MBA, PGDip and PGCert

Global MBA

Elevate your career with our internationally-acclaimed Global MBA, designed for today's business leaders.

Develop world-class business acumen and take your career to the next level with our Global MBA.

Build your career momentum by studying as you work and bringing fresh insights to the workplace.

The Global MBA is accredited by a number of professional bodies, including CMI and CIMA. You'll have the chance to gain Chartered Manager status through CMI, and emerge with qualifications that are highly valued by employers.

If you already hold professional qualifications and/or any other postgraduate qualification, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning(Opens in new window), meaning you can complete your degree faster.

If you have previously studied and received a degree from Queen Mary, University of London you are eligible for a 20% bursary on module fees or full programme fee towards the Global MBA programmes and related awards.

Join the next generation of global business leaders.

The Global MBA equips you with an expert understanding of the challenges facing today’s global business leaders. It offers flexibility and a broad range of options to suit your needs and your employer's.

Programme structure, modules and specification

What must you complete?

  • MBA: six core modules; four optional modules; strategic project.
  • Postgraduate Diploma: four core modules; any four other modules.
  • Postgraduate Certificate: two core modules; any two other modules.
  • Postgraduate Certificate with specialism: three optional modules from within the same specialism; any one other module.

To gain a specialist award, at least three of your optional modules (and the Strategic Project for the MBA) must be from one specialist area:

  • Accountancy
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Health
  • Law
  • Leadership.

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Modules are available as follows (subject to minimum student registrations):

  • All core modules and the Strategic Project are available for every session.
  • Modules in 'Accounting', 'Finance' and 'Law' will be available every January and July.
  • It is strongly advised that students taking Health optional modules have prior experience of working in the health or healthcare sector.

Individual modules may also be studied on a stand-alone basis. A student may register for any number of core optional modules* on a stand-alone basis with the exception of the Strategic Project. Only four modules may be counted as credit towards a related award.

*Subject to module availability in each session.

*Will be made available subject to approval

Entry requirements

MBA, PGDip, PGCert and Individual Modules

For direct access (Entry Route 1), you will need the following:

  • A second-class honours bachelor degree or equivalent from an acceptable institution.
  • Three years’ work experience in a managerial role (within the past five years).

We accept qualifications from around the world. If you have an appropriate professional award rather than a degree, we will consider this on an individual basis.

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I meet one of these criteria, can I still apply?

If you meet only one of these requirements, you can apply to join the programme via Entry Route 2.

For your application to be considered, you must have one of the following:

  • A second-class honours bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent from an acceptable institution; or
  • Three years’ work experience in a managerial role (within the past five years).

Your application will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Under this route, you are strongly advised to complete our MBA Preparation Course (about 125 hours of study), and then take only one module (preferably core) in your first study session and one module in your second session. This will help you develop the necessary skills to complete the programme successfully.

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Age requirement:

  • MBA: you must normally be Age 24+ by the registration deadline of your enrolment session.
  • PGDip: you must normally be Age 23+ by the registration deadline of your enrolment session.
  • PGCert: you must normally be Age 22+ by the registration deadline of your enrolment session.
  • Individual module: you must normally be Age 21+ by the registration deadline of your enrolment session.

References and Evidence

You will need to submit at least one reference and some documentary evidence as part of your application. This will differ depending on your Entry Route and which criteria you meet. Your documents can be uploaded with your online application or you can email them at a later date.

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English Language requirements

You need a high standard of English to study this programme. You will meet our language requirements if you have achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • IELTS: at least 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in the written test.
  • TOEFL iBT: at least 92 overall, with 22+ in reading and writing and 20+ in speaking and listening.
  • Pearson Test (Academic): at least 59 overall, with 59+ in reading and writing and 54+ in speaking and listening.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade C or above).
  • Duolingo: must achieve an overall score of at least 120.

Alternatively, you may satisfy the language requirements if you have at least 18 months of education or work experience conducted in English.

Computer requirements

We set minimum basic computer requirements because your study resources are accessed via the Student Portal and it is vital that you can access this regularly.

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For the Strategic Project, you will need to download the Icarus App. The App runs on:

  • Windows 10 Phones, PCs and Laptops. Downloaded from the Windows App Store;
  • Android Phones and Tablets through the Google Play Store;
  • iOS Phones and Tablets through the iOS App Store.

Please note the App is not currently available on MacOS.

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