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Global MBA Oxford Brookes University
From the start, we'll encourage you to connect with your peers and think creatively, solving problems and spotting opportunities for your own development. You'll learn to trust your own judgement, whatever the world throws at you.
Our collaborative and creative learning experience brings our Oxford Brookes Global MBA community to you wherever you are in the world. You'll develop the technical and analytical expertise you demand along with the critical social skills you need to progress in global organisations.
With your ambitions in mind, we offer you a combination of project-based assignments, one-on-one tutor support and the opportunities and challenges you need to reveal your leadership potential and entrepreneurial flair.
The Oxford Brookes Global MBA offers exceptional flexibility, providing you with a world-class education in a format that suits your work and personal life.
Whether choosing to study your MBA online or during teaching weeks on campus, or a mixture of both, you will be immersed in an environment that asks much of you and emphasises collaboration and openness.
And with the freedom to choose elective modules to suit your interests and study in a timeframe that fits in with your lifestyle, your MBA will be as individual as you are.
We welcome students from all regions of the world and from a wide range of sectors and job functions. Our students come from technical or engineering backgrounds; they’re experienced project managers, local government or healthcare professionals, doctors and accountants working in the energy, IT, education and charity sectors. And it’s this diversity that enhances your MBA journey and provides you with an experienced MBA network to work with and learn from.
You will need:
- a minimum of three years relevant managerial or professional experience
- a good degree (or GPA equivalent) or relevant postgraduate/post-experience qualification from a recognised institution, or a professional qualification from an approved and recognised body that is equivalent to a degree
- two written references (normally one academic).
- Alternatively, if you have considerable management experience you can apply for the MBA programme without a degree. We usually require seven years' relevant managerial or professional experience.
English language requirements
To get the most out of your MBA experience a good level of English is important so that you can contribute as fully as you'd like to the discussions and make the most of the incredible networking opportunities the MBA programme offers.
If your main language is not English, we may ask you to demonstrate that your level of English is good enough to study at the MBA level.
If we ask you to take the British Council IELTS qualification the minimum level required is normally 6.5 and a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing. We can advise you on other acceptable alternatives.
If you need to improve your English language, you can join our pre-sessional courses including a Summer Programme.
GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
We welcome applications from candidates with a GMAT score. We do not routinely ask for GMAT scores, but we reserve the right to ask candidates to support their application with a GMAT.
Senior Leader Apprenticeship
An alternative route to gaining the Oxford Brookes Global MBA is through the Senior Leader Apprenticeship followed by an additional top-up programme to a full MBA qualification. Studying modules with the MBA cohort, Senior Leader Apprentices benefit from learning with the Oxford Brookes Global MBA community and there is a top-up route to achieve the full Oxford Brookes Global MBA (at additional cost). The cost of the Senior Leader Apprenticeship is fully funded by the Apprentice Levy.
Scholarships and Funding
Global Diversity Scholarships
We have kept our MBA programme fees very competitive. However, we do offer MBA scholarships for students who live and work in specific low-income countries.
We are pleased to offer £4,000 scholarships for the Oxford Brookes Global MBA programme and a further £1,500 scholarship for ACCA members towards the MBA fees. These scholarships aim to support those who are based in lower-income countries, to provide
Global Healthcare Scholarships
The Global Healthcare Scholarships of £1,500 are for MBA students working in the global healthcare sector. It builds on the programme’s growing intake of students from healthcare organisations and recognises the global importance of advancing the healthcare sector.
For the purpose of deciding who qualifies, the healthcare sector is defined as all medical/healthcare services providers such as hospitals, hospices, care homes, clinics, as well as all medicine/drug developers and manufacturers; it also includes related research. We are aware that global healthcare can take many forms, so if you don't fall within those two broad categories but think you might qualify, please contact us to discuss.
International Student Scholarship
At Oxford Brookes, we are delighted to welcome international students from across the world. You help us to build a community of diversity that benefits everybody. We also understand that moving to a new country can be a challenge and we are here to support you through every step of your journey. That's why we are delighted to offer a one-year, International Student Scholarship, worth £2,000 to all international students. This scholarship will be applied automatically as a discount to your tuition fees for your first year of study. All you need to do to qualify for this scholarship is accept your offer and pay your deposit by the deadline.
EU Student Support Scholarship
We deeply value our students from the EU and we will continue to do all we can to welcome EU students long into the future. Therefore we are delighted to inform you that you are likely to be eligible for a £4,000 scholarship as part of our EU Student Support Scholarship scheme. This £4,000 scholarship will be applied automatically as a discount to your tuition fees across each year of study, provided you meet all the eligibility criteria. The scholarship is only available to EU students paying international fees.
The Oxford Brookes Global MBA is an accredited MBA for experienced managers and professionals, which develops your personal and professional expertise. You'll apply what you learn throughout your MBA as you focus on your current role and performance and how to further develop your future career.
We offer a highly flexible part-time MBA and you can choose to study online (with some face-to-face study) or mostly on-campus in Oxford, or through a blend of both. There is a minimum face-to-face requirement of two three-day residential hotel-based workshops and one six-day on-campus module in Oxford. These are available at various times throughout the two-year period. You can choose to take these 12 days in a row or bite-sized blocks of three and six days.
There are additional opportunities for live, synchronous interaction within each module, as well as by taking more modules as on-campus intensives than the minimum required.
The MBA induction helps you understand the rigours of MBA study and to acquire the key MBA study skills needed to succeed. From the start, we'll teach you how to critically analyse real-world cases and the fundamentals of virtual collaboration and teamwork. We'll encourage you to assess your career up to this point with an honest self-audit. With our support, we will help you think about what you expect to get out of the MBA, and what you are able to put in.
The MBA syllabus has a wide range of core compulsory MBA modules, covering all key aspects of business administration and management. While you study MBA subjects separately, you learn how they link up in practice through engaging case studies and ‘Leadership challenges’. During the Critical Approaches to Business module we also teach the critical thinking and research skills essential for your MBA studies and final project.
After the core compulsory modules, you choose two MBA elective modules and, for the final stage of your MBA programme, you choose a final MBA project. This can be a dissertation, an individual consultancy project, a group consultancy project or a business start-up plan. Through the final project, you connect the knowledge and expertise you have gained throughout the MBA by exploring an interest in depth.
Throughout your MBA studies, we focus on your career development. During the Personal and Professional Development module you develop a personal and professional development journal which results in an assessed action plan for your career.
Wherever you’re based in the world, we’ll make your MBA study experience highly personal and supportive, and while getting an MBA you will develop strong collaborative relationships with our MBA community of fellow students, alumni and academic tutors.
As well as accreditation, ranking is the other sign of a high-quality MBA. That’s why The Oxford Brookes Global MBA is ranked 12th worldwide and 5th in the UK by QS Online MBA rankings 2021.
The QS Online MBA rankings assess MBAs in a number of key areas. Diversity of the MBA cohort and employer reputation are particular areas of strength for Oxford Brookes in the QS MBA ranking.
As one of the innovators and forerunners in the provision of distance learning and blended (online and face-to-face) MBA programmes, Oxford Brookes provides a flexible programme designed for busy working professionals.