Online MBA International Business

This MBA is designed to help you meet the challenges of the complex environment in which organisations today must increasingly operate, with global markets no longer the sole remit of multinational corporations.

The programme includes a module on the International Marketing and Business Environment, while in the residency you will join with fellow students from a multinational environment to develop the skills needed to tackle global-local challenges in ethics, responsibility and sustainability.

The MBA programmes benefit greatly from the internationality derived from recruiting students from across the globe, and drawing on tutors well qualified in their field.

Learn at Switzerland’s premier private college and graduate with students from over 130 different countries and from the University of Cumbria.


Duration Minimum 12 months, maximum 5 years.

Delivery Method Mostly online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration, plus a one-week compulsory residency. The residency is held in the United Kingdom and organised by the University of Cumbria.

Places The number of places per term is strictly limited to 90.

Ranking   In the Guardian University Guide for Business and Management Studies (2012), the University of Cumbria is ranked in the top three higher-education institutions in the North West of England.

Tuition Fees 10,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). This fee includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University of Cumbria matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest-free instalments. The fees are for the entire programme, and include all the courses as well as supervision for the final dissertation. Residency costs, such as airfare and accommodation, plus a 2,000 CHF (Swiss Francs) tuition fee for the residency, and some of the textbooks that you will need for the course are not included in these fees.

Terms Four terms per year (Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn).

Accreditation and Recognition The University of Cumbria MBA programmes offered online in exclusive partnership with the Robert Kennedy College are Recognised Worldwide. Once you complete your studies at Robert Kennedy College, you will receive a degree from the University of Cumbria. The University of Cumbria received the University title, and degree awarding powers, from Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council. It is fully recognised by the British Government and duly listed on the United Kingdom’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills list of recognised UK awarding institutions.