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Global Business Administration MBA

What is Global Business Administration MBA?

Our flagship two-year Global MBA offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of business, engaging with some of the most contemporary challenges faced by global business leaders. Supported by our Global Leadership development programme and 12 month industry placement, you will be offered the opportunity to develop the most in-demand skills needed to confront the challenges and unlock the opportunities of a dynamic and unpredictable economic environment. You will also explore significant issues including Business Resilience and Crisis Management as a key part of the course.

This course can be personalised with specialist routes in:

  • Financial Services Management
  • International Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Cyber Governance and Digital Transformation
  • Marketing Intelligence and Big Data
  • International Supply Chain and Logistics Management
  • Applied Entrepreneurship, Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Sports Leadership and Governance
  • Healthcare Leadership and Management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Design Management

This applied MBA will provide you with the knowledge foundations of business before offering the unique opportunity to specialise in your chosen industrial field, allowing the flexibility to shape your study based on your career aspirations. It is designed to develop creative, flexible and aspirational leaders of industry.

You will be immersed in fundamental business principles. These core foundations of business integrate cross-cutting themes relating to the global challenges shaping today’s business environment, including technological change, the global political and economic context, social and demographic change and environmental crisis.

Our modules combine a mix of case studies, practical learning, and real-world applications, empowering you to develop the fundamental skills required as a future a global business leader. You will have a number of opportunities to personalise your programme, with our unique specialisation model and a range of options to engage with industry during your second year.

Study style

Our modules combine a mix of case studies, applied practical learning and real-world applications, supporting you to develop the fundamental skills needed as a future a global business leader. All learners will be supported in applying for a competitive year long industry placement to develop their management capabilities, and maximise their career potential. We intend to challenge students to think creatively and deliver novel solutions to complex business problems. To enable this, unique assessments have been built into modules that involve practical work-related assignment such as the ‘client-consultant scenario’.

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Entry requirements

    • A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, or a comparable professional qualification and ideally a minimum of two years management / supervisory experience. Applicants with significant work experience but without a formal Level 6 qualification will also be considered.

    • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification

    • International students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in any other component) or equivalent

Course modules


Fees and costs

Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Jan 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £10,050 £15,625
Sep 2023 Oxstalls, Gloucester £10,550 £16,560
Jan 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester £10,550 £16,560
Sep 2024 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC
Jan 2025 Oxstalls, Gloucester TBC TBC

Possible careers

  • Project Manager
  • Entrepreneur or Business Start-up
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Senior Business Leader
  • Business Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Financial Services Analyst
  • Wealth Manager.

A Globally focused MBA

A unique MBA offering with the opportunity to specialize in some of the most in demand industry areas including cyber-governance, healthcare leadership and financial services to maximise your career potential and gain valuable industry focused skills. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with a year-long industry placement in industry.

Established links to business and industry

We are well connected to business and industry through not only the growth hub and LEP but lecturers own personal relationships and past experience in industry. Most lecturers in the business school have worked in their specialist area in industry and academia or continue to still do both. We ensure we bring this experience as well as guest lecturers and projects into campus for you to experience.

Endless possibilities with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in the subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG students can benefit from an alumni discount. Receive 20% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees as a 2022 UoG graduate.

Discover your next step.

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Gloucestershire Business School is a member of AACSB International Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

ThreeSixty student consultancy

Students on this course will have the chance to get involved with our new student consultancy, ThreeSixty. Based at our state-of-the-art School of Business, you’ll get the opportunity to develop your graduate competencies and attributes by working with business, third sector and individuals on a consultancy basis, solving their challenges.

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