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Course content

The Oxford Brookes Global MBA develops your personal and professional expertise. Throughout the programme you'll apply what you learn, with a focus on how you perform in your current role and developing your future career.

It is a highly flexible MBA and you can choose to study online (with two compulsory face-to-face workshops) or almost entirely on-campus in Oxford, or through a blend of both.

The induction programme helps you understand the rigours of MBA study and to acquire the key study skills needed to succeed. From the start we'll teach you how to critically analyse real-world cases and the fundamentals of virtual collaboration and teamwork.

We'll encourage you to assess your career up to this point with an honest self-audit. With our support we will help you think about what you expect to get out of the MBA, and what you are able to put in.

Course structure

The programme has a range of compulsory modules. While you study disciplines separately, you learn how they relate them in practice through interconnected cases and applying your knowledge through 'Leadership Engagement' challenges. During the Critical Approaches to Business module you develop the critical thinking and research skills which are essential for postgraduate studies.

After the compulsory modules, you choose two elective modules and, for the final stage of your programme, you choose an MBA project. This can be a dissertation, an individual consultancy project, a group consultancy project or a business start-up plan. Through the final project you connect the knowledge and expertise you have gained throughout the MBA by exploring an interest in depth.

Throughout your MBA studies we focus on your career development. During the Personal and Professional Development module you develop a Personal and Professional Development Journal which results in an assessed action plan for your career.

Wherever you're based in the world, we'll make your study experience highly personal and supportive, and you'll develop strong collaborative relationships with our MBA community of fellow students, alumni and academic tutors.

Find out more about the core modules

Find out more about the elective modules

How you study

The Oxford Brookes Global MBA is a blended programme and you choose how you study. MBA modules can be studied online* or intensively on-campus for one-week periods or a combination of both. You can start in March or September.


All our students become AMBA members. This membership provides a suite of careers, networking and knowledge services, linking together students and alumni from other AMBA-accredited business schools. Graduating from our programme does not mean ceasing to become a member; the individual AMBA membership continues in perpetuity for Oxford Brookes Global MBA alumni.

The Oxford Brookes Global MBA is accredited by EPAS. It has been awarded the maximum five-year accreditation.

We work in partnership with the ACCA, an organisation at the cutting-edge of industry-related education progression

Careers and personal development

Our focus on your career and professional development, with an emphasis on management in practice, enables you to take the next steps in your career, confident in your own knowledge and abilities.

We offer individual personal and career development guidance along with a range of activities which give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead and manage global teams.

The Personal and Professional Development module focuses on your career and professional and supports you throughout your MBA programme. An individual Personal Development Journal helps you to make the most of your learning so you directly benefit from the MBA while studying as well as after graduation.

With support from your Academic Advisor, both virtually and face-to-face during the two workshops, you keep track of your development and actions for future growth.

The Personal and Professional Development module ends with an assessed Career Action Plan, which helps guide you through your future career.

We focus on the practical skills for your career

  • We emphasise developing both the entrepreneurial skills necessary to be innovative and the practical ability to find solutions in real and complex business situations.
  • Reflective assignments and coaching and leadership challenges provide you with the practical experience to develop your critical thinking skills and leadership capability.
  • Every taught module has an explicit practitioner input so you can see for yourself how things can work in practice.
  • The final MBA project gives you the chance to focus on a real area of interest or expertise - which could be anything from a business start-up to a consultancy project.
  • You have the opportunity to soak up knowledge from industry experts first-hand and network with executives at MBA Community events, industry visits and the MBA Summer School.

FIND OUT MORE » Our links with industry

Visit the The Oxford Brookes Global MBA page on the Oxford Brookes University website for more details!





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