International Master of Business Administration

MBA - UCA Epsom - 2019, 2020


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Our International MBA degree is designed to accelerate the progression of those who are either looking to start, or already have, a career in the creative industries. 

As an International MBA student at UCA’s Business School for the Creative Industries, you will be exposed to how global corporations operate, examining and evaluating real-life case studies, as well as forming a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge. You will learn the key skills expected of those in senior positions in organisations, and will be encouraged to explore entrepreneurism and develop your capacity as a future leader.

Every course within our Business School portfolio is taught with a global perspective, giving graduates the skillset required to pursue a creative business career anywhere in the world. Our teaching programmes are all project based, combining knowledge from both business and the creative industries in order to produce well-rounded, highly employable graduates with a highly-regarded qualification.

The programme for our one-year International Master of Business Administration degree has been developed to create positive and forward-thinking leaders for the exciting and innovative creative industries.

Based at UCA Epsom, you will have the unique opportunity to collaborate and work alongside fellow creative business practitioners at the UCA Business School. The International MBA course is supported by seminars, tutorials, workshops and critiques, allowing you to develop a high level of competence in practical, visual, oral and written expression and giving you with the confidence to communicate your ideas effectively.

As autonomous learning is an integral part of the programme structure, you will be expected to identify, develop and manage your own international business project based on your chosen specialist area of the creative sector. Through a proactive relationship with your tutor, you will lead your project work and be supported by staff and engagement with professional industry links.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to make high-level professional decisions, demonstrate senior management skills and expertise, and apply independent research and theory in order to advance creative strategic thinking and solve complex business problems.

Length of study:

One year full-time

Campus:

UCA Epsom

Start month:

September

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Entry year(s):

2019, 2020

Entry requirements:

Honours degree, normally 2.1 or above, and two years relevant work experience

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Course details

  • Term 1

    International Corporate Financial Management
    This unit is to help you develop a deep level understanding of the main financial objectives of the firm and the constrains from an organisation that might impact on that objective. You will also be able to analyse the modern principles of corporate finance and explore their validity. You will distinguish between the various sources of finance, examining their advantages and disadvantages and assess the capital structure of a firm.

    Global Business Management
    This unit examines the task of management in today's international and global business environment. It critically examines the key tasks of management and the theories that underpin them, considering the appropriateness of theory, models and concepts to differing cultural environments and developing a contingent approach to them to enable you to choose the most appropriate management style for your future careers.

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    You will explore further the relationships between creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. You will also have opportunities to develop an understanding of how opportunities are identified, and how they are made feasible by implementing a business plan to make it viable and realised in professional creative practice.

  • Term 2

    Project Management
    This unit provides you with greater understanding of analytical skills for solving problems in project management, to learn mathematical models which aid in decision making process and to develop critical thinking and knowledge in project management’s theory and practices. This unit guides you through many of the fundamental project management tools and behavioural skills required in profit and non-profit organisations.

    International Business Strategy
    Throughout this unit you will be expected to critically examine the strategic management process as it applies to internationally oriented organisations in order to remain and sustain competitiveness within the ever changing and demanding international as well as industrial environments. You will gain better appreciation of the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis.

  • Term 3

    Research Practice
    The unit is designed to enable you to become confident using creative research techniques and methods. It will enable you to conduct and write up research at postgraduate level. It addresses the elements that make up formal research including research proposal, a variety of research methodologies, action planning, carrying out research itself and presenting your findings.

    International Business Project
    The International Business Project unit is the culmination of your studies and will form a framework for the central ideas and concepts developed throughout your MA. The outcome will demonstrate evidence of advanced conceptual, theoretical and technical capability over an extended period of self-directed study.

  • Fees and additional course costs

    Tuition fees
    The course fees per year for 2019 entry are:

    • UK and EU students full-time - £9,620
    • International students full-time - £17,500 (standard fee)
    • International students full-time - £16,800 (full early payment fee)

    The fees for 2020 entry have not been confirmed but will be listed here as soon as possible.

    Additional course costs
    In addition to the tuition fees please see the additional course costs for 2019 entry.

    Further information
    Find out more about our course fees and any financial support you may be entitled to:

    These fees are correct for the stated academic year only. Costs may increase each year during a student’s period of continued registration on course in line with inflation (subject to any maximum regulated tuition fee limit). Any adjustment for continuing students will be at or below the RPI-X forecast rate.

  • Fee discounts and scholarships

    To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.

Facilities

The MA courses at UCA Epsom share a baseroom with networked computer facilities and you also have access to our extensive range of campus facilities, including: print studios with extensive screen printing facilities, photography studios, 3D workshops, media store for borrowing film and photography equipment. There is also a modern library with a wealth of books, journals, special collections and online resources.

Business School

The first of its kind in the UK, our new Business School for the Creative Industries builds on our long tradition of collaborating with employers to cultivate leadership, entrepreneurial and problem-solving skills.

UK/EU applications

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International applications

If you are applying for more than one course in the UK please apply via UCAS, to apply direct to UCA please use the links below:

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Due to visa requirements, this course is not available to students that require a Tier 4 (General) visa

If you have another category of visa please contact us: internationaladmissions@uca.ac.uk to find out if you are eligible to study.

If you're interested in joining Year 3 of this course, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1252 892 960 or admissions@uca.ac.uk

When to apply:

You can apply throughout the year but we recommend you try and apply as early as possible so you have time to arrange accommodation and visas, if required.

For more information visit our how to apply pages

Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

  • An honours degree or equivalent qualification in the subject or a related discipline

and/or

  • Relevant work experience, demonstrating your ability to study at postgraduate level.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who can make a strong case for admission in relation to a particular project and can demonstrate their potential to satisfactorily complete the course.

International entry requirements

To view the equivalent entry requirements for your country please select it in the list below.

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Non-UK equivalent qualifications

English language requirements

Don't meet the international entry requirements or English language requirements?

You may be able to enter the course through the UCA International College

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Your portfolio

No formal portfolio is required for this course. We'll require you to attend an Applicant Day which will include an interview. This will also give you the opportunity to visit us, meet the course team and see the facilities. If you wish to bring work for discussion at your interview, you're welcome to do so.

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