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Designed to broaden your horizons and build on your strengths, the Brighton MBA develops well rounded, effective managers. It is an exceptional platform for boosting your salary, rapid career progression, and developing managerial skills that will change the way you think.

The full-time International Management MBA builds on the core MBA by providing an opportunity to study abroad for an extra term with an international partner university in France, Germany, Italy or the USA. It will help you develop a thorough understanding of global business, as well as up-to-date approaches to management in dynamic international contexts.

The Brighton MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards - both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership. Together, these awards make a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.

During your studies you will benefit from free membership of both the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Management Institute. Our partnerships with professional associations help ensure the Brighton MBA remains relevant to the needs of today's business practitioners.

Course structure

It is possible to complete the program in 16 months but, should your circumstances change, you may suspend your studies and restart at a later date. You also have the option of exiting early with a postgraduate certificate or a postgraduate diploma.

The course prepares you for the realities of global business by offering a study period abroad. You may apply to join partner programmes for a term in France, Germany, Italy or the USA.

On the course, you will enjoy:

• Two International study visits. The first is normally to Ireland to develop research and consultancy skills through attempting to solve a real business problem. The second trip is normally to Belgium then France and involves meetings with company directors of multi-national companies concerning marketing and corporate strategies.

• Our Global Management Forum. This provides you with the chance to meet and network with high-profile business professionals from around the world. Guest speakers address contemporary strategic issues in international business and management, providing theoretical and practical insights.

• Optional language tuition. Provided in another European language to help prepare those studying abroad.

Syllabus

There are a seven core modules within the programme, and one option module to choose from. These can be completed in any order.

Core modules:

Accounting and Performance Management
Developing International Strategic Capability
Information Systems, Operations and Process Management
International Management Studies
International Strategy and Marketing
Management Environments and Economics
Managing Innovation
Managing People and Organisations

Option modules:

Entrepreneurship: New Business Planning
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Social Enterprise: New Business Planning
Emerging Financial Markets
Game Theory in Finance and Business
Political Economy in Europe
Financial and Capital Markets
Globalisation and International Markets
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
Labour Market Analysis

CMI Strategic Diploma

Graduate with dual awards: an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma

The Brighton MBA is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). All graduates gain dual awards - both an MBA and a CMI Strategic Diploma in Management and Leadership.

Having the CMI Strategic Diploma as well as an MBA from Brighton makes a powerful statement about your standards and determination to continue to develop your management skills.

The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. Our partnership with the CMI helps to keep our courses relevant to the workplace and enhance your employability.

Institute of Directors membership

We offer all of our masters students free Institute of Directors (IoD) membership. Membership provides you with access to IoD events, mentoring, forums, crowd funding and work placement opportunities.

The IoD network provides opportunities to learn from director-level business people. These are influential people who can really help develop your career.

The IoD is the UK's longest running organisation for business leaders. It encourages entrepreneurial activity and promotes responsible business practice for the benefit of the business community and society as a whole.

Careers and employability

An MBA is an internationally recognised passport to a successful management career. It takes into account all the major aspects of business.

In a recent study by the Association of MBAs, those surveyed were earning on average, 33% more immediately after their MBA, 92% more 3-5 years later, and 151% more 6-10 years after graduation. Both in the short-term and long-term, an MBA can be considered a solid investment.

The University of Brighton has been producing high-quality MBA graduates for over 25 years.

Employers of recent MBA graduates include Total Oil Marine (UK), Fuji Bank (Japan), Price Waterhouse (Beijing), Ericsson (Sweden), Proton Cars (Malaysia), Hewlett Packard (Germany), Microsoft (Mexico) and PepsiCo (India). Sponsors of part-time students include Lloyds TSB, American Express, Police and Fire Services, Health Trusts, the Body Shop, TRANSCO and BOC Edwards.

• Links with industry

"Our students engage with industry through work placements, projects and guest speakers. This close link with industry often provides our students with opportunities to get a job. This is what the business school is all about." Aidan Berry, Director of Brighton Business School

• Careers advice and support

Careers Service provides help and advice from the very start of your studies, on subjects including careers counselling sessions, CV checking, mock interviews and advice on setting up your own business. .

• Careers counsellor

The Business School's career development advisor, Christina Keiller is available to help you to write your CV, prepare for interviews and plan your career. She also works closely with tutors to ensure that our courses teach vocational skills as well as academic ones.

• Entrepreneurship network

Beepurple is the university’s entrepreneurship network. Taking part in beepurple activities, you will meet like-minded people, hear how other recent graduates have set up their own businesses and gain key enterprise skills that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Visit the International Management - MBA page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

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