Global MBA (MBA, PGDip and PGCert)

Study the Global MBA Program, and join the next generation of global business leaders.

The Global MBA equips you with an expert understanding of the challenges facing today’s global business leaders. It offers flexibility and a broad range of options to suit your needs and your employer’s.

Course Duration: 1-5 years (subject to module availability)
Application Deadline: 11 June, 10 September, December 2018, March 2019


Course Overview

Study the Global MBA Program, and join the next generation of global business leaders.

Develop world-class business acumen and take your career to the next level with our Global MBA. Build your career momentum by studying as you work and bringing fresh insights to the workplace.

The Global MBA is accredited by CMI and CIMA. You’ll have the chance to gain Chartered Manager status, and emerge with qualifications that are highly valued by employers.


Career Opportunities:

Our Global MBA provides you with the skills that employers are looking for. By combining professional qualifications with a world-class academic degree, this programme will prepare you for the next step in your career.

Accreditation – what are the benefits?

The MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). As a Global MBA student, you have CMI membership for the duration of your registration. If you study any optional modules in accountancy, you will also gain membership of CIMA.

Once you complete the MBA, you receive CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. If you have sufficient work experience, you can also gain Chartered Manager status. If you graduate with a specialist MBA in Accountancy, you become eligible to sit the CIMA Master’s Gateway exam. This is an accelerated route towards the CIMA Professional Qualification.

As an MBA student, you also benefit from extensive networking, job-hunting and continuing professional development opportunities delivered through these partnerships.

Entry Requirement:

For direct access (Entry Route 1), you will need the following:

  • A second-class honours bachelor degree or equivalent from an acceptable institution.
  • Three years’ work experience in a managerial role (within the past five years).

We accept qualifications from around the world. If you have an appropriate professional award rather than a degree, we will consider this on an individual basis.

I meet one of these criteria. Can I still apply?

If you meet only one of these requirements, you can apply to join the programme via Entry Route 2.

Under this route, you complete our MBA Preparation Course (about 125 hours of study), complete your registration, and then take two set core modules before you continue to the main programme.

This helps you develop the necessary skills to complete the programme successfully.

Can I transfer credits from other awards?

If you have a previous qualification which is comparable in level, content and standard, you can apply for an exemption from part of the degree. This process is called ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ (also known as ‘Credit Transfer’ or ‘Exemption’).

References and Evidence

You will need to submit at least one reference and some documentary evidence as part of your application. This will differ depending on your Entry Route and which criteria you meet. Your documents can be uploaded with your online application or you can email them at a later date.

English Language requirements

You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • IELTS: at least 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in the written test.
  • TOEFL iBT: at least 92 overall, with 22+ in reading and writing and 20+ in speaking and listening.
  • Pearson Test (Academic): at least 59 overall, with 59+ in reading and writing and 54+ in speaking and listening.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade C or above).

Alternatively, you may satisfy the language requirements if you have at least 18 months of education or work experience conducted in English.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly.



Our Global MBA represents a terrific investment for students and employers. The fee depends on two factors:

  • Whether you choose web-supported or institution-supported learning.
  • Whether you live in a developing (Band A) or developed (Band B) nation.
Full course fee 2017-2018
Band A Countries £8,730
Band B Countries £13,230
See the list of Band A and B countries [PDF]


Pay as you go 2017-2018
Module fee for web-supported learning, Band A £768
Module fee for web-supported learning, Band B £1163
Strategic Project fee for web-supported learning, Band A £1500
Strategic Project fee for web-supported learning, Band B £2290
Module fee for institution-supported learning, Band A £543
Module fee for institution-supported learning, Band B £836
Strategic Project fee for institution-supported learning, Band A £1050
Strategic Project fee for institution-supported learning, Band B £1603
Module continuation fee (per module) £450
Other fees
Application fee for Recognition of Prior Learning £85


How fees work

Your fees include study materials and entry into assessments.

The full course fee includes all module and continuation fees for the duration of your study, as well as online tutor support. By paying in full at the beginning of your programme, you receive a discount on paying per module and avoid any annual fee increases.

With pay-as-you-go, you pay for each module as you register for it. The ‘web-supported learning’ fee includes support from a University of London online tutor. Alternatively, if you prefer face-to-face tuition, you can pay a smaller fee to us and a separate fee to a teaching centre which supports the programme.

The module continuation fee is the cost per module if you defer an examination or need to retake assessments. It includes all study materials, entry into assessments, and online tutor support.

Additional Costs

You will also need to budget for:

  • Exams: our approved examination centres around the world charge a fee when you sit an exam. Contact your chosen examination centre for details about costs.
  • Tuition: as described, teaching centres charge for face-to-face tuition if you choose to take modules with institution-supported learning.
  • Preparatory Costs: if you are entering the MBA via Route 2, you will need to complete the online course.
  • RPL applications: these are not included within the course fees.


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