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University of Sunderland

100% online International MBA

Develop the skills to lead and succeed on the international stage with a life-changing International MBA from a global University

Apply By 13 June 2023
To Start 27 June 2023
  • 180 credits
  • Complete within 12 months
  • £8,880 total fees
  • Research with 'world-leading' impact

Why Sunderland?

  1. 100% online International MBA within 12 months
  2. QS 5 star rating for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities*
  3. Ranked overall as a top 50 University**
  4. Member of AACSB, CABS, EFMD and PRIME
  5. 70% of university research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’***
  6. £8,880 total fees, option to pay £740 per module
*QS World University Rankings, 2023
**Guardian University Guide, 2023
***Research Excellence Framework, 2021

An International MBA to take your career to the next level

The 100% online International MBA from the University of Sunderland has been created for leaders and aspiring leaders from a wide range of industries, sectors and backgrounds who want to step up into more senior positions or indeed who wish to take their career in a new direction entirely. The MBA equips you for strategic, cross-cultural and international roles in organisations where decision-making involves evaluation and analysis of challenging and fast changing environments and the exploration of opportunities to implement change at a strategic level.


5 star teaching rating (QS 2019)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)

A global MBA that can be studied flexibly from anywhere

What is so unique about the MBA International is that it knows no borders or geographical limits. Because it is taught and delivered entirely online, it can be studied from anywhere in the world, with no requirement to attend campus at any time during your studies.

The flexible design of the course has been carefully built to ensure that, if you have work or family commitments, you can study around these at times that are convenient for you, on mobile or desktop devices.

If you choose to study full-time you can complete this MBA within 12 months, fast-tracking your potential career progression.

And with six start dates per year, the next start date is never more than a matter of weeks away, meaning that there is no need to put your ambitions on hold.

A business school acclaimed for teaching, research and skills development

The University of Sunderland Business School is proud that elements of its research in business has been recognised as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally important’ (latest REF).

We have been ranked internationally as a leading university, receiving five stars for teaching, inclusiveness, employability and facilities in the QS World University Rankings 2023, the highest rating that can be awarded to a university. A special recognition of our our keen focus on professional skills and career progression that contributes to the success of our students from all over the world.

Business graduates from Sunderland have secured roles in organisations such as Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.

Key knowledge and skills taught on this course:

  • Leadership and management across global contexts
  • International trade
  • Global corporate strategy
  • Financial management
  • Organisational behaviour and cultural change
  • International marketing
  • Big data analytics
  • Operations management

A global University with specialist expertise in online learning

There is a high percentage of international students at University of Sunderland, and we have students studying by distance learning around the world. Sunderland is also one of the UK’s leading widening participation Universities and was awarded The Times/Sunday Times University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2021. We were also shortlisted as University of the Year by the THE – Times Higher Education.

Our work with students from around the globe goes back over 40 years and is reflected in our campus locations in Hong Kong, Sunderland and London and strong international partnerships across the world including in the Caribbean, Greece, Kenya, Malaysia, Lanka, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tashkent and Vietnam. We take pride in being a place for diverse learner cohorts who benefit from interactions with each other and are able to grow their global professional networks.

Our experience, our leading edge technology and our expertise in delivering outstanding online learning experiences to an audience of global students is key to what sets the University of Sunderland and our online International MBA apart.

A 100% online International MBA from a global University acclaimed for excellence in teaching, research and skills development

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