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Programme Structure

The Global MBA develops a broad and practical understanding of top-level business management in the modern international marketplace. Designed to give you a combination of the theoretical principles of international business and tangible skills that translate easily into the modern workplace, the Global MBA is a cutting-edge degree programme that addresses real workplace skills and experience.

Our lectures and seminars include regular student participation, allowing you to benefit from the diverse knowledge of your international classmates, and develop the communication skills that are so crucial to management. You will also be able to extensively research a specialist management topic of your choosing, as part of your dissertation.


Stage I

Marketing and Business Environment (15 credits)
Accounting and Managerial Finance (15 credits)
Systems and Operations Management (15 credits)
Research Methods

Stage II

Strategic Management and Leadership (15 credits)
Elective Module I( 15 credits)
Elective Module II( 15 credits)
Research Methods

Stage III

Online Dissertation and Research Methods (30 credits)


Students who fail to meet academic requirements can be assessed on their relevant work experience (2 years management experience minimum for mature study route).


Global MBA (Financial Management)expand
  • Advanced Corporate Reporting
  • Performance Management & Control
Global MBA (Project Management)expand
  • Project Management & Leadership
  • Cross Cultural Management
Global MBA (International Business)expand
  • Global Marketing Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
Entry requirements expand
  • UK undergraduate degree – any subject area
  • English Levels 5.5 IELTS (5.5 in all bands) or equivalent
  • Relevant work experience is an asset, but no work experience is required
  • GMAT is not an obligatory requirement, but is considered an advantage and may be required for some applications. (Target score 550)

** All specialisations are available subject to student demand.

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MBA Global


Full-time 17 months (13 months on campus, 4 months online dissertation)
Part-time 24 months (12-24 months on campus, 3-6 months online dissertation)
Online 18-36 months (100% online with optional blended study on campus)

Start date



Manchester, Online


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To find out more about the Global MBA programme and discuss which specialisation is right for you, call one of our programme consultants today. Our advisors are available to provide one-to-one advice every weekday from 9am until 6pm, or from 9am until 8pm on our open days. You're welcome to meet with our specialist advisors during these times at our campus in Manchester. Alternatively, call us on 0161 713 1777 during these hours or email us on info@lsbf.org.uk.

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