Creating your own success story with a new Global MBA

09 January 2017

A new Global MBA, developed around an extensive range of specialisms in Law, Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Accountancy and Leadership, has been launched by the University of London and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The Global MBA comes with professional accreditations from major international bodies, including the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), allowing students to present themselves for professional recognition on successful completion of the award. A significant feature of the programme is a business simulation enabling students to apply key concepts to real world problems.

This innovative award has been designed specifically for career professionals, and provides considerable flexibility in both mode and place of study, while offering students four entry and examination points per year. This will help students to successfully combine work and study. Learning materials and online tools, specially designed for the Global MBA, will equip students to understand and address the enormous challenges that face today’s global business leaders.

Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS, Vice-Chancellor, University of London, said: ‘This is a very exciting new programme being delivered through the University of London. It’s current, it’s relevant, and it meets the needs of career professionals and employers in a broad range of sectors.’

He added: ‘This programme is also unique in that we have collaborated with professional organisations of the highest international standing. These organisations will provide our students with huge benefits by securing their ongoing personal and professional development.’

Dr Mary Stiasny OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of London, said: ‘With the academic expertise provided by an internationally acclaimed faculty from QMUL, and our experience in delivering quality academic awards across the world since 1858, we believe this programme will enrich the working lives of the diverse array of professionals who choose to enrol on this programme, and their employers across the world.’

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, Programme Director for the Global MBA, QMUL, said: ‘Whether it is the case of advancing your career, switching to another industry or starting your own business – the University of London Global MBA will give you the confidence, the skills and the connections to create your own success story.’

Applications for the Global MBA open on the 9 January 2017, and students are given the flexibility to pay per module rather than all at once. Students without all the entry qualifications will be able to take an online ‘International Business Essentials’ module and, on successful completion, this may contribute to them becoming eligible to apply for the Global MBA.

Other postgraduate awards from this programme (at diploma and certificate level) are also available for students wishing to gain a general or specialist qualification.

The first University of London Global MBA launch event will take place in Hong Kong on Monday 9 January at 6:30pm. A second event will take place in London at City Hall on Thursday 19 January at 6.30pm.

Media Contacts:

Binda Rai - Head of Corporate Affairs:
University of London International Programmes

Email: binda.rai@london.ac.uk 
Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 476483
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7862 8545

QMUL Public Relations team:
Email: press@qmul.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7882 3004

On request, photographs of the following can be provided:

Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS, Vice-Chancellor, University of London.

Dr Mary Stiasny OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of London.

Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, Programme Director for the Global MBA, QMUL.

About the University of London

  • The University of London was established in 1836 by Royal Charter. It is made up of nine research institutes and 18 independent Member Institutions, including Queen Mary University of London.
  • The University of London is the world’s oldest provider of academic awards through distance and flexible learning, dating back to 1858, when the University of London was awarded a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria. http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/
  • In 1858 Charles Dickens described the University of London as ‘The People’s University’ when its 1858 Royal Charter extended access to degrees to those who could not come to London to study.
  • Today, students of the University of London International Programmes study from a suite of 100+ academic programmes, with the Global MBA being the latest in this offering. Students can choose between taking their award through self-study or through support from local teaching institutions.
  • The University of London, through its International Programmes, is the world’s largest classroom, with 50,000 students in 180 countries, and over a million learners on the Coursera online platform for short courses. 
  • Further information about the University of London is available at http://www.london.ac.uk/

About Queen Mary University of London

  • Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is one of the UK's leading universities, and one of the largest institutions in the University of London, with 21,187 students from more than 155 countries.
  • A member of the Russell Group, we work across the humanities and social sciences, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering, with inspirational teaching directly informed by our research. In the most recent national assessment of the quality of research, we were placed ninth in the UK (REF 2014).
  • As well as our main site at Mile End – which is home to one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in London – we have campuses at Whitechapel, Charterhouse Square, and West Smithfield dedicated to the study of medicine, and a base for legal studies at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
  • We have a rich history in London with roots in Europe’s first public hospital, St Barts; England’s first medical school, The London; one of the first colleges to provide higher education to women, Westfield College; and the Victorian philanthropic project, the People’s Palace at Mile End.
  • Today, as well as retaining these close connections to our local community, we are known for our international collaborations in both teaching and research.
  • QMUL has an annual turnover of £350m, a research income worth £125m (2014/15), and generates employment and output worth £700m to the UK economy each year.

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