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Master of Business Administration (MBA) – International

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Quick Facts

Campus: London
Duration: 1 Year (Full-time) or 2 years (Part-time)
Available Starts: September, January, May


This degree is designed for professionals who are seeking to improve their management and leadership skills and broaden their theoretical knowledge of business and management. Over 12 or 24 months, students will acquire a deep knowledge of all the key business functions. Participants will gain a greater appreciation of the significance of the interrelationship of functional areas to the overall success of a business, in international, national and local markets. 

This degree offers students the opportunity to study at a postgraduate level, while maintaining and enhancing their contribution to their employer. We recognise that today business is conducted across international boundaries and that globalisation is a phenomenon that impacts all organisations. Therefore, the focus of the degree is on the specific challenges facing organisations that have global operations, or that transact business internationally. The degree will also support the development of a range of transferable executive skills including leadership; strategic decision making; problem-solving; change management, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship; finance; operations management; marketing and human resource management.

Structure and content

Over the course of your MBA, you will study a total of 6 modules. See below for the modules which you will study:

  • Postgraduate Study Skills, Research Methods and Ethics
  • International Finance and Operations
  • Principles of International Marketing
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership and Human Capital Management
  • International Strategic Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Postgraduate Integrative Project

For a more detailed overview of the course modules you can view the Course Information Sheet here.

Entry requirements

Students must have equivalent of a UK first degree at 2:2 or above plus relevant experience.


Have previously been taught in English and have sufficient command of English to undertake postgraduate study or have an IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 or better.

If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent non-UK qualification and did not achieve our required grades for entry, but can demonstrate that your life/work skills would make you suitable, you should still consider applying.

Teaching and assessment


Full-time Schedule:

Standard delivery:
Studying on campus 2 days a week which is Monday - Friday (10:00-17:00)

Non-Standard delivery (evening and weekend delivery):
Our non-standard delivery is on a Tuesday + Thursday evening (18:00 to 21:00) + Saturday (10:00 to 17:00)

Part-time Schedule:

Standard delivery:
Studying on campus 1 day a week which is Monday - Friday (10:00-17:00)

Non-Standard delivery (evening and weekend delivery):
Part-time delivery rotates between Tuesday & Thursday (18:00-21:00) and Saturday (10:00-17:00) across trimesters:
Trimesters 1/3/5 - Tuesday & Thursday / Trimesters 2/4/6 - Saturday


The MBA is assessed through assignments and a dissertation. Assessment is by assignments based on the six taught modules together with a 15,000-word dissertation based on the candidate’s own organisation, or an organisation that the candidate is intimately familiar with.


This degree has been developed by academics, together with senior industry professionals, to encapsulate the exact requirements which are required by global businesses. The degree is designed for professionals who are in management, or executive management positions, and who are seeking to broaden both their knowledge and expertise. The course has also been designed to fulfil employer’s requirements and to progress an applicant’s career. Moreover, an MBA will provide the opportunity to progress to a DBA or PhD. During your studies, there will be the opportunity to participate in the Employability Scheme with the specific objective of enhancing your future employment prospects. This includes CV workshops, interview techniques, career counselling and visits from prospective employers.

In today's tough jobs market graduates need to stand out from the crowd to successfully secure that all important first full-time job after university. We believe your degree from ARU London will enhance your employability.

To learn more about where this course can take you visit the guide from our employability team here.

Course Fees

UK/EU: £8,500 or £6,500 for Alumni
International: £18,100

EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance for EU students web page on for information. 

For 2023-2024 entry, the maximum government-approved undergraduate tuition fee for UK students is £9,250 per year. The University is able to charge this fee subject to an approved Access and Participation Plan for 2023-2024 and its current rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework

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