MBA International

MBA International is a generalist career development programme that combines theoretical study with practical application. It offers an intellectually stimulating experience through which subject knowledge is extended alongside the development of the personal and professional skills needed to undertake strategic leadership roles in a range of organisations. It is a programme that is designed to develop tomorrow's business leaders and change creators.

Programme Profile

Emphasis will be firmly on employability both in content delivery and assessment design. In addition to employability, central themes will be sustainability, entrepreneurship, and internationalisation. A range of innovative assessment techniques will be implemented throughout the programme including group and individual presentations, boardroom simulations and a digital pitch alongside more tradition formal reports. Students will be encouraged to work in groups and hone their skills by sharing their knowledge and experiences with their peers.

Throughout the duration of this programme many different aspects of business will be covered, some key topics are:

  • Select and apply theoretical and empirical frameworks to critically evaluate the complex and dynamic international environment in which organisations operate
  • Critically evaluate the core knowledge base underpinning various business functions, their interrelationships and their role in organisational structures and processes designed for organisational success
  • Evaluate internal and external data sources and apply these to evidence-based strategic decision making and the solution of complex problems
  • Critically assess the contribution of innovation, creativity and disruptive technologies to organizational success
  • Evaluate the impact of cultural difference, the challenges and opportunities of cross-cultural working and the impact of globalisation on organisations
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of ethical and responsible strategic leadership and its role in facilitating positive organisational change.


Year 1

Finance and Operations
Leading and Managing People in Changing Environment 
Strategic Management in Global Context
International Marketing and Marketing for New Venture

Entry Criteria

Standard Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a Second Class Honours degree or higher (or equivalent). English language requirements also apply, as specified in the Admissions Policy.

English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the programme. We treat everyone as an individual, which means we will look at your whole application, including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances, as well as your educational qualifications.


This award is available as a one-year programme or part-time two-years degree programme.

Please note, the start date of this programme is TBC subject to demand / validation.


University of Northampton London
6th Floor, Import Building
2 Clove Crescent
London, E14 2EB

Fees and Funding

UK Full-time fee: £8,500.

Please visit our Funding and Student Finance page for more information.


This programme is assessed via a number of methods including individual management reports, presentations, examinations, group work, boardroom simulations and portfolio writing.


In today's tough jobs market graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job after university. We believe your degree from UONL will enhance your employability.

This programme has been developed by academics, together with senior industry professionals to encapsulate the exact requirements which are required by global businesses. The course is designed for professionals who are in management or executive management positions and who are seeking to broaden both their knowledge and expertise. The course has also been designed to fulfil employer’s needs which may be required to progress an applicant’s career. Moreover, an MBA will provide the opportunity to progress to a DBA or PhD.

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