Arden University’s MBA International online course has been designed for the next generation of managers and business leaders with a global outlook. If you’ve been looking for a new kind of Master of Business Administration course that will equip you with the latest skills in innovating business processes and engaging audiences from a global and digitally connected perspective, then this CMI-accredited MBA course has been created with you in mind.
We’ve worked hard to make this an experience led MBA that provides a distinctive and integrative learning experience. The course will expose you to current thinking and practices across a wide range of management disciplines, delivered in the context of competing in an increasingly globalised and digitised business environment. You’ll have the opportunity to take your leadership skills and strategic vision forward, by building upon your existing managerial competencies and reinforcing your hard-won experience with our interdisciplinary approach to knowledge and skills acquisition.
The MBA International will also show you that attaining success globally doesn’t mean you need to be physically located overseas, or even proactively promoting products or services internationally. On the course you’ll learn how to overcome common barriers to success, including managing outsourced suppliers effectively, meeting the diverse expectations of stakeholders from various global regions, and using digital information flow to identify new business opportunities. No matter what function you’re in, or where your business is based, the MBA International will help you understand the importance of areas such as the changing global socioeconomic environment, physical flow over the global supply chain, and the new era of Big Data, and how you can harness these global developments to create business growth.
I’ve found the Arden MBA has given me a much more comprehensive foundation of knowledge around the topics I don’t often encounter in my work role, including financial decision-making, ethics and strategy. This knowledge will enable me to progress to more strategic roles in the future.
*Will be studied in sequence at the beginning of the course. Subsequent modules can be studied in your order of preference (excluding the final Strategy Research Project).
Unlike many more traditional MBA courses, you won’t be required to sit exams on this course. The MBA International focuses on ensuring that apply your learning to practical scenarios, helping you align your studies to how you will operate after you have completed your MBA.
All of your assessments will be practice-driven, focusing on your real-life experience as an industry practitioners while encouraging peer-to-peer sharing and exchange. The approach is designed to encourage you to apply your knowledge to organisations or data sets systematically. This may be through examining industry case studies or applying information and approaches to your own organisation.
Industry-led strategy research project
The MBA International concludes with an independent study assessment which forms the Strategy Research Project module. You’ll identify a topic which is of interest to you in the field of management and then apply your own research to the discussion, building upon your learning from the course modules you’ve undertaken and putting forward recommendations which are of real-world, practical benefit to the organisation in question.
Other assessment methods
Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to apply your learning through additional assessments including:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be eligible for our MBA International, we need to see that you have:
We also consider applications from candidates who lack formal qualifications but possess at least five years of relevant managerial experience in any discipline.
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide the above evidence of English proficiency. More information can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
A Master of Administration degree is still the gold standard for employers looking for leadership potential. Our modern, international learning approach means your CMI accredited MBA International will give you the edge in the eyes of employers all over the world. Whether you want to progress with your current organisation or to take on a new challenge, the MBA International provides the tools you need to unlock your full potential.
You’ll gain a wide range of management, leadership, and technical skills on your MBA International course. Best of all, because you’ll focus on adopting broader perspectives and taking an international view of business issues, you’ll learn to see managerial or organisational challenges from a global, cross-cultural perspective.
Whilst studying, you’ll also develop the ability to:
The MBA International will give you the opportunity to consider a range of senior level career opportunities, including:
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with likeminded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
As an Arden student, you’ll have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: