Online MBA International Business

Programme Outline

The scheme has been designed to meet the aims of the online MBA in a flexible manner and can be tailored to the individual preferences of each student. The MBA requires you to complete six courses plus a final dissertation. The programme consists of the following modules:

Introductory

Not-for-credit


Induction This is the first module of the programme which gives an orientation to the course and the online learning style. It does not carry credits, and students are encouraged to go through the material in this module at their own pace and get accustomed to the online medium.

Stage 1 120 credits

Six taught modules


Core - Organisational Behaviour
  - Financial Management
  - International Marketing and Business Environment

Residential - Tackling Global-Local Challenges in Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Elective - Information Management
(choose one) - Corporate Strategy and Competitiveness
  Held in cooperation with the Harvard Business School with a mandatory residency in Zürich, Switzerland. This second residency is only required for those students who choose this module as an elective.

Final Capstone - Strategic Management

Stage 2 60 credits

Individual dissertation


Dissertation Work As an exit qualification, the Post-Graduate Certificate in Management Studies is awarded to candidates who have completed 60 credits (three modules), while the Diploma in Management Studies is awarded to candidates who have completed 120 credits (all six modules, including the residency) but have been unable to complete the dissertation. Students who achieve the full 180 credits, and have successfully completed the dissertation, exit with the award of Master of Business Administration (MBA).