Global MBA at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

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Course summary

Add value to your organisation with a graduate MBA from Solent. Benefit from our relationship with the CMI and develop a deeper understanding of business and the challenges in today's global economy. Giving you the opportunity to engage with business and investigate real world situations and challenges, the graduate MBA allows you to experience a diverse range of contemporary business areas. Professional mentoring and studying in collaboration with Chartered Management Institute (CMI) support will shape your leadership development to succeed in your career. You’ll be taught by top industry professionals and have access to networking events that will build and enhance relationships with professional contacts within the industry. Solent’s Business School has extensive business experience at senior level, management consulting experience and research interests in applied business and management, which help to ensure that the course delivery retains an up to date business focus. On completion, graduates will be equipped with the necessary skills to both diagnose and analyse modern business challenges and to develop innovative and value-adding strategies. In addition, they will be in a good position to pursue further study and achieve Chartered Manager (CMgr) status. Our graduate MBA programme is ideally suited to the international student who wants to increase their business administration knowledge, strategic management, operations management, marketing or human resources.


  • Business Skills for Leadership
This module is primarily concerned with the development of skills, and specifically seeks to develop and improve a range of definable skills that are pivotal to successful management practice and to effective leadership.
  • International Business Issues and Practice
This module examines some of the most important contemporary international business issues and practice faced by organisations, raising students’ awareness and preparing them for the challenges which they might face in a decision-making role in their career.
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
This module will develop the students’ knowledge of enterprise and entrepreneurship to respond to the global innovative economy where needs and opportunities are evolving faster and more fluidly than ever before.
  • Management of Strategy and Organisational Change
The module considers the issues of strategy and change management within complex organisational environments.
  • Management Research Methods
This module will develop the skills of inquiry and management research required primarily for the Management/Consultancy/Work based project but also to, some extent, for all the programme modules.
  • International Management in Context
This module exposes the student to the theories, research and practice that have created advances in the field of contemporary management by considering international/multinational/global examples and cases that relate to these theories and practices in exploiting and enhancing competitive advantage.
  • Continued Personal and Professional Development
This module aims to highlight the importance of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and to bring together all aspects of CPD and for the student to make and explain their learning and professional objectives.
  • Final Project
This module gives you the opportunity to apply your research and analytical skills to an area of business and management which is of interest to you and is defined in your research proposal.

How to apply

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: - IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in the other components. - TOEFL IBT 92 with a minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 20 in reading, listening and speaking - Duolingo English Language Test - 115 overall with minimum of 100 in each component or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. Pre-Sessional English programme The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course. Note to all international students requiring a visa: All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a minimum of a second class (2:2) honours degree (or UK equivalent) It is essential that applicants demonstrate a clear passion and interest for business and/or enterprise. Work experience is considered desirable.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16900 Year 1
England £12250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £12250 Year 1
Scotland £12250 Year 1
Wales £12250 Year 1
Channel Islands £12250 Year 1
International £16900 Year 1

Additional fee information

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact [email protected].

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Global MBA at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS