higher) or equivalent from a university or another approved degree-awarding body. Non-graduate qualifications deemed to be of a satisfactory standard for the purpose of postgraduate admission may also be considered. Work experience is desirable.

If your native language is not English, you must provide satisfactory evidence that you have an adequate knowledge and understanding of written and spoken English: 

  • IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5)
  • Pearson PTE: a score of 56 (with no element lower than 51)
  • Cambridge English Test – Advanced: 169 (with no element lower than 162)

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email international@bangor.ac.uk

Apply

How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here.  For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake) to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Careers and Employability

The course will prepare students for a career in business and management by encouraging the development of specific business skills, together with improved self-awareness and the personal development required to progress on to international careers in management positions, as well as promoting positive and critical attitudes towards change and enterprise.

Further information

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