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MBA International Business

Course overview

Start date

September 2018

Subject area

Business Management





On campus

Course summary

This course is delivered by our partner institutions in Greece, Germany and Malaysia - it is not available at any of our London campuses. Please visit the MBA course page for the core UEL MBA delivered on-site.

Our MBA is a dynamic, contemporary and practical course designed to produce the business leaders of the future. This International version of the course allows students to take the degree in one of three institutions overseas:

Students will study the same high quality MBA course as our students in London, graduating with a UEL qualification. For specific details on fees, entry requirements, timetabling and course length, please visit the host institution's website using the links above.

Everything on our MBA is geared towards your career development, ensuring you graduate with a clearer vision of your future; you can be sure you’re learning the leadership skills that employers really need, and our expert staff have the depth of knowledge to turn your passion and ambition into a realisable goal.

Whether you want to work in senior management, business consultancy, or build your own enterprise, our MBA will give you the skills, inspiration and connections to achieve it.

Contact us

If you have any questions, talk to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email

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Study the UEL MBA at one of our partner institutions overseas

This course is franchised to AKMI Metropolitan in Greece, Rheinische Fachhochschule in Germany and Women's Institute of Management in Malaysia. Study the same top-class UEL MBA course in one of these three countries.

Professional experience

Work on real-world business case studies, learn from inspiring guest speakers and work with students from across the globe to gain valuable new perspectives on international business

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I'm very glad that I chose the path that I did and have the MBA in my back pocket moving forward. UEL's MBA gave me an invaluable depth of knowledge in global business and the roles each department plays within an organisation. Those tools have opened up doors for me globally, and were a factor in the success of me achieving my dream job. I'd recommend it to anyone looking to improve their career path and skills.
Stefan Nielsen , MBA Graduate
MBA Graduate Stefan Nielsen

What you'll study

You'll study the following core modules:

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Managing and Leading People
  • Operations, Networks, and Partnerships
  • Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Marketing in the Digital Age
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • Dissertation

And one of the following optional modules:

  • Managing across Cultures
  • Corporate Governance and Globalisation

How you'll be assessed

Each module is assessed separately – typically, there are two pieces of assessment for each taught module, so that you will have four assessments to complete in each term. A typical mix could include an examination, two will be group projects, and one will be an individual report. In addition, you will have, depending upon which Option you choose, a further individual or group practical or theoretical research-based assessment.

Assessment methods may differ across different institutions; please visit the host institution's website for further details.

How you'll learn

Teaching methods may differ depending on the institution you choose to study this course at: for full details, please visit the host institution's website.

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and workshops, working as part of a team to apply theory to practical matters; from producing business reports, plans and presentations to solving business problems. We use real case studies from our business partners to give you an insight into the issues that major companies have to wrestle with, and how they solve them.

Our teaching is always innovative, fresh and rooted in contemporary topics – we work closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to deliver joint events and workshops that explore topical issues, and honour our commitment to civic engagement by holding workshops with Business in the Community (BITC) to help you see how businesses can have a positive impact on their local communities.

At postgraduate level you will be expected to put in a great deal of independent study – but you won’t be left on your own. Our experienced staff will provide support and supervision and you’ll be provided with a wealth of learning materials and access to business databases alongside our virtual learning environment.

We also encourage and support students to obtain work experience or an internship while on the course.

What you'll learn

During this intensive course you will study eight core modules to cover the main business disciplines. 

These are: Accounting and Finance for Managers; Managing and Leading People; Operations, Networks, and Partnerships; Corporate Social Responsibility; Marketing in the Digital Age; Strategic Leadership; Professional Development; Dissertation.

But our MBA is about much more than the subject-specific information and knowledge you’ll be expected to learn; you will also learn a lot about yourself and develop a wide range of skills and qualities during your time at the University of East London.

Our MBA will enhance your ability to think and act strategically and creatively, as you will be better placed to identify and evaluate ways to solve business problems.

You will enhance your problem-solving and decision-making ability in general, as you learn to research and analyse information in new ways.

And you will learn to work productively as part of a team, improving your personal effectiveness and ability to make decisive contributions to business issues.

Your future career

The business magazine, Forbes, has calculated that successful MBA graduates pay back the cost of their qualifications within four to five years on average – with lifetime earnings greatly enhanced thanks to the qualification.

Studying for your MBA with us should enhance your employability and earning power and develop your ability to approach business problems in a strategic manner. As part of the course, you’ll study a specialised ‘Professional Development’ module that is specifically designed to help you boost your career prospects and make the most of your MBA in the employment market.

Employers see candidates with an MBA as potentially more effective and therefore valuable as they examine at business issues with a fresh pair of eyes. And with our help you will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that will benefit you through your entire career. MBAs are welcome in any sector anywhere in the world, and the course’s affiliation with UEL will enhance your employability even further.

You will also be able to take advantage of the worldwide MBA Alumni Network, and our dedicated MBA career service.

The qualification will enable you to go into any sector, anywhere in the world. Or if you have your own business idea and want to start up a company of your own, the knowledge, skills and qualities you develop on the entrepreneurship module will really help – and you can receive support from the university to assist your entrepreneurial ambitions.

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